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Steyn's Test warning as tour game ends in draw


South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn sounded an ominous warning before the Test series with Australia with a fiery spell of bowling in the drawn tour match with Australia A in Sydney on Sunday.


Ponting injury worry ahead of Test


Australian batsman Ricky Ponting was pulled out of a Sheffield Shield game Friday with a hamstring injury, just days before the in-form veteran is due to line-up against South Africa in the first Test

Australia A lose 3 early wickets vs South Africa

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Dale Steyn bowled Australia A opener Liam Davis for 10 runs as South Africa held the hosts to 90-3 at lunch on the first day of a three-day tour match.

Rory Kleinveldt also had former test opener Phi

Police break up Tomic brawl, says report


Police were called to break up a fight between Australia's struggling number one tennis player Bernard Tomic and a male friend after a night of partying, reports said Tuesday.

Queensland state police

Wade gets nod over Haddin for South Africa Test

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Matthew Wade was named Monday as Australia's wicketkeeper for the opening clash against South Africa in Brisbane next week, suggesting Brad Haddin's Test career could be at an end.

Haddin, 35, has be

South Africa take strength from last Aussie win


South African captain Graeme Smith said Monday he was taking strength from his team's historic win in Australia's home series four years ago, as he prepares for the next "knife edge" contest.

The Sou

Proteas arrive in Australia confident for tour

South Africa arrived Sunday for a three-test cricket tour of Australia hoping to maintain its No. 1 ranking by beating the home side for the second consecutive time Down Under.

Pace bowler Dale Steyn

Del Piero prepares for 800th game

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Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero will play his 800th professional game on Sunday, admitting he never dreamed of reaching such a landmark.

The 37-year-old former Juventus legend has impressed in

Ponting warms up for South Africa with 162


Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting smashed an unbeaten 162 Wednesday in the Sheffield Shield as his fine form continued ahead of the first Test against South Africa.

The 37-year-old, who was du

Warne says cannot pinpoint retirement yet

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Australian cricket legend Shane Warne Tuesday said he could not say when he would finally retire, as he prepares to captain a domestic Twenty20 team five years after leaving the international scene.

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