South Africa

Majid Haq Ready For 'Huge' Year For Scotland

2013 is an important year for Scottish cricket. Lying second in the ICC Intercontinental Cup behind Ireland, they continue their bid to qualify for the 2015 World Cup and play further One-Day Internationals against Austalia and Pakistan. All-rounder Majid Haq is looking forward to what he calls a 'huge year', in which he aims to add to his tally of 29 One-Day Internationals and 13 Twenty20 Internationals for the Saltires.
5 February 2013

Kapp Stars As South Africa Progress

Marizanne Kapp became the fourth player of the tournament to hit her maiden ODI century as South Africa Women booked their place in the Super Six stage of the ICC Women's World Cup by thrashing Pakistan Women. The 23-year-old then returned career-best figures of three for 18 with her medium-pace to cap a dream day all-round.
5 February 2013

Records For Steyn, De Villiers In Crushing Win

Dale Steyn returned career-best match figures of 11 for 60 as South Africa wrapped up a 211-run win over Pakistan on day four of the first Test in Johannesburg. Having been set an unlikely 480 to win, Pakistan were bowled out for 268 in their second innings with Steyn taking five for 52 to add to his first innings haul of six for eight.
4 February 2013

Luus Replaces Devnarain In South Africa Squad

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that South Africa have made a change to their Women's World Cup squad ahead of their final group game. Dinesha Devnarain has returned home due to personal reasons and been replaced in the squad by Suné Luus, a 17-year-old leg-spinner.
4 February 2013

Severe Test Ahead For Misbah - Aamir Sohail

Former Pakistan opener Aamir Sohail believes his country's upcoming Test series in South Africa will provide a 'severe test of Misbah-ul-Haq's captaincy'. Pakistan take on the number one ranked side in three Tests in Johannesburg, Centurion Park and Cape Town with the opening Test beginning on Friday (1st February).
30 January 2013

Women's World Cup Preview - South Africa

South Africa's women were hit even harder by the sporting boycott caused by apartheid than their male counterparts and didn't make their World Cup debut until 1997, despite initially being invited to the inaugural event in 1973 before having it withdrawn following protests.
30 January 2013

South Africa Schedule ODI Against Netherlands

South Africa will tour the Netherlands and play a One-Day International as part of their preparations for the 2013 Champions Trophy in England and Wales. The squad will be in the Netherlands from 26th May to 1st June and the ODI will be played on 31st May in Amstelveen - the first time Netherlands have hosted South Africa.
30 January 2013

Amla, Philander Passed Fit For South Africa

South Africa have been presented with boost ahead of the first Test against Pakistan in Johannesburg with Vernon Philander and Hashim Amla passed fit to play. Left-arm spinner Robin Peterson remains in doubt, however, after he split the webbing on his right hand during the One-Day International series defeat to New Zealand.
29 January 2013

Pakistan Attack 'Mouth-Wateringly Exciting' - Pybus

Ahead of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan, which gets underway on Friday (1st February) at The Wanderers, Johannesburg, former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus believes the Pakistan bowlers have what it takes to trouble the home side. Writing for www.pakpassion.net, he describes the attack that Misbah-ul-Haq has at his disposal 'mouth-watering'.
29 January 2013

Van Jaarsveld, Ontong Deny Pakistanis Victory

Ahead of their three-match Test series against South Africa, the touring Pakistanis drew their only warm-up match with a South African Invitational XI. On the final day, Pakistan declared on 250 for nine, setting the home side 323 to win and thanks to a half-century from captain Justin Ontong, Pakistan's victory chances came to nothing.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - South Africa 2005

After the shake-up to the order that had seen New Zealand beat Australia in 2000, there were more surprises in 2005. For the first time, a team outside of the top four (Australia, England, India, New Zealand) hosted with South Africa holding the tournament and then India reached their first final, becoming only the fourth team to make it into a Women’s World Cup final.
28 January 2013

Edwards Sets Up England Victory Over South Africa

Captain Charlotte Edwards hit 78 from the to order to set up a 51-run win for England Women over South Africa Women in their 2013 World Cup warm-up match in Mumbai. Although no other player could reach a half-century, England's 270 for nine proved to be beyond South Africa, for whom Trisha Chetty (57) and Mignon du Preez (64 not out) top scored.
28 January 2013

Imran Tahir Called Up As Cover For Robin Peterson

Imran Tahir has been added to South Africa's squad for the first Test against Pakistan as cover for fellow spinner Robin Peterson. Peterson split the webbing between the third and fourth fingers on his right hand during the second One-Day International against New Zealand and was subsequently ruled out of the third.
27 January 2013

Pakistan Add Extra Firepower Ahead Of South Africa Tests

Pakistan have bolstered the fast-bowling part of their squad ahead of what is likely to be a demanding Test tour of South Africa. Tanvir Ahmed and Rahat Ali have been called up and will join existing quick-bowlers Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan and Ehsan Adil in the now 18-strong party.
27 January 2013

Gul And Ajmal Warm-Up For First Test

Following a difficult second half to day one, the Pakistanis were back to near their best on day two to show just why the upcoming Test series against South Africa is so eagerly anticipated. Resuming on 178 for six, they were hauled up to 329 by the overnight pair of Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Gul. Gul then took two wickets in the ninth over of the South African Invitational XI's reply as they slipped to 31 for three.
26 January 2013

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

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

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

 
 
 
 

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