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

Harris, Johnson tighten Australia's grip

Mar 3, 2014: This series was billed as the showdown of the two best pace attacks in the world and on day three in Cape Town, Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson bowled Australia into a position from which they could hope to claim the match and the series

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

De Kock called up as Petersen cover

Feb 19, 2014: South Africa have called up Quinton de Kock as cover for Alviro Petersen, who is suffering from a viral infection

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Australia in South Africa 2013-14

South Africa attempt to paper cracks

Feb 16, 2014: Any changes to the XI for Port Elizabeth are likely to come from within the squad but there are few stand-out replacements

Firdose Moonda

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

South Africa in danger of being scarred

Feb 14, 2014: South Africa have become known for their ability to fight back from tough positions, but that skill deserted them on the third day at Centurion as a ragged performance in the field flashed warning signs

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park

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

Worrying signs for South Africa's top order

Feb 13, 2014: It is too early to draw any long-term conclusions, but the home side's top order was given a rude awakening about the challenges facing them from Australia

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park

South Africa news

Lions reject claims of board interference

Jan 16, 2014: The Lions have rejected claims of undue interference by their board in on-field matters but have not managed to convince South Africa Test opener Alviro Petersen to reconsider his decision to step down as captain

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Petersen to meet Lions CEO over resignation issue

Jan 14, 2014: Alviro Petersen and Greg Fredericks, the CEO of the Lions franchise, will meet on Thursday to resolve the issues over Petersen's resignation as captain of the Lions

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Alviro Petersen steps down as Lions captain

Jan 14, 2014: Batsman Alviro Petersen has stepped down as captain of Lions, due to what he perceived as interference by the Board and the convener of selectors, the franchise has said

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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

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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.

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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
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