Result
1st Final (D/N), Carlton & United Series at Melbourne, Jan 23 1998
241/9
(49.5/50 ov, target 242)
235
South Africa won by 6 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
South Africa Innings (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
DJ Cullinan st †Gilchrist b Warne26223310118.18
G Kirsten st †Gilchrist b ME Waugh7087965080.45
L Klusener c Bevan b Moody0612000.00
JH Kallis c †Gilchrist b Wilson3344641075.00
WJ Cronje (c)c Bevan b Lehmann2941631070.73
JN Rhodes c †Gilchrist b Lehmann2134450061.76
SM Pollock c Bevan b Warne36354221102.85
PL Symcox  b ME Waugh1014130071.42
BM McMillan lbw b Warne2860025.00
DJ Richardson not out11101410110.00
Extras(nb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.82)241/9
Did not bat: AA Donald 
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Daryll Cullinan, 7.5 ov), 2-62 (Lance Klusener, 10.5 ov), 3-126 (Gary Kirsten, 24.2 ov), 4-137 (Jacques Kallis, 28.3 ov), 5-178 (Hansie Cronje, 37.2 ov), 6-186 (Jonty Rhodes, 39.4 ov), 7-203 (Pat Symcox, 44.1 ov), 8-210 (Brian McMillan, 45.6 ov), 9-241 (Shaun Pollock, 49.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
P Wilson905215.77---00
PR Reiffel301806.00---01
SK Warne1015235.20---20
TM Moody502414.80---00
IJ Harvey903904.33---00
ME Waugh1004524.50---00
DS Lehmann401122.75---00
Australia Innings (target: 242 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ME Waugh run out (Rhodes/Pollock/†Richardson)310160030.00
AC Gilchrist c Symcox b Pollock2027342074.07
RT Ponting c †Richardson b Donald3342692078.57
DS Lehmann run out (Cullinan)3149662063.26
SR Waugh (c)c †Richardson b McMillan53731023072.60
MG Bevan run out (Kirsten/McMillan)57681002083.82
TM Moody run out (Kallis/†Richardson)1518331083.33
IJ Harvey  b Donald78121087.50
PR Reiffel c †Richardson b Donald1340033.33
SK Warne  b Pollock016000.00
P Wilson not out1330033.33
Extras(lb 6, nb 3, w 5)14
TOTAL(49.5 Ov, RR: 4.71)235
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Mark Waugh, 4.1 ov), 2-37 (Adam Gilchrist, 8.2 ov), 3-95 (Ricky Ponting, 20.2 ov), 4-105 (Darren Lehmann, 23.4 ov), 5-206 (Steve Waugh, 43.4 ov), 6-221 (Michael Bevan, 45.5 ov), 7-231 (Ian Harvey, 48.2 ov), 8-233 (Paul Reiffel, 48.6 ov), 9-234 (Tom Moody, 49.1 ov), 10-235 (Shane Warne, 49.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
SM Pollock9.513923.96---13
L Klusener703605.14---00
PL Symcox1015605.60---20
AA Donald1003633.60---00
BM McMillan913914.33---10
JH Kallis402305.75---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesCarlton & United Series 1997
Player Of The Match
Allan Donald
Series resultSouth Africa led the best-of-3-finals 1-0
Match numberODI no. 1283
Season1997/98
Match days23 January 1998 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Darrell Hair
Steve Randell
TV Umpire
Bill Sheahan
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle