ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA

  • England set for bumper South Africa tour 6 days ago

    Cape Town: England will play four Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on a 10-week tour of South Africa during the 2015/16 summer season. The schedule of matches was confirmed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday, with the opening fixture a Boxing Day Test against the number one-ranked...
  • South Africa in World T20 semis, England eliminated March 29, 2014

    South Africa sailed into the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a three-run victory over England in their super 10 Group 1 match in Chittagong on Saturday. England slumped out of contention for a place in the last four after falling short of a 197-run victory target in the face of some impressive...
  • As it happened: England vs South Africa, World Twenty20 March 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: England have won the toss and elected to bowl against South Africa at Chittagong. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Wayne...
  • Broad upbeat after England beat Proteas September 13, 2012

    Birmingham: Buttler's international best performance effectively accounted for the victory margin with the Somerset batsman hitting three sixes and two fours. The 22yearold's deft use of the ramp shot and some powerful hitting was mainly responsible for South Africa leftarm quick Wayne Parnell conceding 32 runs in the ninth over ...
  • 2nd T20: Shaky England eye to level series September 9, 2012

    After losing the first Twenty20 match, England will now aim to level the threematch series when they will take on South Africa in the second T20 at Old Trafford in Manchester on Monday. England who were already outplayed by upbeat South Africans in Tests by losing their world number one...
  • England slump against SA in T20 opener September 8, 2012

    ChesterleStreet: Jacques Kallis guided South Africa to a sevenwicket win over World Twenty20 champions England in the first Twenty20 international at ChesterleStreet on Saturday. The Proteas were in trouble at 29 for three, chasing a seemingly modest 119 for victory. But opener Kallis, returning to international duty after being rested from the...
  • 1st T20: Upbeat SA to take on England September 7, 2012

    After winning the Test series and drawing the ODI leg, South Africa will now take on England in first of the three Twenty20 matches at ChesterleStreet on Friday. South Africa, who created history recently by becoming the first team to top the ICC rankings in all three formats recently, will be...
  • De Villiers up for England Twenty20s September 7, 2012

    ChesterLeStreet: South Africa captain AB de Villiers has insisted his side are looking forward to the prospect of three Twenty20s against England, despite having already been on tour for two months. Wicketkeeper batsman de Villiers has been an everpresent in all eight internationals so far this tour, with South Africa winning...
  • Amla, de Villiers help SA to level series September 5, 2012

    Nottingham: South Africa routed England by seven wickets in their fifth and final oneday international at Trent Bridge, to tie the series 22. South Africa recovered from 14 for 3 to coast with 15.3 overs remaining, after skittling England for 182. Hashim Amla hit an unbeaten 97, while Proteas captain AB de...
  • 5th ODI: Rejuvenated England target series win September 4, 2012

    The second leg of South Africa's English summer is set for a battling finish at Trent Bridge where Alastair Cook and AB de Villiers' men will square off for the final ODI that has a series win on offer for England and a chance to share the NatWest Trophy for...
  • Jonathan Trott survives fracture scare September 3, 2012

    London: England will make a lastminute decision over the fitness of Jonathan Trott after scans showed the batsman did not fracture his hand in Sunday's oneday victory over South Africa. Trott, England's number three, suffered a painful blow on his right hand after being hit by a short ball from Dale...
  • 4th ODI: England look to nail SA at Lord's September 1, 2012

    England, after registering a fourwicket victory over South Africa in the third onedayer, have brought some sanity to the fivematch ODI series. With the series now levelled 11, England would like to keep the momentum going in the fourth ODI at Lord's on Sunday. England's decision of including Jade Dernbach in...
  • Andrew Strauss 'a great man': Flower September 1, 2012

    London: England coach Andy Flower on Friday said that Andrew Strauss was a "great man" and deserved to be remembered as one of his country's best captains. Flower, speaking publicly for the first time since Test skipper Strauss announced his retirement from all cricket on Wednesday, told Sky Sports: "He's a...
  • 3rd ODI: Dernbach stars as England beat SA August 31, 2012

    London: Jade Dernbach marked his return to England duty with three wickets, including the prize scalp of Hashim Amla, in a fourwicket win over his native South Africa in the third oneday international at The Oval. Dernbach, recalled in place of Tim Bresnan, took three for 44 in nine overs on...
  • Hashim Amla keen on run riot in England August 29, 2012

    Southampton: Hashim Amla looked forward to returning to the scene of his greatest triumph after punishing England with yet another superb century. Amla's brilliant 150 was the centrepiece of the Proteas 80 runwin in the second oneday international at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday as they went 10...
  • Team spirit comes before individuals: Morgan August 27, 2012

    London: England batsman Eoin Morgan admits Kevin Pietersen's fall from grace has emphasised the danger of letting individuals undermine team spirit. Pietersen has been cast into exile by England after the controversial batsman infuriated captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower by sending text messages containing criticism of the duo to...
  • Philander achieves careerbest ranking August 21, 2012

    Dubai: South Africas Vernon Philander played a pivotal role in South Africas 51run win over England at Lords this week with seven wickets, and has now jumped to second place in the ICC Test bowler rankings, his highest ranking. Philander had figures of 2 for 48 and five for 30 in...
  • South Africa wary of 'awesome' Aussies August 21, 2012

    London: South Africa may have gone to the top of the world Test rankings after their 20 series win in England but Proteas captain Graeme Smith insisted there'd be no complacency ahead of a tour of Australia. November will see South Africa in the unusual position of travelling to Australia, for...
  • England lose Lord's Test, SA new No. 1 August 20, 2012

    London: England fought valiantly to attain the target of 346 on the last day but Philander's fivewicket haul scuppered their chase as South Africa won the third Test by 51 runs to take series 20 and claim the No. 1 spot in ICC Test rankings. South Africa won the first Test...
  • EngSA, 3rd Test, day 3: As it happened August 18, 2012

    Hashim Amla scored yet another timely halfcentury as South Africa reached 145 for 3 in their 2nd innings, leading England by just 139 runs after day three of the third and final Test at the Lord's on Saturday. Amla was not out on 57, while nightwatchman Dale Steyn was on 0...
  • Pietersen faces extended wait over T20 squad August 17, 2012

    London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen has several extra days in which to discover if he will be a member of the defending champions World Twenty20 squad. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had originally made this Saturday their deadline for all teams to announce their final 15man squads for the tournament in...
  • EngSA, 3rd Test, Day 1: As it happened August 16, 2012

    London: South Africa made a recovery after a disastrous beginning to their first innings of the third and final Test at Lord's on Thursday. JP Duminy made an 61, while Jacques Rudolph too contributed with 42 as the visitors reached 262 for 7 before bad light stopped play, with 2.2...
  • Battle to decide Test No. 1 begins August 16, 2012

    After winning the third Test against India on August 13, 2011, England put themselves on top of the Test rankings ladder. They went on to steamroll India in the fourth Test, completing a historic 40 whitewash. But just a shade over an year after dismantling their colonial cousins, England now...
  • Pietersen waits on T20 decision after apology August 16, 2012

    London: Eventually, Pietersen admitted on Wednesday: "I did send what you might call provocative texts to my close friends in the South African team. "The texts were meant as banter between close friends. I need to rein myself in sometimes. I apologise to Straussy and the team for the inappropriate remarks...
  • Smith denies Proteas' role in Pietersen axe August 15, 2012

    London: South Africa captain Graeme Smith has said suggestions his side deliberately leaked text messages from Kevin Pietersen are "the biggest load of rubbish I have heard". England will go into Thursday's third Test at Lord's without their star batsman after South Africaborn Pietersen was dropped last weekend, despite scoring 149...