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Match Day

526dAndrew Miller

'I think we were a bit lucky at the end there'

Graeme Smith admitted that fortune had smiled on South Africa in theclosing stages of the second Test at Durban, but praised the tenacity ofhis team, since lesser sides might have crumbled in the face of such aturnaround

526dThe Bulletin by Jenny Thompson

Smith's gamble reaps dividends

After winning the toss and putting England in, South Africa bowled them out for 139 and reached 70 for 3 in reply on the first day at Durban

526dThe Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller at Durban

Refusing to die

The Wisden Verdict

526dThe Bulletin by Steven Lynch

Darkness - and de Villiers - thwart England at Durban

Darkness drove the players from the field just before 4.30pm at Durban - around half-an-hour before the scheduled close - handing South Africa a lifeline after England had seemed certain to wrap up the match, and with it a 2-0 lead

526dThe Bulletin by Jenny Thompson

England on top after Thorpe's 16th century

A superb unbeaten hundred from Graham Thorpe put England in the driving seat as South Africa ended the fourth day needing a mountainous 357 to win at Durban

526dThe Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller at Durban

A classic in the making

"I hope it doesn't get any flatter," was Jacques Kallis's plaintive appealto the pitch gods last night, after his wonderful 162 had hoisted SouthAfrica from a position of promise to one of outright supremacy at theclose of the second day's play

526dAndrew Miller

'Too soon to relax', says Trescothick

Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss cemented their names in therecord-books with an opening stand of 273, to swing a topsy-turvy matchback in England's favour on the third day at Kingsmead

526dAndrew Miller

'We are good enough to handle the pressure'

After a day in which England wrested back the initiative, the South Africa coach Ray Jennings addressed the media on the third day of the second Test at Durban.

526dThe Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller at Durban

Classy Kallis a cut above

Jacques Kallis went for the jugular with a succession of gorgeous cover-drives as he struck a sublime 162 © Getty Images After their first-Test defeat at Port Elizabeth, the signs were ominous for South Africa

526dThe Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller at Durban

Dangerous, damaging - and far from disarray

South Africa are in so-called disarray, while England are undeniably riding as high as they ever have, but Andrew Miller witnessed a day that was never meant to happen

526dAndrew Miller

'We're going out there to have a go,' says Steyn

It's been a pretty torrid Test baptism for Dale Steyn, South Africa's 21-year-old pace bowler, who has been forced to toil against England's batsmen on two uncompromising surfaces at Port Elizabeth and now Durban