• FILE: Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn. Picture: Twitter/@OfficialCSA

    Proteas win toss and put Pakistan into bat

    Vernon Philander returns from injury to replace Keshav Maharaj and give the home side a daunting four-man pace attack, led by record wicket taker Dale Steyn despite some doubt about his fitness.

  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar plays a shot during day 3 of the first Test match against Pakistan at Centurion on 28 December 2018. Picture: @OfficialCSA/Twitter

    Proteas survive testing moments to close on victory

    Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar put on a gutsy partnership of over 50 runs to put South Africa in the driving seat on 81/1 at lunch and needing a further 68 runs to win the first Test on day 3.

  • Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma takes a quick single. Picture: @OfficialCSA/Twitter

    Bavuma half-century nudges Proteas ahead

    Temba Bavuma’s 12th Test match half-century gave South Africa a first innings lead of 42 at lunch on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

  • South Africa's Dale Steyn celebrates after getting Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman wicket during day one of the first Test match between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park on 26 December 2018 in Pretoria. Picture: AFP

    Steyn claims outright South Africa wicket-taking record

    Shaun Pollock, the previous holder of the record, was quick to praise his successor, describing him during a television commentary as 'an absolutely brilliant performer, an absolute champion and a true leader of the attack'.

  • FILE: South African batsman Hashim Amla in action. Picture: @OfficialCSA

    Du Plessis backs Amla to regain form

    Proteas captain Faf du Plessis acknowledged that Amla, 35, had slipped from his previous high standards, scoring only 444 runs at an average of 23.36 since his last century, against Bangladesh in October 2017.

  • FILE: Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn. Picture: AFP

    Steyn bids for record but says there is more to come

    Dale Steyn currently shares the record of 421 wickets with former captain Shaun Pollock, who retired in 2008, and needs one more wicket in the first Test against Pakistan, starting at SuperSport Park on Wednesday, to hold first place on his own.