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South Africa v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka in South Africa 1997/98 (1st Test)
VenueNewlands, Cape Town on 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd March 1998 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouth Africa won by 70 runs
UmpiresRS Dunne, DL Orchard
TV umpireRE Koertzen
RefereeJR Reid
Close of play day 1South Africa (1) 298/6 (Pollock 15*, Boucher 12*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 2Sri Lanka (1) 212/5 (Tillakaratne 2*, Kaluwitharana 13*; 53 overs)
Close of play day 3South Africa (2) 155/4 (Cronje 11*, Boucher 6*; 56 overs)
Close of play day 4Sri Lanka (2) 120/3 (Atapattu 50*, Ranatunga 14*; 43 overs)
Man of the MatchSM Pollock

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AM Bacherc Mahanama b Wickramasinghe63035-- 
G Kirstenlbw b Vaas621362039- 
HD Ackermanc and b Muralitharan2354721- 
DJ Cullinanb Wickramasinghe113159222131 
*WJ Cronjec Mahanama b Vaas49909261 
JH Kallisc Ranatunga b Muralitharan31320-- 
SM Pollocklbw b Wickramasinghe9213819881 
+MV Boucherrun out (Mahanama)33941262- 
AA Donaldb Muralitharan1236371- 
PR Adamsst Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan2614-- 
M Ntininot out375-- 
Extras(8 lb, 12 nb)20
Total(all out, 124.4 overs)418
Fall of wickets:
1-19 (Bacher, 6.6 ov), 2-60 (Ackerman, 23.4 ov), 3-155 (Kirsten, 46.6 ov), 4-251 (Cronje, 70.6 ov), 5-260 (Kallis, 75.5 ov), 6-272 (Cullinan, 78.6 ov), 7-367 (Boucher, 109.2 ov), 8-402 (Donald, 119.6 ov), 9-414 (Adams, 123.1 ov), 10-418 (Pollock, 124.4 ov)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas21   2752-8
Pushpakumara20   3810-4
Wickramasinghe28.47753-3
Muralitharan45   81354--
Jayasuriya6   1290--
de Silva4   0150--

Sri Lanka first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyac Boucher b Donald1715193- 
MS Atapattuc Cullinan b Adams601291947- 
RS Mahanamac Boucher b Donald920212- 
PA de Silvac Boucher b Ntini779811713- 
*A Ranatungac Ackerman b Adams2026273- 
HP Tillakaratnec Boucher b Pollock2273992- 
+RS Kaluwitharanalbw b Pollock1341542- 
WPUJC Vaasc Boucher b Pollock3060846- 
GP Wickramasinghec sub (L Klusener) b Pollock111928-- 
M Muralitharannot out1522373- 
KR Pushpakumarac Boucher b Donald417191- 
Extras(8 b, 7 lb, 12 nb, 1 w)28
Total(all out, 84.3 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (Jayasuriya, 4.5 ov), 2-36 (Mahanama, 8.5 ov), 3-165 (de Silva, 38.5 ov), 4-194 (Ranatunga, 45.6 ov), 5-195 (Atapattu, 47.1 ov), 6-219 (Kaluwitharana, 61.4 ov), 7-241 (Tillakaratne, 69.6 ov), 8-270 (Wickramasinghe, 75.5 ov), 9-300 (Vaas, 79.4 ov), 10-306 (Pushpakumara, 84.3 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald21.37663--
Pollock26   5834-8
Ntini10   1571-5
Kallis7   12301-
Adams20   2622--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Kirstenc Mahanama b Vaas1528412- 
AM Bacherc Kaluwitharana b Vaas0211-- 
JH Kallisst Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya4914017751 
DJ Cullinanc Tillakaratne b Muralitharan6812317471 
*WJ Cronjec Muralitharan b Jayasuriya7414719743 
+MV Boucherc Jayasuriya b Muralitharan1032281- 
HD Ackermanlbw b Muralitharan85454-- 
SM Pollockst Kaluwitharana b Jayasuriya63843-- 
AA Donaldc Pushpakumara b Jayasuriya1850622- 
PR Adamsc Kaluwitharana b Muralitharan3622-- 
M Ntininot out036-- 
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)13
Total(all out, 103 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Bacher, 2.2 ov), 2-18 (Kirsten, 8.1 ov), 3-134 (Kallis, 44.3 ov), 4-146 (Cullinan, 53.2 ov), 5-166 (Boucher, 61.5 ov), 6-188 (Ackerman, 75.4 ov), 7-219 (Pollock, 86.5 ov), 8-256 (Cronje, 98.4 ov), 9-260 (Adams, 101.3 ov), 10-264 (Donald, 103 ov)
Sri Lanka bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Vaas11   3412-3
Pushpakumara8   024011
Wickramasinghe8   1240-1
Muralitharan41   101084--
de Silva1   100--
Jayasuriya33   7534--
Atapattu1   070--

