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
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)
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 Johnston16-39000.00
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)
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 Fuller11-72000.00
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)
Eddie Fuller30.246651.63---00
John Watkins1443301.76---00
Hugh Tayfield3287331.71---00
Percy Mansell832922.71---00
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (target: 295 runs)
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)
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
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
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
Australia Image
Mel McInnes
Australia Image
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