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Cricket BallNew Zealand and South Africa battled each other in 1 of the 2 Semi-Final games of the Cricket World Cup, at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

The match started at 03:00 SA Time (14:00 NZ Time).

As expected, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and India made the Semi-Finals.

The Other Semi-Final, between Australia vs India take place on Thursday 26 March at 05:30 SA Time (14:30 Sydney Time) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first.

The South African Innnings was interrupted by rain and the game was reduced to a 43 Over per side game.

South Africa reached a total of 281 / 5 in their allotted 43 Overs, with Faf du Plessis (82), AB de Villiers (65 not out) and David Miller (49 off just 18 balls) doing the damage.

New Zealand started like a house on fire, with Brendan McCullum racing to 59 off only 26 balls… till he eventually perished. Kane Williamson perished on 6 runs, off 11 balls. Martin Guptill eventually perished on 34, from 38 balls and then Taylor departed for 30 off 39 balls. At this stage, New Zealand was still just above the required run-rate.

2 More wickets followed but it was not enough for South Africa.

New Zealand won with 1 ball spare, a 6 off the last ball by Grant Elliott, an Ex-South African himself!

 

 

South Africa: 281 / 5 (43 / 43 Overs)

New Zealand: 299 / 6 (42.5 / 43 Overs, 298 required due to D/L)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and Sri Lanka battled each other in a Quarter-Final game of the Cricket World Cup, at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

The match started at 05:30 SA Time (14:30 Sydney Time).

As expected, the traditionally BIG Cricket Nations, bar England, made the Quarter-Finals.

It was South Africa vs Sri Lanka in the 1st Quarter-Final, and will be Bangladesh vs India in the 2nd Quarter-Final, Australia vs Pakistan in the 3rd Quarter-Final and New Zealand vs West Indies in the 4th Quarter-Final.

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first.

South Africa Bowled and fielded with dicipline, aggression and passion, to dismiss Sri Lanka for a paltry 133, after only 37.2 Overs.

South Africa started their batting innings on a solid footing, only losing the first and only wicket, that of Hashim Amla, with the score already on 40 runs.

The Dinner Break was taken at the fall of the Amla wicket… so it was all to play for, for South Africa after Dinner!

South Africa cruised to victory in 18 Overs, with Quinton de Kock not out on 78 off 57 balls and Faf du Plessis not out on 21 off 31 balls.

South Africa becomes the 1st side to advance to the Semi-Finals.

 

Sri Lanka: 133 All Out (37.2 Overs)

South Africa: 134 / 1 (18 Overs)

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Rugby-TalkIt’s PUB NIGHT again… Tuesdays seem to follow one another quicker and quicker!

The heading suggests we talk about the Cricket World Cup and the Quarter-final between South Africa and Sri Lanka tomorrow moring at 05:30 SA Time. So to put all doubt behind us, yes we are!

I sense that the general expectation is that the Proteas will once again CHOKE… like the Stormers and Sharks do every year!

South Africa’s Proteas have never won a  play-off game in the Cricket World Cup, that is the history we face. Tell us, between songs, what you think their chances are this time round.

Will the Top order finally get things right or will they wilt again. Will the bowlers bowl with precision, aggression and finesse and demolish the Sri Lanka batting order?

I guess this makes for a few good discussions!

It is time to bat hard and protect your stumps in the PUB tonight.

Let’s focus on the PUB tonight…. the idea with PUB NIGHT is to lighten up our dull Tuesday evenings with music, comedy and fun.

Rugby takes a backseat tonight as the clan and fellow rugby nutters gather and wheel in their old friends…

Read the rules below carefully, or you WILL get burnt!

Just for clarity sake, when someone does not adhere to the Rules of the PUB, EVERYBODY jumps on them and pummels them, right… understood?

 

Here’s how it works:

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and Zimbabwe battled each other in their opening game of the Cricket World Cup, at Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field and bowl first.

South Africa was initially in early trouble, losing 4 rather quick wickets, till David Miller and JP Duminy pulled them out of the fire with good tons each, Miller not out for 138 and Duminy not out for 115… when the 50 overs concluded.

Zimbabwe seemed to be going steadily towards the target, only 2 wickets down at the 25 over mark.

Wickets kept falling at regular intervals though and at 44 overs Zimbabwe were reeling at 8 wickets down.

