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New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Hamilton

Du Plessis calls on in-form players to make it count

Mar 24, 2017: Faf du Plessis has urged his batsmen to deliver a series victory in Hamilton by being more consistent, as South Africa target to finish the season as the No.2 ranked Test side

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

Indian Premier League 2017

Knocking on (national) eleven's door

Mar 18, 2017: The IPL has catapulted many unknown faces on to the international scene over the years. Here are ten of IPL's best finds

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

'Asked for real hard cricketers' - du Plessis

Mar 18, 2017: Faf du Plessis praised his team for fighting hard through the difficult phases of the second Test, after they overcame a score of 94 for 6 in the first innings to win comprehensively on the third day

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington

Taylor's absence could be a hole too big for New Zealand

Mar 15, 2017: Kane Williamson shone in the opening Test and now there is even more on the shoulders of the captain

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

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

Taylor's absence an opportunity to apply pressure - du Plessis

Mar 12, 2017: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said his team fancied their chances, while Kane Williamson said batting last was not impossible by any means after the final day in Dunedin was washed out

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

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

Du Plessis surprised no action taken in Bengaluru DRS-incident

Mar 12, 2017: The South Africa captain has admitted to being "surprised" that neither Virat Kohli nor Steven Smith were charged with any breaches of the ICC's code of conduct in the aftermath of the Bengaluru Test

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin

NZ, SA brace for contest of craft and class

Mar 7, 2017: New Zealand are unbeaten at home this season, but will have their task cut out against a side keen to re-establish their old mantra of 'success without borders'

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Bat, ball, keeper, spinners: how South Africa and New Zealand stack up

Mar 6, 2017: It's the No. 3 side versus the No. 5, so, in rankings at least, there is not much between the two sides

Andrew McGlashan

South Africa news

Imran Tahir claims top spot in ODI rankings for bowlers

Feb 11, 2017: South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir has claimed the top spot in the ODI rankings for bowlers, to go with his No. 1 rank in T20 internationals

ESPNcricinfo staff

What do Warner and du Plessis have in common?

Feb 10, 2017: Their ODI careers have been remarkably similar so far, and over the last couple of years both have reached new highs in the format

S Rajesh

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Cape Town

'Test captaincy has made me a better player' - du Plessis

Feb 7, 2017: Faf du Plessis has credited his promotion to the Test captaincy with his current form, which has seen him rack up two hundreds in three innings

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Cape Town

Du Plessis' 185 makes it 4-0 for SA

Feb 7, 2017: Faf du Plessis struck the second-highest score by a South African in ODIs to help them win by 40 runs and move within one win to become the No. 1 ranked team

The Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Johannesburg

Du Plessis stunner stings Sri Lanka

Feb 4, 2017: Plays of the day from the third one-day international between South Africa and Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Durban

Du Plessis thrilled with SA fielding displays

Feb 2, 2017: Faf du Plessis struck a match-winning 117, and pulled off a superb catch for South Africa as they beat Sri Lanka by 121 runs in Durban

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Durban

Miller and du Plessis hundreds set up thumping victory

Feb 1, 2017: Faf du Plessis' velvet-smooth 105, and David Miller's mature, unbeaten 117 - replete with finishing fireworks - sent South Africa to an imposing 307 that Sri Lanka would always struggle to chase

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Abbott's absence cannot undermine South Africa's surge

Jan 14, 2017: Duanne Olivier and Wayne Parnell impressed in helpful conditions against supine opponents, as South Africa made strides in their search for a third seamer

Firdose Moonda at Johannesburg

Captain of the year

Who led the best?

Jan 14, 2017: Kohli's India were unstoppable, so were Faf's South Africa

Raunak Kapoor

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Du Plessis only has eyes for a whitewash

Jan 11, 2017: Faf du Plessis wants South Africa to pull of a whitewash that proved elusive in Australia

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Amla could be last South African to 100 Tests - du Plessis

Jan 11, 2017: On the eve of Hashim Amla's 100 Test, captain Faf du Plessis said there may not be another South African to reach that landmark in the format

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg
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