SOUTH AFRICA

  • 3rd ODI: De Kock, De Villiers star in South Africa's series win over Sri Lanka July 12, 2014

    Hambantota: South Africa rode on aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs in the third and final oneday international on Saturday. Lefthander De Kock smashed a 127ball 128 while skipper De Villiers hit a fiery 71ball 108, making a century off...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI July 12, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: South have won the toss and opted to bat. Both teams have one change as Sri Lanka replace Nuwan Kulasekara with Rangana Herath, while South Africa bring in Wayne Parnell in place of Vernon Philander. In the...
  • 2nd ODI: Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to level series July 9, 2014

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second onedayer on Wednesday to draw the threematch series level at 11. Dilshan smashed 86 off 90 balls and also took three wickets for 40 runs to set the stage for...
  • SL vs SA, 2nd ODI: as it happened July 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt), JeanPaul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith...
  • Australian TV news airs Oscar Pistorius shooting 'reenactment' July 7, 2014

    Sydney: An Australian current affairs television programme aired footage on Sunday of a reenactment by Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius of the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. With Pistorius' murder trial still underway in South Africa, the family lawyers of the accused athlete said the "visual mapping" reenactment was...
  • 1st ODI: Amla hundred sets up big South Africa win over Sri Lanka July 6, 2014

    Colombo: Hashim Amla's 13th century in oneday international and a 151run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75run win in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Amla scored 109 including eight boundaries to take the Proteas to 304 for 5 in 50 overs...
  • SL v SA, 1st ODI: as it happened July 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka will look to extend their redhot winning streak onto home soil when they take on a newlook South Africa in the first of the three oneday internationals on Sunday. The hosts go into the series on the back...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka bandwagon looks to flatten South Africa July 5, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will look to extend their redhot winning streak onto home soil when they take on a newlook South Africa in the first of the three oneday internationals on Sunday. The hosts go into the series on the back of their first ever Test series victory in England which...
  • Sri Lanka retain 'suspect' Sachithra Senanayake for South Africa ODIs July 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake, who was reported for a suspect bowling action during the oneday international series against England last month, has been included in the squad for the first two ODIs against South Africa. After being reported, Senanayake underwent testing at the Cardiff Metropolitan University on June 29...
  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Rahul Dravid July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African allrounder Jacques Kallis, terming him "second only to Sachin Tendulkar" as the Proteas great pushes for a fifth World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand, next year. "I think he's (Kallis) going to end up with...
  • South Africa call up Van Zyl, Piedt for Sri Lanka tour June 29, 2014

    South Africa have included uncapped righthanded batsman Stiaan van Zyl and offspinner Dane Piedt in their Test squad for the twomatch tour of Sri Lanka next month. The series will be the first for new Test captain Hashim Amla, who takes over from the retired Graeme Smith and is the first...
  • We'll make life easy for new skipper Hashim Amla, says Morne Morkel June 20, 2014

    Cape Town: South African players are determined to make life as easy as possible for new test skipper Hashim Amla as they prepare for next month's tour of Sri Lanka, paceman Morne Morkel said on Thursday. The Proteas play three oneday internationals, starting on July 3, before a twomatch test series. "It's...
  • International cricket to return to Canberra's Manuka Oval June 16, 2014

    Canberra: International cricket will return to the Manuka Oval in November with Australia scheduled to play South Africa in a oneday international (ODI) under lights November 19. "This is exciting news for Canberra cricket fans and another step in affirming Manuka Oval's credentials as a venue for international cricket. The centenary...
  • Trevor Bayliss to coach Australia T20 against South Africa June 16, 2014

