result
1st Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 30 1993, South Africa tour of Australia
342/7d
(115 ov)258/3
Match drawn
player of the match
Mark Taylor
Australia
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mark Taylor  b Symcox17034949512048.71
Michael Slater c Kirsten b Donald32891041035.95
Shane Warne lbw b de Villiers025000.00
David Boon  b Matthews25791142031.64
Mark Waugh lbw b Matthews841442115158.33
Allan Border (c)c †Richardson b Matthews212180016.66
Damien Martyn  b Symcox817231047.05
Ian Healy not out 78150087.50
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 5)14
TOTAL(115.5 Ov, RR: 2.95, 495 Mts)342/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Michael Slater), 2-58 (Shane Warne), 3-127 (David Boon), 4-296 (Mark Waugh), 5-300 (Allan Border), 6-327 (Damien Martyn), 7-342 (Mark Taylor, 115.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Allan Donald30410813.60---03
Fanie de Villiers3268312.59---02
Craig Matthews2456832.83---00
Hansie Cronje1342501.92---00
Pat Symcox16.534922.91---00
South Africa 1st INNINGS
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Andrew Hudson retired hurt 642012453031.84
Gary Kirsten c Taylor b Waugh1659890027.11
Hansie Cronje c Boon b Warne711411685050.35
Daryll Cullinan c Border b McDermott018000.00
Jonty Rhodes not out 351241931028.22
Kepler Wessels (c)not out 631721892036.62
Extras(lb 2, nb 7)9
TOTAL(115 Ov, RR: 2.24, 448 Mts)258/3
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Gary Kirsten), 1-152* (Andrew Hudson, retired hurt), 2-157 (Daryll Cullinan), 3-157 (Hansie Cronje)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Craig McDermott2356012.60---06
Paul Reiffel2145502.61---01
Mark Waugh1232011.66---00
Tim May2875802.07---00
Shane Warne3186312.03---00
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season1993/94
Player Of The Match
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1242
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Fanie de Villiers
Fanie de Villiers
Gary Kirsten
Gary Kirsten
Umpires
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Darrell Hair
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Terry Prue
TV Umpire
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Leonard King
Match Referee
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Jackie Hendriks
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sun, 26 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 71/2 (Mark Taylor 30*, David Boon 4*)
Mon, 27 Dec - day 2 - no play
Tue, 28 Dec - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 140/3 (Mark Taylor 63*, Mark Waugh 11*)
Wed, 29 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 1st innings 59/1 (Andrew Hudson 35*, Hansie Cronje 3*)
Thu, 30 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 1st innings 258/3 (115 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • Scorers: KV O'Neill and MK Walsh
  • 12th Men: GD McGrath (Australia) and DJ Callaghan (South Africa)
Day 1
  • Rain prevented any play until 5.00pm (play extended to 7.11pm)
  • Lunch: No play
  • Tea: No play
  • Rain stopped play from 6.51pm to 6.56pm
  • Attendance: 15604
Day 2
  • Rain prevented any play. The days play was abandoned at 3.10pm
  • Attendance: 3067
Day 3
  • Rain stopped play from 12.25pm - 12.45pm.
  • Lunch: Australia 127/3 (MA Taylor 61*)
  • Rain prevented a resumption of play after lunch until 5.20pm
  • Tea: No play
  • Bad light ended play at 5.49pm
  • Attendance: 11420
Day 4
  • Lunch: Australia 235/3 (MA Taylor 104*, NME Waugh 64*)
  • Tea: Australia 342/7 (IA Healy 7*, 115.5 ov)
  • Rain stopped play from 4.26pm to 4.55pm
  • Rain stopped play from 5.18pm to 5.39pm
  • Rain ended play at 6.44pm
  • Attendance: 10280
Day 5
  • Lunch: South Africa 146/1 (AC Hudson 64*, WJ Cronje 60*)
  • AC Hudson retired hurt at 152/1 (arm injury sufered earlier after being struck by a throw from SK Warne)
  • Tea: South Africa 201/3 (JN Rhodes 13*, KC Wessels 28*)
  • Match called off at 5.31pm
  • Attendance: 8194 (Total: 48565)