Cricket http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23036/all en Cricket-Black Caps lambasted back home for Cape Town 'shambles' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-black-caps-lambasted-back-home-cape-town-shambles <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>WELLINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - New Zealand's long-suffering cricket fans had further reason to bury their heads in their hands as they woke up on Thursday to find the Blacks Caps had been skittled for 45 runs in the first test against <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/south-africa">South Africa</a> in Cape Town.</p> <p>Local media described the performance as the worst seen in 30 years, a "humiliation" and a "shambles", while one fan labelled it "an international embarrassment, a truly shocking display of ineptness" on an Internet message board.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-black-caps-lambasted-back-home-cape-town-shambles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brendon McCullum CDATA Contact Details Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Cricket New Zealand national cricket team Person Career Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:40:58 +0000 5730971 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Bird strikes to leave Sri Lanka two down at lunch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-bird-strikes-leave-sri-lanka-two-down-at-lunch <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Australian paceman Jackson Bird removed both Sri Lanka openers to reduce the tourists to 80 for two at lunch on the first day of the third and final test on Thursday.</p> <p>Australia skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and put the tourists in to bat against his four-pronged pace attack in a bid to take the early initiative in their quest to wrap up a 3-0 series sweep.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-bird-strikes-leave-sri-lanka-two-down-at-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka Chanaka Welegedara Cricket Kumar Sangakkara Lahiru Thirimanne Pakistani cricket team vs Sri Lanka in the UAE in 2011–12 Person Career Person Travel Prasanna Jayawardene Shaminda Eranga Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Suranga Lakmal Tillakaratne Dilshan Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:58:46 +0000 5730980 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A cat carrying a saw and a<br /> mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate in<br /> northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday. Prison<br /> guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the<br /> main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer<br /> look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a<br /> memory card, batteries and a phone charger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Cricket Cricket in Sri Lanka Disaster Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Moscow theater hostage crisis Natural Disaster Passport Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Quotation Rangana Herath Russian passport Social Issues Vaas Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:24 +0000 5731337 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Cricket-Rare home win on the cards for South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/preview-cricket-rare-home-win-the-cards-south-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jason Humphries</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 9 (Reuters) - South Africa will be looking to secure just their second home test series win in over four years when they take on New Zealand in the second test at St. George's Park on Friday.</p> <p>The Proteas have risen to the top of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) test team rankings thanks to their wonderful away form which has seen them win back-to-back series in Australia and England and remain unbeaten on their travels since 2006.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/preview-cricket-rare-home-win-the-cards-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Dale Steyn South Africa national cricket team Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:15:17 +0000 5732117 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-PREVIEW-Cricket-Rare home win on the cards for South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rpt-preview-cricket-rare-home-win-the-cards-south-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeats with no changes)</p> <p>By Jason Humphries</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 9 (Reuters) - South Africa will be looking to secure just their second home test series win in over four years when they take on New Zealand in the second test at St. George's Park on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/rpt-preview-cricket-rare-home-win-the-cards-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Dale Steyn South Africa national cricket team Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:45:04 +0000 5732271 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Hughes hits century as Australia reach 305-5 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-hughes-hits-century-australia-reach-305-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Phil Hughes became the first Australian to score a one-day international century on his debut on Friday, helping the hosts to a commanding 305-5 in the first of five matches against Sri Lanka.</p> <p>Newcomers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja managed just 16 and three respectively after Australia won the toss at the MCG but Hughes put on 140 with George Bailey for the third wicket at the rate of a run a ball.</p> <p>Hughes reached 112 before edging Lasith Malinga to wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-hughes-hits-century-australia-reach-305-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Lasith Malinga Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:45:15 +0000 5733013 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-South Africa elect to bat in second test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-south-africa-elect-bat-second-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 11 (Reuters) - South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first in the second, and final, test against New Zealand at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday.</p> <p>The Proteas hold a 1-0 series lead after thumping New Zealand by an innings and 27 runs inside three days in the first test.</p> <p>South Africa are currently the world's top-ranked test team, while New Zealand are languishing in eighth place.