2nd Test, Perth, Nov 20-23 1997, New Zealand tour of Australia
(64.2 ov)
217 & 174
Australia won by an innings and 70 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand 1st Innings
BA Young c SR Waugh b Kasprowicz919202047.36
BA Pocock c †Healy b Cook1545652033.33
AC Parore c Blewett b Reiffel30861423034.88
SP Fleming (c)c Blewett b Warne1034421029.41
NJ Astle c †Healy b Reiffel1230302040.00
CD McMillan c Taylor b Kasprowicz5475955172.00
CL Cairns c ME Waugh b Warne52821096063.41
DL Vettori not out1451730027.45
SB Doull c Taylor b Warne86720133.33
SB O'Connor c SR Waugh b Cook719210036.84
GI Allott  b Warne044000.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 3)6
TOTAL(74.4 Ov, RR: 2.9, 313 Mts)217
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Bryan Young), 2-31 (Blair Pocock), 3-51 (Stephen Fleming), 4-72 (Nathan Astle), 5-87 (Adam Parore), 6-161 (Craig McMillan), 7-187 (Chris Cairns), 8-197 (Simon Doull), 9-214 (Shayne O'Connor), 10-217 (Geoff Allott)
MS Kasprowicz2094022.0000
PR Reiffel2064622.3002
SH Cook1053623.6000
SK Warne22.438343.6601
GS Blewett21904.5000
Australia 1st Innings
MA Taylor (c)lbw b O'Connor2970022.22
MTG Elliott c O'Connor b Cairns42841147050.00
GS Blewett c Astle b O'Connor1464760021.87
ME Waugh c †Parore b Doull8614918611157.71
SR Waugh  b O'Connor9616121310059.62
IA Healy c Fleming b Cairns851542399055.19
RT Ponting c Fleming b Cairns1631402051.61
PR Reiffel c Fleming b Cairns54881087061.36
SK Warne c O'Connor b Vettori36252441144.00
MS Kasprowicz run out (Doull/O'Connor)919231047.36
SH Cook not out314160021.42
Extras(b 6, lb 5, nb 7)18
TOTAL(131.4 Ov, RR: 3.5, 532 Mts)461
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Mark Taylor), 2-53 (Greg Blewett), 3-71 (Matthew Elliott), 4-224 (Mark Waugh), 5-262 (Steve Waugh), 6-287 (Ricky Ponting), 7-403 (Paul Reiffel), 8-449 (Shane Warne), 9-450 (Ian Healy), 10-461 (Michael Kasprowicz)
SB Doull2137813.7104
SB O'Connor31.4710933.4400
CL Cairns2899543.3901
DL Vettori2978412.8900
GI Allott2238403.8102
New Zealand 2nd Innings
BA Pocock c Blewett b Kasprowicz1430025.00
BA Young run out (Elliott)2369914033.33
AC Parore lbw b Kasprowicz6312817010049.21
DL Vettori c Taylor b Warne12018005.00
SP Fleming (c)c Blewett b Warne418300022.22
NJ Astle lbw b Cook19661082028.78
CD McMillan lbw b Cook2338493060.52
CL Cairns  b Cook78101087.50
SB Doull c SR Waugh b Cook17171721100.00
SB O'Connor c Taylor b Cook716151043.75
GI Allott not out27110028.57
Extras(lb 2, nb 5)7
TOTAL(64.2 Ov, RR: 2.7, 270 Mts)174
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Blair Pocock), 2-53 (Bryan Young), 3-55 (Daniel Vettori), 4-84 (Stephen Fleming), 5-102 (Adam Parore), 6-137 (Craig McMillan), 7-145 (Chris Cairns), 8-160 (Nathan Astle), 9-165 (Simon Doull), 10-174 (Shayne O'Connor)
MS Kasprowicz1654322.6800
PR Reiffel1242602.1605
SK Warne2646422.4601
SH Cook10.233953.7700
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Steve Waugh
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1386
Match days20,21,22,23 November 1997 (5-day match)
Test debut
Simon Cook
George Sharp
Darrell Hair
TV Umpire
Terry Prue
Match Referee
Cammie Smith
Thu, 20 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 32/1 (MTG Elliott 22*, GS Blewett 7*)
Fri, 21 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 235/4 (SR Waugh 79*, IA Healy 3*)
Sat, 22 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 69/3 (AC Parore 42*, SP Fleming 0*)
Sun, 23 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 174 (64.2 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • Lunch: New Zealand 147/7 (Astle 19*, Doull 0*)
  • Attendance: Day 1 - 6109. Day 2 - 5099. Day 3 - 7568. Day 4 - 5110. Aggregate - 23886.
Day 3
  • Lunch: Australia 329/6 (Healy 38*, Reiffel 20*)
  • When Healy reached 71 he became the highest run-scorer among Australian wicketkeepers in Tests (prev. RW Marsh, 3633)
  • Tea: Australia 461
Day 2
  • Light showers prevented play starting until 2:13pm, a total loss of 3 hours, however play was extended for an hour, with tea delayed until 3:40pm.
  • Lunch: No play
  • Tea: Australia 90/3 (ME Waugh 20*, SR Waugh 8*)
  • ME Waugh hit a 6 from DL Vettori onto the top of the Lillee- Marsh stand, the first known occurance.
Day 1
  • Lunch: New Zealand 55/3 (Parore 20*, Astle 0*)
  • Tea: New Zealand 161/6 (Cairns 27*, Vettori 0*)
  • Floodlights were used for the entire 3rd session, the first such instance in a Test
  • Scorers: CA Bull (Australia) and S Wheeler (New Zealand)
  • 12th Men: AJ Bichel (Australia) and CZ Harris (New Zealand)