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South African skipper Faf Du Plessis hails Vernon Philander as 'new Jacques Kallis'

South African skipper Faf Du Plessis hails Vernon Philander as 'new Jacques Kallis'

He made valuable scores of 54 and 42 at number seven before taking three wickets for 24 in 10 overs as England, chasing a huge 474 for victory, collapsed to 133 all out in what was their heaviest Test defeat, in terms of runs, at Trent Bridge.

England crumble as South Africa win second Test by 340 runs

England crumble as South Africa win second Test by 340 runs

No England batsman made a fifty in an innings where former captain Alastair Cook's 42 was the top score.

WATCH: Vernon Philander vs Chris Morris! South African quickies produce best dismissals of 2nd Test

WATCH: Vernon Philander vs Chris Morris! South African quickies produce best dismissals of 2nd Test

Philander (3), Morris (2), were in top form as South Africa bowled out England for just 133 runs in second innings.

ENG vs SA, 1st Test: All-round England beat South Africa by 211 runs with more than a day to spare at Lord's

ENG vs SA, 1st Test: All-round England beat South Africa by 211 runs with more than a day to spare at Lord's

The Proteas, set 331 to win, collapsed to 119 all out inside 37 overs. The result meant Joe Root, who made 190 in the hosts' first innings 458, enjoyed a resounding victory in his first Test as England captain, with his side now 1-0 up in this four-match series.

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Alastair Cook fifty helps hosts take complete control on Day 3

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Alastair Cook fifty helps hosts take complete control on Day 3

England were 119 for one in their second innings at stumps on the third day, a lead of 216 runs in this opening match of a four-Test series.

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Joe Root leads from the front with unbeaten 184 on Day 1

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Joe Root leads from the front with unbeaten 184 on Day 1

Root, dropped twice, and Ben Stokes (56) shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 114 to dig England out of a deep hole after they had stumbled to 82 for four at lunch having won the toss in excellent batting conditions.

NZ vs SA: Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander's return bolster South African attack ahead of New Zealand Tests

NZ vs SA: Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander's return bolster South African attack ahead of New Zealand Tests

The pair are likely to join Kagiso Rabada in an impressive pace attack after the 21-year-old showed in the final one-day international in Auckland on Saturday that he was warming to New Zealand conditions.

SA vs SL, PREVIEW: Sri Lanka eager to hit back after Test whitewash against Proteas

SA vs SL, PREVIEW: Sri Lanka eager to hit back after Test whitewash against Proteas

South Africa have not played a T20 international since defeating Sri Lanka in their last match of  World T20 campaign in March.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3: Sublime Proteas smash Lankans to sweep series 3-0

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3: Sublime Proteas smash Lankans to sweep series 3-0

After posting 426 in their first innings on Friday, South Africa bowled Sri Lanka out for 131 before lunch on day three.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2: Visitors in familiar trouble despite Nuwan Pradeep spark

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2: Visitors in familiar trouble despite Nuwan Pradeep spark

Sri Lanka were 80 for four when bad light ended play for the day, still 346 runs behind South Africa`s total of 426.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4: Kagiso Rabada gives Proteas 282-run win

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 4: Kagiso Rabada gives Proteas 282-run win

Kagiso Rabada took three wickets in two overs as South Africa sent Sri Lanka crashing to a 282-run defeat on the fourth day of the second cricket Test at Newlands, here on Thursday.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Proteas need six wickets for victory

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Proteas need six wickets for victory

South Africa have ample time to whittle away the rest of the Sri Lankan batting while the visitors, set 507 runs to win, must survive six more sessions if they are to force a most improbable outcome.

Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander grab 4 wickets each to bowl out Sri Lanka for 110

Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander grab 4 wickets each to bowl out Sri Lanka for 110

Rabada took four for 37 and Philander four for 27.

South Africa hammer Sri Lanka by 206 runs, take 1-0 lead in three match series

South Africa hammer Sri Lanka by 206 runs, take 1-0 lead in three match series

South Africa took the last five wickets for just 206 runs as they opened a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 at Port Elizabeth: As it happened

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4 at Port Elizabeth: As it happened

Kagiso Rabada made two crucial breakthroughs as South Africa chipped away at a stubborn Sri Lankan batting order on the fourth day of the first Test.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3: As it happened

South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3: As it happened

Follow Day 3 actions of the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka being played at Port Elizabeth.

SA vs SL, 1st Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka 181 for seven, Dhananjaya de Silva 43 not out

SA vs SL, 1st Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka 181 for seven, Dhananjaya de Silva 43 not out

Dhananjaya de Silva kept Sri Lanka's hopes alive with a defiant innings on the second day of the first Test against South Africa.

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Visiting Lankans play underdogs against Proteas

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Visiting Lankans play underdogs against Proteas

With De Villiers still not fit enough to face Sri Lanka in the Tests - he is targeting a return in the one-day series which starts in late January.

Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated hosts won Adelaide Test by 7 wickets, but lose series

Australia vs South Africa: Rejuvenated hosts won Adelaide Test by 7 wickets, but lose series

The Australians, rejuvenated by five team changes in response to two humiliating defeats to the Proteas to lose the series, chased down 127 runs for victory after dismissing the tourists for 250 on the fourth day of the pink-ball Test.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Usman Khawaja century powers Aussies ahead of Proteas on day 2

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Usman Khawaja century powers Aussies ahead of Proteas on day 2

It was Khawaja`s fifth Test century and arguably his best as Australia seek to prevent the Proteas from an unprecedented series clean sweep after huge defeats in the opening two Tests.