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TEST MATCH

AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA
MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
DECEMBER 26, 2008
Result: SOUTH AFRICA
Runs Per Wicket: 41.4 | Scoring Rate: 3.2
Scorecard on ESPNCricinfo
South Africa in Australia Test Series


FORMBOOK EXPECTATION [?]

TEAM WIN.
EXP.
BAT BOWL OVERALL EXPE.
Australia 51% 38 33 35 270
South Africa 45% 33 30 34 418

SCORE SUMMARY

INNS BATTING TEAM R D BF
1 Australia 394 10 682
2 South Africa 459 10 918
3 Australia 247 10 506
4 South Africa 183 1 288

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 1912-07-29 1935-12-14 1955-05-14 1965-05-14 1977-12-16 1986-02-21 1994-11-25 1999-11-26 2004-08-11

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 2 41.4 1096 1470 0.43 0.57
4 1 39.4 1074 1368 0.44 0.56
3 10 36.7 1008 1192 0.46 0.54
3 9 37.4 999 1169 0.46 0.54
3 8 38.0 986 1144 0.46 0.54
3 7 38.3 957 1109 0.46 0.54
3 6 39.2 951 1085 0.47 0.53
3 5 39.9 938 1058 0.47 0.53
3 4 41.6 955 1041 0.48 0.52
3 3 39.2 835 969 0.46 0.54
3 2 40.6 840 946 0.47 0.53
3 1 42.4 855 925 0.48 0.52
2 10 42.6 820 886 0.48 0.52
2 9 43.4 785 865 0.48 0.52
2 8 35.8 681 609 0.53 0.47
2 7 34.0 632 524 0.55 0.45
2 6 33.4 595 475 0.56 0.44
2 5 35.1 569 483 0.54 0.46
2 4 37.1 543 497 0.52 0.48
2 3 38.2 508 484 0.51 0.49
2 2 36.1 466 400 0.54 0.46
2 1 35.9 430 360 0.54 0.46
1 10 39.4 394 394 0.5 0.5
1 9 39.1 352 352 0.5 0.5
1 8 40.8 326 326 0.5 0.5
1 7 46.0 322 322 0.5 0.5
1 6 46.2 277 277 0.5 0.5
1 5 44.6 223 223 0.5 0.5
1 4 46.0 184 184 0.5 0.5
1 3 47.7 143 143 0.5 0.5
1 2 64.0 128 128 0.5 0.5
1 1 21.0 21 21 0.5 0.5

MATCH BOWLING

BOWLER TEAM BB RC W MR
[?]
DW Steyn South Africa 296 154 10 197.0
NM Hauritz Australia 318 139 4 32.2
PM Siddle Australia 288 115 4 35.2
M Ntini South Africa 246 134 3 16.9
M Morkel South Africa 222 135 3 15.2
JH Kallis South Africa 196 112 3 16.1
MG Johnson Australia 300 163 2 6.5
PL Harris South Africa 228 85 1 2.7
MEK Hussey Australia 30 22 1 1.2
B Lee Australia 138 117 0 0.0
MJ Clarke Australia 66 40 0 0.0
A Symonds Australia 66 14 0 0.0

MATCH BATTING

BATSMAN TEAM R D BF RSH(%) MR
[?]
RT Ponting (c) Australia 200 2 295 31 24.1
JP Duminy South Africa 166 1 340 26 6.5
GC Smith (c) South Africa 137 2 207 21 3.3
MJ Clarke Australia 117 1 287 18 2.5
DW Steyn South Africa 76 1 191 12 0.2
SM Katich Australia 69 2 149 11 0.3
ND McKenzie South Africa 59 1 145 9 0.1
BJ Haddin † Australia 50 2 106 8 0.3
HM Amla South Africa 49 1 92 8 0.1
MG Johnson Australia 43 1 88 7 0.4
PL Harris South Africa 39 1 67 6 0.1
ML Hayden Australia 31 2 45 5 0.1
B Lee Australia 29 2 42 5 0.0
A Symonds Australia 27 2 60 4 0.1
JH Kallis South Africa 26 1 53 4 0.0
PM Siddle Australia 25 2 67 4 0.0
M Morkel South Africa 21 1 39 3 0.0
NM Hauritz Australia 15 2 44 2 0.0
AB de Villiers South Africa 7 1 51 1 0.0
MV Boucher † South Africa 3 1 15 0 0.0
MEK Hussey Australia 2 2 17 0 0.0
M Ntini South Africa 2 0 29 0 0.0

AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA
FORMBOOK HISTORY

Australia faced South Africa in 78 test matches before this game. Of these, Australia had the stronger team in 64 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.
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W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
53 42
March 31, 2006
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
73 24
March 24, 2006
Kingsmead, Durban
73 24
March 16, 2006
Newlands, Cape Town
59 38
January 02, 2006
Sydney Cricket Ground
65 32
December 26, 2005
Melbourne Cricket Ground
60 37
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