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McLaren Takes South Africa Home In Thriller

Ryan McLaren hit the last ball of the match for six to help South Africa avoid their first ever ODI series whitewash at home. The Proteas' run chase had followed an all too familiar pattern, with a solid start, followed by a mid-innings wobble; only this time McLaren was on hand to ensure that it didn't end in defeat.
25 January 2013

Woakes In For Bresnan As England Name Squads

England have added Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes to their 15-man Test squad to tour New Zealand as Tim Bresnan is to undergo further treatment on his injured elbow. Joe Root has been added to the One-Day International squad, meaning James Taylor will captain the England Lions in Australia while both Craig Kieswetter and Jade Dernbach have been dropped from the One-Day International squad.
24 January 2013

Bates Makes History As New Zealand Take Series

New Zealand Women gave themselves a boost ahead of the World Cup with a seven-wicket win in the decisive third Twenty20 International against Australia Women in St Kilda. Captain Suzie Bates continued her outstanding form with an innings of 67 as the White Ferns chased down a target of 135 with 11 balls to spare, claiming a 2-1 series victory in the process.
24 January 2013

Taylor, Ronchi Included In New Zealand XI To Face England

Ross Taylor has been named in a New Zealand XI which will take on the touring England team in two Twenty20 matches on 4th and 6th February. Taylor opted out of the current tour of South Africa after being relieved of the limited overs captaincy but his inclusion in this side, captained by Andrew Ellis, could see him back in the national colours once the full internationals get underway.
23 January 2013

Amla, Peterson Ruled Out, Elgar Added To Squad

Hashim Amla and Robin Peterson have been ruled out of the third and final One-Day International against New Zealand in Potchefstroom due to injury. Dean Elgar has been added to the squad as cover for Amla, who has a thigh strain while Peterson split the webbing on his right hand during the second game and will be replaced by Aaron Phangiso.
23 January 2013

South Africa Collapse To Defeat After Williamson Ton

It would be tempting to mention the c-word, but perhaps focussing on the five run-outs that caused South Africa's capitulation from a match-winning position to one of defeat would be more appropriate. Of the five, one was farcical, one was unlucky, while the other three were a combination of poor judgement and good ground fielding from New Zealand.
22 January 2013

Amla Out Of Second ODI, Doubtful For Final Game

South African batsman Hashim Amla has been ruled out of the second One-Day International against New Zealand due to a right thigh strain. His late withdrawal adds more pressure to an already understrength batting line-up due to the absence through suspension of captain AB de Villiers.
22 January 2013

One Win Apiece For Australia And New Zealand

St Kilda was treated to a double helping of women's Twenty20 International cricket and with Australia and New Zealand winning a game apiece, Thursday's finale will now be a series decider. New Zealand struck first by winning the opening game by six wickets, Suzie Bates leading the way in an impressive run chase having been set 152 to win. New Zealand batted first in the second game but could only score 132, which proved well within Australia's reach.
22 January 2013

Cricket Betting Preview: South Africa-New Zealand 2nd ODI

Few would have predicted New Zealand's dramatic one-wicket win in the opening One-Day International in Paarl and their successful run chase will have given South Africa plenty to think about ahead of the second game in Kimberley. Not least, how to deal with the loss of AB de Villiers after he was handed a two-game suspension as punishment for the time taken by South Africa in the field as they battled in vain to prevent an upset.
21 January 2013

Miller Honoured To Return To South Africa Squad

South African batsman David Miller was for some an unexpected choice to replace the suspended AB de Villiers for the next two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand. He says it is an honour to be back in the squad for the first time since 2011 and he is keen to make sure he takes this latest opportunity.
21 January 2013

Skipper De Villiers Receives Two-Match Suspension

South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been hit with a two-match ban after his side were found to be guilty of maintaining a significantly slow over-rate during yesterday's ODI defeat to New Zealand in Paarl. De Villiers will miss the final two matches in the series in Kimberley and Potchefstroom, which South Africa must win, and is expected to be replaced as captain by Faf du Plessis.
20 January 2013

Franklin Leads New Zealand To Unexpected Win

A calm unbeaten 47 from James Franklin helped New Zealand win a thrilling, low-scoring and slightly unusual opening One-Day International against South Africa. The Black Caps' policy of packing their side with all-rounders paid dividends as Nathan McCullum, coming in at number nine, and Kyle Mills, at number 10, added stands worth 35 and 47 with Franklin after New Zealand had found themselves 105 for seven.
19 January 2013

New Captaincy Perspective Excites De Villiers

South African One-Day International captain AB de Villiers is looking to use the upcoming series against New Zealand as an opportunity to further develop his captaincy skills. By handing the gloves to Quinton de Kock, it will give him a new perspective having previously captained from behind the stumps, something he admits is not always easy, particularly when communicating with his players.
18 January 2013

New Zealand Try To Put Off-Field Issues Behind Them

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Executive Officer David White has issued a statement backing the New Zealand team management as the controversy surrounding Ross Taylor's removal as captaincy continues to make headlines. Ross Taylor opted out of the tour of South Africa after coach Mike Hesson decided to hand the limited overs captaincy to Brendon McCullum.
18 January 2013

Kirsten Challenges ODI Team To Improve

South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has targeted 2013 as a year in which the Proteas must improve their One-Day International record. Since taking charge in 2011, South Africa have won nine out of the 15 games they have played and for Kirsten, a win record of 60 percent is not enough.
17 January 2013

Boucher To Mentor De Kock Ahead Of ODI Series

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have recruited former international wicket-keeper Mark Boucher to mentor Quinton de Kock, who will keep wicket in the first One-Day International against New Zealand on Saturday (19th January). CSA have opted to give regular wicket-keeper AB de Villiers a break for the series, with de Kock set to spend time with Boucher before the 20-year-old takes over the gloves in Paarl.
17 January 2013

Australia, New Zealand Arrange Short T20 Series

Australia and New Zealand's women will play a three-match Twenty20 International series prior to heading off to India for the 2013 World Cup. The first two matches will both be held on 22nd January at the Junction Oval in Melbourne with the third and final game two days later.
17 January 2013

Sarah Taylor Signs For Walmley Cricket Club

England international wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor has signed to play for Walmley Cricket Club in Sutton Coldfield ahead of the 2013 season. The club plan to field Taylor in their senior men's side and the announcement comes soon after she was linked with a role keeping wicket for Sussex's second team.
16 January 2013

Graeme Smith Pleased With 'Professional' Proteas

South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith has paid tribute to the way in which his side comprehensively outplayed New Zealand on their way to a 2-0 series victory. Smith prevailed over innnigs victories in both matches in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, with New Zealand failing to score more than 275 and in Cape Town being bowled out for just 45.
14 January 2013

Cricket Video - Steyn Bowling Hands South Africa Series Win Over New Zealand - Cricket World TV

We look back at the second Test between South Africa and New Zealand in Port Elizabeth. Dale Steyn carried off the man of the match award after bowling something like at his best as South Africa won the second game by an innings and 193 runs. There were also centuries for Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar as the hosts wasted little time in completing a most comprehensive 2-0 win.
14 January 2013


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