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England humbled as South Africa square series with 340-run win

• Second Test, day four: South Africa 335 & 343-9dec, England 205 & 133
• England bowled out before tea for 133 to lose the match inside four days

And we thought the South Africans had been given a thrashing at Lord’s when they were defeated by 211 runs. Here the margin of the tourists’ victory was 340 runs. It seems we have a tight, unpredictable series to savour marred only by the individual matches being massively one-sided so far.

At least there remains some doubt about which side will prevail in the end but after the Trent Bridge Test the South African team are far more at ease with themselves and there is every reason to believe they can improve. No such certainty exists with the England side, although the assumption is they can hardly play any worse than this.

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