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Osimhen’s Absence: Nigeria’s AFCON Semifinal Doubt

Nigeria's hopes for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semifinal against South Africa are clouded by uncertainty as star striker Victor Osimhen's availability hangs in the balance. The team traveled to Bouake in the Ivory Coast without Osimhen, who is sidelined due to an abdominal issue, casting doubt on his participation in the crucial match. The absence of Osimhen, a key figure in Nigeria's attacking lineup, comes as a significant setback for the team. With his energetic movement and high pressing style, Osimhen
Mali

Mali Triumphs: Swift Goals Secure Dominant Win

Mali showcased a commanding performance as they triumphed 2-0 against South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations, securing the top spot in Group E. The match, filled with twists and turns, saw Percy Tau miss a penalty for South Africa, providing an early break for Mali. After the penalty miss, Mali's captain, Hamari Traoré, capitalized on the opportunity, breaking the deadlock an hour into the game. Lassine Sinayoko extended Mali's lead with a second goal six minutes later, securing their position at
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South Africa’s Cricket Journey to Shed ‘Choker’ Tag

Rassie van der Dussen, a key figure in the South Africa's cricket team, has emphasized that South Africa's squad is not burdened by the infamous "choker" tag often associated with their World Cup performances. Despite their history of strong teams featuring cricket legends like Allan Donald, Jonty Rhodes, Herschelle Gibbs, Lance Klusener, and AB de Villiers, South Africa has never secured a World Cup title since their post-apartheid participation in the event in 1992. Throughout their World Cup campaigns, South Africa has faced
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India vs. South Africa: ODI World Cup 2023 Showdown

Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra believes that the India vs. South Africa match in the ODI World Cup 2023 could be one of the best games of the tournament. South Africa has shown its dominance in the competition, and Chopra anticipates a thrilling contest when India faces South Africa on November 5th at Kolkata's Eden Gardens. South Africa's performance has been exceptional, particularly when batting first, while India has excelled as a chasing team in the tournament. In the recent match against Bangladesh,
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South Africa Coach on Shocking Netherlands Loss

South Africa Coach Reacts to Shocking Defeat to Netherlands in ODI World Cup 2023 South Africa's coach, Rob Walter, has shared his thoughts on the surprising 38-run loss to the Netherlands in the ODI World Cup 2023. In the 15th match of the tournament, held in Dharamshala, South Africa faced an unexpected defeat against the Netherlands. The Dutch team posted a formidable total of 245 for 8, led by Scott Edwards' remarkable 78 not out. South Africa, in response, struggled and was dismissed
India vs South Africa 1st ODI: South Africa Beat India By 31 Runs, Take 1-0 Lead

South Africa Beat India By 31 Runs, Take 1-0…

South Africa beat India by 31runs to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The home team restricted the visitors for 265/8 in 50 overs while defending 297 at the Boland Park in Paarl. South Africa beat India by 31 runs to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The home team restricted the visitors for 265/8 in 50 overs while defending 297 at the Boland Park in Paarl. Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur and Virat Kohli scored half-century for India in the chase
Bumrah takes five as India move ahead in third test

Bumrah takes five as India move ahead in third…

Jasprit Bumrah took 5-42 as India bowled South Africa out for 210 and then drove home their advantage with the bat as they ended day two of the decisive third and final test on 57 for two in their second innings at Newlands on Wednesday. India’s lead is 70, already a sizeable one on a difficult, seaming wicket that is offering plenty of assistance to the bowlers as 22 wickets have fallen on the opening two days of the contest. Captain Virat Kohli
Kohli praise for "motivated" India after S Africa win

Kohli praise for “motivated” India after S Africa win

India seamers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami took three wickets each as the tourists bowled South Africa out for 191 to claim victory by 113 runs just after lunch on the fifth day of the first test at Centurion Park on Thursday. South Africa had resumed on 94 for four chasing a venue record 305 for victory, but fell well short of their target on a spicy wicket that had plenty of assistance for the bowlers. Dean Elgar (77) and Temba Bavuma (35
Five-Star Mohammed Shami Puts Visitors In Driver's Seat Against Proteas

Five-Star Mohammed Shami Puts Visitors In Driver’s Seat Against…

South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3: The visitors lead by 146 runs and will be aiming to extend it on Day 4. Mohammed Shami was in top form and took five wickets. Mohammed Shami's sheer artistry with new and old ball fetched him another five-wicket haul as India seized control of the first Test against South Africa on the third day by extending their overall lead to 146 runs that could prove to be decisive. Shami (16-5-44-5) and his pace bowling
Rahul ready for unique challenges posed by tests in South Africa

Rahul ready for unique challenges posed by tests in…

India vice-captain KL Rahul knows all too well the unique challenges batting in South Africa brings but says helping the team to get off to a solid start will be a key ingredient to victory ahead of the first test in Pretoria on Sunday. India have never won a test series in South Africa, but after recent successes in Australia and England are buoyed by their ability to compete on the road. Rahul concedes South Africa present an altogether different trial though, especially
South Africa Captain Dean Elgar's Ultimate Praise For India Star Ahead Of 1st Test

