2. South Africa Away

Andrew Strauss

2. South Africa Away – 2004/05 – Strauss proved he was worth his place in the England side, making a huge impression during the away series in South Africa. He made 126 and 94 not out in the first test, helping England to victory before saving the match in the second test with another century during an opening stand with Marcus Trescothick of 273. He averaged 72.88 during the five test series, scoring 656 along the way, earning plaudits from all over the globe.

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