Cape Town

Cape Town promenade witnesses stormy sea foam; attracts, drenches onlookers

The cappuccino-coloured foam from the icy Atlantic was flung far onto the Sea Point promenade 

Jul 13, 2020, 23:00 PM IST

Lack of experience in squad led to Sandpaper Gate Fiasco: Ricky Ponting

Smith and David Warner were handed a one-year suspension by Cricket Australia while Bancroft was banned for nine months for their involvement in ball-tampering scandal.

Feb 13, 2020, 17:56 PM IST

David Miller, Imran Tahir lead South Africa to super-over victory over Sri Lanka

Miller helped South Africa score 14 runs from their super over before Tahir restricted Sri Lanka to only five in reply, two of which were wides. 

Mar 20, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

Steve Smith, David Warner bans to end during Pakistan ODIs

Smith and Warner are eligible for selection again on March 29, meaning they can be called up for the fourth ODI against Pakistan.

Feb 11, 2019, 13:05 PM IST

Australia to manage return of Steve Smith, David Warner

The prospective return of Steve Smith and David Warner has been complicated by elbow injuries, with the former Australian skipper's more serious problem requiring major surgery and likely to sideline him right up to the expiration of his ban.

Feb 06, 2019, 10:06 AM IST

Quinton de Kock guides South Africa to ODI series win over Pakistan

A rampant de Kock led from the front, belting three sixes and 11 boundaries during his entertaining knock of 83 runs from 58 balls. 

Jan 31, 2019, 13:57 PM IST

Cameron Bancroft fails with bat on return from ball-tampering ban

Bancroft will have a chance to earn an Australian Test recall when he resumes as a top-order batsman for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield domestic tournament in February.

Dec 30, 2018, 16:15 PM IST

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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