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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

De Villiers and Steyn's decade at the top level

Dec 15, 2014: While the numbers are evidence of the successful service AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn have given South Africa over the last decade, for them, creating records seems secondary to leaving a legacy

Firdose Moonda

West Indies in South Africa 2014-15

South Africa ponder bowling combination

Dec 15, 2014: SuperSport Park isn't known to offer too much turn and this might tempt South Africa to go with an all-pace attack in the first Test against West Indies

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

'We are better than Australia' - de Villiers

Nov 24, 2014: AB de Villiers does not think the 4-1 series loss in Australia makes them a lesser side or any less likely to win the World Cup. In fact, quite the opposite

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

SA count mounting injury list

Nov 24, 2014: South Africa emerged battered and bruised from Australia, and not just via the 4-1 reverse. Four players were injured on the trip, bringing to six the total number of walking wounded in the camp including JP Duminy.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 5th ODI, Sydney

De Villiers blames over-thinking as plans go awry

Nov 23, 2014: Given the intricacy of South Africa's planning for next year's World Cup, it is difficult to believe it has all come down to this: a 4-1 defeat to the opposition they believed they needed to beat to consider themselves ready

Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Melbourne

Smith ton ends Australia's MCG jinx and wins series

Nov 21, 2014: Steven Smith started this series in form but out of the side. Matthew Wade started it out of form but in the side. Together, they set up a series victory by plotting one of Australia's most remarkable one-day international chases

The Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

South Africa in Australia 2014-15

Steven Smith a 'captain's nightmare'

Nov 19, 2014: Steven Smith has come in for high praise after his sparkling 73 in Canberra, with AB de Villiers dubbing him "a captain's nightmare", and Aaron Finch going one further by naming Smith in the same breath as de Villiers himself

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Canberra

De Villiers gets the inside track on Canberra

Nov 19, 2014: Though South Africa lost to Australia in Canberra, AB de Villiers was able to take away a solid gameplan for the World Cup when they would play Ireland here: batting the opposition out

Firdose Moonda

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

Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

De Villiers changes his tune after defeat

Nov 14, 2014: When South Africa departed for their World Cup recce last month, AB de Villiers did not specifically ask his team to bat better than their opposition or to bowl better

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC news

Mitchell Johnson claims top ICC awards

Nov 14, 2014: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has won the top ICC awards for 2013-14, being named the Cricketer of the Year, as well as Test Cricketer of the Year

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

Bailey and bowlers give Australia 32-run win

Nov 14, 2014: Australia defeated South Africa by 32 runs in the first ODI at the WACA. AB de Villiers threatened to lead South Africa to a venue record chase but his run-out for 80 ended South Africa's hopes

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

No talk of the past for South Africa

Nov 13, 2014: South Africa's past is punctuated with six failed attempts to win a World Cup, less than England and New Zealand, but thought to be more traumatic

Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

Steyn deserves respect - de Villiers

Nov 13, 2014: South Africa captain AB de Villiers said that Dale Steyn was not deserving of comments made by Michael Clarke when the teams met earlier in the year

Firdose Moonda

ICC news

Johnson, Sangakkara lead ICC awards nominees

Nov 5, 2014: Mitchell Johnson and Kumar Sangakkara are in contention to win the ICC's Cricketer of the Year award for a second time after the 2014 shortlists were announced

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in New Zealand 2014-15

De Villiers happy with NZ outing ahead of World Cup

Oct 27, 2014: AB de Villiers said that it was important for South Africa to acclimatise to New Zealand as they will be playing half of their World Cup group fixtures in the country

Firdose Moonda

NZ v SA, 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui

De Villiers upbeat about different combinations

Oct 24, 2014: AB de Villiers could afford to be jovial after South Africa won the second ODI against New Zealand, especially since his medium pace claimed two wickets

Firdose Moonda
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