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South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban

Trott was right to stand his ground - Pietersen

Dec 23, 2009: Kevin Pietersen has backed the actions of Jonathan Trott in standing his ground during their run-out mix-up at Centurion, which ended a partnership of 145 that was taking England towards a comfortable draw in the opening Test against South Africa

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban

Bell takes the heat, but Cook deserves the scrutiny

Dec 22, 2009: In the past, Bell has appeared untouchable in the middle order, but at least he has faced a challenge for his place this year

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban

Flower questions UDRS benefits

Dec 22, 2009: England's coach, Andy Flower, has jumped to the defence of the underperforming batsman, Ian Bell

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

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

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion

Trott hits back at slow-coach jibes

Dec 21, 2009: Jonathan Trott won't be changing the way he bats despite riling the South Africans with the slow nature of his preparations

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day

Smith questions England celebrations

Dec 20, 2009: Graeme Smith has suggested that England over-celebrated their last-gasp draw in the opening Test at Centurion

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day

Collingwood relieved after great escape

Dec 20, 2009: For a moment, Paul Collingwood thought he'd made a fatal decision that would cost England the first Test at Centurion

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day

Close but no cigar for valiant South Africa

Dec 20, 2009: Graham Onions defied Makhaya Ntini's final over in a heart-stopping passage of play

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day

England keep Tests interesting ... too interesting

Dec 20, 2009: The ICC should be very grateful to England. Whether they are winning, losing or drawing, it's rarely dull

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day

The Red Bull in a china shop

Dec 20, 2009: The plays of the day from the fifth and final day at Centurion

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day

England escape in grandstand finale

Dec 20, 2009: Kevin Pietersen injected England's innings with some much-needed confidence following the early dismissal of both overnight batsmen

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Anderson braced for another England rearguard

Dec 19, 2009: Saving the game is going to be a mental battle as well as a technical one for England's nine remaining wickets

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

South Africa benefit from Amla's cultural blend

Dec 19, 2009: Hashim Amla is a key representative of South Africa's modern-day diversity

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Semaphore and shooters

Dec 19, 2009: The plays of the day from the fourth day at Centurion

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Amla century leaves England in strife

Dec 19, 2009: England's bowlers produced a morning session of immense discipline on an increasingly treacherous surface to claim three vital South African wickets and haul themselves ever further into contention

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

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

Swann ruffles South Africa's feathers

Dec 18, 2009: It's easy to forget that Graeme Swann has only been a Test cricketer for a year. How did England ever manage without him?

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

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

The spinners take their turn in the limelight

Dec 18, 2009: A pitch that started heavily grassed had the quicks on both sides queueing up for their turn ... or that was the theory at least

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

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

England fume at delayed review

Dec 18, 2009: The series turned feisty on the third day at Centurion Park, when England's No. 8, Stuart Broad, was involved in an ugly on-field exchange with the umpires after being given out lbw following a delayed review from the South Africans

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

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

Ntini picks up the bar tab, Bell raises the bat

Dec 18, 2009: The plays of the day from the third day of the first Test at Centurion

Andrew McGlashan at Centurion

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

Swann and Anderson turn the tables

Dec 18, 2009: Makhaya Ntini claimed the big wicket of Andrew Strauss for 46, and the left-arm spinner Paul Harris capped an excellent spell by bowling his close friend and former Under-19 team-mate, Jonathan Trott, for 28

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller
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