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JOHANNESBURG, January 14 - South Africa have overtaken New Zealand and England to take second position in the Test team rankings after completing their 3-0 series whitewash over Pakistan in Johannesburg on Monday. South Africa have gained four points to reach 110 points, two points above England in the list led by India (116 points) after their 2-1 victory over...
CAPE TOWN, January 6 – South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been suspended for one Test and fined 20 per cent of his match fees, while his players have been fined 10 per cent of their match fees, for maintaining a slow over-rate during South Africa’s nine-wicket victory over Pakistan in the Cape Town Test, which ended on...
CAPE TOWN, January 6 – South Africa are on the brink of rising to second on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings, but their goal is on reclaiming that No 1 spot, Kagiso Rabada has said. South Africa go into Sunday's Day four of the New Year's Test in Cape Town just 41 runs away from making it 2-0...
CAPE TOWN, January 5  – South Africa batted themselves into a virtually impregnable position on Friday's second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands in Cape Town. They began the day in a dominant position, with Aiden Markram’s powerful half-century having taken them within 54 runs of Pakistan’s first innings total by the end of the first day. Markram...
CAPE TOWN - South Africa's pace attack claimed five wickets in the first session to leave Pakistan in deep trouble on 75-5 at lunch on the opening day of the second test at Newlands on Thursday as their plan to attack early paid dividends. Speedsters Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Duanne Olivier and Kagiso Rabada all claimed wickets after captain Faf...
CAPE TOWN - Pakistan's struggling batsmen must find a way to handle South Africa's potent pace attack if they are to claw their way back into the three-match series in the second test that starts on what is likely to be a lively Newlands wicket on Thursday. South Africa claimed the first test in Pretoria by six wickets inside eight...
PRETORIA - Dale Steyn, long considered South Africa’s greatest fast bowler, confirmed his status statistically when he became the country’s leading test wicket-taker on Wednesday. Steyn, plagued by injury for the last three years, had Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman (12) caught at second slip by Dean Elgar to move to 422 test wickets, taking the outright top spot on South...
CENTURION, South Africa  — Dale Steyn became South Africa's leading wicket-taker in test cricket as he helped put the pressure on Pakistan in the opening session of the first test on Wednesday. Steyn removed opener Fakhar Zaman for 12 to claim his 422nd wicket and overtake Shaun Pollock as South Africa's best. That was the second early strike for the home...
MELBOURNE - Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli combined to frustrate Australia for an entire session as India held the whip-hand at 215 for two at the close of a grinding opening day of the third test on Wednesday. Pujara raised his 21st test half-century to be 68 not out at stumps, with Kohli on 47 as Australia's bowlers endured a...
PERTH - India made a poor start to their daunting run chase in the second test losing the key wickets of Lokesh Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara before tea on the fourth day with Australia's fired-up quicks smelling blood on a menacing pitch on Monday. Chasing 287 runs at the Perth Stadium after bowling out Australia for 243 in their second...

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