South Africa

Ponting Admits To Nerves During Farewell Test

Ricky Ponting admits that his final outing for Australia was one of his most nerve-wracking, and that his inability to score runs under pressure was one of the main reasons why he decided to retire. "It's been a pretty long and tough week. I know I've been more nervous, this game, than any other game I've played, just for the reason for how much it means to play for Australia and wanting to finish the right way," he said.
3 December 2012

South Africa Keep Rankings Lead With 309-Run Win

South Africa handed Australia a 309-run thrashing on day four of the third and final Test in Perth to remain at the head of the ICC Test rankings. Their position had been in doubt in the early part of the match but they came back strongly and dismissed Australia for 322 on the final day having asked them to chase 632 to win.
3 December 2012

Ricky Ponting To Retire Following Perth Test

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has announced that the upcoming third Test against South Africa in Perth will be his last and he will subsequently retire from international cricket. Ponting led Australia between 2002 and 2011, guiding the side to two World Cup successes in 2003 and 2007 and overseeing a period of dominance in Test cricket.
29 November 2012

Cricket Video - Du Plessis The Hero With Century On Debut As South Africa Draw - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket newsas we look back on the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide, which saw Faf du Plessis score an unbeaten century on debut to stave off defeat.
26 November 2012

Australia Ring The Changes For Final Test

Australia have called up Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson and John Hastings for the third and final Test against South Africa in Perth. James Pattinson misses out through injury while batsman Rob Quiney has been left out with Shane Watson now fit to return. Johnson's recall makes the squad a 14-strong party.
26 November 2012

Du Plessis Century Steers South Africa To Battling Draw

Francois du Plessis batted throughout the final day of the second Test in Adelaide, scoring an unbeaten century to ensure South Africa and Australia drew. His unbeaten 110 occupied 376 deliveries and along with heroic efforts from AB de VIlliers and Jacques Kallis, South Africa kept Australia at bay, closing on 248 for eight in their second innings.
26 November 2012

McLaren To Cover For Kallis, Pattinson Ruled Out

South Africa will fly in all-rounder Ryan McLaren as cover for Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander ahead of the third Test against Australia which begins on Friday. In other news from Australia, it has been confirmed that James Pattinson will miss most of the remainder of the Australian summer as a result of the side pain that he felt on the third day of the ongoing second Test.
25 November 2012

Kallis Unable To Bowl, Philander Expected To Recover

Vernon Philander and Jacques Kallis were early casualties for South Africa, even before they suffered a mauling at the hands of Australia on the opening day of the second Test in Adelaide. Philander didn't even make the team due to a sore back and Kallis bowled just 3.3 overs before limping off with a hamstring strain. Australia went on to close the day on 482 for five.
22 November 2012

West Indies Name 18-Strong Women's Training Squad

The West Indies selectors and coaching team will take a look at two new players at a training camp ahead of their women's series against South Africa in January. Kyshonna Knight - twin sister of Kycia - and Shemilia Connell are the new players in the 18-strong squad which will be working in Barbados for four weeks.
21 November 2012

Dates For Next Rounds Of WCL And Intercontinental Cup Revealed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the dates for the latest round of World Cricket League (WCL) one-day and ICC Intercontinental Cup four-day matches. The top eight Associate and Affiliate members are battling it out in both competitions, with the top two sides in the WCL gaining automatic entry to the 2015 World Cup.
21 November 2012

South Africa To Hand Du Plessis Test Debut

Francois du Plessis will make his Test debut for South Africa when they play Australia in the second Test which begins tomorrow (22nd November) in Adelaide. Du Plessis will come into the side as the replacement for JP Duminy, whose tour was ended by a ruptured Achilles tendon during the opening Test in Brisbane, which was drawn.
21 November 2012

Morkel Says South Africa 'Ready' To Lift Their Game

Adaptability has quickly become a watchword for South Africa since arriving in Australia. Whether it be from Sydney to Brisbane, or as now, from Brisbane to Adelaide, they are being faced with different challenges at each venue. So far, they have done a reasonable job, holding off Australia to draw in Brisbane and keep a firm hold of the number one Test ranking that they are defending, but fast bowler Morne Morkel knows that more improvement is still needed.
20 November 2012

Dean Elgar Hopes Versatility Works In His Favour

Dean Elgar, who was called up as JP Duminy's replacement ahead of the second Test against Australia in Adelaide, is ready to bat anywhere in the order should he be handed a debut on 22nd November. He is not alone in that regard - of the team that played in Brisbane four of the top six batsmen had previously opened the batting - but hopes his versatility can benefit the Proteas moving forward.
16 November 2012

Watson Named In Australia's Second Test Squad

Shane Watson is in line to make a comeback to the Australian Test team after he was included in the squad for the second Test against South Africa. He missed the first Test with a calf injury and the 13-man squad also includes Rob Quiney, who replaced Watson at number three in the order.
16 November 2012

Amla Ready To Adapt To Whatever Gets 'Dished Up' In Adelaide

Fresh from scoring a century in the darwn opening Test in Brisbane, Hashim Amla says that South Africa are ready to adapt to whatever conditions lie in wait in Adelaide, where the second Test will be held. Amla's 104 helped South Africa post 450 in the first innings at the Gabba, although he made an important 38 in the second innings on the final day to stave off Australia's victory charge.
14 November 2012

Cricket Video - Australia And South Africa Draw First Test In Brisbane - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back on the final day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane. Australia went into the final day with a narrow lead thanks to Michael Clarke scoring a brilliant unbeaten double century and Ed Cowan hitting 100 for the first time.
13 November 2012

Smith Expects Improvement From Bowlers In Adelaide

The draw between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane was probably the right result, according to Proteas captain Graeme Smith, although he expected more from his bowlers. In allowing Australia to progress from 40 for three to 565 for five declared, South Africa's chances of winning the match disappeared as they failed to keep up the pressure on the home side.
13 November 2012

Australia And South Africa Draw Opening Test In Brisbane

There was to be no miracle win for either side in Brisbane and both Australia and South Africa were forced to settle for a draw in the opening Test at the Gabba. Australia declared on 565 for five after Michael Hussey scored 100 and South Africa closed on 166 for five, an overall lead of 51.
13 November 2012

Dean Elgar Called Up as Duminy's Replacement

Dean Elgar has seen off the likes of Colin Ingram and Ashwell Prince to be named as South Africa's replacement for the injured JP Duminy for their ongoing tour of Australia.
11 November 2012

Pattinson Honest About Australian Shortcomings

Little went right on the opening day for Australia against South Africa in Brisbane, although James Pattinson was probably their best bowler, with one for 53 in 20 overs. That included the early wicket of Graeme Smith, although Pattinson admits that the fast bowlers failed to hit the right lengths early on and were unable to bowl well consistently as the day progressed.
9 November 2012

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