South African batsman Hashim Amla has announced his decision to resign from the position of vice captain of the team’s one-day and Twenty20 squads following his reluctance to take over the captaincy from AB de Villiers during the ODI series against New Zealand
Coach Gary Kirsten has claimed the young South African one-day side is not proud of it’s performance against New Zealand in the ongoing limited over series, which they have already lost 2-0, but added sometimes it is necessary to take a few steps backwards, in order to move forwards.
New Zealand middle order batsman Kane Williamson has received plaudits from his teammates, and also from the South African team after scoring a match saving century on the final day of the Wellington Test match.
Standing less than six feet tall and with a short bustling run-up, Vernon Philander is not the prototypical fast bowler yet his accuracy, late movement away and surprising pace has catapulted him into the record books.
South Africa’s Mark Boucher became the first ever wicket keeper to claim 550 dismissals in Test cricket, as he achieved this magnificent milestone during the second Test match against the Kiwis in Hamilton.
Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla wasted little time in guiding South Africa to the 101 runs needed to beat New Zealand by nine wickets shortly before tea on the third day of the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday.