1st Test, England tour of West Indies at Kingston, Jan 29 - Feb 2 1998
(10.1 ov)
Match drawn
England 1st Innings
MA Atherton (c)c Campbell b Walsh27100028.57
AJ Stewart not out926560034.61
MA Butcher c SC Williams b Walsh011000.00
N Hussain c Hooper b Ambrose11822005.55
GP Thorpe not out01021000.00
Extras(b 4, nb 1)5
TOTAL(10.1 Ov, RR: 1.67)17/3
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Mike Atherton, 2.1 ov), 2-4 (Mark Butcher, 2.2 ov), 3-9 (Nasser Hussain, 7.2 ov)
CA Walsh5.111021.9300
CEL Ambrose53310.6001
West Indies Team
Stuart Williams  Batsman
Sherwin Campbell  
Brian Lara (c) 
Shivnarine Chanderpaul  Batsman
Carl Hooper  
Jimmy Adams  
David Williams  Wicketkeeper
Nixon McLean  Bowler
Ian Bishop  
Sir Curtly Ambrose  
Courtney Walsh  
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of West Indies
Series result6-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1396
Match days29,30,31 January, 1,2 February 1998 (5-day match)
Test debut
Nixon McLean
Steve Bucknor
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire
Johnny Gayle
Match Referee
Barry Jarman
Thu, 29 Jan - day 1 - match abandoned
Fri, 30 Jan - day 2 - cancelled
Sat, 31 Jan - day 3 - cancelled
Sun, 01 Feb - day 4 - cancelled
Mon, 02 Feb - day 5 - cancelled
  • Play was suspended after 10.1 overs (56 minutes) after the batsmen had been struck several times by balls which lifted dangerously off a length. Lengthy discussions ensured and after another 10 minutes the players left the field. An hour-and-a-half later the match was abandoned.
  • An additional Test was scheduled for 5-9 February at Port-of-Spain
  • David Richards, the ICC chief executive, said: "It is possible for ICC to rule that the match should be scrubbed out, but I think it is unlikely." Eventually it was ruled that the Test was valid and all performances counted towards career records