England v South Africa 2008

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66-Test Prince announces retirement

Mar 26, 2014: Former South African middle-order batsman Ashwell Prince has announced his retirement from the game. He was a dependable performer for South Africa for a decade

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2008

'Overawed' South African attack on recovery road

Jul 16, 2008: Vincent Barnes, South Africa's assistant coach, is confident his bowlers will bounce back to take 20 wickets in the second Test at Headingley

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day

Pitch battle falls flat

Jul 14, 2008: This was a stultifying day's cricket that did no favours to the Test format

Andrew Miller at Lord's

Plays of the day

Hot water and towels

Jul 14, 2008: Andrew Miller presents the plays of the fifth and final day between England and South Africa at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 5th day

Amla ton guides South Africa to safety

Jul 14, 2008: Hashim Amla's fifth Test hundred guided South Africa safely to a draw on the fifth and final day at Lord's. Two days ago, it seemed unlikely the visitors would survive into the fourth day, let alone scrap it out into the fifth, yet it was England - the te

The Bulletin by Will Luke

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

South Africa rewarded for patience

Jul 13, 2008: Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie mounted the most monumental of fightbacks on the fourth day at Lord's. Even if South Africa do lose the Test, they wouldn't have gone down without a fight. And more than anything else, Test cricket is alive and well, argues

Sambit Bal at Lord's

Plays of the day

McKenzie's reawakening continues

Jul 13, 2008: Andrew Miller presents the plays of the fourth day between England and South Africa at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

Smith and McKenzie give South Africa escape route

Jul 13, 2008: After three days of being a distant second best, South Africa have a chance of leaving Lord's with a draw after Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie produced an opening stand of 204

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 4th day

England's momentum hits the wall

Jul 13, 2008: The three innings to date of this Lord's Test have played out like some convoluted brainteaser

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Prince salvages South Africa's pride

Jul 12, 2008: None of the centurions in this match, not even Kevin Pietersen, leapt as high or celebrated as proudly as Ashwell Prince did on the third day at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

England heed the Kiwi lesson

Jul 12, 2008: There was something decidedly Kiwi about England's performance with the ball today

Andrew Miller at Lord's

Plays of the day

A silver lining and a 21st Century paceman

Jul 12, 2008: Andrew Miller presents the plays of the third day between England and South Africa at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Panesar spins South Africa to follow-on

Jul 12, 2008: An outstanding collective effort from England's attack dismantled South Africa for 247 on the third day and left them following on at Lord's

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

'This innings is a write-off' - Arthur

Jul 11, 2008: When South Africa's coach, Mickey Arthur, said on the eve of the Lord's Test that the English public were "in for a treat" this summer, this possibly wasn't the scenario he had in mind

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Bell begins to blossom

Jul 11, 2008: Is this the innings that finally ignites Ian Bell's Test career?

Andrew Miller at Lord's

Plays of the day

A new-model Bell and a howling Collingwood

Jul 11, 2008: Andrew Miller presents the plays of the second day between England and South Africa at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Bell's 199 leads dominant England

Jul 11, 2008: Ian Bell became the seventh batsman, and first Englishman, to fall for 199 in Tests, but the most commanding innings of his career cemented England's dominance at Lord's as they piled up 593 for 8

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

'This makes me feel so, so loved'

Jul 10, 2008: A Test century against his former countrymen, at the first time of asking, in front of a packed and unquestionably adoring Lord's crowd. It doesn't get better than that

Andrew Miller at Lord's

Plays of the day

Pietersen's crowning glory

Jul 10, 2008: Andrew Miller presents the plays of the opening day between England and South Africa at Lord's

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Pietersen lights up Lord's with century

Jul 10, 2008: Kevin Pietersen has been remarkably quiet in the build-up to this series, but he didn't miss the opportunity to make the strongest of statements on the opening day at Lord's

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan
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No result
England v South Africa at Lord's - Aug 31, 2008
England won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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