VB Series, 10th Match: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne (Docklands), Feb 3, 2006
VB Series - 10th match
Australia won by 80 runs
3 February 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist b Hall 33 41 43 4 0 76.74
9.6 gone! short of length on the stumps, Gilchrist misses the pull shot, ball clips the top of off stump. First breakthrough for South Africa. 45/1
View dismissal SM Katich c Pollock b van der Wath 25 70 43 2 0 58.13
16.2 gone! good line, overpitched outside off stump, Katich mistimes the drive in the air to deep mid-on, Pollock runs forward and takes a good catch, wonderful effort there. 71/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c van der Wath b Botha 53 102 63 2 1 84.12
35.5 gone! tossed up outside off stump, sweeps in the air to deep square leg, Van der Wath takes the catch. 163/4
View dismissal DR Martyn c Botha b Smith 34 55 46 2 0 73.91
30.5 gone! tossed up wide outside off stump, Martyn drives, gets an edge to Botha at backward-point, who takes the catch, Smith Strikes. 145/3
View dismissal A Symonds run out (van der Wath) 65 84 60 5 1 108.33
49.6 from van der Wath, run out! full toss, Symonds tries to play to the onside, gets an inside edge onto the pads, takes off for a single, Van der Wath quickly in picks up the ball and throws down the stumps at the bowlers end, Symonds short of the crease. 281/7
View dismissal MJ Clarke run out (Prince/Smith) 1 3 2 0 0 50.00
36.5 Smith to Symonds, gone! run out! Symonds plays behind square leg, Clarke from the non striker's end takes off for a single, Prince quickly picks up the ball and throws to Smith, who runs out Clarke, tries to get back, too late 167/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey b van der Wath 62 58 44 9 0 140.90
49.3 gone! slower ball, Hussey too early into the shot, gets bowled, good ball from Van der Wath. 276/6
B Lee not out 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 4, nb 2) 8
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 215 mins) 281 (5.62 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SM Pollock 10 2 20 0 2.00 46 0 0
  CK Langeveldt 6 0 50 0 8.33 14 4 1 (2nb, 1w)
View wicket AJ Hall 10 0 56 1 5.60 27 5 0 (1w)
9.6 to Gilchrist, gone! short of length on the stumps, Gilchrist misses the pull shot, ball clips the top of off stump. First breakthrough for South Africa. 45/1
View wickets JJ van der Wath 10 0 82 2 8.20 23 13 0 (1w)
16.2 to Katich, gone! good line, overpitched outside off stump, Katich mistimes the drive in the air to deep mid-on, Pollock runs forward and takes a good catch, wonderful effort there. 71/2
49.3 to Hussey, gone! slower ball, Hussey too early into the shot, gets bowled, good ball from Van der Wath. 276/6
View wicket GC Smith 10 0 59 1 5.90 20 2 1 (1w)
30.5 to Martyn, gone! tossed up wide outside off stump, Martyn drives, gets an edge to Botha at backward-point, who takes the catch, Smith Strikes. 145/3
View wicket J Botha 4 0 12 1 3.00 14 0 0
35.5 to Ponting, gone! tossed up outside off stump, sweeps in the air to deep square leg, Van der Wath takes the catch. 163/4
  South Africa innings (target: 282 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* lbw b Lee 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 gone! Lee strikes, full ball swinging in, Smith plays all over it and gets hit on the boot, loud shout, given by Umpire Dar. 0/1
View dismissal HH Dippenaar c †Gilchrist b Clark 9 31 23 0 0 39.13
7.1 gone! pitched outside off stump, bit of away swing, Dippenaar makes room and drives, gets an edge, Gilchrist behind the wicket takes the catch. 13/2
View dismissal JA Rudolph run out (Hussey) 19 57 39 1 0 48.71
13.5 from Hopes, run out!, pitched just outside leg stump, Rudolph tries to work it to the onside, misses it and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal, Rudolph takes off for a run, Hussey quickly in from gully and scores a direct hit. 48/3
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Hopes 33 52 40 5 0 82.50
19.2 gone! good ball on the stumps, Gibbs on the front foot swings and misses the ball completely and gets bowled, 69/4
View dismissal J Botha c †Gilchrist b Lee 46 107 61 4 0 75.40
38.6 Gone! third wicket in the over, banged in short, Botha fends with an open face of the bat, gets an edge, Gilchrist behind the wicket takes the catch. 156/8
View dismissal AG Prince run out (Dorey/†Gilchrist) 24 46 39 2 0 61.53
