Cricket: Kirsten assumes command
Tuesday 03 February 1998
Earlier, Australia's captain Mark Taylor had become only the ninth Australian in history to carry his bat through a Test innings, finishing on 169 not out after more than eight-and-a-half hours at the crease.
Fourth day; South Africa won toss
SOUTH AFRICA - First Innings 517 (B M McMillan 87no, G Kirsten 77, W J Cronje 73, P L Symcox 54).
AUSTRALIA - First Innings
(Overnight: 327 for 9)
*M A Taylor not out 169
S C G MacGill b Symcox 10
Extras (lb12, nb5, b2) 19
Total (122.5 overs) 350
Bowling: Pollock 41-11-87-7 (nb2); McMillan 23-5-60-0 (nb1); Kallis 18- 5-45-1; Klusener 27-65-104-1 (nb2); Symcox 13.5-3-40-1.
SOUTH AFRICA - Second Innings
G Kirsten not out 108
A M Bacher c MacGill b Warne 41
J H Kallis b Kasprowicz 15
*W J Cronje c Warne b Kasprowicz 5
L Klusener b MacGill 0
P L Symcox C Healy b MacGill 2
H H Gibbs st Healy b MacGill 2
J N Rhodes not out 19
Extras (nb1) 1
Total (for 6 dec, 58 overs) 193
Fall: 1-80, 2-133, 3-155, 4-155, 5-157, 6-165.
Did not bat: B M McMillan, S M Pollock, D J Richardson.
Bowling: Kasprowicz 18-5-55-2; Bichel 14-2-51-0 (nb1); S R Waugh 4-1- 13-0; Warne 15-2-52-1; MacGill 7-1-22-3.
AUSTRALIA - Second Innings
M E Elliott c Richardson b Pollock 4
*M A Taylor b Klusener 6
G S Blewett not out 9
M E Waugh not out 11
Extras (nb2) 2
Total (for 2) 32
Fall: 1-6; 2-17.
Bowling: Pollock 6-2-11-1 (nb1); Klusener 5-2-12-1 (nb1); Kallis 4-3- 1-0; Symcox 2-0-8-0.
Umpires: D B Cowie (NZ) and S G Randell (Aus).
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