Cricket-Mission accomplished and then some for England’s project reset

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By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) – As England celebrated destroying South Africa by nine wickets to secure a 2-1 series success on Monday, their sixth win in seven tests of the most glorious test-match summer, it took something of a leap to remember how quickly things have turned around. When they trudged home from a dispiriting tour of West Indies on the back of a 10-wicket series-losing defeat in March, they had managed one win in 17 tests and an exhausted Joe Root stepped down as captain. To say the arrival of his replacement Ben Stokes and new coach Brendan McCullum transformed the team …

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