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TEST MATCH

AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA
MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
DECEMBER 26, 1997
Result: DRAW
Runs Per Wicket: 27.7 | Scoring Rate: 2.3
Scorecard on ESPNCricinfo
South Africa in Australia Test Series


FORMBOOK EXPECTATION [?]

TEAM WIN.
EXP.
BAT BOWL OVERALL EXPE.
Australia 62% 33 27 33 316
South Africa 34% 29 30 29 276

SCORE SUMMARY

INNS BATTING TEAM R D BF
1 Australia 309 10 728
2 South Africa 186 10 641
3 Australia 257 10 578
4 South Africa 273 7 732

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 1909-07-26 1928-11-30 1947-02-28 1955-06-11 1964-02-28 1972-12-22 1980-01-04 1986-09-26 1993-08-25

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 8 27.7 1037 1013 0.51 0.49
4 7 27.4 1031 993 0.51 0.49
4 6 27.6 1007 979 0.51 0.49
4 5 28.0 986 976 0.5 0.5
4 4 28.3 963 963 0.5 0.5
4 3 25.5 897 783 0.53 0.47
4 2 26.2 881 799 0.52 0.48
4 1 24.3 833 673 0.55 0.45
3 10 25.1 817 687 0.54 0.46
3 9 24.2 759 647 0.54 0.46
3 8 22.9 684 598 0.53 0.47
3 7 23.1 668 578 0.54 0.46
3 6 24.0 677 569 0.54 0.46
3 5 24.0 655 547 0.55 0.45
3 4 22.5 578 500 0.54 0.46
3 3 22.0 541 473 0.53 0.47
3 2 23.0 549 461 0.54 0.46
3 1 23.8 551 447 0.55 0.45
2 10 24.8 556 434 0.56 0.44
2 9 25.8 542 440 0.55 0.45
2 8 27.3 527 455 0.54 0.46
2 7 27.5 501 433 0.54 0.46
2 6 29.0 483 445 0.52 0.48
2 5 29.8 458 436 0.51 0.49
2 4 27.5 419 351 0.54 0.46
2 3 29.5 398 370 0.52 0.48
2 2 30.9 371 371 0.5 0.5
2 1 30.6 340 334 0.5 0.5
1 10 30.9 309 309 0.5 0.5
1 9 34.3 309 309 0.5 0.5
1 8 38.6 309 309 0.5 0.5
1 7 43.1 302 302 0.5 0.5
1 6 41.7 250 250 0.5 0.5
1 5 44.4 222 222 0.5 0.5
1 4 19.2 77 77 0.5 0.5
1 3 14.7 44 44 0.5 0.5
1 2 21.0 42 42 0.5 0.5
1 1 18.0 18 18 0.5 0.5

MATCH BOWLING

BOWLER TEAM BB RC W MR
[?]
AA Donald South Africa 336 133 9 146.3
SK Warne Australia 516 161 6 55.9
PL Symcox South Africa 374 159 5 42.1
SM Pollock South Africa 296 132 4 25.7
MS Kasprowicz Australia 167 73 3 10.0
GD McGrath Australia 270 77 2 6.8
PR Reiffel Australia 192 56 2 6.6
ME Waugh Australia 168 53 2 6.1
L Klusener South Africa 168 76 1 1.6
BM McMillan South Africa 72 25 1 2.1
SR Waugh Australia 54 24 1 1.1
WJ Cronje (c) South Africa 36 22 0 0.0
JH Kallis South Africa 24 5 0 0.0
GS Blewett Australia 6 4 0 0.0

MATCH BATTING

BATSMAN TEAM R D BF RSH(%) MR
[?]
RT Ponting Australia 137 2 292 24 2.0
JH Kallis South Africa 116 2 336 25 2.6
SR Waugh Australia 113 2 215 20 0.9
PR Reiffel Australia 106 1 169 19 4.3
G Kirsten South Africa 83 2 270 18 3.3
MA Taylor (c) Australia 79 2 273 14 1.9
WJ Cronje (c) South Africa 70 2 145 15 0.5
BM McMillan South Africa 64 2 258 14 1.2
AM Bacher South Africa 42 2 144 9 0.1
GS Blewett Australia 32 2 121 6 0.1
SM Pollock South Africa 22 1 95 5 0.0
IA Healy † Australia 20 2 42 4 0.0
MS Kasprowicz Australia 19 2 46 3 0.0
GD McGrath Australia 18 1 52 3 0.0
L Klusener South Africa 17 1 45 4 0.0
DJ Richardson † South Africa 12 2 48 3 0.0
SK Warne Australia 11 2 24 2 0.0
MTG Elliott Australia 7 2 52 1 0.0
DJ Cullinan South Africa 5 2 37 1 0.0
PL Symcox South Africa 4 1 9 1 0.0
ME Waugh Australia 1 2 30 0 0.0
AA Donald South Africa 0 0 2 0 0.0

AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA
FORMBOOK HISTORY

Australia faced South Africa in 62 test matches before this game. Of these, Australia had the stronger team in 48 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.
March 21, 1997
SuperSport Park, Centurion
74 23
March 14, 1997
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
74 23
February 28, 1997
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
52 43
March 25, 1994
Kingsmead, Durban
62 35
March 17, 1994
Newlands, Cape Town
54 42
March 04, 1994
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
57 40
January 28, 1994
Adelaide Oval
47 49
January 02, 1994
Sydney Cricket Ground
49 47
December 26, 1993
Melbourne Cricket Ground
50 46