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3rd Test, Sydney, January 02 - 06, 2006, South Africa tour of Australia
451/9d & 194/6d
(T:287) 359 & 288/2

Australia won by 8 wickets

Player Of The Match
120 & 143*
Player Of The Series
515 runs
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
AB de Villiers c †Gilchrist b Lee218250011.11
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Lee39771256050.64
Herschelle Gibbs  b McGrath2749645055.10
Jacques Kallis c McGrath b Symonds11127536117040.36
Ashwell Prince lbw b Warne11927139513043.91
Jacques Rudolph c †Gilchrist b McGrath381101385034.54
Mark Boucher c †Gilchrist b MacGill523290021.73
Shaun Pollock c Hodge b Lee4664863071.87
Johan Botha not out 2046622043.47
Andre Nel c Hodge b Warne1281020150.00
Charl Langeveldt not out 1340033.33
Extras(b 9, lb 6, nb 16)31
TOTAL154.4 Ov (RR: 2.91, 660 Mins)451/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (AB de Villiers, 5.6 ov), 2-69 (Herschelle Gibbs, 20.3 ov), 3-86 (Graeme Smith, 28.1 ov), 4-305 (Jacques Kallis, 104.3 ov), 5-344 (Ashwell Prince, 121.5 ov), 6-355 (Mark Boucher, 128.4 ov), 7-394 (Jacques Rudolph, 140.5 ov), 8-433 (Shaun Pollock, 152.1 ov), 9-449 (Andre Nel, 153.5 ov)
Glenn McGrath34176521.9117911000
20.3 to HH Gibbs, gone! pitched outside off stump and coming in, bit full, Gibbs drives on the front-foot gets beaten, ball knocks the stumps, excellent delivery!. 69/2
140.5 to JA Rudolph, great delivery, pitches on middle stump and swigns away, thick outside edge in the hands of keeper, Gilchrist takes a good sharp catch!. 394/7
Brett Lee30.478232.6715090011
5.6 to AB de Villiers, gone! pitched outside off stump and moving away off the seam, de Villiers comes forward, gets an outside edge to Gilchrist, who takes the catch.. 16/1
28.1 to GC Smith, gone! good ball pitched on the stumps and going straight on, Smith drives, gets beaten, hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Aleem Dar.. 86/3
152.1 to SM Pollock, full ball, on middle and leg stump, driven on the up and in the air straight in the hands of Hodge at mid-on for a simple catch. 433/8
Andrew Symonds2346913.001099003
104.3 to JH Kallis, Gone! Symonds done it again for the Australia, short in length, on leg stump, Kallis pulls it away high in the air to long leg and McGrath takes a well judge catch, a great innings and a wonderfull Partnership comes to an end!. 305/4
Shane Warne36510622.941519000
121.5 to AG Prince, from round the wicket, pitches well wide outside off, in the rough, gets sharp turn, Prince tries to left it, hits on the pad well outside off, shout for lbw, Billy takes his time and raises his finger!. 344/5
153.5 to A Nel, tossed up, outside off, went for the big shot on the off side, top edge in the air to gully, Hodge took a simple catch. 449/9
Michael Hussey201206.0092002
Stuart MacGill29510213.5112313000
128.4 to MV Boucher, full toss, goes for the sweep shot, inside edge onto foot and goes in the air, Gilchrist watches it very closely, runs and dives full length, takes a brilliatn catch!. 355/6
Australia 1st Innings 
Justin Langer  b Langeveldt25202330125.00
Matthew Hayden  b Langeveldt411150036.36
Ricky Ponting (c)lbw b Kallis12017425712168.96
Brad Hodge c Rudolph b Nel623330026.08
Michael Hussey c †Boucher b Botha451111498040.54
Andrew Symonds lbw b Nel1251771023.52
Adam Gilchrist c †Boucher b Nel8610915610278.89
Shane Warne c †Boucher b Nel011000.00
Brett Lee c Smith b Kallis1740493042.50
Stuart MacGill c Nel b Pollock29215250138.09
Glenn McGrath not out 11233008.33
Extras(lb 10, nb 2, w 2)14
TOTAL95.1 Ov (RR: 3.77, 431 Mins)359
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Matthew Hayden, 3.5 ov), 2-35 (Justin Langer, 5.4 ov), 3-54 (Brad Hodge, 14.2 ov), 4-184 (Michael Hussey, 49.6 ov), 5-222 (Ricky Ponting, 63.2 ov), 6-226 (Andrew Symonds, 66.5 ov), 7-226 (Shane Warne, 66.6 ov), 8-263 (Brett Lee, 77.5 ov), 9-322 (Stuart MacGill, 88.3 ov), 10-359 (Adam Gilchrist, 95.1 ov)
Shaun Pollock25310914.3610310202
88.3 to SCG MacGill, full in length, moves back and again swings hard but this time mistimes it in the air to mid-off where Nel takes a simple catch. 322/9
Charl Langeveldt24410824.5010215110
3.5 to ML Hayden, full and bit wide outide off, goes for the cover drive, thick inside edge onto stumps, Hayden goes!. 22/1
5.4 to JL Langer, Gone! short in length, outside off, goes for the pull shot, big inside edge onto stumps, Langeveldt Strikes again!. 35/2
Andre Nel24.138143.3510710000
14.2 to BJ Hodge, Gone! short ball, on leg stump, tries to fend it off, goes in the air and Rudolph takes a simple catch at short leg. 54/3
66.5 to A Symonds, Gone! good inswinging yorker, hits the pad and huge shout for lbw, up goes the finger of Aleem Dar, blla looks missing leg stump, Symonds considered bit unlucky!. 226/6
66.6 to SK Warne, Gone! good length ball, just outside off and moves away, tries to play at it, edges it to keeper, huge shout for caught behind and up goes the finger of Aleem Dar, Nel on a hat-trick!. 226/7
