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'Sri Lanka, in these conditions, are too good for us' - SA coach Gibson
With three days still to go, and a draw or win unlikely for the visitors, the coach Ottis Gibson said that he wanted his players to compete with pride

Dimuth Karunaratne builds lead after spinners rout South Africa again
Sri Lanka decided not to enforce the follow-on after taking a 214-run first-innings lead, which they stretched to 338 by stumps with both openers scoring fifties again

South Africa roar back with Maharaj's eight-for
Sri Lanka ended the first day on 277 for 9 with the left-arm South Africa spinner leading the fightback; Dale Steyn's wait for his record-breaking wicket to overtake Shaun Pollock continued

Du Plessis wants batsmen to 'trust their defence'
Refrain from attacking too early and await the hittable balls - that's the South Africa captain's motto, ahead of the 2nd Test in Colombo

Adam Finch claims eight-wicket haul as England U-19s fight back to win
England Under-19s produced a brilliant performance to clinch their series against South Africa by winning the second unofficial Test by four wickets

Maharaj hoping to learn from "best in the world" Herath
The South African spinner described the Sri Lankan's consistency as "phenomenal" and said he wanted to incorporate how the older man could turn and slide the ball at will

Shamsi returns to South Africa squad in Sri Lanka
The left-arm wristspinner had left the island earlier in the week for family reasons

Cricket South Africa ramps up benefits for women in new MoU
Women cricketers will be included in revenue-sharing for the first time, and will also have retirement and medical benefits

Cutting losses, reviving domestic T20 tournament top of Moroe's agenda
The new CSA CEO outlined his immediate financial goals in his first press briefing after being confirmed in the role in a permanent capacity

De Villiers to South Africa's rescue?
It may not happen in time to sort out SA's mess before the second Test against SL, but the former batsman could be working in a coaching capacity with the national team in the near future

South African allrounder Saait Maajiet dies at 66
An opening bowler and middle-order batsman, Maajiet played for - and captained - the Western Province Cricket Board, and was chosen for the South African Cricket Board national teams

CSA rejects USD 70 million offer to privately run T20 league
In March this year, Hiren Bhanu, owner of Pretoria Mavericks, made the offer for the rights to host a competition in the country

CSA acting CEO Thabang Moroe appointed in permanent role
He served in a temporary role since late September 2017, succeeding Haroon Lorgat, for nine months

Benkenstein calls for mental preparedness after Galle debacle
The South Africa coach put down the team's twin collapses in the opening Test to rustiness from a lack of Test cricket, and wanted them to switch into the long-format mode

Shamsi leaves Sri Lanka tour for family reasons
No date set for his return; uncapped legspinner Shaun von Berg could be in the mix for a debut in the second Test starting Friday

'I'm a big fan of taking away the toss' - Du Plessis
The South Africa captain thinks allowing the visiting team to always decide on whether they want to bat or bowl will bring back some balance to Test cricket

South Africa's attempt to put pressure back on spinners backfired - du Plessis
The South Africa captain explains what else went wrong for his team in Galle, such as the absence of reverse swing

Dilruwan, Herath rout South Africa in three days
Sri Lanka's spinners shot South Africa out for 73, their lowest total since readmission and lowest in Sri Lanka, just a day after their previous lowest in the country - 126 - to condemn them to one of their worst defeats in the subcontinent

Karunaratne proved Galle surface not unplayable - Amla
Amla said the visitors need are a 'couple of good partnerships' in the fourth innings to offset Sri Lanka's eventual target

Sri Lanka far ahead after spinners hurt South Africa
Sri Lanka lost their first three wickets to Keshav Maharaj, but remain in a position to push for victory over the next three days, after taking a first innings lead of 161

Herath, Karunaratne help Sri Lanka end tough day on a high
The Sri Lankan opener carried his bat to score 158 as Kagiso Rabada caused trouble at the other end

West Indies tour has prepared us for South Africa's pacers - Roshen Silva
Sri Lanka batsman says the seamer-friendly conditions they faced in their last Test series should hold them in good stead against the visitors' formidable pace attack

