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India in South Africa 2013-14

Strengths embellished, SA need changed mindset

Dec 31, 2013: The 1-0 series win over India embellished South Africa's strengths and reputation. The team, however, needs to find a lead spinner and adopt a forward-thinking outlook to prepare for life without Jacques Kallis

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Petersen resists but India get two big scalps

Dec 21, 2013: India remain on top, more so after having squeezed out two major wickets, but another day of intense combat awaits them

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sunfoil Series 2013-14

Rain-affected games end in draws

Nov 24, 2013: Round-up of the Sunfoil Series matches that ended on December 1, 2013

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Somerset bring Petersen back for 2014

Oct 31, 2013: Somerset have secured the return of South Africa opening batsman Alviro Petersen as their overseas player for 2014.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lions v Otago Volts, CLT20, Jaipur

De Kock's eventful day ends in defeat

Sep 29, 2013: Quinton de Kock was pleased to score runs on the subcontinent, but disappointed in finishing on the losing end of the Super Over against Otago Volts

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Somerset v Northants, FLt20, Mid/West/Wales, Taunton

Petersen leads Somerset home

Jul 7, 2013: Alviro Petersen hit a match-winning half-century as Somerset made it maximum points from their first two Friends Life t20 games with a six-wicket victory over Northamptonshire at Taunton.

Champions Trophy 2013

Alviro Petersen replaces injured Smith for South Africa

May 14, 2013: Opening batsman Alviro Petersen has replaced the injured Graeme Smith in South Africa's Champions Trophy squad

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Yorkshire v Somerset, Headingley, 3rd day

Bresnan continues to press his case

May 9, 2013: Yorkshire made promising progress against Somerset on the third morning of their Division One match at Headingley before rain stopped play just before lunch.

Somerset v Warwickshire, Taunton, 1st day

Petersen and Buttler give Somerset initiative

Apr 25, 2013: If Alviro Petersen had his own tankard in the local pub and a cider named after him, he could hardly have taken to life with Somerset more comfortably

George Dobell at Taunton

Surrey v Somerset, The Oval, 4th day

Smith helping Surrey smile again

Apr 20, 2013: He may have had to accept a draw in his maiden match as Surrey captain, but Graeme Smith welcomed the first steps on his new journey with cautious optimism.

George Dobell at The Oval

Surrey v Somerset, The Oval, 1st day

Dernbach shines after Petersen ton

Apr 17, 2013: They may have come to see a South African opening batsman make his debut, but there would have been little pleasure for Surrey supporters in the identity of the eventual century scorer

George Dobell at The Oval

County news

Petersen to miss Somerset opener

Apr 8, 2013: Somerset are likely to be without Alviro Petersen for the first game of the Championship season

George Dobell

South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town

South Africa expect 'grafting' pitch

Feb 12, 2013: South Africa expect to have to put in more work with the bat than they have done in the home season so far in the second Test against Pakistan in Cape Town

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

County news

Petersen to extend Somerset stay

Jan 9, 2013: Alviro Petersen, the South Africa opening batsman, has agreed to extend his early-season stint with Somerset and will now play in the Friends Life t20.

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South Africa news

Alviro Petersen steps down as Lions captain

Dec 19, 2012: South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has stepped down as captain of the Highveld Lions franchise with immediate effect, due to his commitments with the national side

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South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Can South Africa shed their caution?

Nov 20, 2012: The last time South Africa won successive Tests was in 2010 and the last time they did it in the same series was in 2008. Under Graeme Smith, they have become exceptional at not losing, but not at winning consistently

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

County news

Somerset bring in Petersen

Nov 9, 2012: Alviro Petersen, the South Africa opener, will join Somerset as their overseas player for the first part of the 2013 season

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Amla and Kallis lay strong foundation

Nov 9, 2012: Spectators who arrived at the Gabba in record numbers for a non-Ashes Test might have expected fire and brimstone from the Australian fast bowlers and plenty of chatter from their slips cordon

The Report by Daniel Brettig

'An unbelievable feeling of no panic'

Nov 8, 2012: Unlike with their predecessors, when the pressure is on South Africa now, the players believe in themselves and their team-mates. Alviro Petersen explains

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia, 2012-13

Hussey, Petersen not keen on night Tests

Oct 31, 2012: Michael Hussey and Alviro Petersen were united in their hesitance about the prospect of day/night Test matches

Daniel Brettig
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