The South African cricket team has dethroned the English cricket team as the number one test cricketing side after clinching a 2-0 series victory over the British.
The test match at Lord’s saw England topple from the top of the world Test rankings as the Protease dominated play on day five to win convincingly by 51 runs.
South Africa had earlier won the opening match of the three-Test series by an innings and 12 runs and had drawn the second encounter.
The final Test match was also surrounded by controversy as Kevin Pietersen, one of England’s finest all-rounders, had sent negative texts to South African players about his teammates.
The former national captain, scored 149 in the second Test but was left out of the squad after refusing to sign a letter confirming he did not send the derogatory messages.