Cricket

SA dominate with bat before rain

Saturday, 20 December 2014.

CENTURION: South African captain Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on debut before rain brought a premature end to the second day of the first Test on Thursday.

Smith defies India again

Friday, 19 December 2014.

STEVE Smith again proved the elusive wicket for India as the new captain fashioned an Australian fightback on day two of the Second Test yesterday.

Amla and de Villiers to the rescue

Friday, 19 December 2014.

CENTURION: Captain Hashim Amla and his senior lieutenant AB de Villiers both hit centuries as South Africa took command after early setbacks on the first day of the First Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

Williamson ton helps NZ level series

Friday, 19 December 2014.

ABU DHABI: Kane Williamson hit a brilliant 123 as New Zealand staved off Pakistan’s spirited challenge to eke out a series-levelling seven-run victory in the fourth one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Dazzling Vijay

Thursday, 18 December 2014.

INDIAN opener Murali Vijay put Australia to the sword in their Brisbane fortress with a brilliant 144 to help drive the tourists to 311 for four at the close of play on the opening day of the Second Test yesterday.

Smith in charge

Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

BRISBANE: AUSTRALIA, under new captain Steve Smith, take a one-nil series lead over India into tomorrow’s second Test in Brisbane where they have not lost a Test in 26 years.

Shehzad, Afridi crush Kiwis

Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

SHARJAH: Pakistan smashed their third highest one-day total of 364 in a crushing 147-run win over New Zealand to move 2-1 up in the five-match series on Sunday.

Aussies may up pace attack for next Test

Monday, 15 December 2014.

ADELAIDE: Australia, already without injured skipper Michael Clarke, may also freshen up their pace attack with Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc for this week’s second Test in Brisbane, coach Darren Lehmann said yesterday.

Williamson levels series for NZ

Sunday, 14 December 2014.

SHARJAH: Kane Williamson’s assured unbeaten 70 guided New Zealand to a comfortable four-wicket win over Pakistan in the second one-day international in Sharjah on Friday to level the series at 1-1.

An emotional journey

Wednesday, 10 December 2014.

AUSTRALIA’S David Warner dedicated his stirring century to tragic teammate Phillip Hughes yesterday as emotions over the batsman’s death dominated the delayed First Test against India.