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  • World Cup 2015: South Africa's road to semi-finals March 23, 2015

    South Africa face New Zealand in Auckland on Tuesday in the first semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 that will bring some of world cricket's most extraordinary hitters under one roof. There will be South Africa's AB de Villiers, who owns the fastest ODI century and New Zealand's Corey...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Quarter-final March 18, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) It will be a highly-charged contest between two powerful batting line-ups as former champions Sri Lanka take on superbly talented but traditional under-performers South Africa in the first quarter-final of the cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). In a quest...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa's road to quarter-finals March 17, 2015

    It's not always that things go as per your expectations. The South Africans, who came into the World Cup as one of the pre-tournament favourites, had to wait longer than expected to book a place in the quarter-finals. The men from the Rainbow nation moved into second place in Pool...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa hope to shrug off 'chokers' tag against Sri Lanka March 17, 2015

    It's come down to this now; 12 days, 7 games and 3 victories stand between eight teams and the label of World Cup winners. After a prolonged period of foreplay that involved 42 games, cricket's pinnacle event has reached the business end, as it were. This is the point of...
  • World Cup: Hashim Amla motivated to break South Africa's knockout jinx March 15, 2015

    It's been a strange old World Cup for Hashim Amla. South Africa's Test captain has scored 307 runs from six innings with one hundred and a fifty - only AB de Villiers, the One-Day International skipper, has made more runs for the team in the competition - but despite scoring...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs UAE, World Cup, Match 36 March 12, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) South Africa came into the 2015 World Cup labelled as favourites and have largely lived up to the tag, notching up consecutive 400-plus totals in the tournament en route to booking their quarter-final berth. But their recent loss to Pakistan has thrown...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa seek clinical UAE job before quarters March 11, 2015

    South Africa came into the 2015 World Cup labelled as favourites and have largely lived up to the tag, notching up consecutive 400-plus totals in the tournament en route to booking their quarter-final berth. But their recent loss to Pakistan has thrown a spanner in the works. Come Thursday (March 11),...
  • World Cup: All not lost for us, says Ireland skipper William Porterfield March 4, 2015

    Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield vowed to bounce back at the World Cup after his team crashed to a morale-sapping 201-run defeat by mighty South Africa at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis hit centuries as the Proteas piled up a massive 411 for four after...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa thump Ireland in Canberra March 3, 2015

    Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis scored brilliant hundreds and Kyle Abbott picked up four wickets as South Africa registered a 201-run win over Ireland. ...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers hails South Africa 'rock' Hashim Amla March 3, 2015

    Canberra: South Africa captain AB de Villiers hailed Hashim Amla as the team's "rock" after the opener cracked 159 in the crushing 201-run World Cup win over Ireland on Tuesday. Amla reached his 20th one-day international century faster than any batsman, his career-best score coming in his 108th innings, with India's...
  • World Cup 2015: Amla, Du Plessis star as South Africa thump Ireland March 3, 2015

    Ireland came into the match at the Manuka Oval high on confidence after victories in their first two games. South Africa, one of the pre-tournament favourites, presented a far sterner test than West Indies and United Arab Emirates, however, and ruthless batting from Hashim Amla (159) and Faf du Plessis...
  • World Cup: South Africa have learnt their lessons, says Hashim Amla February 26, 2015

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla insisted his team won't panic despite their 130-run World Cup loss to defending champions India, while Friday's clash against a rejuvenated West Indies can't come round soon enough. The Proteas, widely-regarded as one of the favourites for a first world title, suffered a sobering wake-up...
  • Cricket fraternity hails India's big win over SA February 22, 2015

    Melbourne: As India broke a long-standing World Cup jinx against South Africa on Sunday, appreciation and congratulatory messages poured in from the cricket fraternity which hailed the team's "terrific" all-round performance in front of a packed MCG. Riding on another strong batting display powered by Shikhar Dhawan's strokeful century, India today...
  • ICC World Cup: India need to pull out all stops against South Africa February 21, 2015

    After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for the defending champions in Pool B. On the scale of 1 to...
  • World Cup 2015: It will be India's batting vs South Africa's bowling February 20, 2015

    I will start this column by stating the facts: South Africa has never lost to India in an ICC Cricket World Cup fixture. I will also qualify that statement by adding these two teams have only played each other three times in ICC's pinnacle tournament and all three games have...
  • India's danger zones against South Africa: three apparent, two hidden February 19, 2015

    A South African safari is fraught with danger. The jeep may be grilled out but there's always an urge to venture out and pose for the shutterbug - like a hero with some beast in the background. An inch here or there or a moment of carelessness can be fatal...
  • IPL Auction: Crores exchange hands, some stay hot some not February 17, 2015

    Bangalore: The 2015 Indian Premier League auction didn't quite capture the imagination as its predecessor did. With the World Cup going on and Ireland dismantling the once indomitable West Indies, that wasn't too surprising; but this was also partly because the eight teams were largely looking to plug gaps and...
  • IPL 2015 Auction: Full list of players to be auctioned February 16, 2015

    The Indian Premier League auction ahead of its eighth seaons slated to begin from April 8 will see 344 players going under the hammer with the franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad having the heaviest remaining purse of INR 21,05,00,000. Remaining Purse for the eight franchises (INR): CSK: Rs 4,80,00,000 | Overseas Players: 6 |...
  • As it happened: IPL 2015 auction, Bangalore February 16, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Top cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in IPL 8 auctions that will see quite a few Indian and International players going under the hammer. Last year's most expensive buy, Yuvraj, who was picked by...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 3 February 15, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South...
  • South Africa seek World Cup kick-start against improving Zimbabwe February 14, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton on Sunday. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South Africa appear to have all bases covered, with depth in...
  • World Cup warm-up: De Kock, Amla steer SA to a five-wicket win over SL February 9, 2015

    South Africa put up a dominant show to beat Sri Lanka in the second warm-up match of the 2015 World Cup at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Monday (February 9). Put in to bat, Sri Lanka posted a competitive 279 for 7, courtesy Tillakaratne Dilshan's century and a half-century from...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Expectation South Africa's biggest enemy February 8, 2015

    We have seen them dominating play throughout a tournament but we have also seen them throwing in the towel just when it mattered, within touching distance of lifting the trophy. With all guns blazing, South Africa, who have been an outstanding unit in the 2014-15 season, will once again enter...
  • Amla, Rossouw set up South Africa win against West Indies in final ODI January 29, 2015

    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 January 28, 2015

    (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 January 27, 2015

    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...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 4th ODI January 25, 2015

    (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,...