RESULT
1st Test, Perth, December 16 - 20, 2005, South Africa tour of Australia
258 & 528/8d
(T:491) 296 & 287/5

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
41 & 203*
brad-hodge
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer c Smith b Ntini37891366041.57
Matthew Hayden c Rudolph b Ntini025000.00
Ricky Ponting (c)lbw b Pollock7110715512066.35
Brad Hodge c †Boucher b Ntini41961214042.70
Michael Hussey c Langeveldt b Ntini2351843045.09
Andrew Symonds  b Nel1329482044.82
Adam Gilchrist c Gibbs b Ntini613181046.15
Shane Warne lbw b Langeveldt2430513080.00
Brett Lee not out 1929484065.51
Nathan Bracken c †Boucher b Nel1011112090.90
Glenn McGrath c †Boucher b Nel011000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 6, w 2)14
TOTAL75.2 Ov (RR: 3.42, 348 Mts)258
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Matthew Hayden, 1.2 ov), 2-111 (Justin Langer, 29.6 ov), 3-117 (Ricky Ponting, 36.2 ov), 4-180 (Michael Hussey, 55.2 ov), 5-185 (Brad Hodge, 57.5 ov), 6-199 (Adam Gilchrist, 61.5 ov), 7-210 (Andrew Symonds, 65.6 ov), 8-243 (Shane Warne, 72.4 ov), 9-258 (Nathan Bracken, 75.1 ov), 10-258 (Glenn McGrath, 75.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaun Pollock1964612.42935000
36.2 to RT Ponting, Pollock to Ponting, OUT, Gone! pitched just outside the off stump and coming in, Ponting tries to work it on-side, hit him on the pads in front of the stumps, huge appeal, easy decision for umpires, that looks plumb, Pollock got his man, he was troubling Ponting for sometime. 117/3
Makhaya Ntini1936453.36838000
1.2 to ML Hayden, Ntini to Hayden, OUT (Caught), fraction short on the leg stump, seaming away from the left-hander, Hayden goes for an ambitious pull shot, gets a big edge, bal balloos and goes high up in the air, Rudolph calling and taken the catch after few attempts. 0/1
29.6 to JL Langer, Ntini to Langer, OUT, short ball outside the off stump, Langer try to pull it without much foot work, top edged it and ball balloons in the air towards mid-off, Smith who standing there gracefully took the simple catch, Ntini removes both the openers in similar way. 111/2
55.2 to MEK Hussey, Ntini to Hussey, OUT, what a catch! another Australian left hander falls while playing a pull shot, short outside the leg stump, Hussey went for a pull on the front foot, top edged behind the bowler, Langeveldt took a brilliant catch diving to his right running from mid-off. 180/4
57.5 to BJ Hodge, Ntini to Hodge, OUT, Gone! pitched in line and good length delivery outside the off stump, moving in, drags the batsman to come forward and drive, Hodge did the same, thick edge and ball flies straight to Bouchers safe hand. 185/5
61.5 to AC Gilchrist, Ntini to Gilchrist, OUT, gone this time! short delivery on the stumps, Gilchrist tries to work that to third man region, thick edge and Gibbs took the catch at Second slip, good captancy by Smith, put more pressure on Gilchrist by bringing more fielders inside circle. 199/6
Charl Langeveldt17110015.886715006
72.4 to SK Warne, Langeveldt to Warne, OUT, Thats Out! pitched outside the off stump and coming in, Warne moves back and try to work it on side, ball hit him on the knee roll inline into the stumps, loud appeal, Bucknor took his time and raised his finger. 243/8
Andre Nel17.232931.67863000
65.6 to A Symonds, Nel to Symonds, OUT (Bowled). 210/7
75.1 to NW Bracken, Nel to Bracken, OUT, Nine down! short of a good length delivery and coming in, Bracken slashed it without any foot movement, ball took thin edge and Boucher pouches the other one, one more to go!. 258/9
75.2 to GD McGrath, Nel to McGrath, OUT, Another one! pitched on line and shaping away, Mcgrath defends it on the back foot, faint edge and Boucher took the simple catch, Nel on a Hat-trick, he will complete if he take a wicket on his first ball in Australia 2nd innings.. 258/10
Justin Kemp301304.33121020
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
AB de Villiers  b Warne6810916610062.38
Graeme Smith (c)c Ponting b Bracken3465915052.30
Herschelle Gibbs  b Lee2143584048.83
Jacques Rudolph c Langer b Lee828351028.57
Ashwell Prince lbw b Warne28791022035.44
Justin Kemp c Hodge b McGrath729441024.13
Mark Boucher c Hayden b Warne62771157080.51
Shaun Pollock  b Lee3435526097.14
Andre Nel not out 420380020.00
Charl Langeveldt lbw b Lee011000.00
Makhaya Ntini c Hodge b Lee1210820120.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 12)18
TOTAL81.2 Ov (RR: 3.63, 364 Mts)296
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Graeme Smith, 19.4 ov), 2-127 (Herschelle Gibbs, 33.4 ov), 3-135 (AB de Villiers, 36.6 ov), 4-145 (Jacques Rudolph, 41.5 ov), 5-167 (Justin Kemp, 51.6 ov), 6-187 (Ashwell Prince, 60.4 ov), 7-264 (Shaun Pollock, 73.3 ov), 8-282 (Mark Boucher, 78.6 ov), 9-283 (Charl Langeveldt, 79.3 ov), 10-296 (Makhaya Ntini, 81.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Glenn McGrath1835913.27858000
