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Australia v South Africa
ICC World Test Championship 2021 to 2023
South Africa in Australia 2022/23 (2nd Test)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th December 2022 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by an innings and 182 runs
PointsAustralia 12; South Africa 0
UmpiresRA Kettleborough (England), PR Reiffel
TV umpireCB Gaffaney (New Zealand)
RefereeRB Richardson (West Indies)
ScorersKV O'Neill, MK Walsh
Reserve UmpirePJ Gillespie
Close of play day 1Australia (1) 45/1 (Warner 32*, Labuschagne 5*; 12 overs)
Close of play day 2Australia (1) 386/3 (Head 48*, Carey 9*; 91 overs)
Close of play day 3South Africa (2) 15/1 (Erwee 7*, de Bruyn 6*; 7 overs)
Man of the MatchDA Warner

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
*D Elgarrun out (Labuschagne)26681102-52 
SJ Erweec Usman Khawaja b Boland1831523-24 
TB de Bruync Carey b Green1231412-26 
T Bavumac Carey b Starc1817--7 
K Zondoc Labuschagne b Starc51927--16 
+K Verreynnec Smith b Green52991843-66 
M Jansenc Carey b Green5913616610-111 
KA Maharajc Cummins b Lyon2918--8 
K Rabadab Green4551-4 
AA Nortjenot out1110--0 
LT Ngidib Green265--5 
Extras(3 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 322 minutes, 68.4 overs)189
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Erwee, 10.4 ov), 2-56 (de Bruyn, 19.6 ov), 3-58 (Elgar, 22.5 ov), 4-58 (Bavuma, 22.6 ov), 5-67 (Zondo, 28.3 ov), 6-179 (Verreynne, 64.5 ov), 7-182 (Jansen, 66.1 ov), 8-186 (Rabada, 66.6 ov), 9-186 (Maharaj, 67.3 ov), 10-189 (Ngidi, 68.4 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Starc13   2392--603-
Cummins14   4300--674-
Boland14   2341-1673-
Lyon17   3531--747-
Green10.43275--514-

Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
DA Warnerb Nortje200255366162150 
Usman Khawajac Verreynne b Rabada11127--10 
M Labuschagnerun out (Maharaj->Nortje)1435601-29 
SPD Smithc de Bruyn b Nortje8516130991118 
TM Headb Nortje51551067133 
CD Greennot out511772285-150 
+AT Careyc and b Jansen11114924313-85 
*PJ Cumminsc Verreynne b Rabada4341-2 
NM Lyonc Zondo b Ngidi2517303110 
MA Starcnot out101225-18 
SM Bolanddid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 12 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)23
Total(8 wickets, declared, 680 minutes, 145 overs)575
Fall of wickets:
1-21 (Usman Khawaja, 6.4 ov), 2-75 (Labuschagne, 18.3 ov), 3-314 (Smith, 74.1 ov), 4-395 (Head, 93.3 ov), 5-395 (Warner, 93.4 ov), 6-400 (Cummins, 94.2 ov), 7-440 (Lyon, 100.6 ov), 8-557 (Carey, 140.5 ov)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Rabada28   11442-3105171
Ngidi22.12981--9017-
Jansen28   18911112491
Nortje25   1923-110461
Maharaj41.531350--16963

South Africa second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sDots
SJ Erweelbw b Starc2141851-31 
*D Elgarc Carey b Cummins038--3 
TB de Bruync Smith b Boland2868922-57 
T Bavumac sub (MS Harris) b Lyon651442016-111 
K Zondorun out (Head)11931--18 
+K Verreynnelbw b Boland3340735-26 
M Jansenlbw b Lyon52947--26 
KA Maharajrun out (Labuschagne->Starc)1320252-14 
K Rabadac Cummins b Lyon31214--9 
AA Nortjenot out818301-13 
LT Ngidib Smith1921222114 
Extras(1 b, 5 lb, 2 nb)8
Total(all out, 318 minutes, 68.5 overs)204
Fall of wickets:
1-0 (Elgar, 1.3 ov), 2-47 (Erwee, 16.6 ov), 3-57 (de Bruyn, 19.5 ov), 4-65 (Zondo, 26.6 ov), 5-128 (Verreynne, 43.5 ov), 6-144 (Jansen, 52.6 ov), 7-174 (Maharaj, 60.1 ov), 8-176 (Bavuma, 61.3 ov), 9-177 (Rabada, 63.2 ov), 10-204 (Ngidi, 68.5 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6s
Starc18   4621--796-
Cummins16   8201-2871-
Boland15   2492--705-
Lyon17   1583--7471
Smith2.5091--10--

