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Australia v South Africa
South Africa in Australia and New Zealand 1952/53 (5th Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th February 1953 (6-day match)
Balls per over8
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSouth Africa won by 6 wickets
UmpiresMJ McInnes, RJJ Wright
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 243/2 (Harvey 71*, Hassett 30*)
Close of play day 2South Africa (1) 48/1 (Waite 29*, Watkins 3*)
Close of play day 3South Africa (1) 325/6 (Cheetham 27*, Mansell 16*)
Close of play day 4Australia (2) 89/3 (Hassett 17*, Craig 7*)
Close of play day 5South Africa (2) 94/1 (Endean 57*, Watkins 17*)

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc McLean b Mansell41 1341- 
AR Morrisrun out99 1637- 
RN Harveyc Cheetham b Fuller205 29519- 
*AL Hassettrun out40 1181- 
ID Craigc Keith b Fuller53 1076- 
RG Archerc Waite b Fuller18 521- 
R Benaudc and b Tayfield20 592- 
DT Ringb Tayfield14 322- 
+GRA Langleyb Murray2 4-- 
WA Johnstonc Endean b Tayfield12 212- 
G Nobletnot out13 172- 
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(all out, 133.4 overs)520
Fall of wickets:
1-122 (McDonald), 2-166 (Morris), 3-269 (Hassett), 4-417 (Craig), 5-450 (Harvey), 6-459 (Archer), 7-490 (Ring), 8-493 (Langley), 9-495 (Benaud), 10-520 (Johnston, 133.4 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fuller19   4743--
Watkins23   3720--
Tayfield35.441293--
Murray25   3841--
Mansell22   01141--
Keith9   0440--

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WR Endeanc Langley b Johnston16 39-- 
+JHB Waiterun out64 1544- 
JC Watkinsb Archer92 19381 
KJ Funstonlbw b Johnston16 741- 
HJ Keithb Johnston10 61-- 
RA McLeanlbw b Noblet81 93101 
*JE Cheethamc McDonald b Johnston66 1937- 
PNF Manselllbw b Johnston52 1514- 
ARA Murrayc and b Johnston17 572- 
HJ Tayfieldc Benaud b Ring17 57-- 
ERH Fullernot out0 2-- 
Extras(1 b, 3 lb)4
Total(all out, 143.1 overs)435
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Endean), 2-129 (Waite), 3-189 (Funston), 4-189 (Watkins), 5-239 (Keith), 6-290 (McLean), 7-401 (Mansell), 8-402 (Cheetham), 9-435 (Murray), 10-435 (Tayfield, 143.1 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Noblet30   6651--
Archer33   4971--
Johnston46   81526--
Ring19.11621--
Benaud15   3550--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CC McDonaldc Watkins b Fuller11 72-- 
AR Morrislbw b Tayfield44 1242- 
RN Harveyb Fuller7 141- 
*AL Hassettc Endean b Mansell30 1202- 
ID Craigc Endean b Tayfield47 1144- 
RG Archerc Watkins b Tayfield0 4-- 
R Benaudc Watkins b Fuller30 682- 
DT Ringc Endean b Mansell0 3-- 
+GRA Langleynot out26 775- 
WA Johnstonc Cheetham b Fuller5 161- 
G Nobletb Fuller1 19-- 
Extras(7 b, 1 lb)8
Total(all out, 84.2 overs)209
Fall of wickets:
1-36 (McDonald), 2-44 (Harvey), 3-70 (Morris), 4-128 (Hassett), 5-129 (Archer), 6-152 (Craig), 7-152 (Ring), 8-187 (Benaud), 9-193 (Johnston), 10-209 (Noblet, 84.2 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fuller30.24665--
Watkins14   4330--
Tayfield32   8733--
Mansell8   3292--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
WR Endeanb Johnston70 1803- 
+JHB Waitec Archer b Noblet18 771- 
JC Watkinsb Ring50 1624- 
KJ Funstonb Benaud35 973- 
HJ Keithnot out40 1184- 
RA McLeannot out76 8014- 
*JE Cheethamdid not bat      
PNF Manselldid not bat      
ARA Murraydid not bat      
HJ Tayfielddid not bat      
ERH Fullerdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 6 lb)8
Total(4 wickets, 95.5 overs)297
Fall of wickets:
1-42 (Waite), 2-124 (Endean), 3-174 (Watkins), 4-191 (Funston)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Johnston38   71141--
Noblet24   9441--
Ring13   2551--
Benaud15   4411--
Archer5   0230--
Hassett0.50120--

Notes
--> CC McDonald (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 21
--> AR Morris (1) passed 9500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 92
--> RN Harvey (1) passed his previous highest score of 190 in first-class matches
--> RN Harvey (1) passed his previous highest score of 190 in Test matches
--> RN Harvey (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 106
--> ID Craig made his debut in Test matches
--> RG Archer made his debut in Test matches
--> JHB Waite (1) passed 3000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 36
--> JC Watkins (1) passed his previous highest score of 76 in Test matches
--> HJ Keith made his debut in Test matches
--> RA McLean (1) passed his previous highest score of 67 in Test matches
--> JE Cheetham (1) passed his previous highest score of 54 in Test matches
--> G Noblet made his last appearance in Test matches
--> WR Endean (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 20
--> RA McLean (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 68
--> RG Archer made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> ID Craig made his debut for Australia in first-class matches
--> HJ Keith made his debut for South Africa in first-class matches
--> ERH Fuller achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed RG Archer in the Australia first innings (previous best was 2-119)
--> WA Johnston reached 50 wickets in first-class matches for the season when he dismissed KJ Funston, his 2nd wicket in the South Africa first innings
--> WA Johnston reached 400 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed WR Endean, his 1st wicket in the South Africa first innings
--> ERH Fuller achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed WA Johnston in the Australia second innings (previous best was 3-74)
--> ERH Fuller achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the Australia second innings

 

 

 

 

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