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Cricket: South Africa make 172-4 against India

South Africa scored 172-4 after electing to bat in the World Twenty20 semi-final against India in Dhaka on Friday. Skipper Faf du Plessis (58), JP Duminy (45 not out), David Miller (23 not out) and Hashim Amla (22) were the major contributors for the Proteas. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed three wickets for 22 runs in his four overs. The winner will meet Sri Lanka, who beat defending champions West Indies in the first semi-final, in Sunday's final in Dhaka. kl/jom

Cricket: South Africa bat against India in World T20 semi-final

South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat against India in the World Cup semi-final in Dhaka on Friday. Du Plessis returned to lead the Proteas after being forced to sit out of the previous match due to a one-game suspension for slow over-rates. India retained the same side that beat Australia in their last league match, keeping opener Shikhar Dhawan and seamer Mohammed Shami on the bench. The winner will meet Sri Lanka in Sunday's final. Sri Lanka knocked out defending champions West Indies in the first semi-final on Thursday.

Cricket: South Africa fined for slow over-rate

South Africa were fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their hard fought win over New Zealand in Chittagong, the International Cricket Council said Tuesday. The Proteas edged out New Zealand by two runs in a last-ball finish to their Super-10 World Twenty20 match but the ICC found they took more time than the stipulated period to bowl their 20 overs. "The ICC match referee Javagal Srinath of India imposed the fines after Faf du Plessis' side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time allowances were taken into consideration," said an ICC release.

Cricket: Hectic World Cup build-up for South Africa

South Africa will face 2015 Cricket World Cup opponents West Indies and Zimbabwe during an extensive build-up to the one-day international (ODI) tournament. The Proteas also play Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia in a schedule that could reach 24 matches, depending on results at a triangular Zimbabwe ODI event. With his team labelled 'chokers' after repeated failures to lift the World Cup, South Africa coach Russell Domingo believes the best chance of reversing the trend lies in extensive preparation.

Cricket: South Africa name unchanged squad for India Tests

South Africa on Monday named an unchanged 15-man squad for two Test matches against India later this month. South Africa, the leading team on the International Cricket Council rankings, have not been beaten in a series since 2009. Both their last two series against India, away in 2009/10 and at home the following season, were drawn. In their most recent series, against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October, South Africa lost the first Test in Abu Dhabi but bounced back with an innings win in the second and final Test in Dubai to share the series.

Cricket: Pakistan confirms short South Africa tour

Pakistan Tuesday confirmed they would make a short tour of South Africa later this month, playing three one-dayers and two Twenty20 matches. "The series was arranged following the shortened tour by India to South Africa," the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement. The Pakistan team is expected to arrive in South Africa on November 18 and open the tour with the Twenty20 matches, in Johannesburg on November 20 and in Cape Town on November 22. The one-day matches will be played in Cape Town (Nov 24), Port Elizabeth (Nov 27) and Centurion (Nov 30).

Cricket: South Africa win toss and bat in first one-day

South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and decided to bat in the first of five one-day internationals against Pakistan in Sharjah on Wednesday. The Proteas are without their frontline paceman Dale Steyn, who has returned home for a rest, and Hashim Amla, who has also returned home for the birth of his child. Steyn will return for the third one-day match in Abu Dhabi on November 6. South Africa included leg-spinner Imran Tahir who took eight wickets in the second Test in Dubai, which the Proteas won to square the two-match series 1-1.

Cricket: Du Plessis, Duminy lift South Africa to 163-3

Skipper Faf du Plessis hit 85 off 65 balls as South Africa piled up a commanding 163-3 in the final Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Tuesday. Du Plessis, who won the toss for the third time in a row and elected to bat, smashed 10 boundaries and three sixes during a third-wicket stand of 112 with JP Duminy. Left-handed Duminy remained unbeaten on a 34-ball 51 that contained three fours and two sixes as South Africa put on a thrilling exhibition of power hitting in the day-night match.

Cricket: Duminy stars in South Africa win over Sri Lanka

JP Duminy starred with bat and ball as South Africa overcame Sri Lanka in an exciting 12-run victory in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Friday. The tourists, restricted to a modest 115-6 after electing to bat, bounced back to stop Sri Lanka at 103-9 in front of a packed house of 30,000 at the Premadasa stadium. Duminy top-scored with 51 off 52 balls to help the tourists recover from a poor start and then grabbed three wickets for 18 runs, earning himself the man of the match award.

Cricket: Duminy stars in South Africa win over Sri Lanka

JP Duminy starred with bat and ball as South Africa overcame Sri Lanka in an exciting 12-run victory in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Friday. The tourists, restricted to a modest 115-6 after electing to bat, bounced back to stop Sri Lanka at 103-9 in front of a packed house of 30,000 at the Premadasa stadium. Duminy top-scored with 51 off 52 balls to help the tourists recover from a poor start and then grabbed three wickets for 18 runs, earning himself the man of the match award.
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