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Day 5

498dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Swann five seals innings victory

England's cricketers needed just 18 overs on the final morning at Durban to wrap up a thumping innings-and-98-run victory in the second Test

498dAndrew McGlashan in Durban

Joker Swann proves his serious talent

For a long time it appeared that the five overs Graeme Swann bowled in a one-day international against South Africa, at Bloemfontein, on the 1999-2000 tour might be the sum total of his England career

Day 4

498dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Swann and Broad stun South Africa

A sensational collapse of six wickets for 23 in 71 balls left South Africa clinging to the wreckage of their second innings at Kingsmead

498dAndrew McGlashan in Durban

Collingwood sent for scan on dislocated finger

England suffered an injury scare shortly before the start of the fourth day's play in Durban when Paul Collingwood dislocated his left index finger during fielding practice

Day 3

498dAndrew McGlashan in Durban

Gusting winds and gutsy knocks

Plays of the day from the third day of the second Test between South Africa and England at Durban

Day 2

498dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Strauss cameo sets England platform

Andrew Strauss took a leaf out of Dale Steyn's batting textbook, and launched England's innings in the same aggressive manner with which South Africa's No. 10 had closed that of his own team

498dAndrew McGlashan in Durban

A contest crying out for a hundred

Virender Sehwag has taken the art of opening to new levels and Strauss briefly managed a passing impression of him

Day 1

498dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

England make inroads after Smith and Kallis stand

South Africa's old guard of Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis combined superbly in a third-wicket stand of 150 to claw their side into the ascendancy on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test at Kingsmead, but England claimed five wickets in 17 overs

498dAndrew McGlashan in Durban

England rewarded for playing waiting game

At tea on the opening day at Durban, England were looking short of options and short of ideas, but six overs into the evening session, there was a very different complexion to proceedings

498dAndrew McGlashan in Durban

Cutting it fine

Plays of the day from the first day of the second Test at Durban


146dCricinfo staff

Swann moves to No.3 in rankings

Graeme Swann has crowned a remarkable year, in which he has taken 54 wickets in 11 games, by rocketing to No. 3 in the world rankings, ahead of Muttiah Muralitharan

146dAndrew McGlashan in Cape Town

Procter calls on South Africa to show fight

South Africa's convenor of selectors, Mike Procter, has called on the team to show their "character" after the innings-and-98-run drubbing against England at Durban

146dAndrew McGlashan in Durban

Broad exorcises his Durban ghost

Stuart Broad can now remember Durban for the good times. His fourth-afternoon spell put England on course for their crushing innings-and-98-run victory

South Africa 3rd innings Partnerships

1st27AG PrinceGC Smith
2nd10HM AmlaGC Smith
3rd3JH KallisGC Smith
4th4GC SmithAB de Villiers
5th0GC SmithJP Duminy
6th6MV BoucherGC Smith
7th36MV BoucherM Morkel
8th22MV BoucherPL Harris
9th21PL HarrisDW Steyn
10th4M NtiniDW Steyn