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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo says the pressure will be on “chokers” South Africa in their decisive Champions Trophy game. The winners of the Group B match in Cardiff on Friday will secure a place in the semi-finals alongside India.
With the break in Super Rugby we might just as well suffer with the Proteas and see if Gary Kirsten did indeed teach them a way to win the bigger games, the ones that really counts.
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.
South Africa and Pakistan did battle in the 3rd and final 5-Day Test at Centurion park, Pretoria which started at 10:30 SA Time on Friday 22 February and which was scheduled to run till Tuesday 26 February 2013.
This was the Live Game Article for the Match.
South Africa won the Toss and elected to bat.
In South Africa’s First Innings they ammassed 409 runs, all out. Pakistan only managed 156 runs in their First innings and was instructed to follow on. In their Second Innings, the Pakistani’s fought bravely until they were all out on 235 runs, still 18 behind South Africa’s First Innings total.
South Africa won by an Innings and 18 runs, making a clean sweep and achieving a whitewash of Pakistan in the Test Series in South Africa
South Africa and Pakistan did battle in the 2nd 5-Day Test at Newlands, Cape Town which started at 10:30 SA Time on Thursday 14 February and which was supposed to run till Monday 18 February 2013.
This is the Live Game Article for the Match.
South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
Pakistan managed 338 All Out in the 1st innings and South Africa 12 runs less with their 326. In the 2nd Innings, Pakistan were all out for 169 on the 4th Day and South Africa were required to get 182 to win the Test.
South Africa reached 182 / 6 near the end of day 4, winning the Test and the Series, with 1 Test still to come (Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 February 2013 at Centurion Park).
Match facts: February 14-18, 2013
Start time: 10:30 local (08:30 GMT)
“The more accolades there are, the more expectation there is on me. I woke up before the Wanderers Test at 4am dreaming I had got a pair.”
South Africa and Pakistan did battle in the 1st 5-Day Test at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg which started at 10:30 SA Time on Friday 1 February and which was supposed to run till Tuesday 5 February 2013.
This was the Live Game Article for the Match.
South Africa won the toss and batted first on a difficult wicket, getting 253 in the First Innings, then dismissing Pakistan for a poultry 49 runs. South Africa had the choice to ask Pakistan to follow-on but chose to bat again, amassing 275 / 3 before declaring in their Second Innings, a lead of 479.
Pakistan put up a brave performance in their Second Innings, only losing 4 wickets on Day 3, but with South Africa taking the New Ball early on Day 4, they bundled Pakistan out for 268.
South Africa win comfortably with a Day and a Half spare, before Lunch on Day 4 and win by 211 runs.
It’s shaping up to be a big week for Graeme Smith. On Monday, he announced his wife is expecting the couple’s second child later this year. On Friday, he will turn 32 and also become the first person to captain a team in 100 Tests, when he leads South Africa against Pakistan in Johannesburg.
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.