Player of the Match
Player of the Match

England win by seven wickets. What a day this has been. When we started, England were 238 for 5 in their first innings. They got just ahead, then it was all about Stuart Broad. Another spell that will go down in Test history. South Africa have a host of problems, for sure, but this is still one heck of a performance from England. I'll stay with you to bring the presentations shortly. Hasmukh: "Yes, it's cheer moments in India to feel the proud of being #1 in Test Cricket.. party.... :)" Yep, well done. This is England's day.

James Pickering: "When was last series win in SA? This was excellent performance." England won in 2004-05, went 2-1 at Johannesburg. Hoggard's famous day.

Much to be debated in the aftermath of all this. How good are England? How bad are South Africa's problems? We'll have plenty about all that to come. Presentation time...

AB de Villiers "I thought it was a good toss to win. There were quite a few soft dismissals. It was a 400+ wicket but we didn't make it count. You were never in, but they didn't bowl us out in the first. They did in the second. [From 90-4] We didn't nail it down, there were a few areas we could have played better cricket. [Broad] I haven't seen a team play like that in a long time. There's a lot still to play for, it's just my first match as captain and I have a lot of motivation. We'll need a few good meetings about the way we are going."

Alastair Cook "We didn't quite get it right first thing. But didn't go for too many runs. The guys bounced back. 300 was about par. Rooty was exception and then it was over to Stuart and Jimmy...Broady got on one of his rolls. One of those days we'll look back on for a long time. I don't tell Stokesy anything, I just let him play. Those two did the same against NZ last year. The stand got us back into the game. When it's level on third innings on a wicket like that it's always hard. Credit to the lads, it's been a great tour. They can be really proud. You can never be satisfied but tonight's not the time for that. Andrew Strauss has told us to have a big night, so if he's said it we will."

The Man of the Match goes to Stuart Broad "I was a bit under the weather. Everyone we know has been ill. The doctor got me over it. The guys bowled well to cover my absence. I bowled a bit too short in the first innings so we had a chat before the second innings about bringing the batsman forward to a fuller length. We got lucky, we got some cloud and the lights were on. But we got the ball in the right areas and took our catches. It's been a fantastic day for us. I was quite tired towards the end. The air's a bit thinner. It was a good day to bowl. I wish I could take that wicket around with us."

Well, that just about wraps it up from a pretty extraordinary day of cricket. David Hopps reflects on it all in his report and we'll have plenty more written and video analysis to come over the next few hours. We'll be back for the final Test from Centurion, but for now from Andrew and myself it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

Elgar to Root, 1 run, there it is! Root down the pitch and clips it through the leg side. The series is England's
Elgar to Taylor, 1 run, tucked behind square on the leg side
Elgar to Taylor, no run, flicked into the leg side, in the air for a little while but well short of mid-on
Elgar to Taylor, no run, punched off the back foot to mid-off

22 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | ENG: 72/3

  • Joe Root3 (12b)
  • James Taylor1 (2b)
  • Chris Morris6-2-8-1
  • Dean Elgar3-1-8-2
Morris to Root, no run, straight delivery, can't get it away for the winning runs
Morris to Root, no run, worked into the leg side
Morris to Taylor, 1 run, shovelled into the leg side with plenty of bottom hand, wide of mid-on

Jose...P: "Nicky said it: "The collapse is on!" So, prescientful "

Morris to Taylor, no run, wide outside off, left alone

Out comes James Taylor

Morris to Cook, OUT, and now he's gone as well...leaning forward, regulation edge to the keeper. Been a decent spell from Morris. England making these last few runs hard work

AN Cook c †Vilas b Morris 43 (86m 70b 7x4 0x6) SR: 61.42

Morris to Cook, no run, presses forward and this beats the outside edge

21 | (maiden) | ENG: 71/2

  • Joe Root3 (10b)
  • Sir Alastair Cook43 (68b)
  • Dean Elgar3-1-8-2
  • Chris Morris5-2-7-0
Elgar to Root, no run, and he plays out a maiden...the game goes on
Elgar to Root, no run, dabbed back to the bowler

Heading for the lowest?


SA's lowest total in Tests since their readmission in 1992 - 79 vs Ind, Nagpur, 2015.



No. of times de Villiers has got out to Broad in 13 Tests - already the most he has got out to a bowler. Next highest: 6 times to Siddle in 12 Tests.

Quite an achievement!


No. of times Elgar got out before van Zyl in the 10 inns they opened together previously. This inns is the first of that kind.



Van Zyl's average while opening in 10 inns, before this inns. As non-opener, he averages 66.33 (4 inns at No.6 & 7).

Leading from behind


No. of times in the last 7 Tests the team batting second took a lead at Wanderers, before this Test. Eng took a 10-run lead in this Test.

Lack of big scores


No. of 50s for Broad in his last 47 Test inns, before this; last was 65 in Ashes 2013. He made 11 50-plus scores in his first 80 inns.



Last time an Eng No. 4 scored a Test century in SA - Ken Barrington (121) also in Johannesburg, in Dec 1964. Root does it in this Test.