Transvaal v Natal
SuperSport Series 1996/97
VenueNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th February 1997 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossNatal won the toss and decided to bat
ResultNatal won by 145 runs
PointsTransvaal 5 (Batting 2, Bowling 3); Natal 19 (Batting 5, Bowling 4)
UmpiresDF Becker, SB Lambson
Close of play day 1Natal (1) 294/7 (Rhodes 94*, Klusener 10*; 86.4 overs)
Close of play day 2Transvaal (1) 217/6 (Rutherford 87*, Veenstra 11*; 87 overs)
Close of play day 3Transvaal (2) 4/0 (Bacher 1*, Benfield 0*; 4 overs)
Man of the MatchJN Rhodes

Natal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Hudsonlbw b Veenstra2749585-  
DJ Watsonc Pothas b Veenstra42881336-  
ELR Stewartb de Bruyn102028--  
DN Crookeslbw b Eksteen2035334-  
JN Rhodesc Cullinan b Eksteen13723330413-  
*DM Benkensteinc Rutherford b Eksteen1646572-  
NC Johnsonb Eksteen3466803-  
SM Pollockc Cullinan b Eksteen1526281-  
L Klusenerc McKenzie b Kidwell38741084-  
PL Symcoxnot out2423285-  
+KA Fordeb Kidwell109132-  
Extras(18 lb, 5 nb, 11 w)34
Total(all out, 109.4 overs)407
Fall of wickets:
1-55 (Hudson), 2-75 (Stewart), 3-104 (Crookes), 4-117 (Watson), 5-158 (Benkenstein), 6-236 (Johnson), 7-266 (Pollock), 8-366 (Klusener), 9-378 (Rhodes), 10-407 (Forde)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Veenstra19   2752--
Jacobs18   6470--
de Bruyn18   3731--
Eksteen32   4835--
Bacher2   040--

Transvaal first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AM Bacherc Forde b Klusener35851164-  
MR Benfieldrun out (Rhodes->Forde)2659804-  
ND McKenziec Stewart b Klusener1837462-  
*KR Rutherfordc Johnson b Pollock8817624691  
DJ Cullinanc and b Klusener1362661-  
Z de Bruync Crookes b Symcox11020--  
+N Pothaslbw b Pollock1338482-  
RE Veenstralbw b Pollock1588124--  
S Jacobsc Crookes b Pollock032--  
CE Eksteenb Klusener1926294-  
EW Kidwellnot out058--  
Extras(4 lb, 9 nb)13
Total(all out, 96.4 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-59 (Benfield), 2-77 (Bacher), 3-84 (McKenzie), 4-117 (Cullinan), 5-126 (de Bruyn), 6-157 (Pothas), 7-218 (Rutherford), 8-218 (Jacobs), 9-233 (Veenstra), 10-241 (Eksteen)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pollock23   7584--
Crookes11   1400--
Johnson9   3240--
Symcox27   7501--
Benkenstein1   040--

Natal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ Watsonc Benfield b Eksteen1750701-  
AC Hudsonst Pothas b Jacobs49981106-  
ELR Stewartc Cullinan b Kidwell261041213-  
DN Crookesc Rutherford b Eksteen1021262-  
JN Rhodesc Benfield b Kidwell431431752-  
*DM Benkensteinc Rutherford b Eksteen033--  
NC Johnsonc Cullinan b Eksteen25182731  
SM Pollockb Jacobs430251-  
L Klusenernot out3350803-  
PL Symcoxnot out913172-  
+KA Fordedid not bat      
Extras(7 b, 13 lb, 2 nb, 3 w)25
Total(8 wickets, declared, 88 overs)241
Fall of wickets:
1-61 (Watson), 2-83 (Hudson), 3-94 (Crookes), 4-124 (Stewart), 5-125 (Benkenstein), 6-158 (Johnson), 7-171 (Pollock), 8-216 (Rhodes)
Transvaal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Kidwell12   2492--
Veenstra10   2310--
Eksteen41   14754--
Jacobs23   4662--
Cullinan2   200--

Transvaal second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AM Bacherb Pollock431051324-  
MR Benfieldc Johnson b Symcox948701-  
ND McKenzielbw b Klusener034--  
*KR Rutherfordc Forde b Symcox155--  
DJ Cullinanc Forde b Symcox7816220511-  
Z de Bruync Johnson b Pollock3949597-  
+N Pothasc Forde b Pollock381071355-  
RE Veenstralbw b Johnson513171-  
S Jacobslbw b Pollock01217--  
CE Eksteennot out731491-  
EW Kidwellb Symcox1540453-  
Extras(2 b, 17 lb, 6 nb, 2 w)27
Total(all out, 94.5 overs)262
Fall of wickets:
1-38 (Benfield), 2-39 (McKenzie), 3-42 (Rutherford), 4-74 (Bacher), 5-141 (de Bruyn), 6-203 (Cullinan), 7-223 (Veenstra), 8-235 (Jacobs), 9-238 (Pothas), 10-262 (Kidwell)
Natal bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Klusener25   9491--
Pollock21   6614--
Johnson8   2191--
Crookes11   1360--
Benkenstein2   120--

--> L Klusener (2) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 9





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