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  • Dominant South Africa outclass Zimbabwe September 20, 2012

    Hambantota: South Africa produced a clinical performance to knock Zimbabwe out of the ICC World Twenty20 with a comfortable 10wicket victory in a lopsided Group C match here on Thursday. Zimbabwe crashed out of the event after slumping to their second defeat in the tournament having lost to hosts Sri...
  • SA outright favourites against Zimbabwe September 19, 2012

    Hambantota: Perennial underachievers at bigticket ICC events, South Africa will start their campaign to shed the 'chokers' tag when they take on minnows Zimbabwe in their opening Group C match of the World Twenty20 here on Thursday. The game should not prove too much of an ask for the Proteas as...
  • World T20: Can South Africa do it this time? September 19, 2012

    As so often happens when ICC tournaments begin, the big question hanging over South Africa is: will they choke in the knockouts? The C word has unfortunately become synonymous with South African cricket sides, for reasons that are well documented. Going into the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, the expectations are...
  • Eng experience will hold SA in good stead: CSA September 15, 2012

    Johannesburg: The South Africa's largely successful tour of England will hold them in good stead in the ICC World Cup Twenty20 starting next week in Sri Lanka, said Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting CEO Jacques Faul. South Africa won the Test series 20 while the ODI and T20 series were drawn. "This...
  • 3rd T20: England aim to level the series September 11, 2012

    Birmingham: England will look to get the better of South Africa in the third Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Wednesday to level the series and carry the momentum into the ICC World Twenty20 which begins next week. South Africa lead the series after hammering the hosts in the opener at...
  • Clarke selected as captain of ICC Test team August 30, 2012

    Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday nominated Michael Clarke for the 'International Cricketer of the Year' award and also selected him as captain of the ICC Test team which includes four players from the new No. 1 Test team, South Africa. Dale Steyn has found a place in the...
  • SA's win over Eng was bittersweet: Boucher August 22, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa's 20 win over England in a threeTest series which took them to the top of the ICC rankings was 'bittersweet', former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher said here on Wednesday. "It was difficult watching the match from the sidelines, but when I saw the guys with the messages on their...
  • Philander achieves careerbest ranking August 21, 2012

    Dubai: South Africas Vernon Philander played a pivotal role in South Africas 51run win over England at Lords this week with seven wickets, and has now jumped to second place in the ICC Test bowler rankings, his highest ranking. Philander had figures of 2 for 48 and five for 30 in...
  • EngSA 3rd Test hangs in the balance August 18, 2012

    London: The third Test between England and South Africa remains finely poised as the touring side reached 145 for 3 at stumps on day three on Saturday, for a lead of 139 after a pulsating third day at Lord's. Hashim Amla, who was dropped on 2 by Matt Prior off Stuart...
  • Kallis backs Pietersen to bounce back August 14, 2012

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis believes Kevin Pietersen will bounce back after his dramatic omission from the England Test side for this week's series finale against the Proteas at Lord's. England's selectors made their decision to drop Pietersen following reports he sent text messages to several South Africa players during the...
  • De Villiers shines as SA prepare for Test August 11, 2012

    London: AB de Villiers blasted a quickfire 97 as South Africa warmed up for next week's third Test against England at Lord's with a dominant start to their tour match at Derbyshire on Friday. De Villiers smashed his imperious innings of 97 from just 96 balls before retiring out and...
  • 2nd Test: Leeds Test heading for a draw August 5, 2012

    London: The second Test between England and South Africa at Headingley looked to be heading for a draw on Sunday, after rain stopped play during day four's afternoon session. South Africa's batsmen had reached 39 for 0 in their second innings at the end of the day four, with Jacques Rudolph...
  • Smith, Kallis add to SA's injury woes August 5, 2012

    Leeds: South African allrounder Jacques Kallis will not bowl on day four of the ongoing second Test against England because of recurring lower back spasms, a team spokeswoman said on Sunday. Captain Graeme Smith also had his injured left knee strapped as South Africa grapple with a spate of injuries to...
  • Smith to rejoin team for the second Test July 30, 2012

    London: South Africa captain Graeme Smith is to rejoin his teammates in time for the second Test against England after jetting home to attend the birth of his first child. Smith returned to Cape Town last week after steering the Proteas to an innings victory against the hosts at The...
  • Kallis rested for ODIs against England July 25, 2012

