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Pietersen's best form a knock away

Pietersen's best form a knock away

England’s “genius” Kevin Pietersen is capable of turning on the magic at any point - and Paul Collingwood will not be surprised if it happens in the final Test at the Wanderers this week.

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Settled side breeds camaraderie - Prior

Settled side breeds camaraderie - Prior

England may be on course to achieve something at the Wanderers which has proved beyond them for more than a century, if the tourists select an unchanged team for the fourth successive Test.

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Only victory will do for Prior

Only victory will do for Prior

England are determined to finish what they started in South Africa and will be happy with nothing less than a series win after the Wanderers Test. Matt Prior warned there will be no hint of a “comfort zone” for Andrew Strauss’ side in Johannesburg.

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South Africa ready to throw the dice

South Africa ready to throw the dice

Mickey Arthur admits South Africa will have to “gamble a little” to try to salvage a drawn series. Despite the hosts' position, the Wanderers track "will allow batters to get stuck in," said the coach.

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Miller sees fruit of consistent selection

Miller sees fruit of consistent selection

England's selectors already feel vindicated by a successful tour of South Africa so far - but are anticipating a grandstand finish in the final Test. "We won't be going out to play for a draw in this Test match," said national selector Geoff Miller.

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Bell sets out his stall

Bell sets out his stall

Test match bowlers are about to discover they are up against a formidably tougher opponent when Ian Bell strides to the crease. "I did a lot of thinking about how to make myself tougher as well as physically better," revealed the in-form right-hander.

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Proteas in u-turn over ineligible Tahir

Proteas in u-turn over ineligible Tahir

South Africa have had to withdraw Imran Tahir from their squad for the final Test against England after discovering the former Pakistan A leg-spinner is not eligible to play for them. Tahir was called up to a 15-man squad announced barely 24 hours earlier.

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Flower demands echo from Bell

Flower demands echo from Bell

Andy Flower is delighted with the new Ian Bell - but warns he must continue playing important innings for England. Hot off his match-winning contributions at the Brit Oval and Durban, Bell's tour-de-force 78 saw England almost to the finish at Cape Town.

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Collingwood's fortitude an inspiration

Collingwood's fortitude an inspiration

Paul Collingwood personifies the mettle Andy Flower hopes will help England deliver a series victory in South Africa. In a 57-over stand with Ian Bell, Collingwood helped save the Newlands Test.

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South Africa pull Tahir out of the hat

South Africa pull Tahir out of the hat

South Africa have called uncapped pair Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir into a 15-man squad as they bid to square the series in the final Test against England at the Wanderers next week.

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