Skipper AB de Villiers says 'finishing games' for Proteas gets him going
Skipper AB de Villiers says 'finishing games' for Proteas gets him going

South Africa cricket team captain A.B. de Villiers has said that the satisfaction of leading from the front has been the driving force behind his match-winning performances for the squad this year.

Kane Williamson to miss rest of NZ-South Africa series
Kane Williamson to miss rest of NZ-South Africa series

Batsman Kane Williamson will miss the two remaining matches in New Zealand's limited-overs series against South Africa due to a wrist injury.

Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections
Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections

Australia are fretting over the composition of their final XI as Michael Clarke and his men embark on their journey to reclaim the world number one ranking in the two-test series against Pakistan starting on Wednesday.

Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer
Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer

Australian allrounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa.

South Africa beat New Zealand by six wickets in 1st ODI
South Africa beat New Zealand by six wickets in 1st ODI

South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first one-day international at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday, guided home by a captain`s knock from AB de Villiers.

Proteas win toss, bowl in first New Zealand ODI

South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first in the opening one-day international against New Zealand at Bay Oval on Tuesday.

Prominent South African politician Jackson Mthembu shot in robbery

A prominent member of South Africa's ruling party was shot in the chest during a robbery at an ATM in the country's east, the African National Congress said today.

South Africa eye top ODI ranking in New Zealand
South Africa eye top ODI ranking in New Zealand

The Proteas have a chance to reclaim the number one ODI ranking, during their New Zealand sojourn, in which they are schedule to play three-match ODI series, starting from Wednesday.

Dewani's wife planned to divorce him before murder, court told

The wife of British-Indian millionaire Shrien Dewani, accused of orchestrating her murder while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010, had a strained relationship with her husband and was thinking of divorcing him, a South African court heard on Monday.

Wayne Parnell out for Proteas but De Villiers backs depth
Wayne Parnell out for Proteas but De Villiers backs depth

All rounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.

Black Cap Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot
Black Cap Jimmy Neesham gets first crack at World Cup opening spot

All rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand`s order ahead of next year`s cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa on Tuesday.

Shane Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa
Shane Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa

Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia`s 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.

Kevin Pietersen set to resume career in birth country South Africa within fortnight
Kevin Pietersen set to resume career in birth country South Africa within fortnight

Ousted England batsman Kevin Pietersen is reportedly set to resume his cricket career in South Africa within a fortnight.

India's 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga
India's 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India's 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket.

Uncertainty written large on crisis-ridden West Indies cricket
Uncertainty written large on crisis-ridden West Indies cricket

The fate of West Indies cricket is clearly in jeopardy after the abrupt termination of their India tour. If the crisis is not resolved soon, even their participation in the upcoming World Cup will be in doubt.

Murderer of Anni Dewani dies in jail in South Africa

The killer of murdered honeymoon bride Anni Dewani has died in prison while he was serving life sentence for the murder, says South Africa`s correctional services department.

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today

In the high profile murder trial of fallen paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius, closing arguments will be entered by both the defence and prosecution in the High Court in Pretoria today. It's speculated that Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict on Tuesday. The State called its final witness on trial on yesterday.

 

Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension
Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius faces prison hospital wing if sentenced to jail
Oscar Pistorius faces prison hospital wing if sentenced to jail

Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa`s toughest prisons if the double-amputee Olympic track star is sentenced to jail time for killing his girlfriend, the head of the prison service said on Thursday.

Reeva Steenkamp's parents refused Oscar Pistorius' 'blood money' offer
Reeva Steenkamp's parents refused Oscar Pistorius' 'blood money' offer

A South African court has heard that the parents of deceased Reeva Steenkamp have rejected a large cash sum offered by Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius after he killed her as they do not want that 'blood money'.