South Africa took a 1-0 series lead with a convincing 10-wicket victory over England in the second Test at Headingley.
A brilliant first innings batting display of 522 all out set up the visitors for a comfortable win. South Africa will now look to Edgbaston in just over a week’s time where they will hope to secure a historic series victory.
England began day four still trailing South Africa by 269 runs but started well as the over night pair of Alastair Cook and James Anderson put on a 59-run partnership before Dale Steyn finally made the breakthrough.
The wickets then started to tumble before Andrew Flintoff and wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose put up a fight. The pair added 68 until Steyn had Ambrose caught behind.
Flintoff followed shortly after, but the Proteas’ frustration continued as Stuart Broad with the help of debutant Darren Pattinson put on 61 runs, forcing the South Africans to bat again.
Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie needed just two overs to chase down the nine runs required for an outstanding victory.
England – 1st innings – 203 all out
Kevin Pietersen 45, Dale Steyn 4-76, Morne Morkel 4-52.
South Africa – 1st innings – 522 all out
Ashwell Prince 149, AB de Villiers 174, James Anderson 3-163
England – 2nd innings – 327 all out
Stuart Broad 67*, Alastair Cook 60, Morne Morkel 3-61
South Africa – 2nd innings – 9-0
Neil McKenzie 6*, Graeme Smith 3*.
South Africa won by 10 wickets.
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