5th ODI (D/N), Perth, Jan 30 2009, South Africa tour of Australia
(49/50 ov, target 289)
South Africa won by 39 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
• The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Tsotsobe helps South Africa grab No. 1 ranking

South Africa's near-perfect tour began with a Test win in Perth and fittingly it finished with a one-day triumph at the same venue as Australia conceded the No. 1 ranking to Johan Botha's men

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Scorecard summary
South Africa288/6(50 overs)
Australia249(49 overs)
end of over 493 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 249/10CRR: 5.08 • RRR: 40.00 • Need 40 from 6b
Ben Hilfenhaus1 (3)
Morne Morkel10-0-45-2
Wayne Parnell10-0-52-1

The South Africans clamber on to the field and celebrate. They have rounded off an epic tour with victory in the final ODI. Australia have been displaced from the top spot. South Africa batted well to post 288 and then reduced Australia to 4 for 53, from which they never really recovered. Hussey and Haddin tried to keep them in the hunt with half-centuries, but the home side always faced a massive salvage operation.

Lonwabo Tsotsobe snapped up his ODI wicket in his first over and came back to finish with four on debut. Botha was, as he has been all series, hard to score off because he fired them in quick and flat.

Lets go over to the post-match conference. The Man of the Match is Hashim Amla for his 97. He jogs up to the podium and chats to Mark Taylor. He is disappointed to miss a century but enjoyed the chance to contribute to victory. The Man of the Series is Albie Morkel for his 105 runs at 52.50, three wickets and two catches. His thigh and hip are a bit sore, he says, but like Amla he's just glad to have been a part of this winning unit.

Ricky Ponting says a few words: "Its been a disappointing way to round off this series. We were competitive in the first two games but were under par in the last two games. We've made a lot of mistakes but I can't put the finger on one reason we lost. Its been a learning curve for a lot of our newer guys. We have to give South Africa all the credit. They have had the better of us on most occasions."

Off he goes and up comes Botha: "The guys placed nicely and everyone contributed. The young players came in and were counted. Things went my way and I'm happy about how it all went. I don't know what will happen next, but Smith will come back."

The South Africans get together for a photo-op with the series silverware. Hats off to them, what a great tour they have had. Series wins in the Tests and ODIs. A great moment for them.

That is the end of the series from all of us at Cricinfo, but we will be back to bring you Australia's next match, the first of five ODIs against New Zealand, starting on this very ground on Sunday, February 1 at 13:30 local time (04:30 GMT). Hope you all have had fun and thanks for following Cricinfo again.

We've been Jamie Alter and Venkat Raghav. Cheers!

M Morkel to Bracken, OUT
all over and we have a new number one in one-day international cricket! Bracken pulls a high full toss out to the substitute Steyn at wide long-on and South Africa win 4-1!
NW Bracken c sub (DW Steyn) b M Morkel 5 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50
M Morkel to Bracken, no run
makes room and misses out again, that wasn't far from off stump
M Morkel to Bracken, 2 runs
full in the blockhole, he makes room and carves past cover
M Morkel to Hilfenhaus, 1 run
pulls a short ball, gets a top edge, AB runs after it but can't get there
M Morkel to Hilfenhaus, no run
pokes at a length ball from the crease and just misses an edge
M Morkel to Hilfenhaus, no run
pitches outside off stump and he cannot connect cleanly
end of over 486 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 246/9CRR: 5.12 • RRR: 21.50 • Need 43 from 12b
Nathan Bracken3 (5)
Ben Hilfenhaus0 (0)
Wayne Parnell10-0-52-1
Lonwabo Tsotsobe9-1-50-4
Parnell to Bracken, 2 runs
hits a full ball in the air over extra cover, Amla does the fielding

That is wicket number nine for South Africa. Out comes the last man.

Parnell to Haddin, OUT
maiden wicket for Parnell, pitches in on a length and Haddin chips the ball up in the air, Tsotsobe runs after it from short fine leg and holds on near the ropes at fine leg
BJ Haddin c Tsotsobe b Parnell 63 (92m 50b 5x4 1x6) SR: 126.00
Parnell to Bracken, 1 bye
full and wide, Bracken reaches out and misses, AB fumbles and they scamper a quick bye to get Haddin back on strike
Parnell to Haddin, 1 run
oh he's missed the stumps! Parnel fires it in full and straight, Haddin bunts it back to him, Bracken is out of the crease by miles and all Parnell needed to do was run back and disturb the stumps but instead he has an underarm flick and misses by some distance
Parnell to Haddin, 2 runs
makes room and he drives the ball to extra cover
Parnell to Haddin, no run
heaves at one pitched up on middle stump, Morne collects at midwicket and flings a throw but he cannot make contact

The required rate has now crossed 16.

end of over 473 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 240/8CRR: 5.1 • RRR: 16.33 • Need 49 from 18b
Nathan Bracken1 (3)
Brad Haddin60 (46)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe9-1-50-4
Johan Botha10-0-38-1
Tsotsobe to Bracken, no run
another heave and a miss from Bracken, connecting with humid air
Tsotsobe to Haddin, 1 run
low full toss on middle and off, chipped toward midwicket
Tsotsobe to Haddin, 1 wide
very very full and wide and its duly called wide, beating slips as well
Tsotsobe to Bracken, 1 run
full on the stumps, pushed past Tsotsobe and they set off
Tsotsobe to Bracken, no run
pitched up full outside off stump, Bracken chases and misses

Australia are eight down. Here comes Bracken. South Africa are closing in on No. 1.

Tsotsobe to Johnson, OUT
well now, a bit of confusion and Tsotsobe has four on debut! Clever bowling, fires in a yorker on leg stump, Johnson closes the face early and the ball pops back to Tsotsobe, who collects it and then feigns a throw back to Johnson, suddenly from backward point Gibbs appeals and gets Tsotsobe interested, it is referred, and yes indeed Johnson scooped a clean catch back to the bowler
MG Johnson c & b Tsotsobe 5 (18m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55
Best performances - batsmen
HM Amla
97 runs (117)
6 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
27 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
MEK Hussey
78 runs (96)
5 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
19 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
LL Tsotsobe
JR Hopes
Match details
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Hashim Amla
Player Of The Series
Albie Morkel
Series resultSouth Africa won the 5-match series 4-1
Match numberODI no. 2808
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days30 January 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Lonwabo Tsotsobe
Wayne Parnell
Bruce Oxenford
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Andrew Craig
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle