Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Ponting b McGrath
    14
    41
    57
    2
    0
    34.14
    b McGrath
    10
    53
    77
    1
    0
    18.86
    c Hayden b Lee
    26
    53
    71
    4
    0
    49.05
    c †Gilchrist b Bichel
    38
    124
    170
    2
    1
    30.64
    lbw b Lee
    67
    163
    232
    8
    0
    41.10
    c & b Bichel
    0
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    c Bichel b ME Waugh
    43
    66
    71
    6
    0
    65.15
    not out
    42
    93
    104
    4
    0
    45.16
    run out (Bichel)
    5
    3
    4
    1
    0
    166.66
    c Ponting b Lee
    0
    6
    9
    0
    0
    0.00
    c ME Waugh b Bichel
    14
    22
    53
    2
    0
    63.63
    Extras
    18 (b 1, lb 10, nb 7)
    TOTAL
    277 all out (103.5 Overs, RR: 2.66, 427 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (HH Gibbs, 14.2 ov), 2-36 (G Kirsten, 18.2 ov), 3-59 (HH Dippenaar, 30.4 ov), 4-131 (JH Kallis, 59.3 ov), 5-131 (L Klusener, 59.4 ov), 6-198 (MV Boucher, 77.5 ov), 7-220 (ND McKenzie, 89.1 ov), 8-225 (CW Henderson, 89.6 ov), 9-233 (AA Donald, 91.6 ov), 10-277 (M Hayward, 103.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath2687022.6901
    B Lee31107732.4800
    AJ Bichel19.564432.2101
    SK Warne1935602.9401
    ME Waugh811912.3700
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Klusener b Donald
    85
    176
    233
    7
    0
    48.29
    c Donald b Henderson
    138
    211
    290
    17
    0
    65.40
    c Kallis b Hayward
    22
    38
    54
    3
    0
    57.89
    b Donald
    34
    54
    84
    5
    0
    62.96
    run out (Gibbs)
    90
    156
    174
    12
    0
    57.69
    c Kallis b Pollock
    52
    104
    133
    4
    0
    50.00
    not out
    30
    67
    97
    4
    0
    44.77
    c Kirsten b Donald
    1
    2
    3
    0
    0
    50.00
    c McKenzie b Hayward
    3
    18
    28
    0
    0
    16.66
    c †Boucher b Pollock
    5
    6
    6
    0
    0
    83.33
    lbw b Pollock
    0
    11
    16
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    27 (lb 17, nb 9, w 1)
    TOTAL
    487 all out (139 Overs, RR: 3.5, 563 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-202 (JL Langer, 55.5 ov), 2-267 (RT Ponting, 69.4 ov), 3-267 (ML Hayden, 70.2 ov), 4-348 (ME Waugh, 91.4 ov), 5-429 (SR Waugh, 115.6 ov), 6-462 (DR Martyn, 126.5 ov), 7-463 (SK Warne, 127.1 ov), 8-470 (B Lee, 133.3 ov), 9-475 (AJ Bichel, 134.5 ov), 10-487 (GD McGrath, 138.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    AA Donald29510333.5500
    SM Pollock3138432.7006
    M Hayward26110924.1902
    JH Kallis1735503.2310
    CW Henderson29310813.7201
    L Klusener711101.5700
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Gilchrist b Lee
    21
    35
    43
    4
    0
    60.00
    c Ponting b Lee
    10
    14
    22
    1
    0
    71.42
    c Hayden b Warne
    23
    49
    83
    3
    0
    46.93
    run out (Martyn/†Gilchrist)
    99
    180
    287
    8
    0
    55.00
    c †Gilchrist b Warne
    12
    44
    57
    1
    0
    27.27
    lbw b McGrath
    7
    29
    34
    1
    0
    24.13
    c ME Waugh b Warne
    0
    2
    5
    0
    0
    0.00
    run out (Martyn)
    18
    26
    39
    3
    0
    69.23
    c ME Waugh b McGrath
    16
    54
    54
    2
    0
    29.62
    b Bichel
    7
    20
    24
    0
    0
    35.00
    not out
    0
    0
    6
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    6 (b 4, nb 2)
    TOTAL
    219 all out (75.1 Overs, RR: 2.91, 331 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (G Kirsten, 5.2 ov), 2-37 (HH Gibbs, 9.5 ov), 3-74 (HH Dippenaar, 25.1 ov), 4-107 (ND McKenzie, 38.1 ov), 5-120 (L Klusener, 45.5 ov), 6-121 (MV Boucher, 46.4 ov), 7-157 (SM Pollock, 55.5 ov), 8-192 (CW Henderson, 68.3 ov), 9-215 (AA Donald, 73.6 ov), 10-219 (JH Kallis, 75.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath2164322.0401
    B Lee1855222.8800
    SK Warne2436832.8300
    AJ Bichel12.105214.2701

Close of Play

  • Wed, 26 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 89/3 (JH Kallis 22*, ND McKenzie 14*, 40 ov)
  • Thu, 27 Dec - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 126/0 (JL Langer 67*, ML Hayden 55*, 32.1 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 487/9 (AC Gilchrist 30*, GD McGrath 0*, 138 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 10/1 (3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • The yeoman and the prince

    Greg Baum watches Australia crush South Africa's pretensions to the throne

  • Waugh receives heavy fine

    Australian captain Steve Waugh will forego half of his current match payment after being found guilty of misconduct in a hearing before match referee Ranjan Madugalle in Melbourne last night.

  • Resistance useless as Australia triumphs

    It has been more than three years since South Africa last lost two Tests in succession

  • Hayden runs South Africa ragged

    Close to 362 days will pass before the matter formally requires resolution

  • Waugh to appear before match referee

    Australian captain Steve Waugh will front match referee Ranjan Madugalle tonight after being charged with misconduct relating to an incident on the third day's play of the Second Test against South Africa in Melbourne.