1st Test, Birmingham, July 24 - 28, 2003, South Africa tour of England and Ireland
594/5d & 134/4d
(T:321) 408 & 110/1

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
277 & 85
South Africa 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
c Anderson b Giles27737354135074.26
c Butcher b Vaughan17923630529175.84
c †Stewart b Giles44951057046.31
c Butcher b Gough2262833035.48
c Gough b Harmison1035381028.57
not out 1534491044.11
not out 2439420161.53
Extras(b 8, lb 11, nb 4)23
TOTAL145 Ov (RR: 4.09, 584 Mins)594/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-338 (Herschelle Gibbs, 74.5 ov), 2-438 (Gary Kirsten, 101.5 ov), 3-514 (Boeta Dippenaar, 122.4 ov), 4-552 (Jacques Rudolph, 132.2 ov), 5-556 (Graeme Smith, 133.4 ov)
122.4 to HH Dippenaar, short of length ball, Dippenaar goes back and powerfully pulls it to square leg, good low catch taken by Butcher. 514/3
132.2 to JA Rudolph, short and wide again outside off, slashes hard takes a big outer edge in the hand of Gough at third man position who makes no mistake and takes an easy catch. 552/4
101.5 to G Kirsten, pitches well down the leg, spins further away, Kirsten tries to turn it, little nick through to keeper. 438/2
133.4 to GC Smith, tosses up, down on one knee and heave it from well outside off, not properly timed it and Anderson takes a good catch at deep mid wicket, a great innings comes to an end. 556/5
74.5 to HH Gibbs, tosses up, comes on the front foot, down on one knee and heave it to deep mid wicket straight into the hand of Butcher who takes a well judge catch. 338/1
England 1st Innings 
b Ntini31861246036.04
c †Boucher b Pretorius15628641524154.54
lbw b Ntini1350612026.00
lbw b Pollock1760014.28
c Rudolph b Pretorius3469985049.27
b Pretorius38871317043.67
lbw b Pretorius4057757170.17
b Pollock41831098049.39
c Rudolph b Ntini11829005.55
b Ntini021000.00
not out 0412000.00
Extras(b 19, lb 6, nb 17, w 11)53
TOTAL122.4 Ov (RR: 3.32, 534 Mins)408
Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Marcus Trescothick, 26.6 ov), 2-132 (Mark Butcher, 41.1 ov), 3-133 (Nasser Hussain, 42.2 ov), 4-222 (Anthony McGrath, 64.6 ov), 5-306 (Michael Vaughan, 94.4 ov), 6-311 (Alec Stewart, 96.4 ov), 7-374 (Andrew Flintoff, 112.5 ov), 8-398 (Darren Gough, 119.4 ov), 9-398 (Steve Harmison, 119.6 ov), 10-408 (Ashley Giles, 122.4 ov)
42.2 to N Hussain, pitches on off, swings into the right hander, Hussain missread it and tries to leave it, ball hit the pads in front of middle and off, huge appeal for lbw and finger goes up in a flash. 133/3
122.4 to AF Giles, all over! good sharp yorker, right in the block hole, no chance for Giles to digs it out, off stump uprooted. 408/10
26.6 to ME Trescothick, Beauty! yorker length, Trescothick comprehensively beaten and off stump knocked out of the ground. 66/1
41.1 to MA Butcher, from round the wicket, pitches on off, came in very sharply, Butcher was late to play it, ball rapped on pads in front of stumps, huge appeal for lbw, Harper finger goes up. 132/2
119.4 to D Gough, Got the short ball, tries to hook, ball hurries into him, top edges ton the loop to square leg. 398/8
119.6 to SJ Harmison, Ball was on line, just back of a length, gets half forward to play, wrong line, clips the top of the off bail. 398/9
64.6 to A McGrath, good sharp and short ball, McGrath took his eyes off the ball, off the top edge in the hand of Rudolph at gully who dives forward and take a good catch. 222/4
94.4 to MP Vaughan, fuller ball, invites for drive, hint of away movement, Vaughan went for the expensive drive, big edge into the hand of Boucher, a great innings comes to an end. 306/5
96.4 to AJ Stewart, beauty! fuller ball, inswinging yorker, with great pace, Stewart unable to cope with it, ball hit the leg stump, now England in some trouble. 311/6
112.5 to A Flintoff, pitches on middle stump, kept very low almost, hit on pads in front of stumps, huge appeal for lbw, umpire finger goes up. 374/7
South Africa 2nd Innings 
b Giles8570100102121.42
b Anderson921320042.85
c McGrath b Harmison11070010.00
not out 2846722060.86
st †Stewart b Giles810120080.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1)3
TOTAL26 Ov (RR: 5.15, 113 Mins)134/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Herschelle Gibbs, 7.2 ov), 2-32 (Gary Kirsten, 8.5 ov), 3-114 (Graeme Smith, 23.1 ov), 4-134 (Jacques Rudolph, 25.6 ov)
8.5 to G Kirsten, form round the wicket angling into batsman got some bounce too, Kirsten plays it in the air to short leg, McGrath takes an easy catch. 32/2
7.2 to HH Gibbs, GONE! good length, kicks up off the pitch, comes forward to defend, off the elbow onto stumps. 30/1
23.1 to GC Smith, comes down the wicket for a big hit and misses, ball spun sharply went through the gate and hits the stumps. 114/3
25.6 to JA Rudolph, tosses up, Rudolph rushed out of his crease to improvise a hoik, misses, Steward did the rest whips the bails off in a flash, third umpired called, given away out, declaration too!. 134/4
England 2nd Innings (T: 321 runs)
not out 52941369055.31
c Pollock b Peterson2261891136.06
not out 2349475046.93
Extras(b 8, lb 5)13
TOTAL34 Ov (RR: 3.23, 136 Mins)110/1
Fall of wickets: 1-72 (Michael Vaughan, 21.2 ov)
21.2 to MP Vaughan, well flighted delivery on the stumps, Vaughan goes after it and gets an edge to first slip, good sharp catch taken by Pollock. 72/1
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Thu, 24 Jul - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 398/1 (Graeme Smith 178*, Gary Kirsten 26*, 91 ov)
Fri, 25 Jul - day 2 - no play
Sat, 26 Jul - day 3 - England 1st innings 25/0 (Marcus Trescothick 17*, Michael Vaughan 4*, 8 ov)
Sun, 27 Jul - day 4 - England 1st innings 374/7 (Ashley Giles 9*, 112.5 ov)
Mon, 28 Jul - day 5 - England 2nd innings 110/1 (34 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • GC Smith 50 in 78 mins off 50 balls, 5x4, 1x6
  • ME Trescothick 50 in 98 mins off 73 balls, 9x4
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result5-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1651
Match daysday (5-day match)
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