For the first time for five years England won an overseas Test series, a welcome and somewhat unexpected success which assured the M.C.C.'s 1964-65 tour of South Africa its niche in cricket history.
At Durban, December 4, 5, 7, 8
After following-on for the second successive Test, South Africa managed to save the game fairly comfortably helped by a magnificent century by the Rhodesian Bland and the loss of two hours on the final day because of rain and bad light.
Long after the unenterprising cricket of this Test is forgotten, people will talk of two incidents which brought to a head the question of whether batsmen should walk.
After a big first innings score by South Africa, England had an uphill fight to draw the final Test and so ensure winning the series