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Centuries from Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock help South Africa seal record chase
Centuries from Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock help South Africa seal record chase

Centuries from both openers helped the Proteas keep the ODI series aliveCenturies from both openers, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock set up a comfortable victory for South Africa in the third ODI against England and kept their hopes of winning the series alive. Joe Root’s highest ODI score left South Africa with a record chase but a 239-run opening partnership meant it wasn’t a difficult chase for the Proteas.After winning the toss an

Feb 10 2016
England playing well but not unbeatable, says De Villiers
England playing well but not unbeatable, says De Villiers

De Villiers said that results could have been different had his side clung on to half-chances that came their waySouth African skipper AB de Villiers is confident that his side can make a strong comeback to win the 5-match ODI series against England despite being 2-0 down heading into the third match in Centurion on Tuesday.While the 31-year-old conceded that Morgan’s men were playing well, he added that the results could have been differen

Feb 7 2016
England prevail by D/L method as South Africa lose first ODI
England prevail by D/L method as South Africa lose first ODI

Quinton de Kock’s career-best ODI score went in vainJos Buttler’s century, which was aided by a sublime supporting cast of three fifties, helped England post 399/9, which proved to be too much for South Africa, who despite Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten century, lost by 39 runs by Duckworth-Lewis in the first ODI at Bloemfontein.Before rain had the last laugh, Buttler’s 73-ball hundred showed that despite not being in the Test

Feb 4 2016
The story of Aiden Markram- an overlooked prodigy in SA's domestic circuit
The story of Aiden Markram- an overlooked prodigy in SA's domestic circuit

Markram guided Proteas colts to U-19 World Cup triumph in UAE.When Quinton De Kock got his call-up, soon after a brilliant U-19 campaign in Australia, where the Proteas colts finished third behind India and Australia, that was on the back of some impressive performances from the wicketkeeper batsman. De Kock amassed 284 runs and instigated 5 dismissals during the course of the tournament. Soon the U-19 player was enrolled by his home state f

Feb 2 2016
India the No. 1 Test side, Amla the No. 4 Test batsman in the latest ICC Rankings
India the No. 1 Test side, Amla the No. 4 Test batsman in the latest ICC Rankings

A double hundred in Johannesburg and a century in Centurion meant that Amla climbed up to the 4th spotKagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and Ben Stokes, who all made their names at previous ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, have made impressive gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings which were released on Wednesday morning following the conclusion of the Centurion Test which South Africa won by 280 runs.Raba

South Africa v England, Day 2: Visitors fightback after Quinton de Kock century helps South Africa post 475
South Africa v England, Day 2: Visitors fightback after Quinton de Kock century helps South Africa post 475

De Kock remained unbeaten with a score of 129 runsSouth Africa picked on from the first-day score of 329 runs for the loss of five wickets and went on to post a total of 475 runs as Quinton De Kock scored a century on the second day of the fourth test match. In reply, the English batsmen started steadily and finished the day with 138 runs on the board. Alastair Cook and Joe Root remained unbeaten, with the former scoring a half-century.De Ko

Jan 23 2016
Quinton de Kock ruled out of the 3rd Test after freak injury, replacement Dane Vilas races against time
Quinton de Kock ruled out of the 3rd Test after freak injury, replacement Dane Vilas races against time

Dane Vilas entered the Test series third in the pecking order, after De Kock and De VilliersDrama struck South African again after their wicketkeeper-batsman, Quinton de Kock, has been ruled out of the third Test against England. The Test is starting at the Wanderers on January 14. He was all set to start the match before getting injured last night at his home.De Kock sustained a freak injury to his right knee on January 13 evening after he slipp

Jan 14 2016
10 players who first came into the limelight due to their performances at the U19 World Cup
10 players who first came into the limelight due to their performances at the U19 World Cup

U19 Cricket World Cups have never been as big an extravaganza as other multi-team International tournaments have been. But nonetheless, the event gives us a glimpse of the upcoming sensations of World Cricket. Some of them go on to make it big like Cook or Gayle while others fade into obscurity like Mohd. Kaif did. Transitions are not always smooth, as was the case with Shikhar Dhawan while some of these youngsters are quick to a

Jan 5 2016
South Africa vs England 2nd Test, Cape Town: Dominant England look to oust the battered hosts
South Africa vs England 2nd Test, Cape Town: Dominant England look to oust the battered hosts

The two sides that lock horns in Cape Town two days into 2016 would have entirely different expectations from themselves  The contextThe last two New Year Tests at the Newlands, Cape Town marked the ascendancy of the home side – a climb that eventually led them to the top of the tree. Ironically, that numero uno position is the only thing that the Proteas can seek inspiration from as they enter 2016 still ranked No.1 in

Jan 1 2016
Quinton de Kock called up for the second Test
Quinton de Kock called up for the second Test

De Kock last featured in Tests for South Africa against BangladeshSouth African wicketkeeper-batsman, Quinton de Kock has been called up to the South African squad for the second Test against England to be held in Cape Town. Along with de Kock, South African fast bowler, Chris Morris has also been added to the squad to potentially replace the injured Dale Steyn.De Kock's call-up probably means that AB de Villiers will not have to don the glov

Dec 30 2015
Early prediction: 5 upcoming cricketers who could shine in 2016
Early prediction: 5 upcoming cricketers who could shine in 2016

As we prepare to bid adieu to 2015, fans are busy predicting how their favourite stars will fare in the coming year ahead. The likes of Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, Joe Root and AB de Villiers had a great year and will be expected to continue the good work in 2016. But it will be interesting to imagine which young, upcoming players could shine in 2016 and firmly establish themselves as the next best talent. Let's make an early prediction.

Dec 27 2015
5 South African domestic and franchise stars who have been constantly overlooked for selection
5 South African domestic and franchise stars who have been constantly overlooked for selection

South Africa has always been the home to some of the greatest bowlers, batters and all-rounders to have ever emerged into the international cricketing circuit, over the last three decades or more. The country is continuing to produce many such wonderful and promising talents within its borders courtesy the Ram Slam and the strong domestic first class structure prevalent there.  However. as things stand, the racial policies and dom

Dec 6 2015
5 great all-time cricket records that can be broken in the foreseeable future
5 great all-time cricket records that can be broken in the foreseeable future

So many records are being broken and milestones achieved every week that it is certainly cumbersome to keep a track of who’s and what’s. But then there remain a few pristine landmarks that are so towering that one would be inclined to believe they’d stand the test of time. Once in many years though, a special talent comes who threatens those landmarks and flatters imagination, but it is only when he is too close that one believ

Nov 22 2015
10 players who have always feasted on the Indian bowling attack
10 players who have always feasted on the Indian bowling attack

Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis were dominant against the Indian bowling.  The fans of “Team India” make for a curious case study. With nothing but a victory to satiate their unending appetite, they dish out praise and brickbats in equal measure at every given opportunity. Their passion for the game and love for their side manifests in manners that are seldom seen elsewhere. From torso’s painted in the tri-colour to f

Nov 4 2015
Stats: South Africa register another record-breaking total in ODIs
Stats: South Africa register another record-breaking total in ODIs

AB de Villiers (R) and Faf du Plessis run between the wickets during the fifth ODI match vs India in Mumbai South Africa’s batting carnage in Mumbai against India finally stopped at 438 runs for the loss of 4 wickets (50 overs). They re-entered the record book of highest innings total in one-day internationals again with their mammoth efforts today in the final match of the five-match series at the Wankhede Stadium. The Proteas score

Nov 1 2015
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