51.6 to JM Kemp, McGrath to Kemp, OUT, soft dismisal! changed the pace and bowled fuller length slower ball, batsman tempted for a drive, Kemp went for it, Hodge took the simple catch at mid-off, South African bit of trouble here. 167/5
Brett Lee22.219354.16988008
33.4 to HH Gibbs, Lee to Gibbs, OUT, Got him! short of good length delivery and raising away, Gibbs looking to play cut shot and drag that one into the stumps. 127/2
41.5 to JA Rudolph, Lee to Rudolph, OUT, Lee on fire! back of a length delivery and shaping away, Rudolph moves back and defended, thick edge takes the ball towards gully region, Langer took sharp low catch moving to his front, Prince walks back to the Pavilion. 145/4
73.3 to SM Pollock, Lee to Pollock, OUT, bowled him! pitched outside the off stump and cutting in, Pollock defends it on the back foot, ball kisses the pads and hit the pads, little partnership came to end. 264/7
79.3 to CK Langeveldt, Lee to Langeveldt, OUT, Gone! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Langeveldt who went for expensive drive across the line, ball hit the back pad and easy one for umpire. 283/9
81.2 to M Ntini, Lee to Ntini, OUT, all over! short ball on the stumps, Ntini pulls it on the front foot, top edged and ball balloons over bowler head, Hodge called for it and took the catch, Lee ends up picking 5 wickets. 296/10
Nathan Bracken1234613.83558000
19.4 to GC Smith, Bracken to Smith, OUT, First blood! pitched just outside the off stump and shaping away, Smith went after it, thick edge and ball flies towards slips, Ponting took brilliant catch diving to his right, Australians got their first break through. 83/1
Shane Warne2949233.1712511000
36.6 to AB de Villiers, Warne to de Villiers, OUT, Bowled him! pitched on leg stump and quicker one, Gibbs fail to pick that one, went for a drive on the front foot, ball hits and pads and took the off stump, Warne now equals with Dennis Lillee who took 85 wickets in a single calander year. 135/3
60.4 to AG Prince, Warne to Prince, OUT, outside the off stump and quicker one, Prince tries to defend it on the back foot, hit him in line into the stumps, huge appeal and Bucknor raises his finger, with this wicket Warne create a new record of taking more wickets in an calander year. 187/6
78.6 to MV Boucher, Warne to Boucher, OUT, Boucher gone! pitched outside the off stump, Boucher came down the track and drives it, thick edge to slip, Hayden took unbelivable one hand catch to his right. 282/8
Australia 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Justin Langer  b Pollock471141808041.22
Matthew Hayden c †Boucher b Langeveldt2033435060.60
Brett Lee lbw b Langeveldt3253624060.37
Ricky Ponting (c)c †Boucher b Ntini531061614050.00
Brad Hodge not out 20333246922061.14
Michael Hussey c †Boucher b Pollock581211728047.93
Andrew Symonds c Gibbs b Langeveldt2549794051.02
Adam Gilchrist c Rudolph b Nel4458684075.86
Shane Warne lbw b Kemp5761071.42
Nathan Bracken not out 1424461058.33
Extras(b 5, lb 4, nb 17, w 1)27
TOTAL146.4 Ov (RR: 3.60, 651 Mts)528/8d
Did not bat: Glenn McGrath 
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Matthew Hayden, 10.3 ov), 2-86 (Brett Lee, 24.4 ov), 3-129 (Justin Langer, 40.2 ov), 4-184 (Ricky Ponting, 61.1 ov), 5-316 (Michael Hussey, 100.4 ov), 6-377 (Andrew Symonds, 118.2 ov), 7-444 (Adam Gilchrist, 134.2 ov), 8-451 (Shane Warne, 135.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaun Pollock3669822.7217511006
40.2 to JL Langer, Pollock to Langer, OUT, short of a good length delivery, Langer drives on the up off the back foot, ball got inside edge into the stumps, Langer short of 3 runs for his 30th fifty. 129/3
100.4 to MEK Hussey, Pollock to Hussey, OUT, Gone! good length delivery on the middle and off stump, cutting away, Hussey gets forward and defends it, ball took the edge and went straight to Bouchers gloves. 316/5
Makhaya Ntini34811313.3215415000
61.1 to RT Ponting, Ntini to Ponting, OUT, excellent delivery, outside the off stump and swinging away, Ponting gets forward and drives it, ball takes the edge and travels straight to Boucher. 184/4
Charl Langeveldt31311733.7713412008
10.3 to ML Hayden, Langeveldt to Hayden, OUT, short of good length delivery, Hayden pulls it on the backfoot and top edged it, ball travels hight in the air, Boucher took the catch with gloves on, that was unnecessary shot by Hayden with coupld of minutes to go. 37/1
