World class Test match teams need a world class wicket keeper, writes Rob Johnston as he - with the help of former England man Jack Russell - analyses why both Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler have found it tough.
England secured their third consecutive victory and reached the quarter-finals by beating Zimbabwe by 129 runs whereas Fiji were bundled out for 78 by West Indies in a chase of 341 runs in the Group C encounters of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh spun a web around the South African batsmen to register a comfortable 43-run victory while England demolished Fiji by massive 299 runs in the opening games of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Chittagong.
The Indian team has ascended to the top position in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings after South Africa slipped to the third spot following their 2-1 defeat against England in the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy.
A 13-wicket haul from Kagiso Rabada ended South Africa’s winless run in Test cricket as they handed a 280-run defeat to England by taking seven wickets in the first session of the fifth day to wrap up the fourth Test match in Centurion.
South Africa dismissed the England top order cheaply and left them struggling at 52 for three after setting a target of 382 runs with the help of a patient 96-run knock from Hashim Amla and an unbeaten fifty from Temba Bavuma on day four of the fourth Test match in Centurion.
Kagiso Rabada produced his career best figures of 112 for seven to dismiss England for 342 in their first innings after which South Africa extended their lead to 175 runs with nine wickets in hand at stumps on day three of the fourth Test in Centurion.
Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten gritty half-century to take England to 138 for two at stumps on day two after Quinton de Kock's maiden century propelled South Africa's first innings total to 475 in the fourth Test in Centurion.
Stephen Cook became the hundredth debutant to score a Test century after which England pegged back the South African first innings total to 329 for five at stumps on day one of the fourth Test in Centurion.
Stuart Broad's performance in the ongoing Test series against South Africa has reaped benefits as he has been named as the replacement for the injured Liam Plunkett in the England One-Day International squad.