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RESULT
1st Test, Johannesburg, February 28 - March 04, 1997, Australia tour of South Africa
302 & 130
628/8d

Australia won by an innings and 196 runs

Player Of The Match
160 & 1/4
steve-waugh
Player Of The Match
214
greg-blewett
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Info
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
c †Healy b McGrath042000.00
c †Healy b McGrath936671025.00
c ME Waugh b McGrath630361020.00
c †Healy b McGrath27731005036.98
c ME Waugh b Warne7614418710152.77
c †Healy b Gillespie2237363059.45
c SR Waugh b Bevan3542448083.33
c Taylor b Bevan922212040.90
not out 728711210182.75
c †Healy b Gillespie2145564046.66
lbw b Warne1533442045.45
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 3, w 3)10
TOTAL91.4 Ov (RR: 3.29)302
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Andrew Hudson), 2-15 (Jacques Kallis), 3-25 (Gary Kirsten), 4-78 (Daryll Cullinan), 5-115 (Jonty Rhodes), 6-165 (Shaun Pollock), 7-183 (Lance Klusener), 8-195 (Hansie Cronje), 9-253 (Allan Donald), 10-302 (Paul Adams)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
2687742.96---01
1766623.88---20
27.496822.45---02
1716423.76---10
402305.75---00
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
b Pollock1635472045.71
c Cullinan b Pollock401151545034.78
c Adams b Donald8511316013175.22
c †Richardson b Donald2634464076.47
c †Richardson b Kallis16036650122043.71
c Adams b Klusener21442151933050.83
not out 3758736063.79
c Kirsten b Adams1122361050.00
b Cronje991101100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 15, nb 10, w 4)30
TOTAL193.4 Ov (RR: 3.24)628/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Mark Taylor), 2-128 (Matthew Hayden), 3-169 (Mark Waugh), 4-174 (Matthew Elliott), 5-559 (Steve Waugh), 6-577 (Greg Blewett), 7-613 (Ian Healy), 8-628 (Shane Warne)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
35713623.88---21
32310523.28---09
371012213.29---01
2145412.57---20
52716313.13---00
16.453211.92---00
South Africa 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
b Warne847640017.02
run out (SR Waugh)3162805050.00
b Warne391551715025.16
c †Healy b Warne01015000.00
c †Healy b SR Waugh2249604044.89
lbw b Warne844571018.18
not out 1433442042.42
c Hayden b Bevan049000.00
c Hayden b Bevan2540040.00
b Bevan045000.00
b Bevan022000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2)6
TOTAL69 Ov (RR: 1.88)130
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Gary Kirsten), 2-41 (Andrew Hudson), 3-46 (Daryll Cullinan), 4-90 (Hansie Cronje), 5-108 (Jonty Rhodes), 6-127 (Jacques Kallis), 7-128 (Lance Klusener), 8-130 (David Richardson), 9-130 (Allan Donald), 10-130 (Paul Adams)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
1051701.70---01
1142402.18---00
28154341.53---00
1533242.13---00
41411.00---00
10404.00---00
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CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 28 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 302
Sat, 01 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 191/4 (Steve Waugh 14*, Greg Blewett 3*)
Sun, 02 Mar - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 479/4 (Steve Waugh 137*, Greg Blewett 156*)
Mon, 03 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 99/4 (Jacques Kallis 29*, Jonty Rhodes 3*)
Tue, 04 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 130 (69 ov) - end of match
MATCH FLOW
General
  • G Kirsten dropped on 3* by Taylor off the bowling of Gillespie. SA score was 11/1
  • Lunch: SA 58/3 (Cullinan 19*, Cronje 21*) off 29 overs
  • WJ Cronje dropped on 63* at 176/6 by Blewett off Warne
  • Tea: SA 182/6 (Cronje 68*, Klusener 9*) off 62 overs
  • L Klusener was originally given as dismissed lbw. It was later clarified with umpire Venkataraghavan to be caught by Taylor.
  • 91.4 overs bowled in the day Day 2
  • Lunch: Aus 93/1 (Hayden 37*, Elliott 36*) off 28 overs
  • Tea: Aus 180/4 (SR Waugh 5*, Blewett 1*) off 56 overs
  • Bad Light Stopped play at 3:37pm (7 minutes after tea)
  • Combination of rain and bad light forced play to be abandoned for the rest of the day
  • 59.2 overs bowled in the day Day 3
  • Lunch: Aus 284/4 (SR Waugh 58*, Blewett 46*) off 90 overs
  • Tea: Aus 378/4 (SR Waugh 93*, Blewett 103*) off 123 overs
  • SR Waugh and GS Blewett batted throughout the entire day's play. This was only the 10th occurance in Test history, and the first time by any team against South Africa.
  • 92.4 overs bowled in the day Day 4
  • GS Blewett highest Test score by any player at the New Wanderers. Previous best: MA Atherton 185*, 1995/96
  • GS Blewett 200 off 399 balls, 489 minutes, 32x4 0x6
  • GS Blewett and SR Waugh 5th wicket partnership of 385. 12th highest for any wicket in Tests, 2nd highest for the 5th wicket, 4th highest for Australia for any wicket, and the highest ever for any team against South Africa.
  • Lunch: Aus 574/5 (Blewett 213*, Bevan 6*) off 180 overs
  • Bad light abandoned play 1 over before the scheduled finish
  • 89.4 overs bowled in the day
MATCH DETAILS
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season1996/97
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1356
Match daysday (5-day match)
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