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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 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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CricketSri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat against South Africa. After a 30-minute delay due to a wet outfield, Dinesh Chandimal chose to bat in cloudy Colombo at the R Premadasa Stadium.

Rain interrupted play again with the Sri Lankan score on 223 / 9 after 49.2 overs.

South Africa eventually came in to bat, with the game reduced to 29 overs and needing 176 to win.

From about 11 overs gone, South Africa started falling behind the par score in terms of a Duckworth / Lewis calculation and eventually the rain stopped play again after 21 overs, with the covers coming on.

All further play was called off and Sri Lanka was declared the winner by 17 runs.

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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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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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South Africa and New Zealand did battle in the 3rd and last ODI in the Series at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Friday 25 January 2013.

This was the Live Game Article for the match.

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first.

South Africa won the match with a 6 off the last possible ball in their 50 overs, needing 3 runs from the last ball, and getting those last 3 and 3 more with a magnificent 6 by Ryan McLaren.

New Zealand won the ODI Series 2 – 1 and now heads home, whilst pakistan has already landed in South Africa.

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After the All Blacks’ astounding successes in 2010 which has left them well and truly perched on the top of the world, their coach Graham Henry fears burn-out as they prepare for the 2011 World Cup.

Henry told the media: “Our biggest challenge is that they’ve got to be reasonably sharp mentally coming into the World Cup and the Tri-Nations prior.

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Earl Rose’s chances of returning to Super Rugby next year suffered a major setback when he wasn’t included in the Cheetahs preliminary 42-man training squad.

The versatile players has joined Griquas following his fall from grace at the Lions, which makes him available for the Cheetahs in the Super 15.

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New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises were unveiled at the official naming of the 2011 Investec Super Rugby Squads – the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders – in Auckland today.

New Zealand Rugby Union General Manager of Professional Rugby Neil Sorensen welcomed the contracting of 160 players into expanded 32-man squads as promise of a sensational 2011 Investec Super Rugby season for New Zealand fans.

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Eight new Chiefs were named today in the 2011 Chiefs Investec Super Rugby squad with 21 Chiefs from the 2010 squad returning for next year’s campaign.

The new Chiefs are tight forwards Daniel Perrin and Isaac Ross, lock/six Hayden Triggs, loose forwards Fritz Lee and Scott Waldrom, halfbacks Tawera Kerr-Barlow and Taniela Moa and second five-eighth Tana Umaga.

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The Melbourne Rebels announced their principle Title Sponsor and will be known as the RaboDirect Rebels.  Sounds like a sickness or an affliction in my opinion, one might suspect they are rabid and bonkers…. well actually, the last part we know for certain!

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Having had a look at the new look Super 15 schedule for 2011 and reviewing the results of this year’s Tri-Nations and going back all the way to the End Of Year Tour last November it is becoming increasingly clear that our top rugby players are playing way too much rugby. Injuries have also taken it’ s toll on a number of Springboks and a few had to take care of long standing injuries such as Fourie Du Preez with his shoulder. Continue reading

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