Thu, 16 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 51/2 (Peter May 22*)
Fri, 17 Aug - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 68/3 (Eric Rowan 36*, Jack Cheetham 7*)
Sat, 18 Aug - day 3 - England 2nd innings 164/6 (62.1 ov) - end of match
L Hutton became the first batsman to be dismissed obstructing the field in Tests. After top edging a ball, he played at it a second time to defend it from hitting the stumps, but in the process prevented the wicket-keeper WR Endean from taking a catch.