Check todays hot topics and new pictures Today is: 29 July, 2014
Steyn warns Australia with a fiery spell in warm up game

Steyn warns Australia with a fiery spell in warm up gameSydney, Nov 5  : Proteas pacer Dale Steyn has warned Australia before the Test series with a fiery spell of bowling in the drawn tour match with Australia A.

Bowling in Australia A's second innings late on the third day of South Africa's drawn tour match, Steyn bowled with fire as if he bowling in the first Test, which starts at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday.

Steyn terrorised the Australia A top order with a five-over salvo, taking the wicket of Liam Davis in his haul of one for four, Sport24 reports.

"If you saw how quickly Dale was bowling, you would understand. It was definitely one of the quickest spells I''ve seen from Dale in the last six or seven years; he must have been up to 150km/h," said Jacques Rudolph, a close, but safe, observer from the slips.

Rudolph said Steyn's spell was one of the fastest he had seen, but cautioned that the South African pace attack, which also includes Vernon Philander and Morné Morkel, should not get too excited at the prospect of a juicy pitch for the first Brisbane Test.

He said: "What I''ve heard is that it seams a little bit. It sort of suits us in South Africa - it''s the kind of wicket we play on. (But) I think for our bowlers, it will be important not to get carried away with the bounce.

"I think the length on those kind of wickets is quite important. We''ve got to try and settle into that as quickly as possible."

The first Test at the Gabba starts on Friday. (ANI)


Van Gaal claims he inherited 'a broken' Man U squad

Louis van GaalLondon, July 29 - New boss Louis van Gaal has claimed that he inherited a 'broken' team when the Dutchman took over Manchester United.

Defending champions United finished at the seventh  Read more »

Neymar sports corset on beach post WC back injury

NeymarLondon, July 29 - Brazil star Neymar was recently spotted wearing a corset at a beach in Ibiza after a back injury that ended his tournament in World Cup.  Read more »

Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20

Lasith-MalingaColombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September.  Read more »

Litigation between Sethi, Ashraf has harmed PCB, cricket in Pak: SC

Najam-SethiKarachi, July 29 : The Pakistani Supreme Court observed on Monday that the proceedings between two former chairmen of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi and Muhammad Zaka Ashraf had caused  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »