South Africa tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Jan 30-Feb 3, 1998
Played at Adelaide Oval
30,31 January, 1,2,3 February 1998 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AM Bacher c Warne b Bichel 64 184 161 9 0 39.75
G Kirsten c Warne b Kasprowicz 77 205 155 12 0 49.67
JH Kallis lbw b MacGill 15 32 24 3 0 62.50
WJ Cronje* b Warne 73 173 148 9 1 49.32
HH Gibbs c †Healy b Blewett 37 133 103 4 1 35.92
DJ Richardson c Taylor b Warne 15 77 56 2 0 26.78
JN Rhodes c Bichel b Kasprowicz 6 24 21 1 0 28.57
BM McMillan not out 87 223 165 12 1 52.72
SM Pollock c Blewett b Kasprowicz 40 81 66 7 0 60.60
L Klusener c Warne b MacGill 38 68 59 6 0 64.40
PL Symcox lbw b SR Waugh 54 47 42 6 0 128.57
Extras (lb 8, w 2, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 166 overs) 517 (3.11 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  MS Kasprowicz 39 7 125 3 3.20 (3nb)
  AJ Bichel 35 10 103 1 2.94 (1w)
  SK Warne 33 6 95 2 2.87
  SCG MacGill 29 7 112 2 3.86
  ME Waugh 6 1 21 0 3.50 (1w)
  GS Blewett 14 5 26 1 1.85
  SR Waugh 10 3 27 1 2.70
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MA Taylor* not out 169 524 378 21 0 44.70
MTG Elliott c Kallis b Pollock 8 24 22 1 0 36.36
GS Blewett c Bacher b Pollock 31 56 44 5 0 70.45
ME Waugh c Gibbs b Pollock 63 171 127 9 0 49.60
SR Waugh c †Richardson b Pollock 6 10 8 1 0 75.00
RT Ponting b Klusener 26 97 72 4 0 36.11
IA Healy c & b Pollock 1 25 14 0 0 7.14
AJ Bichel c Symcox b Pollock 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
SK Warne c †Richardson b Pollock 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
MS Kasprowicz c Symcox b Kallis 17 42 26 4 0 65.38
SCG MacGill b Symcox 10 71 47 1 0 21.27
Extras (b 2, lb 12, nb 5) 19
  Total (all out; 122.5 overs) 350 (2.84 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SM Pollock 41 11 87 7 2.12 (3nb)
  BM McMillan 23 5 60 0 2.60 (1nb)
  JH Kallis 18 5 45 1 2.50
  L Klusener 27 6 104 1 3.85 (2nb)
  PL Symcox 13.5 3 40 1 2.89
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
G Kirsten not out 108 235 159 12 1 67.92
AM Bacher c MacGill b Warne 41 102 82 5 0 50.00
JH Kallis b Kasprowicz 15 54 43 3 0 34.88
WJ Cronje* c Warne b Kasprowicz 5 26 17 0 0 29.41
L Klusener b MacGill 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
PL Symcox c †Healy b MacGill 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
HH Gibbs st †Healy b MacGill 2 20 18 0 0 11.11
JN Rhodes not out 19 23 26 3 0 73.07
Extras (nb 1) 1
  Total (6 wickets dec; 58 overs) 193 (3.32 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  MS Kasprowicz 18 5 55 2 3.05
  AJ Bichel 14 2 51 0 3.64 (1nb)
  SR Waugh 4 1 13 0 3.25
  SK Warne 15 2 52 1 3.46
  SCG MacGill 7 1 22 3 3.14
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 361 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
MTG Elliott c †Richardson b Pollock 4 18 16 1 0 25.00
MA Taylor* b Klusener 6 39 27 0 0 22.22
GS Blewett b Pollock 16 104 79 2 0 20.25
ME Waugh not out 115 404 305 16 0 37.70
SR Waugh c †Richardson b Klusener 34 110 93 6 0 36.55
RT Ponting c Symcox b Klusener 23 118 84 3 0 27.38
IA Healy c †Richardson b Kallis 10 24 18 2 0 55.55
AJ Bichel lbw b Klusener 7 40 26 1 0 26.92
SK Warne not out 4 23 13 0 0 30.76
Extras (b 2, nb 6) 8
  Total (7 wickets; 108.4 overs) 227 (2.08 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  SM Pollock 30.4 12 61 2 1.98 (2nb)
  L Klusener 30 10 67 4 2.23 (5nb)
  JH Kallis 16 10 20 1 1.25
  PL Symcox 18 2 42 0 2.33
  BM McMillan 13 2 33 0 2.53 (2nb)
  WJ Cronje 1 0 2 0 2.00

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - Australia won the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - SCG MacGill (Australia)
Player of the match - SM Pollock (South Africa)
Player of the series - SK Warne (Australia)
Umpires - DB Cowie (New Zealand) and SG Randell
TV umpire - SJ Davis
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Close of play
  • Fri, 30 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 269/4 (WJ Cronje 70*, DJ Richardson 0*, 96 ov)
  • Sat, 31 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 71/1 (MA Taylor 26*, GS Blewett 31*, 22 ov)
  • Sun, 1 Feb - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 327/9 (MA Taylor 157*, SCG MacGill 2*, 112 ov)
  • Mon, 2 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 32/2 (GS Blewett 9*, ME Waugh 11*, 17 ov)
  • Tue, 3 Feb - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 227/7 (108.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • IA Healy's 100th Test
    • SG Randell's 33rd Test, equals the Australian umpiring record (also: AR Crafter, 33)
    • PR Reiffel injured his little finger on his right hand in the 3rd ODI final
    • AA Donald's buttock strain from the 2nd final also kept him out
    • The last time a century opening partnership was scored on the morning of the 1st day of a Test against Australia was by New Zealand at Wellington, 1992/93.
    • Lunch: South Africa 105/0 (Bacher 52*, Kirsten 51*, 32 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 178/3 (Cronje 9*, Gibbs 10*, 64 overs)
    • Stumps: South Africa 4/269 (Cronje 70*, Richardson 0*; 96 overs)
    • Attendance: 17,357.
    • Lunch: South Africa 7/353 (McMillan 24*, Pollock 35*; 128 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 517 all out
    • Stumps: Australia 1/71 (Taylor 26*, Blewett 31*; 22 overs)
    • The Tea break was delayed for 30 minutes due to South Africa having lost 9 wickets at the scheduled time. Pat Symcox was dismissed with the last ball before the rescheduled tea would have taken place.
    • Lunch: Australia 2/154 (Taylor 69*, ME Waugh 38*; 51 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 4/236 (Taylor 109*, Ponting 9*; 71 overs)
    • Stumps: Australia 9/327 (Taylor 157*, MacGill 2*; 112 overs)
    • Rain interrupted play from 11:08 until 11:16am.
    • MA Taylor carries his bat, the first Australian to do so since DC Boon v New Zealand at Auckland, 1985/86.
    • Lunch: South Africa 43/0 (Kirsten 22*, Bacher 20*; 15 overs)
    • Tea: South Africa 144/2 (Kirsten 87*, Cronje 0*; 44 overs)
    • Stumps: Australia 32/2 (Blewett 9*, ME Waugh 11*; 17 overs)
    • Lunch: Australia 90/3 (ME Waugh 41*, SR Waugh 21*; 48 overs)
    • Tea: Australia 162/4 (ME Waugh 78*, Ponting 18*; 79 overs)
 
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