result
3rd Final (D/N), Sydney, Jan 27 1998, Carlton & United Series
(48.1/50 ov, target 248)233
Australia won by 14 runs
player of the match
Ricky Ponting
Australia
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mark Waugh  b Klusener2138612055.26
Adam Gilchrist  b McMillan615190040.00
Ricky Ponting st †Richardson b Adams76961406079.16
Darren Lehmann c Rhodes b Symcox1022230045.45
Steve Waugh (c)run out (McMillan/Pollock)7188963180.68
Michael Bevan not out 36304810120.00
Tom Moody c Bacher b McMillan022000.00
Ian Harvey c Bacher b McMillan1220050.00
Paul Reiffel not out 1192000122.22
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 10)15
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.94, 209 Mts)247/7
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Adam Gilchrist, 5.2 ov), 2-58 (Mark Waugh, 15.2 ov), 3-79 (Darren Lehmann, 20.1 ov), 4-181 (Ricky Ponting, 40.2 ov), 5-210 (Steve Waugh, 44.6 ov), 6-210 (Tom Moody, 45.2 ov), 7-212 (Ian Harvey, 45.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaun Pollock1013303.30---30
Brian McMillan1004734.70---12
Jacques Kallis302307.66---00
Lance Klusener1005915.90---41
Pat Symcox1003513.50---00
Paul Adams704616.57---10
South Africa INNINGS (target: 248 runs from 50 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gary Kirsten run out (Ponting)310180030.00
Adam Bacher c †Gilchrist b Reiffel4551524088.23
Jacques Kallis hit wicket b Reiffel1421360066.66
Hansie Cronje (c)st †Gilchrist b Warne510150050.00
Jonty Rhodes c & b ME Waugh2944721065.90
Shaun Pollock st †Gilchrist b Bevan2845433062.22
Lance Klusener c SR Waugh b Moody46425630109.52
Pat Symcox run out (Ponting)2236530161.11
Brian McMillan run out (SR Waugh/†Gilchrist)15143110107.14
David Richardson c Ponting b Reiffel1450025.00
Paul Adams not out 15121520125.00
Extras(b 3, lb 6, w 1)10
TOTAL(48.1 Ov, RR: 4.83, 204 Mts)233
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Gary Kirsten, 5.5 ov), 2-63 (Adam Bacher, 13.3 ov), 3-64 (Jacques Kallis, 13.5 ov), 4-72 (Hansie Cronje, 16.5 ov), 5-122 (Shaun Pollock, 29.2 ov), 6-139 (Jonty Rhodes, 31.5 ov), 7-191 (Lance Klusener, 42.1 ov), 8-202 (Pat Symcox, 44.2 ov), 9-204 (David Richardson, 45.1 ov), 10-233 (Brian McMillan, 48.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Paul Wilson1015505.50---00
Mark Waugh603115.16---00
Paul Reiffel904034.44---00
Tom Moody912612.88---00
Shane Warne9.104314.69---10
Michael Bevan502915.80---00
MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesCarlton & United SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season1997/98
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
Player Of The Series
Gary Kirsten
Gary Kirsten
Series resultAustralia won the best-of-3-finals 2-1
Match numberODI no. 1287
Match daysdaynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Darrell Hair
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Steve Davis
TV Umpire
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Ian Thomas
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
MATCH NOTES
  • Scorers: ME Gorham (Australia) and R Kelleher (South Africa)
  • 12th Men: SG Law (Australia) and HH Gibbs (South Africa)
  • Attendance: 19,008