South Africa and New Zealand did battle in the 3rd T20 International at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth at 14:30 SA Time on Wednesday 26 December 2012.
This was the Live Game Article for the match.
South Africa posted a mighty 179 / 6 in their allotted 20 overs.
New Zealand started the chase well but after Martin Guptill and Brendan McCullum departed, it was all over bar the shouting.
South Africa won comfortably, by 33 runs and with only 1 New Zealand wicket left standing.
South Africa and New Zealand did battle in the 2nd T20 International at Buffalo Park, East London at 18:00 SA Time on Sunday 23 December 2012.
This was the Live Game Article for the match.
After New Zealand won the toss again, they decided to field first.
South Africa set a wonderful total of 165 / 5 after 19 overs (match was reuced to 19 overs due to a power outage in the flodd lights). bad fielding by South Africa, shoddy bowling with a wet ball and a marvelous innings of 101 not out by Martin Guptill saw New zealand home off a 4 on the last ball.
South Africa and New Zealand did battle in the 1st T20 International at Kingsmead, Durban at 18:00 SA Time on Friday 21 December 2012.
This was the Live Game Article for the match.
South Africa won with ease, with 7.5 overs to spare (47 balls). The South African bowlers did the trick, bowling the New Zealanders out for a poultry 86 runs in 18.2 overs. New Zealand took the 1st South African wicket without a single run on the board for South Africa, but Faf du Plessis and Davids steadied the ship, untill Davids perished on 20, leaving it to young Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis to finish the New Zealanders off in style.
AB de Villiers has pulled out of South Africa’s Twenty20 internationals at home against New Zealand in December, citing the need for extra rest before the Tests in January. Justin Ontong, the Cape Cobras captain, has been called into the squad.
Young Highveld Lions wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is likely to be called up by the Proteas for limited overs internationals against New Zealand.
Australia and the South African Proteas did battle in the 3rd & final Test of the Series in Australia at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground (WACA), Perth.
The game took place mostly in the middle of the night for South Africans, so live updates was given in the mornings.
Some thought it strange when South Africa chose to bat first after winning the toss, considering the batting surface, but in hind sight it proved the perfect decision. After only posting a modest 225 by South Africa in the first innings, they took the Australian batsment apart with regularity in Australia’s first innings, reducing them to only 163 all out.
Then came the master class of the South African second innings, amassing 569 runs in double quick fashion and with an hour to go in Day 3, the Australians went in to bat. No wickets fell in that last hour of Day 3, but Day 4 was the clincher, with Australian wickets falling at regular intervals.
Michael Starc hung on, frustrating the South African bowlers and South African spectators alike, but in the end South Africa won the Test by 309 runs, more than a full Day early, and thus winning the Test Series 1 / 0 to retain their World No 1 Test ranking.
The 4th Cricket ODI between England and South Africa (4 of 5), played at Lords, London – 2 September 2012 – 50-over match.
England won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
The 3rd Cricket ODI between England and South Africa (3 of 5), played at Kennington Oval, London – 31 August 2012 – day/night (50-over match).
England won by 4 wickets, with 12 balls to spare.
The 2nd Cricket ODI between England and South Africa (2 of 5), played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton – 28 August 2012 – day/night (50-over match).
South Africa won by 80 runs.
England and the South African Proteas did battle in the 3rd Test of the Series in England at Lords, London, UK.
South Africa won in fine style by 51 runs, having steemed a spirited England fight on Day 5
It was with many emotions that I left England more than 3 weeks ago. Although it was common knowledge that Lord’s was going to be my last Test match, this injury brought that about earlier and I left England suddenly for an uncertain future regarding my health.
England and the South African Proteas do battle in the 2nd Test of the Series in England at Headingly, Leeds, UK.
JUSTIN ONTONG’S outstanding form for the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras in both the SuperSport Series and the domestic 1-Day Cup has earned him a recall to the Proteas’ Castle Lager squad for both the ODI and T20 series against New Zealand.
This was a Live Discussion Article where we chatted about the match in progress and where the scores were updated regularly.
