1st Test, Wellington, Feb 21-25 1964, South Africa tour of New Zealand
302 & 218/2d
(76 ov, target 268)
253 & 138/6
Match drawn
South Africa 1st Innings
TL Goddard (c) b Cameron24-90-0-
EJ Barlow  b Cameron22-6850-
AJ Pithey c Chapple b Motz31-125-0-
WS Farrer  b Reid30-7250-
KC Bland c †Ward b Blair40-11150-
JHB Waite  b Blair30-93-0-
DT Lindsay  b Cameron27-5860-
PL van der Merwe  b Motz44-131-0-
DB Pithey  b Blair7---0-
PM Pollock c Dowling b Reid24---0-
JT Partridge not out2--00-
Extras(b 9, lb 3, nb 9)21
TOTAL(131.5 Ov, RR: 2.29)302
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Eddie Barlow), 2-56 (Trevor Goddard), 3-97 (Buster Farrer), 4-121 (Tony Pithey), 5-189 (Colin Bland), 6-198 (John Waite), 7-233 (Denis Lindsay), 8-257 (David Pithey), 9-292 (Peter van der Merwe), 10-302 (Peter Pollock)
RC Motz2536822.7200
FJ Cameron30135831.9300
RW Blair41108632.0900
JR Reid29.5124721.5700
JT Sparling612203.6600
New Zealand 1st Innings
GT Dowling  b Pollock1-3600-
SG Gedye lbw b Pollock10-45-0-
BW Sinclair lbw b DB Pithey44-20550-
JR Reid (c)c Barlow b Partridge16---0-
SN McGregor  b DB Pithey39-201-0-
JT Sparling lbw b Pollock49-245-0-
ME Chapple c Goddard b Partridge59-14060-
RC Motz c DB Pithey b Pollock2--00-
JT Ward  b Pollock5---0-
RW Blair  b Pollock5---0-
FJ Cameron not out1--00-
Extras(b 10, lb 5, nb 7)22
TOTAL(152.5 Ov, RR: 1.65)253
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Graham Dowling), 2-17 (Graham Gedye), 3-49 (John Reid), 4-112 (Barry Sinclair), 5-148 (Noel McGregor), 6-234 (Murray Chapple), 7-242 (Dick Motz), 8-243 (John Sparling), 9-252 (John Ward), 10-253 (Bob Blair)
PM Pollock31.594761.4700
JT Partridge45245021.1100
TL Goddard38214201.1000
EJ Barlow1103803.4500
DB Pithey24115322.2000
KC Bland32100.3300
South Africa 2nd Innings
TL Goddard (c) b Reid40-12840-
EJ Barlow c †Ward b Cameron92-167140-
WS Farrer not out38-8560-
KC Bland not out46-4770-
Extras(b 2)2
TOTAL(66 Ov, RR: 3.3)218/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-117 (Trevor Goddard), 2-143 (Eddie Barlow)
RC Motz1525303.5300
FJ Cameron1966013.1500
RW Blair1104804.3600
JR Reid2185512.6100
New Zealand 2nd Innings (target: 268 runs)
GT Dowling lbw b Bland32-10031-
SG Gedye c van der Merwe b Pollock52-22530-
BW Sinclair  b Bland0--00-
JR Reid (c) b Goddard12-30-0-
SN McGregor lbw b van der Merwe24-9030-
JT Sparling c van der Merwe b Pollock1--00-
ME Chapple not out0--00-
RC Motz not out0--00-
Extras(b 6, lb 7, nb 3, w 1)17
TOTAL(76 Ov, RR: 1.81)138/6
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Graham Dowling), 2-64 (Barry Sinclair), 3-79 (John Reid), 4-134 (Graham Gedye), 5-136 (John Sparling), 6-138 (Noel McGregor)
PM Pollock1643121.9300
JT Partridge1481000.7100
TL Goddard16101110.6800
EJ Barlow211306.5000
DB Pithey1433402.4200
KC Bland931621.7700
PL van der Merwe54611.2000
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of New Zealand
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 558
Match days21,22,24,25 February 1964 (4-day match)
Test debut
Graham Gedye
John Ward
Douglas Dumbleton
Fri, 21 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 233/7 (PL van der Merwe 11*, DB Pithey 0*)
Sat, 22 Feb - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 117/4 (SN McGregor 27*, JT Sparling 4*)
Sun, 23 Feb - rest day
Mon, 24 Feb - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 79/0 (TL Goddard 30*, EJ Barlow 47*)
Tue, 25 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 138/6 (76 ov) - end of match
  • Anti-apartheid demonstrators damaged the pitch but failed to prevent the match starting on time in cold weather and on a very slow surface
  • NZ 1st innings, Pollock took the last four wickets for 10 runs in 18 balls. Best bowling analysis for RSA in NZ
  • RSA 2nd innings, Farrer and Bland added 75 runs in 45 min.
  • NZ needed 268 to win in four hours.