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Moeen Ali spin England to a crushing 241-run win over South Africa


Moeen Ali spun England to a crushing 241-run win over South Africa on the fifth and final day of the first Test at Kingsmead today.

Off-spinner Ali took three early wickets as South Africa lost their last six wickets for 38 runs.

Starting the day on 136 for four, South Africa lost batting kingpin AB de Villiers leg before wicket to the third ball of the day when he went back on his stumps to a ball from Ali which skidded through and hit him low on his pads.

With the third ball of his next over, Ali struck again when Temba Bavuma skipped down the wicket to a ball which drifted past his bat to provide Jonny Bairstow with an easy stumping.

Including the wicket of Faf du Plessis, who fell to Steven Finn with what proved to be the last wicket of the fourth day, three wickets had fallen for no runs.

Only two more runs were scored before Finn bowled nightwatchman Dale Steyn.


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