result
2nd Test, Melbourne, Dec 26 - 30 2005, South Africa tour of Australia
355 & 321/7d
(74 ov, target 366)311 & 181
Australia won by 184 runs
player of the match
Australia 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Phil Jaques c Rudolph b Pollock212120016.66
Matthew Hayden c Smith b Pollock651772289036.72
Ricky Ponting (c)c Gibbs b Nel11719829813059.09
Brad Hodge c Smith b Pollock726301026.92
Michael Hussey  b Ntini12220324714460.09
Andrew Symonds c †Boucher b Nel011000.00
Adam Gilchrist c Gibbs b Nel27140028.57
Shane Warne c Boje b Nel914181064.28
Brett Lee lbw b Ntini416260025.00
Stuart MacGill  b Ntini411131036.36
Glenn McGrath not out 11561200019.64
Extras(b 2, lb 4, nb 4, w 2)12
TOTAL(119.3 Ov, RR: 2.97, 506 Mts)355
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Phil Jaques, 2.6 ov), 2-154 (Matthew Hayden, 54.4 ov), 3-176 (Brad Hodge, 62.2 ov), 4-207 (Ricky Ponting, 74.4 ov), 5-207 (Andrew Symonds, 74.5 ov), 6-213 (Adam Gilchrist, 78.2 ov), 7-227 (Shane Warne, 82.4 ov), 8-239 (Brett Lee, 89.1 ov), 9-248 (Stuart MacGill, 91.6 ov), 10-355 (Michael Hussey, 119.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaun Pollock2656732.571208002
Makhaya Ntini22.337033.1110512000
Jacques Kallis21.546903.16988020
Andre Nel3168442.701539202
Nicky Boje18.135903.24752200
South Africa 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
AB de Villiers lbw b McGrath611411789043.26
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Lee2242622052.38
Herschelle Gibbs  b Symonds9423434715040.17
Jacques Kallis  b Lee23911082025.27
Ashwell Prince c Ponting b Warne619220031.57
Jacques Rudolph  b Lee1336402036.11
Mark Boucher lbw b Symonds2340484057.50
Shaun Pollock lbw b Symonds921371042.85
Nicky Boje  b Warne1227432044.44
Andre Nel c Hussey b MacGill1421283066.66
Makhaya Ntini not out 10101220100.00
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 15)24
TOTAL(111 Ov, RR: 2.80, 467 Mts)311
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Graeme Smith, 14.1 ov), 2-122 (AB de Villiers, 42.1 ov), 3-184 (Jacques Kallis, 69.2 ov), 4-192 (Ashwell Prince, 73.5 ov), 5-214 (Jacques Rudolph, 85.1 ov), 6-260 (Mark Boucher, 96.4 ov), 7-265 (Herschelle Gibbs, 98.4 ov), 8-281 (Shaun Pollock, 104.1 ov), 9-291 (Nicky Boje, 107.4 ov), 10-311 (Andre Nel, 110.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Glenn McGrath27135712.111428003
Brett Lee2859233.2813611009
Andrew Symonds2065032.501005003
Shane Warne2176222.95988000
Stuart MacGill1534112.73726000
Australia 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Matthew Hayden c †Boucher b Kallis13724235617256.61
Phil Jaques lbw b Nel2844643063.63
Ricky Ponting (c)lbw b Pollock1129480037.93
Brad Hodge c †Boucher b Nel2463803038.09
Michael Hussey c Kallis b Smith3174942041.89
Andrew Symonds c Nel b Kallis72546956133.33
Adam Gilchrist c Prince b Kallis014000.00
Shane Warne not out 001000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 9)18
TOTAL(83 Ov, RR: 3.86, 361 Mts)321/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Phil Jaques, 14.1 ov), 2-82 (Ricky Ponting, 25.2 ov), 3-131 (Brad Hodge, 44.1 ov), 4-193 (Michael Hussey, 67.2 ov), 5-317 (Matthew Hayden, 82.3 ov), 6-321 (Andrew Symonds, 82.5 ov), 7-321 (Adam Gilchrist, 82.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaun Pollock2356012.601159005
Makhaya Ntini821702.12382000
Jacques Kallis1105835.27386101
Andre Nel2037123.55856200
Nicky Boje1416504.64545300
Graeme Smith704115.85242203
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (target: 366 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)c †Gilchrist b McGrath2552703048.07
AB de Villiers st †Gilchrist b Warne844641018.18
Herschelle Gibbs  b Warne911182081.81
Jacques Kallis c †Gilchrist b Symonds926392034.61
Ashwell Prince c Hayden b Warne261201472021.66
Jacques Rudolph  b Symonds4581080.00
Mark Boucher c Ponting b Warne518300027.77
Shaun Pollock not out 671201568155.83
Nicky Boje  b McGrath1338580134.21
Andre Nel c †Gilchrist b McGrath27100028.57
Makhaya Ntini  b MacGill2650033.33
Extras(lb 6, nb 4, w 1)11
TOTAL(74 Ov, RR: 2.44, 307 Mts)181
Fall of wickets: 1-39 (AB de Villiers, 15.2 ov), 2-45 (Graeme Smith, 16.3 ov), 3-58 (Herschelle Gibbs, 19.1 ov), 4-64 (Jacques Kallis, 24.4 ov), 5-72 (Jacques Rudolph, 26.3 ov), 6-82 (Mark Boucher, 33.1 ov), 7-130 (Ashwell Prince, 55.3 ov), 8-166 (Nicky Boje, 70.1 ov), 9-178 (Andre Nel, 72.2 ov), 10-181 (Makhaya Ntini, 73.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Glenn McGrath1534432.93738000
Brett Lee1142302.09531001
Shane Warne2877442.641398113
Andrew Symonds42621.50211000
Stuart MacGill1672811.75811100
MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1779
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Phil Jaques
Phil Jaques
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
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Steve Bucknor
TV Umpire
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Bob Parry
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
CLOSE OF PLAY
Mon, 26 Dec - day 1 -Australia 1st innings 239/8 (Michael Hussey 23*, 89.1 ov)
Tue, 27 Dec - day 2 -South Africa 1st innings 169/2 (Herschelle Gibbs 54*, Jacques Kallis 17*, 58 ov)
Wed, 28 Dec - day 3 -Australia 2nd innings 110/2 (Matthew Hayden 45*, Brad Hodge 17*, 37 ov)
Thu, 29 Dec - day 4 -South Africa 2nd innings 99/6 (Ashwell Prince 16*, Shaun Pollock 13*, 42 ov)
