Video: Dane van Niekerk doesn’t want more heartbreak

The T20 World Cup semi-final beckons for South Africa. They’re up against four-time champions. Captain Dane van Niekerk has been there done that. The Proteas reached the final four for the second time thanks to an unbeaten Group B campaign. But fruitful as the journey has been so far, the team carries some scars from tournaments past. In 2014, South Africa made it to the semi-finals but were hammered by England. They lost by nine wickets, having been dismissed for a meagre 101 in their batting innings. England’s batters didn’t

Video: ‘We want to show the world what we’re made of’ – Dane van Niekerk

Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk hopes South Africa can come of age when they face hosts Australia in the semi-final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup on Thursday. The Proteas reached the final four for the second time thanks to an unbeaten Group B campaign, while Thursday’s opponents have won the competition four times. In 2014, South Africa were humbled by England, losing by nine wickets and while the skipper admits the side’s vastly inexperienced compared to Australia, the side has been on the rise. There are eight survivors

T20 World Cup: Proteas vs Australia by the numbers

South Africa will face hosts Australia in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup on Thursday.  The Proteas topped their group with impressive wins over England, Thailand and Pakistan. Their final group game was abandoned without a ball being bowled. The hosts finished second in their group, having lost to India in the pool stages. India will play England in the other semi-final, but both fixtures are at risk of being washed out. With no reserve day scheduled for the semis, the top ranked teams (ie India and South Africa)