Sweet revenge as England’s stumped
WHAT HAPPENED PROTEA CAPTAIN Graeme Smith’s undefeated 154 runs in the final innings of the third Test at Edgbaston helped his team achieve a series victory in England for the first time in 43 years – with one Test in the series remaining. The previous series victory, in 1965, was when Peter van der Merwe was captain and the cream of SA’s cricketers seldom lost against England or Australia. BEELD said Smith and his Protea team deserved the accolades for the way they beat England to clinch the series – especially since the team seemed to be in serious trouble at one stage in the final innings. They can now tackle Australia with greater confidence, the paper said. The Star said it was an achievement to cherish and hopefully the end of SA’s “choking” in important matches.