ENGLAND'S spin hero Graeme Swann admitted he was enjoying a "dream’’ year after claiming nine wickets in his side's innings victory over South Africa in Durban today which puts them 1-0 up in the four-Test series with two matches to play.

Swann was in superb form throughout the match and his five for 54 in the second innings was key as the tourists capitulated to 133 all out to lose by an innings and 98 runs after England had struck 574 for nine declared.

Swann told Sky Sports 1: "It's been a bit of a dream the last 12 months but I'm not going to complain. I've waited a long time to get back into Test cricket and I'm enjoying every moment of it.

"In the first innings I thought I had a chance of five (wickets) but then Dale Steyn kept hitting me out of the ground, but that happens sometimes when you're a spinner.

"I didn't expect to do as much bowling as I have, but the pitches have been slower than we expected and have turned more.’’ England and South Africa now move on to Cape Town for the third Test, which starts on Sunday.