Pakistan are almost out of the Champions Trophy after suffering a heavy 67-run defeat against the Proteas in a do-or-die match for both the sides. The Misbah-ul-Haq team has lost two matches in a row and has just one match left against arch-rivals India
India prevailed by 26 runs against South Africa in a high-scoring affair on a flat batting track at Cardiff in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Needing 332 runs to win, South Africa lost a couple of early wickets but bounced back to threaten to chase down the target.
South Africa avoided the ignominy of a whitewash against New Zealand by winning a thriller on Friday at Potchefstroom. Ryan McLaren, known more for his bowling, and having already picked up four wickets with the ball, became an unlikely hero with the bat when he slammed the last ball of the match from James Franklin for a six.
All-rounder Ryan McLaren struck a last ball six to help South Africa to a thrilling 1-wicket win in the Third and Final ODI at Potchefstroom. The hosts managed to avoid an otherwise embarassing 0-3 cleansweep against the Black Caps.
South Africa have rested veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis for the upcoming 5-ODI NatWest Series in their England tour. Kallis is likely to make it to the South African Squad for the T20 World Championship in Sri Lanka which could be the reason why he is going to be rested after the ongoing 3-Test Series against England.