The South African top-order, led by Faf du Plessis’s 79, got in a good day’s batting as they ended on 338, a lead of 51 over a Sri Lanka XI in their warm-up match in Colombo.
The English Women followed the lead of their male counterparts’ ODI heroics by smashing a world record T20I score.
Dale Steyn’s selection for the Proteas tour of Sri Lanka is, at the very least, a triumph over adversity and a demonstration of the determination that has marked his career.
Dale Steyn, who has battled for fitness since injuring his heel in the first Test against India in January, was given a rough ride on his return, playing for Hampshire in the One-Day Cup.
AB de Villiers refused a request to hold off announcing his retirement and declined an invitation to discuss the issue, said Cricket South Africa’s acting CEO, Thabang Moroe.
The popularity of AB de Villiers throughout the world is reflected in the ESPN World Fame list just issued, in which he is ranked 99; the only South African to make the list.
Rilee Rossouw emerged triumphant from a head-to-head battle with Dean Elgar as both scored nineties in the One-Day Cup.
AB de Villiers’ 69 underpinned a Royal Challengers total which withstood a desperate attack from Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson to win by 14 runs.
Rilee Rossouw picked up the baton from his fallen comrade Hashim Amla to save Hampshire from defeat against Somerset at Taunton in the County Championship.
Hashim Amla was 14 runs away from yet another hundred as he fought to keep Hampshire in the game against Somerset in the County Championship.
Hashim Amla’s determined ton was a labour in vain as Hampshire went down fighting to Nottinghamshire in the County Championship.
Hashim Amla continued to impress at Hampshire after his third fifty in as many matches, while Aiden Markram has yet to score.
The Chennai Super Kings rolled over the Delhi Daredevils with an impressive debut from Lungi Ngidi who conceded just 26 runs from his four overs.
JP Duminy, selected for his first appearance for the Mumbai Indians, was never given a chance to show his ability as the Chennai Super Kings were beaten by eight wickets in Pune.
Hashim Amla, who has given 14 years’ service to the Proteas and set numerous records along the way, has been granted South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga.