South African batsman JP Duminy has reinforced the comments of his captain Hashim Amla in saying that the Proteas will be affording Zimbabwe complete respect as they prepare for their Test match in Harare.
South Africa may be the side at the top of the Test rankings and one that has never lost a Test to Zimbabwe, but that isn't stopping Hashim Amla from sounding a note of caution ahead of their one-off Test in Harare.
Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee and given an official reprimand for unfairly claiming a catch against South Africa in the second Test in Colombo.
Hashim Amla became the first South African captain to score a Test century in Sri Lanka but the home side had built a commanding lead of 150 runs by stumps on day three of the second and final Test in Colombo.
There is a thin line, in sport as in life, between pushing the law and breaking the law. Ball tampering at the moment is turning out to be an art in lingering right on that fine line, although it has no business to be there.