South Africa

  • Upul Tharanga recalled to Sri Lanka Test squad 12-07-2014 10:41 PM

    Opening batsman Upul Tharanga is in line for his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against South Africa, starting at Galle on July 16. Left-hander Tharanga's last Test was against England in 2007 but he has been out...
  • CSA congratulates South Africa on historic Sri Lanka win 12-07-2014 10:21 PM

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday congratulated its national cricket team on the first-ever one-day international series triumph in Sri Lanka. "This is a highly impressive performance as I believe our team is still developing under (coach) Russell Domingo and (captain) AB de Villiers in this World Cup year,"...
  • 3rd ODI: De Kock, De Villiers star in South Africa's series win over Sri Lanka 12-07-2014 07:04 PM

    Hambantota: South Africa rode on aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs in the third and final one-day international on Saturday. Left-hander De Kock smashed a 127-ball 128 while skipper De Villiers hit a fiery 71-ball 108, making a century...
  • 2nd ODI: Dilshan shines as Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to level series 09-07-2014 11:08 PM

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with both bat and ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second one-dayer on Wednesday to draw the three-match series level at 1-1. Dilshan smashed 86 off 90 balls and also took three wickets for 40 runs to set the stage...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa Live Score: 2nd ODI at Pallekele 09-07-2014 01:58 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir...
  • Australian TV news airs Oscar Pistorius shooting 're-enactment' 07-07-2014 11:52 AM

    Sydney: An Australian current affairs television programme aired footage on Sunday of a re-enactment by Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius of the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. With Pistorius' murder trial still underway in South Africa, the family lawyers of the accused athlete said the "visual mapping" re-enactment...
  • 1st ODI: Amla hundred sets up big South Africa win over Sri Lanka 06-07-2014 06:33 PM

    Colombo: Hashim Amla's 13th century in one-day international and a 151-run stand with captain AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing 75-run win in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Amla scored 109 including eight boundaries to take the Proteas to 304 for 5 in 50...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka bandwagon looks to flatten South Africa 05-07-2014 09:49 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will look to extend their red-hot winning streak onto home soil when they take on a new-look South Africa in the first of the three one-day internationals on Sunday. The hosts go into the series on the back of their first ever Test series victory in England...
  • Sri Lanka retain 'suspect' Sachithra Senanayake for South Africa ODIs 03-07-2014 03:01 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake, who was reported for a suspect bowling action during the one-day international series against England last month, has been included in the squad for the first two ODIs against South Africa. After being reported, Senanayake underwent testing at the Cardiff Metropolitan University on June...
  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Rahul Dravid 03-07-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, terming him "second only to Sachin Tendulkar" as the Proteas great pushes for a fifth World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand, next year. "I think he's (Kallis) going to end up...
  • South Africa call up Van Zyl, Piedt for Sri Lanka tour 29-06-2014 01:04 PM

    South Africa have included uncapped right-handed batsman Stiaan van Zyl and off-spinner Dane Piedt in their Test squad for the two-match tour of Sri Lanka next month. The series will be the first for new Test captain Hashim Amla, who takes over from the retired Graeme Smith and is the...
  • We'll make life easy for new skipper Hashim Amla, says Morne Morkel 20-06-2014 10:01 AM

    Cape Town: South African players are determined to make life as easy as possible for new test skipper Hashim Amla as they prepare for next month's tour of Sri Lanka, paceman Morne Morkel said on Thursday. The Proteas play three one-day internationals, starting on July 3, before a two-match test...
  • International cricket to return to Canberra's Manuka Oval 16-06-2014 03:16 PM

    Canberra: International cricket will return to the Manuka Oval in November with Australia scheduled to play South Africa in a one-day international (ODI) under lights November 19. "This is exciting news for Canberra cricket fans and another step in affirming Manuka Oval's credentials as a venue for international cricket. The...
  • Trevor Bayliss to coach Australia T20 against South Africa 16-06-2014 02:18 PM

