South Africa Cricket Team

New transformation targets suspended temporarily by CSA interim board

Requirement to field seven players of colour by 2022-23, including three Black Africans, put on hold
July 16, 2024

Daryn Dupavillon puts Knights on top of Group B, Rudi Second's 171 in vain for Warriors

Aiden Markram and Wiaan Mulder, meanwhile, have put themselves in strong contention for national selection
July 15, 2024

Eoin Morgan: 'Nothing untoward' about coded signals from dressing-room

Trial is '100% within the spirit of the game' says captain after scrutiny on team analyst's role
July 16, 2024

'I know I've done nothing wrong' - Mark Wood on tussle for white-ball selection

England quick ready to grab next opportunity if it comes along in ODIs against South Africa
July 16, 2024

England defend use of coded signals to send messages from analyst to field

ECB says trial 'intended as a live informational resource captain may choose to use or ignore'
July 16, 2024

Dawid Malan reaches 915 points, the highest ever for batsmen in T20I rankings

Malan had scores of 19, 55 and 99* in the three-match series, which took England past Australia to the No. 1 position in the T20I team rankings
July 16, 2024

Mark Boucher after series loss: 'England are a step ahead of most teams in the world'

Coach says defeat is part of bigger picture as South Africa strive to close the gap
July 16, 2024

South Africa set to bring in tougher transformation targets

CSA targets aim to see seven players of colour in every XI by 2022-23
July 16, 2024

Kagiso Rabada ruled out of England ODI series with groin injury

Rabada hopes to return in time for first Test against Sri Lanka on Boxing Day
July 16, 2024

Marvellous Dawid Malan 99* steers England to record chase and 3-0 sweep

England primed for series sweep with eye on top ranking as hosts look to turn tables ahead of one-dayers
July 16, 2024

Looks like England have got the hang of this white-ball stuff

Both wins over SA have been hard-fought as visitors extended unbeaten run in T20I series to eight
July 16, 2024

Chris Jordan: Pressure for places is driving England's players to keep improving

Fast bowler still keen to learn on the job as England seek improvements to winning formula
July 16, 2024

Jason Roy's spin struggles threaten to test Eoin Morgan's loyalty

Opener has been one of the stars of England's white-ball rebirth, but his lack of game-time is telling
July 16, 2024

Captaincy is getting tough for Quinton de Kock

Skipper's woes show state of South African cricket, and the magnitude and multitude of roles they ask him to fill
July 16, 2024

Dawid Malan paces tricky chase to perfection to seal the series for England

Tom Curran keeps his spot ahead of Mark Wood on scorching afternoon in Paarl
July 16, 2024

Ominous signs for South Africa after England win ugly

Sweltering conditions in Paarl point to another high-scoring game on Sunday
July 16, 2024

ICC makes U-turn, to revisit plan for extra global event in next eight-year cycle

Those reliant on ICC revenue want it, while ones that earn more from bilateral series don't
July 13, 2024

Faf du Plessis bemoans lack of allrounders as South Africa pay price for imbalance

Phehlukwayo and Pretorius' absences prove costly in five-wicket defeat to England
July 16, 2024

South Africa forgo gestures and lose plot - but at least cricket is back

South Africa played like a team intent on silencing the noise around them but still came up second to England once again
July 16, 2024

Jonny Bairstow 86* powers England to five-wicket win and 1-0 lead

Moeen Ali and Mark Wood left out, David Miller, Anrich Nortje missing for South Africa
July 16, 2024

Lions register first win as Markram returns to form

Josh Richards and Dominic Hendricks scored centuries for the Lions as they chased down a record total
July 03, 2024

Risk of matches being cancelled if Covid-19 cases rise remains real - CSA doctor

Hosts already hit by two positive tests, although two more rounds of testing reveal no new cases
July 16, 2024

Eoin Morgan relishes chance to test full-strength squad in quest for best XI

Captain focused on finding best roles for star players, rather than simply winning
July 16, 2024

Chaos swirls off field as South Africa welcome England for 2020 rematch

South Africa set to play for first time since March with both teams looking for T20 World Cup pointers
July 16, 2024

South Africa to make anti-racism statement ahead of England series after BLM criticism

Team will not take a knee but has decided to demonstrate commitment to inclusion
July 16, 2024

CSA release forensic audit in wake of firing of CEO Thabang Moroe

Disciplinary action could follow after 456-page document is put into public domain
July 04, 2024

Racial justice is a 'process, not an event', says CSA in response to BLM criticism

The board insists that team is engaging on racial matters with 'honesty, empathy and vulnerability'
July 15, 2024
ICC news

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award

Kohli is the only men's player who has been nominated for all major awards
July 16, 2024

Kagiso Rabada on biosecure bubbles: 'It's almost like luxury prisons we are in'

"It can be quite tough because you are surrounded by four walls the whole time and that can be a factor mentally"
July 16, 2024

Kagiso Rabada 100% in support of BLM movement - but South Africa won't be kneeling

Fast bowler says it was "team decision" not to take a knee during England series
July 16, 2024

Dale Steyn joins Kandy Tuskers in LPL

Fast bowler confirmed his signing on Twitter
July 11, 2024

Chris Jordan sticks to his strengths as England T20I record beckons

Fast bowler comes into England's South Africa tour in form after adapting successfully at the IPL
July 16, 2024

South Africa hit by second positive Covid-19 test ahead of England series

CSA says player had not come into contact with rest of 24-man squad
July 16, 2024

Chris Jordan: 'Real conversations' are the key for anti-racism message

Fast bowler acknowledges South Africa's reasons for declining to take a knee for BLM movement
July 16, 2024

ICC confirms altered points system for World Test Championship

The board also introduced a minimum age restriction for international cricket which will apply across all cricket
July 11, 2024

2022 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa postponed to February 2023

The major tournaments on the women's calendar for 2022 now include the ODI World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Ashes
July 15, 2024

Mark Boucher focused on 'care factor' after three South Africa players forced to self-isolate

"Sitting in rooms alone for up to 10 days is quite tough," says South Africa head coach
July 16, 2024

South Africa won't take a knee for England series, may wear black armbands

Mark Boucher says Lungi Ngidi - who drove the movement - is happy the team have done what they needed to do
July 16, 2024

Three South Africa players isolated after one tests positive for Covid-19

Trio are asymptomatic but medical staff will continue to monitor their health, CSA says
July 16, 2024

Moeen Ali vows to give his all in what remains of international career

'I've had enough of a break from Test cricket' says 33-year-old Moeen
July 16, 2024

CSA members' council agree to government-imposed interim board

Compliance ensures that CSA will retain its status and funding for now
July 16, 2024

England tour has green light from South African sports ministry

England are due to travel to South Africa on Monday to begin 10 days in quarantine
July 16, 2024

England's tour of South Africa at risk unless interim board ratified

Sports Minister could withdraw recognition of CSA, which would leave South Africa without an official team
July 16, 2024

FICA wants 'clear global solutions' to tackle contract breaches in sanctioned cricket

Body calls on ICC and its member boards to show "willingness to prioritise and act on" the matter
July 15, 2024

Recognise interim board or face sanctions - South African sports minister to CSA members' council

Nathi Mthethwa's actions could be viewed as interference, but he has kept the ICC in the loop so far
July 07, 2024
South Africa news

CSA board impasse likely to impact ICC chairman elections

SA's vote could prove crucial in the race between Greg Barclay and Imran Khwaja
July 09, 2024

CSA Members' Council refuses to appoint new interim board

This goes against the sports minister's directive and may result in serious consequences
July 03, 2024
South Africa news

Uncapped Glenton Stuurman in South Africa white-ball squads

Dala returns, as does Rabada, who had missed SA's last assignment against India
July 16, 2024

Morne Morkel to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL as local player

Former South Africa fast bowler has gained permanent Australian residency and now lives in Sydney
July 07, 2024

Mark Wood prepares to pit his pace against 'battle-hardened' IPL stars

Fast bowler emboldened by displays from Archer, Nortje, Rabada in the UAE this year
July 16, 2024

No ball-by-ball coverage for four-day franchise tournament - CSA to investigate

CSA is yet to conclude talks with SuperSport about streaming the matches on its website
July 07, 2024

Make South African cricket great again, and other items on the interim CSA board's agenda

Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa calls for transparency, wants quick results from the new panel
July 04, 2024
South Africa news

Haroon Lorgat, Omphile Ramela, Andre Odendaal part of interim nine-member CSA board

Judge Zak Yacoob will be the chairman; interim board will "look at everything" says sports minister
July 06, 2024

CSA Members' Council and sports minister Nathi Mthethwa have 'constructive' meeting

An interim CSA board will be now be constituted, with further details expected by the end of the week
July 15, 2024

Marchant de Lange joins Somerset from Glamorgan on two-year deal

South African quick switches counties as Brexit forces a change to visa status
July 12, 2024

Sri Lanka set to play two-Test series in South Africa

CSA will also send a security delegation to Pakistan to assess the feasibility of a tour in early 2021
July 11, 2024

CSA in turmoil as all board members step down

Six of the directors had already resigned following a meeting on Sunday.
July 03, 2024

Acting president Beresford Williams, five others resign from Cricket South Africa board

Development follows request from the members' council for the entire board to step down
July 04, 2024

'It's nice to feel important' - 'Blessed' Chris Morris on bond with RCB, chatting with Dale Steyn, and more

"I have been very fortunate I haven't been smacked around yet, but that's going to come unfortunately"
July 15, 2024

Kagiso Rabada: I have a 'social responsibility' to fight for 'right causes'

Fast bowler talks about the BLM movement and what he learned from Nelson Mandela
July 15, 2024

Wayne Parnell leaves Worcestershire as club target new spin signing

Former South Africa seamer departs after loss of Kolpak status
July 12, 2024

Cricket South Africa members' council asks entire board to step down

CSA has until Tuesday to inform sports minister Mthethwa why he should not intervene in their affairs
July 06, 2024

Victor Mpitsang replaces Linda Zondi as South Africa selection chief

Mpitsang, the former medium pacer, will start in his new position on November 2
July 12, 2024

England expect South Africa tour go-ahead after quarantine agreement is reached

Tour expected to be hosted at Newlands and Paarl, and will feature three ODIs and three T20Is
July 03, 2024

'We love us some AB de Villiers'

AB de Villiers' 55* off 22 against the Royals made for outstanding viewing
July 15, 2024

'Beast' Anrich Nortje eyes Shoaib Akhtar's record 161.3kph after delivering fastest ever IPL ball

"Maybe a good wicket, some adrenaline, the right combination and I can do it this IPL"
July 15, 2024

CSA await government approval for England tour next month

England are supposed to arrive in South Africa on November 17 and will spend 10 days in quarantine
July 03, 2024

Women's cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day

The eight-team women's T20 competition will begin on July 29 and will be contested over eight days at Edgbaston
July 15, 2024

CSA might escape ICC sanction in case of government interference, for now

South Africa's sports minister will look into matters at CSA unless given a reason not to by October 27
July 05, 2024

South Africa sports minister gives ICC notice for intervention in Cricket South Africa

Nathi Mthethwa has given CSA until October 27 to make a case to keep him out of their affairs
July 04, 2024

England tour to Sri Lanka - Mickey Arthur 'really positive' fixtures will go ahead

Sri Lanka coach says cricket may as well "wait for a vaccine" if home series cannot be fulfilled
July 11, 2024

Cricket South Africa to unveil aggressive transformation plans

No suggestions of an increased quota, but focus on including more black African players in the national sides
July 12, 2024

Domestic cricket in South Africa to resume on November 2

The summer will start with the four-day franchise competition and will end with the T20 Cup
July 09, 2024

England's winter tours: What is the current state of play?

Potential trips to South Africa, Sri Lanka and India remain on the table
July 11, 2024

Vernon Philander's younger brother reportedly shot dead

Philander says family "coming to terms with the brutal murder"
July 13, 2024

Legal battle looms as players seek commercial rights protections from ICC

FICA has written to ICC seeking recompense for players' commercial exploitation with ICC partners
July 11, 2024

Cricket South Africa to hand over forensic report to parliament portfolio committee

Independent Director Marius Schoeman offers resignation if the report is not sent
July 13, 2024

Stiaan van Zyl to fill 2021 overseas slot at Sussex but Kolpak 'joy-ride' over for David Wiese

End of Kolpak era means Wiese moving on but van Zyl will see out contract as an overseas player
July 07, 2024

Forensic report reveals Thabang Moroe's financial misconduct

According to the report, he had breached the Companies' Act several times, bringing CSA into disrepute
July 07, 2024

SASCOC refers CSA investigation to sports ministry

Seeks additional resources to do its job, or failing that, requests minister Mthethwa to take action
July 04, 2024

Cricket for some, not for all - where does the women's game stand?

As top-level women's cricket resumes this week, what's the state of the game among the major nations after six months of Covid-19 hiatus?
July 14, 2024
South Africa news

South Africa opens borders but international sport remains locked down

Domestic cricket could resume behind closed doors but the MSL could be in serious doubt
July 07, 2024
South Africa news

CSA, SASCOC at impasse over forensic report disclosure disagreement

SASCOC will take further action against the cricket board if the full report is not made available to them
July 06, 2024

AB de Villiers sees his younger self in Josh Philippe

"I watched him play for the Sydney Sixers. He takes the new ball on, he is a very talented player"
July 15, 2024

CSA distances itself from Independent director Kula-Ameyaw after tweet against Momentum

The Tweet appeared to remind Momentum of the money CSA has invested in it and raised questions about its transformation record
July 11, 2024

South Africa loses ODI sponsor Momentum

The financial services company will continue to sponsor the women's national team until 2023
July 05, 2024

Crisis in South Africa: No clarity on task team details after CSA-SASCOC meeting

Government body also wants cricket board to make public the forensic report used to sack Thabang Moroe as CEO
July 07, 2024

Incumbent Linda Zondi not on shortlist to be South Africa's convener of selectors

Among the new convener's most pressing early task will be to appoint a new men's Test captain
July 08, 2024
South Africa news

South Africa Olympics body to ICC: Our intervention is not government interference

SASCOC has offered to meet with the ICC to provide assurance of its independence
July 14, 2024

Explainer - What South Africa's cricket crisis is all about

With the board asked to step aside, SA cricket has hit rock bottom. What went wrong?
July 05, 2024

SASCOC to appoint task team to investigate CSA imminently

Will be done without input from CSA's Members Council, after a meeting between the two did not go ahead
July 07, 2024

ICC likely to approach CSA for clarification on crisis, says legal expert Becker

CSA, meanwhile, is seeking legal advice on whether SASCOC had the authority to intervene in the manner it did
July 13, 2024

South Africa Olympic body instructs CSA board, executive to step aside

A task team will investigate into the board's affairs now
July 12, 2024

Neil McKenzie appointed South Africa's high performance batting consultant

CSA has also made fresh appointments for bowling lead, academy lead and U-19 coach
July 15, 2024

Jonty Rhodes signs up as Sweden's head coach

Back home in South Africa, Rhodes says the administrative chaos is affecting the side's on-field performances
July 11, 2024

Dillon du Preez to be assistant coach for South Africa women

Appointment of white ex-cricketer comes after CSA announced affirmative action policy for consultants
July 12, 2024

Faf du Plessis on AB de Villiers' retirement: 'The friend in me trumped the captain in me'

"The last year was tough, because I carried a lot of what was going through the team on my shoulders"
July 15, 2024

Racism in cricket - Tabraiz Shamsi says South Africa 'stronger' after chats at culture camp

Says he has not personally experienced issues within the team, and distances team from CSA's administrative chaos
July 07, 2024

Mignon du Preez excited for WBBL return with Melbourne Stars after 'crazy' year

Lucy Cripps and Sophie Day have also signed with the Stars for this season's tournament
July 10, 2024
South Africa news

ICC sent complaint alleging government interference in South African cricket

The grievance comes from the South African Institute for Race Relations, which seeks to remove quotas entirely
July 15, 2024

South Africa players demand CSA action before 'the game we love may be irreparably damaged'

Thirty players, including captains de Kock and van Niekerk, are worried this may be the last chance to save SA cricket
July 07, 2024

CSA will apply affirmative action while hiring consultants

While the directive is not set in stone, it will be used to test whether people of colour are provided with opportunities
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Lungi Ngidi: 'Everyone being on the same page puts us in a good position'

Issues of race should not have a divisive effect on the SA team, says fast bowler
July 03, 2024
IPL 2020

AB de Villiers back to keeping in RCB nets; Jonty Rhodes overcomes quarantine 'hurdle'

South African duo happy to be joining their respective sides after a strict five-month lockdown in their country
July 15, 2024

CSA to consider reparations to players discriminated against in the past

Ntini, Kirsten, Klusener among nine former players who will be ambassadors of the project
July 05, 2024

Quinton de Kock happy with results of South Africa culture camp

White-ball captain got to interact with fringe players and was greatly impressed by them
July 07, 2024

Thabang Moroe fired as Cricket South Africa CEO

According to a statement from the board, he was dismissed for "acts of serious misconduct."
July 15, 2024

Cameron Delport eyes South Africa T20 World Cup spot amid visa uncertainty

When the UK's transition period with European Union ends on December 31, Kolpak registrations will be voided
July 10, 2024

South Africa's culture camp yields three new pillars: respect, belonging, empathy

The "Protea Fire" brand, cultivated under Graeme Smith in 2010, has been put on pause
July 07, 2024

Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Abbas and Lisa Sthalekar enter ICC's Hall of Fame

They become the fourth South African, fifth Pakistani and fifth Australian woman respectively to join the elite list
July 13, 2024

ECB chairman Colin Graves says ICC can 'recut the pot'

Adds a fresh finance model needed to keep all countries 'sustantainable'
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Two South Africa men's players test positive for Covid-19

