December 17-21, 2004

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth

England 425 (Strauss 126, Butcher 79) and 93 for 3 (Strauss 94*) beat South Africa 337 (Rudolph 93, Dippenaar 110) and 229 (Smith 55, Kallis 61, S Jones 4-39) by seven wickets

Day 5
Bulletin - England make it eight wins in a row
Verdict - Knowing how to chase
Vaughan quotes - Praise for level-headed Strauss
Smith quotes - 'We need to know our best team'
Records - Most successive Test victories
The Big Picture - The winners

Day 4
Bulletin - England on the brink of victory
Verdict - Breathing heavily on the road to victory
Quotes - 'We'll come out fighting,' - Pollock
The Big Picture - Afternoon delight

Day 3
Bulletin - Honours even at St George's
Verdict - Reaping what you sow
Roving Reporter - Apathy in the sleepy city
Quotes - 'A hundred begging to be taken'
The Big Picture - What the camera saw
News - Hall receives official reprimand

Day 2
Bulletin - Strauss's century double puts England on top
Verdict - The dividends of watchful accumulation
Quotes - Strauss and Dippenaar
The Big Picture - More runs for Strauss

Day 1
Bulletin - Hoggard gives England the edge
Verdict - The virtue of patience
Roving Reporter - A thirst for tradition
Quotes - 'A good day of toil,' says Hoggard
The Big Picture - Smith ducks out

Preview package
Preview - The real thing starts here
SA's new boys - Great, green and greased lightning
News - England's fans caught in train derailment
Exclusive interview: Graeme Smith - 'It's going to be a hard-fought Test series'