Rabada will take over from Steyn as spearhead - du Plessis
The South Africa captain backs both quicks to deliver with the reverse-swinging old ball in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka depleted by Chandimal absence in opening Test
Sri Lanka will miss their captain, while Dale Steyn fit again and within touching distance of Shaun Pollock's South Africa record

AB de Villiers to play IPL for 'a few years'
The decision to retire from international cricket became much easier once he had made peace with the fact that his career wouldn't be defined by not winning a World Cup

'Pretty sure we'll continue with three fast bowlers' - Ottis Gibson
South Africa will continue to trust in their strengths, their coach has said, despite the likelihood of a slow, low turner in the first Test in Galle

Du Plessis, Amla, Bavuma tune up for Galle Test with fifties
South Africa opener Dean Elgar also had a decent workout before the two-day tour match ended in a draw

South Africa cricketers Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk tie the knot
Marizanne Kapp made the news of their wedding public on Saturday via an Instagram post

Shamsi stakes claim for first Test with five-for
Mathews shows form and fitness to make 92 for hosts; Steyn undergoes proper workout on humid day

Faf du Plessis welcomes sternest punishment for ball-tampering, but criticises ICC ambiguity
South Africa captain seeks clarity on what is deemed permissible under new regulations ahead of Sri Lanka series

Don't want to be the guy who only does well at home - Markram
The 23-year old - who has never played outside South Africa - says he looks forward to facing the left-arm spin of Rangana Herath

Dale Steyn's long, long record-watch
A timeline of the injury troubles that have kept South Africa waiting to see if they have a new No. 1 in their ranks

Rejuvenated Steyn targets 500 wickets, 100 Tests
Dale Steyn has had plenty of recent match practice in preparation for his South Africa comeback

ICC to limit players to three T20 leagues a year?
The ICC's Full Members are on the verge of clamping down on player participation in domestic T20 leagues, and may well also stop sanctioning such leagues in Associate countries

Du Plessis calls for harsher punishments for ball tampering
The South Africa captain also wants more clarity over what constitutes ball tampering

Durham pull off Imran Tahir coup for T20 Blast
The legspinner became available after he was left out of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka

Quinton de Kock signs for Nottinghamshire for end of Championship season
Wicketkeeper-batsman has been confirmed as overseas signing for four County Championship matches

CSA ignores warnings of legal action, welcomes owner interest
Durban, Bay Stars and Bloem teams hit out at CSA for scrapping the T20 Global League, but the board believes the former owners could still work with a new league

Further delay over South Africa player contracts
CSA and the South African Cricketers' Association announce further delay in signing Memorandum of Understanding, but say it will be sorted by July 6

England draw first blood against New Zealand in dress rehearsal for tri-series final
England's women struck an early psychological blow ahead of Sunday's tri-series final at Chelmsford, by easing to an seven-wicket victory

New Zealand reach tri-series final as Bates, Devine make light work of South Africa
New Zealand booked their place in Sunday's tri-series final, and brought England along with them in the process

Live Report: Women's T20 Triangular
Follow the action with our live report on the third double-header from Bristol in the Women's T20 Triangular

CSA under fire from third GLT20 franchise over failed league
Bloemfontein City Blazers accused CSA of false information, dishonesty in how it went about scrapping the tournament and planning a new one with different ownership

Quinton de Kock lined up to join Nottinghamshire
Azhar Ali on Somerset's radar as counties look for late-season recruits

Second GLT20 franchise ponders legal action against CSA
The Nelson Mandela Bay Stars are considering going to court following the South African board's decision to replace the originally planned T20 league

Lizelle Lee and Sune Luus power South Africa to victory
South Africa bounced back from their dual-shellacking in the first round of the T20 tri-series in the week by recording only their second 20-over victory against England

Live Report: Women's T20 Triangular
Follow the action with our live report on the second double-header from Taunton in the Women's T20 Triangular

Bavuma to lead Lions in 2018-19 season
Move could be part of a wider plan to assess if he can suit the role even at the highest level if required

Tammy Beaumont's 47-ball hundred powers England to world-record 250 for 3
New Zealand's world record lasts for a matter of hours on extraordinary day at Taunton

