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Former South African cricketer Vernon Philander's younger brother shot dead in Cape Town
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Former South African cricketer Vernon Philander's younger brother shot dead in Cape Town

A brother of former South African cricketer Vernon Philander was fatally shot in a street in Cape Town on Wednesday, his family said.

Chris Nenzani resigns as Cricket South Africa president after seven-year stint
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Chris Nenzani resigns as Cricket South Africa president after seven-year stint

As per a CSA statement, Nenzani stepped down on Friday, less than a month before he was expected to be at the board's AGM on 5 September. His term was extended by 12 months in 2019.

Red cards for bad behaviour? ICC can no longer stay silent as errant players are marring cricket's spirit, legacy
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Red cards for bad behaviour? ICC can no longer stay silent as errant players are marring cricket's spirit, legacy

Neither captains, nor players, nor umpires of the modern era seem to have understood what the spirit of the game of cricket really means. If the International Cricket Conference (ICC) doesn’t come down heavily on errant captains and players and if it doesn’t ‘punish’ lenient umpiring, the game will soon be known for its hooliganism rather than for its nobility.

Virat Kohli remains top-ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings, Jasprit Bumrah finishes sixth in bowlers' charts
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Virat Kohli remains top-ranked batsman in ICC Test rankings, Jasprit Bumrah finishes sixth in bowlers' charts

Indian captain Virat Kohli continued to top the ICC Test batsmen's ranking but his deputy Ajinkya Rahane slipped a place to the ninth spot.

South Africa vs England: Joe Root and Co take big step towards series victory as hosts chase improbable target of 466
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South Africa vs England: Joe Root and Co take big step towards series victory as hosts chase improbable target of 466

Captain Joe Root top scored as England took a huge 465-run lead over South Africa on the third day of the fourth Test and were bowled out for 248 just before stumps in their second innings at The Wanderers

South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander fined 15 percent match fee for giving abusive send-off to Jos Buttler in farewell match
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South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander fined 15 percent match fee for giving abusive send-off to Jos Buttler in farewell match

Philander, playing in his final Test before joining Somerset in the County Championship, was sanctioned for the abusive send-off he gave Jos Buttler after he dismissed the England wicketkeeper on the second day of the fourth and final Test at The Wanderers on Saturday.

South Africa vs England: Ollie Pope, Joe Root take visitors to 192/4 on day 1 of fourth Test; Ben Stokes has heated exchange with fan
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South Africa vs England: Ollie Pope, Joe Root take visitors to 192/4 on day 1 of fourth Test; Ben Stokes has heated exchange with fan

Captain Joe Root (25 not out) and Ollie Pope (22 not out) steadied England until stumps on a day when play was delayed by more than three hours by rain and only two sessions were possible

South Africa vs England: Quinton de Kock's resistance revives Proteas after Dom Bess lights up Day 3 with five-for
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South Africa vs England: Quinton de Kock's resistance revives Proteas after Dom Bess lights up Day 3 with five-for

England ran into resistance from Quinton de Kock on a rainy Saturday as the tourists set their sights on a big first-innings lead over South Africa and a pivotal victory in the third Test.

South Africa vs England: Jos Buttler questions use of stump microphones after being fined for verbally abusing Vernon Philander
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South Africa vs England: Jos Buttler questions use of stump microphones after being fined for verbally abusing Vernon Philander

Buttler was fined 15 percent of his match fee and handed one demerit point after swearing repeatedly at South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander late on the final day as England sought the wickets that would take them to a 189-run win.

Buttler’s rage, a fired up Philander and a series in balance: A long history of wicket-keepers getting under batsmen's skins
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Buttler’s rage, a fired up Philander and a series in balance: A long history of wicket-keepers getting under batsmen's skins

Great wicket-keepers always team up with their bowlers, feeding them with information and passing on tips every now and then. They also work on the batsmen’s mind, exaggerating the amount of swing and spin off the track, just chatting away with them or constantly conversing with the bowler or the fielders around the bat.

South Africa vs England: Jos Buttler fined 15 percent match fee for verbally abusing Vernon Philander during second Test
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South Africa vs England: Jos Buttler fined 15 percent match fee for verbally abusing Vernon Philander during second Test

The ICC said Buttler breached the governing body's code of conduct by using an “audible obscenity” toward Philander.

South Africa vs England, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 3 at Cape Town, Full cricket score: Visitors lead by 264 runs
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South Africa vs England, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 3 at Cape Town, Full cricket score: Visitors lead by 264 runs

Catch all the live updates from Day 3 of the second Test between South Africa and England at Cape Town.

South Africa vs England: Visitors suffer yet another batting collapse, sit precariously at 262/9 on Day 1 at Cape Town
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South Africa vs England: Visitors suffer yet another batting collapse, sit precariously at 262/9 on Day 1 at Cape Town

Ben Stokes gave his wicket away three runs short of a half-century to start off another England batting collapse on the opening day of the second Test against South Africa on Friday.

South Africa vs England: Cricket's favourite warm-up routine of kickabout claims another victim in Rory Burns
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South Africa vs England: Cricket's favourite warm-up routine of kickabout claims another victim in Rory Burns

Just 24 hours after England's Ollie Pope took exception to a crunching tackle in warm-up football, Rory Burns hurt his ligaments trying to kick the ball away as Joe Root bore down on him.

South Africa vs England, Highlights, 1st Test Day 4 at Centurion, Full cricket score: Rabada stars in Proteas' big win
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South Africa vs England, Highlights, 1st Test Day 4 at Centurion, Full cricket score: Rabada stars in Proteas' big win

Catch all the live updates from Day 4 of the first Test between South Africa and England at the Supersport Park in Centurion

South Africa vs England: Rory Burns' unbeaten knock whittles down massive target as visitors give themselves fighting chance on day 3 of first Test
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South Africa vs England: Rory Burns' unbeaten knock whittles down massive target as visitors give themselves fighting chance on day 3 of first Test

Set an imposing 376 runs to win the first of the four-match series, England reached 121 for one wicket at stumps on the third day after a positive start to an enormous task

Highlights, South Africa vs England, 2nd Test Day 3 at Centurion, Full cricket score: Rory Burns keeps visitors alive in run-chase
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Highlights, South Africa vs England, 2nd Test Day 3 at Centurion, Full cricket score: Rory Burns keeps visitors alive in run-chase

Catch all the live updates from Day 3 of the first Test between South Africa and England at the Supersport Park in Centurion.

South Africa vs England: Jofra Archer escapes ban from ongoing first Test after delivering successive beamers
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South Africa vs England: Jofra Archer escapes ban from ongoing first Test after delivering successive beamers

Archer bowled two full tosses at South Africa nightwatchman Anrich Nortje in the penultimate over of the day which were both no-balled by umpire Paul Reiffel, only for his decision on the second no-ball to be rescinded

South Africa vs England: Hosts bowl out visitors for 181 before losing four wickets in quick succession on Day 2 of first Test
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South Africa vs England: Hosts bowl out visitors for 181 before losing four wickets in quick succession on Day 2 of first Test

Rassie van der Dussen (17) and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje (4) will resume on Saturday with South Africa looking to take the contest away from the tourists, who need early wickets to keep alive hopes of engineering an exciting comeback