South Africa

  • Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya reported for suspected bowling action 12 hours 54 minutes 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 16 hours 9 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Verdict in Oscar Pistorius trial scheduled for September 11 August 8, 2014

    The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius said Friday that she will give a verdict on September 11, bringing closer to an end a globally televised five-month trial that has transfixed South Africans and others around the globe. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the announcement after the prosecution and defense...
  • South Africa pledge no mercy on struggling Zimbabwe in one-off Test August 8, 2014

    Harare: Freshly re-installed as the top-ranked Test team in the world, South Africa appear disinclined to take any mercy on their struggling neighbours Zimbabwe when the two teams engage in a rare Test starting on Saturday. Given Zimbabwe's lowly ranking and the myriad problems infecting its cricket, the Proteas could have...
  • Rossouw, Shezi in South Africa's ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 5, 2014

    The South Africa have rewarded the form of South Africa A batsman Rilee Rossouw and seam bowler Mthokozisi Shezi by naming them in their squad for three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe later this month. The uncapped pair were the standout performers for the country's A side on their recent tour to...
  • Mark Vermeulen returns to Zimbabwe training squad August 5, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe recalled batsman Mark Vermeulen to their cricket squad on Monday, six years after he was cleared of arson on psychiatric grounds after setting fire to the national union's headquarters and an academy building. Vermeulen was cleared in a court in 2008 despite admitting setting fire two years earlier to...
  • Lyon recalled to Clarke-led Australia ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 4, 2014

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke will lead Australia on their first tour to Zimbabwe in a decade for an international tri-series also involving South Africa starting later this month. The 14-man limited-overs squad is close to full strength, with Clarke, vice-captain George Bailey, veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, paceman Mitchell Johnson and allrounder Shane...
  • CWG 2014: Indian men thrash SA 5-2 to set up semi-final date with NZ August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: A clinical first-half performance from India saw them breeze past South Africa by 5-2 margin to qualify for the semi-final of the men's hockey competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Having finished second in the pool behind defending champions Australia, India will now take on New Zealand...
  • Jaques Kallis is one of the greatest allrounders in cricket history: ICC July 31, 2014

    Dubai: In a rich tribute to Jaques Kallis, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the legendary South African all-rounder will be remembered for his consistency with both bat and ball in all formats of the game. Kallis yesterday announced his retirement, prompted by a poor run in the series against Sri...
  • CWG 2014: India eyeing win against South Africa for hockey semi-final spot July 30, 2014

    Glasgow: High on confidence after the spirited showing against Australia, the Indian men's hockey team would look to win outright against South Africa in their final group match on Thursday, even though a draw is enough to seal their semifinal spot in the 20th Commonwealth Games. Going into Thursday's crucial match,...