South Africa tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1997
26,27,28,29,30 December 1997 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MTG Elliott c †Richardson b Klusener 6 55 33 0 0 18.18
MA Taylor* c Kirsten b McMillan 20 98 78 1 0 25.64
GS Blewett st †Richardson b Symcox 26 156 114 1 0 22.80
ME Waugh c †Richardson b Donald 0 21 18 0 0 0.00
SR Waugh c Cullinan b Donald 96 264 188 9 0 51.06
RT Ponting b Symcox 105 269 208 14 0 50.48
IA Healy b Donald 16 28 25 2 0 64.00
PR Reiffel b Symcox 27 77 54 2 0 50.00
SK Warne c & b Pollock 1 11 8 0 0 12.50
MS Kasprowicz c Bacher b Symcox 0 8 3 0 0 0.00
GD McGrath not out 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 6, nb 5) 12
  Total (all out; 121.2 overs; 500 mins) 309 (2.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 29 6 74 3 2.55 (2nb)
  SM Pollock 28 6 76 1 2.71 (2nb)
  L Klusener 19 3 48 1 2.52 (2nb)
  BM McMillan 10 3 19 1 1.90
  PL Symcox 27.2 4 69 4 2.52
  JH Kallis 4 2 5 0 1.25
  WJ Cronje 4 2 11 0 2.75
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AM Bacher c †Healy b Kasprowicz 3 53 35 0 0 8.57
G Kirsten c †Healy b ME Waugh 83 323 256 7 0 32.42
JH Kallis c †Healy b McGrath 15 77 57 1 0 26.31
DJ Cullinan run out (Ponting) 5 39 29 0 0 17.24
WJ Cronje* c Blewett b Warne 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
BM McMillan c †Healy b Kasprowicz 48 227 189 2 0 25.39
SM Pollock lbw b Warne 7 28 25 1 0 28.00
DJ Richardson lbw b ME Waugh 1 10 9 0 0 11.11
L Klusener lbw b Warne 11 47 35 1 0 31.42
PL Symcox b Kasprowicz 4 12 9 1 0 44.44
AA Donald not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 2, w 1, nb 6) 9
  Total (all out; 106.5 overs; 416 mins) 186 (1.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 17 9 20 1 1.17
  PR Reiffel 14 5 32 0 2.28 (2nb)
  MS Kasprowicz 13.5 3 28 3 2.02 (2nb)
  SK Warne 42 15 64 3 1.52 (2nb, 1w)
  ME Waugh 18 8 28 2 1.55
  SR Waugh 2 0 12 0 6.00
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* c Cullinan b Symcox 59 248 195 4 0 30.25
MTG Elliott lbw b Donald 1 28 19 0 0 5.26
GS Blewett c McMillan b Donald 6 10 7 0 0 85.71
ME Waugh b Donald 1 15 12 0 0 8.33
SR Waugh c †Richardson b Pollock 17 43 27 2 0 62.96
RT Ponting c & b Pollock 32 113 84 2 0 38.09
IA Healy b Donald 4 39 17 0 0 23.52
PR Reiffel not out 79 154 115 6 0 68.69
SK Warne c Symcox b Donald 10 19 16 2 0 62.50
MS Kasprowicz c Kirsten b Donald 19 62 43 2 0 44.18
GD McGrath c McMillan b Pollock 18 66 47 0 0 38.29
Extras (b 4, lb 3, nb 4) 11
  Total (all out; 96.2 overs; 403 mins) 257 (2.66 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 27 8 59 6 2.18 (3nb)
  SM Pollock 21.2 5 56 3 2.62 (1nb)
  PL Symcox 35 9 90 1 2.57
  BM McMillan 2 0 6 0 3.00
  L Klusener 9 2 28 0 3.11
  WJ Cronje 2 0 11 0 5.50
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 381 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten b Reiffel 0 23 14 0 0 0.00
AM Bacher c Taylor b Warne 39 149 109 1 0 35.77
JH Kallis b Reiffel 101 357 279 6 0 36.20
DJ Cullinan b Warne 0 10 8 0 0 0.00
WJ Cronje* c Taylor b SR Waugh 70 170 143 2 0 48.95
BM McMillan c Taylor b Warne 16 84 69 2 0 23.18
SM Pollock not out 15 101 70 1 0 21.42
DJ Richardson lbw b McGrath 11 47 39 0 0 28.20
L Klusener not out 6 16 10 1 0 60.00
Extras (b 5, lb 4, nb 6) 15
  Total (7 wickets; 122 overs; 483 mins) 273 (2.23 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 28 11 57 1 2.03
  PR Reiffel 18 7 24 2 1.33 (2nb)
  MS Kasprowicz 14 1 45 0 3.21
  SK Warne 44 11 97 3 2.20 (8nb)
  ME Waugh 10 0 25 0 2.50
  SR Waugh 7 2 12 1 1.71
  GS Blewett 1 0 4 0 4.00

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series level 0-0
Player of the match - JH Kallis (South Africa)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and SG Randell
TV umpire - WP Sheahan
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Fri, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 206/4 (SR Waugh 87*, RT Ponting 56*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 27 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 94/4 (G Kirsten 61*, BM McMillan 6*, 56 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 67/4 (MA Taylor 30*, RT Ponting 8*, 37 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 79/1 (AM Bacher 34*, JH Kallis 40*, 30 ov)
  • Tue, 30 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 273/7 (122 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • Scorers: MK Walsh (Australia) and KV O'Neill (South Australia)
    • 12th Men: AJ Bichel (Australia) and JN Rhodes (Southg Australia)
    • Lunch: Australia 44/3 (Blewett 13*; 28.4 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 92/4 (SR Waugh 28*, Ponting 5*; 59 overs)
    • Elliott dropped by Kallis off Donald in the 1st over.
    • Richardson took the South African record for Most Fielding Dismissals apon catching Elliott (previous: JHB Waite, 141 Dismissals).
    • SR Waugh was caught by Richardson off a no-ball by Donald soon after reaching his 50.
    • SR Waugh was dropped by Kirsten in 2nd last over of the day.
    • Lunch: Australia 302/7 (Reiffel 21*; 117.5 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 41/1 (Kirsten 31*, Kallis 5*; 22 overs)
    • Lunch: South Africa 147/5 (McMillan 31*, Pollock 3*; 87 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 8/1 (Taylor 2*, Blewett 4*; 8 overs)
    • The dismissal of Pollock was SK Warne's 500th First-class wicket
    • Lunch: Australia 146/8 (Reiffel 8*, Kasprowicz 0*; 65 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 257 all out 96.2 overs
    • With the dismissal of Kasprowicz, Donald passes the highest number of Test wickets taken in a career by a South African (170, HJ Tayfield)
    • Paul Reiffel passes his highest Test score
    • With the dismissal of Kirsten, Reiffel claims his 100th Test wicket
    • With the score on 2/0 AM Bacher was given out to a catch by RT Ponting, Ponting then advises that the catch was grounded and the decision was reversed.
    • Lunch: South Africa 139/3 (Kallis 67*, Cronje 27*; 60 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 226/4 (Kallis 100*, McMillan 6*; 93 overs)
    • Jacques Kallis passes his highest Test score
    • Attendance: Day 1 - 73,812 (third-largest Boxing Day crowd at the MCG); Day 2 - 31,367; Day 3 - 24,859; Day 4 - 18,895; Day 5 - 11,249. Aggregate 160,182.
 
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