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England in South Africa, 2009-10
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SA v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day
England in South Africa 2009-10
Mickey Arthur's departure as South Africa coach is confirmation of where the power lies in the dressing room. By John Stern
Switch Hit: The decider in South Africa, England's latest squad, the IPL auction, and a chat with Yorkshire's Ajmal Shahzad
Numbers Game: England's resistance down the order has been led by Graeme Swann in the last couple of years, with an average untouched in their Test history
England have done surprisingly well over the last season. It's not the end of the world for them. By Rob Steen
Ian Chappell: The ICC needs to take full responsibility for the running of the review system, and Pakistan need to own up to their poor cricket and questionable tacticsVideo/Audio » Magazine » Page 2 »
England in South Africa T20I Series, 2009/10
England in South Africa ODI Series, 2009/10
Basil D'Oliveira Trophy, 2009/10 (England in South Africa Tests)
England tour of South Africa, Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
David Lloyd covets one of Michael Vaughan's accessories
South Africa v England Test and one-day series
Series between South Africa and England stretch back to 1888-89, with England dominating the first four encounters. In 134 Tests, England have won 55 to South Africa's 28. The first Test at Centurion gets underway on December 16.
A planned tour by England in 1968-69 was cancelled when the South Africa's apartheid government refused to allow entry to Basil D'Oliveira, a coloured allrounder originally from South Africa who was controversially not included in the original squad. It was the start of more than two decades of sporting isolation for South African cricket.
South Africa are now captained by Graeme Smith, while England's leader is Andrew Strauss who enjoyed a prolific first tour of South Africa in 2004-05 with 656 runs.
Click here to read a brief history of the two teams' performances.