South Africa v Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen fell to Wayne Parnell for 12, as England slumped to an innings defeat before lunch on the fourth day at the Wanderers
Kevin Pietersen fell to Wayne Parnell for 12, as England slumped to an innings defeat before lunch on the fourth day at the Wanderers © Getty Images
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Another coach derailed

Mickey Arthur's departure as South Africa coach is confirmation of where the power lies in the dressing room. By John Stern

'No place to hide for England'

Switch Hit: The decider in South Africa, England's latest squad, the IPL auction, and a chat with Yorkshire's Ajmal Shahzad

    England's best lower-order batsman

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

    Why all the doom and gloom?

England have done surprisingly well over the last season. It's not the end of the world for them. By Rob Steen

    UDRS and Pakistan are failing

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 tactics

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Statistics

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

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

Twenty20 Internationals

Twenty20 matches

Mark Boucher and Graeme Swann with their awards
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Paul Collingwood was eventually out sweeping JP Duminy to Morne Morkel on the square leg boundary
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Ryan Sidebottom was the last man out, bowled by JP Duminy to cue South African celebrations
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England captain Andrew Strauss and vice-captain Alastair Cook look rueful after England crashed to defeat
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South Africa pose with their trophies after retaining the the Basil D'Oliveira
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Wayne Parnell collected the crucial wicket of Kevin Pietersen after bagging Andrew Strauss on day three
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Squads

Andrew Strauss (c) James Anderson
Tim Bresnan Stuart Broad
Paul Collingwood Alastair Cook
Joe Denly Sajid Mahmood
Eoin Morgan Graham Onions
Kevin Pietersen Matt Prior (wk)
Adil Rashid Graeme Swann
Jonathan Trott Luke Wright

About

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.

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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