1st Test, Kingston, Jan 29 - Feb 2 1998, England tour of West Indies
(10.1 ov)17/3
Match drawn
England 1st INNINGS
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
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)
Courtney Walsh5.111021.93---00
Curtly Ambrose53310.60---01
West Indies Team
Stuart Williams Batter
Sherwin Campbell -
Brian Lara (c)Batter
Shivnarine Chanderpaul Batter
Carl Hooper -
Jimmy Adams Allrounder
David Williams -
Nixon McLean Bowler
Ian Bishop Bowler
Curtly Ambrose Bowler
Courtney Walsh Bowler
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 daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Nixon McLean
Nixon McLean
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Srinivas Venkataraghavan
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Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
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Johnny Gayle
Match Referee
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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