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News Archive - South Africa

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South Africa canter to winSouth Africa had no trouble in overcoming the West Indies to make it 2-0 in the five match series. Graeme Smith top scored with 86.25 Jan 2008Paul Wood
Captain Gayle returns homeWest Indies captain Chris Gayle is due to return home from South Africa.21 Jan 2008Liam Camps
South Africa win First ODISouth Africa took the First ODI against West Indies, in the end winning by 6 wickets. But they were made to sweat over the run-chase.20 Jan 2008Richard Dickinson
Chase heats up for PollockThe news of Shaun Pollock's international retirement has triggered a heated chase for his signature on the English county circuit.18 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Warwickshire sign ZondekiFast bowler Monde Zondeki has earned a contract with Warwickshire for the 2008 season.18 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Pollock signs off in style!Shaun Pollock led South Africa to a four wicket victory over the West Indies in a Twenty20 clash today. He shone with both bat and ball18 Jan 2008Paul Wood
Recalls for Ontong and M. MorkelAllrounder Justin Ontong and fast bowler Morne Morkel have been recalled by South Africa for the ODI series against West Indies.14 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Shoaib & Gul rested for ZimbabweShoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul have been omitted from Pakistan's 21-man provisional squad for the ODI series against Zimbabwe.13 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Samuels' "fast ball" reportedMarlon Samuels has been reported to the ICC for a suspect action during the third Test against South Africa.13 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Parchment faces fine or banOpening batsman Brenton Parchment, the West Indies debutant, has been charged with a Level Two breach of the ICC's Code of Conduct.12 Jan 2008Liam Camps
South Africa romp to victorySouth Africa wrapped-up another come-from-behind home victory, beating West Indies by an innings and 100. Dale Steyn starred yet again.12 Jan 2008Richard Dickinson
The end of the road for PollockShaun Pollock has announced that he is to retire from international cricket following the completion of the series against West Indies.11 Jan 2008Liam Camps
South Africa carve massive leadSouth Africa are in an almost impregnable position in the Third Test, thanks to centuries from Ashwell Prince and AB de Villiers.11 Jan 2008Richard Dickinson
SA batter WI on opening dayGraeme Smith saw his bowlers do their job removing West Indies for 139 before he took control and made 122*. SA were 213-1 at stumps.10 Jan 2008Paul Wood
Chattergoon & Rampaul called upBatsman Sewnarine Chattergoon and fast bowler Ravi Rampaul have been called up to the West Indies ODI squad to play South Africa.09 Jan 2008Liam Camps
Smith powers SA to victoryGraeme Smith's savage 85 in the end took his team to an easy victory over West Indies. But it had appeared to be slipping away earlier.05 Jan 2008Richard Dickinson
Second Test intriguingly poisedAfter a third intriguing day's play, South Africa and West Indies are still none the wiser as to who might come out victors at Newlands04 Jan 2008Richard Dickinson
SA edge initiativeAn unbeaten partnership of 87 between Ashwell Prince and Mark Boucher saved S.A. The home side ended 25 runs adrift and 5 wickets left.03 Jan 2008Paul Wood
Steyn gives South Africa edgeSouth Africa enjoyed a good opening day of the Second Test at Newlands, a late burst from Dale Steyn reducing West Indies to 240 for 8.02 Jan 2008Richard Dickinson
Browne called up for WIndiesWicketkeeper Patrick Browne has received a surprise call-up to the West Indies team, as a backup to the incumbent Denesh Ramdin.29 Dec 2007Liam Camps
Winning WindiesThe West Indies recorded their first ever Test victory in South Africa, winning by 128 runs, Captain Gayle: "my best day in Cricket"29 Dec 2007Archie Mac
SA fightback against WISouth Africa did not let the fact they were bowled out for 195 hinder their efforts in the field. West Indies finished on 146-8.28 Dec 2007Paul Wood
West Indies in complete commandShivnarine Chanderpaul and Daren Powell led a day of rare West Indian dominance, as they reduced South Africa to 122-5 chasing 408.27 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
West Indies shade opening dayWest Indies enjoyed success on the opening day of the Test series in South Africa, posting 281 for 4, Gayle and Samuels starring.26 Dec 2007Richard Dickinson
Taylor fires WIndies past SABowlers stole the show and 13 wickets tumbled within 23 overs, as West Indies romped to a 5-wicket Twenty20 win over South Africa.16 Dec 2007Liam Camps
Gibbs seals the dealSouth Africa comfortably beat New Zealand by five wickets at Cape Town yesterday, winning the ODI series in the process.03 Dec 2007Zac Gelman
New Zealand level seriesNew Zealand have comprehensively beaten South Africa today, after limiting the home side to 209 early on.30 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Gibbs fit for returnKey batsman Herschelle Gibbs is set to return to the South African one-day outfit for the second and third matches against New Zealand.29 Nov 2007Liam Camps
Kirsten offered Indian roleIndia have finally decided on a successor to Greg Chappell as the head of the Indian national team, South African Gary Kirsten.28 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Collins and Ganga back for WIPedro Collins and Daren Ganga have been included in the West Indies team for the tour of South Africa.28 Nov 2007Liam Camps
South Africa triumph in thrillerIn one of the most incredible finishes imaginable, South Africa beat New Zealand once again to go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series.25 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
South Africa scrape homeSouth Africa left it very late to finally chase down New Zealand's modest total of 129-7 in Twenty20 game.23 Nov 2007Paul Wood
South Africa Tour WrapWhen New Zealand flew to South Africa in late October, one might have been forgiven a sense of deja vue,22 Nov 2007Archie Mac
Steyn routs Kiwis yet againDale Steyn took his second consecutive ten-wicket bag to rout New Zealand for a second time and earn his side a 2-0 series win.18 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Kallis & Amla torment NZ againA second successive partnership of over 200 between Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla ensure New Zealand remain firmly on the back foot.17 Nov 2007Paul Wood
Amla and Kallis strike againAn imposing century from Jacques Kallis and a fine knock from Hashim Amla put South Africa in a virtually impregnable position on day 217 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
The Importance of a PartnershipIn the last week we were lucky to have witnessed two outstanding partnerships involving Amla and Kallis, and Clarke and Hussey.13 Nov 2007Paul Wood
Bond flies homeShane Bond's Test comeback has been cut short after he sustained an abdominal strain during the first test against South Africa.12 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Australia and SA unchangedBoth heavily victorious home sides, Australia and South Africa have decided to stick with the same squads for their next Tests.12 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
Proteas hammer Black CapsSouth Africa easily completed victory on the fourth day of the First Test against New Zealand, Dale Steyn starring for the second time.11 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
SA ensure no way back for NZJacques Kallis and Hashim Amla put on 330, allowing Graeme Smith to declare the innings on 422-3. The Kiwis are 57-3 chasing 531 to win10 Nov 2007Paul Wood
South Africa surge aheadSouth Africa utterly dominated day two of the First Test against New Zealand, thanks principally to some superb seam-bowling.09 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Bowlers hold sway in JoburgSouth Africa's decision to bat first in the first Test against New Zealand backfired, with the hosts bowled out for 22608 Nov 2007Sean Bennett
Racial quotas to be scrappedSouth Africa are to end the system of racial quotas in their sporting teams, their minister for sport announced today.07 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
NZ lose by 85 runs in Tour gameNew Zealand were bowled out for 272 on the final day, giving South Africa 'A' victory by 85 runs.04 Nov 2007Paul Wood
Vettori saves NZ blushesThe New Zealand batsmen put on a poor display in front of a Potchefstroom crowd yesterday, saved only by their captain's late heroics.03 Nov 2007Zac Gelman
SA A dominate opening dayNew Zealand's bowlers struggled on the first day of their second and final warm-up match ahead of their Test series in South Africa.01 Nov 2007Richard Dickinson
Smith delighted with series winGraeme Smith has spoken of his delight with his team's brilliant turn around of the one-day series in Pakistan this week.31 Oct 2007Zac Gelman
Wickets tumble, NZ winDespite a failure from their batsmen, New Zealand's seamers skittled the opposition for 91 to take a victory in their tour match.27 Oct 2007Alex Crampton
Kiwis strike back in tour openerJacob Oram shone brightest in a clinical bowling display by the New Zealand attack on the 2nd day of their South African tour-opener.26 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Pollock inspires SA to victoryShaun Pollock combined with skipper Graeme Smith to register a 159 run partnership to give SA a 7 wicket win over Pakistan.26 Oct 2007Paul Wood
Woolmer murdered - pathologistThe Jamaican pathologist who conducted the autopsy on Bob Woolmer has maintained has maintained his view that the death was murder.25 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Vettori bright in bad NZ startCaptain Daniel Vettori's 99 was the only bright spot in a dull start to the black caps' tour of South Africa.25 Oct 2007Sean Bennett
How recalled to NZ pictureOpening batsman Jamie How has been recalled to the New Zealand one-day international team, along with James Franklin and Kyle Mills.23 Oct 2007Liam Camps
Afridi does it all for PakistanShahid Afridi starred with bat, ball and in the field to take Pakistan to a 2-1 series lead over South Africa.23 Oct 2007Alex Crampton
South Africa win opening ODICenturies from Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers led South Africa to a convincing win over Pakistan in the First ODI.18 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Younis ton secures drawYounis Khan's century kept Pakistan from losing the game, but it was enough for South Africa to clinch the series victory.12 Oct 2007Alex Crampton
South Africa poised for victorySouth Africa left Pakistan an implausible task to square the series on the final day at Lahore after fine innings from Smith and Kallis11 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
SA build commanding lead3 wickets for Makhaya Ntini and a Grame Smith unbeaten half century helped South Africa to a 305 run lead over Pakistan at Lahore10 Oct 2007Sean Bennett
South Africa ahead againSouth Africa inched ahead in the Second Test in Pakistan thanks to some tailend resistance and a devastating late burst with the ball.09 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Pakistan strike late in LahoreTwo late wickets may prove costly for South Africa as they closed on 259-6 on the opening day of the second Test in Lahore.08 Oct 2007George Roberts
Pakistan crumble to SteynDale Steyn took his third Test 5-fer as Pakistan crashed to a 160 run defeat, despite Younis Khan's century.05 Oct 2007Alex Crampton
Philander replaces MorkelVernon Philander has been named to replace the injured Morne Morkel after he was forced to return home after fracturing his left foot.04 Oct 2007James Nixon
SA close in on Karachi victoryA counterattacking 93 from Younis Khan kept Pakistan alive on day four, but they still face an uphill challenge to avoid defeat.04 Oct 2007George Roberts
South Africa remain in controlSouth Africa have gained a lead of 235 runs, still with seven second innings wickets in hand. Paul Harris had earlier claimed 5-7303 Oct 2007Paul Wood
Morkel sent homeMorne Morkel has been sent home after X-ray scans revealed a fracture in his left foot.02 Oct 2007Zac Ritchie
South Africa in total controlPakistan are deep in the mire after the second day of the First Test against South Africa at Karachi after losing their top-order.02 Oct 2007Richard Dickinson
Kallis ton puts Proteas on topSouth Africa finished the first day of the first Test in Karachi in a strong position, thanks to Jacques Kallis' unbeaten 118.01 Oct 2007George Roberts
Pak and S.A. prepare for battleThe new Pakistan leadership prepares for the challenge of South Africa.30 Sep 2007Paul Wood
Drawn end in tour matchSouth Africa ended their tour match in Pakistan with an uneventful final day.29 Sep 2007Alex Crampton
South Africans boss warm up gameA century from Mark Boucher and three wickets put South Africa well in control of their tour match against the PCB Patron's XI28 Sep 2007Sean Bennett
Afridi withdraws from SA TestsShahid Afridi has pulled out of the three-Test series against South Africa at home starting next week.27 Sep 2007Sudeep Popat
SA duo start strongly in KarachiHashim Amla and Jacques Kallis both hit half-centuries as South Africa made 294-5 on day one of their match against the Patron's XI.27 Sep 2007George Roberts
Smith critical of WC formatGraeme Smith has voiced his disapproval of the fixture that saw his side eliminated from the World Cup despite only losing one match.21 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Morne Morkel gets Test callupMorne Morkel has been called up for South Africa's Test squad for their tour of Pakistan after his impressive Twenty20 performances.20 Sep 2007James Nixon
India smash South AfricaIndia dominated South Africa to go through into the semi finals with a comprehensive victory against South Africa.20 Sep 2007Manan Shah
Kemp and Morkel see SA to winSouth Africa beat New Zealand to put one foot in the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Championships.19 Sep 2007Richard Dickinson
Morkel, Pollock star for SASouth Africa took advantage of England's mediocre display to win their first Super Eight match by 19 runs.16 Sep 2007Alex Crampton
Proteas cruise to Cape Town winThe South African top-order made easy work of Bangladesh's 144 at Newlands as the first round of the World Twenty20 concluded.15 Sep 2007George Roberts
Graeme Smith given all-clearSouth African captain Graeme Smith has been cleared of any major damage to his hand and if free to continue playing in the Twenty20 WC.12 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Gayle's ton in vainChris Gayle became the first man to score a Twenty20 international century but it wasn't enough to stop South Africa romping to victory11 Sep 2007Zac Ritchie
Upsets aplenty in warm upsTwenty20 World Cup favourites Australia fell to home side South Africa in the second day of warm ups ahead of the Championship on Tues.10 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Ponting named cricketer of the yearRicky Ponting and the Australian team have again dominated the ICC Awards with the Aussies taking home five of the eight awards.10 Sep 2007James Nixon
Twenty20 Warm Up round upAustralia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the West Indies were all successful in their warm up games ahead of the Twenty20 WC.09 Sep 2007Zac Gelman
Nel called up to replace BosmanSouth Africa have called up fast bowler Andre Nel to replace the injured Loots Bosman in the Twenty20 World Cup squad.05 Sep 2007James Nixon
Bosman, Bopara to miss World CupLoots Bosman and Ravi Bopara will both be unavaiable to play for their respective nations in the Twenty20 World Cup due to injuries.04 Sep 2007Zac Ritchie
Andrew Hall quits internationalsSouth African allrounder, Andrew Hall has announced his retirement from international cricket.01 Sep 2007Liam Camps
Taibu's Harare heroics in vainA spirited 107 not out from Tatenda Taibu could not stop Zimbabwe going down to a 3-0 series defeat to South Africa in Harare.26 Aug 2007George Roberts
Boucher given heavy fineMark Boucher has been fined 60% of his entire Twenty20 World Cup fee after being found guilty of breaching the players code of conduct.25 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
South Africa score simple winSouth Africa beat Zimbabwe easily in the second ODI at Harare Sports Club to go 2-0 up in the 3-match series.25 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
BCCI plan Twenty20 tournamentThe BCCI appears to be on the verge of a sensational venture which will involve corporate Twenty20 leagues in four different countries.24 Aug 2007Richard Dickinson
Zimbabwe push South AfricaGary Brent turned in an inspiring display for Zimbabwe as they ran South Africa close before being defeated by 5 wickets.22 Aug 2007Zac Ritchie
ICL announce international starsThe rebel Indian Cricket League have announced their players roster for the Twenty20 tournament to take place in October of this year.20 Aug 2007James Nixon
Boucher and Kallis left outJacques Kallis and Mark Boucher have been left out of the South African squad that will tour Zimbabwe for three ODIs later next week.17 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Boucher faces backlashMark Boucher will face a disciplinary committee after criticising Cricket South Africa over its handling of Jacques Kallis this week.16 Aug 2007Zac Gelman
Kallis asked to re-considerCricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola has publicly asked Jacques Kallis to re-consider standing down as vice-captain.15 Aug 2007James Nixon
Kallis considering his futureJacques Kallis has said he is considering his cricketing future with South Africa after being dropped from the Twenty20 WC squad.14 Aug 2007James Nixon
Kallis misses out on Twenty20 WCJacques Kallis has missed out on selection in SA's Twenty20 World Cup squad with the player having been criticised for slow scoring.11 Aug 2007James Nixon
Twenty20 - the future of cricketRay Mali, the new ICC CEO has said at the launch for the Twenty20 World Cup in September in SA that Twenty20 is the game of the future.27 Jul 2007James Nixon
Yuvraj stars in shortened gameYuvraj Singh's unbeaten 59 took India to a series victory over South Africa in Ireland today.01 Jul 2007Alex Crampton
Tendulkar scripts India victoryA classy 93 from Sachin Tendulkar, including his 15,000th ODI run, set up a six-wicket victory for India over South Africa in Belfast.29 Jun 2007George Roberts
Kallis steers SA to victoryAn unbeaten 91 from Jacques Kallis saw South Africa to a tight last over victory against India.27 Jun 2007Alex Crampton
Kolpaks are fine - LorgatNo attempts will be made to block South African players from taking-up Kolpak contracts in England, the UCBSA has said.26 Jun 2007Richard Dickinson
NZ tour of SA confirmedSouth Africa will host New Zealand for a two Test, three ODI and one Twenty20 international series in November and December .25 Jun 2007James Nixon
Proteas too strong for IrelandIreland suffered their second defeat inside two days, undone by debutant Vernon Philander as they slid to a 42-run loss to South Africa24 Jun 2007George Roberts
MCG Boxing Day Test under threatThe Boxing Day Test at the MCG and New Year's Test at the SCG are under threat after SA made an official complaint to the ICC.23 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Mali named ICC acting presidentRay Mali has been named acting president of the ICC, after former president Percy Sonn died in South Africa late last month.07 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Kallis takes over from SmithJacques Kallis has been named as South African captain for the tour of Ireland with regular captain Graeme Smith forced out.07 Jun 2007James Nixon
Pollock century not enoughA blistering 130 from Shaun Pollock was not enough for Africa XI, who lost the first match of the Afro-Asian Cup by 34 runs.06 Jun 2007Alex Crampton
Afro-Asia Cup Twenty20The first ever Twenty20 International to take place in India saw the Asia XI comfortably beat the Africa XI in Bangalore.05 Jun 2007Kev Goughy
England home schedule announcedEngland's 2008 home international schedule has been announced today with Test series against both South Africa and New Zealand planned.04 Jun 2007Zac Gelman
Ireland series to go aheadThe ODI series between India and SA in Ireland next month will go ahead as planned after the broadcasting rights were sorted out.31 May 2007James Nixon
India vs South Africa in doubtIndia's three-match ODI series against South Africa in Ireland has been thrown into doubt.30 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Sonn in intensive careICC President Percy Sonn is critically ill in intensive care in Cape Town.23 May 2007Richard Dickinson
Team of the 2007 World CupThe 2007 World Cup has now passed into the annals of history. Who made the Cricket Web 2007 World Cup Team of the Tournament?15 May 2007Kev Goughy
SA crash and burn out of WCAustralia raced through to the World Cup finals in extraordinary circumstances after they destroyed the Proteas by seven wickets.25 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Kallis the key: PontingRicky Ponting believes his side's best chance of winning tomorrow's semi final comes with having batsman Jacques Kallis in early on.24 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Smith in injury scareGraeme Smith has suffered an injury to his knee ahead of South Africa's must win semi-final against Australia this week.22 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Cricket Web's Semi-final previewCricket Web takes a comprehensive look at the four sides going head to head in this weeks semi-finals, as the 2007 WC comes to an end.22 Apr 2007Zac Gelman
Hall of Shame for Dire EnglandFive wickets for Andrew Hall set up a nine-wicket South African thrashing of England, and booked a place in the semi-finals.17 Apr 2007Neil Pickup
Black Caps seal semi-final spotNew Zealand have sealed a semi-final spot after beating South Africa by five wickets in Grenada due to a wonderful display of bowling.14 Apr 2007Manan Shah
India to play SA in IrelandIndian Cricket Board secretary Niranjan Shah has said India will play a three match one-day series against South Africa in Ireland.12 Apr 2007James Nixon
Gibbs struggling for WIndies clashSouth African batsman Herschelle Gibbs is struggling to be fit for their next match against the West Indies in Grenada on Tuesday.10 Apr 2007James Nixon
Hosts all but outSouth Africa defeated West Indies by 67 runs, to all but ensure the hosts' exit from the World Cup 2007.10 Apr 2007Sudeep Popat
Australia regain top spotAustralia have returned to the number one spot in the ICC ODI rankings, ending South Africa's reign at the top.09 Apr 2007Alex Crampton
Bangladesh stun South AfricaBangladesh clinched a memorable victory against South Africa at Guyana to keep their World Cup dreams alive.07 Apr 2007Arunava Das
Proteas too good for IrelandAnother quality innings from Jacques Kallis has guided South Africa to a seven wicket win over a gallant Ireland in Guyana today.03 Apr 2007Archie Mac
Malinga bittersweet about featDespite becoming the first man in WC history to take four wickets in four balls, Lasith Malinga lamented his sides loss to SA yesterday29 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
South Africa pulls off a stunnerSouth Africa almost choked, but overcame a hat-trick by Lasith Malinga, to win against Sri Lanka by one wicket in Guyana.28 Mar 2007Sudeep Popat
Race for number oneThe race is on for the ICC ODI number one ranking with Australia and South Africa battling it out for the US$175,000 prize money.26 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
World Cup Review- Groups A and BWhatever the viewpoint, the 2007 World Cup Group Stage evokes strong opinions. We review Groups A and B.26 Mar 2007Kev Goughy
Ponting delighted with winAustralian captain Ricky Ponting was all smiles today after his side beat the ICC number one ranked team, South Africa, by 83 runs.25 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Normal Service has ResumedMatthew Hayden, Brad Hogg and Shaun Tait guided Australia to top spot in Group A with an 83 run victory over South Africa in St Kitts.24 Mar 2007Cameron Burge
Smith talks up showdownSouth African captain Graeme Smith believes Australia have lost their "fear factor", ahead of their blockbuster Group A clash.21 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
South Africa sail into Super 8South African captain Graeme Smith led the way with 91 as his side routed Scotland in their Group A match at St Kitts.20 Mar 2007Sean Bennett
Gibbs hits a millionStar South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs hit six sixes in a row yesterday, in the process earning US $1m for a charity of his choice17 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
SA hit Dutch for sixSouth Africa demonstrated their power to blast the Netherlands off the map in this rain reduced Group A match.16 Mar 2007Michelle Hamberger
Australia smash ScotlandAustralia thrashed associate side Scotland in today's first Group A game in St Kitts by 203 runs.15 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Ntini rested for openerMakhaya Ntini will most likely miss his side's opening match against Holland on Friday, with SA management opting to rest the seamer.15 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
CW World Cup Countdown. Day 15 - South AfricaCursed, jinxed or just not good enough? Whatever the reason, South Africa's previous adventures in World Cup Land have been eventful but ultimately disappointing.11 Mar 2007Kev Goughy
Woolmer not carried away by winDespite beating the number one side in the world, Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was not prepared to get carried away on the eve of the WC.10 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Pakistan defeat South AfricaPakistan completed its World Cup preparations with a comprehensive but controversial seven wicket victory over South Africa in Trinidad09 Mar 2007Cameron Burge
Player security increasedAfter this week's gas scare at the hotel where the Pakistan and SA teams were staying, the ICC have ordered additional player security.08 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Gas leak drama in TrinidadSouth Africa and Pakistan players were evacuated from the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad because of a blast caused by a gas leak.07 Mar 2007James Nixon
Kemp and Gibbs in injury scareJustin Kemp and Herschelle Gibbs suffered minor injuries in a training session today, but are not expected end up on the sidelines.05 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Hall saves SA embarrassmentThe impossible almost took place in Trinidad last night when Ireland had South Africa on the ropes early.05 Mar 2007Zac Gelman
Border: South Africa are chokersAllan Border has today fired the first salvo in what may be an epic war of words between Australia and South Africa heading into the WC23 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
South Africa take rankings leadAs expected, Australia have dropped down to second in the ODI rankings for the first time after losing to NZ at Eden Park yesterday.19 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Confident SA unchanged for WCHaving just defeated Pakistan convincingly 3-1, South Africa have named an unchanged squad for the upcoming World Cup in the Caribbean.15 Feb 2007Liam Camps
Pollock rips through PakistanSA have secured their one-day series against Pakistan, 3-1, after Shaun Pollock led his side to a comprehensive nine wicket victory.14 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
South Africa thrash PakistanSouth Africa have systematically thrashed Pakistan in Cape Town today, winning their fourth ODI in empathic style by 10 wickets.11 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Nel to target Ponting at WCAndre Nel has opened fire ahead of the World Cup saying he will look to "get in the face" of the Australian captain Ricky Ponting.10 Feb 2007Zac Gelman
Rain wins at Port ElizabethA downpour near the end of the first innings forced the abandonment of the third ODI between South Africa and Pakistan.09 Feb 2007Alex Crampton
Explosive Pakistan level seriesLed by Mohammad Yousuf's century and a late blitz from Shahid Afridi, Pakistan have levelled the ODI series against South Africa.07 Feb 2007Alex Crampton
SA trounce awful PakistanPakistan's ODI series against South Africa got off to a bad start, thanks to some amazing hitting from Mark Boucher and Jacques Kallis.04 Feb 2007Matt Pitt
Player of the Month - JanuaryIn a month which saw South Africa celebrate the success of consecutive series wins, Ashwell Prince and Makhaya Ntini shone brightest.03 Feb 2007Liam Camps
SA openers torch PakistanHalf centuries from Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman gave South Africa a thumping ten-wicket win over Pakistan in a Pro20 game in Jo'burg.02 Feb 2007George Roberts
South Africa announce ODI sideSA have given a glimpse of their likely World Cup side with the announcement of their OD squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan31 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
SA scrape to series victorySouth Africa recovered from an early scare to seal a 2-1 series win over Pakistan in Cape Town, chasing down a target of 161 to win.28 Jan 2007George Roberts
Pitch upsets WoolmerPakistan coach Bob Woolmer has spoken out against the pitch at Cape Town, saying it is "harmful to the interests of the sport."27 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Gibbs disappointed and relievedHerschelle Gibbs has expressed his disappointment of his ban being upheld, but he also relieved at being cleared of racism.26 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Honours even as wickets tumbleSouth Africa are 131-5 in reply to Pakistan's 157 on the first day at Cape Town as the bowlers dominated.26 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Benaud dismisses Gibbs appealRichie Benaud has dismissed an appeal lodged by Herschelle Gibbs against a two match ban he received for derogatory comments.25 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Rudolph puts SA cricket on holdJacques Rudolph has set aside his immediate international future with the announcement of a three year contract with Yorkshire.24 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Gibbs appeal date setHerschelle Gibbs' appeal against a two match ban for breaching the ICC code of conduct will be held tomorrow.23 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
My best win as captain: InziPakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has called his sides win over South Africa at Port Elizabeth as his best ever at the helm.23 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Younis and Akmal secure winAn unbroken partnership of 99 between Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal took Pakistan to a five wicket win against South Africa.22 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Shabbir back for Shoaib and GulShabbir Ahmed has been recalled to the Pakistan Test squad in South Africa, as Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul return home with injury.22 Jan 2007Liam Camps
Asif puts Pakistan in frontPakistan are 183 runs away from leveling the series 1-1 against South Africa, after Mohammad Asif took a 5-fer earlier.21 Jan 2007Sudeep Popat
Akhtar injures hamstringShoaib Akhtar has been sent to hospital for scans after injuring his hamstring in the second Test against SA in Port Elizabeth.20 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Inzamam puts Pakistan in controlSouth Africa ended Day 2 26 runs behind, with seven 2nd innings wickets left, after Inzamam-ul-Haq took Pakistan to a 141-run lead.20 Jan 2007Sudeep Popat
Benaud to chair Gibbs appealRichie Benaud has been appointed to chair the Herschelle Gibbs appeal against a two match suspension he received for racial abuse.19 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Shoaib back on Pakistan's dayShoaib Akhtar's Test comeback brought him four wickets on a day that was dominated by the bowlers but ended with Pakistan on top.19 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Gibbs eligible for 2nd TestSouth Africa could have the services of the embattled Herschelle Gibbs for the second Test against Pakistan.17 Jan 2007Liam Camps
Bonuses for Pollock, Nel, PrinceShaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince and Andre Nel have received contract upgrades from CSA as reward for outstanding recent performances.17 Jan 2007Liam Camps
Gibbs appeals banHerschelle Gibbs has today lodged an appeal against his two match ban from the ICC for comments regarding crowd members from Pakistan.16 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Gibbs banned for two matchesHerschelle Gibbs has been banned by the ICC for two Test matches for making derogatory comments regarding Pakistan during Sunday's Test15 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Easy chase for SASouth Africa had little problem knocking off the 199 they were set to win by Pakistan and recorded a seven wicket win.15 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
