Hashim Amla was 14 runs away from yet another hundred as he fought to keep Hampshire in the game against Somerset in the County Championship.
With just over five points separating the top four on the Sunfoil Series log, the pressure is on all teams to win in the penultimate matches, starting Thursday.
Simon Harmer’s double six-fors in the latest round of Sunfoil matches earn him our Turbo Bowler accolade.
Going by the English County Cricket stats, Saffas are better bowlers than batsmen in English conditions.
Rory Kleinveldt hit new heights when he took nine Nottinghamshire first-innings wickets in his closing County Championship match.
Kyle Abbott took 7-41 on day two as Hampshire clawed their way back against Yorkshire to skittle them for 187.
Kyle Abbott is considering forsaking his Proteas career to join Hampshire on a three-year Kolpak deal, according to reports in the British media.
Warriors spinner Simon Harmer has landed a one-year contract with English county Essex next season.
Dwaine Pretorius enhanced his claim to higher honours by running up a superb 118 to help the Highveld Lions to 411-7 against the Titans.
Points of interest in the Momentum One-Day Cup eliminator between the Highveld Lions and the Warriors in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
Rudi Second scored a measured 110 to hand the Knights a 74-run victory against the Warriors at Buffalo Park on Sunday.
Alviro Petersen stood like Horatio on the bridge on his way to an unbeaten 172 in the Highveld Lions’ total of 255-9 against the Titans in Potchefstroom on Friday.
South Africa lost their first away series in nine years after India beat them by 124 runs inside three days in Nagpur on Friday to lead the series 2-0 with one to play.
It felt like déjà vu. Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla at the crease at the close of play for the second time in 24 hours.
India have set South Africa a target of 310 for an unlikely victory in the third Test in Nagpur after being bowled out for 173.