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Rain washes out second day in Hobart Test

Hobart:  Play was abandoned on the second day of the second Test between Australia and South Africa without a ball being bowled following incessant rain in Hobart today. The umpires made a ground inspection at 2:00 pm local time (0300 GMT) and decided to call off the day’s play, with the start scheduled 30 minutes

Duminy and Elgar dominate Australia

Perth: Dean Elgar and JP Duminy guided South Africa into a commanding position on the third day of the opening Test against Australia here today. At tea on the third day the visitors were 295 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 293 with seven wickets in hand. Elgar was unbeaten on

Duminy and Elgar help S Africa build 181-run lead

Perth:  South Africa’s remarkable comeback continued to gather momentum on the third day of the opening Test against Australia in Perth today. At lunch on the third day the visitors were 183 for two in their second innings, an overall lead of 181 with eight wickets in hand. Dean Elgar was on 69 and JP

South Africa peg back Australia despite Steyn injury

Perth: South Africa overcame the loss of star paceman Dale Steyn to produce a stunning comeback on the second day of the opening Test against Australia in Perth today. In reply to South Africa’s 242, Australia were cruising at 158 for none, but then lost all 10 wickets for just 86 runs to lead by

South Africa strike back with four quick wickets

Perth: South Africa fought back strongly on the second day of the opening Test against Australia in Perth today, claiming four quick wickets before lunch despite losing paceman Dale Steyn to a shoulder injury. In reply to South Africa’s 242, Australia were 181 for four with Adam Voges not out 10. Opener Shaun Marsh fell

Australian quicks strike against South Africa

Perth: South Africa made a poor start in the first Test in Perth today and were struggling at 78 for 4 at lunch as Australia’s pace bowlers took the early advantage. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the visitors lost quick wickets to the Australian attack on a bouncy WACA pitch with captain

Siddle back to face South Africa

Sydney: Veteran seamer Peter Siddle will return to bolster an Australian side keen to halt a losing streak in the first Test against South Africa starting tomorrow. Captain Steve Smith confirmed today his XI for the home season opener at the WACA in Perth, with Siddle preferred to the uncapped Joe Mennie. Australia went down

South Africa sweep Australia despite Warner heroics

Cape Town: David Warner hit a magnificent century for Australia but could not prevent South Africa from completing a clean sweep by winning the fifth and final one-day international by 31 runs at Newlands. Warner hit 173 off 136 balls but received scant support from his teammates as Australia, chasing South Africa’s 327 for eight,

Steyn sets up South African series win

Centurion:  Fast bowler Dale Steyn set up a series-clinching 204-run win for South Africa on the fourth day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at SuperSport Park today. Steyn took three wickets with his first 11 balls of the innings and finished with five for 33 as New Zealand were bowled out

South Africa off to good start

Centurion: Stephen Cook and Quinton de Kock gave South Africa a good start after the hosts were sent in to bat in the series-deciding second Test against New Zealand today. South Africa were 100 for no wicket at lunch at Centurion’s SuperSport Park. De Kock, the South African wicketkeeper, was moved up to open the

South Africa, New Zealand aim for series win

Durban:South Africa and New Zealand go into a one-match shootout for series honors when they meet in the second and final Test starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion. The Proteas can nudge up one place to sixth in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings if they win, while the Black Caps will remain fifth

South African all-rounder bags Silver in Rio

Rio de Janeiro: South Africa’s Sunette Viljoen has won silver in the women’s javelin at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Viljoen’s best throw on the night was 64.92 metres. Croatia’s Sara Kolak won gold with a throw of 66.18 metres, while Barbora Špotáková of the Czech Republic secured bronze with 64.8m. Former South Africa Women allrounder – Sunette Viljoen, who

South Africa targets Indian tourists

Durban: South Africa has identified India as a key focus market for boosting tourism and it will shortly launch an aggressive campaign to attract tourists from there. South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom announced this at the INDABA tourism fair here. He said that the country had received more than 80,000 Indian tourists last year