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Jacques Kallis playing the perfect innings, says Alviro Petersen
Press Trust of India

Jacques Kallis playing the perfect innings, says Alviro Petersen

Robin Petersen himself scored 62 runs, but deemed that Jacques Kallis' unbeaten knock of 78 as more important in placing the Proteas just 35 runs behind the visitors at close of play.

Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers heroics in vain as India snatch honourable draw
Agence France-Presse

Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers heroics in vain as India snatch honourable draw

Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers produced 205 runs for the fifth wicket but South Africa failed to complete a historic run chase in Johannesburg.

India eight wickets away, South Africa aim to save Test
NDTVSports

India eight wickets away, South Africa aim to save Test

South Africa will have to either see out 90 overs for a draw or chase down 320 runs for victory. While the former looks the more likely option for the hosts, the odds remain on India to go 1-0 up in the two-match series.

1st Test Day 4: South Africa need 320 with eight wickets left as India eye big win
Press Trust of India

1st Test Day 4: South Africa need 320 with eight wickets left as India eye big win

India took complete control against South Africa (138/2 in second innings) on Day 4 with the hosts staring at a huge target on a challenging pitch.

CLT20: Bowlers set up victory over Highveld Lions, says Rohit Sharma
Press Trust of India

CLT20: Bowlers set up victory over Highveld Lions, says Rohit Sharma

Despite Dwayne Smith's heroics, the Mumbai Indians skipper believes that the bowlers played a key role in the victory.

CLT20: As it happened - Mumbai Indians beat Highveld Lions by 7 wickets
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CLT20: As it happened - Mumbai Indians beat Highveld Lions by 7 wickets

Dwayne Smith slammed an unbeaten half-century while Kieron Pollard scored a quick-fire 31 to help Mumbai Indians register a comfortable victory and also stay in hunt for a semifinal spot.

Champions Trophy 2013: Alviro Petersen to replace Graeme Smith in SA squad
Associated Press

Champions Trophy 2013: Alviro Petersen to replace Graeme Smith in SA squad

Head selector Andrew Hudson says Petersen is "the obvious choice" to come in for former limited-overs captain Smith, who was ruled out of the ODI tournament to have surgery on his injured left ankle.

Graeme Smiths woes as Surrey skipper continue
Agence France-Presse

Graeme Smith's woes as Surrey skipper continue

Smith was forced to watch South African team-mate Alviro Petersen hit 167 after losing the toss on the opening day of the English County Championship First Division clash 24 hours earlier.

South Africa look for valuable pre-Test batting practice
Agence France-Presse

South Africa look for valuable pre-Test batting practice

South Africa tucked into some valuable batting practice ahead of next week's opening Test reaching 128 for one after the second day of their three-day tour match against Australia A at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Sydney Sixers beat Highveld Lions to win Champions League T20
Wisden India Staff

Sydney Sixers beat Highveld Lions to win Champions League T20

The Australian club registered an all-round performance to remain unbeaten in the tournament.

CLT20 semi-final Preview: Delhi Daredevils vs Highveld Lions
Press Trust of India

CLT20 semi-final Preview: Delhi Daredevils vs Highveld Lions

It will be the Delhi Daredevils' batting power up against Lions' bowling consistency.

England start well against South Africa after conceding 419
Wisden India Staff

England start well against South Africa after conceding 419

Stuart Broad called for a repeat of the spirit of Edgbaston 2011 to ensure England manage to overturn South Africa's command of the second Test and series, as their place at the top of the world rankings hangs by a thread.

Alviro Petersen grinds out century, South Africa 262/5 at stumps
Agence France-Presse

Alviro Petersen grinds out century, South Africa 262/5 at stumps

Opening batsman Alviro Petersen ground out a century as South Africa battled England's all-pace attack on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Thursday.

New Zealand steady after South Africas 474-run march
ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand steady after South Africa's 474-run march

Centuries from Alviro Petersen and JP Duminy tightened South Africa's grip on the series, and although New Zealand responded strongly thereafter, they face an unlikely battle to level the series with two days remaining.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Petersen, Duminy make hosts toil after rain delay
ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand vs South Africa: Petersen, Duminy make hosts toil after rain delay

New Zealand's on-field misery matched the Wellington weather as South Africa sauntered to 246 for 2 after rain accounted for almost four hours of play for the second consecutive day.

South Africa 136-2 against New Zealand
Agence France-Presse

South Africa 136-2 against New Zealand

South Africa took control of a weather-disrupted opening day in the third Test against hosts New Zealand, compiling 136-2 on Friday on a wicket expected to favour the bowlers.

Kallis rested, Amla excused for Sri Lanka ODIs
Associated Press

Kallis rested, Amla excused for Sri Lanka ODIs

Top-ranked one-day batsman Hashim Amla has been dropped out of South Africa's limited-overs squad for the rest of the series against Sri Lanka because his wife is expecting their first child.

South Africa clinch series with 10-wicket win
Associated Press

South Africa clinch series with 10-wicket win

A Jacques Kallis-inspired South Africa clinched its first home series win since 2008 with a 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the series-deciding third Test at Newlands on Friday.

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