Pakistan tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Feb 14-18, 1998
14,15,16,17,18 February 1998 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AM Bacher lbw b Waqar Younis 46 133 94 9 0 48.93
G Kirsten* c Azhar Mahmood b Waqar Younis 3 32 13 0 0 23.07
JH Kallis c Mohammad Wasim b Shoaib Akhtar 15 55 27 3 0 55.55
DJ Cullinan b Waqar Younis 16 54 42 3 0 38.09
AC Hudson b Mushtaq Ahmed 33 105 64 5 0 51.56
HH Gibbs lbw b Mushtaq Ahmed 4 12 9 1 0 44.44
SM Pollock c Mushtaq Ahmed b Azhar Mahmood 21 70 43 1 0 48.83
MV Boucher c Mohammad Wasim b Saqlain Mushtaq 78 265 161 9 1 48.44
L Klusener b Mushtaq Ahmed 6 17 22 0 0 27.27
PL Symcox c Shoaib Akhtar b Saqlain Mushtaq 108 226 157 17 0 68.78
AA Donald not out 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 2, lb 21, w 4, nb 7) 34
  Total (all out; 104.2 overs) 364 (3.48 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Waqar Younis 23 4 80 3 3.47 (2nb)
  Shoaib Akhtar 21 2 84 1 4.00 (6nb)
  Azhar Mahmood 20 1 52 1 2.60 (1nb, 3w)
  Mushtaq Ahmed 27 5 66 3 2.44
  Saqlain Mushtaq 12.2 0 47 2 3.81
  Aamer Sohail 1 0 12 0 12.00 (1w)
  Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
Saeed Anwar c Cullinan b Donald 2 33 25 0 0 8.00
Aamer Sohail* c †Boucher b Pollock 12 31 25 2 0 48.00
Ijaz Ahmed c Pollock b Donald 34 104 66 7 0 51.51
Mohammad Wasim c †Boucher b Klusener 44 65 44 8 0 100.00
Inzamam-ul-Haq b Klusener 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
Moin Khan c Gibbs b Klusener 46 149 93 9 0 49.46
Azhar Mahmood c Donald b Pollock 136 304 215 16 2 63.25
Saqlain Mushtaq c †Boucher b Kallis 2 52 39 0 0 5.12
Mushtaq Ahmed c Kirsten b Kallis 10 35 34 2 0 29.41
Waqar Younis c Hudson b Klusener 10 45 17 1 0 58.82
Shoaib Akhtar not out 4 36 9 0 0 44.44
Extras (b 11, lb 7, w 3, nb 8) 29
  Total (all out; 94.1 overs) 329 (3.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 23 4 89 2 3.86 (2nb)
  SM Pollock 24.1 10 55 2 2.27 (4nb)
  L Klusener 24 6 93 4 3.87 (3nb)
  JH Kallis 18 7 58 2 3.22 (3w)
  PL Symcox 5 0 16 0 3.20
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten* not out 20 49 33 4 0 60.60
AM Bacher not out 20 49 29 4 0 68.96
Extras (lb 4) 4
  Total (0 wickets; 10.3 overs) 44 (4.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  Waqar Younis 5.3 1 18 0 3.27
  Shoaib Akhtar 5 0 22 0 4.40

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to field
Series - 3-match series level 0-0
Players of the match - Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan) and PL Symcox (South Africa)
Umpires - CJ Mitchley and P Willey (England)
TV umpire - DL Orchard
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Sat, 14 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 296/8 (MV Boucher 50*, PL Symcox 77*, 84.2 ov)
  • Sun, 15 Feb - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 106/4 (Ijaz Ahmed 33*, Moin Khan 5*, 28 ov)
  • Mon, 16 Feb - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 329
  • Tue, 17 Feb - day 4 - no play
  • Wed, 18 Feb - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 44/0 (10.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Lunch: SA 75/2 (25 overs)
    • Tea: SA 160/7 (50 overs)
    • Hudson dropped on 8, Pollock dropped on 10, Boucher dropped on 23
    • Symcox and Boucher break the 9th wicket partnership for SA at The Wanderers
    • Lunch: Pak 1/0 (Aamer Sohail 0*, Saeed Anwar 0*, 3 overs)
    • Boucher/Symcox 195 partnership, South African 9th wicket record in all Tests (prev 137, EL Dalton & ABC Langton v England at The Oval, 1935), world record for 9th wicket (prev. 190, Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam, Pakistan v England at The Oval, 1967)
    • PS Symcox 108:
    • Highest Test score
    • The third batsman in Test history to score a century from number ten in the batting order. (Others: WW Read 117, England v Australia at The Oval, 1884; RA Duff, 104 on debut, Australia v England at Melbourne, 1901-02)
    • Lunch: Pak 171/5 (Moin Khan 31*, Azhar Mahmood 29*, 47 overs)
    • Tea: Pak 265/8 (Azhar Mahmood 87*, Waqar Younis 1*, 81 overs)
    • Azhar Mahmood's 136 is his highest Test score
    • 21 overs lost to bad light and rain during the day
    • Alan Donald becomes highest wicket taker for SA at The Wanderers
    • No play due to rain.
    • Play called off at 14:30
 
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