South Africa

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

Hoping James Anderson will be fit for first Test - Morne Morkel

South Africa pacer Morne Morkel wants a fit James Anderson to feature in the England lineup for the Boxing Day Test in Durban to make it a competitive series.
24 December 2015

Stokes, Finn return to ODI and T20I squads for South Africa series

The England selectors have named 15-man squads for the One-Day International and Twenty20 International series to face South Africa in February with Ben Stokes and Steven Finn making a return.
23 December 2015

Injury scare for England ahead of first Test

England pace spearhead James Anderson is in doubt for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa after suffering a stiffness in his right calf muscle.
23 December 2015

Moeen Ali's six-wicket haul sinks South Africa A

Moeen Ali spun a web around South Africa A batsmen with his six-wicket haul to secure an innings victory for England in the final day of the tour game in Pietermaritzburg.
22 December 2015

Nagpur pitch receives official ICC warning

The International Cricket Council agreed with match referee Jeff Crowe's “poor” rating of the Nagpur pitch and has given an official warning to the Jamtha Stadium which hosted the third Test between India and South Africa.
21 December 2015

Finn's four-wicket haul sinks South Africa A

Steven Finn made a strong case for his selection with a four-wicket haul that helped England bowl South Africa A out for 136 runs before Alastair Cook and Alex Hales posted an unbeaten opening stand of 64 runs on the first day of the practice match in Pietermaritzburg.
20 December 2015

Dale Steyn passes fitness test ahead of England series

South Africa received a major boost with their pace spearhead Dale Steyn clearing a fitness test conducted prior to the start of the Test series against England.
18 December 2015

Thunderstorm forces draw after Dala's five-wicket haul

Junior Dala rattled England with a five-wicket haul on the final day following which a thunderstorm forced the umpires to call off the remainder of the play ending the first tour match in Potchefstroom as a draw.
17 December 2015

England pacers rock South Africa Invitation XI on day two

England's bowlers put in an all-round disciplined performance to bowl out South Africa Invitation XI for 188 runs and end the day with a 381-run lead with seven wickets in hand in the first tour game in Potchefstroom.
16 December 2015

James Taylor confident ahead of South Africa Tests

England batsman James Taylor stated that he is confident of performing well in the upcoming Test series against South Africa which gets underway with the first game in Durban on Boxing Day.
16 December 2015

Stokes, Taylor shine as England amass 470

Ben Stokes and James Taylor smacked unbeaten hundreds as England raced to 470 for five at the end of the first day of the tour match against South Africa Invitation XI in Potchefstroom.
15 December 2015