Cricket News sort by Hashim Mahomed Amla

South Africa defeated England by seven wickets in the third one-dayer at SuperSport Park in Centurion to stay alive in the series. Here’s a look at the match in numbers

Half a decade back, South Africa would have been clear favourites to win an ODI series against England, irrespective of where the contest was being held

The series scoreline may still read that England lead the four-match series 1-0. There was no come-from-behind triumph for South Africa at Cape Town, Newlands

When Day three came to an end, South Africa had batted themselves into a reasonably comfortable position. Although they scored just a little over 200 runs, they had lost only a solitary wicket throughout the day

The third day of the Cape Town Test at Newlands began with South Africa having only one goal in hand – to bat as long as possible, and lose as few wickets possible

In the days leading up to the Durban Test, there had been plenty of talk about the future of AB de Villiers in international cricket, given the amount of burden he has been carrying. Following the decision to ask de Villiers to keep wickets in Tests again in spite of his obvious dislike to do so, murmurs have only grown stronger.

As South Africa take on England in the Boxing Day Test at Durban, they will be encountered by an unfamiliar feeling. This will be their first Test since the 3-0 drubbing in India.

When India declared their second innings close after Ajinkya Rahane notched up his second hundred of the match, victory seemed a formality for India. South Africa were left needing to chase 481 in nearly 160 overs

Amidst all the pitch talk, and the ICC rating the Nagpur surface as 'poor', India will take on South Africa in the fourth and final Test of a long series, starting on Thursday. While there will not be much pressure on India,