South Africa tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Dec 18-21, 1931
Australia won by an innings and 155 runs
18,19,21 December 1931 (timeless match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
JAJ Christy c Nitschke b Grimmett 14 44 1 0
B Mitchell b McCabe 1 10 0 0
DPB Morkel st †Oldfield b Grimmett 20 41 3 0
HB Cameron*† b Wall 11 40 2 0
HW Taylor c Lee b Grimmett 7 20 0 0
KG Viljoen b Ironmonger 37 90 3 0
EL Dalton b Grimmett 21 29 1 0
CL Vincent not out 31 84 5 0
LS Brown b McCabe 2 10 0 0
NA Quinn lbw b McCabe 5 18 0 0
AJ Bell b McCabe 0 3 0 0
Extras (lb 3, w 1) 4
  Total (all out; 73 overs) 153 (2.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TW Wall 18 4 46 1 2.55
  SJ McCabe 12 5 13 4 1.08
  CV Grimmett 24 12 28 4 1.16
  H Ironmonger 12 1 38 1 3.16
  PK Lee 7 1 24 0 3.42
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WM Woodfull* c Mitchell b Vincent 58 152 5 0
WH Ponsford b Quinn 5 7 0 0
KE Rigg b Bell 127 240 12 0
DG Bradman c Viljoen b Morkel 112 155 10 0
SJ McCabe c Christy b Vincent 79 122 7 0
HC Nitschke b Bell 47 73 3 0
PK Lee c †Cameron b Brown 0 2 0 0
WAS Oldfield c †Cameron b Bell 8 21 0 0
CV Grimmett not out 9 31 1 0
TW Wall c Morkel b Bell 6 13 1 0
H Ironmonger c †Cameron b Bell 0 1 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 12, w 1) 18
  Total (all out; 154.5 overs) 469 (3.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AJ Bell 46.5 6 140 5 2.98
  NA Quinn 42 10 95 1 2.26
  LS Brown 29 3 100 1 3.44
  CL Vincent 24 5 75 2 3.12
  DPB Morkel 12 2 33 1 2.75
  B Mitchell 1 0 8 0 8.00
  South Africa 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
JAJ Christy c Woodfull b Ironmonger 41 32 7 0
B Mitchell c †Oldfield b Wall 24 67 1 0
DPB Morkel lbw b Grimmett 17 55 1 0
HB Cameron*† b Wall 0 1 0 0
HW Taylor c Grimmett b Ironmonger 6 22 0 0
KG Viljoen b Grimmett 0 10 0 0
EL Dalton c Bradman b Ironmonger 14 38 1 0
CL Vincent c Ponsford b Grimmett 35 95 3 0
LS Brown c Wall b Lee 8 36 0 0
NA Quinn st †Oldfield b Grimmett 1 32 0 0
AJ Bell not out 1 5 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 8, nb 1) 14
  Total (all out; 73.3 overs) 161 (2.19 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TW Wall 18 5 31 2 1.72
  SJ McCabe 3 0 25 0 8.33
  CV Grimmett 20.3 7 44 4 2.14
  H Ironmonger 19 10 22 3 1.15
  PK Lee 13 4 25 1 1.92

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debuts - PK Lee (Australia); LS Brown (South Africa)
Umpires - GE Borwick and GA Hele
Close of play
  • Fri, 18 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 78/1 (WM Woodfull 36*, KE Rigg 35*)
  • Sat, 19 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 444/7 (WAS Oldfield 4*)
  • Sun, 20 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 21 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 161 (73.3 ov) - end of match
 
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