MANCHESTER (UK): England beat South Africa by one set and 85 runs to win the second Test at Old Trafford in three days on Saturday.
The win, which followed South Africa’s almost equally crushing innings and 12-point victory in the first Test at Lord’s, saw England level the three-game series at 1-1.
South Africa, 141-3 in their second leg at the tea, then saw England captain Ben Stokes remove both Rassie van der Dussen (41) and Keegan Petersen (42) for their interval scores.

World Test Championship leaders Proteas then crumbled against the new ball as they lost their last five wickets for seven runs on 31 balls before being dismissed for 179.
Crimper recalled Ollie Robinson took 4-43 in 15.1 overs and 40-year-old English great James Anderson 3-30.
Anderson earlier scored becoming the first man to play 100 Tests at home (97 in England, three in Wales) by taking three wickets in South Africa’s meager opening 151 after captaining Proteas. Dean Elgar surprisingly decided to strike first in bowler-friendly conditions.
The match was a personal triumph for player of the match Stokes, who made 103 – his first century as England captain – from a 415-9 aggregate said wicketkeeper Ben’s best 113 test Foakes was not out.
Stokes has now won five of his six Tests as skipper since taking over from Joe Root as permanent England captain.



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