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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 September, 2003, 09:22 GMT 10:22 UK
England v SA - day one
Alec Stewart runs onto the pitch at The Oval
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Alec Stewart, playing his 133rd and final Test, is one of four Surrey players on familiar ground at The Oval
Alec Stewart accepts a trophy before play on day one at The Oval
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The England wicket-keeper is presented with a bat to celebrate his international career
South Africa skipper Graeme Smith
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After winning the toss, South Africa skipper Graeme Smith successfully negotiates the opening overs as the tourists bring up 50 runs without losing a wicket
Alec Stewart appeals for the run-out of South Africa skipper Graeme Smith
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Smith contributes 18 runs before being run-out after Herschelle Gibbs decided to take a risky single
Herschelle Gibbs looked in good nick during the morning session
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Gibbs takes advantage of favourable batting conditions to make his half century as South Africa reach 111-1 at lunch
Herschelle Gibbs gets after the England attack
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The South African opener strikes a series of boundaries to reach his tenth Test century as the tourists dominate the afternoon session
Herschelle Gibbs celebrates reaching his century at The Oval
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Gibbs celebrates reaching three figures on a increasingly frustrating day for England's bowlers
Gary Kirsten hooks the ball towards the boundary
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He is ably supported by Gary Kirsten - the veteran left-handed batsman reaches his 50 with ease
Gary Kirsten returns to the pavilion while Alec Stewart celebrates
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England finally claim a second wicket when Gary Kirsten is trapped lbw by spinner Ashley Giles
Herschelle Gibbs is bowled by Ashley Giles
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Gibbs eventually departs for 183, clean bowled by Giles, to leave South Africa on 345-3
Relief for James Anderson
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The final ball of the day sees James Anderson draw an edge from Neil McKenzie, caught behind for nine, to leave South Africa on 362-4 at stumps




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