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2nd Test, Melbourne, December 26 - 30, 2005, South Africa tour of Australia
355 & 321/7d
(T:366) 311 & 181

Australia won by 184 runs

Player Of The Match
122 & 31
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c Rudolph b Pollock212120016.66
c Smith b Pollock651772289036.72
c Gibbs b Nel11719829813059.09
c Smith b Pollock726301026.92
b Ntini12220324714460.09
c †Boucher b Nel011000.00
c Gibbs b Nel27140028.57
c Boje b Nel914181064.28
lbw b Ntini416260025.00
b Ntini411131036.36
not out 11561200019.64
Extras(b 2, lb 4, nb 4, w 2)12
TOTAL119.3 Ov (RR: 2.97, 506 Mins)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)
2.6 to PA Jaques, Pollock to Jaques, OUT, Gone! pitched middle and leg and ball swinging away, Jacues gets back and defends it, insided edge into the pads and Rudolph whos kept at short leg for bat and pad catch takes that one.. 2/1
54.4 to ML Hayden, Pollock to Hayden, OUT, good length delivery and shaping away, Hayden gets forward and pushes it, thick edge and Smith takes smart catch at first slip, excellent bowling by Pollock. 154/2
62.2 to BJ Hodge, Pollock to Hodge, OUT, Gone! good length delivery just outside the off stump and coming back in, Hodge went for expensive drive, thick edge takes the ball to slip cordon, Smith takes excellent diving catch towards his left. 176/3
89.1 to B Lee, Ntini to Lee, OUT, Ntini strikes! quicker delivery outside the off stump and nipping back in, Lee defends it on back foot, ball hit him on the back pad inline into the stumps, huge appeal, Bucknor raises his finger. 239/8
91.6 to SCG MacGill, Ntini to MacGill, OUT, Gone! good length delivery on middle and leg stump, MacGill plays that without much footwork to off side, completly beaten by the pace and ball hits the target. 248/9
119.3 to MEK Hussey, Ntini to Hussey, OUT, All over!! short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Hussey uses his feet and try to pull it over mid wicket, bottom edge and ball hits the target, that was a great innings by Hussey. 355/10
74.4 to RT Ponting, Nel to Ponting, OUT, short of a good length delivery, Ponting moves back and played it uppishly to point, Gibbs takes well judged catch. 207/4
74.5 to A Symonds, Nel to Symonds, OUT, pitch around the off stump and moving away, Symonds force to play that one, thick edge and Boucher takes catch, excellent delivery. 207/5
78.2 to AC Gilchrist, Nel to Gilchrist, OUT, short of a good length delivery and quick bounce, Gilchrist scoops it in air to Gully, Gibbs who doesn't drop much takes the catch. 213/6
82.4 to SK Warne, Nel to Warne, OUT, Gone! over pitched delivery and slower one, Warne went for big drive, top edged it, ball went high in the air and Boje took well judged catch at mid-off. 227/7
South Africa 1st Innings 
lbw b McGrath611411789043.26
lbw b Lee2242622052.38
b Symonds9423434715040.17
b Lee23911082025.27
c Ponting b Warne619220031.57
b Lee1336402036.11
lbw b Symonds2340484057.50
lbw b Symonds921371042.85
b Warne1227432044.44
c Hussey b MacGill1421283066.66
not out 10101220100.00
Extras(b 2, lb 7, nb 15)24
TOTAL111 Ov (RR: 2.80, 467 Mins)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)
42.1 to AB de Villiers, McGrath to de Villiers, OUT, McGrath Strikes! pitched outside the off stump and cutting back in, de Villers try to cut it off the back foot, ball raps the back pad and appeal made, Asak Rauf has no doubt about ball heading towards stumps. 122/2
14.1 to GC Smith, Lee to Smith, OUT, That's Plumb! good length delivery on middle and off and nipping back in, Smith drives it and beaten by the swing, ball takes the back pad and huge appeal, easy one for Umpire. 36/1
69.2 to JH Kallis, Lee to Kallis, OUT, Bowled him! inswinging yorker on the middle and off stump, Kallis comes forward and defends, he is late on it, ball crashes into the off stump, excellent bowlilng by Lee. 184/3
85.1 to JA Rudolph, Lee to Rudolph, OUT, Gone! pitched just outside the off stump and nipping back in, Rudolph gets forward and defends it, ball kisses the thigh and hits the top of off stump, Lee bowling brilliantly. 214/5
96.4 to MV Boucher, Symonds to Boucher, OUT, Gone! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Boucher shuffles across and playing in wrong line, ball crashes into the pads and huge appeal made, Umpire Asad Rauf took his time to raise his finger. 260/6
98.4 to HH Gibbs, Symonds to Gibbs, OUT, Bowled him! good length delivery outside the off stump and cutting back in, little pace in it, Gibbs gets forward and defends, beaten by the pace and swing, ball went through the gate and impact with stumps, Gibbs is disappointed being dismised in 90s. 265/7
104.1 to SM Pollock, Symonds to Pollock, OUT, one more for Symonds! pitched outside the off stump and coming back in, Pollock plays across the line, ball crashes into the front pad infront of stumps, easy decision for Umpire Asad Rauf. 281/8
73.5 to AG Prince, Warne to Prince, OUT, Warne got his man! flighted one around the off stump, Prince comes down the track and defended with bat and pad close togeather, inside edge and Ponting took the great catch at silly point. 192/4
