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AB-solutely de Villiers

AB-solutely de Villiers

AB de Villiers hit the fastest century in one-day international history as South Africa overwhelmed the West Indies in the second one-day international at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. De Villiers raced to his century off 31 balls - five balls fewer than the previous record - on the way to an astonishing 149 off 44 balls. With opening batsmen Hashim Amla and Rilee Rossouw also hitting centuries in a South African record first wicket stand, South Africa piled up a massive 439 for two. The West Indies were never...

Trapped in his body for 12yrs, a man breaks free

Trapped in his body for 12yrs, a man breaks free

"I hope you die." Those are the words Joan Pistorius recalled saying to her son Martin, who she believed to be a complete vegetable, the victim of a mysterious illness that struck just before his teens. He was as good as dead, doctors told her. He just wouldn't die. But Martin heard her. Martin heard...

SA eye series

South Africa will literally be trying to make up for lost time when they take on the West Indies in the third and final Test at Newlands on Friday. Although the West Indies put up an improved performance, South African captain Hashim Amla stopped short of acknowledging their credentials in his post-match comments after the rain-hit second Test in Port Elizabeth ended in a draw. Amla suggested that South Africa's first innings total of 417 for eight could have been bigger...

Sammy given Roach's spot

All-rounder Darren Sammy has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies' 15-member one-day international squad to face South Africa next month, in another twist in the ongoing selection saga. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the move on Wednesday, even as allegations of victimisation regarding Sammy and fellow all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, continued to swirl around the region, reports in the Caribbean media said. Sammy, Bravo and Pollard were all left out of the initial 14-man squad announced...

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

South Africa's Rolene Strauss has been named the winner of the Miss World 2014 competition in a London finale televised in many parts of the world. Edina Kulcsar of Hungary was the runner-up and Elizabeth Safrit of the United States took third place. The winners were announced Sunday after a lengthy competition involving contestants from...

South Africans mark Mandela death anniversary

South Africans mark Mandela death anniversary

South Africans are marking the anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela. The former statesman died December 5 last year after a long illness at the age of 95. Speaking at a formal ceremony on Friday in the capital Pretoria, Mandela's widow Graca Machel said the former president was at peace when he died. The...

Johnson bags top ICC awards

Johnson bags top ICC awards

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has won the top ICC awards for 2013-14, being named the Cricketer of the Year, as well as Test Cricketer of the Year. South Africa's AB de Villiers was named ODI Cricketer of the Year, while Australia's Aaron Finch won the T20 performance award for his 156 off 63...

South African footballer shot dead

South African footballer shot dead

South Africa's football captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has died after being shot, South African police say. The incident reportedly happened at Meyiwa's girlfriend's house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg. The 27-year-old played for Orlando Pirates and had played in South Africa's last four Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. On Saturday, he was in action for...

US charges South Africans in illegal rhino hunting case

US charges South Africans in illegal rhino hunting case

A South African company has been indicted in Alabama for selling illegal rhinoceros hunts to Americans and secretly trafficking in the endangered animals' horns, which sell on the black market at prices higher than gold, prosecutors said on Thursday. The 18-count indictment charged Valinor Trading CC, which operated in the United States as Out...

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Five-year jail for Pistorius

Five-year jail for Pistorius

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world. His uncle, Arnold Pistorius, indicated he would not appeal. As judge Thokozile Masipa gave her decision on the 27-year-old's culpable...

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