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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
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
India the No. 1 Test side, Amla the No. 4 Test batsman in the latest ICC Rankings
India the No. 1 Test side, Amla the No. 4 Test batsman in the latest ICC Rankings

A double hundred in Johannesburg and a century in Centurion meant that Amla climbed up to the 4th spotKagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and Ben Stokes, who all made their names at previous ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, have made impressive gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings which were released on Wednesday morning following the conclusion of the Centurion Test which South Africa won by 280 runs.Raba

Jan 27 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
South Africa v England, Day 2: Visitors fightback after Quinton de Kock century helps South Africa post 475
South Africa v England, Day 2: Visitors fightback after Quinton de Kock century helps South Africa post 475

De Kock remained unbeaten with a score of 129 runsSouth Africa picked on from the first-day score of 329 runs for the loss of five wickets and went on to post a total of 475 runs as Quinton De Kock scored a century on the second day of the fourth test match. In reply, the English batsmen started steadily and finished the day with 138 runs on the board. Alastair Cook and Joe Root remained unbeaten, with the former scoring a half-century.De Ko

What has happened to South Africa?
What has happened to South Africa?

Broad spitting fire at the Wanderers came as a spell of death for the home side in an evenly poised Test.The third Test match at Johannesburg was turning out to be a compelling one. The ground staff of the New Wanderers stadium did a fantastic job to prepare a track which provided advantage both for the batsmen and bowlers and it dented the concept among the modern day cricket experts that the best tracks are those which aids well for scorin

Jan 17 2016
Broad becomes number-one ranked Test bowler
Broad becomes number-one ranked Test bowler

The England bowler's exploits in the Johannesburg Test earned him top spot in the ICC Bowlers RankingsEngland fast bowler Stuart Broad has achieved the status of the number-one ranked Test bowler in the world after producing a Man of the Match performance in the Johannesburg Test, which has also confirmed that India will replace South Africa as the top-ranked Test side when the ICC Test Championship table is updated at the end of th

Jan 17 2016
Joe Root-Ben Stokes counterattack sees England comfortably placed at end of Day 2 of 3rd Test
Joe Root-Ben Stokes counterattack sees England comfortably placed at end of Day 2 of 3rd Test

Joe Root reaches his 9th Test century, one of his best till dateAt stumps on Day 2 of the 3rd Test, which were called early due to fading light, England are 238/5, trailing South Africa by 75 runs. Joe Root, who is unbeaten on 106, will resume his innings alongside Johnny Bairstow on Day 3.Joe Root and Ben Stokes have been the best performers in the 3rd Test at the Wanderers, on a pitch where batting has been difficult. Before the

Jan 15 2016
History of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup
History of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup

Cricket’s finest young talent will be on display when the 11th edition of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is played across four cities in Bangladesh from 27 January to 14 February 2016. The tournament, now a full-fledged biennial marquee event after taking its first tentative steps in 1988, is the stepping stone for wide-eyed youngsters towards fulfilling their dream of playing at the highest level. Players get a first-h

Jan 11 2016
5 cricketers who can go on to become great captains
5 cricketers who can go on to become great captains

To measure a captain by his statistical records is to do him no justice. The results may not be fruitful for a while, but his true contribution lies in his influence on the quality of cricket being played. To inspire an army of eleven from the abyss of negativity and instill belief in them at the toughest of times are no easy tasks, which is why a leader is not just another cricketer. He is the one every individual looks up to for motivation; he

Jan 10 2016
Ajinkya Rahane moves into 10th place in the latest ICC Test Rankings
Ajinkya Rahane moves into 10th place in the latest ICC Test Rankings

Rahane claimed a career-high 10th position in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings. Ajinkya Rahane climbed up the ladder to 10th and is now the only Indian batsman in the latest list of the ICC Test Player Rankings issued on Thursday. England’s duo of Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes have made impressive gains after stellar performances in the Cape Town Test against South Africa. Bairstow scored 150 not out, his maiden Test

Jan 8 2016
Steven Finn blames Newlands backdrop for dropped catches on Day 3 of the second test match against South Africa
Steven Finn blames Newlands backdrop for dropped catches on Day 3 of the second test match against South Africa

Amla was dropped off Finn’s delivery when he was batting on 120England’s fast bowler Steven Finn feels that his team dropped catches because of the peculiarities of the layout of the Newlands ground. The Three Lions missed three potentially costly catches in the second Test against South Africa at Cape Town.Hashim Amla was dropped twice as he battled through the third day’s play to finish unbeaten on 157 as the hosts finish

Jan 5 2016
South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Day One: Stokes' fifty gives England upper hand
South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Day One: Stokes' fifty gives England upper hand

Ben Stokes scored his 6th Test fifty to lift England out of a troublesome situationA Dale Steyn-less South African side took on England in the second Test at Newlands, Cape Town. The Proteas would have hoped to get off to a good start to the Test. However, the day was dominated by a quality batting display by the English batsmen.This is the fourth Test in the last six Tests that Steyn has missed for South Africa. 20-year-old Kagiso Rabada wa

Jan 2 2016
Top 10 run-getters in Test Cricket in 2015
Top 10 run-getters in Test Cricket in 2015

Steven Smith had a remarkable year in Test cricketAustralian captain Steven Smith, who won the ICC Cricketer of the year and the ICC Test cricketer of the year awards, couldn’t have asked for anything more as he finished 2015 as the leading run-scorer in Test cricket with 1474 runs at an average of nearly 74.Smith’s achievement requires special mention because he was handed the captaincy role at a time when Australia were humbled

Jan 2 2016
Best Test XI of the Year 2015
Best Test XI of the Year 2015

The longest format of cricket saw some exhilarating action in the past 12 months. It turned out to be a platform for a new generation of superstars to step up to the plate and prove their true worth. However, even some of the seasoned campaigners came up with exceptional performances of their own and continued doing what they do best. Statistically too, 2015 has been a rich year for the cricketing world with as many as 6 batsmen scoring more tha

Dec 30 2015
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