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Bad light comes to South Africa's aid

Bad light comes to South Africa's aid

Rob Barnett

England landed three crucial blows in the half hour after tea to fight back on a topsy-turvy Boxing Day in Durban. Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith, who added 150 for the third wicket, fell for 75 before bad light cut short play with South Africa 175 for five.

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Bad light comes to South Africa's aid

Bad light comes to South Africa's aid

Rob Barnett

England landed three crucial blows in the half hour after tea to fight back on a topsy-turvy Boxing Day in Durban. Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith, who added 150 for the third wicket, fell for 75 before...

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Strauss goes easy on Christmas spirit

Strauss goes easy on Christmas spirit

Andrew Strauss is happy to play ’Captain Scrooge’ to help give England the best possible chance of beating South Africa in the second Test in Durban.

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Strauss predicts Pietersen 'special'

Strauss predicts Pietersen 'special'

Andrew Strauss senses some vintage Kevin Pietersen may be on the way for England in time for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa.

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Arthur out to exploit weaknesses

Arthur out to exploit weaknesses

South Africa coach Mickey Arthur sees a vulnerability in England’s batting which he believes they can continue to expose in the second Test.

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Home fires burn for Pietersen

Home fires burn for Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen is hoping to end a difficult year on a “special” note for himself and England when he plays Test cricket for the first time at Kingsmead, the ground where he grew up watching the game.

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Smith senses England frailty

Smith senses England frailty

South Africa believe they have left England with some tricky questions to answer ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Durban after their final-evening collapse in the drawn encounter at Centurion.

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Broad knows where boundaries lie

Broad knows where boundaries lie

Andy Flower has had to speak to Stuart Broad over his animated response to being given out at Centurion but sees no wider problem with the England bowler’s competitive demeanour.

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Flower calls for England focus

Flower calls for England focus

Team director Andy Flower has serious misgivings with the new decision review system, but accepts England cannot afford to spend the ongoing Test series against South Africa grumbling about it.

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Bell gets Flower backing

Bell gets Flower backing

England coach Andy Flower retains full confidence in Ian Bell and Alastair Cook despite their failure to make an impression in the first Test at Centurion.

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