South 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.
First Innings – 494 / 7 Declared (127.4 Overs)
Second Innings – 303 / 5 Declared (58 Overs)
First Innings – 287 All Out (82.5 Overs)
Second Innings – 265 All Out (134.3 Overs)
Graeme Smith has announced he will retire from international cricket at the conclusion of the final Test against Australia in Cape Town.
Since 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.
South 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.
First Innings – 423 All Out (150.5 Overs)
Second Innings – 270 / 5 Declared (64 Overs)
First Innings – 246 All Out (57 Overs)
Second Innings – 216 All Out (73.4 Overs)
South 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.
Kevin Pietersen’s England career is over after he was told he is no longer part of the national team’s plans.
The 33-year-old batsman, England’s all-time leading run-scorer across all formats, was given the news by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
England team director Andy Flower has left his role following the 5-0 Ashes whitewash by Australia.
Appointed in 2009, Flower led England to three successive Ashes series victories but has paid the price for their disastrous showing down under.
The 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)
The 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.
Jacques Kallis one of the game’s greatest allrounders, retires from Test cricket after the Boxing Day match against India. Kallis announced his decision on Wednesday, on the eve of the second Test against India, but stated that he would still like to play the 2015 World Cup for South Africa.
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In a statement, Kallis said: “It wasn’t an easy decision, with Australia around the corner and the success this team is enjoying, but I feel the time is right. I don’t see it as goodbye, I still have a lot of hunger to push South Africa to that World Cup in 2015 if I am fit and performing. The last two years specifically have been a memorable journey with an exceptional group of cricketers. I am fortunate enough to have ended my Test career amongst a group of talented cricketers but, more importantly, friends whom I will cherish for years to come.”
Kallis, who made his Test debut against England in December 1995, and has played 165 Tests, scoring 13174 runs at an average of 55.12, with 44 centuries and 58 half-centuries.
South Africa and India did battle in the 1st 5-Day Test at Wanderers, Johannesburg between 18 to 22 December 2013.
India won the toss and elected to bat first.
The scores and match progress was updated here at regular intervals.
The match ended in a draw, with South Africa just 8 runs short of victory, as time ran out on Day 5.
First Innings – 280 All Out (103 Overs)
Second Innings – 421 All Out (120.4 Overs)
First Innings – 244 All Out (75.3 Overs)
Second Innings – 450 / 7 (136 Overs)
Jean de Villiers’ captaincy skills will be put to a new test when he leads a Springbok XI in their 20 over CRICKET match against the Proteas.
It is mid December 2013, 14 days till we welcome the new year.
Tell us about your holiday plans and / or your plans for the Festive season, coming up!
Rugby-Talk’s holiday plans and Festive season plans include keeping you up to date on the doings and screwings in the rugby world, but we acknowledge that Southern Hemisphere rugby news is in short supply.
In light of the above we’ll also focus on a bit of cricket in the lean times and most importantly we’ll start this week with detailed discussions on the SQUAD MEMBERS of the different South African Super Rugby sides for 2014. For each player position we’ll have a seperate article for each franchise, for instance there will be 5 seperate articles discussing the props, same with hookers, locks, looseforwards, scrumhalves, flyhalves, midfield & back 3. That equates to 10 new Super Rugby articles a week for 4 weeks, thus 40 new Super Rugby articles in total to feast on.
South Africa and India did battle in the 3rd ODI at SuperSport Park, Centurion, Pretoria.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first on on overcast day always with chances of rain interupting the match.
South Africa were looking at making it 3 / 0 in the ODI Series.
The match was eventually called off after the South African Innings, due to rain. No result follows and South Africa wins the ODI Series against Indie 2 / 0.
South Africa and India did battle in the 1st ODI at Wanderers, Johannesburg.
India won the toss and elected to field first on on overcast day with chances of rain interupting the match.
The South African Proteas wore PINK today in support of breast cancer awareness.
South Africa won the match by 141 runs.
Wayne Madsen, the Derbyshire captain, [*and nephew of former Natal wicketkeeper Trevor Madsen], has been awarded the inaugural Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket Elite Award, created by MCC and the BBC to acknowledge exceptional sportsmanship, for walking during a crucial County Championship match.
England and Australia meet on Wednesday at Edgebaston, Birmingham, in the third One Day International (ODI) of the current five match series. The match will be a day night affair with play scheduled to start at 15.00 South African Time.
In what can only be described as a very dead rubber, SA faced a weakened Sri Lankan side in Columbo, where AB felt that losing 3-2 would be better than losing 4-1. Something I hadn’t thought of – well done, AB. Sri Lanka, with 3 Perera’s and as many changes, won the toss and chose to bat. Unfortunately AB’s side did go down 4-1. Good news is that AB did realise, at the interview, that they needed to improve
Sri Lanka and South Africa’s Proteas met at the R Premadasa Stadium in Columbo for a Day / Night match.
South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
Sri Lanka and Kumar Sangakkara specifically (169) batted well and amassed a total of 320 in their 50 overs. South Africa was bowled out after 31.5 overs, for 140.
Sri Lanka wins by 180 runs.
England and South Africa will hope lady luck does not desert them when they clash in the Champions Trophy semifinal at the Oval in London on Wednesday.
Wednesday 19 June @ 10:45 – Live on SuperSport 2