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How much further can Smith go?

Last updated on: August 04, 2003 19:44 IST
  August 4, 2003 | 19:45 IST

How much further can he go?

Other than achieving the highest Test score by a South African, Graeme Smith has broken a number of other records in just the first two Test of the five-Test series.

'Don't change for change's sake'

Widespread changes are expected in the England team for the 3rd Test. But Mike Atherton says that David Graveney and Co must adhere to the golden rule of selection.

Ntini's passion key to success

Quite possibly the fittest cricketer on the planet, Makhaya Ntini sent down 48 overs of aggressive pace bowling during the Lord's Test.

England undergo overhaul

As England's selectors ponder changes ahead of next week's third Test against South Africa, BBC Sport looks at the players under threat and the men who could replace them.

Dunne reveals his side of the Murali controversy

The retired New Zealand umpire has spilled the beans about his silence during the Muttiah Muralitharan throwing controversy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1995.

Vaughan blames day one blues

Michael Vaughan has announced England threw away the Lord's Test on the first morning of his first match as captain.

We're playing catch up - Graveney

In the latest of his exclusive columns for, chairman of selectors David Graveney reflects on a humbling defeat for England at Lord's and looks forward to a big week for the selectors and new skipper Michael Vaughan - and has promised to get to the bottom of the retirement issue.

England door 'open for Thorpe'

England captain Michael Vaughan said today batsman Graham Thorpe could be back in the side for the third Test with South Africa at Trent Bridge.

Lele says expulsion a conspiracy to malign his image

Former Cricket Board secretary Jaywant Lele on Sunday accused the state cricket officials of hatching a "conspiracy" to malign his image and dismissed their decision to expel him from the Baroda Cricket Association as "unconstitutional".

Cracks widen for England's old guard

South Africans turn sacred turf into funeral pyre for Gough and Stewart.

Scotland seal memorable win

National League Division Two, Hove: Scotland 272-4 beat Sussex 270-4 by six wickets.

Ntini wins acclaim as perfect foil for stalwart Pollock

As Steve Harmison sloped back to the pavilion, Makhaya Ntini knelt down, prostrated himself towards the Tavern stand and kissed the pitch. It tasted, apparently, of grass. Up on the scoreboard flashed the reason for his celebrations - this was his first 10-wicket haul in Tests and he was the first South African to take 10 at Lord's.

Blunt attack in need of spearhead

England's fast bowling analyses in this series make revealing, and worrying, reading. No one is taking wickets at less than 70, and Darren Gough and Andrew Flintoff have one wicket apiece in the two Tests at a cost of over 200.

Bashing England - a perfect stress reliever

The last thing a shell-shocked English cricket team would want to hear is Jacques Kallis saying he is returning to England to take out some of his pent-up emotions against the England team.

Ntini: the Lord of Lord's

Just over 10 years ago, Makhaya Ntini was a 15-year-old barefoot kid playing on dust pitches in the Eastern Cape. Any thought of ever playing cricket for South Africa was but a distant dream.

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