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  1. England - set 474 to win - bowled out for 133
  2. Philander and Maharaj take three wickets each
  3. Hosts collapse from 72-3 to 133 all out
  4. Second innings: SA 343-9 dec (Amla 87, Elgar 80, Moeen 4-78)
  5. First innings: SA 335 (Amla 78); Eng 205 (Root 78)

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By Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye ...

    So there we have it. If you had tickets for tomorrow, I feel for you. Find something nice to do, the weather is meant to be pretty good in Nottingham. Go make a day of it.

    The third Test will take place at The Oval on Thursday 27 July.

    In the meantime, we will be back tomorrow for the Women's World Cup semi-final, where these two nations will go head to head again, this time in Bristol.

    Thanks for joining us, I will leave you with today's winning moment.

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    Joe Noble: Jennings and Ballance out, Hales and Buttler in, move Root to no. 3, and learn not to slog sweep when you're 5 wickets down

    Sam Rosser: A lot of talk about players and captain, what's the coach currently doing? This isn't a one off

    Tim Miller: Vaughan is right. To a fan, it looks like Eng batsmen can't be bothered to do the hard graft saving a match or hold down an end.

  3. 'I feel older'

    England captain Joe Root: "I feel older. It's been a tough week. They responded very well from Lord's and we didn't assess the conditions correctly.

    "How we lose matters. Today was very disappointing. We don't like giving anything away. That wasn't a fair representation of how good we are as a team."

  4. Day four - did someone mention collapse?

    So here we are today, England absolutely woeful. Question marks on Jennings and Ballance, at the very least.

    South Africa bowled superbly at times, particularly Chris Morris, but England gifted their wickets away and are bowled out for an measly 133.

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    SMS Message: Who's remotely surprised by this fourth innings surrender. The large majority just not able or prepared to tough it out like Elgar and Amla yesterday. They would have been better off treating it as a one day target and throwing the bat at everything. Hugely disappointing. from Tim Robinson
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  6. Day three - South Africa dominate

    Another dominant day for South Africa, Elgar and Amla both get to the 80s, captain Faf du Plessis 63. The tourists happy to declare on 343-9. England's openers look on edge as they bat away four overs.

    Still 10 wickets in hand, chasing a world record 474 to win, a few were still optimistic that England may get something out of the game on the final day. Optimism which was not justified.

  7. Post update

    More from Trevor Bayliss.

    Asked if England need to change their top three and potentially move Joe Root up the order, he said: "You have probably heard me say my thoughts on that. If they are the best three batters so be it.

    "They are the guys we think are the best players for those positions. We will sit down and have a discussion with the selectors. One thing we can't do is panic".

    Asked about Gary Ballance who has again dismissed to a full delivery, Bayliss said: "I am sure it is a concern for him as well. South Africa bowled very well to him and put him under a lot of pressure. With his technique if the ball is moving around then he has got to be careful and it is something he is working towards."

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    Ciaran Myles: This is how England have played the last few years; brilliant one game, abject the next. Top order only change that's needed

    Darren Lissaman: From day one to day four. An absolute, catastrophic disaster of a test match. Painful & shameful.

    David Howell: There must be at least one decent attritional batsman left in England who isn't Cook or Root, surely?

  9. Day two - England's struggle begins

    An open and honest reflection by the England gaffer.

    So, back to day two. That is where it started to go down hill. Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander had England 3-2.

    Captain Joe Root was the stand out for England with 78, but South Africa's seamers and spinner had a field day, England all out for 205.

    South Africa batted out to 75-1 and were firmly in control. England looked set to be heading for a defeat.

  10. Players know they had a shocker - Bayliss

    England coach Trevor Bayliss has been speaking to Sky Sports.

    Asked about to explain England's inconsistency, he said: "I wish I could. Unfortunately this is what has been been happening. We win well and lose one well.

    "The good thing is we are able to bounce back."

    Asked if it is a mental issue damaging England, he said: "Quite possibly. It is something we will have to chat about to see if there are problems. The boys are fairly honest in the changing room and realise they have had a shocker."

  11. Day two - four quickies for Jimmy

    A dream start for England and Jimmy Anderson on the second day, the Lancashire fast taking the remaining South Africa wickets in quick time, dismissing the tourists for 335.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on FaceBoycs Live

    England want to be the best in the world and they could be.

    They have two wonderful batsman. They have a terrific middle order. They have one or two seamers who are quite good.

    But they have three batting areas where they are not very good. They have to get a better attitude.

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  14. Day one recap

    Strong words there from Vaughany. Let's have a look back at the last three and a half days.

    The match was left intriguingly poised after day one at Trent Bridge. The momentum pendulum swung between both sides as South Africa recovered from a four-wicket spell and Philander and Morris frustrated England. There were also half-centuries for de Kock and Amla, who passed 8,000 Test runs.

  15. 'England lack respect for Test match cricket'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It is a lack of respect for what Test match cricket is. It is over five days for a reason. England are not willing to do the hard yards. The team always wants to bat in the perfect way and when they are not in nick they will throw it away.

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    SMS Message: If England are going to bat in Tests like they are one day matches then they might as well pick them likes of Hales, Roy and Buttler. The concept of gutsing out an innings seems to have disappeared. from Desmond
  18. Man of the match - Philander

    Man of the match Vernon Philander, speaking to Sky Sports: "All the senior players put their hand up and made it easy for us. Coming into the Test I was a bit cold, but I got my groove going and I'm feeling a lot better."

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It was a terrific bowling performance but nothing these lads haven’t seen before. There is a trigger in this batting line-up where whenever they lose one or two they feel the best way to get out of it is to hit the ball to the boundary.

    History in Test match cricket says that is not always the case.

  20. 'We haven't lost momentum'

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis speaking to Sky Sports: "We did our basics a lot better, put England under pressure for longer periods in the game.

    "We just focused on getting onto the things we done well, our intensity and the way we played. We played well in periods of the first Test but let England dominate us.

    "This Test, we haven't lost that momentum, which is exactly what we want to do in this game."