South Africa toppled England to take the Number 1 Test spot, on Monday. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.
# Vernon Philander's tally of 63 wickets at 15.96 runs apiece, including seven five-wicket hauls and two instances of ten wickets in a match in ten Tests is quite impressive.
# Philander (5 for 30) has recorded his first instance of five wickets in an innings against England.
# Philander has got his fourth Man of the Match award in Tests for producing an outstanding all-round performance - 96 runs, including 61 (a career-best) and seven wickets. Â
# Jonny Bairstow (95 & 54) has posted a fifty in each innings of a Test match for the first time.
# Jonathan Trott (63) has posted his third fifty against South Africa - his 12th in Tests.
# Matt Prior (73) has registered his fifth fifty against South Africa - his 22nd in Tests.
# Prior became the third England wicketkeeper after Alec Stewart and Alan Knott to complete the double of 3,000 runs and 100 dismissals.
# Prior has got his first Player of the Series award for totalling 275 runs (ave.45.83) and effecting eleven dismissals. Â
# Prior's aforesaid tally is the highest for England in the recently concluded series and the second highest next only to the 482 (ave.120.50) by Hashim Amla.
# Dale Steyn is the top wicket-taker in the series - 15 at 29.20 runs apiece.
# Amla has been adjudged the Player of the Series for the second time.Â He had first received the award against India in 2009-10.
# England (294) have recorded their second highest score in the fourth innings in a losing cause against South Africa, behind the 304 at Cape Town in 2005.
# South Africa have replaced England as the top nation in the Reliance ICC Test Championship.
# Gary Kirsten is the first coach to lead two Test sides to number one in the World - India and South Africa.
# England have lost their first Test at Lord's in 14 outings - their last defeat was by 239 runs to Australia in 2005.
# South Africa have become the first nation to defeat England in a Test series in England since their 2-1 series win in 2008.
# South Africa have won three Test series in a row - by 2-1 against Sri Lanka in South Africa; by 1-0 against New Zealand in New Zealand - both in 2011-12 and by 2-0 against England in England in 2012.Â They have won two consecutive Test series against England in England - 2-1 in 2008 and 2-0 in 2012.
# South Africa's excellent win by 51 runs is their fifth in 15 Tests against England at Lord's.