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5th Test, The Oval, September 04 - 08, 2003, South Africa tour of England and Ireland
484 & 229
(T:110) 604/9d & 110/1

England won by 9 wickets

South Africa 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
run out (Vaughan)1839613046.15
b Giles18325832435170.93
lbw b Giles9015621515057.69
run out (Giles)661201928155.00
c †Stewart b Anderson936461025.00
lbw b Bicknell044000.00
c †Stewart b Bicknell828331028.57
not out 669513010169.47
lbw b Flintoff1660016.66
run out (Butcher/Giles)15130020.00
b Anderson1126482042.30
Extras(b 12, lb 10, nb 5, w 4)31
TOTAL128 Ov (RR: 3.78, 540 Mins)484
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Graeme Smith, 14.6 ov), 2-290 (Gary Kirsten, 68.6 ov), 3-345 (Herschelle Gibbs, 78.2 ov), 4-362 (Neil McKenzie, 89.5 ov), 5-365 (Jacques Rudolph, 90.4 ov), 6-385 (Mark Boucher, 98.2 ov), 7-419 (Jacques Kallis, 112.1 ov), 8-421 (Andrew Hall, 113.4 ov), 9-432 (Paul Adams, 116.3 ov), 10-484 (Makhaya Ntini, 127.6 ov)
90.4 to JA Rudolph, comes forward, plays well across the line, pitches in line, holds its line and PLUMB. 365/5
98.2 to MV Boucher, outside off, pushes forward, appeals, and out, Boucher not happy but Venkat is. 385/6
89.5 to ND McKenzie, angled in, gets half forward, slight edge to Stewart moving to his right. 362/4
127.6 to M Ntini, comes forward, tries to flick a straight one to the leg side, knocks back the middle stump. 484/10
68.6 to G Kirsten, down on one knee, sweeping, beats the bat, into the pad, too full to sweep, hits the front foot right in front. 290/2
78.2 to HH Gibbs, flighted, Gibbs loses it, a massive slog sweep, beats the bat, bowled. 345/3
113.4 to AJ Hall, comes half forward, plays across the line, and no doubt. 421/8
England 1st Innings 
c Rudolph b Ntini21937457032258.55
c Gibbs b Pollock2326364088.46
lbw b Hall3233466096.96
b Kallis12424431616050.81
lbw b Hall1639613041.02
lbw b Pollock3881936046.91
b Adams9510413212491.34
c Hall b Kallis22124009.52
lbw b Pollock047000.00
not out 6401010015.00
not out 01315000.00
Extras(b 11, lb 18, nb 11, w 9)49
TOTAL162 Ov (RR: 3.72, 705 Mins)604/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Michael Vaughan, 8.3 ov), 2-78 (Mark Butcher, 19.4 ov), 3-346 (Graham Thorpe, 95.5 ov), 4-379 (Ed Smith, 109.5 ov), 5-480 (Alec Stewart, 130.5 ov), 6-489 (Marcus Trescothick, 133.2 ov), 7-502 (Ashley Giles, 138.5 ov), 8-502 (Martin Bicknell, 140.3 ov), 9-601 (Andrew Flintoff, 158.4 ov)
8.3 to MP Vaughan, outside off, slight away swing and that is number 300 as Gibbs takes a easy catch at 2nd slip. 28/1
130.5 to AJ Stewart, pitched up, played across the line, loud and confident appeal for lbw, umpire puts up his finger, plumb infront. 480/5
140.3 to MP Bicknell, on the back foot, tracks back, back leg and in front off off. 502/8
133.2 to ME Trescothick, well directed short delivery, Trescothick pulls it top edge went high in the air to fine leg, Rudolph under it and makes no mistake, superb innings comes to an end. 489/6
19.4 to MA Butcher, gets back, quicker ball, pitched on line, straightened and would have taken the middle stump. 78/2
109.5 to ET Smith, pitches on off, swings into the batsman, plays on the back foot, misses the line of the ball and caught plumb in front of stumps, huge appeal for lbw, Taufel raises his finger up. 379/4
95.5 to GP Thorpe, Got'm!!! an inswinger, went through the bat and pad gap and of course onto off stump. 346/3
