Proteas

Vaughan: England showed no heart

2016-01-27 08:25
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.

Read more on:    england  |  proteas  |  michael vaughan  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Fixtures
27 August 2016
South Africa v New Zealand, Centurion 10:00
25 September 2016
South Africa v Ireland, Benoni 10:00
30 September 2016
South Africa v Australia, Centurion 14:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Should Proteas coach Russell Domingo stay - or go - as national coach?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.