Wellington v Fiji
Fiji in New Zealand 1947/48
VenueBasin Reserve, Wellington on 27th, 28th February, 1st March 1948 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWellington won the toss and decided to bat
ResultFiji won by 1 wicket
UmpiresSM Malden, JB Watson
Close of play day 1Fiji (1) 132/6 (Cakobau 43*, Wendt 0*; 53 overs)
Close of play day 2Wellington (2) 262/7 (McLean 62*, Murray 5*; 111 overs)

Wellington first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EWT Tindilllbw b Logavatu26     
RP Phillipsb Viliame15     
RA Vanceb Viliame0     
*RT Barberrun out (Bogisa)2     
DS Wilsonc Apted b Viliame2     
EW Dempsterb Viliame0     
A McLeanlbw b Cakobau21     
+FLH Mooneyb Logavatu1     
RM Murrayb Viliame23     
RS Challiesnot out11     
R Allenlbw b Viliame13     
Extras(9 b, 1 lb)10
Total(all out, 73.3 overs)124
Fall of wickets:
1-44 (Phillips), 2-48 (Tindill), 3-50 (Vance), 4-52 (Wilson), 5-52 (Dempster), 6-55 (Barber), 7-56 (Mooney), 8-93 (Murray), 9-105 (McLean), 10-124 (Allen, 73.3 ov)
Fiji bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Logavatu28   11392--
Fenn10   4180--
Cakobau9   2231--

Fiji first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Aptedrun out14     
+PT Raddockc Tindill b Challies27     
IL Bulab Wilson1     
GK Cakobaunot out67     
*PA Snowb Allen1     
M Bogisac Barber b Murray18     
AT Tuidrakib Challies18     
AJ Wendtc Mooney b Wilson11     
MJ Fennc Barber b Murray0     
IT Logavatub Murray1     
SM Viliamec Mooney b Wilson2     
Extras(7 b, 4 lb)11
Total(all out, 64.3 overs)171
Fall of wickets:
1-41 (Apted), 2-43 (Bula), 3-51 (Raddock), 4-59 (Snow), 5-95 (Bogisa), 6-132 (Tuidraki), 7-160 (Wendt), 8-161 (Fenn), 9-168 (Logavatu), 10-171 (Viliame, 64.3 ov)
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Murray18   4513--
McLean5   1120--
Challies17   4422--
Allen7   2151--

Wellington second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
EWT Tindillb Viliame10     
RP Phillipsb Fenn67     
RA Vancec Tuidraki b Logavatu12     
*RT Barberb Cakobau34     
DS Wilsonc Tuidraki b Snow54     
A McLeanc +Cakobau b Logavatu73     
EW Dempsterrun out1     
+FLH Mooneyrun out8     
RM Murrayb Viliame9     
RS Challieslbw b Viliame4     
R Allennot out6     
Extras(8 b, 7 lb)15
Total(all out, 125.1 overs)293
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Tindill), 2-45 (Vance), 3-125, 4-129, 5-206, 6-214, 7-242, 8-275, 9-287, 10-293 (125.1 ov)
Fiji bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Logavatu30   12592--
Cakobau18   2531--
Fenn25   10471--
Snow12   1401--
Wendt3   140--

Fiji second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
HJ Aptedb McLean32     
+PT Raddockc Allen b Murray0     
IL Bulac Murray b Allen88  13- 
GK Cakobauc Mooney b Wilson38     
*PA Snowc Tindill b Murray7     
M Bogisast Mooney b Allen0     
AT Tuidrakic and b Allen23     
AJ Wendtc Mooney b Wilson9     
MJ Fennnot out25     
IT Logavatust Mooney b McLean8     
SM Viliamenot out14     
Extras(3 lb, 3 nb)6
Total(9 wickets, 76.4 overs)250
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Raddock), 2-76 (Apted), 3-161, 4-161, 5-161, 6-187, 7-198, 8-215, 9-228
Wellington bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wilson26   8412--
Allen14   1433--
Challies8   0470--
McLean10   2302--

--> Wellington second innings: 100 in 135 minutes
--> Wellington second innings: 200 in 220 minutes
--> RP Phillips made his debut in First-Class matches
--> RA Vance made his debut in First-Class matches
--> AT Tuidraki made his debut in First-Class matches
--> AJ Wendt made his debut in First-Class matches
--> RP Phillips made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> A McLean made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> RM Murray (1) equalled his previous highest score of 23 in First-Class matches
--> GK Cakobau (1) passed his previous highest score of 33 in First-Class matches
--> M Bogisa (1) passed his previous highest score of 11 in First-Class matches
--> DS Wilson (2) passed 1000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 13
--> HJ Apted (2) passed his previous highest score of 18 in First-Class matches
--> IL Bula (2) passed his previous highest score of 44 in First-Class matches
--> SM Viliame achieved his best innings bowling analysis in First-Class matches when he dismissed DS Wilson in the Wellington first innings (previous best was 2-73)
--> SM Viliame achieved his first five wickets in an innings in First-Class matches in the Wellington first innings

GK Cakobau took over as wicketkeeper on the third day due to a hand injury suffered by PT Raddock on the second day