Result
1st Test, Centurion, Dec 16-20 2009, England tour of South Africa
418 & 301/7d
(96 ov, target 364)
356 & 228/9
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
Day 5
Alastair Cook was disappointed to fail for the second time in the match
Bell takes the heat, but Cook deserves the scrutiny
1yAndrew McGlashan in Durban
Andy Flower talks to the media
Flower questions UDRS benefits
1yAndrew McGlashan in Durban
Jonathan Trott displayed calm authority in his first outing at number three for England
Trott hits back at slow-coach jibes
1yAndrew McGlashan in Durban
Smith questions England celebrations
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions survived 19 balls to deny South Africa at Centurion
Collingwood relieved after great escape
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Graham Onions punches the air after seeing out the last over to secure England a draw
England keep Tests interesting ... too interesting
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Friedel de Wet had Matt Prior out caught behind by Boucher for a duck
The Red Bull in a china shop
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Friedel de Wet, celebrates dismissing Ian Bell for 2, as his second new-ball spell almost won South Africa the Test
Close but no cigar for valiant South Africa
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions leave the field after their desperate rearguard
England escape in grandstand finale
1yThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller
Day 4
James Anderson took four wickets in the innings, but couldn't hide his frustration as South Africa took control at Centurion
Anderson braced for another England rearguard
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Hashim Amla celebrates his half-century as he and AB de Villiers revived South Africa
South Africa benefit from Amla's cultural blend
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
James Anderson celebrates the wicket of JP Duminy, just after tea
Semaphore and shooters
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Hashim Amla completed a fine century to guide South Africa to a generous lead
Amla century leaves England in strife
1yThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller
Day 3
Graeme Swann scored all round the wicket in his momentum-changing innings
Swann ruffles South Africa's feathers
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Paul Harris is jubilant after claiming the important wicket of Paul Collingwood
The spinners take their turn in the limelight
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Stuart Broad remonstrated with the umpires after South Africa delayed their call for the review that gave him out
England fume at delayed review
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Makhaya Ntini marked his 100th Test with the big wicket of Andrew Strauss
Ntini picks up the bar tab, Bell raises the bat
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Graeme Swann scored all round the wicket in his momentum-changing innings
Swann and Anderson turn the tables
1yThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller
Day 2
Paul Harris frustrated England with a 89-ball 38
Fletcher's influence brings order to lower-order
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Makhaya Ntini's son joins him as he leads South Africa out onto the field for his 100th cap
Jimmy's long wait and de Villiers' miss
1ySahil Dutta and Andrew McGlashan
Graeme Swann was frustrated to be thwarted by the UDRS when Morkel was given not out on review
Swann takes five on day of toil
1yThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller
Ntini emotion sparks slow-burn Test
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Day 1
Andy Flower and Andrew Strauss like what they see as they inspect the Centurion wicket on the eve of the first Test
Strauss suckered by green-tinged monster
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Jacques Kallis climbs into a pull stroke en route to his century
Kallis confirms his indomitability
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
James Anderson and Andrew Strauss debate the use of the umpiring review
Referrals, withdrawals, and KP looks for love
1yAndrew McGlashan in Centurion
Makhaya Ntini in action
Majola lauds Ntini's 100th Test
1yAndrew McGlashan in Centurion
Jacques Kallis showed little sign of feeling the effects of his fractured rib
Classy Kallis underpins South Africa
1yThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller
England 'messed up' - Swann
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Others
Friedel de Wet appeals for a wicket
Friedel de Wet finds peace in domesticity
1yFirdose Moonda
Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott batted through the afternoon session to settle England's nerves
Trott was right to stand his ground - Pietersen
1yAndrew McGlashan in Durban
The great escape
2yBeach
Matt Prior and Graeme Swann leave the field
The joke that took a wicket and other stories
2yAndrew McGlashan
Makhaya Ntini speaks to Cricinfo
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul asks for a review of his lbw
Captains sceptical about use of reviews
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Smith unfazed by long Test hiatus
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen focus on the task ahead
Strauss calls for controlled aggression
1yAndrew McGlashan at Centurion
Jacques Kallis pumps his fist on reaching his century
A battle of pride and preconceptions
1yThe Preview by Andrew Miller