South Africa on track for winSouth Africa close in on a win in the first Test at Centurion, reaching 69-2 at the end on Day 4 and requiring a further 130 runs.14 Jan 2007Sudeep Popat
Racial slur mars TestAn investigation is underway into alleged on-field racial slurs directed at Pakistani cricketers by a member of the South African side.14 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Pak recovery keeps Test alivePakistan fought back, after Ashwell Prince's 100 took South Africa to a 104-run lead, to trail by only one run with eight wickets left.13 Jan 2007Sudeep Popat
Honours even in CenturionYounis Khan and Yasir Hameed struck fifties on the opening day of the first Test, but South Africa bit back with three late wickets.11 Jan 2007George Roberts
SA name 30 man World Cup squadSouth Africa have submitted their 30 man provisional World Cup squad to the ICC, including 14 coloured players.09 Jan 2007Zac Gelman
Warmup ends in tame drawPakistan's warmup game against Rest of South Africa ended in a bore draw today, although Shahid Nazir impressed with five wickets.08 Jan 2007Matt Pitt
Pakistan batsmen warm-up wellMohammad Hafeez and Imran Farhat both struck hundreds as Pakistan slaughtered the Rest of South Africa bowlers on day one in Kimberley.06 Jan 2007George Roberts
SA take series 2-1Led by captain Graeme Smith, South Africa successfully chased down 211 for a 2-1 series victory over India.06 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
SAF retain squad for Pak TestsSouth Africa have retained the 16-member squad that won 2-1 against India, for the three-match Test series against Pakistan.06 Jan 2007Sudeep Popat
SA on top in thrillerSouth Africa have the edge going into day five after being set only 211 to win by India.05 Jan 2007Matt Pitt
Smith leads ProteasGraeme Smith and Hashim Amla fought back against India in Cape Town, putting on an unbroken stand of 130 in response to India's 414.03 Jan 2007George Roberts
Inzamam optimistic for SA seriesPakistan captain Inzamam Ul-Haq is confident his team can succeed in South Africa in preparation for the World Cup.02 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
India's batsmen dominateA Wasim Jaffer century put India in a strong position in the final Test against South Africa.02 Jan 2007Alex Crampton
Ntini fires SA to winMakhaya Ntini blew away the Indian top order to help South Africa to a series levelling triumph over India.30 Dec 2006Alex Crampton
Pollock turns on the classA fine innings from Shaun Pollock pushed South Africa into a winning position ahead of the last day of the 2nd Test vs. India.29 Dec 2006Sean Bennett
Benson taken to hospitalEngland umpire Mark Benson has been taken to a South African hospital after suffering heart palpitations.28 Dec 2006James Nixon
South Africa in controlSA have taken control of the second Test match against India on the third day in Durban. Morkel and Ntini starred with the ball for SA.28 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
South Africa hold swayAfter losing the first Test to the touring Indians, South Africa have bitten back in the second Test at Kingsmead.27 Dec 2006Sean Bennett
India strike earlyIndia have wrestled control of day one in their second Test match against South Africa.26 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Gibbs dropped down the orderOut of form SA opener Herschelle Gibbs has been dropped down the order, as the Proteas search for answers to their shock loss to India.23 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Boje hits out at selectorsNicky Boje has taken aim at the South African selectors, claiming they've treated him poorly over his career.18 Dec 2006Zac Gelman
Harris in Proteas Test squadSouth Africa have called up uncapped slow-left-arm bowler Paul Harris into their squad for the remaining two Tests against India.18 Dec 2006George Roberts
Historic win for IndiaIndia bowled out South Africa on the fourth day to secure their first ever Test victory on South African soil.18 Dec 2006Alex Crampton
India close in on winAnother 10 wickets fell on the third day at Johannesburg, leaving the Indian tourists requiring five more to win.17 Dec 2006Sean Bennett
Wickets galore at Jo'burg20 wickets fell on day two of the 1st Test between South Africa and India. The South Africans came out worst off, being bowled out for 84.16 Dec 2006Sean Bennett
India struggle on first daySouth Africa's pace bowlers pegged India back to 156-5 on the reduced play of the first day.15 Dec 2006Alex Crampton
Boje's international career overSouth African all-rounder Nicky Boje has announced his retirement from international cricket, wishing to focus on domestic cricket.12 Dec 2006Richard Edmunds
India win on third dayDespite being bowled out for 142, India managed to win their tour game against Rest of South Africa by 96 runs.09 Dec 2006Alex Crampton
Ganguly and Pathan Rescue IndiaIrfan Pathan's highest first-class score stemmed another Indian batting collapse on day one of their tour game in Potchefstroom.07 Dec 2006George Roberts
SA ease to victoryAn efficient 92 not out from AB de Villiers helped South Africa to an easy win over India today.03 Dec 2006Matt Pitt
Indians hold Pro20 debut nervesDinesh Karthik's calm at the death in the Bullring brought India a six-wicket victory in their first ever Twenty20 International.01 Dec 2006Neil Pickup
Proteas take 3-0 series leadSouth Africa have taken an unbeatable 3-0 series lead in the five match series against India after beating the tourists by 80 runs.29 Nov 2006James Nixon
Prince and Laxman called upAshwell Prince has been called up to replace Boeta Dippenaar while VVS Laxman has been called up to replace the injured Rahul Dravid.28 Nov 2006James Nixon
Finger injury rules out DravidRahul Dravid will not play in the last two ODIs against South Africa after sustaining a finger injury in the slips.27 Nov 2006Alex Crampton
Kemp and Hall clinch seriesA world record eighth wicket partnership saved South Africa after an embarrassing start and guided them to a 106-run win.26 Nov 2006Richard Edmunds
Kallis stars in one-sided ODIA Jacques Kallis ton was backed up by a spectacular bowling display, resulting in a 157-run win by South Africa over India at Durban.22 Nov 2006Richard Edmunds
Botha's action clearedSouth African spinner Johan Botha can return to international cricket after his action, deemed illegal in February, was cleared.21 Nov 2006Alex Crampton
South Africa ODI rained offThe first one day international between South Africa and India was called off in Johannesburg today, without a ball being bowled.19 Nov 2006Benedict Goodchild
Boje helps SA to Hong Kong SixesNicky Boje has helped South Africa to the Hong Kong Sixes title after defeating Pakistan by 12 runs in the final.13 Nov 2006James Nixon
Majestic Gayle steers WI homeA storming 133 not out by Chris Gayle led the West Indies to a six-wicket win over South Africa.02 Nov 2006Matt Pitt
Pakistan crumble to NtiniA devastating spell from Makhaya Ntini set South Africa up for a convincing win over Pakistan.27 Oct 2006Alex Crampton
Sri Lanka Crash to SA SeamersShaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini and Andre Nel shredded Sri Lanka to move a step closer to a semi-final berth at the ICC Champions Trophy.24 Oct 2006George Roberts
195 enough for KiwisA total of just 195 was enough for New Zealand to beat South Africa, who were bowled out for 108.16 Oct 2006Alex Crampton
Indian police question GibbsIndian police questioned Herschelle Gibbs earlier today about his involvement in the match fixing case during SA's tour in 2000.12 Oct 2006James Nixon
Twenty20 World Cup Cities NamedThe South Africa Cricket Board have said Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban will be the cities to host the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup08 Oct 2006James Nixon
Champions Trophy - PreviewThe biennial tournament has come around again and although not everyone approves of its existence, some excellent cricket lies ahead.02 Oct 2006Richard Edmunds
Taibu Return a PossibilityTatenda Taibu could return to the Zimbabwe side after it appears unlikely that he will seek to qualify to play for South Africa.30 Sep 2006George Roberts
Gibbs ready for Indian policeHerschelle Gibbs is looking forward to finally clearing up the match-fixing scandal with Indian police next month.28 Sep 2006James Nixon
Gibbs will finally face upHerschelle Gibbs will travel to India with his lawyer, as he faces questions from Deli police regarding his part in match-fixing.25 Sep 2006Archie Mac
Goodwin to play in South AfricaFormer Zimbabwe international, Murray Goodwin is set to play cricket for the Eastern Cape Warriors in South Africa.19 Sep 2006Liam Camps
Taibu eyes South Africa futureFormer Zimbabwe captain and wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu has committed himself to a future with South Africa.18 Sep 2006James Nixon
SA secure seriesA slight top order wobble was not enough to stop South Africa recording a six wicket win over Zimbabwe and clinching the series.18 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Match rescheduled for tomorrowThe second ODI between Zimbabwe and South Africa will be played tomorrow, as rain prevented any play today.17 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Dippenaar Secures Proteas' WinA slightly lethargic South Africa completing a not entirely convincing victory over Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Bloemfontein.15 Sep 2006George Roberts
Eagles walk it homeZimbabwe lost their first tour match to the Eagles thanks to powerful half-century from wicketkeeper Davey Jacobs.13 Sep 2006Harry Warwick
Boje left out of Champs squadDespite stating his availability to play in India, Nicky Boje has been left out of South Africa's Champion's Trophy squad.07 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Smith lashes back at PietersenSouth African captain Graeme Smith has fired back at Kevin Pietersen over recent claims that racial bias drove him to play for England.02 Sep 2006Liam Camps
Boje and Gibbs availableNicky Boje and Herschelle Gibbs have made themselves available to play in the Champion's Trophy in India.01 Sep 2006Alex Crampton
Racial discrimination cost SAEngland's star batsman Kevin Pietersen has made public his reasons for quitting South Africa and moving to England.30 Aug 2006James Nixon
South Africa reject ECB offerCricket South Africa have turned down an offer from the England Cricket Board to be on standby should Pakistan decide to head home.25 Aug 2006Arunava Das
South Africa keen to fill gapSouth African coach Mickey Arthur has stated his team would like to play against England in an ODI series should Pakistan pull out.24 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
South Africa host ZimbabweIn light of pulling out from the Unitech Cup, South Africa will host Zimbabwe for a two match ODI series in September.17 Aug 2006Alex Crampton
