The mercilessly squeezed goose and other stories
In other words, the Confectionery Stall's World Cricket Awards, part one
'An unbelievable feeling of no panic'
Unlike with their predecessors, when the pressure is on South Africa now, the players believe in themselves and their team-mates. Alviro Petersen explains
Swiss adventure made the difference
South Africa's winning mentality allowed them to remain calm under pressure during the final session at Lord's to clinch the No.1 Test ranking
Stop ruining cricket's schedule, you knuckleheads
Anyone feeling that three Tests was just enough to satisfy the appetite?
South Africa fully deserve the mace
South Africa's all-round excellence makes them worthy new world leaders, writes Kevin Garside in the Independent
Steven Finn showcases his skills
England had a couple of selectorial dilemmas before this Test
How to write an end-of-season report
Here are both sides - with galaxy bumps and xenophobia
Kids having banana fights in the back seat
In which we find out what the England team have been reduced to
Strauss' 100th Test
The third Test against South Africa at Lord's will be England captain Andrew Strauss's 100th Test
South Africa's only problem has been keeping a straight face
In the Guardian , Vic Marks writes that the South Africans had cleverly jettisoned the man they feared the most, Kevin Pietersen, for the final Test by gently leaking that one or two of their players had been in receipt of text messages from him.
'England are brave to drop Pietersen'
Derek Pringle, writing in the Daily Telegraph , says Kevin Pietersen's exclusion from the Lord's Test is a brave move by England, showing they believe in their team unity even if it means not having the services of their most attacking batsman.
'Pietersen right to say sorry'
Kevin Pietersen is likely to get picked for the third Test at Lord's, a sign of special treatment for him, says Steve James in the Telegraph on Sunday
Masterful menu for would-be Test masters
Duck was not in the menu but Derby County Cricket Ground has probably never seen such as a spread
A Kevin Pietersen special
A tricky build-up to Lord's
Stephen Brenkley, in the Independent , says the latest situation involving Kevin Pietersen and the England team has made the build-up to the Lord's Test much trickier.
The dependable Mr Kallis
South Africa’s Jacques Kallis is the most dependable cricketer on the planet, says Scyld Berry in the Daily Telegraph , and he has still got some cricket left in him.
KP's not bigger than England, but he's the biggest thing in the team
Take away the saga-meister and what do Flower and Co have left?
Graeme Smith seizes the initiative
Following Stuart Broad's five-wicket burst on the fifth day at Headingley, England would have been looking forward to the third Test at Lord's with a smile, according to Vic Marks
The Pietersen v Steyn spectacle
Mike Selvey, writing in the Guardian , recalls the Dale Steyn-Kevin Pietersen brief-but-exhilerating clash from the 2010 World Twenty20, and draws comparisons with it after the two faced off once more at Headingley on Saturday.
Unexpected bullies must finish the job
South African sort of tripped, fell, hurt themselves and had other things on their minds as the first Test started.
Laws for fairytale giants
Surely they need to be different from those for commonfolk. Time to give Steven Finn an exemption, then
England v South Africa, Headingley, 1907
England recorded their first home win against South Africa in damp conditions at Headingley, 105 years ago
Morne Morkel and a pot of yoghurt
This statistical analysis of England and South Africa's bowling attacks is helped along by some good bacteria
A boy and his dog are reunited; and five-ring frenzy takes over the UK
Will South Africa tamper with the opening pair?
One area where South Africa need to show an improvement going ahead in the Test series is their opening partnership