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Day 4

829dThe Report by Andrew Miller

Moeen's five secures England 177-run victory

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

829dJarrod Kimber

When nothing good would last

South Africa came to England missing vital organs and left with questions over the health of the rest of the side

829dFirdose Moonda at Old Trafford

Wounded SA must learn hard lessons

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

829dGeorge Dobell at Old Trafford

Root revels in success but urges more from team

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

Day 3

830dThe Report by Andrew Miller

Moeen onslaught puts series victory in England's sights

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

830dGeorge Dobell at Old Trafford

Root poise hides England batting flaws

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

Day 2

831dFirdose Moonda at Old Trafford

South Africa need du Plessis to step up

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

Day 1

832dGeorge Dobell at Old Trafford

Jennings' rut leaves him running out of time

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

832dFirdose Moonda

ECB tightlipped on SA approach for Gibson

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


833dFirdose Moonda at Old Trafford

Old Trafford could mark the end for Domingo

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

833dFirdose Moonda at Old Trafford

South Africa sweat over struggling Philander

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

Amla- Key for South Africa


Century partnerships in this series for South Africa. Hashim Amla has been involved in three of those.

All Rounder Moeen


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

Tough Ask for SA


Number of successful chases over 300 at Old Trafford. Highest successful chase was when England beat New Zealand in 2008 by scoring 294/4 .

Morkel v Cook


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.

Moeen 's Best


Wickets taken by Moeen Ali this series - Most he has taken in a Test series. Previously he had taken 19 against India in 2014

Roland Jones vs Amla


Number of times Amla has been dismissed by Toby Roland Jones from the 21 balls he has faced. Amla averages 2.33 against Jones.

Opening Woes continue


Avg runs added by the openers from South Africa in their last 13 innings.During this period the highest stand has been 21.

Unlucky Bairstow


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

Mr Consistent


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.

5000 and counting


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.

Not a Happy Hunting ground


Last instance of South Africa winning a Test at Old Trafford,Manchester. In 9 Tests they have won 1,lost 4 and drawn 4.