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Australia v South Africa
South Africa in Australia 1997/98 (2nd Test)
VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th January 1998 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by an innings and 21 runs
UmpiresDB Hair, P Willey
TV umpireSJA Taufel
RefereeRS Madugalle
Close of play day 1South Africa (1) 197/5 (Cronje 56*, Pollock 1*; 97 overs)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 174/3 (ME Waugh 78*, SR Waugh 18*; 67 overs)
Close of play day 3Australia (1) 392/9 (Healy 31*, McGrath 3*; 157 overs)
Man of the MatchSK Warne

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
AM Bacherlbw b Blewett39851214- 
G Kirstenc Taylor b McGrath114255-- 
JH Kallisrun out (Ponting)1659682- 
*WJ Cronjec Taylor b Warne882623358- 
HH Gibbsc Healy b Bevan541501626- 
BM McMillanc Elliott b Bevan61714-- 
SM Pollockc Taylor b Warne1867913- 
+DJ Richardsonb Warne61514-- 
PL Symcoxc Healy b Warne2940565- 
AA Donaldnot out415191- 
PR Adamsc SR Waugh b Warne037-- 
Extras(4 b, 4 lb, 7 nb, 1 w)16
Total(all out, 477 minutes, 124.1 overs)287
Fall of wickets:
1-25 (Kirsten, 12.2 ov), 2-70 (Bacher, 30.2 ov), 3-70 (Kallis, 30.5 ov), 4-167 (Gibbs, 77.4 ov), 5-174 (McMillan, 81.2 ov), 6-228 (Pollock, 105.6 ov), 7-236 (Richardson, 109.4 ov), 8-276 (Cronje, 120.1 ov), 9-287 (Symcox, 122.4 ov), 10-287 (Adams, 124.1 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
McGrath20   6511--
Reiffel24   7480-3
Warne32.18755-3
Bevan23   3562-2
Blewett13   5301-2
SR Waugh8   41001-
ME Waugh3   150--
Elliott1   040--

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MTG Elliottc McMillan b Symcox3266904- 
*MA Taylorc Richardson b Pollock114550-- 
GS Blewettb McMillan281131194- 
ME Waughlbw b Pollock100186211121 
SR Waughb Donald851992799- 
RT Pontingc and b Adams6215521911 
MG Bevanc McMillan b Symcox1239421- 
+IA Healynot out461301522- 
PR Reiffelb Donald0712-- 
SK Warnelbw b Pollock1228462- 
GD McGrathc Richardson b Donald144559-- 
Extras(1 b, 12 lb, 6 nb)19
Total(all out, 646 minutes, 167.4 overs)421
Fall of wickets:
1-35 (Taylor, 13.2 ov), 2-59 (Elliott, 24.6 ov), 3-103 (Blewett, 49.4 ov), 4-219 (ME Waugh, 83.6 ov), 5-317 (SR Waugh, 118.5 ov), 6-337 (Bevan, 128.5 ov), 7-354 (Ponting, 136.6 ov), 8-357 (Reiffel, 139.6 ov), 9-385 (Warne, 153.1 ov), 10-421 (McGrath, 167.4 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Donald30.45813--
Pollock33   8713-6
Symcox39   91032--
Adams38   9661--
McMillan18   5551--
Kallis8   1300-1
Cronje1   020--

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Kirstenlbw b McGrath098-- 
AM Bacherc Ponting b Reiffel21222-- 
JH Kallisb Warne451101554- 
*WJ Cronjec Ponting b Warne53536-- 
HH Gibbsc Blewett b Warne12533-- 
BM McMillanb Warne1113112- 
SM Pollockc Taylor b Warne41211-- 
+DJ Richardsonc and b Warne032-- 
PL Symcoxb Reiffel38726941 
AA Donaldc Healy b Reiffel22334-- 
PR Adamsnot out158-- 
Extras(2 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)4
Total(all out, 199 minutes, 53 overs)113
Fall of wickets:
1-1 (Kirsten, 1.5 ov), 2-3 (Bacher, 4.5 ov), 3-21 (Cronje, 13.6 ov), 4-27 (Gibbs, 23.2 ov), 5-41 (McMillan, 25.6 ov), 6-55 (Pollock, 29.3 ov), 7-55 (Richardson, 29.6 ov), 8-96 (Kallis, 43.4 ov), 9-112 (Symcox, 50.3 ov), 10-113 (Donald, 53 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Reiffel12   3143--
McGrath5   281--
Warne21   9346-1
Blewett2   110--
Bevan3   0180--
ME Waugh10   2350--

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> HH Gibbs (1) passed his previous highest score of 31 in Test matches
--> PL Symcox (1) passed 3500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 1
--> RT Ponting (1) passed 6000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 48
--> SK Warne (1) passed 2000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 4
--> SK Warne reached 300 wickets in Test matches when he dismissed JH Kallis, his 6th wicket in the South Africa second innings

Start of play delayed 30 minutes due to dampness on a batting strip adjacent to the Test pitch, due to overwatering on the previous day.
Attendance: 34,952.
Floodlights turned on at 2.55pm.
Rain ends play at 5.54pm.
Attendance: 27,246.
Floodlights turned on at 4.40pm.
Attendance: 26,118.
Floodlights switched on at 2.40pm.
Attendance: 17,169. Match aggregate: 105,125.

 

 

 

 

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