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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd Day

Spinners put Sri Lanka in sight of 2-0 series win

Jul 22, 2018: South Africa crumbled around Theunis de Bruyn in pursuit of 490

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Maharaj's nine-for: South Africa's second-best

Jul 21, 2018: The left-arm spinner now has the best bowling figures for any visiting bowler in Sri Lanka

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Maharaj buries ghosts of centuries of South Africa's spinners

Jul 20, 2018: The left-arm spinner did what no other South African spinner has managed in Sri Lanka - not get punished in spin-friendly conditions

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Maharaj bags best figures by a visiting bowler in Sri Lanka

Jul 20, 2018: The left-arm spinner's 8 for 116 saw him set new benchmarks for his team, and for a bowler against Sri Lanka

Gaurav Sundararaman

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2018

Maharaj hoping to learn from "best in the world" Herath

Jul 18, 2018: The South African spinner described the Sri Lankan's consistency as "phenomenal" and said he wanted to incorporate how the older man could turn and slide the ball at will

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka

Maharaj's turn to grab the spotlight

Jul 9, 2018: In what will be the spinner's first time bowling in the subcontinent, he will have to learn from mistakes made by those who came before while backing his own strenghts

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

South Africa rest Imran Tahir from ODI squad for Sri Lanka

Jun 18, 2018: Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the two main spinners in the squad, which also features the uncapped Reeza Hendricks and Junior Dala

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Crafty Maharaj emerges from the shadows

Apr 1, 2018: The left-arm spinner tends to slip under the radar, but he is South Africa's second-highest wicket-taker in the series, and could well be in the spotlight in its final act, particularly given Morne Morkel's injury concerns

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Bee-stung de Kock misses Shaun Marsh stumping

Mar 31, 2018: Keshav Maharaj's flight left Australia's No. 5 stranded outside his crease, but he lived to fight on (though not for too long) thanks to the timely efforts of a wicketkeeper-hating bee

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Troubling patterns emerge for Australia

Mar 11, 2018: As the series nears its halfway mark, the home side seems rejuvenated by the deeds of AB de Villiers while the visitors have begun showing worrying signs of top-order frailty

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

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

South Africa left wondering 'how' things went wrong

Mar 3, 2018: Maybe the hosts were undercooked. Maybe they had underestimated Australia or maybe they are facing uncertainty on the administrative front

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Maharaj's control shapes tense and teasing day

Mar 1, 2018: Whether or not South Africa specifically asked for slower surfaces, they got one at Kingsmead, and their left-arm spinner played the holding role perfectly to keep Australia's aggressive line-up in check

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

South Africa ponder all-pace attack at the Wanderers

Jan 23, 2018: On what is expected to be a spicy surface, the hosts could bench Keshav Maharaj and play either an extra batsman in Theunis de Bruyn or a seam-bowling allrounder in Andile Phehlukwayo

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

Test bowling nominees

Turn, turn, turn

Jan 15, 2018: Seven of our top ten Test bowling performances of 2017 came from spinners. Who was the best?

Akshay Gopalakrishnan

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town

Maharaj readies for his biggest challenge yet

Jan 3, 2018: India's batsmen could target the spinner for runs in seamer-friendly conditions, but he has already shown he can hold his own even when things are not in his favour

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Potchefstroom, 5th day

Rabada, Maharaj fire SA to thumping win

Oct 2, 2017: Bangladesh lasted only 83 minutes on the final day, losing seven wickets for 41 runs to crash to a 333-run defeat

The Report by Mohammad Isam

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

England on the ropes as they begin long trek towards target of 474

Jul 16, 2017: South Africa squeezed the pulp from England's attack in the second Investec Test with a resolution that has set them up for victory at Trent Bridge, and potentially left a few psychological marks

The Report by David Hopps

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

Maharaj the catalyst as South Africa take command in adversity

Jul 15, 2017: Despite an erratic display from their seamers, South Africa secured a priceless 130-run lead, thanks largely to their under-rated spinner

Firdose Moonda at Trent Bridge

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

South Africa take control after Root dismissal sparks collapse

Jul 15, 2017: Faf du Plessis had cause to anticipate a satisfying return to the Test captaincy as South Africa took a potentially decisive first-innings lead of 130

The Report by David Hopps

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

South Africa's front foot nightmare

Jul 6, 2017: Firstly with the catching and then with carelessness from their bowlers, South Africa saw a chance to take control of the first Test slip away from them

Firdose Moonda at Lord's
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