South African Cricket Team Seals Number One Spot

The series is done and dusted and the squad has clinched the number one spot in the world rankings with their series victory when they toppled England in a thrilling finale. Daily Maverick's Ant Sims unwraps the beauty of the game.

  • South Africa:   Cricket Team Number One in the World

    Daily Maverick, 21 August 2012

    Whisper it, but the nearly men have become the little train that could - and did. South Africa is number one in the world and did so despite coming dangerously close to being… Read more »

File photo: Vernon Philander, far left, celebrates a previous victory with the Proteas team.

  • South Africa:   Team Top of Test Cricket World

    SA Info, 21 August 2012

    South Africa celebrated Graeme Smith's world record-equalling 93rd test as captain with a 51-run victory over England at Lords on Monday, which secured the number one ranking in… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Preview - England Vs South Africa - the Captains' Showdown

    Daily Maverick, 16 August 2012

    It's all come down to this: a monumental Test at a special ground with two captains achieving memorable milestones. There's an air of anticipation looming at Lord's and the tension… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Cricket Preview - Team On the Verge of Greatness

    Daily Maverick, 2 August 2012

    It's not that the current South African cricket team isn't great; it's just that they're not as great as they could be. But that may change when they head to Leeds, as they an… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Cricketers Up for Top ICC Award

    SA Info, 2 August 2012

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander have been named two of five finalists for the International Cricket Council's LG People's Choice Awards. They're up against… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Cricket - No Time for Complacency

    Daily Maverick, 31 July 2012

    South Africa and England get back to business on the cricket field on Thursday. One team is playing to win the series, while the other side is fighting to stay in it, and there's… Read more »


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