South Africa lose in the third Test, England lead in series
South Africa lose in third Test, England lead in series
England beat South Africa by an innings and 53 runs in the third match of the Test series to take a 1-2 lead.
On the last day of the match played at Port Elizabeth, South Africa's worst position came to an end when the team resumed its second incomplete innings on 102 for 6.
South Africa's Vernon Philander and Maharaj were 5 for 5, but their contribution only increased by 19, and Flanders returned to the pavilion without raising the previous day's individual score.
Maharaj fought off England's bowlers, for which he combined with Kagiso Rabada for 128 runs and then partnering with Enoch Norteje for 138 runs.
Rabada scored 16, which was dismissed by Wood.
Maharaj added 99 runs in the last wicket with Patterson but could not save the team from the loss of the innings and was run out by playing a good inning of 71 runs.
The entire South African team was out for 237 runs, losing an innings and 53 runs, while also losing the series.
Jarrett was the leading bowler with 4 wickets for England, Wood struck out 3, Stuart Broad and Base one each.
England's young batsman, who was brilliant in the first innings, was named the best player of the match.
On the fourth day, England stabilized their position in the match after scoring 209 runs in the first innings, taking four wickets in the second innings.