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Summary

  1. England win by 241 runs to lead series 1-0
  2. Take 6-38 in 25 overs before lunch
  3. Finn took 4-42 and Moeen 3-37
  4. Moeen man of the match for 7-116
  5. Only second win in 16 overseas Tests

Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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So it seems that all the problems are South Africa's before the second Test begins. They don't have much time to sort them, we get under way again on 2 January.

Can England maintain the momentum and take a 2-0 lead?

Join us then to find out.

The Press Association are reporting that James Anderson is on track to play in the second Test. Anderson bowled around six overs before play began this morning.

More from Jonny Bairstow: "There's been plenty spoken about yesterday. It was disappointing to have missed that stumping opportunity but you take it on the chin and move on. Everyone makes mistakes and you have to hold your hands up but another chance always comes along and I managed to get that stumping today which was really pleasing."  

That's a quite brilliant display from @englandcricket in Durban! I'm most happiest for the return & batting of, @thecompdog! 🏏

Jonny Bairstow
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England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow on Sky Sports: "It's very pleasing to start the tour so well. We haven't always started well so it's good to get a win and good to wrap it up so early.

"We applied ourselves so well on the first innings and that gave us confidence for the rest of the match. I was happy with the way I was striking the ball, it comes on to you a bit more here than in the UAE, which suits my game."

More from Russell Domingo: "It's unlikely that Dale Steyn will play the next match. Not having him is a big blow.

"Two players have been added to the squad. Chris Morris is a good bowler and Quinton de Kock is a major talent.

"It still needs to be clear about who will keep, but we're hoping that Quinton will take the gloves from AB."

South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Sky Sports: "It's very disappointing. A lot of questions need to be answered and we've got some thinking to do in the next couple of days.

"We're not getting enough runs. There's some quality batting in our line-up, but they are down on confidence.

"Confidence is what it's all about. It's not a bad thing that it's a two-day turnaround. We just have to get on with it and improve.

"I was expecting a lot more fight and I'm disappointed with how we have gone about it.

"I didn't think our bowling was bad at all. England bowled well, they put us under pressure from ball one."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I thought it would be close this series. South Africa look as if they're past their best with injuries not helping. They dropped three catches in no time when they were under pressure. They've got real problems."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I don't know if the technique of the South Africa batsmen is good enough to stay in against good bowling.

"I could go through them and it doesn't look too good. You always need a good defence in Test cricket. You can't play shots if you can't stay in.

"All club players will tell you the same. There's no point playing two of three good shots then getting out."

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Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"It's about two things: having a good defence and being selective in the shots you play. That's why AB De Villiers is a class apart. 

"The others have been psychologically damaged by the Indian series and now they're not sure how to play."

Man of the match Moeen Ali: "It's been good, it's nice to have a good start here.

"I'm not really worried about batting higher. i feel at number eight I change the momentum. It's a nice role to be able to change the game with bat and ball.

"I think of myself as being attacking, but sometimes I have to hold an end."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

The England players celebrate
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"I thought England played very well. It was an excellent performance. The pitch didn't do too much, there was nothing alarming.

"Nick Compton solidified the middle order with James Taylor. If you can't bat, you don't win Test matches. By staying in the game, getting to 300, Taylor and Compton adapting, that was the beginning for England."

More from England captain Alastair Cook: "It's our first away win for a long time so we will enjoy this but we know what a strong side South Africa are at home.

"It's great to see so many English fans here supporting us. The Barmy Army were a little bit quiet over the five days so their challenge is to make a bit more noise at Cape Town."

Alastair Cook
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England captain Alastair Cook: "The lads played really well. It was tough to bat but the way Nick Compton played after being out of Test cricket for a while, he was a rock int he first innings to give us a platform, and then we bowled well in both innings.

"The bowlers mixed their pace and were relentless. It's pretty easy to captain because you know they will deliver. We didn't quite get the results in Abu Dhabi so it's good to get this result."

