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When a batsman plays so many quality knocks over the course of a magnificent career, it is difficult to handpick only five from them.

In the latest example of how cricket careers are becoming shorter by the year, Graeme Smith has quit the sport he grew up with just 12 years after making his international debut, and having just crossed 33 a month ago.

Vernon Philander’s all-round performance rescued South Africa both with the ball and the bat on Day 2 in the First Test at Johannesburg. The hosts finished the day’s play at 213 for 6 in 66 overs with a deficit of 67 runs to wipe before getting into the lead.

India tour of South Africa: South Africa Vs India 1 st Test at Johannesburg, Dec 18-22, 2013 Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT)

South Africa’s one-day skipper AB de Villiers recently announced that he there is no place for Test skipper Graeme Smith in the one-day

South African skipper Graeme Smith played a brilliant captain’s knock to register the fifth double hundred of his Test career in his 112th match, against Pakistan.

South Africa have completely demoralized Pakistan by piling up 460 for 4 by stumps on Day 2 in reply to Pakistan’s miserable first innings total of 99 in the Second and Final Test at Dubai.

Pakistan’s joy of winning the first Test at Abu Dhabi was short-lived as they collapsed to 99 all out on the opening day’s play of the Second Test at Dubai.

South Africa’s Graeme Smith will become the first cricketer in history to captain in 100 tests on Friday, when Pakistan begins its attempt to end the Proteas’ lengthy unbeaten run.