• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    16.3 McGrath to Smith, OUT (Caught),Short off good length delivery outside off stump,Smith drives but the ball gets an edge and Gigchrist dives across and takes a good catch 45/2
    15.2 Warne to de Villiers, OUT (Stumped),tossed up delivery on the stumps,de Villers beaten by the flight misses the ball,and Gilchrist wipes the bails off very quickly 39/1
    9
    18
    11
    2
    0
    81.81
    19.1 Warne to Gibbs, OUT (Bowled] pitched just around the leg stump ,Gibbs moves back to defendand plays for the turn and not much of turn there,ball goes right between bat and pad and knocks the middle stump 58/3
    24.4 Symonds to Kallis, OUT (Caught),good length ball outside the off stump,Kallis pushes on the front foot and gets the nick and the ball sails through to the keeper who takes it cleanly. 64/4
    55.3 Warne to Prince, OUT (Caught),well flighted delivery,Prince plays forward and the ball takes the edge and goes straight to hayden at 1st slip who takes a neat catch 130/7
    26.3 Symonds to Rudolph, OUT (Bowled),Short of good length delivery,nipping away off the seam,Rudolph defends on the back foot,gets an inside edge back on to the stumps. 72/5
    33.1 Warne to Boucher, OUT (Caught),tossed up delivery outside leg stump,Boucher defends on the back foot and gets an inside edge on to the pads,the ball loops up and Ponting at silly point takes a spectacular catch. 82/6
    not out
    67
    156
    120
    8
    1
    55.83
    13
    58
    38
    0
    1
    34.21
    70.1 McGrath to Boje, OUT (Bowled),Boje on the back foot defends,ball keeps a bit low gets an inside edge and hits the stumps 166/8
    72.2 McGrath to Nel, OUT (Caught),Good delivery just outside off stump,Nel pushes at it and edges it and the ball sails through to the keeper. 178/9
    73.6 MacGill to Ntini, OUT (Bowled)All over well flighted Googly,too good for Ntini to handle,ball pitches on off and turns in Ntini goes for a drive but misses the ball and the ball hits the middle stump. 181/10
    Extras
    11 (lb 6, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    181 all out (74 Overs, 307 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (AB de Villiers, 15.2 ov), 2-45 (GC Smith, 16.3 ov), 3-58 (HH Gibbs, 19.1 ov), 4-64 (JH Kallis, 24.4 ov), 5-72 (JA Rudolph, 26.3 ov), 6-82 (MV Boucher, 33.1 ov), 7-130 (AG Prince, 55.3 ov), 8-166 (N Boje, 70.1 ov), 9-178 (A Nel, 72.2 ov), 10-181 (M Ntini, 73.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath15.034432.9300
    B Lee11.042302.0901
    SK Warne28.077442.6413
    A Symonds4.02621.5000
    SCG MacGill16.072811.7500

Close of Play

  • Mon, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 239/8 (MEK Hussey 23*, 89.1 ov)
  • Tue, 27 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 169/2 (HH Gibbs 54*, JH Kallis 17*, 58 ov)
  • Wed, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 110/2 (ML Hayden 45*, BJ Hodge 17*, 37 ov)
  • Thu, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 99/6 (AG Prince 16*, SM Pollock 13*, 42 ov)
  • Fri, 30 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 181 (74 ov) - end of match

Match Notes