South Africa

  • World T20: Steyn's last-over heroics help South Africa beat New Zealand March 24, 2014

    Chittagong: JP Duminy blasted an unbeaten 86 and Dale Steyn bowled a sensational last over as South Africa pulled of a dramatic two-run win over New Zealand to bring their ICC World Twenty20 campaign back on track, here on Monday. Riding on Duminy's blistering knock, South Africa collected 70 runs in...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs New Zealand, World Twenty20 March 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS & TEAM NEWS: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis returned fit to play in place of Behardien. New Zealand went in with an unchanged side. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane...
  • World T20: South Africa look to bounce back with win over New Zealand March 24, 2014

    In the Monday double-header of World Twenty20, South Africa take on New Zealand in an almost must-win match. South Africa lost their opening game against Sri Lanka by a narrow five runs while New Zealand were lucky to slip in a win against England through D/L method. The absence of their...
  • South Africa captain Du Plessis to undergo fitness test March 24, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will undergo a fitness test before Monday's World Twenty20 match against New Zealand after missing the opening game with a hamstring injury, Cricket South Africa said on Sunday. He continues to make "positive progress" after sitting out Saturday's loss to Sri Lanka and...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka sink South Africa in close contest March 22, 2014

    Chittagong: Opener Kusal Perera smashed 61 runs to steer Sri Lanka to a five-run win over South Africa in a tight contest in their World Twenty20 opener on Saturday. Sri Lanka put up a respectable 165 for 7 and in response South Africa were restricted to 160 for 8. Perera gave...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, World Twenty20 Game 14 March 22, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat. South Africa's regular T20 skipper Faf du Plessis misses out due to injury while Dale Steyn is fit to play. South Africa are in Group One of...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Catch the action on the sets of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' March 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN meets the participants on 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' in Cape Town, South Africa. ...
  • World T20: Du Plessis, Steyn doubtful for SA ahead of Sri Lanka tie March 22, 2014

    South African captain Faf du Plessis and spearhead Dale Steyn will undergo fitness tests ahead of their opening World Twenty20 game in Chittagong, the skipper said here on Friday. Both du Plessis and Steyn took part in team practice on Friday but have not fully recovered from hamstring injuries. "It's been...
  • World Twenty20: Serious business begins with the Super10 stage March 21, 2014

    As the 2014 World Twenty20 moves into the business end in Bangladesh, ten top teams will sweat it out for the coveted trophy in round two called the Super10, with Asian rivals India and Pakistan playing the opener at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The expanded 16-nation tournament saw...
  • Dale Steyn, Du Plessis injury doubts for SA ahead of their WT20 opener March 20, 2014

    Dhaka: Title contenders South Africa were sweating over the fitness of injured captain Faf du Plessis and premier fast bowler Dale Steyn ahead of their World Twenty20 opener against Sri Lanka on Saturday. The two key players are recovering from hamstring injuries, and their availability for the Super-10 group one...
  • Firearms expert tells of Oscar Pistorius' love for guns March 17, 2014

    Pretoria: Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius said he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home, which turned out to be a laundry machine, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete's murder trial. Sean Rens,...
  • Clarke suffered fractured shoulder in South Africa barrage March 17, 2014

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke is suffering from a fractured shoulder stemming from the barrage of bouncers he faced during the third Test against South Africa, it was revealed Monday. Cricket Australia said the injury has forced him out of the domestic Sheffield Shield final this weekend. "Michael Clarke was injured as...
  • CSA was not relying on IPL revenue, says Haroon Lorgat March 16, 2014

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa was not relying on the revenue that would have been generated had the latest edition of the IPL been played in South Africa, according to CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat. Lorgat told the Afrikaans daily Beeld that it made sense for India to organise the tournament closer...
  • Australia a threat at World T20, says Du Plessis March 15, 2014

    Centurion: South African captain Faf du Plessis believes Australia's strong batting line-up will have a significant impact in the World Twenty20 which starts in Bangladesh next week. "They've got a powerhouse batting attack," said Du Plessis after Australia cruised to a six-wicket win over his team at SuperSport Park on...
  • Australia beat South Africa by 4 wickets to clinch T20 series 2-0 March 15, 2014

