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England cruise to victory

A century opening partnership between Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook set England on the way to a six-wicket win on the fifth day of the fourth and final cricket Test against SA.

world Updated: Aug 11, 2008 23:14 IST

A century opening partnership between Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook set England on the way to a six-wicket win on the fifth day of the fourth and final cricket Test against South Africa at the Oval on Monday. Strauss (58) and Cook (67) put on 123 to take England a long way towards their target of 197.

Brief scores: South Africa 194 & 318; England 316 & 198/4 (Strauss c Smith b Harris 58, Cook c Smith b Ntini 67); Extras — b-6, lb-7, w-1, nb-6 — 20). Fall of wkts: 1-123 2-147 3-147 4-182; Bowling: Morkel 13-2-43-0, Ntini 14-4-55-2, Harris 19.5-5-56-2, Nel 5-0-21-0, Kallis 1-0-10-0.