Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 19-23, 1998
South Africa won by 70 runs
19,20,21,22,23 March 1998 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AM Bacher c Mahanama b Wickramasinghe 6 35 30 0 0 20.00
G Kirsten lbw b Vaas 62 203 136 9 0 45.58
HD Ackerman c & b Muralitharan 23 72 54 1 0 42.59
DJ Cullinan b Wickramasinghe 113 222 159 13 1 71.06
WJ Cronje* c Mahanama b Vaas 49 92 90 6 1 54.44
JH Kallis c Ranatunga b Muralitharan 3 20 13 0 0 23.07
SM Pollock lbw b Wickramasinghe 92 198 138 8 1 66.66
MV Boucher run out (Mahanama) 33 126 94 2 0 35.10
AA Donald b Muralitharan 12 37 36 1 0 33.33
PR Adams st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan 2 14 6 0 0 33.33
M Ntini not out 3 5 7 0 0 42.85
Extras (lb 8, nb 12) 20
  Total (all out; 124.4 overs) 418 (3.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 21 2 75 2 3.57 (8nb)
  KR Pushpakumara 20 3 81 0 4.05 (4nb)
  GP Wickramasinghe 28.4 7 75 3 2.61 (3nb)
  M Muralitharan 45 8 135 4 3.00
  ST Jayasuriya 6 1 29 0 4.83
  PA de Silva 4 0 15 0 3.75
  Sri Lanka 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya c †Boucher b Donald 17 19 15 3 0 113.33
MS Atapattu c Cullinan b Adams 60 194 129 7 0 46.51
RS Mahanama c †Boucher b Donald 9 21 20 2 0 45.00
PA de Silva c †Boucher b Ntini 77 117 98 13 0 78.57
A Ranatunga* c Ackerman b Adams 20 27 26 3 0 76.92
HP Tillakaratne c †Boucher b Pollock 22 99 73 2 0 30.13
RS Kaluwitharana lbw b Pollock 13 54 41 2 0 31.70
WPUJC Vaas c †Boucher b Pollock 30 84 60 6 0 50.00
GP Wickramasinghe c sub (L Klusener) b Pollock 11 28 19 0 0 57.89
M Muralitharan not out 15 37 22 3 0 68.18
KR Pushpakumara c †Boucher b Donald 4 19 17 1 0 23.52
Extras (b 8, lb 7, w 1, nb 12) 28
  Total (all out; 84.3 overs) 306 (3.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 21.3 7 66 3 3.06
  SM Pollock 26 5 83 4 3.19 (8nb)
  M Ntini 10 1 57 1 5.70 (5nb)
  JH Kallis 7 1 23 0 3.28 (1w)
  PR Adams 20 2 62 2 3.10
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten c Mahanama b Vaas 15 41 28 2 0 53.57
AM Bacher c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 0 11 2 0 0 0.00
JH Kallis st †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya 49 177 140 5 1 35.00
DJ Cullinan c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan 68 174 123 7 1 55.28
WJ Cronje* c Muralitharan b Jayasuriya 74 197 147 4 3 50.34
MV Boucher c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 10 28 32 1 0 31.25
HD Ackerman lbw b Muralitharan 8 54 54 0 0 14.81
SM Pollock st †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya 6 43 38 0 0 15.78
AA Donald c Pushpakumara b Jayasuriya 18 62 50 2 0 36.00
PR Adams c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan 3 22 6 0 0 50.00
M Ntini not out 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 1, nb 5) 13
  Total (all out; 103 overs) 264 (2.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  WPUJC Vaas 11 3 41 2 3.72 (3nb)
  KR Pushpakumara 8 0 24 0 3.00 (1nb, 1w)
  GP Wickramasinghe 8 1 24 0 3.00 (1nb)
  M Muralitharan 41 10 108 4 2.63
  PA de Silva 1 1 0 0 0.00
  ST Jayasuriya 33 7 53 4 1.60
  MS Atapattu 1 0 7 0 7.00
  Sri Lanka 2nd innings (target: 377 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ST Jayasuriya lbw b Donald 0 10 7 0 0 0.00
MS Atapattu c & b Adams 71 243 200 9 0 35.50
RS Mahanama c Kallis b Pollock 11 39 29 1 0 37.93
PA de Silva c Kallis b Adams 37 82 62 6 0 59.67
A Ranatunga* c Kirsten b Kallis 43 120 93 6 0 46.23
HP Tillakaratne lbw b Donald 13 74 56 2 0 23.21
RS Kaluwitharana b Pollock 45 72 61 8 0 73.77
WPUJC Vaas c †Boucher b Donald 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
GP Wickramasinghe b Ntini 51 62 45 8 1 113.33
M Muralitharan run out (Cullinan) 10 33 14 2 0 71.42
KR Pushpakumara not out 9 21 15 2 0 60.00
Extras (b 5, lb 3, nb 8) 16
  Total (all out; 95.3 overs) 306 (3.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 20 4 64 3 3.20
  SM Pollock 23 3 77 2 3.34 (9nb)
  JH Kallis 15 5 45 1 3.00 (1nb)
  M Ntini 5.3 0 17 1 3.09