CSA conducted tests on 50 players and support staff members
July 12, 2024

SACA concerned South African cricket is falling apart

The players' body has warned of administrative 'dysfunctionality that threatens the existence of the game in our country'
July 07, 2024

Kugandrie Govender appointed acting CEO by Cricket South Africa

Govender is the first woman to take on the role of heading CSA
July 05, 2024

Leicestershire sign Gareth Delany for T20 Blast after losing services of Janneman Malan

South Africa opener Malan ruled out of county stint by travel restrictions
July 04, 2024

South Africa Women not to tour England in September 2020

CSA made the decision due to the travel restrictions currently in place for South African national teams
July 10, 2024

Graeme Smith 'shocked' after threats on supporting Black Lives Matter movement

The former captain also called on the government to assist with the growth of the game in SA
July 11, 2024

Graeme Smith: DLS method needs to be reviewed

SA's director of cricket feels the rain rule is at least two decades out of date, especially in T20s
July 05, 2024

CSA appoints Beresford Williams as acting president after Chris Nenzani's resignation

A more permanent appointment is expected at the board's annual general meeting on September 5
July 05, 2024

CSA's acting CEO Jacques Faul steps down

He was due to return to his role with the Titans in September, but has opted to leave his post four weeks early
July 04, 2024

Chris Nenzani steps down as Cricket South Africa president

His term was due to end on September 5 anyway, with the board expected to elect a new president
July 15, 2024

South Africa to hold culture camp for 32 players

Workshop announced in the aftermath of the BLM movement, will focus on the team's identity and environment and outline performance goals
July 05, 2024

Graeme Smith denies Thami Tsolekile's allegations of racial discrimination

"You probably saw nothing in that because maybe you see racism as a norm in this country" - Tsolekile rejoinder to Smith
July 12, 2024

Shabnim Ismail returns for another season at the Sydney Thunder

The pace bowler will provide experience and cutting edge to the attack
July 14, 2024

Simon Harmer closes door on England ambitions, but would welcome SA talks

Spinner cites change in Kolpak regulations for ending hopes of qualifying for England
July 07, 2024

CSA could review aspects of 2015-16 match-fixing investigation following Thami Tsolekile claims

The former wicketkeeper has alleged that there was racial discrimination in the investigation
July 09, 2024
South Africa news

2015-16 match-fixing: CSA names Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Craig Alexander as whistle-blowers

The board has also denied allegations of racism in the investigation
July 04, 2024

Kyle Abbott misses 2020 season amid travel difficulties

Hampshire seamer will return as overseas player in 2021
July 06, 2024

South Africa star Laura Wolvaardt signs for Adelaide Strikers

The 21-year-old impressed at the T20 World Cup earlier this year
July 10, 2024

Decision on Mzansi Super League 2020 expected by mid-August

CSA to look at status of international travel and sponsor interest and broadcast deal before deciding
July 07, 2024

FICA report: 76% of men's players surveyed are against four-day Tests

Also: more than half of the 277 players polled want more than 10 teams playing the World Cup
July 15, 2024

FICA finds players with pay issues from six T20 leagues, including BPL

Others on the list, including the GLT20 Canada, the Abu Dhabi T10 and the Euro T20 Slam, have attracted big-name players
July 07, 2024

IPL franchises await news on South Africa players' participation

There is a strict travel restriction in the country which has placed doubt on the players making their way to the UAE
July 15, 2024

Graeme Smith "aware and willing" to bring about change in wake of BLM

CSA's director of cricket commits to creating a more inclusive environment for the cricketers
July 05, 2024
South Africa news

South Africa's tours of West Indies and Sri Lanka postponed indefinitely

Graeme Smith says South Africa will look to resume playing sometime November onwards
July 12, 2024

Five South Africans to miss CPL after failing to confirm travel arrangements

Imran Tahir, who had stayed back in Pakistan after the PSL, will take part in the T20 tournament
July 03, 2024
Men's Future Tours Programme

Explainer: Men's ODI World Cup Super League

With a handful of days left for the ODI World Cup Super League, here's all you need to know about it
July 11, 2024

AB de Villiers was in line for T20I return, says Quinton de Kock

South Africa's limited-overs captain says he "would have loved to have AB de Villiers"
July 15, 2024

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought

A board official says hosting it this October would be 'too big a risk'
July 15, 2024

Cricketing heads meet to plot way out of crisis

Thursday's ICC meeting starts contingency planning process
July 15, 2024

AB de Villiers unsure about T20 World Cup return with schedule uncertainty

If the tournament is postponed, he will need to reassess his options and his fitness
July 15, 2024

AB de Villiers would 'love to' make T20 World Cup comeback

Talks have taken place with the former team-mates now in charge but de Villiers said 'there's a lot that needs to happen'
July 15, 2024
South Africa in India 2019

Quinton de Kock will 'lead by example' - Rassie van der Dussen

South Africa batsman also believes they have got an opportunity to make a strong statement in the series against India and bounce back from the World Cup debacle
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Allan Donald roped in as consultant by Free State Cricket

Donald's work with some of the province's young bowlers forms part of Free State Cricket's drive to nurture youth cricket in the region
July 08, 2024
South Africa in India 2019-20

South Africa looking at de Kock as captaincy option for T20 World Cup

On their arrival in India, new team director Enoch Nkwe said they have 'to start building for the future'
July 15, 2024
India A v South Africa A, 1st unofficial Test, Thiruvananthapuram, 2nd day

Jalaj Saxena's 61* helps India A open up lead

Shubman Gill fails to convert start into a hundred but South Africa A concede ground after another top-order collapse
July 08, 2024
India v South Africa, 1st unofficial Test, Thiruvananthapuram, 1st day

Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill dominate South Africa A

Thakur's three-wicket burst played a key role in dismissing the visitors cheaply before Gill struck an unbeaten 66
July 09, 2024
South Africa in India 2019

Amol Muzumdar appointed South Africa batting coach for India series

Muzumdar's specialist role for this tour mirrors the one former Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera played for New Zealand during their Test series against Sri Lanka last month
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

CSA declares R200 million loss for 2018-19

In the previous financial year, CSA recorded profits of R350 million after Australia and India visited, resulting in much larger revenues
July 05, 2024
South Africa A in India 2019

Rabada 'not too worried' with Archer, Bumrah snatching spotlight

The fast bowler also looks ahead to the upcoming India tour, and how the experience of having played there before will help some of his team-mates
July 15, 2024

Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur sparkle as India A wrap up series 4-1

Reeza Hendricks struck a half-century and Beuran Hendricks was impressive with the ball, but it wasn't enough to stop the home side from winning by 36 runs
July 02, 2024

Cricket South Africa launches four-team women's T20 league

The inaugural edition starts Friday and will have six matches played over the weekend between four teams in the first leg of action
July 05, 2024
South Africa in India 2019

Smuts withdrawn from South Africa T20I squad due to fitness issues; Linde named as replacement

Linde, who is already in India with the touring South Africa A squad, will join the senior team on their arrival
July 15, 2024
MSL 2019

Teenaged Afghanistan wristspinner Waqar Salamkheil gets MSL gig; Hashim Amla opts out of draft

Liam Plunkett, Dawid Malan, Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim find no takers
July 07, 2024
India A v South Africa A, 2nd one-dayer, Thiruvananthapuram

Ishan Kishan's pyrotechnics gives India A stunning win

He walked in at 57 for 3 and countered a steep asking rate by hitting five fours and four sixes to see the hosts home in a truncated game
July 15, 2024
CPL 2019 news

Tallawahs penalised for slow over-rate against Knight Riders

Lasith Malinga and Beuran Hendricks are set to miss the entire CPL
July 11, 2024
Mzansi Super League

Paarl Rocks sign on Isuru Udana to replace David Willey

Willey has been ruled out of the tournament due to the need to manage his workload
July 05, 2024
MSL news

CSA extends commercial deal for MSL with Global Sports Commerce

The new agreement which runs from 2019 to 2023 makes GSC the official broadcast and digital rights holder outside South Africa
July 06, 2024

'You don't become Amla and Steyn overnight' - Ashwell Prince

South African cricket is going through a period of transition, says former batsman, who is in India to oversee a spin camp
July 15, 2024
South Africa tour of India 2019

Klusener, Barnes, Ontong in SA support staff for India tour

As part of the team's new directive, the assistant coaches and all other technical staff will report directly to the newly-appointed interim team director Enoch Nkwe
July 15, 2024

Hampshire sign Tabraiz Shamsi for final four Blast group games

Left-arm wristspinner, signed after injuries to Mason Crane and Brad Taylor, goes straight into the squad to play Middlesex at Lord's
July 05, 2024
South Africa A in India 2019

Ngidi, Jansen added to South Africa A squad for India tour

The fast bowlers replaced Beuran Hendricks and Anrich Nortje in the squad for the four-day games against India A
July 07, 2024
South Africa news

Heinrich Klaasen replaces Rudi Second for South Africa's Tests against India

A CSA press release made the news public although it did not mention any details of Second's injury, just that it happened while he was training with the South Africa A squad
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Failure to win in India not 'the end of the world' for Pep Guardiola-inspired Enoch Nkwe

The mandate is to win, but failure to do so wouldn't mean the end of the world for South Africa's interim team director
July 07, 2024

Alex Hales continues comeback push with Mzansi Super League stint

Hales leads English contingent at MSL, with Wahab Riaz, Chris Gayle and Tom Curran among other marquee overseas players
July 07, 2024
South Africa news

Steyn was not 'medically ready' for India tour - van Zyl

The fast bowler said he had been available for the T20Is, but the acting director of cricket said they couldn't select him
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

South Africa door not closed for Chris Morris

Acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl says the bowler "still wants to play for South Africa" and negotiations for a new contract will start after the India tour
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Nortje, Second and Muthusamy part of Test squad to India, no Faf for T20Is

Faf du Plessis was not included in South Africa's T20 squad, but will be captain for the three-Test series that follows the T20s
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Rassie van der Dussen earns Cricket South Africa central contract

CSA also name a mix of experienced and upcoming players for spin camp in India
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Enoch Nkwe named South Africa's interim team director

Former Gauteng batsman to take charge ahead of South Africa's tour of India in September
July 15, 2024
MSL 2019

Gary Kirsten to coach Durban Heat in MSL

Back on familiar ground, the former national coach and player said it was "a great opportunity to be involved in South African cricket."
July 08, 2024

Mzansi Super League to stay on SABC network

Cricket South Africa had been trying to get SuperSport to broadcast the second season of the T20 tournament but it couldn't be done
July 14, 2024
South Africa news

Internal leaks hint at fractious end to Ottis Gibson's tenure

Cricket South Africa reportedly went back on their agreement - in principle - to extend Gibson's contract until 2021
July 15, 2024

Du Plessis to remain in charge of South Africa Test side

CSA's acting director of cricket, Corrie van Zyl, said the selectors would look discuss white-ball captaincy as part of their strategy towards World Cup 2023
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Dale Steyn retires from Tests, will focus on limited-overs cricket

"It's terrible to consider never playing another Test again but what's more terrifying is the thought of never playing again at all," says South Africa's all-time highest wicket taker
July 05, 2024
South Africa news

Ottis Gibson out as CSA announces restructure; question mark over Faf du Plessis

A new football style team manager will take overall charge of all aspects of the team, appointing coaching staff and captains
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Du Plessis, van Niekerk named CSA Cricketers of the Year

Quinton de Kock was named the men's Test Cricketer of the Year, while Kagiso Rabada, Marizanne Kapp, and Shabnim Ismail were also among the winners
July 15, 2024

Keshav Maharaj returns for second Yorkshire spell

Spinner available for two Championship games as well as remainder of Vitality Blast
July 13, 2024
World Test Championship 2019-21

'There will be more on the line' - captains welcome World Test Championship

We have longed to have something to play for that gives proper context to Test cricket, says Faf du Plessis of the competition
July 15, 2024
ICC news

FAQs: All you need to know about the 2019-21 World Test Championship

Nine teams will contest a total of 27 bilateral series in the inaugural World Test Championship between 2019 to 2021
July 15, 2024
World Test Championship

FAQs - What happens if World Test Championship final ends in a draw or tie?

We get two winners. Here's everything you need to know about the tournament that will bring new meaning to Test cricket
July 14, 2024
Euro T20 Slam

Du Plessis signed on by Belfast Titans as supplementary player

Du Plessis will join a team that includes Shahid Afridi and JP Duminy, but his availability for the duration of the tournament is not certain
July 06, 2024
Caribbean Premier League 2019

Mohammad Hafeez replaces Rassie van der Dussen in St Kitts and Nevis Patriots squad

The Pakistan allrounder is set for second stint with the CPL franchise, for whom he previously played in 2017
July 07, 2024
ICC news

Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald, Cathryn Fitzpatrick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

The trio were inducted in a ceremony in London on Thursday
July 14, 2024
BPL news

Shakib Al Hasan moves from Dhaka Dynamites to Rangpur Riders

The Australian allrounder was the first of the two direct signings for Khulna Titans
July 02, 2024

I did not demand to be included in World Cup squad - de Villiers

De Villiers confirmed he had spoken to Faf du Plessis two days before South Africa picked their squad but was not trying to 'force' his way
July 04, 2024
World Cup 2019

'Time was always against us' - Gibson on South Africa's World Cup

South Africa coach feels they ran out of time in trying to put together the team they would have liked to compete at the World Cup
July 15, 2024
ICC rankings

Rohit Sharma closes in on Virat Kohli on top of ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Big movers after the round-robin stage of the World Cup include Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Starc and Mujeeb Ur Rahman
July 15, 2024

It's not about the numbers, it's about the person you are - Duminy

JP Duminy bows out of international content that he gave his all for the team cause while captain Faf du Plessis called him a "father figure"
July 15, 2024

Du Plessis hints at staying until T20 World Cup

The South Africa captain showed his emotion on reaching three figures but suggested it was not a sign he was about to call it quits
July 15, 2024
Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Faf du Plessis ton sets up consolation win and hands Australia semi-final against England

South Africa held their nerve in the face of David Warner's hundred to seal a 10-run victory in the final group game
July 15, 2024
Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Du Plessis admits 'concern' over South Africa player drain as he considers international future

South Africa captain backs calls for minimum wage as he concedes Kolpak and T20 deals remain "dangling carrots"
July 15, 2024
Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Smith, Warner's records will speak louder than one-off incident - Du Plessis

South Africa captain says his team won't invoke the events that happened in Newlands last year to gain psychological advantage
July 15, 2024
Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Glenn Maxwell doubtful; Australia eye top-of-table finish

This will be only the third World Cup meeting between both sides since that epic Edgbaston game
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Anrich Nortje's chance to prove fitness during South Africa A tour of India

Temba Bavuma will lead the one-day side while Aiden Markram will be in charge of the four-day team
July 14, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street

Fernando: Sri Lanka's romance with the World Cup

They said the World Cup was too good for Sri Lanka, but Malinga and co. still flirted with it and then Leeds happened. Will it give Sri Lanka one more chance?
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street

'That first week was really tough for us' - Faf du Plessis

The South Africa captain tries to put a finger on where it went wrong for his team in World Cup 2019, after they finally clicked as a unit, against Sri Lanka
July 15, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street

Du Plessis, Amla, bowlers dent Sri Lanka's semi-final hopes

They put on an unbroken 175-run stand after a collective performance from the seamers restricted Sri Lanka to 203
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street

Do South Africa have nothing to lose, or nothing to play for?

JP Duminy, who might replace the injured David Miller, hopes the South Africans play Sri Lanka with freedom, and a smile on their faces
July 15, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street

With slim hopes alive, Sri Lanka run into their 2019 tormentors

Without the worry of qualifying, South Africa begin the series of long farewells to Amla, Tahir and Duminy from 50-over cricket
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street

'We need to justify why we're here' - South Africa play for pride with jobs on the line

South Africa are already out of the World Cup but they have two games left to 'finish on a high', says assistant coach
July 15, 2024

Keshav Maharaj's arrival at Yorkshire leaves Josh Poysden still in the cold

South Africa spinner signs on three-match deal to bolster Championship challenge
July 14, 2024
World Cup 2019

Philosophical Kagiso Rabada takes in the lessons of a chastening World Cup

The fast bowler did not think the early exit was the lowest point of his career, but admitted that he had slipped up with his execution during the tournament
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

We wanted Rabada to skip IPL, says du Plessis; bowler says plan fell through

Kagiso Rabada struggled to find form all tournament as South Africa crashed out of the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

'It's a little bit embarrassing' - Faf du Plessis

South Africa's captain has admitted that the early exit from the World Cup will tarnish the legacy of some of the senior players in the squad
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Haris blitz ends South Africa's World Cup dream

An inspired, backs-to-the-wall performance from Pakistan, led by Haris Sohail, knocked South Africa out of the 2019 World Cup
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Done 'sulking and moping around' - Aiden Markram

South Africa batsman hopes the top order begins to convert starts to big scores, starting with the must-win Pakistan game
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Lord's

Misfiring Pakistan and South Africa face off with time running out

South Africa are likely to stick with their XI from the New Zealand game, while Pakistan could well leave out Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

'It seems like guys have been hampered' - Gibson on South Africa's travails

The coach also expressed disappointment that the experienced players hadn't stood up in this World Cup
July 15, 2024

'We left everything out there, that's all I can ask' - du Plessis

With South Africa all-but out of the World Cup thoughts are already turning to 2023 and the considerable changes that could be seen
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2019

The haunted history of South Africa's World Cups

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July 15, 2024

Luck Index: The missed run-out that could have saved South Africa's day

South Africa fluffed a few chances on the field, but they could have still won had they run out Kane Williamson in the 41st over
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

Kane Williamson's hundred downs error-prone South Africa

Williamson and de Grandhomme shared in a 91-run stand that set up New Zealand's pursuit of South Africa's 241 for 6
July 15, 2024
USA news

Former SA pacer Rusty Theron named in USA squad

Rusty Theron, who played for Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals between 2010 and 2015 in the IPL, has been named in a 30-man USA squad traveling to Los Angeles this weekend for a selection camp
July 14, 2024
New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

Throwback to 2011: When New Zealand let their nasty out

In 2019, more than five years after New Zealand's cricketers re-branded themselves as kindergarten teachers with abs, it is difficult to even imagine the talons that they sprouted that evening
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

The 2015 semi-finalists meet with plenty on the line again

For South Africa, it is virtually a must-win game, while for New Zealand, who have been unbeaten in the tournament having faced some of the weaker teams, it will be a proper test of their bench
July 15, 2024

South Africa in a spin despite holding trump card in Imran Tahir?

