South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Anderson b Giles 277 541 373 35 0 74.26
View dismissal HH Gibbs c Butcher b Vaughan 179 305 236 29 1 75.84
View dismissal G Kirsten c †Stewart b Giles 44 105 95 7 0 46.31
View dismissal HH Dippenaar c Butcher b Gough 22 83 62 3 0 35.48
View dismissal JA Rudolph c Gough b Harmison 10 38 35 1 0 28.57
MV Boucher not out 15 49 34 1 0 44.11
SM Pollock not out 24 42 39 0 1 61.53
Extras (b 8, lb 11, nb 4) 23
Total (5 wickets dec; 145 overs; 584 mins) 594 (4.09 runs per over)
Did not bat RJ Peterson, D Pretorius, M Ntini, CM Willoughby
Fall of wickets 1-338 (Gibbs, 74.5 ov), 2-438 (Kirsten, 101.5 ov), 3-514 (Dippenaar, 122.4 ov), 4-552 (Rudolph, 132.2 ov), 5-556 (Smith, 133.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
JM Anderson 16 2 92 0 5.75 64 16 0 (1nb)
View wicket D Gough 25 6 88 1 3.52 112 12 1 (2nb)
A Flintoff 25 6 97 0 3.88 107 15 0 (1nb)
View wicket SJ Harmison 27 2 104 1 3.85 111 13 0
View wickets AF Giles 42 2 153 2 3.64 166 16 1
MA Butcher 2 0 15 0 7.50 5 2 0
View wicket MP Vaughan 8 0 26 1 3.25 33 2 0
England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick b Ntini 31 124 86 6 0 36.04
View dismissal MP Vaughan c †Boucher b Pretorius 156 415 286 24 1 54.54
View dismissal MA Butcher lbw b Ntini 13 61 50 2 0 26.00
View dismissal N Hussain* lbw b Pollock 1 6 7 0 0 14.28
View dismissal A McGrath c Rudolph b Pretorius 34 98 69 5 0 49.27
View dismissal AJ Stewart b Pretorius 38 131 87 7 0 43.67
View dismissal A Flintoff lbw b Pretorius 40 75 57 7 1 70.17
View dismissal AF Giles b Pollock 41 109 83 8 0 49.39
View dismissal D Gough c Rudolph b Ntini 1 29 18 0 0 5.55
View dismissal SJ Harmison b Ntini 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
JM Anderson not out 0 12 4 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 19, lb 6, w 11, nb 17) 53
Total (all out; 122.4 overs; 534 mins) 408 (3.32 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-66 (Trescothick, 26.6 ov), 2-132 (Butcher, 41.1 ov), 3-133 (Hussain, 42.2 ov), 4-222 (McGrath, 64.6 ov), 5-306 (Vaughan, 94.4 ov), 6-311 (Stewart, 96.4 ov), 7-374 (Flintoff, 112.5 ov), 8-398 (Gough, 119.4 ov), 9-398 (Harmison, 119.6 ov), 10-408 (Giles, 122.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets SM Pollock 27.4 10 51 2 1.84 149 7 0 (7nb, 1w)
View wickets M Ntini 28 8 114 4 4.07 129 20 2 (2nb)
CM Willoughby 20 7 46 0 2.30 102 6 0 (2w)
View wickets D Pretorius 25 2 115 4 4.60 108 16 0 (4nb, 4w)
RJ Peterson 22 9 57 0 2.59 109 10 0
South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* b Giles 85 100 70 10 2 121.42
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Anderson 9 32 21 0 0 42.85
View dismissal G Kirsten c McGrath b Harmison 1 7 10 0 0 10.00
HH Dippenaar not out 28 72 46 2 0 60.86
View dismissal JA Rudolph st †Stewart b Giles 8 12 10 0 0 80.00
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
Total (4 wickets dec; 26 overs; 113 mins) 134 (5.15 runs per over)
Did not bat MV Boucher, SM Pollock, RJ Peterson, D Pretorius, M Ntini, CM Willoughby
Fall of wickets 1-30 (Gibbs, 7.2 ov), 2-32 (Kirsten, 8.5 ov), 3-114 (Smith, 23.1 ov), 4-134 (Rudolph, 25.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wicket SJ Harmison 6 0 34 1 5.66 22 4 0 (1nb)
View wicket JM Anderson 10 1 37 1 3.70 40 5 0
View wickets AF Giles 8 0 45 2 5.62 23 2 1
A Flintoff 2 0 16 0 8.00 6 1 1
England 2nd innings (target: 321 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ME Trescothick not out 52 136 94 9 0 55.31
View dismissal MP Vaughan c Pollock b Peterson 22 89 61 1 1 36.06
N Hussain* not out 23 47 49 5 0 46.93
Extras (b 8, lb 5) 13
Total (1 wicket; 34 overs; 136 mins) 110 (3.23 runs per over)
Did not bat MA Butcher, A McGrath, A Flintoff, AJ Stewart, AF Giles, D Gough, SJ Harmison, JM Anderson
Fall of wickets 1-72 (Vaughan, 21.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
SM Pollock 7 3 6 0 0.85 37 0 0
M Ntini 4 0 38 0 9.50 12 7 1
View wicket RJ Peterson 13 3 33 1 2.53 61 4 0
D Pretorius 10 6 20 0 2.00 52 4 0
Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Series 5-match series level 0-0
Player of the match GC Smith (South Africa)
Umpires DJ Harper (Australia) and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire JW Lloyds
Match referee RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
Thu, 24 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 398/1 (GC Smith 178*, G Kirsten 26*, 91 ov)
Fri, 25 Jul - day 2 - no play
Sat, 26 Jul - day 3 - England 1st innings 25/0 (ME Trescothick 17*, MP Vaughan 4*, 8 ov)
Sun, 27 Jul - day 4 - England 1st innings 374/7 (AF Giles 9*, 112.5 ov)
Mon, 28 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 110/1 (34 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • GC Smith 50 in 78 mins off 50 balls, 5x4, 1x6
  • ME Trescothick 50 in 98 mins off 73 balls, 9x4
 
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Series Results
England v South Africa at The Oval - Sep 4-8, 2003
England won by 9 wickets
England v South Africa at Leeds - Aug 21-25, 2003
South Africa won by 191 runs
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Aug 14-18, 2003
England won by 70 runs
England v South Africa at Lord's - Jul 31-Aug 3, 2003
South Africa won by an innings and 92 runs
England v South Africa at Birmingham - Jul 24-28, 2003
Match drawn
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Jul 27, 2003

Stand and deliver: Michael Vaughan cracks Makhaya Ntini for four, England v South Africa, 1st Test, Edgbaston, July 27, 2003

Stand and deliver: Michael Vaughan cracks Makhaya Ntini for four

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Jul 26, 2003

Graeme Smith acknowledges the crowd after his dismissal for 277, day three, England v South Africa, first Test, Birmingham, July 26, 2003

Graeme Smith acknowledges the crowd after his dismissal

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