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South Africa seek lucky break with series poised

14 Jan 2020

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will hope to finally win a toss that could be more crucial than most when his side host England in the third test of their four-match series starting on Thursday.

Sizzling Stokes had more than cricket on his mind at Newlands

08 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN England all-rounder Ben Stokes dedicated his match-winning performance in the second test at Newlands to father Ged as he now seeks to help the tourists claim the series in South Africa.

Root, Du Plessis back five-day tests after Newlands thriller

08 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN England captain Joe Root and his South African counterpart Faf du Plessis have both backed five-day tests, despite their cricket boards advocating for four-day games to be played in the future.

Du Plessis looks for positives for 'mentally stronger' South Africa

07 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said there are positives for his side to take from their 189-run loss to England at Newlands on Tuesday, most notably a fighting rearguard action that almost salvaged a draw.

Root praise for 'born match-winner' Stokes after Newlands heroics

07 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN England captain Joe Root hailed the influence of "golden nugget" Ben Stokes, who put in a match-winning performance with bat, ball and in the field to seal the second test against South Africa by 189 runs at Newlands on Tuesday.

Inspired Stokes seals dramatic England victory

07 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN Ben Stokes took the last three wickets as England subdued a stubborn South Africa to win a thrilling second test by 189 runs late on day five on Tuesday, their first victory at Newlands since 1957.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Inspired Stokes seals dramatic England victory

07 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN, Jan 7 Ben Stokes took the last three wickets as England subdued a stubborn South Africa to win a thrilling second test by 189 runs late on day five on Tuesday, their first victory at Newlands since 1957.

Cricket-Stokes wraps up tail as England win second test at Newlands

07 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN, Jan 7 All-rounder Ben Stokes took the final three wickets as England subdued a stubborn South Africa to win a thrilling second test by 189 runs late on day five on Tuesday, their first win at Newlands since 1957.

Stubborn South Africa stall England victory charge at Newlands

07 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN England managed to remove dogged South Africa opener Pieter Malan but are still five wickets away from victory at tea on day five of the second test at Newlands on Tuesday.

Cricket-South Africa lose Du Plessis in fight for survival at Newlands

07 Jan 2020

CAPE TOWN, Jan 7 Spinner Dom Bess picked up the key wicket of South Africa captain Faf du Plessis before lunch to strike a heavy blow to South Africa’s bid to save the second test on the final day on Tuesday.

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