Marcus Trescothick was the hero with 219 and 69 not out as England won by 9 wickets to level the series 2-2.
South Africa posted 484 as Gibbs made 183. The were bundled out for 229 in their second innings as Bicknell (4-84) and Harmison (4-33) bowled with fire to press for victory.
Earlier, England racked up 604-9 decl after Trescothick's double ton was supported by Thorpe (124) and Flintoff (95).
Alec Stewart retired after 133 Test matches on his home ground.
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2003 ENG v RSA 5th Test
Series Tagged in ClipDex2003 ENG v RSA Test Serie ...
Players Tagged in ClipDexThorpe, Graham P Rudolph, Jacobus A Harmison, Stephen J Adams, Paul R Kirsten, Gary Kallis, Jacques H Smith, Graeme C Pollock, Shaun M Trescothick, Marcus E Hall, Andrew J Butcher, Mark A Vaughan, Michael P Giles, Ashley F Stewart, Alec J Bicknell, Martin P Flintoff, Andrew Anderson, James M Gibbs, Herschelle H
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexThe Oval
Categories Tagged in ClipDexTest Matches