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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

SA's tampering offences expose lenient laws

Jul 19, 2014: South Africa have been associated with three ball-tampering offences in nine months. That all incidents have passed with little fuss shows that the ICC needs to enforce stricter laws to prevent it from recurring

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Philander fined for ball-tampering

Jul 18, 2014: Vernon Philander has become the second South African in the last nine months to be charged and fined for ball tampering after an incident during the ongoing Galle Test

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

SL a tough place to play cricket - Steyn

Jul 18, 2014: South Africa have made the heat and humidity sound bigger than the opposition but you only need to look at their desperation to cool down at drinks' breaks to have some understanding

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

'Absolutely useless' to absolutely ruthless

Jul 18, 2014: Steyn didn't rate his performances in the 2006 Sri Lanka tour too highly. Today he showed what a master craftsman he has become since

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

Improved Duminy dispels his spin demons

Jul 17, 2014: JP Duminy displayed how much he has progressed against spin on day two in Galle, with a composed innings on a dry pitch

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Zimbabwe news

Zimbabwe's Southern Rocks franchise dissolved

Jul 17, 2014: Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and its franchises will contract 55 players for the 2014-15 season, which will also see a shrinking of the domestic game

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'I wouldn't mind dying on the cricket field'

Jul 17, 2014: Putting behind a chequered past - which included ghastly blows to the head, and arrest for arson - Zimbabwe's 35-year-old Mark Vermeulen hopes to play Test cricket again

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Elgar lauds Sri Lanka's quicks

Jul 16, 2014: Dean Elgar lauded the way Sri Lanka's pacers exploited their home conditions, as the visitors were pegged back by quick wickets towards the end of the day

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Elgar's application hints at long-term promise

Jul 16, 2014: By becoming the first South African opener to score a century in Sri Lanka, Dean Elgar suggested he might have both the talent and the temperament to succeed at international level

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

De Kock inclusion could change batting dynamics

Jul 15, 2014: The temporary change in wicketkeeping duties, even for a Test, could indicate how South Africa's new-look batting will present itself, with at least three young players waiting to be tested

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South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Promising South Africa begin post-Smith era

Jul 14, 2014: The ODIs have shown that this South Africa side is less afraid to make mistakes. But Graeme Smith's absence is one of the many challenges they face against Sri Lanka as they seek to reclaim their No. 1 Test ranking

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

South Africa beat the Sri Lankan bogey

Jul 12, 2014: South Africa's maiden ODI series win in Sri Lanka showcased the lessons they had learned from a chastening 1-4 drubbing the last time they visited - An improved top-order and a better spin attack

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

De Kock, De Villiers fashion historic win

Jul 12, 2014: South Africa, driven by twin centuries from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers, secured their first ODI series win in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Duminy keen to dispel spin demons

Jul 11, 2014: After South Africa's collapse in the previous game, JP Duminy wants to use the final ODI to prove the team can handle spin

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Zimbabwe news

Zimbabwe set for major changes

Jul 11, 2014: ZC's cricket committee has suggested appointing a director of cricket to oversee all training programs and splitting the captaincy across formats

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

De Villiers bemoans South Africa's inconsistency

Jul 9, 2014: South Africa captain AB de Villiers bemoaned his team's inconsistent performance in Pallekele that paved the way for an 87-run defeat

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

South Africa face the Kallis question

Jul 9, 2014: Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

All-round Dilshan overpowers South Africa

Jul 9, 2014: A defiant century from Hashim Amla was not enough for South Africa as Tillakaratne Dilshan took Sri Lanka to a competitive total and helped defend it by causing a mini collapse in the middle order

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A tale of two SSC Tests

Jul 9, 2014: In 1993 and 2006, South Africa's bowlers had vastly different results in Colombo. Brett Schultz and Makhaya Ntini look back

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

McLaren becoming vital to SA's ODI plans

Jul 8, 2014: David Miller and Ryan McLaren, key men in South Africa's middle order, hope to take the series in the second ODI in Pallekele

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