Australian cricket team in South Africa in 1969–70
|Australian cricket team in South Africa in 1969–70|
|Dates||6 January 1970 – 19 March 1970|
|Captains||Ali Bacher||Bill Lawry|
|Result||South Africa won the 4-match series 4–0|
|Most runs||Graeme Pollock (517)||Ian Redpath (283)|
|Most wickets||Mike Procter (26)||Alan Connolly (20)|
The Australian national cricket team toured South Africa from January to March 1970 and played a four-match Test series against the South African national cricket team. South Africa won the Test series 4–0. Australia were captained by Bill Lawry and South Africa by Ali Bacher. It was the last official Test series to involve South Africa for over twenty years. The 1970 South African team has been held to be one of the greatest in the history of cricket.
Australian touring squad
- Batsmen – Bill Lawry (captain), Ian Chappell (vice-captain), Doug Walters, Paul Sheahan, Keith Stackpole, Jock Irvine, Ian Redpath
- Fast bowlers – Graham McKenzie, Alan Connolly, Eric Freeman, Laurie Mayne
- Spin bowlers – John Gleeson, Ashley Mallett
- Wicket-keepers – Brian Taber, Ray Jordon
Test series summary
- 1st Test at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town – South Africa won by 170 runs
- 2nd Test at Kingsmead, Durban – South Africa won by an innings and 129 runs
- 3rd Test at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg – South Africa won by 307 runs
- 4th Test at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth – South Africa won by 323 runs
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- "South Africa v Australia, First Test 1970". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "South Africa v Australia, Second Test 1970". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "South Africa v Australia, Third Test 1970". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "South Africa v Australia, Fourth Test 1970". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
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