Australia tour of South Africa, 3rd Test: South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 21-24, 1997
South Africa won by 8 wickets
Played at Centurion Park
21,22,23,24 March 1997 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c †Richardson b Klusener 38 197 138 5 0 27.53
ML Hayden b Schultz 10 36 22 2 0 45.45
MTG Elliott c Schultz b Donald 18 68 52 2 0 34.61
ME Waugh b Donald 5 27 15 1 0 33.33
SR Waugh c †Richardson b Schultz 67 174 132 9 0 50.75
GS Blewett c †Richardson b Symcox 37 94 90 5 0 41.11
MG Bevan lbw b Schultz 6 40 22 1 0 27.27
IA Healy c †Richardson b Donald 19 67 47 1 0 40.42
SK Warne lbw b Schultz 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
JN Gillespie not out 6 47 24 0 0 25.00
GD McGrath b Klusener 0 8 7 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 4, w 7, nb 9) 21
  Total (all out; 89.5 overs) 227 (2.52 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 20 5 60 3 3.00 (4nb, 3w)
  BN Schultz 20 4 52 4 2.60 (8nb, 3w)
  WJ Cronje 5 3 5 0 1.00
  L Klusener 14.5 4 23 2 1.55 (1w)
  PL Symcox 23 4 62 1 2.69
  JH Kallis 7 2 20 0 2.85 (1nb)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten c †Healy b McGrath 16 59 42 2 0 38.09
AM Bacher lbw b McGrath 96 444 322 10 1 29.81
BM McMillan c Hayden b ME Waugh 55 159 119 8 0 46.21
DJ Cullinan b McGrath 47 120 103 8 0 45.63
PL Symcox c Blewett b Gillespie 16 44 30 3 0 53.33
JH Kallis c SR Waugh b McGrath 2 21 15 0 0 13.33
WJ Cronje* not out 79 148 111 9 2 71.17
DJ Richardson b McGrath 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
L Klusener b Gillespie 30 58 46 3 1 65.21
AA Donald c †Healy b Gillespie 8 32 15 2 0 53.33
BN Schultz c †Healy b McGrath 2 16 9 0 0 22.22
Extras (b 11, lb 16, w 1, nb 5) 33
  Total (all out; 134.4 overs) 384 (2.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 40.4 15 86 6 2.11
  JN Gillespie 31 13 75 3 2.41 (1nb, 1w)
  GS Blewett 5 0 19 0 3.80 (1nb)
  SK Warne 36 11 89 0 2.47 (4nb)
  MG Bevan 15 3 54 0 3.60
  ME Waugh 7 1 34 1 4.85
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c †Richardson b Donald 5 26 19 1 0 26.31
ML Hayden lbw b Schultz 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
MTG Elliott b Donald 12 50 35 1 0 34.28
ME Waugh b Symcox 42 139 100 7 0 42.00
SR Waugh not out 60 266 179 8 0 33.51
GS Blewett b Donald 0 12 10 0 0 0.00
MG Bevan b Symcox 5 32 20 1 0 25.00
IA Healy c †Richardson b Schultz 12 33 24 1 0 50.00
SK Warne lbw b Donald 12 55 43 2 0 27.90
JN Gillespie b Donald 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
GD McGrath b Klusener 11 20 17 2 0 64.70
Extras (b 2, lb 6, w 4, nb 14) 26
  Total (all out; 73.4 overs) 185 (2.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 18 5 36 5 2.00 (3w)
  BN Schultz 17 4 39 2 2.29 (9nb, 1w)
  L Klusener 14.4 1 40 1 2.72 (3nb)
  PL Symcox 19 5 49 2 2.57
  JH Kallis 5 1 13 0 2.60 (1nb)
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 29 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten c Taylor b Blewett 6 18 16 1 0 37.50
AM Bacher c Elliott b Gillespie 5 11 6 1 0 83.33
BM McMillan not out 7 18 10 0 0 70.00
DJ Cullinan not out 12 11 9 3 0 133.33
Extras (w 1, nb 1) 2
  Total (2 wickets; 6.4 overs) 32 (4.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  JN Gillespie 3.4 0 19 1 5.18 (1w)
  GS Blewett 3 0 13 1 4.33 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Series - Australia won the 3-match series 2-1
Player of the match - AA Donald (South Africa)
Player of the series - SR Waugh (Australia)
Umpires - MJ Kitchen (England) and CJ Mitchley
TV umpire - RE Koertzen
Match referee - R Subba Row (England)
Close of play
  • Fri, 21 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 227
  • Sat, 22 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 240/3 (AM Bacher 94*, PL Symcox 5*)
  • Sun, 23 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 96/4 (SR Waugh 24*, GS Blewett 0*)
  • Mon, 24 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 32/2 (6.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Healy dropped by Richardson off Schultz when he had 2 and the total was 199.
    • Healy was Donald's 150th Test victim; Donald is only the second South African bowler to have taken 150 Test wickets.
    • Attendance: 9100
    • Kirsten's wicket was Healy's 300th Test dismissal.
    • Bacher/McMillan 100 partnership in 161 mins, 237 balls.
    • Bacher/Cullinan 100 partnership in 115 mins, 190 balls.
    • Lunch: SA 58/1 (Bacher 20*, McMillan 19*, 30 overs)
    • Tea: SA 145/2 (Bacher 51*, Cullinan 8*, 60 overs)
    • Attendance: 9663
    • ME Waugh caught by Richardson off a no-ball from Brett Schultz when he was on 26 and the total was 71.
    • In the 22nd over, Klusener was no-balled under law 42 for bowling a third bouncer in the over to S Waugh.
    • Bad light stopped play with 7 scheduled overs remaining.
    • Attendance: 11 100.
    • IA Healy suspended for two matches for dissent.
 
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