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South Africa v England, 2015-16

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Telford Vice

The quickest ODI chases, and wobbly Test openers

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Steven Lynch

England in South Africa 2015-16

South Africa No. 1 in name only after year of decline

Dec 31, 2015: 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

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Another milestone for England project

Dec 30, 2015: Alastair Cook's side have had an up-and-down year but the sense that they are on the rise is undeniable

George Dobell in Durban

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

Embattled South Africa bereft of confidence

Dec 30, 2015: 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

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Moeen helps polish off SA resistance

Dec 30, 2015:

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

SA's Durban woes, Cook joins Brearley

Dec 30, 2015: Stats highlights from Durban as South Africa succumbed to a third consecutive defeat

Shiva Jayaraman

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

England surge to mighty 241-run victory

Dec 30, 2015: Inspired by Moeen Ali it took England just 24 overs to surge to an overwhelming 241-run victory on the final morning in Durban

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

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

Amla faces a difficult road

Dec 29, 2015: The limitations of South Africa's current squad and the transformation guidelines have forced them into a claustrophobic corner of confusion

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Bairstow glass remains half empty

Dec 29, 2015: Jonny Bairstow has batted with verve and skill in Durban but his wicketkeeping mistakes still insist he is far from the finished article

George Dobell in Durban

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

Bairstow, Finn keeps England on track

Dec 29, 2015:

ESPNcricinfo staff

SA v Eng, 1st Test, Durban

Root's bumper year, Faf's crawl

Dec 29, 2015: Stats highlights from the fourth day's play at Kingsmead where Dane Piedt became the first South Africa offspinner in 50 years to take a five-for at home.

Shiva Jayaraman

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

Shoulder strain puts Steyn in doubt for Cape Town Test

Dec 29, 2015: Dale Steyn is in doubt for the New Year's Test in Cape Town, after he was ruled out of bowling for the remainder of the ongoing Durban Test with a shoulder strain

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Finn puts England on course for victory

Dec 29, 2015: Steven Finn made the vital incisions for England as they remained on course for victory in the opening Test at Kingsmead. He claimed three wickets, continuing Hashim Amla's horror run of form and then snaffling Faf du Plessis in the dying moments of the d

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

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

England ascend as South Africa decline

Dec 28, 2015: As one team declines so another team ascends. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that England have the chance of a brighter Test future than South Africa

George Dobell in Durban

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

South Africa could gamble on Steyn after 'inconclusive' scan

Dec 28, 2015: South Africa are hopeful of Dale Steyn's chances of bowling in the Kingsmead Test and the rest of the England series after an "inconclusive" scan on a painful shoulder

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Staunch Elgar provides scant consolation

Dec 28, 2015: At least South Africa had Dean Elgar. On a day in which the ghosts of India came back to haunt them they did not have much else

Firdose Moonda in Durban

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

Root equals Sehwag, Elgar carries bat

Dec 28, 2015: Stats highlight from the third day at Kingsmead, where Dean Elgar fought a lone battle for South Africa

Shiva Jayaraman

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

Elgar carries his bat but SA struggle

Dec 28, 2015:

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Root cements England's control against troubled SA

Dec 28, 2015: Three days into this series England hold a 261-run lead over a South Africa side riddled with problems, chief of which was another injury to Dale Steyn, after their batting had slumped in the morning session

The Report by Andrew McGlashan
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