09:45 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 23, 2015
Second seed Roger Federer was bundled out of the Australian Open third round by Italian Andreas Seppi on Friday, suffering his first career defeat in 11 meetings between the pair in the 6-4 7-6 4-6 7-6 loss.
The 17-times grand slam champion has not lost this early in the season-opening grand slam since his second trip to Melbourne Park in 2001, when he also lost in the third round.
Sixth seed Andy Murray set up a mouth-w... read more
09:08 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 23, 2015
Dale Steyn has been rested for the remainder of the Momentum One-Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies. Hashim Amla will miss the fourth match taking place at St George’s Park on Sunday, while AB de Villiers will be rested for the last match taking place at SuperSport Park in Centurion on January 28th.
Proteas coach, Russell Domingo, explained the decision: “We want to play everybody that is in ... read more
16:14 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 19, 2015
Everything you thought was T20 entertainment is about to be hit out of the park as the inaugural Varsity Cricket season looks to challenge all the rules of conventional T20 cricket.
During the six-day jamboree, innovations such as a Power Play Plus Over, Strategy Break and targets on the side of the field that will yield ten runs if hit, will ramp up the action as eight of South Africa's top university side... read more
07:46 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 19, 2015
The Proteas arrive in East London on Monday for the Third Momentum ODI at Buffalo Park on a high after a record breaking victory over the West Indies at the Wanderers yesterday
Captain AB de Villiers became the new record holder for the fastest ODI century, smashing 104 off 31 balls to eclipse the record set last year by New Zealand's Corey Anderson, also agaisnt the Windies.
The Proteas also posted the second highest to... read more
07:41 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 19, 2015
The 2015 African Cup of Nations is underway in Equatorial Guinea with four matches played over the weekend.
The hosts played to a 1-1 draw in the opening match against Congo while Gabon top Group A after beating Burkina Faso 2 - 0.
Group B remains a lottery after yesterday's fixtures. Tunisia drew 1-all with Cape Verde while Zambia and DR Congo also drew 1-1 to leave the group wide open.
Bafana Bafana get their Afcon... read more
07:47 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, January 17, 2015
AB DE VILLIERS led from the front as he made top score of 81 and then completed five dismissals behind the stumps as the Castle Lager Proteas beat the West Indies by 61 runs on the D/L method in the opening Momentum ODI at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday.
De Villiers (81 off 94 balls, 6 fours) shared important partnerships of 99 for the third wicket with Hashim Amla (66 off 66 balls, 10 fours) after the loss of two early... read more
07:55 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Bafana Bafana will head into their opening Africa Cup of Nations clash with Algeria on Monday night brimming with confidence following a comfortable 3-0 win over Mali at Stade Monedan in Libreville, Gabon, on Wednesday.
A first-half header from Thulani Hlatshwayo was followed by second half strikes from Sibusiso Vilakazi and Dean Furman in what was the team's final warm-up match before the continental showpiece kicks-off i... read more
07:52 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 15, 2015
MORNE VAN WYK became the third South African to score a T20 International century to set up the Ticketpro Proteas for a 69-run victory over the West Indies in the third KFC T20 International at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Wednesday.
Van Wyk’s unbeaten innings of 114 off 70 balls (9 fours and 7 sixes) enabled the Proteas to post a total of 195/3 after West Indies had won the toss which they then managed to defend quite... read more
10:17 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Faf du Plessis has been rested for the remainder of the KFC T20 International series against the West Indies.
Justin Ontong will take over as captain for the last T20 International at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Wednesday.
Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained: “Faf has been rested for the last T20I as a precautionary measure ahead of a busy ODI period over the next three months. He has a longstandi... read more
10:04 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Eastern Cape professionals Titch Moore and Wallie Coetzee have arrived in Hua Hin, Thailand, for stage one of Asian Tour qualifying.
They've got a practice round scheduled for Tuesday, and along with KZN's Andrew Curlewis, begin the four round qualifying tournament on Wednesday.
Should they make the cut, they'll advance to the final stage of qualifying next week in their quest for an Asian Tour card.
T... read more
07:50 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 12, 2015
England's Andy Sullivan won his first European Tour title with a brilliant birdie on the first playoff hole as Charl Schwartzel let slip a five-shot overnight lead in a late collapse at the South African Open at Glendower.
Schwartzel signed for a final round 2-over 74, finishing with two bogeys and a double bogey in his last five holes to fall back to 11-under.
Hours earlier, Sullivan had set the club house target with... read more
07:48 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 12, 2015
The Chevrolet Warriors won their first 4-day Sunfoil series match of the season at Buffalo Park in East London, when they
dismissed the Dolphins for 316 on the final day to win by 109 runs.
Opening bowler Andrew Birch was the chief architect in their victory as he claimed four for 86, and there were also two wickets apiece for Basheer Walters, Jon-Jon Smuts and Aya Gqamane
The Warriors' best weekend of the season was... read more
07:46 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 12, 2015
Chris Gayle struck 90 from 41 balls to lead the West Indies to a four-wicket victory to clinch the three-match series against South Africa in the second T20 International at the Wanderers in Johannesburg yesterday.
Set a mammoth 232 to win by the hosts, Gayle was the chief destroyer as he led the West Indies to the highest-ever successfully chased total in T20 history.
Gayle shared in the highest-ever partnership for th... read more
05:35 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 08, 2015
AB DE VILLIERS will lead a full strength Castle Lager Proteas squad to Australia and New Zealand in February to challenge for the 2015 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
“Quinton de Kock is the only injury concern at the moment,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) selection committee convener, Andrew Hudson. “Our medical committee has backed his inclusion in the squad at this stage so there is confide... read more
13:36 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, January 06, 2015
THE Castle Lager Proteas confirmed themselves as the No. 1 team on the ICC rankings when they beat the West Indies by eight wickets with two sessions to spare in the final Sunfoil Test match at Newlands on Tuesday.
It meant that they won the three-match series 2-0 and also retained the Sir Viv Richards Trophy for competition between the two countries. They will also now top the rankings at the cut-off point in April as Test... read more