Durban Qalandars contemplate legal action against CSA
The franchise is pressing for a stake in CSA's new T20 tournament since - contractually - it still holds the rights to a T20 franchise based out of Durban

Blistering Suzie Bates sets up record-smashing victory for New Zealand
New Zealand's women picked up where they had left off in Ireland last week

Cricket's repository of ball-tampering since 2000
A list of all ball-tampering offences that led to an ICC charge in the 21st century

Live Blog: Women's T20 Triangular
Our live report from Taunton for the opening rounds of the Women's T20 Triangular

De Bruyn signs with Surrey for two matches
Middle-order batsman will have the opportunity to make his case for a spot in South Africa's Test XI in their Sri Lanka tour

'The rhythm seems to be coming back' - Steyn
With only about a month left for the start of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka, Dale Steyn is slowly getting back to his best

South Africa rest Imran Tahir from ODI squad for Sri Lanka
Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the two main spinners in the squad, which also features the uncapped Reeza Hendricks and Junior Dala

Tammy Beaumont century guides England to series win
Tammy Beaumont reprised the run-hungry form that earned her the Player of the Tournament award at last year's World Cup, as England completed a come-from-behind 2-1 series win

Live Report: Eng v SA, 3rd women's ODI
Our rolling report from the third women's ODI between England and South Africa at Canterbury

Bavuma sets sights on de Villiers' No. 4 spot
Batsman eyes position left vacant after AB de Villiers' retirement, hopes that going higher in the order will lead to more starts being converted

England withstand Lizelle Lee firestorm to draw level in ODI series against South Africa
After a false start to their summer in the series opener at Worcester, England's World Cup winners finally displayed their true colours down at Hove

Live Report: Eng v SA, 2nd women's ODI
Our rolling report from the second women's ODI between England and South Africa at Hove

Steyn returns to Test squad for SL tour
Kagiso Rabada was also included after he missed the IPL, and South Africa included three spinners in the squad of 15

Test landmarks and World Cup remain in Dale Steyn's sights
The paceman has told ESPNcricinfo that he still needs to sit down with South Africa Ottis Gibson to map out exactly what his future holds

Lizelle Lee secures victory after South Africa's attack shatters England
Nearly a year after England knocked South Africa out of the Women's World Cup in a tense and emotional encounter, Dane van Niekerk's side wreaked its revenge at New Road

Live Report: Eng v SA, 1st women's ODI
Our rolling report from the first women's ODI between England and South Africa at New Road

CSA announces new T20 tournament in place of the T20 Global League
CSA will be the majority shareholder and SuperSport a part-owner of a flagship T20 tournament that will take place in South Africa in November and December 2018

Parnell available in all formats for Cobras
They have also retained nationally contracted players Hashim Amla, Vernon Philander and JP Duminy

Rabada sweeps CSA awards with six trophies again
AB de Villiers was named the T20 International Cricketer of the Year

CSA board to discuss T20 Global League's fate
A potentially decisive weekend awaits South African cricket, when the CEO's position will also come under the scanner

De Villiers' decision shocked me - SA coach Gibson
The South Africa head coach also mentioned Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar as possible candidates for the No.4 position at next year's World Cup

Theunis de Bruyn moves from Knights to Titans
The batsman is likely to team up with AB de Villiers, who could make himself available for the franchise next summer, despite his recent international retirement

'Tired' AB de Villiers retires from international cricket
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has retired from international cricket, via a sudden announcement four days after completing another IPL season

SA inject youth power in Women's World T20 bid
Strong performances for provinces force inclusion of Mali, Lackay and Brits for England tour consisting of three championship ODIs and T20 tri-series

Kapp, Khaka hand Bangladesh another whitewash
Once the match was reduced to nine overs a side, the hosts defended their total of 64 with Marizanne Kapp and Ayabonga Khaka picking up five wickets

Luus, Niekerk fifties hand South Africa unassailable lead
The 32-run win in Bloemfontein put the hosts one victory shy of another clean-sweep, having claimed the ODI series 5-0.

