Feb 5, 2016

Three missing, 87 rescued after South Africa mine collapse

Almost 90 miners were rescued and three were still missing after a cave-in at a gold mine in northeastern South Africa on Friday, the firm that owns the mine said. The collapse at the mine’s main entrance trapped 87 workers underground, all of whom ...

England falters in fourth test in South Africa

Jan 26, 2016

England falters in fourth test in South Africa

England crumbled to 101 all out and its second lowest score ever in South Africa to lose the fourth and final test by 280 runs on Tuesday, ending a hugely successful tour on a sobering low point. Continuing on 52-3, England lasted barely an ...

Root's century leads England in third test

Jan 16, 2016

Root's century leads England in third test

Joe Root made his ninth test century to keep England on track against South Africa in the third test on Friday — and maybe keep the tourists in line for a long-awaited series win over the Proteas. Root was 106 not out and England ...

England, South Africa draw second test

Jan 7, 2016

England, South Africa draw second test

England survived a late South Africa surge as the second test at Newlands was drawn, with the tourists 159-6 in their second innings on Wednesday. England finished 161 runs ahead, but had to fend off the South Africans, who took six wickets in two ...

Bavuma makes history for S. Africa

Jan 6, 2016

Bavuma makes history for S. Africa

Temba Bavuma became the first black South African to make a test century in helping his team defiantly declare at 627-7 in reply to England’s 629-6 declared in the second test on Tuesday. Captain Hashim Amla made 201 and Bavuma reached 102 not out ...

England's Stokes runs wild against South Africa

Jan 4, 2016

England's Stokes runs wild against South Africa

Ben Stokes unleashed one of cricket’s most destructive innings for his 258 as England racked up 629-6 declared in a morale-crushing day for South Africa in the second test on Sunday. Stokes powered to the second-fastest double century in tests in an astonishing display ...

Stokes pushes England into lead in second test

Jan 3, 2016

Stokes pushes England into lead in second test

Ben Stokes’ counterattacking half-century put England on top at 317-5 against South Africa at stumps on the first day of the second test on Saturday. Stokes made a rapid 74 not out with 11 fours and a six — and England racked up 150 ...

South African king going to jail for kidnapping, assault

Dec 31, 2015

South African king going to jail for kidnapping, assault

A traditional king of Nelson Mandela’s Thembu ethnic group was to spend his first night in prison Wednesday as he begins serving a 12-year prison sentence for arson, kidnapping and assault. King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo failed in his 11th-hour bid to evade incarceration by seeking ...

Dec 26, 2015

England 12-1 as rain ends play in first test

Alastair Cook was out for a duck and England was 12-1 when rain stopped play on the first morning of the first test against top-ranked South Africa on Saturday. The England captain fell to an edge to the slips off fast bowler Dale Steyn ...