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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 September, 2003, 10:58 GMT 11:58 UK
England v SA - day four
South Africa's Shaun Pollock celebrates as he dismisses Martin Bicknell in the first over of the day
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It's a bad start for England as Martin Bicknell is lost within the opening few minutes of play on day four at the Oval
South Africa bowler Andrew Hall in action
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Andrew Hall and the rest of South Africa's bowlers set out to finish off England's tail-end, with Steve Harmison joining Andrew Flintoff at the crease
Andrew Flintoff hits out during a brave performance at the crease
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England number seven Andrew Fintoff holds firm, his big-hitting performance quickly adds the runs for England
Flintoff salutes the crowd after reaching his half-century
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Flintoff soon reaches his fifty, though not without a few scares, and helps England past the 600 mark
Flintoff is bowled by Adams for 95
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But Flintoff is stopped short of his century when he is clean-bowled by spinner Paul Adams for 95
Anderson celebrates dismissing Herschelle Gibbs for 9
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England declare on 604-9 and James Anderson immediately on the attack, his delivery forces a mistake from Herschelle Gibbs for only nine runs
Smith falls to Bicknell for only 19 runs
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15 minutes later England are celebrating again as Bicknell bags the prize wicket of South Africa captain Graeme Smith
Kirsten edges Harmison to Trescothick for 29
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Gary Kirsten fares marginally better, reaching 29 before Harmison forces him to slip-up and South Africa stand on 92-3
Harmison celebrates the wicket of Jacques Kallis
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Harmison removes Jacques Kallis shortly after, trapping the batsman lbw as South Africa struggle to 101-4 at tea
Rudolph falls after tea for only eight runs
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Things continue to go well for England after tea and Jacques Rudolph is the next to fall, bowled by Bicknell for eight
Neil McKenzie is out for 38, leaving South Africa on 150-6
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And Flintoff follows his good batting performance with a timely wicket when Neil McKenzie is given out lbw by umpire Venkat
South Africa captain Graeme Smith
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South Africa captain Graeme Smith looks down-hearted as bad light stops play with the tourists struggling on 185-6




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