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Jacques Kallis retires in 12th position
Dubai: Jacques Kallis retired in 12th position in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen after he inspired South Africa to a 10-wicket victory over India in the second and final Test in Durban Monday.Kallis scored   more
Five test wicket is my dream: Jadeja
Durban: Ravindra Jadeja, who is supposed to be an all-rounder but failing with the bat off late, wants to answer his critics by taking five wickets. He has been criticised for being effective only on sub-continental tracks that offer turn.     Jadeja was the pick of of the Indian bowlers as he scalped   more
Philander ends Steyn’s reign as top ranked bowler
Dubai: South Africa medium pacer Vernon Philander has become the number one ranked  test bowler, ending compatriot Dale Steyn's four-year reign.The 28-year-old took top spot in the latest ICC Rankings after out-shining Steyn in the   more
Disappointed we couldn't bowl them out in 1st test: Dawes
Durban: Indian bowling coach Joe Dawes says its was disappointing not be able to bowl out South African batsmen in Johannesburg where the wicket was helping bowlers.In the drawn first Test at Johannesburg, Indian bowlers   more
Durban pitch looks like a sub-continent wicket, says Morkel
Durban: South Africa pacer Morne Morkel was surprised at the nature of pitch on offer at the Kingsmead here after India today took early control of the series-deciding second cricket Test by finishing day one   more
South Africa aim to set right poor record at Durban
Durban: When South Africa step on the field for the Boxing day test, the poor record here will be playing on Captain Graeme Smith mind and that’s why he says they wil take on India with an aim to set right its poor record here.     The Proteas missed a chance to go   more
South Africa dreams of another great escape
Johannesburg: Just over a year ago, Faf du Plessis batted for nearly eight hours on debut to save a test for South Africa against Australia in Adelaide, a draw the Proteas remember like it was one of their best victories.   On South Africa's 2008 tour Down Under, Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers   more
Zaheer khan enters 300 test wicket club
Johannesburg: Zaheer Khan became the fourth Indian to take 300 test wickets when he emoved Jacques Kallis on the final day of the first test against South Africa on Sunday.   Khan's milestone arrived on his   more
South Africa vs India Scoreboard
Johannesburg: Scoreboard Sunday at lunch on the final day of the first test between South Africa and India at the Wanderers:India 1st Innings: 280South Africa 1st Innings: 244India 2nd Innings= (Overnight: 284-2)Shikhar Dhawan c Kallis   more
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Centurion

Centurion, South Africa

SuperSport Centurion; Centurion Park
20,000
Pavilion End, Hennops River End
Northern Transvaal, Northerns

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Known as the 'Bullring' because of its intimidating atmosphere for visiting teams the Wanderers has a rich history. It was the third Test ground in Johannesburg following the Old Wanderers Stadium and Ellis Park. For more than 74 years, it has provided the focal point of Johannesburg's sporting aspirations, whether they be cricket or golf - which between them dominate the district of Illovo, where the club is based - or tennis, squash and bowls, which can also be found tucked away in the back streets. In October 2003 the clubhouse itself was entirely gutted by a fire, which began in the kitchens and spread through the ventilation ducts, leaving little that could rescue three-quarters of a century of tradition.

Among the trophies, photographs and cricketana lost forever was the bat with which Graeme Pollock scored 274 against Australia in 1966-67. The first Test at the ground was in 1956 when England won by 131 runs and it has gone on to witness numerous memorable moments. These include South Africa's penultimate Test before being banned from international cricket in 1970, when they crushed Australia by 307 runs.

Following readmission, the ground became a lasting memory for many England fans when Mike Atherton batted for over 10 hours to save the Test in 1995. In 2003 it hosted the World Cup final, as Australia waltzed to victory over India, and in March 2006, it was the scene of the most extraordinary one-day match in history, when South Africa successfully chased Australia's world-record total of 434 for 4. 
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