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Monday, 04 May 2009 13:58

World T20 squad announced

Written by Paul Bedford

Cricket South Africa today announced the final 15-man squad of players who will represent South Africa at the ICC World T20 to be played in England next month. The squad, largely based on the players who won the two Pro 20 Internationals against Australia earlier this year, does not cantain any new caps.

Speaking st the announcement in Johannesburg today, chairman of selectors Mike Proctor said that, "Our cricket is entering an exciting period. We are top of the ODI rankings but have never won a major trophy and this presents the opportunity to do so."

Thursday, 19 March 2009 20:22

South Africa on top after first day

Written by Paul Bedford
South Africa's new opening pair of Ashwell Prince (37) and Imraan Khan (15) both ended the day unbeaten and ensured that South Africa have a good chance of building a substantial first innings lead in the third test against Australia being played at Newlands in Cape Town. Earlier in the day Australia, after winning the toss and electing to bat, were bowled out for 209.
Saturday, 21 February 2009 23:48

Cobras strike

Written by Paul Bedford
Tha Cape Cobras scored a 22-run victory over the Eagles in the Standard Bank Pro20 final at Newlands this evening. Stand-out performances by Herschelle Gibbs (87 not out) and Charl Langeveldt (three for 20) were the platforms on which the victory was built.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:50

Cobras and Eagles through to Pro20 final

Written by Paul Bedford

There was high drama in both Pro20 third-leg semi-finals earlier this evening. The Eagles, who looked to be headed for a comfortable victory in Port Elizabeth, could only tie the Warriors score in the 20 overs of regulation play. The Eagles took the tie break to secure their place in the final.

In Durban the Dolphins needed a six off the final over to tie the Cape Cobras score. Two wickets in the tie break left them with only three to defend. When Graeme Smith was run out of the first ball of their half of the tie break the Dolphins were still in with a chance but Herschelle Gibbs scored the necessary runs to ensure that the Cobras will host the final at Newlands on Saturday evening.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008 20:08

7 wicket win seals series victory for Proteas

Written by Paul Bedford
A comfortable seven-wicket victory over Bangaldesh in the second one-day international played in Dhaka earlier today gave the Proteas an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three match series. Andre Nel, who took four wickets for just 27 runs, set up the victory assisted by Charl Langeveldt who took three for 31. The home team had only managed to score 173 by the time they were bowled out in the 49th over.
Saturday, 16 February 2008 09:10

Comfortable wins for Titans, Dolphins and Warriors

Written by Paul Bedford

Roelof van der Merwe took for wickets and scored 72 runs in his man-of-the-match performance that helped the Titans to a 5 wicket win over the previously unbeaten Cobras in their MTN domestic cricket championship match played at Supersport Park yesterday evening. In Kimberley the Dolphins scored a 78 run victory and a bonus point when they bowled the Eagles out for 172 at the Diamond Oval and at Buffalo Park Warriors skipper Zander de Bruin and Davy Jacobs steered the home team to victory against the visiting Lions after a top order collapse.

Saturday, 29 December 2007 20:41

Historic win for Windies in Port Elizabeth

Written by Paul Bedford
Coming into the match on the back of a defeat by South Africa "A" with a day to spare, few gave the West Indies much chance in the first Test against South Africa, but Chris Gayle's team had other ideas. It has been over 2½ years since the Windies last won a Test match and today they ended that run in style, demolishing South Africa by 128 runs inside four days to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Friday, 28 December 2007 20:15

Windies still on top despite collaspe

Written by Paul Bedford
The West Indies are still firmly in the driving seat of the first Test being played at Sahara Oval St Georges in Port Elizabeth despite at second innings collapse at the end of the third day. The Windies did not enforce the follow-on despite South Africa falling 14 runs short of the target and, even though they lost 6 wickets in the last 11 overs of the day for the addition of just 24 runs, have a 359 run lead with two second innings wickets left standing.
Thursday, 27 December 2007 20:05

Windies dominate with bat and ball

Written by Paul Bedford
Coming into the first Test being played in Port Elizabeth as the underdogs with a suspect batting line-up, the visiting West Indies dominated the South African bowlers before having five of the Proteas' batsmen back in their St Georges Park dressing room before they had got 100 runs on the scoreboard. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who came to the crease during the second session yesterday, was eventually the ninth man out for 104, only the third player - behind Everton Weekes and Andy Flower - to make fifty-plus scores in seven consecutive Test innings.
Wednesday, 26 December 2007 20:25

Gayle and Samules give Windies the advantage

Written by Paul Bedford
Half-centuries by Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, on a St Georges Park pitch that offered very little of the assistance it had been expected to give the bowlers, provided the backbone of the West Indies score of 281 for four. Graeme Smith, captaining South Africa for the 50th time in Test matches, sent the visitors in to bat on a pitch that was expected to help the Proteas' seam attack.

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