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Australia v South Africa
South Africa in Australia 1997/98 (1st Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresSA Bucknor, SG Randell
TV umpireWP Sheahan
RefereeRS Madugalle
ScorersKV O'Neill (South Australia), MK Walsh (Australia)
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 206/4 (SR Waugh 87*, Ponting 56*; 90 overs)
Close of play day 2South Africa (1) 94/4 (Kirsten 61*, McMillan 6*; 56 overs)
Close of play day 3Australia (2) 67/4 (Taylor 30*, Ponting 8*; 37 overs)
Close of play day 4South Africa (2) 79/1 (Bacher 34*, Kallis 40*; 30 overs)
Man of the MatchJH Kallis

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MTG Elliottc Richardson b Klusener63355-- 
*MA Taylorc Kirsten b McMillan2078981- 
GS Blewettst Richardson b Symcox261141561- 
ME Waughc Richardson b Donald01821-- 
SR Waughc Cullinan b Donald961882649- 
RT Pontingb Symcox10520826914- 
+IA Healyb Donald1625282- 
PR Reiffelb Symcox2754772- 
SK Warnec and b Pollock1811-- 
MS Kasprowiczc Bacher b Symcox038-- 
GD McGrathnot out055-- 
Extras(1 b, 6 lb, 5 nb)12
Total(all out, 500 minutes, 121.2 overs)309
Fall of wickets:
1-18 (Elliott, 13.2 ov), 2-42 (Taylor, 22.5 ov), 3-44 (ME Waugh, 28.3 ov), 4-77 (Blewett, 51.3 ov), 5-222 (SR Waugh, 94.3 ov), 6-250 (Healy, 100.6 ov), 7-302 (Ponting, 117.4 ov), 8-309 (Reiffel, 119.5 ov), 9-309 (Warne, 120.1 ov), 10-309 (Kasprowicz, 121.2 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald29   6743-2
Pollock28   6761-2
Klusener19   3481-2
McMillan10   3191--
Symcox27.24694--
Kallis4   250--
Cronje4   2110--

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AM Bacherc Healy b Kasprowicz33553-- 
G Kirstenc Healy b ME Waugh832563237- 
JH Kallisc Healy b McGrath1557771- 
DJ Cullinanrun out (Ponting)52939-- 
*WJ Cronjec Blewett b Warne023-- 
BM McMillanc Healy b Kasprowicz481892272- 
SM Pollocklbw b Warne725281- 
+DJ Richardsonlbw b ME Waugh1910-- 
L Klusenerlbw b Warne1135471- 
PL Symcoxb Kasprowicz49121- 
AA Donaldnot out024-- 
Extras(2 lb, 6 nb, 1 w)9
Total(all out, 416 minutes, 106.5 overs)186
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Bacher, 12.3 ov), 2-62 (Kallis, 32.2 ov), 3-75 (Cullinan, 40.6 ov), 4-76 (Cronje, 41.5 ov), 5-138 (Kirsten, 81.4 ov), 6-155 (Pollock, 90.4 ov), 7-158 (Richardson, 93.5 ov), 8-182 (McMillan, 104.2 ov), 9-182 (Klusener, 105.3 ov), 10-186 (Symcox, 106.5 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath17   9201--
Reiffel14   5320-2
Kasprowicz13.53283-2
Warne42   1564312
ME Waugh18   8282--
SR Waugh2   0120--

Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*MA Taylorc Cullinan b Symcox591952484- 
MTG Elliottlbw b Donald11928-- 
GS Blewettc McMillan b Donald6710-- 
ME Waughb Donald11215-- 
SR Waughc Richardson b Pollock1727432- 
RT Pontingc and b Pollock32841132- 
+IA Healyb Donald41739-- 
PR Reiffelnot out791151546- 
SK Warnec Symcox b Donald1016192- 
MS Kasprowiczc Kirsten b Donald1943622- 
GD McGrathc McMillan b Pollock184766-- 
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 4 nb)11
Total(all out, 403 minutes, 96.2 overs)257
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Elliott, 6.1 ov), 2-10 (Blewett, 8.3 ov), 3-12 (ME Waugh, 12.5 ov), 4-44 (SR Waugh, 22.2 ov), 5-106 (Ponting, 50.4 ov), 6-128 (Taylor, 59.3 ov), 7-128 (Healy, 60.1 ov), 8-146 (Warne, 64.4 ov), 9-208 (Kasprowicz, 80.4 ov), 10-257 (McGrath, 96.2 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald27   8596-3
Pollock21.25563-1
Symcox35   9901--
McMillan2   060--
Klusener9   2280--
Cronje2   0110--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Kirstenb Reiffel01423-- 
AM Bacherc Taylor b Warne391091491- 
JH Kallisb Reiffel1012793576- 
DJ Cullinanb Warne0810-- 
*WJ Cronjec Taylor b SR Waugh701431702- 
BM McMillanc Taylor b Warne1669842- 
SM Pollocknot out15701011- 
+DJ Richardsonlbw b McGrath113947-- 
L Klusenernot out610161- 
PL Symcoxdid not bat      
AA Donalddid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 4 lb, 6 nb)15
Total(7 wickets, 483 minutes, 122 overs)273
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Kirsten, 5.1 ov), 2-88 (Bacher, 37.1 ov), 3-88 (Cullinan, 39.3 ov), 4-211 (Cronje, 84.2 ov), 5-229 (Kallis, 97.2 ov), 6-241 (McMillan, 105.6 ov), 7-260 (Richardson, 118.2 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath28   11571--
Reiffel18   7242-2
Kasprowicz14   1450--
Warne44   11973-8
ME Waugh10   0250--
SR Waugh7   2121--
Blewett1   040--

Notes
--> MTG Elliott (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 3
--> GS Blewett (1) passed 7000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 15
--> PR Reiffel (2) passed his previous highest score of 77 in Test matches
--> PR Reiffel (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 63
--> AM Bacher (2) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 34
--> AM Bacher (2) passed 2500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 29
--> JH Kallis (2) passed his previous highest score of 61 in Test matches
--> PL Symcox achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed MS Kasprowicz in the Australia first innings (previous best was 3-8)
--> SK Warne reached 500 wickets in first-class matches when he dismissed SM Pollock, his 2nd wicket in the South Africa first innings
--> PR Reiffel reached 100 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed G Kirsten, his 1st wicket in the South Africa second innings

12th Men: AJ Bichel (Australia) and JN Rhodes (Southg Australia)
Elliott dropped by Kallis off Donald in the 1st over.
SR Waugh was caught by Richardson off a no-ball by Donald soon after reaching his 50.
SR Waugh was dropped by Kirsten in 2nd last over of the day.
With the score on 2/0 AM Bacher was given out to a catch by RT Ponting, Ponting then advises that the catch was grounded and the decision was reversed.
Attendance: Day 1 - 73,812 (third-largest Boxing Day crowd at the MCG); Day 2 - 31,367; Day 3 - 24,859; Day 4 - 18,895; Day 5 - 11,249. Aggregate 160,182.

 

 

 

 

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