5th Test, Durban, Mar 3-14 1939, England tour of South Africa
530 & 481
(218.2 ov, target 696)
316 & 654/5
Match drawn (by agreement)
• Cricinfo staff

England face massive first-innings deficit

Cricinfo reports on the fourth day's play in the Timeless Test between South Africa and England at Durban in March 1939

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Scorecard summary
South Africa530(202.6 overs)1st Innings
England316(117.6 overs)1st Innings
South Africa481(142.1 overs)2nd Innings
England654/5(218.2 overs)2nd Innings
Eric Dalton2/100(27)
Chud Langton1/132(56)
Match details
Kingsmead, Durban
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Series resultEngland won the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 271
Match days3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,14 March 1939 (timeless match)
Test debut
Reg Perks
George Sickler
Richard Ashman
Balls per over8