South Africa

  • De Villiers, Du Plessis power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over Australia 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    Harare: AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit centuries in a 206-run partnership as South Africa chased down a formidable 327 to beat Australia by seven wickets on Wednesday. Captain De Villiers was 136 not out to see South Africa to 328-3 and home with 20 balls to spare, a...
  • Zimbabwe dump 'disruptive' seamer Tinashe Panyangara 20 hours 52 minutes ago

    Zimbabwe have axed seamer Tinashe Panyangara from their squad for the one-day international triangular series with South Africa and Australia, accusing the player of being 'disruptive' in the build-up to the tournament. Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed via a statement on Wednesday they had sent the 28-year-old to train with the country's A...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series in Harare Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: SOUTH AFRICA: Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the tri-series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in...
  • South Africa spinners eye hard-hitting Australia in tri-series Yesterday

    South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin options when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number one-ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in...
  • Tri-Series: Australia face South Africa after thrashing Zimbabwe Yesterday

    Harare: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198...
  • Injured Clarke set to miss more matches of triangular series 2 days ago

    Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the "back end" of the triangular one-day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to stand-in skipper George Bailey. Clarke injured his hamstring at training in Harare and was scratched from Monday's series-opener against Zimbabwe, which Australia...
  • Unlucky Phillip Hughes snubbed again 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Not for the first time, opener Phillip Hughes finds himself warming the Australian bench despite injured skipper Michael Clarke saying last week that it's not possible for the left-hander to have had a better pre-season campaign. Hughes, who has 26 Tests and 20 ODIs to his name, will not play...
  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's middle-order batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his leg-spin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the tri-series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and South Africa, and looks set to add to the one ODI cap he has received in the...
  • Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya reported for suspected bowling action 5 days ago

    Dubai: Zimbabwe all-rounder Prosper Utseya has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the third and final ODI against South Africa in Bulawayo. The match officials' report, which was handed over to Zimbabwe team manager Stanley Chioza on Thursday after the match, cited concerns...
  • Australia arrive for first Zimbabwe tour in 10 years 6 days ago

    Harare: The Australia cricket team arrived for its first tour of Zimbabwe in a decade on Thursday, promising to play hard and shrugging off questions over the trip. Australia avoided playing in the troubled southern African country for 10 years from 2004 because of the rule of longtime president Robert Mugabe...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 to win ODI series 6 days ago

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • Hashim Amla rested for third ODI against Zimbabwe 1 week ago

    South Africa will hand debuts to top-order batsman Rilee Rossouw and left-arm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi in Thursday's third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe. Having already sewn up the series by winning the first two games by 93 runs and 61 runs, the Proteas will offer the pair an opportunity to...
  • Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke August 20, 2014

    Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia's visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action. A 14-man squad departed Wednesday for Harare to play a two-week series that also involves South Africa -- Australia's first international...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa beat Zimbabwe to take series August 19, 2014

    Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell claimed three wickets apiece as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international to clinch the three-match series on Tuesday in Bulawayo. McLaren claimed figures of 3 for 21 in eight overs while Parnell took 3 for 28 in nine as...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa unlikely to experiment against Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa will ignore the temptation to experiment and instead plan to field what they believe is their first-choice XI when they meet Zimbabwe in the second of the three one-day internationals on Tuesday. The Proteas cruised to a 93-run victory over their hosts in the first match on Sunday,...
  • Refreshed Aussie cricketers ready for the fray, says Lehmann August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular one-day series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14-man squad to Harare for a two-week series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • 1st ODI: Amla scores ton as South Africa ease to a 93-run win over Zimbabwe August 19, 2014

    Bulawayo: South Africa were far too strong for Zimbabwe, making 309-3 and bowling the home team out for 216 to win the first one-day international by 93 runs at Queens Sports Club on Sunday. Hashim Amla batted through South Africa's innings for an unbeaten 122 as the tourists posted a...
  • Phil Hughes celebrates recall with second double century August 17, 2014

    Phil Hughes celebrated his recall to the Australia one-day squad with a second unbeaten double century in a month against South Africa in an A team fixture on Sunday. The left-hander hit an unbeaten 243 from 440 balls with 26 fours and one six in a drawn four-day match at Townsville...
  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar reprimanded after hitting stumps August 13, 2014

    Harare: South Africa opener Dean Elgar has been reprimanded for reacting angrily to his dismissal on the fourth day of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. Edgar, who hit a stump with his bat after being cleaned up by Zimbabwean medium-pacer Tendai Chatara during South Africa's 41-run winning...
  • Brendan Taylor hopes Zimbabwe performance leads to more Tests August 13, 2014

    Harare: After a year without Test cricket, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor praised his side's competitiveness against top-ranked South Africa that suggests they deserve a greater share of the international calendar. The Proteas claimed a nine-wicket victory on Tuesday as the shadows lengthened on day four of a one-off Test match they...
  • South Africa lose paceman Hendricks for Zimbabwe ODIs August 13, 2014

    Fast bowler Beuran Hendricks is out of South Africa's three-match one-day international series with Zimbabwe that starts on Sunday. Hendricks has a back strain, suffered while touring Australia with the A team, Cricket South Africa said in a news release on Tuesday. He will not be replaced in a squad already...
  • One-off Test: South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 9 wickets August 12, 2014

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to reinforce their position as the top-ranked team. The South Africans easily chased the 41-run target they needed in their second innings, finishing on 44-1 to seal victory and follow up...
  • Graeme Smith named director of South African T20 tournament August 12, 2014

    Harare: Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith has been appointed tournament director for the country's domestic Twenty20 competition, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Smith retired from international cricket in March and also prematurely ended a three-year stint with English county Surrey due to a knee injury that required...
  • South Africa in control of Harare Test as Zimbabwe concede 141-run lead August 11, 2014

    Harare: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their second innings after posting 256 in the first, and were facing an...
  • Plenty of demons lurk in Harare pitch August 11, 2014

    Low, slow, crumbling and likely to get much worse quickly. That was the verdict on the Harare Sports Club pitch from both Zimbabwe and South Africa after the second day's play in their one-off Test yielded just 209 runs in the 90 overs. The Proteas finished on 201 for four and...
  • Zimbabwe's Tendai Chatara reprimanded by ICC for dissent August 10, 2014

    Harare: The International Cricket Council says Zimbabwe's Tendai Chatara has been reprimanded for showing dissent when he was given out in the ongoing one-off Test against South Africa. Chatara shook his head and gestured toward his pad after he was given out caught behind late on the opening day of the...
  • South Africa make slow progress against Zimbabwe on Day 2 August 10, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made half-centuries on Sunday as top-ranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier made 61 to take South Africa to 201 for 4 by stumps on the...
  • 1st Test: Battling Zimbabwe survive Dale Steyn, Dane Piedt onslaught August 9, 2014

    Harare: Dale Steyn and Dane Piedt claimed four wickets apiece for South Africa, but Zimbabwe defied the odds as they batted out the first day of the one-off Test to reach stumps on 248 for 9. Top-ranked South Africa had been expected to rifle through ninth-ranked Zimbabwe after the hosts had...
  • Mark Vermeulen puts trauma behind him in Zimbabwe return August 9, 2014

    Acquitted arsonist Mark Vermeulen will make a remarkable return to Test cricket on Saturday when Zimbabwe face South Africa, seven years after he burned down his country's cricket academy. Vermeulen has been included in a 12-man squad for the one-off Test match after showing excellent form over the past year, and...