On this day: Andrew Flintoff hits the headlines

Andrew Flintoff was England's talisman for several years with the ball and bat.

Friday, 31st July 2020, 3:00 pm
Andrew Flintoff celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa batsman AB De Villiers during the third Test at Edgbaston on July 31, 2008

The Preston-born all-rounder, who claimed 226 Test wickets, took six for 161 in England's third Test against South Africa in 2008.

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Flintoff removed AB De Villiers for just five runs in South Africa's first innings with Ryan Sidebottom taking the catch.

But he could not stop the tourists romping to a five-wicket win in Birmingham.

Graeme Smith's unbeaten 154 in the second innings set South Africa up for victory as they chased down a target of 281 runs.