South Africa

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

Moeen Ali bowls England to victory on final day

Moeen Ali picked up three wickets on the final day to dismiss South Africa for 174 in the final innings and secure a massive 241-run victory for England in the first Test in Durban.
30 December 2015

England are in fantastic position to press for victory - Finn

England fast bowler Steven Finn is confident that his team is in a great position to push for a historic victory against South Africa in the first Test in Durban.
30 December 2015

England on course for historic win despite de Villiers resistance

Steven Finn took three wickets to reduce South Africa to 136 for four in a chase of 416 runs, putting England on a course for their first Test win against the Proteas since December 2009 despite a solid resistance from AB de Villiers.
29 December 2015

AB de Villiers concerned about increasing workload

South African batsman AB de Villiers is concerned about his increasing workload across the three formats of the game amidst rumours over a possible retirement from Test cricket.
29 December 2015

Dale Steyn to take a chance after inconclusive scan

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn will be allowed to bowl provided he clears the warm-up ahead of the fourth day of the second Test against England after scans on his shoulder were inconclusive.
29 December 2015

England build sizeable lead after Elgar ton

Riding on Joe Root's unbeaten half-century England scored 172 for three at stumps on day three to stretch their lead to 261 runs with seven wickets in hand after Dean Elgar's unbeaten hundred remained the only saving grace for South Africa in their first innings of the first Test in Durban.
28 December 2015

Dean Elgar resists as Stuart Broad troubles South Africa

Dean Elgar struck a patient unbeaten fifty to hold South Africa's innings together even as Stuart Broad took three crucial wickets to reduce the hosts to 137 for four with a deficit of 166 runs at stumps on day two of the first Test in Durban.
27 December 2015

Compton, Taylor rebuild after Steyn rattles England

James Taylor and Nick Compton shared a 125-run stand to rebuild England’s innings after Dale Steyn returned from injury with a splendid three-wicket haul allowing South Africa to restrict the visitors to 179 for four at stumps on a rain dampened day one of the first Test in Durban.
26 December 2015

England look to seize on South Africa's poor run of form - First Test preview

The Boxing Day Test in Durban will be England's 14th Test match of the year. Can they maintain the pressure on South Africa who are coming from a 0-3 defeat against India?
24 December 2015

Clash of prides in familiar territories - England tour of South Africa preview

The last time the two teams met, in 2012, South Africa scripted a great tale beating England in their own den 2-0, winning the final Test by an innings and 12 runs. What to expect this time?
24 December 2015