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Stats: Active players with the most Man of the Match awards in ODI's
Stats: Active players with the most Man of the Match awards in ODI's

Yuvraj Singh tops the list with 23 MoM awards, including four at the 2011 World Cup AB De Villiers picked up his 23rd ODI Man of the Match award against New Zealand in the 3rd and final match of the ODI series yesterday. The Proteas skipper’s knock of 64 from 48 balls proved crucial as the hosts won the match by 62 runs thereby clinching the series 2-1.  In the process, De Villiers became the fastest to reach 8000 ODI

Aug 27 2015
South Africa beat New Zealand by 62 runs to clinch the series
South Africa beat New Zealand by 62 runs to clinch the series

South Africa were right on money from the first delivery South Africa defeated New Zealand by 62 runs and won the three-match one-day international (ODI) series by 2-1 at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban. They are now ranked three in the ICC ODI rankings, behind Australia and India.  After winning the toss, South Africa's captain AB de Villiers decide to bat first, Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada were back in the Proteas si

Aug 26 2015
10 cricketers of Indian origin who will be playing the 2016 T20 World Cup
10 cricketers of Indian origin who will be playing the 2016 T20 World Cup

As the current year reaches the end of its middle third, preparations have already begun for the major event that will take place next year - the ICC T20 World Cup. Set to be hosted for the first time in India, it is one of the most expected sports events of 2016. After being hosted by South Africa, England and West Indies, the T20 World Cup finally set foot inside the subcontinent as Sri Lanka hosted it in 2014. Now, it all set to come back to I

Aug 26 2015
AB de Villiers feels his team still has room to improve
AB de Villiers feels his team still has room to improve

AB de Villiers is not happy with the way team won South Africa’s 20-run win over New Zealand in the first one-day international (ODI) match in Centurion was not convincing enough for skipper AB de Villiers, reports ESPNcricinfo. A game of many dropped chances, the South African fielding unit considered the best in the world looked almost comical. The match looked a lot closer than it actually was, New Zealand

Aug 20 2015
Stats: South Africa vs New Zealand 1st ODI - Amla on par with Gibbs
Stats: South Africa vs New Zealand 1st ODI - Amla on par with Gibbs

South Africa beat New Zealand in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the series by 20 runs. Both teams were depleted a bit since a few big names were missing out, but it didn’t make a difference to Hashim Amla as he continued his merry ways.  He scored his 21st ODI hundred and put up a huge partnership with Rilee Rossouw to take the game away from the Kiwis. There were plenty of numbers to discuss after last night’s action

South Africa defeat New Zealand by 20 runs to win the 1st ODI
South Africa defeat New Zealand by 20 runs to win the 1st ODI

Amla scored a brilliant century. New Zealand failed to chase the 305-run target set by South Africa as they were bowled out for 284, losing the match by 20 runs at the Super Sports Park in Centurion. Hashim Amla’s heroic 124 was the highlight of the evening. After winnings the toss, New Zealand's skipper Kane Williamson decided to bowl first. David Wiese made his debut for the Protea and the likes of Dale Steyn, Ve

Aug 19 2015
South Africa make light work of New Zealand in 1st T20I
South Africa make light work of New Zealand in 1st T20I

Morne van Wyk attempts to run out Grant Elliot during the 1st T20I South Africa chased down the target of 152 set by New Zealand in the 1st T20I, winning the match by 6 wickets and 2.1 overs to spare. Opener Hashim Amla (48 off 41 balls) anchored one end of the innings in the South African chase, while his partners went for aggressive shots AB de Villiers, returning to action after a break from cricket, scored a brisk 33 off 21 b

Aug 15 2015
All eyes on AB de Villiers as South Africa take on New Zealand in the 1st T20I
All eyes on AB de Villiers as South Africa take on New Zealand in the 1st T20I

AB de Villiers returns for South Africa after completing his ‘paternity leave’ World Cup finalists New Zealand will kick-off their tour of South Africa on Friday with the first of the two T20 internationals to be held at Kingsmead, Durban. The teams played out one of the most exciting ODI matches in recent times in the semi-finals of the quadrennial event and will do battle once again in three one-dayers, but after two matches i

Aug 14 2015
Stats: Legends or Home Track Bullies?
Stats: Legends or Home Track Bullies?

Michael Clarke reaches his century against India at Adelaide Oval in December 2014 Michael Clarke’s dodgy form is surely the biggest reason for Australia’s recent batting collapses. Pup was the man who kept the struggling Australian batting afloat in their transition phase after the batting stalwarts of the 2000s retired. Even with his recent slump of form, he averages more than 56 since the start of 2012. 2012 was a

Aug 9 2015
Joe Root becomes the new World number 1 Test batsman
Joe Root becomes the new World number 1 Test batsman

Root’s 130 in England’s only innings of the fourth Test was enough to move to the top of the rankings. England batsman Joe Root has moved to the top of the Test batsmen rankings, ESPNCricinfo reports. The 24-year-old scored 130 in England’s first innings and coupled with Steven Smith’s failure in the Trent Bridge Test, swapped places with the Australian vice-captain to jump from the No 3 spot to the top of the rankin

Aug 8 2015
BAN vs SA, 2nd Test: Match preview
BAN vs SA, 2nd Test: Match preview

Mustazifur – The man in form The South Africans have not lost an away series since 2006, when under a relatively inexperienced captain, a rebuilding side lost 2-0 to the then perhaps invincible Australians. The Proteas were even trounced in the limited-overs leg of that tour, losing 5-3. They find themselves in an eerily familiar situation now, having failed to adapt to alien conditions, and having lost the ODI series 2-1. Bangla

Jul 30 2015
Bangladesh Skipper Mushfiqur all praise for Bangladesh bowlers
Bangladesh Skipper Mushfiqur all praise for Bangladesh bowlers

Bangladesh cricketers congratulate Mustazifur for the dismissal of Duminy in the 1st test     Chittagong, July 26 (IANS) Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is delighted over how the Bangladesh bowlers attacked South Africa's world-class batting line-up in the first Test. Bangladesh's revamped bowling unit deserved the acclaim from their skipper after bundling out the Proteas for a measly 248 in the first innings, repo

Jul 26 2015
Both Bangladesh and South Africa believe they had upper hand in washed-out game
Both Bangladesh and South Africa believe they had upper hand in washed-out game

Both teams believe that they could have won the first Test The first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Chittagong ended in a draw. Skippers of both sides believe that the game would have ended in their favor had play been possible on the last two days. Mushfiqur Rahim, in a rare statement of aggression, said that South Africa would have crumbled under pressure of scoring runs quickly and the game would have resulte

Jul 26 2015
Quinton de Kock pleads guilty to shoulder barging, fined 75% of match fee
Quinton de Kock pleads guilty to shoulder barging, fined 75% of match fee

Tamim Iqbal and de Kock involved in shoulder barging It seems the Proteas keep running afoul of ICC guidelines. Barely a few days after Rilee Rossouw was fined 50% of his match fee in a shoulder barging incident, wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75% of his match fee for a similar feat after pleading guilty to it, in the ongoing Test in Chittagong. Incidentally, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was involved in both the cases. When

Jul 23 2015