There could be a rational competition between bat and ball instead of providing feasts of attacking batting as the early season pitches in South Africa tend to give some help to both pace and spin.
England have now won six of their seven Tests under their dynamic new leadership pairing of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum. It is a dramatic turnround in fortunes for the side that had managed just one victory in their previous 17 matches.
Henry’s bounce and movement saw South Africa fold for 95 before tea, and at stumps New Zealand had benefitted from the wicket browning off in the late afternoon and were 116 for three.
Gutsy Pakistan kept their slim Twenty20 World Cup hopes alive with a 33-run win over South Africa in a dramatic rain-affected match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Table-toppers India are on six points and play Zimbabwe in Melbourne in the final match of Sunday's triple header, the result of which will decide the final Super 12 standings and who faces whom in the semis.
Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener flayed the Proteas for their below par performance in the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia.
David Miller and Aiden Markram smashed half-centuries to lead South Africa to a five-wicket win over India in Perth on Sunday and put them in pole position for a semi-final berth at the Twenty20 World Cup.
The pair came together after Temba Bavuma fell in the first over and powered their team to 205-5. Bangladesh were dismissed for just 101 in the 17th over with Anrich Nortje taking 4-10.
Hand-harvested from the banks of a remote river in northwestern South Africa, Baleni salt is developing a growing culinary following, as much for its unique taste as its back story.