  PR Adams 27 3 90 2 3.33
  WJ Cronje 5 3 5 0 1.00

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Test debut - M Ntini (South Africa)
Player of the match - SM Pollock (South Africa)
Umpires - RS Dunne (New Zealand) and DL Orchard
TV umpire - RE Koertzen
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)
Close of play
  • Thu, 19 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 298/6 (SM Pollock 15*, MV Boucher 12*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 20 Mar - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 212/5 (HP Tillakaratne 2*, RS Kaluwitharana 13*, 53 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Mar - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 155/4 (WJ Cronje 11*, MV Boucher 6*, 56 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Mar - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 120/3 (MS Atapattu 50*, A Ranatunga 14*, 43 ov)
  • Mon, 23 Mar - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 306 (95.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Makhaya Ntini makes his Test debut.
    • Lunch: SA 79/2 (Kirsten 33, Cullinan 8, 27 overs)
    • Tea: SA 192/3 (Cullinan 73, Cronje 13, 57 overs)
    • Cullinan scored his 4th Test century.
    • The 4th wicket partnership of 96 by Cullinan and Cronje was a new record for South Africa against Sri Lanka.
    • Lunch: SA 402/8 (Pollock 81, 120 overs)
    • Tea: SL 92/2 (Atapattu 25, de Silva 36, 20 overs)
    • Pollock made his highest Test score (Previous 82 vs Pakistan at Sheikhupura, 1997/98)
    • The 7th wicket partnership of 95 by Pollock and Boucher was a new record for South Africa against Sri Lanka.
    • The 9th wicket partnership of 12 by Pollock and Adams was a new record for South Africa against Sri Lanka.
    • The 3rd wicket partnership of 129 by Atapattu and de Silva was a new record for any wicket for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
    • The Sri Lankan 3rd wicket partnership is the highest recorded against South Africa in a Test at Newlands - previously 109 by PA Gibb and WR Hammond for England in 1938/39.
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka 300/9 (Muralitharan 15, Pushpakumara 0, 80 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 47/2 (Kallis 6, Cullinan 23, 20 overs)
    • The 8th wicket partnership of 29 by Vaas and Wickramasinge was a new record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
    • The 9th wicket partnership of 30 by Vaas and Muralitheran was a new record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
    • The 3rd wicket partnership of 116 by Kallis and Cullinan was a new record for South Africa against Sri Lanka.
    • Cullinan became the 14th South African (the 4th since re-admission) to reach 2000 Test runs.
    • Boucher held 6 catches in an innings to equal the South African record - This is the second time in a row that he has done this.
    • Attendance : 11 500
    • Lunch: South Africa 219/7 (Cronje 54, 86.5 overs)
    • Tea: Sri Lanka 27/1 (Attapatu 14, Mahanama 11, 11 overs)
    • Jayasuria achieved his best bowling in a Test match beating his previous best of 3/45 vs India at Colombo in 1997/98
    • The 264 made by South Africa is their lowest total vs Sri Lanka.
    • Attendance : 16 500
    • Lunch: Sri Lanka 209/5 (Tillakaratne 9, Kaluwitharana 25, 75 overs)
    • The 9th wicket partnership of 48 by Wickramasinge and Muralitharan was a new record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
    • The 10th wicket partnership of 18 by Wickramasinghe and Pushpakumara was a new record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
    • Wickramasinghe scored his maiden Test 50 - previous highest score 43 vs New Zealand at Dunedin, 1996/97
    • This was the 6th time in Test history that a team has been dismissed for the same total in both innings, and the highest score of those 6 occurrances.
    • Total attendance : 46313
 
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