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Shamsi's four-for bowls Titans into final
Tabraiz Shamsi's best haul in the tournament limited Warriors to 143 before Aiden Markram and AB de Villiers helped themselves to half-centuries and eased Titans to a win

Four-day Test to have 98 overs a day
Also, the follow-on mark will come down from 200 to 150 as per the playing conditions for four-day games

Cobras clinch two thrillers to make semis; Lions, Knights bow out
A round-up of the last group-stage games of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2017, where Titans, Dolphins, Cape Cobras and Warriors finished in the top four on the points table

De Villiers, Steyn to return for red-ball cricket
AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris will move closer to their Test returns when they play for the South African Invitation XI against Zimbabwe in a three-day warm-up match ahead of the Boxing Day Test

CSA, SACA agree on player payout deal for GLT20
CSA and the SACA have agreed on a 60% payout deal for South African players and a 50% payment to foreign players following the postponement of the T20 Global League

Behardien's unbeaten run and Shamsi's impressive resurgence
Last week's Ram Slam matches saw a hat-trick from Robbie Frylinck, a few washed out matches, Dale Steyn among the wickets but no outstanding performance from any domestic players

SA batsman scores fastest first-class 300
Marco Marais earned himself a slice of cricketing history at East London last week, by crashing his way to the fastest first-class triple-century

CSA close to settling GLT20 player payouts
Cricket South Africa and the South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) are close to agreeing on a compensation amount for the players who had been contracted to participate in the inaugural T20 Global League

De Villiers eyes Test comeback with warm-up match against Zimbabwe
AB de Villiers is expected to play in a three-day match against the touring Zimbabweans next month, before the four-day Boxing Day Test

Reeza Hendricks, Duminy extend good form
A round-up of the games played in third week of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, in which Cape Cobras got on to the points table, while Dolphins were hampered by the weather again

Steyn begins shifting focus from T20 to Test cricket
The fast bowler will be rested from the Titans' next Ram Slam competition so that he can hit the nets and get overs under his belt

SA club cricketer slams record 490 in 50-over match
Shane Dadswell, an opening batsman for NWU Pukke Cricket Club, ran up 490 off 151 balls, with 57 sixes and 27 fours, to amass the highest individual score in a minor limited-overs match

Steyn eases into comeback; Ngidi returns T20 career-best figures
A weekly round-up of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in which Titans leapt to top of the table and Lungi Ngidi impressed with his 4 for 14 against Warriors

Maketa, Benkenstein, Ontong in SA's new coaching team
Only Claude Henderson, the spin bowling consultant and Greg King, the fitness trainer have been retained from Russell Domingo's technical team while Prasanna Agoram remains in place as the analyst

A quiet, satisfactory return for Steyn
On his return to competitive cricket after a year-long absence, Dale Steyn bowled three overs and took a wicket to help Titans defend 199 in a 38-run win over Knights

Steyn set to return after year-long absence
The T20 encounter against the Knights on Wednesday will be Steyn's first competitive match since breaking a bone in his shoulder during the tour of Australia in November 2016

De Villiers blitzes 19-ball 50; Erwee continues stunning form
A round-up of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge's opening round of games, which included big wins for Knights and Titans, while the Cobras were beaten by Dolphins

Confident Morris raring for comeback
The fast bowler has tweaked a problematic action with inputs from coach Ottis Gibson and is 'champing' to work his way back

CSA will launch independent inquiry into Global T20 if needed
Acting CEO Thabang Moroe said the board would wait for the reports of the ongoing internal investigations before making a decision

De Villiers, Steyn get Test nod from coach Gibson
AB de Villiers has not played a Test since January last year, while Dale Steyn is expected to make a comeback from injuries in the franchise T20 competition, starting November 10

Gibson to take over SA bowling coach role from Langeveldt
The South Africa coach will look to appoint four other support staff - an assistant coach, a batting coach, a fielding coach and a spin-bowling coach - over the next few weeks

Miller canes 31 off Saifuddin over
Here's how our ball-by-ball commentator recorded David Miller's massive hits which almost resulted in six sixes in an over

Amla, Miller's record ton complete historic clean-sweep
The visitors leave South Africa empty-handed, defeated in the Tests, ODIs and T20s with David Miller's mauling being the final nail in the coffin

