South Africa tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1931 - Jan 6, 1932
Australia won by 169 runs
31 December 1931, 1,2,4,5,6 January 1932 (timeless match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
WM Woodfull* c †Cameron b Bell 7 48 0 0
WH Ponsford b Bell 7 17 1 0
DG Bradman c †Cameron b Quinn 2 14 0 0
AF Kippax c Bell b Quinn 52 114 4 1
SJ McCabe c Morkel b Bell 22 45 4 0
KE Rigg c Mitchell b Bell 68 98 5 0
EL a'Beckett c Mitchell b Quinn 6 10 0 0
WAS Oldfield c Vincent b Quinn 0 3 0 0
CV Grimmett c Morkel b Bell 9 34 0
TW Wall not out 6 18 0
H Ironmonger run out 12 12 2 0
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 1, nb 1) 7
  Total (all out; 77.1 overs) 198 (2.56 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AJ Bell 26.1 9 69 5 2.63
  NA Quinn 31 13 42 4 1.35
  DPB Morkel 3 0 12 0 4.00
  CL Vincent 12 1 32 0 2.66
  Q McMillan 2 0 22 0 11.00
  JAJ Christy 3 0 14 0 4.66
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
SH Curnow b Grimmett 47 144 3 0
B Mitchell c McCabe b Wall 17 58 1 0
JAJ Christy c McCabe b Ironmonger 16 64 1 0
HW Taylor lbw b Grimmett 11 46 0 0
DPB Morkel lbw b Ironmonger 33 89 2 0
HB Cameron*† st †Oldfield b Ironmonger 39 96 4 0
KG Viljoen c Wall b McCabe 111 205 9 0
CL Vincent c †Oldfield b Wall 16 60 1 0
Q McMillan c †Oldfield b Wall 29 129 3 0
NA Quinn b McCabe 11 51 0
AJ Bell not out 10 38 0
Extras (b 3, lb 13, nb 2) 18
  Total (all out; 188.3 overs) 358 (1.89 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TW Wall 37 5 98 3 2.64
  EL a'Beckett 18 5 29 0 1.61
  CV Grimmett 63 23 100 2 1.58
  H Ironmonger 49 26 72 3 1.46
  SJ McCabe 21.3 4 41 2 1.90
  Australia 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
WM Woodfull* c Mitchell b McMillan 161 300 5 0
WH Ponsford c Mitchell b Bell 34 53 2 0
DG Bradman lbw b Vincent 167 183 18 0
AF Kippax c Curnow b McMillan 67 150 5 0
SJ McCabe c Mitchell b McMillan 71 97 5 1
KE Rigg c Mitchell b Vincent 1 3 0 0
EL a'Beckett b Vincent 4 20 0 0
WAS Oldfield lbw b McMillan 0 9 0 0
CV Grimmett not out 16 41 0
TW Wall b Vincent 12 24 0
H Ironmonger b Quinn 0 9 0 0
Extras (b 17, lb 3, nb 1) 21
  Total (all out; 164.4 overs) 554 (3.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  AJ Bell 36 6 101 1 2.80
  NA Quinn 36.4 6 113 1 3.08
  DPB Morkel 4 0 15 0 3.75
  CL Vincent 55 16 154 4 2.80
  Q McMillan 33 3 150 4 4.54
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 395 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
SH Curnow b Grimmett 9 34 1 0
B Mitchell c & b Grimmett 46 177 0 0
JAJ Christy c †Oldfield b Ironmonger 63 112 5 0
HW Taylor b Grimmett 38 108 1 0
DPB Morkel b Ironmonger 4 4 1 0
HB Cameron*† lbw b Ironmonger 13 45 0 0
KG Viljoen b Ironmonger 2 21 0 0
CL Vincent c Ponsford b Grimmett 34 40 5 1
Q McMillan c Wall b Grimmett 1 26 0 0
NA Quinn not out 0 8 0 0
AJ Bell b Grimmett 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 8, lb 6, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 115 overs) 225 (1.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TW Wall 13 3 35 0 2.69
  EL a'Beckett 3 1 6 0 2.00
  CV Grimmett 46 14 92 6 2.00
  H Ironmonger 42 18 54 4 1.28
  SJ McCabe 10 1 21 0 2.10
  DG Bradman 1 0 2 0 2.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 3-0
Umpires - GE Borwick and GA Hele
Close of play
  • Thu, 31 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 46/1 (SH Curnow 22*, JAJ Christy 3*)
  • Fri, 1 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 268/7 (KG Viljoen 65*, Q McMillan 10*)
  • Sat, 2 Jan - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 206/1 (WM Woodfull 73*, DG Bradman 97*)
  • Sun, 3 Jan - rest day
  • Mon, 4 Jan - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 554/9 (CV Grimmett 16*, H Ironmonger 0*)
  • Tue, 5 Jan - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 198/7 (CL Vincent 10*, Q McMillan 1*)
  • Wed, 6 Jan - day 6 - South Africa 2nd innings 225 (115 ov) - end of match
 
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