Fitness, spirit decisive, says South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer
Fitness, spirit decisive, says South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer said superior fitness and never-say-die spirit created a flattering 28-10 Rugby Championship triumph over Australia in an often scrappy Cape Town Test Saturday.

Abbott says draw likely on cards as rain slows final Test

South African bowler Kyle Abbott has said that the rain has slowed the game and made a draw more likely despite Australia reportedly being in the commanding position of 494-7 following the second day of the final Test in Cape Town.

Cape Town Test: South Africa beat Pakistan to clinch series

Live updates from the fourth day of the Cape Town Test between South Africa and Pakistan.

2nd Test, Day 3: Match evenly poised, Pakistan 100/3 in second innings

Live updates from the third day of the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan.

Sri Lanka concede they misread Newlands pitch

Bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake conceded Sri Lanka had misread the pitch when they asked South Africa to bat first in the third and final Test and then compounded the mistake by bowling badly.

Watson’s tactics helped in destroying Oz team: Philander

South Africa debutant Vernon Philander, who destroyed Australia with a phenomenal 5-15, which gave him overall figures of 8-78 for the match and left the tourists all out for 47, was inspired by none other than Shane Watson.

Calls for heads after Australia crushed

Australian cricket must make ruthless decisions about its aging side in the wake of the team`s shattering defeat to South Africa in three days in Cape Town, Australian newspapers said on Saturday.

Australia batting was `disgraceful`, says Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke described his team`s batting as "disgraceful and unacceptable" after they were bowled out for 47 in the first Test against South Africa on Thursday.

Uncanny Test unfolds between Australia, SA

Australia`s last wicket pair saved their team from being bowled out for the lowest total in Test history as both teams collapsed on an extraordinary second day of the first Test against South Africa at Newlands.

Cape Town Test: Watson's 5-17 helps Aussies dismiss Proteas for 96

Shane Watson took 5-17 in a devastating five-over spell after lunch as Australia ripped South Africa out for 96 for a 188-run first-innings lead on the second day of the opening Test on Thursday.

Australian bowlers need to step up to stay alive in Cape Town Test: Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that the team’s bowlers need to hit the right areas and the fielders need to hang on to the catches to stay alive in the first Test against South Africa at Cape Town.

India fined for slow over-rate in third Test

Dhoni was docked 60 per cent of his match fee while his teammates recevied a 30 per cent fine each for maintaining slow over-rate.

Crowd problem disrupts play on third day of final Test

Play was disrupted for about five minutes on the third day of the final Test between India and South Africa after seamer S Sreesanth was hit by some empty bottles.

We definitely have an edge, says Harbhajan

Harbhajan Singh feels that Indians ill have an edge going into the penultimate day of the match.

Unbeaten centurion Kallis sets tough task for India

Standing tall as the only survivor, Kaliis` effort took SA to 341 runs all out at stumps on Day 4 of the final Test.

Kallis set to be sidelined after battling through pain

South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is unlikely to play any further part in the third and final Test against India.

Gambhir, Sachin to rescue as match hangs in balance

Opener Gautam Gambhir and run-machine Sachin Tendulkar steadied Indian first innings reply as India ended day two at comfortable 142/2.

Indians aim for historic first Test series win in SA

India`s emphatic win in Durban has set the tone for a high-voltage climax as the visitors go into the series-deciding Test.

Newlands track would favour batsmen, says curator

The pitch for the series-deciding third cricket Test between India and SA would favour batsmen, according to the curator of the ground.

India need to be more disciplined at Newlands: Dhoni

Indian captain MS Dhoni feels that they need to be more disciplined in all three departments to win the series-decider.