    New South Wales state coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of the Australia team in Twenty20 cricket series against South Africa in November to allow head coach Darren Lehmann a week's break at the start of a hectic season. The matches, which open Australia's home season, will be played only...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan explores investment avenues in Madhya Pradesh from South Africa province 11-06-2014 11:28 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met South Africa's Gauteng province Premier (Chief Minister) Maemolla David Makhura and his council of ministers and discussed investment in the state, during his third-day of visit to the African nation. Chouhan and the Gauteng Premier on Tuesday held detailed discussions on processing...
  • Shivraj meets Gauteng province Premier in South Africa, seeks investment for MP 11-06-2014 03:59 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met South Africa's Gauteng province Premier (Chief Minister) Maemolla David Makhura and his council of ministers and discussed investment in the state, during his third-day of visit to the African nation. Chouhan and the Gauteng Premier held detailed discussions on Tuesday on processing...
  • India A squad for Australia tour to be picked today 10-06-2014 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey, who had a stellar run at the Ranji Trophy this season, along with other fringe players are expected to find a berth in the India A squad which will be picked here on Wednesday for the tour of Australia in July-August. Uthappa, who excelled...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets South African officials to explore scope for trade 10-06-2014 08:18 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday met Premier Ace Magashule of the Free State province of South Africa to explore areas of co-operation and trade. The two leaders agreed to build strong links between Madhya Pradesh and Free State, according to an official release. Chouhan is on...
  • Herschelle Gibbs declines offer to play in Pakistan after airport attack 09-06-2014 10:09 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram of New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport on Sunday. The attack and siege...
  • Netherlands storm into World Cup hockey semi-finals 09-06-2014 10:14 AM

    Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands stormed into the men's hockey World Cup semi-finals with a runaway 7-1 victory over South Africa at the Kyocera Stadium. Three-time World Cup winners Netherlands stayed at the top of Group B with 12 points from four successive victories to ensure a spot in the...
  • South Africa's President Jacob Zuma hospitalised for tests 07-06-2014 07:23 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was on Saturday admitted to hospital for tests following a bout of exhaustion, his office said. "Doctors are satisfied with his condition," his office said in a statement without giving details. Zuma's spokesman Mac Maharaj told AFP the president has been advised to get...
  • De Villiers named South African Cricketer of the Year 05-06-2014 09:47 AM

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers dominated the Cricket South Africa Awards banquet by bagging four awards, including Cricketer of the Year 2014, here on Wednesday evening. De Villiers was also named Test Cricketer of the Year, was recognised by his peers as SA Players' Player of the Year and by popular...
  • Hashim Amla named South Africa's new Test captain 03-06-2014 05:08 PM

    Johannesburg: South African cricket broke new ground on Tuesday with the appointment of Hashim Amla as Test captain, the first black cricketer to hold the post permanently in a sport long seen to be dominated by whites. Cricket South Africa (CSA) had identified Amla, one-day skipper AB de Villiers and...
  • AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla vie for South Africa Test captaincy 02-06-2014 05:40 PM

    Star batsmen AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla are the leading candidates to succeed Graeme Smith as South Africa's Test captain. Cricket South Africa's board meets in Johannesburg on Tuesday to make what is seen as a crucial decision after a decade of Smith at the helm. Smith captained South...
  • Hockey World Cup: Germany drub South Africa 4-0 01-06-2014 05:58 PM

    The Hague: Olympic champions Germany on Sunday kickstarted their campaign to reclaim the World Cup title with a 4-0 drubbing of South Africa at the Kyocera Stadium here. Germany, beaten by Australia in the final in 2010 at New Delhi, were winners of successive World Cup titles in 2002 and...
  • Graeme Smith has no plans to retire from cricket 31-05-2014 10:13 AM

    Cape Town: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has no immediate plans to retire despite suffering another serious injury and sending what seemed a farewell message earlier this week. Smith, who is set for surgery in Cape Town after fracturing his knee playing for English county side Surrey, told South...
  • India beat South Africa 4-1 in final practice game ahead of hockey World Cup 29-05-2014 05:01 PM

    A spirited India defeated South Africa 4-1 in their final practice game to round off their warm-up campaign ahead of the hockey World Cup on a positive note. India had earlier lost 1-2 to Argentina in the first practice game. Hit hard by injuries to two key strikers -- Ramandeep...
  • 2014 Men's Hockey World Cup: Format and Schedule 27-05-2014 01:06 PM

    The 13th edition of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup commences at The Hague, Netherlands, on May 31 with the world's top 12 teams in the fray to win the silverware. India, who had their only World Cup success 34 years ago in 1975 under Ajit Pal Singh, are ranked...
  • Zuma sworn-in as South African president for second term 24-05-2014 07:17 PM

    Jacob Zuma was on Saturday sworn-in as South Africa's President for a second consecutive term and vowed to spearhead a "radical social economic transformation" to eradicate corruption that has plagued Africa's second largest economy. In his first address to the nation after taking oath, President Zuma said his second term...
  • South Africa confirms ruling party win after count 10-05-2014 10:37 PM

    South Africa's election commission completed a vote count that confirms the ruling African National Congress as the winner but also shows the strengthening of prominent opposition groups, according to results on Saturday. The government said the election and its aftermath had gone smoothly, despite some scattered delays and disruptions, and...