RESULT
2nd Test, Sydney, January 02 - 05, 1998, South Africa tour of Australia
287 & 113

Australia won by an innings and 21 runs

Player Of The Match
5/75 & 6/34
shane-warne
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Adam Bacher lbw b Blewett39851214045.88
Gary Kirsten c Taylor b McGrath1142550026.19
Jacques Kallis run out (Ponting)1659682027.11
Hansie Cronje (c)c Taylor b Warne882623358033.58
Herschelle Gibbs c †Healy b Bevan541501626036.00
Brian McMillan c Elliott b Bevan617140035.29
Shaun Pollock c Taylor b Warne1867913026.86
David Richardson  b Warne615140040.00
Pat Symcox c †Healy b Warne2940565072.50
Allan Donald not out 415191026.66
Paul Adams c SR Waugh b Warne037000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4, nb 7, w 1)16
TOTAL124.1 Ov (RR: 2.31)287
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Gary Kirsten, 12.2 ov), 2-70 (Adam Bacher, 30.2 ov), 3-70 (Jacques Kallis, 30.5 ov), 4-167 (Herschelle Gibbs, 77.4 ov), 5-174 (Brian McMillan, 81.2 ov), 6-228 (Shaun Pollock, 105.6 ov), 7-236 (David Richardson, 109.4 ov), 8-276 (Hansie Cronje, 120.1 ov), 9-287 (Pat Symcox, 122.4 ov), 10-287 (Paul Adams, 124.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Glenn McGrath2065112.55---00
Paul Reiffel2474802.00---03
Shane Warne32.187552.33---03
Michael Bevan2335622.43---02
Greg Blewett1353012.30---02
Steve Waugh841001.25---10
Mark Waugh31501.66---00
Matthew Elliott10404.00---00
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matthew Elliott c McMillan b Symcox3266904048.48
Mark Taylor (c)c †Richardson b Pollock1145500024.44
Greg Blewett  b McMillan281131194024.77
Mark Waugh lbw b Pollock10018621112153.76
Steve Waugh  b Donald851992799042.71
Ricky Ponting c & b Adams621552191140.00
Michael Bevan c McMillan b Symcox1239421030.76
Ian Healy not out 461301522035.38
Paul Reiffel  b Donald0712000.00
Shane Warne lbw b Pollock1228462042.85
Glenn McGrath c †Richardson b Donald1445590031.11
Extras(b 1, lb 12, nb 6)19
TOTAL167.4 Ov (RR: 2.51)421
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Mark Taylor, 13.2 ov), 2-59 (Matthew Elliott, 24.6 ov), 3-103 (Greg Blewett, 49.4 ov), 4-219 (Mark Waugh, 83.6 ov), 5-317 (Steve Waugh, 118.5 ov), 6-337 (Michael Bevan, 128.5 ov), 7-354 (Ricky Ponting, 136.6 ov), 8-357 (Paul Reiffel, 139.6 ov), 9-385 (Shane Warne, 153.1 ov), 10-421 (Glenn McGrath, 167.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Allan Donald30.458132.64---00
Shaun Pollock3387132.15---06
Pat Symcox39910322.64---00
Paul Adams3896611.73---00
Brian McMillan1855513.05---00
Jacques Kallis813003.75---01
Hansie Cronje10202.00---00
South Africa 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Gary Kirsten lbw b McGrath098000.00
Adam Bacher c Ponting b Reiffel212220016.66
Jacques Kallis  b Warne451101554040.90
Hansie Cronje (c)c Ponting b Warne535360014.28
Herschelle Gibbs c Blewett b Warne12533004.00
Brian McMillan  b Warne1113112084.61
Shaun Pollock c Taylor b Warne412110033.33
David Richardson c & b Warne032000.00
Pat Symcox  b Reiffel3872694152.77
Allan Donald c †Healy b Reiffel22334008.69
Paul Adams not out 1580020.00
Extras(b 2, lb 1, nb 1)4
TOTAL53 Ov (RR: 2.13)113
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Gary Kirsten, 1.5 ov), 2-3 (Adam Bacher, 4.5 ov), 3-21 (Hansie Cronje, 13.6 ov), 4-27 (Herschelle Gibbs, 23.2 ov), 5-41 (Brian McMillan, 25.6 ov), 6-55 (Shaun Pollock, 29.3 ov), 7-55 (David Richardson, 29.6 ov), 8-96 (Jacques Kallis, 43.4 ov), 9-112 (Pat Symcox, 50.3 ov), 10-113 (Allan Donald, 52.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Paul Reiffel1231431.16---00
Glenn McGrath52811.60---00
Shane Warne2193461.61---01
Greg Blewett21100.50---00
Michael Bevan301806.00---00
Mark Waugh1023503.50---00
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MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Series
Season1997/98
Player Of The Match
Australia
Shane Warne
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1393
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
Australia
Darrell Hair
England
Peter Willey
TV Umpire
Australia
Simon Taufel
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 02 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 197/5 (Hansie Cronje 56*, Shaun Pollock 1*, 97 ov)
Sat, 03 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 174/3 (Mark Waugh 78*, Steve Waugh 18*, 67 ov)
Sun, 04 Jan - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 392/9 (Ian Healy 31*, Glenn McGrath 3*, 157 ov)
Mon, 05 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 113 (53 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • SR Waugh becomes the 16th player (3rd for Australia) to appear in 100 Test matches.
  • Day One:
  • Lunch: South Africa 1/47 (Bacher 30*, Kallis 3*, 22 overs)
  • Tea: South Africa 3/140 (Cronje 25*, Gibbs 43*, 64 overs)
  • Stumps: South Africa 5/197 (Cronje 56*, Pollock 1*, 97 overs)
  • Start of play delayed 30 minutes due to dampness on a batting strip adjacent to the Test pitch, due to overwatering on the previous day.
  • Attendance: 34,952.
  • Day Two:
  • Lunch: South Africa 287 all out (Donald 4*, 124.1 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 2/78 (Blewett 19*, M Waugh 11*, 36 overs)
  • Stumps: Australia 3/174 (ME Waugh 78*, SR Waugh 18*, 67 overs)
  • When Warne dismissed Cronje he became Australia's 2nd highest wicket-taker in Tests (14th overall), passing CJ McDermott, 291.
  • Floodlights turned on at 2.55pm.
  • Rain ends play at 5.54pm.
  • Attendance: 27,246.
  • Day Three:
  • Lunch: Australia 4/259 (SR Waugh 57*, Ponting 19*, 96 overs)
  • Tea: Australia 5/332 (Ponting 48*, Bevan 12*, 126 overs)
  • Stumps: Australia 9/392 (Healy 31*, McGrath 3*; 157 overs)
  • Floodlights turned on at 4.40pm.
  • Attendance: 26,118.
  • Day Four:
  • Lunch: South Africa 3/21 (Kallis 12*, Gibbs 0*; 16 overs)
  • Tea: South Africa: 7/85 (Kallis 40*, Symcox 18*; 39 overs)
  • Floodlights switched on at 2.40pm.
  • When Warne dismissed Kallis he became the 13th bowler to take 300 Test wickets in his 63rd match.
  • Rain stopped play at 3.05pm. Tea was taken during the interruption. Play resumed at 6.20pm, with stumps rescheduled to 7.00pm. Taylor claimed the additional half-hour with the score 9/112. The match ended at 7.10pm. No further play would have been possible on the day with a heavy downpour commencing as the final delivery was bowled.
  • Attendance: 17,169. Match aggregate: 105,125.
South Africa Innings
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