Prospect of a turning track at Edgbaston could be a double-edged sword as SA fight to stay alive
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

Lungi Ngidi's return to fitness a timely boost for South Africa

The fast bowler, who hasn't featured since injuring his hamstring against Bangladesh, is looking forward to putting New Zealand's batsmen under pressure
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Cardiff

With 'peg in the ground', South Africa look to begin semi-final charge

Lungi Ngidi might return to the XI for the next fixture, against New Zealand on Wednesday
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Cardiff

Tahir, de Kock give South Africa first World Cup win

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July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Cardiff

Du Plessis partially bluffs his way for South Africa's maiden win

There will be higher-stakes contests to come, when a little more bluff and nonsense may be required, but two points for the win has at least strengthened SA's hand
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Cardiff

Faf du Plessis wants intensity, not hope, from embattled South Africa

In the midst of the gloom that is South Africa's World Cup campaign, their captain hasn't lost his smile. Can his positivity rub off on his squad?
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Cardiff

Hello, Rashid Khan. Meet South Africa's teetering World Cup campaign

Two teams in serious disarray are about to meet in Cardiff. One team has a lot more to lose, and that team isn't too fond of wristspin. What could possibly go wrong?
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Cardiff

Afghanistan look to escape last place as South Africa eye turnaround

The lowest-placed teams in the tournament are both looking for their first wins as the qualification window shrinks on them
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

AB de Villiers' inclusion in World Cup would have set difficult precedent - Van der Dussen

'You can't, on the day before the announcement and a team that's been working for something for year and even longer than a year, come and say, 'I want to make a comeback now.''
July 15, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Hampshire Bowl

AB de Villiers revelations could bring South Africa World Cup squad closer - Faf du Plessis

Captain says furore over de Villiers' proposed return has not been a factor in their disjointed campaign
July 15, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, ICC World Cup, Southampton

Faf du Plessis feared truncated game would have helped West Indies

West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer said that a completed game would've been in West Indies' advantage, especially since their opponents were 'demoralised'
July 15, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Southampton

South Africa, West Indies split points after abandonment

West Indies were on top after putting South Africa in, but the first rain stoppage turned out to be the last as nearly six hours of play were lost in Southampton
July 15, 2024
West Indies v South Africa, 2019 World Cup, Southampton

The allure of the Caribbean fire and Rabada factor

West Indies have tapped into a mindset that served their mighty forebears well; South Africa are just scrambling for a plan
July 15, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Down Marshall Drive, a new West Indies promise to rekindle the old feeling

Five fast bowlers, three explosive hitters, three striking young batsmen, a captain who can do anything: a beguiling prospect for fans, a terrifying one for a shaken South Africa
July 15, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Cool West Indies come calling amid South Africa's perfect storm

The dreaded World Cup knockouts have come early for injury-hit South Africa who need to win their remaining six matches to keep their semi-final hopes alive
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

'If AB wanted to be here, he would be here' - SA coach Ottis Gibson

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson wants the focus to turn from AB de Villiers back to the cricket, as his team prepares to take on West Indies
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, 2019 World Cup, Southampton

'One hell of a bowler' - Amla, Kohli laud relentless Bumrah

Amla feels Bumrah can bowl at all stages of an innings, Kohli lauds his intensity and work ethic
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

'Decision based on principle; had to be fair to the team' - CSA selector on turning down de Villiers

Cricket South Africa responds to the report on AB de Villiers offering to come out of retirement for the World Cup
July 07, 2024
South Africa news

AB de Villiers sought World Cup recall, SA team management said no

ESPNcricinfo understands de Villiers' last-ditch offer to come out of retirement was made in May, just 24 hours before the selectors unveiled their final 15-man squad
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, 2019 World Cup, Southampton

'The guys are very disappointed and a bit angry' - Chris Morris

His captain Faf du Plessis blamed the batsmen for their defeat against India
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, 2019 World Cup, Southampton

Du Plessis' costly drop, Bumrah outperforms Chahal

ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index estimates a closer game had Rohit Sharma's catch been taken in the second over of the chase
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Rabada, Bumrah, and a tale of two terrific spells

The two pacemen bowled incredibly well with the new ball, making batsmen hop. On the day, one got what the deserved, the other must have felt the universe was against him
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

South Africa undone by Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and the spectre of the past

With Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav getting the ball to drift, dip and turn around corners, a self-fulfilling prophecy played out in Southampton
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2019 World Cup, Southampton

Bumrah, Rohit and Chahal give India winning start

Meanwhile, South Africa slumped to their third straight loss in the World Cup
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Live Report - India v South Africa

ESPNcricinfo's Live Report of India's first World Cup 2019 match, against South Africa in Southampton
July 15, 2024
ICC World Cup 2019

South Africa come to Southampton with ghosts of World Cups past

They take on India knowing they probably must win five of their remaining seven games, the small matter of their collection of World Cup scars aside
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Lots of things haunting me at the moment - Faf du Plessis

Beset by injury problems and with two losses in their first two games, South Africa are turning to their all-rounders as the fallback option
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Teetering South Africa hope not to capsize

They are facing the prospect of having to win five of their next seven games in order to have a chance of progressing to the knockouts
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Injured Dale Steyn ruled out of World Cup, Beuran Hendricks named replacement

A second shoulder injury has not responded to treatment and has ruled him out of bowling for the foreseeable future
July 15, 2024

Ottis Gibson channels spirit of Anthony Joshua as South Africa look to lift themselves from the canvas

South Africa coach looks to lift dispirited players, but faces a challenge to find right balance for India showdown
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Faf du Plessis searches for new plan with South Africa's World Cup hopes in the balance

With just three days to dust themselves off before taking on India in their opening game, captain needs answers - fast
July 15, 2024

Bangladesh hit on winning formula and victory over South Africa is proof

Mashrafe Mortaza delighted by his side's all-round performance
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

South Africa's nth grade meltdown

In a crackling atmosphere that ought to have got any competitor's juices flowing, the vibes they projected were simply meekness and passivity
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Shakib, Mustafizur, Mushfiqur beat South Africa

The underdogs' roar was heard all around The Oval as Bangladesh outplayed South Africa in their World Cup opener
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Shakib's all-round exploits, and new batting highs for Bangladesh

Stats highlights from a top batting performance by Bangladesh against South Africa
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Adaptability may be key in unpredictable World Cup - Kane Williamson

The New Zealand captain expects a diversity of conditions through the tournament, and says 'there won't be one way to play'
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Live Report - Bangladesh v South Africa

Catch all the analyses and chatter from the Bangladesh v South Africa match
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v South Africa, World Cup 2019

Imran Tahir reflects on 'amazing journey' as he prepares for 100th cap

South Africa's veteran spinner will be hoping to kickstart their World Cup against Bangladesh, whether he opens the bowling or not
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Tamim Iqbal's fitness a worry for Bangladesh as South Africa look to get moving

Hashim Amla did not take part in the nets on the eve of the match and that could mean a big change in the South Africa XI
July 15, 2024
Pakistan news

PCB hopeful of South Africa touring Pakistan within 12 months

The PCB managing director Wasim Khan has extended the invitation although it is understood South Africa have not committed to it just yet
July 14, 2024

Saving runs, scoring runs ... it's all the same for Jason Roy

Stokes stole the plaudits, but England's stunning fielding against South Africa was a major factor in their win
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

'At a professional level, players should be picked on merit'' - Kagiso Rabada

At the highest level, players should be picked on merit; transformation should be trialled at the grassroots, says the South African paceman
July 15, 2024
England v South Africa, World Cup, Smart Stats

'England was better than us in all three facets of the game' - Faf du Plessis

South Africa determined to learn from opening loss and move on, captain says
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

As it happened: England v South Africa

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July 15, 2024
England v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer lead England to imposing win

The hosts began their World Cup campaign in emphatic fashion, with four half-centuries, an astonishing boundary catch, and the birth of a new superstar
July 15, 2024
England v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

As it happened: England v South Africa

Live Report of the World Cup 2019 opener between England and South Africa from The Oval, London
July 15, 2024
England v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Can smouldering Faf du Plessis sex up South Africa's World Cup chances?

He is a captain born to lead, a magnetic figure who rises to the challenge, and a man ready to lead South Africa out of the World Cup darkness
July 16, 2024
World Cup 2019

World Cup 2019 opening party - live

Get in the World Cup mood with updates from the tournament opening party on the Mall
July 16, 2024
England v South Africa, 2019 World Cup, The Oval

Years of World Cup planning, preparation and hurt all come down to this: England v South Africa

Two sides with arguably the most torrid tournament histories of them all kick off 2019 edition
July 15, 2024
England v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

South Africa look to Plan B and C without Dale Steyn

Faf du Plessis admits fast bowler's early absence recovering from injury is a 'big loss'
July 15, 2024
England v South Africa, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Eoin Morgan sets the stage as England seek to inspire a generation

Captain draws on England's women's side, who won a home World Cup in 2017, to show the effect it could have
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

SACA launches legal action against CSA

The South African Cricketers' Association have filed a court application to have Cricket South Africa's decision to restructure domestic competition reviewed
July 05, 2024
2019 World Cup news

Steyn ruled out of South Africa's World Cup opener

The fast bowler didn't feature in the warm-up against Sri Lanka and only bowled off a few paces at training on Tuesday
July 15, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match, Bristol

Amla, de Kock get going before rain washes out warm-up game

South Africa won their first warm-up game against Sri Lanka, while this is West Indies' first preparatory fixture before the World Cup
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

'Very tough event for corruptors to come near' - ICC ACU chief

Alex Marshall says he has written to known unscrupulous elements on ACU's radar and warned them they are "not invited" to the World Cup
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019 warm-up, Cardiff

Du Plessis, Phehlukwayo and Ngidi brush aside Sri Lanka

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July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Who will win the World Cup? The captains have their say

Is it England? Or India? Or Australia? Or is there a dark horse lurking?
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 5th women's ODI, Benoni

Bowlers, Lizelle Lee secure series for South Africa women

After Pakistan were limited to 125 for 5, the opener hit an unbeaten 75 to help the hosts ace the chase with nine wickets and nearly five overs to spare
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 4th women's ODI, Benoni

Nida Dar's all-round brilliance in vain as South Africa level series

Dar slammed a 20-ball fifty and followed it with figures of 1 for 21, but Lee's boundary-laden 60 helped South Africa chase down 173
July 06, 2024
South Africa women v Pakistan women, 3rd T20I, Pietermaritzburg

Iram Javed, Nida Dar steer Pakistan to 2-1 lead

Having slipped to 3 for 3 in pursuit of South Africa's 138 for 3, Pakistan were revitalised by a 77-run stand between the duo
July 10, 2024
South Africa news

AB de Villiers reveals he helped steer Faf du Plessis away from Kolpak route

De Villiers also opens up about retirement, hinting at "deeper reasons" for his decision to quit South Africa duty
July 07, 2024
South Africa news

Don't want to have 'fear of failure' - Faf du Plessis

There is a World Cup at stake, but if South Africa are under any extra pressure, it won't be coming from inside their camp
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

South Africa prepare to feel the heat ... with one eye on England's heavens

Talk about the weather isn't exclusively an English trait, as South Africa's squad compares notes about conditions ahead of World Cup
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Ngidi looking forward to 'grudge match' against India at the World Cup

The pacer believes that South Africa have a score to settle with India, who thrashed them five-one at home in February last year
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st women's T20I, Pretoria

Sana Mir and Nida Dar trample South Africa women

After the two bowlers shared five wickets between them to limit the hosts to 119 for 7, Dar starred with the bat as well to put her side 1-0 up
July 13, 2024
South Africa news

Rabada, Steyn 'on track' to play World Cup opener against England

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson also said he would be 'very pleased' if fellow Barbadian Jofra Archer would get to play the World Cup
July 15, 2024

Imran Tahir joins Surrey for Vitality Blast campaign

Leading wicket-taker at IPL will join squad at conclusion of South Africa's World Cup campaign
July 04, 2024
South Africa news

CSA insists Rabada on track for World Cup

Board being cautious because of bowler's history of back injuries; expects him to recover in two-three weeks
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson wanted World Cup players to make early return from IPL

Ottis Gibson put in a request with CSA to withdraw 'key players' early, but ESPNcricinfo understands that the board did not bring up the issue with the BCCI
July 15, 2024

Chris Morris to join Hampshire for Vitality Blast

Allrounder will follow World Cup call-up with stint at Ageas Bowl
July 07, 2024
World Cup 2019

Injured Anrich Nortje out of World Cup, Chris Morris called up

The fast bowler has a fractured right thumb and will need six to eight weeks to make a full recovery
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st women's ODI, Potchefstroom

Sana Mir routs South Africa women for 63

The offspinner took 4 for 11 in her six overs to dismiss the hosts for their second-lowest total in ODI cricket
July 12, 2024
South Africa news

JP Duminy retires from domestic cricket

Duminy will continue to play T20s for South Africa and in international leagues, including Mzansi Super League
July 05, 2024
South Africa news

South African players' body threatens CSA with legal action

The South African Cricketers' Association addressed a letter to the board regarding alleged breaches of agreement related to CSA's decision radically restructure domestic cricket
July 09, 2024
IPL 2019

Kagiso Rabada out of IPL with back niggle

CSA has advised the fast bowler to return home as a precautionary measure ahead of the 2019 World Cup
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019 news

Cricket South Africa evaluating Rabada's back niggle

South Africa pacer complained of stiffness in his back after Sunday's clash and was subsequently rested by Delhi Capitals
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

South Africa injury watch: Steyn, Ngidi, Duminy and more

Steyn has seen a shoulder specialist, Ngidi has resumed bowling after his side strain and Duminy has begun playing for the Cobras again
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

Out-of-form Amla wants to 'fine-tune batting' ahead of World Cup

South Africa batsman to miss remainder of CSA T20 Challenge for Cape Cobras
July 09, 2024
South Africa women's cricket

Sun

Senior players Chloe Tryon and Lizelle Lee have also returned to the fold for the series
July 12, 2024
Women's T20 Challenge

No Australian players in Women's T20 Challenge

While stars from England, New Zealand and West Indies feature in this year's tournament, the likes of Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry will miss it
July 14, 2024

Dwaine Pretorius joins Northamptonshire for Vitality T20 Blast

South Africa all-rounder may also be available late in County Championship campaign
July 10, 2024
South Africa news

Injured Steyn to return to SA with an eye on World Cup fitness

With the fast bowler suffering a flare-up to his right shoulder, Cricket South Africa are putting measures in place in an attempt to get him ready for the World Cup
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Hashim Amla in World Cup squad; Reeza Hendricks, Chris Morris miss out

No place for Hendricks, who has been part of white-ball teams since his ODI debut last year, or Chris Morris, who is currently playing in the IPL
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

'We have match-winners down to No. 11' - Steyn on SA's World Cup chances

The fast bowler also says ODI rankings go out the window in a tournament like the World Cup, where adapting to conditions is the only thing that will set teams apart
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

CSA's austerity measures and it's implications - an explainer

How does CSA plan to minimise losses, what are the implications of a pruned domestic calendar?
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

South African domestic revamp - players' body refutes CSA claims

SACA claims the cricket board has violated terms between the two bodies
July 09, 2024
South Africa news

South African board and players' body on collision course over domestic revamp plans

Restructuring the domestic set-up could cost 70 cricketers their livelihoods, argues SACA
July 05, 2024
South Africa news

Elriesa Theunissen-Fourie dies in road accident

The 25-year-old allrounder had represented South Africa women in 3 ODIs and 1 T20I in 2013, and was active with coaching at the grassroots level after that
July 07, 2024
South Africa news

South Africa to relax transformation targets during 2019 World Cup

A debate over the selection of Vernon Philander ahead of Kyle Abbott had cropped up after their semi-final exit in 2015
July 14, 2024
South Africa news

Hashim Amla to make competitive cricket comeback with CSA T20 Challenge

He was also expected to take up a short county stint in England to acclimatise ahead of the World Cup, but he wanted to stay in South Africa to be closer to his ailing father
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Decision time - how are World Cup squads stacking up?

Injury concerns, big calls, wildcard selections. World Cup squads need to be named by April 23 so here's a rundown of how the teams stand.
July 15, 2024
Test rankings

Virat Kohli credits 'a lot of depth' in squad as India retain Test Championship Mace

Virat Kohli's team held an eight-point lead at the top of the ICC Test rankings on the cut-off date of April 1
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Johannesburg

SA complete 3-0 sweep after big DLS win

Sri Lanka won the toss in Johannesburg and chose to bat first on their last opportunity to claim a limited-overs victory on this tour
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Johannesburg

Can Sri Lanka find elusive win in tour-ending dead rubber?

