MAKING HIS MARK: England fast bowler Mark Wood celebrating one of his nine wickets in the fourth Test against South Africa. (AFP Picture.)
JOHANNESBURG – England bowled South Africa out for 274 runs yesterday to win the fourth cricket Test at The Wanderers by 191 runs and ensure an emphatic 3-1 series victory.
Mark Wood took four wickets as the home team crumbled in the evening session after threatening to offer stoic resistance earlier in the day.
England completed the task with a day to spare, with South Africa falling well short of their 466-run target in what would have been the highest fourth-innings Test chase.
The success is a boost for a young English team that overcame several obstacles on a tough tour and calms questions over Joe Root’s captaincy.
“It took a lot to pick ourselves up after losing the first Test and that’s been extremely pleasing. It’s taken a big effort from everyone and it’s a very exciting time for English cricket,” said Root as he took the series trophy. (Reuters)
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