South Africa

Steyn Delivers As South Africa Wrap Up 2-0 Series Win

Prior to the fourth day of this Test, Dale Steyn had offered the view that if South Africa could pick up one wicket with the old ball, he would be able to finish New Zealand with off with the new one in short order. Jacques Kallis duly obliged by removing Dean Brownlie and Steyn delivered on his promise as South Africa dismissed New Zealand for 211 to complete an innings-and-193-run victory and with it the most comprehensive of 2-0 series wins.
14 January 2013

Fourth West Indies-South Africa Game Rained Off

The fourth One-Day International betweenWest Indies Women and South Africa Women in Dominica was abandoned due to rain, leaving South Africa 2-1 up with one game to play. The start was delayed and South Africa were bowled out for 139 before the West Indies only managed to reach eight without loss in two overs before the rain closed in again.
14 January 2013

Taylor, Quintyne Too Strong For South Africa

Stafanie Taylor took four wickets and scored a half-century to launch the West Indies Women to an eight-wicket win over South Africa Women in the third One-Day International in Dominica. She returned four for 22 as South Africa were bowled out for 120 and then top scored with 71 as the West Indies took their first win of the series.
13 January 2013

Pakistan Name Test Squad To Tour South Africa

Pakistan have named a 16-man squad for their three-Test series in South Africa which gets underway in February. Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Irfan have been added to the squad after a series of impressive performances in the recent One-Day International series win over India.
11 January 2013

Wagner Called Up To Replace Injured Milne

New Zealand's injury problems continue to mount and they have sent for Neil Wagner to replace Adam Milne ahead of the One-Day International series in South Africa. Milne has suffered a recurrence of a lower leg problem while James Franklin was ruled out of the second and final Test with a hamstring injury.
11 January 2013

South Africa Hold Nerve To Clinch Second Win

Four wickets for Sunette Loubser and an unbeaten innings of 33 from Dane van Niekerk guided South Africa Women to a four-wicket win over West Indies Women in the second One-Day International in Saint Kitts. In a low-scoring match, the West Indies were dismissed cheaply for the second game in a row but without van Niekerk's effort, the home side might well have levelled the series.
10 January 2013

Elliott Replaces Anderson In New Zealand ODI Squad

Experienced all-rounder Grant Elliott has been called up to replace Corey Anderson in New Zealand's One-Day International squad. Anderson has suffered a fracture to his left thumb and will play no part in the three-match series with South Africa, which gets underway on 19th January in Paarl.
9 January 2013

Philander To Miss Second Test, Kleinveldt To Play

All-rounder Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's second Test against New Zealand with a persistent left hamstring injury. Philander suffered the injury on the final day of the first Test in Cape Town - which South Africa won by an innings to go 1-0 up in the two-match series - and has not recovered sufficiently.
8 January 2013

Van Niekerk Hat-Trick Downs West Indies

Dane van Niekerk took a hat-trick and returned figures of five for 28 to bowl South Africa Women to an 80-run win over West Indies Women in the first One-Day International in Saint Kitts. After Trisha Chetty's 57 had helped South Africa reach 206 for eight, van Niekerk ripped through West Indies' batting to dismiss the home side for 126 in reply.
8 January 2013

Four Uncapped Players In South African ODI Squad

South Africa have named four uncapped players in their One-Day International squad for the three-match series against New Zealand. Quinton de Kock, Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien and Rory Kleinveldt are the four players brought into the squad and all four have either Test (Kleinveldt) or Twenty20 (de Kock, Phangiso, Behardien) experience with the Proteas.
7 January 2013

Tail-End Collapse Confirms New Zealand's Fate

When the end finally came it was a fitting one. What must rank as one of the most disastrous Test matches in New Zealand's history was brought to its conclusion by a tail-end collapse of five for 23 which culminated in the farcical run-out of Chris Martin for a duck, without having faced a ball. Dean Brownlie and BJ Watling had resisted admirably for much of the first session and after almost two hours of determined batting, New Zealand must have dared to dream of a great escape.
4 January 2013

Guptill Finds Form Before Tour Game Is Drawn

Martin Guptill struck an unbeaten half-century before New Zealand's tour game against the South African Invitational XI ended in a draw in Paarl. South Africa had moved into a first innings lead, declaring on 359 for seven before the New Zealanders closed their second innings on 117 for two with Guptill on 68.
31 December 2012

Rising Star McClenaghan Among Five News Faces In New Zealand ODI Squad

New Zealand have named five uncapped players in their squad for the three-match One-Day International series against South Africa which follows the two-match Test series next month. Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ronnie Hira and Jimmy Neesham are all included after performing relatively well in the three-match T20 series, which South Africa won 2-1 earlier this week.
28 December 2012

South Africa Take T20 Series With Convincing Win

South Africa were deserved winners of the three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand. Henry Davids and Justin Ontong helped set up their winning total of 179 for six with a fast-paced third-wicket partnership, which allowed David Miller and Farhaan Behardien to add late cameos. They then put in a largely disciplined bowling and fielding performance to restrict the Black Caps to just 146 for nine in reply.
26 December 2012

Brilliant Guptill Keeps New Zealand In T20 Series

Martin Guptill was New Zealand's batting star as they unexpectedly levelled the T20 series in South Africa. Guptill hit the final to the boundary to end on 101 not out and give his side a morale-boosting win ahead of the decider on Boxing Day. South Africa had posted a respectable 165 for five after being asked to bat as Henry Davids and Faf du Plessis hit half-centuries either side of an hour long interruption caused by a faulty floodlight tower.
23 December 2012

Chris Morris Ruled Out Of T20 Series

South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of the remainder of the Twenty20 series against New Zealand after sustaining a quad muscle injury during yesterday's opening game, which South Africa won by eight wickets. Morne Morkel, who was due to join the squad after Christmas, will now link up with them ahead of tomorrow's second game.
22 December 2012

New-Look New Zealand Hammered By Ruthless South Africa

It could feel like a long tour of South Africa for New Zealand if their dismal performance in this evening's first Twenty20 International is anything to go by. Shorn of their best batsman and best bowler, they handed debuts to four players and were promptly skittled for 86 by a home side, who were themselves fielding three men on debut.
21 December 2012

Tsotsobe Ruled Out Of T20 Series Against New Zealand

Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been ruled out of the Twenty20 series against New Zealand, the first match in which is being played in Durban today. Dr Mohammed Moosajee, the South Africa team manager, said: "Lonwabo complained of pain to his ankle yesterday during practice after bowling 10 balls. He was sent for an MRI scan which revealed bony bruising of the talus bone at the back of his ankle joint."
21 December 2012

Brits Returns For West Indies Tour

West Indies Women and South Africa Women have both named their squads for the five-match One-Day International series between the two sides, which begins in St Kitts on 7th January. West Indies will again be led by Merissa Aguilleira and include ICC Women's ODI Player of the Year, Stafanie Taylor, as their vice-captain.
21 December 2012

Tim Southee Ruled Out Of South Africa Tests

New Zealand have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Test series against current number one ranked South Africa with the news that Tim Southee has been ruled out after being diagnosed with a ruptured ligament in his thumb.
20 December 2012


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