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12-Sep-2022 16:00:00 GMT
Eng vs SA - 5th Test, The Oval, day 5

England complete series win over South Africa

England 158 (Pope 67, Jansen 5-35, Rabada 4-81) and 130 for 1 (Crawley 69*, Lees 39) beat South Africa 118 (Jansen 30, Robinson 5-49, Broad 4-41) and 169 (Elgar 36, Stokes 3-39, Broad 3-45) by nine wickets

London: England cricket team made an excellent finish to their summer after it defeated South Africa in the final test of the test series to win 2-1 on Monday.

Playing the final test of the South Africa series, England made a mockery of the 130-run target set by South Africa, chasing it down in just 22.3 overs with nine wickets to spare.

Zack Crawley finally repaid the trust of the selectors and played a scintillating knock of 69 runs of 57 balls to help the visitors secure a series win.

England resumed its inning on 97-0 on the final day of the test match, requiring a paltry 33 in three sessions with all wickets intact.

England took less than 30 minutes on day five to wrap up the Test and clinch a series victory against South Africa.

Kagiso Rabada claimed the solitary wicket of the innings, dismissing Alex Lees, who missed out on a half-century by 11 runs.

The bowler could have had another wicket in the first over of the day, but Kyle Verreynne dropped a straightforward catch to deny him his second scalp.

Crawley scored the winning runs and finished the game with a boundary.

England Captain Ben Stokes was adjudged the 'Man of the Series' for his brilliant performances throughout the series.

Jonny Bairstow, who was ruled out of the third test and the World Cup squad due to a freak accident was deemed 'Player of the Summer'.

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