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Steak, Onions and controversy

Jan 9, 2010: Christmas in Durban, New Year in Cape Town. It must be the second instalment of our South Africa tour diary

Andrew McGlashan

ICC Rankings

Swann moves to No.3 in rankings

Dec 31, 2009: Graeme Swann has crowned a remarkable year, in which he has taken 54 wickets in 11 games, by rocketing to No. 3 in the world rankings, ahead of Muttiah Muralitharan

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in South Africa 2009-10

Procter calls on South Africa to show fight

Dec 31, 2009: South Africa's convenor of selectors, Mike Procter, has called on the team to show their "character" after the innings-and-98-run drubbing against England at Durban

Andrew McGlashan in Cape Town

England in South Africa 2009-10

Fiery Broad treated 'same as everyone else'

Dec 31, 2009: Stuart Broad has defended his on-field behaviour after recent criticism since the start of the series against South Africa

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

England in South Africa 2009-10

Broad exorcises his Durban ghost

Dec 31, 2009: Stuart Broad can now remember Durban for the good times. His fourth-afternoon spell put England on course for their crushing innings-and-98-run victory

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

Joker Swann proves his serious talent

Dec 30, 2009: For a long time it appeared that the five overs Graeme Swann bowled in a one-day international against South Africa, at Bloemfontein, on the 1999-2000 tour might be the sum total of his England career

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

Strauss savours a year-capping victory

Dec 30, 2009: Not many teams beat South Africa on home soil, even fewer do it by an innings an hour into the final day

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

Vertigo kicks in as South Africa stumble from summit

Dec 30, 2009: Reaching the summit is one challenge, staying there is something entirely different

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

Swann five seals innings victory

Dec 30, 2009: England's cricketers needed just 18 overs on the final morning at Durban to wrap up a thumping innings-and-98-run victory in the second Test

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Riches to rags for free-falling South Africa

Dec 29, 2009: Something is amiss for South Africa. Barring an end-of-year miracle, 2010 will start with plenty of soul-searching

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Bell bounces back from Centurion horror

Dec 29, 2009: Ian Bell has always been a player more comfortable in the shadows than the limelight

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Post-Ashes attitude gives England lift-off

Dec 29, 2009: England were second favourites before this four-match series started, but this performance is ripping up the form book

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Finding the top of off

Dec 29, 2009: Plays of the day from day four at Durban

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Swann and Broad stun South Africa

Dec 29, 2009: A sensational collapse of six wickets for 23 in 71 balls left South Africa clinging to the wreckage of their second innings at Kingsmead

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Collingwood sent for scan on dislocated finger

Dec 29, 2009: England suffered an injury scare shortly before the start of the fourth day's play in Durban when Paul Collingwood dislocated his left index finger during fielding practice

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

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

Morkel's missed opportunity highlights bowling concerns

Dec 28, 2009: Cook's tenth Test century wasn't a pretty affair, but it was one of the most valuable of his 25-year-and-three-day life

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

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

Gooch's guidance pays dividends for Cook

Dec 28, 2009: Cook's tenth Test century wasn't a pretty affair, but it was one of the most valuable of his 25-year-and-three-day life

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

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

Gusting winds and gutsy knocks

Dec 28, 2009: Plays of the day from the third day of the second Test between South Africa and England at Durban

Andrew McGlashan in Durban

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

Cook and Collingwood set England platform

Dec 28, 2009: Alastair Cook produced a performance of limitless concentration and increasing authority to post his tenth Test century in his 50th appearance

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Durban, 2nd day

Ordinary Ntini falls into the spotlight

Dec 27, 2009: The pressure will be squarely on Makhaya Ntini during the third day in Durban with questions growing about his future

Andrew McGlashan in Durban
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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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