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1997–98 Australia Tri-Nation Series

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1997–98 Carlton and United Series
Date4 December 1997 – 27 January 1998
LocationAustralia
ResultWon by  Australia
2–1 in final series
Player of the seriesGary Kirsten (SA)
Teams
 Australia  New Zealand  South Africa
Captains
Steve Waugh Stephen Fleming Hansie Cronje
Most runs
Ricky Ponting (462) Stephen Fleming (281) Gary Kirsten (452)
Most wickets
Paul Wilson (12) Chris Cairns (12) Allan Donald (17)

The 1997–98 Australia Tri-Nation Series (more commonly known as the 1997–98 Carlton and United Series) was a One Day International (ODI) cricket tri-series where Australia played host to New Zealand and South Africa. Australia and South Africa reached the Finals, which Australia won 2–1.

Squads

 Australia  New Zealand  South Africa

Points table

Pos Team P W L NR T Points NRR
1  South Africa 8 7 1 0 0 14 0.619
2  Australia 8 3 5 0 0 6 −0.105
3  New Zealand 8 2 6 0 0 4 −0.514

Result summary

Match 1: Australia vs. South Africa

4 December 1997
14:30 UTC+11 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
200 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
133 (38 overs)
Gary Kirsten 44 (69)
Glenn McGrath 3/40 (10 overs)
Mark Waugh 45 (60)
Pat Symcox 4/28 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 67 runs[1]
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: 36,562
Umpires: Daryl Harper (AUS) and Steve Randell (AUS)
Player of the match: Pat Symcox (South Africa)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first
  • Ian Harvey (Aus) made his ODI debut.

Match 2: New Zealand vs. South Africa

6 December 1997
14:00 UTC+10:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
6/224 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
177 (47.5 overs)
Craig McMillan 86 (112)
Shaun Pollock 3/36 (10 overs)
Shaun Pollock 37 (51)
Chris Cairns 2/29 (9.5 overs)
New Zealand won by 47 runs[2]
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Attendance: 9,642
Umpires: Ross Emerson (AUS) and Steve Davis (AUS)
Player of the match: Craig McMillan (New Zealand)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first

Match 3: Australia vs. New Zealand

7 December 1997
14:00 UTC+10:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
7/260 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
7/263 (49.4 overs)
Nathan Astle 66 (84)
Shane Warne 3/48 (10 overs)
Mark Waugh 104 (113)
Gavin Larsen 3/56 (9.4 overs)
Australia won by 3 wickets[3]
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Attendance: 30,049
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and Terry Prue (AUS)
Player of the match: Mark Waugh (Australia)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first

4th match: Australia vs. South Africa

9 December 1997
14:30 UTC+11 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
8/170 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
125 (39.1 overs)
Jonty Rhodes 42 (71)
Mark Waugh 2/39 (10 overs)
Mark Waugh 45 (76)
Lance Klusener 5/24 (7.1 overs)
South Africa won by 45 runs[4]
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 55,673
Umpires: Peter Parker (AUS) and Daryl Harper (AUS)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (South Africa)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first

5th match: New Zealand vs. South Africa

11 December 1997
10:00 UTC+11
Scorecard
South Africa 
9/174 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
7/173 (50 overs)
Jacques Kallis 45 (82)
Chris Cairns 2/26 (10 overs)
Chris Harris 37* (50)
Lance Klusener 3/46 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 1 run[5]
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Attendance: Unknown
Umpires: Tony McQuillan (AUS) and Steve Randell (AUS)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (South Africa)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first

6th match: Australia vs. New Zealand

17 December 1997
14:30 UTC+11 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
141 (49.3 overs)
v
 Australia
4/142 (38.5 overs)
Chris Harris 62* (118)
Paul Wilson 3/39 (10 overs)
Ricky Ponting 60* (92)
Chris Cairns 4/40 (10 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets[6]
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 31,097
Umpires: Ross Emerson (AUS) and Darrell Hair (AUS)
Player of the match: Michael Bevan (Australia)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first
  • Paul Wilson (Aus) made his ODI debut.

7th match: New Zealand vs. South Africa

9 January 1998
13:30 UTC+10 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
6/300 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
9/298 (50 overs)
Gary Kirsten 103 (113)
Craig McMillan 2/27 (5 overs)
Adam Parore 67 (46)
Allan Donald 4/43 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 2 runs[7]
The Gabba, Brisbane
Attendance: Unknown
Umpires: Tony McQuillan (AUS) and Steve Davis (AUS)
Player of the match: Gary Kirsten (South Africa)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first

8th match: Australia vs. South Africa

11 January 1998
13:30 UTC+10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
8/235 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
5/236 (47.3 overs)
Michael Bevan 45* (46)
Allan Donald 3/37 (10 overs)
Gary Kirsten 89 (106)
Paul Wilson 2/50 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 5 wickets[8]
The Gabba, Brisbane
Attendance: 20,671
Umpires: Peter Parker (AUS) and Daryl Harper (AUS)
Player of the match: Gary Kirsten (South Africa)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat first

