Result: Moeen Ali hat-trick wraps up England win in third Test match

Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook on day five of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 30, 2015
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England wrap up a 239-run victory over South Africa in the third Test match after Moeen Ali completes a hat-trick.

Moeen Ali has recorded a hat-trick as England completed a 239-run victory over South Africa in the third Test match.

England went into the final day requiring six wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the four-game series, but the tourists initially frustrated Joe Root's team.

However, after Toby Roland-Jones took two wickets in two balls, it swung the match heavily in England's favour, although Dean Elgar stuck around to make a resolute ton for the Proteas.

Ben Stokes struck with the final ball before lunch to leave England requiring three wickets, and it was then left to Moeen to complete a memorable feat during the afternoon session.

After finally dismissing Elgar for 136, he got rid of Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel, with the final wicket being decided by a review.

The final match of the series gets underway at Old Trafford on Friday, August 4.

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