England defeated South Africa in 3rd Test by 9 wickets© AFP
England defeated South Africa by nine wickets in the third and deciding Test at the Oval on Monday, taking a 2-1 series win in just over two days of action. The home side, who resumed at 97-0, only needed 5.3 more overs to reach a 130 win goal. Zak Crawley was 69 not out and Ollie Pope 11 not out.
England have now won six of their seven Tests under their new leadership combination of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, with just one win in their previous 17 games when former skipper Joe Root was in charge.
Defeat means South Africa have suffered their first loss in the Test series since Dean Elgar became captain last year.
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