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5th Test, Melbourne, February 06 - 12, 1953, South Africa tour of Australia
520 & 209
(T:295) 435 & 297/4

South Africa won by 6 wickets

Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
Colin McDonald c McLean b Mansell41-13410-
Arthur Morris run out 99-16370-
Neil Harvey c Cheetham b Fuller205-295190-
Lindsay Hassett (c)run out 40-11810-
Ian Craig c Keith b Fuller53-10760-
Ron Archer c †Waite b Fuller18-5210-
Richie Benaud c & b Tayfield20-5920-
Doug Ring  b Tayfield14-3220-
Gil Langley  b Murray2-400-
Bill Johnston c Endean b Tayfield12-2120-
Geff Noblet not out 13-1720-
Extras(lb 3)3
TOTAL133.4 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)
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 
Russell Endean c †Langley b Johnston16-3900-
John Waite run out 64-15440-
John Watkins  b Archer92-19381-
Ken Funston lbw b Johnston16-7410-
Headley Keith  b Johnston10-6100-
Roy McLean lbw b Noblet81-93101-
Jack Cheetham (c)c McDonald b Johnston66-19370-
Percy Mansell lbw b Johnston52-15140-
Anton Murray c & b Johnston17-5720-
Hugh Tayfield c Benaud b Ring17-5700-
Eddie Fuller not out 0-200-
Extras(b 1, lb 3)4
TOTAL143.1 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)
Geff Noblet3066511.62---00
Ron Archer3349712.20---00
Bill Johnston46815262.47---00
Doug Ring19.116212.43---00
Richie Benaud1535502.75---00
Australia 2nd Innings 
Colin McDonald c Watkins b Fuller11-7200-
Arthur Morris lbw b Tayfield44-12420-
Neil Harvey  b Fuller7-1410-
Lindsay Hassett (c)c Endean b Mansell30-12020-
Ian Craig c Endean b Tayfield47-11440-
Ron Archer c Watkins b Tayfield0-400-
Richie Benaud c Watkins b Fuller30-6820-
Doug Ring c Endean b Mansell0-300-
Gil Langley not out 26-7750-
Bill Johnston c Cheetham b Fuller5-1610-
Geff Noblet  b Fuller1-1900-
Extras(b 7, lb 1)8
TOTAL84.2 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)
Eddie Fuller30.246651.63---00
John Watkins1443301.76---00
Hugh Tayfield3287331.71---00
Percy Mansell832922.71---00
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 295 runs)
Russell Endean  b Johnston70-18030-
John Waite c Archer b Noblet18-7710-
John Watkins  b Ring50-16240-
Ken Funston  b Benaud35-9730-
Headley Keith not out 40-11840-
Roy McLean not out 76-80140-
Extras(b 2, lb 6)8
TOTAL95.5 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)
Geff Noblet2494411.37---00
Ron Archer502303.45---00
Bill Johnston38711412.25---00
Doug Ring1325513.17---00
Richie Benaud1544112.05---00
Lindsay Hassett0.5012014.40---00
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TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series result5-match series drawn 2-2
Match numberTest no. 365
Match daysday (6-day match)
Test debut
Ian Craig
Ian Craig
Ron Archer
Ron Archer
Headley Keith
Headley Keith
Mel McInnes
Ronald Wright
Balls per over8
Fri, 06 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 243/2 (Neil Harvey 71*, Lindsay Hassett 30*)
Sat, 07 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 48/1 (John Waite 29*, John Watkins 3*)
Sun, 08 Feb - rest day
Mon, 09 Feb - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 325/6 (Jack Cheetham 27*, Percy Mansell 16*)
Tue, 10 Feb - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 89/3 (Lindsay Hassett 17*, Ian Craig 7*)
Wed, 11 Feb - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 94/1 (Russell Endean 57*, John Watkins 17*)
Thu, 12 Feb - day 6 - South Africa 2nd innings 297/4 (95.5 ov) - end of match
South Africa Innings
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