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'Showed we could win big moments' - du Plessis

Apr 7, 2014: Returning home after South Africa's semifinal exit in the World T20, Faf du Plessis said his team had shown they could perform under pressure, a bugbear for them in previous world tournaments

Firdose Moonda

India v South Africa, World t20 semi-final, Dhaka

Trail goes cold for South Africa

Apr 4, 2014: Their failure at this stage was no mystery. South Africa haven't won a knockout game at a global tournament since 1998, perhaps the only puzzle was that they got so close

Alan Gardner in Dhaka

India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final

South Africa and the ghosts of defeats past

Apr 3, 2014: South Africa have a history of goofing up at the knockout stage of world tournaments. Will it be different this time?

Firdose Moonda

India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final

Du Plessis ready to risk suspension

Apr 3, 2014: Faf du Plessis, South Africa's captain, is prepared to risk being suspended for the World T20 final if it means overseeing victory against India

Alan Gardner in Mirpur

England v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Du Plessis suspended for over-rate

Mar 28, 2014: Faf du Plessis will take no part in South Africa's final group stage match at the World T20, against England on Saturday, after he was suspended due to South Africa's slow over-rate

Firdose Moonda

New Zealand v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Du Plessis backs batting combination

Mar 24, 2014: South Africa like Hashim Amla at the top of the order because of the solidity he can give, which in turn allows the big-hitters down the order to play with abandon during the end overs

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

South Africa wait on Steyn, du Plessis

Mar 21, 2014: South Africa will conduct fitness tests on Dale Steyn and the captain, Faf du Plessis, ahead of their World T20 opener against Sri Lanka, with both players attempting to recover from hamstring injuries

Alan Gardner in Chittagong

World T20 2014

South Africa must fill the gaps

Mar 20, 2014: South Africa's captain and strike bowler have dodgy hamstrings, which is hardly ideal preparation for the opening match of the World T20 and it will test their bench strength

Firdose Moonda

World T20 2014

Steyn and du Plessis doubts for SA

Mar 19, 2014: South Africa's T20 captain Faf du Plessis and pace spearhead Dale Steyn are in doubt for the team's opening World T20 match against Sri Lanka on Saturday

Firdose Moonda

World T20 2014

No secret to ending choke jokes for SA

Mar 16, 2014: After 22 years, six World Cups, four World T20s and an uncountable number of jokes about the choke, South Africa have stopped searching for an elixir

Firdose Moonda

World T20 2014

South Africa enjoy the benefits of mature du Plessis

Mar 15, 2014: Faf du Plessis was the natural choice to take over South Africa's T20 side, and he did not disappoint, quickly moulding them into a winning unit in subcontinent conditions. They'll be hoping for more of the same in Bangladesh

Firdose Moonda

World Twenty20 2014

Low-key South Africa hope for change in fortunes

Mar 15, 2014: South Africa go into the World T20 without the massive expectations that usually follow them into a major event, and this might just work to their advantage

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Harris, Johnson tighten Australia's grip

Mar 3, 2014: This series was billed as the showdown of the two best pace attacks in the world and on day three in Cape Town, Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson bowled Australia into a position from which they could hope to claim the match and the series

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

Worrying signs for South Africa's top order

Feb 13, 2014: It is too early to draw any long-term conclusions, but the home side's top order was given a rude awakening about the challenges facing them from Australia

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park

South Africa v SA Composite XI, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Bowlers, du Plessis enjoy workout

Feb 5, 2014: Niggles and another difficult day for batting were the biggest talking points from the second day of the tour match at the Wanderers

The Report by Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

'Australia will try and target me'- du Plessis

Feb 4, 2014: Faf du Plessis believes that Australia's bowlers will try and target him because of his new responsibility batting at No.4, replacing Jacques Kallis

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

Firdose Moonda

South Africa seek to fill Kallis-sized hole

Jan 13, 2014: A player of his magnitude cannot exactly be replaced, but South Africa have options to help them rejig their line-up

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2013-14

Strengths embellished, SA need changed mindset

Dec 31, 2013: The 1-0 series win over India embellished South Africa's strengths and reputation. The team, however, needs to find a lead spinner and adopt a forward-thinking outlook to prepare for life without Jacques Kallis

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

Saving this Test 'little bit harder' than Adelaide - du Plessis

Dec 22, 2013: Faf du Plessis knew that even though this innings would require less time at the crease from him than Adelaide, where he last saved a Test for South Africa, this would be tougher because of conditions

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

SA v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

Du Plessis, de Villiers ensure thrilling draw

Dec 22, 2013: At the start of day five, South Africa needed 320 with eight wickets in hand and a victory for them seemed miles away. But Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers' got them in sight of a win, before late wickets meant the most thrilling of draws

The Report by Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg
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