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proteas seek cup edge zealand
October 20, 2014

Proteas seek World Cup edge in New Zealand

WELLINGTON - South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand on Tuesday looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins in the North Island's picturesque Mount Maunganui, will also give the ...

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August 06, 2014

Rossouw, Shezi called up for Proteas one-dayers

CAPE TOWN - The Proteas have rewarded the form of South Africa A batsman Rilee Rossouw and seam bowler Mthokozisi Shezi by naming them in their squad for three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe later this month. The uncapped pair were the standout performers for the country's A side on their ...

Jayawardene cherishes playing against Proteas

COLOMBO: In the twilight of his glorious Test career, Mahela Jayawardene will sign off with a bagful of memories when he hangs up his boots next month. But there is one team he will cherish playing against the most. The stylish right-hander has scored against all-comers but his records against ...

Pressure on Proteas against Kiwis, Lanka face Dutch threat

CHITTAGONG - South Africa, which play New Zealand in the first match today at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, are not a team accustomed to taking the opposition lightly. For years now, South Africa have been among the most well drilled and professional units around, and it has set the standards ...

Pakistan women start campaign against Proteas

SYLHET - Pakistan, which have taken the long route to the tournament by winning all their qualifying matches in Ireland, will have the slight edge, having played two ODIs and a one-off T20I in Bangladesh last month followed by the two warm-upsFamiliarity is a double-edged sword, and nobody would ...

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March 22, 2014

Settled Sri Lanka bank on spin to win against Proteas

CHITTAGONG - On either side of the draw of the ICC World Twenty20 2014, if there is one team that seems dead set to make the final four, it is Sri Lanka. When Dinesh Chandimal’s men, it seems odd to call them boys even if he insists on doing so when the ranks include the two veterans, Kumar ...

Loss to Proteas could rattle Pakistan against India: Inzamam

KARACHI - Furious with the Pakistan cricket team after heavy loss against South Africa in a warm-up match, former captain Inzamam-ul Haq feared the defeat will bog the side down in its much-anticipated ICC World Twenty20 opener against arch-rivals India. Pakistan's batting collapsed miserably for ...

Pakistan eye morale boosting Proteas scalp

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan cricket team started their Twenty20 World Cup campaign in style, as the green shirts outclassed New Zealand by seven wickets in the first warm-up game played at Shere Bangla National Stadium Mirpur. Now they face their nemeses South Africa today (Wednesday) in their second and ...

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March 12, 2014

Tahir is key to Proteas, says Faf du Plesis

Durban - Imran Tahir is as important to the attack as Dale Steyn, Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis said ahead of South Africa's clash against Australia in Durban on Wednesday. "Imi is very important to me. He's as big a strike bowler as a Dale Steyn is to our team and the success of Imran Tahir in ...

Sarfraz wants probe in Shoaib’s allegations about fixing

ISLAMABAD  - Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz requested Islamabad High Court Justice Shaukat Siddiqui to take suo moto action on Shoaib Akhtar's allegations against some players throwing away matches against different opponents in the recent years.Sarfraz expressed these views during ...

proteas avoid whitewash
December 01, 2013

Proteas avoid whitewash

CENTURION  -  Swing bowler Vernon Philander sent a strong message to the South African one-day international selectors about his prowess in the 50-over game with a superb performance as the Proteas defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the final match of the series in Centurion on ...

Proteas out to continue winning momentum: Domingo

CAPE TOWN - The Castle Lager Proteas will continue with their fine-tuning processes in the upcoming Momentum ODI Series against Pakistan starting at Sahara Park Newlands on Sunday. The Proteas convincingly beat Pakistan 4-1 in the UAE, but are aware of the areas that still need improvement ahead of ...

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November 17, 2013

Proteas unchanged for T20 series against Pakistan

CAPE TOWN - South Africa have stuck to the same 15-man squad that recently defeated Pakistan 2-0 in a Twenty20 international series in Dubai for a further two matches against the same opponents at home next week.Faf du Plessis will captain the selection that has now won consecutive away series ...

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November 12, 2013

Proteas humiliate Pakistan once again

SHARJAH - AB de Villiers stormed to an unbeaten century to help South Africa beat Pakistan convincingly by 117 runs in the fifth and final one-day in Sharjah on Monday, winning the five-match series 4-1. AB de Villiers scored 115 from 102 balls with ten boundaries and three sixes -- his 15th ...

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November 07, 2013

Proteas down Pakistan to take series lead

ABU DHABI - Leg-spinner Imran Tahir took four wickets while Jean-Paul Duminy and Faf du Plessis scored half-centuries to help South Africa beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the third day-night international in Dubai on Wednesday.Tahir wrecked Pakistan's middle order with figures of 4-53 to bowl them out ...

