January 21-26, 2005

South Africa v England, 5th Test, Centurion

South Africa 247 (de Villiers 92, Flintoff 4-44, S Jones 4-47) and 296 for 6 dec (de Villiers 109, Kallis 136*) drew with England 359 (Thorpe 86, Flintoff 77, G Jones 50, Nel 6-81) and 73 for 4 - England won series 2-1

Scorecard

Day 5
Bulletin - England take series after a quiet draw
Verdict - The roller-coaster to success
Quotes - Vaughan praises mental resolve
Quotes - Smith looks to the future
The Big Picture 1 - Hoggard's bum note
The Big Picture 2 - Skipping the light fandango

Day 4
Bulletin - Sands of time running out for South Africa
Verdict - All over bar the shouting
Quotes - Nel: 'It's all good clean fun'
Quotes - Jones: 'We'll sleep well tonight'
The Big Picture 1 - Ntini lets fly
The Big Picture 2 - Freddie strikes
The Big Picture 3 - Head over heels

Day 3
Bulletin - England wobble among the storms
News - Flintoff to undergo surgery
Verdict - Going for broke
News - Gibbs fined entire match fee
The Big Picture 1 - Trescothick's run-out
The Big Picture 2 - Lightning strikes
Quotes - Strauss: 'We're not unhappy it's raining'
Quotes - 'We're not giving up,' vows Smith

Day 2
Bulletin - Flintoff and Jones haul England back into contention
Verdict - Predictably unpredictable
Quotes - Flintoff rides the pain train
Quotes - 'I feel I let the team down,' says de Villiers
The Big Picture - AirBorne de Villiers

Day 1
Bulletin - First day washed out
Roving Reporter - They came, they saw, they got wet
News - Lewis in line for debut

Preview package
Preview - Rain threatens the finale
News - Flintoff facing operation?
News - Amla and Steyn axed, Langeveldt unfit
Newsletter - Final act of an enthralling series