Cricket News sort by Francois du Plessis

The First Test at Johannesburg ended in a thrilling draw with South Africa falling just 8 runs short of creating a new record for the highest ever run chase.

Pakistan tour of South Africa: South Africa Vs Pakistan 2nd T20I Live scorecard at Cape Town - Nov 22, 2013 Match scheduled to begin at 18:00 local time (16:00 GMT)

PAK Vs SA in UAE :Pakistan Vs South Africa, 1st T20I Live scorecard at Dubai- Nov 13, 2013 Match scheduled to begin at 20:00 local time (16:00 GMT)

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has questioned the decision to fine South African batsman Faf du Plessis only 50 per cent of his match fee after the latter admitted to tampering with the ball during the second Test of the two-Test series between South Africa and Pakistan at Dubai.

Sri Lanka won the third and final T20I at Hambantota by 6 wickets on Tuesday to avoid a 0-3 cleansweep. For a change, it was a slightly high-scoring game in the 3-match series with Sri Lanka chasing down a target of 164 with 11 balls to spare.

New Zealand are in an embarrassing position for the second time in their Test Series against the formidable World No.1 South Africa. Chasing the Proteas’ first innings total of 525 for 8 declared, the Kiwis slipped to a disastrous 47 for 6 in just 24 overs.

New Zealand bounced back after its humiliating defeat at Durban by pulling off a thrilling final ball win in the Second T20I at East London. Martin Guptill not only scored a last ball boundary to win the match for the Kiwis but also finished a superb unbeaten century in 69 balls with 9 fours and half a dozen sixes.

The New Zealand tour of South Africa kicks off on Friday with the two teams playing the first match of the three KFC International T20 Series at Durban. This T20 Series will be perhaps the only time when the Kiwis can be on par with the Proteas.

South Africa’s 1-0 win over Australia in the latter’s den asserted that they deserve the number one ranking in Tests. At the same time, it wasn’t an easy win for the Proteas.