South Africa

  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, Triseries in Harare August 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl at Harare. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson SOUTH AFRICA: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk),...
  • South Africa spinners eye hardhitting Australia in triseries August 27, 2014

    South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin options when they take on a hardhitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number oneranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in...
  • TriSeries: Australia face South Africa after thrashing Zimbabwe August 26, 2014

    Harare: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hardhitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198...
  • Injured Clarke set to miss more matches of triangular series August 26, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the "back end" of the triangular oneday tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to standin skipper George Bailey. Clarke injured his hamstring at training in Harare and was scratched from Monday's seriesopener against Zimbabwe, which Australia...
  • Unlucky Phillip Hughes snubbed again August 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Not for the first time, opener Phillip Hughes finds himself warming the Australian bench despite injured skipper Michael Clarke saying last week that it's not possible for the lefthander to have had a better preseason campaign. Hughes, who has 26 Tests and 20 ODIs to his name, will not play...
  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith August 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's middleorder batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his legspin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the triseries in Zimbabwe against the hosts and South Africa, and looks set to add to the one ODI cap he has received in the...
  • Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya reported for suspected bowling action August 22, 2014

    Dubai: Zimbabwe allrounder Prosper Utseya has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's sevenwicket loss in the third and final ODI against South Africa in Bulawayo. The match officials' report, which was handed over to Zimbabwe team manager Stanley Chioza on Thursday after the match, cited concerns...
  • Australia arrive for first Zimbabwe tour in 10 years August 22, 2014

    Harare: The Australia cricket team arrived for its first tour of Zimbabwe in a decade on Thursday, promising to play hard and shrugging off questions over the trip. Australia avoided playing in the troubled southern African country for 10 years from 2004 because of the rule of longtime president Robert Mugabe...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 30 to win ODI series August 21, 2014

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a sevenwicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 30 whitewash in the oneday international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 3rd ODI August 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura (c), Luke Jongwe, Prosper Utseya, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Faf...
  • Hashim Amla rested for third ODI against Zimbabwe August 21, 2014

    South Africa will hand debuts to toporder batsman Rilee Rossouw and leftarm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in Thursday's third and final oneday international against Zimbabwe. Having already sewn up the series by winning the first two games by 93 runs and 61 runs, the Proteas will offer the pair an opportunity to...
  • Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke August 20, 2014

    Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia's visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action. A 14man squad departed Wednesday for Harare to play a twoweek series that also involves South Africa Australia's first international...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa beat Zimbabwe to take series August 19, 2014

    Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell claimed three wickets apiece as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second oneday international to clinch the threematch series on Tuesday in Bulawayo. McLaren claimed figures of 3 for 21 in eight overs while Parnell took 3 for 28 in nine as...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 2nd ODI August 19, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to bowl. TEAM NEWS: Zimbabwe brought in Sikandar Raza for Vusi Sibanda, while Brian Vitori replaced Shingi Masakadza. South Africa unchanged. The Proteas cruised to a 93run victory in the first match on Sunday, with Hashim Amla scoring his...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa unlikely to experiment against Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa will ignore the temptation to experiment and instead plan to field what they believe is their firstchoice XI when they meet Zimbabwe in the second of the three oneday internationals on Tuesday. The Proteas cruised to a 93run victory over their hosts in the first match on Sunday,...
  • Refreshed Aussie cricketers ready for the fray, says Lehmann August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular oneday series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14man squad to Harare for a twoweek series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continenthopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limitedovers series. Next stop after...
  • 1st ODI: Amla scores ton as South Africa ease to a 93run win over Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa were far too strong for Zimbabwe, making 3093 and bowling the home team out for 216 to win the first oneday international by 93 runs at Queens Sports Club on Sunday. Hashim Amla batted through South Africa's innings for an unbeaten 122 as the tourists posted a...
  • Phil Hughes celebrates recall with second double century August 17, 2014

    Phil Hughes celebrated his recall to the Australia oneday squad with a second unbeaten double century in a month against South Africa in an A team fixture on Sunday. The lefthander hit an unbeaten 243 from 440 balls with 26 fours and one six in a drawn fourday match at Townsville...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 1st ODI August 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl first. Zimbabwe have three debutants Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva and John Nyumbu. While South Africa have left out Rilee Rossouw, Marchant de Lange and Shezi. Teams: Zimbabwe: Hamilton...
  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar reprimanded after hitting stumps August 13, 2014

    Harare: South Africa opener Dean Elgar has been reprimanded for reacting angrily to his dismissal on the fourth day of the oneoff Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. Edgar, who hit a stump with his bat after being cleaned up by Zimbabwean mediumpacer Tendai Chatara during South Africa's 41run winning...
  • Brendan Taylor hopes Zimbabwe performance leads to more Tests August 13, 2014

    Harare: After a year without Test cricket, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor praised his side's competitiveness against topranked South Africa that suggests they deserve a greater share of the international calendar. The Proteas claimed a ninewicket victory on Tuesday as the shadows lengthened on day four of a oneoff Test match they...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker to start shooting for 'Mohenjo Daro' in South Africa this October August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who has collaborated with Disney India to coproduce his next mega project 'Mohenjo Daro', will roll the cameras for the Hrithik Roshan starrer in South Africa in October. Gowariker will direct the film, which will introduce Miss India Universe 2010 second runnerup Pooja Hegde in Bollywood. Its...
  • South Africa lose paceman Hendricks for Zimbabwe ODIs August 13, 2014

    Fast bowler Beuran Hendricks is out of South Africa's threematch oneday international series with Zimbabwe that starts on Sunday. Hendricks has a back strain, suffered while touring Australia with the A team, Cricket South Africa said in a news release on Tuesday. He will not be replaced in a squad already...
  • Oneoff Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the topranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 441 to seal victory and follow up...
  • Graeme Smith named director of South African T20 tournament August 12, 2014

    Harare: Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith has been appointed tournament director for the country's domestic Twenty20 competition, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Tuesday. The 33yearold Smith retired from international cricket in March and also prematurely ended a threeyear stint with English county Surrey due to a knee injury that required...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test August 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their...
  • South Africa in control of Harare Test as Zimbabwe concede 141run lead August 11, 2014

    Harare: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their second innings after posting 256 in the first, and were facing an...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka, Oneoff Test, Day 3 August 11, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made halfcenturies on Sunday as topranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier made 61...
  • Plenty of demons lurk in Harare pitch August 11, 2014

    Low, slow, crumbling and likely to get much worse quickly. That was the verdict on the Harare Sports Club pitch from both Zimbabwe and South Africa after the second day's play in their oneoff Test yielded just 209 runs in the 90 overs. The Proteas finished on 201 for four and...