South Africa tour of Australia, 1997/98 / Scorecard

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)
Fall of wickets 1-18 (Elliott, 13.2 ov), 2-42 (Taylor, 22.5 ov), 3-44 (ME Waugh, 28.3 ov), 4-77 (Blewett, 51.3 ov), 5-222 (SR Waugh, 94.3 ov), 6-250 (Healy, 100.6 ov), 7-302 (Ponting, 117.4 ov), 8-309 (Reiffel, 119.5 ov), 9-309 (Warne, 120.1 ov), 10-309 (Kasprowicz, 121.2 ov)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-28 (Bacher, 12.3 ov), 2-62 (Kallis, 32.2 ov), 3-75 (Cullinan, 40.6 ov), 4-76 (Cronje, 41.5 ov), 5-138 (Kirsten, 81.4 ov), 6-155 (Pollock, 90.4 ov), 7-158 (Richardson, 93.5 ov), 8-182 (McMillan, 104.2 ov), 9-182 (Klusener, 105.3 ov), 10-186 (Symcox, 106.5 ov)
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)
Fall of wickets 1-4 (Elliott, 6.1 ov), 2-10 (Blewett, 8.3 ov), 3-12 (ME Waugh, 12.5 ov), 4-44 (SR Waugh, 22.2 ov), 5-106 (Ponting, 50.4 ov), 6-128 (Taylor, 59.3 ov), 7-128 (Healy, 60.1 ov), 8-146 (Warne, 64.4 ov), 9-208 (Kasprowicz, 80.4 ov), 10-257 (McGrath, 96.2 ov)
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)
Did not bat PL Symcox, AA Donald
Fall of wickets 1-1 (Kirsten, 5.1 ov), 2-88 (Bacher, 37.1 ov), 3-88 (Cullinan, 39.3 ov), 4-211 (Cronje, 84.2 ov), 5-229 (Kallis, 97.2 ov), 6-241 (McMillan, 105.6 ov), 7-260 (Richardson, 118.2 ov)
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
  • General
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • 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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Series Results
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Jan 30-Feb 3, 1998
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 2-5, 1998
Australia won by an innings and 21 runs
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Dec 26-30, 1997
Match drawn
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Dec 30, 1997

Jacques Kallis plays the pull against Glenn McGrath, Australia v South Africa, first Test, Melbourne, 30 December, 1997

Jacques Kallis pulls

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Dec 30, 1997

Lance Klusener and Shaun Pollock walk off after drawing the match at the end of the final day of the Australia v South Africa Test match at the MCG in Melbourne. December 30th 1997.

Lance Klusener and Shaun Pollock walk off, the Test saved

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