Australia v South Africa
Carlton and United Series 1997/98 (2nd Final)
VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 26th January 1998 (50-over match) (day/night)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 7 wickets
UmpiresDB Hair, SG Randell
TV umpireIS Thomas
RefereeRS Madugalle
ScorersME Gorham (Australia), MA Slarke (South Africa)
Man of the MatchAC Gilchrist

South Africa inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
DJ Cullinanc Warne b ME Waugh346--75.00
G Kirstenc Gilchrist b Wilson1431361-45.16
L Klusenerc Harvey b Reiffel3154793-57.41
JH Kallisc Ponting b Reiffel102722--37.04
*WJ Cronjec Bevan b Warne73771054194.81
JN Rhodesnot out82981134-83.67
SM Pollocklbw b Reiffel3511--60.00
PL Symcoxnot out549--125.00
+DJ Richardsondid not bat      
BM McMillandid not bat      
AA Donalddid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 3 w)7
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 200 minutes, 50 overs)228
Fall of wickets:
1-7 (Cullinan, 1.2 ov), 2-35 (Kirsten, 10.2 ov), 3-55 (Kallis, 17.4 ov), 4-64 (Klusener, 21.1 ov), 5-198 (Cronje, 45.4 ov), 6-211 (Pollock, 47.6 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Wilson10   0391--60.003.90
ME Waugh5   01711-30.003.40
Reiffel10   13231-20.003.20
Moody8   0280---3.50
Warne10   05211-60.005.20
Harvey4   0270---6.75
Lehmann3   0290---9.67

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
+AC Gilchristb McMillan1001041369196.15
ME Waughb Klusener2531374-80.65
RT Pontinglbw b Klusener47721073-65.28
IJ Harveynot out2727363-100.00
DS Lehmannnot out1719292-89.47
*SR Waughdid not bat      
MG Bevandid not bat      
TM Moodydid not bat      
PR Reiffeldid not bat      
SK Warnedid not bat      
P Wilsondid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 2 nb, 5 w)13
Total(3 wickets, 175 minutes, 41.5 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-51 (ME Waugh, 9.6 ov), 2-177 (Gilchrist, 33.5 ov), 3-184 (Ponting, 34.6 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Pollock8   03901--4.88
Klusener10   05723130.005.70
Donald3   01701--5.67
Symcox9   0390---4.33
McMillan8   0451-148.005.62
Cullinan2   0170---8.50

--> WJ Cronje 50 in 68 balls, 93 minutes with 1 four
--> JN Rhodes 50 in 73 balls, 79 minutes with 2 fours
--> AC Gilchrist 50 in 63 balls, 88 minutes with 7 fours
--> AC Gilchrist passed his previous highest score of 77 in List A matches
--> AC Gilchrist made his first century in List A matches
--> AC Gilchrist passed his previous highest score of 77 in ODI matches
--> AC Gilchrist made his first century in ODI matches
--> AC Gilchrist 100 in 101 balls, 134 minutes with 10 fours and 1 six

Match delayed from 25 January 1998 due to rain and a soaked ground
12th Men: SG Law (Australia) and HH Gibbs (South Africa)
Attendance: 26,293





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