South Africa

Jonny Bairstow eager to cement wicket-keeper's role

England's Jonny Bairstow expressed his desire to make his role as the wicket-keeper batsman permanent after having struck his maiden Test hundred in the second Test against South Africa.
12 January 2016

Dale Steyn ruled out of third Test against England

South African pace spearhead Dale Steyn will sit out of the third Test against England in Johannesburg after failing to fully recover from the shoulder injury he sustained in the series opener in Durban.
11 January 2016

Ben Stokes better than me at 24 - Ian Botham

Former England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham feels that Ben Stokes is a better player than he was at the age of 24 after smashing a record breaking double hundred against South Africa in the second Test in Cape Town.
9 January 2016

South Africa name unchanged squad for England Tests

The South African selectors have named an unchanged squad for the third and fourth matches of the ongoing Test series against England.
8 January 2016

Ben Stokes given license to play his natural game

England coach Trevor Bayliss has indicated that all-rounder Ben Stokes will be given the licence to play his natural game with the bat after having scored a record-shattering double hundred against South Africa.
8 January 2016

Vernon Philander ruled out of England Test series

South African fast bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing four-match Test series against England after failing to recover from his ankle injury.
7 January 2016

Hashim Amla steps down as South Africa Test captain

South African batsman Hashim Amla has tendered his resignation from the Test captaincy after the completion of the second Test in Cape Town which ended in a draw.
6 January 2016

England survive South Africa scare on final day

South Africa picked as many as six wickets in the first two sessions of the final day giving the visitors a scare but Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow saw England through to safety with the gloomy weather finally ending the second Test in Cape Town as a draw.
6 January 2016

Stuart Broad charged for kicking the pitch

England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been charged by the International Cricket Council for kicking the Newlands pitch on the fourth day of the second Test in Cape Town.
6 January 2016

South Africa declare after Bavuma ton pushes them to safety

South Africa declared after a maiden Test hundred from Temba Bavuma took their total to 627 for seven following which England safely negotiated six tricky overs to end day four of the second Test in Cape Town with an 18-run lead.
5 January 2016

Steven Finn blames Newlands backdrop for missed catches

England fast bowler Steven Finn reckons that the backdrop of the Newlands ground in Cape Town was a factor which contributed to the fielders dropping catches on day three of the second Test.
5 January 2016

Amla marathon propels South African reply

Hashim Amla signalled his return to form with an unbeaten 157 while AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit fifties to take South Africa's total to 353 for three at stumps on day three still trailing England by 276 runs in the second Test in Cape Town.
4 January 2016

Dean Elgar admits South Africa were shocked by Ben Stokes blitz

South African opening batsman Dean Elgar admitted that his team were taken by surprise by the stupendous double century from Ben Stokes on day two of the second Test in Cape Town.
4 January 2016

Records tumble as Stokes, Bairstow send South Africa on a leather hunt

A record breaking double hundred from Ben Stokes and a maiden century from Jonny Bairstow helped England post 629 runs in their first innings following which Hashim Amla's unbeaten fifty guided South Africa to 141 for two at stumps on day two of the second Test in Cape Town.
3 January 2016

Test cricket challenges excite Alex Hales

England opening batsman Alex Hales said he loves the challenges thrown to him in Test cricket after scoring his maiden half-century on day one of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
3 January 2016

England make steady gains on day one

Steady fifties from Alex Hales, Joe Root and Ben Stokes pushed England to a total of 317 for five at stumps on day one of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
2 January 2016

Alastair Cook to be careful with James Anderson's return

England captain Alastair Cook stated that the team management will adopt a careful approach with the return of James Anderson for the second Test against South Africa.
2 January 2016

England look to annihilate South Africa - Second Test preview

Following a resounding victory in the first Test against South Africa, England will be looking to extend their domination in the second game in Cape Town.
1 January 2016

Hardus Viljoen named as cover for Kyle Abbott

South Africa have included uncapped fast bowler Hardus Viljoen as a cover for Kyle Abbott in the squad for the second Test against England at Cape Town.
31 December 2015

Morris, de Kock added to South Africa Test squad

South Africa have added fast bowler Chris Morris and wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock to the squad for the second Test against England.
30 December 2015