Cricket

De Villiers 162* off 66, WI 151 all out

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THE REPORT BY SIDHARTH MONGA from www.espncricinfo.com/ South Africa 408 for 5 (De Villiers 162*, Amla 65, du Plessis 62, Rossouw 61, Holder 1-104) beat West Indies 151 (Holder 56, Tahir 5-45) by 257 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Holding: Rossouw…

Waugh labels Kiwis favourites

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New Zealand are favourites to beat Australia in their highly anticipated World Cup clash at Eden Park on Saturday but won’t like the idea, former Australia captain Steve Waugh has said. by News 24 New Zealand have won all three…

Amla can help restore sanity

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South Africa could do with their “king of calm” firing for the first time at the World Cup against improving West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (05:30 start). Hashim Amla is among several senior players who have not…

Miller and Duminy star in SA win

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De Villers’s side posts 339 for 4; Chibhabha, Masakadza lead spirited chase, but Zimbabwe falls short by 62   South Africa rode on centuries from David Miller and JP Duminy to set a daunting target. South Africa fended off a…

Preview: South Africa v Zimbabwe

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Under Whatmore, Chigumbura’s men have seen a change in fortune, but de Villers’s side is as complete as they come With an all-round side, South Africa is a top contender for the title in 2015. South Africa, never having gone…

New Zealand Pockets 98-run win

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Anderson builds on McCullum’s start to set Sri Lanka target of 332 before bowlers combine to ensure victory in Christchurch New Zealand celebrates a 98-run win against Sri Lanka in the opener of the ICC Cricket World Cup. A cold,…

Springboks claim bragging rights

There was no shortage of either smiles or entertainment as the Springboks stunned the Proteas by five wickets to lift the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup on a fun-filled Friday night at Bidvest Wanderers. On a day that featured a kicking…

Boks name Boucher as coach

The Springboks have signalled their intentions to go all out in the forthcoming Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup against the South African cricket team by appointing former Proteas wicketkeeper, Mark Boucher, as head coach. Furthermore hard-man Willem Alberts, who took two…

Rugby mourns cricketer Hughes

Tributes from governing bodies and players have flowed in for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, who passed away on Thursday…Planet Rugby The 25-year-old was injured after being struck on the head by a ball playing for South Australia against New South…

Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup Launched

The Springboks and Blue Label Telecoms Proteas will go head-to-head in the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup T20 match at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on 5 December 2014. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) will partner…

Boks v Proteas … at rugby?

Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – Forgive me my bemusement: it just seems that the Twenty20 game between the Proteas and Springboks is in some danger of being treated as an event a little more serious than it…