result
3rd Test, Melbourne, Dec 31 1931 - Jan 6 1932, South Africa tour of Australia
198 & 554
(115 ov, target 395)358 & 225
Australia won by 169 runs
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Bill Woodfull (c)c †Cameron b Bell7-48000.00
Bill Ponsford  b Bell7-17100.00
Donald Bradman c †Cameron b Quinn2-14000.00
Alan Kippax c Bell b Quinn52-114410.00
Stan McCabe c Morkel b Bell22-45400.00
Keith Rigg c Mitchell b Bell68-98500.00
Ted a'Beckett c Mitchell b Quinn6-10000.00
Bert Oldfield c Vincent b Quinn0-3000.00
Clarrie Grimmett c Morkel b Bell9-34-00.00
Tim Wall not out 6-18-00.00
Bert Ironmonger run out 12-12200.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 1, w 1)7
TOTAL(77.1 Ov, RR: 2.56)198
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Bill Ponsford), 2-16 (Donald Bradman), 3-25 (Bill Woodfull), 4-74 (Stan McCabe), 5-135 (Alan Kippax), 6-143 (Ted a'Beckett), 7-143 (Bert Oldfield), 8-173 (Keith Rigg), 9-179 (Clarrie Grimmett), 10-198 (Bert Ironmonger)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sandy Bell26.196952.63---00
Neville Quinn31134241.35---00
Denys Morkel301204.00---00
Cyril Vincent1213202.66---00
Quintin McMillan2022011.00---00
Jim Christy301404.66---00
South Africa 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Syd Curnow  b Grimmett47-144300.00
Bruce Mitchell c McCabe b Wall17-58100.00
Jim Christy c McCabe b Ironmonger16-64100.00
Herbie Taylor lbw b Grimmett11-46000.00
Denys Morkel lbw b Ironmonger33-89200.00
Jock Cameron (c)†st †Oldfield b Ironmonger39-96400.00
Ken Viljoen c Wall b McCabe111-205900.00
Cyril Vincent c †Oldfield b Wall16-60100.00
Quintin McMillan c †Oldfield b Wall29-129300.00
Neville Quinn  b McCabe11-51-00.00
Sandy Bell not out 10-38-00.00
Extras(b 3, lb 13, nb 2)18
TOTAL(188.3 Ov, RR: 1.89)358
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Bruce Mitchell), 2-79 (Jim Christy), 3-89 (Syd Curnow), 4-108 (Herbie Taylor), 5-163 (Denys Morkel), 6-183 (Jock Cameron), 7-225 (Cyril Vincent), 8-329 (Ken Viljoen), 9-336 (Quintin McMillan), 10-358 (Neville Quinn)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Wall3759832.64---00
Ted a'Beckett1852901.61---00
Clarrie Grimmett632310021.58---00
Bert Ironmonger49267231.46---00
Stan McCabe21.344121.90---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Bill Woodfull (c)c Mitchell b McMillan161-300500.00
Bill Ponsford c Mitchell b Bell34-53200.00
Donald Bradman lbw b Vincent167-1831800.00
Alan Kippax c Curnow b McMillan67-150500.00
Stan McCabe c Mitchell b McMillan71-97510.00
Keith Rigg c Mitchell b Vincent1-3000.00
Ted a'Beckett  b Vincent4-20000.00
Bert Oldfield lbw b McMillan0-9000.00
Clarrie Grimmett not out 16-41-00.00
Tim Wall  b Vincent12-24-00.00
Bert Ironmonger  b Quinn0-9000.00
Extras(b 17, lb 3, nb 1)21
TOTAL(164.4 Ov, RR: 3.36)554
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Bill Ponsford), 2-328 (Donald Bradman), 3-408 (Bill Woodfull), 4-519 (Alan Kippax), 5-521 (Stan McCabe), 6-521 (Keith Rigg), 7-524 (Bert Oldfield), 8-530 (Ted a'Beckett), 9-550 (Tim Wall), 10-554 (Bert Ironmonger)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sandy Bell36610112.80---00
Neville Quinn36.4611313.08---00
Denys Morkel401503.75---00
Cyril Vincent551615442.80---00
Quintin McMillan33315044.54---00
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (target: 395 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Syd Curnow  b Grimmett9-34100.00
Bruce Mitchell c & b Grimmett46-177000.00
Jim Christy c †Oldfield b Ironmonger63-112500.00
Herbie Taylor  b Grimmett38-108100.00
Denys Morkel  b Ironmonger4-4100.00
Jock Cameron (c)†lbw b Ironmonger13-45000.00
Ken Viljoen  b Ironmonger2-21000.00
Cyril Vincent c Ponsford b Grimmett34-40510.00
Quintin McMillan c Wall b Grimmett1-26000.00
Neville Quinn not out 0-8000.00
Sandy Bell  b Grimmett021000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 6, nb 1)15
TOTAL(115 Ov, RR: 1.95)225
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Syd Curnow), 2-120 (Jim Christy), 3-133 (Bruce Mitchell), 4-138 (Denys Morkel), 5-178 (Jock Cameron), 6-186 (Ken Viljoen), 7-188 (Herbie Taylor), 8-208 (Quintin McMillan), 9-225 (Cyril Vincent), 10-225 (Sandy Bell)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Wall1333502.69---00
Ted a'Beckett31602.00---00
Clarrie Grimmett46149262.00---00
Bert Ironmonger42185441.28---00
Stan McCabe1012102.10---00
Donald Bradman10202.00---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season1931/32
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberTest no. 214
Match daysday(0-day match)
Umpires
Australia Image
George Borwick
Australia Image
George Hele
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 31 Dec - day 1 -South Africa 1st innings 46/1 (Syd Curnow 22*, Jim Christy 3*, null ov)
Fri, 01 Jan - day 2 -South Africa 1st innings 268/7 (Ken Viljoen 65*, Quintin McMillan 10*, null ov)
Sat, 02 Jan - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 206/1 (Bill Woodfull 73*, Donald Bradman 97*, null ov)
Sun, 03 Jan - rest day
Mon, 04 Jan - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 554/9 (Clarrie Grimmett 16*, Bert Ironmonger 0*, null ov)
Tue, 05 Jan - day 5 -South Africa 2nd innings 198/7 (Cyril Vincent 10*, Quintin McMillan 1*, null ov)
Wed, 06 Jan - day 6 -South Africa 2nd innings 225/10 (115 ov) - end of match