Fourth Test Match

England v South Africa 1913-14

Played at Durban, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, February 14, 16, 17, 18.- The fourth of the Test games had to be left drawn, rain and bad light cutting play short on the last day. The Englishmen escaped defeat, but except for Barnes's fine bowling and the batting of Hobbs and Rhodes their cricket was not at all up to the mark. When the game was abandoned they required 159 to win with only five wickets to fall. They never recovered from a bad collapse in the first innings, the whole side being out for 163, after Hobbs and Rhodes had scored 92 together for the first wicket. Taylor, in South Africa's second innings, played admirably, but was more cautious than usual. When the Englishmen went in with 313 to get Hobbs and Rhodes put defeat out of the question, taking the score to 133. Hobbs was seen at his best for two hours and a quarter.

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