South Africa could look to give Sinethemba Qeshile a bigger role with the bat in the final match of their home season
July 15, 2024
England v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Taunton

England bowl; Livingstone, Curran debut

England have won the toss and asked South Africa to bat first in second T20 in Taunton
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Centurion

Isuru Udana's 48-ball 84* in vain as South Africa clinch series

Aiden Markram is also playing his first T20I while Sri Lanka have gone in with an unchanged XI for this must-win game
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Centurion

Sri Lanka look to hit back as South Africa rest key players

JP Duminy will lead a home side that will be without Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and Quinton de Kock
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I

'A good challenge and good fun' - David Miller passes test with the big gloves

The batsman appears to have become the frontrunner to keep wickets should Quinton de Kock pick up a mid-game injury at the World Cup
July 15, 2024
England news

Hope to play Test cricket for England - Olivier

The fast bowler, who turned his back on an international career with South Africa, reiterated that his decision to relocate to Yorkshire was the best for his and his family's future
July 14, 2024
IPL 2019 news

South Africa quicks Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi ruled out of IPL

While it's a shoulder injury that sees Nortje out of the IPL, CSK will miss Ngidi due to a side-strain picked up during South Africa's ODIs against Sri Lanka
July 15, 2024
Sri Lanka in South Africa 2019

Could not have detected floodlight failure pre-match - Newlands management

Western Province Cricket Association chief executive was confident the problem had been resolved and would not affect the T20I
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Cape Town

South Africa nearly choke, but Tahir rescues them in Super Over

Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje were not considered since they were nursing injuries leading up to the contest
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I

Focus remains on World Cup as T20Is start

A side strain to Ngidi might mean Steyn returns for South Africa, while Sri Lanka continue to search for a combination that delivers results
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I

'Form first, reputation next' - Ottis Gibson on South Africa's World Cup selection

South Africa's coach also said the likes of Rabada, du Plessis and de Kock will be rested after the first T20I against Sri Lanka
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Cape Town

South Africa complete 5-0 sweep after DLS win

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, brought in Angelo Perera and Akila Dananjaya for Kamindu Mendis and Kasun Rajitha
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

South Africa go 4-0 up as de Kock, Nortje reign supreme

South Africa left out Rassie van der Dussen, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada and Dwayne Pretorius for the 4th ODI
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Hashim Amla granted leave, Reeza Hendricks recalled

The veteran batsman had asked to be excused on compassionate grounds as his father is 'critically ill'
July 02, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Can Sri Lanka snap their losing streak in ODIs?

South Africa no longer have the pressure of winning the series upon them, and are free to experiment ahead of the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2018-19

Rejuvenated Markram's last shot at World Cup selection

The batsman says he will "fight tooth and nail" to try and make the World Cup squad, but it's not the end of the world if he doesn't
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Durban

SA take series as De Kock sets up big D/L win

South Africa made two changes, bringing in Dwaine Pretorius for Wiaan Mulder and Tabraiz Shamsi for Anjrich Nortje
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka hope for turnaround as South Africa look to sew up series

Opportunity for players like Reeza Hendricks and Wiaan Mulder to make strong cases for inclusion in World Cup squad
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Centurion

Rabada, Ngidi, Nortje save South Africa after batting collapse

Avishka Fernando was recalled for his first international match since August 2016, while Andile Phehlukwayo came into the South Africa XI in place of Dwaine Pretorius
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Centurion

SA continue search for best XI as SL look to end ODI rut

South Africa may have won the first ODI, but at this point, results are almost secondary to the goal of identifying who the best limited-overs cricketers in the country are
July 12, 2024
South Africa news

Imran Tahir to retire from ODIs after 2019 World Cup

The South Africa legspinner will still be available for T20Is, at least until the 2020 T20 World Cup
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Johannesburg

Tahir, du Plessis, de Kock headline dominant win for South Africa

Sri Lanka hand debut to top-order batsman Oshada Fernando, while Lungi Ngidi and Akila Dananjaya make ODI returns for their respective teams
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Johannesburg

Can confident Sri Lanka spring another surprise on wounded South Africa?

While the visitors will be eyeing their first limited-overs series win here, this would be South Africa's last chance to try and figure out their World Cup XI
July 14, 2024

Glory against all odds - six times the underdogs had all the fun

India's triumph in the 1983 World Cup, South Africa's ambush of England in 1905-06, Sri Lanka's other fairy tale and more
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Rude end to South Africa's seven series home streak

South Africa had won seven consecutive home series until this 2-0 whitewash
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

'Series loss a massive dent to our confidence' - Faf du Plessis

The South Africa captain has insisted pitches are not to blame, and has asked his batsmen to look inwards after the series loss
July 11, 2024
Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2018-19

Sri Lanka go where no Asian team have gone before

Cricket world lauds Sri Lanka as they become only the third team in history, and the first from Asia, to win a Test series in South Africa
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernando lead Sri Lanka to historic series win

They put on an unbroken 163-run stand to ensure Sri Lanka became the first Asian side to win a Test series in South Africa
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

No bluster, no aura, only Suranga

Lakmal might not be a rockstar with the stereotypical fast bowler's attitude, but his old-fashioned virtues have lately earned him rockstar returns
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya de Silva set up exciting finish

That Sri Lanka passed three figures was down to sparkling cameos from Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Perera
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

De Kock rises above South Africa's besieged batsmen

After a lean couple of season, South Africa's wicketkeeper has rediscovered his touch and is holding together the batting line-up in tough conditions
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

SA rally after Vishwa, Rajitha brilliance

Kusal Mendis, who had rolled his ankle at training, was cleared to play the second Test
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

History beckons for Sri Lanka's miracle men

No Asian team has won a Test series in South Africa, and doing so will require overcoming the wounded hosts and a grassy surface at St George's Park
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

'There will be bit of sideways movement' - Faf du Plessis

South Africa's captain hopes there will be more assistance for the seamers in Port Elizabeth, and less for the spinners, than there was in Durban
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Karunaratne happy with Sri Lanka's preparation against short bowling

The preparations in the lead-up to the Durban Test and their consequent performance there has given his side a lift, says Sri Lanak's captain
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Kusal Perera bats with body, heart and soul in innings of a lifetime

Against one of Test cricket's most fearsome attacks on home soil, Sri Lanka's No. 5 stood up for his embattled team
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Du Plessis on Durban drama: 'This is what Test cricket should be'

The South Africa captain heaped praise on Kusal Perera, saying he was "just too good" for them
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Perera and Fernando, the highest last-wicket stand in a successful chase

Meanwhile, the curse of Durban strikes South Africa again. They've now lost seven out of nine Tests there
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

'It's the best Test I've played for Sri Lanka' - Kusal Perera after match-winning 153*

Both Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne and South Africa captain du Plessis shower the Durban hero with effusive praise
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Kusal Perera's epic 153* leads Sri Lanka to record-breaking vctory

Dale Steyn's double strike had reduced the visitors to 110 for 5, but Kusal and Dhananjaya de Silva took Sri Lanka to lunch at 166 for 5
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

Du Plessis, bowlers give South Africa vice-like grip

South Africa added 101 for the loss of de Kock, but there's already a sense of inevitability to the Test
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

I'm not on 430-odd wickets, I'm on 20 - Dale Steyn feels he's starting all over again

Fast bowler is having fun doing what he loves best after prolonged period of injury enforced absence
July 14, 2024
South Africa women v Sri Lanka women, 2nd ODI, Potchefstroom

Kapp, Wolvaardt, Goodall rampage help SA clinch series

Sri Lanka lost eight wickets for 63 runs, after a 110-run second-wicket stand, and their captain Chamari Atapattu's 94 was in vain as South Africa defended 262 in revised chase
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban

Keshav Maharaj's progress stalls as South Africa settle for pace prowess

Success in familiar conditions is all very well, but World Test Championship hopes may rest on spin attack
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Steyn's for-four helps South Africa extend advantage

Sri Lanka lost 5 for 80 in a session where they burnt a review, failed to use one when they needed to and played poor shots overall
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban

Sri Lanka's green seamers 'caught us off guard', admits Quinton de Kock

Fernando and Rajitha claimed 7 for 130 on day one in Durban, despite only having seven Tests between them
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

DRS 15-second rule in spotlight as Sri Lanka miss out on a wicket

Umpire Dar turned down their appeal for lbw on the basis that they had taken too long to ask for it. But the commentators suggested that only 13 seconds had elapsed
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Inexperienced Sri Lankan attack lands early punches

Sri Lanka handed debuts to Oshada Fernando and Lasith Embuldeniya
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Durban

Sri Lanka have more than just pace to fret over

South Africa are playing at their least-favourite Test venue at home, but it may not matter against a team in crisis
July 12, 2024
South Africa news

Du Plessis wants luxury of four pacers and spin at home

South Africa captain faced with a tough call over Dale Steyn's inclusion
July 15, 2024
South Africa women v Sri Lanka women, 1st ODI, Potchefstroom

Dane van Niekerk's maiden ODI hundred gives South Africa tight win

The captain also took 2 for 26 as Sri Lanka women's chase fell seven runs short
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Centurion

Shadab and Amir star in Pakistan's consolation win

Hasan Ali and Usman Shinwari were the two bowlers left out of Pakistan's final game of the tour
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Centurion

Sune Luus' all-round efforts complete South Africa's 3-0 sweep

Dane van Niekerk, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk and Shabnim Ismail also played their part in overwhelming Sri Lanka by 39 runs
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Centurion

Mulder T20I debut likely as Pakistan look to avoid whitewash

The last time Pakistan failed to win any game in a three-match T20I series was against England in the UAE in November 2015
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Centurion

'I do really enjoy them' - Phehlukwayo lapping up the high-pressure moments

The South Africa pacer on his thinking coming in to bowl the final over against Pakistan in the previous T20I, and how he held his nerve to seal the deal
July 02, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg

South Africa hold nerve after Babar Azam 90 to seal series

In a must-win game for Pakistan, Faheem Ashraf made way for Shaheen Afridi
July 14, 2024
South Africa women v Sri Lanka women, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg

Sune Luus five-for lifts South Africa to thrilling series win

The hosts held their nerve in the 105-run chase to seal the T20I series against Sri Lanka with a tight win at the Wanderers
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Johannesburg

Miller to captain SA as Pakistan eye redemption

Trailing the series 0-1, with both Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock out, the visitors couldn't hope for a better chance to kick off a fightback
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

India to play New Zealand and Bangladesh in 2019 World Cup warm-ups

The ten participating teams will play two warm-ups each
July 15, 2024
South Africa news

De Kock and du Plessis out of Pakistan T20Is

"We are hopeful he will be fit for selection for the Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Durban on February 13," South Africa's team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Cape Town

Du Plessis, Hendricks and Miller subdue Pakistan

Pakistan have put South Africa in to bat after winning the toss in the first T20I at Newlands, but will be without an injured Mohammad Hafeez
July 07, 2024
ICC news

Lauren Agenbag, the first SA woman to umpire in a T20I

At just 22 years old, she may well also be the youngest ever umpire to stand in an international.
July 09, 2024
South Africa women v Sri Lanka women, 1st T20I, Cape Town

Van Niekerk's three-for and half-century demolishes Sri Lanka

Her three-wicket haul restricted Sri Lanka to a sub-100 score before the SA batsmen chased down the 95 target with over 30 deliveries to spare
July 11, 2024
South Africa women news

Lizelle Lee withdrawn from SA's squad over 'fitness standards'

Andrie Steyn has been named as replacement, although she will join the squad only before the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka
July 16, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Cape Town

Odds tilted Pakistan's way as Newlands prepares for T20I series

Pakistan have won 11 T20I series in a row coming into this fixture against a home side that has several new faces to try out
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st T20I, Cape Town

Rejuvenated Miller in 'good space' after downtime

South Africa's finisher had modest returns in the side's ODI series win over Pakistan, but he insists he is feeling "really good" after a break over the new year
July 02, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Cape Town

Quinton de Kock and seamers seal South Africa's series win

The team batting second has won the last four games at the ground
July 07, 2024
Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2018-19

Wiaan Mulder added to South Africa's squad for fifth ODI

The allrounder had picked up an Achilles tendon injury in September, and only returned to action in the new year
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Cape Town

Shoaib Malik's influence has Pakistan dreaming of the trophy

South Africa appear to be more interested in testing their bench strength than winning the series, but that mindset may change in the deciding ODI in Cape Town
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Cape Town

Du Plessis pumped for World Cup dress rehearsal

The Newlands ODI against Pakistan, with the series tied at 2-2 can give South Africa the experience they need to overcome their ICC tournament jitters
July 02, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Shinwari's four-for helps Pakistan draw level

Pakistan had a new captain in Shoaib Malik, after ICC announced a four-match suspension for Sarfraz Ahmed
July 12, 2024
Pakistan in South Africa 2018-19

Sarfraz Ahmed gets four-match suspension for racist comment

ICC and PCB yet to officially announce the penalty, but Shoaib Malik comes out to the toss in Johannesburg
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Can Pakistan end South Africa's PinkDay invincibility?

The hosts have won all seven ODIs at the Wanderers since they started wearing pink for this fixture, and will wrap up a series win if they make it eight in a row
July 13, 2024
Pakistan in South Africa 2018-19

Sarfraz apologises to Phehlukwayo in person for racially-charged taunt

The Pakistan captain tweeted a picture of himself shaking hands with the South Africa allrounder before the third ODI in Centurion
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

Reeza Hendricks stars in rain-hit game as South Africa go 2-1 up

Dale Steyn, Quinton de Kock, Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim all returned to their respective sides with the series locked 1-1
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

Hafeez vs Steyn set to resume as focus returns to cricket

Quinton de Kock is also set to return for South Africa, on a SuperSport Park surface that is likely to enthuse fast bowlers from both sides
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Centurion

'We forgive him because he said sorry' - Faf du Plessis on Sarfraz Ahmed's taunt

'This is not something that we take lightly as a team, but the fact that he apologised straight away means there is regret on his part'
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Durban

On-field taunt could land Sarfraz Ahmed in the dock

In the 37th over of South Africa's innings, Pakistan's captain was caught on the broadcast stump mics making what seemed to be a racist comment against Andile Phehlukwayo
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Durban

Van der Dussen, Phehlukwayo usher South Africa home in low-scoring match

Pakistan handed an ODI debut to seam-bowling allrounder Hussain Talat in place of Imad Wasim
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Durban

South Africa look to overturn recent record against Pakistan

The hosts have beaten Pakistan only once since late 2013 and will be bothered by how they've started in a World Cup year
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Durban

South Africa wary of resurgent Pakistan - Reeza Hendricks

The opener says that a spot in the World Cup squad will be "a dream", but he insists that his focus is much more short-term
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Port Elizabeth

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez ace chase to put Pakistan 1-0 up

Pakistan, meanwhile, included Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim and Usman Shinwari, while Fakhar Zaman, too, returned after being dropped form the third Test
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Port Elizabeth

Returning Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez key against resurgent South Africa

Pakistan have never lost at St George's Park in three matches, but they'll have to be wary of David Miller, who returns to his favourite ground in South Africa
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Port Elizabeth

South Africa eye one-day series to fill allrounder's slot

The SA captain considers the ODI series as a 'challenge' as they look to fill up the empty spots ahead of the 50-over World Cup in March
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

'Mission accomplished' - Ottis Gibson on South Africa's 3-0 sweep of Pakistan

While South Africa's quicks stood out, the coach and stand-in captain Dean Elgar also credited the batsmen for their grind on tough pitches
June 27, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada end Pakistan resistance for 3-0 sweep

South Africa demonstrated the ruthless instinct that has brought them seven straight series win at home, rounding up the seven Pakistan wickets they needed before lunch
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

De Kock bursts through still waters after drought-breaking ton

He's not a cricketer who lets emotions bubble to the surface, but getting to a Test century after two years meant plenty to the wicketkeeper-batsman
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Pakistan fight in pursuit of 381 after Quinton de Kock century

Quinton de Kock's half-century carried South Africa's lead past 300 as Pakistan were made to struggle for inroads
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Injury scare for Steyn, Olivier says he is "perfectly fine"

Steyn walked off in the first hour of play, clutching the same shoulder he's had surgery on
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Stirring Saturday an ode to a thriving Test game

South Africa's series against Pakistan has given an indication that Test cricket's recent tendency for drama, intensity and results won't be abating any time soon
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Duanne Olivier, Hashim Amla wrest control for South Africa

Thanks to a combination of bad catching, good fortune and no little fortitude, Pakistan reached the interval five down but still in the fight
July 16, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Four drops and a missed run-out: South Africa's sloppy first hour

South Africa saw as many as six chances go begging as Pakistan made it through the first hour of day two intact at the Wanderers
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

'Plan of controlling run rate worked' - Amir

Left-arm fast bowler believes it's still only "50-50" despite Pakistan's outstanding bowling day
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

'Probably the best I've batted in a session' - Markram

He put on 126 with Hashim Amla, hitting 14 boundaries before lunch alone to quickly put Pakistan on the defensive
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

South Africa rue missed milestones on day of twists and turns

There could have been a hundred for Markram, a ground record for Amla, a debut fifty for Hamza. None of these came to pass, and Pakistan came roaring back into the contest
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Pakistan seamers hit back after Aiden Markram sets punishing tone

Sour Africa brought in Zubayr Hamza for the suspended Faf du Plessis while Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali all returned for Pakistan
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

How Ottis Gibson set up South Africa's 'elite fast-bowling group'

South Africa have now won five home Test series in a row, and key to that success has been a reinvigorated pace culture, reignited by coach Ottis Gibson
July 05, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

No let up for Pakistan as South Africa eye whitewash

South Africa could include two debutants, in Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza, while Pakistan are mulling whether to play allrounder Faheem Ashraf
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Pakistan consider changes after 'disappointment' of series defeat

Azhar Ali admitted Pakistan could alter the balance of their side for the third and final Test
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Faf du Plessis suspended for one Test due to second over-rate offence

The South Africa captain will be forced to skip the third and final Test against Pakistan, beginning in Johannesburg from January 11
June 27, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Amla injured but Elgar seals South Africa's fourth-morning victory

