Alviro Petersen joins Lancashire after South Africa exit
Alviro Petersen joins Lancashire after South Africa exit

South African batsman Alviro Petersen has joined Lancashire after retiring from international cricket, the English county side announced on Thursday.

Hashim Amla says finding 'winning combinations' is Proteas' No.1 aim
Hashim Amla says finding 'winning combinations' is Proteas' No.1 aim

South African Test skipper Hashim Amla has admitted that it would take time to find a winning combination for the future after opening batsman Alviro Petersen announced his retirement from international cricket.

Alviro Petersen quits international cricket post South Africa's 2-0 Test series win over West Indies
Alviro Petersen quits international cricket post South Africa's 2-0 Test series win over West Indies

South African batsman Alviro Petersen called the quits on international cricket following the conclusion of the third Test against West Indies, as the hosts won the series 2-0.

Alviro Petersen retires from international cricket
Alviro Petersen retires from international cricket

South African Test opening batsman Alviro Petersen announced his retirement from international cricket after the third Test against the West Indies on Tuesday.

Petersen, 34, scored 2093 runs in 36 Tests at an average of 34.88.

`Awful shot` sparks West Indies collapse
`Awful shot` sparks West Indies collapse

 Marlon Samuels played one big shot too many and opened the way for a West Indian collapse on the fourth day of the third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Monday.

South Africa vs West Indies: Alviro Petersen goes early as Proteas make pedestrian start
South Africa vs West Indies: Alviro Petersen goes early as Proteas make pedestrian start

South Africa made a slow start to the second test against West Indies, reaching lunch on 68 for one following the loss of struggling opener Alviro Petersen at St George`s Park on Friday.

West Indies bowl as South Africa hand debut to Stiaan van Zyl
West Indies bowl as South Africa hand debut to Stiaan van Zyl

West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl in the first test against South Africa at an overcast Centurion in Pretoria on Wednesday as the hosts handed batsman Stiaan van Zyl his international debut. 

South Africa lose Alviro Petersen in steep run chase

South Africa lost the wicket of opener Alviro Petersen for a duck as they chased 369 runs for victory in the second testagainst Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Sri Lanka spinners strike early double blow

Sri Lanka`s spinners took two early wickets to reduce South Africa to 23 for two in reply to the hosts` 421 at tea on the second day of the second test on Friday. Left-armer Rangana Herath, who opened the bowling, struck with his fifth ball when he forced Alviro Petersen to hit back a tame return catch with his score on two.

Smith fails as South Africa lose three before tea

Graeme Smith was out for three in his last Test innings as South Africa crashed to 15 for three chasing 511 to win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at Newlands on Tuesday.

3rd Test, Day 3: Alviro Petersen smashes half century but Australia take key wickets

Alviro Petersen smashed a brisk half-century but Australia claimed crucial top order wickets to reduce South Africa to 127 for four at lunch on day three of the series-deciding third test at Newlands on Monday.

`Debutant` De Kock may miss out Newlands Test against Oz

South African batsman Quinton de Kock may reportedly miss out the third Test against Australia at Cape Town with his teammate Alviro Petersen likely to return to the team for the deciding Test.

CSA contract snub `motivated` Elgar to perform well on Day 1

South African all-rounder Dean Elgar has said that he was motivated to make a big score on the opening day of the second Test against Australia in Port Elizabeth on Thursday by the news of his contract not being renewed by Cricket South Africa (CSA).

2nd Test: Late wickets boost Australia on Day 1

Dean Elgar played a solid anchor role in an improved South African batting performance before two late wickets swung the balance towards Australia on the first day of the second Test against Australia at St George`s Park on Thursday.

South Africa bring in De Kock as cover for ill Petersen

South Africa have called up wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock as cover for unwell opener Alviro Petersen on the eve of Thursday`s second test against Australia at St George`s Park.

Tait touts Johnson as `greatest bowler of generation`

Former Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has branded pace sensation Mitchell Johnson as the greatest bowler of his generation for scaring the rival batsmen into going out at their `fortress` Centurion Park.

Johnson blasts through South African batting

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson continued his Ashes series form with a devastating bowling performance on the second day of the first Test against South Africa at Centurion`s SuperSport Park Thursday.

Kallis playing the perfect innings, says Alviro Petersen

South Africa`s opening batsman Alviro Petersen has said that Jacques Kallis in his last Test, is "playing the perfect innings for his team".

Durban Test: India look to consolidate on first day's spoils

Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara shared an unbeaten century partnership before bad light stopped play on the first day of the second and final Test against India at Kingsmead on Thursday.

1st Test, Day 4: India eight wickets away from taking 1-0 lead

At one stage on day four of the first Test match, South Africa were looking in total command of the game after their openers – Graeme Smith and Alviro Pietersen got their side to a rollicking start by adding 108 runs for the first-wicket partnership. But then the Proteas skipper went for a suicidal single and his dismissal gave India a chance to make a comeback, which they did.