Monday 4 January 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Graeme Swann

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Graeme Swann
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Graeme Swann
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England off-spinner Graeme Swann has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his performance in England's innings victory over South Africa in the Boxing Day Test in Durban.

Swann was named as the man-of-the-match for the second Test in a row as England moved into a 1-0 series lead with a victory by an innings and 98 runs at Kingsmead, and his contribution proved vital for the tourists.

He took four wickets as South Africa were bowled out for 343, then made a swift 22 runs as England piled up 574 before declaring and Swann completed a fine match by taking five for 54 as South Africa were bundled out for just 133 in their second innings.

Swann's nine-wicket haul took him to 54 for the year and underlined just what an impact he has made on the England side since his recall in 2008.

Other contenders for the award included his team-mates Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad as well as Australia's Shane Watson.

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