Stuart Broad sent England to a series victory with a devastating spell of five quick wickets, blasting the Proteas out for 83 in their second innings and leaving their era as the no.
Stuart Broad sent England to a series victory with a devastating spell of five quick wickets, blasting the Proteas out for 83 in their second innings and leaving their era as the no. 1-ranked team all but officially over.
England needed just 74 runs to win the third Test at the Wanderers and more than two days to get them. They chased the target losing three wickets to end an 11-year wait for a test series win over South Africa.
Broad took England galloping toward history by leaving South Africa's second innings in tatters in the space of 10 overs after lunch on the third day. He also wrapped up the innings to finish with 6-17.
Broad ripped through five of South Africa’s top six, including AB de Villiers for a duck and Hashim Amla for five, and England were cruising for victory.
Before lunch, the match incredibly was in the balance. South Africa even felt it had a chance of pushing for a win and finding a way back into the series. South Africa had bowled England out for 323 — with its own burst of 5/85 runs — to keep England's first-innings lead to just 10. Joe Root was out early in the day for 110.
South Africa (1st innings): 313
England (1st innings): A. Cook c Vilas b Viljoen 18, A. Hales c De Villiers b Rabada 1, N. Compton c Elgar b Rabada 26, J. Root c Vilas b Rabada 110, J. Taylor c Bavuma b Morkel 7, B. Stokes c and b Morkel 58, J. Bairstow c Van Zyl b Rabada 45, M. Ali c Vilas b Morris 19, S. Broad b Rabada 12, S. Finn c Vilas b Morkel 0, J. Anderson (not out) 0. Extras: (b1, lb14, nb3, w9) 27. Total: (76.1 overs) 323. FoW: 1-10, 2-22, 3-74, 4-91, 5-202, 6-242, 7-279. Bowling: Morris 15-1-71-1, Rabada 23.1-5-78-5, Morkel 20-1-76-3, Viljoen 15-0-79-1, Van Zyl 3-0-4-0.
South Africa (2nd innings): D. Elgar c Bairstow b Broad 15, S. van Zyl c Stokes b Broad 11, H. Amla c Taylor b Broad 5, A. de Villiers c Bairstow b Broad 0, F. du Plessis c & b Broad 14, T. Bavuma b Broad 0, D. Vilas c Taylor b Finn 8, C. Morris b Stokes 1, K. Rabada c Bairstow b Stokes 16, H. Viljoen lbw Anderson 6, M. Morkel (not out) 4. Extras: (lb2, nb1) 3. Total: (in 33.1 overs) 83. FoW: 1-23, 2-28, 3-30, 4-31, 5-35, 6-45, 7-46, 8-67, 9-77. Bowling: Anderson 10-1-26-1, Broad 12.1-6-17-6, Stokes 8-1-24-2, Finn 3-0-14-1.
England (2nd innings): A. Cook c Vilas b Morris 43, A. Hales lbw b Elgar 18, N. Compton c Morkel b Elgar 0, J. Root (not out) 7, J. Taylor (not out) 2. Extras: (b 4, lb 2, w 1) 7. Total (for 3 wkts; in 22.4 overs) 77. FoW: 1-64, 2-68, 3-71. Bowling: Morkel 5-2-7-0, Rabada 4-0-28-0, Viljoen 4-2-15-0, Morris 6-2-8-1, Elgar 3.4-1-13-2.