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NEIL MANTHORP: It’s just not cricket anymore? Well, world has changed
‘It’s not just the Proteas’ test team which could do with a fresh start. It’s test cricket itself’
If this Test series had been rugby rather than cricket the scores might have been something like 40-6, 3-55 and 48-3. Inconceivably, all three have been one-sided thrashings, two by England and the other by SA. It is not a unique state of affairs, but it’s highly unusual.
The 239-run defeat at the Oval on Monday saw the Proteas fall 2-1 behind with the fourth and final Test in the series due to start at Old Trafford in Manchester on Friday.