In the days leading up to the Durban Test, there had been plenty of talk about the future of AB de Villiers in international cricket, given the amount of burden he has been carrying. Following the decision to ask de Villiers to keep wickets in Tests again in spite of his obvious dislike to do so, murmurs have only grown stronger.
England started the day on 133 for 3 and were bundled out for 281 runs which means they gained a healthy lead of 145 runs. In reply, Australia’s batting collapsed again in the second inning too and they are seven down for mere 168 runs
England's series against New Zealand was going to be highly significant in the sense that it was going to be their first one-day series in the aftermath of the World Cup debacle. They managed to square the Tests 1-1
England might have won the opening Test at Nottingham but they would be looking to make a change in their bowling attack. Tall fast bowler Steven Finn didn’t live up to his expectations in the First Test and a poor spell from him nearly cost the Test match for England!