Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, First Day November 12, 2016

Australia hit 32-year low at home

Gaurav Sundararaman
Stats highlights of Australia's collapse for 85 on the first day of the second Test against South Africa in Hobart

This is only the fifth instance since 1936 that Australia have been bowled out for below 100 at home © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

85 Australia's total, their lowest in a home Test in 32 years. They were bowled out for 76 by West Indies in Perth in 1984. In all home Tests, they have been bowled out for less than 85 only ten times.

Australia's lowest totals at home
Total Inns Result Opposition Ground Year
 42  2  lost  England  Sydney  1888
 58  4  lost  England  Brisbane  1936
 66  4  lost  England  Brisbane  1928
 76  2  lost  West Indies  Perth  1984
 80  2  lost  England  Sydney  1936
 82  4  lost  England  Sydney  1888
 82  1  lost  West Indies  Adelaide  1951
 83  4  lost  England  Sydney  1883
 83  4  lost  India  Melbourne  1981
 84  2  lost  England  Sydney  1887
 85  1  -  South Africa  Hobart  2016

197 The number of balls South Africa took to dismiss Australia. It was Australia's second shortest innings at home in terms of balls faced since 1936, after the Perth Test against West Indies in 1984. Till 1936, they had seven such instances.

11 Instances of Australia being bowled out in under 200 balls in a Test innings since 1950. Only two of those have been at home, while six have been in England.

Australia bowled out in under 200 balls in Tests since 1950
Score Overs Inngs Opposition Ground Year
 47  18.0  3  South Africa  Cape Town  2011
 60  18.3  1  England  Nottingham  2015
 130  30.2  2  England  Manchester  1981
 93  30.5  4  India  Mumbai  2004
 76  31.2  2  West Indies  Perth  1984
 103  31.3  2  England  Leeds  1977
 118  31.5  1  England  Birmingham  1997
 104  32.1  4  England  The Oval  1997
 85  32.5  1  South Africa  Hobart  2016
 88  33.1  1  Pakistan  Leeds  2010
 106  33.2  2  Sri Lanka  Galle  2016

17 The lowest score at which Australia have lost half their side in the first innings of a Test. The previous lowest was 21, against England at Trent Bridge in 2015. Their score at the fall of the sixth wicket in Hobart - 31 - was also their second lowest at home.

1978 The previous instance of Australia losing six of their top-seven batsmen for single-digit scores at home - against England in Brisbane.

8 Instances of an Australian batsman scoring a higher percentage of the team's runs than Steven Smith. Smith contributed 48 unbeaten runs out of Australia's 85 (56.47%). The last time an Australian batsman contributed a higher percentage was in 1999, when Michael Slater scored 123 out of Australia's 184 (66.84%) against England in Sydney. In team totals of below 100, this is the fifth-highest contribution ever: only Asanka Gurusinha (63.41%), Mohinder Amarnath (61.85%), Len Hutton (57.69%) and Trevor Goddard (56.56%) have done better.

Highest % of team total for Australia
Player Runs Total % Opposition Ground Year
 Charles Bannerman  165*  245  67.34  England  Melbourne  1877
 Michael Slater  123  184  66.84  England  Sydney  1999
 Graham Yallop  121  198  61.11  England  Sydney  1979
 Victor Trumper  74  122  60.65  England  Melbourne  1904
 Don Bradman  334  566  59.01  England  Leeds  1930
 Don Bradman  299*  513  58.28  South Africa  Adelaide  1932
 Clem Hill  188  323  58.20  England  Melbourne  1898
 Bob Cowper  165  292  56.50  India  Sydney  1968
 Steven Smith  48*  85  56.47  South Africa  Hobart  2016
 Stan McCabe  232  411  56.44  England  Nottingham  1938

6 for 43 Australia's worst first session of a home Test since the 4 for 58 against England in the Boxing Day Test in 2010. There have been only three worse first sessions for any team since then. Australia were dismissed in the first session at Trent Bridge, Pakistan lost 6 for 36 at Edgbaston, and New Zealand were dismissed for 45 at Newlands.

15 Wickets that fell on the first day of this Test, which is the most ever in a day at the Bellerive Oval. Thirteen wickets fell on a day in each of the first two Tests in Hobart - on the first day in 1989, and the third day in 1993.

2 Runs by Australia's openers - the fewest they have scored since the game against England in Nottingham in 2015. Before that, both openers were dismissed for no runs against Sri Lanka in Kandy in 1999.

3 Number of innings in which the opposition has been dismissed for fewer than 100 and Philander has taken a five-for. Apart from today's game, Philander took 5 for 7 against New Zealand and 5 for 15 against Australia.

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