3 times the entire team received the Man of the Match award 


#3 5th Test, West Indies tour of South Africa at Centurion, January 15-18 1999

Almost all players chipped in as South Africa completed a 5-0 series whitewash at Centurion

Match Summary:


Result: South Africa won by 351 runs

The only instance of all eleven players from a side sharing the Man of the Match award in Test cricket happened in 1999 when the South African team were bestowed with the honour following their 351-run against West Indies at Centurion in January 1999 that helped the hosts complete a 5-0 series whitewash.

It was a tour to forget for the Carribean side and the 351-run loss at Centurion was their biggest defeat until that time in Test cricket in terms of margin of runs.

It started off brilliantly for the visitors as they reduced the Proteas to 18/3 after winning the toss and electing to field first.

Things only went downhill from that point on for Brian Lara's side though as a century by Mark Boucher and a knock of 83 by Jacques Kallis helped the hosts score 313 runs in their first innings with Courtney Walsh picking up 6 wickets for his side.

In reply, only Lara, who top-scored with a 77-ball 68 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul who scored 38, managed to reach double-figures as West Indies were bowled out for just 144, giving the hosts a 169-run first innings lead.

Allan Donald led the rout with a five-wicket haul while Shaun Pollock and Lance Klusener bagged a couple each. Kallis also got into the act, picking up the final wicket to fall.

The Proteas continued their dominance over the hapless opposition in the second innings as well as centuries from Gary Kirsten and Jonty Rhodes propelled them to 399/5 before skipper Hansie Cronje declared the innings, setting West Indies a target of 569 runs.

Though the visitors fared better second time around, it was never going to be enough as they were bundled out for 217 with Ridley Jacobs top-scoring with 78 runs.

For South Africa, Paul Adams took four second-innings' wickets after failing to get to bowl a single delivery in the first innings. Kallis, who won the Player-of-the-Series award, bagged a couple while even Darryl Cullinan also managed to pick up a wicket, getting rid of tailender Mervyn Dillon.


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Edited by Amit Mishra


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