South Africa v Australia, 2nd ODI, Cape Town
March 4, 2006
An Australian capitulation
Statistical highlights, South Africa v Australia, 2nd ODI, Cape Town
Australia's capitulation for 93 is not something we normally associate with the best side in the world. In fact, only three times have they been dismissed for a lower total, as the table below shows. This is also the first time they have collapsed for a score below 100 in over 19 years.
Australia's previous lowest total against South Africa was 125 at Melbourne
Australia's whopping defeat by 196 runs also escapes their worst defeat in ODIs when batting second, but it is their most comprehensive overseas.
Australia's five worst defeats in ODIs
Makhaya Ntini achieved his best bowling figures in ODIs (6 for 22) and claimed the South African record in the process, beating Allan Donald's 6 for 23
against Kenya at Nairobi in 1996-97. This was also the first time a South African bowler had taken six wickets in an ODI against Australia - the previous best was Nicky Boje's 5 for 21
in 2001-02, also at Cape Town.
Kanishkaa Balachandran is editorial assistant of Cricinfo. For some stats he was helped by Arun Gopalakrishnan
ESPN Sports Media Ltd.