South Africa call up duo

How bizarre. As Hashim Amla was speaking, South Africa tweeted that they have added two players to their squad for the second Test. Chris Morris covers Dale Steyn, while keeper Quinton de Kock's call-up suggests a reshuffle.

Neil Manthorp

BBC Test Match Special

"I think Amla will captain the side at Newlands but I wouldn't be surprised if it's someone else for the third and fourth Tests."

More from Hashim Amla: "It's more about confidence. Once you get runs, you play differently. The only way you can do that is get the runs. We have to patient with the younger guys.

"Dale Steyn is injured, so I think there will be a replacement. I'll leave the rest to the selectors.

"England are a good team. The series will be a contest and hopefully we can make it tougher for them."

South Africa captain Hashim Amla: "Dean Elgar played superbly. It was great to see him at his best. I'm really happy for him.

"I can't fault the bowlers. They were exceptional in India and here. They have kept the team in a good space in that regard. We just need to get the runs on the board.

"The wicket played better than we thought it would, but we would have taken them to be 40-3. Our first innings batting let us down. We couldn't put the pressure on them."

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Jimmy Anderson will be desperate to get back in, so he's not forgotten, so people don't start saying Stuart Broad's better when he leads the attack."

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Charles Coldman: ‏Clinical. Ruthless. Not words you often associate with an England Test performance overseas. SA were woeful mind.

Caroline: Well done England! A wonderful win! 

Neil Gupta: Stupendously good result for England in the cricket 

Moeen Ali has emerged from the dressing room, so it looks like he will be named man of the match.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"South Africa could improve their team immensely in one swift stroke by stopping Amla having to have the captaincy and AB de Villiers keeping wicket. They're roughening up two of their diamonds."

How's stat?!

2015 is the first time since 1963 that South Africa have not had a 100 partnership in a year of Test cricket.

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VillanUK: ‏They think its all over, it is now. Well done Eng, fantastic performance.

THE MIGHTY ARSENAL: And done!! Broad tidies up Morkel. England win by 241. Fantastic performance by the boys. On to Cape Town 1 nil up.  

Vlad Родился царь: As a South African, losing so convincingly to a fairly average England team is very disturbing... 

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"That wicket in the first over just killed South Africa off. I can't believe it's actually got this close to lunch after that. They just fell like dominoes afterwards."

South Africa's last seven wickets fell for 38 runs - in the middle of that they lost 5-7. Without question the biggest one of the lot was AB de Villiers, lbw to Moeen Ali in the first over of the day. After that, it was a matter of time.

Final scorecard

England won by 241 runs

South Africa second innings: 174 (71 overs)

Fall of wickets: 53-1 (Van Zyl 33), 85-2 (Amla 12), 88-3 (Elgar 40), 136-4 (Du Plessis 9), 136-5 (De Villiers 37), 136-6 (Bavuma 0), 138-7 (Steyn 2), 143-8 (Abbott 2), 155-9 (Piedt 0)

Not out batsman: Duminy 26  

Bowling figures: Broad 13-5-29-1, Woakes 10-5-25-1, Finn 15-6-42-4, Stokes 7-1-26-1, Moeen 26-9-47-3

England second innings: 326 (Bairstow 79, Root 73, Piedt 5-159)

South Africa first innings: 214 (Elgar 118*, Broad 4-25, Moeen 4-69)

England first innings: 303 (Compton 85, Taylor 70, Steyn 4-70, Morkel 4-76)

Full scorecard

England win by 241 runs and lead series 1-0

England players at the end of the match
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England take the applause of the Barmy Army - this is a very significant win at the beginning of an overseas series. Remember, England had won only one of their previous 15 overseas Tests. The tourists have James Anderson waiting in the wings, while South Africa have a host of problems.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"England have outplayed South Africa hands down in this Test match."

WICKET

Morkel lbw Broad 8 (SA 174 all out)

Stuart Broad
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All over! Stuart Broad has the final wicket, Morne Morkel is not saved by the replay. England's celebrations begin - they have thumped the world number ones by 241 runs.