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South Africa opt to bowl against India in Champions Trophy 2013

South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to bowl against India in the Champions Trophy 2013 opener at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Thursday.

India have left out Murali Vijay. Rohit Sharma will open batting while Dinesh Karthik will play in the middle order.

For South Africa, Dale Steyn will not be playing the match due to a side strain.

De Villiers said, “It is overcast and there might be a bit of movement around, but not for 100 overs. We would like to use the conditions.”

Mahendra Singh Dhoni said, “The toss was quite important but it was like everything. We too were looking to bowl first, but if the weather remains the same, then we can exploit it too.”

You can watch India vs South Africa live streaming online on the website of Star Sports. You will have to pay a nominal amount for access to the live match. Currently live streaming is available only in India for the ICC Champions Trophy.

You will get the best Live experience with its HD Quality video stream. Even if you have a lower bandwidth, starsports.com uses adaptive streaming to display the best available quality that your internet connection can support.

India vs South Africa 2013 Live Streaming

South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(w/c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.

Morne Morkel to replace injured Chris Morris

South Africa allrounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of the remaining Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand because of a left quad strain sustained in the first match at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday.

Morris bowled 3.4 overs on debut and took 2 for 19 before he had to leave the field mid-way through his final over.

“Chris will need a recovery period of at least two to three weeks after injuring his left quad during the game, that effectively rules him out of the series,” South Africa’s team manager Mohammed Moosajee said.

“When he was bowling his fourth over he went for the effort ball, where he tried to bowl a short one, that is where he aggravated the injury.

“He was always fifty-fifty coming into the series, but yesterday when he had his fitness test he passed all the clinical markers. It is one of those injuries that can happen at any time.”

Morne Morkel, who was only scheduled to take part in the final T20I on December 26 in Port Elizabeth, will now meet up with squad in East London on Saturday ahead of the second match at Buffalo Park on Sunday.

Australia Squad For The First Test Against South Africa

Australia has announced squad for the first Test against the world number one ranked Test nation South Africa at the Gabba next Friday.

Australian selectors have preferred Matthew Wade over Brad Haddin for the series opener.

Commenting on the team, National Selector John Inverarity said, “Most discussion centred on the wicket-keeping role with both Matthew Wade and Brad Haddin presenting a strong and compelling case for inclusion.

“Matthew came into the Australian ODI team in February and has since acquitted himself especially well.

“Matthew and Brad both went to the West Indies; Matthew as our preferred ODI and T20 player and Brad as our incumbent and preferred Test match ‘keeper. As is widely known Brad returned to Australia early in the tour due to family circumstances and as a consequence Matthew was our Test ‘keeper for the three Test matches.

“He kept and batted very well and made a match-defining brilliant century in the second innings of the Third and final Test against West Indies.

“Since then he has played and gained valuable experience in England, the UAE and Sri Lanka. As a young player, getting better by the month, he is thoroughly deserving of his retention.

“While Matthew has been retained as the Test ‘keeper, Brad remains a player of significant interest.”

“The last Test match that Australia played, the Third Test in the West Indies last April, included Ryan Harris. Ryan is continuing his rehabilitation from injury and is unavailable.

“Peter Siddle and James Pattinson have recovered especially well from the injuries that rendered them unavailable for that last Test in West Indies. In fact, they have been enjoying an ideal preparation for the first Vodafone Test in Brisbane having played in three Bupa Sheffield Shield games with another one to come later this week.”

Australia squad for first Test

David Warner, Ed Cowan, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (capt), Michael Hussey, Matthew Wade (wk), Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

T20 World Cup 2012: India vs South Africa Live Streaming

Watch live streaming of the super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 between India and South Africa at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

South Africa won toss and elected to bowl first against India in the crucial encounter of Super Eights clash of World T20.

India have made no changes to their playing eleven.

South Africa have made two changes for this game. Faf du Plessis replaces Richard Levi and Albie Morkel comes in for Wayne Parnell.

