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South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Elgar v Starc: a sequel to Johnson and Smith

Oct 20, 2016: Mitchell Starc has dominated left-hand batsmen; Dean Elgar has struggled against left-arm bowlers. Their contest could set the tone for the series

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

South Africa successfully tackle the unexpected

Aug 27, 2016: Faced with the injury to Dean Elgar on the eve of the second Test, South Africa responded in positive fashion to finish day one in a position of control

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

New Zealand in South Africa 2016

'We've to go back to the basics of our our game' - Elgar

Aug 15, 2016: Some of the players who were lost to injury and form are set to return as South Africa seek to begin a climb back up the Test rankings

Firdose Moonda

Sunfoil Series 2015-16

Titans remain on top after tense draw

Apr 3, 2016: The match between table toppers Titans and third-placed Lions, billed as the title decider of the Sunfoil Series, ended in a tense draw at SuperSport Park

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in South Africa 2015-16

Rabada's star is born but too many passengers

Jan 27, 2016: South Africa had the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in the four-match series against England but lost the series because there were not enough contributions from the rest

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion

SA coaches deserve 'a lot more respect' - Elgar

Jan 20, 2016: Dean Elgar has provided a forceful defence of South Africa's coaching staff, who have taken a public battering in the aftermath of the team's back to back series defeats

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Onslaught exposes South Africa's depleted stocks

Jan 3, 2016: When South Africa needed strike power at the crucial moments of England's innings, they found they had nowhere to turn

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 5th day

Embattled South Africa bereft of confidence

Dec 30, 2015: South Africa's confidence is crushed. The well-being present two years ago when Graeme Smith took one last picture on the outfield with Jacques Kallis is hard to find

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Amla faces a difficult road

Dec 29, 2015: The limitations of South Africa's current squad and the transformation guidelines have forced them into a claustrophobic corner of confusion

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Staunch Elgar provides scant consolation

Dec 28, 2015: At least South Africa had Dean Elgar. On a day in which the ghosts of India came back to haunt them they did not have much else

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Root equals Sehwag, Elgar carries bat

Dec 28, 2015: Stats highlight from the third day at Kingsmead, where Dean Elgar fought a lone battle for South Africa

Shiva Jayaraman

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

Root cements England's control against troubled SA

Dec 28, 2015: Three days into this series England hold a 261-run lead over a South Africa side riddled with problems, chief of which was another injury to Dale Steyn, after their batting had slumped in the morning session

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England in South Africa 2015-16

Cellophane Cook primed to answer South Africa's call

Dec 21, 2015: Amid growing concerns about the depth and quality of South Africa's batting reserves, the time may be nigh for one of the country's most consistent performers to earn a call-up

Firdose Moonda

India v SA, 1st Test, Mohali, 2nd day

South Africa's road warriors hit speed bump

Nov 6, 2015: In the last nine years, South Africa have been able to find a way when all roads seemed closed. But on the second day in Mohali, they hit a speed bump that has grown into something far more sizable

Firdose Moonda in Mohali

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Mohali, 1st day

Elgar's drift spins a web around India

Nov 5, 2015: He wasn't expected to be a main man of South Africa's bowling attack but Dean Elgar reaped rewards for paying attention to flight and drift on the first day in Mohali

Firdose Moonda in Mohali

India v SA, 1st Test, Mohali, 1st day

Not a good cricket wicket - Elgar

Nov 5, 2015: South Africa's Dean Elgar has voiced his displeasure with what he believed was a "result wicket" in Mohali

Sidharth Monga in Mohali

India v SA, 1st Test, Mohali, 1st day

SA under pressure by spin after India 201

Nov 5, 2015: On a pitch that looked more like it was four days old, India crumbled to 201 all out thanks to Dean Elgar's part-time spin. But the hosts' own spinners had a strong say in the final moments of the day to keep the Mohali Test even

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

SA in India 2015-16

JP Duminy ruled out of last two India ODIs

Oct 19, 2015: JP Duminy has been ruled out of the rest of the ongoing ODI series between South Africa and India after cutting his hand during the third match in Rajkot.

Firdose Moonda

SA in Bangladesh 2015

South Africa turned off by the rain

Jul 27, 2015: South Africa had been frustrated by the wet weather in Dhaka, more so because their side is still in transition and they need more game time to figure out their best XI

Firdose Moonda

Surrey v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 1st day

Elgar's 98 builds on Ansari's dig in

Jun 27, 2015: South Africa opening batsman Dean Elgar scored 98 on his home debut for Surrey as Gloucestershire made them work hard to reach 279 for 5 on the first day of their LV=County Championship match at the Kia Oval

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