Cape Town – Enforced inactivity is no crime, of course ...
but is England’s fairly ruthless current dismantling of Australia in the Ashes
series drawing them closer to sleeping South Africa for global Test supremacy
Although the points situation will only be revised after
completion of the Ashes later this month (England must be considered strong
favourites to complete a 4-0 outcome) South Africa stand on 135 points, a whole
19 clear of India in second (116) and 23 superior to England (112) in third.