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England vs South Africa: Proteas on back foot after Dean Elgar’s ruesome decision to bat first
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England vs South Africa: Proteas on back foot after Dean Elgar’s ruesome decision to bat first

England were as magnificent with the ball as wasteful they had been in the last Test, James Anderson striking inside the first five overs after Dean Elgar asked them to bowl first.

England vs South Africa: Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje grateful for skipper Dean Elgar's 'honesty'
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England vs South Africa: Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje grateful for skipper Dean Elgar's 'honesty'

Anrich Nortje finished with match figures of 6-110 as South Africa completed a crushing victory inside three days in London to go 1-0 up in a three-match series.

England vs South Africa: Proteas skipper Dean Elgar takes dig at 'Bazball' after Lord's Test win
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England vs South Africa: Proteas skipper Dean Elgar takes dig at 'Bazball' after Lord's Test win

Kagiso Rabada was named player of the match for scalping 7 wickets in the game, including 5 for 52 in England's first innings.

England vs South Africa: Elgar hails 'special bunch' after Proteas steamroll hosts inside three days at Lord's
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England vs South Africa: Elgar hails 'special bunch' after Proteas steamroll hosts inside three days at Lord's

South Africa were utterly dominant, triumphing inside three days against an England team that had won all four of their previous Tests under a new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.

England vs South Africa: Proteas skipper Dean Elgar sick of 'Bazball' talk ahead of Test series
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England vs South Africa: Proteas skipper Dean Elgar sick of 'Bazball' talk ahead of Test series

Elgar, who has overseen seven wins from nine matches since becoming South Africa's permanent red-ball skipper, accepts there may be times when the tourists are on the defensive but he believes they have the resources to fight back.

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Taijul Islam keeps Proteas waiting for return of centuries on Day 1 of 2nd Test
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Taijul Islam keeps Proteas waiting for return of centuries on Day 1 of 2nd Test

South African captain Dean Elgar said after winning the toss that he had set his batsmen the challenge of making centuries, but Taijul dismissed him for 70, which was South Africa's highest score in a total of 278 for five.

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Dean Elgar defends Proteas against 'sledging' allegations
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Dean Elgar defends Proteas against 'sledging' allegations

He said the Bangladesh players needed to "harden up" if they wanted to play the game at a high level.

Highlights, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Day 3 at Durban: Visitors 298 all out, Proteas leads by 75
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Highlights, South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Day 3 at Durban: Visitors 298 all out, Proteas leads by 75

Bangladesh resume from their overnight score of 98/4, trailing South Africa by another 269 runs in the first Test at Durban's Kingsmead Cricket Ground.

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma give Proteas early Test edge
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma give Proteas early Test edge

Elgar and Bavuma hit half-centuries to give South Africa a slight edge on Day 1 of the first Test against Bangladesh at Kingsmead on Thursday. South Africa were 233 for four when bad light stopped play after being sent in to bat.

Dean Elgar 'comfortable' some key players opted for IPL over South Africa
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Dean Elgar 'comfortable' some key players opted for IPL over South Africa

Earlier this month, Elgar had called for players contracted to the Indian Premier League to put country ahead of club.

IPL 2022: South African cricketers face test of loyalty ahead of tournament, says Dean Elgar
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IPL 2022: South African cricketers face test of loyalty ahead of tournament, says Dean Elgar

South Africa are set to play three one-dayers and two Tests against Bangladesh starting March 18, while the IPL is scheduled to be held from 26 March to 29 May

New Zealand vs South Africa: Sarel Erwee slams maiden ton as Proteas post 238/3 on Day 1 of second Test
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New Zealand vs South Africa: Sarel Erwee slams maiden ton as Proteas post 238/3 on Day 1 of second Test

Erwee’s 108 helped South Africa to 238-3 at stumps and gave them insulation against a setback late in the day when Erwee and Aiden Markram’s (42) wickets fell within the space of three balls.

Highlights, New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 1 in Christchurch, Full cricket score: Proteas post 238/3 at stumps
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Highlights, New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 1 in Christchurch, Full cricket score: Proteas post 238/3 at stumps

Check out LIVE score from the second Test between New Zealand and South Africa in Christchurch.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Captain Dean Elgar banks on shaken Proteas bouncing back in must-win second Test
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New Zealand vs South Africa: Captain Dean Elgar banks on shaken Proteas bouncing back in must-win second Test

Elgar's men are in danger of becoming the first South Africa team to lose a series to New Zealand when the second and final Test begins Friday at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Tim Southee fifer helps hosts wrap-up innings win
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New Zealand vs South Africa: Tim Southee fifer helps hosts wrap-up innings win

Tom Latham said winning the toss and putting South Africa in to bat was critical for New Zealand's success.

Highlights, New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 1 in Christchurch: Black Caps lead by 21 runs at stumps
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Highlights, New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 1 in Christchurch: Black Caps lead by 21 runs at stumps

Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary on the opening day of the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa at the Hagley Oval

Mark Boucher has the support of South African players, says Test captain Dean Elgar
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Mark Boucher has the support of South African players, says Test captain Dean Elgar

Elgar was non-committal about whether he personally would testify in Boucher’s defence in hearings which have been delayed until May because Boucher intends to call some current players to testify

South African players support coach Mark Boucher, says captain Dean Elgar
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South African players support coach Mark Boucher, says captain Dean Elgar

Elgar was non-committal about whether he personally would testify in Boucher’s defence in hearings which have been delayed until May because Boucher intends to call some current players to testify

India vs South Africa: Youngsters shine for Proteas, Pant’s return to form and other takeaways from Tests
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India vs South Africa: Youngsters shine for Proteas, Pant’s return to form and other takeaways from Tests

A South African side that was expected to get rolled over by the No 1-ranked Indian team ended up bouncing back from a loss in the first Test to win the Test series 2-1.

India vs South Africa: DRS controversy gave us a window to chip away at target, says Proteas captain Dean Elgar
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India vs South Africa: DRS controversy gave us a window to chip away at target, says Proteas captain Dean Elgar

With the Indian camp busy with the DRS controversy, South Africa went on to score 40 runs in the next eight overs which eventually helped them to register a series-clinching win in the third Test.