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SA better placed than India, SL - Domingo

Jan 29, 2015: South Africa believe they will arrive at the World Cup in better shape than at least two other big sides, one of whom is in their group

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v West Indies, 5th ODI, Centurion

Rossouw and Amla tons set up 4-1 series

Jan 28, 2015: A performance of all-round quality to match their huge win at the Wanderers ensured South Africa ended their season on a high with a 131-run win in Centurion in their final international before the World Cup

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v West Indies, 5th ODI, Centurion

Miller earns Amla plaudits

Jan 27, 2015: David Miller's evolution from the man with the mischievous mantra about hitting balls out of parks into a mature and measured middle-order batsman could serve as a major boost to South Africa's chances at the World Cup according to Hashim Amla

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v West Indies, 3rd ODI, East London

South Africa take series against feeble West Indies

Jan 21, 2015: With every day they remain in South Africa, West Indies' chances of pulling together a respectable World Cup challenge falters before our eyes

The Report by David Hopps

West Indies in South Africa 2014-15

Rossouw settled after watershed ton

Jan 19, 2015: Having raised more than a few eyebrows with his inclusion in South Africa's World Cup, Rilee Rossouw made a much-needed century to prove he belongs

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Johannesburg

De Villiers sets breathtaking new century record

Jan 18, 2015: AB de Villiers ripped up the record books with the fastest century in ODIs, off just 31 balls to beat the previous quickest set by Corey Anderson off 36 balls little more than a year ago

The Report by Firdose Moonda

West Indies in South Africa 2014-15

A cohesive team led by a confident captain

Jan 6, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the South Africa performance from the Test series against West Indies

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Amla enjoying captaincy learning curve

Jan 6, 2015: Alviro Petersen has announced his retirement from international cricket following the series against West Indies and will take up a Kolpak deal in English county cricket

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Du Plessis shows his ruggedness to impress at No. 3

Jan 3, 2015: Playing the long game may not come naturally to Faf du Plessis but he is showing the qualities that can turn him into a key part of South Africa's spine

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa v West Indies, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Exciting times for fresh faces - Amla

Dec 25, 2014: The possibility of a third debutant under Hashim Amla's captaincy lurks in Temba Bavuma and the captain believes he will have the same safety net the other pair had to settle in

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Amla happy with extra day of rest after 'tiring' Test

Dec 20, 2014: It could not have been any easier for South Africa but Hashim Amla explained the victory in the first Test was actually much more tiring and taxing than it appeared

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

SA v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Captain Amla channels artistry into aggression

Dec 18, 2014: Since taking over, Hashim Amla has made what could be considered a brave declaration in Galle, scored a bullish century in Colombo and now, batted West Indies out of the match with the first double-hundred by a South Africa captain on home turf

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Van Zyl maiden ton and Amla double sink West Indies

Dec 18, 2014: A comfortable century on Test debut for Stiaan van Zyl and an imperious double hundred for Hashim Amla extended South Africa's punishment of a dire, injury-hit West Indies attack on the second day at Centurion

Report by David Hopps

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

WI's ticking clock of missed chances

Dec 17, 2014: West Indies' bowling attack was expected to be their stronger suit on the tour but they wilted on the first day of the series, unable to build on quick strikes and powerless against the precision of AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park

SA v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

SA's record fourth-wicket stand

Dec 17, 2014: Stats highlights from the first day of the first Test between South Africa and West Indies where Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers dominated proceedings

Shiva Jayaraman

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

Amla and de Villiers flay West Indies

Dec 17, 2014: When a third wicket fell in 15 balls during the morning session, possibilities for the opening day at Centurion abounded but the final outcome involved two very common sights: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers with hundreds to their name

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

West Indies in South Africa 2014-15

Amla still coming to terms with captaincy

Dec 16, 2014: Hashim Amla has admitted that he hasn't fully come to grips with being South Africa's captain, but is confident he will "learn more with every series"

Firdose Moonda

Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2014-15

Lions claim home semi-final

Dec 3, 2014: A round-up of the Ram Slam T20 matches on December 3, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Canberra

Finch and Starc down South Africa

Nov 19, 2014: Centurion Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were central figures in Australia's commanding 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra, despite a pair of sparkling innings by Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers

The Report by Daniel Brettig at Manuka Oval

Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Oct 31, 2014: The rate at which Amla has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history. And his runs-per-innings figure is easily the best of the lot

S Rajesh
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