England wrap up series with 177-run win

Moeen Ali took five wickets as England defeated South Africa by 177 runs at Old Trafford.

The victory means that England have won the series 3-1, their first series victory over South Africa since 1998.

South Africa were 360 runs behind after the third day’s play and Hashim Amla’s 83 took the score to 163/4.

It took just 12 overs and 39 runs for England to take the remaining six wickets though to finish the Test a day early.

Moeen, who took out Amla lbw, added four more late on to take the wickets of Quinton de Kock for 1 and Morne Morkel, Theunis de Bruyn and Duanne Olivier for ducks.

Faf du Plessis made a knock of 61 before being caught by Jonny Bairstow over James Anderson’s bowling.

England had previously added 17 runs in the morning session before the wickets of Stuart Broad (5) and Anderson (2).

Cover Photo: Your Out by Graham Dean used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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