RESULT
3rd Test, Johannesburg, March 31 - April 04, 2006, Australia tour of South Africa
303 & 258
(T:292) 270 & 294/8

Australia won by 2 wickets

Player Of The Match
3/57, 64, 3/57 & 24*
brett-lee
Player Of The Series
31 runs • 20 wkts
stuart-clark
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
AB de Villiers c Martyn b Clark1245601026.66
Herschelle Gibbs  b Kasprowicz1644762036.36
Boeta Dippenaar c †Gilchrist b Clark32691017046.37
Jacques Kallis (c) b Lee37921236040.21
Ashwell Prince c Langer b Lee9317024811054.70
Jacques Rudolph c Hayden b Warne2544634056.81
Mark Boucher lbw b Symonds2453732045.28
Shaun Pollock c Ponting b Clark817252047.05
Nicky Boje c Langer b Kasprowicz4346719093.47
Andre Nel c Martyn b Lee0817000.00
Makhaya Ntini not out 057000.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 9)13
TOTAL97.2 Ov (RR: 3.11, 434 Mts)303
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (AB de Villiers, 13.3 ov), 2-38 (Herschelle Gibbs, 16.4 ov), 3-97 (Boeta Dippenaar, 36.3 ov), 4-106 (Jacques Kallis, 44.5 ov), 5-161 (Jacques Rudolph, 60.1 ov), 6-233 (Mark Boucher, 77.3 ov), 7-251 (Shaun Pollock, 83.1 ov), 8-285 (Ashwell Prince, 92.6 ov), 9-303 (Andre Nel, 96.1 ov), 10-303 (Nicky Boje, 97.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee2485732.371229003
44.5 to JH Kallis, Lee strikes, big wicket of Kallis, good ball pitched outside the off stump, nips back in sharply of the seam, plays forward, misses the bat, brushes the pad and hit the top of the middle stump, wonderful delivery.. 106/4
92.6 to AG Prince, Lee strikes, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, moves away of the seam, Prince looks to drive through the off side, gets the edge to Langer at second slip, who takes the catch. Prince goes for a well made 93.. 285/8
96.1 to A Nel, Lee picks up his third wicket, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Nel backs up and goes for the pull shot, gets a top edge, goes high in the air to mid off, Martyn takes the catch, had a little stutter before he took the catch.. 303/9
Stuart Clark2888132.8913212000
13.3 to AB de Villiers, GONE! first strike for Australia, fuller delivery outside the off stump, de Villiers comes forward and drives upishly towards extra-cover, Martyn takes a good low catch to his left.. 26/1
36.3 to HH Dippenaar, GONE! Clark picks up the wicket, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, moves away of the seam, Dippenaar looks to drive through the off side, gets the outside edge to Gilchrist behind the stumps, who takes the catch to his right. Excellent delivery from Clark.. 97/3
83.1 to SM Pollock, GONE! first wicket of the morning, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Pollock looks to drive through the off side, gets an edge to second slip, where Ponting moves across to his left and takes a good catch.. 251/7
Michael Kasprowicz24.248623.5311214004
16.4 to HH Gibbs, GONE! Kasprowicz strikes, bad leave, good ball pitched outside the off stump, nips back of the seam, Gibbs just lets it go, ball knocks back the middle and leg stump.. 38/2
97.2 to N Boje, GONE! Kasprowicz picks up the final wicket, short of length delivery pitched outside the off stump, angling in, climbs up on Boje, who pushes at it and gets an edge to Langer at gully, who takes the catch.. 303/10
Shane Warne1324913.76504000
60.1 to JA Rudolph, GONE! Warne picks up his first wicket, googly tossed up outside the off stump, spins away, Rudolph follows it and defends, gets the outside edge to Hayden at first slip, who dives forward and takes a catch low down, Umpire Hill confers with Bucknor and gives it out.. 161/5
Andrew Symonds822613.25405002
77.3 to MV Boucher, Symonds strikes, that fielding change put some pressure on Boucher, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips back in, plays forward, misses the line, gets hit on the pad, loud appeal, given by Umpire Bucknor, looks like it is bit high.. 233/6
