Australia v South Africa
South Africa in Australia 1993/94 (1st Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December 1993 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresDB Hair, TA Prue
TV umpireLJ King
RefereeJL Hendriks
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 71/2 (Taylor 30*, Boon 4*)
Close of play day 2No play
Close of play day 3Australia (1) 140/3 (Taylor 63*, Waugh 11*)
Close of play day 4South Africa (1) 59/1 (Hudson 35*, Cronje 3*)
Man of the MatchMA Taylor

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Taylorb Symcox17034949512- 
MJ Slaterc Kirsten b Donald32891041- 
SK Warnelbw b de Villiers025-- 
DC Boonb Matthews25791142- 
ME Waughlbw b Matthews8414421151 
*AR Borderc Richardson b Matthews21218-- 
DR Martynb Symcox817231- 
+IA Healynot out7815-- 
PR Reiffeldid not bat      
TBA Maydid not bat      
CJ McDermottdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 5 nb)14
Total(7 wickets, declared, 495 minutes, 115.5 overs)342
Fall of wickets:
1-57 (Slater), 2-58 (Warne), 3-127 (Boon), 4-296 (Waugh), 5-300 (Border), 6-327 (Martyn), 7-342 (Taylor)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald30   41081-3
de Villiers32   6831-2
Matthews24   5683--
Cronje13   4250--

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AC Hudsonretired hurt642452013- 
G Kirstenc Taylor b Waugh168959-- 
WJ Cronjec Boon b Warne711681415- 
DJ Cullinanc Border b McDermott081-- 
JN Rhodesnot out351931241- 
*KC Wesselsnot out631891722- 
+DJ Richardsondid not bat      
PL Symcoxdid not bat      
CR Matthewsdid not bat      
PS de Villiersdid not bat      
AA Donalddid not bat      
Extras(2 lb, 7 nb)9
Total(3 wickets, 349 minutes, 115 overs)258
Fall of wickets:
1-49 (Kirsten), 2-157 (Cullinan), 3-157 (Cronje)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McDermott23   5601-6
Reiffel21   4550-1
Waugh12   3201--
May28   7580--
Warne31   8631--

--> MA Taylor (1) passed 4000 runs in Test matches when he reached 126
--> AC Hudson (1) passed 4500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 42
--> G Kirsten made his debut in Test matches
--> WJ Cronje (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 49
--> PS de Villiers made his debut in Test matches
--> AC Hudson retired hurt in the South Africa first innings having scored 64 (team score 152/1)

12th Men: GD McGrath (Aus) and DJ Callaghan (RSA)





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