New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa in Australia and New Zealand 1963/64 (1st Test)
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th February 1964 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDP Dumbleton, WT Martin
Close of play day 1South Africa (1) 233/7 (van der Merwe 11*, DB Pithey 0*)
Close of play day 2New Zealand (1) 117/4 (McGregor 27*, Sparling 4*)
Close of play day 3South Africa (2) 79/0 (Goddard 30*, Barlow 47*)

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TL Goddardb Cameron24 90 - 
EJ Barlowb Cameron22 685- 
AJ Pitheyc Chapple b Motz31 125 - 
WS Farrerb Reid30 725- 
KC Blandc Ward b Blair40 1115- 
+JHB Waiteb Blair30 93 - 
DT Lindsayb Cameron27 586- 
PL van der Merweb Motz44 131 - 
DB Pitheyb Blair7     
PM Pollockc Dowling b Reid24     
JT Partridgenot out2     
Extras(9 b, 3 lb, 9 nb)21
Total(all out, 131.5 overs)302
Fall of wickets:
1-41 (Barlow), 2-56 (Goddard), 3-97 (Farrer), 4-121 (AJ Pithey), 5-189 (Bland), 6-198 (Waite), 7-233 (Lindsay), 8-257 (DB Pithey), 9-292 (van der Merwe), 10-302 (Pollock, 131.5 ov)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Motz25   3682--
Cameron30   13583--
Blair41   10863--
Sparling6   1220--

New Zealand first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GT Dowlingb Pollock1 36-- 
SG Gedyelbw b Pollock10 45 - 
BW Sinclairlbw b DB Pithey44 2055- 
*JR Reidc Barlow b Partridge16     
SN McGregorb DB Pithey39 201 - 
JT Sparlinglbw b Pollock49 245 - 
ME Chapplec Goddard b Partridge59 1406- 
RC Motzc DB Pithey b Pollock2     
+JT Wardb Pollock5     
RW Blairb Pollock5     
FJ Cameronnot out1     
Extras(10 b, 5 lb, 7 nb)22
Total(all out, 152.5 overs)253
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Dowling), 2-17 (Gedye), 3-49 (Reid), 4-112 (Sinclair), 5-148 (McGregor), 6-234 (Chapple), 7-242 (Motz), 8-243 (Sparling), 9-252 (Ward), 10-253 (Blair, 152.5 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Partridge45   24502--
Goddard38   21420--
Barlow11   0380--
DB Pithey24   11532--
Bland3   210--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*TL Goddardb Reid40 1284- 
EJ Barlowc Ward b Cameron92 16714- 
WS Farrernot out38 856- 
KC Blandnot out46 477- 
AJ Pitheydid not bat      
+JHB Waitedid not bat      
DT Lindsaydid not bat      
PL van der Merwedid not bat      
DB Pitheydid not bat      
PM Pollockdid not bat      
JT Partridgedid not bat      
Extras(2 b)2
Total(2 wickets, declared, 66 overs)218
Fall of wickets:
1-117 (Goddard), 2-143 (Barlow)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Motz15   2530--
Cameron19   6601--
Blair11   0480--
Reid21   8551--

New Zealand second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
GT Dowlinglbw b Bland32 10031 
SG Gedyec van der Merwe b Pollock52 2253- 
BW Sinclairb Bland0     
*JR Reidb Goddard12 30 - 
SN McGregorlbw b van der Merwe24 903- 
JT Sparlingc van der Merwe b Pollock1     
ME Chapplenot out0     
RC Motznot out0     
+JT Warddid not bat      
RW Blairdid not bat      
FJ Camerondid not bat      
Extras(6 b, 7 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)17
Total(6 wickets, 76 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-64 (Dowling), 2-64 (Sinclair), 3-79 (Reid), 4-134 (Gedye), 5-136 (Sparling), 6-138 (McGregor)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pollock16   4312--
Partridge14   8100--
Goddard16   10111--
DB Pithey14   3340--
Bland9   3162--
Barlow2   1130--
van der Merwe5   461--

--> PL van der Merwe (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in Test matches
--> SG Gedye made his debut in Test matches
--> BW Sinclair (1) equalled his previous highest score of 44 in Test matches
--> JT Ward made his debut in Test matches
--> EJ Barlow (2) passed 1000 runs in Test matches when he reached 45
--> FJ Cameron reached 300 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed DT Lindsay, his 3rd wicket in the South Africa first innings
--> PM Pollock reached 50 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed JT Sparling, his 2nd wicket in the New Zealand second innings

Anti-apartheid demonstrators damaged the pitch but failed to prevent the match starting on time in cold weather and on a very slow surface





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