    New South Wales state coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of the Australia team in Twenty20 cricket series against South Africa in November to allow head coach Darren Lehmann a week's break at the start of a hectic season. The matches, which open Australia's home season, will be played only days...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan explores investment avenues in Madhya Pradesh from South Africa province June 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met South Africa's Gauteng province Premier (Chief Minister) Maemolla David Makhura and his council of ministers and discussed investment in the state, during his thirdday of visit to the African nation. Chouhan and the Gauteng Premier on Tuesday held detailed discussions on processing and...
  • Shivraj meets Gauteng province Premier in South Africa, seeks investment for MP June 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met South Africa's Gauteng province Premier (Chief Minister) Maemolla David Makhura and his council of ministers and discussed investment in the state, during his thirdday of visit to the African nation. Chouhan and the Gauteng Premier held detailed discussions on Tuesday on processing and...
  • India A squad for Australia tour to be picked today June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey, who had a stellar run at the Ranji Trophy this season, along with other fringe players are expected to find a berth in the India A squad which will be picked here on Wednesday for the tour of Australia in JulyAugust. Uthappa, who excelled for...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets South African officials to explore scope for trade June 10, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday met Premier Ace Magashule of the Free State province of South Africa to explore areas of cooperation and trade. The two leaders agreed to build strong links between Madhya Pradesh and Free State, according to an official release. Chouhan is on a...
  • Herschelle Gibbs declines offer to play in Pakistan after airport attack June 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram of New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport on Sunday. The attack and siege lasted...
  • Netherlands storm into World Cup hockey semifinals June 9, 2014

    Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands stormed into the men's hockey World Cup semifinals with a runaway 71 victory over South Africa at the Kyocera Stadium. Threetime World Cup winners Netherlands stayed at the top of Group B with 12 points from four successive victories to ensure a spot in the semifinals. Netherlands...
  • South Africa's President Jacob Zuma hospitalised for tests June 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was on Saturday admitted to hospital for tests following a bout of exhaustion, his office said. "Doctors are satisfied with his condition," his office said in a statement without giving details. Zuma's spokesman Mac Maharaj told AFP the president has been advised to get some rest,...
  • De Villiers named South African Cricketer of the Year June 5, 2014

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers dominated the Cricket South Africa Awards banquet by bagging four awards, including Cricketer of the Year 2014, here on Wednesday evening. De Villiers was also named Test Cricketer of the Year, was recognised by his peers as SA Players' Player of the Year and by popular vote...
  • Hashim Amla named South Africa's new Test captain June 3, 2014

    Johannesburg: South African cricket broke new ground on Tuesday with the appointment of Hashim Amla as Test captain, the first black cricketer to hold the post permanently in a sport long seen to be dominated by whites. Cricket South Africa (CSA) had identified Amla, oneday skipper AB de Villiers and Twenty20...
  • AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla vie for South Africa Test captaincy June 2, 2014

    Star batsmen AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla are the leading candidates to succeed Graeme Smith as South Africa's Test captain. Cricket South Africa's board meets in Johannesburg on Tuesday to make what is seen as a crucial decision after a decade of Smith at the helm. Smith captained South Africa in...
  • Hockey World Cup: Germany drub South Africa 40 June 1, 2014

    The Hague: Olympic champions Germany on Sunday kickstarted their campaign to reclaim the World Cup title with a 40 drubbing of South Africa at the Kyocera Stadium here. Germany, beaten by Australia in the final in 2010 at New Delhi, were winners of successive World Cup titles in 2002 and 2006. South...
  • Graeme Smith has no plans to retire from cricket May 31, 2014

    Cape Town: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has no immediate plans to retire despite suffering another serious injury and sending what seemed a farewell message earlier this week. Smith, who is set for surgery in Cape Town after fracturing his knee playing for English county side Surrey, told South Africa's...
  • India beat South Africa 41 in final practice game ahead of hockey World Cup May 29, 2014

    A spirited India defeated South Africa 41 in their final practice game to round off their warmup campaign ahead of the hockey World Cup on a positive note. India had earlier lost 12 to Argentina in the first practice game. Hit hard by injuries to two key strikers Ramandeep Singh and...
  • 2014 Men's Hockey World Cup: Format and Schedule May 27, 2014

    The 13th edition of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup commences at The Hague, Netherlands, on May 31 with the world's top 12 teams in the fray to win the silverware. India, who had their only World Cup success 34 years ago in 1975 under Ajit Pal Singh, are ranked...
  • Zuma swornin as South African president for second term May 24, 2014

    Jacob Zuma was on Saturday swornin as South Africa's President for a second consecutive term and vowed to spearhead a "radical social economic transformation" to eradicate corruption that has plagued Africa's second largest economy. In his first address to the nation after taking oath, President Zuma said his second term was...
  • South Africa confirms ruling party win after count May 10, 2014

    South Africa's election commission completed a vote count that confirms the ruling African National Congress as the winner but also shows the strengthening of prominent opposition groups, according to results on Saturday. The government said the election and its aftermath had gone smoothly, despite some scattered delays and disruptions, and an...