South Africa tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Dec 5-10, 1952
Australia won by 96 runs
5,6,8,9,10 December 1952 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald c & b Watkins 27 85 4 0
AR Morris lbw b Watkins 29 77 4 0
RN Harvey c sub b Melle 109 155 16 0
AL Hassett* c †Waite b Watkins 55 172 6 0
KR Miller b Watkins 3 6 0 0
GB Hole c Tayfield b Melle 8 24 1 0
RR Lindwall lbw b Melle 5 32 0 0
GRA Langley c Tayfield b Melle 17 60 0 0
DT Ring c Mansell b Melle 13 28 1 0
IWG Johnson lbw b Melle 7 22 0 0
WA Johnston not out 1 15 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 3, nb 2) 6
  Total (all out; 81.5 overs) 280 (2.57 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MG Melle 20.5 0 71 6 2.58
  JC Watkins 24 8 41 4 1.28
  ARA Murray 14 1 63 0 3.37
  HJ Tayfield 15 3 59 0 2.95
  PNF Mansell 8 0 40 0 3.75
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew c Johnson b Miller 9 9 2 0
JHB Waite lbw b Ring 39 107 4 0
WR Endean c †Langley b Ring 14 43 0 0
KJ Funston b Ring 33 84 1 1
RA McLean c Miller b Johnson 13 16 1 0
JE Cheetham* c †Langley b Lindwall 26 96 1 0
JC Watkins c Miller b Ring 25 50 3 0
PNF Mansell c Lindwall b Ring 31 43 5 0
ARA Murray lbw b Johnston 18 43 1 0
HJ Tayfield lbw b Ring 3 20 0 0
MG Melle not out 7 6 1 0
Extras (b 3) 3
  Total (all out; 62.6 overs) 221 (2.64 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 12 0 48 1 3.00
  KR Miller 10 0 46 1 3.45
  WA Johnston 7.6 2 21 1 2.03
  DT Ring 21 2 72 6 2.57
  IWG Johnson 12 3 31 1 1.93
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
CC McDonald st †Waite b Tayfield 17 110 1 0
AR Morris c Melle b Tayfield 58 190 3 0
AL Hassett* c McGlew b Melle 17 39 3 0
RN Harvey run out 52 103 4 0
KR Miller lbw b Tayfield 3 20 0 0
GB Hole lbw b Melle 42 81 6 0
RR Lindwall not out 38 140 3 0
GRA Langley b Watkins 27 45 3 0
DT Ring b Melle 4 5 1 0
IWG Johnson lbw b Watkins 13 45 2 0
WA Johnston c McGlew b Tayfield 0 4 0 0
Extras (b 2, lb 4) 6
  Total (all out; 98.3 overs) 277 (2.11 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  MG Melle 26 2 95 3 2.74
  JC Watkins 26 13 47 2 1.35
  ARA Murray 13 7 13 0 0.75
  HJ Tayfield 33.3 5 116 4 2.60
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 337 runs) R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew lbw b Lindwall 69 260 4 0
JHB Waite st †Langley b Johnson 14 49 2 0
WR Endean lbw b Lindwall 12 54 0 0
KJ Funston c †Langley b Johnston 65 203 2 1
RA McLean b Lindwall 38 96 4 0
JE Cheetham* b Johnston 18 87 1 0
JC Watkins hit wicket b Johnson 1 5 0 0
PNF Mansell b Lindwall 4 9 0 0
ARA Murray not out 11 55 0 0
HJ Tayfield c †Langley b Johnson 1 5 0 0
MG Melle b Lindwall 4 24 0 0
Extras (b 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (all out; 107 overs) 240 (1.68 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 30 8 60 5 1.50
  WA Johnston 26 5 62 2 1.78
  DT Ring 17 3 58 0 2.55
  IWG Johnson 30 7 52 3 1.30
  GB Hole 3 0 5 0 1.25
  RN Harvey 1 1 0 0 0.00

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - KJ Funston and ARA Murray (South Africa)
Umpires - HAR Elphinstone and RJJ Wright
Close of play
  • Fri, 5 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 273/8 (GRA Langley 17*, IWG Johnson 1*)
  • Sat, 6 Dec - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 2/0 (CC McDonald 1*, AR Morris 1*)
  • Sun, 7 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 8 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 242/6 (RR Lindwall 30*, GRA Langley 23*)
  • Tue, 9 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 150/2 (DJ McGlew 68*, KJ Funston 53*)
  • Wed, 10 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 240 (107 ov) - end of match
 
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