138.5 to AF Giles, bit fuller length ball with some away swing, comes half forward, plays away from the body, off the edge to Hall at 2nd slip who takes a good low catch, this brings up the 150 wicket for Kallis. 502/7
158.4 to A Flintoff, goes big for the 100, swings to leg, beaten. 601/9
South Africa 2nd Innings 
lbw b Bicknell1936454052.77
c †Stewart b Anderson921312042.85
c Trescothick b Harmison2959784149.15
lbw b Harmison3543716081.39
lbw b Flintoff3883967045.78
b Bicknell824391033.33
c †Stewart b Bicknell25581013043.10
c Thorpe b Harmison4357757075.43
c Smith b Bicknell012000.00
not out 1318373072.22
c Smith b Harmison11716005.88
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 1)9
TOTAL69.2 Ov (RR: 3.30, 301 Mins)229
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Herschelle Gibbs, 7.4 ov), 2-34 (Graeme Smith, 10.5 ov), 3-92 (Gary Kirsten, 25.5 ov), 4-93 (Jacques Kallis, 27.2 ov), 5-118 (Jacques Rudolph, 36.3 ov), 6-150 (Neil McKenzie, 47.3 ov), 7-193 (Mark Boucher, 60.3 ov), 8-193 (Andrew Hall, 60.4 ov), 9-215 (Shaun Pollock, 65.1 ov), 10-229 (Makhaya Ntini, 69.2 ov)
10.5 to GC Smith, well forward, into the pad, appeals, gone. 34/2
36.3 to JA Rudolph, outside off, leaves the one that comes back, stands there and is aghast as the off stump is knocked back. 118/5
60.3 to MV Boucher, away swinger, gets him stretching, drawn into the shot, edges to Stewart. 193/7
60.4 to AJ Hall, angled in, leg stump, can not get the pad out the way, pushes in front of the pad, outside half of the bat, a little dolly to short mid wicket. 193/8
7.4 to HH Gibbs, outside off, very wide, poor ball in fact, charges at it, hardly reached it, and Stewart takes in front of first slip. 24/1
25.5 to G Kirsten, outside off, comes forward, away movement gets the edge to waist high at 1st slip. 92/3
27.2 to JH Kallis, quick ball, came back, squared up, back leg in the crease. 93/4
65.1 to SM Pollock, outside off, back, chops, and that was slip practice, steers it straight at Thorpe. 215/9
69.2 to M Ntini, short, tries to play what looked like a hook, pops it up over Smith at short leg, Smith round, dives backwards and holds on, good catch. 229/10
47.3 to ND McKenzie, on line back of a length, gets into the back pad after a big inside edge, and Venkat lifts the finger. 150/6
England 2nd Innings (T: 110 runs)
not out 696695120104.54
c †Boucher b Kallis1341570031.70
not out 2031373064.51
Extras(lb 4, nb 4)8
TOTAL22.2 Ov (RR: 4.92, 95 Mins)110/1
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Michael Vaughan, 12.2 ov)
12.2 to MP Vaughan, outside off, short, forces off the back foot, edges from the bottom of the bat. 47/1
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Thu, 04 Sep - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 362/4 (Jacques Kallis 32*, 89.5 ov)
Fri, 05 Sep - day 2 - England 1st innings 165/2 (Marcus Trescothick 64*, Graham Thorpe 28*, 46 ov)
Sat, 06 Sep - day 3 - England 1st innings 502/7 (Andrew Flintoff 10*, Martin Bicknell 0*, 140 ov)
Sun, 07 Sep - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 185/6 (Mark Boucher 22*, Shaun Pollock 19*, 57 ov)
Mon, 08 Sep - day 5 - England 2nd innings 110/1 (22.2 ov) - end of match
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  • ME Trescothick 50, 81 minutes, 56 balls, 8x4
Kennington Oval, London
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series result5-match series drawn 2-2
Match numberTest no. 1659
Match daysday (5-day match)
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