Reasons why England won in South Africa

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England’s Test series-clinching win over South Africa in Johannesburg gave significant signs that the future is looking bright. South Africa are not the dominant force¬†they once were, and Dale Steyn was missing through injury, but England still needed to play excellent cricket to win in a country where very few achieve success. After the series […] READ MORE


England Player Ratings from the Second Test Against South Africa

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England survived a mini-collapse on the final day of the second Test at Cape Town to stay 1-0 up in the series. Although Alastair Cook’s men may be disappointed at not winning the match after scoring a mammoth 629-6 in the first innings, a batsman’s paradise at Newlands ensured that South Africa batted themselves to […] READ MORE


England Series Ratings vs Pakistan

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England Series Ratings vs Pakistan After coming to the UAE with hope of being the first side to down Pakistan in their adopted home, England came up short. A spirited display in Abu Dhabi, in which Alastair Cook’s men came within a few overs of victory, was followed by damaging defeats in Dubai and Sharjah. […] READ MORE





England vs Pakistan First Test Ratings

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England produced a stirring fightback against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi to draw, and almost win, the first Test. After Pakistan piled up 523-8 and declared, England then replied with a mammoth score of their own. The hosts collapsed on the final day but bad light prevented England from chasing down 99 as the umpires stuck […] READ MORE