England player ratings for Cape Town
I hope you enjoyed the tension on the final day at Newlands, where England once again repeated something of a recent habit by calling on the final-wicket pair to grab a draw.
But, to half-steal an Anne Robinson line, who floated my boat and who sank without trace in Cape Town? These are my ratings for the England team. They are, as ever, purely subjective so please don't get too upset if I haven't given someone the same marks you would give them.
On the other hand, don't feel frightened to comment here, and I'll try to get back to as many of you as I can.
Andrew Strauss - 5
Will be unhappy about the manner of his dismissal in the first innings, but did his bit in the second by batting for nearly three hours. Continues to marshal his four-man attack well - no easy job in tough bowling conditions.
Alastair Cook - 6
Two nice scores, but gave his wicket away with pull shots on each occasion when on a flat track like this he should have had at least one century. May have to be more circumspect when dealing with the short ball.
Jonathan Trott - 5
Like his skipper, partially atoned for a poor first innings with a more significant contribution in the second dig. But a good player of fast bowling like him will be disappointed to be bowled twice by Dale Steyn.
Kevin Pietersen - 2
Sorry KP fans, but a duck and six on a belting wicket after missing straight balls that did nothing off the pitch is hideously below par. Just looking far too frenetic at the moment; maybe he needs some advice from Michael Winner. Calm down, dear.
Paul Collingwood - 8
He is probably the only England batsman that actually enjoys the challenge of dead-batting every ball bowled to him hour after hour, and how England needed him to do likewise on the final day in Cape Town. Typically gritty.
Ian Bell - 9
His big century in Durban silenced one batch of detractors, and his four-and-three-quarter-hour innings here will give further evidence of his growing maturity. Has done pretty well since his recall halfway through the Ashes.
Matt Prior - 7
Lasted only nine balls on the final day in difficult circumstances and with catchers waiting to seize on almost anything airborne. His bright 76 in the first innings was vital, and took six catches in an error-free wicket-keeping display.
Stuart Broad - 5
Limited impact with the ball in conditions that did not suit, and that was made harder by the fact Strauss never let him have a go with the new ball. Helped out with the bat, scoring 25 and a duck on the final day that at least used up 22 precious deliveries.
Graeme Swann - 7
Hard to keep him out of the game. Even on a flat track like this, he caused momentary panic when two wickets in two balls reduced South Africa to 127-5 on day one. Maintained good discipline over some long spells in the second innings.
James Anderson - 8
Wonderful bowling early in the match when pitch had some life in it, and added to that five-for with three more in the second innings. Battled away for more than an hour as nightwatchman - and that proved a vital contribution.
Graham Onions - 6
The impression that Onions is someone who bowls good spells without always getting the wickets he deserves gathered some force here, but he will have surely enjoyed denying South Africa a win at the death for the second time in a matter of weeks.