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Eng crumble to 101 all out to lose 4th Test

England crumbled to 101 all out and its second lowest score in South Africa to lose the fourth and final Test by 280 runs on Tuesday, a consolation win for the home team after the series had already been decided.

Kagiso Rabada took 6-32 in the second innings for 13 wickets in the match for the 20-year-old South African fast bowler, only the third South African to take 13 in a Test.

Continuing on the final day on 52-3, there was little resistance from England at SuperSport Park.

James Taylor and Joe Root fell in the first four overs of play, and England lost seven wickets in 13 overs for 49 runs on the day.

England will still celebrate a first series victory over South Africa in 11 years after claiming the contest 2-1.

For South Africa, it was a morale-boosting win for new captain AB de Villiers and his team, which was knocked off the top of the Test rankings with the series loss.

It was the Proteas’ first Test win in its last 10 Tests.

Rabada, in just his sixth Test, was the biggest plus for South Africa in Centurion, bowling with pace and getting seam movement and swing to trouble England in both innings.

Starting the final day, England faced a victory target of 382, way more than the current record at SuperSport Park, or more realistically three sessions to survive for a draw.

That never looked likely when Taylor went to Morne Morkel (3-36) and Root edged to slip off spinner Dane Piedt.

England’s two overnight batsmen fell in the space of four balls and after adding just six runs to the total.
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