Stokes, Curran star as England win T20 World Cup | The Citizen

Ben Stokes and Sam Curran starred as England edged Pakistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday and become the sport’s first dual white-ball champions, holding both the 50 and 20-over titles. Jos Buttler’s side held Pakistan to 137-8 in front of a partisan 80,462 fans at a heaving Melbourne Cricket … Read more

Galiem & Ferreira win T20 title with top-class finishing for Titans | The Citizen

Dayyaan Galiem and Donavon Ferreira produced a top-class display of finishing with the bat as they steered the Northerns Titans to a thrilling four-wicket victory with two balls to spare over the KZN Dolphins in the CSA T20 Challenge final in Potchefstroom on Saturday. The pair came together with the Titans on a wobbly 98/5 … Read more

Stokes takes England into T20 World Cup semis as Australia dumped out | The Citizen

Ben Stokes hit a gutsy unbeaten 42 as England reached the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals on Saturday with a tense four-wicket win over Sri Lanka and ended Australia’s title defence. England needed to win to make the last four from Group 1 alongside already qualified New Zealand and they achieved the feat in a nail-biting … Read more

Attacks should decide T20 final, or will Brevis inspiration win it? | The Citizen

The Northerns Titans and the KZN Dolphins, the two teams that will contest the CSA T20 Challenge final in Potchefstroom on Saturday afternoon, both have powerful bowling attacks that should decide the destination of the trophy, or will another inspirational innings by Dewald Brevis prove the difference? It seems that the final will be played … Read more

Spinners bowl Titans into CSA T20 final | The Citizen

Seven wickets from the spinners bowled the Northerns Titans to a 38-run victory over the Free State Knights in their CSA T20 Challenge semi-final in Potchefstroom on Wednesday. A vastly-improved Knights attack meant the Titans could only score 158 from their 20 overs, compared to the record 271/3 they made just two days earlier. Free … Read more

T20 World Cup: Gentle giant Ngidi rips India apart, SA chase 134 | The Citizen

Gentle giant Lungi Ngidi was a ferocious beast with the ball on Sunday as he ripped India’s top-order apart, the Proteas restricting their opponents to a mediocre 133/9 in their T20 World Cup match at the Perth Stadium. India had chosen to bat first, but on a pitch offering steep bounce and plenty of pace, … Read more

Bangladesh edge Zimbabwe in last-ball thriller at T20 World Cup | The Citizen

Bangladesh got their Twenty20 World Cup back on track Sunday with a thrilling last-ball win over Zimbabwe, aided by opener Najmul Shanto’s maiden half-century and Taskin Ahmed’s three wickets. Shanto (71) helped steer Bangladesh to 150-7 at Brisbane’s Gabba ground in a match that went to the wire with Zimbabwe needing 16 off an incredible … Read more

‘Watch me!’ says Rossouw, as he plunders T20 World Cup hundred | The Citizen

Quinton de Kock was again in great free-scoring form, but Rilee Rossouw said “watch me!” as he plundered a magnificent century to set South Africa up for a formidable score of 205/5 in their T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. Rossouw proved his world-class credentials with 109 off … Read more

OPINION: Proteas favoured in T20 World Cup opener, but poor weather raises stakes | The Citizen

South Africa would obviously back themselves to beat any of the qualifiers in the T20 World Cup, but the stakes are going to be raised even higher on Monday with their opening match in Hobart under threat of the weather. The Proteas will play the team that tops Group B in the qualifying tournament that … Read more