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2nd Test

England v South Africa, 2012

Jun 1, 2013: A review of the second Test, England v South Africa, 2012

Lawrence Booth

Once flawless, England now oddly insecure

Aug 10, 2012: How hard will it be for them to get the wheels back on, Pietersen and all?

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in England 2012

No-ball issues mystify Tahir

Aug 8, 2012: Imran Tahir was reflecting on a sudden no-balling problem as he joined the rest of the South Africa squad on a relaxing day at the London Olympics.

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2012

Petersen proves himself again

Aug 7, 2012: Alviro Petersen removed some of the pressure that had been heaped on him from without by focusing on his own game at Headingley

Firdose Moonda

Muddle management failing Pietersen

Aug 7, 2012: England are stronger with Kevin Pietersen in the side but the ongoing sideshow could even threaten his place for the third Test against South Africa

George Dobell

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Drawn but not forgotten

Aug 6, 2012: The route to a draw in this Test was not clearly charted, as both teams sought victory as well as a psychological advantage for the rest of the series

Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Pietersen threatens England exit

Aug 6, 2012: Kevin Pietersen could have played his last game for England after launching an astonishing attack on the ECB and other members of the England dressing room

George Dobell at Headingley

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Spin mystery and a Broad burst

Aug 6, 2012: Plays of the Day from the final day of the second Test between England and South Africa at Headingley

George Dobell and Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Draw ensues after dice with danger

Aug 6, 2012: A Headingley Test that had been marked throughout by cautious, disciplined cricket blazed into life with an unexpected England run chase and, ultimately, a draw.

The Report by David Hopps

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Selfless Prior remains under the radar

Aug 5, 2012: There are other of wicketkeepers in England who are excellent with the gloves, and many also proficient with the bat, but none who combine both disciplines with the ability of England's current gloveman

George Dobell at Headingley

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Kallis top of SA injury worries

Aug 5, 2012: Jacques Kallis, South Africa's premier allrounder, is the team management's main concern for the remainder of the England tour with Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen also carrying knocks.

Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

South Africa resist before heavy rain

Aug 5, 2012: Perhaps fittingly, in the shadow of the Olympics, this Test looked to be heading towards a draw as heavy rain hit Headingley during the afternoon session

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Time to end Pietersen standoff

Aug 4, 2012: England can live without Pietersen, but there should be no doubt that they will be much diminished if they lose him

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

South Africa's planning given proper test

Aug 4, 2012: All South Africa's plans had worked beautifully for first half of the series, but one stunning innings left them searching for answer they couldn't find

Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Kallis joins Smith on injury list

Aug 4, 2012: Graeme Smith, the South Africa captain, will be assessed overnight to determine the seriousness of his knee injury

Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

KP's record and a tribute to Jimmy

Aug 4, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third day at Headingley as England fought back

George Dobell and Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Thrilling Pietersen ton ignites Test

Aug 4, 2012: It was brash, it was brilliant and it came almost out of the blue. Even by his own extreme standards, Kevin Pietersen's 21st Test century was one of his most remarkable

The Report by David Hopps

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Petersen suffers grade one hamstring strain

Aug 4, 2012: Alviro Petersen will not field in the Headingley Test but will bat again if required, after sustaining a grade one strain to his right hamstring

Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

South Africa show disciplined streak

Aug 3, 2012: England may not have expected it from Alviro Petersen or JP Duminy but toughness runs through this team

Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

England can still win - Broad

Aug 3, 2012: Despite resuming on the third day with a deficit of 371 runs, Stuart Broad has insisted that England can still win the second Test at Leeds

George Dobell at Headingley
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