Notes
--> The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
--> Day 1 Lunch: South Africa (1) 58/4 (Zondo 0*, Verreynne 0*; 24 overs)
--> Day 1 Tea: South Africa (1) 144/5 (Verreynne 40*, Jansen 38*; 51 overs)
--> Day 2 Lunch: Australia (1) 136/2 (Warner 86*, Smith 21*; 36 overs)
--> Day 2 Tea: Australia (1) 231/2 (Warner 135*, Smith 60*; 63 overs)
--> Day 3 Lunch: Australia (1) 479/7 (Carey 62*, Green 14*; 112 overs)
--> Day 3 Tea: Australia (1) 575/8 (Green 51*, Starc 10*; 145 overs)
--> Day 4 Lunch: South Africa (2) 120/4 (Bavuma 37*, Verreynne 27*; 41 overs)
--> South Africa first innings: 50 in 17.3 overs
--> South Africa first innings: 100 in 40.2 overs
--> South Africa first innings: 150 in 52.1 overs
--> Australia first innings: 50 in 12.4 overs
--> Australia first innings: 100 in 24.4 overs
--> Australia first innings: 150 in 39.3 overs
--> Australia first innings: 200 in 53.1 overs
--> Australia first innings: 250 in 66.4 overs
--> Australia first innings: 300 in 73.1 overs
--> Australia first innings: 350 in 81.2 overs
--> Australia first innings: 400 in 94.1 overs
--> Australia first innings: 450 in 104.1 overs
--> Australia first innings: 500 in 120.3 overs
--> Australia first innings: 550 in 138.1 overs
--> South Africa second innings: 50 in 17.1 overs
--> South Africa second innings: 100 in 36.4 overs
--> South Africa second innings: 150 in 54.1 overs
--> South Africa second innings: 200 in 67.2 overs
--> TB de Bruyn made his last appearance in Test matches
--> TB de Bruyn made his last appearance in First-Class matches
--> D Elgar (1) passed 5000 runs in Test matches when he reached 24
--> K Verreynne (1) 50 in 80 balls with 3 fours
--> K Verreynne (1) passed 500 runs in Test matches when he reached 32
--> M Jansen (1) passed his previous highest score of 48 in Test matches
--> M Jansen (1) 50 in 118 balls with 8 fours
--> DA Warner (1) 50 in 72 balls with 4 fours
--> DA Warner (1) 100 in 144 balls with 8 fours
--> DA Warner (1) 150 in 222 balls with 12 fours
--> DA Warner (1) 200 in 254 balls with 16 fours and 2 sixes
--> DA Warner (1) passed 8000 runs in Test matches when he reached 78
--> DA Warner (1) passed 10500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 99
--> SPD Smith (1) 50 in 108 balls with 5 fours and 1 six
--> SPD Smith (1) passed 8500 runs in Test matches when he reached 42
--> SPD Smith (1) passed 13000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 42
--> TM Head (1) 50 in 54 balls with 7 fours and 1 six
--> CD Green (1) 50 in 170 balls with 5 fours
--> CD Green (1) passed 3000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 1
--> AT Carey (1) 50 in 66 balls with 9 fours
--> AT Carey (1) passed his previous highest score of 93 in Test matches
--> AT Carey (1) made his first century in Test matches
--> AT Carey (1) 100 in 133 balls with 13 fours
--> T Bavuma (2) 50 in 124 balls with 6 fours
--> LT Ngidi (2) passed his previous highest score of 14 in Test matches
--> LT Ngidi (2) passed his previous highest score of 15 in First-Class matches
--> TB de Bruyn made his debut in Australia in First-Class matches
--> TB de Bruyn made his debut in Australia in Test matches
--> CD Green achieved his best innings bowling analysis in Test matches when he dismissed K Rabada in the South Africa first innings (previous best was 3-21)
--> CD Green achieved his first five wickets in an innings in Test matches in the South Africa first innings
--> DA Warner retired hurt in the Australia first innings having scored 200 (team score 329/3) - he returned when the score was 395/4 (retired after 77 overs)
--> CD Green retired hurt in the Australia first innings having scored 6 (team score 363/3) - he returned when the score was 440/7 (retired after 84.4 overs)

South Africa (1) 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (K Verreynne 25, M Jansen 22)
South Africa (1) 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 178 balls (K Verreynne 42, M Jansen 54)
Australia (1) 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (DA Warner 28, M Labuschagne 14)
Australia (1) 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (DA Warner 36, SPD Smith 14)
Australia (1) 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 166 balls (DA Warner 61, SPD Smith 33)
Australia (1) 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 256 balls (DA Warner 85, SPD Smith 56)
Australia (1) 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 311 balls (DA Warner 112, SPD Smith 79)
Australia (1) 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (CD Green 12, AT Carey 38)
Australia (1) 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 200 balls (CD Green 29, AT Carey 71)
South Africa (2) 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (T Bavuma 26, K Verreynne 24)
Over 52.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batter - K Verreynne (decision upheld)
Over 34.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - SPD Smith (decision upheld)
Over 72.2: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - DA Warner (decision upheld)
Over 94.2: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - PJ Cummins (decision overturned)
Over 16.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - SJ Erwee (decision overturned)
Over 43.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batter - K Verreynne (decision upheld)
Over 45.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batter - T Bavuma (decision upheld)
Over 52.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - M Jansen (decision overturned)