Zimbabwe were all out after 48.2 overs, South Africa winning by 62 runs.

 

South Africa: 339 / 4 (50 Overs)

Zimbabwe: 277 All Out (48.2 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and the West Indies battled each other, with both innings reduced to 42 overs a side due to the inclement weather, in the 5th and last ODI of the Series, at SuperSport Park, Centurion.

The inclement weather and lots of rain during the night and morning already delayed the Toss and accordingly the match, which was due to start at 13:30 SA Time on Wednesday 28 January 2015, but started quite a while later.

Prior to the start of the game, South Africa had already won 3 of the ODI’s and the West Indies 1, in the series of 5 ODI’s.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first.

South Africa notched up a massive 361 runs for the loss of only 5 wickets, with both Rilee Rossouw and Hashim Amla getting their tons (Rossouw – 132, off 98 balls & Amla – 133, off 105 balls).

The West Indies never looked like getting to the target, with wickets falling regularly, Marlin Samuels top-scoring for them (50 runs, off 47 balls).

South Africa won the match by 131 runs, hauling the West Indies all out, after 37.4 overs.

South Africa took the Series by 4 games to 1.

 

South Africa: 361 / 5 (42 Overs)

West Indies: 227 / 9 (37 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and the West Indies battled each other in the 3rd ODI, at Buffalo Park, East London.

Prior to the start of the game, South Africa had already won the 1st two ODI’s in the series of 5 ODI’s.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

South Africa struck early TWICE, dismissing both dangerous openers, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith, with only 6 runs on the board, Vernon Philander doing the damage on the bowling side and AB de Villiers taking both catches behind the stumps.

The West Indies lost their 3rd wicket, that of Deonarine, with the score on 33. Ramdin’s wicket fell with the tally on only 43 and Samuels went for 26, with the West Indies reeling on 52 / 5 after 16.5 overs.

A further wicket lost, with the West Indies on 83 / 6 after 24.2 overs, then another on 87 runs, and another 2 wickets on 95 and 96 runs… leaving only 1 wicket standing after 29.2 overs.

The last West Indies wicket fell, with only 33.4 overs bowled, West Indies ALL OUT for 122 runs.

South Africa started the chase and lost the wicket of Riley Rossouw (7), with the score on 27 / 1 after 5.4 overs, then consolidated andd started batting down the small target. South Africa’s 50 came on the scoreboard after 12 overs. South Africa’s score was 93 / 1 after 20 overs, needing 30 runs to win, off the 30 remaining overs.

South Africa hit the winning runs on 24.4 overs and won by 9 wickets (with 152 balls remaining).

 

West Indies: 122 All Out (33.4 Overs)

South Africa: 124 / 1 (24.4 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and the West Indies battle each other in the 2nd ODI, at Wandrers in Johannesburg.

South Africa has already won the 1st ODI, a couple of days ago.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first.

South Africa posted a mammoth total in their 50 overs, their highest ever of 439 / 2.

Hashim Amla scored 153, his highest ever ODI total without perishing. Rilee Rossouw scored 128 runs off 115 balls and AB de Villiers came in and demolished the West Indies bowlers, scoring 149 runs off just 44 balls… yeah you read correctly before perishing, with 2 balls remaining.

In the process AB de Villiers became the batsman to score the fastest ever 50 (off 16 balls) as well as the fastest ever batsman to score 100 (31 balls – previous record was 36 balls).

The West Indies knew they would have to go full-out from ball one to get to the winning score!

Chris Gayle got out cheaply for only 19 and Leon Johnson fell for 1 run. Dwayne Smith was eventually out for 64 and Marvin Samuals perished on 40. The West Indies lost 3 more wickets and never upped the run-rate, leaving them well short.

South Africa comfortably won by 148 runs.

 

South Africa: 439 (50 Overs)

West Indies: 291 / 7 (50 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and the West Indies battled each other in the 3rd and last 5-Day Cricket Test at Newlands, Cape Town. The Test ran from 2 to 6 January 2015.

The 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth was a bit of a disapointment, with wet weather spoiling the Test and forcing a draw. Better weather was expected and delivered in Cape Town for the 3rd Test.

Play started on schedule on Day 1, at 10:30 SA Time (08:30 GMT).

The score cards were updated at regular intervals, here on Rugby-Talk.com.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

The first West Indies wicket fell with their score on 30. At Lunch on Day 1 the West Indies were on 80 / 2 after 27 overs and at Stumps on Day 1 the West Indies were 276 / 6, after the day’s 90 overs.

The Proteas wrapped up the West Indies tail relatively quickly on Day 2 (within 9.5 overs), with the West Indies all out for 329 after 99.5 overs. The Proteas started batting and lost the wicket of Dean Elgar at 48 / 1. At Tea on Day 2 the Proteas were 135 / 2, after 42 overs. With the Proteas on 227 / 3, rain interrupted play… which should lead to Stumps – Day 2.

On Day 3 the Proteas resumed batting and lost the wicket of Hashim Amla on 63, with the Proteas on 254 / 4. Proteas were on 313 / 5 at Lunch – Day 3, still 16 runs behind. AB de Villiers easily reached his TON after Lunch on Day 3 and eventually perished on 148 as he tried to hit it out of the park. Proteas lead by 92 at the Innings break, having scored 421 All Out.

The West Indies 2nd Innings started off well for them and after the first 10.5 overs they were on 23 / 0 before Morné Morkel struck, making it 23 / 1 after 11 overs. The 2nd wicket fell shortly afterwards, on 27. The West Indies soldiered on and were 88 / 2 at Stumps – Day 3.

Morning Day 4… it is raining and the outfield is soaked. Prospects of play did not look good for the rest of Day 4. Play eventually resumed at 15:00 on Day 4. The West Indies hung in for most of the afternoon, till the wickets started falling rather fast, losing the last 7 wickets for just 33 runs. West Indies All Out for 215 in their 2nd Innings, a lead of 123. This leaves the Proteas needing 124 for the win, with a Day and a few overs remaining in the Test. Alviro Petersen falls without troubling the scorecard, with the Proteas on 9 / 1 after 2.3 Overs, as Stumps was called on Day 4.

The Proteas needed 115 runs for the win on Day 5 of the Test and lost the wicket of Faf du Plessis with the score on 51 / 2, leaving 73 runs to win. South Africa won the Test before Lunch on the final Day, a win by 8 wickets.

 

West Indies:

First Innings – 329 All Out (99.5 Overs)
Second Innings – 215 All Out (79.5 Overs)

 

South Africa:

First Innings – 421 All Out (122.4 Overs)
Second Innings – 124 / 2 (37.4 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and the West Indies battle each other in the 2nd 5-Day Cricket Test at St Georges Park, Port Elizabeth. The Test is supposed to run from  26 to 30 December 2014.

Overcast weather is expected for all 5 days of the Test.

Play started on schedule on Day 1, at 10:30 SA Time (08:30 GMT).

The score cards will be updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.com.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl, to exploit the weather conditions.

The South Africans started fast and the first wicket fell on 47 runs. At Lunch on Day 1 the Proteas had only lost one wicket but the West Indies bowling attack were pegging them back and many maiden overs were bowled. The Proteas went on to punish the Windies on Day 1, for the loss of only 1 more wicket.

At Stumps on Day 1, Faf du Plessis was on 99 not out and Hashim Amla on 17 not out and the New Ball had been taken for just 1 over.

Day 2 was delayed for an hour due to early morning rain and Faf du Plessis got his TON, but persihed on 103, early in the day. After only 6 Overs in Day 2 the rain came down and delayed the match for the rest of Day 2.

Day 2 was meant to start half an hour early due to time lost on Day 2, but rain also forced a delay on Day 3, with play only starting at 11:00 SA Time. The Proteas steadily lost wickets and started accellerating run scoring before Lunch on Day 3, so that a declaration can be made, with enough runs on the board. At Lunch on Day 3, the Proteas were 369 / 7 with 117 Overs bowled in the Test. South Africa declared for 418 / 8 off 122 Overs. At Stumps on Day 3 the West Indies were 147 / 2 afyer 44 Overs.

The start of Day 4 once again rain delayed, in this wet-weather Test! It certainly looks like a result in the Test is unlikely. Play eventually started, then rain delayed play again… and the pace of the game seems to be like watching paint dry on Day 4. Later in Day 4, 7 quick wickets fell and suddenly all life seemed to be back in the match. Another rain interruption followed and no more play ensued on Day 4.

On Day 5 the match was eventually abandoned and called a draw after a wet outfield nver recovered sufficiently to warrent further play on Day 5.

All in all a very disapointing Test, considering the first innings of the West Indies were not even done and dusted, by the time the match was called.

 

South Africa: First Innings – 417 / 8 declared (122 Overs)

West Indies: First Innings – 275 / 9 (79 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and the West Indies battled each other in the 1st 5-Day Cricket Test at SuperSport Park, Centurion. The Test was supposed to run from 17 to 21 December 2014, but ended a day and a half early. Play was weather delayed on Day 1 due to a wet outfield, with the Test due to start at 10:30 SA Time (08:30 GMT). The delay was only 30 minutes and play started at 11:00 SA Time on Day 1. The weather was quite overcast in Centurion on Day 1.

The score cards were updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.com.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl, to exploit the weather conditions.

The South Africans started fast and the first wicket only fell on 57 runs… but then 2 more wickets fell on the same score. At 57 / 3 Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers steadied the ship and batted the whole day, stringing up the runs till close of play on Day 1.

On Day 2 both AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla quickly went over 150 runs each, before AB de Villiers perished on 152. Hashim Amla reached a landmark 208 before being caught in the deep, right near the boundary markers. Stiaan van Zyl started nervously on debut… but then reached his 101 not out, when Captain Amla declared with the Proteas on 552 / 5, after 140.3 Overs. Quinton de Kock ended on 18 not out in the process.

During the Innings Break, Tea was also called… and then rain delayed play from resuming… and further play on Day 2 was eventually abandoned and Stumps was called very early after heavy rains had fallen in Centurion.

On Day 3 the Proteas dismissed the West Indies with ease in their First Innings, still 351 runs behind. The follow-on was enforced. At Stumps on Day 3 the West Indies were already reeling at 76 / 2.

On Day 4, the Proteas did not fool around, dismissing the rest of the West Indies batting lineup, only 3 balls into the 2nd Session of the day, for a measly 131. Dale Steyn took 6 wickets on Day 4 and South Africa easily wins with an Innings and 220 runs.

Seriously back to the drawing board for the West Indies, I suggest!

 

South Africa:

First Innings – 552 / 5 declared (140.3 Overs)

 

West Indies:

First Innings – 201 All Out (60.2 Overs)
Second Innings – 131 All Out (42.3 Overs)

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Cricket BallThe Springboks (rugby side) took on the Proteas in a T20 celebration match, for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup, at Wanderers, Johannesburg on Friday 5 December 2014.

The Springbok side was made up of current and recent Springboks, whereas the Proteas have chosen a strong T20 National lineup.

The match started at 18:00 SA Time.

The score cards were be updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.com.

The Springboks put one over their Cricket counterparts, with 7 balls spare, Willem Alberts, the capatin on the day, bringing the Bokke home with a 4.

The Springboks win by 5 wickets.

 

Proteas: 181 / 10 (20 Overs)

Springboks: 185 / 5 (18.5 Overs)

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Mark Boucher, former Proteas Wicketkeeper

Mark Boucher, former Proteas Wicketkeeper

The Springboks have signalled their intentions to go all out in the forthcoming Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup against the South African cricket team by appointing former Proteas wicketkeeper, Mark Boucher, as head coach.

Furthermore hard-man Willem Alberts, who took two wickets with consecutive balls and hit a quick 10 runs off nine balls at Newlands in January, has been named to captain the Springboks at the Wanderers.

Springbok Management have also confirmed kicking coach and former Bok flyhalf, Louis Koen, will replace the injured Jean de Villiers in the starting XI for Friday’s match at the Wanderers Stadium.

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CricketA selection of Springboks will take on the Proteas in a T20 match at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on 5 December for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup.

National captain Jean de Villiers and vice-captain Victor Matfield have both been included in the star-studded Springbok T20 cricket team.

Matfield scored 23 runs from 23 balls and hit four fours against the Proteas in Cape Town earlier this year.

The two Springbok centurions will be joined by Willem Alberts, who took two wickets in as many balls at Newlands, as well as Willie le Roux, who scored 16 from eight balls including a big six.

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Kilimanjaro

Tanzanian porters and guides take in the phenomenal view during the record-setting cricket trek up Kilimanjaro.

A group of international cricketers on Friday set a new record for the highest-ever match with a lung busting effort at the top of Kilimanjaro.

The teams, including English bowling legend Ashley Giles and South African icon Makhaya Ntini, the country’s first black Test player, trekked to the roof of Africa before dawn and played ten overs each of a Twenty20 game before cloud stopped play.

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Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn will slip into the best XI

Staring up from the cover of the book of ‘The 25 greatest South African cricketers of all time’ are 16 faces in black and white and nine in colour.

This book, The Selected, was written by two of the country’s most respected cricket journalists in 2007.

Michael Owen-Smith and Neil Manthorp presumably burned the midnight oil many times in providing their definitive list of the finest cricketers to have played for South Africa.

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean players do a lap of honor at the Harare Sports Ground.

There’s one word that’s been used more than any other to describe Australia’s defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Embarrassing.

There were certainly plenty of ashamed-looking Aussies walking from the field after Zimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya hit the winning runs to seal a memorable victory for the host nation.

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Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis has acknowledged on Wednesday that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup was “a bridge too far”.

Kallis, 38, scored just five runs in three innings in a recent one-day international series in Sri Lanka

“I just knew on that tour that I was done,” Kallis said in a statement.

“The squad that was in Sri Lanka is an amazing one and I believe they have a good chance of bringing the trophy home in March.”

It always seemed a long shot for Kallis to remain competitive through to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next February and March.

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King Kallis

King Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis today announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket.

“I realised in Sri Lanka that my dream of playing in a World Cup was a bridge too far,” the 38-year-old said via a statement released by Cricket South Africa (CSA).

“I just knew on that tour that I was done. The squad that was in Sri Lanka is an amazing one and I believe they have a good chance of bringing the trophy home in March.”

“I would like to thank Cricket South Africa, the team, the team sponsors, my sponsors, the fans and all the people who have been involved in my career. It has been an amazing journey.”

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Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen welcomes hostile crowds and prefers that they boo him.

KEVIN Pietersen has a message for Australian fans — if you want the exiled England star to make runs for Melbourne Stars this summer, boo him.

Pietersen was on Monday night confirmed as the Big Bash League’s biggest marque signing and told the Herald Sun spin king Shane Warne played a major role in him choosing to sign a two-year deal with the Stars.

The flamboyant batsman has become world cricket’s No.1 gun-for-hire since being axed by the Poms in a bitter fallout to last summer’s 5-0 Ashes whitewash.

Pietersen has since captained Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, is averaging 23 runs for Surrey in England’s T20 Blast and will next be unveiled by St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League.

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Cricket BallSri-Lanka and South Africa battle each other in the 2nd 5-Day Cricket Test at Colombo in Sri-Lanka from 24 to 28 July 2014. Play starts early for SA viewers, as Sri-Lanka is a few hours ahead of South Africa in the time zones, so it is daly from about 06:00 SA Time every day.

South Africa won the 1st Test and lead the Test Series by 1 / 0 after also taking the ODI Series by 2 – 1, their first ever ODI Series win in Sri-Lanka.

The score cards will be updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

Sri-Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

Sri-Lanka started Day 1 well and at the Close of play on Day 1 were on 305 / 5 after 86 Overs.

It was a slow Day initially on Day 2, both from bat and ball, but the Day started heating up after about 30 Overs done for the Day. Sri-Lanka were all out for 421 in their 1st Innings. South Africa started terribly in their 1st Innings, losing 2 wickets with just 13 on the board. South Africa ended with 98 /  after 52 Overs at Stumps, Day 2.

On Day 3 the South African wickets kept falling at regular intervals, SA reaching 234 / 7 after 111 Overs at Tea of Day 3 and then South Africa were eventually all out for 282 from 134.5 Overs, trailing by 139 rins at the Innings break.

Sri-Lanka started their 2nd Innings and at Stumps on Day 3 were 11 / 0 after 5 Overs.

On Day 4 Sri Lanka kept the pressure on and eventually declared at 229 / 8 after 53.4 Overs, leaving South Africa to chase 369 runs for a win. At Stumps, Day 4 South Africa was on 38 / 1 after 17 Overs, still 331 shy of a win with 9 wickets still in tact.

