1st Test, Johannesburg, Nov 26-30 1998, West Indies tour of South Africa
261 & 170
(62.4 ov, target 164)
268 & 164/6
South Africa won by 4 wickets
Player Of The Match
South Africa
West Indies 1st Innings
CB Lambert c †Boucher b Pollock813172061.53
PA Wallace  b Pollock1620283080.00
BC Lara (c) b Pollock1115322073.33
S Chanderpaul lbw b Donald7421027310035.23
CL Hooper c Cullinan b Donald441041387042.30
SC Williams c Cronje b Terbrugge3562705056.45
RD Jacobs c Cronje b Kallis1448911029.16
NAM McLean c †Boucher b Pollock2865873043.07
RN Lewis c Terbrugge b Donald1243551027.90
CEL Ambrose c †Boucher b Pollock036000.00
CA Walsh not out54810125.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 5, w 2)14
TOTAL(97 Ov, RR: 2.69)261
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Clayton Lambert, 3.4 ov), 2-24 (Philo Wallace, 5.6 ov), 3-41 (Brian Lara, 11.1 ov), 4-132 (Carl Hooper, 42.5 ov), 5-177 (Stuart Williams, 62.5 ov), 6-198 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 72.4 ov), 7-235 (Ridley Jacobs, 84.1 ov), 8-255 (Nixon McLean, 93.4 ov), 9-255 (Sir Curtly Ambrose, 95.1 ov), 10-261 (Rawl Lewis, 96.6 ov)
AA Donald2349133.9500
SM Pollock2345452.3405
JH Kallis1553712.4610
DJ Terbrugge1653212.0000
WJ Cronje10303.0000
PL Symcox1953701.9410
South Africa 1st Innings
G Kirsten  b McLean621442134043.05
AM Bacher c †Jacobs b Walsh17140014.28
JH Kallis c Williams b Walsh531121398047.32
DJ Cullinan c †Jacobs b Walsh881110100.00
WJ Cronje (c) b Ambrose411301873031.53
JN Rhodes lbw b McLean1724341070.83
SM Pollock  b Walsh1146640023.91
MV Boucher c Lara b Lewis1218282066.66
PL Symcox run out (Walsh)2557872043.85
AA Donald c †Jacobs b Ambrose728381025.00
DJ Terbrugge not out310370030.00
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 21, w 1)28
TOTAL(93.5 Ov, RR: 2.85)268
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Adam Bacher, 3.4 ov), 2-102 (Jacques Kallis, 37.1 ov), 3-111 (Daryll Cullinan, 39.1 ov), 4-154 (Gary Kirsten, 49.6 ov), 5-185 (Jonty Rhodes, 57.4 ov), 6-209 (Shaun Pollock, 71.5 ov), 7-229 (Mark Boucher, 77.3 ov), 8-230 (Hansie Cronje, 80.2 ov), 9-243 (Allan Donald, 86.6 ov), 10-268 (Pat Symcox, 93.5 ov)
CEL Ambrose2856322.25013
CA Walsh2556642.6415
NAM McLean1716623.8800
RN Lewis23.546712.8103
West Indies 2nd Innings
CB Lambert c †Boucher b Symcox331141724028.94
PA Wallace  b Pollock1429342048.27
BC Lara (c)lbw b Donald715200046.66
S Chanderpaul lbw b Pollock11623006.25
SC Williams c Kallis b Terbrugge1237442032.43
RD Jacobs c Terbrugge b Symcox421261724133.33
CL Hooper lbw b Kallis34901201137.77
RN Lewis lbw b Pollock1033451030.30
NAM McLean c Cullinan b Symcox1132382034.37
CEL Ambrose not out00300-
CA Walsh lbw b Pollock023000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 5)6
TOTAL(81.3 Ov, RR: 2.08)170
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Philo Wallace, 7.5 ov), 2-33 (Brian Lara, 12.2 ov), 3-38 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 17.3 ov), 4-53 (Stuart Williams, 28.5 ov), 5-80 (Clayton Lambert, 40.5 ov), 6-148 (Carl Hooper, 69.4 ov), 7-148 (Ridley Jacobs, 70.4 ov), 8-170 (Nixon McLean, 80.6 ov), 9-170 (Rawl Lewis, 81.1 ov), 10-170 (Courtney Walsh, 81.3 ov)
AA Donald1562811.8601
SM Pollock20.344942.3904
DJ Terbrugge1452311.6400
JH Kallis1452611.8500
PL Symcox1894332.3800
South Africa 2nd Innings (target: 164 runs)
G Kirsten c †Jacobs b Ambrose730351023.33
AM Bacher c Wallace b Walsh626410023.07
JH Kallis not out571522295037.50
DJ Cullinan c Williams b McLean3564714054.68
WJ Cronje (c)c McLean b Walsh3162783050.00
JN Rhodes c †Jacobs b Walsh924331037.50
SM Pollock c Chanderpaul b Ambrose923381039.13
MV Boucher not out1230050.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 7)9
TOTAL(62.4 Ov, RR: 2.61)164/6
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Gary Kirsten, 8.5 ov), 2-14 (Adam Bacher, 9.3 ov), 3-58 (Daryll Cullinan, 27.6 ov), 4-124 (Hansie Cronje, 45.6 ov), 5-146 (Jonty Rhodes, 53.4 ov), 6-163 (Shaun Pollock, 62.2 ov)
CEL Ambrose15.434222.6805
CA Walsh2194532.1400
RN Lewis1744502.6402
CL Hooper401303.2500
NAM McLean501713.4000
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossWest Indies , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Shaun Pollock
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1429
Match days26,27,28,29,30 November 1998 (5-day match)
Test debut
David Terbrugge
Ridley Jacobs
David Shepherd
Cyril Mitchley
TV Umpire
Rudi Koertzen
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
Thu, 26 Nov - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 249/7 (NAM McLean 23*, RN Lewis 11*, 90 ov)
Fri, 27 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 217/6 (WJ Cronje 39*, MV Boucher 2*, 73.4 ov)
Sat, 28 Nov - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 20/0 (CB Lambert 7*, PA Wallace 12*, 6.2 ov)
Sun, 29 Nov - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 170
Mon, 30 Nov - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 164/6 (62.4 ov) - end of match
  • First test played by West Indies in South Africa
  • SM Pollock scored his 1000th Test run, and then took his 100th Test wicket.
  • He is the 33rd player to perform this feat in tests, and the second South African after TL Goddard. He is the fourth fastest to reach this double landmark (after IT Botham, MH Mankad and Kapil Dev). Kapil Dev and JG Bracewell of New Zealand are the only players who have reached the 1000 run/100 wicket milestone in the same test. He emulated his father Peter by taking 100 Test wickets - the only other father and son combination each to have taken 100 test wickets are Lance and Chris Cairns (NZ).
  • When CA Walsh dismissed Kallis, he became the leading wicket taker for West Indies in Tests.
  • His first wicket (Bacher) was his 376th, placing him equal with MD Marshall's record.
  • He was later dismissed for his 30th duck in tests, stretching further his Test record in this endeavour.
  • RN Lewis was summoned from the West Indies A team in India to replace the injured D Ramnarine. He arrived on the morning of the match, and was promptly selected for only his 2nd Test.
  • WJ Cronje held his 100th catch in First Class cricket
  • MV Boucher made his 150th First Class dismissal
  • CL Hooper batted with a runner for most of 1st innings and all of 2nd innings and did not field in SA first innings.
  • Total of 87 overs lost to rain and bad light, although 1 hour's play recovered due to early starts 4th and 5th days.
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