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South African Cricket #2
"The second quiz in my series on South African cricket since readmission. This covers the first half of the Woolmer-Cronjé era from 1995 to mid-1997."
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In January 1995, wicketkeeper Dave Richardson scored his maiden test century. This came against New Zealand in Cape Town. Who was at the crease with him when he reached 100 runs?
In winning the Newlands test against New Zealand, what record did South Africa achieve?
The first South African side to win a test series against New Zealand
The first side that century to win a 3-match series having been 1-0 down
The highest margin of victory in a test at Newlands
The first time that century a new captain had won his debut series
In October 1995, South Africa played a one-off test in Harare against Zimbabwe. Allan Donald recorded his then best test score of 33, as well as his best test bowling figures. What were his figures?
In the test in October 1995, who were the only batsmen whose wickets Donald failed to get in either innings?
Craig Wishart & Heath Streak
Andy Flower & Paul Strang
Alistair Campbell & Bryan Strang
Grant Flower & Dave Houghton
The end of 1995 saw the arrival of England for a 5 test series and seven one-day internationals. The first test at Centurion Park near Pretoria was washed out after the second day, but who made his test debut in this match?
After two washed out tests and two draws, the series came down to the final test at Newlands. Having bowled England out for just 153, South Africa found themselves at 171/9 when Paul Adams joined Dave Richardson at the crease. How many runs did they add for the 10th wicket?
On the third day of the test, Hansie Cronjé was fined by the match referee, for badgering the umpire into calling for a TV replay. Which batsman was on the receiving end of this change of decision?
On the third day of the test, whose wicket did Paul Adams pick up in both innings?
By winning the test at Newlands, this was the first time South Africa had beaten England at home in how many years?
South Africa next travelled to the UAE to compete in the Sharjah Cup against India and Pakistan. Despite this being their first trip to Sharjah, they won all 4 round-robin matches and the final. Who was named Man of the Series?
The 1996 Cricket World Cup, held in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka: In their opening game, South Africa came up against the UAE. The game will be best remembered for Kirsten's 188* - the highest score in a World Cup at the time - but in another famous incident, one of the UAE batsmen came to the crease to face Allan Donald without wearing a helmet. Who was the batsman?
In the process of breezing through the group stages, South Africa won their 10th consecutive one-day international. Who were their opponents?
Having won all their group matches, South Africa were favourites to take the cup. In the quarter-final they met the West Indies who only a few days earlier had been beaten by Kenya. Whose omission from the side by the selectors is generally considered to be the reason for South Africa's defeat?
South Africa were to return to India later that year for the Titan Cup and a three test series. In the second test at Eden Gardens, Lance Klusener made his test debut for South Africa. Having been carted around the park by Azharuddin in the first innings, Klusener came back in the second to record what was to remain as his best figures in an innings. What was his return in this innings?
Almost immediately after returning from India, the Indians travelled here for a further 3-test series. Which South African made his test debut in this series?
The second test was most notable, for the fact that a total of five centuries were scored in the first innings of both sides. One of these by Lance Klusener, was the fast century by a South African at the time. In how many balls did he reach his century?
There was one further notable incident in the second test and that was that South African wicketkeeper Dave Richardson claimed his first stumping in test cricket. Who was the unlucky batsman?
After India came Australia. In the first test at the Wanderers, South Africa won the toss and posted a respectable 302. With Australia at 191/4 at the close of play on day 2, SA were in a strong position, but the third day was to change that as two Australian batsmen batted through the entire day for only the 10th time in history. Who were the two batsmen?
Mark Waugh and Michael Bevan
Mark Waugh and Matthew Elliott
Steve Waugh and Greg Blewett
Steve Waugh and Ian Healy
In the second test at St Georges Park, Australia won the toss and put South Africa in on a 'green' wicket. How many runs were scored and how many wickets fell in the first two days?
485 runs & 10 wickets
533 runs & 15 wickets
400 runs & 20 wickets
600 runs & 25 wickets
South Africa gained some consolation by winning the third test at Centurion. In this match, Allan Donald became only the second South African to take 150 test wickets. Who was his 150th victim?
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