South Africa Captain Dean Elgar’s Ultimate Praise For India…

South Africa captain Dean Elgar warned his side against the "world class" Indian player ahead of the three-match Test series. Three years ago, during India's last tour to South Africa, there were doubts about how Jasprit Bumrah would fare in red-ball cricket. For it was his first tour with the Indian Test side. Fast forward to the current scenario where Virat Kohli's men are gearing up for another South Africa series, Bumrah is not only one of India's main weapons but is also
Rohit Sharma Ruled Out Of Test Series vs South Africa Due To Hamstring Injury, Priyank Panchal Named As Replacement

Rohit Sharma Ruled Out Of Test Series vs South…

"Priyank Panchal replaces injured Rohit Sharma in India's Test squad. Rohit sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session here in Mumbai yesterday. He has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa," the BCCI tweet stated. Rohit Sharma was on Monday ruled out of the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed through a tweet. He has been replaced in India's 18-man squad by opening batter Priyank
South Africa Look To Strengthen Semi-Final Chances Against Bangladesh

South Africa Look To Strengthen Semi-Final Chances Against Bangladesh

High on confidence after two consecutive victories, a rejuvenated South Africa will now look to strengthen their semi-final hopes when they meet a struggling Bangladesh in a Group 1 Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday. High on confidence after two consecutive victories, a rejuvenated South Africa will now look to strengthen their semi-final hopes when they meet a struggling Bangladesh in a Group 1 Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup 2021 on Tuesday. South Africa have

Rugby Championship: Australia beat South Africa 30-17 in Brisbane

Len Ikitau and Marika Koroibete scored two tries apiece as Australia secured a second successive victory over world champions South Africa in the Rugby Championship in Brisbane. Ikitau touched down twice in the first half, although the Springboks took the lead through centre Lukhanyo Am two minutes into the second half. Koroibete struck twice in six minutes to seal a bonus-point Australia win. New Zealand reclaimed top spot in the world rankings after beating Argentina. The All Blacks are now 10 points clear

Barbarian Women: Invitational team to play South Africa in…

Barbarian Women are set to play South Africa at Twickenham in a double-header with the men on 27 November. It will be the first time the Barbarian's men and women's teams have played on the same day. The women will take on the Springboks after the men compete against Samoa with both teams playing for the Killik Cup. The women's team last played in November 2019 where they defeated Wales 29-15 at the Principality Stadium. "We are proud to support women's rugby globally

Rugby Championship: South Africa beat Argentina with two second-half…

Second-half tries from Makazole Mapimpi and Malcolm Marx helped South Africa to a 29-10 victory over an ill-disciplined Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Fly-half Handre Pollard kicked 19 points as the Springboks dominated in Gqeberha, Mapimpi going over after Willie le Roux's pinpoint pass. Hooker Marx dotted down less than 10 minutes later but they failed to score more to get the bonus point. Pablo Matera scored the Pumas' only try in added time in a scrappy finish. Argentina saw forwards Rodrigo Bruni
South Africa's Burmester races to five-stroke win at Tenerife Open

South Africa’s Burmester races to five-stroke win at Tenerife…

LONDON: South Africa's Dean Burmester captured his first European Tour title in just over four years on Sunday as he produced a bogey-free final round of nine-under-par 62 to secure victory at the Tenerife Open. Burmester entered the final day at Golf Costa Adeje one stroke off the lead but stormed past his rivals with five birdies on the opening seven holes. The 31-year-old gained four more strokes on the back nine to finish at 25-under for the tournament, five clear of his
Babar smashes record-breaking 122 in Pakistan victory

Babar smashes record-breaking 122 in Pakistan victory

PRETORIA - Captain Babar Azam hit a record-breaking 122 to lead Pakistan to an impressive nine-wicket victory over hosts South Africa at Centurion on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the four-match Twenty20 series. Mohammad Rizwan scored an unbeaten 73 as he and Babar, whose century came off 49 balls, shared a record 197-run partnership in a devastating display of batting that enabled the touring side to reel in South Africa’s competitive 203-5 with consummate ease. They won with two overs to spare
Blow for South Africa as captain Bavuma to miss Pakistan T20 series

Blow for South Africa as captain Bavuma to miss…

CAPE TOWN - An already depleted South Africa squad has been dealt a further blow after newly-appointed captain Temba Bavuma was ruled out of their four-match home Twenty20 International series against Pakistan with a hamstring strain. Bavuma was injured while batting in the One-Day International series decider that was won by the tourists in Pretoria on Wednesday. The opening T20 match is in Johannesburg on Saturday. South Africa are already without five of their leading players, including batsmen Quinton de Kock and David

In-form Fakhar Zaman leads Pakistan to ODI series win…

Opener Fakhar Zaman smashed his second century in as many matches as Pakistan beat much-changed South Africa by 28 runs in the third and final one-day international in Pretoria on Wednesday to clinch the series 2-1. Fakhar followed up his scintillating 193 on Sunday with 101 as Pakistan posted 320 for seven in their 50 overs having been sent into bat. South Africa, missing five key players on their way to the Indian Premier League in Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich