SOUTH AFRICA

  • AB de Villiers' fastest hundred dominates headlines January 19, 2015

    Johannesburg: South Africa one-day cricket captain AB de Villiers dominated the headlines on the front pages of the country's newspapers on Monday after his record-breaking performance in the match against visiting West Indies at Wanderers Stadium here. "Atom Bomb" read the headline in the Afrikaans daily Beeld; while the daily The...
  • Corey Anderson salutes de Villiers' hell of an innings January 19, 2015

    Nelson: Corey Anderson saluted AB de Villiers on Monday for a "hell of an innings" after the South African broke the New Zealander's record for the fastest century in a one-day international. De Villiers took just 31 balls to smash his way to 100 against the West Indies in Johannesburg on...
  • Devastating AB de Villiers sets new one-day benchmark January 19, 2015

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers required just 31 balls for his genius to propel him to the fastest ever one-day international century, a matchless masterclass that left even Chris Gayle bowing in admiration as South Africa walloped West Indies on Sunday. Dazzling improvisation and sustained, controlled butchery, the like of which cricket...
  • 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...
  • Anil Kumble and other reacts to AB de Villiers smashing fastest ODI century January 18, 2015

    Reaction to South African AB de Villiers smashing the fastest ever one-day century in 31 balls against the West Indies at The Wanderers on Sunday. Former Indian skipper: "Congratulations @ABdeVilliers17 for a world record fastest odi hundred. Awesome batting! Unbelievable!!!" tweeted Kumble. De Villiers' batting partner Hashim Amla, who hit 153 not...
  • How AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ODI hundred: a blow-by-blow account January 18, 2015

    A week ago Adam Gilchrist said AB de Villiers is the most valuable players right now in World Cricket. De Villiers, it seems took it too seriously, and decided to put that on paper against a hapless bunch of West Indies bowlers in the second ODI of the series, smashing...
  • AB de Villiers smashes fastest ODI fifty and hundred January 18, 2015

    South African skipper AB de Villiers smashed the fastest ever one-day international century in 31 balls in the second ODI against the West Indies at The Wanderers on Sunday. After coming to the wicket following a massive 247-run opening stand between Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw, De Villiers compounded the tourist'...
  • Chris Broad reaches 250-ODI landmark as match referee January 18, 2015

    Dubai: Chris Broad become only the second member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC match referees to reach the 250-mark in One-Day Internationals when he took the field to officiate in the second ODI between South Africa and West Indies at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. Broad, a former...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd ODI at The Wanderers January 18, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. West Indies playing XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn South Africa playing XI: Hashim...
  • 'India, South Africa biggest challengers to Australia in World Cup' January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Not too pleased with a couple of selection decisions in the Australian squad for the ODI World Cup, former captain Ian Chappell said the home side will find its toughest competition in India and South Africa during the marquee event starting February 14. "Australia's biggest challenges will come from South...
  • 1st ODI: All-round South Africa register easy win over Windies January 17, 2015

    Durban: AB de Villiers top-scored with 81 and effected five dismissals behind the wicket as South Africa beat the West Indies by 61 runs in a rain-affected first ODI at Kingsmead on Friday. De Villiers was well supported by Hashim Amla (66) and David Miller (70) as South Africa reached 279-8...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st ODI January 16, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa and West Indies square up in five ODIs, starting at Kingsmead, in their final round of competitive matches before the World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand next month. Playing XIs: South Africa: Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du...
  • Darren Sammy avoiding controversy over Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard omission January 16, 2015

    Durban: West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has said he would not be drawn into the controversy surrounding the omission of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the regional squad for next month's ICC World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)...
  • 1st ODI: South Africa, West Indies seek World Cup form January 16, 2015

    Durban: South Africa and West Indies square up in five One-Day Internationals, starting at Kingsmead on Friday, in their final round of competitive matches before the World Cup starts in Australia and New Zealand next month. South Africa will be fielding their World Cup squad, with the exception of injured...
  • 3rd T20: Wiese fifer gives South Africa consolation win, Windies take series January 15, 2015

    Wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk hit an unbeaten century and allrounder David Wiese took a five-wicket haul as South Africa crushed the West Indies by 69 runs in the third Twenty20 international at Kingsmead on Wednesday. Chris Gayle had led the West Indies to victory in the opening two matches of the...
  • Double-ton Jonathan Trott gets Michael Vaughan backing January 14, 2015

    Johannesburg: England's Jonathan Trott completed his return to representative cricket with a double century on Wednesday as former captain Michael Vaughan backed him to make a Test comeback. Trott scored 211 not out for the second-string England Lions as their first unofficial 'Test' against South Africa A in Paarl ended in...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd T20 at Kingsmead January 14, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Teams: South Africa: MN van Wyk, RR Hendricks, RR Rossouw, JP Duminy, JL Ontong(c), F Behardien, D Wiese, WD Parnell, KJ Abbott, M de Lange, AM Phangiso West Indies: LMP Simmons,...
  • Historic Windies win my ideal birthday gift: Richie Richardson January 14, 2015

    Durban: The West Indies' historic successful run chase to beat South Africa in the second Twenty20 International was a perfect birthday gift to him, team manager Richie Richardson has said. Richardson, one of the finest batsmen to have played for the West Indies, watched from the dugout as his team pulled...
  • Windies consider resting big guns for final T20 against South Africa January 14, 2015

    Durban: Captain Darren Sammy is hoping to rest several players for the third and final Twenty20 International here on Wednesday with the series already wrapped up, but has impressed upon his unit the importance of making a clean sweep. The West Indies arrived here on Monday fresh from taking a winning...
  • WICB president backs new ODI captain to excel January 13, 2015

    St. George's: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has given his full backing to new one-day skipper Jason Holder. The 23-year-old pacer was surprisingly named the replacement to Dwayne Bravo last month for the five-match ODI series in South Africa starting Friday, reports CMC. He was also announced last...
  • Proteas rest captain Du Plessis for final Twenty20 January 13, 2015

    Cape Town: South Africa will rest captain Faf du Plessis for the final Twenty20 international against West Indies in Durban on Wednesday as they seek to manage his long-term hip injury ahead of the 50-over World Cup. Du Plessis scored the second fastest century in Twenty20 internationals, off 46 balls, on...
  • 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...
  • Darren Sammy beams after West Indies' memorable T20I win January 12, 2015

    Johannesburg: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said there was never any doubt his side could produce a world record chase to beat South Africa in the second Twenty20 International at the Wanderers. Set 232 for victory on Sunday, the Windies pulled off the highest run chase in the history...
  • Chris Gayle gears up for World Cup with six-hitting spectacle January 12, 2015

    Test cricket is the supreme test of technique and character and T20's are a bowler's nightmare with short boundaries and big willows. And when Chris Gayle is in his own zone in the shortest format of the game, he is a known marauder with a devil-may-care attitude towards bowlers. ...
  • South Africa submit to calypso music as Windies win series in world record T20 chase January 11, 2015

    Johannesburg: Chris Gayle powered the West Indies to the highest score by a team batting second in Twenty20 internationals on Sunday, sealing a 2-0 series win in South Africa. Gayle hammered 90 off 41 balls as West Indies made 236 for 6 in 19.2 overs to overhaul South Africa's 231 for...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd T20 at Wanderers January 11, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Teams: South Africa: F du Plessis*, MN van Wyk†, RR Rossouw, DA Miller, JL Ontong, F Behardien, D Wiese, KJ Abbott, M de Lange, Imran Tahir, AM Phangiso West Indies: Darren...
  • 2nd T20: South Africa seek remedy for Gayle headache January 11, 2015

    It was Chris Gayle versus South Africa in the first T20 international on Friday, where a storm of 52 off 11 balls buried any hopes the young South African side entertained before conceding a four-wicket defeat. And Sunday may be no different. But mood in the West Indies dressing room could...
  • On track for World Cup, says Chris Gayle after smashing a 17-ball 50 January 10, 2015

    Cape Town: Chris Gayle believes success in the limited-overs series against South Africa in the coming weeks will stand the West Indies in good stead for the ICC cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting in February. The West Indies opened the three-match Twenty20 International series with a four-wicket...