Proteas sink to new depths after another crushing loss
South Africa’s 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign has plumbed to a new depth after a chastening 49 run defeat to Pakistan that leaves them with just one victory from seven matches.
Proteas set 309 at Home of Cricket
Fakhar Zaman (44 off 50) and Imam-ul-Haq (44 off 58) put on 98 for the opening partnership as they cashed in on lengths that were far too full from Kagiso Rabada (0/65 from 10 overs) and Lungisani Ngidi (3/65 from 9 overs).
South Africa in search of Daddy Hundred
Daddy Hundreds is an endearing term for triple-figure scores that are bigger than most. Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 124 against South Africa is not quite a daddy hundred. David Warner’s 166 against Bangladesh fits the bill.
DANIEL GALLAN: Proteas face cold new dawn
Momentum is a strange thing. In 2023 we may look back on Wednesday's result as a turning point in South Africa's cricket history. Which way that momentum turns remains to be seen.
SA all but eliminated from World Cup as Williamson too good
The New Zealand skipper played a masterfully paced innings that included nine fours and one six as he dragged his team beyond the Proteas score of 241/6.
SA's WC hopes in bowlers hands after sub-par score
Hashim Amla also registered a milestone, scoring a pedestrian 55 off 83 and became the fourth South African to register 8,000 ODI runs after Jacques Kallis, Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers before him.
Kiwis hold World Cup advantage, but South Africa has the edge in ODIs
History would seem to be on the Black Caps side but that depends through which prism you look through.
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.