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India in South Africa 2017-18

Gritty runs make the difference for South Africa

Jan 21, 2018: South Africa's batsmen are yet to make a hundred in the Test series, but they have scored seven 50-plus scores in the two Tests to India's two, with most of their top order contributing runs at vital times

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

'Feel like I am in the best form of my life' - de Villiers

Jan 18, 2018: The South Africa batsman has said that he is in a 'good space' physically and mentally after series-turning contributions against India

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli, Bumrah lead India's fight but South Africa still ahead

Jan 15, 2018: Virat Kohli's 21st Test hundred and two early wickets from Jasprit Bumrah kept India's bid for a series-levelling win alive, but AB de Villiers' skill and enterprise ensured South Africa remained in control of the Centurion Test

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

De Villiers changed the game in one over - SA batting coach

Jan 5, 2018: At 12 for 3, South Africa were looking for some calm, for someone to absorb the pressure and block out a few overs. But AB de Villiers had other ideas

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town

South Africa make big strikes after falling for 286

Jan 5, 2018: Cape Town dealt almost exclusively in hair-raising action. The day began with three wickets in the first six overs. And it ended with three more in nine. The fast bowlers, from both teams, had fun

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

India in South Africa 2017-18

'Respect the way he plays, but it's all about getting AB out'

Dec 30, 2017: They are team-mates in the IPL and friends off the field, but Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will only be batsmen to dismiss as soon as possible when South Africa begin their Test series against India

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Zimbabwe, four-day Test, Port Elizabeth

Four-day format 'encourages positive cricket' - de Villiers

Dec 27, 2017: The Port Elizabeth Test didn't even get to its scheduled halfway point, but it still gave players from both sides enough time to form opinions about four-day Test cricket and playing under lights with the pink ball

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Zimbabwe, Four-day Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

De Villiers happy with South Africa's India preparation

Dec 27, 2017: The stand-in captain said both South Africa's batsmen and bowlers got enough out of the four-day Test

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

De Villiers' return sparks hope and concern

Dec 26, 2017: His comeback innings promised something special on one hand. On the other, it left several big questions unanswered for South Africa, especially around team combination

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

Zimbabwe in South Africa 2017-18

De Villiers' back still a cause for concern

Dec 23, 2017: Even as he prepares to make a comeback to Test cricket, AB de Villiers has admitted his workload will need to be monitored, given that his long-standing back problem is not entirely a thing of the past

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe in South Africa 2017-18

De Villiers, Steyn, Philander back in SA Test squad

Dec 19, 2017: AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn last played Test cricket in 2016, while Vernon Philander made a return after an injury lay-off that had ruled him out of the Bangladesh series

Firdose Moonda

'The more time you give to the ground, the more it will give back to you'

Dec 18, 2017: Babar Azam talks about being compared to Kohli, imitating de Villiers, and more

Interview by Mohammad Isam

South Africa news

De Villiers, Steyn to return for red-ball cricket

Dec 5, 2017: AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris will move closer to their Test returns when they play for the South African Invitation XI against Zimbabwe in a three-day warm-up match ahead of the Boxing Day Test

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

De Villiers eyes Test comeback with warm-up match against Zimbabwe

Nov 28, 2017: AB de Villiers is expected to play in a three-day match against the touring Zimbabweans next month, before the four-day Boxing Day Test

Firdose Moonda

Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2017-18

De Villiers blitzes 19-ball 50; Erwee continues stunning form

Nov 13, 2017: A round-up of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge's opening round of games, which included big wins for Knights and Titans, while the Cobras were beaten by Dolphins

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

De Villiers, Steyn get Test nod from coach Gibson

Oct 30, 2017: AB de Villiers has not played a Test since January last year, while Dale Steyn is expected to make a comeback from injuries in the franchise T20 competition, starting November 10

Firdose Moonda

ICC news

De Villiers, Hasan Ali and Hafeez the new No. 1s

Oct 20, 2017: South Africa have gone up to the top of the team rankings in ODIs, but to keep their spot will have to secure a 3-0 victory over Bangladesh and hope India do not do the same against New Zealand

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Paarl

Prepared to work my way back into Test team - AB de Villiers

Oct 18, 2017: AB de Villiers has put most of the uncertainty of the last few months behind him and said he wants to enjoy cricket in his last few years

Firdose Moonda in Paarl

South Africa V Bangladesh, 2nd ODI , Paarl

AB de Villiers joins Gayle, Dhoni in six-hitting club

Oct 18, 2017: He also becomes only the second South African after Hashim Amla to bring up 25 ODI tons

Gaurav Sundararaman

South Africa v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Paarl

SA seal series with de Villiers' whirlwind 176

Oct 18, 2017: His career-best ODI score and Andile Phehlukwayo's four-wicket haul ensured Bangladesh remained winless on tour

The Report by Mohammad Isam
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