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South Africa opener Hashim Amla suffered a grade one tear to the groin muscle of his left leg while fielding in the second match against Sri Lanka in Colombo. For this reason, the team management is not sure whether he could play in the third ODI that will be played on July 26.
On Tuesdayâ€™s match, Amla left the field in the 43rd over of Sri Lankaâ€™s innings. He did not return to bat. He could not play the first ODI too due to muscle spasms in his neck.
Amla was fielding at fine leg in that match. In the 43rd over, he tried chasing a ball came from the bat of Dinesh Chandimal. He leapt while trying to reel the ball in and then, fell on the field hard on his left knee.
After the fall, he was unable to stand on his own feet without the help of others. He was given immediate treatment on the boundary line. After that, he was taken to the pavilion with the help of a teammate and a member of the medical staff of the team.
It was described as Australia's mission impossible, to achieve such a comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka at the Oval that they could proceed to the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy, and ultimately so it proved.
England were lucky to escape with a win in their last match, as a no-ball scenario helped their cause, nevertheless the game is now done and dusted, and England will play South Africa, in the first eliminator of the tournament.
Alastair Cook finally came good for England, as his 64 proved to be just enough to clinch a narrow victory, Joe Root also helped with a decent 38 off 40 balls. England have a decent batting lineup and they will hope that it clicks tomorrow, and gives them a handsome chance to reach the finals.
The bowling has been a bit up and down in the three matches they have played, and their death bowling seems to be a big problem. However, with professional coaching staff, they are likely to eradicate the weaknesses and are expected come out hard on the South African batsmen, tomorrow.
South Africa will take on Pakistan in the 2nd One Day International of the five-match ODI series at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on March 15, 2013.
After crushing the visiting team by 125 runs in the first ODI, the home team looks in great form to win the second game as well.
The Proteas put up a mammoth total of 315-4 in 50 overs after being asked to bat first. Pakistan never seemed to be in the hunt to achieve the target and perished for a paltry 190 runs with nearly 14 overs to spare.
The key player for the South Africans was Colin Ingram, who scored a terrific unbeaten 105 off 104 balls. He will definitely look forward to repeating the feat in the second game. Skipper AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Graeme Smith and Farhaan Behardien also contributed with the bat in the first game which is a good sign for the home side.
Rory Kleinveldt was the pick of the bowlers for the Proteas, who claimed four for 22 from 5.2 overs. Rory McLaren was equally good claiming three for 19 runs from seven overs as South Africa choked Pakistan during the run chase. They will be eager to keep the same momentum in the second game as well.
Pakistan need to bat well in their opening Test against South Africa at Wanderers.
South Africa take on Pakistan in the first Test of their series at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
The South African test team is probably one of the best around at the present time especially on home soil.
The team has the perfect balance of experience and youth and can cause serious damage to the opposition on their day. The best thing about this side is that they have found consistency under the stewardship of Gary Kirsten, their coach.
Amla has been ruled out of the third ODI against New Zealand.
South Africa will play the third ODI against New Zealand without their in-form batsman Hashim Amla.
The right-hand batsman has been excluded from the squad for the final ODI because of his injury. He also missed the second ODI in Kimberley due to the strain in his quad muscle.
Mohammad Moosajee, the team manager of South Africa, told Supersport that Amla had the quad strain in the first match too. So, they did not want to take the risk of playing him in the second match as it might deteriorate his condition.
The Gabba in Brisbane saw record numbers of spectators on the first day for a non-Ashes Test, most of whom were expecting to see the Australians tearing into their South African opponents, as they sought to get off to a flying start in a series that could see a successful Aussie side return to the top of the ICC's Test match rankings.
What they saw was a mediocre display by the home team's bowling attack, and a solid display of batting by Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis, which saw the tourists close on 255 for 2 by the time that bad light brought an early end to the day's proceedings.
Amla and Kallis continued where they had left off earlier in the year against England, showing amazing powers of concentration, and with the intent of occupying the crease for as long as possible.
Amla, with typical text book strokes passed 5000 runs in Test cricket during his innings, while Kallis displayed his usual discipline and power, as the four man Australian attack was found to be paper thin against players in such form.
Ben Hilfenhaus, James Pattinson and Peter Siddle all failed to make the most of a pitch, which although slow, did offer the quick bowlers movement if the length was right.The consequence of which, was that Australian skipper Clarke was forced to introduce Michael Hussey and the debutant Rob Quiney into his bowling attack before the tea interval.
Hosts Zimbabwe beat South Africa in the final easily to pocket the tri-series.
Zimbabwe emerged as the victorious in the final of the tri-series held at their home. Half-centuries from their captain Brendan Taylor and in-form batsman Hamilton Masakadza led them to a stunning nine-wicket victory over South Africa.
