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2nd Test: South Africa hammer England by 340 runs

South Africa's Chris Morris celebrates after dismissing England's Alastair Cook on the fourth day of the second Test at Trent Bridge. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Web Team Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, West Bridgford, United Kingdom Jul 17, 2017, 02.55 PM (IST)

South Africa beat England by a massive 340 runs in the second Test to level the series 1-1 at Trent Bridge, Old Trafford.

South Africa had set a mammoth 474-run target but England collapsed on the fourth day to a paltry 133 all out as Philander and Maharaj picked up three wickets apiece to clinch victory for the Proteas.

Captain Alastair Cook was the highest scorer for England with 42 runs(6 boundaries) but none of the other England batsmen could withstand the accurate pace and spin attack of the South Africans.

England lost the last five wickets for just 13 runs with Broad, Wood and Anderson falling in quick succession with the scoreboard stuck at 133 as the hosts capitulated without even a semblance of a fight in the second Test.

Philander was declared the man of the match for his all-round display scoring 54 and 42 runs in South Africa's innings and picking up 5 wickets.

The next Test starts on July 27 at Kennington, Oval. 

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