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Subcontinent teams keep Champions Trophy fires burning

Highlights It’s no great mystery that the subcontinent teams have been doing well in England “Subcontinent teams have done well but England is in there too, and they have been dominating,” Virat Kohli said South Africa, the world’s No.1 team, caved in to pressure and India LONDON: The Champions Trophy, condemned to suffer an identity crisis in perpetuity, will heave ... Read More »

ICC responds to Faf du Plessis’s appeal

Following Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s stand-in captain’s, appeal against the International Cricket Council’s decision of charging him guilty of ball-tampering in Hobart, the governing body issued a statement on Friday (November 25). “The ICC is disappointed that Faf du Plessis has chosen not to accept the findings of Match Referee Andy Pycroft and will instead exercise his right to ... Read More »

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 »

Lion hunting business in South Africa: Fair game?

The guide whistles as the large, dark-maned lion walks just a few metres from the car. It looks around to face the American hunter and a single shot rings out in the South African bush. The lion cartwheels from the force of the bullet – shocked and confused it roars, turns and quickly limps off into the bush. “Shoot him ... Read More »

India vs Bangladesh ODI: Battered and bruised MS Dhoni men need serious teamwork to bounce back

There is a difference between getting thrashed in the subcontinent and being comprehensively beaten outside it. The latter, despite India’s victorious World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy campaigns, isn’t unfamiliar with this India team. But not since the ODI series against Pakistan in 2012-13 have India lost a rubber going into the third game in the subcontinent.   Playing in Australia, ... Read More »

New Zealand vs South Africa Highlights: Grant Elliott Guides Kiwis to Maiden World Cup Final

New Zealand qualify for the final for the first time. Catch all the highlights here. Grant Elliott hit a match-winning 84 to guide New Zealand to a 4-wicket win over South Africa in the semi-final in Auckland. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (Scorecard | Stats | Schedule) 15:46 (IST): Brendon McCullum: South Africa gave us a tough fight. Really proud of the ... Read More »