The South African under-19 cricket team has suffered an embarrassing defeat in the opening match of the International Cricket Council under-19 Cricket World Cup in Kimberley.
Dom Sibley lay awake watching TV at 2 on Monday morning as he fretted over 15 runs needed to complete his maiden test century, but he got there in the end to guide England to a strong position in the second test against South Africa at Newlands.
England won the toss and elected to bat in the second test against hosts South Africa in Cape Town.
Marnus Labuschagne continued his purple patch of form into the New Year as Australia reached 182 for two at tea on the first day of the third test against a New Zealand side ravaged by illness and missing captain Kane Williamson on Friday.
It’s been a tumultuous year, to say the least, for South African cricket both on the playing field and in the boardroom and corridors of Cricket South Africa (CSA).