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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, 4th day

SA on top after Amla leads the way

Jan 25, 2016:

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 4th day

New-ball strikes set up SA victory push

Jan 25, 2016: South Africa will be confident that a first Test win in 10 attempts will fall their way on the final day of the fourth Test after grabbing three England wickets in the last 21 overs at Centurion

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

From crushed to content: Amla unburdens himself

Jan 6, 2016: A mid-series change of captain is never ideal, but with Hashim Amla having rediscovered his form and South Africa having regained some pride it could work out well for the team

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Africa applauds a son of transformation

Jan 5, 2016: In becoming the first black South African to score a Test century, Temba Bavuma has provided his generation with a long-awaited role model

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Historic Bavuma ton helps SA achieve parity

Jan 5, 2016: Temba Bavuma's maiden Test hundred lit up Newlands as South Africa were able to declare on 627 for 7, just two runs behind England on first innings

The Report by David Hopps

England in South Africa 2015-16

Klusener to tutor South Africa's lower order

Dec 22, 2015: South Africa's main concerns lie with their top order, but Lance Klusener has been brought into the coaching set-up to try and bolster the returns of the tail

Firdose Moonda

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

England in South Africa 2015-16

SA top order struggles to shake off India rust

Dec 17, 2015: Temba Bavuma ground out an unbeaten half-century on the opening day of the Sunfoil Series, but the likes of Hashim Amla, Dean Elgar, and JP Duminy all failed to click - worrying signs ahead of the upcoming home series against England

Firdose Moonda

India v SA, 4th Test, Delhi, 4th day

Bavuma - small man with a big heart

Dec 6, 2015: By stonewalling an accomplished attack on a tricky surface, with the team having their backs to the wall, Bavuma has not only shown he has the character of a Test opener, but also earned the right to be in the starting XI when England come calling

Firdose Moonda in New Delhi

South Africa in India 2015-16

South Africa ponder Steyn fitness for Delhi

Nov 30, 2015: The series against India has gone and there are some interesting scenarios for South Africa as to how they use the final match in Delhi ahead of their home season

Firdose Moonda

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Mustafizur, Jubair dismiss South Africa for 248

Jul 21, 2015: South Africa's slid dramatically from 136 for 1 to 248 all out as Mustafizur Rahman, making his Test debut, mowed through their middle-order on the first day of the first Test in Chittagong

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sunfoil Series 2014-15, 4th day

Bavuma, Pretorius star as Lions claim title

Mar 22, 2015: A round-up of the Sunfoil Matches that ended on March 22, 2015

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa A v England Lions, Bloemfontein, 2nd day

De Bruyn, Bavuma build lead over England Lions

Jan 19, 2015: Temba Bavuma and Theunis de Bruyn are expected to represent South Africa against England later this year and they were to the fore after the shine went off the new ball and the Lions' bowling was largely spent.

Ivo Tennant in Bloemfontein

West Indies in South Africa 2014-15

A cohesive team led by a confident captain

Jan 6, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the South Africa performance from the Test series against West Indies

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v West Indies, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Exciting times for fresh faces - Amla

Dec 25, 2014: The possibility of a third debutant under Hashim Amla's captaincy lurks in Temba Bavuma and the captain believes he will have the same safety net the other pair had to settle in

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v West Indies, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Bavuma looking forward to rapid debut

Dec 24, 2014: When Temba Bavuma's parents planned their end-of-year holiday to the United States, they would not have thought it may clash with their son's Test debut

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

De Kock ruled out of the WI series

Dec 20, 2014: Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the rest of the series against against West Indies with an ankle ligament tear

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

Picking Rabada and Bavuma a major stride for South Africa

Dec 9, 2014: The selection of the first pair of black Africans to figure in the Test squad in four years is a landmark

Firdose Moonda

West Indies in South Africa 2014-15

Peterson back in South Africa Test squad

Dec 2, 2014: Robin Peterson, the left-arm spinner, has been recalled to the South Africa Test squad for the home series against West Indies later this month

Firdose Moonda
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