AB de Villiers rescued a series that was in danger of being spoiled by animosity and crass behaviour with a match-winning hundred at St George’s Park.
AB de Villiers will captain the Proteas in their day-night Test against Zimbabwe, starting on Tuesday in Port Elizabeth, after Faf du Plessis was ruled out because of a viral infection.
Zimbabwe have taken the opportunity to blood new talent in the one-off, four-day Test under lights against South Africa.
Hashim Amla led the way as the Proteas beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets with 16 overs to spare in the first ODI.
Imran Tahir took three wickets in 15 balls to help restrict Sri Lanka to 181 in 48.3 overs in the first ODI against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.
The Proteas won the toss and sent the Sri Lankans in to bat in a fierce wind at St George’s Park, in the first of five ODIs.
Kyle Abbott put his frustrations of limited game-time to good use in South Africa’s six-wicket win against Australia on Sunday.
The Proteas have gone 4-0 up in the series after a comfortable six-wicket victory against Australia at St George’s Park on Sunday.
A dominant bowling display from SA’s new additions rattled Australia, as they were bowled out for 167 in the 4th ODI in Port Elizabeth.
A new-look bowling attack for the Proteas as they look to make it 4-0 in Port Elizabeth.
Five points of discussion ahead of the fourth ODI against Australia in Port Elizabeth.
Proteas bowling coach Allan Donald believes the wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul is key to the chances of his team snatching victory.
Faf du Plessis was dismissed for 103 before rain stopped play on day two of the Test at St George’s Park.
Dean Elgar believes he has conquered a demon by scoring his third Test century, against the West Indies at Port Elizabeth on the first day’s play on Friday.