Result
1st Test, Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21 2004, England tour of South Africa
337 & 229
(40.4 ov, target 142)
425 & 145/3
England won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
South Africa337(110.4 overs)1st Innings
England425(126.5 overs)1st Innings
South Africa229(69.1 overs)2nd Innings
Graeme Smith55 (105)
Simon Jones4/39(13.1)
Ashley Giles2/39(15)
England145/3(40.4 overs)2nd Innings
40.4
4
Ntini to Strauss, FOUR runs
40.3
Ntini to Strauss, no run
40.2
Ntini to Strauss, no run
40.1
4
Ntini to Strauss, FOUR runs
end of over 4011 runs
ENG: 137/3CRR: 3.42 
Sir Andrew Strauss86 (130)
Graham Thorpe31 (78)
Graeme Smith8-0-39-0
Shaun Pollock11-2-36-1
39.6
1
Smith to Strauss, 1 run
39.5
2
Smith to Strauss, 2 runs
39.4
1
Smith to Thorpe, 1 run
39.3
4
Smith to Thorpe, FOUR runs
39.2
1
Smith to Strauss, 1 run
39.1
2
Smith to Strauss, 2 runs
end of over 396 runs
ENG: 126/3CRR: 3.23 
Graham Thorpe26 (76)
Sir Andrew Strauss80 (126)
Shaun Pollock11-2-36-1
Graeme Smith7-0-28-0
38.6
Pollock to Thorpe, no run
38.5
Pollock to Thorpe, no run
38.5
1nb
Pollock to Thorpe, 1 no ball
38.4
1
Pollock to Strauss, 1 run
38.3
4
Pollock to Strauss, FOUR runs
38.2
Pollock to Strauss, no run
38.1
Pollock to Strauss, no run
end of over 383 runs
ENG: 120/3CRR: 3.15 
Graham Thorpe26 (73)
Sir Andrew Strauss75 (122)
Graeme Smith7-0-28-0
Shaun Pollock10-2-30-1
37.6
Smith to Thorpe, no run
Best performances - batsmen
AJ Strauss
126 runs (228)
17 fours
0 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
43 runs
7 fours
0 sixes
616342934412
HH Dippenaar
110 runs (245)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on back foot
30 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
1891225234512
Best performances - bowlers
SP Jones
O
13.1
M
3
R
39
W
4
Eco
2.96
MJ Hoggard
O
20
M
4
R
56
W
3
Eco
2.80
Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Sir Andrew Strauss
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1728
Season2004/05
Match days17,18,19,20,21 December 2004 (5-day match)
Test debut
AB de Villiers
Dale Steyn
Umpires
Darrell Hair
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Ian Howell
Match Referee
Sir Clive Lloyd