Hashim Amla was forced to retire hurt as South Africa ticked off the 41 runs required for victory
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Resilient South Africa outlast Pakistan on a day of toil

As the pitch flattened out and the short ball stopped working, the bowlers decided to stick to a channel and wait for the opposition to blink
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Pakistan live to die another day after spirited fightback

South Africa's tail wagged on the third morning at Newlands, as their fast bowlers helped to add a further 49 runs to their overnight total
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, 2nd Day, Cape Town

Centurion, Cape Town pitches not good enough for Test cricket - Mickey Arthur

South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma, who scored 75 on the second day, said the Newlands surface was 'tricky and challenging', but not 'dangerous'
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Okay with batsmen's numbers dropping as long as we're winning - du Plessis

Tasked with batting in some of the toughest conditions in the world, the South Africa captain said players got to keep their places if they helped win Test matches
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Faf du Plessis' century leaves Pakistan with mountain to climb

South Africa overcame the early loss of Hashim Amla to inch themselves into a first-innings lead on the second morning at Cape Town
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Soft signal, hard luck, as Pakistan suffer more third-umpire woe

July 11, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

South Africa smash labels with four quicks at Newlands

Faf du Plessis' team is all about breaking stereotypes, and if that means going into a Cape Town Test without a spinner for only the third time in 25 years, so be it
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Azhar Ali struggle versus Duanne Olivier the microcosm of a mismatch

For the third time in as many innings, Pakistan's senior batsman found himself bounced out by Duanne Olivier
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Aiden Markram and Duanne Olivier put South Africa in full control at Newlands

July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Vernon Philander's return amps up pressure on Pakistan's middle order

One source of hope for the visitors is the potential presence of Mohammad Abbas, who missed the first Test with a shoulder injury
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

IPL just before World Cup 'a concern' for Faf du Plessis

South Africa captain said the last thing he wanted was one of his bowlers getting injured just before the World Cup
June 27, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Pakistan stick with under-fire top six for Newlands examination

Sarfraz Ahmed backed his batsmen to come good as he ruled out changes or the inclusion of an allrounder
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Steyn out? No spinner? South Africa ponder their pace riches

With the return to fitness of Vernon Philander, South Africa have to work out how best to balance their attack for the second Test
July 05, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

Clash of the medium pacers: Abbas arrives on Philander's patch

Mohammad Abbas has carved a superb record in unhelpful conditions - but how will go against the master, Vernon Philander, on his home ground?
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Amla exhibits his version of "ProteaFire"

He survived a magnificent opening hour from Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi - not without luck; he was dropped in the slips very early on - doggedly resistant while he couldn't find his touch, and devastatingly effective as it returned to him
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd Day

'They should triple my salary' - Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar says opening the batting in South Africa is the toughest job in Test cricket but that is also what makes it the most satisfying
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd Day

Olivier, Amla, Elgar shine as South Africa go 1-0 up

The pair put behind Aiden Markram's early departure and a pressure filled first hour to keep the home team in sight of victory
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

South Africa to chase 149 after Olivier takes 11

Bavuma's composed fifty and de Kock's enterprising batting with the tail pushed South Africa to 223 all out at lunch on the second day
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st Day

Olivier, South Africa's 'other bowler' who stole the show

There was doubt whether he could fill the shoes of Vernon Philander. By tea on Boxing Day, when the 26-year old had taken six wickets, they all but disappeared
June 27, 2024
Dale Steyn goes past Shaun Pollock

Reactions - 'The coolest surfing, fishing, skateboarding fast bowler on the planet'

How Dale Steyn's former team-mates and adversaries reacted to him going past Shaun Pollock's South African Test wickets record
July 06, 2024
South Africa's leading wicket-taker in Tests

The Steyn v Pollock comparison

Dale Steyn has clearly been a bigger force as a strike bowler, but Shaun Pollock is still in front in terms of Man-of-the-Match awards in Tests
June 29, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

Steyn surpasses Pollock to become South Africa's top wicket-taker

It took 19 balls on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at Centurion for Steyn to achieve the landmark
June 30, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

Steyn record lights up bowlers' day out

Dale Steyn will get the opportunity to become South Africa's highest ever Test wicket-taker
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

Chasing history, Pakistan seek batting solidity against Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada

Having arrived with a strong bowling attack, this could be Pakistan's best-ever chance to finally win a Test series in South Africa
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

Du Plessis backs 'rock' Amla to come good

In the last 10 Tests, Hashim Amla has averaged just 23, less than half his career average of 47, but he still has the backing of his captain
June 30, 2024
South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Centurion

'I feel like I'm 23' - Dale Steyn

The 35-year old says he has bigger goals beyond the long-awaited feat of becoming South Africa's most successful Test bowler
June 30, 2024
CSA Invitation XI v Pakistanis, tour match, Benoni, 1st day

Mixed results for Pakistani bowlers on SA tour's opening day

Fakhar Zaman, who was nursing an injured knee before the tour, batted for the tourists before stumps on the first day in Benoni
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v South Africa, Group A, Women's World T20, Gros Islet

South Africa win by 30 runs despite another batting failure

South Africa didn't find any more answers to their batting woes in the final group game, but they found a relatively big win to close their tournament
July 15, 2024
Australia v South Africa, Only T20I, Carrara

Morris and Shamsi impress as South Africa extend Australia's misery

The start of the first international cricket match ever hosted on the Gold Coast was delayed by an hour and 50 minutes due to heavy downpour that turned the T20I into a 10 overs-a-side affair
July 07, 2024
England v South Africa, Group A, Women's World T20 2018

Shrubsole, Sciver heroics knock South Africa out

Shrubsole takes a hat-trick while Sciver finishes with incredible figures of 3 for 4 as England close in on a semi-final berth
July 15, 2024
Australia v South Africa, Only T20I, Gold Coast

Gold Coast's debut something 'a bit different' for T20I

South Africa will look to follow up their one-day series victory by taking the one-off T20 against an Australia side juggling resources
July 14, 2024
West Indies v South Africa, Women's World T20, Group A, Gros Islet

Stafanie Taylor's career-best figures help West Indies defend 107

Shabnim Ismal rocked West Indies' top order, but South Africa lost 9 for 28 in a chase of 108
July 15, 2024
Cricket Australia XI v South Africans, Tour match, Allan Border Field

Ben McDermott run out again as South Africa warm-up with victory

Andrew Tye, a member of Australia's squad, felt the force of South Africa's batsmen ahead of the T20I
July 09, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Group A, Women's World T20, Gros Islet

Ismail, Kapp power South Africa to seven-wicket win

Ismail was near unplayable, racking up 20 dot balls in a four-over spell, and Kapp followed up her economical bowling with 38 to anchor South Africa's chase
July 15, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hobart

Australia concede their biggest stand, Starc his worst over

Stats highlight from the final ODI where South Africa made their first 300-plus total against the hosts in Australia.
July 07, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hobart

Did David Miller make his own DRS review?

The first signal came from the non-striker Faf du Plessis, before the umpire was satisfied that Miller's late gesture signalled his intent to review
July 01, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hobart

Miller, du Plessis centuries clinch series for South Africa

Australia are set to juggle their order when they chase with Travis Head moving down after a couple of low scores
July 06, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hobart

Australia's win sets up series decider against South Africa in Hobart

Can the hosts build on the victory in Adelaide? Or will South Africa bounce back to win their first ODI series in Australia since 2009?
July 15, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

Kagiso Rabada skirts danger with Chris Lynn send-off

The South Africa fast bowler is currently on seven demerit points, and if he gets one more he could be suspended for four limited-overs matches or two Tests
July 14, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

Fast bowlers finally end Australia's worst ODI streak

South Africa have made one change as they assess options ahead of the World Cup with Dwaine Pretorius replacing Andile Phehlukwayo
July 14, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

Australia seek end to longest losing streak in ODIs

The defeat against South Africa in the first ODI in Perth was Australia's seventh in a row
July 04, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

Du Plessis wants more from batsmen at venue of 'mixed memories'

The South Africa captain said he would have liked the batsmen to be more clinical in the chase in Perth, after the bowlers had demolished Australia for 152
July 10, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

Australia suffer their worst losing streak in ODIs

The 19 runs scored by Australia in the first powerplay was their fewest in an ODI at home
July 11, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

Dale Steyn sets the tone to set up crushing South Africa win

Shaun Marsh was ruled out of the opening ODI due to needing minor surgery while both teams packed their pace bowling
July 01, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

Cape Town cloud lingers as Australia resume at home

After a week of dramatic boardroom developments, Australia's international season gets underway in Perth with the hosts desperate to find some ODI form
July 15, 2024
Prime Minister's XI v South Africans, Canberra

'We were a touch rusty and not at the right intensity level' - Aiden Markram

The opener was one of only two batsmen to make a significant contribution, alongside David Miller, as the South Africans were bowled out for 173
July 12, 2024
Prime Minister's XI v South Africans, Canberra

Jason Behrendorff, Usman Qadir bag three-fors to inflict defeat on South Africans

Fifties from Josh Philippe and George Bailey steered the Prime Minister's XI home in a chase of 174
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I, Benoni

Incessant rain forces washout of final South Africa-Zimbabwe T20I

July 15, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I, Benoni

South Africa could rest du Plessis for final T20I

Zimbabwe's batting has let them down on the tour so far, while the home side have gained valuable insights into their bench strength
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Potchefstroom

Bowlers set up crushing win as South Africa seal series

Heinrich Klaasen and JP Duminy slotted back into the middle order, while Robbie Frylinck and Dane Paterson came in lower down for the home team
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I, Potchefstroom

Can Zimbabwe batsmen back their bowlers to end losing streak?

South Africa will be watching their new batsmen keenly after their top and middle order was patchy in the initial ODIs
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, East London

Tahir five-for and van der Dussen's debut fifty keep Zimbabwe winless

Zimbabwe bring in Chibhabha, Musakanda, Chisoro and Mpofu from their last T20I encounter
July 04, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, East London

Can South Africa crack code T20 with a bolstered line-up?

South Africa have lost more T20Is than they have won in the last two years, cycling through four captains and no less than 28 players
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I, East London

T20 series offers South Africa's fringe players a World Cup window

There is a mixture of youth and experience for the matches against Zimbabwe as the hosts look to build on a their one-day success
June 29, 2024
West Indies v South Africa, 5th women's T20, Tarouba

Lee, Tryon help South Africa women square T20I series

South Africa women win two games on the bounce to carry forward momentum going into the Women's World T20 in November
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Paarl

Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada complete South Africa's 3-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe

Left-arm wristspinner Tabraiz Shamsi and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada also returned to the hosts' XI
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Paarl

Onus on South Africa's batsmen to settle into 'Vision 2019'

Time is running out for Elgar, Hendricks and Zondo to make their mark, especially now that du Plessis has recovered from injury
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Paarl

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis passed fit for final ODI against Zimbabwe

South Africa's captain, who has recovered quicker than expected from a shoulder injury, hoped for good batting conditions in Paarl after low-scoring matches in Kimberley and Bloemfontein
July 02, 2024
West Indies v South Africa , 4th women's T20I, Trinidad

Wolvaardt, Lee keep South Africa women alive in series

The openers hit half-centuries to guide the team to an eight-wicket win after the bowlers had kept West Indies women to 135 for 3 in fourth T20I
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein

South Africa's record-winning streak, Tahir's hat-trick, and Steyn's maiden fifty

Stats highlights from the second ODI between South Africa and Zimbabwe
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein

Erratic Bloemfontein pitch could find itself in the dock

This isn't the first time the surface at the Mangaung Oval has come in for criticism
June 30, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein

Steyn's all-round show, Tahir hat-trick flatten Zimbabwe

Khaya Zondo has replaced the injured Wiaan Mulder, while Zimbabwe have brought in Donald Tiripano's medium pace for Wellington Masakadza's left-arm spin
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein

South Africa, Zimbabwe look to solve middle-order issues

They could be helped by a batting-friendly pitch in Bloemfontein, where England smashed 399 for 9 in February 2016
July 06, 2024
Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bloemfontein

Back from break, Tahir 'trying to go as long as I can'

He will turn 40 two months before South Africa pack their bags for the 2019 World Cup. Any thoughts of retirement, however, are far from his mind
July 08, 2024
West Indies v South Africa, 3rd women's T20I, Trinidad

Third women's T20I abandoned in Trinidad

South Africa will need to win both remaining T20Is to draw level, with West Indies up 2-0
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Kimberley

Dale Steyn directs, Lungi Ngidi delivers

Ngidi tipped his hat to Dale Steyn, who didn't play the opening ODI but is in the squad and seems to be embracing the mentor role envisioned by the coach
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Kimberley

Bowlers, Klaasen take South Africa to five-wicket win

Christiaan Jonker handed an ODI debut, while Imran Tahir returned after being rested for the Sri Lanka tour
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Kimberley

Injury-hit SA work towards Mission 2019 against 'rough diamonds' Zimbabwe

The three-match ODI series kicks off in Kimberley, with the hosts taking on a rejuvenated Zimbabwe side boosted by the return of three key players
July 13, 2024
West Indies women v South Africa women, 2nd T20I, Tarouba

Anisa Mohammed stars with hat-trick to give West Indies 2-0 lead

The 30-year old took the ninth hattrick in all women's T20Is
July 15, 2024
West Indies v South Africa, 1st Women's T20I, Barbados

Natasha McLean, Stafanie Taylor help West Indies women go 1-0 up

South Africa fell to a 17-run defeat on a mixed day for their four T20I debutants
July 14, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, 3rd women's ODI, Barbados

Matthews smashes 117 to help WI women level ODI series

Victory for West Indies meant that the series finished 1-1. South Africa are now seventh on the women's championship points table while West Indies remain on fourth
July 07, 2024
West Indies v South Africa, 1st Women's ODI, Bridgetown

Marizanne Kapp bowls South Africa to 40-run win over West Indies

The seamer became the third South Africa women's bowler to claim 100 wickets in ODIs. She finished with figures of 9-2-14-3 as West Indies were bowled out for 161 while chasing 202
July 06, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, one-off T20I, Colombo

South Africa have made 'huge strides' as an ODI team - JP Duminy

At the end of their tour of Sri Lanka, the emergence of Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj to complement Imran Tahir is perhaps the biggest positive for South Africa
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, one-off T20I, Colombo

Dinesh Chandimal guides Sri Lanka home in low-scoring thriller

Isuru Udana, the left-arm fast bowler, makes his first appearance of the tour
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, Only T20, Colombo

Sellout crowd awaits postscript match of the tour

The only T20 between Sri Lanka and South Africa is shoehorned in at the back-end, set to begin less than 48 hours after the last ODI was completed
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Mathews, Akila Dananjaya hand South Africa a drubbing

July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Another chance for Sri Lanka and South Africa to build World Cup plans

With the series already decided, the hosts will look to continue their aggressive batting approach, and the visitors to keep trying their younger players
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 4th ODI, Pallekele

Lower order, Lakmal end Sri Lanka's losing run

South Africa rung in three changes, with Klaasen and Maharaj also making their way into their XI
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 4th ODI, Kandy

Sri Lanka desperate to break rut as de Kock stands in for du Plessis

Quinton de Kock will lead South Africa in the last two ODIs as they will look to give their World Cup hopefuls more chances
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 4th ODI, Kandy

Gibson shifts focus to experimentation for last two ODIs

With the series already decided, Ottis Gibson said South Africa would trial several players with the World Cup in mind
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

South Africa ride on Hendricks ton, Duminy 92 to seal series

South Africa hand Reeza Hendricks ODI debut
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Pallekele

Can Sri Lanka end their losing streak against South Africa?

South Africa have beaten them 10 times in a row, in a streak stretching back to 2014
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

De Kock, bowlers, power South Africa to comfortable win

South Africa remain unchanged for the second ODI, keeping faith in the team that won the first match by five wickets
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

Can Sri Lanka keep out South Africa's quicks?

The visitors are 1-0 up, and will hope for contributions from younger members of their side such as Aiden Markram and Wiaan Muller
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

I like responsibility, but don't see myself as any leader - Rabada

On the eve of his 50th ODI appearance, the 23-year-old fast bowler remains humble on his roles and responsibilities in South Africa's limited-overs squad
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Have told Thisara how important he is for 2019 World Cup - Samaraweera

The Sri Lanka batting coach felt that after some strong discussions, the allrounder was heading in the right direction
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Shamsi, Rabada four-fors take SA 1-0 up

Sri Lanka went in with three spinners, with Akila Dananjaya joined by Lakshan Sandakan and Shehan Jayasuriya
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Dambulla

Backbenchers hope to kickstart World Cup preparation

The five-match ODI series that starts in Dambulla is a chance for both Sri Lanka and South Africa to strap in, and start building some form
July 16, 2024
South Africa news

Steyn likely to quit ODIs, T20Is after World Cup

However, Steyn said that he would love to continue playing Test cricket even after 2019 World Cup
July 15, 2024
South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

'Want to make No. 3 spot my own' - Theunis de Bruyn

The batsman said the sweep had been a key weapon during his innings of 101 in the second Test at the SSC
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

De Bruyn joins Jonty, and Herath's fourth-innings bounty

Stats highlights from Sri Lanka's 199-run win in the second Test against South Africa
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

Herath six-for completes 2-0 after de Bruyn's fighting 101

A 123-run fourth-wicket stand gave South Africa a glimmer of hope before lunch, but Temba Bavuma's late wicket left Sri Lanka three wickets away from victory
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Sri Lanka "street-smart" in denying us preparation for turners - Elgar

The opener believed the hosts had denied South Africa preparation on pitches that were similar to those they would encounter in the Test series
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd Day

Spinners put Sri Lanka in sight of 2-0 series win

With the Test match headed only one way, Sri Lanka took the opportunity to stretch their lead and grind South Africa down before putting them in to bat a second time
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

'Sri Lanka, in these conditions, are too good for us' - SA coach Gibson

With three days still to go, and a draw or win unlikely for the visitors, the coach Ottis Gibson said that he wanted his players to compete with pride
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Maharaj's nine-for: South Africa's second-best

The left-arm spinner now has the best bowling figures for any visiting bowler in Sri Lanka
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Dimuth Karunaratne builds lead after spinners rout South Africa again

A last-wicket stand of 74 between Akila Dananjaya and Rangana Herath allowed Sri Lanka to cross 300 for the first time in the two-Test series
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Maharaj buries ghosts of centuries of South Africa's spinners

The left-arm spinner did what no other South African spinner has managed in Sri Lanka - not get punished in spin-friendly conditions
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Maharaj bags best figures by a visiting bowler in Sri Lanka

The left-arm spinner's 8 for 116 saw him set new benchmarks for his team, and for a bowler against Sri Lanka
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC

South Africa roar back with Maharaj's eight-for

South Africa decided to go in with only one spinner, bringing in Theunis de Bruyn to bolster the batting
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC

Du Plessis wants batsmen to 'trust their defence'

Refrain from attacking too early and await the hittable balls - that's the South Africa captain's motto, ahead of the 2nd Test in Colombo
July 16, 2024
England U-19s v South Africa U-19s, 2nd unofficial Test

Adam Finch claims eight-wicket haul as England U-19s fight back to win

England Under-19s produced a brilliant performance to clinch their series against South Africa by winning the second unofficial Test by four wickets
July 13, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Did overthinking Sri Lanka's spin tricks hurt South Africa?

