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Ben Stokes' brilliant one-handed catch on the boundary: Out or Six?
Ben Stokes' brilliant one-handed catch on the boundary: Out or Six?

Ben Stokes is mobbed by his teammates after the catchIn the 1st ODI between South Africa and England at Bloemfontein, Ben Stokes took a brilliant one-handed catch at long-on to dismiss AB de Villiers. The South African skipper was dismissed for just 8 and it was a defining moment in the match.In the 20th over of South Africa’s innings, with the hosts having lost 2 wickets, they needed 22 runs from the over to be above par on

Feb 4 2016
England prevail by D/L method as South Africa lose first ODI
England prevail by D/L method as South Africa lose first ODI

Quinton de Kock’s career-best ODI score went in vainJos Buttler’s century, which was aided by a sublime supporting cast of three fifties, helped England post 399/9, which proved to be too much for South Africa, who despite Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten century, lost by 39 runs by Duckworth-Lewis in the first ODI at Bloemfontein.Before rain had the last laugh, Buttler’s 73-ball hundred showed that despite not being in the Test

Feb 4 2016
AB de Villiers dismisses reports stating that he may skip the IPL 2016
AB de Villiers dismisses reports stating that he may skip the IPL 2016

De Villiers said that he wouldn‘t skip the IPL as it had played a big part in his growth as a player.AB de Villiers has dismissed suggestions that he may give the next edition of the IPL a miss claiming that the T20 tournament had played a big part in his career, ESPN Cricinfo reports. The South African Test and ODI skipper also said that it was his focus on winning games for his team that enabled him to score briskly and register knocks su

Feb 3 2016
South Africa vs England: Combined XI
South Africa vs England: Combined XI

After a disappointing Test series, which ended in a 2-1 loss to England, South Africa will be yearning to start the new year on a positive note. The five-match ODI series, which starts in Bloemfontein, will be a test of the bench strength for both teams, as a number of star players are unavailable due to injury. Here is a combined ODI XI, consisting of the players from both the sides that might be crucial for their team’™s p

Feb 3 2016
10 greatest ODI performances of all time
10 greatest ODI performances of all time

Penning down a list of top sporting performances isn’t as easy a task as it might seem on the surface. And if the game happens to be Cricket, the complexity simply compounds. With over 3,700 ODIs being played since its accidental inception in 1971, the genre has witnessed several legends. Records have been created and erased, and benchmarks have been elevated in the midst of an ever evolving game. And needless to say, every decade has had i

The dying art of persistence in cricket: Is innovation really remoulding the game?
The dying art of persistence in cricket: Is innovation really remoulding the game?

While the brouhaha over these kinds of shots adds value to entertainment, is it adding value to the sport itself?I began to write this just after watching the final of the first Women’s Big Bash League in Australia. A nail biting finish would be an understatement to say the least. Also, the manner in which cricket is evolving into a wholesome entertainment package across geographies is quite heartening to see.However, evolution, i

Feb 2 2016
Rishabh Pant expresses disappointment at missing out on De Villiers' record
Rishabh Pant expresses disappointment at missing out on De Villiers' record

Pant revealed that he had his eyes set on surpassing De Villiers’ record for the fastest ODI centuryIndia U-19 have been impressive in their Under-19 World Cup campaign so far with victories over Ireland, New Zealand and Nepal, thus, qualifying for the quarter-finals stage by topping their group. Under coach Rahul Dravid’s guidance, India’s junior cricketers are living up to the expectations and quite a few of the players are no

Feb 1 2016
New Zealand, South Africa and England aim to improve their ODI rankings
New Zealand, South Africa and England aim to improve their ODI rankings

New Zealand defeated Pakistan 2-0 in the recently concluded ODI seriesNew Zealand has gained a place in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following its 2-0 series win over Pakistan, and will be aiming for further improvement when it goes head to head with Australia in a three-match series beginning in Auckland on 3 February.Third-ranked New Zealand is on 112 points and trails world champion and number-one ranked Australia by

Feb 1 2016
Darryll Cullinan speaks about 'traditional' Virat Kohli and 'freak' AB de Villiers
Darryll Cullinan speaks about 'traditional' Virat Kohli and 'freak' AB de Villiers

Cullinan said that he loved watching Kohli’s batting as it was ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’Darryll Cullinan said that he loved Virat Kohli’s batting as it was ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’ while also describing AB de Villiers as a freak, Times of India reports. The former South African cricketer compared T20 Cricket to the sport of baseball and also voiced his concerns about the sta

Jan 31 2016
5 Players who may rule the ICC World T20 2016
5 Players who may rule the ICC World T20 2016

5 tournaments, and each time a different winner- this has been the story of ICC World T20 so far. Another highly anticipated World T20 to be held in India is knocking at the door now. On the previous ocassions, we have seen Shahid Afridi, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson, Virat Kohli et al stealing the shows with great aptitude. So far we have seen young guns like Mohammad Aamir and Kohli, as well as exper

Jan 30 2016
Though ranked No. 1, are India really the best in Test cricket?
Though ranked No. 1, are India really the best in Test cricket?

Virat Kohli’s boys now sit atop the ICC rankings.Self-criticism, for Indians, is analogous to antacids. You are bound to have heart-burn and acidity unless you have completed your daily ritual of criticizing the country, its politics, its economy and its sporting figures.But Indians like to look at themselves as realists. ‘Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the fu

Jan 30 2016
AB de Villiers appointed as South Africa's new Test skipper
AB de Villiers appointed as South Africa's new Test skipper

De Villiers certainly has plenty of time at hand to assess the Test squad.Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed the appointment of AB de Villiers as the skipper of the Protea Test team in the long run after having led the side in the final two Tests after Hashim Amla had stepped down from his post midway through the series, NDTV Sports reports. Accepting the decision, De Villiers stated that he is ‘honoured’ to take up the role an

Jan 29 2016
Kagiso Rabada rips England apart as South Africa beat England on final day
Kagiso Rabada rips England apart as South Africa beat England on final day

Rabada celebrating with teammates after picking a wicketSouth Africa beat England by 280 runs in the 4th Test of their series at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Despite the loss, England won the series 2-1.Overnight, England were 52/3 and needed 330 runs for an improbable victory after losing their top three batsmen in their second innings inside the first 10 overs as Alex Hales, Alastair Cook, and Nick Compton all departed without rea

Jan 26 2016
AB de Villiers takes a dig at England's bowling and gets three ducks in a row
AB de Villiers takes a dig at England's bowling and gets three ducks in a row

Jimmy Anderson celebrates after dismissing AB de VilliersAB De Villiers has a streak going which is quite unusual for him to say the least. He has gone out for a duck in three consecutive innings against England. In the Test series between South Africa and England, de Villiers managed to score 36 runs in the first innings. But after that his luck ran out as he went out for a duck in three straight innings.Some may point to this run of bad luck as

Jan 26 2016
South Africa on the brink of winning 4th Test against England
South Africa on the brink of winning 4th Test against England

Temba Bavuma sweeping en route to his unbeaten 78South Africa are on the brink of winning the 4th Test against England at SuperSport park, Centurion. Set 382 runs to win, England were 52/3 at the end of play on day 4 with Joe Root and James Taylor (both on 19*) at the crease.Kagiso Rabada continued from where he left off in the first innings, by picking up early two wickets. He got started by dismissing Alex Hales LBW with the help of the su

Jan 25 2016
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