South Africa

  • Concerned CSA vows to crack down on ball-tampering by its players 2 days ago

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is concerned about its national players gaining notoriety for ball-tampering and vowed not to tolerate such behaviour. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday, CSA board member Vusi Pikoli, a leading figure in South Africa's legal industry, said he was "deeply concerned" with allegations...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title 2 days ago

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, sentencing on Oct 13 4 days ago

    A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down sobbing as South African judge reads verdict 5 days ago

    Johansburg: South African track star Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears as Judge Thokozile Masipa read out her verdict in his murder case in a Pretoria court on Thursday. Shoulders shaking, the Olympic and paralympic star bowed his head and sobbed as he listened to Masipa, who earlier said the state...
  • Oscar Pistorius faces justice as judge starts verdict 6 days ago

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, faced justice on Thursday as a South African judge started her verdict in his murder trial, a decision that could put him behind bars for 25 years. In a fitting reminder of how South Africa...
  • South African court to deliver verdict in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial today 6 days ago

    It's D-Day for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. A South Africa court will deliver the verdict of Pistorius' murder trial today - more than 18 months after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. If he is found guilty of pre-meditated murder, he could be sentenced to life in prison. ...
  • India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event. "As teams enter the home straight in preparation for next year's World...
  • Food security: South Africa backs India's stance at WTO September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: South Africa supports India's stance at WTO on public food stock holding issue as developing nations have responsibility to ensure that "those who are not able to feed themselves" are brought under the food security net, said South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule. "The developing countries which...
  • Du Plessis leads South Africa to tri-series win at Harare September 6, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a six-wicket win over Australia in the final of the one-day international tri-series at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Du Plessis hit 96 from 99 balls and just missed out on his fourth century in five innings in the tournament as South Africa...
  • South Africa requests Dalai Lama to defer visit September 6, 2014

    Dharamsala: South Africa on Saturday requested Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to defer his visit to Cape Town for this year only, his private office said. "We had a meeting with officials of the South African High Commission and foreign ministry here (in Delhi) and they requested his holiness to...
  • India world's cheapest country to fly: Report September 5, 2014

    Sydney: India tops the list of the cheapest countries in the world in which to fly, a leading Australian daily reported on Friday. Airfares to India cost just $10.36 per 100 km. It is followed by Malaysia and South Africa, which claim second and third spots respectively, ahead of Australia, The...
  • Morkel, Duminy in doubt for tri-series final against Australia September 5, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel and allrounder JP Duminy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's triangular series final against Australia in Harare. South Africa, who have already lost allrounder Ryan McLaren to injury in the series, will give the players until just before the start of...
  • South Africa has not denied visa to the Dalai Lama: Envoy September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been denied a South African visa yet and the matter was still under consideration, the country's envoy said on Friday. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule said he has "heard"...
  • Australia have the edge over South Africa, says Mitchell Johnson September 5, 2014

    Predictability will meet adaptability when South Africa face Australia in Saturday's triangular series final in Harare - at least according to Mitchell Johnson. Days after fracturing South Africa all rounder Ryan McLaren's right arm, the Australian quick has ramped up the mind games after the Proteas saw off Zimbabwe on Thursday...
  • Tri-series: South Africa cruise past Zimbabwe to enter final September 4, 2014

    Harrare: South Africa eased to a 63-run win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and will play Australia in the one-day international tri-series final at Harare Sports Club. Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games to take South Africa to 271-6 batting first and just about guarantee them a place...
  • Watch: 'I'm only joking mate!' South African fast bowler Dale Steyn terrifies teammate Quinton de Kock with on-field prank September 4, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn recently pulled a prank on his teammate and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock on field. De Kock was approaching Steyn for a high-five after a catch when Steyn, senior to De Kock by 10 years, absolutely terrified him by pretending to be angry. The rest of...
  • Faf du Plessis fills Jacques Kallis void, says can get even better September 3, 2014

    Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa's one-day international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year's World Cup. "I'm hitting the ball nicely, but I feel I can still improve quite a bit," he...
  • Tri-series, Match 5: Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs to reach final September 2, 2014

    Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs in their triangular series one-day international on Tuesday as Mitchell Marsh served up a match-winning display with bat and ball. The big victory stopped Australia's mini-slump of two straight losses and put them into Saturday's final of the three-team tournament at Harare Sports Club....
  • World's oldest Test cricketer Norman Gordon dies September 2, 2014

    The world's oldest Test cricketer Norman Gordon, who was the last survivor of the timeless Test, passed away in Johannesburg on Tuesday at the age of 103, local media reported. The South African fast bowler played in the timeless Test in Durban in 1939, in which England came within 42 runs...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series September 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: South Africa won the toss and opted to field. Team News: Australia have made three changes. Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson and Kane Richardson are back for them. Michael Clarke has been ruled out while Ben Cutting and James Faulkner...
  • Tri-series: Australia face South Africa after Zimbabwe shock September 2, 2014

    Harare: Australia must overcome the embarrassment of losing to Zimbabwe and the departure of captain Michael Clarke to injury when they take on South Africa in the fifth match of a one-day triangular series on Tuesday. Clarke's hamstring problem flared up during his innings of 68 against Zimbabwe on Sunday, and...
  • Tri-series: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs, earn bonus point August 29, 2014

    Harare: South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61-run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular one-day series on Friday. South Africa were kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but were saved...
  • Tri-series, Match 3: Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash August 29, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe must overcome the discord in their camp as well as a skill handicap when they take on South Africa in a one-day international triangular series match in Harare on Friday. While Zimbabwe have traditionally struggled against world cricket's heavyweights, their challenge appears to have become even greater as the...
  • De Villiers, Du Plessis power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over Australia August 27, 2014

    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 August 27, 2014

    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 August 27, 2014

    (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 August 27, 2014

    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 August 26, 2014

    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 August 26, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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...