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer retired hurt 013000.00
Matthew Hayden c Gibbs b Ntini37150042.85
Ricky Ponting (c)c de Villiers b Ntini3440625185.00
Damien Martyn c Nel b Ntini2123342191.30
Michael Hussey lbw b Boje7315320211047.71
Andrew Symonds lbw b Ntini411130036.36
Adam Gilchrist c Rudolph b Nel1224373050.00
Shane Warne c Pollock b Ntini36336170109.09
Brett Lee c Boje b Ntini64681066294.11
Michael Kasprowicz c Gibbs b Pollock217280011.76
Stuart Clark not out 00500-
Extras(b 5, lb 14, w 2)21
TOTAL62.5 Ov (RR: 4.29, 286 Mts)270
Fall of wickets: 0-0* (Justin Langer, retired hurt), 1-12 (Matthew Hayden, 2.1 ov), 2-68 (Damien Martyn, 10.2 ov), 3-73 (Ricky Ponting, 14.1 ov), 4-89 (Andrew Symonds, 16.6 ov), 5-106 (Adam Gilchrist, 24.6 ov), 6-174 (Shane Warne, 38.6 ov), 7-242 (Michael Hussey, 55.3 ov), 8-260 (Michael Kasprowicz, 61.6 ov), 9-270 (Brett Lee, 62.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Makhaya Ntini18.5210065.307911410
2.1 to ML Hayden, GONE! Ntini strikes, full delivery pitched outside the off stump, Hayden looks to drive through the off side, gets the edge, goes quickly to Gibbs at gully, who takes a good sharp catch.. 12/1
10.2 to DR Martyn, GONE! Ntini picks up another wicket, short delivery outside the off stump, Martyn pulls, does not get his bat under it well, mishits it high in the air to mid on, went very high in the air, Nel had to adjust himself twice before he took the catch.. 68/2
14.1 to RT Ponting, GONE! Ntini picks up his 3rd wicket, pitched wide outside the off stump, angling in, extra bounce, Ponting plays forward, gets an edge to de Villiers at third slip, who takes the catch.. 73/3
16.6 to A Symonds, GONE! Ntini on a roll, picks up his fourth wicket, pitched wide outside the off stump, angling in, Symonds stranded in the crease, misses the line of the ball and gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by Umpire Bucknor.. 89/4
38.6 to SK Warne, GONE! Ntini picks up his fifth wicket, short delivery, Warne pulls, gets a top edge, goes high in the air towards fine leg, where Pollock is waiting, takes the catch.. 174/6
62.5 to B Lee, Lee goes, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, Lee goes for the big shot, mishits it high in the air to deep mid off, where Boje waits for the ball and takes the catch.. 270/9
Andre Nel1524212.80716010
24.6 to AC Gilchrist, GONE! Nel picks up the wicket, short delivery outside the off stump angling in, Gilchrist looks go over the midwicket, mishits the pull in the air to deep midwicket, straight in to the hands of Rudolph, who was placed at the right place.. 106/5
Shaun Pollock1525613.73668000
61.6 to MS Kasprowicz, Pollock picks up the wicket, short of length outside the off stump, Kasprowicz plays with an open face, pushes at it, gets the edge to Gibbs at gully, who takes the catch. 260/8
Jacques Kallis1024304.30438000
Nicky Boje411012.50181000
55.3 to MEK Hussey, GONE! Boje strikes, good ball tossed up, goes straight on, Hussey comes forward, playing for the spin, misses the line, gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Hill, excellent delivery.. 242/7
South Africa 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
AB de Villiers  b Clark415170026.66
Herschelle Gibbs c Martyn b Warne53871256160.91
Boeta Dippenaar c Hayden b Clark2021404095.23
Jacques Kallis (c)lbw b Clark27821254032.92
Ashwell Prince c Symonds b Warne930421030.00
Shaun Pollock c †Gilchrist b Lee4447776093.61
Jacques Rudolph c †Gilchrist b Clark039000.00
Mark Boucher c †Gilchrist b Lee63921389068.47
Nicky Boje c Symonds b Warne414171028.57
Andre Nel not out 1841723043.90
Makhaya Ntini  b Lee023000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 4, nb 5, w 1)16
