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South African cricketer punches teammate; player refuses to drop police charges despite management intervention
South African cricketer punches teammate; player refuses to drop police charges despite management intervention

KwaZulu-Natal skipper Robert Frylink is accused of punching his teammate Ayavayu Myoli while returning from a cup gameSouth African cricketer Ayavuya Myoli, who represents KwaZulu-Natal and Dolphins in the domestic matches organised by Cricket South Africa (CSA), is refusing to drop charges that his teammate and skipper Robert Frylink punched him while returning after a Sunfoil cup game, held on January 23, timeslive.co.za reported on Monday

Feb 8 2016
Five instances of pre-match comments backfiring
Five instances of pre-match comments backfiring

From AB de Villiers’ jibe against the English bowlers a couple weeks ago, to a more infamous and historically etched incident in Tony Greig’s ‘Grovel’ remark, this slideshow is a compilation of iconic instances of pre-match comments by players or administrators backfiring, sometimes, in rather embarrassing ways. 

Feb 8 2016
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes

Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull

Feb 8 2016
AB de Villiers vs Virat Kohli: Who is the greater limited-overs batsman?
AB de Villiers vs Virat Kohli: Who is the greater limited-overs batsman?

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli may be great competitors, but they are friends off the fieldInternational cricket was all about 5-day matches until that eventful day on 5 January 1971 which would change the game for good. Australia and England, the two oldest teams in the sport, locked horns in the first ever One Day International, a 40-over affair where the men from Down Under emerged victorious.Many variants ranging from 35-over matches to

Feb 8 2016
England playing well but not unbeatable, says De Villiers
England playing well but not unbeatable, says De Villiers

De Villiers said that results could have been different had his side clung on to half-chances that came their waySouth African skipper AB de Villiers is confident that his side can make a strong comeback to win the 5-match ODI series against England despite being 2-0 down heading into the third match in Centurion on Tuesday.While the 31-year-old conceded that Morgan’s men were playing well, he added that the results could have been differen

Dale Steyn recounts lucky escape from a venomous Black Mamba on Instagram
Dale Steyn recounts lucky escape from a venomous Black Mamba on Instagram

Steyn might be an adventure buff off the field, but this was one encounter he was happy to avoid.South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is not having the best of times of late, due to his recent injuries, that have kept him out of contention from six of the past eight Tests the Proteas played. He has also been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against England.However, he enjoyed a huge slice of luck recently as he got away in time from a venomous

Feb 7 2016
Alex Hales, Reece Topley pile on misery for South Africa as England take 2-0 lead
Alex Hales, Reece Topley pile on misery for South Africa as England take 2-0 lead

Alex Hales laid the foundation for England’s victory with a well-made knock of 99England took a 2-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series against South Africa with a 5-wicket victory at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Set 263 to win, English opener Alex Hales scripted the run chase with a well-made 99 before Jos Buttler finished off the proceedings with a quick fire 48* to pile on the misery for the hosts. Depth in b

Feb 6 2016
Hashim Amla denies rumours that he asked TV host to dress to his liking
Hashim Amla denies rumours that he asked TV host to dress to his liking

Hashim AmlaSouth Africa international Hashim Amla has tweeted to rumours that he had asked an Indian TV journalist to dress up before he gave an interview to her on last year’s tour of India. The rumours, mainly reported by editorials with Islamic leanings, had said that the female journalist’s short dress had bothered Amla’s Islamic ideologies.However, Amla himself has quashed all such rumours, saying that the whole event is a

Feb 6 2016
Reports: Hashim Amla refused to give interview to Indian TV host because she was underdressed
Reports: Hashim Amla refused to give interview to Indian TV host because she was underdressed

Hashim Amla, who later stepped down from SA captaincy, made a staunch demand on their recent India tourAccording to reports, South Africa’s ODI captain had refused to give an interview to a female Indian TV host on their recent tour. Allegedly, Amla set a condition that the host needed to wear more clothes till he would talk to her. The reported incident occurred after the 5th and final ODI of the series, which the visitors won.Several

Feb 5 2016
New Zealand, South Africa enter Plate semi-finals of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016
New Zealand, South Africa enter Plate semi-finals of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016

Liam Smith played an important innings of 49 for South Africa Under 19.New Zealand and South Africa put aside the disappointment of not qualifying for the Super League of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup by making winning starts in the Plate Championship which decides the 9-16 positions.New Zealand bounced back from its defeats to India and Nepal in Group D to brush aside Scotland by seven wickets in Cox's Bazar on Thursday.South

Feb 4 2016
IPL auction 2016: 5 players who are likely to go unsold
IPL auction 2016: 5 players who are likely to go unsold

Saturday, 6 February 2015 is a date that many will be looking forward to. Not just the fans of the eight IPL teams, who will be eagerly waiting to see which players their team signs, but also for the 351 players who will go under the hammer in the IPL Auction 2016. While some players, like Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson will automatically be snapped and are likely to go for a lot of money, the same cannot be said for every player. In fact, at

Feb 4 2016
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
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