result
5th Test, Melbourne, Feb 6 - 12 1953, South Africa tour of Australia
520 & 209
(95.5 ov, target 295)435 & 297/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Colin McDonald c McLean b Mansell41-134100.00
Arthur Morris run out 99-163700.00
Neil Harvey c Cheetham b Fuller205-2951900.00
Lindsay Hassett (c)run out 40-118100.00
Ian Craig c Keith b Fuller53-107600.00
Ron Archer c †Waite b Fuller18-52100.00
Richie Benaud c & b Tayfield20-59200.00
Doug Ring  b Tayfield14-32200.00
Gil Langley  b Murray2-4000.00
Bill Johnston c Endean b Tayfield12-21200.00
Geff Noblet not out 13-17200.00
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL(133.4 Ov, RR: 3.89)520
Fall of wickets: 1-122 (Colin McDonald), 2-166 (Arthur Morris), 3-269 (Lindsay Hassett), 4-417 (Ian Craig), 5-450 (Neil Harvey), 6-459 (Ron Archer), 7-490 (Doug Ring), 8-493 (Gil Langley), 9-495 (Richie Benaud), 10-520 (Bill Johnston)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Eddie Fuller1947432.92---00
John Watkins2337202.34---00
Hugh Tayfield35.4412932.72---00
Anton Murray2538412.52---00
Percy Mansell22011413.88---00
Headley Keith904403.66---00
South Africa 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Russell Endean c †Langley b Johnston16-39000.00
John Waite run out 64-154400.00
John Watkins  b Archer92-193810.00
Ken Funston lbw b Johnston16-74100.00
Headley Keith  b Johnston10-61000.00
Roy McLean lbw b Noblet81-931010.00
Jack Cheetham (c)c McDonald b Johnston66-193700.00
Percy Mansell lbw b Johnston52-151400.00
Anton Murray c & b Johnston17-57200.00
Hugh Tayfield c Benaud b Ring17-57000.00
Eddie Fuller not out 0-2000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3)4
TOTAL(143.1 Ov, RR: 3.03)435
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Russell Endean), 2-129 (John Waite), 3-189 (Ken Funston), 4-189 (John Watkins), 5-239 (Headley Keith), 6-290 (Roy McLean), 7-401 (Percy Mansell), 8-402 (Jack Cheetham), 9-435 (Anton Murray), 10-435 (Hugh Tayfield)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Geff Noblet3066511.62---00
Ron Archer3349712.20---00
Bill Johnston46815262.47---00
Doug Ring19.116212.43---00
Richie Benaud1535502.75---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Colin McDonald c Watkins b Fuller11-72000.00
Arthur Morris lbw b Tayfield44-124200.00
Neil Harvey  b Fuller7-14100.00
Lindsay Hassett (c)c Endean b Mansell30-120200.00
Ian Craig c Endean b Tayfield47-114400.00
Ron Archer c Watkins b Tayfield0-4000.00
Richie Benaud c Watkins b Fuller30-68200.00
Doug Ring c Endean b Mansell0-3000.00
Gil Langley not out 26-77500.00
Bill Johnston c Cheetham b Fuller5-16100.00
Geff Noblet  b Fuller1-19000.00
Extras(b 7, lb 1)8
TOTAL(84.2 Ov, RR: 2.48)209
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Colin McDonald), 2-44 (Neil Harvey), 3-70 (Arthur Morris), 4-128 (Lindsay Hassett), 5-129 (Ron Archer), 6-152 (Ian Craig), 7-152 (Doug Ring), 8-187 (Richie Benaud), 9-193 (Bill Johnston), 10-209 (Geff Noblet)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Eddie Fuller30.246651.63---00
John Watkins1443301.76---00
Hugh Tayfield3287331.71---00
Percy Mansell832922.71---00
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (target: 295 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Russell Endean  b Johnston70-180300.00
John Waite c Archer b Noblet18-77100.00
John Watkins  b Ring50-162400.00
Ken Funston  b Benaud35-97300.00
Headley Keith not out 40-118400.00
Roy McLean not out 76-801400.00
Extras(b 2, lb 6)8
TOTAL(95.5 Ov, RR: 3.10)297/4
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (John Waite), 2-124 (Russell Endean), 3-174 (John Watkins), 4-191 (Ken Funston)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Geff Noblet2494411.37---00
Ron Archer502303.45---00
Bill Johnston38711412.25---00
Doug Ring1325513.17---00
Richie Benaud1544112.04---00
Lindsay Hassett0.5012014.40---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season1952/53
Series result5-match series drawn 2-2
Match numberTest no. 365
Match daysday(6-day match)
Test debut
Headley Keith
Headley Keith
Ian Craig
Ian Craig
Ron Archer
Ron Archer
Umpires
Australia Image
Mel McInnes
Australia Image
Ronald Wright
Balls per over8
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 06 Feb - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 243/2 (Neil Harvey 71*, Lindsay Hassett 30*, null ov)
Sat, 07 Feb - day 2 -South Africa 1st innings 48/1 (John Waite 29*, John Watkins 3*, null ov)
Sun, 08 Feb - rest day
Mon, 09 Feb - day 3 -South Africa 1st innings 325/6 (Jack Cheetham 27*, Percy Mansell 16*, null ov)
Tue, 10 Feb - day 4 -Australia 2nd innings 89/3 (Lindsay Hassett 17*, Ian Craig 7*, null ov)
Wed, 11 Feb - day 5 -South Africa 2nd innings 94/1 (Russell Endean 57*, John Watkins 17*, null ov)
Thu, 12 Feb - day 6 -South Africa 2nd innings 297/4 (95.5 ov) - end of match