VB Series, 4th Match: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 20, 2006
VB Series - 4th match
Australia won by 59 runs
20 January 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DR Martyn b Pollock 11 9 9 2 0 122.22
2.4 Pollock to Martyn, OUT (Bowled), Gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, cutting in, Martyn charges down the track and tries to clear the infield, inside edge and ball crashes into the stumps 17/1
View dismissal PA Jaques c †Boucher b van der Wath 94 145 112 14 0 83.92
32.5 van der Wath to Jaques, OUT (Caught), short rising delivery, jumps up in the air, gets the glove through to the keeper. 177/5
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Smith b Hall 9 30 19 1 0 47.36
9.6 Hall to Ponting, OUT (Caught), Hall strikes, fraction of short delivery outside the off stump, movement off the seam, Ponting defends it off the back foot, ball took the leading edge and flies toward slip, Smith a lone slip fielder dives to his right and taken the splendid catch 55/2
View dismissal A Symonds c Prince b Steyn 7 22 14 1 0 50.00
14.5 Steyn to Symonds, OUT (Caught), Danger man Gone! line and length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Symonds flicks it in air to square leg, Prince took the diving catch, Steyn fells much better now 85/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †Boucher b van der Wath 34 65 44 4 0 77.27
30.3 van der Wath to Clarke, OUT (Caught)! Gone! good ball pitching on middle and off and moving away, little extra bounce, Clarke surpraised by the bounce defends it, thin edge and ball went straight to Boucher 172/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Kruger b Hall 18 37 31 0 0 58.06
40.3 Hall to Hussey, OUT (Caught), 7 down! short ball on the leg stump, Hussey hooks it on the front foot, ends up top edged it, ball travel high in the air, Kruger took the well judged catch at deep 208/7
View dismissal BJ Haddin b Pollock 1 3 4 0 0 25.00
34.1 Pollock to Haddin, OUT, Bolwed him! wide outside the off stump, Haddin chased it away, big inside edge into the stump, Haddin walks back 181/6
View dismissal JR Hopes c Botha b Hall 38 56 47 1 0 80.85
49.2 Hall to Hopes, OUT (Caught), All over! good length delivery outside the off stump, Hopes scoops it over deep covers, Botha fielding in the deep taken a great catch covering lot of ground, that's end of Australian innings 245/10
View dismissal B Lee b Smith 6 9 9 0 0 66.66
43.4 Smith to Lee, OUT (Bowled), Gone! tossed up outside the off stump, Lee went for big cover drive, inside edge into the stumps, South African captain strikes 221/8
View dismissal BR Dorey c Kemp b Hall 2 13 8 0 0 25.00
47.1 Hall to Dorey, OUT (Caught), good length delilvery on the stump, Dorey makes room himself and drives it to covers, Kemp took the brilliant diving catch there 238/9
GD McGrath not out 2 7 6 0 0 33.33
Extras (lb 3, w 13, nb 7) 23
  Total (all out; 49.2 overs; 210 mins) 245 (4.96 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets SM Pollock 10 2 31 2 3.10 39 2 0 (1w)
2.4 to Martyn, Pollock to Martyn, OUT (Bowled), Gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, cutting in, Martyn charges down the track and tries to clear the infield, inside edge and ball crashes into the stumps 17/1
34.1 to Haddin, Pollock to Haddin, OUT, Bolwed him! wide outside the off stump, Haddin chased it away, big inside edge into the stump, Haddin walks back 181/6
View wicket DW Steyn 5 0 58 1 11.60 15 10 0 (7nb, 2w)
14.5 to Symonds, Steyn to Symonds, OUT (Caught), Danger man Gone! line and length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Symonds flicks it in air to square leg, Prince took the diving catch, Steyn fells much better now 85/3
View wickets AJ Hall 9.2 0 35 4 3.75 36 3 0 (1w)
9.6 to Ponting, Hall to Ponting, OUT (Caught), Hall strikes, fraction of short delivery outside the off stump, movement off the seam, Ponting defends it off the back foot, ball took the leading edge and flies toward slip, Smith a lone slip fielder dives to his right and taken the splendid catch 55/2
