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South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Centurion

Amla, de Kock tons lead SA to 5-0 and No. 1

Feb 10, 2017: South Africa rode a roaring 187-run first-wicket stand and two effortless centuries from their openers to a monumental 384 for 6 and, eventually, the No. 1 ODI ranking

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2016-17

'We want to play an expansive brand of cricket'

Jan 15, 2017: Coach Russell Domingo talks about South Africa's recovery from the slump they fell into in 2015-16, and what he expects from the coming year

Firdose Moonda

ODI batting nominees

Big chases? Too easy

Jan 11, 2017: One-day batting just got bigger and better in 2016, as our shortlist of the best performances of the year shows

Nikhil Kalro

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Rabada, Philander dismantle Sri Lanka

Jan 3, 2017: Sri Lanka disintegrated to 110 all out on the second day in Cape Town as Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander collected eight wickets between them

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Frustrated Elgar finds satisfaction in the long haul

Jan 2, 2017: Dean Elgar averages under 40 and he wants to change that. He wants to be more consistent as he continues to establish himself as South Africa's senior opener

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Elgar's ton anchors South Africa's recovery

Jan 2, 2017: The serious demeanour of Dean Elgar, a batsman not given to fripperies, dominated the opening day of the second Test at Newlands as Sri Lanka failed to gain lasting benefit from a good bowling day

The Report by David Hopps

ICC news

Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year, Test Player of the Year

Dec 22, 2016: India offspinner R Ashwin has claimed the top ICC awards for 2015-16, having been named the ICC Cricketer of the Year and the Test Cricketer of the Year

ESPNcricinfo staff

The year of the wicketkeeper-batsman

Dec 2, 2016: Led by Jonny Bairstow and Quinton de Kock, wicketkeepers have averaged 40.79 in Tests in 2016, the highest in a calendar year since 1900

S Rajesh

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 3rd day

A reassuring glimpse of South Africa's batting future

Nov 14, 2016: Despite their contrasting batting styles, Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock showed the temperament to spend time in the middle, underlining a key difference between the two sides

Firdose Moonda in Hobart

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 3rd day

Australia fight, but South Africa still in control

Nov 14, 2016: South Africa remained firmly in control after day three in Hobart, where Australia went to stumps still needing 120 runs to make South Africa bat again, with eight wickets in hand

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 1st day

South Africa outpaced on opening day

Nov 3, 2016: On a typical WACA pitch, Australia's fast bowlers outdid those of South Africa, who bowled far too short, far too often, to let David Warner race away to a quickfire fifty

Firdose Moonda in Perth

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Didn't find any difference in pink-ball cricket - de Kock

Oct 24, 2016: South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has said the pink ball wasn't as tricky as they thought it would be

Firdose Moonda

Two debutants opening the bowling, and the highest ODI score by a keeper

Oct 4, 2016: Also: the earliest international matches from which all 22 players are still alive

Steven Lynch

South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Centurion

'It was just my day, I guess' - de Kock

Oct 1, 2016: After pummeling 178 to help South Africa surge to a big win over Australia, Quinton de Kock said it was a good wicket to bat on and it was simply his day

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Centurion

De Kock's stunning onslaught

Sep 30, 2016: Stats highlights from South Africa's stunning victory in Centurion, the highlight of which was Quinton de Kock's 178 off 113

S Rajesh

South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Centurion

Bat-breaking work from South Africa's openers

Sep 30, 2016: The Plays of the Day from the first ODI between South Africa and Australia at Centurion

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Centurion

De Kock century powers SA run-chase

Sep 30, 2016:

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

South Africa successfully tackle the unexpected

Aug 27, 2016: Faced with the injury to Dean Elgar on the eve of the second Test, South Africa responded in positive fashion to finish day one in a position of control

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

De Kock fires after volunteering to open

Aug 27, 2016: Shortly after the South African team were told Dean Elgar would not be able to play the second Test against New Zealand, Quinton de Kock volunteered to replace him

Firdose Moonda in Centurion
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