Sri Lanka control proceedings on day one tea break

21 February 2019, 4:10 PM
Sri Lanka seamers Kasun Rajitha and Vishwa Fernando reduced South Africa to 185 for seven at tea on day one of the second and final test at St George's Park on Thursday.
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Vishwa Fernando
Proteas bowled out for 222 on day One 21 February 2019, 4:52 PM

South Africa who won the toss, have been bowled out for 222 midway through the final session on the opening day of the second cricket test against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth.

Akila Dananjaya
Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya has illegal action ban lifted by ICC 18 February 2019, 9:19 PM

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been allowed to resume bowling in international cricket after remedial work and a reassessment of his action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.

Kusal Perera
Sri Lankan sensation Perera hailed for Test-winning heroics 17 February 2019, 10:53 AM

Kusal Perera became a national hero in Sri Lanka on Sunday after scoring an unbeaten 153 to guide his country to a sensational first Test victory in South Africa.

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India pick Pant ahead of Karthik, Rahul recalled 15 February 2019, 6:05 PM

Dinesh Karthik's World Cup hopes suffered a blow on Friday after India named Rishabh Pant as the second wicketkeeper for next month's home one-day series against Australia.

Fernando strikes early but S Africa stage fightback in first test 13 February 2019, 2:13 PM

Sri Lanka seamer Vishwa Fernando struck an early double blow as the tourists reduced South Africa to 89 for four at lunch on the opening day of the first test at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

The Proteas.
Sri Lanka won the toss, elected to bowl first against SA 13 February 2019, 10:55 AM

Sri Lanka have won the toss and was elected to bowl first in the first cricket test against South Africa at Kingsmead in Durban.

England beat West Indies by 232 runs in final test 13 February 2019, 7:22 AM

England wrapped up a comprehensive 232-run victory over West Indies in the third test in St Lucia on Tuesday after home batsman Roston Chase made a century but got little help.

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Durban offers faint hope for beleaguered Sri Lanka 11 February 2019, 2:53 PM

The odds appear to be stacked against Sri Lanka in a two-Test series against South Africa, which starts at Kingsmead on Wednesday, but the tourists can take heart from their previous record in Durban.

New Zealand
Black Caps claim T20 series against India 10 February 2019, 5:24 PM

New Zealand have won the T20 series against India 2-1 in Hamilton.

SA women Cricket
A clean sweep for SA women’s cricket against Sri Lanka in T20 6 February 2019, 5:33 PM

The South African women's cricket team has made it a clean sweep in the three-match T20 International Series against Sri Lanka.

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Australia strike late after posting mammoth total 2 February 2019, 12:04 PM

Australia picked up three late wickets after Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was felled by a nasty bouncer on Saturday, as the hosts took command of the second test by posting a massive first innings 534-5 declared on day two at Manuka Oval.

Some of the Australia team
Burns out for 180 but Australia tighten screws against Sri Lanka 2 February 2019, 6:30 AM

Sri Lanka bagged the key wicket of Joe Burns for 180 Saturday but there was little else to cheer about with Kurtis Patterson hitting a maiden 50 as Australia piled on more runs in the second Test.

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Sri Lanka’s Chandimal banking on pitch help to level series 31 January 2019, 6:40 AM

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal does not expect disconcerting bounce at the Manuka Oval and hopes the surface will suit their game as the depleted tourists aim to level the two-test series against Australia in the final match from Friday.

History the spur and curse for improving West Indies 28 January 2019, 5:58 AM

 No cricket team have their own celebrated past used against them quite like the West Indies.

Pakistan captain gets four-match suspension over racist remark 27 January 2019, 11:34 AM

The International Cricket Council handed Sarfraz Ahmed a four-match suspension on Sunday after a racist remark made by the Pakistan captain was picked up by a stump microphone in South Africa last week.

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Labuschagne, Head put Australia ahead in Brisbane 25 January 2019, 2:42 PM

Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne missed individual centuries but forged Australia's highest partnership of the summer to earn the hosts a handy first innings lead against Sri Lanka on day two of the series opening day-night test on Friday.

