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In ball-tampering row, Darren Lehmann to resign as Australia coach: Report

In ball-tampering row, Darren Lehmann to resign as Australia coach: Report

Lehmann will step down as coach of Australia before the fourth Test against South Africa begins on Friday, according to a report in Britain's Daily Telegraph.

Mar 27, 2018, 08:52 AM IST
First-degree cheating is first-degree murder: Cricket world slams 'weak' ICC in Australia ball-tampering scandal

First-degree cheating is first-degree murder: Cricket world slams 'weak' ICC in Australia ball-tampering scandal

In an apparent backlash to the quantum of punishment handed out to Australia captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for ball-tampering, the cricket world termed the game's governing body as "weak" and "pathetic". 

Mar 26, 2018, 11:01 AM IST
Ball-tampering: Australia heartbroken after Steve Smith's cheating admission

Ball-tampering: Australia heartbroken after Steve Smith's cheating admission

Being Australia`s cricket captain is widely seen as the second most important job in the country behind the prime minister. Many would argue it holds even more prestige.

Mar 26, 2018, 10:35 AM IST
Ball-tampering: Ten infamous incidents that tarnished cricket

Ball-tampering: Ten infamous incidents that tarnished cricket

Factbox on major ball-tampering incidents in cricket after in the wake of the ongoing probe into the Australian team for attempting to alter the state of the ball during the third day of the third Test against South Africa.

Mar 26, 2018, 09:40 AM IST
Sponsors 'deeply concerned' over Australia's ball-tampering scandal

Sponsors 'deeply concerned' over Australia's ball-tampering scandal

Sponsors of the team made clear on Monday they were not happy, amid fears of the fallout on their brands.

Mar 26, 2018, 08:48 AM IST
3rd Test: South Africa rout Australia by 322 runs amid ball-tampering row

3rd Test: South Africa rout Australia by 322 runs amid ball-tampering row

South Africa routed embattled Australia by 322 runs to win the third Test on a black day for the sport on Sunday that saw Australian skipper Steve Smith banned for ball-tampering.

Mar 25, 2018, 21:29 PM IST
Relations with Australia unaffected by ball-tampering scandal: South Africa manager

Relations with Australia unaffected by ball-tampering scandal: South Africa manager

Manager Mohammed Moosajee said the South African team was focused on applying “relentless pressure” on the Australian side in order to win the Test and take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.

Mar 25, 2018, 19:22 PM IST
Stuart Broad brands Australians hypocrites as ball-tampering row erupts

Stuart Broad brands Australians hypocrites as ball-tampering row erupts

Broad also questioned why Australia would want to tamper with the ball when they managed to generate reverse swing in the recent Ashes series in conditions that "you wouldn't expect the ball to reverse".

Mar 25, 2018, 19:13 PM IST
Ball-tampering: Australia captain Steve Smith gets one-Test ban, fined 100% match fee

Ball-tampering: Australia captain Steve Smith gets one-Test ban, fined 100% match fee

Opening batsman Bancroft, who was caught trying to alter the condition of the ball with a tape, has been fined 75 percent of his match fee and handed three demerit points.

Mar 25, 2018, 18:28 PM IST
Ball-tampering: Australian media slams 'arrogance' of out-of-touch cricketers

Ball-tampering: Australian media slams 'arrogance' of out-of-touch cricketers

A ball-tampering scandal enveloping Australia’s cricket team was described as a dark day for the sport Sunday, as critics slammed the players for being out of touch with a furious public.

Mar 25, 2018, 17:11 PM IST
Cape Town crowd boos Australia after ball-tampering scandal

Cape Town crowd boos Australia after ball-tampering scandal

A muted chorus of boos greeted Australia when stand-in captain Tim Paine led the team out at the start of play against South Africa on Sunday in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal.

Mar 25, 2018, 15:38 PM IST
Ball-tampering: 'Shocked' South Africa want strong punishment for Australia

Ball-tampering: 'Shocked' South Africa want strong punishment for Australia

The International Cricket Council's (ICC) response to the Australian ball-tampering incident in the third Test at Newlands is firmly under the spotlight with strong punishment expected for the culprits, South Africa coach Ottis Gibson said on Sunday.

Mar 25, 2018, 15:28 PM IST
Timeline: Australia caught in ball-tampering on South Africa tour

Timeline: Australia caught in ball-tampering on South Africa tour

Australia captain Steve Smith said his side deliberately tried to tamper with the condition of the ball on the third day of the third test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday in an orchestrated attempt to gain an advantage.

Mar 25, 2018, 13:50 PM IST
Australia guilty of ball-tampering: Who said what

Australia guilty of ball-tampering: Who said what

Australian cricket is in the middle of one of it's darkest periods, where captain Steve Smith has admitted being part of a ball-tampering plan during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Here's who said what.

Mar 25, 2018, 13:24 PM IST
South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test: Cameron Bancroft faces ball-tampering allegations as South Africa stretch lead against Australia

South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test: Cameron Bancroft faces ball-tampering allegations as South Africa stretch lead against Australia

Australian opening batsman Cameron Bancroft could face-tampering charges after being spoken to by umpires about an object in his pocket during Saturday' s play in the third Test against South Africa.

Mar 24, 2018, 21:51 PM IST
Morne Morkel becomes fifth South African bowler to take 300 Test wickets

Morne Morkel becomes fifth South African bowler to take 300 Test wickets

Morne Morkel became the fifth South African bowler to take 300 Test wickets during day two of the third Test against Australia at Cape Town on Friday. 

Mar 23, 2018, 18:48 PM IST
Stand and deliver: Pat Cummins laughs off ball incident

Stand and deliver: Pat Cummins laughs off ball incident

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins laughed off an incident captured on television which appeared to show him stopping the ball with the spikes of his shoes during the third Test against South Africa on Thursday.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:33 PM IST
Dean Elgar sets batting world record for South Africa

Dean Elgar sets batting world record for South Africa

South African opening batsman Dean Elgar equalled a world record when he carried his bat through a completed innings for the third time as his team were bowled out for 311 on the second day of the third Test against Australia on Friday.

Mar 23, 2018, 16:20 PM IST
3rd Test, South Africa vs Australia: Pat Cummins makes it Australia's day after Dean Elgar's ton

3rd Test, South Africa vs Australia: Pat Cummins makes it Australia's day after Dean Elgar's ton

Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten century but an excellent spell of bowling from Australia seamer Pat Cummins restricted South Africa to 266/8 at the close of play on the opening day of the third Test at Newlands on Thursday.

Mar 22, 2018, 22:11 PM IST
Australia won't bait Kagiso Rabada in third Test, says Steve Smith

Australia won't bait Kagiso Rabada in third Test, says Steve Smith

Australia captain Steve Smith says his team will not be baiting South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada in the third Test at Newlands on Thursday and adds that criticism of his role in the incident between the pair only spurs him on.

Mar 21, 2018, 18:57 PM IST