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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

Security made us feel like in a movie - du Plessis
The World XI captain spoke about how he initially wrestled with the idea of playing in Pakistan, before being put at ease by the comprehensive security arrangements

Kings XI owner Preity Zinta buys Stellenbosch franchise in T20 Global League
Preity Zinta takes over from previous owner Brimstone, an investment corporation that pulled out of their deal last month

Gibson understands pressure to land World Cup for South Africa
Gibson is set to begin his stint as head coach later this month and is ready to embrace the challenges of Kolpak losses and transformation

SA first-class calendar to feature two-month pause for T20 league
The Global T20 League will find a dedicated block in South Africa's cricket calendar which is set to accommodate three touring countries before April 2018

CSA expect loss of R 159 million for 2016-17
The South African board president, however, insisted that income can be recovered with high-profile tours of Australia and India in the coming home season

Ottis Gibson confirmed as South Africa's head coach
He will leave England, for whom he has been bowling coach, after the end of the third Test against West Indies in September

How the teams stack up in South Africa's T20 Global League
Kieron Pollard can add the Bloem City Blazers to his long list of T20 franchises, after he was picked by Bloemfontein - the first overseas marquee player scooped up at Saturday night's T20 Global League player draft

BCB-CSA on collision course over T20 signings
Several marquee T20 players who have signed BPL contracts are also part of the T20 Global League draft

Zaman, Hales among overseas players in T20 Global League draft
One-hundred and sixteen foreign players, including 10 Kolpak players, will be up for grabs in the inaugural player draft of South Africa's T20 Global League

De Villiers steps down as ODI captain, available for Tests
AB de Villiers has stepped down as South Africa's one-day captain but has made himself available for all three formats from mid-October onwards following discussions with CSA

Miller's overnight dash from South Africa to Cardiff
David Miller has certainly gone the extra mile to be available for Glamorgan's T20 Blast quarter-final against Leicestershire

Samarth and Nair script comeback win
Karun Nair fell for 90 with his side two away from victory, but Ankit Bawne and Hanuma Vihari applied the finishing touches with six wickets to spare

Graeme Smith to coach Benoni Zalmi
Former South Africa captain is set for his first professional coaching stint; also, Stephen Fleming will oversee Stellenbosch Monarchs

South Africa v India: Boxing Day Test out, New Year likely to begin late
Cricket South Africa is understood to be mulling filling the Boxing-Day slot with a one-off Test against a different opponent

Steyn moves from Cobras to Titans
On his last leg of rehabilitation from a shoulder surgery, Dale Steyn is "two or three weeks away" from returning to competitive cricket

West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

Ottis Gibson compensation agreed but will stay for West Indies Test series
The England bowling coach, is expected to be unveiled as South Africa's new head coach within days but he will not start his new role until after the end of the third Test

South Africa A triumph with Junior Dala five-for
There were three India A wickets left standing on the final day and the seamer took three of them to wrap up a 235-run victory

India A floundering in steep pursuit of 447
Half-centuries from Aiden Markram and Rudi Second, and wickets from Andile Phehlukwayo put the hosts in a commanding position

Owner of Stellenbosch franchise pulls out of T20 Global League
The investment company was one of two local buyers - out of eight - unveiled as franchise owners by Cricket South Africa in June

Piedt, Hendricks three-fors choke India A
South Africa A amassed a 292-run lead courtesy a disciplined show from their bowlers and an unbroken second-innings fifty stand from their openers

Morkel targeted as potential Kolpak signing
South Africa could be braced for another blow as Morne Morkel weighs-up his future in international cricket

Stephen Cook makes case with 120
The opener's 41st first-class hundred could put him back in contention for the senior side in the home summer

Gibson set to be named as South Africa coach
Ottis Gibson is expected to be named South Africa's new coach within days, with the ECB now seeing his departure as inevitable

Du Plessis warns SA against wholesale changes
The South Africa Test captain has asked for consideration to be shown to the existing support staff even if the head coach has to be changed

Domingo prepares to bow out after rollercoaster tenure
Russell Domingo conceded he will hand over an unfinished article to the person that succeeds him as South Africa's head coach, but hopes he has given them plenty to build on

Iyer, Shankar power India A to series title
A quickfire unbeaten 140 from Shreyas Iyer and a 72 from Vijay Shankar steered India A to a seven-wicket win against South Africa A to seal the tri-series final in Pretoria

The patchwork stint of Russell Domingo
Russell Domingo's time as South Africa coach has been hard to decipher, even for the man himself. What is clear is that CSA seems intent on replacing him

Philander warned over poor fitness record
Vernon Philander will work on his conditioning ahead of a packed home summer scheduled to feature 10 Tests, including two four-match series against India and Australia

South Africa must move on from de Villiers - du Plessis
Faf du Plessis says that South Africa's problems cannot be solved by waiting on AB de Villiers to make a comeback that may never happen

CSA face compensation battle to get Gibson
The ECB is expected to demand a compensation payment from Cricket South Africa before they will consider allowing Ottis Gibson to leave

Moeen's five secures England 177-run victory
Moeen Ali completed an outstanding series with 5 for 69 to wrap up a 3-1 victory for England as South Africa collapsed following a century stand between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis

Cook to captain 'transitioning' Lions in all three formats
Given Lions' desperation for stability following a season in which they have lost five players to corruption-related bans, Cook's all-format appointment comes as an obvious choice

Moeen onslaught puts series victory in England's sights
South Africa battled back valiantly on an increasingly capricious pitch to give themselves a fleeting chance of chasing a sub-300-run target, only for Moeen Ali to put the destiny of the series beyond any reasonable doubt

Phangiso's three-for sets up crushing win
Left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso's 3 for 39 set up South Africa A's dominant seven-wicket win over Afghanistan A

Quick turnaround for Markram with A-team captaincy
Stephen Cook has been given hope his international career can resume but Dale Steyn's comeback continues to be delayed

Maron takes over as West Indies' fielding coach
The 42-year-old South African replaces Andre Coley, who has been appointed head coach of Windward Islands Volcanoes

ECB tightlipped on SA approach for Gibson
The ECB say they have yet to receive an approach from Cricket South Africa regarding the services of the England bowling coach, Ottis Gibson, who has been linked to the South African head coach's position

Graeme Smith questions Philander's fitness levels
South Africa are having to try and level the series against England without Vernon Philander which has led to him receiving some significant criticism

Old Trafford could mark the end for Domingo
The head coach has achieved much during his four years, but a difficult tour of England may not have done his chances of staying in the job any favours

Pandey's 93* rescues India A in final-over finish
The India A captain's half-century trumped South Africa A wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen's 108-ball 127 and secured a one-wicket victory for the visitors in Pretoria

South Africa sweat over struggling Philander
After battling illness last week, Philander has now been struck with back spasms on the eve of the final Test at Old Trafford and faces a fitness test

England aim to end 19-year wait for home series success
Joe Root has the chance to win his first Test series as captain against a side who are known as strong tourists

Fit Philander aiming to provide missing edge
Vernon Philander has recovered from the illness that affected him during the third Test and hopes to bring his ability with bat and ball to bear on leveling the series in Manchester

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