South Africans peeved by rumoursThe South Africans are angry over rumours that the decision to leave Sri Lanka was forced upon the younger players by the seniors.17 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
South Africa going homeSouth Africa will not be contending the tri-series in Sri Lanka following Monday's bomb blast, following an independent inquiry.16 Aug 2006Martyn Corrin
First ODI called offThe first ODI of the Unitech Cup tri-series, between Sri Lanka and South Africa, has been called off, in the wake of yesterday's blast.15 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Proteas await security reviewSouth Africa have decided to remain in Sri Lanka until an independent security evaluation is done on whether it is safe for the team.15 Aug 2006James Nixon
Tri-series all but overThe South African and Indian cricket teams are close to leaving Sri Lanka following the bomb blast in Colombo earlier today.14 Aug 2006James Nixon
Pilot error the causeAn invesigation into the plane crash that killed former South African captain Hansie Cronje has found the cause to be pilot error.14 Aug 2006James Nixon
Amla in another controversyHashim Amla has been dragged into another rascist controversy, with a Johannesburg-based electronics company.13 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Ntini doubtful for series openerMakhaya Ntini is a doubtful starter for Monday's tri-series opener against Sri Lanka, because of a hamstring strain.13 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Proteas struggling with injuriesSouth Africa are hoping several key players recover in time for the tri-series with Sri Lanka and India starting next Monday.10 Aug 2006James Nixon
Magical Mahela sees Lanka homeSri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene struck a match winning 123 to secure a one-wicket victory over South Africa in the second Test.08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Nitini in doubt for tri-seriesMakhaya Ntini is in doubt for the upcoming tri-series against Sri Lanka and India after suffering a hamstring injury.08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Proteas to stay after bomb blastSouth Africa's tour plans remain unchanged following a bomb blast in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo that killed two people on Wednesday08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Jones apologises to Hashim AmlaFormer Australian cricketer Dean Jones has apologised to South African player Hashim Amla for calling him a terrorist.08 Aug 2006James Nixon
Anyone's MatchYet another great bowling performance from Muttiah Muralitharan, has given Sri Lanka an even money chance of winning the second Test in07 Aug 2006Archie Mac
South Africa Fury at JonesSouth Africans are today furious after Australian commentator Dean Jones allegedly referred to Hashim Amla as "the terrorist."07 Aug 2006Martyn Corrin
Cronje Plane Sabotaged?An inquest by the South Africa high court has be opened into the 2002 plane crash, which killed Hansie Cronje and the two pilots.07 Aug 2006Archie Mac
Even-steven after Day 3Honours were shared by Herschelle Gibbs and Muttiah Muralitharan on Day 3, as the second Test hangs right in the balance.06 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Ntini and Steyn win narrow leadMakhaya Ntini wrecked the Sri Lankan top order on the second day in Columbo, but the lower order fought back well.05 Aug 2006Sean Fuller
Honours shared on Day 1Prince and de Villiers shared a 161-run partnership and Muralitharan picked up five scalps, as the visitors were bowled out for 361.04 Aug 2006Sudeep Popat
Pollock returns for second TestShaun Pollock has made his way to Sri Lanka following the birth of his second child and is available for the second Test in Colombo.02 Aug 2006James Nixon
Boucher named captain for ODIsMark Boucher has been appointed South African captain for the ODI tri-series against Sri Lanka and India in Sri Lanka next month.31 Jul 2006James Nixon
South Africa gives in to MuraliMuralitharan picked up 6 wickets, as South Africa was bowled out for 434 in their 2nd innings, conceding an innings win to the hosts.31 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
South Africa fight backDemoralized by being at the receiving end of world records, South Africa bounced back, with a semblance of a chance to save the match.30 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
Dynamic duo put SL on topThe second highest partnership in Test history between Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene was the highlight of Day 2 in Colombo.29 Jul 2006Michelle Hamberger
SL pile on the runsJayardene fell 26 runs short of Lara's world record of highest individual score in Test cricket, as the hosts sit pretty after day 3.29 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
Advantage SL after Day 1South Africa were bundled out for 169 against Sri Lanka, as the hosts end Day 1 only 41 runs behind, with eight wickets in hand.27 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
Pollock all set for Sri LankaShaun Pollock is set to join up with his country men in Sri Lanka on Thursday following the birth of his second child last Friday.24 Jul 2006James Nixon
Tour Match ends in tame drawThe three-day game between Sri Lanka A and South Africa has ended in a draw with the tourists using the final day for batting practice.24 Jul 2006James Nixon
South African bowlers on songAn impressive bowling performance from South Africa, led by Andre Nel, ripped through Sri Lanka A in their tour match.23 Jul 2006Alex Crampton
South Africa start impressivelyJacques Rudolph and Hashim Amla made centuries against the President's XI, as South Africa begin their Sri Lanka tour positively.22 Jul 2006Sudeep Popat
Graeme Smith out for 12 weeksA scan done on Graeme Smith's ankle has showed two torn ligaments sidelining him for up to 12 weeks Cricket South Africa have said.14 Jul 2006James Nixon
Smith to miss Sri Lanka tourSouth African captain Graeme Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour after tearing ligaments in his ankle.11 Jul 2006James Nixon
South African tour squad namedThe South Africa squad for a two Test series in Sri Lanka next month has been named with Herschelle Gibbs earning a recall.13 Jun 2006James Nixon
Twenty20 Championship in 2007South Africa will host the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in September of next year.12 Jun 2006Richard Edmunds
Pollock could miss first TestShaun Pollock could miss the first Test against Sri Lanka in July due to his wife expecting their second child a few days before.08 Jun 2006James Nixon
US$5 Million Twenty20 MatchSouth Africa have agreed to take on a Caribbean Super Stars team in a Twenty20 match this November for prize money of US$5 million.04 Jun 2006James Nixon
ICC give Gibbs and Boje hopeThe International Cricket Council have given Herschelle Gibbs and Nicky Boje hope of playing in the Champions Trophy later this year.31 May 2006James Nixon
Kallis to undergo elbow surgeryJacques Kallis is to undergo elbow surgery next week, to repair tendinitis in his left elbow that has troubled him since last November.24 May 2006James Nixon
SA Announce World Cup PlansCricket South Africa has outlined its strategy for the months leading up to next year's World Cup in the West Indies.20 May 2006George Roberts
Tough season ends on bright noteSouth Africa put painful memories of recent defeats at the hands of Australia behind them with a confidence-boosting win over NZ.08 May 2006Richard Edmunds
SA take series winSouth Africa bounce back from defeats to Australia with a 2-0 series win over New Zealand.07 May 2006Richard Edmunds
NZ fight for leadNew Zealand fought their way to 214-6,a lead of 147 after bowling South Africa out for 186.06 May 2006Alex Crampton
Ntini destroys NZMakhaya Ntini took yet another five-wicket bag as New Zealand crumbled to 119 all out on the first day at Johannesburg.05 May 2006Richard Edmunds
Pollock and Boje doubtfulShaun Pollock and Nicky Boje are under injury clouds for the third Test and will given until just before play to prove their fitness.03 May 2006James Nixon
Day of inevitabilityThe second Test between South Africa and New Zealand has finished in a dull draw on what was a lifeless pitch at Newlands in Cape Town.01 May 2006Richard Edmunds
Runs, Runs and more RunsA maiden test century to Hashim Amla was the feature of an otherwise dull fourth day of Test cricket.30 Apr 2006Cricket Web Staff Member
Two days to surviveSouth Africa began well in their battle for a draw after New Zealand's massive 593-8.29 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Fleming in charge againStephen Fleming hit 262 on day 2 against South Africa to take New Zealand to 535-8.28 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Fleming dominates opening dayThe New Zealand captain's unbeaten 114 guided the visitors to a solid position on day one.27 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Papps to open, Patel possibleMichael Papps has been named as Hamish Marshall's replacement and will open the batting in the second Test against South Africa.26 Apr 2006James Nixon
Proteas re-arrange top orderSouth Africa have re-arranged their top order for the 2nd Test against New Zealand with Dippenaar to open and Hashim Amla to bat three.24 Apr 2006James Nixon
Gibbs & Kruger droppedHerschelle Gibbs and Garnett Kruger have been dropped for the final two Test matches against New Zealand.22 Apr 2006James Nixon
Ntini bowls SA to easy winThe South African bowlers, led by Makhaya Ntini, destroyed New Zealand on the fourth and fifth days to take a 1-0 series lead.19 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
South Africa Almost HomeSouth Africa have almost secured victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Centurion, thanks to Makhaya Ntini18 Apr 2006Matt Currie
De Villiers turns the matchDestructive batting late on the third day by AB de Villers put yet another twist in an exciting and closely fought first Test.17 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Outstanding Oram Turns TestJacob Oram hit a career best 133, as New Zealand recovered from 45/5 to 327 all out, and took a first innings lead on day two16 Apr 2006Matt Currie
Intriguing start to seriesAfter a day of exciting and even competition between New Zealand and South Africa, neither side has gained any significant advantage.15 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Bond out of Centurion TestNew Zealand fast bowler, Shane Bond, has been ruled out of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand at SuperSport Park.14 Apr 2006Sean Bennett
Cricket Web World Cup LaddersIt may be a year away, but the mere anticipation of the ICC World Cup has every international team scrambling and plotting.11 Apr 2006Liam Camps
Dull end to tour matchOnly 40 overs were possible on the last day of New Zealand's tour match at Benoni.10 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
McCullum on FireBrendon McCullum smashed 101 to dig New Zealand out of a hole on the third day of their warm up game against the Rest of South Africa09 Apr 2006Matt Currie
