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Australia and the South African Proteas did battle in the 3rd & final Test of the Series in Australia at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground (WACA), Perth.

The game took place mostly in the middle of the night for South Africans, so live updates was given in the mornings.

Some thought it strange when South Africa chose to bat first after winning the toss, considering the batting surface, but in hind sight it proved the perfect decision. After only posting a modest 225 by South Africa in the first innings, they took the Australian batsment apart with regularity in Australia’s first innings, reducing them to only 163 all out.

Then came the master class of the South African second innings, amassing 569 runs in double quick fashion and with an hour to go in Day 3, the Australians went in to bat. No wickets fell in that last hour of Day 3, but Day 4 was the clincher, with Australian wickets falling at regular intervals.

Michael Starc hung on, frustrating the South African bowlers and South African spectators alike, but in the end South Africa won the Test by 309 runs, more than a full Day early, and thus winning the Test Series 1 / 0 to retain their World No 1 Test ranking.

 

South Africa 225 & 569

Australia 163 & 322

 

South Africa won by 309 runs

  • South Africa in Australia Test Series – 3rd Test
  • Test no. 2064 | 2012/13 season
  • Played at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
  • 30 November, 1,2,3 December 2012 (5-day match)
South Africa 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
GC Smith* c Clarke b Watson 16 30 1 0 53.33
AN Petersen b Starc 30 73 4 0 41.09
HM Amla run out (Warner) 11 43 2 0 25.58
JH Kallis b Starc 2 7 0 0 28.57
AB de Villiers† c Clarke b Hastings 4 12 1 0 33.33
D Elgar c †Wade b Johnson 0 12 0 0 0.00
F du Plessis not out 78 142 12 0 54.92
RJ Peterson c †Wade b Lyon 31 45 3 0 68.88
VD Philander c Hussey b Lyon 30 54 2 1 55.55
DW Steyn b Johnson 2 11 0 0 18.18
M Morkel c Hastings b Lyon 17 15 4 0 113.33
Extras (lb 2, w 2) 4
Total (all out; 74 overs) 225 (3.04 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-38 (Smith, 11.3 ov), 2-61 (Petersen, 22.4 ov), 3-63 (Kallis, 24.3 ov), 4-67 (Amla, 26.5 ov), 5-67 (de Villiers, 27.4 ov), 6-75 (Elgar, 30.5 ov), 7-132 (Peterson, 47.3 ov), 8-196 (Philander, 67.1 ov), 9-206 (Steyn, 70.2 ov), 10-225 (Morkel, 73.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
MA Starc 16 3 55 2 3.43
JW Hastings 20 2 51 1 2.55
SR Watson 9 2 22 1 2.44 (1w)
MG Johnson 17 3 54 2 3.17 (1w)
NM Lyon 12 1 41 3 3.41
Australia 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR
DA Warner c †de Villiers b Steyn 13 35 2 0 37.14
EJM Cowan c Kallis b Steyn 0 1 0 0 0.00
SR Watson lbw b Philander 10 12 1 0 83.33
NM Lyon c du Plessis b Steyn 7 26 0 0 26.92
RT Ponting lbw b Philander 4 7 0 0 57.14
MJ Clarke* c †de Villiers b Steyn 5 13 0 0 38.46
MEK Hussey c Smith b Morkel 12 40 1 0 30.00
MS Wade† b Peterson 68 102 7 3 66.66
JW Hastings c Petersen b Peterson 32 58 4 0 55.17
MG Johnson b Peterson 7 22 0 0 31.81
MA Starc not out 0 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 5) 5
Total (all out; 53.1 overs) 163 (3.06 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-3 (Cowan, 0.3 ov), 2-18 (Watson, 5.1 ov), 3-34 (Warner, 12.1 ov), 4-35 (Lyon, 12.4 ov), 5-43 (Ponting, 15.2 ov), 6-45 (Clarke, 16.2 ov), 7-100 (Hussey, 30.3 ov), 8-140 (Wade, 45.5 ov), 9-162 (Johnson, 51.5 ov), 10-163 (Hastings, 53.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 16 4 40 4 2.50
VD Philander 16 0 55 2 3.43
M Morkel 13 6 19 1 1.46
RJ Peterson 8.1 1 44 3 5.38
South Africa 2nd innings R B 4s 6s SR
AN Petersen c & b Johnson 23 20 4 0 115.00
GC Smith* c Lyon b Starc 84 100 13 0 84.00
HM Amla c & b Johnson 196 221 21 0 88.68
JH Kallis c Johnson b Starc 37 65 5 0 56.92
AB de Villiers† c †Wade b Starc 169 184 21 3 91.84
D Elgar lbw b Johnson 0 4 0 0 0.00
F du Plessis c Clarke b Johnson 27 38 4 0 71.05
RJ Peterson c Johnson b Starc 0 3 0 0 0.00
VD Philander not out 14 17 2 0 82.35
DW Steyn c †Wade b Starc 8 17 1 0 47.05
M Morkel b Starc 0 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 3) 11
Total (all out; 111.5 overs) 569 (5.08 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-28 (Petersen, 6.6 ov), 2-206 (Smith, 32.3 ov), 3-287 (Kallis, 51.5 ov), 4-436 (Amla, 88.1 ov), 5-436 (Elgar, 88.5 ov), 6-538 (du Plessis, 102.6 ov), 7-539 (Peterson, 103.5 ov), 8-557 (de Villiers, 107.4 ov), 9-569 (Steyn, 111.3 ov), 10-569 (Morkel, 111.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
MA Starc 28.5 3 154 6 5.34 (1w)
SR Watson 9 3 24 0 2.66
MG Johnson 25 1 110 4 4.40
JW Hastings 19 1 102 0 5.36 (1w)
NM Lyon 22 2 128 0 5.81
MEK Hussey 4 0 26 0 6.50 (1w)
DA Warner 3 0 14 0 4.66
RT Ponting 1 0 3 0 3.00
Australia 2nd innings (target: 632 runs) R B 4s 6s SR
EJM Cowan c Elgar b Steyn 53 149 5 1 35.57
DA Warner c Smith b Philander 29 34 5 0 85.29
SR Watson c Smith b Morkel 25 46 4 0 54.34
RT Ponting c Kallis b Peterson 8 23 2 0 34.78
MJ Clarke* st †de Villiers b Peterson 44 52 8 0 84.61
MEK Hussey c †de Villiers b Steyn 26 52 1 0 50.00
MS Wade† c Smith b Peterson 10 12 2 0 83.33
JW Hastings c Smith b Morkel 20 30 1 2 66.66
MG Johnson c †de Villiers b Philander 3 13 0 0 23.07
MA Starc not out 68 43 9 2 158.13
NM Lyon c Smith b Steyn 31 43 6 0 72.09
Extras (lb 3, w 2) 5
Total (10 wickets; 82.5 overs) 322 (3.88 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-40 (Warner, 13.2 ov), 2-81 (Watson, 28.6 ov), 3-102 (Ponting, 37.4 ov), 4-130 (Cowan, 42.5 ov), 5-188 (Clarke, 57.5 ov), 6-198 (Hussey, 60.3 ov), 7-198 (Wade, 61.5 ov), 8-204 (Johnson, 66.5 ov), 9-235 (Hastings, 70.2 ov), 10-322 (Lyon, 82.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 22.5 6 72 3 3.15 (1w)
VD Philander 21 8 41 2 1.95
M Morkel 16 2 57 2 3.56 (1w)
RJ Peterson 20 2 127 3 6.35
D Elgar 1 0 4 0 4.00
F du Plessis 2 0 18 0 9.00
Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Test debuts JW Hastings (Australia); D Elgar (South Africa)
Player of the match tba
Umpires Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire JD Ward
Close of play
- day 1 – Australia 1st innings 33/2 (DA Warner 12*, NM Lyon 7*, 11 ov)
- day 2 – South Africa 2nd innings 230/2 (HM Amla 99*, JH Kallis 17*, 38 ov)
- day 3 – Australia 2nd innings 40/0 (EJM Cowan 9*, DA Warner 29*, 13 ov)
Match notes
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Australia: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Australia – 73/1 in 26.0 overs (EJM Cowan 22, SR Watson 19)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 37.2 overs (224 balls), Extras 3
  • Lunch: Australia – 110/3 in 38.0 overs (EJM Cowan 37, MJ Clarke 8)
  • EJM Cowan: 50 off 146 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 49.3 overs (297 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Australia – 152/4 in 51.0 overs (MJ Clarke 27, MEK Hussey 7)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (MJ Clarke 28, MEK Hussey 23, Ex 0)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 61.6 overs (372 balls), Extras 3
  • Tea: Australia – 204/7 in 64.0 overs (JW Hastings 2, MG Johnson 3)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 72.2 overs (434 balls), Extras 5
  • MA Starc: 50 off 32 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (MA Starc 37, NM Lyon 14, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 300 runs in 79.6 overs (480 balls), Extras 5
  • New Ball Taken: Australia 302/9 after 80.1 overs (MA Starc 60, NM Lyon 19)