30.6 from Symonds, run out! a touch short, Prince goes back and turns it around to deep square leg, takes off for a run, Dorey runs in from deep backward square leg picks up the ball and throws it in, Prince comes back for the second run, Gilchrist collects the ball and whips of the bails, Prince is well short of the crease, third umpire called for, given out. 117/5
View dismissal JM Kemp c Hopes b Lee 20 27 30 1 0 66.66
38.1 Gone! short ball drifting down the leg side, Kemp pulls in the air to fine leg, Hopes moves backwards and judges it well and takes the catch high over his head, wonderful effort, hit his head hard on the ground. 155/6
View dismissal MV Boucher c Ponting b Lee 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
38.4 Gone! short ball, Boucher mistimes the pull high in the air to midwicket, where Ponting takes the catch. 156/7
View dismissal SM Pollock c sub (Martyn) b Symonds 16 22 17 1 0 94.11
45.1 gone! short ball, Pollock pulls, gets a top edge, ball goes high in the air to point, where Martyn takes the catch. 183/9
AJ Hall not out 19 36 35 0 0 54.28
JJ van der Wath not out 8 13 14 0 1 57.14
Extras (w 6, nb 1) 7
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs; 209 mins) 201 (4.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 10 2 30 4 3.00 43 1 0 (1nb, 1w)
0.2 to Smith, gone! Lee strikes, full ball swinging in, Smith plays all over it and gets hit on the boot, loud shout, given by Umpire Dar. 0/1
38.1 to Kemp, Gone! short ball drifting down the leg side, Kemp pulls in the air to fine leg, Hopes moves backwards and judges it well and takes the catch high over his head, wonderful effort, hit his head hard on the ground. 155/6
38.4 to Boucher, Gone! short ball, Boucher mistimes the pull high in the air to midwicket, where Ponting takes the catch. 156/7
38.6 to Botha, Gone! third wicket in the over, banged in short, Botha fends with an open face of the bat, gets an edge, Gilchrist behind the wicket takes the catch. 156/8
View wicket SR Clark 8 1 34 1 4.25 30 3 0
7.1 to Dippenaar, gone! pitched outside off stump, bit of away swing, Dippenaar makes room and drives, gets an edge, Gilchrist behind the wicket takes the catch. 13/2
  BR Dorey 10 0 48 0 4.80 38 6 0 (2w)
View wicket JR Hopes 6 1 16 1 2.66 28 1 0
19.2 to Gibbs, gone! good ball on the stumps, Gibbs on the front foot swings and misses the ball completely and gets bowled, 69/4
  GB Hogg 7 0 32 0 4.57 22 2 0 (2w)
View wicket A Symonds 9 0 41 1 4.55 25 1 1 (1w)
45.1 to Pollock, gone! short ball, Pollock pulls, gets a top edge, ball goes high in the air to point, where Martyn takes the catch. 183/9

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 5, South Africa 0
Australia replacement - JR Hopes for DR Martyn (South Africa innings, 12.0 ov)
South Africa replacement - J Botha for CK Langeveldt (Australia innings, 25.0 ov)
Player of the match - MEK Hussey (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and PD Parker
TV umpire - RL Parry
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • 4th Umpire - AP Ward
    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.5 overs (81 balls), Extras 4
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 71/2 in 16.2 overs (RT Ponting 9, DR Martyn 0)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 21.2 overs (132 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (RT Ponting 31, DR Martyn 22, Ex 0)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 31.5 overs (196 balls), Extras 6
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 58 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 160/3 in 35.0 overs (RT Ponting 52, A Symonds 10)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 42.2 overs (260 balls), Extras 7
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (A Symonds 22, MEK Hussey 29, Ex 1)
    • A Symonds: 50 off 52 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 47.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 7
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 40 balls (7 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 75 balls (A Symonds 46, MEK Hussey 55, Ex 1)
    • South Africa innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 14.2 overs (87 balls), Extras 1
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: South Africa - 56/3 in 16.0 overs (HH Gibbs 27, J Botha 0)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 26.5 overs (163 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: South Africa - 128/5 in 33.0 overs (J Botha 37, JM Kemp 3)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 37.2 overs (229 balls), Extras 5
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 49.4 overs (305 balls), Extras 7
 
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