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Test bowling winner

The trundler who grabbed the mace

Mar 11, 2013: Few thought Vernon Philander could succeed in England the way he had done at home. But at Lord's, with the No. 1 ranking on the line, he did

Firdose Moonda

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Kirsten does it again

Aug 20, 2012: After Test and World Cup success with India, Gary Kirsten has now led his native country to No. 1

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Philander stars, Steyn struggles

Aug 20, 2012: Stats highlights from a riveting final day at Lord's

S Rajesh

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Smith's South Africa come of age

Aug 20, 2012: The growth of Graeme Smith as captain can be seen reflected in his team as South Africa finally ended their wait to be crowned No. 1

Firdose Moonda at Lord's

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Strauss has cause for self-reflection

Aug 20, 2012: As Andrew Strauss outlined the reasons England had lost the series, it was hard to avoid the conclusion that to some extent he was talking about himself

George Dobell at Lord's

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Eager Philander and lucky Prior

Aug 20, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fifth day of the third Test at Lord's

Firdose Moonda and George Dobell at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Smith savours 'wonderful' triumph

Aug 20, 2012: Graeme Smith was breathing a sigh of relief after South Africa secured a 51-run victory at Lord's to rise to top the world Test rankings

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Strauss wants to map out future

Aug 20, 2012: Andrew Strauss has no intentions of marking his 100th Test by resigning from the captaincy after England's 2-0 Test series defeat against South Africa, their heaviest defeat in a home Test series for 11 years.

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

South Africa hold nerve to take No. 1

Aug 20, 2012: South Africa displaced England at the top of the Test rankings with a 51-run victory in the third Test at Lord's to give them a 2-0 victory in the series

The Report by David Hopps

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Amla gesture to SA team ethic

Aug 19, 2012: Hashim Amla did a strange thing when he reached his century at Lord's. He dedicated the ton to the team's video analyst, Prassan Agoram, gesturing a TV-set towards the dressing room

Firdose Moonda at Lord's

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Philander and SA creating their own history

Aug 19, 2012: On the cusp of claiming the No. 1 Test spot, South Africa have got there by creating moments for themselves

Firdose Moonda at Lord's

England v SA, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Steely Amla shows substance over style

Aug 19, 2012: Hashim Amla is one of the rare stylists left in the game but it was his unwavering determination that brought him a valuable hundred at Lord's

Sambit Bal at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

England must ask tough questions

Aug 19, 2012: The home side can have no arguments that they have been out-played by South Africa and if they have ambitions of reviving their Test fortunes will need to be honest about their problems

George Dobell at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Another drop from England, another hundred from Amla

Aug 19, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fourth day of the final Test at Lord's

George Dobell and Firdose Moonda at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

South Africa close in on No. 1 Test ranking

Aug 19, 2012: South Africa pressed for victory in the final Test at Lord's which would seal their No.1 ranking after claiming both England openers on the fourth evening

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Jury still out on England

Aug 18, 2012: The Lord's Test against South Africa may come to be seen as marking the end of a golden era for England - but the future remains bright

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Jonny earns his place in folklore

Aug 18, 2012: The 95 runs of epic character scored by Jonny Bairstow at Lord's were of immense importance to English cricket

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Another big moment for South Africa

Aug 18, 2012: Jacques Kallis missed out on a chance to finally make his mark at Lord's as the tourists' No. 1 challenge reached a critical stage

Firdose Moonda at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Bairstow credits Lions' part

Aug 18, 2012: Jonny Bairstow has credited his experience playing with England Lions as one of the contributory factors in his impressive innings of 95 at Lord's

George Dobell at Lord's

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Short of a milestone and a costly drop

Aug 18, 2012: Plays of the Day from the third day of the third Test between England and South Africa at Lord's

George Dobell and Firdose Moonda at Lord's
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