Fri, 30 Dec - day 5 -South Africa 2nd innings 181/10 (74 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
General
  • 4th Umpire - JD Ward
  • 12th Men: NW Bracken (Australia) and C Langeveldt (South Africa)
Day 1
  • Australia 1st innings
  • Drinks: Australia - 27/1 in 11.0 overs (ML Hayden 7, RT Ponting 17)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 94 balls (ML Hayden 18, RT Ponting 36, Ex 3)
  • Kallis left the field after the 5th ball of the 17th over after he pulled a muscle, Boje completed the over
  • Lunch: Australia - 60/1 in 20.0 overs (ML Hayden 17, RT Ponting 38)
  • RT Ponting: 50 off 73 balls (6 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (193 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 188 balls (ML Hayden 46, RT Ponting 59, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Australia - 112/1 in 39.0 overs (ML Hayden 45, RT Ponting 60)
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 135 balls (8 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 52.2 overs (317 balls), Extras 7
  • Tea: Australia - 162/2 in 57.0 overs (RT Ponting 83, BJ Hodge 5)
  • RT Ponting: 100 off 172 balls (11 x 4)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 72.4 overs (441 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: Australia - 202/3 in 73.0 overs (RT Ponting 112, MEK Hussey 7)
  • New Ball Taken: Australia 234/7 after 86.5 overs (MEK Hussey 1, B Lee 0)
Day 2
  • Australia: 250 runs in 93.4 overs (568 balls), Extras 11
  • MEK Hussey: 50 off 125 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 283/9 in 103.0 overs (MEK Hussey 59, GD McGrath 2)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 105.4 overs (640 balls), Extras 12
  • MEK Hussey: 100 off 184 balls (11 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Lunch: Australia - 344/9 in 117.0 overs (MEK Hussey 112, GD McGrath 10)
  • Australia: 350 runs in 117.4 overs (712 balls), Extras 12
  • Drinks: South Africa - 35/0 in 13.0 overs (AB de Villiers 9, GC Smith 21)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (122 balls), Extras 6
  • Tea: South Africa - 61/1 in 23.0 overs (AB de Villiers 24, HH Gibbs 7)
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 109 balls (9 x 4)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (199 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: South Africa - 114/1 in 38.0 overs (AB de Villiers 60, HH Gibbs 20)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 52.2 overs (322 balls), Extras 12
  • HH Gibbs: 50 off 107 balls (7 x 4)
Day 3
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 107 balls (HH Gibbs 29, JH Kallis 24, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 187/3 in 72.0 overs (HH Gibbs 63, AG Prince 1)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 80.3 overs (496 balls), Extras 17
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 214/4 after 84.1 overs (HH Gibbs 0, JA Rudolph 0)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 226/5 in 87.0 overs (HH Gibbs 80, MV Boucher 2)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 93.4 overs (576 balls), Extras 22
  • Drinks: South Africa - 270/7 in 101.0 overs (SM Pollock 2, N Boje 2)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 109.2 overs (671 balls), Extras 24
  • Tea: South Africa - 311/10 in 111.0 overs
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (87 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 59/1 in 16.0 overs (ML Hayden 24, RT Ponting 2)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 32.5 overs (202 balls), Extras 8
Day 4
  • ML Hayden: 50 off 122 balls (7 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 142/3 in 52.0 overs (ML Hayden 66, MEK Hussey 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 54.5 overs (335 balls), Extras 9
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (ML Hayden 28, MEK Hussey 26, Ex 3)
  • Lunch: Australia - 192/3 in 66.0 overs (ML Hayden 86, MEK Hussey 31)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 67.6 overs (415 balls), Extras 12
  • ML Hayden: 100 off 210 balls (14 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (ML Hayden 18, A Symonds 33, Ex 0)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 76.1 overs (464 balls), Extras 12
  • A Symonds: 50 off 40 balls (2 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 80.6 overs (495 balls), Extras 18
  • Drinks: Australia - 301/4 in 81.0 overs (ML Hayden 131, A Symonds 58)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 85 balls (ML Hayden 44, A Symonds 64, Ex 6)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • Tea: South Africa - 21/0 in 8.0 overs (GC Smith 12, AB de Villiers 4)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.5 overs (109 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: South Africa - 60/3 in 21.0 overs (JH Kallis 8, AG Prince 2)
  • South Africa 2nd innings: 1x5 ball over (10th over, bowled by Lee, called by umpire Rauf)
Day 5
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 42.3 overs (258 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: South Africa - 139/7 in 59.0 overs (SM Pollock 37, N Boje 5)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 64.5 overs (393 balls), Extras 11
  • SM Pollock: 50 off 104 balls (6 x 4)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 180/9 in 73.0 overs (SM Pollock 66, M Ntini 2)