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For good Test pitches, leave the curators alone

Feb 4, 2018: When captains interfere and ask for custom-made tracks, it leads to situations like the one at the Wanderers

Ian Chappell

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Battered and bruised Elgar says Test should have been called off

Jan 27, 2018: Despite playing arguably his finest Test innings, Dean Elgar suggested too great a risk had been taken with player safety when play was allowed to continue

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

South Africa beaten at their own game

Jan 27, 2018: They achieved the series victory, but having the final Test taken off them will hurt Faf du Plessis' side for some time to come

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

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

A first in Test history: 120 wickets up for grabs, 120 wickets taken

Jan 27, 2018: Although it was bowlers' series, Dean Elgar recorded the third instance of a South African batsman carrying his bat

S Rajesh

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

India end series with triumph on extremely tough pitch

Jan 27, 2018: India couldn't dismiss Dean Elgar at all, but found a way around him to complete their third Test win in South Africa

The Report by Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day

Elgar hopes to heal the scars from India

Jan 16, 2018: South Africa's defeat on turning tracks in India in 2015 ended a nine-year unbeaten run and they are burning for revenge

Firdose Moonda at Centurion

South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Potchefstroom, 2nd day

Mixed feelings for Elgar after 'anticlimactic' day

Sep 29, 2017: An "amateur moment" with the bat and "blunders" at slip left the South Africa opener less than satisfied on a day when his 199 helped his side take control of the Potchefstroom Test

Firdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Test, Potchefstroom

Badly wanted Elgar to get to his hundred - Markram

Sep 28, 2017: The young opener was run-out on 97 on his Test debut, attempting to steal a single to allow Dean Elgar to complete his Test century

Firdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

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
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