Originally Posted by Dennis Denuto
Apparently this is the worst defeat in test history.
Last 10 tests or so suggest that England aren't much good tbh. Confirms the belief that England's batting line up is hugely overrated and will crumble against good bowling. Their bowling attack is still excellent but didn't have much to work on that pitch. Pitches like that aren't great for test cricket imo.
The England bowlers didn't put their backs into it. Broad and Bresnan bowled like medium pace trundlers. SA were getting a bit out of it but I agree it was a slow surface. England's batting strength lies in its depth. If the seven, eight and nine can bat a bit (even the ten when Bresnan's playing) the lower order can repair early collapses.