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RCB v Daredevils, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

De Villiers goes back to having fun

Apr 22, 2018: The South African ace has frequently been forced to score tough runs in recent times, through injury or circumstances. Against Daredevils, he seemed to shed all that weight off his shoulders

Nikhil Kalro

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

De Villiers sets the record straight against left-arm spin

Apr 21, 2018: It was inconceivable after watching de Villiers bat on Saturday night that he could ever have had troubles with left-arm spin

Varun Shetty

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018

De Villiers magic powers RCB to thumping win

Apr 21, 2018: The South Africa batsman's 39-ball 90, his highest IPL score in a chase, lifted RCB to their second win

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018

Age-old jitters keep RCB fans on edge

Apr 14, 2018: Royal Challengers have perhaps the most fearsome top four in the league, but what comes after? Nervy moments for the Chinnaswamy Stadium faithful, usually

Varun Shetty in Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Umesh, de Villiers carry RCB past Kings XI

Apr 13, 2018: Hosts arrest five-match losing streak at Chinnaswamy courtesy Umesh's three-for and de Villiers' half-century

The Report by Sreshth Shah

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Despondent Australia crushed in a session

Mar 25, 2018: Morne Morkel walked off with career-best figures as Australia lost all 10 wickets during the evening session, though off-field events continued to overshadow the result

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

South Africa tighten grip as ball-tampering row erupts

Mar 24, 2018: Cameron Bancroft worked on the ball in an incident, which overshadowed the third day's play in Cape Town, where the hosts stretched their lead towards 300

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Rabada reprieve adds spice to simmering contest

Mar 21, 2018: South Africa will be buoyed by the availability of No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada while Australia hope to have Mitchells Starc and Marsh fit

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australia tour of South Africa 2018

Starc reveals conflict over Smith instructions on de Villiers

Mar 16, 2018: The Australia fast bowler said his captain had told him to take a highly negative approach in his bowling to AB de Villiers during the Port Elizabeth Test

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia. 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Rabada's 11-for helps South Africa level series

Mar 12, 2018: AB de Villiers played another cameo as the hosts chased down 101 with six wickets in hand

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

'It was right up there with the best feeling ever' - de Villiers

Mar 11, 2018: Just how much did it mean for South Africa's superstar to score his first Test century in three years?

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

The ABC of AB de Villiers

Mar 11, 2018: Hero, gloveman, captain, friend, fan favourite: the South African has played several roles in an illustrious career

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Troubling patterns emerge for Australia

Mar 11, 2018: As the series nears its halfway mark, the home side seems rejuvenated by the deeds of AB de Villiers while the visitors have begun showing worrying signs of top-order frailty

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Awesome AB rolls back the years

Mar 11, 2018: Since his comeback to Test cricket after a hiatus of nearly two years, AB de Villiers has batted like he never went away

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v Australia. 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

De Villiers and Rabada tighten South Africa's grip

Mar 11, 2018: After the batsman hit his first Test century in more than three years and one of his finest, the quick took three wickets to hurt Australia further on the third day in Port Elizabeth

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Brass-band brouhaha makes way for AB's sweet tunes

Mar 10, 2018: On a day of tense and attritional cricket that was occasionally sidetracked by a stop-start soundtrack, de Villiers' strokeplay gladdened the hearts of the St George's Park crowd

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

New Australia, same old hostility

Mar 4, 2018: The 'pack of dogs' that Faf du Plessis spoke of four years ago was back in full force at Kingsmead, 'headbutting the line' in a manner more reminiscent of Zinedine Zidane than Jonny Bairstow

Daniel Brettig in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Can South Africa defer de Villiers' break-up with Test cricket?

Mar 2, 2018: AB de Villiers proved yet again how much South Africa needs him and how much Test cricket needs him. But does the batsman still need South Africa and Test cricket?

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

De Villiers rallies around team-mates after 'softies'

Mar 2, 2018: The South Africa batsman put some of the side's problems down to conditions, which he expects to become more difficult to bat on as the game goes on

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Five-star Starc builds on M Marsh 96 to secure big lead

Mar 2, 2018: Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon systematically dismantled South Africa's batting order on the second day in Durban to give Australia a 189-run lead

The Report by Brydon Coverdale
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