Ireland needed less than three days to confirm their position in the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup with a dominant 279-run win over the Netherlands in Deventer.
George Dockrell stole the show on the third day with figures of six for 39 as the home side were dismissed for just 127 having been set 407 to win.
South Africa qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 following a dramatic tie against West Indies in Cardiff and they are now 'minding their own business' as they prepare for their semi-final. Fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who has taken four wickets in the tournament so far, says that the squad are doing their best to approach the match at The Oval as any other game.
West Indies were left to rue the extraordinarily bad timing of Kieron Pollard losing his wicket as they ended up sharing a Duckworth/Lewis method tie which knocked them out of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Chasing 231 to win in 31 overs, and with his side just ahead on the Duckworth/Lewis method, Pollard was caught by Dale Steyn off Ryan McLaren, leaving the scores effectively level when the players left the field moments later.
Hashim Amla hailed the performance of South Africa's rising stars after yesterday's 67-run win against Pakistan.
Man-of-the-Match Amla laid the foundations with 81 off 97 balls in their innings of 234 for 9, in the clash at Edgbaston on Monday (10th June).
South Africa have chosen to rest Dale Steyn in today's ICC Champions Trophy 2013 opener against India and are confident he will be fit in time for their second game, against Pakistan on 10th June.
Steyn left the field after bowling just five overs during his side's warm-up defeat to Pakistan, a match which also saw Robin Peterson struck on the foot while batting.
South Africa have added Quinton de Kock to their group as an unofficial member of their ICC Champions Trophy squad as Dale Steyn, Robin Peterson picked up injuries during their warm-up defeat to Pakistan.
De Kock has been added to the group as cover for captain and wicket-keeper AB de Villiers as South Africa are putting plans in place to cover any further injury problems.
Pakistan powered to a six-wicket win over South Africa to lay down a significant marker ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, where the two sides will meet in the group stages.
A fine performance in the field from Pakistan enabled them to dismiss South Africa for 202 and as Imran Farhat and Mohammad Hafeez both scored half-centuries, they reached their target with 27 balls to spare.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers says the Proteas will use their One-Day International against the Netherlands as an opportunity to experiment ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
The fast bowlers who took part in the Indian Premier League are expected to be rested with South Africa playing a team that will be much different from their strongest outfit, which they will likely field in their warm-up match against Pakistan erlyearly next week.