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Last Updated: Sunday January 17 2010 11:01 GMT

In pics: England lose fourth Test

England won the toss and chose to bat. A decision Andrew Strauss may regret after being caught out on the first ball by Hashim Amla.

England needed to draw this Test in order to win the series against South Africa. They went into bat first, but Andrew Strauss was caught out from the first ball.

England's hopes of getting a first innings score are disappearing. Kevin Pieterson is next out. England's score is just 30-3.

Jonathon Trott was out next and it wasn't looking good for England's first innings score when Kevin Pietersen was out, leaving England on 32-3.

The bad run continues for England when Alistair Cook is given out lbw.

The bad run continued for England when Alastair Cook was the fourth batsman given out, with the score on just 39 runs.

Paul Collingwood hits the final ball of the first session, and England go to lunch on 110-4.

Paul Collingwood hit the final ball of the first session for six, and England went to lunch on 110-4.

Dale Steyn (left) celebrates after taking the wicket of England batsman Graeme Swann

It went from bad to worse for England after lunch. All their wickets fell, ending with Graeme Swann's, notching up a total of just 180. South Africa to bat...

Graeme Smith

South Africa's Graeme Smith led the charge, notching up 105 runs. His team declared on 423-7. Could England manage to survive for a draw?

Kevin Pietersen

Unfortunately not. England could only manage 169 runs all out - meaning they lost the test by an innings and 74 runs, drawing the series 1-1.