New Zealand tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 11-15, 1953
South Africa won by an innings and 58 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
11,12,14,15 December 1953 (4-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M 4s 6s
DJ McGlew b MacGibbon 84 205 9 0
JHB Waite b Overton 43 163 0
WR Endean b MacGibbon 6 0
KJ Funston lbw b Reid 39 0
RA McLean c Chapple b Blair 101 138 11 0
JC Watkins c †Mooney b MacGibbon 29 0
JE Cheetham* b Rabone 17 0
CB van Ryneveld not out 68 101 5 0
HJ Tayfield b Overton 28 1
ARA Murray b Blair 0 0 0
Extras (b 10, lb 8, w 1, nb 3) 22
  Total (9 wickets dec; 115 overs) 437 (2.85 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RW Blair 22 2 104 2 3.54
  JR Reid 16 2 49 1 2.29
  GWF Overton 27 8 92 2 2.55
  AR MacGibbon 27 4 73 3 2.02
  MB Poore 5 0 30 0 4.50
  EW Dempster 10 1 36 0 2.70
  GO Rabone 8 0 31 1 2.90
  New Zealand 1st innings R M 4s 6s
B Sutcliffe c †Waite b Tayfield 20 0
GO Rabone* lbw b Tayfield 107 361 9 0
ME Chapple b Tayfield 1 0 0
JR Reid b Tayfield 6 0
LSM Miller lbw b van Ryneveld 13 0
MB Poore c Cheetham b Tayfield 32 0
FLH Mooney b Watkins 9 0
AR MacGibbon st †Waite b van Ryneveld 21 0
EW Dempster not out 7 0
RW Blair b Tayfield 2 0 0
GWF Overton b van Ryneveld 2 0 0
Extras (b 9, lb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 105.6 overs) 230 (1.63 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  NAT Adcock 19 3 52 0 2.05
  JC Watkins 15 5 28 1 1.40
  ARA Murray 7 5 9 0 0.96
  HJ Tayfield 36 17 62 6 1.29
  CB van Ryneveld 28.6 6 69 3 1.80
  New Zealand 2nd innings (following on) R M 4s 6s
B Sutcliffe c Endean b Tayfield 16 0
ME Chapple c Funston b Watkins 1 0 0
JR Reid c Funston b Watkins 0 0 0
FLH Mooney c †Waite b Adcock 7 0
GO Rabone* b Adcock 68 184 7 0
LSM Miller lbw b Murray 18 0
MB Poore st †Waite b van Ryneveld 1 0 0
AR MacGibbon c Watkins b Tayfield 19 0
EW Dempster c McGlew b Adcock 0 0 0
RW Blair st †Waite b Tayfield 6 0
GWF Overton not out 3 0 0
Extras (b 6, lb 3, nb 1) 10
  Total (all out; 82.1 overs) 149 (1.36 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  NAT Adcock 14 4 38 3 2.03
  JC Watkins 14 7 16 2 0.85
  ARA Murray 7 4 8 1 0.85
  HJ Tayfield 26.1 12 35 3 1.00
  CB van Ryneveld 21 9 42 1 1.50

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Test debuts - GWF Overton (New Zealand); NAT Adcock (South Africa)
Umpires - AN McCabe and BV Malan
Close of play
  • Fri, 11 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 278/3 (KJ Funston 39*, RA McLean 93*)
  • Sat, 12 Dec - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 70/2 (GO Rabone 40*, JR Reid 5*)
  • Sun, 13 Dec - rest day
  • Mon, 14 Dec - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 22/2 (B Sutcliffe 15*, FLH Mooney 5*)
  • Tue, 15 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 149 (82.1 ov) - end of match
 
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