A brilliant bowling display towards the back end of the Australian run-chase handed the Proteas a narrow 12-run victory in Port Elizabeth on Sunday as they levelled the three-match series, writes ANDRE HUISAMEN.
Vernon Philander left the field in almost complete anonymity. At least to those of us sitting in the yawning Unity Stand at the Corlette Drive end of the Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, writes DANIEL GALLAN.
England have taken a 2-1 lead in the four-match series after beating South Africa by an innings and 53 runs on Monday to clinch the third Test in Port Elizabeth.
Faf du Plessis has worn many faces over his long Proteas career. We saw the stern look of resistance when he batted for an eternity to save Tests in Australia and against India, writes DANIEL GALLAN.
The Proteas sunk to an innings and 53-run defeat before lunch on day five of the third Test against England at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
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 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.
New Proteas team director Mark Boucher has highlighted confidence as they key focus department if South Africa were to beat England in the upcoming Test series.
Batsman Temba Bavuma has been sidelined from the Proteas’ first Test against England, which will start at SuperSport Park in Centurion on 26 December.
Cricket South Africa will reportedly employ former Proteas batsman and coach Gary Kirsten as a mentor to team director Enoch Nkwe.
Cricket South Africa chief executive officer Thabang Moroe has apologised to the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) after the media accreditation of several cricket journalists was revoked last week.
Spinner Roelof van der Merwe welcomed the Player of the Match award, as the Tshwane Spartans beat the Paarl Rocks by eight wickets in Friday’s Mzansi Super League fixture at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Cape Cobras wicketkeeper-batsman Kyle Verreynne has been added to the Paarl Rocks squad for the 2019 edition of the Mzansi Super League.
Batsman Zubayr Hamza has lamented a ‘very disappointing’ performance, after the Proteas fell to within two wickets of defeat on day three of the third and final Test against India in Ranchi.
Proteas fast bowler Anrich Nortje removed India captain Virat Kohli lbw shortly before lunch on day one of the third and final Test at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranch.