South Africa v Australia
Australia in South Africa 1996/97 (1st ODI)
VenueBuffalo Park, East London on 29th March 1997 (50-over match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to field
ResultSouth Africa won by 6 wickets
UmpiresCJ Mitchley, DL Orchard
TV umpireWA Diedricks
RefereeR Subba Row
ScorersR Postman (South Africa), MK Walsh (Australia)
Man of the MatchDJ Cullinan

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
*MA Taylorc Rhodes b Pollock724291-29.17
MJ Di Venutoc Cullinan b Kallis2314161-164.29
SG Lawc Kallis b Symcox5068926-73.53
SR Waughrun out (Gibbs->Richardson)5061854-81.97
GS Blewettrun out (Cronje)142329--60.87
MG Bevannot out5160953185.00
+AC Gilchristrun out (Rhodes)1210--50.00
SK Warnec Cullinan b Donald456--80.00
PR Reiffelb Klusener148--25.00
JN Gillespiec Cullinan b Klusener011--0.00
AC Dalenot out153842--39.47
Extras(1 lb, 6 w)7
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 211 minutes, 50 overs)223
Fall of wickets:
1-26 (Di Venuto), 2-32 (Taylor), 3-129 (Law), 4-134 (Waugh), 5-163 (Blewett), 6-169 (Gilchrist), 7-176 (Warne), 8-178 (Reiffel), 9-178 (Gillespie)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Pollock10   1361--60.003.60
Kallis8   04212-48.005.25
Donald10   0371--60.003.70
Klusener6   12924-18.004.83
Symcox10   0531--60.005.30
Cronje6   0250---4.17

South Africa inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
AM Bacherc Warne b Reiffel2739454-69.23
HH Gibbsc Gilchrist b Dale1019292-52.63
JH Kallisst Gilchrist b Warne63761204-82.89
L Klusenerb Warne048--0.00
DJ Cullinannot out851161369-73.28
JN Rhodesnot out2429402-82.76
*WJ Cronjedid not bat      
SM Pollockdid not bat      
+DJ Richardsondid not bat      
PL Symcoxdid not bat      
AA Donalddid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 2 nb, 5 w)18
Total(4 wickets, 191 minutes, 47 overs)227
Fall of wickets:
1-31 (Gibbs), 2-48 (Bacher), 3-50 (Klusener), 4-172 (Kallis)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Reiffel10   14411260.004.40
Dale10   0551--60.005.50
Warne10   03623-30.003.60
Gillespie7   0360---5.14
Bevan10   04501--4.50

--> MJ Di Venuto made his debut in ODI matches
--> MG Bevan passed 1500 runs in ODI matches when he reached 31
--> MG Bevan passed 5000 runs in ListA matches when he reached 37
--> AC Dale made his debut in ODI matches
--> AM Bacher passed his previous highest score of 14 in ODI matches
--> JH Kallis passed 500 runs in ODI matches when he reached 37

12th Men: DN Crookes (South Africa) and AJ Bichel (Australia)
Attendance: 14,742





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