Cricket: Donald in dismissive mood

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Australia 240-4 v South Africa

ALLAN DONALD, the South African fast bowler, angered the 20,000 crowd at the Adelaide Oval with a dismissive gesture after taking the wicket of the Australian opener, Michael Slater, in the third Test yesterday. The incident came 24 hours after the Australian Cricket Board announced it was launching an inquiry into bowlers 'unsportingly' being abusive to dismissed batsmen.

Donald despatched Slater for 53 as Australia made 240 for 4 by the close of the first day. Slater and Mark Taylor had put on 83 when Donald bounced a delivery at Slater who edged the ball to Jonty Rhodes. Donald spread out his arms tauntingly at Slater.

(First day; Australia won toss)

AUSTRALIA - First Innings

M A Taylor b G Kirsten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

M J Slater c Rhodes b Donald. . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

D C Boon c De Villiers b Donald . . . . . . . . . . . .50

M E Waugh c Snell b McMillan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

* A R Border not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

S R Waugh not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Extras (lb4 nb9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Total (for 4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240

Fall: 1-83 2-152 3-159 4-183.

Bowling: Donald 19-4-61-2 (nb3); De Villiers 19- 6-45-0 (nb1); Snell 16-5-37-0 (nb2); McMillan 18- 1-52-1 (nb3); Cronje 3-1-9-0; G Kirsten 16-6-32-1.

To bat: I A Healy, P R Reiffel, S K Warne, C J McDermott, T B A May.

SOUTH AFRICA: A C Hudson, G Kirsten, P N Kirsten, * W J Cronje, D J Cullinan, J N Rhodes, B M McMillan, P S de Villiers, D J Richardson, A A Donald, R P Snell.