It was evident from the start of play that England intended to give themselves time in which to achieve a result. Andrew Flintoff, with a licence to attack, duly obliged. By mixing aggression with placement, he made it difficult to set a field.
Flintoff was out for 80 and England had set the President's XI 440 to win - a possibility which became even more unlikely when Steve Harmison took two early wickets.
Fourth day; England A won toss
ENGLAND A 350 - First Innings (*D L Maddy 135, A Flintoff 70)
PRESIDENT'S XI - First Innings 199 (C C Bradfield 61, *D N Crookes 52).
ENGLAND A - Second Innings
(Overnight: 142 for 4)
A Flintoff c Bruyns b Crookes 80
V S Solanki st Masikazana b Crookes 28
G P Swann c Townsend b Abrahams 6
C M W Read c Masikazana b Townsend 13
S D Thomas c Crookes b Townsend 14
D A Cosker b Smith 8
S J Harmison not out 21
Extras (b4 lb10 nb2) 16
Total (all out, 94.4 overs) 288
Fall: 1-0, 2-53, 3-105, 4-107, 5-203, 6-214, 7-233, 8-252, 9-265.
Bowling: Smith 21.4-3-73-2; Townsend 21-5-55-2; Kemp 9-2-17-1; Abrahams 23-5-58-2; Crookes 20-2-71-3.
PRESIDENT'S XI - Second Innings
M L Bruyns c Swann b Harmison 8
C C Bradfield c Solanki b Harmison 14
H H Dippenaar lbw b Cosker 10
M van Jaarsveld not out 72
F C Brooker not out 33
Extras (b1 lb2 w1 nb1) 5
Total (for 3, 51 overs) 142
Fall: 1-22, 2-25, 3-56.
To bat: *D N Crookes, J M Kemp, S Abrahams, L Masikazana, D H Townsend, G J Smith.
Bowling: Harmison 10-0-31-2; Thomas 9-3-30-0; Swann 8-2-19-0; Cosker 12-2-29-1; Flintoff 8-2-19-0; Solanki 4-0-11-0.
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