The Galle pitch might not have been as bad as South Africa feared - it has happened before - and in such a situation they did not seem to know how to respond
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

'I'm a big fan of taking away the toss' - Du Plessis

The South Africa captain thinks allowing the visiting team to always decide on whether they want to bat or bowl will bring back some balance to Test cricket
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

South Africa's attempt to put pressure back on spinners backfired - du Plessis

The South Africa captain explains what else went wrong for his team in Galle, such as the absence of reverse swing
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Dimuth Karunaratne 218, South Africa 199

South Africa's second-innings 73 was their lowest total since readmission, while Dilruwan Perera picked up his career-best innings and match figures
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, 3rd day, Galle

Dilruwan, Herath rout South Africa in three days

South Africa's attack staged an impressive comeback on the third morning in Galle to nip out Sri Lanka's last six wickets for 73 runs but their first-innings deficit has given them a tough task in the final innings
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Thoughts from a fictitious South Africa batsman: This isn't how it was supposed to be in Sri Lanka

A fictitious voice from the South African camp shares his thoughts on the state of affairs after a horrendous second day in Galle
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Karunaratne proved Galle surface not unplayable - Amla

Amla said the visitors need are a 'couple of good partnerships' in the fourth innings to offset Sri Lanka's eventual target
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Sri Lanka far ahead after spinners hurt South Africa

Faf du Plessis and Vernon Philander saved South Africa from registering their lowest total since readmission but they are still starring at a significant deficit
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, 1st Day, Galle, July 12, 2018

Karunaratne's self-deprecating, myth-busting masterclass

His unbeaten 158 Twas no breakout knock, just another rock in a bank of evidence to suggest his quality as an opening batsman
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Herath, Karunaratne help Sri Lanka end tough day on a high

South Africa have gone in with two spinners, including Tabraiz Shamsi to partner Keshav Maharaj, and three pacers
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

Sri Lanka depleted by Chandimal absence in opening Test

Sri Lanka will miss their captain, while Dale Steyn fit again and within touching distance of Shaun Pollock's South Africa record
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

Rabada will take over from Steyn as spearhead - du Plessis

The South Africa captain backs both quicks to deliver with the reverse-swinging old ball in Sri Lanka
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

West Indies tour has prepared us for South Africa's pacers - Roshen Silva

Sri Lanka batsman says the seamer-friendly conditions they faced in their last Test series should hold them in good stead against the visitors' formidable pace attack
July 16, 2024
South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

'Pretty sure we'll continue with three fast bowlers' - Ottis Gibson

South Africa will continue to trust in their strengths, their coach has said, despite the likelihood of a slow, low turner in the first Test in Galle
July 16, 2024
Sri Lanka Board XI v South Africans, P Sara Oval, 2nd day

Du Plessis, Amla, Bavuma tune up for Galle Test with fifties

South Africa opener Dean Elgar also had a decent workout before the two-day tour match ended in a draw
July 16, 2024
South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2018-19, warm-up fixture

Shamsi stakes claim for first Test with five-for

Mathews shows form and fitness to make 92 for hosts; Steyn undergoes proper workout on humid day
July 16, 2024
South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Faf du Plessis welcomes sternest punishment for ball-tampering, but criticises ICC ambiguity

South Africa captain seeks clarity on what is deemed permissible under new regulations ahead of Sri Lanka series
July 16, 2024
NZ v Eng, T20 Triangular, Bristol

England draw first blood against New Zealand in dress rehearsal for tri-series final

England's women struck an early psychological blow ahead of Sunday's tri-series final at Chelmsford, by easing to an seven-wicket victory
July 11, 2024
NZ v SA, T20 Triangular, Bristol

New Zealand reach tri-series final as Bates, Devine make light work of South Africa

New Zealand booked their place in Sunday's tri-series final, and brought England along with them in the process
July 06, 2024
SA v NZ, Eng v NZ, Bristol

Live Report: Women's T20 Triangular

Follow the action with our live report on the third double-header from Bristol in the Women's T20 Triangular
July 13, 2024
England v South Africa, women's T20 tri-series, Taunton

Lizelle Lee and Sune Luus power South Africa to victory

South Africa bounced back from their dual-shellacking in the first round of the T20 tri-series in the week by recording only their second 20-over victory against England
July 14, 2024
Eng v NZ, Eng v SA, Taunton

Live Report: Women's T20 Triangular

Follow the action with our live report on the second double-header from Taunton in the Women's T20 Triangular
July 15, 2024
T20 Triangular, Taunton

England and New Zealand women re-write record books

The first day of the Women's T20 tri-series witnessed a slew of records being set.
July 14, 2024
SA v NZ, Women's T20 Triangular, Taunton

Tammy Beaumont's 47-ball hundred powers England to world-record 250 for 3

New Zealand's world record lasts for a matter of hours on extraordinary day at Taunton
July 15, 2024
SA v NZ, Women's T20 Triangular, Taunton

Blistering Suzie Bates sets up record-smashing victory for New Zealand

New Zealand's women picked up where they had left off in Ireland last week
July 12, 2024
Eng v SA v NZ, Taunton

Live Blog: Women's T20 Triangular

Our live report from Taunton for the opening rounds of the Women's T20 Triangular
July 15, 2024
England v South Africa, 3rd women's ODI, Canterbury

Tammy Beaumont century guides England to series win

Tammy Beaumont reprised the run-hungry form that earned her the Player of the Tournament award at last year's World Cup, as England completed a come-from-behind 2-1 series win
July 14, 2024
England v South Africa, 3rd women's ODI, Canterbury

Live Report: Eng v SA, 3rd women's ODI

Our rolling report from the third women's ODI between England and South Africa at Canterbury
July 14, 2024
England v South Africa, 2nd Women's ODI, Hove

England withstand Lizelle Lee firestorm to draw level in ODI series against South Africa

After a false start to their summer in the series opener at Worcester, England's World Cup winners finally displayed their true colours down at Hove
July 14, 2024
England v South Africa, 2nd women's ODI, Hove

Live Report: Eng v SA, 2nd women's ODI

Our rolling report from the second women's ODI between England and South Africa at Hove
July 12, 2024
England v South Africa, 1st women's ODI, Worcester

Live Report: Eng v SA, 1st women's ODI

Our rolling report from the first women's ODI between England and South Africa at New Road
July 14, 2024
England v South Africa, 1st ODI, New Road

Heather Knight: Time for England to move on from World Cup win

The challenge as England begin their home season with a three-ODI series against South Africa, is how best to start looking forward again
July 14, 2024

'Simply Faftastic'

Twitter applauded Faf du Plessis on his unbeaten 67, which led CSK to their seventh IPL final
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 3rd women's T20I, Bloemfontein

Kapp, Khaka hand Bangladesh another whitewash

Once the match was reduced to nine overs a side, the hosts defended their total of 64 with Marizanne Kapp and Ayabonga Khaka picking up five wickets
June 27, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Bloemfontein

Luus, Niekerk fifties hand South Africa unassailable lead

The 32-run win in Bloemfontein put the hosts one victory shy of another clean-sweep, having claimed the ODI series 5-0.
July 01, 2024
RCB v SRH, IPL 2018

When Jonty says 'what a catch'

The reactions to AB de Villiers' stunner at the Chinnaswamy
July 15, 2024
Bangldesh women tour of South Africa 2018

Ismail, Lee put South Africa 1-0 up

Rumana Ahmed and Fargana Hoque add 72 to keep Bangladesh in the hunt before Shabnim Ismail knocks them over to close out the game
June 27, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 5th ODI, Bloemfontein

Dominant South Africa complete 5-0 sweep

For the fifth time in as many matches, South Africa cantered to victory with the help of several performances all through their line-up
June 30, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 4th women's ODI, Kimberley

South Africa women bundle out Bangladesh for 76

The visitors went 0-4 down, even as Lizelle Lee became only the third South African woman to cross the 2000-run mark in ODIs
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 3rd women's ODI, Kimberley

Khaka, Kapp secure series for South Africa women

Bangladesh women bowled out for their second sub-100 score as they go 3-0 down in the five-match series
June 30, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Potchefstroom

Khaka, Ntozakhe knock Bangladesh out for 89

South Africa secured victory with nine wickets and 32.5 overs to spare to go 2-0 up in the five-match series
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st women's ODI, Potchefstroom

Van Niekerk, Tryon thump Bangladesh with all-round skills

Van Niekerk's 52-ball 44 and Tryon's 42-ball 65 took South Africa to 270 for 9, and then the duo shared five wickets between them to skittle out the visitors for 164
July 05, 2024
Australia in South Africa 2018

How South Africa came back from the Durban setback

Defeated in the first Test in Durban, South Africa shut out the noise and put in the hard work necessary to achieve a historic victory against Australia
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

'There was not one day did I not enjoy coming to nets' - Morkel

The fast bowler counted South Africa's first Test series wins in England and Australia since readmission as the highlights of his international career, and the 2015 World Cup semi-final defeat as a significant low point
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 5th day, Johannesburg

'A lot of us have to step up' - Paine

The Australia captain hopes the team, under a new head coach, will embrace a culture shift and start with a clean slate
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

Biggest Test win since 1934

Statistical highlights of the final day of South Africa's home summer, which culminated in a 492-run win against Australia
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 5th Day, Johannesburg

Philander six-for completes historic series win for South Africa

South Africa wrapped up the series 3-1 - their first home win against Australia since readmission - with a 492-run victory
July 01, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Du Plessis satisfies his needs, Elgar fulfils his wants

Du Plessis was coming off low scores which is why he needed the hundred more than he wanted it. Elgar didn't need a hundred because he already scored a big one in this series but he still might have wanted it
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Sounds of Australian silence a marker of change

Throughout a 250-ball stay that would usually have attracted plenty of unflattering Australian commentary, Dean Elgar was mainly faced with an unusually silent visiting team
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Morkel takes SA closer to 3-1 after du Plessis ton

Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar batted on on the fourth day in Johannesburg, where they extended South Africa's lead from 401 at the start of play to 469 at lunch
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Morkel pulls up with injury in his final Test

He left the field 40 minutes before lunch on the third morning in Johannesburg for some treatment. The team management hope he could push on for the rest for the match
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

'Permanent' Paine shows stomach for fight

Since an injury in late 2010, Paine has fought his way back into the Tasmanian and Australian teams, before quickly assuming a senior role by dint of his deft glovework, neat, determined batting and the mind and temperament of a leader
July 08, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Crafty Maharaj emerges from the shadows

The left-arm spinner tends to slip under the radar, but he is South Africa's second-highest wicket-taker in the series, and could well be in the spotlight in its final act, particularly given Morne Morkel's injury concerns
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Australia made to grind as SA lead crosses 400

Tim Paine and Pat Cummins produced Australia's biggest partnership of the series to significantly reduce the visiting team's chances of being forced to follow on the third morning
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Bavuma digs in for innings of character

He was left stranded five short of what would have been his second Test hundred, but Temba Bavuma did enough by then to answer many of the questions that have been raised over his place in South Africa's Test team
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 2nd day, Johannesburg

Cricket failings set scene for Australia's disintegration

The controversies of the past week won't be forgotten soon, but Australia's batting has been equally responsible for their freefall despite a win in Durban
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Bee-stung de Kock misses Shaun Marsh stumping

Keshav Maharaj's flight left Australia's No. 5 stranded outside his crease, but he lived to fight on (though not for too long) thanks to the timely efforts of a wicketkeeper-hating bee
July 01, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 2nd Day, Johannesburg

Bavuma, Philander leave Australia staring at follow-on

Australia picked up only one wicket in the morning as South Africa continued to cash in on a solid start
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 1st day, Johannesburg

What Australia lost, and what they gained

A hard-nosed battle without sledging left stump mics redundant and provided glimpses of new a Australia
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Imperious Markram enters impervious bubble

The South Africa opener has the ability, like Jacques Kallis before him, to shut out everything and simply bat, and it's quite a feat that he's managed to do this so consistently across such an ill-tempered series
July 16, 2024
Australia v South Africa, 4th Test, Johannesburg

Australia find the will to fight after Markram 152

Back to the cricket after several days of off-field chaos, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis chose to bat at the Wanderers, in their bid to secure their first home Test series win against Australia since 1970
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

South Africa aim to farewell Morkel with historic series win

Despite the tumult of the ball-tampering controversy, Australia have a Test to play, and a record of not having lost a series in South Africa since 1970 to keep alive
July 14, 2024
Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Smith 'a good guy caught in a bad place' - du Plessis

South Africa's captain has expressed sympathy for Steven Smith, but was less charitable to David Warner, whom he hoped would 'reflect and see if he can change the way he has played the game'
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg

Kindness called for with South Africa on the cusp of history

It isn't on the forefront of anyone's minds right now, but South Africa have their best chance yet of winning their first home Test series against Australia since readmission
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa find their sweet moments in 'soap opera'

The achievements of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and AB de Villiers should be celebrated and the form of Faf du Plessis should be questioned but that will come on another day, a less strange day
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Australia must forge new identity - Paine

After echoing the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland in apologising to fans of the game, Australia's captain for now, Tim Paine, believes his team must forge a new and better identity out of the wreckage of Newlands
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Today is the highlight of my life - Morkel

Morne Morkel has waited 12 years for a day like this, a day when he could stand out and revel in the highest high of his career
July 01, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Broad pours scorn on Australian double-standards

England fast bowler openly questions Smith's defence of his team's actions, and accuses coach Lehmann of hypocrisy
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Steven Smith and Warner stood down as captain and vice-captain

Wicketkeeper Tim Paine will lead the side for the last two days of the contest, and Smith and Warner will play under him
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Despondent Australia crushed in a session

South Africa tightened their grip on the third Test at Newlands, but the real story was elsewhere
July 07, 2024
Australia in South Africa 2017-18

The ball-tampering incident: full coverage

Full coverage of the ball-tampering incident and its aftermath during Australia tour of South Africa 2017-18
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

South Africa back on the moral high ground

Having been so forthright about insisting they play hard but fair, Australia have now been shown up as disingenuous, and have horns on their heads where South Africa have halos
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Some players have 'failed our culture' - Steve Waugh

Dale Steyn called for a conversation on Cameron's Bancroft's perceived actions at Newlands and Twitter did not disappoint
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Cameron Bancroft at centre of alleged ball-tampering row

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July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, 3rd day, Cape Town

Smith, Boucher take aim at Lehmann and Australian crowds

Former South Africa cricketers weigh in after Australia coach labels Newlands crowd behaviour "disgraceful"
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

South Africa tighten grip as ball-tampering row erupts

South Africa strengthened their already solid grip on the third Test in Cape Town, where they extended their lead to 121 runs with nine wickets in hand
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

It's been a lot of hard work over the 12 years - Morkel

"It's a special feeling, especially because I am the world record holder for the most [wickets off] no-balls," Morkel joked afterwards
July 04, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Rabada puts Warner, Australia in fight-or-flight mode

Eleven balls, one blow to the arm, five fours, one six, and one cartwheeling off stump: these were the ingredients of a brief and potentially series-defining bout
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

'He has been a great servant to South African cricket'

Having already announced plans to retire, Morne Morkel has become the fifth South African to 300 Test wickets. Former South Africa bowling coach Vincent Barnes talks us through his career
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Morkel becomes fifth South African to 300 Test wickets

The fast bowler took the wickets of Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh on the second day at Newlands to reach the milestone in his 85th Test
June 29, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Warner in heated exchange with spectator after dismissal

David Warner was involved in a heated exchange with a spectator as he walked off the ground after his dismissal by Kagiso Rabada on day two of the third Test in Cape Town
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Elgar joins Haynes in carrying-the-bat honours board

The South Africa opener has become only the second batsman in Test history to carry his bat three times
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Bowlers keep SA on top after Elgar carries bat

Dean Elgar became the first player in Test history to carry his bat twice in the same year, and just the second man after Desmond Haynes to carry his bat three times overall
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Dean Elgar makes his presence felt

For someone who has identified his role as being partly to "irritate the opposition", the South African opener had been unusually subdued in the first two Tests. On day one at Newlands, he was back to his immovable, in-yer-face best
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Elgar stands firm as Cummins leads Aussie revival

Faf du Plessis won the toss for the first time in this series and South Africa will bat first against Australia at Newlands
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Rabada reprieve adds spice to simmering contest

