Result
2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, Mar 14-17 1997, Australia tour of South Africa
209 & 168
(93.3 ov, target 270)
108 & 271/8
Australia won by 2 wickets
Player Of The Match
Australia
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Kirsten c Hayden b Gillespie01927000.00
AM Bacher c Elliott b McGrath1134512032.35
JH Kallis c Blewett b Gillespie01219000.00
DJ Cullinan c Warne b Gillespie3459784057.62
WJ Cronje (c) b McGrath0711000.00
HH Gibbs  b Gillespie3165935047.69
BM McMillan c SR Waugh b Warne551081877050.92
SM Pollock lbw b Gillespie011000.00
DJ Richardson c McGrath b Warne471051164144.76
AA Donald c & b Warne930461030.00
PR Adams not out5881062.50
Extras(b 8, lb 8, w 1)17
TOTAL(74.4 Ov, RR: 2.79)209
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Gary Kirsten), 2-17 (Jacques Kallis), 3-21 (Adam Bacher), 4-22 (Hansie Cronje), 5-70 (Daryll Cullinan), 6-95 (Herschelle Gibbs), 7-95 (Shaun Pollock), 8-180 (David Richardson), 9-204 (Brian McMillan), 10-209 (Allan Donald)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath2276623.0000
JN Gillespie23105452.3410
SK Warne23.456232.6100
GS Blewett42300.7500
MG Bevan20804.0000
Australia 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ML Hayden c Cullinan b Pollock01415000.00
MA Taylor (c)c †Richardson b Pollock844650018.18
MTG Elliott run out (Bacher)231211664019.00
ME Waugh lbw b Cronje2036673055.55
SR Waugh c †Richardson b McMillan849551016.32
GS Blewett  b Donald1346820028.26
MG Bevan c †Richardson b McMillan01316000.00
IA Healy c Bacher b Cronje533470015.15
SK Warne lbw b Adams1827492066.66
JN Gillespie not out13744002.70
GD McGrath c †Richardson b Kallis075000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 2, w 2)12
TOTAL(70.4 Ov, RR: 1.52)108
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Matthew Hayden), 2-13 (Mark Taylor), 3-48 (Mark Waugh), 4-64 (Matthew Elliott), 5-66 (Steve Waugh), 6-70 (Michael Bevan), 7-85 (Ian Healy), 8-86 (Greg Blewett), 9-106 (Shane Warne), 10-108 (Glenn McGrath)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AA Donald23131810.7801
SM Pollock63621.0001
PR Adams40511.2500
BM McMillan1423222.2800
WJ Cronje1472121.5000
JH Kallis9.421811.8621
South Africa 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
G Kirsten  b Gillespie431061387040.56
AM Bacher c McGrath b Gillespie491291737037.98
JH Kallis run out (Blewett)22631007.69
DJ Cullinan lbw b Gillespie211150018.18
WJ Cronje (c)c †Healy b Bevan2766895040.90
HH Gibbs c ME Waugh b McGrath722320031.81
BM McMillan lbw b Bevan215200013.33
SM Pollock lbw b Warne1722274077.27
DJ Richardson not out321320014.28
AA Donald c Warne b Bevan719221036.84
PR Adams c Taylor b Warne1850012.50
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 2)8
TOTAL(73.4 Ov, RR: 2.28)168
Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Gary Kirsten), 2-98 (Jacques Kallis), 3-99 (Adam Bacher), 4-100 (Daryll Cullinan), 5-122 (Herschelle Gibbs), 6-137 (Brian McMillan), 7-152 (Hansie Cronje), 8-156 (Shaun Pollock), 9-167 (Allan Donald), 10-168 (Paul Adams)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
GD McGrath1334313.3002
JN Gillespie1844932.7200
SR Waugh4.301603.5500
GS Blewett7.331602.1300
SK Warne17.472021.1301
MG Bevan1331831.3800
Australia 2nd Innings (target: 270 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
MA Taylor (c)lbw b McMillan1331431041.93
ML Hayden run out (Cronje)1437642037.83
MTG Elliott c & b Adams44911148048.35
ME Waugh  b Kallis11622832317150.87
SR Waugh c Cronje b Kallis1854881033.33
GS Blewett  b Adams742461016.66
MG Bevan c Cullinan b Cronje2462983038.70
IA Healy not out1091911111.11
SK Warne lbw b Kallis33600100.00
JN Gillespie not out057000.00
Extras(b 11, lb 8, w 3)22
TOTAL(93.3 Ov, RR: 2.89)271/8
Did not bat: GD McGrath 
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Mark Taylor), 2-30 (Matthew Hayden), 3-113 (Matthew Elliott), 4-167 (Steve Waugh), 5-192 (Greg Blewett), 6-258 (Mark Waugh), 7-258 (Michael Bevan), 8-265 (Shane Warne)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
AA Donald2667502.8810
BM McMillan2154612.1900
WJ Cronje9.313613.7810
JH Kallis1672931.8101
PR Adams2146623.1410
MATCH DETAILS
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Mark Waugh
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1360
Season1996/97
Match days14,15,16,17 March 1997 (5-day match)
Umpires
Rudi Koertzen
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire
David Orchard
Match Referee
Raman Subba Row
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 14 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 10/1 (MA Taylor 7*, MTG Elliott 1*)
Sat, 15 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 83/0 (G Kirsten 41*, AM Bacher 38*)
Sun, 16 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 145/3 (ME Waugh 54*, SR Waugh 11*)
Mon, 17 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 271/8 (93.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Notes:
  • Day 1
  • Attendance: 12500 Day 2
  • Australia's 108 is their second-lowest completed Test innings total against South Africa (lowest: 75)
  • Attendance: 6517 Day 3
  • Attendance: 10328 Day 4
  • ME Waugh dropped by Cullinan off Donald when he had 105 and the total was 244/5.
  • BG Jerling was the TV Umpire in place of DL Orchard