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The Proteas dramatic draw

The first cricket test between South Africa and England in Centurion ended in a dramatic draw on Sunday...

Cricket action under sunny skies. Picture: stock.xchng

The first cricket test between <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><country-region w:st="on">South Africa</country-region> and <place w:st="on"><country-region w:st="on">England</country-region> in Centurion ended in a dramatic draw on Sunday afternoon. <?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

England were chasing 364 to win, but the last pair: Paul Collingwood and Graham Onions had to bat out the last 4 overs to secure a draw after South Africa picked up 5 wickets in the last 15 overs.

Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott had batted <country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">England</country-region> out of trouble after they were 27 for 3 at on point, chasing 364.

They put on 145 for the 4th wicket before Pietersen was run out for 81 just after tea.

Trott was dismissed by De Wet with the new ball, De Wet taking 4 for 55 for 5 wickets in the match.