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The joke that took a wicket and other stories

Dec 22, 2009: Breakneck car-rides, dense fog, hyperbaric chambers - in our correspondent's look back at the first couple of weeks of the Test half of England's South Africa tour

Andrew McGlashan

SA Invitational XI v England XI, East London

Swann happy to be bowling

Dec 10, 2009: The scenes in East London couldn't have been a greater contrast to those of South London, but for Swann it was business as usual as he pocketed 6 for 55 at Buffalo Park

Andrew McGlashan in East London

SA Invitational XI v England XI, East London

Swann impresses with six wickets

Dec 10, 2009: Graeme Swann is a jovial character at the best of times, but he will go into the first Test against South Africa with a spring in his step after bagging a six-wicket haul against the Invitational XI at Buffalo Park

Andrew McGlashan in East London

SA Invitational XI v England XI, East London

Cook impresses but rain frustrates

Dec 9, 2009: Rain has plagued England throughout their tour of South Africa, and it returned to remove vital time from their opening two-day fixture against a South African Invitational XI

Andrew McGlashan in East London

England in South Africa 2009-10

England embark on the battle for balance

Dec 8, 2009: Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower must ponder a question that was ever-present during the 1990s. How do England balance the Test team without a genuine allrounder?

Andrew McGlashan in East London

England in South Africa 2009-10

Anderson ruled out of England warm-up

Dec 8, 2009: Although the sun made an appearance in East London an injury cloud remains over James Anderson's knee ahead of the Test series against South Africa after he was ruled out of England's opening two-day match against an Invitational XI at Buffalo Park

Andrew McGlashan in East London
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Tour Results
South Africa v England at Johannesburg - Jan 14-17, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 74 runs
South Africa v England at Cape Town - Jan 3-7, 2010
Match drawn
South Africa v England at Durban - Dec 26-30, 2009
England won by an innings and 98 runs
South Africa v England at Centurion - Dec 16-20, 2009
Match drawn
SAf Invit XI v England XI at East London - Dec 11-12, 2009
Match drawn
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