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Last Updated: Friday December 18 2009 16:14 GMT

In pictures: First South Africa Test

England cricket team

Captain Andrew Strauss leads out the England team after winning the toss and putting South Africa in to bat.

Stuart Broad

Bowler Stuart Broad celebrates a perfect start after getting South African captain Graeme Smith out before he'd even scored a run.

Graham Onions

England's Graham Onion jumps for joy after bowling out Hashim Amla for 19 runs. At this point South Africa had 51 runs for two wickets.

England cricketers celebrate

England took another two wickets before tea, leaving South Africa on 159-4. But top SA batsman Jacques Kallis was starting to score a lot of runs.

Jacques Kallis

But after tea South Africa took control of the match, ending on 262-4. Jacques Kallis ended with yet another Test hundred, scoring 112 runs not out.

JP Duminy

England did hit back on the morning of day two, picking up two wickets. But South Africa are still on top after reaching 330-6.

Graeme Swann

England eventually ended South Africa's innings on 418 all out. Spinner Graeme Swann finished the innings with five wickets for 110 runs.

Andrew Strauss

That meant it was England's turn to bat. By the end of the day the team had scored 88 runs, and lost one wicket. The batsman who was out was Alistair Cook.

Jonathon Trott

England's innings didn't go as well as South Africa's, with wickets falling. At lunch the score was 143-3. Jonathon Trott was the most recent wicket to fall, for 28.

Kevin Pietersen

And then Kevin Pietersen got out too, having scored 40 runs. England later lost another wicket as they started to run out of batsmen.

James Anderson and Graeme Swann

However bowlers Graeme Swann and James Anderson then starred with the bat. They scored more than 100 runs between them before England's innings ended on 356 all out.

Ashwell Prince

South Africa started their second innings and lost a wicket before the close of play, ending the day on 9-1. Ashwell Prince was the man out for a duck.