Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GC Smith
75(186) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 4 0 4 4
PL Harris
36(50) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 1 7 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O31.0
M6
R78
W3
Eco2.51
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O35.0
M3
R110
W4
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 133/10

  • M Ntini1 (3b)
  • GP Swann21-3-54-5
  • JM Anderson8-2-24-1

It's been a fantastic Test and I hope you enjoyed the coverage. That's all from Kingsmead from me, Sahil Dutta, and from Andrew Miller. South Africa are a proud sporting nation and will fight back at Cape Town, I hope you'll join us on January 3 at 10.30 am (8.30 am GMT) for what should be a great occasion. For now, all that is left to say is have a very happy new year.

Andrew Strauss describes this as the best performance by an England side away from home he's witnessed. He commends under-pressure batsmen Cook and Bell and again Swann. He thanks the England fans for their support and, as ever, urges England to keep their feet on the ground, saying there is a long way to go in the series. But Strauss will be absolutely thrilled as his careful construction of a world-beating team goes a small step further.

Graeme Swann wins his second successive man of the match award, after he won it at Centurion. He chuckles and looks chipper, describing his year as a dream come true.

Graeme Smith says the collapse was caused by the constant pressure England exerted throughout the game. He believes batting first was the right option, but his side didn't bowl well enough and left South Africa chasing the game from then on. Defending the batsmen, he says the top-six have done the job for a while, and credit should be given to England for being so decisive. Intriguingly, Smith says the right selections need to be made for the next Test.

Andrew Miller's bulletin is ready for you to chew on as we wait for the presentation ceremony.

The England players huddle, woop, highfive, and embrace, but the damage was done yesterday so there is a sense of more quiet satisfaction today.

England win by an innings and 98 runs. A sensational spell last night turned this match, making today almost a formality. 1964 was the last time England beat South Africa by an innings, and after Centurion, where they almost snatched defeat in a crazy spell on the final day, England have been utterly dominant here.

49.6
W
Swann to Steyn, OUT, that's it! Gone! England have won a remarkable victory, Swann has five as Steyn is struck bang in front!
49.5
1
Swann to Ntini, 1 run, Ntini plays this neatly, opening the face and guiding it to third man for one
49.4
1
Swann to Steyn, 1 run, pushed into space away for a single to bring Ntini on strike
49.3
0
Swann to Steyn, no run, slightly shorter and Steyn gets back to defend
49.2
2
Swann to Steyn, 2 runs, nicely played, floated up outside off, and driven firmly through the covers
49.1
0
Swann to Steyn, no run, Swann looking for five, but Steyn defends easily enough

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

GC Smith
75(186) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 4 0 4 4
PL Harris
36(50) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 1 7 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O31.0
M6
R78
W3
Eco2.51
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GP Swann
O35.0
M3
R110
W4
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF