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Day 5

501dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

England save yet another thriller

South Africa moved two steps closer to squaring the series on the fifth and final morning of the third Test in Cape Town, as James Anderson and Jonathan Trott were prised from the crease

Day 4

501dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Late wickets derail England chase

Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook completed the first leg of England's survival bid in the third Test at Newlands, successfully negotiating a typically hostile new-ball onslaught from Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn

502dAndrew McGlashan in Cape Town

De Villiers reignites tampering row

AB de Villiers accused Stuart Broad of being "a little bit naughty" for stepping on the ball early in South Africa's second innings

501dAndrew McGlashan in Cape Town

Cook believes England can fight

Alastair Cook believes England can draw on recent experiences to haul themselves to safety in the third Test at Newlands

Day 3

501dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Smith century pushes England to the wall

Graeme Smith loves nothing better than to grind England into the dust, and on the hottest day of the tour so far, he produced an innings of intensity and drive to set up the prospect of a series-squaring victory in the third Test at Newlands

Day 2

501dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Steyn and Morkel unsettle England

Alastair Cook reproduced the calm obduracy of his Durban century to steady England with a vital unbeaten 65, and Ian Bell demonstrated a new-found resilience

Day 1

501dAndrew McGlashan in Cape Town

Kallis quashes Durban demons

Had Graeme Smith had been caught off Graham Onions' first ball of the match, South Africa's day could have unravelled amid memories of their Durban demise

501dCricinfo staff

Ntini linked with Middlesex move

Makhaya Ntini, South Africa's iconic fast bowler, is expected to announce his retirement from international cricket later this week

501dAndrew McGlashan in Cape Town

Swann drops the momentum

Plays of the day from the 1st day of the third Test between South Africa and England at Cape Town


502dAndrew McGlashan

Steak, Onions and controversy

Christmas in Durban, New Year in Cape Town. It must be the second instalment of our South Africa tour diary

501dAndrew McGlashan

Flower praises 'bulldog' Colly

Coach Andy Flower hailed Paul Collingwood's "bulldog spirit" after his role in England's latest great escape at Newlands

501dRich Abbott

Good to the last bite

A travelling England fans revels in the best sport he ever watched live

502dAndrew McGlashan in Johannesburg

Friedel de Wet struggling for final Test

Wayne Parnell, the left-arm paceman, is in line for a Test debut against England at the Wanderers with Friedel de Wet struggling with injury

502dCricinfo staff

Stuart Broad 'astonished' by tampering charges

Stuart Broad and James Anderson, the two England bowlers at the centre of the recent ball-tampering controversy, have steadfastly defended their actions during the third Test against South Africa

501dAndrew McGlashan in Cape Town

Smith looks for Newlands inspiration

The most important sporting event this year for the country of South Africa starts in June, but for the cricket team the next five days are what matters

501dAndrew McGlashan in Cape Town

Strauss aims to overturn history

Having rekindled Ashes memories with their draw at Centurion, followed by Stuart Broad's and Graeme Swann's second-innings demolition of South Africa at Durban, England are now hoping to avoid a repeat of what happened against Australia

501dAndrew McGlashan in Cape Town

'Iconic' Ntini facing the axe

Graeme Smith has admitted the decision over Makhaya Ntini's is a "sensitive" issue, but he didn't give the struggling fast bowler his unqualified support

England 4th innings Partnerships

1st101AJ StraussAN Cook
2nd6AJ StraussIJL Trott
3rd22KP PietersenIJL Trott
4th24IJL TrottJM Anderson
5th7PD CollingwoodIJL Trott
6th112PD CollingwoodIR Bell
7th6IR BellMJ Prior
8th8IR BellSCJ Broad
9th4GP SwannIR Bell
10th6GP SwannG Onions