South Africa tour of England, 1st Test: England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 4-8, 1998
4,5,6,7,8 June 1998 (5-day match)
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher c Kallis b Adams 77 278 214 7 0 35.98
MA Atherton c †Boucher b Donald 103 366 279 12 0 36.91
AJ Stewart*† c Cullinan b Klusener 49 188 128 5 0 38.28
N Hussain lbw b Adams 35 99 82 5 0 42.68
GP Thorpe b Pollock 10 37 30 1 0 33.33
MR Ramprakash b Donald 49 192 151 4 0 32.45
MA Ealham b Adams 5 57 39 0 0 12.82
DG Cork c Pollock b Donald 36 127 109 5 0 33.02
RDB Croft c †Boucher b Donald 19 32 21 2 0 90.47
D Gough not out 16 35 15 2 0 106.66
ARC Fraser c Cronje b Pollock 9 29 21 1 0 42.85
Extras (b 18, lb 26, w 8, nb 2) 54
  Total (all out; 181 overs) 462 (2.55 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 35 9 95 4 2.71 (2w)
  SM Pollock 42 12 92 2 2.19 (2nb, 1w)
  L Klusener 31 7 74 1 2.38 (1nb)
  WJ Cronje 11 3 28 0 2.54 (1w)
  PR Adams 42 10 83 3 1.97
  JH Kallis 20 7 46 0 2.30 (1w)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten c Butcher b Cork 12 81 55 1 0 21.81
GFJ Liebenberg c sub (BL Spendlove) b Cork 3 23 15 0 0 20.00
JH Kallis c †Stewart b Cork 61 192 131 3 0 46.56
DJ Cullinan b Fraser 78 220 193 8 0 40.41
WJ Cronje* c sub (BL Spendlove) b Cork 1 8 6 0 0 16.66
JN Rhodes c †Stewart b Fraser 95 228 156 8 1 60.89
SM Pollock c Croft b Fraser 16 16 18 3 0 88.88
MV Boucher c †Stewart b Fraser 0 18 9 0 0 0.00
L Klusener c †Stewart b Ealham 57 119 90 11 0 63.33
AA Donald c & b Cork 7 28 17 0 0 41.17
PR Adams not out 6 24 17 1 0 35.29
Extras (lb 5, nb 2) 7
  Total (all out; 117.3 overs) 343 (2.91 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  ARC Fraser 34 6 103 4 3.02 (1nb)
  DG Cork 32.3 7 93 5 2.86
  MA Ealham 23 8 55 1 2.39
  RDB Croft 27 3 85 0 3.14
  MA Butcher 1 0 2 0 2.00 (1nb)
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Butcher lbw b Pollock 11 23 21 1 0 52.38
MA Atherton b Klusener 43 170 115 7 0 37.39
N Hussain lbw b Donald 0 14 5 0 0 0.00
AJ Stewart*† b Donald 28 67 34 3 0 82.35
GP Thorpe b Klusener 43 55 59 5 0 72.88
MR Ramprakash c Kallis b Adams 11 15 10 1 1 110.00
MA Ealham c Pollock b Klusener 7 12 12 1 0 58.33
DG Cork st †Boucher b Adams 2 16 7 0 0 28.57
RDB Croft not out 1 11 8 0 0 12.50
Extras (b 10, lb 6, w 8) 24
  Total (8 wickets dec; 45.1 overs) 170 (3.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 10 1 48 2 4.80 (1w)
  SM Pollock 12 2 43 1 3.58 (4w)
  L Klusener 11 4 27 3 2.45
  PR Adams 12.1 3 36 2 2.95

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Series - 5-match series level 0-0
Player of the match - MA Atherton (England)
Umpires - DR Shepherd and RB Tiffin (Zimbabwe)
TV umpire - JH Hampshire
Match referee - Javed Burki (Pakistan)
Close of play
  • Thu, 4 Jun - day 1 - England 1st innings 249/1 (MA Atherton 103*, AJ Stewart 28*, 92 ov)
  • Fri, 5 Jun - day 2 - England 1st innings 462
  • Sat, 6 Jun - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 192/5 (JN Rhodes 36*, SM Pollock 0*, 75.2 ov)
  • Sun, 7 Jun - day 4 - England 2nd innings 170/8 (RDB Croft 1*, 45.1 ov)
  • Mon, 8 Jun - day 5 - no play

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 2
    • Darren Gough has had his finger broken by Alan Donald after taking the 3rd new ball, and will not bowl or bat for the rest of the match, He is expected to be out for 6 weeks and will miss the Lord's Test.
    • BL Spendlove substituted for GP Thorpe
    • Rain stopped play 5.08 to 6.10pm.
    • Jonty Rhodes dropped by Spendlove on 66
    • Lance Klusener dropped by Nasser Hussain on 56
    • Angus Fraser takes his 150th test wicket
    • Paul Adams takes his 50th test wicket
    • Lance Klusener scores his 500th test run
    • Match abandoned at 2.30 by the umpires, heavy rain.
 
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