South Africa

5:45 PM GMT “Hit him again,” came the cry from an exasperated South African supporter, as Anrich Nortje geared up to deliver the final ball of his sixth over, eight minutes after his previous delivery, which sconed Zak Crawley on the helmet. It was hardly a classy piece of advice for the quick bowler –
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10:48 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Joe Root equalled an unwanted record on the final day at Port Elizabeth, conceding 28 runs in a single over as Keshav Maharaj made a mockery of his decision to bowl himself with the new ball. Here’s how Varun Shetty recorded the brutalising on ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary… More Root, around
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2:58 PM GMT In the wave of change that has broken over South African cricket in the last month, one thing has stayed the same: the captaincy. But that does not mean Faf du Plessis‘ leadership has escaped scrutiny. The skipper, who last scored a Test century more than a year ago and has not
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