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Sachin and Kallis share top spot in Test rankings


June 10th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 10 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar and South African Jacques Kallis continue to jointly share the top spot in International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings for batsmen.They are followed ... Read more...

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We weren’t good enough tonight, says Smith


March 26th, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) A shocked South African skipper Graeme Smith was at a loss for words after his side's 49-run defeat to New Zealand in the World Cup quarterfinal ... Read more...

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Smith cautions Proteas against taking New Zealand lightly


March 24th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 24 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith thinks his boys have to be at their best to get past "streetwise and streetsmart" New Zealand in their World Cup ... Read more...

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Bangladesh need to start learning how to win, says Smith


March 19th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) After having given cricketing lessons to Bangladesh in the World Cup group game Saturday, South African skipper Graeme Smith said the South Asian team needed to ... Read more...

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Tigers retreat with tails between their legs! (World Cup Diary)


March 19th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) "Doura, Tiger ailo" (Run, the Tigers are coming), "Tiger khepse, Smith polaise" (Tiger is angry, so Smith has fled) - these two posters stood out from ... Read more...

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Graeme Smith wins toss, elects to bat


March 19th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith won the toss and elected to bat in a crucial group B match against Bangladesh here Saturday.Bangladesh, who must win this ... Read more...

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Bangladesh will be under pressure at home: Smith


March 18th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith does not foresee a repeat of the shock 2007 loss to Bangladesh in Saturday's Cricket World Cup game and feels ... Read more...

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Bangladesh face a daunting task in must-win match (Preview)


March 18th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 18 (IANS) Carrying the aspirations of the nation's cricket-loving millions, Bangladesh would hope to upset the formidable South Africa, like they did four years ago, and reach the ... Read more...

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Smith sees no problem in adjusting to Dhaka pitch


March 16th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith says his team has encountered vastly varying pitches in the cricket World Cup, and the experience was likely to stretch on ... Read more...

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We are cruising but quarterfinals will be different ball game: Smith


March 16th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) A gung ho South African skipper Grame Smith says his team seems to be cruising in the 2011 World Cup, but cautions the quarterfinals could be ... Read more...

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Graeme Smith salutes Eden Gardens


March 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith has saluted the Eden Gardens, where his side humbled Ireland to cruise into the World Cup quarterfinals, saying every cricketer wishes ... Read more...

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Smith wants to keep the momentum going against Bangladesh


March 16th, 2011 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Elated after having made it to the quarter final with a fluent win over Ireland, South African skipper Graeme Smith Tuesday said his team would look ... Read more...

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Irish fans make merry in horse-drawn carriages (World Cup Diary)


March 15th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Cheerful Irish fans following their World Cup team were seen taking joyrides on horse-drawn carriages, locally known as buggies, near the landmark Victoria Memorial Tuesday."It's a ... Read more...

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Smith excited about Tahir’s presence in ODI squad


January 11th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Jan 11 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith said it was his dream to have an attacking spinner like Imran Tahir in the side and is excited to have the Pakistan-born ... Read more...

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Proteas ready for India’s Durban backlash


December 25th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Durban (S. Africa), Dec. 25 (ANI): The South African cricket team is prepared to face a possible backlash from India's experienced and formidable batting line-up in the Boxing Day Test to be ... Read more...

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Misbah, Smith praise Younus for “fighting knock” that helped draw first Pak-SA Test


November 17th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 17 (ANI): Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and his South African counterpart, Graeme Smith, have hailed Younus Khan's brilliant hundred which helped Pakistan salvage a fighting draw in the first Test ... Read more...

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Smith, Waqar praise ‘exciting’ fourth ODI between Pak-SA in Dubai


November 7th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Oct 7 (ANI): Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis and South African skipper Graeme Smith have described the fourth one-day match between their two teams in Dubai as 'exciting' and 'good' for ... Read more...

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Smith feels for ‘home game’ deprived Pak fans


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov 2(ANI): South African skipper Graeme Smith has said that he feels for Pakistani cricket fans who have been deprived of watching action on their grounds because of security fears.Leading cricket ... Read more...