TOTAL71.3 Ov (RR: 3.60, 334 Mts)258
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (AB de Villiers, 3.4 ov), 2-55 (Boeta Dippenaar, 11.3 ov), 3-100 (Herschelle Gibbs, 28.1 ov), 4-120 (Ashwell Prince, 36.6 ov), 5-130 (Jacques Kallis, 39.5 ov), 6-140 (Jacques Rudolph, 41.5 ov), 7-186 (Shaun Pollock, 53.2 ov), 8-194 (Nicky Boje, 56.5 ov), 9-258 (Mark Boucher, 71.1 ov), 10-258 (Makhaya Ntini, 71.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee18.335733.08868003
53.2 to SM Pollock, GONE! Lee strikes, short delivery outside the off stump, Pollock looks to pull to the midwicket fence, gets a top edge, goes high in the air behind the wicket, Gilchrist calls for the catch and has to wait for a long time before the ball comes down, takes the catch.. 186/7
71.1 to MV Boucher, Lee strikes, short delivery outside the off stump, Boucher goes for the pull shot, gets an edge, Gilchrist behind the wicket jumps up and takes a good catch.. 258/9
71.3 to M Ntini, Lee picks up his second wicket of the morning, fuller delivery on the stumps, Ntini goes back and plays at it, misses, of the pad on to the leg stump, softened him with a short one and then bowled a fuller delivery.. 258/10
Stuart Clark1846443.558311000
3.4 to AB de Villiers, GONE! good ball pitched outside the off stump, nips back in of the seam, de Villiers thinking that the ball would go away, just lets it go, ball knocks the top of the off stump, excellent delivery. 9/1
11.3 to HH Dippenaar, GONE! Clark strikes, full swinging ball outside the off stump, Dippenaar looks to drive through the off side, gets the edge to Hayden at gully, who takes an outstanding catch to his left, well done. That ball went very quickly to gully.. 55/2
39.5 to JH Kallis, GONE! Kallis goes, good ball pitched outside the off stump, nips back in, Kallis on the move misses the line of the ball, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Hill.. 130/5
41.5 to JA Rudolph, Clark gets another wicket, good ball short of length on the stumps, moves away of the seam, Rudolph on the back foot, too late to get his bat away, gets the faintest of the edges to Gilchrist behind the stumps, who takes the catch.. 140/6
Michael Kasprowicz201206.0070101
Andrew Symonds501803.60202000
Ricky Ponting21703.50101010
Shane Warne2659033.4611212001
28.1 to HH Gibbs, GONE! Warne strikes, tossed up, Gibbs comes down the track and takes it on the full, looking to go over the top, did not get under it, mistimes the drive to Martyn at mid on, who takes the catch well.. 100/3
36.6 to AG Prince, Warne gets his second wicket, tossed up on the middle and leg, spins down leg, Prince tries to work it the on side, gets an edge on to the pads and goes to Symonds at leg slip, who takes the catch, loud shout, Umpire Bucknor takes a long time, before he lifts the finger, Prince has to go. It was not clear, whether there was an edge or not.. 120/4
56.5 to N Boje, GONE! Boje goes, full toss at a good height, Boje pulls it, mistimes it to square leg, Symonds dives full length to his left and takes a good catch.. 194/8
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 292 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matthew Hayden c de Villiers b Ntini079000.00
Michael Hussey lbw b Boje8919726312045.17
Ricky Ponting (c)c †Boucher b Kallis2032511162.50
Damien Martyn lbw b Pollock10120828613048.55
Andrew Symonds c †Boucher b Kallis29262141111.53
Adam Gilchrist c †Boucher b Ntini015000.00
Shane Warne c †Boucher b Ntini38110037.50
Brett Lee not out 2446864052.17
Stuart Clark c †Boucher b Ntini1013222076.92
Michael Kasprowicz not out 713171053.84
Extras(b 1, lb 9, nb 1)11
TOTAL91.4 Ov (RR: 3.20, 388 Mts)294/8
Did not bat: Justin Langer 
