Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald st †Waite b Tayfield 154 315 16 1
AR Morris c Endean b Fuller 1 18 0 0
AL Hassett* c McGlew b Mansell 163 359 15 0
RN Harvey c Tayfield b Fuller 84 144 10 0
KR Miller c †Waite b Tayfield 9 35 0 0
GB Hole c & b Mansell 59 107 5 0
R Benaud b Melle 6 10 1 0
DT Ring c McLean b Tayfield 28 22 4 0
RR Lindwall lbw b Tayfield 2 15 0 0
GRA Langley not out 5 24 0 0
WA Johnston run out 11 12 2 0
Extras (b 1, lb 7) 8
Total (all out; 135 overs) 530 (2.94 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-2 (Morris), 2-277 (McDonald), 3-356 (Hassett), 4-387 (Miller), 5-439 (Harvey), 6-448 (Benaud), 7-494 (Ring), 8-505 (Lindwall), 9-517 (Hole), 10-530 (Johnston)
Bowling O M R W Econ
MG Melle 26 1 105 1 3.02
ERH Fuller 25 2 119 2 3.57
HJ Tayfield 44 6 142 4 2.42
PNF Mansell 32 1 113 2 2.64
DJ McGlew 2 0 9 0 3.37
JC Watkins 6 1 34 0 4.25
South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew c Hole b Johnston 26 113 4 0
WR Endean c †Langley b Benaud 56 176 4 0
RA McLean c Hassett b Ring 11 37 1 0
JHB Waite c Hole b Benaud 44 151 2 0
KJ Funston c & b Benaud 92 218 7 0
JC Watkins b Benaud 76 199 10 0
JE Cheetham* b Johnston 6 27 1 0
PNF Mansell c Hole b Johnston 33 56 7 0
HJ Tayfield b Johnston 16 34 1 0
ERH Fuller c & b Johnston 0 17 0 0
MG Melle not out 9 7 1 0
Extras (b 12, lb 4, nb 2) 18
Total (all out; 141.4 overs) 387 (2.05 runs per 6 balls)
Fall of wickets 1-62 (McGlew), 2-79 (McLean), 3-100 (Endean), 4-208 (Waite), 5-270 (Funston), 6-296 (Cheetham), 7-350 (Mansell), 8-374 (Watkins), 9-378 (Tayfield), 10-387 (Fuller)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RR Lindwall 13 0 47 0 2.71
WA Johnston 49.3 17 110 5 1.67
KR Miller 2.1 1 1 0 0.35
DT Ring 30 8 88 1 2.20
R Benaud 44 9 118 4 2.01
GB Hole 3 1 5 0 1.25
Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald b Mansell 15 45 2 0
AR Morris c Endean b Melle 77 164 8 0
RN Harvey c Endean b Watkins 116 125 13 0
GB Hole not out 6 23 1 0
R Benaud not out 18 15 2 0
Extras (b 1) 1
Total (3 wickets dec; 47 overs) 233 (3.71 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat AL Hassett*, KR Miller, DT Ring, RR Lindwall, GRA Langley, WA Johnston
Fall of wickets 1-42 (McDonald), 2-199 (Morris), 3-209 (Harvey)
Bowling O M R W Econ
MG Melle 10 1 50 1 3.75
ERH Fuller 3 0 12 0 3.00
HJ Tayfield 14 1 65 0 3.48
PNF Mansell 7 0 40 1 4.28
DJ McGlew 1 0 7 0 5.25
JC Watkins 12 1 58 1 3.62
South Africa 2nd innings (target: 377 runs) R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew c †Langley b Johnston 54 114 6 0
JHB Waite b Hole 20 100 0 0
RA McLean c Hole b Benaud 17 36 3 0
WR Endean b Harvey 17 125 1 0
KJ Funston lbw b Johnston 17 43 0 0
JC Watkins b Morris 21 42 3 0
JE Cheetham* not out 13 29 1 0
PNF Mansell not out 2 13 0 0
Extras (b 16) 16
Total (6 wickets; 72 overs) 177 (1.84 runs per 6 balls)
Did not bat HJ Tayfield, ERH Fuller, MG Melle
Fall of wickets 1-81 (Waite), 2-95 (McGlew), 3-109 (McLean), 4-127 (Funston), 5-158 (Watkins), 6-166 (Endean)
Bowling O M R W Econ
WA Johnston 24 4 67 2 2.09
DT Ring 11 3 25 0 1.70
R Benaud 14 5 28 1 1.50
GB Hole 9 4 17 1 1.41
RN Harvey 7 2 9 1 0.96
AR Morris 5 0 11 1 1.65
AL Hassett 1 0 1 0 0.75
CC McDonald 1 0 3 0 2.25
Match details
Balls per over 8
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the 5-match series 2-1
Test debut ERH Fuller (South Africa)
Umpires MJ McInnes and RJJ Wright
Close of play
Sat, 24 Jan - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 182/1 (CC McDonald 107*, AL Hassett 71*)
Sun, 25 Jan - rest day
Mon, 26 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 4/0 (DJ McGlew 4*, WR Endean 0*)
Tue, 27 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 224/4 (KJ Funston 71*, JC Watkins 4*)
Wed, 28 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 144/1 (AR Morris 58*, RN Harvey 70*)
Thu, 29 Jan - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 177/6 (72 ov) - end of match
 
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Series Results
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Feb 6-12, 1953
South Africa won by 6 wickets
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Jan 24-29, 1953
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 9-13, 1953
Australia won by an innings and 38 runs
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Dec 24-30, 1952
South Africa won by 82 runs
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Dec 5-10, 1952
Australia won by 96 runs
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