40.3 to Hussey, Hall to Hussey, OUT (Caught), 7 down! short ball on the leg stump, Hussey hooks it on the front foot, ends up top edged it, ball travel high in the air, Kruger took the well judged catch at deep 208/7
47.1 to Dorey, Hall to Dorey, OUT (Caught), good length delilvery on the stump, Dorey makes room himself and drives it to covers, Kemp took the brilliant diving catch there 238/9
49.2 to Hopes, Hall to Hopes, OUT (Caught), All over! good length delivery outside the off stump, Hopes scoops it over deep covers, Botha fielding in the deep taken a great catch covering lot of ground, that's end of Australian innings 245/10
  GJP Kruger 6 0 35 0 5.83 21 4 0 (2w)
  J Botha 10 0 47 0 4.70 23 2 0
View wickets JJ van der Wath 5 0 21 2 4.20 20 2 0 (1w)
30.3 to Clarke, van der Wath to Clarke, OUT (Caught)! Gone! good ball pitching on middle and off and moving away, little extra bounce, Clarke surpraised by the bounce defends it, thin edge and ball went straight to Boucher 172/4
32.5 to Jaques, van der Wath to Jaques, OUT (Caught), short rising delivery, jumps up in the air, gets the glove through to the keeper. 177/5
View wicket GC Smith 4 0 15 1 3.75 13 0 0 (2w)
43.4 to Lee, Smith to Lee, OUT (Bowled), Gone! tossed up outside the off stump, Lee went for big cover drive, inside edge into the stumps, South African captain strikes 221/8
  South Africa innings (target: 246 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Haddin b Lee 9 19 17 1 0 52.94
4.3 Lee to Smith, OUT (Caught), Gone! good length delivery just outside the off stump and swinging away, Smith gets forward and defends it, ball kisses the bat and flies to Haddin, First breakthrough for Australia 12/1
View dismissal HH Dippenaar b Lee 41 130 93 3 0 44.08
31.5 Lee to Dippenaar, OUT, Bowled him! short of length delivery just outside the off stump, Dippenaar defends it on the back foot, big inside edge and ball took the off stump, very unlucky for Dippenaar 114/4
View dismissal AJ Hall b Lee 1 7 4 0 0 25.00
6.2 Lee to Hall, OUT, Bowled him! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Hall misjudged the line and plays a big swing, ball raps the pads and crashes into the timbers 16/2
View dismissal HH Gibbs lbw b Hogg 39 70 53 4 1 73.58
24.5 Hogg to Gibbs, OUT (LBW), short of length on the off stump, Gibbs moves back and tries to work it away onside, misses and ball strikes the pads plumb in front 84/3
View dismissal AG Prince b Lee 21 35 27 1 1 77.77
33.3 Lee to Prince, OUT (Bowled), another one edged to stumps! pitched outside the off stump and heading straigh, Prince plays it on the back foot, inside edge and ball crashes into the stumps, Brett Lee bowling good line here 119/5
View dismissal MV Boucher lbw b Hogg 5 21 12 0 0 41.66
36.2 Hogg to Boucher, OUT (LBW). tossed up on the middle and leg stump, Boucher sweeps in across the line and got in the pads, huge appeal and Umpires raises his finger 123/7
View dismissal JM Kemp b Lee 3 6 8 0 0 37.50
35.2 Lee to Kemp, OUT (Bowled), Another one! pitched on the off stump and kept low, Kemp tries to defend it, beaten completly and ball took the off stump, 5-fer for Brett Lee 123/6
View dismissal JJ van der Wath c †Haddin b Hogg 0 7 6 0 0 0.00
36.6 Hogg to van der Wath, OUT (Caught), fraction short outside off stump and turning in, batsman goes back and tries to cut but gets a thick edge to Haddin who takes a good catch 124/8
View dismissal SM Pollock c †Haddin b Dorey 46 36 31 1 4 148.38
45.3 Dorey to Pollock, OUT (Caught), Gone! pitched outside the off stump and little movement off the seam, quicker through air, Pollock defends it and edged, keeper does the rest 185/9
J Botha not out 15 40 25 1 0 60.00
View dismissal GJP Kruger c Symonds b McGrath 0 5 7 0 0 0.00
46.6 McGrath to Kruger, OUT (Caught), All over! pitched outside the off stump, Kruger makes himself room and drives it over covers, Symonds took the well judeged catch and it's all over for South Africa 186/10
