South African captain Temba Bavuma praised Sisanda Magala for his game-changing spell in the first ODI against England at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday, January 27. Magala was named Player of the Match for his figure of 3/46 in nine overs as the Proteas beat England by 27 runs.
Fast bowler Scott Boland has been retained in Australia's playing XI for the Boxing Day test against South Africa, which begins on Monday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The decision was a straightforward one after Josh Hazlewood failed to fully recover from a side strain
Netherlands upset South Africa by 13 runs in match number 40 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide on Sunday, November 6. The Super 12 game had massive repercussions on Group 2. The Proteas got knocked out of the competition, while India booked their place in the semi-final. Irrespective of what happens against Zimbabwe later in the day, they will finish in the top two. Also, the winner of the Pakistan-Bangladesh clash will make it to the semis from Group 2.
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi claimed 4 for 29, while Wayne Parnell picked up 3 for 15 as the Proteas defeated India in five wickets in match number 30 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the pacy Perth stadium on Sunday, October 30. With the win, South Africa went to the top of the table in Group 2, with five points.
South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 104 runs in match number 22 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday, October 27. In the Group 2 Super 12 match, the Proteas posted 205 for 5 after winning the toss and batting first. Rilee Rossouw top-scored with 109 off 56 balls, while Quinton de Kock contributed 63 off 38.
Zimbabwe narrowly survived defeat against South Africa in match number 18 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 24. In a rain-marred encounter, South Africa needed 13 runs to win from four overs. However, rain played spoilsport again and no further overs were possible. South Africa finished on 51 for no loss in 3 overs in a chase of 64 in seven overs. Both teams shared points as the match was called off.
India bowled out all the ten wickets of South Africa in 27.1 overs and restricted the guest team for a paltry 99 runs in the third and final match of the bilateral ODI series. Wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav grabbed four wickets in 4.1 overs and spared just 18 runs. He was announced Player of the Match. Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj and Shahbaz Ahmed shared 2 wickets each.
India beat South Africa by seven wickets in the second one-dayer of the three-match series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday, October 9. Bowling first after losing the toss, the Men in Blue restricted the Proteas to 278 for 7.
Half-ton of Shreyas Iyer and nearly an unbeatable century of wicketkeeper Sanju Samson went in vain Wednesday evening leading to a lead of 1-0 by the visitors in the three-match series at home. The victory path of South Africa was paved by a solid partnership of unbeaten 139 runs by David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen.