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Alastair Cook & colon; Trevor Bayliss "kicks the ass" inspires England

• "It seemed to work so well done Trevor," says Koch

• Stuart Broad six for 17 gives England Third Test and Series

Alastair Cook revealed that a "kick in the ass" from England coach, Trevor Bayliss, was behind the inspired afternoon at the Wanderers in the Stuart Broad of South Africa's exempt line-up for a batting win series.

Coming out after lunch with South Africa 16 for no loss, Cook's side had the words of the Australian ringing in their ears, ordering them to go up the chance to 2-0 with a Test remaining.

Koch, who has become the first test captain to oversee way series wins in India and now in South Africa, said: "I'm looking forward to being in the locker room, some time with a group of guys who have done something very special.

"Trev gave us a kick in the ass at lunch. I think instead of pouting about it the guys watched themselves, headed by Broady. For that two hour session there was a real intensity in the field.

“He's a guy who doesn't say too much, but he said, 'You don't know if you want to risk it or not, but there's a chance if someone is willing to step up. You don't want to be put off, at the end of the day you want to be given a little more. "It seemed to work so well done Trevor."

Broad was that someone with his six for 17 took him on 330 test wickets in 90 games and moved him to third on England's all-time list after going past the 325 taken by Bob Willis, only Ian Botham and James Anderson now in front of him.

"It's an honor to have gone past Bob," said Broader. "And every time you win a friendly game anywhere, it's special, but not at home is special.

"It is always a test for a cricketer to be able to perform under different conditions and for Cooky and I against South Africa for the first time in a test series and not at home is something very special.

"It probably doesn't quite match up to [take eight for 15 against Australia last summer] that was different, but every Test win holds you tight because they're very hard to come by."

Broad felt he was on a South African innings roll, having learned early that morning from a disappointing performance in the first innings after being plagued by the effects of a stomach virus.

"I felt really good rhythm today, definitely. I was frustrated from the first innings, I was a bit sick, I didn't bowl very well and when you got a wicket that moved I almost got there waiting for things to happen.

“I learned from this and I wanted to run in and bowl quickly and hit the deck really hard. Get a little experience, now is the time to step up and something to happen.” It was a fantastic terrace on bowl, but as a group we pressure and got the result. "

South Africa's captain, AB de Villiers, was left to reflect defeat in his first Test in charge but cared that he is still determined to relieve test cricket for his country after spending the preparations for the game discussing the need to relieve his international but more domestic Twenty20 cricket .

He said: “This is one of the best bowling I've faced. The conditions suited England but they asked questions throughout. The ball moved, they showed good skill and you have to give credit.

"We're not the same side anymore, there are a lot of different players now. We're still there [in the rankings] but that doesn't mean anything. Our form has got worse and it takes something special to turn it around."

31-year-old on his future, said, "I never thought of leaving test cricket at all, I'm just trying to find a way to rest in the year. Many thoughts have come to my mind." I have a balance with mine Cricket, keep my fight and skill level up. "

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