95.1 to AC Gilchrist, Gone! short ball, on leg stump, goes for the pull shot, off the gloves goes in the air and Boucher takes a simple catch down the leg side, an exciting innings comes to an end. 359/10
Jacques Kallis1542521.66763010
63.2 to RT Ponting, fuller length ball, just outside off and nips back a long way in, tries to defend it on the back-foot, hits the pad, shout for lbw and this time finger goes up. 222/5
77.5 to B Lee, short and nasty delivery, tries to fend it off, off the gloves in t he hands of Smith at first slip who takes a simple catch. 263/8
Johan Botha722613.71294000
49.6 to MEK Hussey, Doosra! pitches on off stump and spins the other way, tries to defend it on the front foot, inner edge onto pads and goes in the aor, Boucher takes a simple cathc, Botha takes his 1st wicket in Test cricket. 184/4
South Africa 2nd Innings 
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b McGrath59120055.55
AB de Villiers lbw b Lee1470025.00
Herschelle Gibbs run out (Hodge)67749911090.54
Jacques Kallis not out 50961803052.08
Ashwell Prince c Ponting b MacGill1830392060.00
Jacques Rudolph c McGrath b MacGill4750057.14
Mark Boucher st †Gilchrist b MacGill1113142084.61
Shaun Pollock not out 26212421123.80
Extras(b 3, lb 4, nb 2, w 3)12
TOTAL42 Ov (RR: 4.61, 200 Mins)194/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (AB de Villiers, 1.3 ov), 2-6 (Graeme Smith, 2.4 ov), 3-92 (Herschelle Gibbs, 21.4 ov), 4-123 (Ashwell Prince, 30.6 ov), 5-129 (Jacques Rudolph, 32.3 ov), 6-152 (Mark Boucher, 36.3 ov)
Glenn McGrath1526114.06648001
2.4 to GC Smith, good length ball, on off stump and swings in, goes back to defend it, hits the pad in fron of middle stump, bit high on the pad, huge shout for lbw and up goes the finger of Billy Bowden. 6/2
Brett Lee1034814.80437001
1.3 to AB de Villiers, Gone! full and fast delivery, on target, tries to play it on the leg side, hits the pad plumb in front of middle stump, huge shout for lbw, up goes the finger. 4/1
Shane Warne1114504.09393030
Stuart MacGill613335.50192100
30.6 to AG Prince, caught! long hop, Prince pulls, slightly checking his shot, giving Ponting enough time to leap up and snatch it at his mid wicket position. 123/4
32.3 to JA Rudolph, caught! Rudolph charges down the track in a surprising display of aggression, lofting the ball down the ground to long on where McGrath backs back to take the catch at chest height. 129/5
36.3 to MV Boucher, stumped! steps away and down the track, the ball pitches off and spins away, Gilchrist collects and gets Boucher miles out of his ground. 152/6
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 287 runs)
Justin Langer  b Langeveldt2032495062.50
Matthew Hayden c Smith b Botha9013419711067.16
Ricky Ponting (c)not out 14315920216089.93
Brad Hodge not out 2742513064.28
Extras(lb 1, nb 4, w 3)8
TOTAL60.3 Ov (RR: 4.76, 258 Mins)288/2
Fall of wickets: 1-30 (Justin Langer, 11.2 ov), 2-212 (Matthew Hayden, 44.4 ov)
Shaun Pollock1425503.92597012
Charl Langeveldt1415213.71606002
11.2 to JL Langer, bowled! beaten by a ball that nips back in through his defence, cleaning up his stumps. 30/1
Andre Nel704606.57238000
Johan Botha12.307716.163811010
44.4 to ML Hayden, caught! charges the delivery, gets a thick outside edge, ball lobs up for an easy catch for Smith at backward point. 212/2
Jacques Kallis20804.0060000
Jacques Rudolph1104904.45343010
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Mon, 02 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 230/3 (Jacques Kallis 80*, Ashwell Prince 62*, 74 ov)
Tue, 03 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 54/3 (Ricky Ponting 13*, 14.2 ov)
Wed, 04 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 4/1 (Graeme Smith 3*, 1.3 ov)
Thu, 05 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 94/3 (Jacques Kallis 14*, Ashwell Prince 0*, 22 ov)
Fri, 06 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 288/2 (60.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • South Africa 100 off 25.1 overs (153 balls)
  • South Africa 150 off 35.4 overs (216 balls)
  • Kallis 50 in 178 mins, off 96 balls, 3x4
  • Lunch: Australia 31/1 (Hayden 8*, Ponting 1*, 12 overs)
  • Australia 50 off 15.1 overs (92 balls)
  • Hayden/Ponting 50 partnership off 44 balls
  • Australia 100 off 22.1 overs (135 balls)
  • Hayden 50 in 123 mins, off 81 balls, 7x4
  • Ponting 50 in 75 mins, off 52 balls, 7x4
  • Hayden/Ponting 100 partnership in 76 mins, off 97 balls
  • Australia 150 off 30 overs (184 balls)
  • Hayden/Ponting 150 partnership off 165 balls
  • Tea: Australia 182/1 (Hayden 75*, Ponting 81*, 39 overs)
  • Australia 200 off 41.5 overs (255 balls)
  • Australia 250 off 52.4 overs (320 balls)
  • Ponting/Hodge 50 partnership off 72 balls
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Player Of The Series
Ricky Ponting
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1780
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Johan Botha
Johan Botha
TV Umpire
Match Referee