Smith back to lead SASouth African skipper Graeme Smith returns from injury to lead his side in next week's first Test against New Zealand.08 Apr 2006Matt Pitt
New Zealand fight backAfter an unnerving first day, New Zealand have shown plenty of promise on day 2 of the tour match against the Rest of South Africa.08 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Ominous Signs for New ZealandNeil McKenzie and Jean-Paul Duminy put on 248, as the New Zealand attack struggled on the first day of their tour match in Benoni.07 Apr 2006Matt Currie
Australia in SA - Series ReviewA tour that began with a promising South African win ended with Australia whitewashing the hosts in the Tests.05 Apr 2006Arunava Das
Australia clinch a thrillerAustralia's tail has carried them to a two wicket victory in the final test against South Africa, completing a series whitewash.04 Apr 2006Sean Fuller
NZ in SA - PreviewHaving never won a series in South Africa, New Zealand face a tough task against a side out to regain some pride.04 Apr 2006Richard Edmunds
Stage set for a thrillerThe third Test is set for a thrilling conclusion after Australia ended day four on 248-6 chasing 292 for victory.03 Apr 2006Arunava Das
Boucher holds Australia backA fighting half-century to Mark Boucher late on the third day has left the Wanderers test evenly poised heading into the final days.02 Apr 2006Sean Fuller
ICC CT Groups announcedThe groups for the ICC Champions Trophy have been announced by Ehsan Mani in a conference in Goa.02 Apr 2006Alex Crampton
Ntini grabs fiveMakhaya Ntini took five wickets to put South Africa in a strong position at stumps on the 2nd day of the 3rd Test.01 Apr 2006Arunava Das
Prince PerformsA defiant Ashwell Prince has kept South Africa well in the third and final Test. Prince finished 79 not out in a team total of 238/6.31 Mar 2006Archie Mac
Smith out, Kallis to captainGraeme Smith has been ruled out of the third Test against Australia, and Jacques Kallis will replace him as captain.30 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
Warne, Boucher define a classicA brilliant final day from Shane Warne has clinched victory for Australia in the second test at Kingsmead, despite Boucher's heroics.28 Mar 2006Sean Fuller
Amla and Steyn called upHashim Amla and Dale Steyn have been called up to the South Africa squad for the third Test against Australia starting this Friday.28 Mar 2006James Nixon
Aussies in controlRicky Ponting strode to his 30th Test hundred and 2nd of the match to leave the Aussies in the box seat in Durban.27 Mar 2006Arunava Das
Lethal Lee leads AussiesA speed blitz by paceman Brett Lee has swung what was an even contest at the start of day two, dramatically Australia's way.26 Mar 2006Archie Mac
All Even at DurbanAn impressive fightback by Jacques Kallis left the game evenly poised at Durban.25 Mar 2006Arunava Das
Ponting Scores TonDropped catches missed run outs and a hard fought hundred by Australian captain Ricky Ponting has put the visitors in a strong position24 Mar 2006Archie Mac
Australia keep same sideAustralia have named an unchanged side for the second Test against South Africa, which starts on Friday.23 Mar 2006Alex Crampton
Aussies in CanterThe Australian cricket team once again demonstrated why they are the No. 1 team in world cricket, with an emphatic seven wicket victory18 Mar 2006Archie Mac
Australia On TopThe Australians ended the second day of the first Test on top as they took a 103 run lead.17 Mar 2006Arunava Das
Clark Crushes South AfricaTest debutant Stuart Clark has scythed through the cream of South African batting to claim 5-55, and help bowl SA out for 205.16 Mar 2006Archie Mac
The Greatest ODIAustralia bludgeoned a world-record 434-4 against South Africa in the ODI series decider at the Wanderers - and lost.12 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
South African trio recalledNicky Boje, Andrew Hall and Boeta Dippenaar have been recalled to the South African Test team for the series against Australia.12 Mar 2006Liam Camps
Aussies Win ThrillerAustralia have won the 4th ODI against South Africa by just one wicket, and as a result the teams go into the 5th match 2 all.10 Mar 2006Archie Mac
Kallis and Symonds returnJacques Kallis and Andrew Symonds will both return from injury in time for the 4th ODI between South Africa and Australia on Friday.09 Mar 2006Matt Pitt
Lee Keeps Series AliveAfter the embarrassment of the second ODI, Australia bounced back in the third with a 24-run win to keep the 5-match series alive.06 Mar 2006Richard Edmunds
Pollock tops ODI RankingsShaun Pollock leads the bowler and all-rounder categories in the latest ODI rankings released by the ICC.06 Mar 2006James Nixon
Makhaya MassacreNtini Makhaya has destroyed Australia in the second ODI match at Cape Town by claiming the great figures of 6/22.03 Mar 2006Archie Mac
Ponting/Symonds out of 2nd ODICaptain Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds will not be fit in time for the second One Day International against South Africa.02 Mar 2006Liam Camps
McGrath to miss entire SA tourHaving already been ruled out of the ODI series, Glenn McGrath will now miss the entire tour to stay with his wife.28 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
South Africa surge to victoryGraeme Smith led his team to a comfortable victory against Australia in the 1st ODI at SuperSport Park in Centurion.26 Feb 2006Arunava Das
Smith spearheads SA successSouth Africa launched their summer series against Australia with a thrilling two-run win in tonight's Pro20 game in Johannesburg24 Feb 2006Neil Pickup
Pollock returns and Kemp restedShaun Pollock will return to the South African team to contest the Twenty20 international against Australia on Friday.23 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Australia in SA - PreviewSouth Africa have a point to prove after an unsuccessful and injury-plagued tour of Australia.20 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
McGrath opts out and Watson backShane Watson returns, as McGrath, Dorey, Hopes and Jaques miss out on spots in Australian One Day International team for South Africa.14 Feb 2006Liam Camps
Sri Lanka Clinch Finals SpotThe twelfth match of the VB Series, between Sri Lanka and South Africa, got underway at Hobart's Bellerive Oval this afternoon.07 Feb 2006Nick Hancock
Botha banned from bowling.South African spinner Johan Botha has been banned from bowling after the ICC found his action to be illegal.07 Feb 2006Alex Crampton
Gilchrist Assault sets up WinAn Adam Gilchrist assault set up the foundations for a comfortable Australian victory over the South Africans.05 Feb 2006Dave Watt
Lee Rips Through South AfricansBrett Lee put an end to South Africa's hopes of chasing 282 with a four wicket bag, guiding Australia to an 80-run win at Telstra Dome.03 Feb 2006Richard Edmunds
SA down Sri Lanka in PerthSouth Africa closed in on a finals spot in the VB series after a five-wicket win in game nine of the series in Perth tonight.31 Jan 2006Edward Jackson
South Africa threaten boycottSouth Africa have threatened to boycott Australia in future, after racial abuse during their recent series.30 Jan 2006Alex Crampton
Donald withdraws application.Allan Donald has withdrawn his application following the vacancy of an England Head Bowling Coach.28 Jan 2006Harry Warwick
Prince named SA vice-captainAshwell Prince, 28, has been named as Graeme Smith's deputy in the absence of Jacques Kallis.26 Jan 2006Liam Camps
SA hold on for victoryAn unbeaten century from South African opener Boeta Dippennar has set up a thrilling 9 run win over the Sri Lankans in Adelaide.24 Jan 2006Alex Feeney
Sri Lanka make it two in a rowLed by a devastating century from Sanath Jayasuria, Sri Lanka have cruised to their second win in the VB Series, beating Australia.22 Jan 2006Sean Fuller
South Africa no match for LeeBrett Lee has single handily destroyed South Africa with a career best bowling performance of five wickets for 22 runs.21 Jan 2006James Nixon
Jacques Kallis in Severe DoubtSouth African medical staff are likely to make the decision to send Kallis home tomorrow due to his serious elbow injury returning.18 Jan 2006James Nixon
Kallis Officially Forced HomeJacques Kallis has been officially ruled out of the rest of the VB Series and is to be replaced by Johan van der Wath.18 Jan 2006James Nixon
SL Complete Decisive VictoryTonight was a time for Sri Lankan fans to rejoice after an impressive 95 run VB series win over the Proteas signalled a return to form.17 Jan 2006Alex Feeney
Gilchrist rested; Haddin inFollowing a disastrous performance in Australia's VB Series defeat to South Africa, Adam Gilchrist has been rested for two matches.16 Jan 2006Liam Camps
South Africa Shock AustraliaThe Proteas have staged a major upset by defeating Australia by five wickets in their day/nighter ODI at the Gabba.15 Jan 2006Archie Mac
Charl Langveldt to miss VB MatchSouth Africa have suffered yet another injury with Charl Langveldt being ruled out of the VB Series match against Australia tomorrow.14 Jan 2006James Nixon
The Proteas Tune UpSouth Africa had to work hard before defeating the Queensland Academy of Sport by 46 runs, in a 50 over game at Allan Border field.13 Jan 2006Archie Mac
Nel to miss 3-4 weeks injuredKey South African player, Andre Nel has been forced out of the upcoming VB series through injury.12 Jan 2006Liam Camps
Australia full strength for SLAustralia have recalled Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath to action, as they prepare to face Sri Lanka in the VB Series opener.12 Jan 2006Liam Camps
South Africa in 2005After a recent lull, the South Africans reannounced themselves on the world stage in 2005, displaying real potential for coming years.11 Jan 2006George Roberts
Proteas discard of QueenslandGarnett Kruger continued in his good form in Australia, as he and Shaun Pollock shared 6 wickets in victory by 94 runs over Queensland.10 Jan 2006Liam Camps
Aussies rout South AfricansThe first ever international Twenty20 clash in Australia ended with a massive 95 run win for the Aussies at the Gabba.09 Jan 2006Arunava Das
VB Series 2006 PreviewThe 2006 triangular VB Series tournament featuring Australia, Sri Lanka and South Africa, kicks off this Friday.08 Jan 2006Arunava Das
Botha Cited for ThrowingSouth African spinner Johan Botha has been reported to the ICC for a suspect bowling action after his debut at Sydney.06 Jan 2006Alex Crampton
Ponting leads Australia homeA glorious unbeaten century to Ricky Ponting has led Australia to a comfortable victory in their last day chase at the SCG.06 Jan 2006Sean Fuller
Smith defiantGraeme Smith, the losing South African captain, is plotting revenge on the Australians on their return to South Africa in March.06 Jan 2006Harry Warwick
McGrath called for dissentGlenn McGrath has been officially reprimanded for his onfield behaviour during the fourth day's play of the current Test match.05 Jan 2006Liam Camps
Australia fight backAustralia have fought back in the third test against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground.04 Jan 2006James Nixon
