South Africa

Pakistan Can Surprise South Africa - Zaheer Abbas

Former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas believes Pakistan could surprise their hosts South Africa during their three-match Test series in February. Pakistan get the tour underway on Friday (25th January) with a four-day match before playing the Proteas in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Centurion.
21 January 2013

West Indies Women Clinch Series In Style

The West Indies Women completed a 2-0 Twenty20 International series win over South Africa Women with a six-wicket victory in the second and final match in Saint Lucia. The match was played prior to the final of the Caribbean T20 - won by Trinidad and Tobago - and the West Indies gave the home crowd plenty to cheer with a dominant performance.
21 January 2013

Philander Returns To Strengthen South Africa Ahead Of Pakistan Visit

Vernon Philander has been named in South Africa's squad for the first Test against Pakistan, which begins in Johannesburg on 1st February. The 13-man squad is South Africa's first choice one, with Ryan McLaren, who was called up as cover for Philander, who missed the final Test against New Zealand due to a hamstring injury, omitted. Rory Kleinveldt and Jacques Rudolph are expected to be the spare bower and batsman in the party.
20 January 2013

Skipper De Villiers Receives Two-Match Suspension

South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been hit with a two-match ban after his side were found to be guilty of maintaining a significantly slow over-rate during yesterday's ODI defeat to New Zealand in Paarl. De Villiers will miss the final two matches in the series in Kimberley and Potchefstroom, which South Africa must win, and is expected to be replaced as captain by Faf du Plessis.
20 January 2013

Dottin Blast Gives West Indies Women Victory

There has been little to separate South Africa and West Indies Women so far on the former's tour of the Caribbean, and that was a trend that continued for much of today's opening Twenty20 International until Deandra Dottin launched a late onslaught. The 21 year-old from Barbados, in her 50th T20 International, hit three sixes during her knock of 48, which spanned 30 balls, and eventually helped her side home with 10 balls and eight wickets to spare.
19 January 2013

Franklin Leads New Zealand To Unexpected Win

A calm unbeaten 47 from James Franklin helped New Zealand win a thrilling, low-scoring and slightly unusual opening One-Day International against South Africa. The Black Caps' policy of packing their side with all-rounders paid dividends as Nathan McCullum, coming in at number nine, and Kyle Mills, at number 10, added stands worth 35 and 47 with Franklin after New Zealand had found themselves 105 for seven.
19 January 2013

New Captaincy Perspective Excites De Villiers

South African One-Day International captain AB de Villiers is looking to use the upcoming series against New Zealand as an opportunity to further develop his captaincy skills. By handing the gloves to Quinton de Kock, it will give him a new perspective having previously captained from behind the stumps, something he admits is not always easy, particularly when communicating with his players.
18 January 2013

Pace Bowlers Need To Deliver In South Africa - Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has called for his fast bowlers to 'stand up and be counted' as they take on South Africa, a team with arguably the best pace attack in the world. Matching an attack which can choose from Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Rory Kleinveldt will be no easy task during a three-Test series which gets underway in Johannesburg on 1st February.
18 January 2013

West Indies Women Name Twenty20 International Squad

The West Indies have confirmed their women's squad for the two Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa Women on 19th and 20th January. The only uncapped player in the squad is Kyshona Knight, who made her One-Day International debut during the 2-2 series draw that preceded the Twenty20 matches.
17 January 2013

Kirsten Challenges ODI Team To Improve

South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has targeted 2013 as a year in which the Proteas must improve their One-Day International record. Since taking charge in 2011, South Africa have won nine out of the 15 games they have played and for Kirsten, a win record of 60 percent is not enough.
17 January 2013

Boucher To Mentor De Kock Ahead Of ODI Series

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have recruited former international wicket-keeper Mark Boucher to mentor Quinton de Kock, who will keep wicket in the first One-Day International against New Zealand on Saturday (19th January). CSA have opted to give regular wicket-keeper AB de Villiers a break for the series, with de Kock set to spend time with Boucher before the 20-year-old takes over the gloves in Paarl.
17 January 2013

More Taylor Brilliance Wins West Indies Final ODI

An inspired performance by Stafanie Taylor drove the West Indies Women to a 22-run victory over South Africa Women in the fifth and final One-Day International in Dominica. Taylor's 76 helped the West Indies post 177 for eight and by bowling out South Africa for 155, they successfully levelled the series having been 2-0 down with three games remaining.
16 January 2013

Graeme Smith Pleased With 'Professional' Proteas

South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith has paid tribute to the way in which his side comprehensively outplayed New Zealand on their way to a 2-0 series victory. Smith prevailed over innnigs victories in both matches in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, with New Zealand failing to score more than 275 and in Cape Town being bowled out for just 45.
14 January 2013

Cricket Video - Steyn Bowling Hands South Africa Series Win Over New Zealand - Cricket World TV

We look back at the second Test between South Africa and New Zealand in Port Elizabeth. Dale Steyn carried off the man of the match award after bowling something like at his best as South Africa won the second game by an innings and 193 runs. There were also centuries for Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar as the hosts wasted little time in completing a most comprehensive 2-0 win.
14 January 2013

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


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