Sport Jacques Kallis gets a kiss on the head from South Africa captain Graeme Smith after the all-rounder's century

He allowed himself a brief teary moment as he reached his 45th Test ton

Players and politicians hail defeated Pakistan team

Shahid Afridi's men should be given a heroes' welcome when they touch down in Pakistan despite their loss to India in the World Cup semi-finals, urged a number of former players today.

India beat World Cup holders Australia

India dumped three-time defending champions Australia out of the World Cup today to set up an eye-catching semi-final with Pakistan.

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Yuvraj Singh stars in India victory

India 268 West Indies 188 (India win by 80 runs)

Peterson outguns the Little Master

India 296 South Africa 300-7 (South Africa win by 3 wkts)

India beat the Netherlands by five wickets

India today became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a five-wicket win over Holland in Delhi.

Rajan's Wrong-un: Punter avoids hit in pocket from ICC for striking TV screen in anger

This column's favourite World Cup villain, poor Ricky Ponting, has been reprimanded by the ICC over his television-smashing antics. You'll recall that the Australian captain was so irate at being run out by Zimbabwe's Chris Mpofu – not the first time he's been undone by a brilliant direct hit – that he threw his gloves at an LCD screen in his dressing room. Such violence the ICC won't tolerate, and so poor Ricky (although not that poor as he has escaped a fine) has been told that that sort of thing is just not cricket.

Tendulkar chosen for India's World Cup squad despite injury

India have named Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in their 15-man squad for the World Cup despite the trio returning home during the ongoing series in South Africa with injuries.

Tendulkar injury takes gloss off India's epic win over South Africa

Sachin Tendulkar flew home from the one-day series in South Africa with a hamstring injury yesterday, creating a World Cup worry for India just a month before the country hosts cricket's limited-overs showpiece.

Defiant Gambhir earns India a draw

Gautam Gambhir was the mainstay for India on the final day of the decisive third Test in Cape Town with his determined half-century earning his country a fighting draw and first-ever shared series in South Africa.

Kallis feat outshines Harbhajan

Jacques Kallis continued his rich run of form by collecting his 40th Test century and second of the third Test against India to put South Africa on top after day four in Cape Town. The veteran all-rounder was unbeaten on 109 when the hosts were all out for 341 to set a target of 339.

Tendulkar battles to fine century

Sachin Tendulkar hit yet another century while Dale Steyn grabbed five wickets to set up a scintillating day three of the third Test at Newlands, which ended with two late Harbhajan Singh wickets reducing South Africa to 52 for 2.

India fight back after Kallis lifts Proteas

A determined Gautam Gambhir and a serene Sachin Tendulkar took India to 142 for 2 at stumps on the second day of the deciding third Test against South Africa in Cape Town yesterday.

England women yearn for real Test as tour gets serious

This Ashes series has left plenty of cricket lovers yearning for more, but perhaps none more so than the England women's team. They play the first serious match of their own Australian tour early tomorrow morning but it's a one-day contest rather than a Test match. Women's cricket revolves around the one-day game; the solitary multi-day match of their tour will come later this month, when they defend the Ashes in Sydney.

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