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

Marsh's rush job is one to remember

Feb 12, 2014: Shaun Marsh entered the first Test in Centurion with barely any time to think. As he constructed a century that may yet provide the foundations of a famous Australian victory, it was possible to conclude it had been good for him

Daniel Brettig at Centurion

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Centurion

Centurion will test Pakistan's learning

Feb 20, 2013: Although defeat in the series, Pakistan put in a much-improved display at Newlands on a surface that was more favourable to their game. However, coming back to the Highveld will be a different story again

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

South Australia v Warriors, 2nd semi-final, CLT20 2010, Centurion

All-round batting strength favours South Australia

Sep 24, 2010: A stats preview to the second semi-final between Warriors and South Australia

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Sorry cricket, it's the football World Cup

Jun 27, 2010: Two cricket stadiums in South Africa have been opened up for football fans, and hardly a soul cares about Graeme Smith and Co over in the West Indies

Firdose Moonda

Indian Premier League 2009

IPL franchises race to get a base

Mar 28, 2009: With just three weeks left for the IPL to begin in South Africa, the eight teams have begun a race against time to get their player combinations and practice bases in place

Nagraj Gollapudi

How important is home advantage

Cricket's citadels

Dec 30, 2006: Alastair Smart investigates what home advantage means

Alastair Smart

South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Centurion

Pollock defies the critics

Dec 3, 2006: In truth, India deserved no better. The pitch did a bit early on, but the batting was so tardy that a score of 250 was a chimera midway through the innings

The Verdict by Dileep Premachandran in Centurion

Positions for 2005-06 still to be decided

No contract extension for Titans coach

Mar 31, 2005: The Titans franchise has opted not to renew the contract of the coach Dave Nosworthy for the 2005-06 season, and have yet to name a new captain, following the retirement of Daryll Cullinan

ESPNcricinfo staff

S Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Centurion

Taibu optimistic despite rout

Mar 13, 2005: Despite losing the second Test against South Africa by an innings and 62 runs, Tatenda Taibu, the Zimbabwe captain, said that he was encouraged by his team's performance

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South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Development is the only solution

Mar 13, 2005: The executive board of the International Cricket Council is preparing to meet in Delhi in the next few days, and one of the key items on their agenda will be the Test status of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, two Test nations whose performances continue to

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

S Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Six for Zondeki as Zimbabwe are routed

Mar 13, 2005: Monde Zondeki led South Africa to a convincing victory inside three-days at Centurion, and a 2-0 series win, as they finally came to life in this Test

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

S Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Prince century checks Zimbabwe's progress

Mar 12, 2005: Though South Africa are closing in on Zimbabwe's first innings they continue to be involved in an unexpectedly tight battle on the second day at Centurion, closing on 380 for 6, a lead of 111

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

Putting them out of their misery

Mar 11, 2005: After the brutality with which South Africa routed Zimbabwe in last week's first Test, Graeme Smith admitted in the build-up to this match that it might be hard to recreate the same sort of intensity that was generated at Cape Town

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

South African apathy keeps Test alive

Mar 11, 2005: The opening day at Centurion Park may not have rivalled Cape Town for record breaking but it was only when South Africa were reduced to two fit bowlers that Zimbabwe looked like competing

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Centurion

Taibu hopes for a better showing

Mar 10, 2005: When the itinerary was drawn up for Zimbabwe's two-Test tour of South Africa, there had originally been just a two-day gap scheduled between last week's Cape Town Test and the Centurion match, which gets underway tomorrow morning

Andrew Miller

South Africa v Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Centurion

Pollock and Ntini rested for second Test

Mar 8, 2005: South Africa will be without their established new-ball pairing of Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini when the second Test against Zimbabwe gets underway at Centurion on Friday

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Pakistan, World Cup, Centurion, 2003

The master blasts - Another Sachin special

Mar 1, 2005: It was billed as the match of the tournament and it lived up to the hype

Standard Bank Cup 2004-05

Watson's fantastic 142 in vain

Feb 19, 2005: A superb 122-run opening partnership between AB de Villiers and Jacques Rudolph set the Titans up for an exciting 12-run win over the Dolphins at SuperSport Park in Centurion

Keith Lane

South Africa v England, 7th ODI, Centurion

Prince trumps Pietersen to secure SA victory

Feb 13, 2005: Ashwell Prince overcame a testing spell from Steve Harmison, and Jacques Kallis continued to tick off the runs in his own unhurried manner, as South Africa survived a mid-innings blip to secure a comfortable three-wicket victory

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa v England, 7th ODI, Centurion

Last act in a compressed carnival of crcket

Feb 12, 2005: After the Durban drizzle decided the series - it's still 3-1 to South Africa with just one to play - the final match at Centurion won't quite be the nailbiting occasion the marketing men would have hoped for

The preview by Steven Lynch
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