107.4 to N Boje, Warne to Boje, OUT, got him! pitched outside the off stump, on the rough, ball spung back sharply, Boje went for sweep against the spin, missed completly, ball heads to its target. 291/9
110.6 to A Nel, MacGill to Nel, OUT, All over! flighted delivery on middle and leg stump, Nel plays slog sweep and top edged it, ball balloons in air and Hussey taken simple catch at covers, South African were 44 runs behind. 311/10
Australia 2nd Innings 
c †Boucher b Kallis13724235617256.61
lbw b Nel2844643063.63
lbw b Pollock1129480037.93
c †Boucher b Nel2463803038.09
c Kallis b Smith3174942041.89
c Nel b Kallis72546956133.33
c Prince b Kallis014000.00
not out 00100-
Extras(b 6, lb 3, nb 9)18
TOTAL83 Ov (RR: 3.86, 361 Mins)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)
25.2 to RT Ponting, Pollock to Ponting, OUT, Gone! Pollock pitches the ball outside the off stump and bringing back in, Ponting shuffels across and try to defend it, he is playing that on wrong line, ball takes the pad on knee roll, looks plumb. 82/2
82.3 to ML Hayden, Kallis to Hayden,Hayden pulls gets a top edge,and Boucher runs to square leg and takes a skier. 317/5
82.5 to A Symonds, Kallis to Symonds, OUT (Caught),Short ball Symonds pulls high in the air,Nel runs around and takes a good catch at the mid wicket fence. 321/6
82.6 to AC Gilchrist, Kallis to Gilchrist, OUT (Caught),Gilchrist pulls,but hits it straight to the man at mid wicket. 321/7
14.1 to PA Jaques, Nel to Jaques, OUT, Nel coming around the wicket, pitched outside the off stump and swinging in, Jaques plays across the line and ball hits the knee roll, huge appeal, Umpire Bucknor take his own time and adjudicate that's out. 53/1
44.1 to BJ Hodge, Nel to Hodge, OUT (Caught),good line and length delivery just outside the off stump,Hodge drives but in the process edges it to the keeper,who takes it cleanly. 131/3
67.2 to MEK Hussey, Smith to Hussey, OUT (Caught),Well flighted delivery just outside off stump,Hussey drives but gets a edge and the ball goes to Kallis at 1st slip who ntake takes the catch just above the ground. 193/4
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 366 runs)
c †Gilchrist b McGrath2552703048.07
st †Gilchrist b Warne844641018.18
b Warne911182081.81
c †Gilchrist b Symonds926392034.61
c Hayden b Warne261201472021.66
b Symonds4581080.00
c Ponting b Warne518300027.77
not out 671201568155.83
b McGrath1338580134.21
c †Gilchrist b McGrath27100028.57
b MacGill2650033.33
Extras(lb 6, nb 4, w 1)11
TOTAL74 Ov (RR: 2.44, 307 Mins)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)
16.3 to GC Smith, McGrath to Smith, OUT (Caught),Short off good length delivery outside off stump,Smith drives but the ball gets an edge and Gigchrist dives across and takes a good catch. 45/2
70.1 to N Boje, McGrath to Boje, OUT (Bowled),Boje on the back foot defends,ball keeps a bit low gets an inside edge and hits the stumps. 166/8
72.2 to A Nel, McGrath to Nel, OUT (Caught),Good delivery just outside off stump,Nel pushes at it and edges it and the ball sails through to the keeper.. 178/9
15.2 to AB de Villiers, Warne to de Villiers, OUT (Stumped),tossed up delivery on the stumps,de Villers beaten by the flight misses the ball,and Gilchrist wipes the bails off very quickly. 39/1
19.1 to HH Gibbs, Warne to Gibbs, OUT (Bowled] pitched just around the leg stump ,Gibbs moves back to defendand plays for the turn and not much of turn there,ball goes right between bat and pad and knocks the middle stump. 58/3
33.1 to MV Boucher, Warne to Boucher, OUT (Caught),tossed up delivery outside leg stump,Boucher defends on the back foot and gets an inside edge on to the pads,the ball loops up and Ponting at silly point takes a spectacular catch.. 82/6
55.3 to AG Prince, Warne to Prince, OUT (Caught),well flighted delivery,Prince plays forward and the ball takes the edge and goes straight to hayden at 1st slip who takes a neat catch. 130/7
24.4 to JH Kallis, Symonds to Kallis, OUT (Caught),good length ball outside the off stump,Kallis pushes on the front foot and gets the nick and the ball sails through to the keeper who takes it cleanly.. 64/4
26.3 to JA Rudolph, Symonds to Rudolph, OUT (Bowled),Short of good length delivery,nipping away off the seam,Rudolph defends on the back foot,gets an inside edge back on to the stumps.. 72/5
73.6 to M Ntini, MacGill to Ntini, OUT (Bowled)All over well flighted Googly,too good for Ntini to handle,ball pitches on off and turns in Ntini goes for a drive but misses the ball and the ball hits the middle stump.. 181/10
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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 (74 ov) - end of match
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Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
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)
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1779
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