1st Test, Cape Town, Mar 19 - 23 1998, Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
418 & 264
(95.3 ov, target 377)306 & 306
South Africa won by 70 runs
player of the match
Shaun Pollock
South Africa
South Africa 1st INNINGS
Adam Bacher c Mahanama b Wickramasinghe630350020.00
Gary Kirsten lbw b Vaas621362039045.58
HD Ackerman c & b Muralitharan2354721042.59
Daryll Cullinan  b Wickramasinghe11315922213171.06
Hansie Cronje (c)c Mahanama b Vaas4990926154.44
Jacques Kallis c Ranatunga b Muralitharan313200023.07
Shaun Pollock lbw b Wickramasinghe921381988166.66
Mark Boucher run out (Mahanama)33941262035.10
Allan Donald  b Muralitharan1236371033.33
Paul Adams st †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan26140033.33
Makhaya Ntini not out 3750042.85
Extras(lb 8, nb 12)20
TOTAL(124.4 Ov, RR: 3.35)418
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Adam Bacher, 6.6 ov), 2-60 (HD Ackerman, 23.4 ov), 3-155 (Gary Kirsten, 46.6 ov), 4-251 (Hansie Cronje, 70.6 ov), 5-260 (Jacques Kallis, 75.5 ov), 6-272 (Daryll Cullinan, 78.6 ov), 7-367 (Mark Boucher, 109.2 ov), 8-402 (Allan Donald, 119.6 ov), 9-414 (Paul Adams, 123.1 ov), 10-418 (Shaun Pollock, 124.4 ov)
Chaminda Vaas2127523.57---08
Ravindra Pushpakumara2038104.05---04
Pramodya Wickramasinghe28.477532.61---03
Muttiah Muralitharan45813543.00---00
Sanath Jayasuriya612904.83---00
Aravinda de Silva401503.75---00
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
Sanath Jayasuriya c †Boucher b Donald17151930113.33
Marvan Atapattu c Cullinan b Adams601291947046.51
Roshan Mahanama c †Boucher b Donald920212045.00
Aravinda de Silva c †Boucher b Ntini779811713078.57
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)c Ackerman b Adams2026273076.92
Hashan Tillakaratne c †Boucher b Pollock2273992030.13
Romesh Kaluwitharana lbw b Pollock1341542031.70
Chaminda Vaas c †Boucher b Pollock3060846050.00
Pramodya Wickramasinghe c sub (L Klusener) b Pollock1119280057.89
Muttiah Muralitharan not out 1522373068.18
Ravindra Pushpakumara c †Boucher b Donald417191023.52
Extras(b 8, lb 7, nb 12, w 1)28
TOTAL(84.3 Ov, RR: 3.62)306
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 4.5 ov), 2-36 (Roshan Mahanama, 8.5 ov), 3-165 (Aravinda de Silva, 38.5 ov), 4-194 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 45.6 ov), 5-195 (Marvan Atapattu, 47.1 ov), 6-219 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 61.4 ov), 7-241 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 69.6 ov), 8-270 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 75.5 ov), 9-300 (Chaminda Vaas, 79.4 ov), 10-306 (Ravindra Pushpakumara, 84.3 ov)
Allan Donald21.376633.06---00
Shaun Pollock2658343.19---08
Makhaya Ntini1015715.70---05
Jacques Kallis712303.28---10
Paul Adams2026223.10---00
South Africa 2nd INNINGS
Gary Kirsten c Mahanama b Vaas1528412053.57
Adam Bacher c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas0211000.00
Jacques Kallis st †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya491401775135.00
Daryll Cullinan c Tillakaratne b Muralitharan681231747155.28
Hansie Cronje (c)c Muralitharan b Jayasuriya741471974350.34
Mark Boucher c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan1032281031.25
HD Ackerman lbw b Muralitharan854540014.81
Shaun Pollock st †Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya638430015.78
Allan Donald c Pushpakumara b Jayasuriya1850622036.00
Paul Adams c †Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan36220050.00
Makhaya Ntini not out 036000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, nb 5, w 1)13
TOTAL(103 Ov, RR: 2.56)264
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Adam Bacher, 2.2 ov), 2-18 (Gary Kirsten, 8.1 ov), 3-134 (Jacques Kallis, 44.3 ov), 4-146 (Daryll Cullinan, 53.2 ov), 5-166 (Mark Boucher, 61.5 ov), 6-188 (HD Ackerman, 75.4 ov), 7-219 (Shaun Pollock, 86.5 ov), 8-256 (Hansie Cronje, 98.4 ov), 9-260 (Paul Adams, 101.3 ov), 10-264 (Allan Donald, 102.6 ov)
Chaminda Vaas1134123.72---03
Ravindra Pushpakumara802403.00---11
Pramodya Wickramasinghe812403.00---01
Muttiah Muralitharan411010842.63---00
Aravinda de Silva11000.00---00
Sanath Jayasuriya3375341.60---00
Marvan Atapattu10707.00---00
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (target: 377 runs)
Sanath Jayasuriya lbw b Donald0710000.00
Marvan Atapattu c & b Adams712002439035.50
Roshan Mahanama c Kallis b Pollock1129391037.93
Aravinda de Silva c Kallis b Adams3762826059.67
Arjuna Ranatunga (c)c Kirsten b Kallis43931206046.23
Hashan Tillakaratne lbw b Donald1356742023.21
Romesh Kaluwitharana  b Pollock4561728073.77
Chaminda Vaas c †Boucher b Donald011000.00
Pramodya Wickramasinghe  b Ntini51456281113.33
Muttiah Muralitharan run out (Cullinan)1014332071.42
Ravindra Pushpakumara not out 915212060.00
Extras(b 5, lb 3, nb 8)16
TOTAL(95.3 Ov, RR: 3.20)306
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Sanath Jayasuriya, 2.1 ov), 2-27 (Roshan Mahanama, 11.6 ov), 3-98 (Aravinda de Silva, 33.4 ov), 4-171 (Marvan Atapattu, 62.3 ov), 5-175 (Arjuna Ranatunga, 65.1 ov), 6-234 (Hashan Tillakaratne, 82.2 ov), 7-234 (Chaminda Vaas, 82.3 ov), 8-239 (Romesh Kaluwitharana, 83.3 ov), 9-287 (Muttiah Muralitharan, 90.4 ov), 10-306 (Pramodya Wickramasinghe, 95.3 ov)
Allan Donald2046433.20---00
Shaun Pollock2337723.34---09
Jacques Kallis1554513.00---01
Makhaya Ntini5.301713.09---00
Paul Adams2739023.33---00
Hansie Cronje53501.00---00
Newlands, Cape Town
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Shaun Pollock
Shaun Pollock
Series resultSouth Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1410
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Makhaya Ntini
Makhaya Ntini
South Africa Image
David Orchard
New Zealand Image
Steve Dunne
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Rudi Koertzen
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
John Reid
Thu, 19 Mar - day 1 -South Africa 1st innings 298/6 (Shaun Pollock 15*, Mark Boucher 12*, 90 ov)
Fri, 20 Mar - day 2 -Sri Lanka 1st innings 212/5 (Hashan Tillakaratne 2*, Romesh Kaluwitharana 13*, 53 ov)
Sat, 21 Mar - day 3 -South Africa 2nd innings 155/4 (Hansie Cronje 11*, Mark Boucher 6*, 56 ov)
Sun, 22 Mar - day 4 -Sri Lanka 2nd innings 120/3 (Marvan Atapattu 50*, Arjuna Ranatunga 14*, 43 ov)
Mon, 23 Mar - day 5 -Sri Lanka 2nd innings 306 (95.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
  • Makhaya Ntini makes his Test debut.
  • Lunch: SA 79/2 (Kirsten 33, Cullinan 8, 27 overs)
  • Tea: SA 192/3 (Cullinan 73, Cronje 13, 57 overs)
  • Cullinan scored his 4th Test century.
  • The 4th wicket partnership of 96 by Cullinan and Cronje was a new record for South Africa against Sri Lanka.
Day 2
  • Lunch: SA 402/8 (Pollock 81, 120 overs)
  • Tea: SL 92/2 (Atapattu 25, de Silva 36, 20 overs)
  • Pollock made his highest Test score (Previous 82 vs Pakistan at Sheikhupura, 1997/98)
  • The 7th wicket partnership of 95 by Pollock and Boucher was a new record for South Africa against Sri Lanka.
  • The 9th wicket partnership of 12 by Pollock and Adams was a new record for South Africa against Sri Lanka.
  • The 3rd wicket partnership of 129 by Atapattu and de Silva was a new record for any wicket for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
  • The Sri Lankan 3rd wicket partnership is the highest recorded against South Africa in a Test at Newlands - previously 109 by PA Gibb and WR Hammond for England in 1938/39.
Day 3
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 300/9 (Muralitharan 15, Pushpakumara 0, 80 overs)
  • Tea: South Africa 47/2 (Kallis 6, Cullinan 23, 20 overs)
  • The 8th wicket partnership of 29 by Vaas and Wickramasinge was a new record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
  • The 9th wicket partnership of 30 by Vaas and Muralitheran was a new record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
  • The 3rd wicket partnership of 116 by Kallis and Cullinan was a new record for South Africa against Sri Lanka.
  • Cullinan became the 14th South African (the 4th since re-admission) to reach 2000 Test runs.
  • Boucher held 6 catches in an innings to equal the South African record - This is the second time in a row that he has done this.
  • Attendance : 11 500
Day 4
  • Lunch: South Africa 219/7 (Cronje 54, 86.5 overs)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka 27/1 (Attapatu 14, Mahanama 11, 11 overs)
  • Jayasuria achieved his best bowling in a Test match beating his previous best of 3/45 vs India at Colombo in 1997/98
  • The 264 made by South Africa is their lowest total vs Sri Lanka.
  • Attendance : 16 500
Day 5
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka 209/5 (Tillakaratne 9, Kaluwitharana 25, 75 overs)
  • The 9th wicket partnership of 48 by Wickramasinge and Muralitharan was a new record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
  • The 10th wicket partnership of 18 by Wickramasinghe and Pushpakumara was a new record for Sri Lanka against South Africa.
  • Wickramasinghe scored his maiden Test 50 - previous highest score 43 vs New Zealand at Dunedin, 1996/97
  • This was the 6th time in Test history that a team has been dismissed for the same total in both innings, and the highest score of those 6 occurrances.
  • Total attendance : 46313