SOUTH AFRICA

  • Live Score: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 3 4 hours 48 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies. Only half an hour's play was possible at St...
  • 2nd Test: Faf du Plessis reaches hundred before rain on Day 2 20 hours 2 minutes ago

    Port Elizabeth: Faf du Plessis' century and subsequent dismissal were the only highlights of the rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and West Indies at St. George's Park with just six overs of play possible on Saturday. South Africa added 19 runs to their overnight total for...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round up: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in...
  • Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis punish West Indies for fielding lapses Yesterday

    Port Elizabeth: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth, on Friday. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in to bat in overcast...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 1 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an innings and...
  • Change mental approach, West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin urges team 2 days ago

    Port Elizabeth: The West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin has said his team must change their mental approach ahead of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the St. George's Park here on Friday. The tourists were beaten by an innings and 220 runs by South Africa in the first Test...
  • New Zealand off-spinner Mark Craig likely to play against Sri Lanka 3 days ago

    Christchurch: Off-spinner Mark Craig is likely to play his first Test Friday when hosts New Zealand take on Sri Lanka here at the Hagley Oval Friday despite the pitch heavily loaded in favour of fast bowlers. Overcast conditions and a deep green tinge look of the pitch means that both teams...
  • Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in Windies ODI squad 3 days ago

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Allrounder Darren Sammy has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies' 15-member One-Day International (ODI) squad to face South Africa next month, in another twist in the ongoing selection saga. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the move on Wednesday, even as allegations of victimisation regarding Sammy and...
  • West Indies face tough task in 2nd Test against South Africa 3 days ago

    Port Elizabeth: The West Indies face a daunting task when they take on South Africa in the second Test at Port Elizabeth's St George's Park on Friday. The tourists were outplayed in the first Test at Centurion, where they were beaten by an innings and 220 runs, with the match ending...
  • Pakistan plan to organise tri-series with SA, SL in UAE 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan cricket authorities have stepped up their efforts to revive international series for its upcoming players and plan to organize a tri-series with South Africa and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates next year. "South Africa initiated the idea of having a 50-overs tri-series between the A teams...
  • Temba Bavuma, South Africa' s black hope, set to face West Indies 4 days ago

    Port Elizabeth: Temba Bavuma could become only the sixth ethnic black African to play Test cricket for South Africa when the second Test against the West Indies starts at St George's Park on Friday. Bavuma, 24, is next in line if South Africa continue a policy of seven batsmen and four...
  • West Indies lose Kemar Roach, call up Kenroy Peters for South Africa Tests 5 days ago

    Cape Town: West Indies have lost their most accomplished fast bowler after Kemar Roach was ruled out of the final two matches of the Test series in South Africa and was replaced by uncapped Kenroy Peters, the country's cricket board announced. Roach injured his right ankle while bowling on the first...
  • Don't write off West Indies just yet, warns Denesh Ramdin 6 days ago

    Captain Denesh Ramdin has warned detractors not to write the West Indies off just yet following their innings defeat in the first Test against South Africa. The tourists were humiliated by an innings and 220 runs on the fourth morning of the opening Test at Centurion on Saturday, to send them...
  • South Africa call up Rossouw to replace injured de Kock 6 days ago

    Johannesburg: South Africa on Sunday called-up uncapped left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw to replace injured Quinton de Kock for the second Test against the West Indies. The 25-year-old Rossouw has yet to play a Test with his international experience limited to nine one-dayers and three Twenty20 games. De Kock injured his left ankle...
  • West Indies add Deonarine to Test squad in South Africa 1 week ago

    Pretoria: Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies Test squad for the final two matches in South Africa, the country's cricket board has announced. Deonarine comes in for Assad Fudadin, who fractured a finger in the warm-ups ahead of the first Test in Pretoria that ended in...
  • Kenroy Peters, Miguel Cummins in mix to replace injured Kemar Roach 1 week ago

    Centurion: Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters or fast bowler Miguel Cummins could be called up by the West Indies to replace fellow pacer Kemar Roach, who will miss the Boxing Day Test against South Africa because of an injury. Cummins is believed to be the frontrunner to replace Roach who limped out...
  • Jason Holder appointed West Indies ODI captain, Dwayne Bravo sacked 1 week ago

    Jason Holder replaced Dwayne Bravo as captain of the West Indies one-day international side on Saturday, less than two months out from the Cricket World Cup. Holder, who turned 23 last month, was named to lead the squad in the five ODIs in South Africa starting on Jan. 16, after the...
  • Dale Steyn's love of Test arena fuels lust for wickets 1 week ago

    Pretoria: There are few more fearsome sights in cricket than a fired-up Dale Steyn -- even a wounded one. When the South African speedster limped off the field with a groin problem on the third day of the opening Test against the West Indies, there would have been relief in the...
  • Injured Quinton de Kock out of South Africa's West Indies series December 20, 2014

    Centurion: Quinton de Kock, South Africa's rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies. De Kock injured his left ankle while warming up before play on the third day...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn rips through Windies, Proteas post huge win December 20, 2014

    Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indies top order to claim his 25th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and give South Africa an innings and 220-run victory on the fourth morning of the first Test on Saturday. The West Indies' frailties with the bat were cruelly exposed by the top-ranked South...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 December 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and with the...
  • Wasteful Windies batsmen must do better: Leon Johnson December 20, 2014

    Centurion: Rookie left-hander Leon Johnson has lamented the West Indies' wastefulness after their batsmen threw away good starts to be knocked over cheaply on the third day of the opening Test against South Africa. The top five batsmen all passed 20 but none managed to convert their innings into a major...
  • 1st Test: Philander shines as South Africa close in on victory against WI December 19, 2014

    Pretoria: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings at the close of play on day three of the opening Test on Friday. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five at SuperSport Park. Amla declared half an hour before...
  • West Indies lose Assad Fudadin for South Africa series December 18, 2014

    Pretoria: West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the three-test tour of South Africa after fracturing a finger in fielding practice on Wednesday. The 29-year-old fractured the little finger on his right hand during the warm-ups on the opening morning of the first test in Pretoria which is...
  • Stiaan van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks December 18, 2014

    Pretoria: South African Stiaan van Zyl waited a long time for his Test debut but made the most of the opportunity when it finally arrived with an unbeaten century on debut in the first test against West Indies on Thursday. Usually a number three with provincial side the Cobras, Van Zyl...
  • 1st Test: South Africa declare at 552/5 as rain forces stumps on Day 2 December 18, 2014

    Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Thursday. Amla declared half an hour...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 December 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some...
  • Windies sweating on Kemar Roach's injury December 18, 2014

    Centurion: West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa. The 26-year-old sustained an injury to his right ankle while running into bowl his 16th over,...
  • 1st Test: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers flatten West Indies on Day 1 December 18, 2014

    Centurion: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one of the first cricket Test at Centurion on Wednesday. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some morning rain, the...