South Africa v India
India in South Africa and Zimbabwe 1996/97 (3rd Test)
VenueNew Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th January 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresCJ Mitchley, P Willey
TV umpireDL Orchard
RefereeBN Jarman
Close of play day 1India (1) 233/3 (Dravid 81*, Ganguly 68*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 2South Africa (1) 0/0 (Hudson 0*, Kirsten 0*; 0.2 overs)
Close of play day 3South Africa (1) 321 all out
Close of play day 4South Africa (2) 4/1 (Kirsten 1*; 4.5 overs)
Man of the MatchRS Dravid

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Rathourc Richardson b Adams1369921- 
+NR Mongiab Donald211041423- 
RS Dravidc Pollock b Cronje14836254121- 
*SR Tendulkarc McMillan b Cronje3555727- 
SC Gangulyc McMillan b Klusener73138174131 
M Azharuddinc Hudson b Klusener1820194- 
VVS Laxmanretired hurt048-- 
A Kumblec Richardson b Klusener29801043- 
J Srinathc Hudson b Donald4165834- 
D Ganeshc Cullinan b Donald11319-- 
BKV Prasadnot out236-- 
Extras(15 lb, 9 nb, 5 w)29
Total(all out, 150.3 overs)410
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (Rathour), 2-46 (Mongia), 3-100 (Tendulkar), 4-245 (Ganguly), 5-266 (Azharuddin), 6-327 (Kumble), 7-403 (Srinath), 8-408 (Ganesh), 9-410 (Dravid)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pollock30   11550--
Klusener27   6753--
Adams24   6881--

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Hudsonc Azharuddin b Kumble18274111 
G Kirstenb Prasad2948745- 
AM Bacherlbw b Srinath1319243- 
DJ Cullinanc sub (P Dharmani) b Srinath3346706- 
*WJ Cronjec Mongia b Srinath4357777- 
BM McMillanlbw b Ganguly47831364- 
SM Pollockc Mongia b Srinath7915820412- 
+DJ Richardsonc Azharuddin b Ganguly1346511- 
L Klusenernot out22386111 
AA Donaldb Prasad41419-- 
PR Adamsc Dravid b Srinath2812-- 
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 8 nb, 1 w)18
Total(all out, 89.1 overs)321
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (Hudson), 2-64 (Bacher), 3-73 (Kirsten), 4-139 (Cullinan), 5-147 (Cronje), 6-259 (McMillan), 7-285 (Richardson), 8-303 (Pollock), 9-318 (Donald), 10-321 (Adams)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Prasad20   2832--
Kumble25   5631--
Ganesh7   1260--
Ganguly12   1362--

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
V Rathourlbw b Donald441111495- 
+NR Mongiac McMillan b Donald50891326- 
RS Dravidc Cullinan b Adams8114620811- 
*SR Tendulkarc Richardson b Cronje911132- 
SC Gangulyb Adams6093124111 
M Azharuddinlbw b Pollock266-- 
A Kumbleb Adams61729-- 
J Srinathlbw b Donald41110-- 
D Ganeshnot out01014-- 
BKV Prasadnot out198-- 
VVS Laxmandid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 2 nb, 4 w)9
Total(8 wickets, declared, 83 overs)266
Fall of wickets:
1-90 (Mongia), 2-109 (Rathour), 3-124 (Tendulkar), 4-232 (Ganguly), 5-235 (Azharuddin), 6-256 (Kumble), 7-265 (Srinath), 8-265 (Dravid)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald18   6383--
Pollock11   0281--
McMillan11   0480--
Klusener13   1410--
Adams21   1803--
Cronje8   3241--
Bacher1   040--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Hudsonb Kumble32319-- 
G Kirstenc Rathour b Prasad11023-- 
AM Bacherb Prasad2333514- 
DJ Cullinannot out122200261151 
*WJ Cronjerun out (Kumble->Mongia)62130-- 
BM McMillanc sub (P Dharmani) b Srinath256-- 
SM Pollockb Srinath047-- 
+DJ Richardsonc Azharuddin b Kumble728241- 
L Klusenerc Dravid b Kumble497711751 
AA Donaldnot out01625-- 
PR Adamsdid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 13 lb, 1 nb)15
Total(8 wickets, 68 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Hudson), 2-4 (Kirsten), 3-49 (Bacher), 4-71 (Cronje), 5-76 (McMillan), 6-78 (Pollock), 7-95 (Richardson), 8-222 (Klusener)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Srinath24   6892--
Prasad15   1592--
Kumble23   7403--
Ganesh2   080--
Ganguly2   200--
Tendulkar2   0180--

--> V Rathour made his last appearance in Test matches
--> RS Dravid (1) passed his previous highest score of 95 in Test matches
--> RS Dravid (1) made his first century in Test matches
--> RS Dravid (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 50
--> SM Pollock (1) passed his previous highest score of 40 in Test matches
--> V Rathour (2) passed his previous highest score of 20 in Test matches
--> DJ Cullinan (2) 100 in 143 balls, 199 minutes with 12 fours and 1 six
--> DJ Cullinan (2) passed 8500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> L Klusener reached 150 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed SC Ganguly, his 1st wicket in the India first innings
--> J Srinath reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed SM Pollock, his 2nd wicket in the South Africa second innings
--> VVS Laxman retired hurt in the India first innings having scored 0 (team score 266/5)

Donald was injured bowling the 1st ball of the 84th over; McMillan completed the over.
Pre-lunch session lost to rain.
Rain halted play with South Africa 77/5 (23.3 overs).
72 overs to be bowled in the innings in total after the rain.
Play halted for bad light with 4 overs remaining.





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