South Africa will be buoyed by the availability of No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada while Australia hope to have Mitchells Starc and Marsh fit
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

SA set to miss 2017-18 transformation target

Selection questions over Temba Bavuma/Theunis de Bruyn and Lungi Ngidi/Morne Morkel highlight the delicate balancing act for South Africa
July 14, 2024
Kagiso Rabada's ban

'There's a place for emotion on the field' - Anderson on Rabada

England paceman sympathises with Kagiso Rabada after his on-field aggression leads to two-Test ban
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Du Plessis hails South Africa's 'character and pride'

They were outplayed in Durban, the form of the senior batsmen coming under question, but all of that was put to rest by a very professional display from South Africa
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, 4th day, Port Elizabeth

'I can't keep doing this because I am letting the team down' - Rabada

South Africa's pace spearhead admitted that he has a lot to think about and needs to reign himself in
July 14, 2024
Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Rabada handed two-Test suspension

The South Africa fast bowler was punished for a level two breach of the ICC's code of conduct, when he brushed against Australia captain Steven Smith's shoulder while celebrating a wicket
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, 4th day, Port Elizabeth

Rabada: Four ten-fors at 22

The fast bowler has burst into elite company less than three years after making a debut
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Australia. 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Rabada's 11-for helps South Africa level series

Kagiso Rabada's six-for ensured Australia could manage only a 100-run lead at the end of the visitors' second innings
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Rabada picks up second disciplinary charge in same Test

Fresh charge levelled against South Africa quick for Warner send-off, even as he awaits ruling on Smith shoulder nudge
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

The ABC of AB de Villiers

Hero, gloveman, captain, friend, fan favourite: the South African has played several roles in an illustrious career
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Rabada set to learn fate after disciplinary hearing

Match referee Jeff Crowe will deliver his verdict on Monday, with Kagiso Rabada facing the possibility of a ban for the rest of the series
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

'It was right up there with the best feeling ever' - de Villiers

Just how much did it mean for South Africa's superstar to score his first Test century in three years?
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Troubling patterns emerge for Australia

As the series nears its halfway mark, the home side seems rejuvenated by the deeds of AB de Villiers while the visitors have begun showing worrying signs of top-order frailty
July 01, 2024
Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Awesome AB rolls back the years

Since his comeback to Test cricket after a hiatus of nearly two years, AB de Villiers has batted like he never went away
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia. 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

De Villiers and Rabada tighten South Africa's grip

AB de Villiers scored his first Test century in more than three years as South Africa extended their lead to very healthy proportions on the third day at St George's Park
July 08, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Brass-band brouhaha makes way for AB's sweet tunes

On a day of tense and attritional cricket that was occasionally sidetracked by a stop-start soundtrack, de Villiers' strokeplay gladdened the hearts of the St George's Park crowd
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, 2nd day, Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth brass band silenced during play

The band left the stadium after being silenced, only to return in dramatic circumstances
July 01, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

De Villiers' mastery secures South Africa lead

South Africa strengthened their position in the Port Elizabeth Test by adding 71 runs for the loss of Kagiso Rabada's wicket in the morning session
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

CSA apologises to Australia for mask slip-up

Cricket South Africa has issued an apology to Cricket Australia after two CSA officials were photographed posing with fans, who were wearing Sonny Bill Williams masks at St George's Park
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Rabada in danger of missing series after ICC charge

Kagiso Rabada is contesting the charge and is scheduled to appear at a hearing after play on the second day in Port Elizabeth
July 01, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

Red-hot Rabada needs to cool off

The quick took five wickets in 18 balls and changed the complexion of the day. But his send-off of Steven Smith could attract unwanted attention, again
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

Rabada makes contact with Smith during wicket celebration

The incident could end up attracting the attention of match officials, already alert to such moments in a series that is not short of them
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

Rabada's five-for puts South Africa in command

Steven Smith won the toss for the second time in the series and again chose to bat first as Australia seek a 2-0 lead in the four-Test campaign
July 02, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Back to cricket after Warner-de Kock saga

Australia have a chance to take an unassailable lead, South Africa have an opportunity to build on an improved performance in Durban. That's all that matters in Port Elizabeth.
July 12, 2024
Australia in South Africa 2017-18

SA claim moral high ground, hope to target Warner

With a line drawn under the stairwell saga, South Africa turn their attention to an advantage they have over Australia - David Warner is one demerit point away from a suspension
July 04, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, 5th day, Durban

The many battles of South Africa and Australia

David Warner, Quinton de Kock and Nathan Lyon were only small parts of a long-standing rivalry that has often pushed the limits beyond cricket
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 5th day

Nip it in the bud on the field - du Plessis

The SA camp and former Australia batsman Simon Katich have called on match officials to play a more proactive role to ensure that tensions between the two sides don't boil over
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

South Africa's twin collapses make the difference

Mitchell Starc's prowess against the tail, Aiden Markram's fighting fourth-innings century, and other key numbers from the Durban Test
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 5th day

Australia, South Africa point finger at the other over stairwell incident

Australia believe Quinton de Kock's words crossed a line; South Africa insist that David Warner got personal
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Starc, Hazlewood swing Australia to 118-run win

Starc misses out on hat-trick but South Africa's resistance lasts 22 balls on the fifth and final day at Durban
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Warner involved in heated exchange with de Kock

Cricket Australia is investigating after CCTV footage emerged of an altercation between David Warner and Quinton de Kock on the steps leading into the dressing rooms at Kingsmead in Durban
July 12, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

De Kock shows the fight he and his team needed

Quinton de Kock buckled down and played an uncharacteristic innings of great importance to South Africa's confidence. It was a fine effort in erasing any doubt over his place in the XI too
June 27, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Markram makes future look bright amid present gloom

Against a top-class attack, in a tough situation, the young opener showed there will be someone for South Africa to fall back on once their old pros move on
July 04, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

New Australia, same old hostility

The 'pack of dogs' that Faf du Plessis spoke of four years ago was back in full force at Kingsmead, 'headbutting the line' in a manner more reminiscent of Zinedine Zidane than Jonny Bairstow
July 05, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, 4th day, Durban

Paine stands up and makes his keeping count

In November, he earned a Test recall after seven years purely on his wicketkeeping credentials. On Sunday, he proved his worth with a stunning grab
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

South Africa take fight to fifth day with Australia one wicket away

Set 417 for victory, which would be the second-highest successful chase in Test history, South Africa stumbled to lunch at 63 for 4
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

South Africa left wondering 'how' things went wrong

Maybe the hosts were undercooked. Maybe they had underestimated Australia or maybe they are facing uncertainty on the administrative front
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

Elgar to bat in second innings despite finger injury

The South Africa opener had dislocated his finger while taking a diving catch to dismiss Mitchell Starc in Australia's second innings
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

South Africa show fight but Australia's lead crosses 400

Cameron Bancroft scored the second half-century of his short Test career as Australia extended their lead past 300 on the third day against South Africa at Kingsmead
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Marsh and Lyon script their Second Act

A little over 12 months ago, neither man was certain of his place in the Australian Test XI. Now, they have become immensely vital cogs
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

De Villiers rallies around team-mates after 'softies'

The South Africa batsman put some of the side's problems down to conditions, which he expects to become more difficult to bat on as the game goes on
July 01, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Can South Africa defer de Villiers' break-up with Test cricket?

AB de Villiers proved yet again how much South Africa needs him and how much Test cricket needs him. But does the batsman still need South Africa and Test cricket?
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

Australians give a XXXX as they ambush stump microphone

Australia close fielders talk up virtues of rival ICC and CSA sponsors in a bid to silence the eavesdropping stump mics
July 01, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Five-star Starc builds on M Marsh 96 to secure big lead

Mitchell Marsh brought up his half-century and Mitchell Starc provided an entertaining lower-order cameo as Australia pushed their total to 300 for 8 by lunch on the second day
July 06, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Maharaj's control shapes tense and teasing day

Whether or not South Africa specifically asked for slower surfaces, they got one at Kingsmead, and their left-arm spinner played the holding role perfectly to keep Australia's aggressive line-up in check
June 28, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Australia top-order lose battle of the crease

Australia's hopes of setting a dominant agenda were stymied by an attitrional South Africa bowling effort led by Vernon Philander
July 16, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Warner counsels Bancroft after 'soft' dismissal

Australia's hopes of setting a dominant agenda were stymied by an attitrional South Africa bowling effort led by Vernon Philander
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Warner, Smith fifties underpin close-fought day

Steven Smith won the toss and Australia will bat first in the opening Test of the series against South Africa in Durban
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

Unchanged Australia seek South African glory

Australia will take the same team that lifted the Ashes urn into the first Test against South Africa, for a series the captain Steven Smith believes can be the making of many younger members of his side
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

Can South Africa break the home disadvantage?

On paper, yes. South Africa enter this series ranked No. 2 in the world, with winning form behind them, and no shortage of class and experience
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

'I'm ready for the mental battle' - du Plessis

South Africa's captain, who is returning to action from a finger fracture, has also hinted that the team management might pick Theunis de Bruyn as an extra batsman rather than play four out-and-out fast bowlers
July 15, 2024
Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Dangerous nostalgia at heart of rivalry

South Africa's Test battles with Australia have been reliably hard-fought. But an overdue victory on home soil is important to the hosts for numerous reasons
June 29, 2024
South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

Expectations high for de Villiers' final duel with Australia

AB de Villiers has not made any official announcement about his Test future but this is probably the last 'big' series he will play for South Africa in the format
July 02, 2024
South Africa A v Australians, tour match, Benoni, 3rd day

Starc bags four as Australians wrap up five-wicket win

As in the first innings, there were plenty of starts for the Australian batsmen in their chase of 140, but Peter Handscomb fell for another low score
July 12, 2024
South Africa women v India women, 5th T20I, Cape Town

Raj, Rodrigues help India achieve away-series double

The pair added 98 for the second wicket to set up India's total of 166, which they defended with aplomb courtesy three wickets each from Shikha Pandey, Rumeli Dhar and Rajeshwari Gayakwad
July 05, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd T20I, Cape Town

India win T20 series despite South Africa's late onslaught

South Africa handed Christiaan Jonker a debut
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd T20I, Cape Town

India, South Africa come full circle for tour's final act

Seven weeks ago, India began their tour of South Africa at Newlands. They return there with all to play for in the T20I series decider
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd T20I, Cape Town

We're confident of tackling Kuldeep - Behardien

The allrounder believes South Africa have overcome the problems against wristspin that haunted them through the ODI series
July 15, 2024
South Africa A v Australians, tour match, Benoni, 2nd day

Hendricks' five-for restricts Australians' lead to 109

Ten of the visiting batsmen got to or past 18, but only one - Pat Cummins at No. 8 - went on to score a half-century
July 13, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd T20I, Centurion

CSA trial music between balls in T20 cricket

Cricket South Africa is using the series against India to explore the possibility of playing music in between each delivery of a T20 match
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd T20I, Centurion

Klaasen, Duminy fifties help South Africa draw level

The threat of rain - which washed out the preceding women's T20I after only 15.3 overs of play - was the major influence behind JP Duminy's decision at the toss
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 4th T20I, Centurion

India's 2-1 lead becomes unassailable after washout

South Africa looked set for a big total after fifties from Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk, but a downpour in the 16th over ensured no further play could take place
July 14, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd T20I, Centurion

Embattled South Africa face must-win situation

The hosts need to figure out their team balance and find a way to match India in every department if they are to keep the series alive
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

South Africa's short-ball plan slides wide

South Africa's plan of bowling short to bridge the gap between India's experienced, confident batsmen and their own struggles went awry when their inexperienced bowlers erred in line
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead

Teams batting second have won each of the last four T20Is at the Wanderers
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd women's T20I, Johannesburg

Ismail's five-for keeps series alive for South Africa

India paid for an insipid lower-order collapse with their first defeat in the T20 series, as South Africa stayed alive with a five-wicket victory at the Wanderers, with two matches left in the series
July 06, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st T20I, Johannesburg

New-look SA aim for redemption after ODI debacle

After the 5-1 defeat in the ODIs, the hosts will be led by JP Duminy in the T20Is while Suresh Raina may feature in India' XI
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd T20I, East London

Raj, Mandhana fifties put India 2-0 up

A 106-run opening stand, underpinned by fifties from Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana, handed South Africa a nine-wicket drubbing in the second match of the five-match series
July 12, 2024
South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion

Kohli's 35th ODI ton helps India wallop South Africa 5-1

India captain Virat Kohli chose to bowl first in the final ODI, in Centurion, with the aim to "get used to a situation they might encounter in a crunch game"
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion

Back to Centurion, but for a dead rubber

The game will be a chance to rest players like Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada although South Africa should be more desperate for a face-saving win than India's quest for 5-1
July 16, 2024
South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion

Markram braces for another trial in captaincy run

Before the ODI series began, Aiden Markram wasn't even sure of a place in the side, but in the span of five matches, he has gone from being touted a future captain to now battling for a permanent spot after SA return to full strength
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st women's T20I, Potchefstroom

Mithali Raj, Anuja Patil lead India to 1-0 with seven-wicket win

The opener made an unbeaten 54 while the offspinner took 2 for 23 to consign South Africa to a seven-wicket loss
July 09, 2024
South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Rohit, wristspinners fetch India first ODI series win in SA

India unchanged for their second chance at wrapping up a series win
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Wristspin in focus again as South Africa return to green

The hosts need another win to keep the series alive. Both teams might also want to keep an eye on the weather, with showers forecast for the afternoon in Port Elizabeth
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Port Elizabeth

The secret behind India's success against Amla

Many legendary fast bowlers have delivered many hundred balls at Amla in international cricket, but no one has ever nailed him lbw more than two times. Bumrah has done it thrice, in one tour
July 16, 2024
South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Dhawan, the most prolific India batsman after 100 ODIs

A look at all the statistical highlights from Shikhar Dhawan's smashing century in his 100th ODI
July 15, 2024
South Africa women v India women, 3rd ODI, Potchefstroom

Du Preez, Wolvaardt, Ismail deny India ODI whitewash

While Laura Wolvaardt and Mignon du Preez played protagonists in South Africa's first win in the three-match series, captain Dane van Niekerk's cameo and India's sloppy fielding aided the hosts' seven-wicket triumph
July 12, 2024
South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Miller, Klaasen hammer spinners to keep series alive

On a hard pitch expected to be good for strokeplay - the staple for limited-overs cricket at Wanderers, especially on Pink Day - India won the toss and opted to bat in search of their first ODI series win in South Africa
July 15, 2024
South Africa vs India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg, 2018

Dominant India eye series win on Pink Day

South Africa need to maintain their unbeaten record on Pink Day in Johannesburg to prevent India from wrapping up the six-match series
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

South Africa buoyed by de Villiers' return on 'special occasion'

"To the team, he brings so much more than runs, he brings AB de Villiers. The AB de Villiers factor, let's put it that way," Chris Morris said ahead of the pink ODI in Johannesburg
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

Kohli runs his way to a hundred

Virat Kohli, once again, broke many records while completing his 34th ODI hundred in Cape Town
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd women's ODI, Kimberley

Mandhana, spinners smash South Africa to seal series win

In pursuit of 303, South Africa folded for 124, of which opener Lizelle Lee made 73 at a strike-rate of nearly 100
July 01, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

Kohli, wristspinners trample South Africa again

Heinrich Klaasen and Lungi Ngidi were handed their maiden caps, while India went in with an unchanged XI in their bid to ensure they don't lose the series
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

India aim for 3-0 at South Africa's favourite ODI venue

A win ensures India cannot lose the six-match series, but injury-hit South Africa return to Newlands, a place where they've won 28 of the 33 ODIs played
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

South Africa floundering but not yet in panic mode

They might be blighted by injuries and staring at the prospect of going 3-0 down, but South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada says the hosts have to be wary of overthinking their predicament
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, ICC Women's Championship, 1st ODI, Kimberley

Mandhana, Goswami, Pandey rout South Africa

Smriti Mandhana's 98-ball 84 and fast bowlers Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey's combined returns of 7 for 47 in 17.2 overs, helped India to a thumping 88-run win against South Africa
July 01, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Centurion

Two runs to go, let's take lunch

Fans were left bemused after umpires called lunch with India two short of their target - with nine wickets and 31 overs to spare
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Centurion

Spin defects 'not a massive danger' for SA - Markram

India's spinners have taken 13 wickets in two matches. The alarm bells are ringing, but South Africa's newly appointed stand-in captain is not ready to accept that in public yet
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Centurion

South Africa's lowest total at home

Yuvendra Chahal, meanwhile, claimed the second-best figures by an India bowler against South Africa ever
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Centurion

South Africa knocked over by wristspin once again

Virat Kohli chose to chase with an unchanged XI in Centurion, where he expects the two new white balls to move a little in the morning but batting to become easier in the afternoon
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Centurion

South Africa face stern wristspin test, without their bulwarks

In the absence of AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, South Africa will have to find a way to get past Virat Kohli and India to prevent the series from drifting away
July 15, 2024
India in South Africa 2018

Aiden Markram, South Africa's future frontman

They had found themselves short on captaincy candidates when Graeme Smith retired in 2014 and would rather not go through that situation again
July 16, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban

Kohli completes a unique set of centuries

Kohli's 189-run third-wicket stand with Ajnikya Rahane was also the third-highest ODI stand for any wicket against South Africa
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban

Kohli 112 bests du Plessis 120 as India go 1-0 up

As much as South Africa want to experiment ahead of the World Cup, they saw a flat pitch in Durban, knew the new ball would move more under lights, and made a straightforward decision to bat
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban

India sense ODI opportunity in de Villiers' absence

Despite having dominated much of the Tests, South Africa will have to contend with a confident ODI team, without their best player in the format
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

This win will be remembered for a long time - Kohli

India's captain felt vindicated in his assessment that India came close to winning in the first two Tests of this series after a "sweet" win in Johannesburg that he compared with Lord's 2014
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Battered and bruised Elgar says Test should have been called off

Despite playing arguably his finest Test innings, Dean Elgar suggested too great a risk had been taken with player safety when play was allowed to continue
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Ishant Sharma, India's lifeline

He is rarely bowling any bad balls and because of the pressure he created at one end in Johannesburg, South Africa were always on the hook
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

South Africa beaten at their own game

They achieved the series victory, but having the final Test taken off them will hurt Faf du Plessis' side for some time to come
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

'Hope the critics will be eating their words for dinner tonight!'

