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An Australian capitulation

  • 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 in 1997-98.

  • Australia's whopping defeat by 196 runs also escapes their worst defeat in ODIs when batting second, but it is their most comprehensive overseas.

  • 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 23against 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.