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It's time to rediscover Test-match batting

Jul 19, 2017: England's recklessness in the name of positivity is a sign that the art of batting in the longest format is no longer given due attention

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in England, 2017

Nottingham's the charm

Jul 19, 2017: South Africa pull one back finally, and our correspondent is there to watch - while practising a bit of yoga on the side

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

SA regain focus, discipline under du Plessis

Jul 18, 2017: South Africa's captain, Faf du Plessis, has a definite swagger, in a gum-chewing, cool-cat kind of way. But it is his grit, as a leader and batsman, that is helping him shape his own side

Melinda Farrell in Nottingham

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

We were in control from the toss to the last ball - du Plessis

Jul 17, 2017: South Africa's returning captain lauded his team's character after they responded to the heavy defeat at Lord's with a crushing victory

Firdose Moonda at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Morris credits du Plessis' captaincy for South Africa revival

Jul 15, 2017: Turning a team's mood, mindset and match-day performances around can take months but Faf du Plessis was able to achieve that with his South African side in less than a week

Firdose Moonda at Trent Bridge

South Africa in England 2017

Du Plessis must lift spirits of SA pack

Jul 11, 2017: The Test captain has returned with South Africa licking their wounds and Faf du Plessis has work to do to turn things around

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

Rabada mustn't shelve aggression - du Plessis

Jul 10, 2017: Faf du Plessis wants Kagiso Rabada to stay fierce and fiery and thinks cricket is poorer following his sanction. Rabada will miss the second Test at Trent Bridge after earning the suspension

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

Duminy place under pressure, admits du Plessis

Jul 10, 2017: Faf du Plessis has conceded that JP Duminy's place in the Test side will come in for scrutiny after a run of poor form

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

South Africa discover what could possibly go wrong

Jul 8, 2017: Kagiso Rabada's suspension and Vernon Philander's hand injury add extra concerns to a South Africa camp that has suffered its fair share of ill fortune

Firdose Moonda at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Du Plessis misses Lord's; Elgar captains

Jul 3, 2017: Faf du Plessis will miss the opening Test against England at Lord's to remain with his wife after the 'difficult' birth of their first child

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

'Difficult birth' of child puts du Plessis in doubt for Lord's

Jun 30, 2017: Though the baby was born a week before the start of the series, a CSA spokesperson said the captain will travel to the UK only once the baby and his wife Imari are "settled"

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

Du Plessis in line for Lord's after birth of child

Jun 29, 2017: Faf du Plessis is expected to return to the UK in time to captain South Africa in the first Test against England at Lord's after going home for the birth of his first child

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

Expectant father du Plessis could miss Lord's Test

Jun 20, 2017: South Africa's Test captain Faf du Plessis is in a "race against time" to play the opening match against England at Lord's, which starts on July 6

Firdose Moonda

Champions Trophy 2017

'There's no one in South Africa better than these guys' - du Plessis

Jun 12, 2017: Faf du Plessis, South Africa's Test and T20 captain, said he didn't "feel the same" after the side crashed out of the Champions Trophy as he had done following their semi-final defeat in the 2015 World Cup

Firdose Moonda

India v South Africa, Group B, The Oval

De Villiers' run-out my fault - du Plessis

Jun 11, 2017: Faf du Plessis was involved in two run-outs against India, first involving AB de Villiers and then David Miller, before he fell for 36 against India at The Oval

Nagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

India v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Three crucial AB-Faf mix-ups

Jun 11, 2017: They're best mates, but on three occasions AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis have been involved in run-outs in big games

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Tahir, Amla lead rout of Sri Lanka

Jun 3, 2017: Imran Tahir's four-wicket haul applied the brakes on Sri Lanka as they fell short by 96 in their chase of 300 at The Oval

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Will Russell Domingo stay or go?

May 18, 2017: Only Cricket South Africa knows, and it needs to time its announcement in a way that impacts the national team minimally in a season of big assignments

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Du Plessis hints at retirement after 2019 World Cup

May 11, 2017: South Africa's Test and T20I captain said he remains fully committed to playing all formats of cricket for his team but might bow out after the 2019 World Cup

Firdose Moonda

The secrets of ball-tampering

Hell for leather

Apr 6, 2017: When it comes to altering the condition of the ball, cricketers see any creativity, within limits, as acceptable

Derek Pringle
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