South Africa

James Taylor confident ahead of South Africa Tests

England batsman James Taylor stated that he is confident of performing well in the upcoming Test series against South Africa which gets underway with the first game in Durban on Boxing Day.
16 December 2015

Stokes, Taylor shine as England amass 470

Ben Stokes and James Taylor smacked unbeaten hundreds as England raced to 470 for five at the end of the first day of the tour match against South Africa Invitation XI in Potchefstroom.
15 December 2015

Expecting Steven Finn to return soon - Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook is expecting the injured pace bowler Steven Finn to return to action at some stage during their upcoming tour of South Africa which kicks off on 26th December.
10 December 2015

South Africa drop Vilas, Tahir for Tests against England

The South African selectors on Thursday announced a 13-man squad for the first two Tests against England which begins on 26th December in Durban.
10 December 2015

Injured Vernon Philander ruled out of first two England Tests

South African fast bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the first two Test matches against England due to the ankle injury he picked during the tour of India.
9 December 2015

Graeme Smith considering international return

Former South African captain Graeme Smith revealed that a return to international cricket is on his mind ahead of the Masters Champions League tournament.
9 December 2015

India claim second spot in ICC rankings

India have now leapfrogged Pakistan and Australia to claim the second spot in the International Cricket Council Test rankings after the 3-0 series victory against South Africa.
8 December 2015

India breach South Africa defence to win series 3-0

Ravichandran Ashwin completed a five-wicket haul and Umesh Yadav produced a fine spell of reverse swing as India breached South Africa's defence to win the fourth Test by 337 runs and complete a 3-0 series victory.
7 December 2015

Umesh Yadav surprised by South Africa's defensive approach

Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav admitted that he was surprised by South Africa's defensive approach in the fourth day of the fourth Test match in Delhi.
6 December 2015

Hashim Amla leads South Africa resistance but India firmly on top

Hashim Amla played a determined innings negotiating 207 deliveries as South Africa offered firm resistance in the final innings against India, ending the fourth day at 72 for two needing 409 more to win the fourth Test against India in Delhi.
6 December 2015

Kohli, Rahane fifties give India massive lead on day three

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane brought up the first century partnership in the series as they took India's lead to 403 runs with six wickets in hand at stumps on day three of the fourth Test against South Africa in Delhi.
5 December 2015

Jadeja five-fer stumps South Africa after Rahane century

Ravindra Jadeja took a five-wicket haul as South Africa were bowled out for a paltry score of 121 to concede a 213-run first innings lead after Ajinkya Rahane's hundred helped India post 334 on the second day of the fourth Test in Delhi.
4 December 2015

Rahane rescues India after Dane Piedt dominates with four-wicket haul

Ajinkya Rahane compiled a well-paced unbeaten knock of 89 runs to help India go past 200 after South Africa picked up seven wickets on the first day of the fourth Test in Delhi.
3 December 2015

Nagpur pitch receives 'poor' rating from ICC

The International Cricket Council revealed that the pitch used for the third Test match between India and South Africa in Nagpur has been rated as “poor” following a report from the match referee.
1 December 2015

Ashwin claims second spot in ICC rankings

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has claimed a career-high second spot in the International Cricket Council Test player rankings on the back of his excellent performance in the ongoing series against South Africa.
1 December 2015

Ashwin's 12-wicket haul hands South Africa away series defeat after nine years

Ravichandran Ashwin produced career best figures of seven for 66 in the second innings to dismiss South Africa for 185 and secure a 124-run victory for India in the third Test in Nagpur.
27 November 2015

20 wickets tumble on day two as South Africa face daunting task

Twenty wickets fell on day two of the third Test in Nagpur leaving South Africa needing 278 more runs to beat India with eight wickets remaining.
26 November 2015

India strike back with two wickets after folding for 215

India fought back with two wickets towards the end of the first day's play after being bowled out for just 215 runs in the first innings against South Africa in the third Test in Nagpur.
25 November 2015

We knew Indian tour would be tough - JP Duminy

South African all-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy believes the ongoing Test series against India has tested the mettle of the Proteas team.
23 November 2015

The odds of pitching a balanced game

We witnessed two Tests in the last couple of weeks that raise many questions - one in Mohali that ended within three days and another at the WACA, Perth that witnessed four centuries and two massive double centuries. Is home advantage the biggest factor in Test matches?
22 November 2015