Match Day

581dKen Borland

South Africa salvage honourable draw

Gary Kirsten led the way on a day of tumbling batting records at Kingsmead yesterday as South Africa salvaged an honourable draw against England in the third cricket Test

581dKen Borland

Kirsten's record century earns him hero status

TWO late wickets from medium-pacer Andrew Flintoff restored England's hopes of winning the third Test at Kingsmead on Wednesday after opener Gary Kirsten had scored a record-breaking century to guide South Africa towards safety

581dKen Borland

South Africa pay price for omitting Rhodes

THE South African cricket selectors' decision to omit Jonty Rhodes from the team for the third Test against England at Kingsmead was exposed on Tuesday as Andy Caddick shot the home team out for just 156 and England enforced the follow-on, 210 runs

581dKen Borland

England undergo astonishing metamorphosis

England underwent an astonishing metamorphosis on the second day of the third Test against South Africa at Kingsmead, finishing on 366 for nine after their first-day crawl to 135 for two which left most of the sizeable crowd close to stupor in

581dKen Borland

Kirsten's rescue act

Gary Kirsten completed his rescue act yesterday as he produced the second longest Test innings of all time and saw South Africa to a draw after they were forced to follow-on against England in the third Test at Kingsmead

581dTrevor Chesterfield

Rhodes axed as SA make room for the extra bowler

Durban - After dithering over the issue at the Wanderers and again at St George's Park South Africa's selectors finally made up their collective minds to drop Jonty Rhodes after 17 Tests

581dTrevor Chesterfield

Caddick's Christmas gift

Durban - South Africa's captain Hansie Cronje called it a bad day at the office but praised England's Andrew Caddick, the New Zealand-born fast bowler for his career best bowling of seven for 46

581dTrevor Chesterfield

Cronje looks ahead to Newlands

Durban - South Africa's captain is looking forward to the challenge of the new century and how it might affect the side as they approach the Newlands Test, starting on January 2

581dKen Borland

South Africa's selection crisis

South Africa's national cricket selectors found themselves in a crisis situation at Kingsmead yesterday as their decision to drop Jonty Rhodes came back to haunt them, England taking full control of the third Test as they forced the home side to

581dTrevor Chesterfield

Caddick's thoughts on his career best performance

Durban - On a day when what looked like an ice cream van was press-ganged into rolling the Kingsmead pitch, up steps England's Andrew Caddick to lick South Africa's batsmen into shape

581dTrevor Chesterfield

Nasser's change of face and change of pace

Durban - Nasser Hussain, better known these days by his new sobriquet of Mr Plod, is more used to standing ovations when he leaves the field than the reception he earned at Kingsmead on day one of third Test

581dKen Borland

Kirsten's epic effort inspires South Africa

Gary Kirsten scored a record 10th Test century at Kingsmead on Wednesday to save his place in the team and set South Africa on the way to safety in the third cricket Test against England

581dTrevor Chesterfield

Ford prays for early breakthrough

Durban - South Africa's bowlers need to dominate the first session as the third Test enters what could be the most crucial day of the five-match series against England

581dTrevor Chesterfield

No wrist slap for slow coach Hussain

Durban - Mud sticks, so does the stigma of being axed by the national selectors for playing a slow innings, although it is 34 years since Geoff Boycott was ditched by England selectors then headed by Doug Insole