St George's Park History
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
St George's Park - The Yellow Pages Series
The Yellow Pages Series
After losing the third Test in a magic match at the Wanderers - which saw low scores, hat-tricks and a mammoth 8/84 by Carl Rackemann, the Australians entered the Yellow Pages one-day series.
They won the first by 46 runs and the second by four wickets so were sitting pretty when they came to St George's for the third.
But Rice and Garth Ie Roux stopped the rot.
A Springbok side which included Lee Barnard and Shaw as new caps alongside the relatively inexperienced Rob Bentley, managed to reach 223/9, thanks to an innings of note by Cook (45), Rice (78) and Kevin McKenzie (62). Alderman (2/28) and Rackemann (3/40) were the best Aussie bowlers.
Le Roux grabbed three quick wickets when the Aussies came out before a capacity crowd of l6 000 to have Yallop and Haysman back without scoring and Dyson out for seven. Each fell to a catch behind by Ray Jennings.
Le Roux's opening spell was 5-2-3-3. He finished off with the wickets of Rod McCurdy and Alderman to finish with 5/13.
Rice made easy work of the Asutralian middle-order, taking the scalps of Taylor, Steve Rixon and Maguire as the Aussies tumbled to 151 all out.
SA took the next three one-day matches to beat the Australians.Weekend Post