First it was Quinton de Kock who reached 1 000 ODI runs in the same number of innings (21) as Sir Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott and now Imran Tahir has also leapt to the top of an exclusive ODI list.
Despite a valiant effort from Faf du Plessis, the Proteas couldn’t chase down the 283-run target set by Australia.
We preview the fifth game of the Triangular series between South Africa and Australia taking place on Tuesday, 2 September at 9:30am.
Quinton de Kock has shown his aptitude for international cricket. Now we have to give him the support he needs to build a long and run-laden career for the Proteas.
The Proteas have bowled Zimbabwe out for 170, to win their second Triangular series clash by 61 runs and move ahead of Australia on the points table.
We preview the third game of the Triangular series, between South Africa and Zimbabwe, taking place on Friday 29 August at 9:30am.
There is reason for reflection as well as celebration after South Africa’s successful run chase against Australia in Harare on Wednesday.
ODI captain AB de Villiers has said that Wednesday’s clinical victory over Australia was a good indicator of the side’s progress ahead of the World Cup.
After a one-sided three-game series against Zimbabwe, the Proteas finally come up against a quality ODI side, in the form of Australia, in the second game of the Triangular series.
As usual, Dale Steyn takes it one step further, by combining his ice bucket challenge with a bridge swing.
Watch Faf du Plessis take the ALS ice bucket challenge.
Proteas pace bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the triangular series due to injury, along with left-armer Beuran Hendricks.
It’s fitting that Quinton de Kock is being spoken about in the same breath as Sir Vivian Richards and Kevin Pietersen.
Twenty-one-year-old opening batsman Quinton de Kock smashed 84 off 75 balls to lead the Proteas to victory by seven wickets in the third and final ODI against Zimbabwe.
Former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten has spoken about his coaching philosophy at a CSA coaching conference in Pretoria.