RESULT
1st Test, Kingston, January 29 - February 02, 1998, England tour of West Indies

Match drawn

England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mike Atherton (c)c Campbell b Walsh27100028.57
Alec Stewart not out 926560034.61
Mark Butcher c SC Williams b Walsh011000.00
Nasser Hussain c Hooper b Ambrose11822005.55
Graham Thorpe not out 01021000.00
Extras(b 4, nb 1)5
TOTAL10.1 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)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Courtney Walsh5.111021.93---00
Curtly Ambrose53310.60---01
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MATCH DETAILS
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season1997/98
Series result6-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1396
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Nixon McLean
Nixon McLean
Umpires
India
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
West Indies
Johnny Gayle
Match Referee
Australia
Barry Jarman
CLOSE OF PLAY
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
MATCH NOTES
General
  • 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