Joe Root says England must learn fast from defeat Trevor Bayliss calls ‘shocker’

• Coach watched in disbelief as side collapsed against South Africa
• Captain hits back at ‘very unfair’ criticism from Michael Vaughan

Joe Root said his England side must learn quickly from their series-levelling 340-run defeat by South Africa after a grim collapse on the fourth day in Nottingham that their head coach, Trevor Bayliss, watched in disbelief and described as a “shocker”.

England now head to the third Test at The Oval next week with the series level at one apiece and questions swirling over their inconsistency – they have lost seven of their past 10 Tests and followed their last three victories with a defeat – and a fragile batting line-up that was bowled out for 133 in 44.2 overs chasing a fanciful 474 to win.

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