New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Dec 24-29, 1953
South Africa won by 132 runs
24,26,28,29 December 1953 (4-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
DJ McGlew c Reid b MacGibbon 13 0
ARA Murray c Chapple b Blair 7 0
WR Endean c Sutcliffe b Reid 93 170 13 0
KJ Funston lbw b Overton 0 0 0
RA McLean c Blair b Overton 27 1
CB van Ryneveld b Blair 65 131 7 0
JE Cheetham* c †Mooney b MacGibbon 20 0
HJ Tayfield not out 20 0
JHB Waite c †Mooney b MacGibbon 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
DEJ Ironside b Reid 13 0
NAT Adcock run out 0 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 2, nb 8) 13
  Total (all out; 80 overs) 271 (2.54 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RW Blair 17 4 50 2 2.20
  JR Reid 18 3 63 2 2.62
  GWF Overton 20 4 68 2 2.55
  AR MacGibbon 22 5 61 3 2.07
  GO Rabone 3 0 16 0 4.00
  New Zealand 1st innings R M 4s 6s
GO Rabone* c Endean b Ironside 1 0 0
ME Chapple b Adcock 8 0
MB Poore b Adcock 15 0
B Sutcliffe not out 80 112 4 7
JR Reid c Endean b Adcock 3 25 0 0
LSM Miller b Ironside 14 35 0
JEF Beck c †Waite b Murray 16 52 0
FLH Mooney b Ironside 35 131 0
AR MacGibbon c Endean b Ironside 0 0 0
GWF Overton c Murray b Ironside 0 0 0
RW Blair st †Waite b Tayfield 6 10 0 1
Extras (b 3, lb 4, nb 2) 9
  Total (all out; 53.2 overs) 187 (2.63 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  NAT Adcock 14 2 44 3 2.35
  DEJ Ironside 19 4 51 5 2.01
  ARA Murray 12 3 30 1 1.87
  HJ Tayfield 8.2 2 53 1 4.81
  South Africa 2nd innings R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew b MacGibbon 8 0
JHB Waite c Reid b MacGibbon 5 0
WR Endean c sub b Reid 1 0 0
KJ Funston c Overton b MacGibbon 11 0
HJ Tayfield b Reid 34 0
JE Cheetham* c Sutcliffe b Reid 1 0 0
RA McLean lbw b Reid 36 0
CB van Ryneveld c Reid b MacGibbon 17 90 0
ARA Murray c Blair b Overton 13 0
DEJ Ironside not out 11 0
NAT Adcock c Poore b Overton 6 0
Extras (lb 3, nb 2) 5
  Total (all out; 53.1 overs) 148 (2.08 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RW Blair 5 0 14 0 2.10
  JR Reid 16 5 34 4 1.59
  GWF Overton 12.1 1 33 2 2.04
  AR MacGibbon 20 2 62 4 2.32
  New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 233 runs) R M 4s 6s
GO Rabone* c van Ryneveld b Adcock 22 0
ME Chapple c †Waite b Ironside 22 45 0
MB Poore b Adcock 1 0 0
B Sutcliffe c Endean b Murray 10 0
FLH Mooney c Funston b Adcock 10 0
JR Reid c Funston b Ironside 1 0 0
LSM Miller c †Waite b Adcock 0 0 0
JEF Beck c Endean b Ironside 7 0
AR MacGibbon not out 11 0
RW Blair b Adcock 4 0
GWF Overton run out 2 0 0
Extras (b 3, lb 5, nb 2) 10
  Total (all out; 47.5 overs) 100 (1.57 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  NAT Adcock 19 4 43 5 1.69
  DEJ Ironside 20.5 10 37 3 1.34
  ARA Murray 8 3 10 1 0.93

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debuts - JEF Beck (New Zealand); DEJ Ironside (South Africa)
Umpires - CD Coote and DT Drew
Close of play
  • Thu, 24 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 259/8 (HJ Tayfield 16*, DEJ Ironside 6*)
  • Fri, 25 Dec - rest day
  • Sat, 26 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 35/3 (JHB Waite 4*, HJ Tayfield 9*)
  • Sun, 27 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 28 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 68/3 (GO Rabone 19*, FLH Mooney 6*)
  • Tue, 29 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 100 (47.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • This Test has special significance in NZ cricket. It started just before the Tangiwai rail disaster on the North Island main trunk railway (24/12) when a bridge was washed away by torrents of water from the Mt Ruapehu crater lake. The fiancee of RW Blair was killed.
    • B Sutcliffe (1) retired hurt on 0* from 9/2 to 81/6 (hospitalised after being struck on the head)
    • LSM Miller (1) retired hurt on 1* from 24/3 to 57/5 (also hospitalised after being struck on the chest)
    • Blair, not expected at the crease, batted at 11 and stayed while Sutcliffe hit Tayfield for 3 further 6s in 4 balls. Blair himself also hit Tayfield for 6.
 
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