Albie Morkel

 

Titans book place in Pro20 final

Staff Reporter

The Titans snatched a thrilling six-run victory over the Cobras in a Pro20 semifinal played at Newlands on Sunday. The Titans booked their place to play the Dolphins in the final in Durban on Friday. The Cobras required 16 runs for victory off the final over and when Henry Davids struck Roelof van der Merwe for a six off the first ball, the Titans seemed doomed.

Smith ton pulverises Bangladesh

Abhaya Srivastava

Graeme Smith smashed an unbeaten century to guide South Africa to an emphatic nine-wicket win in the first one-day international against Bangladesh on Sunday. Smith hit 14 fours and a six in his 118-ball 103 as South Africa surpassed the victory target of 178 with as many as 13.1 overs to spare in a lop-sided contest at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium.

Proteas rest Kallis, Boucher and Ntini for one-dayers

Ken Borland

Senior players Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher and Makhaya Ntini will be rested for South Africa's limited-overs series against Bangladesh, team officials said on Thursday. Captain Graeme Smith will, however, lead the side in the three-match series starting in Chittagong on March 9, despite speculation that he would return home due to a nagging knee injury.

Pollock's farewell starts in victory

Chris Burnes

Shaun Pollock's farewell tour of South Africa started in triumph when he steered his team to victory in a Twenty20 international against the West Indies at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday. Pollock top-scored with 36 not out off 25 balls as South Africa won by four wickets with four balls to spare.

Career-best figures for Warriors' Tsotsobe

Staff Reporter

The Warriors' Lonwabo Tsotsobe finished with career-best figures of seven wickets for 39 runs from 21 overs in their SuperSport Series match against the Lions at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday. In Benoni, the Cobras were playing the Titans and in Durban it was the Eagles and the Dolphins.

Chokers? Blame the format, says Smith

Kuldip Lal

South African captain Graeme Smith dismissed renewed barbs of "chokers" after his team crashed out of the Twenty20 World Championship, saying it was the tournament format that did them in.