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Summary

  1. England win by 211 runs
  2. Moeen takes 10 wickets in a Test for first time
  3. Dawson also impresses with two wickets
  4. Second innings: England 233 (Cook 69, Maharaj 4-85)
  5. First innings: Eng 458 (Root 190), SA 361 (Bavuma 59)

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Well, what a day we have had, 19 wickets in a day. There were a few anxious moments for England supporters when seven fell for 63 runs this morning but the target of 311 proved rather too much for the South Africans, over 200 runs too many in fact, as they were all out for just 119 inside 37 overs.

    Congratulations to Joe Root and his team and please tune in on Friday to see what transpires in the next match at Trent Bridge. But from us, cheerio now.

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    BBC Test Match Special

    South Africa captain Dean Elgar on Test Match Special: "It is a bitter one to swallow.

    "We knew it would be tough to chase anything over 300.

    "It is only one game, we can change it from here.

    "It will be interesting from a selection point of view before the next Test. It is going to be an interesting five days. We can't lick our wounds for too long in international cricket."

  3. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    South Africa will get better and better. To have Faf du Plessis back will be a huge bonus. They missed his leadership and guidance but clearly they have got to be down.

    They have a few questions to ask because at times they looked rudderless.

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    Ben Stokes on Instagram: What a great start to the series...amazing individual performance from the skipper @root66 and one of the best all round games seen in a England shirt @moali

  5. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I think England will keep the same team. I don't see a reason to change when you have six bowling options.

    This should boost them again. They are under a new captain and are a side that has had potential to performance consistently and that will be what Joe Root is saying: 'add consistency to our play'.

  6. Post update

    Moeen Ali in his post match interview: "It was the best all round performance of my career.

    "It was a great wicket and I was trying to attack the batters as much as possible and it worked out well.

    "I learned a lot in India it helped my mindset a lot and it worked out well.

    “It is almost like a fresh start for me with a new captain.”

  7. Post update

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I think when you have got a player like Moeen Ali who is such a flair player, runs much help him.

    He made batting look so simple.

    South Africa will have to look at their plans to bowling to Moeen Ali.

  8. Post update

    England coach Trevor Bayliss: "It was a complete performance, everyone played their part. We thought if we got to 300 we were going to be difficult to beat.

    "Moeen sees himself as a batter who bowls and if that gives him more confidence then so be it. I thought Dawson did a fantastic job and kept it tight in the second innings, which allowed Mo to attack."

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    My advice to any young captain is that you have to separate captaincy into different stages.

    In the middle in the field you are the captain of team making the bowling changes and setting the field but as soon as you are back in the dressing room you are the batsman.

    That is what Root did well on day one, he played like Joe Root the batsman.

  11. Post update

    England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow took four catches in the match and made 51 with the bat in the second innings earlier today: "What a day, what a game, Rooty taking over I don't think he could have asked for a better way to start. He has been pretty chilled. In his mind he was happy with the side and the performance shows that.

    "Moeen's is an unbelievable achievement and he has won us the game.

  12. Post update

    BBC Test Match Special

    Man of the Match Moeen Ali on TMS: "Everything went my way. I didn't feel like I bowled as well as I did in the first innings. Dawson bowled very well and the wicket of Hashim Amla was a big turning point.

    "Saqlain has been helping me with my mindset and Rooty has given me the license to come on and take wickets.

    "He (Root) is exact same and will stay same. I think you will see that on the pitch with the fields. It is a great start for him and I am really pleased for him."

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    BBC Test Match Special

    More from Joe Root on Test Match Special: "It is most important to start the series well and to get a win early on is vitally important. We know they will come back hard and I think this is the first time we have beaten them here in a very long time.

    "Everything I asked of the lads they dived in to and have gone about in a brilliant way.

    "I am happy with the way it has started. It was very nice to get us in a position of strength on day one when at lunch it wasn't looking great."

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    BBC Test Match Special

    England captain Joe Root on Test Match Special: "It is a nice start definitely. We have been very good throughout the four days. A lot of credit has to go to the top three. They made the wicket look easier than it was.

    "Moeen put in a fabulous performance, a great game. His innings was fabulous and got us into a position of strength. He put them under pressure and allowed us to gain a valuable first innings lead.

    "He put the ball in consistently good areas and it helped when you have got another spinner at the other end to work in partnership with and between them they did a very good job."

  16. Post update

    England captain Joe Root: "Everything I asked of the lads, they did. It's great to go to Trent Bridge 1-0 up. It was nice to get the runs, a monkey off the back, but throughout the game we had lots of good partnerships.

    "Moeen - they way he played in the first innings put pressure back on South Africa and he used attacking fields when he bowled. Everyone contributed at some point and it's a pleasing sign that the whole team played their part."

  17. Post update

    Joe Root hails Alastair Cook's 69 as "probably worth double on that wicket." The former skipper is on his phone on the balcony, maybe checking on the latest back at his farm.

  18. From the press box

  19. South Africa looked 'spineless'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Today was very similar to that last session on day one. I looked at South Africa and they are not like South Africa teams I have played against or seen in recent years. They looked spineless today.