Dean Elgar believes he has conquered a demon by scoring his third Test century, against the West Indies at Port Elizabeth on the first day’s play on Friday.
Jon Cardinelli reflects on the big moments that shaped day one of the Test at St George’s Park.
Dean Elgar’s 85 not out steered the Proteas to 157-1 at tea on day one of the Test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Friday. South Africa have progressed since lunch, adding 89 runs without losing any wickets. What those stats won’t indicate is how challenging the conditions are out in the middle, or exactly how well the… Read more →
The Proteas were 68-1 at lunch after being put into bat on day one of the Test at St George’s Park on Friday. Apart from the one rash stroke that cost Alviro Petersen his wicket, the South African batsmen have performed with composure and control. They dominated during the first hour of play, punishing some erratic West Indies bowling and scoring… Read more →
Temba Bavuma became only the sixth ethnic black African to play Test cricket for South Africa ahead of the second Test against the West Indies starts at St George’s Park on Friday.
The preparations and the set-up within the Proteas will give the home team the edge in the second Test against the West Indies, says Faf du Plessis.
Ahead of the second Test starting on Friday, we look at the updated key Test stats featuring South Africa and West Indies. Four new entries were recorded in the first Test at Centurion.
Spinning all-rounder Robin Peterson has been ruled out of the remainder of South Africa’s Test series against the West Indies due to injury.
Dale Steyn will soon surpass Makhaya Ntini as South Africa’s second highest wicket-taker in Test match cricket – and keeps prolific company.
These West Indians aren’t equipped to stand toe-to-toe with the Proteas in the heat of battle for five days.
The Proteas are that much more dangerous now that Vernon Philander is back to his metronomic best.
Batsman Rilee Rossouw has been called up to South Africa’s squad for the remainder of this month’s Test series against West Indies, after wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock was ruled out due to an ankle injury. Rossouw has played three ODI and T20I caps respectively, but is uncapped at Test level. The diminutive Temba Bavuma, however, will likely debut as De… Read more →
We rate the South African XI out of 10 – after Saturday’s convincing victory over the West Indies in the first Test in Centurion.
Jon Cardinelli reflects on the big moments that shaped day four of the Test at Centurion.
Dale Steyn took six wickets as South Africa crushed the West Indies by an innings and 220 runs in the first Test at Centurion.