South Africa vs New Zealand

  • 3rd ODI: South Africa win a humdinger January 26, 2013

    Potchefstroom: Former captain Graeme Smith hit a century to set up a consolation one-wicket win for South Africa in the third and final one-day international against New Zealand at Senwes Park on Friday. Smith made 116 -- his 10th one-day century -- but it needed a six off the last ball...
  • Injured Amla withdrawn from final ODI January 23, 2013

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa says batsman Hashim Amla's fitness will not be risked in the final one-day international against New Zealand on Friday. CSA has withdrawn the right-hander from the game because of a right thigh strain — when he was 50-50 to play — and will allow him to rest...
  • 2nd ODI: NZ chase historic series win in SA January 21, 2013

    Kimberley: Saturday's victory over South Africa would have brought plenty of relief but the pressure will be on New Zealand to hold their nerve once more in the remaining two ODIs. New Zealand have never won an ODI series in South Africa, and if Brendon McCullum's team can get it...
  • Miller replaces suspended de Villiers in ODI squad January 20, 2013

    Cape Town: Left-handed batsman David Miller has been named in the South African one-day squad for the second and third games of their series against New Zealand following the suspension of captain AB de Villiers. De Villiers was suspended for two games by ICC match referee David Boon for maintaining a...
  • 1st ODI: Franklin heroics give NZ a thrilling win January 20, 2013

    Paarl, South Africa: James Franklin batted skilfully with the tail to secure a tense one-wicket upset win for New Zealand in the first one-day international against South Africa at Boland Park on Saturday. Franklin hit 47 not out as the last three New Zealand wickets added 104 runs in a...
  • SA v NZ, 1st ODI: Dominant South Africa start as favourites January 18, 2013

    Paarl: South Africa won the Test series, the two Twenty20s were shared and now it’s time for the final leg of the tour – a three-match ODI series. Considering their dismal showing in the two Tests, in which fragile batting was the reason for innings defeats, the odds remain stacked...
  • Kirsten keen to change South Africa's one-day luck January 18, 2013

    Cape Town: Gary Kirsten has proved to be a coach with a golden touch, firstly with India and now with South Africa. He took India to number one in Test cricket and they won the 2011 World Cup in his last assignment with the world's most populous cricket nation. In...
  • 2nd Test: NZ in the soup after losing six against SA January 12, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: New Zealand was in tatters at 47 for 6 after South Africa declared its first innings on 525 for 8 on day two of the second Test on Saturday, leaving the rattled tourists sliding toward another heavy and embarrassing defeat. After three South African batsmen made centuries, Dale Steyn...
  • 2nd Test, SA vs NZ: Amla century puts SA on top January 11, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: Hashim Amla's unbeaten 106 guided South Africa to 325 for 4 at stumps on day one of the second Test at St. George's Park on Friday after New Zealand made some early inroads only to wilt badly in the afternoon. Amla moved South Africa back into a position of...
  • Injured Philander out of second Test against NZ January 8, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: South African fast bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the second Test against New Zealand starting here on Friday due to recurrence of a hamstring injury. He will be replaced by Rory Kleinveldt, who made his Test debut in Australia recently but was dropped for the...
  • Dale Steyn vows to keep wreaking havoc January 5, 2013

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn said joining the 300 Test wickets club did not mean the end of his ambitions as a fast bowler. Speaking after South Africa's crushing win by an innings and 27 runs over New Zealand, achieved in three days at Newlands, Steyn, 29, said he was aware of...
  • Vernon Philander doubtful for 2nd Test against NZ January 5, 2013

    Sydney: The South African team medical staff will again be keeping a close eye on opening bowler Vernon Philander in the lead-up to the second Test against New Zealand, starting in Port Elizabeth on Friday. Philander, who collected his fifth man of the match award in only 13 matches after...
  • New Zealand cricket getting it all wrong January 5, 2013

    Cape Town: Even winning the toss won't help Brendon McCullum's desperate search for "some positives" from his team's confidence-shaking loss to South Africa in the first test. New Zealand got that wrong, too. McCullum chose to bat and New Zealand crumbled to 45 all out and their third worst batting...
  • 1st Test: South Africa demolish New Zealand by an innings January 4, 2013

    Cape Town: South Africa powered to a crushing innings and 27-run victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Newlands inside three days after bowling out the visitors for 275 in their second innings on Friday. Morne Morkel finally broke through Dean Brownlie's stubborn resistance on the brink of lunch...
  • NZ media slams team for Cape Town surrender January 3, 2013

    New Zealand's long-suffering cricket fans had further reason to bury their heads in their hands as they woke up on Thursday to find the Blacks Caps had been skittled for 45 runs in the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Local media described the performance as the worst...
  • Dale Steyn captures 300th Test wicket January 2, 2013

    Cape Town: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn captured his 300th Test wicket when he bowled Doug Bracewell on the first morning of the first Test against New Zealand at Newlands on Wednesday. Steyn, 29, was playing in his 61st Test. Only Australia's Dennis Lillee, who achieved the feat in...
  • Kallis becomes 4th player to pass 13000 Test runs January 2, 2013

    Cape Town: All-rounder Jacques Kallis became the first South African to score 13,000 Test runs on an eventful opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday. The hosts dismissed New Zealand for 45 in the morning session, the touring side's third lowest total, and Kallis reached his personal...
  • Double challenge for McCullum in SA Test January 2, 2013

    Cape Town: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will face a double challenge when his team take on world champions South Africa in the first Test at Newlands on Wednesday. Handed the captaincy in controversial circumstances, McCullum confirmed on Tuesday that he will also open the batting in the absence of...
  • Vernon Philander set to play in first Test against NZ January 1, 2013

    Cape Town: South African opening bowler Vernon Philander is "provisionally fit" for the first Test against New Zealand starting at Newlands on Wednesday. "He's come through his fitness test well," said captain Graeme Smith on Tuesday. "Unless he stiffens up later today or tonight he's fit to play." Philander has not...
  • South Africa look to strengthen No.1 Test ranking December 31, 2012

    Dubai: South Africa will begin the New Year by aiming to strengthen their No.1 status in the ICC Test Championship Table, when they play a two-match series against New Zealand from January 2 at Cape Town. South Africa currently lead the rankings with 123 rating points and have a five-point...
  • New Zealand get vital batting practice in SA tour match December 28, 2012

    Paarl: New Zealand's top order batsmen all spent valuable time at the crease on the first day of a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI at Boland Park on Friday. The New Zealanders finished the day on 311 for six after winning the toss. Only two batsmen, Kane Williamson...
  • SA beat NZ by 33 runs to win T20 series December 26, 2012

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa recovered from the early loss of captain Faf du Plessis to reach 179 for 6 and Aaron Phangiso and Ryan McLaren shared six wickets to beat New Zealand by 33 runs in the series-deciding Twenty20 on Wednesday. The Black Caps were 146 for 9 in reply in...
  • SA thrash NZ by 8 wickets in opening T20 December 22, 2012

    Durban: An experimental South Africa team cantered to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in their opening Twenty20 game on Friday after the tourists slumped to their third-lowest T20 score in a dismal start to their tour. South Africa needed just 12.1 overs to reach 87 for 2 and overhaul New...
  • U-19 WC: SA trounce NZ to finish third August 25, 2012

    Townsville: South African bowlers wrecked havoc as they beat New Zealand by eight wickets to finish third at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup at the Endeavour Park on Saturday. South Africa and New Zealand had earlier lost semi-finals to Australia and India respectively. Batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand...
  • NZ Cricket announces South Africa schedule June 6, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand and South Africa will meet in two Tests, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches in South Africa next January. The tour itinerary, released by New Zealand Cricket on Wednesday, includes Test matches at Cape Town from January 2 to 6 and Port Elizabeth from January 11 to...