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Steyn thanks Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best GALLE: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener.The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on a flat track to inspire South Africa to a 153-run win over Sri Lanka in the two-test series on Sunday."I've played in some pretty tough conditions before, but this is right up there," said Steyn after taking the man-of-the-match award."It's not the fastest wicket in the world, that's for sure, but if you can get pace through the air with a bit of aggression and land the ball in the right areas then you always stand a chance of taking a wicket."If you leave it then you can be bowled with a bit of reverse swing, or even with the ...

Vijay misses ton as England claim three LONDON: Murali Vijay fell five runs short of a well-deserved century on Sunday as England took three valuable wickets in the morning session of fourth day of the second test at Lord's.A free-hitting Ravindra Jadeja (37) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (13) will resume after the break with India on 267 for seven, having extended their lead to 243 as they seek to give England a challenging fourth innings chase.Opener Vijay looked set for his fifth test ...
Vaughan voices Cook captaincy fears LONDON: Michael Vaughan has joined the list of former skippers questioning whether Alastair Cook should continue as England captain.After nine Tests without a win and 26 innings since he made the last of his England record 25 Test hundreds, Cook's position has come under intense scrutiny, with the opener out for just 10 in his side's first innings during the ongoing second Test against India at Lord's.The likes of Geoffrey Boycott, Alec Stewart and, most ...
Steyn stars in big South Africa win GALLE: Dale Steyn grabbed a match haul of 9-99 as South Africa thrashed Sri Lanka by 153 runs on Sunday on the fifth and final day of the first Test.Steyn's figures, the best by a quick at the Galle ground, helped the visitors bowl out Sri Lanka twice in the match despite a wicket which offered little help.It was only South Africa's third win on the island and their first since 2000.Steyn was well-supported by ...
South Africa beat Sri Lanka in first Test GALLE: South Africa won the first Test against Sri Lanka by 153 runs on the fifth and final day in Galle on Sunday.Chasing a target of 370, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 216 off 71.3 overs in their second innings.The second and final Test will be played in Colombo from July 24-28.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Sri Lanka 161-6 at lunch on day five GALLE: Sri Lanka were 161-6 at lunch in their second innings on the fifth and final day of the first Test against South Africa on Sunday.Skipper Angelo Mathews was batting on eight with Dilruwan Perera yet to open his account.Sri Lanka need 209 runs to win the game with four wickets in hand.The second and final Test will be played in Colombo from July 24-28.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Steyn, Morkel put South Africa on top GALLE: Fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through Sri Lanka's batting order as South Africa moved within sight of only their third Test win on the island on the fifth day Sunday.The pace duo grabbed two wickets each while part-time spinner Jean-Paul Duminy sent back Kumar Sangakkara for a well-made 76 to reduce the hosts to 161-6 at lunch.Skipper Angelo Mathews was batting on eight with Dilruwan Perera yet to open his account ...


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