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That’s right – Dale and Vern are back!

Steyn was the leading wicket-taker in the two-match Test series against New Zealand with 10 scalps at 10.20 and claimed his 26th five-for in Centurion to end questions over whether he could regain the fitness and form of the past. In fact, Steyn and Philander looked their past best with Vernon doing his bit to […]

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Proteas boast ICC selection

The announcement of the ICC test and ODI teams for the past year* rewarded the consistent performance of the Proteas with 4 places in the test side which underlines their status as the current number one side in this format. The difference in the Test side and the ODI side is that we only boast […]

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Just that good!

The final test against Pakistan starts tomorrow and although the series may have already been decided, I am of the view that it will still prove to be a cracker of a game. Pakistan has pushed and tested the Proteas to the full in the last test match and they will be desperate to take […]

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Black Caps tour: Setup for failure

In my opinion, the Black caps never stood a chance due to the failures of its management structures. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) failed the team, and specifically the players, by not providing them with an environment within which they can apply their trade and compete. They arrived in a cloud of controversy; a media circus […]

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On the verge…

We are all set for the last day. England were set a mammoth 346 runs to win and so square the series to cling to their number 1 ranking. As things stand, England are 16/2 as both of their openers, Cook and Strauss, are out. Both fell victim to some sublime bowling by Vernon Philander. […]

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Driving home the advantage

Bobby Londt reports: After the epic lesson given at The Oval, the cricketing world keenly awaited the next round of this mini world championship. The second tests starts today at Headingley in Leeds. I was fortunate enough to attend both the previous Protea tests at Headingley and it is by far my favourite ground. It doesn’t have […]

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Satisfying indeed…

Proteas The last time the Proteas came back from the land of the long white cloud in 2003 /2004 it was with a taste of bitterness and humiliation as they drew the test series one all and lost the ODI’s 5 -1. The touring group felt the need to rectify this from a South African […]

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Jy moet konsentreer my Kind!

Die groot verskil tussen die Bulle en die ander SA spanne die naweek was hul vermoë om vir 80 minute te konsentreer. Dalk kan mens ook die Lions hiervoor krediet gee. Hulle het so byna die WP se tjank afgetrap in ’n wedstryd wat die verloorders baie langer sal onthou as die wenners. Die Reds […]

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It’s all to play for!

The Black Caps looks set to play an additional batsman and forgo the four man seam attack for the last and final test. Perhaps a test too late, but they have identified the Protea bowling attack as the major threat to their batting, hence the balance of their team is expected to be adjusted by […]

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Vernon you beauty!

An empathic 9 wicket win within three days is not an everyday experience in New Zealand – but that is exactly what the Proteas did! They lead the series 1 – nil with one game to play. Vernon Philander Vernon Philander once again proved his quality by achieving his best career figures of 6 for […]

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