Brutal. Clinical. Bullied. Men against boys. Choose whatever reference you want but England showed why they are World Cup favourites when swatting aside South Africa in the opener at The Oval, writes GARY LEMKE.
South Africa will face strong competition in England, but they will work some Proteas magic, writes GRAEME POLLOCK.
Whoever loses the Cricket World Cup opening match are going to have to make history if they are going to go on and win the tournament, writes GARY LEMKE.
Sometimes it takes the actions of a 13-year-old to teach pampered millionaires how to behave like real sportsmen, writes GARY LEMKE.
So, the weight of 174 ODIs, nearly 8,000 runs, 27 hundreds, a batting average of 49.27 and a slew of records counted in favour of Hashim Amla’s selection ahead of Reeza Hendricks for the World Cup, writes GARY LEMKE.
If Cricket South Africa were unaware that Duanne Olivier was intending to become a latest Kolpak player, then they are justified to feel aggrieved, writes GARY LEMKE.
There are no winners in a cricketing scandal that has rocked the sport and brought Australia to its knees, writes GARY LEMKE.
AB de Villiers rescued a series that was in danger of being spoiled by animosity and crass behaviour with a match-winning hundred at St George’s Park.
Aiden Markram’s heroics in the first Test at Kingsmead might have been in vain but he has announced himself to the world as a player of the highest class.
South Africa’s chances of avoiding defeat against Australia at Kingsmead range between slim and none. And slim has just left Durban.
Australia’s batsmen have shown more application and aggression while their bowlers have bowled with skill and patience. Which is why they are bullying South Africa after two days of the opening Test at Kingsmead, writes GARY LEMKE.
If the opening day of a four-Test series between two of the sport’s giants can’t attract a decent crowd, then Test cricket is in deep trouble. Or maybe, it’s just Durban.
Virat Kohli might have lost the war but he won the battle of the batsmen in a series tailormade for the bowlers.
India played superbly to fight back at the Wanderers and show they’re not just flat track bullies.
South Africa are again in the driving seat after a day when 11 wickets fell at the Wanderers.