Sri Lanka second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
ST Jayasuriyalbw b Donald0710-- 
MS Atapattuc and b Adams712002439- 
RS Mahanamac Kallis b Pollock1129391- 
PA de Silvac Kallis b Adams3762826- 
*A Ranatungac Kirsten b Kallis43931206- 
HP Tillakaratnelbw b Donald1356742- 
+RS Kaluwitharanab Pollock4561728- 
WPUJC Vaasc Boucher b Donald011-- 
GP Wickramasingheb Ntini51456281 
M Muralitharanrun out (Cullinan)1014332- 
KR Pushpakumaranot out915212- 
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 8 nb)16
Total(all out, 95.3 overs)306
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Jayasuriya, 2.1 ov), 2-27 (Mahanama, 11.6 ov), 3-98 (de Silva, 33.4 ov), 4-171 (Atapattu, 62.3 ov), 5-175 (Ranatunga, 65.1 ov), 6-234 (Tillakaratne, 82.2 ov), 7-234 (Vaas, 82.3 ov), 8-239 (Kaluwitharana, 83.3 ov), 9-287 (Muralitharan, 90.4 ov), 10-306 (Wickramasinghe, 95.3 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald20   4643--
Pollock23   3772-9
Kallis15   5451-1
Ntini5.30171--
Adams27   3902--
Cronje5   350--

Notes
--> Day 1 Lunch: South Africa (1) 79/2 (Kirsten 33*, Cullinan 8*; 27 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: South Africa (1) 192/3 (Cullinan 73*, Cronje 13*; 57 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: South Africa (1) 402/8 (Pollock 81*; 120 overs)
--> Day 2 Tea: Sri Lanka (1) 92/2 (Atapattu 25*, de Silva 36*; 20 overs)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Sri Lanka (1) 300/9 (Muralitharan 15*, Pushpakumara 0*; 80 overs)
--> Day 3 Tea: South Africa (2) 47/2 (Kallis 6*, Cullinan 23*; 20 overs)
--> Day 4 Lunch: South Africa (2) 219/7 (Cronje 54*; 86.5 overs)
--> Day 4 Tea: Sri Lanka (2) 27/1 (Atapattu 14*, Mahanama 11*; 11 overs)
--> Day 5 Lunch: Sri Lanka (2) 209/5 (Tillakaratne 9*, Kaluwitharana 25*; 75 overs)
--> G Kirsten (1) passed 2500 runs in Test matches when he reached 27
--> WJ Cronje (1) passed 2500 runs in Test matches when he reached 37
--> SM Pollock (1) passed his previous highest score of 82 in Test matches
--> M Ntini made his debut in Test matches
--> GP Wickramasinghe (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> DJ Cullinan (2) passed 2000 runs in Test matches when he reached 56
--> JH Kallis (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 13
--> GP Wickramasinghe (2) passed his previous highest score of 43 in Test matches
--> M Ntini made his debut for South Africa in first-class matches
--> A Ranatunga made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> PA de Silva made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> RS Mahanama made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> HP Tillakaratne made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> MS Atapattu made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> ST Jayasuriya made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> GP Wickramasinghe made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> RS Kaluwitharana made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> M Muralitharan made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> KR Pushpakumara made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> WPUJC Vaas made his debut in South Africa in Test matches
--> ST Jayasuriya achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed AA Donald in the South Africa second innings (previous best was 3-45)

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