England v South Africa
South Africa in British Isles 1998 (1st Test)
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th June 1998 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDR Shepherd, RB Tiffin
TV umpireJH Hampshire
RefereeJaved Burki
Close of play day 1England (1) 249/1 (Atherton 103*, Stewart 28*; 92 overs)
Close of play day 2England (1) 462 all out
Close of play day 3South Africa (1) 192/5 (Rhodes 36*, Pollock 0*; 75.2 overs)
Close of play day 4England (2) 170/8 (Croft 1*; 45.1 overs)
Man of the MatchMA Atherton

England first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherc Kallis b Adams772142787- 
MA Athertonc Boucher b Donald10327936612- 
*+AJ Stewartc Cullinan b Klusener491281885- 
N Hussainlbw b Adams3582995- 
GP Thorpeb Pollock1030371- 
MR Ramprakashb Donald491511924- 
MA Ealhamb Adams53957-- 
DG Corkc Pollock b Donald361091275- 
RDB Croftc Boucher b Donald1921322- 
D Goughnot out1615352- 
ARC Fraserc Cronje b Pollock921291- 
Extras(18 b, 26 lb, 2 nb, 8 w)54
Total(all out, 181 overs)462
Fall of wickets:
1-179 (Butcher, 69.6 ov), 2-249 (Atherton, 93.4 ov), 3-309 (Stewart, 116.3 ov), 4-309 (Hussain, 117.1 ov), 5-329 (Thorpe, 126.5 ov), 6-356 (Ealham, 141.5 ov), 7-411 (Ramprakash, 169.1 ov), 8-430 (Cork, 173.6 ov), 9-437 (Croft, 175.1 ov), 10-462 (Fraser, 181 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald35   99542-
Pollock42   1292212
Klusener31   7741-1
Cronje11   32801-
Adams42   10833--
Kallis20   74601-

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Kirstenc Butcher b Cork1255811- 
GFJ Liebenbergc sub (BL Spendlove) b Cork31523-- 
JH Kallisc Stewart b Cork611311923- 
DJ Cullinanb Fraser781932208- 
*WJ Cronjec sub (BL Spendlove) b Cork168-- 
JN Rhodesc Stewart b Fraser9515622881 
SM Pollockc Croft b Fraser1618163- 
+MV Boucherc Stewart b Fraser0918-- 
L Klusenerc Stewart b Ealham579011911- 
AA Donaldc and b Cork71728-- 
PR Adamsnot out617241- 
Extras(5 lb, 2 nb)7
Total(all out, 117.3 overs)343
Fall of wickets:
1-6 (Liebenberg, 5.4 ov), 2-38 (Kirsten, 18.5 ov), 3-119 (Kallis, 54.5 ov), 4-125 (Cronje, 56.5 ov), 5-191 (Cullinan, 74.4 ov), 6-211 (Pollock, 78.4 ov), 7-224 (Boucher, 82.3 ov), 8-328 (Rhodes, 110.6 ov), 9-328 (Klusener, 111.5 ov), 10-343 (Donald, 117.3 ov)
England bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fraser34   61034-1
Ealham23   8551--
Croft27   3850--
Butcher1   020-1

England second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherlbw b Pollock1121231- 
MA Athertonb Klusener431151707- 
N Hussainlbw b Donald0514-- 
*+AJ Stewartb Donald2834673- 
GP Thorpeb Klusener4359555- 
MR Ramprakashc Kallis b Adams11101511 
MA Ealhamc Pollock b Klusener712121- 
DG Corkst Boucher b Adams2716-- 
RDB Croftnot out1811-- 
ARC Fraserdid not bat      
D Goughdid not bat      
Extras(10 b, 6 lb, 8 w)24
Total(8 wickets, declared, 45.1 overs)170
Fall of wickets:
1-24 (Butcher, 5.4 ov), 2-31 (Hussain, 8.3 ov), 3-80 (Stewart, 22.1 ov), 4-148 (Thorpe, 38.1 ov), 5-153 (Atherton, 40.1 ov), 6-167 (Ramprakash, 41.5 ov), 7-167 (Ealham, 42.5 ov), 8-170 (Cork, 45.1 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald10   14821-
Pollock12   24314-
Klusener11   4273--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> MA Atherton (1) passed 5500 runs in Test matches when he reached 58
--> DG Cork (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 18
--> L Klusener (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 35
--> SM Pollock made his debut in England in Test matches
--> JH Kallis made his debut in England in Test matches
--> PR Adams made his debut in England in Test matches
--> GFJ Liebenberg made his debut in England in Test matches
--> L Klusener made his debut in England in Test matches
--> MV Boucher made his debut in England in Test matches
--> DG Cork reached 450 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed WJ Cronje, his 4th wicket in the South Africa first innings
--> ARC Fraser reached 150 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed JN Rhodes, his 4th wicket in the South Africa first innings
--> PR Adams reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed MR Ramprakash, his 1st wicket in the England second innings

Darren Gough has had his finger broken by Alan Donald after taking the 3rd new ball, and will not bowl or bat for the rest of the match, He is expected to be out for 6 weeks and will miss the Lord's Test.
BL Spendlove substituted for GP Thorpe
Rain stopped play 5.08 to 6.10pm.
Jonty Rhodes dropped by Spendlove on 66
Lance Klusener dropped by Nasser Hussain on 56
Match abandoned at 2.30 by the umpires, heavy rain.





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