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Cricket-South Africa openers punish wayward Bangladesh attack

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, Oct 6 (Reuters) - South Africa’s openers took advantage of an indifferent Bangladesh attack to share an unbroken partnership of 126 on the first morning of the second test on Friday with Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram reaching half centuries.

Cricket-Test Series South Africa v Bangladesh line-ups

Oct 6 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the second and final Test between South Africa and Bangladesh on Friday in Bloemfontein, South Africa Bangladesh won toss and decided to bowl South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba...Show More Summary

South Africa players, board divided over four-day Tests

3 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Even as their board pushes to host a four-day Test against Zimbabwe, senior players Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar voiced reservations over shortening the format

Cricket-Elgar, Amla power South Africa to 411-1 v Bangladesh

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Dean Elgar posted his highest test score and Hashim Amla scored a 27th century as South Africa continued to put Bangladesh’s bowlers to the sword and reached lunch at 411 for one at lunch on the second day of the first test on Friday.

Amla and Elgar's double-century stand wears down Bangladesh

3 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Bangladesh's tedium with the ball didn't help their cause on a track that got slower, and posed few threats for a confident Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar

Badly wanted Elgar to get to his hundred - Markram

3 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The young opener was run-out on 97 on his Test debut, attempting to steal a single to allow Dean Elgar to complete his Test century

Cricket-South Africa openers unbeaten on 99 at lunch

POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa Sept 28 (Reuters) - Dean Elgar scored his ninth test 50 while debutant Aiden Markram was edging to a half century as South Africa reached 99 without loss on the first morning of the first test against Bangladesh at Senwes Park on Thursday.

Cricket-Elgar backs new opening partner as the real deal

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 25 (Reuters) - South African opener Dean Elgar is backing new cap Aiden Markram to make a successful step up to senior international cricket when the Proteas meet Bangladesh in the first test in Potchefstroom on Thursday.

Markram named Titans' first-class captain

3 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The 22-year old succeeds Henry Davids and will take charge of a side that includes current national captain Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock and Morne Morkel

'You have to take the blows' - Elgar

5 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Dean Elgar said he enjoyed the challenge of being under attack and playing in front of a hostile crowd after his hundred in defeat at The Oval

Elgar resists with fighting hundred but England close in

5 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Dean Elgar secured his eighth Test century as his doughty resistance held up England's hopes of a quick victory on the final day of the third Investec Test at Kia Oval

Cricket-Elgar and Amla extend South Africa's lead over England

NOTTINGHAM, England, July 16 (Reuters) - Watchful batting by Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla allowed South Africa to extend their lead to 290 in the second test on Sunday but two quick wickets before lunch gave England a faint hope of forcing their way back into the match at Trent Bridge.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Elgar leads South African resistance

LONDON, July 7 (Reuters) - South Africa captain Dean Elgar led his side to 96 for two in reply to England's 458 at tea on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday.

South Africa's Lord's legacy greets Root era

5 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Two new captains will face each other at Lord's, but while Dean Elgar is just a stand-in, for Joe Root it is the beginning of his era of English cricket

Cricket-South Africa back Elgar to bring gutsy captaincy to Lords

LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) - South Africa are backing Dean Elgar to bring a ‘gusty attitude’ with him when he stands in as captain for the first test against England, starting at Lords on Thursday.

Cricket-South Africa's Elgar looks for new energy with the red ball

June 28 (Reuters) - South Africa's stand-in captain Dean Elgar says their three-day warm-up fixture against England Lions that starts on Thursday is a chance to build vital momentum and confidence ahead of the four-match test series next month.

Elgar plays on but Abell, Davies still out of tune

7 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Dean Elgar's pugnacious resistance came to Somerset's aid again as Tom Abell and Steven Davies found no escape from their disastrous form

Elgar's career-best too much for Sussex

8 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Dean Elgar became the second Somerset batsman to score an unbeaten century in this season's Royal London Cup as his side beat Sussex by nine runs under DL

Livingstone smoulders amid Lancashire rubble

8 months agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Eighteen wickets fell on the first day at Old Trafford but it was contrasting half-centuries from Liam Livingston and Dean Elgar that will live in the memory

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