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Top 10 batting collapses
Top 10 batting collapses

Nowadays, cricket is all about the batsmen. Big bats, small boundaries, field restrictions and innovative shots have caused the balance between bat and ball to tilt. Most ODIs are considered to be boring if at least 600 runs haven’t been scored. As bowlers keep disappearing over the boundary almost every over, their overall grip on the game has gotten relatively weak. Nobody seems to root for the bowlers anymore, and the batsmen continue to

Sep 3 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
10 Times Cricketers Made Their Fans Smile
10 Times Cricketers Made Their Fans Smile

The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.

Aug 25 2015
5 famous batsmen who failed to deliver in South Africa
5 famous batsmen who failed to deliver in South Africa

Proteas pace attack is still lethal as always ‘Great’ is a term thrown around like a filthy old rag in modern cricket. It’s promiscuity is abominable. There is an irate tendency, almost an edginess to go searching for the next Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara or Ricky Ponting. The media feeds of the same sensationalism, a distressing reality of our times. Mere numbers aren’t the sole determinant of greatness. The hackne

England move up to third place in ICC Test rankings after Ashes win
England move up to third place in ICC Test rankings after Ashes win

England will play Pakistan in a three-match series in October England’s Ashes victory over Australia has seen them move into third place in the ICC Test Team rankings, up three places from sixth. Alastair Cook’s side registered a convincing 3-2 victory in the historic and highly competitive series, allowing them to leapfrog Pakistan, New Zealand and India. The England team’s next assignment is to play a three match test s

Aug 24 2015
Video: South African bowling at its best
Video: South African bowling at its best

Lethal bowling genes The South African’s pace attack can turn into a terror attack sometimes and the video below will definitely clarify on that. Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, and Vernon Philander are all part of the deadly Proteas bowling attack currently. We will see how the full Sri Lanka team were trumped down to 43 runs, how the Kiwis fell like nine pins, how Australia were dismissed on just 47 runs, and last but n

Aug 23 2015
Video: Watch Dale Steyn's ball demolish a stump
Video: Watch Dale Steyn's ball demolish a stump

The legend of Steyn only grows with time During the first ODI match in the ongoing series between Kiwis and Proteas, Steyn’s ball smashed the stump clean in the middle. Imagine had this ball hit some unprotected body part. The unfortunate batsman facing this ball was Mitchell McClenaghan. South Africa won this match comfortably, they bowled the visitors out 20-runs short of the 305 target. Proteas were helped by the 124 sco

Aug 20 2015
South African secret dossier meant for Dale Steyn leaked by hotel guest
South African secret dossier meant for Dale Steyn leaked by hotel guest

South Africa’s team plans were supposed to be delivered to Dale Steyn, but they found their way into wrong hands A secret South African dossier on how to tackle New Zealand’s batsmen has been revealed to the world on eve of the 3-match ODI series between the two teams. The document, originally meant for fast bowler Dale Steyn, was accidentally slipped under a wrong door in the Pretoria hotel where the Proteas team were putting u

Aug 19 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
Dale Steyn - The greatest fast bowler to have played Test cricket
Dale Steyn - The greatest fast bowler to have played Test cricket

Dale Steyn congratulated by his teammates after claiming his 400th Test wicket Mitchell Johnson blew away the English batting line-up with his pace at Lord’s to hand England a hiding. James Anderson responded for England, making the Australians dance to his tune at Edgbaston. Both of them, at different times, have been contenders for the title of “the best pace bowler of this generation”. In fact, many Australian

Aug 1 2015
Dale Steyn and James Anderson - The greatest contemporary fast bowlers
Dale Steyn and James Anderson - The greatest contemporary fast bowlers

Steyn took his 400th Test wicket a few days after Anderson  What is greatness if it can’t be proven by stats? True, stats can’t turn mediocrity into greatness but anyone who wants to stake a claim on a slot in the Hall of Fame, needs to rack up the numbers, especially in cricket, where every day, some player in some corner of the world is registering a significant milestone. Dale Steyn took his 400th wicket against Ba

Jul 31 2015
Video: Teammates recall favourite Dale Steyn wicket
Video: Teammates recall favourite Dale Steyn wicket

Steyn – Pace like fire Yesterday morning, when Dale Steyn got Tamim Iqbal out in the initial overs of the second and final Test match of Bangladesh tour, he became the 13th bowler to take 400 Test wickets. Steyn’s celebration after picking up the scalp showed how much the achievement meant to him. He became only the second South African after Shaun Pollock to achieve this feat. More importantly, he became the joint  s

Jul 31 2015
South Africa take control on day 1 as Bangladesh lose out on advantage
South Africa take control on day 1 as Bangladesh lose out on advantage

Bangladesh finished with 246 for 8 Bangladesh failed to capitalise on an excellent start as they ended the first day of the second Test against South Africa at 246 for the loss of 8 wickets. The day started off brilliantly for the Proteas as Dale Steyn picked up his 400th wicket in Test Cricket when Tamim Iqbal edged behind. He became only the second South African and the second joint fastest alongside Richard Hadlee to achieve this fe

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets
Stats: Fastest to 400 Test wickets

Dale Steyn is congratulated by his teammates after picking up his 400th Test wicket Dale Steyn joined the illustrious 400-Test wickets club after he dismissed Tamim Iqbal in the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa which got underway at Mirpur today. He completed the feat in his 80th Test match, the same as the great Sir Richard Hadlee. Only Muttiah Muralitharan has been quicker to achieve the landmark with the Sri

Jul 30 2015
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