At times it’s been men against boys as South Africa wrapped up a Test series in style against an Indian team lacking fight.
The fat lady has cleared her throat and now we’re just waiting to hear her sing in the second Test at Centurion.
South Africa are in the box seat heading into day three on what is a slow pitch at Centurion, where batting last will be tough.
After the pyrotechnics of a Newlands Test that was over inside three days of actual playing time, this first day at Centurion was tame by comparison. Which is understandable. But. There’s always a but.
South Africa showed character and class in recording an emphatic first Test victory at Newlands.
South Africa are in a commanding position going into day three of the first Test at Newlands.
South Africa stood toe to toe with India and should win by knockout at Newlands.
South Africa’s Test victory taught us nothing we didn’t already know about day-night pink ball cricket, writes GARY LEMKE.
Although Bangladesh have been poor, South Africa were ruthless in the second Test, writes GARY LEMKE. Cricket is a game of statistics, and those statistics based on Bangladesh’s previous trips to South Africa, suggested the second Test in Bloemfontein would be all over on the third day, with the visitors being bowled out for 180. They managed 172. Bangladesh have… Read more →
Morne Morkel will play no further part in Test series against Bangladesh, but he bowled superbly in the time he had, writes GARY LEMKE.
Had this been the start of a brave new dawn for Test cricket, the South African and Bangladesh players could have shaken hands and booked a round of Sunday golf, writes GARY LEMKE.
The batsmen did their job on a flat Senwes Park pitch and now it’s up to the bowlers to turn the screws on day three of the first Test in Potchefstroom, writes GARY LEMKE.
This was ammunition for all those trying to hasten the end of five-day Test cricket as we know it, writes GARY LEMKE.
South African sporting teams have become accustomed to walking into the arrivals area at OR Tambo International with a crowd of supporters singing and dancing. That’s not going to happen for Faf du Plessis’ Proteas, writes GARY LEMKE.
First, the winning chances for South Africa in their final Test match of this England series at Old Trafford: ok, moving on quickly, writes GARY LEMKE.