Senior players’ stuff-ups put the wind in England’s sails
As Newlands citadel was breached, adding to England’s hoodoo-smashing record, it was the juniors who stepped up
SA’s new revolution was halted at its favourite haunt, but it’s worth remembering that England have a historical habit of smashing hoodoos when it’s least expected.
They’ve done it before in previous years, notably with a 1994 win against the West Indies in Barbados where the hosts hadn’t lost a Test in 59 years.
At the turn of the millennium they were the first touring team to win a Test against Pakistan in Karachi...