While chasing a target of 146, both the batsmen showed significant confidence and skill to achieve the target with 17 balls to spare. Earlier, their bowlers kept South Africaâ€™s batsmen under pressure for throughout the innings. Faf du Plessis carried out the visitorâ€™s innings with a half-century but the other batsmen and the bowlers could not give him proper support. Especially, their bowlers had no answer to the superb batting of Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh failed to chase down a target of over 200 runs against South Africa in a T20 match of the series
Sometimes, scorecard does not express the complete story of a match. One cannot reckon from the scorecard that South Africa and Bangladesh were not playing against each other but against themselves. South Africaâ€™s main target was collecting as more runs as possible and to ensure that their opponent did not get the same flow of runs like themselves. On the other hand, Bangladeshâ€™s main target was to pass the whole 20 overs on the crease after being demolished during their bowling.
From that perspective, it seems that both the teams won and lost simultaneously. South Africa made a 200 plus score and got a 39 runs victory but were unimpressive with the ball.
Zimbabwe's 176 in their 20 overs proves to be a handful for a struggling South African side.
It is a common tendency of the minnow teams to try to perform to the top of their level while playing against big names. Zimbabwe did that exactly and did that in a big way. Their win against South Africa changed the expected picture of a series where South Africa was undoubtedly the favorite and was expected to dominate the other two teams.
Zimbabwe shone in all the sectors. Their batsmen batted well and their bowlers bowled in a way that gave the impression that they had studied their own condition very well. Their innings actually began with a century opening partnership between Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda and ended with excellent bowling from the seasoned pacer Chris Mpofu, leg-spinner Graeme Cremer, and the newcomer Richard Muzhange.
South Africa look to seal series in the third and the final ODI against Sri Lanka.
South Africa will look to seal the series as Sri Lanka look to fight back from 2-0 down in the five match series as the two teams meet in the third One Day International match at Bloemfontein on Tuesday.
As most of the pundits have remarked, it is very hard indeed to look for positives when you are 2-0 down and close to being washed out in a five match ODI series, but with Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis not in the eleven for this fixture, Sri Lanka will feel that they have a chance of pulling things back.
The last match was not one way traffic to be honest as Sri Lanka looked to have recovered from the mauling that they received in the first ODI. They made a match out of it as they stretched the hosts for a long time.
South Africa will look to extend their lead after their crushing first win against Sri Lanka
South Africa will look to make it two wins out of two when they come up against Sri Lanka in the second One Day International of their five match series at East London.
The South Africans are high on confidence ahead of this game, which is thanks to the 258 run win the other day. Surely, the new skipper, AB de Villiers could not have asked for a better manner than this to start his reign as the captain of the Proteas.
The batting has clicked for the South Africans with the skipper firing alongside the classical Jacques Kallis and the number 1 ranked batsman in the ODI game â€“ Hashim Amla, who notched up his ninth career hundred in Paarl the other day.
A century partnership for the fourth wicket put South Africa in a commanding position on the third day of the second Test match against Australia
Some exhilarating batting from the South African pair of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers put the Proteas on the driverâ€™s seat against Australia at the end of the third dayâ€™s play here at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
South Africa, who moved on to 229/3 thanks to the pair are now leading the Aussies by a considerable 199 runs. Australia were heavily reliant on rookie pacer Pat Cummins in the absence of Shane Watson, who did in his hamstring and spent most of the day inside the pavilion.
Both Amla and de Villiers got close to being dismissed by the young pacer in the very first over after lunch, however, they managed to survive the scare.
A superb bowling performance from the Australian pace bowlers saw South Africa collapse to 266 all out in the second Test
South Africa suffered a mini collapse after trying to put their feet on the accelerator when it was not needed to be dismissed for 266 by the Australians at the end of Day 1 of the second test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
South Africa were 43/2 at one stage after Graeme Smith and Jacques Rudolph were dismissed. The Proteas recovered to get to 241/4 at one stage with Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers leading he comeback. However, the home team lost 4 wickets for 4 runs after some utter madness to be dismissed for 266 at the end of Day 1.
South Africa cruised to an easy win over Australia in the first Test match thanks to Amla, Smith centuries
Twin centuries from skipper Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla guided the South Africans to victory over the faltering Australians here at the Newlands cricket Stadium in Cape Town.
A dramatic test match in which 23 wickets fell in the second day came to a fitting end as Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla guided the home team to a well-deserved victory.
Australia had the test match firmly in their grip after a wonderful performance from skipper Michael Clarke with the bat followed by a devastating spell of seam bowling from Shane Watson gave them a first innings lead of 188 runs. However, the Proteas fought back valiantly with debutant bowler Vernon Philander leading the charge.
Australia romp home in a low-scorer at Durban
Australia clinched the 3-ODI series against South Africa by defeating the home team in the series deciding third ODI by 3-wickets.
The match was a lot more close than the previous two games played in the series and Michael Hussey formed the difference between the two juggernauts of ODI cricket. South Africa posted a total of 223 to chase for the Australians and Australia chased the target with 15 balls to spare and three wickets in hand.
Hashim Amla won the toss and elected to bat first. South Africa were off to a solid start as both Amla and Smith looked to set the platform for some late hitting by Miller and co.