Inexplicable decisions caused a Proteas slump to 220 all out on the first day of the Test against Pakistan in Karachi, only for their bowlers to excel and put them in charge.
The Proteas endured a nightmare middle session during which they lost four wickets for just 85 runs.
Follow the live action from day one of the first Test match between Pakistan and the Proteas in Karachi.
Ahead of Tuesday’s significant opening Test match between Pakistan and the Proteas in Karachi, ANDRE HUISAMEN unpacks the South Africans’ record against Pakistan in the longer format.
Proteas head coach Mark Boucher says the wicket in Karachi is likely to spin far more than it has historically, explaining that reverse swing may not be a factor.
Another dominant performance helped Bangladesh secure a 3-0 series whitewash over the West Indies in Chattogram on Monday.
Dom Bess, Jack Leach and Joe Root sparked a massive Sri Lankan batting collapse as England sealed a crushing series victory in Galle on Monday.
Ahead of Tuesday’s much-anticipated first Test match between Pakistan and the Proteas, the SA Cricket magazine writers pick their respective starting XIs for the clash.
The Lions made it two from two in the Momentum One Day Cup with a 42-run victory over the Warriors at Senwes Park on Sunday.
Joe Root struck a brilliant 186 and Lasith Embuldeniya picked up seven wickets as England reached stumps on day three on 339-9, still trailing Sri Lanka’s first-innings total by 42 runs.
Faf du Plessis says the Proteas batters need a multi-dimensional skill set to negotiate the threat posed by Pakistan’s spinners.
The Proteas Women wrapped up a series victory on Saturday when they beat Pakistan by 13 runs in Durban.
Sri Lanka scored 381 and then had England under pressure before Joe Root brought some stability to the innings in Galle.
Lions opener Ryan Rickleton scored a century to help guide his team to a six-wicket bonus-point victory over the Cobras in the One Day Cup Potchefstroom.
Sri Lanka were 229-4 at stumps on the first day of the second Test against England after an Angelo Matthews century gave them a much-needed confidence boost.