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Parnell & Steyn Stars for SA Win Over Aussies

Parnell & Steyn Stars for SA Win Over AussiesPowered by a tidy bowling performance, South Africa registered a comprehensive seven wicket win over Australia in a crucial tie here on Sunday. With this win, South Africa has leveled the five-match one-day international (ODI) series at 1-1.

Batting first, the star-studded Aussie batting line-up started a disastrous start as they lost half of their side of mere 19 runs. From Australia, Callum Ferguson scored the highest 50 runs while Mitchell Johnson also contributed a useful 30 runs for the team. Both Ferguson and Johnson scored a crucial 63 runs partnership for the seventh wicket.

IPL 2: Abdullah In & Taylor Out For King’s XI Punjab

IPL 2: Abdullah In & Taylor Out For King’s XI PunjabYusuf Abdullah, the South African pace bowler, will be joining the King's XI Punjab squad to replace the injured West Indies pace bowler Jerome Taylor for the upcoming second season of the IPL.

Speaking on this, an elated Abdullah said, “I'm quite excited about the upcoming challenge. The IPL is in town and this is a good opportunity for me, hopefully I can do well.”

German rider has ban increased over doping

German rider has ban increased over doping Lausanne, Switzerland  - A German equestrian team rider whose horse was tested positive for a banned substance at the Beijing Olympics has had his ban increased from four to eight months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The Lausanne-based CAS upheld an appeal by the German equestrian federation to increase the suspension on Christian Ahlmann after the international equestrian federation FEI had banned the rider for four months.

Ahlmann had appealed for the ban to be reduced to three months.

Smith Expected To Return To ODI Squad Against Australia

Smith Expected To Return To ODI Squad Against AustraliaHere’s a big moral booster for the South African cricket team. According to some media reports team skipper Graeme Smith has recovered from an injury and is expected to come back for the one-day series against Australia.

The five match ODI series between the two teams is all set to begin in Durban on Friday with a bang.

It can be recalled that Smith injured his little finger of the right hand when he was struck by a delivery from Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during the second Test in Durban.

Mitchell Johnson All Set To Become The Second Highest Paid Aussie Player

Mitchell Johnson All Set To Become The Second Highest Paid Aussie PlayerMitchell Johnson is one of the most talked about Australian cricketers these days. The in-form Aussie all-rounder is all set to become the second highest paid player in the 25-man contract list of Cricket Australia.

The Courier Mail, a leading Australian daily said, “Mitchell Johnson will be the big mover in Australia's new contract rankings and is closing in on the cherished mantle of the nation's highest-paid player.”

KKR Team & Skipper To Be Announced In SA

KKR Team & Skipper To Be Announced In SAKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has decided to declare their skipper and team for the upcoming second season of IPL in South Africa instead of India.

After the conclusion of a six-day training camp at the Eden Gardens, KKR CEO, Joy Bhattacharya said declined to declare the team and the skippers saying that they want to keep all alternatives open before they begin their IPL campaign in South Africa. “I don't want to disclose the names of the players who would be going to South Africa now as we want to keep all options open”, said Bhattacharya.

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