South Africa vs Pakistan

  • U-19 World Cup: Resurgent Pakistan face tough test against South Africa in final March 1, 2014

    Dubai: South Africa will aim to break the title drought when they lock horns with two-time champion Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. South Africa finished runner-up in the 2002 and 2008 tournaments while Pakistan remains the only side to win...
  • Batting coach could benefit Pakistan team: Misbah December 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan needs a batting coach to solve the team's top-order batting problems at the crease in international matches. Misbah returned home on Monday after leading Pakistan to its first ever one-day series victory against South Africa, a 2-1 win. Pakistan also drew the Twenty20 series 1-1. "We have...
  • South Africa win 3rd ODI by 4 wickets; Pakistan win series 2-1 November 30, 2013

    Centurion: South Africa won the final one-day international by four wickets to restore some pride on Saturday after losing their first ever ODI series to Pakistan. South Africa's comfortable victory at SuperSport Park avoided an historic first whitewash in an ODI series at home by the Proteas, but Pakistan still leave...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI November 30, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa decided to field. TEAM NEWS: Vernon Philander, Henry Davids and Wayne Parnell came in for Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis. Davids makes his debut. Pakistan rested Shahid Afridi. They brought in Umar Amin, Asad Shafiq, Abdur...
  • Pakistanis hail first-ever series win over South Africa November 29, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket commentators Thursday hailed the national team's first-ever one-day series win over South Africa, describing it as one of the country's greatest moments. The Pakistani team edged out the Proteas by one run in the second one-day international at Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, to take an unbeatable 2-0...
  • Pakistan chase historic South Africa whitewash November 30, 2013

    Cape Town: Pakistan's players have made some pretty significant entries in their tour diaries in South Africa, a tour that wasn't even scheduled until a few weeks ago. Sunday: A first one-day international win at Cape Town's historic Newlands ground. Wednesday: A first ODI series win anywhere over South Africa, also...
  • South Africa rest Steyn, Smith and Kallis for final Pakistan ODI November 29, 2013

    Steyn, Kallis, Smith all missing for Proteas JohanneSburg: South Africa will be without three of their most experienced players for the final one-day international against Pakistan on Saturday after Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis picked up injuries and Graeme Smith was given compassionate leave. With Pakistan seeking an historic 3-0 whitewash over...
  • South African cricket legend Graeme Pollock honoured November 28, 2013

    Johannesburg: The Eastern Province Cricket Board has honoured South Africa's Cricketer of the Century, Graeme Pollock, by naming a pavilion at the St George's Park stadium in Port Elizabeth after him. The old Centenary Pavilion was re-named the Graeme Pollock Pavilion at yesterday's one-day match between South Africa and Pakistan. "Thank you...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq hails Pakistan series win over South Africa November 28, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed his country's first win in a bilateral series against South Africa after they pulled off a thrilling one-run win in the second one-day international at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Hashim Amla (98) and AB de Villiers (74) took South Africa to...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan win maiden series in SA with one-run victory November 28, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: Pakistan held on for a thrilling one-run win in the second one-day international on Wednesday to beat South Africa in an ODI series for the first time, making their short-notice tour an historic one. Pakistan defended their 262 in a rain-shortened 45-over game by the smallest of margins as...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI November 28, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl in a 45-over game after rain delayed toss by over two overs. Playing Conditions: 45 overs a side. Fielding restrictions at the start of the innings for 9 overs. Batting powerplay remains 5 overs. Team News:...
  • 2nd ODI: Under-pressure South Africa face Pakistan in a must win match November 26, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: After strangely deciding to drop their most successful limited-overs bowler this year, South Africa have slipped suddenly from a resounding 4-1 away win over Pakistan to the prospect of losing a one-day series against the same team for the first time. The 23-run defeat in the opening match of...
  • Dale Steyn fined for offensive language against Pakistan November 25, 2013

    Cape Town: South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has been fined for using offensive language in Friday's second Twenty20 against Pakistan. The International Cricket Council said on Sunday that Steyn was fined 10 percent of his match fee. Pakistan won the game at Newlands by six runs. Steyn was fined for swearing...
  • Pakistan debutants shine in 23-run win over South Africa November 25, 2013

    Cape Town: Pakistan defended their meager 218 for 9 with help from outstanding debuts by Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti to win the first one-day international against South Africa by 23 runs on Sunday. Ali and Bhatti upstaged Jacques Kallis in his first ODI in nearly two years as South Africa...
  • 1st ODI: Pakistan beat South Africa by 23 runs November 24, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page After squaring off the two-match Twenty20 series, South Africa and Pakistan will once again face each other in the three-match one day international series, starting in Cape Town on Sunday. South Africa's team is bolstered by the return of experienced allrounder...
  • Pakistan look to continue winning momentum in SA ODIs November 23, 2013