Twitter reactions to India's win over South Africa in the third Test on a spicy track in Johannesburg
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

A first in Test history: 120 wickets up for grabs, 120 wickets taken

Although it was bowlers' series, Dean Elgar recorded the third instance of a South African batsman carrying his bat
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

India end series with triumph on extremely tough pitch

The wildly fascinating and dangerous Wanderers Test continued the rollercoaster ride in the first session of the fourth day with Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla courageously fronting up and ending the truncated first session with an unbeaten 64-run stand for t
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Wanderers not far from facing serious sanctions

Officials at the Wanderers would have breathed a sigh of relief when play resumed on the fourth morning but they should not hold their breath on an all-clear
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Umpires to remain alert for pitch behaviour

The match referee will not compromise the safety of the players. If it continues to behave dangerously, the match could still be called off
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

We asked for pace and bounce, not grass - Gibson

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson insisted that while they asked for surfaces that would assist their pace attack, the exaggerated bounce and lateral movement was unexpected
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Test match set to resume after uneven-bounce deliberations

The umpires took the players off 19 minutes before scheduled stumps on day three because of concerns over their safety, but after a meeting between the match referee and the two captains, it has been decided to resume play as scheduled on day four
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

What we know after a bruising day at the Wanderers

The third Test in Johannesburg hangs in the balance after a day marked by inconsistent bounce and batsmen getting hit on the body
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Kohli becomes India's highest scoring Test captain

He went past Sunil Gavaskar and MS Dhoni to take the record
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

The pitch gives the physios a workout

In less than three days, the physios were called upon seven times to treat batsmen hurt by deliveries that misbehaved on the Wanderers pitch
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Kohli, Rahane and lower order put India on top

M Vijay and Virat Kohli batted exceptionally to make sure India lost only three wickets in yet another extremely tough first session of a day
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

'This is not a cricket pitch, this is dangerous'

Was the pitch put out for the Johannesburg Test dangerous to the players' well being? The cricket world has its say
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

'You can get out every ball here' - Amla

The South Africa batsman has admitted that batsmen have not been able to settle in on the Wanderers' pitch for the ongoing Test, but would not be drawn into calling conditions extreme
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

A show of guts and resolve from Rabada and Philander

Hashim Amla put on a special act at the Wanderers but needed some support. He found it in unlikely quarters
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, 2nd day, Johannesburg

Let's not belittle the art of pitch-making

If South Africa manage to come out victorious, you can imagine that India might ask for the wrestling pits of Haryana to be turned rectangular for their next tour
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, 2nd day, Johannesburg

Johannesburg: India's favourite venue for bowling

India's record at the Wanderers is an outlier when it comes to away touring
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

India have noses ahead in second-innings shootout

In extremely tough batting conditions, nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada batted for almost the whole first session, and punished India's second string of quicks in the company of Hashim Amla
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, 1st day, Johannesburg

Got to keep yourself motivated on the sidelines - Phehlukwayo

The allrounder wasn't a frontunner to play in this series, or in Tests at all; but he made a valuable contribution on the first day
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

South Africa squeeze in the bad amidst all the good

South Africa might not have intended to step off the gas, but they might have. Just a little.
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Pujara: 53 balls, 0 runs

Also, in terms of average, it has been the India openers' worst series of three or more Tests ever
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

South Africa ahead after 11-wicket day

India resisted the temptation of bowling on a green pitch with moisture retained from overnight rain; and chose to bat after winning the toss for the first time in the series
July 15, 2024
Pakistan v South Africa, Under-19 World Cup, quarter-final, Christchurch

Zaryab 74* sees Pakistan through to semi-finals

Chasing 190, Pakistan were wobbling at 111 for 5 before Ali Zaryab scored an unbeaten and patient 74 off 111 balls to see his side through
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Can India maintain their unbeaten Wanderers record?

India have never lost a Test in Johannesburg, and they have never been whitewashed in South Africa. Both those records are under threat as the hosts push for 3-0 with a green pitch and overcast conditions to aid them
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

South Africa ponder all-pace attack at the Wanderers

On what is expected to be a spicy surface, the hosts could bench Keshav Maharaj and play either an extra batsman in Theunis de Bruyn or a seam-bowling allrounder in Andile Phehlukwayo
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

De Kock the puzzle in South Africa's jigsaw

Nearly all the pieces are in place, but the wicketkeeper-batsman's form is a worry, particularly in a team that wants to play five bowlers
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v South Africa, Under-19 World Cup, Group A, Mount Maunganui

Rachin Ravindra helps NZ finish top of Group A

Rachin Ravindra's half-century and four-wicket haul vaulted New Zealand to the top of Group A, thereby setting up a quarter-final against Afghanistan in Christchurch
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 5th day

South Africa's desire to win on display in the field

After the kick to the gut that was their previous tour to India, South Africa really, really wanted to get their own back. And their eagerness to do so showed through clearly
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 5th day

'I'm not sitting here comforting my guys' - Kohli

India's captain said he wanted his players 'be hard on themselves' after the defeat in Centurion, while responding combatively to questions about selection and his team's overseas record in his post-match press conference
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 5th day

Ngidi emulates Klusener, India's top six struggles

Stats highlights from the fifth day of the second Test between South Africa and India in Centurion
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, 5th day, Centurion

Du Plessis calls for 'collective' effort to maintain pitch standards in SA

Despite success in the second Test, South Africa's captain was concerned with the uncharacteristic SuperSport Park surface it was played on
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 5th day

Debutant Ngidi's 6 for 39 seals series for South Africa

It was a brown banana peel for South Africa, but they adapted to a subcontinent-style track with great skill to win back the Freedom Trophy
July 15, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, Under-19 World Cup, Group A, Mount Maunganui

Makwetu, Rolfes lead South Africa into quarter-finals

South Africa joined New Zealand as the second quarter-finalists from Group A after they dumped defending champions West Indies out of the tournament
July 15, 2024
South Africa v West Indies, Under-19 World Cup, Group A, Mount Maunganui

'I have done this almost a 100 times'

The reactions on Twitter to a controversial moment at the Under-19 World Cup, in which South Africa opener Jiveshan Pillay was given out for obstructing the field
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day

Elgar hopes to heal the scars from India

South Africa's defeat on turning tracks in India in 2015 ended a nine-year unbeaten run and they are burning for revenge
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day

South Africa hit their straps on subcontinental-style pitch

The home side has had a lot to say about nature of the SuperSport Park track, but on the field they have found a way to make it work for them
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day

Markram in race to be fit for Wanderers Test

South Africa opener picked up a mild left-quadricep strain in Centurion and did not take the field in India's second innings
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day

Ngidi leaves India reeling in 287 chase

Three wickets from Mohammed Shami blew the Centurion Test open though South Africa remained favourites as they went to lunch leading by 201 with five wickets in hand
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli's excellence in isolation

Surely he remembers Adelaide when he carried them almost all alone? He is desperate to avoid a repeat
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

SuperSport Park conditions '100%' like bowling in India - Morkel

"I have played cricket here all my life, I have never seen a wicket like this at SuperSport Park. It's unheard of that a spinner bowls that amount of overs on the first day. There's a very subcontinental feel to it," said South Africa's fast bowler
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

A start-stop final session stalls India's momentum

In 5.1 overs, the visitors went from not wanting to take the field because of a wet outfield to wanting to stay on after seeing the ball swing around
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli's stellar conversion rate from 100 to 150

No other batsman has scored as many 150-plus scores as Virat Kohli in the last seven years
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli, Bumrah lead India's fight but South Africa still ahead

A rollicking seventh-wicket partnership between Virat Kohli and R Ashwin enabled India to narrow their first-innings deficit to 48 by lunch on day three in Centurion
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

I have to take responsibility as the senior fast bowler - Ishant

Having gathered a reputation for being India's difficult-pitch bowler, the Ishant Sharma said he was "always up" for the challenge of doing the dirty work of bowling long spells
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Fit-again Ngidi scales new high at home ground

After months of rehabilitation following a stress fracture, the quick claimed his maiden Test wicket at SuperSport Park and asked questions of a world-class batting line-up
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

SA throw the bait again but Kohli doesn't bite this time

Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi tried to fox the India captain the same way Vernon Philander had done at Newlands but he left balls outside off and survived the ones that nipped in
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

R Ashwin's rare feat in Centurion

Stats analysis from the second day in Centution where R Ashwin finished with four wickets and South Africa were bowled out for 335
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Kohli's 85* keeps South Africa's attack at bay

A half-century from Faf du Plessis extended South Africa's first-innings total to 335 as India picked up the last four wickets for 66 runs on the second morning in Centurion
July 15, 2024
Kenya v South Africa, Under-19 World Cup 2018, Group A, Lincoln

Van Tonder matches de Villiers in SA Under-19 victory

The captain hammered 143 to lift the total to 341, which proved plenty more than enough against Kenya Under-19s
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

We would have liked the pitch quicker - Markram

It was not quicker, bouncier or scarier than Newlands but the uncharacteristic SuperSport Park pitch has not drawn any criticism from the men who have to play on it. At least, not yet.
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

Amla holds South Africa together at SuperSport Park again

South Africa claimed the first session and India the last hour but the SuperSport Park belongs to Hashim Amla and he has the numbers to show it
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

India fight back with three last-hour wickets

India made three changes, with KL Rahul, Parthiv Patel and Ishant Sharma replacing Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion

Can India pull off a heist at SA's stronghold?

After India fell short in the first Test in Cape Town, their next challenge - at SuperSport Park, where South Africa have their best win percentage - would be to save the series
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion

SuperSport curator feels the heat ahead of Test debut

Bryan Bloy, the curator at Centurion, described the intensity of his job as being higher than in any of his previous positions
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion

The seven quicks that South Africa can choose from

With seven fast-bowling options in South Africa's squad, here's a look at their certainties, contenders and outsiders for the second Test against India
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Big Vern reels in the big fish

Over the course of 13 balls delivered from his favourite Wynberg End, Vernon Philander set Virat Kohli up and sent him back with the most artful of knockout blows
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

'A master of his craft'

Vernon Philander took the plaudits after a career-best effort gave South Africa the series lead in a low-scoring encounter at Newlands
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa play starring role in 'advert for Test cricket'

In what Faf du Plessis called one of his 'favourite games of cricket', South Africa kept getting into difficult positions and kept finding a way out of them
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Philander dominates at Newlands, yet again

The fast bowler won his third Man-of-the-Match award on his home ground, while Wriddhiman Saha set a new catches record for Indian wicketkeepers
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa 1-0 up after 18 wickets in 64 overs

Like a heavy metal song that begins in the guise of a gentle melody, India simply blew people away at Newlands
July 16, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Steyn sidelined for remainder of India series

He will be reassessed in four to six weeks' time, after seeing a foot and ankle specialist on Sunday
July 15, 2024
India in South Africa 2017-18

Afterlife in the Newlands turf

Eddie Barlow and Hylton Ackerman are among the famous names whose ashes have been scattered on the Newlands outfield, but you don't need to have been a cricketer to make this famous ground your final resting place
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Persistent showers force third day washout in Cape Town

The entire third day of the Newlands Test was lost to rain, although there might not have been too many people complaining as a result considering Cape Town is in the middle of a severe drought
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

India could chase 350 to win - Pujara

While Kagiso Rabada believed the pitch was difficult, the India batsman said the visitors could overhaul anything around 350 in the final innings to go 1-0 up in the series
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Capet Town, 2nd day

A day when Pandya talked, and walked it too

The impact of the 24-year-old allrounder's 93 runs and two wickets in this Test will be seen soon, but there is a larger impact of this effort that merits commendation
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Did we see the first and the last of South Africa's pace quartet?

When Steyn went off the field, we were quickly faced with the reality that this quartet may not play many matches together
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Pandya - 93 (95), other India batsmen - 102 (347)

Statistical highlights from Hardik Pandya's rapid knock at Newlands, including his share out of India's total, his scoring against South Africa's quicks and where his average stands now
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Steyn won't bowl further in first Test, could miss rest of series

The fast bowler suffered tissue damage in his heel and could take 4-6 weeks to recover
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

South Africa ahead despite Pandya's all-round heroics

India got through a very difficult session - they made only 48 runs in 25 overs - for the loss of Rohit Sharma
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

India's surprise moves turn into damp squib

Can surprising selection choices, unsuitable lines and lengths, and the dropped catch witnessed on the opening day justify the visitor's pre-series claims of preparedness?
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

De Villiers changed the game in one over - SA batting coach

At 12 for 3, South Africa were looking for some calm, for someone to absorb the pressure and block out a few overs. But AB de Villiers had other ideas
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

The late reappearance of Steyn magic

Dale Steyn, whose chances of donning the Test whites looked meek after his shoulder injury, did not make a dramatic start on his Test return. But in his third over, he unfurled the magic
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

India's dream start, and Amla's early dismissals

Stats highlights from an eventful first session in Cape Town
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town

South Africa make big strikes after falling for 286

India have gone in with aggression, and recent form, in mind and that meant Rohit Sharma was picked ahead of Ajinkya Rahane
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town

India face uncertain conditions with skill and hope

South Africa will be as determined to secure this series, what with the scores to settle from their last tour to India
July 15, 2024
India in South Africa 2017-18

South Africa v India: fierce rivalry or a memorable series?

No longer are India terrified travellers, but South Africa have home-ground advantage and a chance to avenge a horror 2015 tour. Either way, both teams are planning to have some fun in the coming months
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, Four-day Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

De Villiers happy with South Africa's India preparation

The stand-in captain said both South Africa's batsmen and bowlers got enough out of the four-day Test
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, four-day Test, Port Elizabeth

Four-day format 'encourages positive cricket' - de Villiers

The Port Elizabeth Test didn't even get to its scheduled halfway point, but it still gave players from both sides enough time to form opinions about four-day Test cricket and playing under lights with the pink ball
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Second-shortest Test in the last 50 years

July 09, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, four-day Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

South Africa wrap up four-day Test in two days

Morne Morkel bagged his seventh five-wicket haul in Test cricket, and his first in five years, as South Africa bowled Zimbabwe out for 68 on the second day of the four-day, day-night Test in Port Elizabeth
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, Port Elizabeth

Markram's record-breaking start

Stats highlights from the first day of the one-off Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

De Kock out of game with hamstring strain

The South Africa keeper did not take the gloves late on Tuesday, will have scans on early on Wednesday
July 09, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

De Villiers' return sparks hope and concern

His comeback innings promised something special on one hand. On the other, it left several big questions unanswered for South Africa, especially around team combination
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

Markram and Morkel put South Africa in charge

Ryan Burl and Blessing Muzarabani make their Test debuts as Zimbabwe name an aggressive XI with three fast bowlers and two legspinners
July 01, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, one-off Test, Port Elizabeth

Du Plessis ruled out of four-day Test, de Villiers to lead

Faf du Plessis' return to cricket after back and shoulder injuries has been delayed by a viral infection
July 10, 2024
South Africa v Zimbabwe, four-day Test, Port Elizabeth

South Africa and Zimbabwe plunge into the unknown

Four days, floodlights, pink ball - on Boxing Day, Port Elizabeth will witness a Test match like none before
July 16, 2024
CSA Invitation XI v Zimbabwe, warm-up game, 2nd day, Paarl

Williams leaves Zimbabwe on the edge; Bavuma, Galiem hit fifties

Lizaad Williams' second three-wicket haul in two days left Zimbabweans reeling with a measly lead of 29 in their only warm-up fixture ahead of the inaugural four-day Test
July 12, 2024
CSA Invitation XI v Zimbabwe, warm-up game, Paarl

Steyn wicket-less in first-class return

Zimbabwe were bowled out for 196 in the warm-up game in Paarl, with Hamilton Masakadza top-scoring with 79
July 15, 2024
SA Invitational XI v Zimbabweans, Tour match, Paarl

Steyn's comeback: 'I am still fitter than the youngest guys'

For the first time in more than a year, Dale Steyn was bowling in whites. The were few fireworks from him, but that didn't matter. He is just eyeing his Test return
July 11, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Potchefstroom

Miller smashes record for fastest T20I ton

The key numbers from David Miller's highs and Bangladesh's lows in Potchefstroom
July 05, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Potchefstroom

Miller canes 31 off Saifuddin over

Here's how our ball-by-ball commentator recorded David Miller's massive hits which almost resulted in six sixes in an over
July 14, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Potchefstroom

Amla, Miller's record ton complete historic clean-sweep

Shafiul Islam was left out of the XI as Bangladesh opted to bolster the batting with the inclusion of Liton Das
July 07, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd T20I, Potchefstroom

The final chance for Bangladesh to impress on tour

Shakib Al Hasan and the rest of his team have to pull their act together in Potchefstroom if they are to avoid returning home empty-handed
July 13, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Bloemfontein

De Kock, Phehlukwayo keep up SA's dominant run

After being whitewashed across two formats in South Africa, Bangladesh start their third series on a fresh slate, hoping to end on a high
July 15, 2024
South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Bloemfontein

Ailing Bangladesh seek respite in T20s

With Faf du Plessis, Wayne Parnell and Morne Morkel injured, and Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada rested, South Africa are set to experiment further
July 14, 2024