• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    17.1 short ball on the off stump, moving away, Gilchrist goes back and pulls, gets the top edge and ball goes high up in the air, Boucher gets underneath and takes the skier 138/2
    8.1 OUT!!fraction short outside off stump, nipping away, Katich goes for the cut and gets the outside edge, good catch taken by Kemp at wide first slip 65/1
    29.3 OUT! flighted ball around the off stump, Ponting moves forward and tries to work it away, turns it straight to Gibbs at mid-wicket, simple catch taken 203/4
    22.1 arm ball just outside off stump, Symonds tries to hit over straight, mistimes it completely and ball goes in the air, Hall at mid-off runs back and takes a very good catch 168/3
    49.6 RUN OUT low full toss, Martyn hits it away to mid-wicket, Smith slides and misfields, they go for the second run and Smith throws at the batsman end, Boucher does well and Martyn is well short 344/6
    40.5 OUT good length ball on the off stump, batsman lofts it flat and straight to Rudolph at long-on 263/5
    not out
    47
    33
    4
    1
    142.42
    Extras
    13 (lb 4, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    344/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.88)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (SM Katich, 8.1 ov), 2-138 (AC Gilchrist, 17.1 ov), 3-168 (A Symonds, 22.1 ov), 4-203 (RT Ponting, 29.3 ov), 5-263 (MJ Clarke, 40.5 ov), 6-344 (DR Martyn, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JJ van der Wath1007617.6000010
    M Zondeki4042010.5000020
    AJ Hall1006916.9000010
    CK Langeveldt604918.1600021
    GC Smith1005215.2000020
    J Botha1005215.2000000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.1 OUT! short ball banged in on the leg stump, shaping in, Smith tries to tuck it away and gets the glove, Gilchrist takes a great one-handed catch down the leg, amazing diving catch! 7/1
    10.3 OUT: length delivery outside leg stump, Dippenaar lofts it on the front-foot but hits it high in the air to deep forward square leg, Hussey runs backwards and takes a great catch 52/2
    19.2 OUT! arm ball on the off stump, Gibbs tries to work it awy through square leg, ball just clips the pads and onto Gilchrist, Gibbs drags his foot outside, Gilchrist does the rest 105/3
    36.3 OUT flat one on the stumps, Boucher tries to loft it over the ropes but gets it high up in the air to long-on where Hopes takes a good catch just inside the ropes 199/5
    31.6 OUT flighted ball, wrong'un, kemp tries to loft it over long-on, mistimes and ball goes high up in the air to long-off, Bracken takes a simple catch 172/4
    44.4 OUT ;length ball, defended on the front-foot to short extra-cover, they take off for the single and bit of mix-up, Ponting htis direct at the batsman end 236/6
    not out
    31
    39
    2
    0
    79.48
    not out
    37
    16
    2
    4
    231.25
    Extras
    11 (lb 7, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    287/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.74)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (GC Smith, 2.1 ov), 2-52 (HH Dippenaar, 10.3 ov), 3-105 (HH Gibbs, 19.2 ov), 4-172 (JM Kemp, 31.6 ov), 5-199 (MV Boucher, 36.3 ov), 6-236 (AG Prince, 44.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee603115.1600011
    NW Bracken905105.6600010
    SR Clark1007017.0000001
    JR Hopes503507.0000000
    A Symonds1004224.2000000
    GB Hogg1005115.1000000

Match Notes

  • Lewis steps in for absent McGrath

    Mick Lewis has been called into Australia's VB Series finals squad as the replacement for Glenn McGrath, who withdrew to be with his sick wife

  • Gilchrist considered going for double hundred

    Australia trounced South Africa by 57 runs at Sydney on Sunday, but Ricky Ponting pinpointed the toss as the deciding factor, despite another swaggering fifty from Adam Gilchrist

  • Australia on fire heading into finals

    Adam Gilchrist generated a high-energy batting performance that gave Australia the ideal warm-up for the VB Series finals as they thrashed South Africa by 57 runs at Sydney