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April 2, 2018 11:30 am gmt |
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Rajasthan Royals have announced South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen as the replacement for their banned skipper Steve Smith, BCCI confirmed on April 2 (Monday). Smith, who admitted to pre-meditated ball tampering in the Cape Town Test against South Africa, was handed a 12-month ban by Cricket Austr...
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March 22, 2018 3:32 am gmt |
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Five South African peacekeepers are facing paternity tests for the children of four women and a girl who say they were sexually exploited by them in eastern Congo between 2014 and 2016, the United Nations said. Four of the incidents concerned sexually exploitative relations with adults and the fifth ...
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February 13, 2018 4:55 am gmt |
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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) gave President Jacob Zuma 48 hours to resign as head of state on Monday (February 12) after an eight-hour meeting of the party’s top leadership, the SABC state broadcaster said. Party leader Cyril Ramaphosa’s motorcade left the m...
In Cricket
January 26, 2018 3:46 am gmt |
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South African cricketer Hashim Amla on Thursday (January 25) said they could chase down 300 in the final innings of the third and final test against India, but they will need some luck on a wicket that has considerable pace, bounce and lateral movement. Amla, who was speaking at a news conference in ...
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January 18, 2018 3:43 am gmt |
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India captain Virat Kohli wants his team to reflect on their decision-making and commitment after a 135-run second test defeat by South Africa on Wednesday handed the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Kohli cut a visibly disappointed, and at times irritated, figure after his s...
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December 28, 2017 3:52 am gmt |
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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday (December 27) said his men were ready to tour South Africa and record their first test series victory. Kohli, who was rested during India’s Twenty20 series win against Sri Lanka earlier this month, urged his team to embrace the testing conditions ...
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December 26, 2017 3:43 am gmt |
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The return of South Africa’s cricket captain Faf du Plessis is in doubt on the eve of the four day test against Zimbabwe as he recovers from a viral infection. Du Plessis has not played since injuring his back in October during a one-day-International against Bangladesh. He told reporters on Su...
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October 19, 2017 4:03 am gmt |
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AB de Villiers hit his highest one-day international score, smashing 176 from 104 deliveries as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 104 runs in Paarl. The 33-year-old, who had not batted in international cricket, since June and stepped down as ODI captain in August, hit 15 fours and seven sixes. Hash...
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August 25, 2017 5:01 am gmt |
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South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has resigned as his country’s ODI captain after six years in the role but will carry on playing in all formats of the game. The 33-year-old ruled himself out of the Proteas’ Test side for the recent tour of England, which Joe Root’s side won 3-1. That l...
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February 24, 2017 10:47 am gmt |
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A British man has been found dead, presumed murdered, in South Africa, his family has said. London-born David Ezekiel, 60, moved to South Africa 35 years ago, but went missing last week. The grandfather-of-two, who lived alone and has brothers in Hertfordshire, had been the subject of a social media ...
In Cricket
March 26, 2016 6:02 am gmt |
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They had come to watch fireworks from AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle. Together, two of the men who could perhaps put on 300 in a 20-over match if things went their way, faced a total of 14 balls for 14 runs at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. Put in to bat, Faf du Plessis’s men couldn’t get too […]...
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March 21, 2016 7:02 am gmt |
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AB de Villiers smashed 29 off an over before South Africa were given a scare in a 37-run win over Afghanistan at the World Twenty20 in Mumbai. De Villiers took Rashid Khan for four sixes and a four in his 29-ball 64 to propel the Proteas to 209-5. South Africa were worried by Afghanistan opener [&hel...
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March 19, 2016 5:51 am gmt |
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England’s Joe Root hit a sparkling 83 to lead them to the highest-ever run chase in World Twenty20 cricket and a dramatic two-wicket victory over South Africa in Group One on Friday (March 18). England laboured in the field as South Africa racked up a huge total of 229-4 but an explosive knock ...
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March 17, 2016 12:17 pm gmt |
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England need a win against South Africa on Friday after defeat in their opening World Twenty20 match, while the Proteas want to get their bid for a first international trophy off to a strong start. Captain Eoin Morgan’s England side were blown away by a Chris Gayle century at the Wankhede Stadi...
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February 22, 2016 6:45 am gmt |
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Eoin Morgan said England had to learn quickly from their mistakes ahead of the World T20 as they ended their tour of South Africa with a fifth successive limited-overs defeat. England slumped from a promising position to be bowled out for 171 in Johannesburg, losing their last seven wickets for 14 ru...
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February 22, 2016 5:17 am gmt |
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South Africa swept to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over England in the second Twenty20 to seal a 2-0 series win. AB de Villiers smashed 71 off 29 balls and Hashim Amla an unbeaten 69 off 38 as the hosts chased down 172 with 5.2 overs to spare in Johannesburg. England lost their last seven wick...
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February 12, 2016 7:31 am gmt |
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Opposition members have disrupted South African President Jacob Zuma’s annual State of the Nation speech, with some politicians walking out of the joint session at parliament. Zuma had not yet stepped to the podium on Thursday when members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party delayed pr...
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February 11, 2016 10:55 am gmt |
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There will be no Morkels at this year’s World T20. The brothers, Albie and Morne, do not feature in South Africa’s World T20 squad, making it the first time in nine years and seven tournaments since the 2007 fifty-over World Cup that the family will not be represented at an ICC event. The...
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February 7, 2016 5:58 am gmt |
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Alex Hales hit 99 as England went 2-0 up in the five-match ODI series with a five-wicket victory at Port Elizabeth. AB de Villiers top-scored for South Africa with 73 off 91 balls as they posted 262-7 on a slow pitch, England left-armer Reece Topley claiming 4-50. Hales then struck a second successiv...