India v South Africa
South Africa in India 1996/97 (1st Test)
VenueSardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad on 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd November 1996 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossIndia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultIndia won by 64 runs
UmpiresSK Bansal, G Sharp
TV umpireAM Saheba
RefereeJR Reid
Close of play day 1India (1) 215/8 (Kumble 13*, Prasad 7*)
Close of play day 2South Africa (1) 202/8 (de Villiers 40*, Donald 2*)
Close of play day 3India (2) 172/7 (Laxman 50*, Kumble 22*)
Man of the MatchJ Srinath

India first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SV Manjrekarb Adams34941144- 
+NR Mongialbw b de Villiers918332- 
RS Dravidlbw b Symcox24981243- 
*SR Tendulkarc Rhodes b Symcox4264807- 
M Azharuddinrun out (Rhodes)3579915- 
VVS Laxmanlbw b Donald1143621- 
SB Joshic Hudson b Donald1660791- 
J Srinathc Cullinan b Donald1446591- 
A Kumblec Kirsten b Donald1754713- 
BKV Prasadc Donald b de Villiers93754-- 
ND Hirwaninot out036-- 
Extras(9 lb, 3 nb)12
Total(all out, 397 minutes, 99 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Mongia), 2-63 (Manjrekar), 3-98 (Dravid), 4-129 (Tendulkar), 5-159 (Azharuddin), 6-165 (Laxman), 7-193 (Srinath), 8-196 (Joshi), 9-221 (Prasad), 10-223 (Kumble)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald27   14374--
de Villiers18   5552--
McMillan11   4200-3
Cronje5   380--
Adams17   2461--
Symcox21   5482--

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Kirstenst Mongia b Kumble1747622- 
AC Hudsonlbw b Kumble2380933- 
DJ Cullinanlbw b Joshi43759741 
*WJ Cronjelbw b Hirwani189-- 
JN Rhodesc Manjrekar b Joshi143847-- 
BM McMillanb Joshi82343-- 
+DJ Richardsonb Hirwani42923-- 
PL Symcoxlbw b Joshi328110511 
PS de Villiersnot out6713618951 
AA Donaldb Srinath1764892- 
PR Adamsc Azharuddin b Srinath177-- 
Extras(7 b, 9 lb, 1 nb)17
Total(all out, 387 minutes, 98.1 overs)244
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Kirsten), 2-46 (Hudson), 3-49 (Cronje), 4-95 (Rhodes), 5-102 (Cullinan), 6-113 (Richardson), 7-119 (McMillan), 8-182 (Symcox), 9-242 (Donald), 10-244 (Adams)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Prasad9   2240--
Kumble31   6762--
Joshi24   4434--
Hirwani15   3382--

India second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SV Manjrekarc Hudson b Donald52022-- 
+NR Mongiac Richardson b Donald52237-- 
RS Dravidlbw b Symcox341101495- 
*SR Tendulkarc Rhodes b McMillan733431- 
M Azharuddinc McMillan b Donald2442613- 
VVS Laxmanlbw b Adams511251706- 
SB Joshic McMillan b Symcox1351591- 
J Srinathlbw b de Villiers166-- 
A Kumblenot out3061824- 
BKV Prasadc McMillan b Adams021-- 
ND Hirwanic sub (DN Crookes) b Adams9462- 
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 3 nb)11
Total(all out, 333 minutes, 79.2 overs)190
Fall of wickets:
1-10 (Manjrekar), 2-15 (Mongia), 3-38 (Tendulkar), 4-82 (Azharuddin), 5-91 (Dravid), 6-123 (Joshi), 7-124 (Srinath), 8-180 (Laxman), 9-180 (Prasad), 10-190 (Hirwani)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald15   3323-2
de Villiers17   4451--
McMillan9   4181--
Symcox22   8472--
Cronje7   2100--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Hudsonlbw b Srinath053-- 
G Kirstenlbw b Joshi2043842- 
DJ Cullinanc Mongia b Srinath011-- 
*WJ Cronjenot out481221726- 
BM McMillanc Joshi b Kumble1723272- 
+DJ Richardsonc Mongia b Srinath726381- 
JN Rhodeslbw b Srinath011-- 
PL Symcoxb Kumble0411-- 
PS de Villiersc Azharuddin b Kumble042-- 
AA Donaldb Srinath4351- 
PR Adamsb Srinath011-- 
Extras(1 b, 3 lb, 5 w)9
Total(all out, 181 minutes, 38.5 overs)105
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Hudson), 2-0 (Cullinan), 3-40 (Kirsten), 4-65 (McMillan), 5-96 (Richardson), 6-96 (Rhodes), 7-100 (Symcox), 8-100 (de Villiers), 9-105 (Donald), 10-105 (Adams)
India bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Prasad7   0180--
Kumble12   2343--
Joshi8   1281--

--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> VVS Laxman made his debut in Test matches
--> PS de Villiers (1) passed his previous highest score of 66 in first-class matches
--> PS de Villiers (1) passed his previous highest score of 66 in Test matches
--> PS de Villiers (1) passed 1500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 45
--> G Kirsten (2) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 16
--> SB Joshi achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed BM McMillan in the South Africa first innings (previous best was 2-36)
--> PR Adams achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches in the India second innings (previous best was 3-75)
--> AA Donald reached 850 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed NR Mongia, his 2nd wicket in the India second innings
--> J Srinath achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed AA Donald in the South Africa second innings (previous best was 4-33)





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