South Africa tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1993
26,27,28,29,30 December 1993 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor b Symcox 170 495 349 12 0 48.71
MJ Slater c Kirsten b Donald 32 104 89 1 0 35.95
SK Warne lbw b de Villiers 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
DC Boon b Matthews 25 114 79 2 0 31.64
ME Waugh lbw b Matthews 84 211 144 5 1 58.33
AR Border* c †Richardson b Matthews 2 18 12 0 0 16.66
DR Martyn b Symcox 8 23 17 1 0 47.05
IA Healy not out 7 15 8 0 0 87.50
Extras (b 2, lb 7, nb 5) 14
  Total (7 wickets dec; 115.5 overs; 495 mins) 342 (2.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  AA Donald 30 4 108 1 3.60 (3nb)
  PS de Villiers 32 6 83 1 2.59 (2nb)
  CR Matthews 24 5 68 3 2.83
  WJ Cronje 13 4 25 0 1.92
  PL Symcox 16.5 3 49 2 2.91
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AC Hudson retired hurt 64 245 201 3 0 31.84
G Kirsten c Taylor b Waugh 16 89 59 0 0 27.11
WJ Cronje c Boon b Warne 71 168 141 5 0 50.35
DJ Cullinan c Border b McDermott 0 8 1 0 0 0.00
JN Rhodes not out 35 193 124 1 0 28.22
KC Wessels* not out 63 189 172 2 0 36.62
Extras (lb 2, nb 7) 9
  Total (3 wickets; 115 overs; 448 mins) 258 (2.24 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  CJ McDermott 23 5 60 1 2.60 (6nb)
  PR Reiffel 21 4 55 0 2.61 (1nb)
  ME Waugh 12 3 20 1 1.66
  TBA May 28 7 58 0 2.07
  SK Warne 31 8 63 1 2.03

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series level 0-0
Test debuts - PS de Villiers and G Kirsten (South Africa)
Player of the match - MA Taylor (Australia)
Umpires - DB Hair and TA Prue
TV umpire - LJ King
Match referee - JL Hendriks (West Indies)
Close of play
  • Sun, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 71/2 (MA Taylor 30*, DC Boon 4*)
  • Mon, 27 Dec - day 2 - no play
  • Tue, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 140/3 (MA Taylor 63*, ME Waugh 11*)
  • Wed, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 1st innings 59/1 (AC Hudson 35*, WJ Cronje 3*)
  • Thu, 30 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 1st innings 258/3 (115 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • Scorers: KV O'Neill and MK Walsh
    • 12th Men: GD McGrath (Australia) and DJ Callaghan (South Africa)
    • Rain prevented any play until 5.00pm (play extended to 7.11pm)
    • Lunch: No play
    • Tea: No play
    • Rain stopped play from 6.51pm to 6.56pm
    • Attendance: 15604
    • Rain prevented any play. The days play was abandoned at 3.10pm
    • Attendance: 3067
    • Rain stopped play from 12.25pm - 12.45pm.
    • Lunch: Australia 127/3 (MA Taylor 61*)
    • Rain prevented a resumption of play after lunch until 5.20pm
    • Tea: No play
    • Bad light ended play at 5.49pm
    • Attendance: 11420
    • Lunch: Australia 235/3 (MA Taylor 104*, NME Waugh 64*)
    • Tea: Australia 342/7 (IA Healy 7*, 115.5 ov)
    • Rain stopped play from 4.26pm to 4.55pm
    • Rain stopped play from 5.18pm to 5.39pm
    • Rain ended play at 6.44pm
    • Attendance: 10280
    • Lunch: South Africa 146/1 (AC Hudson 64*, WJ Cronje 60*)
    • AC Hudson retired hurt at 152/1 (arm injury sufered earlier after being struck by a throw from SK Warne)
    • Tea: South Africa 201/3 (JN Rhodes 13*, KC Wessels 28*)
    • Match called off at 5.31pm
    • Attendance: 8194 (Total: 48565)
 
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