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England seize day as Root launches captaincy with 184*
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England seize day as Root launches captaincy with 184*

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
England 357 for 5 (Root 184*, Moeen 61*, Stokes 56, Philander 3-46) v South Africa Win first toss: check. Score first hundred as captain: check. Bat through to the close: check. Joe Root stepped into the breach with England...
Root digs deep on captaincy debut as fortune favours the brave
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Root digs deep on captaincy debut as fortune favours the brave

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
Joe Root battled through a cold to register an unbeaten century on his first day as England captain. It was an unyielding illustration of the drive he will bring to the job At 5.45pm, Joe Root ran a three. He was 153 not out at...
Taylor, Beaumont tons set up crushing win
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Taylor, Beaumont tons set up crushing win

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
England women 373 for 5 (Beaumont 148, Taylor 147, Kapp 3-77) beat South Africa 305 for 9 (Lee 72, Wolvaardt 67, Hazell 3-70, Knight 2-52) by 68 runs Three days after shooting out West Indies for the sixth-lowest total in...
South Africa’s Lord’s legacy greets Root era
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South Africa’s Lord’s legacy greets Root era

July 5th, 2017 | by admin
Match Facts July 6-10, 2017 Start time 11am local (1000 GMT) Big Picture   Here we are, then. Three months into the English season: a Lord’s Test. The Champions Trophy has been played out, with England still reliably...
Elgar keen to see South Africa as underdogs
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Elgar keen to see South Africa as underdogs

July 5th, 2017 | by admin
While we’ve been spending our time at ESPNcricinfo headquarters translating some of the most common Afrikaans cricket terms into English, it seems there may be a bigger task. Dean Elgar, South Africa’s stand-in...
Depleted South Africa brace for fight to maintain proud record
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Depleted South Africa brace for fight to maintain proud record

July 4th, 2017 | by admin
A squad missing a number of prominent names will need to come through a serious test of skill and resolve if South Africa are to extend their run of not having lost a Test series in England in this millennium Five years ago, 15...
England set to pick two spinners at Lord’s
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England set to pick two spinners at Lord’s

July 4th, 2017 | by admin
England look likely to go into a Lord’s Test with two spinners for the first time in almost a quarter of a century on Thursday. Barring a late change of heart, it seems Joe Root’s first Test as captain will see Liam...
Du Plessis misses Lord’s; Elgar captains
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Du Plessis misses Lord’s; Elgar captains

July 3rd, 2017 | by admin
Faf du Plessis will miss the opening Test against England at Lord’s to remain with his wife after the “difficult” birth of their first child. Dean Elgar will stand in as captain, leading South Africa for the...
WI slump to new low after 48 all out
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WI slump to new low after 48 all out

July 2nd, 2017 | by admin
South Africa 51 for 0 (Lee 29*) beat West Indies 48 (Nation 26, van Niekerk 4-0, Kapp 4-13) by 10 wickets South Africa dismantled West Indies for the second-lowest total in their history and sixth lowest in the...
Philander fit for Lord’s Test
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Philander fit for Lord’s Test

July 2nd, 2017 | by admin
Vernon Philander has been passed fit for South Africa’s opening Test against England at Lord’s. Philander sat out the warm-up match in Worcester last week as he recovered from an ankle injury, sustained while on a...