    Centurion: Australia outlined their World Twenty20 credentials as they chased down South Africa's target in just 15 overs to win the third and final T20 international by six wickets at Centurion on Friday. Where South Africa had made the pitch appear stodgy and batting seem difficult, Australia proved conditions were not...
  • As it happened: South Africa v Australia, 3rd T20I March 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and elected to bowl first. The last of the matches before the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh will see two of the tournament favourites South Africa and Australia play the series-decider at Centurion. The match will also...
  • Oscar Pistorius photographed in bloodied prosthetics March 14, 2014

    Pretoria: Police photographs of Oscar Pistorius standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, were shown to the court at his murder trial Friday. Prosecutors displayed two photos on TV monitors in the courtroom. In one, the muscled...
  • 3rd T20: South Africa, Australia in battle to decide series March 14, 2014

    The last of the matches before the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh will see two of the tournament favourites South Africa and Australia play the series-decider at Centurion, but the rain-marred series is expected to finish on a damp note with rain in the air. The match will also draw curtains on...
  • Haroon Lorgat cleared of FTP-related charge March 13, 2014

    Dubai: The independent adjudicator appointed by the ICC has cleared Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat of alleged involvement in the FTP manipulation charges levelled against the BCCI by his one-time legal adviser at the world body. David Becker, who was the ICC legal adviser throughout Lorgat's tenure as CEO of...
  • Saif Ali Khan charged with assaulting South African businessman March 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Two years after actor Saif Ali Khan was briefly arrested for allegedly assaulting a South African businessman, charges have now been framed against him in the case. Saif Ali Khan has been charged under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance...
  • South Africa: Will the U-19 success rub off to seniors at World T20? March 13, 2014

    Signs of South Africa slowly getting rid of the 'chokers' tag at ICC events emerged at Dubai last month where the country's Under-19 team lifted the World Cup, giving a nation deprived of ICC trophies hope that winning the 2014 World Twenty20 is not beyond them. Currently involved in a T20...
  • Australia beat South Africa by five wickets in 2nd T20 March 13, 2014

    Durban: Veteran Brad Hodge smashed two sixes in the final over to propel Australia to a five-wicket victory over South Africa in the second Twenty20 international reduced to seven overs a side in Durban on Wednesday. After Australia won the toss, South Africa piled up 80 for 1 and looked to...
  • As it happened: South Africa v Australia, 2nd T20I March 13, 2014

    Another washout looms in the second T20 international between South Africa and Australia, who would want the rain gods to be kind enough to allow them some practice in the shortest format before their flight to Bangladesh for the World Twenty20. The first match of the three-game series proved to...
  • Rain threat looms over second South Africa-Australia T20 March 12, 2014

    Another washout looms in the second T20 international between South Africa and Australia, who would want the rain gods to be kind enough to allow them some practice in the shortest format before their flight to Bangladesh for the World Twenty20. The first match of the three-game series proved to be...
  • Oscar Pistorius argued with cop who touched his gun, friend says March 11, 2014

    Pretoria: South African track star Oscar Pistorius had a row with a policeman who picked up his gun after pulling over his friend for speeding, saying "You can't just touch another man's gun," the friend told his murder trial on Tuesday. Pistorius, a double amputee, is accused of murdering girlfriend...
  • World Twenty20 2014: Format and points system explained March 11, 2014

    The fifth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will for the first time see sixteen teams in the fray, with the competition divided into two rounds. FORMAT: The first round will see two groups (A and B) of four teams each divided according to their seeding. Each team will play the other...
  • Defiant Ryan Harris says he's not done yet March 11, 2014

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, is hoping knee surgery will prolong his Test career through the 2015 Ashes at least. The 34-year-old has been plagued by injuries since his debut in 2010 but was able to put...
  • India can quadruple revenue from Africa by 2025 March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India can quadruple revenue from Africa to $160 billion by 2025 through expanding its presence in sectors like information technology, agriculture, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods, says a McKinsey report. "There is a large opportunity for Indian retailers in Africa, more in terms of apparel, fashion products, etc," Vice-Chairman...