sport news England smash South Africa's rearguard resistance to win the second Test

England WIN the Second Test with just 8.2 overs left in the match as bowlers rip through South Africa's tail to give Joe Root's men a historic victory at Cape Town and level the series

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 15:08 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 15:12 GMT, 7 January 2020

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England broke down South Africa's rearguard resistance to win a thrilling second Test at Newlands and level the series at 1-1.

Ben Stokes conjured more magic in Cape Town with two wickets in consecutive balls to remove Dwaine Pretorius and Anrich Nortje, before sealing the win by removing Vernon Philander.

That came after Sam Curran made a crucial breakthrough by removing opener Pieter Malan for 84 and Joe Denly took the wicket of Quinton de Kock, who'd just reached his half-century.  

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