Cricket – England wrap up convincing Test win


England bowled out South Africa for just 174 in the morning session of the final day in Durban to win the first Test by 241 runs.

The world’s number one Test team came back into bat on Wednesday on 136-4 and were looking to stay in for the day, hoping to chase down an unlikely 416 victory total.
However, the Proteas lost four wickets for seven runs in the first nine overs with Moeen Ali taking three wickets and Steven Finn one to see him finish with figures of 4-42 in the second innings.
Chris Woakes accounted for Dane Piedt and Stuart Broad trapped Morne Morkel lbw for eight to seal England’s first away Test win since 2012 and first opening Test victory of an away series since their success against Bangladesh in Chittagong in March 2010.
Afterwards skipper Alastair Cook said: “The lads played really well. It was tough to bat but the way Nick Compton played after being out of Test cricket for a while, he was a rock in the first innings to give us a platform, and then we bowled well in both innings.”
The second Test gets under way in Cape Town on Saturday with James Anderson set to recover from a calf injury to feature for England, who are 11/8 with Bet365 to win the match and go 2-0 ahead in the series.