South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten c Astle b Allott 128 361 282 15 0 45.39
HH Gibbs b Vettori 34 97 64 4 0 53.12
JH Kallis lbw b Doull 7 35 29 1 0 24.13
DJ Cullinan not out 275 658 490 27 2 56.12
WJ Cronje* c Allott b Harris 30 108 83 4 0 36.14
JN Rhodes c Twose b Harris 63 165 135 9 0 46.66
SM Pollock not out 69 155 120 9 1 57.50
Extras (b 6, lb 7, nb 2) 15
Total (5 wickets dec; 200.1 overs) 621 (3.10 runs per over)
Did not bat L Klusener, MV Boucher, AA Donald, PR Adams
Fall of wickets 1-76 (Gibbs, 23.4 ov), 2-97 (Kallis, 32.4 ov), 3-280 (Kirsten, 91.6 ov), 4-354 (Cronje, 119.6 ov), 5-495 (Rhodes, 165.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
SB Doull 33 7 90 1 2.72
GI Allott 38 5 153 1 4.02 (1nb)
DJ Nash 28 2 97 0 3.46 (1nb)
DL Vettori 42 8 120 1 2.85
CZ Harris 45 10 94 2 2.08
CD McMillan 5.1 0 24 0 4.64
NJ Astle 9 1 30 0 3.33
New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
RG Twose c †Boucher b Donald 31 120 83 4 1 37.34
MJ Horne b Adams 93 314 225 13 0 41.33
NJ Astle c †Boucher b Donald 41 107 82 6 2 50.00
CD McMillan c †Boucher b Cronje 25 80 69 4 0 36.23
CZ Harris not out 68 348 235 6 0 28.93
AC Parore b Pollock 9 68 54 1 0 16.66
MD Bell b Klusener 6 53 43 1 0 13.95
DJ Nash* c †Boucher b Klusener 1 7 2 0 0 50.00
DL Vettori c Cronje b Adams 32 70 74 4 0 43.24
SB Doull c Gibbs b Adams 17 39 26 2 1 65.38
GI Allott c Pollock b Kallis 0 101 77 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 21, w 2, nb 6) 29
Total (all out; 160.4 overs) 352 (2.19 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-80 (Twose, 28.3 ov), 2-170 (Astle, 56.3 ov), 3-210 (McMillan, 74.6 ov), 4-210 (Horne, 75.5 ov), 5-224 (Parore, 91.5 ov), 6-242 (Bell, 103.6 ov), 7-251 (Nash, 105.1 ov), 8-294 (Vettori, 123.2 ov), 9-320 (Doull, 133.2 ov), 10-352 (Allott, 160.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AA Donald 27 16 40 2 1.48
SM Pollock 28 11 51 1 1.82 (3nb)
L Klusener 27 8 60 2 2.22 (1w)
PR Adams 46 18 103 3 2.23 (1w)
JH Kallis 21.4 10 44 1 2.03 (3nb)
DJ Cullinan 2 1 8 0 4.00
WJ Cronje 9 2 25 1 2.77
New Zealand 2nd innings (following on) R M B 4s 6s SR
MJ Horne b Adams 60 168 121 11 0 49.58
MD Bell c Donald b Pollock 6 35 25 1 0 24.00
RG Twose c Cullinan b Klusener 65 239 185 6 4 35.13
NJ Astle not out 69 172 130 12 1 53.07
CD McMillan not out 22 65 48 4 0 45.83
Extras (b 13, lb 2, w 2, nb 5) 22
Total (3 wickets; 84 overs) 244 (2.90 runs per over)
Did not bat CZ Harris, AC Parore, DJ Nash*, DL Vettori, SB Doull, GI Allott
Fall of wickets 1-15 (Bell, 7.6 ov), 2-104 (Horne, 39.5 ov), 3-193 (Twose, 67.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
JH Kallis 13 0 61 0 4.69 (2w)
SM Pollock 13 5 21 1 1.61 (5nb)
AA Donald 9 2 20 0 2.22
L Klusener 13 6 26 1 2.00
PR Adams 30 11 96 1 3.20
WJ Cronje 6 4 5 0 0.83
Match details
Toss New Zealand, who chose to field
Series 3-match series level 0-0
Player of the match DJ Cullinan (South Africa)
Umpires DB Cowie and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire CE King
Match referee AC Smith (England)
Close of play
Sat, 27 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 245/2 (G Kirsten 109*, DJ Cullinan 85*, 80 ov)
Sun, 28 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 562/5 (DJ Cullinan 246*, SM Pollock 39*, 186 ov)
Mon, 1 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 205/2 (MJ Horne 92*, CD McMillan 21*, 74 ov)
Tue, 2 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 4/0 (MJ Horne 4*, MD Bell 0*, 1 ov)
Wed, 3 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 244/3 (84 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Lunch: New Zealand 40/0 (Twose 14*, Horne 23*; 12 overs)
  • Tea: New Zealand 106/1 (Horne 60*, Astle 5*; 44 overs)
  • South Africa 1st innings: 600 off 1165 balls, 766 minutes. 621/5 dec is the highest innings total in Tests for South Africa against New Zealand (previous best: 524/8 dec at Wellington in 1952-53). It is their 2nd highest ever innings total in Tests (best: 622/9 dec v Australia at Durban in 1969-70). It is the highest innings total in Tests at Eden Park, Auckland (previous best: 616/5 dec by Pakistan v New Zealand in 1988-89). It is the 2nd highest innings total in Tests against New Zealand (best: 660/5 dec by West Indies at Wellington in 1994-95). It is the 3rd highest Test, and 11th highest first-class innings total scored in New Zealand.
  • DJ Cullinan: 250 off 449 balls, 611 minutes, 26x4, 2x6. 275* off 491 balls, 659 minutes, 27x4, 2x6. It is his best Test innings (previous best: 168 v West Indies at Cape Town in 1998-99). It is the best individual innings in Tests for South Africa against New Zealand (previous best: 255* by DJ McGlew at Wellington in 1952-53). It is the 10th double century in Tests scored by a South African, and he is the 8th South African to do so. It is the best individual innings in Tests for South Africa (previous best: 274 by RG Pollock v Australia at Durban in 1969-70). It is the longest individual innings by a South African in Tests (in terms of minutes), and the longest individual first-class innings at Eden Park, Auckland. It is the 5th Test double century at the ground, and 2nd highest individual Test innings there (best: 336* by WR Hammond for England v New Zealand in 1932-33) and 3rd highest individual first-class innings there (best: Hammond above, 284 by WM Woodfull for Australia v New Zealand in 1927-28 [prior to New Zealand gaining Test status], also: 275 by B Sutcliffe for Otago v Auckland in 1950-51).
  • SM Pollock: 50 off 94 balls, 113 minutes, 6x4, 1x6, 6th Test 50.
  • DJ Cullinan and SM Pollock 6th wicket partnership: 100 off 163 balls, 125 minutes. 126* is a record 6th wicket partnership in Tests for South Africa against New Zealand (previous best: 83 between KC Bland and ARA Lindsay at Auckland in 1963-64).
  • New Zealand 1st innings: 50 off 107 balls, 74 minutes; 100 off 261 balls, 173 minutes; 150 off 315 balls, 205 minutes; 200 off 431 balls, 295 minutes.
  • MJ Horne: 50 off 117 balls, 151 minutes, 7x4, 4th Test 50.
  • RG Twose and MJ Horne 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 107 balls, 74 minutes.
  • MJ Horne and NJ Astle 2nd wicket partnership: 50 off 106 balls, 62 minutes. 90 is a record 2nd wicket partnership in Tests for New Zealand against South Africa (previous best: 72 between DJ Murray and SP Fleming at Johannesburg in 1994-95).
  • To make up for lost time due to rain on day one, play started 6 minutes early at 10:24am.
 
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Series Results
New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington - Mar 18-22, 1999
South Africa won by 8 wickets
New Zealand v South Africa at Christchurch - Mar 11-15, 1999
Match drawn
New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland - Feb 27-Mar 3, 1999
Match drawn
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Mar 2, 1999

Geoff Allott acknowledges the crowd after breaking the record for the longest duck, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Auckland, 4th day, March 2, 1999

Geoff Allott acknowledges the crowd after breaking the record for the longest duck

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Feb 27, 1999

Roger Twose takes cover during a rain interruption, New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Auckland, 1st, February 27, 1999

Roger Twose takes cover during a rain interruption

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