South Africa were in to bat the whole of Day 5, but there was no attempt to chase a win, it was block, block, block to save the Test! After 102.5 Overs bowled it was 148 / 8, which was then still 221 runs short of the win, with 2 wickets in hand. Rain delayed the Final Session of play on Day 5 for a while, but play resumed again.

South Africa managed to stand their ground, eecking out a DRAW, ending with 159 / 8 after 111 Overs. The result, or non-result, means South Africa moves up to TOP Test spot in the world Cricket Test rankings.

 

Sri-Lanka:
  • First Innings – 421 (121.4 Overs)
  • Second Innings – 229 / 8 Declared (53.4 Overs)
South Africa:
  • First Innings – 282 (134.5 Overs)
  • Second Innings – 159 / 8 (111 Overs)

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Cricket BallSri-Lanka and South Africa battle each other in the 1st 5-Day Cricket Test at Galle International Stadium in Sri-Lanka from 16 to 20 July 2014. Play starts early for SA viewers, as Sri-Lanka is a few hours ahead of South Africa in the time zones, so it is daly from about 06:00 SA Time every day.

South Africa have just won the ODI Series by 2 – 1, their first ever in Sri-Lanka.

The score cards will be updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first.

South Africa started well on Day 1 and then slightly lost their way towards the end of Day 1. At Stumps on Day 1, South Africa were 268 / 5, after 91 overs. On Day 2 South Africa continued their strong form and declared with 9 wickets down on 455 / 9 after 166.2 overs, leaving Sri-Lanka to field 12 uncomfortable overs before the close of play on Day 2 and with Sri-Lanka ending on 30 / 0 (12 Overs).

On Day 3 Sri-Lanka was steadily losing wickets and after 60 Overs bowled in the Sri-Lankan 1st Innings they were 165 / 4 (60 Overs). At close of play on Day 3 they were reeling at 283 / 9 after 100 Overs.

On Day 4 the Sri-Lankans were all out for 292 after 104.5 Overs and South Africa in their 2nd Innings declared at 206 / 6 (50.2 Overs). The Sri-Lankan 2nd Innings is underway, a target of 370 set.

At Stumps, Day 4, Sri-Lanka was 110 / 1 (32 Overs), 260 runs needed to win the game. One now wonders whether the South Adrican captain, Hashim Amla, declared the South African 2nd Innings too early!

On Day 5 the South African bowling attack and specifically the pace attack, obliterated the Sri-Lankans.

South Africa won the Test comfortably, by 153 runs.

 

South Africa:

  • First Innings – 455 / 9 Declared (166.2 Overs)

  • Second Innings – 206 / 6 Declared (50.2 Overs)

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  • First Innings – 292 (104.5 Overs)

  • Second Innings – 216 (71.3 Overs)

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Cricket BallIndia and South Africa battled each other in the World T20 Cricket competition 2nd semi-final at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Friday 4 April 2014.

The 1st semi-final took place on Thursday 3 5 April 2014 between Sri Lanka and West Indies, with Sri Lanka winning and advancing to the final.

The match started at 15:00 SA Time.

South Africa won the Toss and chose to bat first.

The score cards were updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

India win with 5 balls spare, and win by 6 wickets.

 

South Africa: 172 / 4 (20 Overs)

India: 176 / 4 (19.1 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and England battled each other in the World T20 Cricket competition at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue) on Saturday 29 March.

This was a Group 1 game.

England won the toss and elected to field.

The score cards were updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

South Africa won by 3 runs.

 

South Africa: 196 / 5 (20 Overs)

England: 193 / 7 (20 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and New Zealand battled each other in the World T20 Cricket competition at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue) on Monday 24 March.

This was a Group 1 game.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.

The score cards were updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

South Africa won by 2 runs, after an excellent last bowling over by Dale Steyn!

 

South Africa: 170 / 6 (20 Overs)

New Zealand: 168 / 8 (20 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and Sri Lanka battle each other in the World T20 Cricket competition at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (neutral venue) on Saturday 22 March.

This is a Group 1 game.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.

The score cards were updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

Sri lanka win by 6 runs.