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-south-africa-elect-bat-second-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Rory Kleinveldt South Africa national cricket team Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:30:04 +0000 5733018 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-South Africa 99-1 at lunch v New Zealand - second test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-south-africa-99-1-at-lunch-v-new-zealand-second-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 11 (Reuters) - South Africa reached 99 for one at lunch on the first day of the second cricket test against New Zealand at St. George's Park on Friday.</p> <p>Scores</p> <p>South Africa 99 for one off 27 overs (Graeme Smith 40 not out) v New Zealand (Compiled by Jason Humphries in Durban; Editing by Clare Fallon)</p> Cricket South Africa Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:00:38 +0000 5733064 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Australia v Sri Lanka - first ODI scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-australia-v-sri-lanka-first-odi-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Scoreboard from the first of five one-day internationals between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. Australia won by 107 runs.</p> <p>Australia innings</p> <p>A Finch c Chandimal b A Mendis 16</p> <p>P Hughes c Chandimal b Malinga 114</p> <p>U Khawaja run out (J Mendis/Chandimal) 3</p> <p>G Bailey c J Mendis b Mathews 89</p> <p>D Hussey not out 60</p> <p>G Maxwell c A Mendis b Kulasekara 5</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-australia-v-sri-lanka-first-odi-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Australian cricket team in Sri Lanka Australian Tri-Series Cricket Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:15:26 +0000 5733071 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cricket-Hughes century powers Australia past Sri Lanka http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-cricket-hughes-century-powers-australia-past-sri-lanka <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Phil Hughes powered Australia to a 107-run win over Sri Lanka in the first of five one-day internationals on Friday, becoming the first Australian to score a century on his limited-overs debut.</p> <p>Hughes hit 112 and stand-in captain George Bailey struck 89 before David Hussey smashed 60 not out off 34 balls to turn a good total into a commanding 305-5 on a flat MCG wicket.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-cricket-hughes-century-powers-australia-past-sri-lanka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:15:39 +0000 5733074 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Smith and Amla take South Africa to 99-1 at lunch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-smith-and-amla-take-south-africa-99-1-at-lunch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla combined for an unbroken 70-run partnership to help South Africa to reach 99 for one at lunch on the first day of the second test against New Zealand at St. George's Park on Friday.</p> <p>Smith and Amla brought up their 50-run stand off 83 balls before facing a total of 17 overs in constructing their second-wicket partnership.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-smith-and-amla-take-south-africa-99-1-at-lunch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Graeme Smith Hashim Amla Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:30:41 +0000 5733085 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-South Africa v New Zealand - second test scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-south-africa-v-new-zealand-second-test-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Scoreboard at lunch on the first day of the second test between South Africa and New Zealand at St.George's Park on Friday. South Africa won the toss and elected to bat South Africa innings A. Petersen c Patel b Bracewell 21 G. Smith not out 40 H. Amla not out 32 Extras (lb-4, w-1, nb-1) 6 Total (for one wicket, 27 overs) 99 Fall of wickets: 1-29 Still to bat: J. Kallis, AB de Villiers, F. du Plessis, D. Elgar, R. Peterson, R. Kleinveldt, D. Steyn, M.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-south-africa-v-new-zealand-second-test-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Jacques Kallis Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:45:22 +0000 5733089 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Cricket-Hughes debut century powers Australia to win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-cricket-hughes-debut-century-powers-australia-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds detail, quotes)</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Phil Hughes became the first Australian to score a century on his one-day international debut as he powered the side to a 107-run win over Sri Lanka on Friday.</p> <p>Hughes hit 112 and stand-in captain George Bailey struck 89 before David Hussey smashed 60 not out off 34 balls to turn a good total into a commanding 305-5 on a flat MCG wicket.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-cricket-hughes-debut-century-powers-australia-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ajantha Mendis Cricket Michael Hussey Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:15:22 +0000 5733100 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-South Africa 191-3 at tea v New Zealand - second test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-south-africa-191-3-at-tea-v-new-zealand-second-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 11 (Reuters) - South Africa were 191 for three at tea on the first day of the second test against New Zealand at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday.</p> <p>Scores:</p> <p>South Africa 191 for three (Graeme Smith 54, Hashim Amla 70 not out) v New Zealand. (Editing By Alison Wildey)</p> Cricket Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:00:29 +0000 5733147 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Pakistan axe Akmal brothers for South Africa tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-pakistan-axe-akmal-brothers-south-africa-tour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KARACHI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and his brothers Adnan and Umar have been axed from the Pakistan squad for the three-test tour of South Africa beginning next month.</p> <p>Pakistan selectors opted to pick Sarfaraz Ahmed as wicketkeeper for the series which begins on Feb. 1 in Johannesburg.</p> <p>Chief selector Iqbal Qasim said the squad for the five ODI's and two T20 matches would be announced later.</p> <p>"That is why we have picked only one wicketkeeper in the touring squad, he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cricket-pakistan-axe-akmal-brothers-south-africa-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Junaid Khan Saeed Ajmal Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:30:47 +0000 5733197 at http://www.globalpost.com