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England def South Africa in third Test at the Oval, day three, report, highlights, video, stats

England thrashed South Africa by nine wickets in the third and deciding Test at the Oval on Monday, completing a 2-1 series win in just over two days of action.

The home side, who resumed on 97-0, needed just 5.3 more overs to reach a victory target of 130. Zak Crawley was 69 not out and Ollie Pope unbeaten on 11.

England have now won six of their seven Tests under their new leadership pairing of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, having managed just one victory in their previous 17 matches when former skipper Joe Root was in charge.

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“I’m delighted,” said Stokes. “It’s been a great series for us as a team. It has been one of those series where we haven’t had many individual standout performances, but different people have put their hand up for us…

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