Alviro Petersen

  • Kallis playing the perfect innings: Alviro Petersen December 28, 2013

    Durban: South Africa's opening batsman Alviro Petersen has said that Jacques Kallis in his last Test is "playing the perfect innings for his team". Petersen himself scored 67 runs, but deemed that Kallis' unbeaten knock of 78 as more important in placing the Proteas just 35 runs behind the visitors at...
  • 1st Test: India need another 8 wickets, SA need 320 to win on Sunday December 22, 2013

    India were still left plenty to do on the final day of the first Test as the hosts finished the fourth day on 138 for 2, still 320 shy of India's target of 458 but still very much having a chance of drawing the game when they come out to...
  • Warm-up match: Five SA batsmen score fifties on opening day October 8, 2013

    Sharjah: Five top order South Africa batsmen warmed up for next week's first test against Pakistan by scoring half-centuries against Pakistan A on Tuesday. Jacque Kallis (70), Alviro Petersen (58), AB de Villiers (58) Hashim Amla (50) and JP Duminy (50 not out) all were among runs in hot and humid...
  • Otago look to consolidate position for semis berth in CLT20 September 28, 2013

    Jaipur: Otago Volts, who have impressed with their performance in their campaign so far, would be looking to consolidate their position for a semifinal berth when they take on Highveld Lions in a Group A match of Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday. Otago are placed second in the group with...
  • CLT20 Match 11, Mumbai Indians vs Highveld Lions: As it happened September 27, 2013

    Two defeats in three games can seriously jeopardize a team's chances of qualifying for the semi-finals in the Champions League Twenty20, which means the reigning IPL champions Mumbai Indians can't afford to slip again when they take on Highveld Lions in the Group A encounter at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Highveld Lions, Match 9, CLT20 September 25, 2013

    Rajasthan Royals are ready to guard their Sawai Mansingh Stadium fortress in Jaipur as the Highveld Lions from South Africa try to break the stronghold of Rahul Dravid & Co. in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) on Wednesday. Rajasthan added another win to their unbeaten...
  • CLT20: Highveld Lions enter Rajasthan Royals' fortress September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals will once again be ready to guard their Sawai Mansingh Stadium fortress in Jaipur as the Highveld Lions from South Africa try to break the stronghold of Rahul Dravid & Co. in a Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) on Wednesday. Rajasthan added...
  • Perth Scorchers gear up for Lions test in opening game September 22, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The Lions from South Africa will look to go one up from their runners-up finish during last edition of Champions League T20 when they take on the Perth Scorchers in their opening group league game here on Monday. Lions will be banking on captain Alviro Petersen, veteran Neil McKenzie, leggie...
  • Petersen to replace Smith for Champions Trophy May 14, 2013

    Johannesburg: Alviro Petersen has replaced fellow opening batsman Graeme Smith in South Africa's squad for next month's Champions Trophy. Head selector Andrew Hudson says Petersen is "the obvious choice" to come in for former limited-overs captain Smith, who was ruled out of the ODI tournament to have surgery on his injured...
  • Smith forced to toil in field on Surrey debut April 18, 2013

    London: South Africa star Graeme Smith suffered a frustrating debut as Surrey captain as his compatriot Alviro Petersen hit a superb 167 to put Somerset in a strong position in their County Championship match at the Oval on Wednesday. Smith knows all about Petersen's strengths and weaknesses after batting alongside him...
  • Amla, Kallis guide SA to 255/2 against Australia on Day 1 November 9, 2012

    Brisbane: Hashim Amla showed he wouldn't be intimidated by Australia's mind games, scoring an unbeaten 90 to guide South Africa to 255 for 2 at stumps on Friday after a series-opening day dominated by the batsmen. Amla surpassed 5,000 career runs and shared partnerships of 136 with Jacques Kaliis (84 not...
  • CLT20: Lions storm into final by beating DD by 22 runs October 26, 2012

    Durban: Kevin Pietersen waged a lone battle but Delhi Daredevils simply lacked the firepower as they lost to Highveld Lions by 22 runs in the first semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Thursday. On a bouncy Kingsmead pitch, Highveld Lions got a decent 139 for 5 which was par...
  • CLT20: Lions thrash listless Delhi Daredevils to enter final October 26, 2012

    Chasing 140 to win, Delhi Daredevils could only manage 117 for 9, thus losing out on a chance to compete in the Sunday's final....
  • CLT20, Lions vs Yorkshire: As it happened October 20, 2012

    South Africa's Highveld Lions and Australia's Sydney Sixers make it to the semi-finals from Group B....
  • Free hits shifted momentum towards Lions: Dhoni October 17, 2012

    Cape Town: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that the loss of momentum due to free hits conceded to the opposition while defending the target was one of the reasons for his side's defeat at the hands of Highveld Lions in Champions League Twenty20 here. The Lions...
  • CLT20, Lions vs Mumbai Indians: As it happened October 15, 2012

    Riding on the sparkling half-centuries of Quinton De Cock and Neil McKenzie, Highveld Lions attained the target of 158 with 7 balls to spare....
  • Sri Lanka chase down 300 to win 4th ODI January 21, 2012

    Kimberley: Sri Lanka celebrated a rare success on Friday on their tour of South Africa with a five-wicket victory in the fourth one-day international. Big knocks from captain Tillakaratne Dilshan (87), Man-of-the-Match Thisara Perera (69) and Dinesh Chandimal (59) lifted the visitors to 304-5 after the home side reached to 299-7...
  • Kallis, Amla rested for last three SL ODIs January 16, 2012

    Johannesburg: Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla have been rested from South Africa's one-day international (ODI) squad for the remainder of the series against Sri Lanka, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Sunday. All-rounder Kallis, 36, has been rested while Amla, the top-ranked batsman in ODIs, has been granted time off...
  • 3rd Test: Kallis, Petersen dominate Sri Lanka January 3, 2012

    Cape Town: Jacques Kallis and Alviro Petersen hit centuries as South Africa dominated the first day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at Newlands on Tuesday. South Africa were 347 for three at the close after being sent in to bat. Kallis, playing in his 150th Test match,...
  • South Africa need to be mentally stronger: Smith January 3, 2012

    Cape Town: South Africa must be mentally stronger in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka, captain Graeme Smith said on the eve of the match. The home team won the first Test at Centurion by an innings and then went down to a 208-run defeat in the second...
  • Philander back to boost South Africa January 3, 2012

    Cape Town: Vernon Philander and Alviro Petersen were recalled to boost an "embarrassed" South Africa on Monday as they aimed to bounce back from a shock defeat against Sri Lanka. South Africa face a high-pressure, series-deciding third Test in Cape Town starting on Tuesday, in a contest the home team was...