Australia tour of South Africa, 1996/97 / Scorecard

Australia in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Australia

Australia won by an innings and 196 runs

South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AC Hudson c †Healy b McGrath 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
G Kirsten c †Healy b McGrath 9 67 36 1 0 25.00
JH Kallis c ME Waugh b McGrath 6 36 30 1 0 20.00
DJ Cullinan c †Healy b McGrath 27 100 73 5 0 36.98
WJ Cronje* c ME Waugh b Warne 76 187 144 10 1 52.77
JN Rhodes c †Healy b Gillespie 22 36 37 3 0 59.45
SM Pollock c SR Waugh b Bevan 35 44 42 8 0 83.33
L Klusener c Taylor b Bevan 9 21 22 2 0 40.90
DJ Richardson not out 72 112 87 10 1 82.75
AA Donald c †Healy b Gillespie 21 56 45 4 0 46.66
PR Adams lbw b Warne 15 44 33 2 0 45.45
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 3, nb 3) 10
Total (all out; 91.4 overs) 302 (3.29 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-0 (Hudson), 2-15 (Kallis), 3-25 (Kirsten), 4-78 (Cullinan), 5-115 (Rhodes), 6-165 (Pollock), 7-183 (Klusener), 8-195 (Cronje), 9-253 (Donald), 10-302 (Adams)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GD McGrath 26 8 77 4 2.96 (1nb)
JN Gillespie 17 6 66 2 3.88 (2w)
SK Warne 27.4 9 68 2 2.45 (2nb)
MG Bevan 17 1 64 2 3.76 (1w)
GS Blewett 4 0 23 0 5.75
Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* b Pollock 16 47 35 2 0 45.71
ML Hayden c Cullinan b Pollock 40 154 115 5 0 34.78
MTG Elliott c Adams b Donald 85 160 113 13 1 75.22
ME Waugh c †Richardson b Donald 26 46 34 4 0 76.47
SR Waugh c †Richardson b Kallis 160 501 366 22 0 43.71
GS Blewett c Adams b Klusener 214 519 421 33 0 50.83
MG Bevan not out 37 73 58 6 0 63.79
IA Healy c Kirsten b Adams 11 36 22 1 0 50.00
SK Warne b Cronje 9 11 9 0 1 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 15, w 4, nb 10) 30
Total (8 wickets dec; 193.4 overs) 628 (3.24 runs per over)
Did not bat JN Gillespie, GD McGrath
Fall of wickets 1-33 (Taylor), 2-128 (Hayden), 3-169 (ME Waugh), 4-174 (Elliott), 5-559 (SR Waugh), 6-577 (Blewett), 7-613 (Healy), 8-628 (Warne)
Bowling O M R W Econ
AA Donald 35 7 136 2 3.88 (1nb, 2w)
SM Pollock 32 3 105 2 3.28 (9nb)
L Klusener 37 10 122 1 3.29 (1nb)
JH Kallis 21 4 54 1 2.57 (2w)
PR Adams 52 7 163 1 3.13
WJ Cronje 16.4 5 32 1 1.92
South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten b Warne 8 64 47 0 0 17.02
AC Hudson run out (SR Waugh) 31 80 62 5 0 50.00
JH Kallis b Warne 39 171 155 5 0 25.16
DJ Cullinan c †Healy b Warne 0 15 10 0 0 0.00
WJ Cronje* c †Healy b SR Waugh 22 60 49 4 0 44.89
JN Rhodes lbw b Warne 8 57 44 1 0 18.18
SM Pollock not out 14 44 33 2 0 42.42
L Klusener c Hayden b Bevan 0 9 4 0 0 0.00
DJ Richardson c Hayden b Bevan 2 4 5 0 0 40.00
AA Donald b Bevan 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
PR Adams b Bevan 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 2) 6
Total (all out; 69 overs) 130 (1.88 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-36 (Kirsten), 2-41 (Hudson), 3-46 (Cullinan), 4-90 (Cronje), 5-108 (Rhodes), 6-127 (Kallis), 7-128 (Klusener), 8-130 (Richardson), 9-130 (Donald), 10-130 (Adams)
Bowling O M R W Econ
GD McGrath 10 5 17 0 1.70 (1nb)
JN Gillespie 11 4 24 0 2.18
SK Warne 28 15 43 4 1.53
MG Bevan 15 3 32 4 2.13
SR Waugh 4 1 4 1 1.00
ME Waugh 1 0 4 0 4.00
Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Players of the match GS Blewett (Australia) and SR Waugh (Australia)
Umpires CJ Mitchley and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire RE Koertzen
Match referee R Subba Row (England)
Close of play
Fri, 28 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 302
Sat, 1 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 191/4 (SR Waugh 14*, GS Blewett 3*)
Sun, 2 Mar - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 479/4 (SR Waugh 137*, GS Blewett 156*)
Mon, 3 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 99/4 (JH Kallis 29*, JN Rhodes 3*)
Tue, 4 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 130 (69 ov) - end of match
Match notes
  • General
  • G Kirsten dropped on 3* by Taylor off the bowling of Gillespie. SA score was 11/1
  • Lunch: SA 58/3 (Cullinan 19*, Cronje 21*) off 29 overs
  • WJ Cronje dropped on 63* at 176/6 by Blewett off Warne
  • Tea: SA 182/6 (Cronje 68*, Klusener 9*) off 62 overs
  • L Klusener was originally given as dismissed lbw. It was later clarified with umpire Venkataraghavan to be caught by Taylor.
  • 91.4 overs bowled in the day Day 2
  • Lunch: Aus 93/1 (Hayden 37*, Elliott 36*) off 28 overs
  • Tea: Aus 180/4 (SR Waugh 5*, Blewett 1*) off 56 overs
  • Bad Light Stopped play at 3:37pm (7 minutes after tea)
  • Combination of rain and bad light forced play to be abandoned for the rest of the day
  • 59.2 overs bowled in the day Day 3
  • Lunch: Aus 284/4 (SR Waugh 58*, Blewett 46*) off 90 overs
  • Tea: Aus 378/4 (SR Waugh 93*, Blewett 103*) off 123 overs
  • SR Waugh and GS Blewett batted throughout the entire day's play. This was only the 10th occurance in Test history, and the first time by any team against South Africa.
  • 92.4 overs bowled in the day Day 4
  • GS Blewett highest Test score by any player at the New Wanderers. Previous best: MA Atherton 185*, 1995/96
  • GS Blewett 200 off 399 balls, 489 minutes, 32x4 0x6
  • GS Blewett and SR Waugh 5th wicket partnership of 385. 12th highest for any wicket in Tests, 2nd highest for the 5th wicket, 4th highest for Australia for any wicket, and the highest ever for any team against South Africa.
  • Lunch: Aus 574/5 (Blewett 213*, Bevan 6*) off 180 overs
  • Bad light abandoned play 1 over before the scheduled finish
  • 89.4 overs bowled in the day
 
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