England’s two and a half month tour of South Africa was a series of ups and downs for both teams, though neither side should feel too disappointed with their respective performances. Laura Williamson reviews.
South Africa left-arm orthodox spinner Aaron Phangiso is set to undergo an assessment of his bowling action after being reported for a suspected illegal action in the semi-finals of the Momentum One-Day Cup.
Deandra Dottin registered her maiden five-wicket haul as West Indies Women overcame stern resistance from Marizanne Kapp to defeat South Africa Women by 16 runs in the first One-Day International at the Buffalo Park and secure a 1-0 lead in the series.
AB de Villiers went on to smash the fastest Twenty20 International fifty by a South African as the Proteas chased down 172 against England in just 14.4 overs with nine wickets in hand in the second T20I in Johannesburg and completed a 2-0 series whitewash.
England fast bowler Reece Topley has been officially reprimanded by the International Cricket Council for smashing the stumps at the bowler's end in the first Twenty20 International against South Africa.
South African Twenty20 International captain Faf du Plessis confirmed that AB de Villiers will continue to open the batting in the shortest form of the game, including the upcoming series against England.
Sarah Taylor smashed an unbeaten 74 as England Women went on to post 147 for seven before restricting South Africa Women to 132 for six to complete a 15-run win in the first Twenty20 International in Paarl.
AB de Villiers played a captain’s knock by hitting an unbeaten century as a resurgent South African side went on to defeat England by five wickets by chasing a target of 237 runs in the fifth One-Day International in Cape Town and registered a 3-2 series victory.
Chris Morris scored a terrific 62 off 38 deliveries to help South Africa secure a thrilling one-wicket victory against England in the fourth One-Day International in Johannesburg and level the series 2-2.