SOUTH AFRICA

  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd T20 November 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Faulkner's 3/25 restricted South Africa to a paltry 101, skipper Finch led Australia's reply with 44* for an easy 7-wicket win to level series 1-1. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Cameron White, Aaron Finch (c), Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk (wk), N...
  • Cricket Australia suspends flame throwers at T20 games November 7, 2014

    Cricket Australia on Friday suspended the use of flame throwers used to signal boundaries or when a wicket falls at Twenty20 internationals after a close call in a match this week. Australia captain Aaron Finch was shocked when he came within a metre (yard) of a burst of the pyrotechnic display...
  • Michael Clarke welcomes return of fit-again Aussie quicks November 7, 2014

    Sydney: Skipper Michael Clarke on Friday welcomed the likelihood of Australia having a surfeit of fit pacemen ahead of a demanding season of cricket climaxing with next year's World Cup. The gruelling schedule of international matches at home began on Wednesday, with the first of three Twenty20 matches against South Africa....
  • Cricket Australia apologises over flame thrower near miss November 6, 2014

    Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch received an apology on Thursday after a close call with a flame thrower during the team's loss to South Africa in Adelaide. Finch was shocked when he came within a metre (yard) of a burst of the pyrotechnic display as he went to get the ball...
  • Glenn Maxwell rushed back into Australia's T20 squad November 6, 2014

    Big-hitting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been called into Australia's Twenty20 side for the remainder of their three-match series against South Africa and will join the team before the second contest in Melbourne on Friday. The 26-year-old Maxwell only returned from Australia's 2-0 Test series loss against Pakistan in the United Arab...
  • Rossouw powers South Africa to 7-wicket win over Australia in first T20I November 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Adelaide: Rilee Rossouw blazed 78 on his Twenty20 debut and shared a 129-run second-wicket stand with Quinton de Kock as South Africa opened the three-match series against Australia with a seven-wicket win on Wednesday. Australia batted first and was restricted to 144 for 6 from 20 overs, with Shane Watson...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 1st T20I November 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia won the toss and opted to bat. PLAYING XIs: Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron White, Shane Watson, Ben Dunk (wk), Nathan Reardon, James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Doug Bollinger South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza...
  • South Africa series the perfect pick-me-up for ailing Australia November 5, 2014

    A disappointed Michael Clarke arrived home from United Arab Emirates on Wednesday eager to shake off Australia's Test series loss to Pakistan and begin his side's World Cup buildup in the series against South Africa. Clarke's side were hammered by Pakistan in the two-Test series, losing the first game in Dubai...
  • India to host South Africa women's cricket team November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian women cricket team will play one Test, three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match against South Africa in a home tour, starting November 12. The visitors will begin the tour with a two-day warm-up game, starting November 12 at Alur, against India A ahead of the one-off Test,...
  • India is closest ally in Asia: South Africa November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing India as its "closest ally" in Asia, South Africa on Tuesday sought its help in gaining expertise in science and engineering besides pitching for better cooperation in areas like culture and education. "We know how good India is in the field of engineering and science. We lack...
  • South African prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentence November 4, 2014

    Johannesburg: The South African prosecution authority confirmed on Tuesday it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month. Pistorius was absolved of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the end of a seven-month trial after the...
  • Pat Cummins relaunches international career in T20 series November 4, 2014

    Young Australian paceman Pat Cummins gets a chance to relaunch his injury-blighted international career in Wednesday`s Twenty20 series opener against South Africa in Adelaide. Cummins, 21, will play his first international for more than two years as fifth-ranked Australia take on the third-rated Proteas in the first of three T20 matches....
  • Gayle hopeful South Africa tour will go ahead November 3, 2014

    Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is hopeful that a tour to South Africa will go ahead despite a pay dispute. The West Indies cut short a tour to India last month, refusing to play the last of five one-day internationals, a Twenty20 match and three Tests over a...
  • South Africa seek momentum in T20 Australia series October 31, 2014

    Sydney: South Africa hope a win against Australia in a Twenty20 series getting under way this week will set them on the path for a successful summer, coach Russell Domingo said Friday. The Proteas are in Australia for three T20 matches before a five-match one-day series in mid-November ahead of the...
  • Brad Haddin out, Shane Watson back in Australia squad for SA October 29, 2014