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Fiery Steyn, Morkel leave West Indies staring at defeat in Port of Spain Test


June 13th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Port of Spain, Jun 13 (ANI): Devastating fast bowling from Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel has put South Africa in a commanding position against West Indies at the end of day three ... Read more...

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Mexico team absolutely difficult to play against: Mokoena


June 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 12(ANI): South African skipper Aaron Mokoena has said that his team's opening World Cup game against Mexico was a tough one, as Javier Aguirre's men "were absolutely difficult team to ... Read more...

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Raina century powers India to Super Eight (Lead)


May 3rd, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Gros Islet (St.Lucia), May 2 (IANS) Riding on Suresh Raina's power packed 60-ball 101, India became the first team to move into the Super Eight stage with a convincing 14-run win ... Read more...

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Smith gives full credit to India


February 18th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith Thursday gave full credit to India for the hosts' performance on the final day of the second Test and took heart from the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan Police confirms terror threat to Jaipur ODI


February 18th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Feb 18 (ANI): Rajasthan Police has confirmed that there is a terror threat to the first One-Day International (ODI) to be played between India and South Africa at the Sawai Mansingh ... Read more...

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South Africa win toss, choose to bat in Kolkata Test


February 14th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) South African skipper Graeme Smith won the toss and decided to bat first in the second cricket Test against India at the Eden Gardens here Sunday. India made ... Read more...

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Will implement gameplan to put pressure on India: Smith


February 13th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) On the doorstep of a "lifetime opportunity" of a Test series win on Indian soil, South African skipper Graeme Smith Saturday asserted that his team ... Read more...

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Proteas skipper undecided about playing Kolkata Test


February 13th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb 13 (ANI): South African skipper Graeme Smith on Saturday said he would take a final call on his playing in the second Test match against India only after training and ... Read more...

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Smith praises his team for “outstanding performance” against India


February 9th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
Nagpur, Feb 9(ANI): South African skipper Graeme Smith on Tuesday praised his team for crushing India by an innings and six runs in the first Test played at the Vidarbha Cricket ... Read more...

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Laxman continues to be doubtful for Nagpur Test


February 5th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Feb 5 (IANS) Plagued by injuries, India would be hoping for the return of experienced V.V.S. Laxman to strengthen its middle order batting, but his fitness ahead of the first cricket ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Smith target each other ahead of Kanpur Test


February 5th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kanpur, Feb 5 (ANI): India plays its first Test match against South Africa from Saturday, but the verbal battle has begun between both sides as South African skipper Graeme Smith and his ... Read more...

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Broad urges England to “continue momentum” for series win against Proteas


December 31st, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Durban (S.Africa), Dec. 31 (ANI): England fast bowler Stuart Broad has urged his team-mates not to waste the opportunity they've built up by letting South Africa back into the series next week.Broad, ... Read more...

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S. African skipper Smith baits England batsmen with taunts


December 24th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Durban (S. Africa), Dec. 24 (ANI): South African skipper Graeme Smith has taunted England batsmen by saying that during last week's Centurion Test, certain question marks emerged about the latter, which could ... Read more...

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England batsman Trott says safety first before march to victory


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Dec. 22 (ANI): England middle-order batsman Jonathan Trott has vowed to continue his go-slow tactics as he believes playing it safe is his side's first target, before going ... Read more...

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Delayed calls provide opportunity for referral system to be manipulated: Broad


December 19th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Centurion, Dec 19(ANI): England bowler Stuart Broad has insisted that he did nothing wrong for questioning the umpires over South African skipper Graeme Smith's delayed call for the controversial referral system.Broad ... Read more...

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Pietersen will face hostile reception at Centurion: Smith


December 14th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Dec 14(ANI): South African skipper Graeme Smith has warned England batsman Kevin Pietersen that he will face a hostile reception when the first Test begins in Centurion on ... Read more...

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Crowd abuse is a part and parcel of the game: Smith


December 5th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Dec 5(ANI): South African skipper Graeme Smith has said that England batsman Kevin Pietersen is fair game for crowd abuse.Smith reckons that the boos directed at Pietersen five years after he ... Read more...

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