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Stats: Active players with the most Man of the Match awards in ODI's
Stats: Active players with the most Man of the Match awards in ODI's

Yuvraj Singh tops the list with 23 MoM awards, including four at the 2011 World Cup AB De Villiers picked up his 23rd ODI Man of the Match award against New Zealand in the 3rd and final match of the ODI series yesterday. The Proteas skipper’s knock of 64 from 48 balls proved crucial as the hosts won the match by 62 runs thereby clinching the series 2-1.  In the process, De Villiers became the fastest to reach 8000 ODI

Aug 27 2015
South Africa vs New Zealand: Summarizing the ODI series in photos
South Africa vs New Zealand: Summarizing the ODI series in photos

South Africa defeated New Zealand in the final match by 62 runs and won the three-match one-day international (ODI) series by 2-1 at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban. They are now ranked three in the ICC ODI rankings, behind Australia and India. The series was battled with equal power, both the team played well. After winning the first match comfortably, the Proteas were thrashed in the second match by 8 wickets. It all went down to the se

Aug 27 2015
South Africa beat New Zealand by 62 runs to clinch the series
South Africa beat New Zealand by 62 runs to clinch the series

South Africa were right on money from the first delivery South Africa defeated New Zealand by 62 runs and won the three-match one-day international (ODI) series by 2-1 at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban. They are now ranked three in the ICC ODI rankings, behind Australia and India.  After winning the toss, South Africa's captain AB de Villiers decide to bat first, Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada were back in the Proteas si

Aug 26 2015
Stats: AB de Villiers breaks Sourav Ganguly's record
Stats: AB de Villiers breaks Sourav Ganguly's record

AB looked dangerous After a gap of 13 years, Sourav Ganguly’s record of being the fastest to reach 8000 runs in one-day international (ODI) cricket has been broken by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers today. The South African batsman took 182 innings to reach the milestone whereas Ganguly belted the same numbers in 200 innings. In the match against New Zealand, De Villiers played an important innings to give a strong platfor

Aug 26 2015
ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen: Steven Smith finishes Ashes ranked number 1
ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen: Steven Smith finishes Ashes ranked number 1

Smith at top Australia's Steven Smith is back on top in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen which was released after the second Test match between Sri Lanka vs India. Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli moved out of the top 10 table as Chris Rogers made his way up. Smith was on the top with 913 points when the Ashes started but had lost his position after the Trent Bridge Test where Australia faced heavy defeat from E

AB de Villiers feels his team still has room to improve
AB de Villiers feels his team still has room to improve

AB de Villiers is not happy with the way team won South Africa’s 20-run win over New Zealand in the first one-day international (ODI) match in Centurion was not convincing enough for skipper AB de Villiers, reports ESPNcricinfo. A game of many dropped chances, the South African fielding unit considered the best in the world looked almost comical. The match looked a lot closer than it actually was, New Zealand

Aug 20 2015
5 things to look forward to in the SA-NZ ODI series
5 things to look forward to in the SA-NZ ODI series

The second leg of New Zealand's tour of Africa has already commenced, with the Black Caps playing two T20Is against hosts South Africa. Both teams ended up being equally poised, winning one game each. Given the epic Semi-Final clash in the ODI World Cup 2015 held down under between SA and NZ, the excitement and thrill of watching both teams have a face-off again, has mounted steeply among the fans. While on one side, the proteas will be loo

Aug 18 2015
New Zealand convincingly outplay South Africa in 2nd T20I to level series
New Zealand convincingly outplay South Africa in 2nd T20I to level series

New Zealand celebrate the wicket of Morne van Wyk New Zealand won the 2nd T20I against South Africa by 32 runs at Centurion to level the series 1-1. The two teams will now face off in a 3-match ODI series which starts on Wednesday, 19 August. Martin Guptill (60 off 35 balls) and Kane Williamson (25 off 17 balls) got the visitors off to a roaring start, much like they had in the 1st T20I. Colin Munro (18 off 7 balls) finished the

Aug 16 2015
ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Chandimal move to career-high spots
ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Chandimal move to career-high spots

Two Indian centurions from the first Test A win against India in the first Test has given Sri Lankan team many reasons to celebrate, especially the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) new rankings. Lankans’ 63-run victory over India at Galle saw Dinesh Chandimal and skipper Angelo Matthews go up on the ICC rankings chart. Matthews has overtaken Kumar Sangakkara and moved up to fifth place in the ICC Player Rankings f

Aug 16 2015
AB de Villiers to keep wickets in T20s for South Africa
AB de Villiers to keep wickets in T20s for South Africa

ABD is set to keep wickets again With Quinton de Kock out of the side, AB de Villiers will keep wickets again in the shorter format of the game, reports ESPNcricinfo . He had to resume keeping after Boucher retired from both ODI’s and Tests. He eventually took over captaincy, and it was too much to handle coupled with the responsibility of keeping. ABD, as we know can do anything and everything on the field, but his chronic

Aug 15 2015
If cricketers were in armed forces...
If cricketers were in armed forces...

We live in an age where winning a cricket match is deemed as a nation’s dominance over the other. We’ve seen the tear drops that rolled over the cheeks of Alastair Cook after regaining the Ashes urn, and they signify nothing but the intensity at which cricket is played between England and Australia. The jingoism of the people of cricket fanatic countries like India and Pakistan exudes out whenever their cricket teams compete for supre

Aug 15 2015
South Africa make light work of New Zealand in 1st T20I
South Africa make light work of New Zealand in 1st T20I

Morne van Wyk attempts to run out Grant Elliot during the 1st T20I South Africa chased down the target of 152 set by New Zealand in the 1st T20I, winning the match by 6 wickets and 2.1 overs to spare. Opener Hashim Amla (48 off 41 balls) anchored one end of the innings in the South African chase, while his partners went for aggressive shots AB de Villiers, returning to action after a break from cricket, scored a brisk 33 off 21 b

Aug 15 2015
Ajinkya Rahane breaks world record for most catches (8) by a fielder in a Test match
Ajinkya Rahane breaks world record for most catches (8) by a fielder in a Test match

Ajinkya Rahane takes a brilliant one-handed catch to dismiss Kumar Sangakkara Ajinkya Rahane became the first non-wicket-keeper to take eight catches in a single Test match. No outfielder had managed to take more than 7 catches in a match and the 27-year-old walked into the record books when he caught Rangana Herath at slip off Amit Mishra in Sri Lanka’s second innings. The previous record of 7 catches were shared by five c

Aug 14 2015
Sri Lanka vs India Day 3 Stats: Ravichandran Ashwin's 10-wicket haul and India's historic challenge
Sri Lanka vs India Day 3 Stats: Ravichandran Ashwin's 10-wicket haul and India's historic challenge

With two days left to play in the 1st Test match and India only requiring 151 runs to win with 9 wickets in hand, many might think an Indian victory is a foregone conclusion. Statistics often tell a story, and the story it tells in this instance however, is that India are attempting a feat that has never been accomplished before – chasing a 100+ 4th innings total at Galle International Stadium. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rah

Aug 14 2015