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De Villiers 162* off 66, WI 151 all out

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 showed how strong he is through off West Indies must be sick of AB de […]

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Waugh labels Kiwis favourites

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 of their World Cup matches at a canter while Australia have a solitary win over […]

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Amla can help restore sanity

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 yet played to fullest potential at the event, which has gone quite some way to […]

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Miller and Duminy star in SA win

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 spirited Zimbabwe to notch up a 62-run win at the picturesque Seddon Park on Sunday […]

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Preview: South Africa v Zimbabwe

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 past the semifinal of a World Cup, has worn the tag of ‘chokers’ for way […]

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Fich, Marsh star in Big Aussie win

James Taylor stranded on 98 not out as England ends with 231 all out, falling 111 runs short Mitchell Marsh took 5 for 33 in nine overs to help Australia complete a convincing win over England in World Cup opener. Aaron Finch scored a superb hundred in front of his home crowd, Glenn Maxwell put […]

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New Zealand Pockets 98-run win

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, grey morning underpinned by a blustery southerly and a fine drizzle gave way to a […]

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CW: NEW ZEALAND V SRI LANKA PREVIEW, MATCH 1

The home side has all bases covered, but the weather and a settled top order could help Mathews’s men set down a marker. Players from two teams will heave a collective sigh of relief when the first ball is sent down at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday (February 14). New Zealand has never […]

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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 competition, a six-hitting competition, an autograph signing session with players from both teams, a performance […]

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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 wickets with consecutive balls and hit a quick 10 runs off nine balls at Newlands […]

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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 Wales two days ago. Hughes was taken to hospital in a critical condition and had emergency […]

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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 with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to bring fans another unique encounter on the first anniversary […]