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 ClipDexBicknell, Martin P Pollock, Shaun M Harmison, Stephen J Kirsten, Gary Gibbs, Herschelle H Hall, Andrew J Rudolph, Jacobus A Adams, Paul R Flintoff, Andrew Smith, Graeme C Stewart, Alec J Giles, Ashley F Anderson, James M Trescothick, Marcus E Butcher, Mark A Vaughan, Michael P Thorpe, Graham P Kallis, Jacques H
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexThe Oval
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