South Africa began and ended 2015 as the No. 1 Test side in the world but the security they felt as the year opened was a distant memory long before it came to a close
Alastair Cook's side have had an up-and-down year but the sense that they are on the rise is undeniable
South Africa have called wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock into their squad for the second Test in Cape Town providing a clear indication that AB de Villiers will be relieved of the gloves
South Africa's confidence is crushed. The well-being present two years ago when Graeme Smith took one last picture on the outfield with Jacques Kallis is hard to find
Instances of teams winning ODI series after being 0-2 down: SA v Pak, 2003 (3-2), B'desh v Zim, 2005 (3-2), and Pak v Ind, 2005 (4-2), and this series
Eng batsmen who have scored 5 consecutive 50+ scores in ODIs: Hales in this series, Boycott 1979, Gooch 1982-85, Stewart 2000 & Trott 2009-10.
Batsmen who have scored 50+ in all five games of a 5-match ODI series: Hales in this series, Hameed v NZ 2003-04 & Williamson v Ind 2013-14.