South Africa Slow but SureSouth Africa are in a tremendous position at the end of day two in the third and final Test, after declaring and reducing Aust. to 54/303 Jan 2006Archie Mac
South Africa in controlFighting knocks by Ashwell Prince and Jacques Kallis put South Africa in control on the first evening of the 3rd Test against Australia02 Jan 2006Arunava Das
Eddie Barlow passes awayLegendary South African allrounder, Eddie Barlow has passed away at the age of 65.30 Dec 2005Liam Camps
Johan Botha seems set for debutAllrounder Johan Botha, 23, seems set to make his Test debut against Australia next week Monday.30 Dec 2005Liam Camps
Australia On TopAustralia put on the knuckle-dusters in what began as a pitched-battle between a side eager to dominate and a group of scrappers29 Dec 2005Corey Taylor
Aussies wrap it upAustralia wrapped up the 2nd Test against South Africa with little difficulty on the fifth day at Melbourne.29 Dec 2005Arunava Das
Even at The G After Two DaysHe may be new to Test cricket, but Mike Hussey is fast becoming the "go to man" of Australian cricket. after a murderous 122 at the G27 Dec 2005Archie Mac
Ponting and NelAndre Nel has led a South African revival late on the first day of the Boxing Day test, after Ricky Ponting put Australia on top early.26 Dec 2005Sean Fuller
Racial Abuse during WACA TestDuring the first test between Australia and South Africa, some spectators racially abused several South African players.20 Dec 2005James Nixon
Sublime Hodge dominatesA wonderful debut double-century for Brad Hodge has put Australia in an unassailable position heading into the final day at the WACA.19 Dec 2005Sean Fuller
Langer out of second TestJustin Langer has been ruled out of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, after suffering from a hamstring injury.19 Dec 2005Sudeep Popat
Aussies push toward big leadA day dictated by Australia's batsmen has seen the home side take their 2nd innings lead to 272 runs over South Africa.18 Dec 2005Alex Feeney
Level peggingAustralia and South Africa finished the 2nd day of the first Test with scores level, Australia had lost one wicket in their second dig17 Dec 2005Archie Mac
Fiery Ntini wrecks AustraliaA fiery spell by Makhaya Ntini allowed the South Africans to take the initiative at the end of the first days play at Perth.16 Dec 2005Arunava Das
Rudolph stars in drawA double-century from South African batsman Jacques Rudolph was the highlight as South Africa's tour match against the WA XI was drawn.13 Dec 2005Adam Collins
WA Xl Look the GoodsThe Western Australian Xl was in a good position after declaring at 300/5 in reply to The South African first innings of 8 Dec for 29212 Dec 2005Archie Mac
SA V WA XI: Day 1A 1st day hampered by poor conditions has seen SA take a slight advantage over WA, who trail the tourists by 266 runs.11 Dec 2005Alex Feeney
South Africa in AustraliaSouth Africa arrive in Australia for a three test series for the first time in four years, and both sides have a lot to prove.10 Dec 2005Sean Fuller
Gibbs and Kruger starHerschelle Gibbs put in a dominant performance as South Africa easily accounted for the Chairman's XI in a light-hearted tour match.09 Dec 2005Sean Fuller
South Africa fall apartSouth Africa's tour of Australia has began poorly, with the touring side slumping to an innings loss against Western Australia.07 Dec 2005Sean Fuller
WA On Top of South AfricaSouth Africa is in danger of losing their opening tour match to struggling Western Australia06 Dec 2005Archie Mac
WA v South Africa: Day OneSouth Africa struggled on day one against Western Australia, while Jaques Kallis is an injury doubt following an elbow tendon problem05 Dec 2005George Roberts
India level seriesIndia levelled the ODI series against South Africa today, with a relatively easy win at Mumbai.28 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
Kemp in test squadSouth Africa have announced their test squad for the series against Australia, and have included allrounder Justin Kemp.26 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
Smith smashes SA to victoryGraeme Smith scored a brilliant hundred to take South Africa to a 10-wicket against India today.25 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
India end RSA streakSouth Africa lost their first match in 22 outings, as Irfan Pathan and Virender Sehwag shone in the second ODI, at Bangalore.19 Nov 2005Sudeep Popat
Yuvraj ton in vainAn excellent hundred by Yuvraj Singh was not enough for India, as Jacques Kallis expertly guided South Africa home.16 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
India unchanged for South AfricaGanguly misses out again, as India will pose an unchanged squad from that which thrashed Sri Lanka 6-1, as they prepare to face SA.13 Nov 2005Liam Camps
More questions than answersNew Zealand were dealt a cricketing lesson by South Africa. The price of losing may have greater effects than previously imagined..09 Nov 2005Andrew Marmont
South Africa win 4-0A dismal collapse by New Zealand completed a dismal tour, as South Africa won a rain-shortened 5th ODI06 Nov 2005Richard Edmunds
RSA name squad for India tourSouth Africa have named three spinners in their 15-man squad to tour India, where they will play five ODIs.06 Nov 2005Sudeep Popat
Rain ruins 4th ODIHeavy rain has caused the fourth one-day international at Durban to be abandoned with South Africa 79 for 2.04 Nov 2005Andrew Marmont
Gibbs and Boje droppedHerschelle Gibbs and Nicky Boje have been dropped for the last 2 ODI's against New Zealand.01 Nov 2005Alex Crampton
SA win again in close finishThey keep trying, and keep going close, but New Zealand just can't seem to defeat South Africa in this series.30 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Dippenaar out, Rudolph inBoeta Dippenaar has been ruled out of the rest of the NZ series and the one-day series against India after suffering a wirst injury.29 Oct 2005James Nixon
South Africa make it 2-0Despite a courageous 90 by Lou Vincent, South Africa have won another close match to find themselves on the brink of a series win.28 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Kemp leads SA to victorySouth Africa has won the first one-day international at Bloemfontein by two wickets.23 Oct 2005Andrew Marmont
New Zealand win Twenty20Nathan Astle and Jeetan Patel star with the ball in a successful start to the tour by New Zealand.21 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Gibbs returns for NZ ODI SeriesHerschelle Gibbs has been given the all clear on his knee that has kept him out of cricket for two months and returns to the SAF squad.18 Oct 2005James Nixon
Fleming, Bond ensure winNew Zealand have won by 103 runs in their warm-up against South Africa A.16 Oct 2005Andrew Marmont
McMillan stars in openerCraig McMillan's century was the highlight of New Zealand's rain-affected tour opener against South Africa A at Benoni.14 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
South Africa v NZ PreviewNew Zealand head back to Africa after a short break for an eagerly anticipated clash with South Africa.05 Oct 2005Richard Edmunds
Kallis recognized by SA CricketJacques Kallis was among five cricketers named as South Africa's Cricketers of the Year, at a programme held on Monday in Gauteng.28 Sep 2005Liam Camps
Freddie among ICC award nomineesThe ICC has announced the nominations for its four major awards, with the winners to be announced on October 11th in Sydney.15 Sep 2005Liam Camps
Australia continue to dominateAustralia continues to lead the pack as the LG ICC ODI Championship table, after the rankings underwent their annual update.29 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
SA confirm warm-up matchesSouth Africa confirmed that they would play three warm-up matches ahead of the first Test match against Australia in December.27 Jul 2005Richard Twyman
World Cup 07 Schedule AnnouncedThe schedule for 2007 World Cup in the West Indies has been announced with the West Indies kicking off the competition in Jamaica19 Jul 2005James Nixon
World Cup 2007 Groups ConfirmedThe International Cricket Council have confirmed the groups for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.14 Jul 2005James Nixon
Somerset sign LangeveldtEnglish county Somerset have signed South African pace-man Charl Langeveldt, as their replacement for Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya.05 Jul 2005Sudeep Popat
ICC names Super Series squadsIt is set to be a true cricketing spectacle, and now there are names to further whet the appetite of the masses.02 Jul 2005Liam Camps
Champions Trophy Format ChangedThe ICC have announced that the format of the next Champions League Trophy competition is to change to ensure fewer one-sided matches.30 Jun 2005James Nixon
Ntini signed by WarwickshireSouth African pace bowler, Makhaya Ntini has been contracted to play Country cricket for a portion of the current season.29 Jun 2005Liam Camps
Spinners lead MCC to victoryAfter setting an imposing target, the spin of the MCC has helped defeat the International XI by 112 runs at Lords.14 Jun 2005Andrew Marmont
May 2005 - Lucky DippenaarFinding a star amongst such a swathe of mediocrity is much like selecting a designer shirt from the clearance rail at an outlet village10 Jun 2005Neil Pickup
ICC Propose ODI Rule ChangesThe ICC are proposing radical changes to one-day internationals in recommendations made at a recent conference held in Dubai.20 May 2005James Nixon
Mickey Arthur - New SAF CoachEastern Cape coach Mickey Arthur has been named to replace Ray Jennings as South Africa's new coach.20 May 2005James Nixon
Lara rested for ODIsBrian Lara has been rested for the upcoming three-match one-day series versus Pakistan.18 May 2005Alex Feeney
SA complete whitewashSouth Africa won the fifth ODI against West Indies, a shortened 20-over match, by seven wickets to complete a 5-0 whitewash.17 May 2005Sudeep Popat
Arthur to be SA's new coachMickey Arthur, a low-profile coach, is all set to replace Ray Jennings as the coach of the national South African team.15 May 2005Sudeep Popat
Prince steers SA to victorySouth Africa have gone 4 - 0 up in the ODI series versus the West Indies after completing a 6 wicket win at Queen's Park, Port of Spain14 May 2005Alex Feeney
WI unchanged for last two ODIsWest Indies have retained the 13-member squad for the final two ODIs against South Africa to be played in Trinidad over the weekend.13 May 2005Sudeep Popat
Kallis doubtful for last 2 ODIsJacques Kallis is likely to miss the last two ODIs against West Indies to be played over the weekend, owing to an arm injury.13 May 2005Sudeep Popat
Graeme Smith BannedGraeme Smith has been banned for four one-day games and fined 30% of his match fee after Wednesday's match against West Indies.13 May 2005Richard Twyman
Insanity as WI procure defeatInsanity grabbed hold of the West Indian lower order at the Kensington Oval, as Charl Langeveldt was granted a hat-trick in SA victory.11 May 2005Liam Camps
