Cricket

Rain forces draw

Wednesday, 31 December 2014.

PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): South Africa and the West Indies will travel to Cape Town for the third and final Test after rain and a wet outfield cut more than half the playing time from the second Test at St George’s Park yesterday.

Under fire

Wednesday, 31 December 2014.

AUSTRALIA skipper Steve Smith defended the timing of his declaration as India held on for a draw in the third Test in Melbourne yesterday.

It looks bad

Tuesday, 30 December 2014.

AN unbeaten half-century by Shaun Marsh put Australia in a strong position yesterday, setting India a near-record task if they are to win the Third Test in Melbourne.

McCullum’s greatest day

Tuesday, 30 December 2014.

CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND) A once in a lifetime innings from Brendon McCullum and high quality seam bowling ensured New Zealand completed an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka yesterday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Brathwaite, Samuels hit centuries

Tuesday, 30 December 2014.

PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels hit centuries in a record stand for the West Indies on the fourth day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies at St George’s Park yesterday.

Kohli riles up Aussies

Monday, 29 December 2014.

VIRAT Kohli says he enjoys the on-field banter with Australia but he let his bat do the talking with a Test-best 169 to help India fight back in the third Test yesterday.

West Indies fight back

Monday, 29 December 2014.

PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): Morne Morkel took two wickets off successive balls to end a promising start to the West Indies’ first innings on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at St George’s Park yesterday.

Kiwis tighten the screws on Sri Lanka

Monday, 29 December 2014.

CHRISTCHURCH (New Zealand): Two late wickets by Trent Boult put New Zealand back in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka Sunday after a maiden Test century by Dimuth Karunaratne had briefly given the tourists a glimmer of hope.

Not a test for Australia

Sunday, 28 December 2014.

STEVE Smith put Australia in command of the Third Test with a memorable innings to leave India with a massive task to stay alive in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series in Melbourne yesterday.

Hughes leaves lasting impression

Sunday, 28 December 2014.

PHILLIP Hughes’ tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.