England v South Africa 2008

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South Africa in England: Great Performances

Nightwatchman? No thanks

Jul 18, 2012: With South Africa in trouble and Flintoff looking menacing at Headingley in 2008, it was a fine time for Ashwell Prince to find himself at the top of his game

Firdose Moonda

Win some, bowl some, eat some

Jul 31, 2008: A memorable victory, a bit of bowling out in the middle, and a braai with old mates

Paul Harris

The case of the empty cupboard

Jul 30, 2008: England are gravely short of depth, and the debate over qualification criteria is making the issue more vexed

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Central plank to rank outsider

Jul 24, 2008: Matthew Hoggard's demise as an international cricketer has been swift and has barely provoked comment

Andrew Miller

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley

Miller and Vaughan settle differences

Jul 24, 2008: Geoff Miller has had a meeting with Michael Vaughan to dispel differences over the selection of fast bowler Darren Pattinson for the second Test against South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley

Pattinson hopeful of future England call

Jul 22, 2008: Darren Pattinson, England's shock selection for the second Test at Headingley, fully expects to make way for Ryan Sidebottom when the squad for the Edgbaston Test is unveiled by the selectors on Saturday morning

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

South Africa storm to ten-wicket win

Jul 21, 2008: After the first Test at Lord's, Mickey Arthur promised that the real South Africa would turn up at Headingley. And so they did, with an emphatic 10-wicket win over England to take a 1-0 series lead

The Bulletin by Will Luke

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

Ballsy batting, and a different sort of rearguard

Jul 21, 2008: Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the fourth day at Headingley

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

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

A force to be reckoned with

Jul 21, 2008: Graeme Smith has been here before. An overwhelming victory in very English-conditions at Headingley as South Africa take a series lead

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

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

No miracles from fragmented England

Jul 21, 2008: Today marked the 27th anniversary of England completing the most famous turnaround in Test history on this ground, as Bob Willis followed Ian Botham's heroics against Australia in 1981. Suffice to say, the 2008 England vintage never threatened to pull off

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

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

England limp after de Villiers' epic

Jul 20, 2008: South Africa continued their domination of the second Test at Headingley, leaving England in the forlorn position of 50 for 2 at stumps on the third day, still trailing by 269. AB de Villiers' magnificent 174 lofted South Africa's first innings to 522, gr

The Bulletin by Will Luke

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

Muted celebrations, and Ntini the wide-boy

Jul 20, 2008: Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the third day at Headingley

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

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

de Villiers inspired by heated reception

Jul 20, 2008: Even when AB de VIlliers reached his century today, the packed Western Terrace of Headingley still hadn't forgiven him for his first-day non-catch

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley, 2nd day

England bowlers firing blanks

Jul 19, 2008: The dark, foreboding clouds that encircled Headingley during the final session could well have represented the feeling in England's bowling attack

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Prince and de Villiers dominate England

Jul 19, 2008: After scraping just three wickets in two days at Lord's, there was always a concern England's bowlers would be a little jaded. And so they were on the second day at Headingley, one that yielded 221 runs for South Africa and one measly wicket for England,

The Bulletin by Will Luke

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Sights, statements and spoilsports

Jul 19, 2008: Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the second day at Headingley

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Prince underlines his worth

Jul 19, 2008: If England's attack didn't know much about Ashwell Prince before this series, they are more than familiar with his skills now after his second successive hundred

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Hoggard fears for England future

Jul 19, 2008: Matthew Hoggard has been forced to accept that his England career could be over after Darren Pattinson got the Test nod ahead of him on Hoggard's home ground of Headingley

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley, 1st day

Series catches light with controversy

Jul 18, 2008: Spectators watching the final two days at Lord's could easily have drifted off to sleep, with England managing three wickets as South Africa ground their way to a draw. Headingley, though, doesn't deal in dull cricket and the Test series came to life

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

England v South Africa, 2nd npower Test, Headingley, 1st day

Rollercoaster rides and daring decisions

Jul 18, 2008: Andrew McGlashan presents the plays of the first day at Headingley

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley
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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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