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India win toss and decide to bat first against South Africa

India won the toss and elect to bat against South Africa in their second Pool B match at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

India have made no changes to their playing eleven, while South Africa have brought in Wayne Parnell for Farhaan Behardien.

India have never beaten South Africa at a World Cup, losing all three in 1992, 1999 and 2011.

You can watch the live streaming of India vs South Africa match from the below given link.

India vs South Africa Live Streaming and Scorecard

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma.

South Africa opt to bowl against India in Champions Trophy 2013

South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to bowl against India in the Champions Trophy 2013 opener at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Thursday.

India have left out Murali Vijay. Rohit Sharma will open batting while Dinesh Karthik will play in the middle order.

For South Africa, Dale Steyn will not be playing the match due to a side strain.

De Villiers said, “It is overcast and there might be a bit of movement around, but not for 100 overs. We would like to use the conditions.”

Mahendra Singh Dhoni said, “The toss was quite important but it was like everything. We too were looking to bowl first, but if the weather remains the same, then we can exploit it too.”

You can watch India vs South Africa live streaming online on the website of Star Sports. You will have to pay a nominal amount for access to the live match. Currently live streaming is available only in India for the ICC Champions Trophy.

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India vs South Africa 2013 Live Streaming

South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(w/c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.

Morne Morkel to replace injured Chris Morris

South Africa allrounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of the remaining Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand because of a left quad strain sustained in the first match at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday.

Morris bowled 3.4 overs on debut and took 2 for 19 before he had to leave the field mid-way through his final over.

“Chris will need a recovery period of at least two to three weeks after injuring his left quad during the game, that effectively rules him out of the series,” South Africa’s team manager Mohammed Moosajee said.

“When he was bowling his fourth over he went for the effort ball, where he tried to bowl a short one, that is where he aggravated the injury.

“He was always fifty-fifty coming into the series, but yesterday when he had his fitness test he passed all the clinical markers. It is one of those injuries that can happen at any time.”

Morne Morkel, who was only scheduled to take part in the final T20I on December 26 in Port Elizabeth, will now meet up with squad in East London on Saturday ahead of the second match at Buffalo Park on Sunday.

Australia Squad For The First Test Against South Africa

Australia has announced squad for the first Test against the world number one ranked Test nation South Africa at the Gabba next Friday.

Australian selectors have preferred Matthew Wade over Brad Haddin for the series opener.

Commenting on the team, National Selector John Inverarity said, “Most discussion centred on the wicket-keeping role with both Matthew Wade and Brad Haddin presenting a strong and compelling case for inclusion.

“Matthew came into the Australian ODI team in February and has since acquitted himself especially well.

“Matthew and Brad both went to the West Indies; Matthew as our preferred ODI and T20 player and Brad as our incumbent and preferred Test match ‘keeper. As is widely known Brad returned to Australia early in the tour due to family circumstances and as a consequence Matthew was our Test ‘keeper for the three Test matches.

“He kept and batted very well and made a match-defining brilliant century in the second innings of the Third and final Test against West Indies.

“Since then he has played and gained valuable experience in England, the UAE and Sri Lanka. As a young player, getting better by the month, he is thoroughly deserving of his retention.

“While Matthew has been retained as the Test ‘keeper, Brad remains a player of significant interest.”

“The last Test match that Australia played, the Third Test in the West Indies last April, included Ryan Harris. Ryan is continuing his rehabilitation from injury and is unavailable.

“Peter Siddle and James Pattinson have recovered especially well from the injuries that rendered them unavailable for that last Test in West Indies. In fact, they have been enjoying an ideal preparation for the first Vodafone Test in Brisbane having played in three Bupa Sheffield Shield games with another one to come later this week.”

Australia squad for first Test

David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (capt), Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade (wk), Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2012 Broadcasters

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2012 will be telecast around the world by the leading broadcasters of various regions.

CLT20 2012, which will take place in South Africa from October 9 to 28, can be viewed by cricket lovers across the globe in 203 territories, including Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and the USA.

The following is the list of broadcasters who will bring the biggest Twenty20 cricket league to the world.

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2012 Broadcasters

Cric One Middle East & North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Western Sahara, Yemen) 22
TBC Canada




Europe (England, Wales, Scotland and Republic of Ireland, Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland,  Sweden, Belgium, France and Monaco, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Faroe Islands, Italy,  Liechtenstein, San Marino and Vatican City, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Azores and Madeira, Russia, Spain, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan Switzerland, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Kazakhstan,  Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey , Ukraine & Slovak Republic.) (56)
ESPN /ESPN3 Caribbean / South America / Central America

Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension Island, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Tortola, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands; (51)


ESPN3 USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, St Pierre and Miquelon, the British Virgin Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama; (9)


Star Cricket South Asia  ( India,  Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan ) (6)
Hitron Papua New Guinea
Fox Sports Australia
PCCW Hong Kong


Sky Network


New Zealand


Mio TV (Singtel) Singapore


SNTV Global News Access
Star Sports China & Macau
Supersports Sub Saharan Africa & South Africa (list countries)

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire,  Zimbabwe & South Africa. (50)

Ten Sports Pakistan

T20 World Cup 2012: India vs South Africa Live Streaming

Watch live streaming of the super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 between India and South Africa at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

South Africa won toss and elected to bowl first against India in the crucial encounter of Super Eights clash of World T20.

India have made no changes to their playing eleven.

South Africa have made two changes for this game. Faf du Plessis replaces Richard Levi and Albie Morkel comes in for Wayne Parnell.

