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Another coach derailed

Jan 26, 2010: Mickey Arthur's departure as South Africa coach is confirmation of where the power lies in the dressing room. Coaches might pick the team but they certainly don't have total control or accountability for team affairs

John Stern

England's best lower-order batsman of all time

Jan 22, 2010: Graeme Swann has led England's lower-order batting resistance in the last couple of years, with an average that is untouched in their Test history

S Rajesh

Why all the doom and gloom?

Jan 20, 2010: England have done surprisingly well over the season just past. It's not the end of the world for them by a long chalk

Rob Steen

England in Bangladesh 2009-10

Strauss's absence sends the wrong message

Jan 18, 2010: Nobody can question that Strauss's role has been all-consuming, but now is not the time to rest

Andrew Miller

The Daryl Harper review howler

'Want an argument for reviews? Put Harper on the field'

Jan 18, 2010: England seethed after they found Daryl Harper hadn't heard a nick off Graeme Smith's bat because the volume on his system was not turned up

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in South Africa 2009-10

Shared spoils of a memorable contest

Jan 18, 2010: History suggested it was going to be a tight series, and in the end 1-1 felt like the right result. You can understand why South Africa felt they should have won, maybe by as much as three Tests to one, but England's resilience played such a part in makin

Andrew McGlashan

England tour of South Africa, 2009-10

Swann emerges as talisman for unified England

Jan 18, 2010: Graeme Swann was England's standout player in this series, troubling South Africa's batsmen with dip, turn and determination even on unhelpful surfaces, while Alastair Cook, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad all played valuable roles in England'

Andrew Miller

Turn it up, Daryl

Jan 18, 2010: What's a poor umpire to do if he can't hear over the soothing sounds of whale greetings?

Alan Tyers

England in South Africa 2009-10

Morkel's emergence biggest gain

Jan 18, 2010: Morne Morkel's evolution was the biggest gain for the hosts in this series, while Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher rose to the occasion like true champions

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Morkel and Steyn live up to their billing

Jan 17, 2010: The final Test at the Wanderers brought the thrilling combination of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel terrorising England

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Strauss rues missed opportunity

Jan 17, 2010: The end, when it came, was swift. England had no more fight left to give

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Smith satisfied after justice is served

Jan 17, 2010: This was more like the South Africa who dominated world cricket through 2008 and rose to the top of the tree

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Sidebottom admits to England's frustrations

Jan 16, 2010: England's mindset has been affected by the ongoing controversy surrounding the review system

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

England are battered in the Bullring

Jan 16, 2010: South Africa have buried England's hopes. Now only the weather can stop them

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg

ECB stand reflects opposition to UDRS

Jan 16, 2010: It's the lack of technology that should be the crux of any further debate, not the gaining back of a lost review

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Another captain's innings from Smith

Jan 15, 2010: In terms of producing the goods when his team needs a leading role there are few better than Smith

Andrew McGlashan at the Wanderers

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Harper howlers undermine UDRS

Jan 15, 2010: Not for the first time Daryl Harper has been caught at the centre of controversy over the Umpire Decision Review System

Andrew McGlashan at the Wanderers

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Onions' mystery omission

Jan 14, 2010: The South Africans could hardly believe their luck when they found out they wouldn't be facing the player who has twice denied them victory in this series

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

A collapse that had long been on the cards

Jan 14, 2010: The way England played suggested they'd read - and believed - quite a lot of the hype about the pitch

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Steyn cashes in on timely change of luck

Jan 14, 2010: Steyn's performance summed up the nature of fast bowling. Enjoy the luck when it is with you

Andrew McGlashan in Johannesburg
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Tour Results
South Africa v England at Johannesburg - Jan 14-17, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 74 runs
South Africa v England at Cape Town - Jan 3-7, 2010
Match drawn
South Africa v England at Durban - Dec 26-30, 2009
England won by an innings and 98 runs
South Africa v England at Centurion - Dec 16-20, 2009
Match drawn
SAf Invit XI v England XI at East London - Dec 11-12, 2009
Match drawn
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