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Happy Birthday AB: Mr 360 De Villiers turns 37

Former South African captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman AB de Villiers turned 37 on Wednesday (February 17). The explosive batsman, also known as Mr 360, is a supreme athlete and could have represented South Africa in tennis, hockey or rugby but finally decided to become cricketer. De Villiers holds numerous records in all formats of the game and still going strong in the Indian Premier League. Here we take a look at some of De Villiers' finest moments.

Feb 17, 2021, 17:26 PM IST

Fake news alert: South Africa will not return 1 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines received from Serum Institute of India

South Africa had paused the rollout of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses this month after preliminary trial data showed they offered minimal protection against mild to moderate illness from the country's dominant COVID-19 variant. The country is now likely to administer Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines from Wednesday.

Feb 16, 2021, 19:55 PM IST

George Linde keeps South Africa's hopes alive against Pakistan in second Test

South Africa left-arm spinner George Linde took three wickets to reduce Pakistan to 129 for six at the close of the third day, but the home side have a lead of 200 in a finely balanced second and final Test in Rawalpindi. Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan (28) and Hasan Ali (0) remained not out.

Feb 06, 2021, 20:50 PM IST

South Africa bans alcohol sales, tightens curfew in new COVID-19 restrictions

Not wearing masks in public will now be a criminal offence with the risk of arrest and up to six months in prison if convicted.

Dec 29, 2020, 06:14 AM IST

Meerut family with UK travel history tests COVID positive, suspected to be carrying new UK variant

A total of three returnees from the United Kingdom, who arrived in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut recently, tested positive for COVID-19. Reports stated that all the three passengers, members of the same family, returned from London on December 14. 

Dec 26, 2020, 10:13 AM IST

After UK and South Africa, new variant of coronavirus appears to emerge in Nigeria

The alert about the apparent new variant was based on two or three genetic sequences, he said, but that and South Africa's alert late last week were enough to prompt an emergency meeting of the Africa CDC this week. The variant was found in two patient samples collected on Aug. 3 and on Oct. 9 in Nigeria's Osun state, according to working research.

Dec 25, 2020, 10:45 AM IST

No captaincy thoughts as South Africa's Aiden Markram looks for reset in Test cricket

Markram, 26, was earmarked early in his career as a future Test captain, but the poor form in a turbulent 18 months lost him his place in the side.

Dec 23, 2020, 19:21 PM IST

India steps up surveillance even as WHO says new UK COVID-19 strain 'not deadly'

The Indian government said all UK-India flights will be suspended from December 23 to December 31 as a more infectious coronavirus strain has been found in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Denmark.

Dec 22, 2020, 16:15 PM IST

Five countries ban flights from South Africa amid concerns over new coronavirus strain

Germany, Turkey, Israel, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia have suspended flights from South Africa after a coronavirus variant was recently discovered in the country.

Dec 22, 2020, 13:59 PM IST

South Africa to visit Pakistan for first time in 13 years for Test, T20 series

The five-day matches form part of the ICC Test Championship and will be staged in Karachi and Rawalpindi.

Dec 09, 2020, 16:22 PM IST

England ODI series against South Africa postponed over mental health fears

The announcement comes after the players were subjected to a number of COVID-19 scares.

Dec 08, 2020, 14:25 PM IST

ICC Women's T20I Team rankings: India overtake New Zealand to grab 3rd spot

India, who made the final of this year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, have overtaken New Zealand, in what is the only change in the top 15 of the 56-team T20I list.


Oct 02, 2020, 16:50 PM IST

South Africa women's team drops England tour in September due to current international travel regulations

A 24-women squad was selected in preparation of the proposed tour. 

Aug 18, 2020, 22:37 PM IST

Africa at par with Pakistan, Afghanistan in terrorism, here's how terrorism grew in the Dark Continent

However, the imageries might change soon as another part of world might replace the dominance of the said regions. Trends have started suggesting so. 

Aug 07, 2020, 14:46 PM IST

Born July 27, 1969: Jonty Rhodes, former South African batsman

Rhodes made his international debut for South Africa with a One-Day International (ODI) match against Australia in February 1992.

Jul 27, 2020, 16:32 PM IST

West Indies mull hosting part of South Africa series before IPL 2020

West Indies were originally slated to host the Proteas for two Tests and five T20Is in July-August before that tournament was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jul 25, 2020, 16:22 PM IST

Former South African spinner Ismail 'Baboo' Ebrahim dies aged 73

Baboo appeared in a total of 48 first-class games during his cricketing career and bagged 179 wickets in it at an average of 21.33 and economy rate of 2.12.

Jul 18, 2020, 20:15 PM IST

On this day in 2015: Bangladesh registered their 1st ODI series win against South Africa

In the match, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar stitched the best partnership (154 runs) for Bangladesh against South Africa. 

Jul 15, 2020, 16:18 PM IST

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

Born July 13, 1984: Faf du Plessis, former South African captain

Under him, South Africa have clinched victories in 18 out of 36 Tests, 28 out of 39 ODIs and 23 out of 37 T20Is.

Jul 13, 2020, 15:29 PM IST