Moeen Ali completed an outstanding series with 5 for 69 to wrap up a 3-1 victory for England as South Africa collapsed following a century stand between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis
South Africa came to England missing vital organs and left with questions over the health of the rest of the side
Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis briefly fired hopes of salvaging the series but in the end South Africa will head home both battered and beaten
Stats highlights from Old Trafford where England wrapped up their first home series win over South Africa since 1998
Trevor Bayliss hinted that Keaton Jennings may not have done enough to retain his place at opener for the West Indies series
England bounced back from the Trent Bridge defeat with mature performances in the last two Tests and with the Ashes on the horizon, Joe Root is keen to harness that attitude consistently
South Africa battled back valiantly on an increasingly capricious pitch to give themselves a fleeting chance of chasing a sub-300-run target, only for Moeen Ali to put the destiny of the series beyond any reasonable doubt
England look to be on the brink of a 3-1 series win over South Africa - but their worries over the make-up of the top five haven't gone away
AB de Villiers has been the ghost at South Africa's feast during their tour of England, but his chirpy presence on social media has hinted at a conflicted mindset
James Anderson produced his best figures at Old Trafford as England reduced South Africa to 220 for 9 at the close, still well behind their first-innings 362
The England captain largely has the personnel to give expression to his dynamic leadership. His South African counterpart faces trickier circumstances
At The Oval Faf du Plessis talked about South Africa's mistakes, here they just replicated them
The No. 4 position has become a problem for South Africa and captain Faf du Plessis is best placed to fill the hole in their batting line-up
It took James Anderson just three deliveries to strike from his own end on a day where the ground hung on his every move
An absorbing day of Test-match cut and thrust finished with honours more or less even but with South Africa over-flowing with belief, thanks to a searing yorker from the final ball of Kagiso Rabada's day
South Africa are having to try and level the series against England without Vernon Philander which has led to him receiving some significant criticism
It has been a torrid series for Keaton Jennings and he was again worked over by South Africa's quicks at Old Trafford leaving his place hanging by a thread
The ECB say they have yet to receive an approach from Cricket South Africa regarding the services of the England bowling coach, Ottis Gibson, who has been linked to the South African head coach's position
There is a Test series to win, and another to follow, but minds are starting to drift towards the Ashes series and the questions still looming over England
The head coach has achieved much during his four years, but a difficult tour of England may not have done his chances of staying in the job any favours
After battling illness last week, Philander has now been struck with back spasms on the eve of the final Test at Old Trafford and faces a fitness test
England's leading Test wicket-taker has been honoured by joining Brian Statham in having an end named after him at his home ground
Joe Root has the chance to win his first Test series as captain against a side who are known as strong tourists
Century partnerships in this series for South Africa. Hashim Amla has been involved in three of those.
Number of cricketers from England to score 200 runs and take 20 wickets in a series. Flintoff was the last to achieve this in the 2005 Ashes
Number of successful chases over 300 at Old Trafford. Highest successful chase was when England beat New Zealand in 2008 by scoring 294/4 .
Number of times Morne Morkel has dismissed Alastair Cook in Tests. Morkel has dismissed him 4 times this series conceding 93 runs from 201 balls.
Wickets taken by Moeen Ali this series - Most he has taken in a Test series. Previously he had taken 19 against India in 2014
Number of times Amla has been dismissed by Toby Roland Jones from the 21 balls he has faced. Amla averages 2.33 against Jones.
Avg runs added by the openers from South Africa in their last 13 innings.During this period the highest stand has been 21.
Number of players from England to be dismissed for 99 in a Test.This is the second instance where Bairstow was dismissed in the nineties against SA
Number of consecutive matches in which Joe Root has scored a Test fifty. He equals the record for England previously held by John Edrich who scored 10 between 1969-71.
Number of innings taken by Joe Root to score 5000 Test runs - Fifth fastest from England to this feat. Hobbs, Hammond, Barrington and Hutton got there earlier.
Last instance of South Africa winning a Test at Old Trafford,Manchester. In 9 Tests they have won 1,lost 4 and drawn 4.