DANIEL GALLAN: The ghosts of chokes past: What the 99 WC semi-final means today
Like the overgrown forests of Verdun, where a half a million German and French soldiers wasted their lives in the Great War’s meat-grinder, the scars of trauma are buried beneath the surface, remembered only by those who cannot forget.
DANIEL GALLAN: Proteas all-rounders provide blueprint for Plan-B
Morris and Phehlukwayo are evidently not the embodiment of a renaissance that harks back to a golden age of South African all-rounders.
South Africa rediscover winning feeling with tune up triumph
It took 28.4 overs for Quinton de Kock (68 off 72 balls), Hashim Amla (41 not-out off 83 balls) and Andile Phehlukwayo (17 not-out off 17 balls) to reach their score of 131/1.
Proteas pick themselves off the floor with comfortable win
South Africa finally have a notch in the win column after a comprehensive 9 wicket demolition of Afghanistan, chasing down their target of 127 inside 29 overs.
Proteas get golden opportunity for a first World Cup victory
Afghanistan lost their final nine wickets for 69 runs. South Africa need just 127-run to win (adjusted for the lost overs).
This is the biggest challenge of my leadership - Faf du Plessis
'When preparing for a World Cup, you try and make it just another game of cricket. Unfortunately, there is more expectation and that is the same for you as a captain.'
ANALYSIS: Rassie van der Dussen’s keeping cool
In nine 50 over games, he was the team’s highest scorer with 308 runs at 44. In three four-day games that season he averaged 44.5 scorings two fifties.
DANIEL GALLAN: Why cricket suffers when stuck behind a paywall
Daniel Gallan says the thrill of watching a game-changing moment play out in real time allows the viewer to feel like they are a part of history.
Proteas top order must step up to keep SA’s World Cup hopes alive
Another calamitous show with the bat in Cardiff on Saturday and South Africa’s Cricket World Cup campaign will be over.
Rain gifts Proteas first WC point but they're still staring into the abyss
Faf du Plessis and South Africa are on the board with a gifted point but will know that the five remaining games must be treated as cup finals.
A point each for Proteas and Windies as match is abandoned due to rain
Before the persistent rain settled, Quinton de Kock was not-out on 17 and Faf du Plessis on 0 after just seven balls faced.
Rain no reprieve for struggling Proteas
In good times this break might be viewed as a reprieve as the early losses of Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram for single-figure scores has left the Proteas struggling at 29 for 2. But, in case any fan needed reminding, these are not good times.
Fastest gun Rabada ready for shootout against West Indies
Kagiso Rabada was a shadow of himself in the opening games against England and Bangladesh. Down on pace and menace, he proved largely ineffective with returns of 2/66 and 0/57.
'If AB wanted to be here, he would be here' - Gibson
AB de Villiers’ name has evoked strong emotions from South African cricket fans following the revelation that he made a late request to join the World Cup.
DANIEL GALLAN: AB de Villiers, the one that got away
Daniel Gallan says he’ll remember the 149 against the West Indies where AB de Villiers registered a century off just 31 balls and sent a frothing Wanderers crowd into a frenzy.
DANIEL GALLAN: An Aussie blueprint on how to beat the West Indies
If South Africa’s seamers can maintain a disciplined length while adhering to a tight line, they may strangle the free-flowing West Indians, writes Daniel Gallan.
Proteas must now squeeze every run they have to stay alive in competition
Kagiso Rabada is a warrior. He doesn’t accept when he’s beat and so bends his back and digs one-half way down the wicket. It gets big on Sharma.
Proteas batters get the reality check they deserve
A total of 227/9 was never going to be enough and questions will be asked of Faf du Plessis’ decision to bat first under cloudy skies when his best chance of toppling India was taking wickets with the new ball.