Result
2nd Test, Melbourne, Dec 26-30 2005, South Africa tour of Australia
355 & 321/7d
(74 ov, target 366)
311 & 181
Australia won by 184 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
PA Jaques c Rudolph b Pollock212120016.66
ML Hayden c Smith b Pollock651772289036.72
RT Ponting (c)c Gibbs b Nel11719829813059.09
BJ Hodge c Smith b Pollock726301026.92
MEK Hussey  b Ntini12220324714460.09
A Symonds c †Boucher b Nel011000.00
AC Gilchrist c Gibbs b Nel27140028.57
SK Warne c Boje b Nel914181064.28
B Lee lbw b Ntini416260025.00
SCG MacGill  b Ntini411131036.36
GD McGrath not out11561200019.64
Extras(b 2, lb 4, nb 4, w 2)12
TOTAL(119.3 Ov, RR: 2.97, 506 Mts)355
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Phil Jaques, 2.6 ov), 2-154 (Matthew Hayden, 54.4 ov), 3-176 (Brad Hodge, 62.2 ov), 4-207 (Ricky Ponting, 74.4 ov), 5-207 (Andrew Symonds, 74.5 ov), 6-213 (Adam Gilchrist, 78.2 ov), 7-227 (Shane Warne, 82.4 ov), 8-239 (Brett Lee, 89.1 ov), 9-248 (Stuart MacGill, 91.6 ov), 10-355 (Michael Hussey, 119.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SM Pollock2656732.5702
M Ntini22.337033.1100
JH Kallis21.546903.1620
A Nel3168442.7002
N Boje18.135903.2400
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AB de Villiers lbw b McGrath611411789043.26
GC Smith (c)lbw b Lee2242622052.38
HH Gibbs  b Symonds9423434715040.17
JH Kallis  b Lee23911082025.27
AG Prince c Ponting b Warne619220031.57
JA Rudolph  b Lee1336402036.11
MV Boucher lbw b Symonds2340484057.50
SM Pollock lbw b Symonds921371042.85
N Boje  b Warne1227432044.44
A Nel c Hussey b MacGill1421283066.66
M Ntini not out10101220100.00
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 15)24
TOTAL(111 Ov, RR: 2.8, 467 Mts)311
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Graeme Smith, 14.1 ov), 2-122 (AB de Villiers, 42.1 ov), 3-184 (Jacques Kallis, 69.2 ov), 4-192 (Ashwell Prince, 73.5 ov), 5-214 (Jacques Rudolph, 85.1 ov), 6-260 (Mark Boucher, 96.4 ov), 7-265 (Herschelle Gibbs, 98.4 ov), 8-281 (Shaun Pollock, 104.1 ov), 9-291 (Nicky Boje, 107.4 ov), 10-311 (Andre Nel, 110.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath27135712.1103
B Lee2859233.2809
A Symonds2065032.5003
SK Warne2176222.9500
SCG MacGill1534112.7300
Australia 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ML Hayden c †Boucher b Kallis13724235617256.61
PA Jaques lbw b Nel2844643063.63
RT Ponting (c)lbw b Pollock1129480037.93
BJ Hodge c †Boucher b Nel2463803038.09
MEK Hussey c Kallis b Smith3174942041.89
A Symonds c Nel b Kallis72546956133.33
AC Gilchrist c Prince b Kallis014000.00
SK Warne not out00100-
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 9)18
TOTAL(83 Ov, RR: 3.86, 361 Mts)321/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Phil Jaques, 14.1 ov), 2-82 (Ricky Ponting, 25.2 ov), 3-131 (Brad Hodge, 44.1 ov), 4-193 (Michael Hussey, 67.2 ov), 5-317 (Matthew Hayden, 82.3 ov), 6-321 (Andrew Symonds, 82.5 ov), 7-321 (Adam Gilchrist, 82.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SM Pollock2356012.6005
M Ntini821702.1200
JH Kallis1105835.2701
A Nel2037123.5500
N Boje1416504.6400
GC Smith704115.8503
South Africa 2nd Innings (target: 366 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GC Smith (c)c †Gilchrist b McGrath2552703048.07
AB de Villiers st †Gilchrist b Warne844641018.18
HH Gibbs  b Warne911182081.81
JH Kallis c †Gilchrist b Symonds926392034.61
AG Prince c Hayden b Warne261201472021.66
JA Rudolph  b Symonds4581080.00
MV Boucher c Ponting b Warne518300027.77
SM Pollock not out671201568155.83
N Boje  b McGrath1338580134.21
A Nel c †Gilchrist b McGrath27100028.57
M Ntini  b MacGill2650033.33
Extras(lb 6, nb 4, w 1)11
TOTAL(74 Ov, RR: 2.44, 307 Mts)181
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (AB de Villiers, 15.2 ov), 2-45 (Graeme Smith, 16.3 ov), 3-58 (Herschelle Gibbs, 19.1 ov), 4-64 (Jacques Kallis, 24.4 ov), 5-72 (Jacques Rudolph, 26.3 ov), 6-82 (Mark Boucher, 33.1 ov), 7-130 (Ashwell Prince, 55.3 ov), 8-166 (Nicky Boje, 70.1 ov), 9-178 (Andre Nel, 72.2 ov), 10-181 (Makhaya Ntini, 73.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath1534432.9300
B Lee1142302.0901
SK Warne2877442.6413
A Symonds42621.5000
SCG MacGill1672811.7500
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Michael Hussey
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1779
Season2005/06
Match days26,27,28,29,30 December 2005 (5-day match)
Test debut
Phil Jaques
Umpires
Asad Rauf
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
Bob Parry
Match Referee
Chris Broad
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
Day 5
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 42.3 overs (258 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: South Africa - 139/7 in 59.0 overs (SM Pollock 37, N Boje 5)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 64.5 overs (393 balls), Extras 11
  • SM Pollock: 50 off 104 balls (6 x 4)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 180/9 in 73.0 overs (SM Pollock 66, M Ntini 2)
Day 4
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 122 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 142/3 in 52.0 overs (ML Hayden 66, MEK Hussey 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 54.5 overs (335 balls), Extras 9
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (ML Hayden 28, MEK Hussey 26, Ex 3)
  • Lunch: Australia - 192/3 in 66.0 overs (ML Hayden 86, MEK Hussey 31)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 67.6 overs (415 balls), Extras 12
  • ML Hayden: 100 off 210 balls (14 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (ML Hayden 18, A Symonds 33, Ex 0)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 76.1 overs (464 balls), Extras 12
  • A Symonds: 50 off 40 balls (2 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 80.6 overs (495 balls), Extras 18
  • Drinks: Australia - 301/4 in 81.0 overs (ML Hayden 131, A Symonds 58)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 85 balls (ML Hayden 44, A Symonds 64, Ex 6)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • Tea: South Africa - 21/0 in 8.0 overs (GC Smith 12, AB de Villiers 4)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.5 overs (109 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: South Africa - 60/3 in 21.0 overs (JH Kallis 8, AG Prince 2)
  • South Africa 2nd innings: 1x5 ball over (10th over, bowled by Lee, called by umpire Rauf)
Day 3
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 107 balls (HH Gibbs 29, JH Kallis 24, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 187/3 in 72.0 overs (HH Gibbs 63, AG Prince 1)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 80.3 overs (496 balls), Extras 17
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 214/4 after 84.1 overs (HH Gibbs 0, JA Rudolph 0)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 226/5 in 87.0 overs (HH Gibbs 80, MV Boucher 2)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 93.4 overs (576 balls), Extras 22
  • Drinks: South Africa - 270/7 in 101.0 overs (SM Pollock 2, N Boje 2)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 109.2 overs (671 balls), Extras 24
  • Tea: South Africa - 311/10 in 111.0 overs
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (87 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 59/1 in 16.0 overs (ML Hayden 24, RT Ponting 2)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 32.5 overs (202 balls), Extras 8
Day 2
  • Australia: 250 runs in 93.4 overs (568 balls), Extras 11
  • MEK Hussey: 50 off 125 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 283/9 in 103.0 overs (MEK Hussey 59, GD McGrath 2)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 105.4 overs (640 balls), Extras 12
  • MEK Hussey: 100 off 184 balls (11 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Lunch: Australia - 344/9 in 117.0 overs (MEK Hussey 112, GD McGrath 10)
  • Australia: 350 runs in 117.4 overs (712 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: South Africa - 35/0 in 13.0 overs (AB de Villiers 9, GC Smith 21)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (122 balls), Extras 6
  • Tea: South Africa - 61/1 in 23.0 overs (AB de Villiers 24, HH Gibbs 7)
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 109 balls (9 x 4)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (199 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: South Africa - 114/1 in 38.0 overs (AB de Villiers 60, HH Gibbs 20)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 52.2 overs (322 balls), Extras 12
  • HH Gibbs: 50 off 107 balls (7 x 4)
Day 1
  • Australia 1st innings
  • Drinks: Australia - 27/1 in 11.0 overs (ML Hayden 7, RT Ponting 17)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 94 balls (ML Hayden 18, RT Ponting 36, Ex 3)
  • Kallis left the field after the 5th ball of the 17th over after he pulled a muscle, Boje completed the over
  • Lunch: Australia - 60/1 in 20.0 overs (ML Hayden 17, RT Ponting 38)
  • RT Ponting: 50 off 73 balls (6 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (193 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 188 balls (ML Hayden 46, RT Ponting 59, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Australia - 112/1 in 39.0 overs (ML Hayden 45, RT Ponting 60)
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 135 balls (8 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 52.2 overs (317 balls), Extras 7
  • Tea: Australia - 162/2 in 57.0 overs (RT Ponting 83, BJ Hodge 5)
  • RT Ponting: 100 off 172 balls (11 x 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 72.4 overs (441 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Australia - 202/3 in 73.0 overs (RT Ponting 112, MEK Hussey 7)
  • New Ball Taken: Australia 234/7 after 86.5 overs (MEK Hussey 1, B Lee 0)
General
  • 4th Umpire - JD Ward
  • 12th Men: NW Bracken (Australia) and C Langeveldt (South Africa)