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  • World Cup: South Africa have learnt their lessons, says Hashim Amla 2 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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,...
  • World Cup 2015: Top 10 batsmen who can set the stage ablaze January 23, 2015

    In modern day cricket, ODIs have become a batsman's game. With scores over 300 being chased down easily and batsmen breaking records for fastest 50s and 100s and scoring double-centuries in ODIs, it looks like this World Cup may also follow the trend, though bowlers will surely disagree with that. 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,...
  • 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...
  • From Cinema to Cricket World Cup January 13, 2015

    The 2002/2003 season was my first full season of playing for South Africa. I was 21-year-old and living my dream. I was travelling around the country and to parts of the globe I had never previously seen or experienced. My whole world had just opened up and there was so...
  • Hashim Amla looks ahead to tougher challenges January 6, 2015

    Cape Town: South African captain Hashim Amla hit the winning runs on the fifth day of the third and final Test against the West Indies at Newlands on Tuesday, collected the International Cricket Council mace and a $500 000 cheque for the world champion Test team, then looked ahead to...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 3 January 4, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries as South Africa threatened to cash in where the West Indies missed out on day two. While the West Indies could muster only 329 after winning the toss and...
  • 3rd Test: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers put South Africa in control January 3, 2015

    Cape Town: Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries as South Africa threatened to cash in where the West Indies missed out on day two of the third and final Test at Newlands on Saturday. While the West Indies could muster only 329 after winning the toss and electing to...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 January 3, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: The West Indies were prone to devastating batting collapses in the first two Tests, but made a steady 276-6 after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The biggest disappointment for the tourists was their batsmen's...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 1 January 2, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: West Indies opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers (wk), Stiaan van Zyl, Temba Bavuma, Simon Harmer, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel West Indies: Kraigg...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa strong favourite against West Indies at happy hunting ground January 1, 2015

    Cape Town: That West Indies go into the final Test against South Africa with an opportunity to draw the three-match series is probably more than they could have hoped for after a crushing defeat in the first game in Pretoria. But as rain washed away any hope of a result in...
  • Hashim Amla, Denesh Ramdin happy after Test draw December 31, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and the West Indies will travel to Cape Town for the third and final Test after rain and a wet outfield cut more than half the playing time from the second Test at St George's Park on Tuesday. No play was possible on the final day and...