Sarfraz Ahmed
Pakistan captain Sarfraz apologises for controversial taunt 24 January 2019, 1:53 PM

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has apologised for a controversial on-field taunt during Tuesday's second one-day international against South Africa in Durban.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni finishes off job to clinch ODI series for India 18 January 2019, 3:01 PM

Master finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni eased India to a seven-wicket victory to clinch their one-day international series against Australia in Melbourne on Friday.

Australia's David Warner reacts as he walks off the ground after being dismissed for 24 runs during the fourth day of the second
Warner to return to Australia after elbow injury 17 January 2019, 7:51 AM

David Warner, who continues to serve his 12-month suspension from the national team for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, reportedly injured the elbow during a flamboyant knock for the Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh.

Fiery Olivier leads S Africa to series sweep of Pakistan 14 January 2019, 4:04 PM

Fiery fast bowler Duanne Olivier took key early wickets as South Africa wrapped up a clean sweep of their series against Pakistan with victory by 107 runs on the fourth day of the third and final test on Monday.

Proteas celebrating victory
Proteas select uncapped Van der Dussen for Pakistan ODIs 11 January 2019, 6:16 AM

Africa have named uncapped batsman Rassie van der Dussen in their 14-man squad for the first two contests of the five-match home one-day international series against Pakistan as they explore options ahead of the World Cup later this year.

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ICC announces amnesty to report corruption in Sri Lankan cricket 10 January 2019, 5:52 AM

Sri Lankan cricketers have been granted a 15-day amnesty to report previously undisclosed information relating to corruption in the sport, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday.

Albie Morkel announces retirement 9 January 2019, 8:34 PM

Former South Africa international all-rounder Albie Morkel has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, ending a two-decade career that earned him a reputation as a clean striker of the ball and a bowler full of guile.

Hamza set to debut as South Africa eye series sweep 9 January 2019, 4:51 PM

South Africa are set to hand a debut to batsman Zubayr Hamza in the third and final test against Pakistan starting at the Wanderers on Friday as they seek a clean sweep of the series against a battered touring side.

Steve Smith and David Warner
Smith, Warner return no cure for Australia: Vaughan 8 January 2019, 6:45 AM

Australia are "kidding themselves" if they think the return of Steve Smith and David Warner is the answer to all their problems and a serious overhaul is needed if they are to win the Ashes this year, former England captain Michael Vaughan has said.

Indian captain Virat Kohli
Kohli’s India sheds ‘poor traveller’ tag Down Under 7 January 2019, 9:04 PM

India justified their top ranking with their breakthrough overseas win in Australia on Monday and captain Virat Kohli has reasons to be optimistic about leading a team which can dominate test cricket for years to come.

Faf du Plessis
Du Plessis suspended as S Africa guilty of slow over rate 7 January 2019, 6:22 PM

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been suspended for one test and fined 20 percent of his match fee after his side were charged with a slow over rate in the nine-wicket second test victory over Pakistan at Newlands.

Gary Stead (centre) speaks at a press conference
Sri Lanka series chance for NZ players to push World Cup claims 1 January 2019, 7:11 AM

New Zealand coach Gary Stead has had little time in charge of the side, but his focus will be firmly on this year's World Cup in England and Wales when their one-day series against Sri Lanka begins on Thursday.

India celebrates victory
India beat Australia in third test by 137 runs 30 December 2018, 7:31 AM

India captured Australia's last two wickets after a rain-delayed start today five of the third test on Sunday to complete an emphatic 137-run win and take a 2-1 series lead into the Sydney finale.

India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after taking a wicket
India five wickets away from victory in Melbourne 29 December 2018, 7:16 AM

India moved five wickets away from sealing an emphatic victory in the third test against Australia on Saturday after reducing the hosts to 138 for five at tea on day four, still 261 runs short of their victory target.