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 47 overs; 200 mins) 186 (3.95 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets B Lee 10 1 22 5 2.20 41 0 0 (2w)
4.3 to Smith, Lee to Smith, OUT (Caught), Gone! good length delivery just outside the off stump and swinging away, Smith gets forward and defends it, ball kisses the bat and flies to Haddin, First breakthrough for Australia 12/1
6.2 to Hall, Lee to Hall, OUT, Bowled him! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Hall misjudged the line and plays a big swing, ball raps the pads and crashes into the timbers 16/2
31.5 to Dippenaar, Lee to Dippenaar, OUT, Bowled him! short of length delivery just outside the off stump, Dippenaar defends it on the back foot, big inside edge and ball took the off stump, very unlucky for Dippenaar 114/4
33.3 to Prince, Lee to Prince, OUT (Bowled), another one edged to stumps! pitched outside the off stump and heading straigh, Prince plays it on the back foot, inside edge and ball crashes into the stumps, Brett Lee bowling good line here 119/5
35.2 to Kemp, Lee to Kemp, OUT (Bowled), Another one! pitched on the off stump and kept low, Kemp tries to defend it, beaten completly and ball took the off stump, 5-fer for Brett Lee 123/6
View wicket GD McGrath 9 2 35 1 3.88 38 3 1 (1nb)
46.6 to Kruger, McGrath to Kruger, OUT (Caught), All over! pitched outside the off stump, Kruger makes himself room and drives it over covers, Symonds took the well judeged catch and it's all over for South Africa 186/10
View wicket BR Dorey 9 1 51 1 5.66 36 3 4
45.3 to Pollock, Dorey to Pollock, OUT (Caught), Gone! pitched outside the off stump and little movement off the seam, quicker through air, Pollock defends it and edged, keeper does the rest 185/9
  JR Hopes 7 1 28 0 4.00 29 4 0
View wickets GB Hogg 10 0 32 3 3.20 35 1 0
24.5 to Gibbs, Hogg to Gibbs, OUT (LBW), short of length on the off stump, Gibbs moves back and tries to work it away onside, misses and ball strikes the pads plumb in front 84/3
36.2 to Boucher, Hogg to Boucher, OUT (LBW). tossed up on the middle and leg stump, Boucher sweeps in across the line and got in the pads, huge appeal and Umpires raises his finger 123/7
36.6 to van der Wath, Hogg to van der Wath, OUT (Caught), fraction short outside off stump and turning in, batsman goes back and tries to cut but gets a thick edge to Haddin who takes a good catch 124/8
  A Symonds 2 0 15 0 7.50 4 0 1

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Points - Australia 5, South Africa 0
ODI debuts - BR Dorey and PA Jaques (Australia); JJ van der Wath (South Africa)
Australia replacement - GB Hogg for PA Jaques (South Africa innings, 20.0 ov)
South Africa replacement - JJ van der Wath for DW Steyn (Australia innings, 18.0 ov)
Player of the match - B Lee (Australia)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and DJ Harper
TV umpire - PD Parker
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 6
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Drinks: Australia - 85/3 in 14.5 overs (PA Jaques 47, MJ Clarke 0)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • PA Jaques: 50 off 55 balls (10 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (115 balls), Extras 12
    • Australia: 150 runs in 26.2 overs (171 balls), Extras 20
    • Drinks: Australia - 175/4 in 32.0 overs (PA Jaques 92, MEK Hussey 1)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 37.4 overs (240 balls), Extras 21
    • South Africa innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: South Africa - 43/2 in 17.0 overs (HH Dippenaar 21, HH Gibbs 12)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 0
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 29.5 overs (179 balls), Extras 2
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 41.6 overs (254 balls), Extras 4
 
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