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Proteas outclassed as England win the Test series 3-1


Mark Wood followed up his five wickets in the first innings with four in the second to bowl England to a 191-run victory and a 3-1 series success in the fourth Test match against the Standard Bank Proteas at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium on Monday.

Having already contributed to a significant 10th-wicket partnership in the first innings he was the obvious choice for Man of the Match while Ben Stokes who excelled with bat, ball and in the field was named Man of the Series.

The Proteas looked as though they might take the game into a fifth day on the back of a stand of 92 for the third wicket between Rassie van der Dussen (98 off 138 balls, 15 fours and 2 sixes) and Faf du Plessis but England made a critical breakthrough just before the tea interval to dismiss both batsmen.

The last six wickets fell for just 39 runs, three of them falling to Wood who had earlier dismissed Van der Dussen.

Van der Dussen’s performance was the biggest plus point from a South African point of view and he showed himself to be a quick learner after the struggles he had had in Port Elizabeth.

The tour to the West Indies in the middle of the year should give him the opportunity to develop his game further on slow pitches.

The series marked the end of an outstanding international career for Vernon Philander who has joined some of the other legends of the past who had previously headed into retirement.

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis singled out Warriors fast bowler Anrich Nortje for his immense contribution and for so capably filling the shoes of the likes of the now retired Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. 

The two teams now turn their attention to the three-match Momentum One-Day International Series starting next week.

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