result
1st Test, Perth, Dec 16 - 20 2005, South Africa tour of Australia
258 & 528/8d
(target 491)296 & 287/5
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
41 & 203*
brad-hodge
15y
• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Resolute Rudolph thwarts Australia

Jacques Rudolph hit a superb 102 not out and battled for 283 deliveries as South Africa fought their way to a draw on the final day at Perth

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Scorecard summary
Australia258/10(75.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Ricky Ponting71 (107)
Brad Hodge41 (96)
Andre Nel3/29(17.2)
South Africa296/10(81.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Brett Lee5/93(22.2)
Shane Warne3/92(29)
Australia528/8(146.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Brad Hodge*203 (332)
South Africa287/5(126 overs)2nd INNINGS
Justin Kemp55 (166)
end of over 1264 runs
SA: 287/5CRR: 2.27 
Mark Boucher13 (39)
Jacques Rudolph102 (283)
Shane Warne 47-21-83-3
Brett Lee 31-9-83-1
125.6
Warne to Boucher, no run

Warne to Boucher, back of a length, Boucher leaves it, no runs, fielded by Gilchrist

125.5
2
Warne to Boucher, 2 runs

Warne to Boucher, good line but full, Boucher gets an edge, 2 runs, fielded by Clark

125.4
2
Warne to Boucher, 2 runs

Warne to Boucher, full on the stumps, Boucher hits it on the leg side, 2 runs, fielded by Clark

125.3
Warne to Boucher, no run

Warne to Boucher, good line and length, Boucher drives the ball off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Lee

125.2
Warne to Boucher, no run

Warne to Boucher, line and length, Boucher edges it, no runs, fielded by Gilchrist

125.1
Warne to Boucher, no run

Warne to Boucher, back of a length, Boucher plays but misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Ponting

end of over 1251 run
SA: 283/5CRR: 2.26 
Jacques Rudolph102 (283)
Mark Boucher9 (33)
Brett Lee 31-9-83-1
Shane Warne 46-21-79-3
124.6
Lee to Rudolph, no run

Lee to Rudolph, good length delivery, Rudolph blocks, no runs, fielded by Symonds

124.5
Lee to Rudolph, no run

Lee to Rudolph, good line and length, Rudolph blocks it, no runs, fielded by Clark

124.4
Lee to Rudolph, no run

Lee to Rudolph, back of a length, Rudolph leaves it, no runs, fielded by Gilchrist

124.3
Lee to Rudolph, no run

Lee to Rudolph, back of a length, Rudolph plays but misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Gilchrist

124.2
Lee to Rudolph, no run

Lee to Rudolph, length ball, Rudolph blocks, no runs, fielded by Symonds

124.1
1
Lee to Boucher, 1 run

Lee to Boucher, back of a length, Boucher hits it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Bracken

end of over 124Maiden
SA: 282/5CRR: 2.27 
Jacques Rudolph102 (278)
Mark Boucher8 (32)
Shane Warne 46-21-79-3
Brett Lee 30-9-82-1
123.6
Warne to Rudolph, no run

Warne to Rudolph, good line but full, Rudolph keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Warne

123.5
Warne to Rudolph, no run

Warne to Rudolph, length ball, Rudolph blocks it, no runs, fielded by Symonds

123.4
Warne to Rudolph, no run

Warne to Rudolph, good length delivery, Rudolph leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Gilchrist

123.3
Warne to Rudolph, no run

Warne to Rudolph, length ball, Rudolph plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Hodge

123.2
Warne to Rudolph, no run

Warne to Rudolph, length ball, Rudolph plays it with the pad, no runs, fielded by Ponting

123.1
Warne to Rudolph, no run

Warne to Rudolph, length ball, Rudolph defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Symonds

end of over 123Maiden
SA: 282/5CRR: 2.29 
Mark Boucher8 (32)
Jacques Rudolph102 (272)
Brett Lee 30-9-82-1
Shane Warne 45-20-79-3
122.6
Lee to Boucher, no run

Lee to Boucher, bouncer, Boucher leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Gilchrist

122.5
2b
Lee to Boucher, 2 byes

Lee to Boucher, line and length, Boucher lets it go past, 2 byes, fielded by Ponting

Match details
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Brad Hodge
Brad Hodge
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1777
Match daysday (5-day match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
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Daryl Harper
Match Referee
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Chris Broad