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Ball-tampering incident a reality check, says Hashim Amla

He was referring to frequent comments by Australian cricketers about the limits of acceptable behaviour and "not crossing the line".

Mar 28, 2018, 20:24 PM IST

A balanced and focused perspective is needed in the condemnation of those involved in ball-tampering: Steve Waugh

Waugh, who captained one of the finest Australian sides during the late 90's till early part of new millennium termed the Australian's team dishonest approach as an "error of judgement" and called them to revisit the 'Spirit of Cricket' manual which they had customised from the original MCC manual.

Mar 27, 2018, 15:29 PM IST

It will be sad if Steve Smith, David Warner don't feature in IPL: Ashish Nehra

Smith admitted to the guilt confirming it was the planning of the leadership group. While it is unclear as to what Cricket Australia will do regarding their fate, the ICC has summarily punished them as per its charter.

Mar 26, 2018, 20:02 PM IST

Aussies say it will take a long time for the people to forger 'this cruel betrayal'

Everyone from former Test greats, to the Australian Sports Commission, and the public condemned what happened, with the story dominating front pages, television news and coffee shop chatter. Even Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he was "shocked and bitterly disappointed".

Mar 26, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

South Africa win toss and elect to bat against Australia in third Test

Visiting captain Steve Smith admitted he would have done likewise, though conditions for batsmen are expected to be at their toughest in the first hour of the morning with swing and seam movement available.

Mar 22, 2018, 14:25 PM IST

Selection headache for Faf du Plessis ahead of third Test against Australia

Du Plessis revealed on Wednesday that all-rounder Chris Morris and seamer Duanne Olivier had been released from the expanded 17-man squad, but that the home side were still mulling over two positions.

Mar 21, 2018, 17:14 PM IST

Steve Smith urges Australia batsmen to lift output and score centuries against South Africa

Australia were restricted to 243 in the first innings at St. George`s Park and were bowled out for 239 in the second to give the Proteas an easy victory chase of 101 to level the series at 1-1.

Mar 13, 2018, 11:56 AM IST

Kagiso Rabada cops fresh charge for David Warner send-off

The International Cricket Council announced that Rabada had been charged with a level one offence following a send-off of David Warner after he bowled the Australian batsman on the third day of the second Test at St George`s Park on Sunday.

Mar 12, 2018, 17:21 PM IST

South Africa ride on AB de Villiers fifty to take lead in second Test against Australia

The home side have a narrow advantage of 20 runs with the brilliant De Villiers on 74 from 81 balls and all-rounder Vernon Philander to resume on 14 in the search for what could be crucial first innings runs in an engrossing contest.

Mar 10, 2018, 22:05 PM IST

Australia strike back after Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar post fifties to take South Africa to 153/2 at tea

South Africa were 153 for two at tea in reply to Australia's first innings of 243, with Elgar and Amla unbeaten on 57 and 54 respectively. 

Mar 10, 2018, 19:06 PM IST

Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar steady as South Africa 110/2 at lunch on Day Two

Elgar is not out 38 from 108 balls, having put on 43 for the third wicket with Hashim Amla, who has 31 from 71 balls, as they reduced Australia’s first innings lead to 133 runs to take the ascendancy in the Test.

Mar 10, 2018, 16:35 PM IST

Steve Smith accuses Quinton de Kock to have instigated the altercation

CCTV footage released overnight showed Warner being restrained by team mates Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon as he directed a verbal barrage at De Kock when the players were heading back to the dressing rooms at tea on Sunday.

Mar 05, 2018, 17:14 PM IST

Mitchell Starc 'swung' the Test in Australia's favour, says South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis

Man of the match Starc had match figures of nine for 109, with six of his victims being lower order batsmen.

Mar 05, 2018, 17:01 PM IST

Australia lead 1-0 as South Africa lose first Test

Five runs were added by the home side before Quinton de Kock was hit on the back pad and trapped leg before wicket by Josh Hazlewood (3-61) as he tried to launch the ball over the boundary.

Mar 05, 2018, 14:52 PM IST

Cricket Australia to look into David Warner-Quinton de Kock heated off-field exchange

The video shows Warner being restrained by Australia batsman Usman Khawaja and spin bowler Nathan Lyon as he directs a verbal barrage at De Kock, who exited the field as South Africa`s not-out batsman at the same time as the Australians.

Mar 05, 2018, 10:02 AM IST

Disciplined South Africa keep Australia in check after David Warner, Steve Smith wickets

Australia, who won the toss and batted on an easy-paced pitch, were 225 for five when bad light ended play four overs before the second new ball was due.

Mar 01, 2018, 20:49 PM IST

Australia reach 95/3 at lunch on Day One with David Warner half-century

Warner made 51 off 79 balls as he batted with characteristic haste, running quick singles and hitting boundaries with expert placement as he put together a 56-run partnership with captain Steve Smith after Australia were reduced to 39-2.

Mar 01, 2018, 16:17 PM IST

Australia skipper Steve Smith wins toss and elects to bat against South Africa in Kingsmead Test

The series is being set up as a battle between two highly-rated pace attacks but the Durban wicket is likely to be slow on a hot and humid day with Smith saying he hoped to put together a big first innings total.

Mar 01, 2018, 15:03 PM IST

I have learnt my lesson and have not asked for quick pitches against Australia: Faf du Plessis

The wicket for the opening test at Kingsmead is expected to be slow and pitches at the next two venues -- Port Elizabeth and Cape Town -- could also prove slow. 

Feb 28, 2018, 20:13 PM IST

WATCH: Greatest ever ODI finish! When Australia shocked South Africa to enter 1999 World Cup final in Birmingham

Donald opted to head back instead of going towards the danger end at the first opportunity, and in the process of turning his way back, lost his bat. With Klusener already near the bowler's end, Donald finally decided to complete for the single. But it was too late. Run out was affected at the striker's end.

Jun 17, 2017, 19:50 PM IST