South Africa v India
India in South Africa and Zimbabwe 1996/97 (1st Test)
VenueKingsmead, Durban on 26th, 27th, 28th December 1996 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndia won the toss and decided to field
ResultSouth Africa won by 328 runs
UmpiresRS Dunne, DL Orchard
TV umpireRE Koertzen
RefereeBN Jarman
Close of play day 1India (1) 2/0 (Rathour 2*, Raman 0*; 2 overs)
Close of play day 2South Africa (2) 164/4 (Cronje 17*, Gibbs 25*; 51 overs)
Man of the MatchAC Hudson

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Hudsonc Mongia b Ganguly8019128812- 
G Kirstenb Prasad21217-- 
AM Bacherlbw b Srinath257310931 
DJ Cullinanc Mongia b Prasad166-- 
*WJ Cronjec Mongia b Prasad1541453- 
HH Gibbsc Mongia b Johnson01018-- 
BM McMillanlbw b Johnson34991282- 
SM Pollocknot out2347943- 
+DJ Richardsonb Prasad2431404- 
L Klusenerc Mongia b Srinath144-- 
AA Donaldc Rathour b Prasad51181- 
Extras(4 b, 10 lb, 11 nb)25
Total(all out, 86 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Kirsten), 2-70 (Bacher), 3-71 (Cullinan), 4-99 (Cronje), 5-113 (Gibbs), 6-162 (Hudson), 7-190 (McMillan), 8-229 (Richardson), 9-230 (Klusener), 10-235 (Donald)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Srinath20   7362--
Prasad19   6605--
Johnson15   2522--
Ganguly9   4121--

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Rathourc Hudson b Donald74248-- 
WV Ramanb Pollock0313-- 
SC Gangulyc Klusener b Pollock1645801- 
*SR Tendulkarb Donald1545582- 
M Azharuddinc Bacher b McMillan15152811 
RS Dravidlbw b McMillan72331-- 
+NR Mongiac Richardson b Donald413171- 
A Kumblenot out132746-1 
J Srinathc Cullinan b Donald012-- 
DJ Johnsonc Bacher b Donald31020-- 
BKV Prasadc Richardson b Klusener41620-- 
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 7 nb, 2 w)16
Total(all out, 39.1 overs)100
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Raman), 2-22 (Rathour), 3-36 (Ganguly), 4-52 (Tendulkar), 5-68 (Azharuddin), 6-74 (Dravid), 7-74 (Mongia), 8-74 (Srinath), 9-89 (Johnson), 10-100 (Prasad)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald16   5405--
Pollock8   2182--
McMillan8   2272--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Hudsonc Tendulkar b Kumble52971668- 
G Kirstenc Dravid b Prasad21717-- 
AM Bacherc Tendulkar b Kumble551011299- 
DJ Cullinanc Mongia b Prasad3814-- 
*WJ Cronjec Mongia b Prasad1746711- 
HH Gibbslbw b Srinath2547713- 
BM McMillannot out51549643 
SM Pollockc Rathour b Prasad21415-- 
+DJ Richardsonb Srinath4413-- 
L Klusenerc Mongia b Srinath4441- 
AA Donaldc Rathour b Prasad2635573- 
Extras(7 b, 6 lb, 5 nb)18
Total(all out, 70 overs)259
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Kirsten), 2-115 (Bacher), 3-120 (Cullinan), 4-120 (Hudson), 5-164 (Cronje), 6-164 (Gibbs), 7-171 (Pollock), 8-181 (Richardson), 9-185 (Klusener), 10-259 (Donald)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Srinath23   5803--
Prasad25   4935--
Johnson9   1390--
Kumble11   3262--
Ganguly2   080--

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Rathourc Richardson b Donald221-- 
WV Ramanb Donald1821-- 
SC Gangulyb Donald011-- 
*SR Tendulkarc Kirsten b Pollock425321- 
M Azharuddinc Klusener b Pollock814261- 
RS Dravidnot out27731205- 
+NR Mongiac Cronje b Klusener42937-- 
A Kumblec Hudson b Klusener21721-- 
J Srinathrun out (Bacher)71714-- 
DJ Johnsonc Klusener b Pollock512131- 
BKV Prasadc Hudson b Donald11020-- 
Extras(2 lb, 3 nb)5
Total(all out, 34.1 overs)66
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Rathour), 2-2 (Ganguly), 3-7 (Raman), 4-15 (Tendulkar), 5-20 (Azharuddin), 6-25 (Mongia), 7-40 (Kumble), 8-51 (Srinath), 9-59 (Johnson), 10-66 (Prasad)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pollock12   4253--
Klusener9   2162--
McMillan2   090--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.
--> AM Bacher made his debut in Test matches
--> SC Ganguly (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 12
--> A Kumble (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 6
--> WJ Cronje (2) passed 8000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9
--> NR Mongia (2) passed 4000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> DJ Johnson made his last appearance in Test matches
--> AM Bacher made his debut for South Africa in first-class matches
--> SC Ganguly made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> NR Mongia made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> BKV Prasad made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> L Klusener made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> RS Dravid made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> V Rathour made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> HH Gibbs made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> DJ Johnson made his debut in South Africa in Test matches

Tendulkar was unable to complete his 3rd over due a strained left side





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