Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    b Ntini
    31
    86
    124
    6
    0
    36.04
    c †Boucher b Pretorius
    156
    286
    415
    24
    1
    54.54
    lbw b Ntini
    13
    50
    61
    2
    0
    26.00
    lbw b Pollock
    1
    7
    6
    0
    0
    14.28
    c Rudolph b Pretorius
    34
    69
    98
    5
    0
    49.27
    b Pretorius
    38
    87
    131
    7
    0
    43.67
    lbw b Pretorius
    40
    57
    75
    7
    1
    70.17
    b Pollock
    41
    83
    109
    8
    0
    49.39
    c Rudolph b Ntini
    1
    18
    29
    0
    0
    5.55
    b Ntini
    0
    2
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    not out
    0
    4
    12
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    53 (b 19, lb 6, nb 17, w 11)
    TOTAL
    408 all out (122.4 Overs, RR: 3.32, 534 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-66 (ME Trescothick, 26.6 ov), 2-132 (MA Butcher, 41.1 ov), 3-133 (N Hussain, 42.2 ov), 4-222 (A McGrath, 64.6 ov), 5-306 (MP Vaughan, 94.4 ov), 6-311 (AJ Stewart, 96.4 ov), 7-374 (A Flintoff, 112.5 ov), 8-398 (D Gough, 119.4 ov), 9-398 (SJ Harmison, 119.6 ov), 10-408 (AF Giles, 122.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock27.4105121.8417
    M Ntini28811444.0702
    CM Willoughby2074602.3020
    D Pretorius25211544.6044
    RJ Peterson2295702.5900

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

  • South Africa take the high ground as Test ends in a draw

    Graeme Smith takes evasive action during South Africa's chase for quick runs Once an uncharacteristically aggressive onslaught from Ashley Giles in the opening overs of the day had ensured that England avoided the follow-on, it was going to

  • Riding the hype

    This year, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack took a deep breath and used a picture on its front cover for the first time in history

  • Vaughan masterclass keeps South Africa at bay

    Michael Vaughan stroked his way to a sublime 156, his ninth Test century and his eighth in 15 matches, to lead England's fightback on a fascinating fourth day's play at Edgbaston

  • Smith takes charge before rain returns to thwart South Africa

    Graeme Smith on his way to 277, the highest Test score by a South African The rain which washed out all of yesterday returned at tea to bring a premature end to the third day's play in the first npower Test at Edgbaston, just as a tense

  • England's dark satanic mills

    In terms of bad timing, it was up there with the moment Nero reached for a fiddle rather than a firehose