South Africa

Dale Steyn Ends With Four As South Africa Wrap Up Innings Win

Pakistan's hopes of making South Africa bat again in the third Test in Centurion were effectively ended shortly after lunch during a middle-order collapse of four for 21. That reduced the tourists to 114 for six and, despite some unexpected resistance from the lower-order, the match was won midway through the final session. The win was Graeme Smith's 50th as South Africa's Test captain and wrapped up a clean sweep for the Proteas this summer.
24 February 2013

South Africa Keen To End Test Series Strongly

South Africa go into the third and final Test against Pakistan already guaranteed of another series victory but no less determined to end their summer on a winning note. They haven't lost a Test match since December 2011, when Sri Lanka (also the last side to defeat them in a series away from home) beat them in Durban.
21 February 2013

Pakistan Recall Afridi For South Africa ODIs, T20s

All-rounder Shahid Afridi is poised to make another international comeback after he was named in Pakistan's 16-man One-Day International squad to play South Africa. Afridi played for Pakistan against Australia in September before being left out of the One-Day International series in India, although he and Shoaib Malik, who has also been recalled, did feature in the Twenty20 matches.
20 February 2013

Du Plessis To Continue As Twenty20 Captain

Faf du Plessis has been re-appointed as South Africa's Twenty20 International captain ahead of the Pakistan series following AB de Villiers' request to stand down. De Villiers will continue to lead the One-Day International side, however, which plays five matches against Pakistan from 10th to 24th March.
20 February 2013

Abbott Called Up As Morne Morkel Out Of Final Test

South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel has, as expected, been ruled out of the third and final Test against Pakistan due to the hamstring injury he picked up during the second Test in Cape Town. The injury prevented him from bowling in the second innings although South Africa nevertheless wrapped up a four-wicket win that ensures they will retain the number one Test ranking regardless of results around the world between now and April.
19 February 2013

South Africa Take Win After Dramatic Pakistan Collapse

A match that swung this way and that throughout was ended by a final decisive swing towards South Africa in a crazy 45 minute session before lunch on day four. From a position of strength at 147 for four, Pakistan lost four wickets for five runs and were all out for 169 in their second innings, leaving the hosts needing just 182 for a series-clinching victory. Hashim Amla anchored the run chase with an elegant 58 as South Africa chose to go after a Pakistan attack which was again overly dependent on Saeed Ajmal.
17 February 2013

Sri Lanka Collapse Hands South Africa Victory

Sri Lanka Women lost seven wickets for seven runs, collapsing from 110 for three to be all out for 117 to hand South Africa a 110-run win in their Women's World Cup Super Six game in Cuttack. They were making steady progress having been set 228 to win before losing their way completely, Dane van Niekerk taking four for 18 to ensure the two sides will meet again in Friday's fifth place play-off.
13 February 2013

Pakistan Complete Victory Over Emerging Cape Cobras Side

The touring Pakistan side took a morale-boosting and welcome 10-wicket victory on the second and final day of their tour game against a Cape Cobras Emerging Players side in Rondenbosch. After bowling their hosts for just 78 in their second innings, the Pakistanis continued batting having reached their target, closing on 126 for one with Younus Khan hitting an unbeaten half-century.
11 February 2013

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, 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


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