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ENGLAND IN SA 2019-20

4TH TEST, JOHANNESBURG

Live Report - Wood takes five, SA rolled for 183

All the best stats, graphics and chat from the Johannesburg Test with ESPNcricinfo's live report

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Dobell: Time to end the Buttler Test experiment

World Cup winner is white-ball captain-in-waiting, but the pressures of multi-format are showing

SA VS ENGLAND

4TH TEST, THE WANDERERS

Moonda: Nortje stands alone in South African party that wasn't

Festive atmosphere at the Wanderers can't disguise South Africa's flat-lining series prospects

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VERNON PHILANDER

SWAN SONG

Philander a good thing we never fully appreciated while we still had him

Retiring allrounder is less bully and brute than you might think

Team-mates past and present lead tributes

Wanderers Test will be Philander's last before he retires from international cricket

ENGLAND IN SA

4TH TEST, THE WANDERERS

Broad 'still living for' the Ashes, even if he misses Sri Lanka tour

Veteran quick reveals pace plan for final South Africa Test with one eye already on Australia in 2021

ENGLAND IN SA

3RD TEST, PORT ELIZABETH

Switch Hit: Hope for the future, or false dawn?

Matt Roller, Mark Butcher and George Dobell review England’s turnaround in South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICA V ENGLAND

TEAM DEVELOPMENTS

'I will be street-smart as captain' - de Kock

The wicketkeeper-batsman has been named the new leader of the white-ball teams

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SOUTH AFRICA V ENGLAND

3RD TEST, PORT ELIZABETH

England complete innings win despite 99-run last-wicket stand

Keshav Maharaj, Dane Paterson bludgeon quick runs before England wrap up win

Wanderers could be my last home Test - du Plessis

South Africa captain insists he expects to stay on until end of West Indies series in July

Root equals unwanted record with 28-run over

How ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary recorded Keshav Maharaj's brutal hitting

SOUTH AFRICA

THE AFTERMATH

'It hurts' - Rabada admits to letting his team down

Bavuma, Phehlukwayo, Petersen and Hendricks have rejoined the squad for the last Test

One good morning can't erase four bad ones

South Africa batting show comes too late as Maharaj and Paterson play with freedom

SOUTH AFRICA V ENGLAND

3RD TEST, PORT ELIZABETH

Moonda: 'It's time for de Kock to grow up'

Changes are afoot with du Plessis' Test future uncertain and Bavuma's recall looming large

Boucher says he has 'no clue' about du Plessis' Test future

Head coach believes 'under pressure' captain should take confidence from second innings

Cricket is a finite game and du Plessis' finish is in sight

Wanderers Test could be captain's last - at least at home

SOUTH AFRICA V ENGLAND

3RD TEST, PORT ELIZABETH

Moonda: SA's saint and sinner endure thankless days

England's imposing batting pushes South Africa's bowlers to the brink on day of toil

'I hope ICC don't take emotion out of the game' - Mark Boucher

South Africa coach in a quandary after fast bowler's fiery nature gets him in hot water again

Rabada handed demerit point, set to miss fourth Test

Fast bowler roared in celebration after pegging back England captain's off stump

ENGLAND NEWS

ABSENT TRIO

Moeen admits to 'burn-out' as SL decision awaits

Allrounder asked for a break from Tests when dropped after the first Ashes Test

Overworked Archer deserves support not suspicion

Criticism of fast bowler based on unrealistic expectations, not actual returns

ENGLAND IN SA 2019-20

TEST SERIES

Botham, Flintoff, Stokes - who is England's greatest?

Ben Stokes appears to be reaching his golden age, but how does he stack up against his celebrated predecessors?

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Pope leading the charge for England's young guns

Batsman increasingly confident in middle-order role after returning to Test side in New Zealand

ENG IN SA 2019-20

TEST SERIES

Nkwe 'confident' in new SA role despite effective demotion

Assistant coach believes he can have "massive impact" working in partnership with Mark Boucher

'Wouldn't be surprised if he takes over after Faf' - Nkwe on Bavuma's SA future

South Africa's assistant coach backs Temba Bavuma as potential captaincy candidate

Nortje ready to pound in again on green grass of home

Fast bowler has learnt to pitch it up at Port Elizabeth but fears reverse swing may be in short supply for third Test

SOUTH AFRICA V ENGLAND

3RD TEST, PORT ELIZABETH

Harris backs Maharaj to rise to the occasion if Port Elizabeth spins

Former South Africa spinner Paul Harris has been working on a consultancy basis with the Test team

SA frailties increase pressure on du Plessis captaincy

Leader in the spotlight in Port Elizabeth after going more a year without a Test hundred

