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Proteas prevail in battle of nerves

NAGPUR - South Africa backed paceman Dale Steyn's five-wicket burst with their batting depth to end India's winning run with a thrilling three-wicket victory in the World Cup on Saturday. Needing 13 to win in the last over off seamer Ashish Nehra, South Africa found an unlikely star in Robin Peterson who plundered 16 runs off the first four balls to help his side achieve a 297-run target.
India looked set to post a mammoth total when they reached 267-1 following Sachin

Bowling a worry for India against Proteas

THE REALITY CHECK - The Broader Perspective The Indians remain unbeaten in this tournament so far, but they have to admit that their performance has been far from convincing. Their only real test came against England, where they failed to defend a mammoth total of 338 and the game ended in a tie. In their wins against lowly Ireland and Netherlands, they weren't as convincing as they would have liked. India have a solid batting line-up, but they have been inconsistent the whole time.

England get lease of life as Proteas choke

CHENNAI - A resilient England produced an amazing comeback to pip a shell-shocked South Africa by six runs in a low-scoring World Cup thriller on Sunday. Defending a meagre 171-run total, England came up with a spirited bowling display to skittle out their opponents for 165 runs in 47.4 overs to snatch an unlikely win in Group B. Stuart Broad (4-15) took the last two wickets and barring Hashim Amla (42), none of the South African batsmen could make an impact against the English

Ponting’s middle order crashes against Proteas

BANGALORE - Half centuries by the South African openers set up a surprisingly easy seven-wicket victory over Australia on Tuesday in a World Cup warm-up match giving the holders' skipper Ricky Ponting much food for thought. In particular, another slump by his middle order will concern Ponting. Chasing a modest 218 for victory, South Africa's captain Graeme Smith (65 retired) and Hashim Amla (60 retired) survived a barrage of leg before and caught behind appeals by Brett Lee and Shaun

Proteas wrap up victory over India

CENTURION: Fast bowlers Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn took a wicket apiece as South Africa completed victory by an innings and 25 runs on the fifth day of the first Test against India at SuperSport Park on Monday. Sachin Tendulkar was left stranded on 111 not out as India were bowled out for 459, losing their last two wickets for five runs in 26 minutes and 35 balls.
Morkel had Sree Sreesanth caught at third slip before Steyn had last man Jaidev Unadkat caught at gully to give

Proteas pacers leave hapless India in tatters

CENTURION: South Africa's fast bowlers made up for lost time as they ripped through the Indian batting line-up on a rain-shortened first day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Thursday.
Morne Morkel took four wickets and Dale Steyn three as India crashed to 136 for nine after being sent in on a green, damp pitch. Only Sachin Tendulkar, who made an elegant 36 off 34 balls, looked at ease as Steyn and Morkel confirmed their credentials as the world's most lethal new ball pair

Abdur Rehman ruins Proteas bid to win

LAHORE: It did not seem as if Pakistan would be able to save follow-on after losing Misbah-ul-Haq on the first ball of day four but Abdur Rehman batted determinedly, helped by the lower order especially debutant Tanvir Ahmed, to ensure that South Africa bat again.
After Misbah was removed by Dale Steyn without adding to his overnight score of 77, Pakistan were under threat of being forced to follow on. However Abdur Rehman batted responsibly while Umar Gul and Tanvir gave him

A glance at first day’s play – Proteas back on track...

LAHORE: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first, a decision that proved to be the right one immediately as debutant seamer Tanvir Ahmed reduced South Africa to a precarious 33-3 in no time.
The strongly built seamer was one of three changes to the Pakistan side from the first Test along with Mohammad Sami and Asad Shafiq. Tanvir made the ball talk bringing the ball in to the right-handers off the seam and making life difficult for the batsmen.
He first had Alviro