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South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 4th day

Cautious South Africa likely to be vindicated

Jan 25, 2016: Having had a barren 12 months in Test cricket, South Africa played like a side remembering how to win for much of the fourth day but they had a bit of luck with a storm just skirting the ground and victory is within grasp

George Dobell in Centurion

Bringing Home The Ashes

How Root urned it for England

Jan 23, 2016: Joe Root's book on the victorious 2015 Ashes series is also a summation of England's mixed and eventful year in international cricket

Alan Gardner

England in South Africa 2015-16

England can be 'something special' - Bayliss

Jan 17, 2016: As England trouped off the field at lunch on the third day in Johannesburg, Trevor Bayliss produced what may come to be the defining moment in his career as coach

George Dobell

South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Broad's 6-17 sweeps England to series victory

Jan 16, 2016: Stuart Broad's 6 for 17 routed South Africa for 83 to give England a seven-wicket win at The Wanderers and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Root produces his best yet

Jan 15, 2016: He was the first batsman to pass fifty in the match and looked a class above anyone else on a lively pitch that is making for terrific Test cricket

George Dobell at the Wanderers

South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Root hundred leads England recovery

Jan 15, 2016: Joe Root has been jostling for the place as the No. 1 Test batsman in the world over the last six months, but his gilded reputation can only have been further elevated by a richly enterprising hundred against South Africa

The Report by David Hopps

The Root cause at No. 4

Jan 8, 2016: England's two-down batsmen have been the least prolific among the top eight teams in the last 40 years, but in Joe Root they have a possible long-term solution

S Rajesh

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Reckless driving could yet cost England

Jan 2, 2016: England reached a respectable first-day total at Newlands, but a better bowling attack than South Africa's would have punished the impatience of their top five

George Dobell in Cape Town

SA v Eng, 2nd Test, Newlands

Cook passes Gooch; AB's 200

Jan 2, 2016: Stats highlights from the first day's play at Newlands

Shiva Jayaraman

SA v Eng, 1st Test, Durban

Root's bumper year, Faf's crawl

Dec 29, 2015: Stats highlights from the fourth day's play at Kingsmead where Dane Piedt became the first South Africa offspinner in 50 years to take a five-for at home.

Shiva Jayaraman

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

Root equals Sehwag, Elgar carries bat

Dec 28, 2015: Stats highlight from the third day at Kingsmead, where Dean Elgar fought a lone battle for South Africa

Shiva Jayaraman

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

Root cements England's control against troubled SA

Dec 28, 2015: Three days into this series England hold a 261-run lead over a South Africa side riddled with problems, chief of which was another injury to Dale Steyn, after their batting had slumped in the morning session

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England

Young England shrug off old baggage

Dec 28, 2015: They learned lessons from yet another World Cup debacle, and transformed themselves into a dynamic ODI side. In Tests, they won the Ashes but little else

George Dobell

England in South Africa 2015-16

Two sides with issues makes for tight tussle

Dec 23, 2015: Playing the No. 1 team on their own patch will be a huge challenge for an inconsistent England side but there are signs of weakness in South Africa to be exploited

George Dobell in Durban

South Africa A v England XI, Tour match, Pietermaritzburg, 2nd day

Cook and Root prosper as England tick more boxes

Dec 21, 2015: A day after the last piece in their bowling plans fell into place, England saw their batsmen take the chance to find some form and confidence with a series of encouraging performances

George Dobell in Pietermaritzburg

England in South Africa 2015-16

Root eager for SA challenge

Dec 15, 2015: Joe Root believes England are up to the challenge of beating South Africa in a Test series for the first time in a decade

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

BBC snub is 'wake-up call' for cricket - Root

Dec 8, 2015: Joe Root has suggested that the absence of a cricketer from the list of nominees for BBC Sports Personality of The Year could be a "wake-up call" for cricket

George Dobell

BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Cricket is losing the popularity contest

Dec 2, 2015: The absence of any cricketers from the BBC's annual awards bash is another stark warning of the invisibility of the sport in the British mainstream

George Dobell

How good is the next batting generation?

Nov 16, 2015: We assess three of the game's finest prospects for the future

S Rajesh

England news

Strauss says T20 leagues must be embraced

Nov 13, 2015: Andrew Strauss has said England will have to make some "hard choices" as they look to improve their white ball cricket

George Dobell
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