The second Cricket ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka (2 of 5) at Buffalo Park, East London. The game started at 10:00 SA Time on 14 January 2012.
This was Live Discussion Article where we chatted about the match in progress and where the scores were updated regularly.
The Second Cricket Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka took place at Kingsmead, Durban, it was supposed to run between 26 to 30 December 2011, but finished a day early.
This was the Live Discussion Article where we chatted about the match in progress and where the scores were updated regularly.
The First Cricket Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka took place at Centurion Park near Pretoria, it was due to last 5 days (15 – 19 December 2011, but lasted less than 3 days.
This was the Live Discussion Article where we chatted about the match in progress and where the scores was be updated regularly.
While the weather in Centurion has not played its part this week, Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith remains hopeful that his bowling attack will be able to exploit local conditions against Sri Lanka.
Almost by default, the national selectors may appease their fiercest of critics for the Proteas’ upcoming three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, which starts at Centurion’s SuperSport Park on December 15.
- First Innings – 266 all out (71 overs)
- Second Innings – 339 all out (110 overs)
- First Innings – 296 all out (76.4 overs)
- Second Innings – 310 / 8 (86.5 overs)
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
The First of two 5-Day Test matches between the South African Proteas and Australia is underway in Cape Town.
The match is scheduled to run from 9 to 13 November 2011. South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first.
This is a general discussion Article on the Test, South Africa won by 8 wickets.
South Africa 222/6 (50 ov)
Australia 227/7 (47.3 ov)
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
South Africa 303/6 (50)
Australia 223 (50 ov)
South Africa won by 80 runs
At time when revenue drives the game, World Cup officials said Wednesday they were “delighted” with global television viewing figures ahead of this weekend’s Final in their showpiece tournament.
Australia head coach Robbie Deans and Wales head coach Warren Gatland on Wednesday named their teams to play their Bronze Final of Rugby World Cup 2011 at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 22 October at 09:30 SA Time.
Australia’s Wallabies have been left with a long injury list after their Rugby World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand, with at least four players unavailable for Friday’s third-place playoff against Wales.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has named Gethin Jenkins as captain and made three changes to his forwards due to suspension, injury and exhaustion in the pack ahead of Friday’s third-place playoff against Australia at the Rugby World Cup.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has admitted that he was so stunned as losing his inspirational captain Sam Warburton to a red card that he considered faking an injury to create uncontested scrums.
Veteran Wales wing Shane Williams admits the lure of one last roar from the Millennium Stadium crowd in Cardiff may cause him to postpone his international retirement for another match.
France have moved up from fifth place in the IRB’s Rugby World rankings to third place knocking South Africa out of the top three making them the first northern hemisphere nation to occupy this position in nearly 16 months.
England also moved up from sixth place to fifth place as a result of Wales dropping from fourth to sixth place after they lost by one point to France.
This is a satirical look at South african rugby, it is not intended to offend anyone, so please read it with the intent in which it was written.
Joubert, who controlled yesterday’s semifinal between the All Blacks and Wallabies at Eden Park, becomes only the second South African to take charge of a final after Andre Watson who has controlled two.
Though long have our Kiwi cousins walked in the shadow of the Valley of Death, through World Cup loss after World Cup loss, as an entire people plumbed the depths of despair, now, nowthe hour is upon them. The promised land is now just up ahead around the bend…
All Blacks (14) 20 / Wallabies (6) 6 (Final Score)
The New Zealand All Blacks and Australian Wallabies did battle in the First Semi-Final of Rugby World Cup 2011 at Eden Park, Auckland 10:00 SA Time (21:00 NZ Time).
This was the live match discussion Article.
The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & M-Net on TV in SA.
The All Blacks were ruthless and commited and deserve their place in next Sunday’s Final. It was however a brave effort by Australia but Quade Cooper should have clicked earlier for them to have any chance.
Jean-Baptiste Elissalde had just converted a Yannick Jauzion try, scored off a missed forward pass, giving the French a 20-18 lead in their 2007 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against the All Blacks in front of a packed Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.
The All Blacks were the best team in the world. All they needed was a penalty, a drop goal, a try. Momentum, that age-old All Blacks’ drive.