Fantastic Faf puts Proteas in sight of victory

South Africa’s skipper leads from the front as Sri Lanka struggle in a big chase.

Despite illustrating again how woefully long their batting tail is, the Proteas played themselves into a commanding position at the close of the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Durban on Friday.

Fantastic Faf puts Proteas in sight of victory
Fantastic Faf puts Proteas in sight of victory

Fantastic Faf puts Proteas in sight of victory

South Africa’s skipper leads from the front as Sri Lanka struggle in a big chase.

‘Sh*t, it’s hard … but it felt right’ – Steyn

‘Sh*t, it’s hard … but it felt right’ – Steyn

The Proteas’ legendary quick reflects on a hugely successful day where his 35-year-old body defied expectations.
Evergreen Steyn shows class as Proteas take tentative control

Evergreen Steyn shows class as Proteas take tentative control

The veteran spearheads Sri Lanka’s collapse, but the batsmen still aren’t able to capitalise.
We were caught off guard, admits Quinny

We were caught off guard, admits Quinny

Sri Lanka’s unknown seamers had the Proteas batsmen struggling, but they were bailed out by their gifted wicketkeeper-batter.
Plucky Sri Lankans expose Proteas’ flawed pitch plan

Plucky Sri Lankans expose Proteas’ flawed pitch plan

The embattled visitors show spirit in dishing out a dose of South Afrca’s own medicine at Kingsmead.
Sri Lanka rock Proteas with four wickets

Sri Lanka rock Proteas with four wickets

Underdogs Sri Lanka rocked South Africa with four wickets at the start of the first Test at Kingsmead on Wednesday, leaving the home side on 89 for four at lunch.
Hard sell or not, Proteas need to perform

Hard sell or not, Proteas need to perform

Faf du Plessis implores his troops to stay switched on in a low-key series against Sri Lanka.
Faf’s three issues before the Test series against Sri Lanka

Faf’s three issues before the Test series against Sri Lanka

The Proteas are coming up against vulnerable opponents, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a few things to sort out themselves.
Ngidi warms up nicely

Ngidi warms up nicely

It didn’t take the exciting Proteas quick long to make his mark again following a knee injury.
‘They were right’ – No hard feelings for Maharaj

‘They were right’ – No hard feelings for Maharaj

Until a few weeks ago, the Proteas’ Test spinner seemed indispensable. Now he needs to remind of his worth against Sri Lanka.
Takeaways from the domestic One-day Cup

Takeaways from the domestic One-day Cup

It was a weekend where most Proteas bolters put up their hands.
Zubayr Hamza wants to stop just looking pretty

Zubayr Hamza wants to stop just looking pretty

The Proteas newest Test member has learnt a lot about his batting this season after his international breakthrough.
Women in sport: How feisty Marizanne won her mom over

Women in sport: How feisty Marizanne won her mom over

The self-confessed tomboy was supposed to get a real job, yet now she’s one of the best all-rounders in world cricket.
What we learned from the domestic four-day campaign

What we learned from the domestic four-day campaign

Black batsmen steadily start to make their mark, while a Cobras stalwart stakes a claim for a return to the Test side.
Pakistan end on a high despite Hendricks heroics

Pakistan end on a high despite Hendricks heroics

Career-best figures for the left-armer prove futile as the Proteas miss out on a clean sweep in the T20 series.
Lanky Lutho avoids the fast lane … for now

Lanky Lutho avoids the fast lane … for now

He’s the Proteas’ newest fast-bowling find, but it’s all about keeping it simple for the 20-year-old.
SuperSport and Cricket SA relationship at an all-time low

SuperSport and Cricket SA relationship at an all-time low

Commercially, cricket’s governing body can’t survive without the pay broadcaster.
Polly excited by Proteas’ pace aces but…

Polly excited by Proteas’ pace aces but…

The legendary all-rounder still isn’t sure if Faf du Plessis and his troops can be considered one of the favourites for the World Cup.
‘I got this’: The Phehlukwayo legend continues to grow

‘I got this’: The Phehlukwayo legend continues to grow

The Proteas all-rounder’s death bowling in the second T20 against Pakistan has his stand-in skipper raving about him.
Miller and Babar shine as Proteas clinch T20 series

Miller and Babar shine as Proteas clinch T20 series

An inexperienced South African combination finally breaks Pakistan’s streak of winning T20 series.
Deadeye Miller inspires Proteas’ notable T20 triumph

Deadeye Miller inspires Proteas’ notable T20 triumph

Despite his lack of runs, he shows his worth in the field after Faf du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks had tamed Pakistan’s potent attack.
Four things the Proteas learned from the ODI series win

Four things the Proteas learned from the ODI series win

Not all of the insights head coach Ottis Gibson gained were exactly positive, but Rassie van der Dussen was a highlight.
Brutal De Kock sets up Proteas’ record chase and series win

Brutal De Kock sets up Proteas’ record chase and series win

South Africa’s gifted left-hander shows steel (and rides his luck) as the competitive Pakistanis are finally tamed.
Crunch time for Proteas at Newlands

Crunch time for Proteas at Newlands

A ODI series loss to Pakistan is a very real possibility, but the hosts are banking on a favourable history in deciding matches.
Mulder call-up needs to be treated as a SOS

Mulder call-up needs to be treated as a SOS

The Proteas want a batting all-rounder in the ODI side. There’s no use not using the 20-year-old then.
Faf: Pink Day loss hurts ‘average’ Proteas’ pride

Faf: Pink Day loss hurts ‘average’ Proteas’ pride

South Africa’s skipper laments his team’s first loss ever in the annual fixture, but also believes he’s gaining insights for the World Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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