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Hampshire v Surrey, Royal London Cup, Ageas Bowl

Mason Crane passes stress test as Hampshire see off Surrey in Royal London Cup

May 21, 2018: Mason Crane claimed three wickets on his return from injury as Hampshire edged out Surrey in a rain-affected contest

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Surrey sign Elgar as Marsh replacement

Apr 12, 2018: South Africa opener Dean Elgar has answered a late call to stand in for the injured Mitchell Marsh at Surrey

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Du Plessis satisfies his needs, Elgar fulfils his wants

Apr 2, 2018: Du Plessis was coming off low scores which is why he needed the hundred more than he wanted it. Elgar didn't need a hundred because he already scored a big one in this series but he still might have wanted it

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Sounds of Australian silence a marker of change

Apr 2, 2018: Throughout a 250-ball stay that would usually have attracted plenty of unflattering Australian commentary, Dean Elgar was mainly faced with an unusually silent visiting team

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Elgar joins Haynes in carrying-the-bat honours board

Mar 23, 2018: The South Africa opener has become only the second batsman in Test history to carry his bat three times

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Bowlers keep SA on top after Elgar carries bat

Mar 23, 2018: Morne Morkel ran through Australia's middle order and collected his 300th Test wicket as South Africa strengthened their position

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Dean Elgar makes his presence felt

Mar 22, 2018: For someone who has identified his role as being partly to "irritate the opposition", the South African opener had been unusually subdued in the first two Tests. On day one at Newlands, he was back to his immovable, in-yer-face best

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

'Backroom noise hindering exciting Test series' - Elgar

Mar 19, 2018: A quiet break from cricket, after two high-quality Tests that were in the spotlight for several wrong reasons, has given the South Africa opener time to think about his faltering batting

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia. 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Elgar, Amla taught us a lesson - Lehmann

Mar 13, 2018: The coach believes the pair's 88-run stand, which weathered extended periods of reverse-swing from Australia's quicks, helped AB de Villiers play with far more freedom alongside the tail

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

Elgar to bat in second innings despite finger injury

Mar 3, 2018: The South Africa opener had dislocated his finger while taking a diving catch to dismiss Mitchell Starc in Australia's second innings

Firdose Moonda in Durban

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Elgar wants SA to continue playing four quicks

Feb 27, 2018: But the opener believes spinners from both sides will also have a vital role to play in the Test series

Firdose Moonda in Durban

For good Test pitches, leave the curators alone

Feb 4, 2018: When captains interfere and ask for custom-made tracks, it leads to situations like the one at the Wanderers

Ian Chappell

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Battered and bruised Elgar says Test should have been called off

Jan 27, 2018: Despite playing arguably his finest Test innings, Dean Elgar suggested too great a risk had been taken with player safety when play was allowed to continue

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

South Africa beaten at their own game

Jan 27, 2018: They achieved the series victory, but having the final Test taken off them will hurt Faf du Plessis' side for some time to come

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

A first in Test history: 120 wickets up for grabs, 120 wickets taken

Jan 27, 2018: Although it was bowlers' series, Dean Elgar recorded the third instance of a South African batsman carrying his bat

S Rajesh

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

India end series with triumph on extremely tough pitch

Jan 27, 2018: India couldn't dismiss Dean Elgar at all, but found a way around him to complete their third Test win in South Africa

The Report by Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day

Elgar hopes to heal the scars from India

Jan 16, 2018: South Africa's defeat on turning tracks in India in 2015 ended a nine-year unbeaten run and they are burning for revenge

Firdose Moonda at Centurion

South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Potchefstroom, 2nd day

Mixed feelings for Elgar after 'anticlimactic' day

Sep 29, 2017: An "amateur moment" with the bat and "blunders" at slip left the South Africa opener less than satisfied on a day when his 199 helped his side take control of the Potchefstroom Test

Firdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Potchefstroom

Badly wanted Elgar to get to his hundred - Markram

Sep 28, 2017: The young opener was run-out on 97 on his Test debut, attempting to steal a single to allow Dean Elgar to complete his Test century

Firdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

South Africa's opening pairs' struggle against the top pace attacks

Aug 4, 2017: South Africa's opening partnership has been a huge concern for them recently, and their numbers look especially poor against high-quality pace attacks

S Rajesh
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