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Faf du Plessis lauds “relentless” South Africa attack in win

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis lauded his “relentless” bowlers for their match-winning performance against Australia in Hobart on Tuesday and dedicated the series win to absent Proteas Dale Steyn and AB De Villiers. Kyle Abbott, who replaced pace spearhead Steyn, was Man of the Match after taking 6-77 in the second innings to complete a nine-wicket haul as the ... Read More »

Duminy does it for South Africa

Rohit’s fortuitous, but classy century goes in vain for the hosts In a contest that produced 399 runs in 39.4 overs, a few key aspects tend to get lost in the din. But with the advantage of hindsight, when one takes a closer look, it is not difficult to find the moments that turned the contest on its head and ... Read More »

IPL final: Chennai Super Kings lost because they are stuck in the past

If the 2015 IPL final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings were a boxing match, the referee would have called off the fight after the first round itself. CSK were left reeling from the assault in the Powerplay by Rohit Sharma and Lendl Simmons that the game was over well before Mumbai were even done playing their quota of twenty overs. It was Chennai’s 6th ... Read More »

IPL 8: Hussey Nehra power CSK past RCB to book a date at Eden Gardens for finals

Ranchi: A clinical Chennai Super Kings today defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by three wickets in a nail-bitting second qualifier to sail into the final of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, here today, making it a record sixth appearance in eight editions of the event. CSK rode on veteran Mike Hussey’s 56 off 46 balls to chase down the modest 140-run target with just one ball to ... Read More »

South Africa spin twins knock Sri Lanka out of World Cup

CHOKERS NO MORE—Tahir’s four, Duminy’s hat-trick seal Sri Lanka’s doom in first quarterfinal. Scores | Pictures | We’re obsessed with our goal: AB JP Duminy took a hat-trick as South Africa’s bowlers set up a crushing nine-wicket World Cup quarter-final win over Sri Lanka in Sydney on Wednesday. Sri Lanka, who won the toss, were bowled out for just 133 on a good Sydney Cricket ... Read More »

Pakistan back in the hunt with stunning win over South Africa

MATCH 29: South Africa go down by 29 runs in high-pressure chase. Pakistan’s trio of left-arm pacemen bowled their team to a thrilling 29-run win over South Africa on the Duckworth/Lewis method as they revived their bid for a World Cup quarter-final place in Auckland on Saturday. Rahat Ali grabbed a career-best three for 40, while Mohammad Irfan (three for ... Read More »