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England v South Africa 4th Test

Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss

Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss punch gloves as England start the final day 0-0 needing 197 to beat South Africa at The Oval

Andrew Strauss

Strauss has to weather some uncomfortable deliveries from Morne Morkel, who also has the Middlesex man caught off a no-ball

Andrew Strauss

Strauss, under some pressure after a lean series, buckles down to the task at hand, here sweeping the spinner Paul Harris

Alastair Cook

Cook looks the more fluent of the pair as the fifty partnership is raised soon after the hour mark, and the scoring rate quickens

Graeme Smith

The runs keep coming, wickets remain elusive, and South Africa skipper Graeme Smith tries to work out his next move

Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook

Cook raises his half-century with a cut shot for four off Kallis, England seemingly cruising to victory as they reach 109-0 at lunch

Graeme Smitrh and Makhaya Ntini

But there's a nasty wobble after lunch, England sliding from 123-0 to 147-3. Makhaya Ntini is the first to strike, Cook falling for 67

Ian Bell

Then Ian Bell completes a forgettable Test by getting too far across his stumps and being bowled by Ntini for just four

South Africa celebrate

Finally, Strauss, having made his best score in the series (58), is caught close in one the leg side as Paul Harris strikes

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen makes 13 before falling to a bat-pad catch off Paul Harris, England losing their fourth wicket with just 15 wanted

Andrew Flintoff

And this straight drive by Andrew Flintoff, hitting Harris for six, seals the victory, with Paul Collingwood adding an unbeaten 25

see also
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