Proteas cheat

DUBAI - South Africa were docked five penalty runs for ball-tampering on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Friday.Television replays showed South African fielder Faf du Plessis rubbing the ball on his trousers, which had a zip on them, in an apparent attempt to ...

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October 23, 2013

Smith vows Proteas will keep pride and record

DUBAI - South African captain Graeme Smith vowed his team will look to keep their pride and an unbeaten seven-year away record by winning the second Test against Pakistan starting here on Wednesday. Smith's men have not lost an away series since losing in Sri Lanka in 2006 on their way to ...

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October 11, 2013

Proteas in perfect warm-up for Pakistan Test

SHARJAH - South Africa geared up for the first Test against Pakistan by gaining useful batting and bowling practice in their drawn three-day match here on Thursday. They managed 109-3 in their second innings with an overall lead of 152 against Pakistan 'A' on the final day at the Sharjah Stadium. ...

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October 09, 2013

Pakistan has a good chance to beat Proteas: Intikhab

ISLAMABAD - Former captain and coach Intikhab Alam has felt that Pakistan is a well-balanced team and capable of doing well against a strong opponent like South Africa. "I feel this team has a good chance of beating South Africa," he said in an interview. Pakistan will play two Tests, ...

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October 08, 2013

Pakistan ready for Proteas: Captain

LAHORE - Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq Monday said that his side was ready to take on the mighty South Africans, despite missing an opener and enduring a wretched recent run of form. The sides meet for a two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates starting next week, with Pakistan coming off the ...

pak proteas series challenge
October 08, 2013

Pak-Proteas Test series, a big challenge

karachi - Stiff challenge is awaiting Pakistan in the two-test match series against South Africa which will start in Abu Dhabi on Oct 14 despite spinning tracks and home team’s formidable spin attack, former test leg-spinner Abdul Qadir commented on Monday. “South Africa is the ...

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October 02, 2013

Spinning tracks to help Pakistan beat Proteas

LAHORE - Pakistan magical spinner Saeed Ajmal Tuesday vowed that his team would trounce the world’s best Test side South Africa, just like they did England last year in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Talking to the reporters during the team’s training camp here at the National Cricket ...

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September 28, 2013

Zaheer backs Misbah as captain against Proteas

ISLAMABAD - Terming the decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) to retain Misbahul Haq as captain for the next month's Test series against South Africa ‘right one’, former captain Zaheer Abbas said that Misbah's consistent performance had earned him such a place in the national ...

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September 27, 2013

PCB keeps faith in Misbah

LAHORE - Misbahul Haq was retained as Pakistan captain for the next month's Test series against South Africa despite poor results culminating in a first loss to Zimbabwe in 15 years. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday though announced Misbah's position as a captain but said the full Test ...

umar gul eyes october return proteas
August 01, 2013

Umar Gul eyes October return against Proteas

KARACHI - Umar Gul, the Pakistan fast bowler, has admitted he felt disappointed watching his team-mates play without him, but added he was not worried about the time he has lost due to injury. Gul is currently at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, undergoing rehabilitation following knee ...

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July 21, 2013

Sangakkara helps Lanka crush Proteas

COLOMBO - Kumar Sangakkara smashed his highest one-day score of 169 off 137 balls as Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 180 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Saturday. The veteran left-hander's 16th one-day century steered Sri Lanka to a commanding 320-5 after the hosts ...

duminy hits proteas victory
June 01, 2013

Duminy hits 150 in Proteas 84-run victory

AMSTELVEEN - JP Duminy scored an unbeaten 150 and Faf du Plessis' hit a quickfire fifty on their return to international cricket after injury breaks, thus helping South Africa to an 84-run win in the one-off ODI against Netherlands in Amstelveen. JP Duminy had not played any competitive cricket ...

Proteas pick uncapped trio in provisional squad

JOHANNESBURG  - South Africa included uncapped trio Rilee Rossouw, Henry Davids and Chris Morris in a provisional 30-man squad on Wednesday for the Champions Trophy in June.Batsman JP Duminy was also named in the initial squad and was nearing full fitness after he ruptured his left Achilles ...

proteas du plessis t20 captain
February 21, 2013

Proteas name Du Plessis T20 captain

DURBAN - Faf du Plessis, the South Africa batsman, has been appointed full-time Twenty20 captain, beginning with the matches against Pakistan, after AB de Villiers requested to stand down from the role. The development means South Africa will have a different captain for each format, with Graeme ...

proteas clinch ball victory
January 27, 2013

Proteas clinch last ball victory

POTCHEFSTROOM - Former captain Graeme Smith hit a century to set up a consolation one-wicket win for South Africa in the third and final one-day international against New Zealand at Senwes Park on Friday.Smith made 116 -- his 10th one-day century -- but it needed a six off the last ball by ...

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