SOUTH AFRICA

  • West Indies series loss compounded by over-rate fine 2 days ago

    Centurion: The West Indies have been slapped with a fine by the International Cricket Council for maintaining a slow over-rate during their loss to South Africa in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI). Match referee Chris Broad on Thursday found the Caribbean side two overs short of their target at...
  • South Africa comfortable to be among World Cup favourites 2 days ago

    Centurion: South Africa will go into next month's World Cup, comfortable with their status as one of the favourites to lift the trophy. The West Indies, on the other hand, are banking on reaching the knockout phase and then producing their best form. There was a considerable gulf in performance between the...
  • Amla, Rossouw set up South Africa win against West Indies in final ODI 3 days ago

    Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw both hit centuries for the second time in the series to set up a 131-run win for South Africa in the fifth and final ODI against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. South Africa's batsman Hashim Amla plays a shot during the 5th...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 5th ODI 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss, will bowl first South Africa Team HM Amla*, RR Rossouw, F du Plessis, Q de Kock, DA Miller, JP Duminy, F Behardien, WD Parnell, AM Phangiso, KJ Abbott, M de Lange West Indies Team DR Smith, CH Gayle,...
  • South Africa rest AB de Villiers for final West Indies ODI 5 days ago

    Hashim Amla returns to captain the Castle Lager Proteas for the fifth Momentum One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. AB de Villiers has been rested for the match, while Quinton de Kock makes a return to the line-up after a speedy recovery...
  • Russia may create joint orbital station with India, China 5 days ago

    Moscow: Russia is exploring the possibility of a joint manned orbital station with India and China as part of a common strategy to create technological alliances and may take up the matter with the two Asian space giants in July. "Moscow could propose to China and India to create a joint...
  • Defeat no reason for panic, assures AB de Villiers 5 days ago

    Port Elizabeth: South African captain AB de Villiers has downplayed the significance of the defeat against the West Indies, as the side gears up for next month's ICC World Cup. "It's certainly not a wake-up call. We were wide awake and there is no doubt about the fact that we...
  • Proteas are not 'chokers' anymore, says Graeme Smith 6 days ago

    The word 'choke' is a term that has various connotations and also found significance within the sporting world. The history of professional sport is littered with teams and individuals that have failed to win a specific match or tournament in which they were heavily favoured, or thrown away a considerable...
  • Andre Russell hails team effort in Windies triumph 6 days ago

    Port Elizabeth: Andre Russell, the hero of the fourth One-day International (ODI), has praised the team effort which gave the West Indies their first victory of the five-match series against South Africa. The Caribbean side beat South Africa by a single wicket with nine balls to spare at St. George's Park...
  • 4th ODI: Andre Russel takes West Indies to a thrilling win over South Africa 1 week ago

    Port Elizabeth: A thrilling burst of hitting by Andre Russell carried the West Indies to a one-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international at St George's Park on Sunday. Half-centuries by Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy and Russell trumped a maiden international century by South Africa's David Miller as...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 4th ODI 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies have won the toss and have opted to bat first. Teams: South Africa Rilee Rossouw, Morne van Wyk(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott West Indies Dwayne Smith,...
  • World Cup 2015: The men who can turn a game on its head January 24, 2015

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. The real class of a player shows in situations where he can turn in a mach-winning performance when the team is in trouble. The World Cup has been witness to many such performances and no doubt the 2015 edition will see some more. These are...
  • Three-million-year-old ancestor had human-like hands: Study January 23, 2015

    Miami: The hand structure of early human ancestors who lived 3.2 million years ago suggests they had the ability to grasp and use tools, even if they hadn't invented them yet, anthropologists said on Thursday. Until now, Australopithecus africanus, which lived two to three million years ago in what is now...
  • South Africa rest big guns for remaining ODIs against West Indies January 23, 2015

    South Africa will rest key players for the remainder of the one-day international series against West Indies as they rotate their squad with one eye on the World Cup. The Proteas have breezed to an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series and have sent paceman Dale Steyn home for the...
  • Stop repeating errors, Holder tells West Indies teammates January 22, 2015

    West Indies captain Jason Holder has lashed his teammates for repeating basic errors and urged them to take more responsibility weeks away from the 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The side slumped to a dismal nine-wicket defeat in the third one-day international in South Africa on Wednesday as...
  • Tahir leads South Africa to ODI series win over West Indies January 21, 2015

    East London: Imran Tahir's four-wicket haul led South Africa to a nine-wicket victory over a hapless West Indies in their third one-day international on Wednesday and secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Legspinner Tahir returned figures of 4-28 as the West Indies was bowled out for 122, before...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd ODI January 21, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first. Teams: South Africa: HM Amla, RR Rossouw, F du Plessis, AB de Villiers*, JP Duminy, DA Miller, F Behardien, VD Philander, DW Steyn, M Morkel, Imran Tahir West Indies: DR Smith,...
  • AB de Villiers' fastest hundred dominates headlines January 19, 2015

    Johannesburg: South Africa one-day cricket captain AB de Villiers dominated the headlines on the front pages of the country's newspapers on Monday after his record-breaking performance in the match against visiting West Indies at Wanderers Stadium here. "Atom Bomb" read the headline in the Afrikaans daily Beeld; while the daily The...
  • Corey Anderson salutes de Villiers' hell of an innings January 19, 2015

    Nelson: Corey Anderson saluted AB de Villiers on Monday for a "hell of an innings" after the South African broke the New Zealander's record for the fastest century in a one-day international. De Villiers took just 31 balls to smash his way to 100 against the West Indies in Johannesburg on...
  • Devastating AB de Villiers sets new one-day benchmark January 19, 2015

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers required just 31 balls for his genius to propel him to the fastest ever one-day international century, a matchless masterclass that left even Chris Gayle bowing in admiration as South Africa walloped West Indies on Sunday. Dazzling improvisation and sustained, controlled butchery, the like of which cricket...
  • 2nd ODI: AB de Villiers scores fastest ton in ODIs as South Africa thrash WI January 18, 2015

    AB de Villiers struck the fastest century in one-day international history as South Africa crushed the West Indies by 148 runs in the second ODI at the Wanderers on Sunday. De Villiers reached three figures in just 31 balls on his way to 149 from 44 deliveries, which rocketed South Africa...
  • Anil Kumble and other reacts to AB de Villiers smashing fastest ODI century January 18, 2015

    Reaction to South African AB de Villiers smashing the fastest ever one-day century in 31 balls against the West Indies at The Wanderers on Sunday. Former Indian skipper: "Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17 for a world record fastest odi hundred. Awesome batting! Unbelievable!!!" tweeted Kumble. De Villiers' batting partner Hashim Amla, who hit 153 not...
  • How AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI hundred: a blow-by-blow account January 18, 2015

    A week ago Adam Gilchrist said AB de Villiers is the most valuable players right now in World Cricket. De Villiers, it seems took it too seriously, and decided to put that on paper against a hapless bunch of West Indies bowlers in the second ODI of the series, smashing...
  • AB de Villiers smashes fastest ODI fifty and hundred January 18, 2015

    South African skipper AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ever one-day international century in 31 balls in the second ODI against the West Indies at The Wanderers on Sunday. After coming to the wicket following a massive 247-run opening stand between Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw, De Villiers compounded the tourist'...
  • Chris Broad reaches 250-ODI landmark as match referee January 18, 2015

    Dubai: Chris Broad become only the second member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC match referees to reach the 250-mark in One-Day Internationals when he took the field to officiate in the second ODI between South Africa and West Indies at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. Broad, a former...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at The Wanderers January 18, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. West Indies playing XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn South Africa playing XI: Hashim...