England batsman Gary Ballance has been ruled out of next week's third Test against South Africa with a broken finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday.
Faf du Plessis said Vernon Philander was on the way to becoming the "new Jacques Kallis" after his man-of-the-match winning display in the second Test at Trent Bridge.
Joe Root was stunned by former England captain Michael Vaughan's assertion that his side had failed to respect Test cricket during their thumping 340-run defeat to South Africa at Trent Bridge.
England, set a mammoth 474 runs for victory, collapsed to 133 all out in their second innings 40 minutes before tea on the fourth day.
England vs South Africa: Michael Vaughan slams hosts' 'appalling' batsmen for lacking respect for Test cricket
England lost seven wickets for 62 runs as they slumped to 205 all out on Saturday's second day in reply to South Africa's first innings 335.
England vs South Africa: James Anderson's 300th wicket at home cements his spot as nation's greatest pacer
High on talent and low on numbers, James Anderson delivered consistently to arguably step over as England's best ever fast bowler. Or so would the numbers suggest
England vs South Africa: Kagiso Rabada's ban is 'a big loss' for Proteas and cricket, says Dean Elgar
South Africa stand-in skipper Dean Elgar said Kagiso Rabada's ban from the second match of the England series is a 'big loss for Test cricket' and not just the Proteas.
England vs South Africa: Captain Joe Root lauds Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali for scripting 211-run win
Joe Root praised the parts played by predecessor Alastair Cook and all-rounder Moeen Ali after his first Test as skipper ended in a thumping 211-run win over South Africa
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed says Pakistan is feeling more positive and confident than ever ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final against England despite concerns about its fragile middle order.
Australian skipper David Warner criticised preparations of Sri Lanka's pitches following his side's series-clinching one-day international victory against the hosts, saying his batsmen were being prevented from scoring big totals
Tailender Liam Plunkett hit a six off the last ball of the match as England achieved a remarkable tie in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka in Nottingham.
England regain the Ashes after 18 months on the third day of the fourth test at Trent Bridge, defeating Australia by an innings and 78 runs.
Michael Clarke will retire at the end of the current Ashes series, bringing a dismal end to a storied 114-test career, Channel Nine reported on Saturday.
England regained the Ashes with a match to spare in the series after dismissing Australia for 253
Ben Stokes's five-wicket haul left England on the verge of an Ashes-clinching win in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge on Friday,
Live scorecard from Day 2 of Ashes action at Trent Bridge between England and Australia
Michael Clarke has never been shy of talking. He fronts up to the press even on days his team does poorly like he did after a dismal Ashes performance
Australia's stunning dismissal for 60 runs on day one of the fourth Ashes test prompted incredulous headlines in local newspapers on Friday
Australia captain Michael Clarke insisted his team could still "save the Ashes" after a humiliating first day in the fourth Test against England at Trent Bridge
A rampant Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England ripped out shell-shocked Australia for 60 in an extraordinary and dramatic start to the fourth Ashes test at Trent Bridge on Thursday.