The Proteas Women stumbled again in the final stretch of a major championship but not before making their presence felt, writes MARK SALTER.
The Durban Qalandars have run out of patience and will file court papers to protect their interests in any T20 league established by Cricket South Africa.
Cricket South Africa’s much-hyped flagship T20 league faces more problems after the original Global T20 owners insisted on retaining their rights to their franchises.
The experience and depth of the Sri Lankan Emerging team ensured a comfortable five-wicket victory over the young South Africans in the second of three unofficial ODIs, in Dambulla.
Duanne Olivier took five quick wickets in an early morning spell to give South Africa a fighting chance in the second unofficial Test against India A in Bengaluru.
Sri Lanka’s veterans crushed the Emerging Proteas by 215 runs after running up a massive target of 376-3 in the first of three unofficial ODIs, at Dambulla.
A solid all-round bowling performance, led by the pace of Thando Ntini, brought the South African U19s a 79-run win over England in Chester-le-Street with 10 overs to spare.
Pakistan, as expected, made a clean sweep of five out of five in the ODI series when they beat Zimbabwe by 131 runs in Bulawayo on Sunday.
Led by a double hundred from Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan piled more misery on the beleaguered Zimbabweans when they won by 244 runs in the fourth of five ODIs being played in Bulawayo.
The proposed South African T20 series, which is to replace the failed Global T20 League, will be tied up soon, says CSA CEO Thabang Moroe.
While there is an argument to doing away with the toss in Test matches, I struggle to see how the Proteas could have benefited from this in the disastrous first Test in Galle, writes MARK SALTER.
Dale Steyn’s bid to become the most prolific bowler in South Africa’s history is in his own hands.
Jacob Miltz’s 61 and a determined lower-order fightback hauled the South African U19s to 232 on the first day of the first Test against England, in Scarborough on Sunday.
Am I alone in wondering if the new, unnamed ‘world-class’ T20 league, which replaced the much-hyped but seriously mismanaged Global League T20, will ever get off the ground?
The Proteas Women came down from the high of beating England to another abject defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the Tri-Nations series.