Ismail, Lee put South Africa 1-0 up
Rumana Ahmed and Fargana Hoque add 72 to keep Bangladesh in the hunt before Shabnim Ismail knocks them over to close out the game

Dominant South Africa complete 5-0 sweep
For the fifth time in as many matches, South Africa cantered to victory with the help of several performances all through their line-up

South Africa women bundle out Bangladesh for 76
The visitors went 0-4 down, even as Lizelle Lee became only the third South African woman to cross the 2000-run mark in ODIs

Khaka, Kapp secure series for South Africa women
Bangladesh women bowled out for their second sub-100 score as they go 3-0 down in the five-match series

Khaka, Ntozakhe knock Bangladesh out for 89
South Africa secured victory with nine wickets and 32.5 overs to spare to go 2-0 up in the five-match series

Van Niekerk, Tryon thump Bangladesh with all-round skills
Van Niekerk's 52-ball 44 and Tryon's 42-ball 65 took South Africa to 270 for 9, and then the duo shared five wickets between them to skittle out the visitors for 164

India unlikely to play day-night Test in Adelaide
Australia's home international schedule for 2018-19 includes maiden Tests at the Perth Stadium and Canberra's Manuka Oval, and an international debut for Gold Coast

CSA, SACA reach interim agreement for player contracts
CSA and SACA have also agreed on a 6% annual increase in salary for all national and franchise players and that the revenue-share model with the players will be maintained

Old Trafford to host India-Pakistan World Cup clash
England and South Africa will kick off the tournament at The Oval on May 30, and Lord's will host its fifth World Cup final on July 14

Bavuma back with Lions after short Cobras stint
It's the most favourable thing to do with my fiance in Johannesburg, says recently-engaged Test batsman

SACA hoping for agreement on player contracts
CSA and the South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) will have an urgent meeting on Wednesday to try and reach common ground on player contracts

Amla's feats acknowledged with national award
The batsman has been handed South Africa's Order of Ikhamanga which recognises achievements of those in the fields of arts‚ culture‚ literature‚ music‚ journalism and sport

Centurion takes Boxing Day Test as CSA confirm 2018-19 fixtures
South Africa will play five home Tests, 13 ODIs and nine T20s in the 2018-19 summer, which will see incoming tours from Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

SACA says key elements of MoU yet to be discussed with CSA
SACA's fear is that if the MoU is not signed by the time the current deal expires, South African players may consider their options elsewhere rather than commit to cricket at home

CSA proposes interim agreement to extend contract negotiation with players
With only seven working days left before the negotiation period ends, Cricket South Africa are looking to give three-month contract extensions to players

Deadline fast approaching as CSA, players yet to reach agreement
The South African Cricketers' Association has prepared its position, but sources say negotiations have not begun with the deadline of April 30 looming

Legendary fielder Colin Bland dies aged 80
The allrounder, who played 21 Tests for South Africa between 1961 and 1966, had been suffering from colon cancer for several years

Surrey sign Elgar as Marsh replacement
South Africa opener Dean Elgar has answered a late call to stand in for the injured Mitchell Marsh at Surrey

Surrey confirm Morkel capture
The arrival of the South African fast bowler on a two-year Kolpak deal will invite hopes of a Championship challenge

Steyn signs county contract with Hampshire
Dale Steyn, South Africa's veteran fast bowler, has signed with Hampshire for the 2018 season

Kagiso Rabada sidelined for three months with injury
A lower-back stress reaction has ruled the South Africa fast bowler out of the IPL

Newlands hit by armed robbery
Friday's raid on the Cape Town stadium was the third such instance since 2015, according to the Western Province Cricket Association

SL to play ODI series, one-off T20I instead of third SA Test
The revised tour will begin with Tests in Galle and at the SSC - which had also been the venues of South Africa's most-recent Tests on the island - before moving to Dambulla, Pallekele and finally Khettarama for the limited-overs leg

'A lot of us have to step up' - Paine
The Australia captain hopes the team, under a new head coach, will embrace a culture shift and start with a clean slate

'There was not one day did I not enjoy coming to nets' - Morkel
The fast bowler counted South Africa's first Test series wins in England and Australia since readmission as the highlights of his international career, and the 2015 World Cup semi-final defeat as a significant low point

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