England closes in on series victory over South Africa

England closes in on series victory over South Africa

Once England had set the tourists a ground-record run chase of 380 to win with almost six sessions remaining, victory was inevitable for Joe Root's men.

South Africa, on the other hand, were bowled out for 202 while chasing 380 on the fourth day, lost seven points and are now at the second position with 110.

Vernon Philander will work on his conditioning ahead of a packed home summer scheduled to feature 10 Tests, including two four-match series against India and Australia, for which South Africa want him to be fully available.

It might seem odd to be focusing on selection issues only days after England wrapped up a commanding series victory over South Africa, but time is running out before the winter's Ashes battle.

This result meant England had won their first home Test series against South Africa since 1998. Following the series win, coach Trevor Bayliss praised Moeen for being the "ultimate team man".

Just before he dismissed Amla, LBW playing back to a ball which spun sharply, Moeen had taken a comfort break.

South Africa's already hard task was not helped when, after rain briefly delayed the start of their chase, they slumped to 18 for two.

Gibson is known to be interested in the post and Du Plessis said: "I have asked the England team on their thoughts on Ottis and they have given me positive feedback".

It was soon all too much for Heino Kuhn too, in his last act of a tough tour which had brought him 113 runs in eight attempts by the time he edged low to first slip to go for 11 this time.

'I feel like batting is still the stronger side of my game and when the opportunity comes to bat up the order hopefully I can do that.

"From a batting perspective we haven't been where we needed to be‚ myself included".

Click on the video above to see the best of the action from Old Trafford, where Bairstow powered England to 362 before James Anderson bagged 4-43 to reduce the Proteas to 220-9.

"We've generally batted first on wickets that have done a lot for the bowlers". Root's side had nonetheless made a credible total and they took that momentum into their display with the ball.

"The kidology seems to have worked", he said. "He's definitely taken that on and put in some brilliant performances".

"I just went on instinct, and backed myself".

After the appeal was turned down by the umpire, Root successfully reviewed the decision to leave South Africa reeling at 43/3 at lunch. "He's a real risky cricketer and every captain would love to have him in their team", said du Plessis. "Mo just gets the job done and is a great team man". "He's a very good spinner and under-rated".

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