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Sth Africa all out 183 in 4th England Test

By AAP Newswire

Quinton de Kock and Dwaine Pretorius provided some resistance with a 79-run partnership but lost their wickets in quick succession, before South Africa were dismissed for 183 on Sunday's third day of the final Test against England.

It left South Africa in deep trouble at The Wanderers, 217 runs behind on the first innings after England had scored 400.

Lunch was delayed to allow Mark Wood to mop up the South African tail as he finished with 5-46 off 14.3 overs.

De Kock brought up his 21st Test half-century off 72 balls, although his run rate belied a watchful approach, and kept up a steady tempo before Wood bowled him for 76.

The wicketkeeper survived a review when on 53 after he padded up to a Chris Woakes delivery, but the ball was going over the stumps.

Pretorius' fluent strokes took him past his previous Test high score to make 37 before he was caught in the gully by a diving Zak Crawley off Ben Stokes.

The pair provided a brief flicker of hope after South Africa, already 2-1 down in the series and 6-88 overnight, had lost Vernon Philander (4) with the fifth ball of the day, with a leading edge to mid-off off Woakes.

His loss threatened to continue the collapse of Saturday afternoon when England tore through the Proteas' batting line-up on a day of one-sided dominance.

Wood ensured his five-wicket haul by snagging Dane Paterson for the last wicket.

England opted not to enforce the follow-on as they did in Port Elizabeth en route to victory in the third Test.