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TEST MATCH

AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA
MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
DECEMBER 26, 2005
Result: AUSTRALIA
Runs Per Wicket: 31.6 | Scoring Rate: 3.0
Scorecard on ESPNCricinfo
South Africa in Australia Test Series


FORMBOOK EXPECTATION [?]

TEAM WIN.
EXP.
BAT BOWL OVERALL EXPE.
Australia 60% 42 28 37 666
South Africa 37% 38 31 34 346

SCORE SUMMARY

INNS BATTING TEAM R D BF
1 Australia 355 10 717
2 South Africa 311 10 666
3 Australia 321 7 498
4 South Africa 181 10 444

TWENTY MATCH RATINGS HISTORY [?]

This chart shows the twenty match rating history for the two teams upto the start of the current match.

2.0 1.5 1.0 0.5 SOUTH AFRICA AUSTRALIA 1912-02-23 1933-02-10 1953-06-11 1964-01-10 1974-03-08 1982-09-22 1991-12-26 1997-10-06 2001-09-07 2005-11-03

MATCH PROGRESS

AUSTRALIA PTS SOUTH AFRICA PTS 0 228 455 683 910 1138 1366 1593 1821 2048 0 228 455 683 910 1138 1366 1593 1821 2048 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

PROGRESS TABLE

This table shows the progress of the match by each partnership. This progress is illustrated in the chart above.

I WKT RPW T1P T2P T1PT T2PT
4 10 31.6 1307 1029 0.56 0.44
4 9 32.4 1291 1039 0.55 0.45
4 8 32.9 1269 1037 0.55 0.45
4 7 32.9 1234 1000 0.55 0.45
4 6 32.4 1194 944 0.56 0.44
4 5 33.1 1172 946 0.55 0.45
4 4 33.9 1151 951 0.55 0.45
4 3 34.8 1129 961 0.54 0.46
4 2 35.6 1103 961 0.53 0.47
4 1 36.6 1079 973 0.53 0.47
3 7 36.6 1042 932 0.53 0.47
3 6 38.0 1056 918 0.53 0.47
3 5 39.3 1065 901 0.54 0.46
3 4 35.8 906 812 0.53 0.47
3 3 34.7 833 761 0.52 0.48
3 2 34.0 777 719 0.52 0.48
3 1 34.2 750 688 0.52 0.48
2 10 33.3 688 644 0.52 0.48
2 9 34.0 661 631 0.51 0.49
2 8 35.3 638 634 0.5 0.5
2 7 36.5 610 630 0.49 0.51
2 6 38.4 586 644 0.48 0.52
2 5 37.9 545 593 0.48 0.52
2 4 39.1 511 583 0.47 0.53
2 3 41.5 479 599 0.44 0.56
2 2 39.8 434 520 0.46 0.54
2 1 35.5 391 391 0.5 0.5
1 10 35.5 355 355 0.5 0.5
1 9 27.6 248 248 0.5 0.5
1 8 29.9 239 239 0.5 0.5
1 7 32.4 227 227 0.5 0.5
1 6 35.5 213 213 0.5 0.5
1 5 41.4 207 207 0.5 0.5
1 4 51.8 207 207 0.5 0.5
1 3 58.7 176 176 0.5 0.5
1 2 77.0 154 154 0.5 0.5
1 1 2.0 2 2 0.5 0.5

MATCH BOWLING

BOWLER TEAM BB RC W MR
[?]
A Nel South Africa 306 155 6 83.0
SK Warne Australia 294 136 6 65.5
A Symonds Australia 144 56 5 54.1
SM Pollock South Africa 294 127 4 43.3
GD McGrath Australia 252 101 4 33.6
B Lee Australia 234 115 3 15.4
JH Kallis South Africa 197 127 3 16.3
M Ntini South Africa 183 87 3 22.1
SCG MacGill Australia 186 69 2 9.1
GC Smith (c) South Africa 42 41 1 1.2
N Boje South Africa 193 124 0 0.0

MATCH BATTING

BATSMAN TEAM R D BF RSH(%) MR
[?]
ML Hayden Australia 202 2 419 30 7.3
MEK Hussey Australia 153 2 277 23 11.7
RT Ponting (c) Australia 128 2 227 19 1.9
HH Gibbs South Africa 103 2 245 21 3.3
SM Pollock South Africa 76 1 141 15 3.6
A Symonds Australia 72 2 55 11 0.3
AB de Villiers South Africa 69 2 185 14 0.3
GC Smith (c) South Africa 47 2 94 10 0.2
JH Kallis South Africa 32 2 117 7 0.0
AG Prince South Africa 32 2 139 7 0.1
BJ Hodge Australia 31 2 89 5 0.0
PA Jaques Australia 30 2 56 4 0.1
MV Boucher † South Africa 28 2 58 6 0.1
N Boje South Africa 25 2 65 5 0.0
JA Rudolph South Africa 17 2 41 3 0.0
A Nel South Africa 16 2 28 3 0.0
M Ntini South Africa 12 1 16 2 0.0
GD McGrath Australia 11 0 56 2 0.0
SK Warne Australia 9 1 14 1 0.0
B Lee Australia 4 1 16 1 0.0
SCG MacGill Australia 4 1 11 1 0.0
AC Gilchrist † Australia 2 2 8 0 0.0

AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA
FORMBOOK HISTORY

Australia faced South Africa in 72 test matches before this game. Of these, Australia had the stronger team in 58 matches according to the formbook expectation.

Each circle in the chart below represents a previous Australia v South Africa test. To reach a match page, click on the circle. The red circle represents the current match.

AUSTRALIA SOUTH AFRICA STRONGER WEAKER WEAKER STRONGER 10 15 20 26 31 36 41 46 51 57 10 15 20 26 31 36 41 46 51 57

RECENT MATCHES

MATCH AUSTRALIA
WIN EXP.
SOUTH AFRICA
WIN EXP.
December 16, 2005
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
53 44
March 15, 2002
Kingsmead, Durban
83 15
March 08, 2002
Newlands, Cape Town
81 17
February 22, 2002
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
71 26
January 02, 2002
Sydney Cricket Ground
69 27
December 26, 2001
Melbourne Cricket Ground
57 39
December 14, 2001
Adelaide Oval
66 30
January 30, 1998
Adelaide Oval
52 44
January 02, 1998
Sydney Cricket Ground
73 24