Some consolation for a disappointing tour they claimed four wickets each to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 193, a total the visitors passed in just 31 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
South Africa’s chase depended on an 86-run third-wicket stand between Quinton de Kock and skipper Faf du Plessis, who both hit 47.
Off spinner Akila Dananjaya struck at crucial moments to get three wickets but Jean-Paul Duminy ensured a swift chase with his 32-ball unbeaten 53.
But it was a superb opening pace spell from Rabada and Shamsi’s career-best figures… read more
Women all over Saudi Arabia are celebrating a historic day for their country: the day that Saudi women are legally allowed to drive on the kingdom’s roads.
The decision to lift the archaic ban was made by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in September 2017, making Saudi Arabia the last country in the world to allow women to drive.
Female race care driver Aseel Al-Hamad decided to mark the exciting day by taking a celebratory lap around the Le Castellet circuit in a 2012 Renault Formula One race car.
Source: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-saudi-woman-celebrate-the-end-of-female-driving-ban-by-doing-a-lap-in-f1-race-car/… read more
The Vodacom Durban July is the most valuable and biggest horse race in Africa, and as far as South Africa is concerned, it is the one time of the year even non-racing people want to get involved.
Last year on TAB alone, about R138 million was bet on the race and that does not include what was spent with bookmakers and office pools around the country.
This year, those going into their local tote will discover they have a number of betting options on the race over 2 200m at Greyville Racecourse that carries a stake of R4.25 million.
Of course, there is the normal win and… read more
There is no added pressure in being Africa’s sole last-16 prospect, according to defender Kalidou Koulibaly, this as Senegal prepare for their final group match this week.
Senegal need a point in their decisive Group H encounter in Samara to guarantee a spot in the tournament’s knockout phase.
Should they succeed it will be an achievement unmatched by any of Africa’s other World Cup representatives after Egypt Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia all bowed out in the group stage.
“It is something positive, rather than pressure,” said Koulibaly,… read more
Jaguar’s battery-powered V20E boat just broke a maritime speed record.
Peter Dredge, the co-founder of Jaguar Vector, piloted the boat at speeds of 88.62 miles per hour across eight miles of the Coniston Water lake in Cumbria, England. His speeds broke the previous record of 76.8 mph set ten years ago.
The small and speedy boat was developed with racing experts over at Vector, as well as Williams Advanced Engineering, from which it borrowed the electric drivetrain’s components. The specifics of the battery, motor, and controller are unclear, but the team used similar hardware… read more
The Springboks have dropped to No 7 in the World Rugby rankings following their 22-20 defeat against Wales in Washington DC on Saturday.
South Africa were ranked sixth before this one-off Test, sandwiched between fifth-placed Scotland and Wales in seventh.
However, the two-point loss to Wales sees the Springboks docked 1.04 rating points from 83.81 to 82.77 and relegated to seventh.
Wales gained a 1.04 points increase, enough to climb two places from seventh to fifth, above South Africa and Scotland.
The rest of the top 10 remain unchanged.
World Rugby rankings… read more
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes CAF Champions League football is part of the club’s “legacy”, and says the team have to deal with the pressure that comes with it.
While the Brazilians’ 15 PSL rivals are preparing for the final league game of the campaign next weekend followed by a hard-earned break, Downs will again be working through the holiday period as they contest continental football.
The Brazilians kicked off their Group C campaign on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against holders Wydad Casablanca, the team that dethroned Downs last term… read more
The 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb delivered an enthralling mix of thrills and excitement, with some stunning new records being set on the Simola Hill – both amongst the competitors’ times, as well as the number of spectators attending the three-day event.
More than 17 000 people attended the ninth edition of the Hillclimb, held in Knysna from 4 to 6 May, about 2000 more than last year’s record-breaking attendance.
When the action drew to a close, all-new King of the Hill records had been established in each of the three categories, but the times between many… read more
Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has admitted the past week has been “a bit of a whirlwind”, but he is taking it all in his stride.
The young bowler is currently suspended for the next two Test matches against Australia for brushing the shoulder of the visiting captain Steve Smith during the second Test at St George’s Park.
Cricket South Africa are appealing the decision, but the 22-year-old is just trying to put it all behind him.
“It is nice to have some quiet time, chill with family and friends, and get up to things that I normally would.
“It has been… read more
Luvuyo Memela scores past Itumeleng Khune of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City, Soweto on 03 March 2018. Image: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Luvuyo Memela was kept on the bench as a tactical secret weapon‚ Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has said after the forward came on and scored a brace in the Buccaneers’ 3-1 Soweto derby win against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.
Sredojevic said it had not been an easy decision to hold Memela‚ Pirates’ star performer in attack this season‚ back in a victory at FNB Stadium that… read more