India vs South Africa T20 Live Streaming

India (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan

South Africa (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers(w/c), Farhaan Behardien, Albie Morkel, Robin Peterson, Johan Botha, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel

T20 World Cup 2012: South Africa vs Zimbabwe – Scorecard

Scorecard of fourth match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.

South Africa vs Zimbabwe – Scorecard

Result South Africa won by 10 wickets

Zimbabwe (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
H Masakadza c Levi b JA Morkel 6 23 17 1 0 35.29
V Sibanda b M Morkel 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
BRM Taylor*† c †de Villiers b M Morkel 4 7 4 0 0 100.00
CR Ervine c †de Villiers b Kallis 37 71 40 4 0 92.50
S Matsikenyeri c Peterson b Kallis 11 25 18 0 0 61.11
E Chigumbura lbw b Kallis 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
AG Cremer c †de Villiers b Kallis 6 16 11 0 0 54.54
P Utseya c †de Villiers b Steyn 5 14 9 0 0 55.55
RW Price not out 7 15 6 1 0 116.66
KM Jarvis not out 9 9 11 0 0 81.81
Extras (lb 3, w 5) 8
Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 93 (4.65 runs per over)
Did not bat BV Vitori
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Sibanda, 1.4 ov), 2-6 (Taylor, 3.2 ov), 3-16 (Masakadza, 4.4 ov), 4-51 (Matsikenyeri, 10.4 ov), 5-51 (Chigumbura, 10.5 ov), 6-60 (Cremer, 13.4 ov), 7-75 (Utseya, 16.5 ov), 8-77 (Ervine, 17.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 4 0 9 1 2.25
M Morkel 4 0 16 2 4.00 (2w)
JA Morkel 4 0 26 1 6.50 (3w)
J Botha 3 0 16 0 5.33
RJ Peterson 1 0 8 0 8.00
JH Kallis 4 1 15 4 3.75

South Africa (target: 94 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RE Levi not out 50 55 44 6 0 113.63
HM Amla not out 32 55 33 3 0 96.96
Extras (b 3, lb 5, w 3, nb 1) 12
Total (0 wickets; 12.4 overs; 55 mins) 94 (7.42 runs per over)
Did not bat JH Kallis, AB de Villiers*†, JP Duminy, F Behardien, JA Morkel, RJ Peterson, J Botha, DW Steyn, M Morkel
Bowling O M R W Econ
KM Jarvis 3 0 20 0 6.66 (2w)
BV Vitori 2 0 21 0 10.50 (1nb)
RW Price 3 0 19 0 6.33 (1w)
P Utseya 2 0 13 0 6.50
AG Cremer 2 0 10 0 5.00
S Matsikenyeri 0.4 0 3 0 4.50

Toss South Africa won the toss and elected to field

Umpires SJ Davis and RA Kettleborough

TV umpire IJ Gould

Match referee JJ Crowe

Reserve umpire RJ Tucker

Delhi Daredevils (DD) Squad For CLT20 2012

Mahela Jayawardene will lead the Delhi Daredevils in the Karbonn Mobile Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2012, beginning on October 9 in South Africa.

Virender Sehwag, who led the team in four of the five IPL seasons, sought to be relieved of captaincy.

GMR Sports Head (Cricket) and Delhi Daredevils Team Mentor TA Sekar said, “Viru told us a few months ago that he wanted to bat freely and suggested that we make Mahela the captain of the side.”

Jayawardene has led the Kings XI Punjab and the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the IPL before. He also led the Daredevils in IPL 2012 in the games that Sehwag sat out.

The Delhi Daredevils squad includes six overseas cricketers – Jayawardene, David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor, Morne Morkel and Andre Russell.

This will be a second CLT20 appearance for the Daredevils after they qualified for the inaugural season of the tournament.

Delhi Daredevils Squad for Champions League T20 2012

Mahela Jayawardene (captain), David Warner, Kevin Pietersen, Ross Taylor,  Morne Morkel, Andre Russell, Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav, Venugopal Rao, Pawan Negi, Naman Ojha (wicket-keeper), Ajit Agarkar, Unmukt Chand and Aavishkar Salvi.

South Africa replace England as top Test team

South Africa replaced England as the top team in the ICC Test Championship table following its 2-0 victory over Andrew Strauss’s team in the three-match series which ended at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London today.

South Africa’s series victory means that it is the clear leader at the top of the table and England is now second, pushing Australia to third place.

Graeme Smith and his team received the prestigious Reliance ICC Test Championship mace from ICC Chief Executive David Richardson who was joined in the presentation party by ICC Director and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke, ECB Chief Executive David Collier, Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul and Pramod Garg – CFO, Europe Reliance Globalcom.

England had been the top team in the Reliance ICC Test Championship table since August 2011 when it dethroned India while South Africa has assumed the number one spot for the first time since November 2009.

Check ICC Test Team Rankings

South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup 2012

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named its final squad for both the Men’s and Women’s competitions at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka next month.

AB de Villiers will lead the men’s squad. Graeme Smith, who was picked in the 30 probables, has not made the final 15.

South Africa’s squad sees the return of De Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel who were all rested for the triangular T20 series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in June.

“We were not able to consider Marchant de Lange through injury,” commented CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson, “but we are confident that our squad will be very competitive and make South Africa proud.

“We have had basically the same squad together for the past year and many of them also produced stand-out performances at the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“The Proteas will also have excellent preparation for the World Twenty20 by finishing the England tour with three matches there.

“They may be playing on a different surface to that they will find in Sri Lanka but they will be able to hone their T20 specific skills.”

South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup 2012

AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.