Australia tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Dec 24-28, 1949
Australia won by an innings and 85 runs
24,26,27,28 December 1949 (4-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M 4s 6s
AR Morris c Tayfield b McCarthy 0 0 0
J Moroney run out 0 0 0
KR Miller b Mann 21 0
AL Hassett* b Watkins 112 270 0
RN Harvey b Watkins 34 0
SJE Loxton st †Wade b Tayfield 101 135 14 0
CL McCool b Tayfield 31 0
IWG Johnson c Cheetham b Mann 66 0
RA Saggers lbw b McCarthy 14 0
RR Lindwall c Nel b Tayfield 21 0
WA Johnston not out 1 0 0
Extras (b 5, lb 5, w 2) 12
  Total (all out; 113.4 overs) 413 (2.72 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  CN McCarthy 25 2 90 2 2.70
  JC Watkins 19 3 56 2 2.21
  VI Smith 13 0 70 0 4.03
  HJ Tayfield 28 3 93 3 2.49
  NBF Mann 28.4 4 92 2 2.42
  South Africa 1st innings R 4s 6s
EAB Rowan b Miller 60 0
OE Wynne lbw b Johnston 3 0 0
JD Nel b Johnson 4 0
AD Nourse* c Hassett b Johnson 0 0 0
WW Wade b Miller 2 0 0
JE Cheetham lbw b Johnston 10 0
JC Watkins c Hassett b Miller 36 0
HJ Tayfield lbw b Miller 6 0
NBF Mann b Miller 0 0 0
VI Smith not out 1 0 0
CN McCarthy b Johnson 0 0 0
Extras (lb 14, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 56.2 overs) 137 (1.82 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 10 1 22 0 1.65
  WA Johnston 12 4 21 2 1.31
  KR Miller 15 3 40 5 2.00
  IWG Johnson 18.2 6 37 3 1.52
  SJE Loxton 1 0 2 0 1.50
  South Africa 2nd innings (following on) R 4s 6s
EAB Rowan lbw b McCool 32 0
OE Wynne c †Saggers b Johnston 33 0
JD Nel c †Saggers b Johnston 14 0
AD Nourse* c †Saggers b Johnson 36 0
WW Wade b Johnston 11 0
JE Cheetham c Hassett b Johnston 35 0
JC Watkins c Miller b Johnson 0 0 0
HJ Tayfield c Miller b Johnson 0 0 0
NBF Mann lbw b Johnston 13 0
VI Smith c McCool b Johnston 1 0 0
CN McCarthy not out 1 0 0
Extras (b 9, lb 3, w 1, nb 2) 15
  Total (all out; 65.1 overs) 191 (2.19 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RR Lindwall 8 1 25 0 2.34
  WA Johnston 20.1 5 44 6 1.63
  KR Miller 11 1 27 0 1.84
  IWG Johnson 14 0 54 3 2.89
  SJE Loxton 3 0 11 0 2.75
  CL McCool 9 3 15 1 1.25

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - J Moroney (Australia); JD Nel, HJ Tayfield and JC Watkins (South Africa)
Umpires - RGA Ashman and DV Collins
Close of play
  • Sat, 24 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 190/4 (AL Hassett 109*, SJE Loxton 16*)
  • Sun, 25 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 26 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 70/4 (EAB Rowan 48*, JE Cheetham 5*)
  • Tue, 27 Dec - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 84/2 (JD Nel 6*, AD Nourse 2*)
  • Wed, 28 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 191 (65.1 ov) - end of match
 
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