204 Responses to Cricket: 3rd & Final Test – Australia vs South Africa (Friday 30 November to Tuesday 4 December 2012)

  • 201

    @ grootblousmile:
    LOL Sies. But yes, they got the shaft indeed.

  • 202

    Players Matches Innings Not Out Runs High Score Average 100’s 50’s
    Sachi Tendulkar Tests 192 317 32 15562 248* 54.6 51 65
    Richy Ponting Tests 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62
    Jaques Kallis Tests 158 268 40 12980 224 56.92 44 56

  • 203

    202 @ superBul:
    Pretty impressive stats there superBul and for King Kallis you can add his more than valuable bowling contribution – just shows what a good player he is, not sure how long Kallis intends playing at the top level but hopefully long enough to pass Ponting’s total runs and hope his average remains the highest of the 3, doubt he will be around long enough to overtake Tendulkar in total runs.

  • 204

    @ superBul:
    Another great of a similar era (even though he’s been retired for a wee while now) is Brian Lara:
    131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88
    tests innings not out runs highest avg

    interesting to note though that he only had 6 not outs compared to Kallis’s 40 times not out, I guess they played the game a different way with Lara the more ‘cavalier’ stroke playing one of the two which is shown by Lara’s strike rate of just over 60 compared to Kallis 45.95.


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