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Mark Verdon Boucher

Notable Performances

Boucher Slams Hundred And Shuts Out Windies

Until then, it was only Kallis who had offered any resistance. Boucher and Kallis began to build a steady partnership, laying the foundation for a sizeable score. Mark Boucher took the game to the West Indies, playing some cracking shots off the back foot. Boucher was especially good with his crisp cutting and pulling of the ball and never looked in any trouble on a juicy pitch that was assisting Walsh and company. Boucher scored at a fast clip, putting on 92 runs with Kallis in less than 2 hours.

When Kallis was out miscueing a pull shot, the mantle of main batsman fell on Boucher and he took it up to perfection, notching up his maiden test hundred. Boucher's hundred included 16 fours, and came at a time when South Africa needed it most. Playing in the true mould of a wicket-keeper batsman, Boucher brought up the rear in admirable fashion and took the game away from the West Indies.



5th Test: South Africa Vs West Indies, 15 Jan 1999

Read more about it in [ AFP Report ] [ Electronic Telegraph ] [ Report from Jamaica Gleaner ]