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South Africa's opening pairs' struggle against the top pace attacks

Aug 4, 2017: South Africa's opening partnership has been a huge concern for them recently, and their numbers look especially poor against high-quality pace attacks

S Rajesh

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

'You have to take the blows' - Elgar

Jul 31, 2017: Dean Elgar said he enjoyed the challenge of being under attack and playing in front of a hostile crowd after his hundred in defeat at The Oval

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Elgar's fight can't make up for Philander gamble

Jul 31, 2017: It was not Vernon Philander's fault that South Africa were badly beaten at The Oval with the batting, especially, under scrutiny

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval, 4th day

Elgar shows resolves as England eye series lead

Jul 30, 2017: Dean Elgar's unbeaten 72 helped lift South Africa from 52 for 4 but they had plenty of work to do to save the game on the final day after England set them 492 or four sessions to bat

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Testing conditions expose South Africa's top order

Jul 28, 2017: Even when South Africa have been winning in recent times it's been despite a lack of big hundreds from the main batsmen

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

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, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Basic errors disguise South Africa's structural flaws

Jul 9, 2017: It's easy to pinpoint the areas in which South Africa let England off the hook in the first Test. The truth about their predicament on this tour is more complicated

Firdose Moonda at Lord's

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

Elgar keen to see South Africa as underdogs

Jul 5, 2017: South Africa's stand-in captain enjoyed success at Lord's earlier this season for Somerset, but leading his country there will be a whole new challenge for him

Firdose Moonda at Lord's

England Lions v South Africa, tour match, Worcester

Elgar urges South Africa to embrace the real challenge of their tour

Jun 28, 2017: Dean Elgar has steadily worked himself into form in an early-season stint at Somerset, and he is itching to extend South Africa's record in Test series in England

Firdose Moonda

Somerset v Nottinghamshire, Royal London Cup play-off, Taunton

Taylor ton the highlight of 834-run contest

Jun 13, 2017: Brendan Taylor led Nottinghamshire into the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup with a brilliant century as hosts Somerset were defeated by 24 runs in a spectacular big-hitting contest

ECB Reporters Network

Middlesex v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Division One, Lord's, 2nd day

Gregory's maiden hundred frustrates Middlesex title defence

Jun 2, 2017: Reigning Specsavers county champions Middlesex appear on course for their fourth successive draw of an uninspired Division One title defence after Somerset enjoyed the best of a sun-kissed second day at Lord's

ECB Reporters Network

Sussex v Somerset, RL Cup, South Group, Hove

Elgar's career-best too much for Sussex

Apr 30, 2017: Dean Elgar became the second Somerset batsman to score an unbeaten century in this season's Royal London Cup as his side beat Sussex by nine runs under DL

ECB Reporters Network

Lancashire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Davies in fertile form in the Old Trafford garden

Apr 22, 2017: Alex Davies was in fertile form as Old Trafford continued construction work towards the opening of the oddly-named Garden Inn

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Lancashire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Old Trafford, 1st day

Livingstone smoulders amid Lancashire rubble

Apr 21, 2017: Eighteen wickets fell on the first day at Old Trafford but it was contrasting half-centuries from Liam Livingston and Dean Elgar that will live in the memory

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

County previews: Somerset

Promise of youth could propel another title tilt

Apr 3, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews Somerset's prospects for the 2017 season

George Dobell

Four six-fors in a Test, and the highest last-wicket stand in ODIs

Mar 14, 2017: Also: who missed the largest number of Tests over the course of a career?

Steven Lynch

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

New Zealand assess injury list as rain ends closely-fought contest

Mar 12, 2017: As forecast the rain swept into Dunedin and washed out what could have been an intriguing final day to the first Test

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Elgar, du Plessis drive SA on attritional day

Mar 11, 2017: South Africa, who could barely push their scoring rate above two-an-over, closed with a lead of 191 and four wickets in hand

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

Wagner has been able to create chances - Hesson

Mar 8, 2017: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said that on a pitch that did not provide a lot of assistance the side needed a bowler who could create opportunities, something Neil Wagner had done consistently

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

Elgar embraces a different challenge

Mar 8, 2017: The first day in Dunedin was a challenge quite different to any of those Dean Elgar had overcome before. This situation called for a different kind of application: a unique combination of stubbornness and resourcefulness that Elgar embodies

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin
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