Faf and Immie lead the way as Proteas win ODI opener

South Africa’s most senior figures do the business as Sri Lanka’s unexpected revival on the current tour is halted at the Wanderers.

The Proteas' most senior members came to the fore as Faf du Plessis and Imran Tahir starred in a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first ODI at the Wanderers on Sunday.

Faf and Immie lead the way as Proteas win ODI opener
Faf and Immie lead the way as Proteas win ODI opener

Faf and Immie lead the way as Proteas win ODI opener

South Africa’s most senior figures do the business as Sri Lanka’s unexpected revival on the current tour is halted at the Wanderers.

Anrich Nortje’s Proteas call-up has been a marathon, not a sprint

Anrich Nortje’s Proteas call-up has been a marathon, not a sprint

The lanky quick might’ve seemingly burst onto the scene in the Mzansi Super League, but he’s been on the radar for a while.
Focus on World Cup as one-day series starts

Focus on World Cup as one-day series starts

The Cricket World Cup looms large for both South Africa and Sri Lanka when they meet in a five-match one-day international series starting at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.
Get ready for endless questions about choking, warns Biff

Get ready for endless questions about choking, warns Biff

But the former Proteas skipper also believes Faf du Plessis and his troops really shouldn’t be burdened by such ‘rubbish’.
Four Kolpak signings that turned out well for the Proteas

Four Kolpak signings that turned out well for the Proteas

A player’s move to England hasn’t always been a bad thing…
Five Kolpak defections that hurt the Proteas

Five Kolpak defections that hurt the Proteas

The controversial rule has gone from merely taking away valuable domestic experience to actively draining the Proteas’ player pool.
Another Kolpak shock for the Proteas

Another Kolpak shock for the Proteas

Duanne Olivier unexpectedly quits international cricket for the security of English county cricket.
Amla’s fine legacy is being eroded

Amla’s fine legacy is being eroded

The bearded stalwart’s record in the five-day format renders him an undoubted legend, but his career is rapidly reaching a lowly end point he doesn’t deserve.
Ottis can’t figure out why the Proteas are batting so badly

Ottis can’t figure out why the Proteas are batting so badly

Ironically, it might not even be his headache for much longer.
Much of the Proteas’ World Cup picture is still blank

Much of the Proteas’ World Cup picture is still blank

The showpiece is rapidly approaching, but there’s still little clarity on certain roles.
Faf: This is my biggest low as captain

Faf: This is my biggest low as captain

The Proteas skipper says he and his troops have no excuse for suffering a shock Test series whitewash against Sri Lanka.
Proteas humiliation complete as Sri Lanka make history

Proteas humiliation complete as Sri Lanka make history

No fight from Faf du Plessis and his troops as the admirable islanders complete a Test series whitewash.
Proteas guru admits batsmen have been ‘complacent’

Proteas guru admits batsmen have been ‘complacent’

All talk and little walk has been the mantra for the South Africans in the Test series against Sri Lanka, says Dale Benkenstein.
Proteas stare embarrassing series whitewash in the face

Proteas stare embarrassing series whitewash in the face

South Africa’s continued batting troubles erodes almost every chance they’ve had of saving face against Sri Lanka.
Quinny is making a big difference, says Markram

Quinny is making a big difference, says Markram

It’s a bit scary to think where the Proteas would be without him in the Test series against Sri Lanka.
Proteas hang on after another dreary batting effort

Proteas hang on after another dreary batting effort

South Africa’s under pressure batters once again fail to show application as plucky Sri Lanka continue to impress.
A proud Proteas record is suddenly very much in danger

A proud Proteas record is suddenly very much in danger

Skipper Faf du Plessis is acutely aware of that fact … even though he’s not talking much about it.
Runs, not tactics to blame for Proteas’ sticky wicket

Runs, not tactics to blame for Proteas’ sticky wicket

Ottis Gibson’s charges can’t win the Test series against Sri Lanka anymore, but they can salvage a drawn result.
Proteas seek to bounce back after Perera heroics

Proteas seek to bounce back after Perera heroics

South Africa will be seeking to bounce back in the second Test against Sri Lanka, starting at St George’s Park on Thursday, after Kusal Perera’a heroics handed them a chastening defeat in the first Test.
Humble Kusal didn’t have any special plans for Proteas attack

Humble Kusal didn’t have any special plans for Proteas attack

Sri Lanka’s match-winner in Durban insists the home attack made things difficult for him though it didn’t look that way.
Faf: There was nothing else we could’ve done

Faf: There was nothing else we could’ve done

The Proteas captain deflects criticism of his own tactics by hailing Sri Lanka’s batting hero, Kusal Perera.
Kusal’s epic knock keeps Proteas’ Durban curse going

Kusal’s epic knock keeps Proteas’ Durban curse going

The left-hander punishes an apathetic home side with a career-best effort as Sri Lanka win first Test.
Proteas will need to be patient, says Duanne

Proteas will need to be patient, says Duanne

The Test side’s ‘enforcer’ believes the Sri Lankans might actually go for their shots in pursuit of an unlikely target in the first Test.
Fantastic Faf puts Proteas in sight of victory

Fantastic Faf puts Proteas in sight of victory

South Africa’s skipper leads from the front as Sri Lanka struggle in a big chase.
‘Sh*t, it’s hard … but it felt right’ – Steyn

‘Sh*t, it’s hard … but it felt right’ – Steyn

The Proteas’ legendary quick reflects on a hugely successful day where his 35-year-old body defied expectations.
Evergreen Steyn shows class as Proteas take tentative control

Evergreen Steyn shows class as Proteas take tentative control

The veteran spearheads Sri Lanka’s collapse, but the batsmen still aren’t able to capitalise.

 

 

 

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