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Why Tahir should stay in mix

2014-07-22 23:05

Considering the quality of their Galle win, Rob Houwing recommends no tinkering to the Proteas Test team for the decider.

Ntini opens cricket academy

2014-07-22 17:30

Former Protea cricket legend Makhaya Ntini has officially opened the Makhaya Ntini Academy in Mdantsane, outside East London.

SL quickie out of Colombo Test

2014-07-22 15:43

Sri Lankan fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa in Colombo.

Cook advised to step down

2014-07-22 12:54

Beleaguered England captain Alastair Cook should step down, a number of former England captains have said.

Chappell: Vernon deserved ban

2014-07-22 11:25

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels South Africa's Vernon Philander should have been suspended for ball tampering.

Steyn closes in on Ntini

2014-07-22 10:00

Dale Steyn's heroics in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle have seen him move to 16th in the all-time Test wicket-taker list.

Prior pulls out of England duty

2014-07-22 07:44

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior said after his side's crushing defeat by India that he will not play any more Tests this season.

Cook won't get better: Ponting

2014-07-22 07:41

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on England skipper Alastair Cook by saying he will not improve as a player.

Sharma reveals 'short' secret

2014-07-21 20:32

Ishant Sharma has revealed he needed more than a little convincing from his captain to bowl shorter to England's tail.

Sharma bowls India to victory

2014-07-21 16:33

Ishant Sharma has claimed seven wickets to bowl India to victory over England in the second Test at Lord's.

Morkel a 'great' support bowler

2014-07-21 14:38

In Test cricket, Morné Morkel is one of the “best support bowlers I have seen,” says Robin Jackman, a former England Test bowler.

Ball ‘bust’: SA marked side now

2014-07-21 13:21

‘Regular law transgressors’: it cannot be a tag the Proteas wish to carry in their quest to be the best again, writes Rob Houwing.

Vijay backs Jadeja to be hero

2014-07-21 10:18

Murali Vijay backed Ravindra Jadeja to be a last-day hero as India closed in on a coveted Test win against England at Lord's.

Smith quits Surrey county

2014-07-21 07:29

South Africa great Graeme Smith will not be returning to Surrey next season, the English county has announced.

Kudos to Proteas’ brains trust

2014-07-21 05:00

They could have done without the bad PR of Philander-gate, but the Proteas were otherwise pure gold, says Rob Houwing.

Declaration gamble pays off

2014-07-20 19:13

Hashim Amla was probably more relieved than elated after his declaration gamble paid off in the Proteas win over Sri Lanka.

Lord's Test on a knife edge

2014-07-20 16:46

India have set England a target of 319 for victory after being dismissed in their second innings on the fourth day of the second Test.

Vaughan voices Cook concern

2014-07-20 14:42

Michael Vaughan has joined the list of former skippers questioning whether Alastair Cook should continue as England captain.

Proteas destroy Sri Lanka

2014-07-20 10:37
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Dale Steyn and Morné Morkel have ripped through Sri Lanka's batting order as South Africa won only their third Test win on the island.

Domingo: Cracking finish in store

2014-07-19 22:05

SA coach Russell Domingo believes the first Test against Sri Lanka is set for a "cracking" finish.

Vijay keeps England at bay

2014-07-19 20:23

Murali Vijay anchored India's second innings with a painstaking fifty after England threatened to take charge at Lord's.

Domingo: We play in right spirit

2014-07-19 16:42

Proteas coach Russell Domingo denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander was fined.

Ref: Trent Bridge pitch poor

2014-07-19 14:16

The pitch used during the drawn first Test between England and India at Trent Bridge has been rated as poor by referee David Boon.

As it happened: SL v SA - Day 4

2014-07-19 12:30

The Proteas have a healthy lead on Day 4 of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Philander fined for ball breach

2014-07-18 21:37

Vernon Philander has been fined 75% of his match fee after breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against Sri Lanka.

 

Cook retains England captaincy

2014-07-22 17:30

Alastair Cook has retained the England captaincy while Jos Buttler was added the squad for the third Test against India.

Proteas won't be backing down

2014-07-22 17:30

The Proteas have descended from the high of winning the first Test against Sri Lanka, shifting their focus to the final match.

Proteas must go big in 1st inns

2014-07-22 14:09

Another beefy first knock in the second Test will be SA’s best passport to series triumph in Colombo, writes Rob Houwing.

SA aim to end SL series jinx

2014-07-22 12:47

SA will look to carry their winning momentum in the second Test against Sri Lanka, and break a 21-year-old jinx on the island.

Sharma toast of India

2014-07-22 10:00

Much-ridiculed paceman Ishant Sharma was the toast of India after a devastating spell of bowling demolished England at Lord's.

Kirsten joins Proteas squad

2014-07-22 08:43

Gary Kirsten has joined the Proteas squad ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka starting in Colombo.

Elbow surgery blow for Marsh

2014-07-22 07:44

Australian Test batsman Shaun Marsh faces four months out of action after a specialist recommended surgery for an elbow injury.

Hussain calls for Cook's head

2014-07-21 20:32

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after their defeat by India at Lord's.

Cook vows to fight on

2014-07-21 17:08

Alastair Cook will not be quitting as captain of England despite losing the second Test to India at Lord's

Steyn soars under Donald

2014-07-21 16:33

Fast bowler Dale Steyn has lauded bowling coach Allan Donald for the impact he's had on him since joining the Proteas coaching staff.

England fight back at Lord's

2014-07-21 14:17

India's Ishant Sharma struck off the last ball before lunch on the final day to end a stubborn fifth-wicket England stand at Lord's.

CSA didn't want footage shown

2014-07-21 12:00

It has emerged that CSA put the TV broadcaster under pressure to not show Vernon Philander's ball-tampering footage.

Kudos to Proteas’ brains trust

2014-07-21 07:44

They could have done without the bad PR of Philander-gate, but the Proteas were otherwise pure gold in their Galle win, says Rob Houwing.

Proteas team effort praised

2014-07-21 07:28

Hashim Amla has praised a superb team effort in the Proteas impressive win against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle.

India eye Lord's triumph

2014-07-20 20:20

India are on the brink of just their second Test win at Lord's as Alastair Cook continued his woeful form with the bat.

Zimbabwe rout Afghanistan

2014-07-20 17:46

Sikandar Raza has starred with the bat as Zimbabwe cruised to an ODI triumph over Afghanistan in Bulawayo.

Shakib appeals for shorter ban

2014-07-20 14:42

Shakib Al Hasan has apologised and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board to reduce his ban for misbehaviour.

Galle Test among Steyn's best

2014-07-20 14:42

Dale Steyn has rated his match-winning performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle among his best.

As it happened: SL v SA - Day 5

2014-07-20 10:30

See how the action unfolded on Day 5 of the first Test between SA and Sri Lanka in Galle.

Amla takes adventurous route

2014-07-19 22:00

The bravery of Hashim Amla’s declaration has put extra, last-day pressure on South Africa’s spinners, writes Rob Houwing.

Kumar joins India's Lord's elite

2014-07-19 16:56

Bhuvneshwar Kumar became only the twelfth India bowler to take five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord's on Saturday.

England take slim lead

2014-07-19 14:22

England have claimed a slim first-innings lead on the third day of the second Test against India at Lord's.

Sri Lanka fight back in Galle

2014-07-19 14:04

Kumar Sangakkara has smashed his 49th half-century as Sri Lanka launched a fightback in the first Test against SA.

Proteas lose early wickets

2014-07-19 09:03

South Africa consolidated their lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka despite losing their opening batsmen.

Steyn switches VIP clubs

2014-07-18 21:36

Dale Steyn has become an all-time ‘top tenner’ for five-wicket hauls in Test matches, writes Rob Houwing.

 
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