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Keshav Maharaj: South Africa spinner takes 9-129 against Sri Lanka

BBC Sport - 5 hours ago
Left-arm spinner Maharaj's figures at the Sinhalese Sports Club put him behind Hugh Tayfield's 9-113 against England in 1957 in the list of South Africa's best bowling figures in Test cricket. Sri Lanka off-spinners Akila Dananjaya (5-52) and Dilruwan...

Heino Kuhn: Kent South African batsman agrees extended contract

BBC Sport - 1 day ago
Kent batsman Heino Kuhn has agreed an extended contract after a successful first season with the county. The 34-year-old South African, who joined as a Kolpak signing in March, has scored nearly 1,300 runs in all competitions this season. He scored ...and...

Percy Tau: Brighton sign South Africa striker on four-year deal

BBC Sport - 1 day ago
Brighton have signed South Africa striker Percy Tau on a four-year deal - and will loan him out for the upcoming Premier League season. The 24-year-old began his career with Mamelodi Sundowns and won the South African Premier Soccer League with...

'There's only one guy right for the Springbok captaincy'

Citizen - 13 hours ago
... time we have worked with him at the Chris Burger/Petro Jackson Fund he has always gone beyond the call of duty,” Du Plessis, who captained South Africa 15 times between 1975 and 1980, said at a Laureus Sport for Good Foundation breakfast this...

World record haul for Keshav Maharaj

Citizen - 1 day ago
His haul of wickets also represents the 7th best figures by a South African in Tests, narrowly missing out Hugh Tayfield's 9/113 against England in 1957. Maharaj is only the third local bowler to claim eight or more wickets in an innings since re...

Blitzboks stroll into the last eight of Sevens World Cup

Citizen - 11 hours ago
The Blitzboks, boosted by four tries from winger Shakes Soyizwapi, totally outplayed their Irish opponents, who scored their only points with the last play of the match. The South Africans had dominated possession up to that point and their speedy ...and...

Wayward Sharks put away ruthlessly by Crusaders

Citizen - 11 hours ago
The Durbanites' Super Rugby campaign is over in a game where they were outclassed but at least not embarrassed. It was always going to be a tough day for the Sharks in Christchurch as they tackled the Crusaders in their Super Rugby quarterfinal...

Time might be running out for Caster to break world record

Citizen - 11 hours ago
Leading from gun to tape, the 27-year-old South African was in world record shape at 600 metres before fading down the home straight to eventually win in 1min 54.60sec. “It was just fantastic!” beamed Semenya. “Only the last 100m were a little off for...

Van Rooyen, Lombard lead SA's charge at Open weekend

Citizen - 13 hours ago
Zander Lombard and Erik van Rooyen will lead the remaining handful of South Africans into the weekend of the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie. A dozen South Africans began the week looking to reclaim the Claret Jug for the first time since Ernie ...and...

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Amla becomes third Protea to pass 9000

cricket.com.au - 8 hours ago
Fighting to keep the Proteas afloat after they slumped to 3-15, the veteran right-hander became just the third South African to reach the milestone after former teammates Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith. Amla hardly sealed the feat in a manner...

All out for 73! Proteas crumble in Sri Lanka

cricket.com.au - 1 week ago
It represents South Africa's lowest Test score since their re-admission into international cricket in 1992 and their lowest since the 72 they scored against England in 1957. Their match total of 199 runs is also the first time since re-admission that...

Protea Keshav Maharaj's career-best figures restrict Sri Lanka to 277-9

Stuff.co.nz - 1 day ago
The new ball was taken in the 85th over and Maharaj was called up to bowl. Dale Steyn, who needs one more wicket to break the South African record for most wickets in test cricket, shared the new ball from the other end but failed to make the breakthrough.and...

Biff optimistic about young cricketers' futures

Sport24 - 2 weeks ago
Johannesburg - Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith believes youngsters who are participating in the KFC Mini-Cricket programme could follow in the footsteps of Protea stars like Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada and Rilee Rossouw. The three players...