24.4 to B Lee, Langeveldt to Lee, OUT, Gone! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, quicker one, ball hit the pad first in front of the stumps, huge appeal and Doctrove raises his finger. 86/2
118.2 to A Symonds, Langeveldt to Symonds, OUT, outside the off stump and going away, Symonds drives it on the up, edged and Gibbs took good catch at wide of first slip. 377/6
Andre Nel28210413.711129010
134.2 to AC Gilchrist, Nel to Gilchrist, OUT, short ball outside the off stump, Gilchrist pulled it on the front foot to deep mid wicket, Rudolph took the well judged catch. 444/7
Jacques Rudolph6.412904.35213000
Justin Kemp1105815.27396003
135.6 to SK Warne, Kemp to Warne, OUT, pitched middle and leg and straighten, Warne plays across the line and gets into the pads, huge appeal and Bucknor raises his finger. 451/8
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 491 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Bracken30651004046.15
AB de Villiers c Hodge b Warne1257762021.05
Herschelle Gibbs c Warne b Lee331041295031.73
Jacques Rudolph not out 10228343113036.04
Ashwell Prince lbw b Warne845551017.77
Justin Kemp c Ponting b Warne551662139033.13
Mark Boucher not out 1339522033.33
Extras(b 18, lb 13, nb 3)34
TOTAL126 Ov (RR: 2.27, 533 Mts)287/5
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (AB de Villiers, 17.3 ov), 2-55 (Graeme Smith, 22.4 ov), 3-109 (Herschelle Gibbs, 48.3 ov), 4-138 (Ashwell Prince, 61.5 ov), 5-250 (Justin Kemp, 113.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Glenn McGrath24113901.621262001
Brett Lee3198312.6714911002
48.3 to HH Gibbs, Lee to Gibbs, OUT, Gone, good length delivery outside the off stump and straighten, Gibbs gets forward and defends it, thick edge and ball flies to slips, Warne took excellent low catch, a much needed wicket for Australia. 109/3
Shane Warne47218331.762459000
17.3 to AB de Villiers, Warne to de Villiers, OUT, pitched on middle and leg stump and drifting in, de Villers leans forward and defends it with bat and pad close, inside edge into the pads and ball loops up, Hodge took a simple catch. 35/1
61.5 to AG Prince, Warne to Prince, OUT, sharp turn! pitched on the rough and spinning in, Prince defends it on the back foot, ball hits the pads in front of the stump, huge appeal and Umpires raises his finger. 138/4
113.4 to JM Kemp, Warne to Kemp, OUT, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Kemp defends it on the front foot, ball takes the edge and Ponting at silly mid-off took the simple one.. 250/5
Nathan Bracken1953711.94995000
22.4 to GC Smith, Bracken to Smith, OUT, Gone! pitched outside the off stump and angling in, Smith opts to defend it off the back foot, ball hits him on the pads inline of the stumps, huge appeal, Bucknor raises his finger. 55/2
Andrew Symonds30602.00151000
Brad Hodge20804.00102000
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MATCH DETAILS
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Australia
Brad Hodge
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1777
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
West Indies
Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
Australia
Daryl Harper
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
CLOSE OF PLAY
Fri, 16 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 38/0 (AB de Villiers 14*, Graeme Smith 18*, 7 ov)
Sat, 17 Dec - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 38/1 (Justin Langer 15*, Brett Lee 0*, 11 ov)
Sun, 18 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 310/4 (Brad Hodge 91*, Michael Hussey 54*, 99 ov)
Mon, 19 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 85/2 (Herschelle Gibbs 17*, Jacques Rudolph 18*, 36 ov)
Tue, 20 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 287/5 (126 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 46.3 overs (281 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: South Africa - 116/3 in 51.0 overs (JA Rudolph 28, AG Prince 3)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 140/4 in 65.0 overs (JA Rudolph 40, JM Kemp 1)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 70.2 overs (424 balls), Extras 17
  • JA Rudolph: 50 off 150 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 166/4 in 80.0 overs (JA Rudolph 53, JM Kemp 13)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 178/4 after 85.1 overs (JA Rudolph 0, JM Kemp 0)
  • Tea: South Africa - 190/4 in 93.0 overs (JA Rudolph 60, JM Kemp 27)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 94.2 overs (568 balls), Extras 20
  • JM Kemp: 50 off 143 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 246/4 in 108.0 overs (JA Rudolph 80, JM Kemp 54)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 112.3 overs (677 balls), Extras 29
  • JA Rudolph: 100 off 268 balls (13 x 4)