And so the world turns on its axis once again. A week ago we convened to tear into New Zealand and have a hearty giggle at Australia’s expense. This time we… Er, oh.
For the first time all summer South Africa looked genuinely out of sorts, being bowled out for a sub par total that England were able to chase down relatively easily, despite a slight wobble towards the end. The home side reclaim top spot in the rankings, although they neglected to freeze Hashm Amla in carbonite.
A masterful and assured Bopara 150 steered England to a comfortable position, before Anderson & Co. showed just why they’re the best attack in the game. Or was it a gin-induced hallucination?
South Africa fought back before England fought back and then South Africa fought back again to leave the Test in the balance on a day of fightbacks at the Oval.
Since we haven’t the budget for a BBC style montage, we instead get an opinion from either side on what to make of the recently completed ODI series. For those who couldn’t be bothered reading till the end; Australia are rubbish.