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st Test, Galle: South Africa trail by 283 runs with 9 wickets remaining in the innings

Times of India (blog) - 1 week ago
Apart from one stand between Faf du Plessis and Vernon Philander, there wasn't much resistance offered by the Protea batsmen. They appeared pretty clueless and to be honest, lacked the temperament to survive on a demanding pitch against...

Former Protea donates shirt to Lord's museum

Sport24 - 3 weeks ago
Cape Town - Former Proteas star Rilee Rossouw has donated his match shirt from this past weekend's Royal London One Day Cup final to the Lord's Home of Cricket museum. Rossouw was simply sublime on the day, smashing 125 off 114 balls to...

It's England v New Zealand in T20 tri-series final as Protea women knocked out

Independent Online - 3 weeks ago
BRISTOL – England and New Zealand's women cricketers are ready for the T20 tri-series final in Chelmsford on Sunday. The two teams progressed to the final after England thumped the White Ferns in Bristol on Thursday. England celebrated going into the ...and...

AB wants to press 'normal' button

Independent Online - 2 weeks ago
The setting is at the stunning Copperleaf Golf Club, and cricket's most eligible retiree has arrived for a fitting on a new set of clubs. Whittling down a handicap that used to hover around “scratch” is one of his new challenges, now that he has a bit...

Proteas' awesome foursome a sign of changing times in SA cricket

Independent Online - 4 months ago
JOHANNESBURG - Lungi Ngidi turns and shakes hands with Vernon Philander. The latter wears the look of the experienced old pro, a smirk crosses his lips and though he's wearing those large sunglasses beloved of sportsmen, the look on his face is...

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Facilities development could take Southern African sport to the next level

The Southern Times - 1 week ago
Renowned US-based sports marketing and Olympic affairs expert, Idorenyin Uyoe, has no doubt that Southern Africa has the potential to co-host major events such as the FIFA World Cup, provided meaningful investment in sport stadiums is...

PM Holness Leaves for Namibia and BRICS Summit in South Africa

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service - 22 hours ago
Prime Minister Holness is also scheduled to engage with the Jamaican and CARICOM nationals in Namibia and other areas in the southern African region to discuss developments in Jamaica as well as issues of interest to CARICOM. For the Namibian leg of...

Ulster set for South African experience in September ...

Belfast Telegraph - 6 hours ago
Ulster are set to travel to South Africa to face the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs in September in rounds three and four of the new Guinness PRO14 season.and...

Uzair Cassiem: Pro14 rivals Super Rugby, says new Scarlets ...

BBC - 1 day ago
New Scarlets signing Uzair Cassiem believes there are too many teams in Super Rugby and the Pro14 now rivals the southern hemisphere...

Maharaj claims South Africa's best figures since readmission

New Zealand Herald - 13 hours ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Left-arm orthodox spinner Keshav Maharaj claimed the best test innings figures by a South African bowler since the country's readmission to international cricket in the second match against Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club ...and...

Botswana sports administrators want alcohol ban lifted

The Southern Times - 1 day ago
Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng, told the media that the ban must be lifted. “We need sponsors and alcohol companies are some of the biggest sponsors. The alcohol industry can assist in supporting sports,”...

Neymar defends his diving for Brazil at World Cup

SkySports - 6 hours ago
Criticism of Neymar was widespread, leading to memes of the player dominating social media sites and a TV advert poking fun at the Brazilian being broadcast in South Africa. Neymar has taken the mockery in his stride but made it clear the treatment he ...and...

Sport Thought: It's now fair, to be Frank

The Sydney Morning Herald - 9 hours ago
England was eliminated from that World Cup in South Africa, of course, the circumstances surrounding their exit becoming another chapter in their book of international football heartbreak. Forget their much-documented woes with penalty shootouts ...and...

Kevin Anderson: The African Tennis Historymaker!

The Southern Times - 1 day ago
While African sports lovers have generally been licking their wounds for the past two weeks or so, Kevin Anderson, has jerked African sport from wallowing in its self-pity by demonstrating serious determination and tenacity to eliminate American, John...

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