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Light practice for Collingwood

Light practice for Collingwood

Paul Collingwood came through a tentative practice session on New Year's Day morning as he seeks to prove his fitness for the third Test in Cape Town.

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Broad vows never to lose chutzpah

Broad vows never to lose chutzpah

Stuart Broad believes he cannot afford to curb his competitive instincts, even though he accepts they may land him in trouble with cricket officialdom.

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Broad seizes the moment once more

Broad seizes the moment once more

Andrew Strauss was again able to reflect on Stuart Broad’s knack of producing a match-turning spell, as England took a potentially decisive advantage over South Africa. "He can make things happen - that's his greatest strength," the captain said.

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Swann up to third in bowlers rankings

Swann up to third in bowlers rankings

England duo Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad have climbed to their highest positions in the Reliance Mobile ICC bowlers rankings after aiding victory over hosts South Africa in the second Test.

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Year of progress for Strauss' England

Year of progress for Strauss' England

England will have much to celebrate in Cape Town on New Year's Eve after finishing 2009 on a new high with their crushing victory in Kingsmead. "Away from home, that is as emphatic a victory as I can remember," said captain Andrew Strauss.

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Smith left to ponder withering defeat

Smith left to ponder withering defeat

Captain Graeme Smith delivered some home truths for a beaten South Africa after their innings defeat. He estimated that second-innings pressure meant England were "able to attack" freely on day four.

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Carberry covers for Collingwood

Carberry covers for Collingwood

England have added Hampshire opening batsman Michael Carberry to their squad for the third Test against South Africa as cover for Paul Collingwood.

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Five-star Swann seals famous victory

Five-star Swann seals famous victory

Rob Barnett

England required a little over an hour to polish off South Africa’s tail and go 1-0 up in the four-Test series. Graeme Swann, who took 5-54, picked up the first and last of the four wickets the tourists needed for victory - by an innings and 98 runs.

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Five-star Swann seals famous victory

Five-star Swann seals famous victory

Rob Barnett

England required a little over an hour to polish off South Africa’s tail and go 1-0 up in the four-Test series. Graeme Swann, who took 5-54, picked up the first and last of the four wickets the tourists...

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Perfect day rings true for Bell

Perfect day rings true for Bell

Ian Bell and England were hailing a perfect day after Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann joined forces to help bowl the tourists to the brink of victory in the second Test against South Africa.

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