Impact of pacers and Ollie Pope's rise big positives for England but questions remain on keeper

South Africa might have to endure more pain before things turn around for them

Cricket - South Africa v England - Fourth Test - Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - January 27, 2020   England's Mark Wood celebrates with Stuart Broad and Ollie Pope after taking the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen     REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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For once, it was not all about Ben Stokes. England won just their second away Test series in four years, when victory in the fourth match in Johannesburg on Monday completed a 3-1 drubbing of South Africa.

Okay, so Stokes was named player of the series for some typical heroism with bat, ball and in the field. But England will be buoyed by the contributions made by some of the other guys, as they look ahead to Tests that follow this year.

Raw pace

Kevin Pietersen might prefer to face Mark Wood than Jofra Archer “all day long”, as he wrote on social media midway through the series. But there can’t be many batting line ups that would choose to face both of them.