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Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry and Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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    Well that's it for another Test series. England take it 3-1. It's only their second away series win for four years.

    There's loads of reaction for you below. Head over here for Stephan Shemilt's report.

    We'll be back a week on Tuesday for the first ODI. Until then, goodbye.

    Joe Root
  2. What's next?

    The players have a very short break now before the white-ball leg of the tour kicks off next week.

    • 4 Feb 1st ODI, Cape Town (d/n) (11:00 GMT)
    • 7 Feb 2nd ODI, Durban (d/n) (11:00 GMT)
    • 9 Feb 3rd ODI, Johannesburg (08:00 GMT)
    • 12 Feb 1st Twenty20 international, East London (d/n) (16:00 GMT)
    • 14 Feb 2nd Twenty20 international, Durban (d/n) (16:00 GMT)
    • 16 Feb 3rd Twenty20 international, Centurion (12:30 GMT)

    England's next Test begins on 19 March in Sri Lanka.

    Eoin Morgan
  3. 'I knew I could cash in on good form'

    England's Ollie Pope speaking to Sky Sports: "We've been here for two months and it's all been working towards this win and it's an amazing feeling. We lost that first game and I was in bed being sick and not able to contribute.

    "I went to New Zealand knowing I had form under my belt. I was batting well in the nets so I knew I could cash in and it's just nice to find some consistency.

    "I haven't faced 90mph bowling on quick wickets before and I didn't know how I'd cope. I backed myself but you don't know until you actually do it. I've only been on a Lions tour to the sub-continent. So it's been nice to know going forward that I could do it.

    "Going into this series, you get ready for 90mph bowling but in Sri Lanka they may open with spin. I do have some ideas on how I'll want to play - I back my defence and it's then about knowing your scoring options."

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  5. 'We should do everything to keep Test cricket alive'

    South Africa's Vernon Philander on Sky Sports: "I've had a wonderful career at international level for South Africa. It's time to give it up for the younger guys.

    "It's always a tough one. I always believe that Test cricket is the real format - it's a real test of character. For an aspiring cricketer, you should be looking to play Test cricket. We should do everything in our power to make sure it stays attractive to younger players - to keep this wonderful game alive. I absolutely believe we should keep it at five days."

    Vernon Philander
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    A word for Vernon Philander.

    He finishes his international career with 224 wickets from 64 Tests at an average of 22.32.

    Vernon Philander
  7. 'I'm very proud'

    England coach Chris Silverwood on Sky Sports: "Lovely. The journey we've been on from arriving in South Africa, with the build-up to the series and the result of the first Test... to get where we are now is very pleasing.

    "One thing it (the first Test) did do is it pulled us together. You could see the determination on the players' faces. I'm very proud.

    "We started something in New Zealand and that has built. We're learing to take 20 wickets with the Kookaburra.

    "To see the youngsters come through and put their hands up, and for the older ones to do that too."

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    SMS Message: Great result and promising future but please let's not "turn" on them after two tests in Sri Lanka if they don't get the same result - massively different proposition out there! from Dan in London
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  9. England to 'do what's best' for Wood

    England coach Chris Silverwood, speaking to Sky Sports, on selecting England's fast bowlers: "They are great headaches to have. I would love to have two or three fast bowlers kicking around, so we don't have to play all of them. Can we rotate them?"

    On whether Mark Wood will be a key figure in the team: "It's hard to say. We've go tot ake it day by day, monitor him and do what's best for him. Whatever he does, he does at 100%. We need to make sure when he needs a rest, we've got the back-up."

    Mark Wood
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    SMS Message: Do we leave Wood at home for the Sri Lanka tour? It will be a tour for spin, and he needs to be handled with care. We have to do everything we can to have him and Archer fit and firing down under in 2 years. from Rob
  13. 'He's a champion'

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on the retiring Vernon Philander: "Firstly I want to thank him for his services to the Proteas over the years - not only on the field, but he's been a champion off the field. We're going to miss him very much. I'm sad that this game wasn't the fairytale that he deserved.

    "If you deslpay for South Africa for 10 years plus, it's a lot of sacrifices and time away from family, so we're very grateful."

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    A proper team effort.

  15. 'This side is so much better with Mark Wood in it'

    Ben Stokes speaking to Sky Sports: "It feels really good, I thought before lunch that we'll be coming back tomorrow. The wicket was offering a lot, they were allowed to play a lot. But on wickets like that, you get one and it's amazing how many you get in clusters.

    "The best thing about being an all rounder is that you always have an opportunity to influence the game. To be able to put in some consistent performances, I'm really happy."

    On Mark Wood: "Growing up at 13/14 together, both making the same progression and playing for England together is amazing.

    "Every setback he's had with injury he comes back and performs. I hope this is the start of something consistent with Woody because this side is so much better with him in it."

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Johannesburg

    From a coach's perspective, on a big tour like this the wheels could have come off after the illnesses in the first Test. So Chris Silverwood deserves a lot of credit.

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    Strong Durham. Strong England.

  18. 'The two northern lads showed a lot of heart'

    England captain Joe Root, speaking to Sky Sports: "It feels great. They made us work hard for it today; they played good cricket. But the two northern lads showed a lot of heart for us.

    "Stokes is someone who will change the game. He did it with the bat last night by upping the tempo and it worked nicely. Today, you throw him the ball and he makes things happen. He has huge energy and wants to be in the game.

    "It takes more than just skill that takes wickets. It's an attitude thing and we showed that before tea today. And it made a difference in the final session.

    "We made it clear at the start of winter how we want to play: score big first-innings runs and then drive the game forward with the ball and we've done that well in the last three games.

    "As a template, the last two games have been where we want to be."

  19. 'England were the better team'

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "We did play well in that first game. But one Test doesn't make a summer.

    "Right through the series, England were a bit better than us in every game. You have to give the credit to them for being the better team.

    "Anrich Nortje has come through shining for us. We need guys with pace to fill the shoes of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel. Pace is one hing - but to have control as well... Beuran came in and got five wickets too. But from a batting point of view, we weren't at our best."

    Faf du Plessis