England in SA 2019-20

2ND TEST FALLOUT

Denly's best supporting act begins to earn its plaudits

England's No.3 has come through a tricky start to his Test career and is beginning to know his game

The end of the Anderson overseas debate? It should be

England's leading wicket-taker may have played his last away Test - but pension him off at your peril

Crawley quietly confident he can 'take Rabada down' after Newlands duel

Young opener frustrated as "average shot to a pretty average ball" causes second-innings dismissal

SOUTH AFRICA V ENGLAND

3RD TEST, PORT ELIZABETH

The race for Test selection: How SA's fringe players are faring

The race for recognition hotted up in the latest round of first-class matches in South Africa

South Africa v England

Test series

How Bess reminded England of the importance of spin

The Switch Hit team reflect on Dom Bess' disciplined role as England level the series in Cape Town

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Bess 'lost a lot of confidence' after falling off Test radar

Offspinner says he is starting to mature after trying to bowl 'magic balls' early in his career

Malan rises after hard graft in the backwaters

The 30-year-old opener is enjoying the belated fruits of grinding out runs in provincial cricket, year after year

South Africa v England

2nd Test, Cape Town

Nicholas: Why Cape Town was a big win for Joe Root

Finally he has full ownership of his team, and in this Test he got what he wanted from his leading men and from the support cast too

'This is why five-day Tests should always be around'

Combatants decry move towards four-day Tests after thrilling Newlands finish

Stokes stands tall again to seal thrilling England victory

Three late wickets deliver win as South Africa falter in brave rearguard

South Africa v England

2nd Test, Cape Town

Dobell: Seven things we learnt from a memorable match

This was an eloquent response to suggestions Tests should last only four days

Moonda: What's that smell over Newlands?

SA batting on the nose, but winds of change may be here

South Africa v England

2nd Test, Cape Town

'I wouldn't waste a referral like this' - Elgar

Opening batsman fumes over key dismissal

Moonda: SA give themselves much to consider

Hosts find top-order stability that has been a stranger over the past year

Eng in SA 2019-20

Test openers

Dobell: New England find value in old-school Sibley

On the ground where Trevor Bayliss set out his preference for an "attacking" top order, Dom Sibley knuckled down

Burns doubtful for Sri Lanka tour, may require surgery

Established opener set to be sidelined for extended period after suffering ankle ligament injury

South Africa v England

2nd Test, Cape Town

England put best feet forward despite Broad's no-ball

Players must take responsibility after Broad's overstep denies him a wicket

Nine lives not enough as van der Dussen, Elgar let edge slip

They put on 117, showing plenty of grit and enjoying a fair amount of luck too

England news

brown injured

Pat Brown out of SA tour, BBL with lower back stress fracture

England white-ball seamer returns to UK after recurrence of back injury

South Africa Cricket

Transformation talk

Absent Bavuma highlights ever-present transformation issues

CSA has recommitted to transformation targets but the absence of black African players remains glaring

Eng in SA 2019

Test series

England ban football warm-ups after Burns injury

Ashley Giles has never made any secret of his disapproval of his side playing football

England's top-three merry-go-round

Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley paired at opener with just four caps between them

England in SA 2019-20

2nd Test, Cape Town

Archer becomes injury doubt for second Test

Seamer only bowled six balls in training on Wednesday due to sore elbow

I'm not 'performing at the standards I need to' - Buttler

England's wicketkeeper is averaging just 23.14 since the start of the 2019 Ashes

South Africa v England

1st Test, Centurion

No team of Boucher and Smith's will lie down

South Africa's new coach emphasised the importance of clarity, and you saw that in the performance against England in Centurion

Malan backed for Cape Town debut despite transformation pressures

Opener expected to replace Aiden Markram, according to coach Mark Boucher

South Africa embrace the struggle to re-embark on road to success

First win in six attempts is vindication for new regime, but that's not the whole story for South Africa

South Africa v England

1st Test, Centurion

Moonda: Hamza strikes a pose, de Kock lands telling blows

Signs of promise from South Africa's inexperienced batting, but composure lets them down

Dobell: Curran provides tonic on England's off-colour day

Lack of match fitness undermines England's illness-ravaged squad, but they dig deep regardless

SA v England

1st Test, Centurion

James Anderson, utterly cricket crazy

Even after playing 149 Test matches for England, the 37-year old fast bowler just can't get enough

'County cricket alone won't produce international cricketers'

Key ECB figure on the challenge of replicating standards across first-class cricket

Philander calls time

South Africa news

Philander to retire after England Test series

South Africa allrounder announces impending retirement from all forms of international cricket

Quick out the blocks - Philander's flying start in Tests

For 15 Tests at the start of his career, Vernon Philander was one of the most prolific wicket-takers of all time

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