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Broad inspires England to series victory

Saturday 16th January 2016
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Written by Danny Painter

A remarkable spell by Stuart Broad inspired England as they beat South Africa by seven wickets in the third Test to secure a series victory.

In one of his trademark hot streaks, Broad took 5-1 in just 31 balls as the hosts were bowled out for 83 in Johannesburg. Broad ended with 6-17, while Ben Stokes claimed 2-24 and James Taylor held two stunning catches at short leg.

England, earlier bowled out for 323, were taken to their target of 74 by Alastair Cook’s 43 for a remarkable three-day win.

Cook’s men go 2-0 up, with only the fourth Test still to play, for a first overseas series victory since 2012.

Broad had taken five wickets in a single spell on six previous occasions, the most famous of which were Ashes-winning hauls at the Kia Oval in 2009, Chester-le-Street in 2013 and Trent Bridge in 2015.

This was just as devastating, not least because the match was finely poised, with England holding only a 10-run first-innings lead.

The final Test in the series begins on Friday 22 January at Centurion.

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