VB Series, 7th Match: Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 22, 2002
VB Series - 7th match
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 188 balls remaining)
22 January 2002 - day/night match (50-over match)
  South Africa innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs c †Gilchrist b McGrath 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 follows a good length delivery outside off, just gets a little outside edge on it, Gilchrist collects, and umpire Harper sends Gibbs on his way 1/1
View dismissal G Kirsten lbw b Warne 44 128 77 5 0 57.14
29.3 beaten by a ball that turns in vicously from outside off and traps him on the crease 79/8
View dismissal HH Dippenaar c Warne b McGrath 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
2.2 tries to cut one in close to him, gets a massive outside edge which Warne happily takes at first slip 5/2
View dismissal ND McKenzie b Bichel 18 58 47 2 0 38.29
16.5 forward and looking to drive a ball that probably didn't pitch as full as he expected, playing through the shot without making contact with the ball, consequently finding himself clean bowled 42/3
View dismissal JN Rhodes c †Gilchrist b Bichel 0 4 7 0 0 0.00
18.2 back and getting a slight edge on a ball that moves away, great catch taken by Gilchrist stretching out to his right to take it 44/4
View dismissal MV Boucher lbw b Bichel 1 10 11 0 0 9.09
20.4 good straight ball, much too good for Boucher, pitched just outside off and moves in, trapping Boucher on the crease, big appeal for lbw, upheld by umpire Harper, that was plumb 49/5
View dismissal SM Pollock* lbw b Bichel 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
20.6 forward with bat and pad, another lbw shout and once again its upheld, looked a tough one on the replay, striking him right in line with off stump, so a good decision 49/6
View dismissal L Klusener lbw b Gillespie 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
21.3 well the rot has well and truly set in, Klusener beaten by one that cuts back in, has the batsman stuck on the crease, big lbw appeal is upheld by umpire Hair, Gillespie picks up his first wicket 50/7
N Boje not out 13 68 36 1 0 36.11
View dismissal S Elworthy c SR Waugh b McGrath 18 27 35 3 0 51.42
36.6 tries to slash at a ball in close, hits it straight to Steve Waugh in a short cover point position 103/9
View dismissal M Ntini c & b Bichel 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
38.3 driven straight back in the air, Bichel dives forward and to his wright to reel in a screamer of a one-handed catch, what a way to complete a five wicket haul! 106/10
Extras (lb 3, w 9) 12
  Total (all out; 38.3 overs; 161 mins) 106 (2.75 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GD McGrath 10 1 29 3 2.90 (3w)
0.2 to Gibbs, follows a good length delivery outside off, just gets a little outside edge on it, Gilchrist collects, and umpire Harper sends Gibbs on his way 1/1
2.2 to Dippenaar, tries to cut one in close to him, gets a massive outside edge which Warne happily takes at first slip 5/2
36.6 to Elworthy, tries to slash at a ball in close, hits it straight to Steve Waugh in a short cover point position 103/9
View wicket JN Gillespie 9 1 27 1 3.00 (1w)
21.3 to Klusener, well the rot has well and truly set in, Klusener beaten by one that cuts back in, has the batsman stuck on the crease, big lbw appeal is upheld by umpire Hair, Gillespie picks up his first wicket 50/7
  A Symonds 4 0 7 0 1.75 (1w)
View wickets AJ Bichel 6.3 0 19 5 2.92 (1w)
16.5 to McKenzie, forward and looking to drive a ball that probably didn't pitch as full as he expected, playing through the shot without making contact with the ball, consequently finding himself clean bowled 42/3
18.2 to Rhodes, back and getting a slight edge on a ball that moves away, great catch taken by Gilchrist stretching out to his right to take it 44/4
20.4 to Boucher, good straight ball, much too good for Boucher, pitched just outside off and moves in, trapping Boucher on the crease, big appeal for lbw, upheld by umpire Harper, that was plumb 49/5
20.6 to Pollock, forward with bat and pad, another lbw shout and once again its upheld, looked a tough one on the replay, striking him right in line with off stump, so a good decision 49/6
38.3 to Ntini, driven straight back in the air, Bichel dives forward and to his wright to reel in a screamer of a one-handed catch, what a way to complete a five wicket haul! 106/10
View wicket SK Warne 6 1 13 1 2.16 (3w)
29.3 to Kirsten, beaten by a ball that turns in vicously from outside off and traps him on the crease 79/8
  ME Waugh 3 0 8 0 2.66
  Australia innings (target: 107 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
ME Waugh not out 55 78 62 8 0 88.70
View dismissal AC Gilchrist b Pollock 8 20 13 1 0 61.53
4.6 beaten by an excellent straight delivery, straight through the batsman's defence 24/1
View dismissal RT Ponting b Klusener 33 54 37 3 1 89.18
18.1 back in defence, gets a thick inside edge, playing the ball into the stumps 101/2
DR Martyn not out 6 2 3 1 0 200.00
Extras (lb 1, w 1, nb 3) 5
  Total (2 wickets; 18.4 overs; 78 mins) 107 (5.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket SM Pollock 7 0 36 1 5.14 (1nb, 1w)
4.6 to Gilchrist, beaten by an excellent straight delivery, straight through the batsman's defence 24/1
  M Ntini 7 2 36 0 5.14 (1nb)
View wicket L Klusener 2.4 0 28 1 10.50 (1nb)
18.1 to Ponting, back in defence, gets a thick inside edge, playing the ball into the stumps 101/2
  N Boje 2 0 6 0 3.00

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 5, South Africa 0
Player of the match - AJ Bichel (Australia)
Umpires - DB Hair and DJ Harper
TV umpire - SJA Taufel
Match referee - Hanumant Singh (India)

Match Notes


    • Hours of Play: 2.30pm - 6.00pm, 6.45pm - 10.15pm
    • Scorers: ME Gorham and R Kelleher
    • 12th Men: IJ Harvey (Aus) and JL Ontong (SA)
    • Rain interupted play from 2.53pm to 3.34pm, with South Africa 10/2 after 5 overs, no change was made to the length of the match, dinner postponed to 6.42pm but not shortened
    • South Africa 50 in 91 mins, off 21.1 overs
    • Kirsten 1x5 (single plus boundary overthrow)
    • South Africa 100 in 153 mins, off 36.5 overs
    • ME Waugh 1x5 (single plus boundary overthrow)
    • Dinner: Australia 34/1 (ME Waugh 22*, Ponting 2*, 8 overs)
    • Australia 50 in 44 mins, off 10.4 overs
    • ME Waugh/Ponting 2nd wicket partnership 50 in 40 mins, off 58 balls
    • ME Waugh 50 in 70 mins, off 54 balls, 8x4
    • Australia 100 in 73 mins, off 17.1 overs
    • Attendance: 39,213
 
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