2nd Test, Centurion, Mar 27-30 1998, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
303 & 122
(62.5 ov, target 226)
200 & 226/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
ST Jayasuriya c †Boucher b Ntini51771046166.23
MS Atapattu run out (Kirsten)1270892017.14
RS Mahanama c Kallis b Cronje501782234128.08
PA de Silva c Adams b Ntini1280050.00
A Ranatunga (c)lbw b Donald7317726412041.24
HP Tillakaratne c Kirsten b Cronje551341849041.04
RS Kaluwitharana c †Boucher b Donald915201060.00
GP Wickramasinghe c Adams b Donald1013222076.92
DNT Zoysa lbw b Kallis089000.00
M Muralitharan c †Boucher b Cronje1136440030.55
KR Pushpakumara not out01421000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 14, nb 8, w 3)31
TOTAL(118.3 Ov, RR: 2.55)303
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Marvan Atapattu, 21.4 ov), 2-66 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 24.6 ov), 3-68 (Aravinda de Silva, 26.4 ov), 4-186 (Roshan Mahanama, 74.6 ov), 5-228 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 90.4 ov), 6-240 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 94.6 ov), 7-254 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 100.1 ov), 8-255 (Nuwan Zoysa, 101.4 ov), 9-290 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 112.4 ov), 10-303 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 118.3 ov)
AA Donald33107332.2130
SM Pollock7.13901.2500
JH Kallis1974212.2102
PR Adams2267703.5000
M Ntini22.576122.67011
WJ Cronje14.332131.4400
South Africa 1st Innings
GFJ Liebenberg lbw b Pushpakumara011000.00
G Kirsten  b Muralitharan13821152015.85
HD Ackerman  b Zoysa77910100.00
DJ Cullinan c Wickramasinghe b Jayasuriya10318530713055.67
WJ Cronje (c)st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan1027401037.03
JH Kallis c †Kaluwitharana b Wickramasinghe1238401031.57
SM Pollock  b Muralitharan11625006.25
MV Boucher c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan1371732018.30
AA Donald  b Muralitharan625340024.00
PR Adams c & b Jayasuriya1221241157.14
M Ntini not out29110022.22
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 8, w 6)21
TOTAL(78 Ov, RR: 2.56)200
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gerhardus Liebenberg, 0.1 ov), 2-11 (HD Ackerman, 1.5 ov), 3-75 (Gary Kirsten, 24.4 ov), 4-103 (Hansie Cronje, 32.6 ov), 5-122 (Jacques Kallis, 41.6 ov), 6-137 (Shaun Pollock, 48.3 ov), 7-170 (Mark Boucher, 66.4 ov), 8-182 (Daryll Cullinan, 71.2 ov), 9-186 (Allan Donald, 74.6 ov), 10-200 (Paul Adams, 77.6 ov)
KR Pushpakumara1625513.4319
DNT Zoysa1222912.4122
GP Wickramasinghe1523612.4002
M Muralitharan3086352.1002
ST Jayasuriya521022.0000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
ST Jayasuriya  b Donald1623303069.56
MS Atapattu c †Boucher b Donald734560020.58
RS Mahanama lbw b Donald011000.00
PA de Silva run out (†Boucher)4175996154.66
A Ranatunga (c)c †Boucher b Cronje0710000.00
HP Tillakaratne c sub (DN Crookes) b Cronje048000.00
RS Kaluwitharana run out (sub [Crookes])035000.00
GP Wickramasinghe  b Adams2159744035.59
DNT Zoysa c †Boucher b Donald1435411040.00
M Muralitharan c Kirsten b Donald15111920136.36
KR Pushpakumara not out00200-
Extras(lb 5, nb 3)8
TOTAL(41.3 Ov, RR: 2.93)122
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 6.5 ov), 2-19 (Roshan Mahanama, 6.6 ov), 3-40 (Marvan Atapattu, 12.2 ov), 4-40 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 14.3 ov), 5-42 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 16.3 ov), 6-42 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 16.6 ov), 7-85 (Aravinda de Silva, 29.5 ov), 8-98 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 36.5 ov), 9-118 (Nuwan Zoysa, 41.1 ov), 10-122 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 41.3 ov)
