England v South Africa 2008

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Great at No. 5, slouches elsewhere

Sep 12, 2008: Flintoff's remarkable recent form with the bat in ODIs against South Africa continued an extremely successful period for England's No. 5 batsmen

S Rajesh

South Africa in England 2008

I should have left England earlier - Smith

Sep 10, 2008: Graeme Smith, the South Africa captain, has said he should have withdrawn from the England tour a month earlier after suffering a tennis elbow ahead of the one-day series against the hosts

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Fallout of ODI series debacle

'You can never throw away experience' - Jennings

Sep 8, 2008: Mickey Arthur's comments that senior players may be shunted out of South Africa's ODI team have not found favour with Ray Jennings

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England's ODI success

'This side has great potential' - Flintoff

Sep 6, 2008: Andrew Flintoff says he's enjoying playing in a new, winning England set-up under a confident Kevin Pietersen

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South Africa news

Arthur concerned over fatigue and Kolpaks

Sep 5, 2008: South Africa's one-day nightmare against England has at least crystallised two things in coach Mickey Arthur's mind: the need for inaction on one front and action on another

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Bad times for Dravid and Kallis, and England's new No. 3

Sep 5, 2008: Kallis and Dravid have been the mainstays of their batting orders for a while now, but 2008 has been a particularly bad year for both

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South African cricket

Smith won't return until he's 100% ready

Sep 3, 2008: Graeme Smith, suffering from a tennis elbow, has said he will make a hastened return to the game

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England v South Africa, 5th ODI, Cardiff

Arthur prepares for clean slate

Sep 3, 2008: South Africa's coach, Mickey Arthur, has hinted that some of his senior members may have played their last one-day internationals

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England v South Africa, 5th ODI, Cardiff

Pietersen demands self-improvement

Sep 3, 2008: Is there ever a bad time to be offered £500,000 for three hours' work? Publicly, Kevin Pietersen would never admit that the Stanford contest, which is now looming large in England's sights, is an unwanted distraction, but privately he might actually

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South Africa in England 2008

Pollock's role yet to be filled - Smith

Sep 3, 2008: Graeme Smith, the South African captain, blamed his inexperienced bowlers for the defeat in the ODI series, but was confident his team would regroup in time for the tour to Australia

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England v South Africa, 5th ODI, Cardiff

4-0 to England after Cardiff washout

Sep 3, 2008: England's hopes of securing a 5-0 whitewash over South Africa were denied by the Welsh rain, as the fifth and final ODI at Cardiff was abandoned after only three overs of play

Will Luke

Upwards, kicking and screaming

Sep 3, 2008: Kevin Pietersen has always pursued greatness; England have been reluctant to. Now the two must rise together

Peter Roebuck

England v South Africa, 5th ODI, Cardiff

Bell eyes 5-0 whitewash

Sep 2, 2008: Ahead of the fifth and final ODI in Cardiff, Ian Bell is determined England create history by whitewashing South Africa 5-0, a scoreline that will propel them to the heights of No.2 in the world rankings

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England v South Africa, 5th ODI, Cardiff

Whitewash looms as England target second spot

Sep 2, 2008: Are England really the second-best one-day team in the world? It's a preposterous notion, and yet, by the time Kevin Pietersen's men go to bed in the early hours of Thursday morning, it could well be an officially-recognised fact

The Preview by Andrew Miller

South Africa in England 2008

Shah backed for a successful run

Sep 1, 2008: The only one of Kevin Pietersen's plans that hadn't quite come off, at least until Sunday at Lord's, was Owais Shah's promotion to No.3

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An August assembly

Sep 1, 2008: Three fine innings, two fast bowlers on the comeback trail, one marauder par excellence, and more

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

Keeping an eye on the ball, not the money

Aug 31, 2008: 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

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

South Africa overpowered in 20-over thrash

Aug 31, 2008: England were once again able to exploit the soft underbelly of South Africa's batting, thanks to a three-wicket haul from Andrew Flintoff and a lacklustre display from an inexperienced lower-order

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

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

South Africa desperate to fight back

Aug 30, 2008: England took an unassailable 3-0 lead at The Oval, but for England's new and irrepressibly positive captain, he and his team have greater goals in their sights

The Preview by Will Luke

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

South Africa look to the next generation

Aug 30, 2008: The fourth ODI against England at Lord's on Sunday represents not only another opportunity for South Africa to reverse their short-term fortunes, but also to reinvent their one-day team

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Tour Results
England v South Africa at Cardiff - Sep 3, 2008
No result
England v South Africa at Lord's - Aug 31, 2008
England won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 29, 2008
England won by 126 runs
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Aug 26, 2008
England won by 10 wickets (with 215 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Leeds - Aug 22, 2008
England won by 20 runs
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