Great at No. 5, slouches elsewhere

Flintoff's remarkable recent form with the bat in ODIs against South Africa continued an extremely successful period for England's No. 5 batsmen

Upwards, kicking and screaming

Kevin Pietersen has always pursued greatness; England have been reluctant to. Now the two must rise together

England v South Africa, 4th ODI, Lord's

Keeping an eye on the ball, not the money

And so the juggernaut rolls on. Not even the rain, increasing gloom or a return to form for Hershelle Gibbs could stop England's one-day bandwagon, while an early-morning back spasm was no hindrance to Andrew Flintoff

Clean bold

The notion of Pietersen leading England in the Ashes is unquestionably unsettling to Australians

South Africa in England 2008

Never say die

Although their defeat in the fourth Test took away some of the gloss, South Africa's first series victory in England for 43 years is an achievement that will live long in the memory. Cricinfo takes a look at the 12 men who made history for their country