Cricket victory

2008-08-05 00:00

NOT since Peter van der Merwe’s side in 1965 has South Africa won a Test rubber in England. The achievement of Graeme Smith’s men in repeating the feat by winning the third Test in fading light on Saturday evening, when at one stage all had seemed lost, was thanks to the burly captain who made

154 not out to see South Africa safely home. The victory compounded England’s woes by triggering the unexpected resignations of Michael Vaughan and Paul Collingwood, respectively the Test and one-day captains.

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