AA Donald13.325454.0001
M Ntini621302.1601
JH Kallis731201.7101
WJ Cronje831321.6200
PR Adams712513.5700
South Africa 2nd Innings (target: 226 runs)
G Kirsten not out7520323312036.94
GFJ Liebenberg lbw b Muralitharan45891207050.56
HD Ackerman  b Muralitharan22424008.33
DJ Cullinan lbw b Muralitharan036000.00
WJ Cronje (c)c de Silva b Jayasuriya82637086130.15
JH Kallis not out078000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 3, nb 11)22
TOTAL(62.5 Ov, RR: 3.59)226/4
Fall of wickets: 1-89 (Gerhardus Liebenberg, 30.4 ov), 2-99 (HD Ackerman, 38.4 ov), 3-99 (Daryll Cullinan, 40.1 ov), 4-215 (Hansie Cronje, 59.6 ov)
KR Pushpakumara722703.8504
DNT Zoysa201105.5000
GP Wickramasinghe61701.1600
PA de Silva511402.8002
M Muralitharan23.549433.9406
ST Jayasuriya1966213.2600
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSri Lanka , elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Allan Donald
Player Of The Series
Daryll Cullinan
Series resultSouth Africa won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1414
Match days27,28,29,30 March 1998 (5-day match)
Test debut
Gerhardus Liebenberg
Rudi Koertzen
Javed Akhtar
TV Umpire
David Orchard
Match Referee
Howard Gardiner
Fri, 27 Mar - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 165/3 (RS Mahanama 44*, A Ranatunga 40*, 60 ov)
Sat, 28 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 75/3 (DJ Cullinan 42*, WJ Cronje 0*, 24.4 ov)
Sun, 29 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 93/7 (GP Wickramasinghe 16*, DNT Zoysa 6*, 35 ov)
Mon, 30 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 226/4 (62.5 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • Cronje's 50 in 31 balls, the 2nd fastest recorded in Test history (fastest, Kapil Dev, 30 balls, India v Pakistan 1982-3)
Day 3
  • Lunch: South Africa 141/6 (Cullinan 82*, Boucher 1*; 53 overs)
  • Tea: South Africa 200/10 (Ntini 2*, 78 overs)
  • JH Kallis was dropped by DNT Zoysa at mid-on when 4
  • JH Kallis was dropped by PA de Silva at square leg when 6
  • South Africa's lowest Test total against Sri Lanka
  • MS Atapattu was dropped by HD Ackerman at 2nd slip when 0
  • PA de Silva was dropped by DJ Cullinan at fine leg when 14
  • AA Donald becomes the first South African to take 200 Test wickets
  • AA Donald also takes his 1,000th First Class wicket
  • Bad light stopped play at 5.44 pm and 2 overs were lost for the day
  • Attendance 14,050
Day 2
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 227/4 (Ranatunga 73*, Tillakaratne 14*; 88 overs)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 330 all out
  • RS Kaluwitharana was dropped by GFJ Liebenberg at gully when 7
  • WJ Cronje's Best Bowling in Tests
  • In the 12th over of the South African innings, bowled by Pushpakumara, Umpire Koertzen miscounted and only 5 balls were bowled in the over.
  • Bad light stopped play at 5.40 pm and 7 overs were lost for the day
  • Attendance: 7,135
Day 1
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 72/3 (Mahanama 6*, Ranatunga 0*; 29 overs)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 164/3 (Mahanama 44*, Ranatunga 40*; 60 overs)
  • Shaun Pollock was unable to complete his 8th over due to injury. Makhaya Ntini completed the over.
  • Makhaya Ntini bowled one ball (a no ball) of the 60th over and was unable to continue. Paul Adams completed the remaining six deliveries.
  • Bad light and rain stopped play on resumption after the Tea break.
  • 30 overs lost due to rain
  • Attendance: 3,850