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Day one photos

England coach Peter Moores and fast bowler Steve Harmison

Despite being recalled to the England squad, Steve Harmison fails to make the team, but Paul Collingwood regains his place

Jean-Paul Duminy and Graeme Smith warm up at Edgbaston

Meanwhile, Proteas captain Graeme Smith (right) is passed fit, so there is no place for reserve batsman Jean-Paul Duminy (left)

England captain Michael Vaughan tosses up, watched by opposite number Graeme Smith (second left)

England captain Michael Vaughan wins the toss and elects to bat first, needing a win to get his side back into the series

Andrew Strauss hits out

Andrew Strauss gets England under way with a couple of early boundaries against an attack missing the injured Dale Steyn

Andrew Strauss trudges off after accidentally treading on his stumps

But after the opening pair put on 68, Andre Nel strikes first when Strauss treads on his stumps attempting to work Nel to leg

South Africa celebrate after Michael Vaughan (right) is out first ball

Off the very next ball, skipper Vaughan edges a delighted Nel behind to Mark Boucher for a golden duck

Kevin Pietersen walks off

New batsman Kevin Pietersen survives the hat-trick ball but soon falls to Jacques Kallis for four as England slump to 82-3 at lunch

Alastair Cook hits out

Having seen three wickets fall at the other end, Alastair Cook reaches his 13th Test fifty soon after the interval

Andre Nel (centre) is congratulated after removing Alastair Cook

But after adding 62 with Ian Bell, Cook becomes Nel's third victim of the day when he edges to Kallis at second slip

Paul Collingwood walks off after scoring just four

The recalled Paul Collingwood cuts a forlorn figure after edging Kallis to Smith at first slip, having scored just four

Makhaya Ntini (right) celebrates the wicket of Ian Bell (left)

And shortly after reaching 50, Bell hands his former Warwickshire team-mate Makhaya Ntini his first wicket to leave England 173-6

Andrew Flintoff and Andre Nel

An attritional period of cricket follows, with Andrew Flintoff curbing his natural aggression against the effervescent Nel

Tim Ambrose collides with South Africa spinner Paul Harris

Keeper Tim Ambrose, under pressure for his place, makes 22 before he edges Kallis onto his stumps

Monty Panesar is run out by Mark Boucher

And the innings ends in farce for 231 as James Anderson and Monty Panesar are both run out off successive deliveries

Andrew Flintoff celebrates dismissing Graeme Smith (right)

Flintoff, who was left stranded on 36, gives England a rare moment to celebrate by removing Graeme Smith before the close

England's Michael Vaughan, Andrew Flintoff and James Anderson walk off

But captain Vaughan will have to reflect on another disappointing day's cricket as South Africa close day one on 38-1

see also
South Africa in England in 2008
28 Jul 08 |  Cricket

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