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England win by an innings and 98 runs

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Graeme Swann took a five-wicket haul at DurbanEngland took just about an hour today to finish off South Africa for an innings and 98 runs victory in the second Test at Durban. South Africa resuming the final day at 76 for 6 lasted only 18 overs. Graeme Swann got the second consecutive Man of the Match of the Series. He picked up two of the four wickets to fall today.

The visitors got an early breakthrough in the second over when Morne Morkel was trapped in the crease by an armer from Swann. The next big wicket was that of Mark Boucher (29 from 65 balls) with Stuart Broad’s rising delivery down the legside catching the glove of the wicket keeper batsman. It needed a review to get the caught behind as the Umpire initially had not given that out.

Paul Harris, who got plenty of short pitch deliveries from Broad finally succumbed to James Anderson in the 49th over. Harris after scoring 36 (from 50 balls with 5 fours) flicked one early to spoon a catch to mid on. In the 50th over, Graeme Swann finished the match when his quicker one got Steyn pinned back in the crease and hit the pad. Swann with that finished with 5 for 54 in 21 overs. Broad was equally destructive as well with 4 for 43.

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