Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6s
    SR
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    not out
    2
    6
    7
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    23 (lb 3, nb 7, w 13)
    TOTAL
    245 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 4.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (DR Martyn, 2.4 ov), 2-55 (RT Ponting, 9.6 ov), 3-85 (A Symonds, 14.5 ov), 4-172 (MJ Clarke, 30.3 ov), 5-177 (PA Jaques, 32.5 ov), 6-181 (BJ Haddin, 34.1 ov), 7-208 (MEK Hussey, 40.3 ov), 8-221 (B Lee, 43.4 ov), 9-238 (BR Dorey, 47.1 ov), 10-245 (JR Hopes, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock1023123.1000010
    DW Steyn5058111.6000027
    AJ Hall9.203543.7500010
    GJP Kruger603505.8300020
    J Botha1004704.7000000
    JJ van der Wath502124.2000010
    GC Smith401513.7500020
  • BATSMEN
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    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
    41
    93
    130
    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
    1
    4
    7
    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
    39
    53
    70
    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
    21
    27
    35
    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
    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
    3
    8
    6
    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
    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
    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
    not out
    15
    25
    40
    1
    0
    60.00
    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
    6 (b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    186 all out (47 Overs, RR: 3.95)
    Did not bat: DW Steyn
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (GC Smith, 4.3 ov), 2-16 (AJ Hall, 6.2 ov), 3-84 (HH Gibbs, 24.5 ov), 4-114 (HH Dippenaar, 31.5 ov), 5-119 (AG Prince, 33.3 ov), 6-123 (JM Kemp, 35.2 ov), 7-123 (MV Boucher, 36.2 ov), 8-124 (JJ van der Wath, 36.6 ov), 9-185 (SM Pollock, 45.3 ov), 10-186 (GJP Kruger, 46.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee1012252.2000020
    GD McGrath923513.8800001
    BR Dorey915115.6600000
    JR Hopes712804.0000000
    GB Hogg1003233.2000000
    A Symonds201507.5000000

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Match days

20 January 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

South Africa replacement

JJ van der Wath for DW Steyn (Australia innings, 18.0 ov)

Australia replacement

GB Hogg for PA Jaques (South Africa innings, 20.0 ov)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Points

Australia 5, South Africa 0

Match Notes

  • Lee the best, says Ponting

    Following a career-best bowling analysis in Australia's crushing 59-run win over South Africa at Melbourne yesterday, Brett Lee has been hailed by Ricky Ponting as perhaps the best one-day bowler around

  • Lee and Jaques star in Aussie win

    Brett Lee secured a career-best return and Phil Jaques enjoyed a record-breaking one-day entry as Australia easily accounted for South Africa