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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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JKJacques 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.

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Cricket BallSouth 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.

 

India:

  • First Innings – 280 All Out (103 Overs)

  • Second Innings – 421 All Out (120.4 Overs)

South Africa:

  • First Innings – 244 All Out (75.3 Overs)

  • Second Innings – 450 / 7 (136 Overs)

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Rugby-TalkIt 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.

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Cricket BallSouth 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.

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Cricket BallSouth 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.

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CricketMadsenWayne 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.

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Cricket BallIn 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

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Cricket BallSri 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.

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DM2CS-Kyle Coetzer.jpgCricket Scotland announced on Tuesday that Kyle Coetzer has been appointed as the new Scotland cricket captain. He will take charge for the first time this Friday when Scotland play Pakistan in the first of two One Day Internationals.

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South Africa and Pakistan did battle in the 3rd ODI at Wanderers, Johannesburg at 10:00 SA Time on Sunday 17 March 2013.

This was the Live Game Article for the match.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.

Sputh Africa amassed 343 / 5 in their allotted 50 overs, with both Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers getting their tons.

Pakistan had spells of brilliance, starting very well until a few wickets fell and then again when Shahid Afridi scored 88 off just 48 balls before falling. At the end the South African bowlers wrapped up all the Pakistani wickets for 309 runs, after 48.1 overs, just 34 runs short of the South African total.

South Africa now leads 2 – 1 in the series of 5 ODI’s, with 2 games still on the cards.

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South Africa and Pakistan did battle in the 1st ODI at Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein at 10:00 SA Time on Sunday 10 March 2013.

This was the Live Game Article for the match.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.

South Africa batted well and amassed 315 runs in their allotted overs, with 4 wickets falling in the process. Colin Ingram not out in the end on 105 runs.

Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals and then quicker towards the end, eventually all out for 190 runs. South Africa wins the match by 125 runs, a comprehensive win after only 36.2 overs into the Pakistan batting innings.

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