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On this day in 2017: Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut recorded highest opening partnership in Women’s ODIs
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On this day in 2017: Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut recorded highest opening partnership in Women’s ODIs

The Indian innings ended at 358 for the loss of 3 wickets. Ireland were far away chasing the huge target. They went all-out for 109 playing only 40 overs and India won the match by a 249-run margin.

South Africa floods: 400 dead, 40,000 rendered homeless as flooding continues in Durban
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South Africa floods: 400 dead, 40,000 rendered homeless as flooding continues in Durban

Persistent rains have wreaked havoc in the province, destroying homes, collapsing buildings and washing away major roads. The death toll is expected to rise as scores of people, including whole families, are missing

Hard rain: At least 341 dead in South Africa's devastating floods
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Hard rain: At least 341 dead in South Africa's devastating floods

Homes have been swept away and infrastructure destroyed in the city of Durban and KwaZulu-Natal province after they witnessed heaviest rainfall in six decades

South Africa: Floods in Durban area kill at least 341; more rainfall expected
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South Africa: Floods in Durban area kill at least 341; more rainfall expected

The damage to Durban and the surrounding eThekwini metropolitan area is estimated at $52 million, eThekwini Mayor Mxolosi Kaunda said

'Catastrophe of enormous proportions': At least 259 killed in South Africa's worst floods on record
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'Catastrophe of enormous proportions': At least 259 killed in South Africa's worst floods on record

The national police force deployed 300 extra officers in and around disaster-hit Durban city, as the air force sent planes to help with the rescue operations

Continuing to monitor 'several descendent lineages' of Omicron COVID-19 variant, says WHO
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Continuing to monitor 'several descendent lineages' of Omicron COVID-19 variant, says WHO

The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, released by WHO on Tuesday, said that the Omicron variant remains the dominant variant circulating globally.

WHO puts 2 new Omicron sub variants BA.4 and BA.5 on radar: All you need to know
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WHO puts 2 new Omicron sub variants BA.4 and BA.5 on radar: All you need to know

Previously, WHO was keeping track of BA.1 and BA.2 which are now dominant in many countries as well as BA.1.1 and BA.3

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Proteas coach Mark Boucher admits off-field issues 'tough'
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Proteas coach Mark Boucher admits off-field issues 'tough'

Boucher faces charges related to racial discrimination which could result in his dismissal by Cricket South Africa. He will attend a hearing chaired by a senior advocate next month.

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Keshav Maharaj takes seven wickets as Proteas complete series sweep with 332-run win
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Keshav Maharaj takes seven wickets as Proteas complete series sweep with 332-run win

Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer bowled South Africa to a crushing 332-run win on the fourth day of the second Test against Bangladesh at St George's Park on Monday.

Russian finance minister urges BRICS to band together to mitigate economic crisis
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Russian finance minister urges BRICS to band together to mitigate economic crisis

Anatoly Siluanov blamed economic sanctions on Russia for ‘destroying the foundation of the existing international monetary and financial system based on the US dollar’ and urged BRICS to rely more on their national currencies in foreign trade

South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Day 2 at Port Elizabeth, Full Score: Visitors 139/5 at stumps
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South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Day 2 at Port Elizabeth, Full Score: Visitors 139/5 at stumps

South Africa resume from their overnight score of 278/5 on the second day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh.

Highlights, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Day 1 at Port Elizabeth: Proteas post 278/5
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Highlights, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test Day 1 at Port Elizabeth: Proteas post 278/5

Follow live updates and commentary from Day 1 of the second Test between South Africa and Bangladesh on our blog here

Former South Africa captain Mignon du Preez calls time on ODI and Test career
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Former South Africa captain Mignon du Preez calls time on ODI and Test career

The former South Africa captain took the decision to concentrate on T20 cricket and spend more time with family.

Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: South Africa's Shabnim Ismail reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
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Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: South Africa's Shabnim Ismail reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

It relates to "using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match."

Highlights, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Day 3 at Durban: Visitors 298 all out, Proteas leads by 75
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Highlights, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Day 3 at Durban: Visitors 298 all out, Proteas leads by 75

Bangladesh resume from their overnight score of 98/4, trailing South Africa by another 269 runs in the first Test at Durban's Kingsmead Cricket Ground.

South Africa surpasses 1,00,000 COVID-19 related deaths; curbs to be eased 'soon' despite 5th wave warning
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South Africa surpasses 1,00,000 COVID-19 related deaths; curbs to be eased 'soon' despite 5th wave warning

While the government would not enforce vaccination, the new health regulations still make provision for employers to insist on staff being vaccinated to continue working in their offices

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Harmer back with a bang for Proteas as Bangladesh slip to 98/4 on Day 2 at Kingsmead
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Harmer back with a bang for Proteas as Bangladesh slip to 98/4 on Day 2 at Kingsmead

Harmer, whose last Test appearance for South Africa was in 2015 before signing a Kolpak deal with Essex, scored an unbeaten 38 and took 4/42 in a solid all-round display.

Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: Ecclestone, Wyatt dismantle Proteas as England set up final vs Australia
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Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: Ecclestone, Wyatt dismantle Proteas as England set up final vs Australia

South Africa's decision to chase in a high-pressure game against England was also a questionable one.

Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: Momentum with England as they face South Africa in second semi-final
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Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: Momentum with England as they face South Africa in second semi-final

The semi-final is a repeat of the meeting five years ago at the same stage, when England edged a thriller in Bristol by two wickets.