India vs South Africa T20 Live Streaming

India (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(w/c), Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan

South Africa (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers(w/c), Farhaan Behardien, Albie Morkel, Robin Peterson, Johan Botha, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel

T20 World Cup 2012: South Africa vs Zimbabwe – Scorecard

Scorecard of fourth match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.

South Africa vs Zimbabwe – Scorecard

Result South Africa won by 10 wickets

Zimbabwe (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
H Masakadza c Levi b JA Morkel 6 23 17 1 0 35.29
V Sibanda b M Morkel 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
BRM Taylor*† c †de Villiers b M Morkel 4 7 4 0 0 100.00
CR Ervine c †de Villiers b Kallis 37 71 40 4 0 92.50
S Matsikenyeri c Peterson b Kallis 11 25 18 0 0 61.11
E Chigumbura lbw b Kallis 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
AG Cremer c †de Villiers b Kallis 6 16 11 0 0 54.54
P Utseya c †de Villiers b Steyn 5 14 9 0 0 55.55
RW Price not out 7 15 6 1 0 116.66
KM Jarvis not out 9 9 11 0 0 81.81
Extras (lb 3, w 5) 8
Total (8 wickets; 20 overs) 93 (4.65 runs per over)
Did not bat BV Vitori
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Sibanda, 1.4 ov), 2-6 (Taylor, 3.2 ov), 3-16 (Masakadza, 4.4 ov), 4-51 (Matsikenyeri, 10.4 ov), 5-51 (Chigumbura, 10.5 ov), 6-60 (Cremer, 13.4 ov), 7-75 (Utseya, 16.5 ov), 8-77 (Ervine, 17.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 4 0 9 1 2.25
M Morkel 4 0 16 2 4.00 (2w)
JA Morkel 4 0 26 1 6.50 (3w)
J Botha 3 0 16 0 5.33
RJ Peterson 1 0 8 0 8.00
JH Kallis 4 1 15 4 3.75

South Africa (target: 94 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
RE Levi not out 50 55 44 6 0 113.63
HM Amla not out 32 55 33 3 0 96.96
Extras (b 3, lb 5, w 3, nb 1) 12
Total (0 wickets; 12.4 overs; 55 mins) 94 (7.42 runs per over)
Did not bat JH Kallis, AB de Villiers*†, JP Duminy, F Behardien, JA Morkel, RJ Peterson, J Botha, DW Steyn, M Morkel
Bowling O M R W Econ
KM Jarvis 3 0 20 0 6.66 (2w)
BV Vitori 2 0 21 0 10.50 (1nb)
RW Price 3 0 19 0 6.33 (1w)
P Utseya 2 0 13 0 6.50
AG Cremer 2 0 10 0 5.00
S Matsikenyeri 0.4 0 3 0 4.50


Toss South Africa won the toss and elected to field

Umpires SJ Davis and RA Kettleborough

TV umpire IJ Gould

Match referee JJ Crowe

Reserve umpire RJ Tucker

South Africa replace England as top Test team

South Africa replaced England as the top team in the ICC Test Championship table following its 2-0 victory over Andrew Strauss’s team in the three-match series which ended at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London today.

South Africa’s series victory means that it is the clear leader at the top of the table and England is now second, pushing Australia to third place.

Graeme Smith and his team received the prestigious Reliance ICC Test Championship mace from ICC Chief Executive David Richardson who was joined in the presentation party by ICC Director and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Giles Clarke, ECB Chief Executive David Collier, Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul and Pramod Garg – CFO, Europe Reliance Globalcom.

England had been the top team in the Reliance ICC Test Championship table since August 2011 when it dethroned India while South Africa has assumed the number one spot for the first time since November 2009.

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South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup 2012

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named its final squad for both the Men’s and Women’s competitions at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka next month.

AB de Villiers will lead the men’s squad. Graeme Smith, who was picked in the 30 probables, has not made the final 15.