    After squaring off the two-match Twenty20 series, South Africa and Pakistan will once again face each other in the three-match one day international series, starting in Cape Town on Sunday. South Africa's team is bolstered by the return of experienced allrounder Jacques Kallis, who hasn't played an ODI in 18 months....
  • Pakistan win 2nd T20 to level two-match series 1-1 against SA November 23, 2013

    Cape Town: Pakistan held on for a close six-run win in the second Twenty20 on Friday, ending a six-game losing streak to South Africa in limited-overs games. Shahid Afridi's 3 for 28 backed up earlier half-centuries by Umar Akmal and captain Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan successfully defended their 176 for 4...
  • Malik rubbishes disciplinary issue for his return November 23, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik and senior player Abdul Razzaq have dismissed rumours that they were sent back home from South Africa because of disciplinary issues. "It is all rubbish. We faced no disciplinary issue at all with the team management or anyone else," Malik said after the duo returned...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd T20 November 23, 2013

    Cape Town: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the second and last Twenty20 against South Africa here on Friday. The visitors have made one change by including Saeed Ajmal in place of Anwar Ali while for South Africa, AB de Villiers, Aaron Phangiso return and Lonwabo Tsotsobe sits...
  • 2nd T20: Pakistan out to snap losing streak against SA November 22, 2013

    Pakistan are up against a big challenge of snapping a three-match losing streak as they take on South Africa in the second and last Twenty20 at Cape Town on Friday. The visitors would call themselves a little unlucky as the hosts were awarded a win via the Duckworth/Lewis method. Pakistan were...
  • Jacques Kallis returns to South Africa ODI squad November 21, 2013

    Cape Town: Jacques Kallis was recalled to South Africa's one-day squad on Thursday for two home series against Pakistan and India, putting the veteran allrounder in line to play his first ODI in nearly two years. The 38-year-old Kallis appeared in the last of his 321 ODIs at home against New...
  • 1st T20: South Africa beat Pakistan in rain-curtailed match November 21, 2013

    Johannesburg: Rain helped South Africa to a sixth straight victory over Pakistan in limited-overs cricket on Wednesday as the home team won the opening Twenty20 by four runs on the Duckworth/Lewis (D/L) method. The weather interrupted with Pakistan on 60 for 2 after 9.1 overs chasing South Africa's 153 for 7...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st T20 November 21, 2013

    Pakistan have won the toss and opted to field first on the green top at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday. With allrounders Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq having returned home due to injuries, Pakistan had to choose from the available 13 players. South Africa have rested prolific AB de...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan look to redeem in return series November 19, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa would be confident for the return limited-over series against Pakistan, which starts with two T20s and three ODIs. In the United Arab Emirates, South Africa clinched the five-match ODI series 2-0 and this would boost their hopes of moving up the ranks in rankings. Moreover, Pakistan have injury problems...
  • Razzaq and Malik ruled out of South Africa tour November 19, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan allrounders Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Malik were ruled out by injuries from the limited-overs series in South Africa and will return home without being replaced. The Pakistan Cricket Board announced the decision on Tuesday. Razzaq pulled a hamstring during practice at the Wanderers last Sunday, while Malik could not recover...
  • South Africa unchanged for home T20 series against Pakistan November 16, 2013

    Cape Town: South Africa have stuck to the same 15-man squad that recently defeated Pakistan 2-0 in a Twenty20 international series in Dubai for a further two matches against the same opponents at home next week. Faf du Plessis will captain the selection that has now won consecutive away series against...
  • Pakistan name ODI and T20 squads for South Africa tour November 16, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan selectors avoided pressing the panic button while announcing a 17-member squad today for the ODI and Twenty20 series in South Africa with Misbah-ul-Haq being retained as captain of the one-day side. Only wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed and left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz were left out from squad that lost both the...
  • Stop being overawed by South Africa: Inzamam tells Pakistan February 19, 2013

    Karachi: Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq feels Pakistan were psychologically under pressure against South Africa and advised the national team players to stop being overawed by the world's number one Test team. "I firmly believe we were psychologically under pressure from South Africa since the start of the series. You look at the...
  • Smith to play his 100th Test as skipper January 28, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African skipper Graeme Smith is all set to become the first cricket player to captain a team in 100 Tests when he will lead the side out against Pakistan on Friday at the Wanderers stadium here. It will be a double celebration for Smith as it will also be...
  • Pak strengthens bowling attack for SA January 27, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan said on Sunday that they would add pacemen Tanveer Ahmed and Rahat Ali to their squad for the three-Test series in South Africa starting next week. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the team, currently playing a four-day tour opener in East London before the first Test in Johannesburg,...