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Matthew Hayden, 2.1 ov), 2-33 (Ricky Ponting, 13.2 ov), 3-198 (Michael Hussey, 66.1 ov), 4-228 (Andrew Symonds, 70.6 ov), 5-229 (Adam Gilchrist, 71.2 ov), 6-237 (Shane Warne, 73.3 ov), 7-258 (Damien Martyn, 83.6 ov), 8-275 (Stuart Clark, 88.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Makhaya Ntini2647843.0012211100
2.1 to ML Hayden, GONE! Ntini strikes, good length delivery pitched on the leg stump and moving away of the seam, Hayden pushes forward, gets the edge to de Villiers at thrid slip, who takes a good catch low down to his left.. 0/1
71.2 to AC Gilchrist, GONE! Ntini strikes, Gilchrist goes first ball, good ball pitches and moves away, Gilchrist pushes from the crease, gets an edge, this time Boucher takes the catch to his left, what a wicket. That ball angled in and then moved away of the seam, wonderful delivery.. 229/5
73.3 to SK Warne, GONE! Ntini strikes for the third time, excellent delivery pitched back of a length outside the off stump, angled in, then moves away, Warne playing from the crease, gets an edge through to Boucher, who takes the catch.. 237/6
88.5 to SR Clark, GONE! Ntini strikes, short delivery pitched wide, Clark goes for the pull, gets the top edge, goes high in the air behind the wicket, Boucher calls for it, waits and takes the catch, bad shot to play.. 275/8
Andre Nel21402.0090000
Shaun Pollock25.438113.151109001
83.6 to DR Martyn, GONE! Pollock strikes, good delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips back in sharply, Martyn caught in the crease, gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by Umpire Bucknor, a good decision.. 258/7
Jacques Kallis1864422.44897000
13.2 to RT Ponting, GONE! Kallis strikes, the big wicket of Ponting, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips in off the seam, Ponting looking to drive through the off side, gets an inside edge, through to Boucher behind the stumps, who takes the catch.. 33/2
70.6 to A Symonds, GONE! Kallis strikes, good length delivery outside the off stump, moves away slightly off the seam, Symonds caught in the crease, plays at it, gets the edge, Boucher takes the catch low down to his right. Good catch from Boucher. A dashing innings from Symonds comes to an end.. 228/4
Nicky Boje1956513.42879100
66.1 to MEK Hussey, GONE! Boje strikes, tossed up wide outside the off stump, spins in, Hussey goes back and tries to work it to the on side, misses the line and gets hit on the pad in line of the stumps, loud appeal, Umpire Hill takes his time and lifts the finger. A good innings from Hussey comes to an end.. 198/3
AB de Villiers1012012.0021000
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MATCH DETAILS
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Australia
Brett Lee
Player Of The Series
Australia
Stuart Clark
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 1795
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
New Zealand
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
South Africa
Karl Hurter
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 31 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 238/6 (Ashwell Prince 79*, Shaun Pollock 4*, 79 ov)
Sat, 01 Apr - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 246/7 (Brett Lee 42*, Michael Kasprowicz 0*, 58.2 ov)
Sun, 02 Apr - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 250/8 (Mark Boucher 55*, Andre Nel 18*, 69 ov)
Mon, 03 Apr - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 248/6 (Damien Martyn 93*, Brett Lee 5*, 78.3 ov)
Tue, 04 Apr - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 294/8 (91.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Ball taken at 80 overs 250 /6
  • Australia 250 runs in 350 mins off 479 balls in 79.4 overs, 31x4, 2x6
  • Martyn 100 runs in 283 mins off 203 balls 13x4 0x6
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