January 13-17, 2005

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg

England 411 for 8 dec (Strauss 147, Key 83, Vaughan 82*, Ntini 4-111) and 332 for 9 dec (Trescothick 180, Vaughan 54) beat South Africa 419 (Gibbs 161, Boucher 64, Hoggard 5-144) and 247 (Gibbs 98, Smith 67*, Hoggard 7-61) by 77 runs, and lead series 2-1


Day 5
Bulletin - Hoggard's super seven launches England to victory
Verdict - Swing, shape, and an appetite for labour
Quotes - Vaughan: 'A very special win'
Quotes - Smith: 'A tough defeat to accept'
The Big Picture - Rudolph bowled neck and crop
The Big Picture - Kallis's first-ball duck

Day 4
Bulletin - Trescothick's ton boosts England on a fluctuating day
Verdict - England face final-day headache
Roving Reporter - Wandering around the Wanderers
The Big Picture - Flintoff's despairing dive
Quotes - Boje braced for final-day chase; Trescothick says 'We can win'
News - England call up Jon Lewis as cover

Day 3
Bulletin - Gibbs frustrates weary England
Verdict - Exhaustion fights two-fingered resilience
News - Vaughan fined his whole match fee
Quotes - Gibbs recovers his balance
Quotes - Hoggard reflects on the wind of change
The Big Picture - Down and out

Day 2
Bulletin - England fight back in final session
Verdict - Vaughan batting from memory
Quotes - Vaughan blasts inconsistent umpires
Quotes - Pollock rues lost initiative
The Big Picture - Take that

Day 1
Bulletin - Another century for Strauss before a late flurry of wickets
Verdict - Cash in while you can
Quotes - Strauss rides the wave
Quotes - Jennings: 'England will be disappointed'
The Big Picture - Driving carefully

Preview Package
Preview - A question of momentum
News - Flintoff passed fit to play
The Big Picture - England going around the bend