Proteas

Vaughan: England showed no heart

Michael Vaughan (Gallo)
Michael Vaughan (Gallo)

Cape Town - Former England captain former captain Michael Vaughan has criticised his side’s efforts after they were beaten by 280 runs in the final Test against South Africa in Centurion.

England were bowled out for a meagre 101 on the final day of the final Test to hand the hosts a consolation victory.

Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada starred in the match, taking 13 wickets for 144, but England still won the series 2-1.

But Vaughan, who captained England in 51 of his 82 Tests, was not happy to see England capitulate on the final morning, losing their last seven wickets for 43 runs.

"It was a really feeble way to finish the tour. They've shown no heart," Vaughan was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"I thought this would be a day where England would graft. I thought they'd last until tea. That's not good enough.

"There are no dead rubbers in Test cricket. They haven't been on it. Whether you're winning the series or not, if you're a good team you don't relax," said Vaughan.

England won the first Test in Durban by 241 runs and sealed the series win when they won the third Test in Johannesburg by seven wickets.

The second Test in Cape Town was drawn.

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