Friday, 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: South Africa

Steyn and co restrict Sri Lanka as South Africa take lead

DURBAN: Dale Steyn claimed four wickets to propel South Africa into a dominant position on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Durban. The veteran fast bowler took the wickets of top-order batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando as well as the dangerous Kusal Perera, who scored ...

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Vishwa Fernando shines as Sri Lanka defy odds

DURBAN, South Africa: Vishwa Fernando took four wickets as underdogs Sri Lanka heeded new captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s call to “compete in every session” on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at Kingsmead. South Africa, overwhelming favourites against a team seemingly in disarray, were bowled out for ...

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Pakistan seal consolation victory, Proteas win series

CENTURION: Shadab Khan impressed with bat and ball as Pakistan won by 27 runs at Centurion on Wednesday night, for the Proteas to win the series 2-1. It might not have been the performance they were hoping for, but the Proteas can leave this series with their heads held high, ...

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Javed Miandad furious with Pakistan’s batsmen

KARACHI: Former skipper Javed Miandad had some strong words for the Pakistan cricket team after the side’s seven-run defeat in Johannesburg that cost them the series against South Africa. “This team isn’t as bad as the performance was,” said Miandad. “They just don’t know how to finish games. I don’t ...

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Pakistan shine then wilt as Proteas claim T20I series

JOHANNESBURG: Babar Azam was a picture of beautifully measured batting violence but his team mates somehow contrived to lose a game that should have been easily won. They faltered to a seven-run defeat that only Pakistan can muster after David Miller’s late onslaught helped South Africa to post 188/3. The ...

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Faf du Plessis rested for last two T20Is

CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been rested for the last two Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan. The team will be led by David Miller in his absence. Apart from resting du Plessis ahead of a packed cricket calendar leading to the world cup, the South African team management are also looking ...

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Proteas seal ODI series

CAPE TOWN: An all-round performance by South Africa helped them to seal the series in fifth and final one-day international played at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on Wednesday, thanks to a superb bowling performance by South African bowlers that helped them restrict Pakistan to a modest total which the batsmen ...

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Shoaib Akhtar is doing personal attacks, says Banned Sarfraz

KARACH: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed has fired back at former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, as he arrives in Karachi from South Africa after the ICC’s suspension. “He (Shoaib Akhtar) is not criticising, he is attacking me personally,” said Sarfraz, while talking to media on his arrival. Sarfraz’s statement comes ...

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Shinwari powers Pakistan to series-levelling win

JOHANNESBURG: A thrilling spell of bowling from Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi helped Pakistan on their way to a comfortable eight-wicket thrashing of South Africa in the fourth ODI at the Wanderers. The left-arm seamer stunned the home side in a thrilling passage of play, taking four wickets across six ...

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