South Africa tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 1998
Australia won by an innings and 21 runs
2,3,4,5 January 1998 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AM Bacher lbw b Blewett 39 121 85 4 0 45.88
G Kirsten c Taylor b McGrath 11 55 42 0 0 26.19
JH Kallis run out (Ponting) 16 68 59 2 0 27.11
WJ Cronje* c Taylor b Warne 88 335 262 8 0 33.58
HH Gibbs c †Healy b Bevan 54 162 150 6 0 36.00
BM McMillan c Elliott b Bevan 6 14 17 0 0 35.29
SM Pollock c Taylor b Warne 18 91 67 3 0 26.86
DJ Richardson b Warne 6 14 15 0 0 40.00
PL Symcox c †Healy b Warne 29 56 40 5 0 72.50
AA Donald not out 4 19 15 1 0 26.66
PR Adams c SR Waugh b Warne 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 1, nb 7) 16
  Total (all out; 124.1 overs) 287 (2.31 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GD McGrath 20 6 51 1 2.55
  PR Reiffel 24 7 48 0 2.00 (3nb)
  SK Warne 32.1 8 75 5 2.33 (3nb)
  MG Bevan 23 3 56 2 2.43 (2nb)
  GS Blewett 13 5 30 1 2.30 (2nb)
  SR Waugh 8 4 10 0 1.25 (1w)
  ME Waugh 3 1 5 0 1.66
  MTG Elliott 1 0 4 0 4.00
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MTG Elliott c McMillan b Symcox 32 90 66 4 0 48.48
MA Taylor* c †Richardson b Pollock 11 50 45 0 0 24.44
GS Blewett b McMillan 28 119 113 4 0 24.77
ME Waugh lbw b Pollock 100 211 186 12 1 53.76
SR Waugh b Donald 85 279 199 9 0 42.71
RT Ponting c & b Adams 62 219 155 1 1 40.00
MG Bevan c McMillan b Symcox 12 42 39 1 0 30.76
IA Healy not out 46 152 130 2 0 35.38
PR Reiffel b Donald 0 12 7 0 0 0.00
SK Warne lbw b Pollock 12 46 28 2 0 42.85
GD McGrath c †Richardson b Donald 14 59 45 0 0 31.11
Extras (b 1, lb 12, nb 6) 19
  Total (all out; 167.4 overs) 421 (2.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 30.4 5 81 3 2.64
  SM Pollock 33 8 71 3 2.15 (6nb)
  PL Symcox 39 9 103 2 2.64
  PR Adams 38 9 66 1 1.73
  BM McMillan 18 5 55 1 3.05
  JH Kallis 8 1 30 0 3.75 (1nb)
  WJ Cronje 1 0 2 0 2.00
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten lbw b McGrath 0 8 9 0 0 0.00
AM Bacher c Ponting b Reiffel 2 22 12 0 0 16.66
JH Kallis b Warne 45 155 110 4 0 40.90
WJ Cronje* c Ponting b Warne 5 36 35 0 0 14.28
HH Gibbs c Blewett b Warne 1 33 25 0 0 4.00
BM McMillan b Warne 11 11 13 2 0 84.61
SM Pollock c Taylor b Warne 4 11 12 0 0 33.33
DJ Richardson c & b Warne 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
PL Symcox b Reiffel 38 69 72 4 1 52.77
AA Donald c †Healy b Reiffel 2 34 23 0 0 8.69
PR Adams not out 1 8 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (b 2, lb 1, nb 1) 4
  Total (all out; 53 overs) 113 (2.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  PR Reiffel 12 3 14 3 1.16
  GD McGrath 5 2 8 1 1.60
  SK Warne 21 9 34 6 1.61 (1nb)
  GS Blewett 2 1 1 0 0.50
  MG Bevan 3 0 18 0 6.00
  ME Waugh 10 2 35 0 3.50

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Player of the match - SK Warne (Australia)
Umpires - DB Hair and P Willey (England)
TV umpire - SJA Taufel
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Fri, 2 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 197/5 (WJ Cronje 56*, SM Pollock 1*, 97 ov)
  • Sat, 3 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 174/3 (ME Waugh 78*, SR Waugh 18*, 67 ov)
  • Sun, 4 Jan - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 392/9 (IA Healy 31*, GD McGrath 3*, 157 ov)
  • Mon, 5 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 113 (53 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • SR Waugh becomes the 16th player (3rd for Australia) to appear in 100 Test matches.
    • Day One:
    • Lunch: South Africa 1/47 (Bacher 30*, Kallis 3*, 22 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 3/140 (Cronje 25*, Gibbs 43*, 64 overs)
    • Stumps: South Africa 5/197 (Cronje 56*, Pollock 1*, 97 overs)
    • Start of play delayed 30 minutes due to dampness on a batting strip adjacent to the Test pitch, due to overwatering on the previous day.
    • Attendance: 34,952.
    • Day Two:
    • Lunch: South Africa 287 all out (Donald 4*, 124.1 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 2/78 (Blewett 19*, M Waugh 11*, 36 overs)
    • Stumps: Australia 3/174 (ME Waugh 78*, SR Waugh 18*, 67 overs)
    • When Warne dismissed Cronje he became Australia's 2nd highest wicket-taker in Tests (14th overall), passing CJ McDermott, 291.
    • Floodlights turned on at 2.55pm.
    • Rain ends play at 5.54pm.
    • Attendance: 27,246.
    • Day Three:
    • Lunch: Australia 4/259 (SR Waugh 57*, Ponting 19*, 96 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 5/332 (Ponting 48*, Bevan 12*, 126 overs)
    • Stumps: Australia 9/392 (Healy 31*, McGrath 3*; 157 overs)
    • Floodlights turned on at 4.40pm.
    • Attendance: 26,118.
    • Day Four:
    • Lunch: South Africa 3/21 (Kallis 12*, Gibbs 0*; 16 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa: 7/85 (Kallis 40*, Symcox 18*; 39 overs)
    • Floodlights switched on at 2.40pm.
    • When Warne dismissed Kallis he became the 13th bowler to take 300 Test wickets in his 63rd match.
    • Rain stopped play at 3.05pm. Tea was taken during the interruption. Play resumed at 6.20pm, with stumps rescheduled to 7.00pm. Taylor claimed the additional half-hour with the score 9/112. The match ended at 7.10pm. No further play would have been possible on the day with a heavy downpour commencing as the final delivery was bowled.
    • Attendance: 17,169. Match aggregate: 105,125.
 
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