South Africa went 1-0 up in the series after beating England in the first Test by 107 runs in Centurion on Sunday. Chasing 376, England were bundled out for 268.
Kagiso Rabada picked up four wickets while Anrich Nortje scalped three in the second innings. For England, it was Rory Burns who top-scored with 84 while captain Joe Root scored 48.
- First time South Africa defeated England in a Boxing Day Test.
- Sixth consecutive win for South Africa at Centurion.
- This is England’s 23rd series (2+ Tests) since the start of Ashes 2013/14 – they have lost at least one Test in 21 of these. The two instances they managed without a loss in a series: 2-0 vs SL at home in 2016 and 3-0 vs SL in Sri Lanka in 2018/19.