9th match: Australia vs. New Zealand

14 January 1998
14:30 UTC+11 (D/N)
Australia 
250 (47.5 overs)
v
 New Zealand
119 (33.1 overs)
Ricky Ponting 84 (102)
Shayne O'Connor 4/51 (9.5 overs)
Stephen Fleming 28 (53)
Ian Harvey 3/17 (7 overs)
Australia won by 131 runs[9]
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: Unknown
Umpires: Peter Parker (AUS) and Steve Davis
Player of the match: Ricky Ponting (Australia)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat first
  • Jimmy Maher (Aus) made his ODI debut.

10th match: New Zealand vs. South Africa

16 January 1998
12:30 UTC+8 (D/N)
Scorecard[10]
South Africa 
7/233 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
166 (45.1 overs)
Jacques Kallis 111 (140)
Chris Cairns 2/50 (10 overs)
Bryan Young 34 (50)
Shaun Pollock 3/28 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 67 runs
WACA Ground, Perth
Attendance: Unknown
Umpires: Ross Emerson (AUS) and Tony McQuillan (AUS)
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

11th match: Australia vs. South Africa

18 January 1998
12:30 UTC+8 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
165 (48.2 overs)
v
 South Africa
3/170 (28.2 overs)
Ian Harvey 43 (68)
Allan Donald 4/29 (9.2 overs)
Gary Kirsten 44 (38)
Paul Wilson 1/41 (9.2 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets[11]
WACA Ground, Perth
Attendance: 27,052
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and Terry Prue (AUS)
Player of the match: Allan Donald (South Africa)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat first
  • Brad Young (Aus) made his ODI debut.

12th match: Australia vs. New Zealand

21 January 1998
14:30 UTC+11 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
4/251 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
6/253 (49.1 overs)
Ricky Ponting 100 (114)
Daniel Vettori 1/41 (10 overs)
Stephen Fleming 116 (122)
Paul Wilson 3/39 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 4 wickets[12]
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 27,722
Umpires: Steve Randell (AUS) and Terry Prue (AUS)
Player of the match: Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat first

Final series

Australia won the best of three final series against South Africa 2–1.

1st Final: Australia vs. South Africa

23 January 1998
14:30 UTC+11 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
9/241 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
235 (49.5 overs)
Gary Kirsten 70 (87)
Shane Warne 3/52 (10 overs)
Michael Bevan 57 (68)
Allan Donald 3/36 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 6 runs[13]
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 44,321
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and Steve Randell (AUS)
Player of the match: Allan Donald (South Africa)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first
  • South Africa led the best-of-three finals series 1–0.

2nd Final: Australia vs. South Africa

25 January 1998
14:30 UTC+11 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
6/228 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
3/229 (41.5 overs)
Jonty Rhodes 82 (98)
Paul Reiffel 3/32 (10 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 100 (104)
Lance Klusener 2/57 (10 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets[14]
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: 26,293
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and Steve Randell (AUS)
Player of the match: Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first
  • Best-of-three finals series level at 1–1.

3rd Final: Australia vs. South Africa

27 January 1998
14:30 UTC+11 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
7/247 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
233 (48.1 overs)
Ricky Ponting 76 (96)
Brian McMillan 3/47 (10 overs)
Lance Klusener 46 (42)
Paul Reiffel 3/40 (9 overs)
Australia won by 14 runs[15]
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Attendance: 19,008
Umpires: Darrell Hair (AUS) and Steve Davis (AUS)
Player of the match: Ricky Ponting (Australia)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat first
  • Australia won the best-of-three finals 2–1.

References

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  2. ^ "2nd Match, Carlton & United Series at Adelaide, Dec 6 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ "3rd Match, Carlton & United Series at Adelaide, Dec 7 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  4. ^ "4th Match, Carlton & United Series at Melbourne, Dec 9 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. ^ "5th Match, Carlton & United Series at Hobart, Dec 11 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  6. ^ "6th Match, Carlton & United Series at Melbourne, Dec 17 1997". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  7. ^ "7th Match, Carlton & United Series at Brisbane, Jan 9 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  8. ^ "8th Match, Carlton & United Series at Brisbane, Jan 11 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  9. ^ "9th Match, Carlton & United Series at Sydney, Jan 14 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  10. ^ "10th Match, Carlton & United Series at Perth, Jan 16 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  11. ^ "11th Match, Carlton & United Series at Perth, Jan 18 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  12. ^ "12th Match, Carlton & United Series at Melbourne, Jan 21 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  13. ^ "1st Match, Carlton & United Series at Melbourne, Jan 23 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  14. ^ "2nd Match, Carlton & United Series at Sydney, Jan 25 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  15. ^ "3rd Match, Carlton & United Series at Sydney, Jan 27 1998". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
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