The Proteas finished the second day of the second Test at Newlands in Cape Town on 215-8 with still a lot of work to do, trailing England’s first-innings total by 54 runs with the contest very much in the balance, writes ANDRE HUISAMEN.
The Proteas moved to 60-3 at the lunch interval on day two of the second Test in Cape Town after England were dismissed for 269 early in the morning, writes ANDRE HUISAMEN at Newlands.
The Proteas bowlers delivered a scintillating bowling performance on day one of the second Test in Cape Town as England reached stumps with the score on 262/9. Mark Boucher’s men would, however, have preferred bowling England out before the close of play.
England will head into the final session on 149/4 on the first day of the second Test at Newlands in Cape Town.
Of all the new faces involved when it comes to 2020 after the annus horribilis that was South African cricket in 2019 the most important is going to be Jacques Kallis..
With the first Test against England less than 10 days away, new head coach Mark Boucher will have to make some big decisions as to how his starting XI will look come Boxing Day.
India continued their dominance at the top of the ICC Test Team rankings with fantastic performances both home and away, captain Virat Kohli leading from the front as he ended 2018 top of the ICC Test Batsmen rankings.
South African seamer Vernon Philander has been sidelined from the first Test against Pakistan from 26 December.
Glenn Maxwell has confirmed that he was surprised, and a little confused, by Cricket Australia’s decision to omit him from the Test squad heading to the UAE to face Pakistan.
Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis believes that T20 cricket is luring a lot of talented cricketers away from the Test match arena.
In a bid to stop home teams manipulating their wickets and riding home-ground advantage, the ICC is considering scrapping the toss.
I was surprised to see Brendon McCullum jumping on the bandwagon to proclaim that T20 will be the only form of cricket in the future.
Faf du Plessis sees nothing wrong with the ‘passion’ Kagiso Rabada shows during his wicket celebrations.
Vernon Philander says Kagiso Rabada will be a big loss to the Proteas’ bowling attack if he is banned for the remainder of the series against Australia.
Proteas coach Ottis Gibson says they will approach the Test series against Australia differently to the recent one against India.