    Brisbane: Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rested and allrounder Shane Watson recalled from injury for Australia's squad to start a five-game limited-overs series against South Africa next month, a clash of the top two ODI teams ahead of the World Cup. Haddin, who is with the Australian squad preparing for...
  • AB de Villiers pays tribute to SA footballer Senzo Meyiwa October 28, 2014

    Trubutes continue to pour in for South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa who was shot dead by intruders on Sunday night. ...
  • Recovering Jonathan Trott named in England Lions squad October 28, 2014

    London: Jonathan Trott has been included in the England Lions squad for their tour to South Africa in January and February, marking his continuing recovery from a stress-related illness. Trott exited England's 2013 Ashes tour in Australia after one Test match due to the problem, but a comeback for his English...
  • Female boxer dies in South Africa following bout October 28, 2014

    Pretoria: A female boxer in South Africa has died after being in a coma for two weeks following a bout, another sports death in a country already mourning the loss of a former world-champion runner and the captain of the national football team. The sports ministry's announcement on Tuesday that Phindile...
  • South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory October 28, 2014

    South Africa have moved to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for the first time in five years, the Proteas climbing above Australia following their 2-0 series win in New Zealand. The last time South Africa headed the ODI rankings was in September 2009 but they slipped...
  • Players involved in Windies pay dispute join SA league October 28, 2014

    Johannesburg: Four of the players who controversially quit the recent One-Day International (ODI) cricket tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa's Ram Slam Twenty20 League. ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, Windies T20 skipper Darren Sammy, along with Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have all been announced by Cricket...
  • Senzo Meyiwa murder exposes South Africa's scary gun violence October 28, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africa's national soccer goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa has been shot dead by burglars during a break-in, a killing that shocked the country and turned the spotlight once again on gun violence here. At an emotional news conference on Monday, Meyiwa's colleagues paid tribute to the 27-year-old, who was...
  • South Africa mourns slain soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa October 28, 2014

    Johannesburg: The shooting death of the beloved captain of South Africa's national soccer team during an apparent house robbery stunned a country long accustomed to violent crime, and police launched a manhunt on Monday for the intruders. Charismatic goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was known for his athleticism and easy way with fans,...
  • South Africa prosecution to appeal Pistorius conviction, sentence October 27, 2014

    South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. "Oscar Pistorius judgement, NPA will be appealing both the conviction and sentence," NPA spokesman Nathi Mncube said...
  • South Africa eye Australia in bid to top ODI rankings October 27, 2014

    Hamilton: South Africa's attempt to top the one-day cricket rankings before next year's World Cup will depend on a showdown with Australia next month after rain dashed their hopes in New Zealand on Monday. South Africa needed to complete a three-match clean sweep against New Zealand to overtake the current number-one...
  • Murdered South Africa football captain was trying to save girlfriend October 27, 2014

    South Africa soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders when trying to protect his girlfriend during a robbery at her home near Johannesburg, officials said on Monday. The 27-year-old Orlando Pirates goalkeeper died on Sunday after suffering a single shot through the chest at the home of girlfriend Kelly...
  • South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa killed by intruders October 27, 2014

    South Africa's football captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders in a township near Johannesburg on Sunday in what local media reported as a botched robbery. The Orlando Pirates goalkeeper was shot after two men entered a house in Vosloorus where Meyiwa was visiting, at about 8 p.m. local time,...
  • South Africa win New Zealand series 2-0 after rain washed out 3rd ODI October 27, 2014

    Hamilton: Rain washed out the third one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa on Sunday, giving the Proteas with a 2-0 series win. South Africa were 157 for 3 after 30.4 overs, batting first after New Zealand won the toss, when rain forced the players from Hamilton's Seddon Park. Umpires...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd ODI October 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opted to field against South Africa. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock,...
  • Ryder not ready for New Zealand return, says McCullum October 24, 2014

    Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Ryder, who has been kept out of the national side due to multiple off-field incidents, smashed 136 off just 57 balls for Otago against an...
  • Jesse Ryder not ready for New Zealand return: Brendon McCullum October 24, 2014

    Jesse Ryder's blistering return to form may not be enough to get him rushed back into the international game, according to New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. Ryder, who has been kept out of the national side due to multiple off-field incidents, smashed 136 off just 57 balls for Otago against an...