Test Match - Australia v South Africa - Melbourne Standard Scorecard   
Match Date 6th February, 1953  
Series 1952-1953 Australia v South Africa - 5th Test
Test # 365
Venue Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Match Conditions Day Match  
Toss Australia
Result South Africa won by 6 wickets
Player of Match No Award

Australia 1st Innings R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
Colin McDonald c McLean b Mansell 41    1  0    7.88%
Arthur Morris run out 99    7  0    19.04%
Neil Harvey c Cheetham b Fuller 205    19  0    39.42%
Arthur Hassett* run out 40    1  0    7.69%
Ian Craig c Keith b Fuller 53    6  0    10.19%
Ronald Archer c †Waite b Fuller 18    1  0    3.46%
Richie Benaud c & b Tayfield 20    2  0    3.85%
Douglas Ring b Tayfield 14    2  0    2.69%
Gil Langley b Murray 2    0  0    0.38%
William Johnston c Endean b Tayfield 12    2  0    2.31%
Geoffrey Noblet not out 13    2  0    2.50%
Extras (lb 3) 3  
Total All Out   (135.0 overs @ 3.85 rpo) 520  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-122  McDonald   2-166  Morris   3-269  Hassett   4-417  Craig   
5-450  Harvey   6-459  Archer   7-490  Ring   8-493  Langley   
9-495  Benaud   10-520  Johnston   
 
Bowling O M R W ER      % of Wickets
Edward Fuller 19.0 4 74 3 3.89  30.00%
John Watkins 23.0 3 72 0 3.13
Hugh Tayfield 35.4 4 129 3 3.62  30.00%
Anton Murray 25.0 3 84 1 3.36  10.00%
Percy Mansell 22.0 0 114 1 5.18  10.00%
Headley Keith 9.0 0 44 0 4.89
 
South Africa 1st Innings R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
William Endean c †Langley b Johnston 16    0  0    3.68%
John Waite run out 64    4  0    14.71%
John Watkins b Archer 92    8  1    21.15%
Kenneth Funston lbw b Johnston 16    1  0    3.68%
Headley Keith b Johnston 10    0  0    2.30%
Roy McLean lbw b Noblet 81    10  1    18.62%
John Cheetham* c McDonald b Johnston 66    7  0    15.17%
Percy Mansell lbw b Johnston 52    4  0    11.95%
Anton Murray c & b Johnston 17    2  0    3.91%
Hugh Tayfield c Benaud b Ring 17    0  0    3.91%
Edward Fuller not out 0    0  0  
Extras (b 1, lb 3) 4  
Total All Out   (143.5 overs @ 3.02 rpo) 435  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-31  Endean   2-129  Waite   3-189  Funston   4-189  Watkins   
5-239  Keith   6-290  McLean   7-401  Mansell   8-402  Cheetham   
9-435  Murray   10-435  Tayfield   
 
Bowling O M R W ER      % of Wickets
Geoffrey Noblet 30.0 6 65 1 2.17  10.00%
Ronald Archer 33.0 4 97 1 2.94  10.00%
William Johnston 46.0 8 152 6 3.30  60.00%
Douglas Ring 19.1 1 62 1 3.23  10.00%
Richie Benaud 15.0 3 55 0 3.67
 
Australia 2nd Innings R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
Colin McDonald c Watkins b Fuller 11    0  0    5.26%
Arthur Morris lbw b Tayfield 44    2  0    21.05%
Neil Harvey b Fuller 7    1  0    3.35%
Arthur Hassett* c Endean b Mansell 30    2  0    14.35%
Ian Craig c Endean b Tayfield 47    4  0    22.49%
Ronald Archer c Watkins b Tayfield 0    0  0  
Richie Benaud c Watkins b Fuller 30    2  0    14.35%
Douglas Ring c Endean b Mansell 0    0  0  
Gil Langley not out 26    5  0    12.44%
William Johnston c Cheetham b Fuller 5    1  0    2.39%
Geoffrey Noblet b Fuller 1    0  0    0.48%
Extras (b 7, lb 1) 8  
Total All Out   (84.2 overs @ 2.48 rpo) 209  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-36  McDonald   2-44  Harvey   3-70  Morris   4-128  Hassett   
5-129  Archer   6-152  Craig   7-152  Ring   8-187  Benaud   
9-193  Johnston   10-209  Noblet   
 
Bowling O M R W ER      % of Wickets
Edward Fuller 30.2 4 66 5 2.18  50.00%
John Watkins 14.0 4 33 0 2.36
Hugh Tayfield 32.0 8 73 3 2.28  30.00%
Percy Mansell 8.0 3 29 2 3.63  20.00%
 
South Africa 2nd Innings (target 295) R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
William Endean b Johnston 70    3  0    23.57%
John Waite c Archer b Noblet 18    1  0    6.06%
John Watkins b Ring 50    4  0    16.84%
Kenneth Funston b Benaud 35    3  0    11.78%
Headley Keith not out 40    4  0    13.47%
Roy McLean not out 76    14  0    25.59%
John Cheetham*              
Percy Mansell              
Anton Murray              
Hugh Tayfield              
Edward Fuller              
Extras (b 2, lb 6) 8  
Total 4 wickets   (95.5 overs @ 3.10 rpo) 297  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-42  Waite   2-124  Endean   3-174  Watkins   4-191  Funston   
 
Bowling O M R W ER      % of Wickets
Geoffrey Noblet 24.0 9 44 1 1.83  10.00%
Ronald Archer 5.0 0 23 0 4.60
William Johnston 38.0 7 114 1 3.00  10.00%
Douglas Ring 13.0 2 55 1 4.23  10.00%
Richie Benaud 15.0 4 41 1 2.73  10.00%
Arthur Hassett 0.5 0 12 0 14.40
 
End of Day Status (Rest days excluded)
Day 1 - Australia 1st innings 243/2 (RN Harvey 71*, AL Hassett 30*)
Day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 48/1 (JHB Waite 29*, JC Watkins 3*)
Day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 325/6 (JE Cheetham 27*, PNF Mansell 16*)
Day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 89/3 (AL Hassett 17*, ID Craig 7*)
Day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 94/1 (WR Endean 57*, JC Watkins 17*)
Day 6 - South Africa 2nd Innings 297/4, 95.5 overs - end of match