Broad stars as England crush SA

The visitors, spearheaded by Stuart Broad, decimated the Proteas batting line up on Day 3.

Earlier in the day, England were bowled out for 323 with Kagiso Rabada picking up his maiden test five wicket haul. Picture: @OfficialCSA.

JOHANNESBURG - England have beaten South Africa by seven wickets to win the third test in Johannesburg and with it, the four match test series as well.

Following their crushing victory in Durban, the visitors, spearheaded by Stuart Broad, decimated the Proteas batting line up on Day 3.

Broad turned the test, and the series, on its head with a magnificent 10 over spell that saw him remove South Africa's top five batsmen.

Dean Elgar 15, Stiaan van Zyl 11, AB de Villiers, 0, Hashim Amla 5, Temba Bavuma 0 and finally Faf du Plessis for 14.

He was well supported by Ben Stokes and Stephen Finn as the English attack decimated the Proteas line up.

Earlier in the day, England were bowled out for 323 with Kagiso Rabada picking up his maiden test five wicket haul.

De Villiers' men failed to capitalise on England's small lead of 10 runs, after they were bowled out for 83, Rabada top scoring with 16.

In reply, England chased down the target with ease, thanks to a 64 run stand between Alastair Cook and Alex Hales who was trapped LBW for 18 off the bowling of Elgar.

Nick Compton departed next for a duck, Elgar again producing the goods for the Proteas, while Chris Morris had the last say with the ball removing Cook for 43.

But the damage had already been done as Joe Root and James Taylor knocked off the remaining three runs.