    Johannesburg: Jacques Kallis has been omitted from South Africa's oneday squad for the series against England so he can rest before the World Twenty20, Cricket South Africa said on Wednesday. The 36yearold Kallis, a veteran of 321 ODIs, was replaced in the 15man squad by new cap Dean Elgar. South Africa will...
  • Tendulkar, Zaheer static in ICC Test rankings July 25, 2012

    Dubai: Veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan remained static at their respective 12th spots to be the highestplaced Indian cricketers in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Wednesday. While Tendulkar is the only Indian in the top20 of the batting list, Zaheer has company in the form...
  • 1st Test: Amla triple ton takes SA close to win July 22, 2012

    London: Hashim Amla's epic triple century that took more than 13 hours has South Africa poised to win the first Test against England, with the hosts trailing by 150 runs on Sunday with six secondinnings wickets in hand. Amla's 311 not out from 529 balls lasted 790 minutes, contained 35 boundaries...
  • 1st Test: South Africa in charge over England July 21, 2012

    London: Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith hit centuries as South Africa wiped out England's lead in the first Test at The Oval on Saturday by closing on 403 for 2 18 runs in front. Amla was 183 not out, with 22 fours from 369 balls, while captain Smith made 131...
  • 1st Test: South Africa take command over Eng July 21, 2012

    London: After showing their bowling prowess on day two, South Africa displayed their batting superiority on the third day as they reached 403 for 2 and took an 18run lead in their first innings of the first Test against England at The Oval on Saturday. Hashim Amla hit a fluent unbeaten...
  • 1st Test: SA 86 for 1 at stumps on Day 2 July 20, 2012

    London: South Africa dominated day two of the first test with England, reaching 86 for 1 at stumps on Friday after dismissing the hosts for 385 at the Oval. Hashim Amla was unbeaten on 47 from 97 balls with six fours and Graeme Smith was 37 not out, leaving South...
  • Kallis, Smith in SA probables for World Twenty20 July 19, 2012

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) have included Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith in their 30member provisional squad for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September. Kallis last featured as a regular member of South Africa's Twenty20 squad in 2010 during the tour of the West Indies, though he...
  • Kallis not bothered by SA's lack of preparation July 17, 2012

    London: Allrounder Jacques Kallis says that South Africa are ready for their battle for Test cricket supremacy in a threematch series against England, despite what some critics believe has been inadequate preparation time. South Africa, aiming to knock England off their perch as the number oneranked Test side, have had only...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders win maiden IPL title May 27, 2012

    We have a new IPL titlist. Inspired by Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis' divergent halfcenturies in a cracker of a final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Kolkata Knight Riders roared to their maiden IPL trophy with a memorably tense chase of 190 against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. There...
  • IPL 5, Match 63: As it happened May 14, 2012

    Chennai Super Kings Innings So Chennai keep their hopes alive with that crucial win that draws them level on points with Kolkata in the standings, and it's an especially good win after Bangalore lost their match against Mumbai earlier in the day. It's their third win in a row, and Chennai...
  • 'IPL should help SA players learn teamwork' May 11, 2012

    Johannesburg: South African cricketers tend to perform better as individuals rather than as a unit, and they must learn a few lessons in teamwork through their stints in the ongoing IPL, feels countrys former paceman Makhaya Ntini. "Most of the South Africans playing in the IPL are performing very well," Ntini...
  • Onus on me and Kallis in playoffs: Gambhir May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: After leading his side to the top with a facile win over Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said he, along with senior batsman Jacques Kallis, will have to shoulder the responsibility of steering the team in the playoffs stage. Gambhir has been leading from the...
  • KKR down Delhi to take the top spot May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Jacques Kallis contributed with both bat and ball as Kolkata Knight Riders displaced Delhi Daredevils at the top of the IPL table with a sixwicket win at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Monday. With their eighth win in 12 matches, the Kolkatans take the top spot, while...
  • Dominant Kolkata continue winning run April 30, 2012

    Skipper Gautam Gambhir played another matchwinning innings as Kolkata Knight Riders stamped their authority over Chennai Super Kings, beating them by five wickets and staying one place below tabletoppers Delhi Daredevils in the points table. Gambhir (63 off 52) led KKR's chase of 140, driving, cutting and pulling any loose delivery...