Second test against Sri Lanka begins on December
South Africa seek ruthless approach
South Africa have to become more ruthless in
their approach as they seek to secure a series-winning victory in
the second test against Sri Lanka, captain Graeme Smith said on
Friday. South Africa have not won a home series since beating
Bangladesh in 2008.
Ageing Ponting still awaiting his Indian summer
In a defiant captain’s swansong, Ricky Ponting
hit a fighting century in a losing cause as Australia bowed out of
the World Cup earlier this year and then spoke of his hopes for a
“Tendulkar-like” re-birth. Nine months later, the gritty Tasmanian
is still gazing at the horizon, waiting for a new dawn that has
stubbornly refused to break.
India’s old hands warm to Boxing Day task
Australia’s callow bowling attack has tantalised
with the promise of a brave new era, but faces its stiffest
examination against India’s veteran batsmen in the first test in
Melbourne starting Monday.