Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Mon 26 Feb 2024 South Africa’s weakness against spin was thoroughly exposed again It has been two decades since South Africa have made a comeback to international cricket. A lot has changed in world cricket and South African cricket over these 20-odd years. Pakistan’s collapse utterly shocking but least surprising The Pakistan cricket team just never ceases to amaze, their batting in particular. Everyone is aware of their legendary fondness to collapse from absolutely comfortable positions. Pakistan justified in questioning leniency handed out to du Plessis The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has questioned the decision to fine South African batsman Faf du Plessis only 50 per cent of his match fee after the latter admitted to tampering with the ball during the second Test of the two-Test series between South Africa and Pakistan at Dubai. South Africa vs Pakistan: Top performers The short two-Test series, which ended in a 1-1 draw, saw some impressive performances from both sides. Here’s a look. South Africa were thoroughly dominant at Dubai Following their shock loss in Abu Dhabi, a series win had gone out of the window for the Proteas. However, they still had a lot to play for in Dubai. In focus: Graeme Smith’s double hundreds in Test cricket South African skipper Graeme Smith played a brilliant captain’s knock to register the fifth double hundred of his Test career in his 112th match, against Pakistan. Stats special: Pakistan’s 10 lowest Test scores When Pakistan were dismissed for 99 by South Africa on the opening day of the second Test at Abu Dhabi, it was their 15th lowest score in Tests. Seniors will have to stand up and deliver for South Africa The first Test of the series between Pakistan and South Africa was totally one-sided, and the latter team would have been extremely disappointed because of the same. Pakistan got their act right in all departments in the first Test A great all-round performance is not what you expect from a Pakistan cricket team. But, following their comprehensive win in the opening Test against South Africa at Abu Dhabi, it would be difficult to describe their triumph in any other apt words.