1997-1998 Australia v South Africa - 1st Test - Melbourne Standard Scorecard   
Match Date: 26th December, 1997  
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Toss: Australia  
Result: Match drawn
Player of Match: J H Kallis

Australia 1st Innings R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
M T G Elliott c †Richardson b Klusener 6  33  0  0 18.18  1.94%
M A Taylor* c Kirsten b McMillan 20  78  1  0 25.64  6.47%
G S Blewett st †Richardson b Symcox 26  114  1  0 22.81  8.41%
M E Waugh c †Richardson b Donald 0  18  0  0 0.00
S R Waugh c Cullinan b Donald 96  188  9  0 51.06  31.07%
R T Ponting b Symcox 105  208  14  0 50.48  33.98%
I A Healy b Donald 16  25  2  0 64.00  5.18%
P R Reiffel b Symcox 27  54  2  0 50.00  8.74%
S K Warne c & b Pollock 1  8  0  0 12.50  0.32%
M S Kasprowicz c Bacher b Symcox 0  3  0  0 0.00
G D McGrath not out 0  5  0  0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 6, nb 5) 12  
Total All Out   (121.2 overs @ 2.55 rpo) 309  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-18  Elliott   2-42  Taylor   3-44  M E Waugh   4-77  Blewett   
5-222  S R Waugh   6-250  Healy   7-302  Ponting   8-309  Reiffel   
9-309  Warne   10-309  Kasprowicz   
 
Bowling O M R W ER      % of Wickets
A A Donald 29.0 6 74 3 2.55  30.00%
S M Pollock 28.0 6 76 1 2.71  10.00%
L Klusener 19.0 3 48 1 2.53  10.00%
B M McMillan 10.0 3 19 1 1.90  10.00%
P L Symcox 27.2 4 69 4 2.52  40.00%
J H Kallis 4.0 2 5 0 1.25
W J Cronje 4.0 2 11 0 2.75
 
South Africa 1st Innings R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
A M Bacher c †Healy b Kasprowicz 3  35  0  0 8.57  1.61%
G Kirsten c †Healy b M E Waugh 83  256  7  0 32.42  44.62%
J H Kallis c †Healy b McGrath 15  57  1  0 26.32  8.06%
D J Cullinan run out 5  29  0  0 17.24  2.69%
W J Cronje* c Blewett b Warne 0  2  0  0 0.00
B M McMillan c †Healy b Kasprowicz 48  189  2  0 25.40  25.81%
S M Pollock lbw b Warne 7  25  1  0 28.00  3.76%
D J Richardson lbw b M E Waugh 1  9  0  0 11.11  0.54%
L Klusener lbw b Warne 11  35  1  0 31.43  5.91%
P L Symcox b Kasprowicz 4  9  1  0 44.44  2.15%
A A Donald not out 0  2  0  0 0.00
Extras (lb 2, w 1, nb 6) 9  
Total All Out   (106.5 overs @ 1.74 rpo) 186  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-28  Bacher   2-62  Kallis   3-75  Cullinan   4-76  Cronje   
5-138  Kirsten   6-155  Pollock   7-158  Richardson   8-182  McMillan   
9-182  Klusener   10-186  Symcox   
 
Bowling O M R W ER      % of Wickets
G D McGrath 17.0 9 20 1 1.18  10.00%
P R Reiffel 14.0 5 32 0 2.29
M S Kasprowicz 13.5 3 28 3 2.02  30.00%
S K Warne 42.0 15 64 3 1.52  30.00%
M E Waugh 18.0 8 28 2 1.56  20.00%
S R Waugh 2.0 0 12 0 6.00
 
Australia 2nd Innings R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
M A Taylor* c Cullinan b Symcox 59  195  4  0 30.26  22.96%
M T G Elliott lbw b Donald 1  19  0  0 5.26  0.39%
G S Blewett c McMillan b Donald 6  7  0  0 85.71  2.33%
M E Waugh b Donald 1  12  0  0 8.33  0.39%
S R Waugh c †Richardson b Pollock 17  27  2  0 62.96  6.61%
R T Ponting c & b Pollock 32  84  2  0 38.10  12.45%
I A Healy b Donald 4  17  0  0 23.53  1.56%
P R Reiffel not out 79  115  6  0 68.70  30.74%
S K Warne c Symcox b Donald 10  16  2  0 62.50  3.89%
M S Kasprowicz c Kirsten b Donald 19  43  2  0 44.19  7.39%
G D McGrath c McMillan b Pollock 18  47  0  0 38.30  7.00%
Extras (b 4, lb 3, nb 4) 11  
Total All Out   (96.2 overs @ 2.67 rpo) 257  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-4  Elliott   2-10  Blewett   3-12  M E Waugh   4-44  S R Waugh   
5-106  Ponting   6-128  Taylor   7-128  Healy   8-146  Warne   
9-208  Kasprowicz   10-257  McGrath   
 
Bowling O M R W ER      % of Wickets
A A Donald 27.0 8 59 6 2.19  60.00%
S M Pollock 21.2 5 56 3 2.63  30.00%
P L Symcox 35.0 9 90 1 2.57  10.00%
B M McMillan 2.0 0 6 0 3.00
L Klusener 9.0 2 28 0 3.11
W J Cronje 2.0 0 11 0 5.50
 
South Africa 2nd Innings (target 381) R BF 4s 6s SR      % of Total
G Kirsten b Reiffel 0  14  0  0 0.00
A M Bacher c Taylor b Warne 39  109  1  0 35.78  14.29%
J H Kallis b Reiffel 101  279  6  0 36.20  37.00%
D J Cullinan b Warne 0  8  0  0 0.00
W J Cronje* c Taylor b S R Waugh 70  143  2  0 48.95  25.64%
B M McMillan c Taylor b Warne 16  69  2  0 23.19  5.86%
S M Pollock not out 15  70  1  0 21.43  5.49%
D J Richardson lbw b McGrath 11  39  0  0 28.21  4.03%
L Klusener not out 6  10  1  0 60.00  2.20%
P L Symcox              
A A Donald              
Extras (b 5, lb 4, nb 6) 15  
Total 7 wickets   (122.0 overs @ 2.24 rpo) 273  
 
Fall of Wickets
1-2  Kirsten   2-88  Bacher   3-89  Cullinan   4-211  Cronje   
5-229  Kallis   6-241  McMillan   7-260  Richardson   
 
Bowling O M R W ER      % of Wickets
G D McGrath 28.0 11 57 1 2.04  10.00%
P R Reiffel 18.0 8 24 2 1.33  20.00%
M S Kasprowicz 14.0 1 45 0 3.21
S K Warne 44.0 11 97 3 2.20  30.00%
M E Waugh 10.0 0 25 0 2.50
S R Waugh 7.0 2 12 1 1.71  10.00%
G S Blewett 1.0 0 4 0 4.00
 
End of Day Status (Rest days excluded)
Day 1 - Australia 1st innings 206/4, 90 overs (SR Waugh 87*, RT Ponting 56*)
Day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 94/4, 56 overs (G Kirsten 61*, BM McMillan 6*)
Day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 67/4, 37 overs (MA Taylor 30*, RT Ponting 8*)
Day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 79/1, 30 overs (AM Bacher 34*, JH Kallis 40*)
Day 5 - South Africa 2nd Innings 273/7, 122.0 overs - end of match