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South Africa, tour, West Indies, hold indefinitely

South Africa tour to West Indies on hold indefinitely

08 August, 2020 8:52 pm 8:52 pm

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s director of cricket Graeme Smith does not expect the national team to be back in action until November at the earliest and confirmed the scheduled tour of West Indies has been postponed indefinitely. Cricket West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave said last week they were hopeful of hosting South … Read More

South Africa women’s cricket team begin preparations for England tour

07 July, 2020 11:48 pm 11:48 pm

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s women’s cricket team are going into a training camp on Sunday in the hope of getting government permission to travel to England for a series of limited-overs internationals against the hosts. South Africa’s strict COVID-19 lockdown has been loosened to allow sports teams to begin practising but there have … Read More

Elgar, eyes, South Africa, test captaincy

Elgar eyes South Africa test captaincy

05 May, 2020 4:23 pm 4:23 pm

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Dean Elgar would be willing to become South Africa’s next test captain as speculation about who will replace Faf du Plessis gathers momentum. Elgar, who turns 33 next month, put his hand up in an interview with Cricket South Africa (CSA), released on Monday, and joins Aiden Markram on the list … Read More

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Former Australia skipper Steve Smith’s eligible for captaincy once again

03 March, 2020 4:32 pm 4:32 pm

SYDNEY (92 News) – A two-year leadership ban slapped on Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ended Sunday, leaving the master batsman free to skipper Australia again. The 30-year-old captained the team until he was suspended for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his watch … Read More

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Pakistan out of ICC women’s T20 World Cup after defeat form South Africa

03 March, 2020 2:30 pm 2:30 pm

SYDNEY (AFP) – Pakistani team has been ruled out from ICC women’s T20 World Cup after defeat form South Africa on Sunday. Laura Wolvaardt smacked a crucial 53 as South Africa whipped Pakistan to keep their unbeaten streak intact and join India in the women’s T20 World Cup semi-finals. Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk won … Read More

Smith happy to be back in South Africa for first time since Sandpapergate

02 February, 2020 4:34 pm 4:34 pm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Australia batsman Steve Smith says his reception in South Africa has been “lovely” on his first tour since the infamous ‘Sandpapergate’ scandal, but expects that to change when he steps onto The Wanderers on Friday. Australia take on hosts South Africa in the first match of a three-game Twenty20 International series at … Read More

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Du Plessis, Rabada recalled to S Africa squad for T20s against Australia

02 February, 2020 7:05 pm 7:05 pm

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa have recalled batsman Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for the three-match Twenty20 International home series against Australia that starts on Friday. Du Plessis, who earlier on Monday announced he would be standing down as captain across all three formats, and Rabada were rested for the One-Day … Read More

Ngidi, South Africa, thrilling, T20, win, England, collapse

Ngidi bowls South Africa to thrilling T20 win as England collapse

02 February, 2020 8:22 am 8:22 am

EAST LONDON, South Africa (Reuters) – Seamer Lungi Ngidi defended seven runs in the final over to bowl South Africa to an unlikely one-run victory as England folded at the death in the first Twenty20 International on Wednesday. England needed seven from their final seven balls with five wickets remaining, but collapsed in the face … Read More

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England to join South Africa’s cancer cause by sporting pink kits

02 February, 2020 9:19 pm 9:19 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – England will join hosts South Africa in raising funds for breast cancer charities by wearing a limited edition pink kit when the two teams play each other in the third one-day international (ODI) in Johannesburg on Sunday. It will be the ninth time that South Africa have played in their traditional home … Read More

England beat South Africa by 191 runs to take Test series 3-1

01 January, 2020 4:29 pm 4:29 pm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – England bowled South Africa out for 274 runs on Monday to win the fourth Test at The Wanderers by 191 runs and ensure an emphatic 3-1 series victory. Mark Wood took four wickets as the home team crumbled in the evening session after threatening to offer stoic resistance earlier in the day. … Read More

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South Africa are bowled out for 183 and trail England by 217 runs

01 January, 2020 5:48 pm 5:48 pm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Quinton de Kock and Dwaine Pretorius provided some resistance on Sunday with a 79-run partnership but then both lost their wickets in quick succession before South Africa were dismissed for 183 in their first innings on the third day of the final test against England. It left South Africa in deep trouble … Read More

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Record tailender stand sees England to 400 runs in first innings

01 January, 2020 12:00 pm 12:00 pm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – England’s tailenders put South Africa to the sword with a record-breaking 10th-wicket partnership to amass 400 runs in their first innings and take a firm grip on the final test at The Wanderers on Saturday. South Africa were 11-0 in reply at tea on the second day as they began the long … Read More

De Kock, named, captain, South Africa, ODI squad

De Kock named new captain of South Africa ODI squad

01 January, 2020 9:29 pm 9:29 pm

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Quinton de Kock has been named as the new captain of the South Africa One-Day International side, taking over from Faf du Plessis, who is dropped altogether for the three-match series against England next month. Du Plessis led South Africa in their disastrous 2019 World Cup campaign and has hinted at … Read More

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England win third test by innings and 53 runs

01 January, 2020 5:19 pm 5:19 pm

PORT ELIZABETH (Reuters) – England won the third test on Monday, but made heavy weather of wrapping up South Africa’s tail on the last day at St George’s Park to go 2-1 up in the series after a dominant innings and 53-run victory. England needed four wickets to win in their 500th overseas test, but … Read More

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South Africa captain Kolisi wins UK writers’ award

01 January, 2020 9:11 am 9:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Siya Kolisi was voted the UK Rugby Union Writers’ Club personality of the year for 2019 on Monday after leading South Africa to their emotional World Cup triumph in Japan. The Springboks’ captain was recognised with the annual Pat Marshall Memorial Award at the RUWC’s annual dinner in London following a poll … Read More