South Africa’s squad sees the return of De Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel who were all rested for the triangular T20 series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in June.

“We were not able to consider Marchant de Lange through injury,” commented CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson, “but we are confident that our squad will be very competitive and make South Africa proud.

“We have had basically the same squad together for the past year and many of them also produced stand-out performances at the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“The Proteas will also have excellent preparation for the World Twenty20 by finishing the England tour with three matches there.

“They may be playing on a different surface to that they will find in Sri Lanka but they will be able to hone their T20 specific skills.”

South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup 2012

AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

England vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 – Highlights

Watch the highlights of the day two of the second Test between England and South Africa being played at Headingley, Leeds.

England vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 – Highlights

  • Over 91.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire – SJ Davis, Batsman – AN Petersen (Upheld)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 104.3 overs (627 balls), Extras 10
  • AN Petersen: 150 off 330 balls (19 x 4)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 139 balls (AN Petersen 37, JA Rudolph 14, Ex 1)
  • Lunch: South Africa – 336/6 in 115.0 overs (AN Petersen 170, JP Duminy 10)
  • South Africa: 350 runs in 119.1 overs (715 balls), Extras 11
  • Over 120.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire – RJ Tucker, Batsman – AN Petersen (Upheld)
  • South Africa: 400 runs in 130.6 overs (786 balls), Extras 11
  • Tea: South Africa – 419/10 in 139.2 overs (JP Duminy 48)
  • End Of Day: England – 48/0 in 18.0 overs (AJ Strauss 19, AN Cook 20)

England vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1 – Highlights

Watch the highlights of the day one of the second Test between England and South Africa being played at Headingley, Leeds.

England vs South Africa, 2nd Test,  Day 1 – Highlights

  • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (AN Petersen 40, GC Smith 10, Ex 0)
  • AN Petersen: 50 off 78 balls (7 x 4)
  • Lunch: South Africa – 84/0 in 27.0 overs (AN Petersen 59, GC Smith 24)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.4 overs (190 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 190 balls (AN Petersen 65, GC Smith 36, Ex 1)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 91 balls (4 x 4)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 45.6 overs (276 balls), Extras 2
  • Tea: South Africa – 163/3 in 52.0 overs (AN Petersen 76, AB de Villiers 4)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 68.3 overs (411 balls), Extras 3
  • AN Petersen: 100 off 215 balls (11 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 123 balls (AN Petersen 29, AB de Villiers 21, Ex 1)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 238/3 after 80.1 overs (AN Petersen 115, AB de Villiers 39)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 81.4 overs (490 balls), Extras 8
  • Over 81.6: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire – SJ Davis, Batsman – AN Petersen (Upheld)
  • End Of Day: South Africa – 262/5 in 87.0 overs (AN Petersen 124, JA Rudolph 1)

England Squad for 2nd Test against South Africa

The England selectors have named a 13-man squad for the second Test match against South Africa commencing Thursday August 2 at Headingley Carnegie.

Selectors have made one change to the squad selected for the first Test with Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor called up as Ravi Bopara is unavailable for selection for personal reasons.

Taylor has yet to play a Test match for England although the 22 year old received his first international cap in 2011 in a one day international against Ireland.

South Africa won the first Test in the three match series by an innings and 12 runs.

National selector, Geoff Miller, said: “We were outplayed during the first Investec Test last week but it is important that this squad regroups and focuses on preparing for the second Test.

“This is a talented squad with plenty of international experience and they will be determined to improve on the performance during the first Test.

“We have made one change to the squad with James Taylor replacing Ravi Bopara who is unavailable for selection due to personal reasons.

“James has been part of the England Performance Programme for a number of years and has performed consistently for England Lions and now has an opportunity to step up and experience the Test environment.

“We have played a lot of good cricket over the last few years and it’s important we remember that, learn from the mistakes that we made and retain the belief that we can level this series at Headingley.”