1st Test, Auckland, February 27 - March 03, 1999, South Africa tour of New Zealand
(f/o) 352 & 244/3

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
South Africa 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
Gary Kirsten c Astle b Allott12828236115045.39
Herschelle Gibbs  b Vettori3464974053.12
Jacques Kallis lbw b Doull729351024.13
Daryll Cullinan not out 27549065827256.12
Hansie Cronje (c)c Allott b Harris30831084036.14
Jonty Rhodes c Twose b Harris631351659046.66
Shaun Pollock not out 691201559157.50
Extras(b 6, lb 7, nb 2)15
TOTAL200.1 Ov (RR: 3.10)621/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Herschelle Gibbs, 23.4 ov), 2-97 (Jacques Kallis, 32.4 ov), 3-280 (Gary Kirsten, 91.6 ov), 4-354 (Hansie Cronje, 119.6 ov), 5-495 (Jonty Rhodes, 165.4 ov)
Simon Doull3379012.72---00
Geoff Allott38515314.02---01
Dion Nash2829703.46---01
Daniel Vettori42812012.85---00
Chris Harris45109422.08---00
Craig McMillan5.102404.64---00
Nathan Astle913003.33---00
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Roger Twose c †Boucher b Donald31831204137.34
Matt Horne  b Adams9322531413041.33
Nathan Astle c †Boucher b Donald41821076250.00
Craig McMillan c †Boucher b Cronje2569804036.23
Chris Harris not out 682353486028.93
Adam Parore  b Pollock954681016.66
Matthew Bell  b Klusener643531013.95
Dion Nash (c)c †Boucher b Klusener1270050.00
Daniel Vettori c Cronje b Adams3274704043.24
Simon Doull c Gibbs b Adams1726392165.38
Geoff Allott c Pollock b Kallis077101000.00
Extras(lb 21, nb 6, w 2)29
TOTAL160.4 Ov (RR: 2.19)352
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Roger Twose, 28.3 ov), 2-170 (Nathan Astle, 56.3 ov), 3-210 (Craig McMillan, 74.6 ov), 4-210 (Matt Horne, 75.5 ov), 5-224 (Adam Parore, 91.5 ov), 6-242 (Matthew Bell, 103.6 ov), 7-251 (Dion Nash, 105.1 ov), 8-294 (Daniel Vettori, 123.2 ov), 9-320 (Simon Doull, 133.2 ov), 10-352 (Geoff Allott, 160.4 ov)
Allan Donald27164021.48---00
Shaun Pollock28115111.82---03
Lance Klusener2786022.22---10
Paul Adams461810332.23---10
Jacques Kallis21.4104412.03---03
Daryll Cullinan21804.00---00
Hansie Cronje922512.77---00
New Zealand 2nd Innings (Following on) 
Matt Horne  b Adams6012116811049.58
Matthew Bell c Donald b Pollock625351024.00
Roger Twose c Cullinan b Klusener651852396435.13
Nathan Astle not out 6913017212153.07
Craig McMillan not out 2248654045.83
Extras(b 13, lb 2, nb 5, w 2)22
TOTAL84 Ov (RR: 2.90)244/3
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Matthew Bell, 7.6 ov), 2-104 (Matt Horne, 39.5 ov), 3-193 (Roger Twose, 67.1 ov)
Jacques Kallis1306104.69---20
Shaun Pollock1352111.61---05
Allan Donald922002.22---00
Lance Klusener1362612.00---00
Paul Adams30119613.20---00
Hansie Cronje64500.83---00
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Eden Park, Auckland
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Daryll Cullinan
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1446
Match daysday (5-day match)
Daryl Harper
New Zealand
Doug Cowie
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Christopher King
Match Referee
Alan Smith
Sat, 27 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 245/2 (Gary Kirsten 109*, Daryll Cullinan 85*, 80 ov)
Sun, 28 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 562/5 (Daryll Cullinan 246*, Shaun Pollock 39*, 186 ov)
Mon, 01 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 205/2 (Matt Horne 92*, Craig McMillan 21*, 74 ov)
Tue, 02 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 4/0 (Matt Horne 4*, Matthew Bell 0*, 1 ov)
Wed, 03 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 244/3 (84 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Lunch: New Zealand 40/0 (Twose 14*, Horne 23*; 12 overs)
  • Tea: New Zealand 106/1 (Horne 60*, Astle 5*; 44 overs)
  • South Africa 1st innings: 600 off 1165 balls, 766 minutes. 621/5 dec is the highest innings total in Tests for South Africa against New Zealand (previous best: 524/8 dec at Wellington in 1952-53). It is their 2nd highest ever innings total in Tests (best: 622/9 dec v Australia at Durban in 1969-70). It is the highest innings total in Tests at Eden Park, Auckland (previous best: 616/5 dec by Pakistan v New Zealand in 1988-89). It is the 2nd highest innings total in Tests against New Zealand (best: 660/5 dec by West Indies at Wellington in 1994-95). It is the 3rd highest Test, and 11th highest first-class innings total scored in New Zealand.
  • DJ Cullinan: 250 off 449 balls, 611 minutes, 26x4, 2x6. 275* off 491 balls, 659 minutes, 27x4, 2x6. It is his best Test innings (previous best: 168 v West Indies at Cape Town in 1998-99). It is the best individual innings in Tests for South Africa against New Zealand (previous best: 255* by DJ McGlew at Wellington in 1952-53). It is the 10th double century in Tests scored by a South African, and he is the 8th South African to do so. It is the best individual innings in Tests for South Africa (previous best: 274 by RG Pollock v Australia at Durban in 1969-70). It is the longest individual innings by a South African in Tests (in terms of minutes), and the longest individual first-class innings at Eden Park, Auckland. It is the 5th Test double century at the ground, and 2nd highest individual Test innings there (best: 336* by WR Hammond for England v New Zealand in 1932-33) and 3rd highest individual first-class innings there (best: Hammond above, 284 by WM Woodfull for Australia v New Zealand in 1927-28 [prior to New Zealand gaining Test status], also: 275 by B Sutcliffe for Otago v Auckland in 1950-51).
  • SM Pollock: 50 off 94 balls, 113 minutes, 6x4, 1x6, 6th Test 50.
  • DJ Cullinan and SM Pollock 6th wicket partnership: 100 off 163 balls, 125 minutes. 126* is a record 6th wicket partnership in Tests for South Africa against New Zealand (previous best: 83 between KC Bland and ARA Lindsay at Auckland in 1963-64).
  • New Zealand 1st innings: 50 off 107 balls, 74 minutes; 100 off 261 balls, 173 minutes; 150 off 315 balls, 205 minutes; 200 off 431 balls, 295 minutes.
  • MJ Horne: 50 off 117 balls, 151 minutes, 7x4, 4th Test 50.
  • RG Twose and MJ Horne 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 107 balls, 74 minutes.
  • MJ Horne and NJ Astle 2nd wicket partnership: 50 off 106 balls, 62 minutes. 90 is a record 2nd wicket partnership in Tests for New Zealand against South Africa (previous best: 72 between DJ Murray and SP Fleming at Johannesburg in 1994-95).
  • To make up for lost time due to rain on day one, play started 6 minutes early at 10:24am.
New Zealand Innings
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