India tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 26-28, 1996
South Africa won by 328 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
26,27,28 December 1996 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AC Hudson c †Mongia b Ganguly 80 288 191 12 0 41.88
G Kirsten b Prasad 2 17 12 0 0 16.66
AM Bacher lbw b Srinath 25 109 73 3 1 34.24
DJ Cullinan c †Mongia b Prasad 1 6 6 0 0 16.66
WJ Cronje* c †Mongia b Prasad 15 45 41 3 0 36.58
HH Gibbs c †Mongia b Johnson 0 18 10 0 0 0.00
BM McMillan lbw b Johnson 34 128 99 2 0 34.34
SM Pollock not out 23 94 47 3 0 48.93
DJ Richardson b Prasad 24 40 31 4 0 77.41
L Klusener c †Mongia b Srinath 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
AA Donald c Rathour b Prasad 5 8 11 1 0 45.45
Extras (b 4, lb 10, nb 11) 25
  Total (all out; 86 overs) 235 (2.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  J Srinath 20 7 36 2 1.80
  BKV Prasad 19 6 60 5 3.15
  DJ Johnson 15 2 52 2 3.46
  SR Tendulkar 2.4 2 0 0 0.00
  A Kumble 20.2 3 61 0 3.00
  SC Ganguly 9 4 12 1 1.33
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
V Rathour c Hudson b Donald 7 48 42 0 0 16.66
WV Raman b Pollock 0 13 3 0 0 0.00
SC Ganguly c Klusener b Pollock 16 80 45 1 0 35.55
SR Tendulkar* b Donald 15 58 45 2 0 33.33
M Azharuddin c Bacher b McMillan 15 28 15 1 1 100.00
R Dravid lbw b McMillan 7 31 23 0 0 30.43
NR Mongia c †Richardson b Donald 4 17 13 1 0 30.76
A Kumble not out 13 46 27 0 1 48.14
J Srinath c Cullinan b Donald 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
DJ Johnson c Bacher b Donald 3 20 10 0 0 30.00
BKV Prasad c †Richardson b Klusener 4 20 16 0 0 25.00
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 2, nb 7) 16
  Total (all out; 39.1 overs) 100 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AA Donald 16 5 40 5 2.50
  SM Pollock 8 2 18 2 2.25
  L Klusener 7.1 2 8 1 1.11
  BM McMillan 8 2 27 2 3.37
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AC Hudson c Tendulkar b Kumble 52 166 97 8 0 53.60
G Kirsten c Dravid b Prasad 2 17 17 0 0 11.76
AM Bacher c Tendulkar b Kumble 55 129 101 9 0 54.45
DJ Cullinan c †Mongia b Prasad 3 14 8 0 0 37.50
WJ Cronje* c †Mongia b Prasad 17 71 46 1 0 36.95
HH Gibbs lbw b Srinath 25 71 47 3 0 53.19
BM McMillan not out 51 96 54 4 3 94.44
SM Pollock c Rathour b Prasad 2 15 14 0 0 14.28
DJ Richardson b Srinath 4 13 4 0 0 100.00
L Klusener c †Mongia b Srinath 4 4 4 1 0 100.00
AA Donald c Rathour b Prasad 26 57 35 3 0 74.28
Extras (b 7, lb 6, nb 5) 18
  Total (all out; 70 overs) 259 (3.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  J Srinath 23 5 80 3 3.47
  BKV Prasad 25 4 93 5 3.72
  DJ Johnson 9 1 39 0 4.33
  A Kumble 11 3 26 2 2.36
  SC Ganguly 2 0 8 0 4.00
  India 2nd innings (target: 395 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
V Rathour c †Richardson b Donald 2 1 2 0 0 100.00
WV Raman b Donald 1 21 8 0 0 12.50
SC Ganguly b Donald 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
SR Tendulkar* c Kirsten b Pollock 4 32 25 1 0 16.00
M Azharuddin c Klusener b Pollock 8 26 14 1 0 57.14
R Dravid not out 27 120 73 5 0 36.98
NR Mongia c Cronje b Klusener 4 37 29 0 0 13.79
A Kumble c Hudson b Klusener 2 21 17 0 0 11.76
J Srinath run out (Bacher) 7 14 17 0 0 41.17
DJ Johnson c Klusener b Pollock 5 13 12 1 0 41.66
BKV Prasad c Hudson b Donald 1 20 10 0 0 10.00
Extras (lb 2, nb 3) 5
  Total (all out; 34.1 overs) 66 (1.93 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AA Donald 11.1 4 14 4 1.25
  SM Pollock 12 4 25 3 2.08
  L Klusener 9 2 16 2 1.77
  BM McMillan 2 0 9 0 4.50

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to field
Series - South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - AM Bacher (South Africa)
Player of the match - AC Hudson (South Africa)
Umpires - RS Dunne (New Zealand) and DL Orchard
TV umpire - RE Koertzen
Match referee - BN Jarman (Australia)
Close of play
  • Thu, 26 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 2/0 (V Rathour 2*, WV Raman 0*, 2 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 164/4 (WJ Cronje 17*, HH Gibbs 25*, 51 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Dec - day 3 - India 2nd innings 66 (34.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 1
    • Tendulkar was unable to complete his 3rd over due a strained left side
    • McMillan and Donald add 74 runs for the 10th wicket. A record for South Africa at Kingsmead.
    • Mongia's 8 catches in the match a new record for India.
    • India's 66 all out lowest completed total against South Africa
 
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