The final chance for Bangladesh to impress on tour
Shakib Al Hasan and the rest of his team have to pull their act together in Potchefstroom if they are to avoid returning home empty-handed

Someone from No. 3 to 6 needed to play a big innings - Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar said one of the senior batsmen should have held anchor at the crease in the last 10 overs to boost Bangladesh's chances of their first win on the tour

De Kock, Phehlukwayo keep up SA's dominant run
Cameos from de Villiers and Behardien gave an inexperienced bowling attack enough runs as cushion and they used it well to topple Bangladesh

Maybe Ngidi's injury was a blessing in disguise - Boucher
Highlighting the importance of workload management, Lungi Ngidi's franchise coach said he would not like to see his seamer rushed back to the international stage

Ailing Bangladesh seek respite in T20s
With Faf du Plessis, Wayne Parnell and Morne Morkel injured, and Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada rested, South Africa are set to experiment further

Du Plessis ruled out for six weeks
The South Africa captain suffered an acute lumbar disc injury in the third ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday

SA domestic T20 tournament to replace GLT20
All national players will feature in the tournament, which is scheduled to be played from November 10 to December 16

Injured du Plessis sidelined from T20 series against Bangladesh
JP Duminy will captain the team in Faf du Plessis' absence while allrounder Dwaine Pretorius has been added to the squad

Philander back to domestic cricket after injury break
The South Africa quick, who has not played since July due to back spasms, is set to turn out for Cobras in a first-class fixture against Dolphins from Monday

Du Plessis injury mars SA claiming whitewash
South Africa's bench-strength got a chance to impress and an eye-catching debut from Aiden Markram condemned Bangladesh to another hefty defeat

Bangladesh look to turn around listless bowling show
The visitors have not found a way to curb the dominance of South Africa's batsmen and are in danger of ending up with a 0-3 series scoreline

De Villiers, Hasan Ali and Hafeez the new No. 1s
South Africa have gone up to the top of the team rankings in ODIs, but to keep their spot will have to secure a 3-0 victory over Bangladesh and hope India do not do the same against New Zealand

GLT20 postponement hard on young players - Steyn
The South Africa fast bowler feels the league's cancellation this year could hurt the hopes and finances of the country's up and coming players

Steyn aims for November comeback

Amla rested for final ODI; Markram called up
South Africa opener Hashim Amla has been rested for the final ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday. He has been replaced in the squad by Aiden Markram

Prepared to work my way back into Test team - AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has put most of the uncertainty of the last few months behind him and said he wants to enjoy cricket in his last few years

SA seal series with de Villiers' whirlwind 176
His career-best ODI score and Andile Phehlukwayo's four-wicket haul ensured Bangladesh remained winless on tour

CSA opens investigations into processes of postponed GLT20
The inaugural edition of the T20 Global League was postponed last week due to logistical issues and the prospect of heavy financial losses

'It's intimidating greeting these guys' - Wiaan Mulder
Ottis Gibson has been impressed by Wiaan Mulder and is keen to get him involved with the national squad as soon as possible with an eye on the 2019 World Cup

Bangladesh's chance to salvage tough tour
Tamim Iqbal's expected return could give visitors batting lift; Victory will help South Africa leapfrog India in ODI rankings

Frylinck earns maiden T20I call, injured Parnell ruled out
Bowling mainstays Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir have both been rested from the T20I squad

De Kock, Amla tons power SA to record-breaking win
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla blitzed a century each, became South Africa's most prolific ODI pair of all-time and scripted their biggest win by 10 wickets in ODI history

Bangladesh bank on Shakib, Mashrafe for ODI respite
South Africa will be bolstered by the return of AB de Villiers, who last played international cricket in June

Domestic T20 competition likely to replace T20 Global League
The six-team franchise competition was originally due to be played in 2018 from March 14 until April 15 but could be brought forward by four months

South Africa to play Zimbabwe in inaugural four-day Test
The ICC Board has cleared the way for a trial of four-day Tests, which will run through to the 2019 World Cup

CSA Invitation XI batsmen make short work of 256 chase
A CSA Invitation XI headlined by internationals AB de Villiers and JP Duminy comfortably chased 256 against the touring Bangladesh side, who were bolstered by the arrival of Shakib Al Hasan

