SOUTH AFRICA

  • AB de Villiers guides South Africa to 6-wicket win vs NZ in 1st ODI 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    Captain AB de Villiers top-scored with an unbeaten 89 as South Africa completed a six-wicket win over New Zealand in a limited-overs cricket international Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, Luke Ronchi was New Zealand's last man out for 99 after stalling a middle-order collapse and...
  • Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer 12 hours 10 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian allrounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa. The injury-prone star has not played since the Indian Premier League in May after sustaining a calf...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI 17 hours 48 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to field against New Zealand. South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins...
  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth Yesterday

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot Yesterday

    All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday. The attacking Neesham has typically batted lower down the order for...
  • One-day double centurion Ben Dunk in Australia T20 squad for SA Yesterday

    Melbourne: Wicketkeeper Ben Dunk was named on Monday in Australia's Twenty20 squad to face South Africa two days after hitting an unbeaten 229 to set a domestic one-day record for his Tasmanian state side. Dunk, 27, was one of the top players in the Twenty20 Big Bash League last season. No....
  • South Africa seek World Cup edge in New Zealand Yesterday

    Wellington: South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand on Tuesday looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins in the North Island's picturesque Mount Maunganui, will also give the Proteas a chance to...
  • Vettori in New Zealand squad for South Africa ODIs 2 days ago

    Wellington: Former captain Daniel Vettori has been included in New Zealand's 14-man squad to play the first of three one-day internationals against South Africa on Tuesday. The 35-year-old left-arm spinner played the most recent of his 275 one-dayers for New Zealand against England in June last year. He has since been...
  • New Zealand lose Ross Taylor, Adam Milne for South Africa ODIs 4 days ago

    New Zealand's former skipper Ross Taylor and paceman Adam Milne will miss the upcoming one-day international series against South Africa because of injury, New Zealand Cricket said on Friday. Top order batsman Taylor, a veteran of 137 ODIs, has a calf problem, while Milne is struggling with an elbow injury and...
  • De Villiers says New Zealand among World Cup favourites 6 days ago

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers says co-host New Zealand ranks among the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup. De Villiers told a news conference on Wednesday, on his team's arrival in New Zealand for a series of three one-day internationals, that familiarity with local conditions would make New...
  • I'm bisexual: Dewani tells South African court as his trial begins October 6, 2014

    Cape Town: An Indian-origin British billionaire businessman, accused of plotting the murder his Indo-Swedish wife during their honeymoon in South Africa in 2010, told a court that he is bisexual as his trial for began here on Monday. Billionaire Shrien Dewani, 34, also denied paying three hitmen to kill his wife...
  • Vernon Philander returns for South Africa's New Zealand, Australia tours September 30, 2014

    Durban: Vernon Philander is the only addition to the one-day squad that won the recent triangular tournament in Zimbabwe as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced their selection to tour New Zealand and Australia starting next month. All-rounder Philander replaces seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in the 15-man touring party as selectors assess their...
  • Ashwell Prince plays down talk of 'racist' abuse September 20, 2014

    London: South Africa's Ashwell Prince indicated on Friday he did not feel there had been a racist element to the verbal abuse he had received from Yorkshire's Andrew Gale. Yorkshire captain Gale was banned for two matches after being reported by the umpires for verbally abusing Prince, playing for archrivals Lancashire,...
  • Concerned CSA vows to crack down on balltampering by its players September 15, 2014

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is concerned about its national players gaining notoriety for balltampering and vowed not to tolerate such behaviour. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday, CSA board member Vusi Pikoli, a leading figure in South Africa's legal industry, said he was "deeply concerned" with allegations...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title September 15, 2014

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the fivemonth countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, sentencing on Oct 13 September 12, 2014

    A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down sobbing as South African judge reads verdict September 11, 2014

    Johansburg: South African track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears as Judge Thokozile Masipa read out her verdict in his murder case in a Pretoria court on Thursday. Shoulders shaking, the Olympic and paralympic star bowed his head and sobbed as he listened to Masipa, who earlier said the state...
  • Oscar Pistorius faces justice as judge starts verdict September 11, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, faced justice on Thursday as a South African judge started her verdict in his murder trial, a decision that could put him behind bars for 25 years. In a fitting reminder of how South Africa...
  • South African court to deliver verdict in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial today September 11, 2014

    It's DDay for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. A South Africa court will deliver the verdict of Pistorius' murder trial today more than 18 months after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. If he is found guilty of premeditated murder, he could be sentenced to life in prison. ...
  • India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event. "As teams enter the home straight in preparation for next year's World...
  • Food security: South Africa backs India's stance at WTO September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: South Africa supports India's stance at WTO on public food stock holding issue as developing nations have responsibility to ensure that "those who are not able to feed themselves" are brought under the food security net, said South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule. "The developing countries which...
  • Du Plessis leads South Africa to triseries win at Harare September 6, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a sixwicket win over Australia in the final of the oneday international triseries at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Du Plessis hit 96 from 99 balls and just missed out on his fourth century in five innings in the tournament as South Africa...
  • South Africa requests Dalai Lama to defer visit September 6, 2014

    Dharamsala: South Africa on Saturday requested Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to defer his visit to Cape Town for this year only, his private office said. "We had a meeting with officials of the South African High Commission and foreign ministry here (in Delhi) and they requested his holiness to...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, Triseries final September 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the Toss and opted to field. Team News: Duminy and Morkel overcome injury scare to be in SA lineup that has one change: Imran Tahir comes in for Rilee Rossouw. Australia bring in Faulkner for Richardson. Playing...
  • India world's cheapest country to fly: Report September 5, 2014

    Sydney: India tops the list of the cheapest countries in the world in which to fly, a leading Australian daily reported on Friday. Airfares to India cost just $10.36 per 100 km. It is followed by Malaysia and South Africa, which claim second and third spots respectively, ahead of Australia, The...
  • Morkel, Duminy in doubt for triseries final against Australia September 5, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel and allrounder JP Duminy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's triangular series final against Australia in Harare. South Africa, who have already lost allrounder Ryan McLaren to injury in the series, will give the players until just before the start of...
  • South Africa has not denied visa to the Dalai Lama: Envoy September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been denied a South African visa yet and the matter was still under consideration, the country's envoy said on Friday. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule said he has "heard"...
  • Australia have the edge over South Africa, says Mitchell Johnson September 5, 2014

    Predictability will meet adaptability when South Africa face Australia in Saturday's triangular series final in Harare at least according to Mitchell Johnson. Days after fracturing South Africa all rounder Ryan McLaren's right arm, the Australian quick has ramped up the mind games after the Proteas saw off Zimbabwe on Thursday...
  • Triseries: South Africa cruise past Zimbabwe to enter final September 4, 2014

    Harrare: South Africa eased to a 63run win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and will play Australia in the oneday international triseries final at Harare Sports Club. Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games to take South Africa to 2716 batting first and just about guarantee them a place...
  • Watch: 'I'm only joking mate!' South African fast bowler Dale Steyn terrifies teammate Quinton de Kock with onfield prank September 4, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn recently pulled a prank on his teammate and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock on field. De Kock was approaching Steyn for a highfive after a catch when Steyn, senior to De Kock by 10 years, absolutely terrified him by pretending to be angry. The rest of...