SA v Aus

AB de Villiers

South Africa need de Villiers to be not so “nice”

"But 'nice’ de Villiers was too 'nice’ to say a 'no’ to his beloved tail-enders. As such, several of us watched in disbelief as he threw his helpless men to the starving lion and remained beaten, yet unbeaten". Ever...
South Africa

South Africa’s ‘slow’ tactics to overcome the Aussies

"Interestingly, 8 of the 20 wickets which have fallen in this game so far, have gone to the spinners and we are just two days into this series — a scenario, which is quite unheard of in South African...
Steven Smith

Video: An evenly poised day Despite losing an early wicket, David Warner and Steve Smith stabilized the situation for Australia. But, the home team struck back and then stranglehold the Australian batsmen with their discipline and guile. It was a good day of Test...
David Warner

David Warner and his South African love story presents ominous signs for the series

The fall of an early wicket did not matter much for Australia as David Warner stabilised the situation along with Steve Smith. He was steady but fluent as on the first day he was among the runs with authority.  Ball...
Steven Smith (Captain) of Australia and Faf du Plessis (Captain) of South Africa

Video: A Test series which promises to be an absolute cracker South Africa would meet one of their nemesis on home soil within a few hours time. Since the Proteas returned to international cricket from apartheid, they failed to win a single Test series against Australia. They were in a...

The Klaasen experiment could work wonders for Quinton de Kock

"But is Klaasen really a back-up? Has de Kock done enough to warrant a place in the side? Where will Klaasen fit in"? Quinton de Kock's weakness exposed? One of the most forgotten South African heroes from the past two...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid