South Africa tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Feb 27-Mar 3, 1999
27,28 February, 1,2,3 March 1999 (5-day match)
  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)
  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)
  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)
  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 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Lunch: South Africa 71/0 (Kirsten 35*, Gibbs 33*; 21.1 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 135/2 (Kirsten 62*, Cullinan 24*; 45 overs)
    • South Africa 1st innings: 50 off 95 balls, 69 minutes; 100 off 223 balls, 144 minutes; 150 off 294 balls, 191 minutes. 200 off 391 balls, 247 minutes.
    • G Kirsten: 50 off 108 balls, 138 minutes, 4x4. 100 off 214 balls, 266 minutes, 10x4, 9th Test 100. He equals the most number of individual Test centuries scored for South Africa with AD Nourse.
    • DJ Cullinan: 50 off 79 balls, 94 minutes, 8x4.
    • G Kirsten and HH Gibbs 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 95 balls, 69 minutes.
    • G Kirsten and DJ Cullinan 3rd wicket partnership: 50 off 94 balls, 54 minutes, 100 off 190 balls, 112 minutes.
    • Rain delayed play at 12:00pm. Lunch taken 30 minutes early.
    • Rain delayed play at 1:27pm for 56 minutes.
    • Rain delayed play at 2:58pm for 6 minutes. Tea delayed until 3:40 due to rain. Stumps extended to 6:30pm.
    • Rain delayed play at 5:55pm for 14 minutes.
    • Lunch: South Africa 352/3 (Cullinan 142*, Cronje 30*; 117 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 416/4 (Cullinan 171*, Rhodes 35*; 152 overs)
    • South Africa 1st innings: 250 off 492 balls, 316 minutes; 300 off 598 balls, 395 minutes; 350 off 694 balls, 455 minutes; 400 off 827 balls, 534 minutes; 450 off 954 balls, 605 minutes; 500 off 999 balls, 640 minutes; 550 off 1094 balls, 711 minutes.
    • DJ Cullinan: 100 off 176 balls, 217 minutes, 13x4, 1x6, 7th Test 100. 150 off 271 balls, 358 minutes, 18x4, 1x6; 200 off 384 balls, 474 minutes, 22x4, 1x6.
    • JN Rhodes: 50 off 121 balls, 74 minutes, 7x4, 12th Test 50.
    • G Kirsten and DJ Cullinan 3rd wicket partnership: 150 off 289 balls, 177 minutes. 183 off 356 balls, 227 minutes. It is a record 3rd wicket partnership in Tests for South Africa against New Zealand (previous best: 112 between DJ McGlew and RA McLean at Johannesburg in 1961-62).
    • DJ Cullinan and WJ Cronje 4th wicket partnership: 50 off 89 balls, 62 minutes.
    • DJ Cullinan and JN Rhodes 5th wicket partnership: 50 off 128 balls, 74 minutes; 100 off 238 balls, 137 minutes. 141 is a record 5th wicket partnership in Tests for South Africa against New Zealand (previous best: 130 between WR Endean and JE Cheetham at Auckland in 1952-53).
    • DJ Cullinan and SM Pollock 6th wicket partnership: 50 off 101 balls, 72 minutes.
    • Due to 51 minutes play lost on day one, play began 30 minutes early at 10:00am and was extended 30 minutes to 6:00pm.
    • Attendance: 4006.
    • 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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