Rest of the World SquadsThe Rest of the World squads for a three-match ODI series and one six-day Super Test against Australia have been announced.09 May 2005James Nixon
South Africa Win 1st ODISouth Africa have beaten the West Indies by eight wickets to go one-up in the five match ODI series thanks to a century by G Smith.08 May 2005James Nixon
Limp West Indies slump againThe West Indies subsided to another limp defeat in the second ODI of their series against South Africa at Kingston's Sabina Park08 May 2005Neil Pickup
Pollock leads SA over JamaicaA 4-wicket bag for Shaun Pollock led the charge for the South Africans, as they successfully defended a total of 245 against Jamaica.07 May 2005Liam Camps
Full Tsunami Match Line UpsThe teams for the MCC v International XI match on 14th June at Lord's have been announced in aid of the tsunami appeal.04 May 2005Richard Twyman
Gayle scores 317 as runs flowWI V SA, Day 4: Chris Gayle became the 4th West Indian to score 300+ runs in an innings as the home side extended their total to 565/5.03 May 2005Alex Feeney
Boje doubtful for ODIsNicky Boje is a dubitable starter for the ODI series against West Indies, after suffering from a breathing problem.03 May 2005Sudeep Popat
Antigua Test ends in farceA Test match containing eight centuries, 1462 runs and 17 wickets finished. No one really cared, but Mark Boucher took a wicket.03 May 2005Neil Pickup
Resurgent Gayle smashes SAChris Gayle found form at the right time for the West Indies, as he smashed his seventh Test match hundred - a score of 184 not out.01 May 2005Liam Camps
South Africa Pile on the RunsSouth Africa have piled on the runs on the second day to be 525/4 at stumps with centuries to de Villiers, Smith, Kallis and Prince.30 Apr 2005James Nixon
Smith and de Villiers dominateSA V WI, Day 1: Unbeaten centuries from Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers have seen South Africa reach 214 without loss.29 Apr 2005Alex Feeney
Brian Lara Number 1 Test PlayerBrian Lara has returned to the top of the international test rankings following his good knocks in the current test series against SAF.26 Apr 2005James Nixon
West Indies Make ChangesThe West Indies have made two changes for the forth and final test against South Africa starting on Friday in Antigua.26 Apr 2005James Nixon
Lara & Tendulkar Named CaptainsBrian Lara (West Indies) and Sachin Tendulkar (India) have been named as the two captains for the tsunami appeal match at Lords26 Apr 2005Richard Twyman
South Africa ODI Squad NamedThe South African ODI squad has been named for their five match series against the West Indies starting on the 7th of May.25 Apr 2005James Nixon
Nel destroys WI for series winA meek surrender at the Kensington Oval saw the Windies wilt against the bowling of Andre Nel, to slide to an innings defeat.24 Apr 2005Liam Camps
South Africa in CommandSouth Africa are in a commanding position after day three with an overall lead of 225 with two wickets in hand.23 Apr 2005James Nixon
Lacklustre Windies made to toilA brace of centuries from the South African openers placed them firmly in control after the West Indies collapsed on day 2 in Barbados22 Apr 2005Neil Pickup
Magnificent Lara Stands AloneOnce again, Brian Lara showed the world what a dominant force he is in test cricket21 Apr 2005Rich Hingston
Edwards and Hinds back for WIFresh off a fiery showing against the South Africans for the Vice Chancellor's XI, Fidel Edwards is back in the West Indies squad.17 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Dippenaar 184 stars for SABoeta Dippenaar pressed an impressive claim for a Test recall, scoring 184 for the South Africans in a tour match versus the UWI VC XI.17 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Pollock reaches the CaribbeanShaun Pollock flew to the Caribbean this weekend to join up with the South African squad, after missing the first two Tests.17 Apr 2005Sudeep Popat
Ntini fireworks condemn WindiesMakhaya Ntini recorded a career-best 7 for 37 in Trinidad, devastating the West Indian lower order as home hope rapidly turned sour12 Apr 2005Neil Pickup
Drama at the Queen's Park OvalA dramatic final day is on the cards at the Queen's Park Oval, as a fighting innings from Ramnaresh Sarwan kept the game well-poised.11 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Listless Windies cede initiativeA ninth Test century from Graeme Smith shifted the Second Test's balance of play firmly in the South Africans' favour at Port-of-Spain10 Apr 2005Neil Pickup
Awesome Pakistan Strike BackAn awesome display of batting by Salman Butt and then a superb spell of bowling by Rana Naved helped Pakistan crush India by 106 runs.09 Apr 2005Sangrah Bhatia
Ntini, Smith shine for SAThe second day started with all eyes on Brian Lara, who's re-entry into the test team yielded a quite magnificent innings yesterday.09 Apr 2005Rich Hingston
WI-SA: Like he was never awayThe Cable & Wireless versus Digicel contretemps concluded, the focus returned to on-pitch matters in Trinidad. Lara was back...08 Apr 2005Neil Pickup
Ryan Hinds out of 2nd TestAllrounder Ryan Hinds will miss the second Test against South Africa due to a viral infection.06 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Kallis hundred stirs dull drawA resilient hundred from Jacques Kallis assisted South Africa to a tame draw in the first Test against the West Indies.05 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Lara returns, loses captaincyHaving had his captaincy career put on hold for the first Test match against South Africa, Brian Lara has lost the captaincy entirely.05 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Windies presses toward victoryAnother impressive day from the West Indies in the field set South Africa playing desperately for a draw with one day remaining.03 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Wickets tumble as WI stands tallA spirited display by the West Indies pace attack left South Africa stunned at 130/6 at the end of a rain-shortened day at Bourda.02 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Hinds and Chanders double upMaiden double hundreds from Hinds and Chandperpaul powered the West Indies to 543/5 declared on day two of the first Test.01 Apr 2005Liam Camps
Hinds and Chanders blaze SAHundreds from Wavell Hinds and new West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul powered the home side to 347/3 at the end of day one.31 Mar 2005Liam Camps
Pollock to miss first TestShaun Pollock has been confirmed to miss the first Test against West Indies in Guyana, because of a persistent left ankle trouble.22 Mar 2005Sudeep Popat
Lords' Tsumani MatchA Tsumami relief match between an MCC XI and an International XI has been organized for June 14th to be played at Lords'.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Rahul Dravid Rated No 1 in TestsRahul Dravid has moved ahead of Jacques Kallis into first place in the ICC Test Player Ratings.22 Mar 2005James Nixon
Lara-less W-Indies for 1st TestBrian Lara has been left out of the 1st Test against South Africa after continued contract disputes with the West Indians Cricket Board20 Mar 2005James Nixon
SAF squad for West Indies TourThe South African squad for their four test series against the West Indies has been named.16 Mar 2005James Nixon
South Africa seals big winAnother crushing victory for the home side South Africa, as Zimbabwe finish the 2-Test series beaten, bruised and 2-0 in defeat.13 Mar 2005Liam Camps
Prince hundred sets SA on topThe hosts enjoyed a decent day of batting to reach 380/6 at the close, although with some competition from their African counterparts.12 Mar 2005Liam Camps
India on verge of winPakistan lead by only 53 runs with four second innings wicket in hand at close on the penultimate day of the first Test at Mohali.11 Mar 2005Sudeep Popat
Nel and Zondeki for 2nd TestAndre Nel and Monde Zondeki make their way back into the South African side to face Zimbabwe in the 2nd Test.08 Mar 2005Liam Camps
SA seal emphatic winSA dismissed Zimbabwe for 265 to win the first in the two test series by an innings and 21 runs.05 Mar 2005David Lewis
Blignaut in Zimbabwe Test squadAndy Blignaut becomes the 4th rebel player to return for Zimbabwe, as he has been named in the Test squad to take on South Africa.03 Mar 2005Sudeep Popat
Big guns return for SAJacques Kallis and Shaun Pollock return for the Test series against Zimbabwe, after having been rested for the ODI series.01 Mar 2005Sudeep Popat
Feb 2005 - Back with a VengeanceAs January became February, the cricket world's focus turned squarely onto one-day Internationals on both sides of the Indian Ocean...01 Mar 2005Neil Pickup
World XI v Asian XI - 2nd ODIThe second Tsunami ODI between a World XI and an Asian XI has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the venue Calcutta.28 Feb 2005James Nixon
Smith and Kemp crush ZimbabweThe powerful strokeplay of South Africa sent Zimbabwe to another huge defeat, this time by 131 runs, in the second ODI of three.27 Feb 2005Liam Camps
SA cruise to easy winSA surprised nobody as they crushed Zimbabwe by the little matter of 165 runs in today's one day international.25 Feb 2005David Lewis
Van Jaarsveld Picks Kent Over SAKent County Cricket Club today confirmed that Martin van Jaarsveld is to join the Club under the Kolpak ruling.24 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
Pollock to miss openerShaun Pollock has been ruled out of the first of the three ODIs against Zimbabwe at home, as a result of an ankle injury.24 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
Rain Saves Zimbabwe BlushesZimbabwe had the rain gods to thank after rain interrupted the final two days of the match to allow the tourist to sneak a draw.21 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
Morkel replaces rested KallisSouth Africa has named Albei Morkel in their ODI squad to take on Zimbabwe at home, as a replacement for the rested Jacques Kallis.20 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
SA stars rested for Zim seriesAll-rounder Jacques Kallis will be rested for South Africa's forthcoming home ODI series against Zimbabwe, starting February 25.18 Feb 2005Sudeep Popat
Zimbabwe Cruise To WinZimbabwe cruised to a comprehensive win after Hamilton Masakadza stared for the tourist with an undefeated century.16 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
South Africa Take Series 4-1South Africa duly won the final game of the series by three wickets to finish 4-1 winners.13 Feb 2005David Lewis
South Africa take the seriesA Herchelle Gibbs century coupled with rain saw South Africa ensure they'll win the One Day series.12 Feb 2005Marc Robbins
South Africa UnchangedSouth Africa will pose an unchanged One Day International squad for the rest of the 7-match series.11 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
SA Defeat England In 5th ODISouth Africa have beaten England by seven runs in a hard fought game in the 5th ODI.11 Feb 2005James Nixon
Zim: Dion Ebrahim DroppedFormer vice-captain, Dion Ebrahim has been sacked from the Zimbabwe senior team.11 Feb 2005Richard Twyman
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