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The Spin | Essex’s Simon Harmer on stock balls, South Africa and life in England

For the past five years Harmer has been a luminescent walking wonder and wicket threat in county cricketSimon Harmer plonks down on a plastic seat at Edgbaston’s Birmingham end, Essex’s home for the length of their Championship game against Warwickshir…

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Australia Test tour to South Africa called off due to escalating Covid-19 situation

Three-Test tour poses ‘unacceptable level of risk’Cricket Australia hope to play series at later dateThe Australian cricket tour to South Africa has been called off due to the escalating coronavirus pandemic in the host country. Cricket Australia confi…

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Matthew Wade dropped for Australia’s Test tour of South Africa

Tim Paine retained as captain for March’s three-Test tourWade named vice-captain for T20 tour to New ZealandMatthew Wade has been dropped from Australia’s Test squad to tour South Africa but will still be representing his country after being named vice…

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England batting consultant Jacques Kallis regrets enforced South Africa exit

South Africa role ‘fell away’ because of affirmative action policy Kallis: ‘It’s tough but we understand where it comes from’Jacques Kallis, the legendary all-rounder who is working as England’s batting consultant for the Test series in Sri Lanka, has …

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South Africa claim second Test and series sweep after Sri Lanka collapse

Johannesburg: Sri Lanka 157 & 211; South Africa 302 & 67-0Tourists suffer 10-wicket loss before England seriesSouth Africa completed a sweep of their two match series against Sri Lanka as they strolled to a 10-wicket win on the third day of the…

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Karunaratne leads Sri Lanka fightback against South Africa in second Test

Sri Lanka 157 & 150-4 (Karunaratne 91 no); South Africa 302Vishwa Fernando’s first Test five-wicket haul fires comebackDimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lanka captain, and the seamer Vishwa Fernando led a fightback against South Africa on the second day …

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Anrich Nortje and Dean Elgar put South Africa in command against Sri Lanka

Second Test, day one: Sri Lanka 157; South Africa 148-1Nortje claims career-best six-wicket haulThe South Africa seamer Anrich Nortje claimed a career-best six-wicket haul and the opener Dean Elgar backed it up with an unbeaten 92 runs as the home team…

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Faf du Plessis falls on 199 but South Africa in control against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 396 and 65-2; South Africa 621Former captain out for career-best 199 at CenturionFaf du Plessis fell agonisingly short of a memorable double hundred but a career-best 199 put South Africa in commamnd after day three of the first Test against …

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England criticised for abandoning tour as India pink-ball Test confirmed

CSA’s Zak Yacoob claims tourists had negative attitudeIndia announce day-night Test in busy England scheduleCricket South Africa (CSA) has returned to the thorny issue of the abandonment of their three-match series with England this week by declaring t…

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England’s exit from South Africa leads to finger-pointing over burst bubble

Concerns stem back to Proteas’ team barbecue at start of tourCovid-19 positive tests heightened anxiety in touring squadEngland’s concerns about the failed biosecure bubble in South Africa stem back to the start of the tour when they saw the home playe…

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South Africa left to count the cost after edgy England opt for safety first

An increasingly nervous England decided against taking any further risks on a tour that has highlighted the problems international sport still faces during the pandemicCape Town was overcast for much of the day on Monday but around 3pm, just as word ca…

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England to fly home after South Africa ODI series called off due to Covid-19

Two of five positive tests are members of England’s tour partyThey may be left behind to self-isolate if test results confirmed England’s tour of South Africa has been called off without the one-day series being played following the recent outbreak of …

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England tour in doubt after first ODI abandoned and ‘unconfirmed’ Covid positives

England team and staff self-isolating and tour in jeopardyTwo staff members at team hotel also test positive for Covid-19England’s tour of South Africa lurched back into crisis mode on Sunday after two unnamed members of Eoin Morgan’s touring party rec…

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South Africa v England: first ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from the first ODI at PaarlEmail Tim here or tweet @TimdeLisle 7.45am GMT Today’s game has been abandoned, according to the host broadcaster, quoted by Ian Ward on Sky Sports and confirmed by Ali Martin on Twitter. Ward and his col…

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South Africa v England: first ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from the first ODI at PaarlEmail Tim here or tweet @TimdeLisle 7.45am GMT Today’s game has been abandoned, according to the host broadcaster, quoted by Ian Ward on Sky Sports and confirmed by Ali Martin on Twitter. Ward and his col…

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South Africa v England: first ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from the first ODI at PaarlEmail Tim here or tweet @TimdeLisle 7.45am GMT Today’s game has been abandoned, according to the host broadcaster, quoted by Ian Ward on Sky Sports and confirmed by Ali Martin on Twitter. Ward and his col…

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England-South Africa ODI series to go ahead after negative Covid-19 tests

Series to start on Sunday after South Africa’s negative testsFurther positives would have likely led to tour’s abrupt end England’s one-day series against South Africa will go ahead after the home side’s latest round of coronavirus tests came back nega…

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South Africa v England first ODI called off at last minute after Covid positive

South Africa announce positive Covid-19 test for playerFirst one-day international match switched to SundayThe first one-day international between South Africa and England at Newlands was called off just an hour before the start of play on Friday after…

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Joe Root: ‘We can build up to the Ashes – there’s no excuse this time’

The ODI series against South Africa is next in line but England’s Test captain is already looking ahead to the big prize in AustraliaJoe Root returns to England duty on Friday in the first one?day international against South Africa but he is honest eno…

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Eoin Morgan insists England’s balcony messages ‘100% in spirit of the game’

England one-day captain to continue with clipboard prompts‘There’s nothing untoward about it. It’s maximising information’England will continue using coded signals from the balcony during the one-day series in South Africa that begins on Friday, with E…