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4th Test: Vernon Philander hands Australia crushing 492-run defeat, South Africa win series 3-1

Philander ripped through Australia's middle and lower order in a devastating 83-minute spell to finish with career-best figures of 6/21.

Apr 03, 2018, 15:22 PM IST

Australia struggling with ball-tampering fallout: David Saker

Australia crumbled to 110/6 in their first innings at the close of day two of the fourth and final Test at the Wanderers on Saturday, a long way off South Africa's imposing total of 488.

Apr 01, 2018, 14:12 PM IST

Watch: Bee stings Quinton de Kock, prevents stumping, saves Australia

Australia's controversial tour of South Africa saw a light moment on Day 2 of the fourth Test in Johannesburg, which brought smiles on everybody's face but wasn't pleasant for wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock who was stung by a bee, which prevented him from completing a stumping chance. 

Apr 01, 2018, 11:32 AM IST

Ball-tampering crisis 'my fault, it's killing me', says David Warner's wife Candice

Disgraced Australia former vice-captain David Warner's wife Candice said on Sunday she blamed herself for his part in the ball-tampering scandal, adding that the taunts they faced in South Africa took a huge toll.

Apr 01, 2018, 09:40 AM IST

Watch: Faf du Plessis' reaction provides comic relief amidst ball-tampering row

Amidst all the gloom and the sadness due to the ball-tampering incident involving former Australia skipper Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, there came a moment of comic relief at last. The setting was the Faf du Plessis press conference a day before the fourth Test against Australia. 

Mar 29, 2018, 22:53 PM IST

Watch: Faf du Plessis' funny reaction provides comic relief amidst ball-tampering row

Amidst all the gloom and the sadness due to the ball-tampering incident involving former Australia skipper Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, there came a moment of comic relief at last. The setting was the Faf du Plessis press conference a day before the fourth Test against Australia. 

Mar 29, 2018, 22:52 PM IST

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis shows compassion for Steve Smith, terms 12-month ban harsh

Du Plessis said that although he regarded the bans imposed on Smith, Warner and Bancroft as harsh, he understood the context of the high values Australians expected from their cricket team.

Mar 29, 2018, 17:57 PM IST

Darren Lehmann apologises, wants to see trio getting second chance

An emotional Lehmann, cleared of any wrongdoing by a Cricket Australia investigation, told reporters on Wednesday that the banned players, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, were "not bad people" and called for them to be given a second chance as he expressed concerns over their mental state.

Mar 28, 2018, 20:42 PM IST

Ball-tampering Scandal: Steve Waugh says cheats have 'failed our culture'

Former Test captain Steve Waugh on Wednesday said the country's embattled cricket team had “failed our culture” after opting to cheat, as England coach Trevor Bayliss admitted he was embarrassed to be Australian.

Mar 28, 2018, 11:26 AM IST

Steve Smith and Co 'incredibly stupid', claims former SA skipper Ali Bacher

Smith later admitted he hatched the plot to cheat with the unnamed "team leadership" and is now facing disciplinary action, possibly later Tuesday.

Mar 27, 2018, 21:35 PM IST

Angry Australian teammates want 'rogue' David Warner out of team hotel

According to foxsports.Au, several of Warner's furious teammates have asked Cricket Australia bosses to have the batsman removed from the team hotel, warning there could be an "incident" between Warner and angry players if he remains.

Mar 27, 2018, 20:06 PM IST

Australia slayer Fanie De Villiers strikes again, tips off cameraman to keep an eye on Cameron Bancroft

Twenty-four years ago Fanie de Villiers dismantled an Australian cricket team with a sensational spell of swing bowling. Now he has emerged as one of the key figures in exposing the current Australian side as ball tamperers.

Mar 27, 2018, 16:10 PM IST

Ball-tampering effect: David Warner's wife takes on Michael Vaughan in Twitter war

The repercussions of Australian cricket team's admission to ball-tampering on their tour of South Africa have started affecting their families, too, as David Warner's wife Candice was involved in a war of words with Michael Vaughan. 

Mar 27, 2018, 15:04 PM IST

Ball-tampering Row: Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull calls for an end to sledging

The PM described the cheating crisis, in which captain Steve Smith admitted to masterminding a plot to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa, as a "shocking affront to Australia".

Mar 27, 2018, 11:12 AM IST

'Underarm' bowler Trevor Chappell expects Steve Smith to be haunted by ball-tampering saga

Trevor Chappell is possibly the only Australian cricketer, past or present, to have found a positive in the ball-tampering scandal that has engulfed the country, relieving him of an unwanted notoriety he assumed 37 years ago.

Mar 27, 2018, 10:59 AM IST

Watch: Australians sing 'We cheat at cricket, oh yes' in a hilarious mock at ball-tampering saga

Triple J's mock on the ball-tampering scandal engulfing the Australian team in South Africa has become a rage on social media as his song in a video, "we cheat at cricket", takes a dig at Australia's deliberate attempt to bring the gentleman's game into disrepute during the third Test against South Africa.

Mar 27, 2018, 10:13 AM 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

Ball-tampering: Cricket Australia begins probe, hoping to share results by Wednesday

Steve Smith stood down from his post as captain and was banned for one test match by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday after admitting conspiring to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Mar 26, 2018, 14:19 PM 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