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Niroshan Dickwella included in Sri Lanka Test squad
Colombo, July 23 : Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against South Africa which starts at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Thursday.
Steyn credits coach Donald for 'red-hot run'
Johannesburg, July 22 : South African fast bowler Dale Steyn credits Coach Allan Donald for the outstanding match figures of 9 wickets for 99 runs against Sri Lanka.
CSA didn't want Philander's tempering footage to be broadcast
Johannesburg, July 22 : South Africa reportedly put pressure on broadcaster Ten Sports to not show Vernon Philander's ball-tampering footage in the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Ishant Sharma comes of age
London, July 22 : He was a teenager when Greg Chappell, then the India coach, wanted to summon him as a replacement towards the tail end of India's 2006-07 tour of South Africa. This did not happen.
South African nations to sign economic partnership deal with EU
Cape Town, July 22 : The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will sign a new and improved economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU), it was announced Monday.
Steyn rates match-winning Galle Test performance among his best
Johannesburg, July 21 : South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has rated his performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and has said that former fast bowling great Allan Donald's videos inspired him ahead of the series-opener.
BRICS but not yet a Building
By Amit Kapoor : The recently concluded BRICS annual summit held in Brazil resulted in the important Fortaleza Declaration and Action Plan from the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The joint declaration has some important points that highlight the importance of this year's ...
Human-elephant conflict: Bengal considers South African birth control ...
By Sahana Ghosh, Kolkata, July 21 : In the wake of the escalating human-elephant conflict (HEC) in West Bengal, the state is considering a hugely successful South African birth control route to regulate the growing pachyderm population.
Steyn charges Proteas to 153-run victory against Lanka in first Test
Colombo, July 20 : South African pace bowler Dale Steyn guided his side to a 153-run win over Sri Lanka as the first Test of the two-match series concluded on Sunday at Colombo.
Domingo says Proteas squad is not earning reputation for ball ...
Johannesburg, July 20 : South Africa coach Russell Domingo has denied that his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander became the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined by the ICC for the offence.
South Africa set Sri Lanka 370 to win in Galle Test after post-tea ...
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 19 : South Africa on Saturday declared their second innings at 206-6 at tea on the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, and set the hosts a victory target of 370 runs.
Steyn joins Dennis, Imran, Kapil in elite '23 five-wicket Test hauls' ...
Johannesburg, July 19 : South African pace bowler Dale Steyn has swapped one elite club for another as he advanced to 23 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket to join the likes of Dennis Lillee, Imran Khan and Kapil Dev.
Lanka get off to strong start in 370-run chase against South Africa ...
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 19 : Sri Lanka on Saturday got off to a strong start in their second innings against South Africa on the fourth day of the first Test in Galle, scoring 110 for the loss of Upal Tharanga's wicket.
Steyn claims five wickets against Lanka to put Proteas in drivers seat
Johannesburg, July 19 : South African pace bowler Dale Steyn claimed five wickets as the visitors seized control on the third of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Friday.
ICC fines Proteas' Philander 75 percent match fee for ball tampering
London, July 19 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fined South African bowler Vernon Philander 75 percent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the Test match in Sri Lanka.
Philander fined for ball tampering
Dubai, July 19 : South Africa's Vernon Philander was fined 75 percent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the third day's play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Modi pays homage to Mandela on his birth anniversary
New Delhi, July 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid homage to former South African president Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary, saying it was an occasion to reaffirm commitment to work towards world peace.
Steyn puts South Africa in command over Lanka in Galle Test with ...
Galle, July 18 : South Africa was in a dominant position on day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka, having snared nine wickets of the hosts for 283 runs.
Gordimer: Chronicler of apartheid and South Africa's transition
By Saeed Naqvi : The world was in ideological transition when I met Nadine Gordimer in her bungalow in a Johannesburg suburb. Nelson Mandela had been released that very month after 27 years in the "White Man's prison". Earlier, the Soviet Union had collapsed.
Charlize Theron, Sean Penn to wed this summer?
Los Angeles, July 18 : Actress Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are reportedly planning to tie the knot in South Africa later this summer and they are also keen to adopt a child together in the near future.
Proteas put up 455 as day two of second Test concludes at Galle
Colombo, July 17 : The day two of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa concluded with the visitors putting up an impressive 455 runs at Galle International Stadium.
India, South Africa vow closer ties
New Delhi, July 17 : India and South Africa have pledged to strengthen bilateral ties and work closely in international forums to advance the interests of the two countries and the developing world at large.
South African trade union vows to intensify strike
Johannesburg, July 17 : South Africa's biggest trade union Wednesday vowed to intensify a crippling strike in the metal and engineering sector after employers withdrew their wage offer.
117 illegal miners arrested in South Africa
Johannesburg, July 16 : The South African police Wednesday confirmed the arrest of 117 illegal miners after a multi-sectoral raid on the unlawful mines in Mpumalanga province in the eastern part of country.
Reclaiming the helm: Amla hopes ODI win will pave way to another ...
Johannesburg, July 16 : As he leads South Africa in his first Test match as captain on Wednesday, Hashim Amla is upbeat about the challenge that lies ahead of him.
BRICS voices disappointment with non-implementation of IMF reforms
Fortaleza (Brazil), July 16 : BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have expressed their disappointment with the failure to implement the 2010 International Monetary Fund (IMF) reforms.
Pistorius indulging in self-harming activities, claims family
London, July 16 : Family of South African sprint runner Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius said he was indulging in self-harming activities, dismissing reports of his scuffle at Johannesburg nightclub.
Proteas score 265 for 8 on Day 1 of Galle Test
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 16 : Hashim Amla-led South Africa scored 268 for the loss of five wickets on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
BRICS leaders agree on establishing USD 100 billion New Development ...
Fortaleza, July 16 : The leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa or the BRICS have agreed on establishing New Development Bank (NDB), which will have an initial authorized capital of US$100 billion.
Jayawardene announces retirement from Test cricket
Galle (Sri Lanka), July 14 : Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene Monday announced his retirement from Test cricket after the end of the Test series against South Africa and Pakistan in August.