Result
5th ODI, Johannesburg, Mar 12 2006, Australia tour of South Africa
434/4
(49.5/50 ov, target 435)
438/9
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
Australia
1y
• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa win the greatest match of all

Australia powered to a world-record total of 434 for 4 - the first 400-plus score in the game's history ... and lost

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Scorecard summary
Australia434/4(50 overs)
South Africa438/9(49.5 overs)

I can't believe it!! What an amazing victory for South Africa, they deserve the win, Australia needs to regroup very very quickly before Friday's First Test. Good night from the Wanderers

Well, South Africa wins the series 3-2, well deserved performance. This match certainly the equal of the "Humdinger" match played at Port Elizabeth in 1986-87. Congratulations to the homeside, back to the drawing board for the visitors.

49.5
4
Lee to Boucher, FOUR runs
good length delivery, Boucher drives over mid on, it's all over, SA win with a wicket and a ball to spare - well played SA a miracle!
49.4
1
Lee to Ntini, 1 run
good line and length delivery, Ntini pushes it off the back foot down to third man, as cool as a cucumber!! Scores tie
49.3
w
Lee to Hall, OUT
drives in the air to mid on, throws his wicket away at the doorstep of victory!!!
AJ Hall c Clarke b Lee 7 (9m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175.00
49.2
4
Lee to Hall, FOUR runs
good length delivery, Hall drives the ball off the back foot over mid wicket, the game is all but over
49.1
1
Lee to Boucher, 1 run
half volley, Boucher drives it away straight into the foot of the bowler, rebounds to the keeper, gee he hit it hard
end of over 496 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 428/8CRR: 8.73 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Mark Boucher45 (41)
Andrew Hall3 (2)
Nathan Bracken10-0-67-5
Mick Lewis10-0-113-0
48.6
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
Boucher drives through the off side, fielded by Katich at deep cover point
48.5
1
Bracken to Hall, 1 run
good line and length, Hall drives through to long off, fielded by Hussey
48.4
2
Bracken to Hall, 2 runs
good line but too full, Hall drives slowly on the on side, fielded by Symonds, even he can't stop two
48.3
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
Boucher defends a yorker away to point
48.2
w
Bracken to Telemachus, OUT
tries to hit the ball out of the Wanderers, hits it high to long off, Hussey runs in and dives - takes a great catch, Bracken has five for
R Telemachus c Hussey b Bracken 12 (10m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200.00
48.1
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
full and wide of the off stump, Boucher drives to deep cover point
end of over 4817 runs
SA: 422/7CRR: 8.79 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Roger Telemachus12 (5)
Mark Boucher42 (38)
Mick Lewis10-0-113-0
Nathan Bracken9-0-61-4
47.6
4
Lewis to Telemachus, FOUR runs
good length delivery, Telemachus drives through the off side, over cover, SA are nearly there, what an effort!!
47.5
2
Lewis to Telemachus, 2 runs
Telemachus gets an edge to a full ball, they get two
47.4
1
Lewis to Boucher, 1 run
length ball, Boucher drives back towards mid on, it hits the non striker and rebounds to cover
47.3
4
Lewis to Boucher, FOUR runs
French cuts, but they deserve the luck!!
47.2
2
Lewis to Boucher, 2 runs
full delivery, Boucher driving back to the bowler, hard chance, rebounds for two, repeat why is Lewis bowling
47.1
4
Lewis to Boucher, FOUR runs
full delivery, Boucher lofting over mid wicket, why is Lewis bowling????
end of over 478 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 405/7CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Roger Telemachus6 (3)
Mark Boucher31 (34)
Nathan Bracken9-0-61-4
Mick Lewis9-0-96-0
46.6
4
Bracken to Telemachus, FOUR runs
leg side delivery, Telemachus paddles it away behind square leg, what a shot, smart batting from big Roger
Best performances - batsmen
HH Gibbs
175 runs (111)
21 fours
7 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
80 runs
13 fours
1 sixes
204211544213315
RT Ponting
164 runs (105)
13 fours
9 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
42 runs
4 fours
1 sixes
45191524143742
Best performances - bowlers
NW Bracken
O
10
M
0
R
67
W
5
Eco
6.70
A Symonds
O
9
M
0
R
75
W
2
Eco
8.33
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Herschelle Gibbs
Player Of The Series
Shaun Pollock
Series resultSouth Africa won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 2349
Season2005/06
Match days12 March 2006 (50-over match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Brian Jerling
TV Umpire
Karl Hurter
Match Referee
Chris Broad