 

Sri Lanka: 165 / 7 (20 Overs)

South Africa: 160 / 8 (20 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and Australia battled each other in the 3rd and last T20 Cricket International at SuperSport Park, Centurion, from 18:00 SA Time on Friday 14 March.

This was the last game for the 2 sides, before departing for the T20 International World Cup, starting on Sunday.

Australia won the match and the T20 Seires by 2 / 0, after the 1st game in the series was rained out and abandoned and after the 2nd game was reduced to 7 overs a side, where Australia won earlier in the week.

Australia won with 5 full overs to spare and by 6 wickets.

The score cards was updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

 

South Africa: 128 / 7 (20 Overs)

Australia: 129 / 4 (15 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and Australia battled each other in the 3rd and last 5-Day Test at Newlands, Cape Town, from 10:30 SA Time on Saturday 1 March to Wednesday 5 March.

South Africa and Australia were 1 / 1 in the series, after South Africa convincingly beat Australia in the 2nd Test at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.

The score cards was updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

Australia took control of the match from the first ball of the test, declaring their innings twice, whilst South Africa fell cheaply in the first innings and almost batted for a day and a half in the second innings.

Australia knocked the last wicket over, that of Morne Morkel, with only 27 balls left in the Test.

Australia win by 245 runs and win the Test Series 2 / 1.

Australia:

  • First Innings – 494 / 7 Declared (127.4 Overs)

  • Second Innings – 303 / 5 Declared (58 Overs)

South Africa:

  • First Innings – 287 All Out (82.5 Overs)

  • Second Innings – 265 All Out (134.3 Overs)

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Cricket BallMichael ClarkeSince South Africa’s return from international sporting isolation, two teams have tormented the county’s sporting heroes and sports-mad public alike – the All Blacks and the Baggy Greens.

Lead by a succession of hard-nosed captains and spear-headed by some of the best players in history, Australia has been the cricketing nemesis of the Proteas and the team South African fans most ‘loved to hate’. ODIs and Tests between the teams have produced some of the most memorable games in cricket history.

Even though fans hated playing second fiddle to the Baggy Greens, their acknowledgement of Australia’s cricketing excellence ranged from grudging respect to open admiration.

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Cricket BallSouth Africa and Australia battled each other in the 2nd of three 5-Day Tests at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.

Australia were 1 / 0 up in the series, after beating South Africa onvincingly in the 1st Test at Centurion Park, Pretoria.

The score cards were be updated at regular intervals here on Rugby-Talk.

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South Africa squared the series with a 231 run win, the series now 1 / 1 with the final 5-Day Test set up nicely for Newlands, Cape Town.

There was still 1 full day to go in the Test, but South Africa asked for the extra half an hour on Day 4 to finish the Australians up, which they duly did.

South Africa:

  • First Innings – 423 All Out (150.5 Overs)

  • Second Innings – 270 / 5 Declared (64 Overs)

Australia:

  • First Innings – 246 All Out (57 Overs)

  • Second Innings – 216 All Out (73.4 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth Africa’s Proteas cricket team and Australia went head to head and toe to toe in the first of 3, Five-Day cricket Tests at SuperSport Park, Centurion from Thursday 12 February. THe match ended more than a full day early, with Australia winning by 281 runs..

The match started at 10:30 SA Time on 12 February 2014.

South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first.

This was the Live Game Article, where we updated the scores from time to time during the Day’s play and where the cricket supporters amongst us had have the opportunity to discuss the game.

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Cricket BallThe Cell C Festival of Cricket was played at Newlands, Cape Town and we had a look at the State Of Origin T20 match between South African sides from the NORTH and SOUTH.

The match started at 16:30 SA Time (14:30 GMT). The match was broadcast on TV in SA, on SuperSport 2, SH2 & CSN.

The South won the toss and elected to bat.

The NORTH won the match by 1 run, with 1 ball spare at the end.

The scores and match progress was updated at regular intervals.

 

South: 153 / 9 (20 Overs)

North: 154 / 7 (19.5 Overs)

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Cricket BallSouth AfricaThe Proteas and rugby Springboks played in a festival T20 game at Newlands, Cape Town as an opener to the Cell C Festival of Cricket.

The match is broadcast Live on SuperSport 2, SHD 2 & CSN on TV in SA.

TV broadcast of the match started at 17:35 SA Time and the match itself started at 18:00 SA Time.

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