Decided on Test retirement after Lord's - Duminy
After scores of 15 and 2 against England in the first Test, JP Duminy said that he 'rightly deserved' to be dropped and felt he needed to find a different path

Rabada reaches career-best No. 3 ranking
The fast bowler has now moved above R Ashwin and Rangana Herath among Test bowlers, while Dimuth Karunaratne has entered the top 20 in the Test batting rankings for the first time

Explainer - What went wrong with CSA's plans for GLT20
A financial model that was seen to be unsustainable and struggles with securing a broadcast deal were only some of the factors that pushed CSA to defer the inaugural T20 Global League

Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league
The inaugural season of the GLT20, Cricket South Africa's franchise T20 tournament, will not take place as scheduled in November and December

De Villiers makes 5 and 32 on return in rain-hit round
Not one of the six teams has yet registered a win after three rounds of the tournament

No World Cup assurances for Morne Morkel
The fast bowler has made no secret that he is looking at his future, but South Africa's coach Ottis Gibson said he has not been in a position to guarantee Morkel's one-day place

Rabada's ten-for wraps up crushing win
Kagiso Rabada completed the third 10-wicket haul of his 22-Test career, became the fifth-youngest to 100 Test wickets and went past 50 wickets for the calendar year as South Africa completed an innings and 254-run demolition of Bangladesh

South Africa is in good hands in the future - Rabada
South Africa's new-look bowling attack have had a slightly gentle easing-in against Bangladesh and as their leader Kagiso Rabada is aware of both the potential they have and the challenges they will face in the future

Kagiso Rabada five-for makes Bangladesh follow on
Bangladesh were powerless against the fast bowler, hurtling to a first-innings deficit of 426 after conceding four individual hundreds in the first innings

Markram quickly puts near-miss behind him
Aiden Markram fell close to the line as his maiden century approached last week, but made no mistake second time around

CSA braces for massive loss from inaugural T20 Global League
The board is preparing for a net loss of US $25 million from the inaugural edition of the T20 Global League, an amount that accounts for more than half its current cash reserves

Elgar, Markram centuries help South Africa dominate again
Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram both got hundreds and put on 243 for the opening wicket to put South Africa in command after Bangladesh had elected to field

Pollard named Bloem City Blazers captain
Kieron Pollard will captain Bloem City Blazers in South Africa's T20 Global League, which begins next month

New-look SA attack takes on weakened tourists
Kagiso Rabada is the most experienced member of a pace attack missing Morne Morkel, but they will be raring to go against a line-up fresh from being bowled out for 90 and without Tamim Iqbal

Green Bloemfontein track promises pace and bounce
A few days before the Test, the track was nearly indistinguishable from the outfield, and with persistent rain keeping it under covers, the pitch may prove to be tricky for batsmen on both sides

SuperSport close to sealing T20 Global League broadcast rights
Africa's biggest broadcaster are expected to air the tournament, albeit by paying reduced rights fees

Paterson earns maiden call-up for Bangladesh ODIs
In the absence of Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada will lead the bowling attack, which also includes allrounders Wayne Parnell and Andile Phehlukwayo

South Africa players, board divided over four-day Tests
Even as their board pushes to host a four-day Test against Zimbabwe, senior players Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar voiced reservations over shortening the format

Du Plessis critical of flat Potchefstroom pitch
After asking for a pitch with pace and bounce, South Africa got a flat track, which Bangladesh said reminded them of home

Morkel sidelined for four-six weeks
Side strain rules the South Africa quick out of the second Test against Bangladesh and in all probability the initial phase of the T20 Global League that starts on November 3

Rabada, Maharaj fire SA to thumping win
Bangladesh lasted only 83 minutes on the final day, losing seven wickets for 41 runs to crash to a 333-run defeat

Mulder catches the eye as batsmen prosper
Draws were again dominant in the second round of games from the Sunfoil Series

Morkel to undergo scan for side strain
The injury raises question marks over his participation in the remainder of the series

Morkel strikes after SA set Bangladesh 424
Morne Morkel produced a searing opening burst to carve up Bangladesh's top order and severely dent their chances of saving the first Test in Potchefstroom

CSA close to signing T20 broadcast deal following Lorgat exit
Cricket South Africa holds meeting with broadcaster SuperSport to discuss a deal for the tournament, which begins on November 3

South Africa stretch lead to 230 after Maharaj's three
Bangladesh batted for most of the third day and threatened South Africa at times, but the home side fought back with a clean-up job of the visiting team's tail and furthered their lead to 230 runs

South Africa snuff out three after Elgar, Amla tons
South Africa established their dominance over Bangladesh, snuffing out three of their batsmen after declaring their first innings on 496 for 3, highlighted by Dean Elgar's career-best 199

Sean Morris appointed CEO of Nelson Mandela Bay Stars
The former Hampshire batsman said the opportunity to work alongside Mark Boucher and Heath Streak was a big draw

Badly wanted Elgar to get to his hundred - Markram
The young opener was run-out on 97 on his Test debut, attempting to steal a single to allow Dean Elgar to complete his Test century

Haroon Lorgat and Cricket South Africa part ways
Cricket South Africa and its chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat have "mutually agreed to part ways with immediate effect" because of a "breakdown" in their relationship

Elgar's unbeaten 128 underpins South Africa's dominance
Elgar enjoyed support from debutant Aiden Markram (97) and Hashim Amla (68 not out) even as Bangladesh will be left pondering their decision to bowl first on a flat track

Kingsmead not to host India Test
Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg were named as the venues for South Africa's three-match Test series against India

Bangladesh look to trip up SA's home season start
A battle between the two teams used to be uneven before 2015, but Bangladesh have realised it is not an impossible task to beat South Africa at home

Philander ruled out of Bangladesh Tests
The South Africa fast bowler continues to recover from a lower-back niggle and aims to regain full fitness by mid-October

International batsmen among the runs in first round
A summary of the first round of games from the Sunfoil Series

Bangladesh's bowlers get workout on second day
Seamers Mustafizur Rahman and Subashis Roy bowled seven maidens each and showed good control while Shafiul Islam and Taskin Ahmed were more expensive

Zimbabwe Cricket unlikely to renew contract with Ntini
The former South Africa quick's contract as Zimbabwe's bowling coach is unlikely to be renewed when it expires in January next year, and he may even be released before that date

CSA's four-day Test plan against Zimbabwe likely to get ICC nod
CSA's request to grant Test status to a four-dayer between South Africa and Zimbabwe rests with the ICC, which will take a call on the matter in Board meetings in October

Markram set for Test debut against Bangladesh
South Africa have recalled Wayne Parnell to the 13-member man squad for the Potchefstroom Test match, pending a fitness test

Mominul, Mushfiqur, Sabbir warm up with fifties
Bangladesh declared their first innings on 306 for 7 after time well-spent on their first day back in South Africa since 2008 on the opening day of their three-day warm-up fixture against a CSA Invitation XI

SA to play four-day game against Zimbabwe as India tour cut
CSA is hoping for Test status for the Boxing Day game against Zimbabwe, as the much-anticipated Test series against India has been reduced to three matches

South Africa will play on Boxing Day - Lorgat
"We will have content for Boxing Day but we're not yet in a position to announce that. We need to secure it first," CSA's CEO said

Philander ruled out of first Test against Bangladesh
Allrounder Chris Morris is also unavailable for the entire Test series and is only likely to return for the T20s in late October

South Africa-India New Year's Test likely from January 5
Cricket South Africa and the BCCI are on the verge of finalising the details of the tour in the coming days

Markram named Titans' first-class captain
The 22-year old succeeds Henry Davids and will take charge of a side that includes current national captain Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock and Morne Morkel

Duminy calls time on Test career
The South Africa allrounder will continue to be available in the shorter formats of the game

Philander joins Steyn on first-class sidelines
The fast bowler is in the final phase of rehabilitation from the back injury he sustained during the England tour, and has been ruled out of the Cobras' season-opening first-class fixture against the Knights

BCCI exploring a men's and women's double-header tour
The board is attempting to schedule three T20I matches for the women's team to coincide with the men's T20I matches when India tour South Africa early next year

Steyn rules himself out of first-class fixture
Steyn had planned to make his comeback for the Titans on Tuesday but decided that a four-day game is too much of a load for someone who has been out of action since last November

Du Plessis to lead South Africa in all formats
Du Plessis, captain of South Africa's Test and T20 teams, was also named as AB de Villiers' successor in ODIs

Steyn set to play for Titans in bid for Test comeback
The South Africa quick has been out of action since breaking a bone in his shoulder last November in Australia

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