England crush South Africa to take series lead

RICHARD HUGGARD / AFP

England have beaten South Africa by an innings and 53 runs in the third Test at Port Elizabeth.

The visitors secured victory on the final day as they dismissed the Proteas for 237.

They took three of the four wickets they needed on day five within the first hour but the win was delayed by the 99-run last-wicket stand between Keshav Maharaj (71) and Dane Paterson (39 not out).

England's middle-order batsman Ollie Pope was declared man of the match for hitting an unbeaten 135 in the first innings.

The fourth and final match of the series starts in Johannesburg on Friday, with England currently 2-1 up.

 

 

 

 

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