We give ourselves a good chance to win – Pakistan’s Masood

‘It’s the fourth innings, it’s Test cricket … But, ideally we would have liked to have a target that was closer to 200 runs.’

The nature of the pitch at Centurion meant Pakistan were in with a good chance of winning the opening Test against South Africa, despite setting the hosts just 149 to win the match, Pakistan batsman Shan Masood said on Thursday.

We give ourselves a good chance to win – Pakistan’s Masood
We give ourselves a good chance to win – Pakistan’s Masood

We give ourselves a good chance to win – Pakistan’s Masood

‘It’s the fourth innings, it’s Test cricket … But, ideally we would have liked to have a target that was closer to 200 runs.’

How SA can win the first Test – Temba Bavuma

How SA can win the first Test – Temba Bavuma

The more Pakistan play, the more they will be able to formulate game-plans, the first-innings top-scorer says.
Olivier rips through Pakistan as South Africa set 149 to win

Olivier rips through Pakistan as South Africa set 149 to win

Pakistan were bowled out for 190 at stumps on day two of the Boxing Day Test in Centurion today.
After passing Dravid, Kohli now has Graeme Smith’s overseas mark in his sights

After passing Dravid, Kohli now has Graeme Smith’s overseas mark in his sights

Dravid compiled 1,137 runs from 11 matches in 2002 – and Kohli has now scored 1,138 overseas runs in the calendar year.
Pakistan reach 100/1, lead by 58 at tea on day two

Pakistan reach 100/1, lead by 58 at tea on day two

Pakistan reached 100/1, leading by 58, at tea on day two against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test in Centurion on Thursday.
Bavuma and De Kock guide South Africa to 42-run first innings lead

Bavuma and De Kock guide South Africa to 42-run first innings lead

South Africa were bowled out for 223, leading by 42, at lunch on day two against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test in Centurion on Thursday.
UPDATE: Pakistan fight back after Olivier takes six

UPDATE: Pakistan fight back after Olivier takes six

Duanne Olivier stole the limelight for South Africa on a day when Dale Steyn became South Africa’s leading all-time wicket-taker.
Pakistan bowled out for 181 before tea

Pakistan bowled out for 181 before tea

Pakistan were bowled out for 181 by South Africa before tea on day one of the Boxing Day Test in Centurion on Wednesday.
Pakistan 76/4 at lunch on day one

Pakistan 76/4 at lunch on day one

Scores at lunch on day one of the Boxing Day Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Centurion on Wednesday.
Pollock praises Steyn on making SA history

Pollock praises Steyn on making SA history

Pollock, who played his last Test in 2008, also hailed Steyn’s inspirational effect in the change room for the Proteas.
Sizzling Steyn becomes SA’s leading Test wicket-taker with 422 strikes

Sizzling Steyn becomes SA’s leading Test wicket-taker with 422 strikes

Steyn needed one wicket to go past Shaun Pollock’s record of 421 Test scalps, a record that has stood since 2008.
Pakistan win toss and bat, Steyn itching for SA record

Pakistan win toss and bat, Steyn itching for SA record

Steyn needs just one wicket to become SA’s leading wicket-taker in Test cricket.
2018 in review: Proteas on a solid(ish) footing

2018 in review: Proteas on a solid(ish) footing

Ottis Gibson and his troops in general reached the objectives that they set themselves, but you still get the feeling there’s some depth issues.
Faf du Plessis backs Amla to regain form

Faf du Plessis backs Amla to regain form

Du Plessis said South Africa’s experience of home conditions could give them the edge over Pakistan.
Proteas opener Elgar stoked to play Boxing Day Test at his home ground

Proteas opener Elgar stoked to play Boxing Day Test at his home ground

‘The Boxing Day Test is something you watch as a kid, so to have it on your home ground, in familiar conditions, is really special,’ Elgar said.
‘Even the bus driver helped us’ – Jozi Stars hail their teamwork

‘Even the bus driver helped us’ – Jozi Stars hail their teamwork

Whichever way one looks at it, the franchise was probably a deserving winner of the inaugural Mzansi Super League title.
We dish out Mzansi Super League awards!

We dish out Mzansi Super League awards!

From Nono Pongolo to AB de Villiers, here are the things and players that made the first edition of South Africa’s T20 tournament notable.
Awkward Twitter moment livens up MSL T20 final aftermath

Awkward Twitter moment livens up MSL T20 final aftermath

Jozi Stars spinner Simon Harmer and Cape Town Blitz Ashwell Prince have buried the hatchet … from a certain point of view.
Ruthless Stars gallop to first MSL title

Ruthless Stars gallop to first MSL title

Johannesburg’s well-balanced franchise skillfully exploit the brittle Cape Town Blitz’s batting as South African cricket savour a promising first T20 tournament.
Jozi Stars reach MSL final by default as rain strikes

Jozi Stars reach MSL final by default as rain strikes

Enoch Nkwe’s troops finished higher on the log than their opponents in the eliminator, the Paarl Rocks.
Ottis would probably cry if another Proteas quick gets struck down

Ottis would probably cry if another Proteas quick gets struck down

The national cricket coach ‘doesn’t want to think about that’ as the side goes into the Test series against Pakistan with only three fit fast bowlers.
Albie outshines AB as Heat gain consolation win

Albie outshines AB as Heat gain consolation win

The enigmatic veteran all-rounder shows his value in a match where a win didn’t seem likely for the MSL’s wooden spoonist.
Dynamic Delport carries Rocks into MSL playoff

Dynamic Delport carries Rocks into MSL playoff

The left-hander takes advantage of a let-off to help his franchise beat their bonus point target against the NMB Giants.
Pongolo and Christian headline another record-breaking Stars night

Pongolo and Christian headline another record-breaking Stars night

As a result, the Johannesburg franchise of the MSL have reached the playoffs.
The MSL’s Jukskei derby a shootout for playoff places

The MSL’s Jukskei derby a shootout for playoff places

The Jozi Stars are without their overseas marquee Chris Gayle for the clash against the Tshwane Spartans, but they haven’t exactly needed him.
De Kock dominates as Blitz reach MSL playoffs

De Kock dominates as Blitz reach MSL playoffs

The Proteas left-hander continues his magnificent form as Paarl Rocks slump alarmingly from a good start.

 

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