Result
1st Test, England tour of South Africa at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21 2004
337 & 229
40.4 ov, target 142
425 & 145/3
England won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
GC Smith (c)c Strauss b Hoggard021000.00
AB de Villiers lbw b Flintoff2847814059.57
JA Rudolph c †GO Jones b Flintoff9319225314048.43
JH Kallis  b Harmison0714000.00
HH Dippenaar c Trescothick b SP Jones11024537211044.89
Z de Bruyn  b Flintoff623241026.08
SM Pollock c Trescothick b Hoggard3152765059.61
AJ Hall  b Hoggard610111060.00
TL Tsolekile c Flintoff b Giles22831061026.50
M Ntini not out26160033.33
DW Steyn c Strauss b Giles810100180.00
Extras(lb 13, nb 14, w 4)31
TOTAL(110.4 Ov, RR: 3.04, 486 Mts)337
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Graeme Smith, 0.2 ov), 2-63 (AB de Villiers, 16.6 ov), 3-66 (Jacques Kallis, 19.4 ov), 4-178 (Jacques Rudolph, 59.4 ov), 5-192 (Zander de Bruyn, 65.2 ov), 6-253 (Shaun Pollock, 82.3 ov), 7-261 (Andrew Hall, 84.4 ov), 8-324 (Boeta Dippenaar, 107.3 ov), 9-327 (Thami Tsolekile, 108.2 ov), 10-337 (Dale Steyn, 110.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
MJ Hoggard2045632.8002
SJ Harmison2528813.5230
SP Jones1643912.4303
A Flintoff2247233.2718
AF Giles27.486922.4900
England 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
ME Trescothick  b Steyn471391894033.81
AJ Strauss c de Villiers b Pollock12622830117055.26
MA Butcher c †Tsolekile b Ntini7919327312040.93
MP Vaughan (c)c Smith b Hall1014201171.42
GP Thorpe  b Smith429410013.79
A Flintoff c Rudolph b Ntini35701074150.00
GO Jones c Dippenaar b Ntini2390066.66
AF Giles c Hall b Pollock2639663066.66
MJ Hoggard c †Tsolekile b Hall056000.00
SP Jones c & b Steyn2460863040.00
SJ Harmison not out1516280193.75
Extras(lb 21, nb 35, w 1)57
TOTAL(126.5 Ov, RR: 3.35, 567 Mts)425
Fall of wickets: 1-152 (Marcus Trescothick, 42.4 ov), 2-238 (Sir Andrew Strauss, 69.3 ov), 3-249 (Michael Vaughan, 73.5 ov), 4-267 (Graham Thorpe, 83.3 ov), 5-346 (Mark Butcher, 105.5 ov), 6-353 (Andrew Flintoff, 107.1 ov), 7-353 (Geraint Jones, 107.2 ov), 8-358 (Matthew Hoggard, 108.2 ov), 9-394 (Ashley Giles, 121.1 ov), 10-425 (Simon Jones, 126.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SM Pollock32146121.9006
M Ntini2867532.6711
DW Steyn25.5211724.52016
AJ Hall2219524.3107
Z de Bruyn913103.4405
GC Smith1032512.5000
South Africa 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
AB de Villiers c & b Hoggard1421282066.66
GC Smith (c)c SP Jones b Flintoff551051785052.38
JA Rudolph c Trescothick b Giles2845434062.22
JH Kallis lbw b SP Jones611131679053.98
HH Dippenaar  b Giles1026281038.46
Z de Bruyn c Trescothick b Flintoff1942652045.23
SM Pollock c †GO Jones b SP Jones012000.00
AJ Hall run out (Thorpe/†GO Jones)1751682033.33
TL Tsolekile  b SP Jones01018000.00
M Ntini lbw b SP Jones45101080.00
DW Steyn not out22800100.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 6, w 1, pen 5)19
TOTAL(69.1 Ov, RR: 3.31, 312 Mts)229
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (AB de Villiers, 6.3 ov), 2-64 (Jacques Rudolph, 16.1 ov), 3-152 (Graeme Smith, 39.4 ov), 4-168 (Boeta Dippenaar, 46.3 ov), 5-201 (Jacques Kallis, 55.2 ov), 6-201 (Shaun Pollock, 55.3 ov), 7-217 (Zander de Bruyn, 62.3 ov), 8-218 (Thami Tsolekile, 65.5 ov), 9-224 (Makhaya Ntini, 67.5 ov), 10-229 (Andrew Hall, 69.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
MJ Hoggard1223813.1600
SJ Harmison1415403.8501
AF Giles1523922.6000
A Flintoff1524723.1313
SP Jones13.133942.9602
England 2nd Innings (target: 142 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSRvid
ME Trescothick c †Tsolekile b Pollock011000.00
AJ Strauss not out9413417312170.14
MA Butcher c Smith b Ntini0814000.00
MP Vaughan (c) b Steyn1525502060.00
GP Thorpe not out31781052039.74
Extras(lb 3, nb 2)5
TOTAL(40.4 Ov, RR: 3.56, 173 Mts)145/3
Did not bat: A Flintoff, GO Jones, AF Giles, MJ Hoggard, SP Jones, SJ Harmison 
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Marcus Trescothick, 0.1 ov), 2-11 (Mark Butcher, 3.2 ov), 3-50 (Michael Vaughan, 14.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SM Pollock1123613.2701
M Ntini6.412413.6000
AJ Hall911401.5501
DW Steyn612914.8300
GC Smith803904.8700
MATCH DETAILS
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa 2004/05
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)
debut
AB de Villiers
Dale Steyn
Umpires
Darrell Hair
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Ian Howell
Match Referee
Sir Clive Lloyd
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 17 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 273/7 (HH Dippenaar 79*, TL Tsolekile 6*, 90 ov)
Sat, 18 Dec - day 2 - England 1st innings 227/1 (AJ Strauss 120*, MA Butcher 24*, 66 ov)
Sun, 19 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 99/2 (GC Smith 33*, JH Kallis 10*, 23 ov)
Mon, 20 Dec - day 4 - England 2nd innings 93/3 (AJ Strauss 51*, GP Thorpe 23*, 31 ov)
Tue, 21 Dec - day 5 - England 2nd innings 145/3 (40.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • day 5 - England 2nd innings 145/3 (40.4 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • South Africa 2nd Innings 100 in 110 mins (25.2 overs) 9x4, 0x6
  • South Africa 3rd Wicket p'ship 50 between Smith and Kallis in 61 mins from 88 balls, Smith 24, Kallis 15, Extras 12 - (4x4, 0x6)
  • Smith 50 in 158 mins from 94 balls (4x4, 0x6)
  • South Africa 2nd Innings 150 in 177 mins (39.3 overs) 18x4, 0x6
  • Kallis 50 in 149 mins from 91 balls (8x4, 0x6)
  • South Africa 2nd Innings 200 in 237 mins (54.4 overs) 23x4, 0x6
  • 5 penalty runs awrded for ball hitting the helmet
  • England 2nd Innings 50 in 67 mins (14.5 overs) 7x4, 0x6
  • Strauss 50 in 119 mins from 90 balls (7x4, 0x6)
  • England 2nd Innings 100 in 140 mins (32.1 overs) 11x4, 0x6
  • England 4th Wicket p'ship 50 between Strauss and Thorpe in 72 mins from 104 balls, Strauss 26, Thorpe 23, Extras 1 - (4x4, 0x6)
  • day 4 - England 2nd innings 93/3 (AJ Strauss 51*, GP Thorpe 23*, 31 ov)
Day 3
  • England 1st Innings 250 in 329 mins (74.0 overs) 24x4, 1x6
  • New ball taken after 86 overs
  • Butcher 50 in 218 mins from 146 balls (7x4, 0x6)
  • England 1st Innings 300 in 412 mins (93.3 overs) 31x4, 2x6
  • England 5th Wicket p'ship 50 between Butcher and Flintoff in 63 mins from 88 balls, Butcher 24, Flintoff 23, Extras 4 - (6x4, 1x6)
  • England 1st Innings 350 in 471 mins (106.3 overs) 38x4, 2x6
  • South Africa 2nd Innings 50 in 48 mins (10.3 overs) 7x4, 0x6
  • day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 99/2 (GC Smith 33*, JH Kallis 10*, 23 ov)
Day 2
  • South Africa 1st Innings 300 in 437 mins (100.1 overs) 34x4, 0x6
  • South Africa 8th Wicket p'ship 50 between Dippenaar and Tsolekile in 81 mins from 115 balls, Dippenaar 29, Tsolekile 16, Extras 6 - (4x4, 0x6)
  • Dippenaar 100 in 353 mins from 228 balls (11x4, 0x6)
  • England 1st Innings 50 in 72 mins (16.3 overs) 7x4, 0x6
  • Strauss 50 in 116 mins from 74 balls (8x4, 0x6)
  • England 1st Wicket p'ship 50 between Trescothick and Strauss in 72 mins from 108 balls, Trescothick 14, Strauss 25, Extras 13 - (7x4, 0x6)
  • England 1st Innings 100 in 125 mins (27.5 overs) 12x4, 0x6
  • England 1st Wicket p'ship 100 between Trescothick and Strauss in 125 mins from 180 balls, Trescothick 30, Strauss 52, Extras 18 - (12x4, 0x6)
  • England 1st Innings 150 in 183 mins (40.6 overs) 14x4, 0x6
  • England 1st Wicket p'ship 150 between Trescothick and Strauss in 183 mins from 266 balls, Trescothick 47, Strauss 76, Extras 28 - (14x4, 0x6)
  • Strauss joins a list of players who made 100 debuts in their home and away matches
  • Strauss 100 in 261 mins from 194 balls (13x4, 0x6)
  • England 1st Innings 200 in 270 mins (60.6 overs) 18x4, 0x6
  • England 2nd Wicket p'ship 50 between Strauss and Butcher in 81 mins from 117 balls, Strauss 31, Butcher 14, Extras 5 - (4x4, 0x6)
  • day 2 - England 1st innings 227/1 (AJ Strauss 120*, MA Butcher 24*, 66 ov)
Day 1
  • South Africa 1st innings
  • South Africa 50 in 58 mins (12.2overs) 8x4, 0x6
  • 2nd Wicket partnership - 50 between de Villiers and Rudolph in 55 mins from 74 balls, de Villiers 24, Rudolph 22, Extras 4 - (8x4, 0x6)
  • Rudolph 50 in 131 mins from 89 balls (8x4, 0x6)
  • South Africa 100 in 138 mins (19.4overs) 12x4, 0x6
  • South Africa 4th Wicket p'ship 50 between Rudolph and Dippenaar in 59 mins from 87 balls, Rudolph 24, Dippenaar 23, Extras 3 - (5x4, 0x6)
  • South Africa 1st Innings 150 in 229 mins (52.1 overs) 18x4, 0x6
  • South Africa 4th Wicket p'ship 100 between Rudolph and Dippenaar in 147 mins from 225 balls, Rudolph 56, Dippenaar 41, Extras 5 - (11x4, 0x6)
  • Dippenaar 50 in 190 mins from 130 balls (5x4, 0x6)
  • South Africa 1st Innings 200 in 290 mins (67.2 overs) 25x4, 0x6
  • New Ball taken in South Africa 1st Innings at over 80.2
  • South Africa 6th Wicket p'ship 50 between Dippenaar and Pollock in 53 mins from 73 balls, Dippenaar 19, Pollock 26, Extras 5 - (6x4, 0x6)
  • South Africa 1st Innings 250 in 352 mins (81.2 overs) 31x4, 0x6
  • day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 273/7 (HH Dippenaar 79*, TL Tsolekile 6*, 90 ov)