Result
1st Test, Cape Town, Mar 16-18 2006, Australia tour of South Africa
205 & 197
(27.1 ov, target 95)
308 & 95/3
Australia won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
Australia
1y
• The Bulletin by Peter English

Clark drives Aussies to seven-wicket success

Stuart Clark confirmed his first-innings display was no fluke as he added to his magical debut with another four wickets to set up a comprehensive seven-wicket victory

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Scorecard summary
South Africa205(63.5 overs)1st Innings
Nicky Boje31 (48)
Andrew Hall*24 (55)
Stuart Clark5/55(17)
Brett Lee3/37(14.5)
Australia308(87.2 overs)1st Innings
Ricky Ponting74 (112)
Andre Nel2/45(22.2)
South Africa197(63.5 overs)2nd Innings
Stuart Clark4/34(16)
Shane Warne3/77(18.5)
Australia95/3(27.1 overs)2nd Innings
27.1
2
Hall to Hussey, 2 runs
end of over 277 runs
AUS: 93/3CRR: 3.44 
Michael Hussey12 (19)
Damien Martyn9 (13)
Makhaya Ntini10-3-28-3
Andrew Hall6-1-20-0
26.6
1
Ntini to Hussey, 1 run
length but down leg, Hussey works it through the leg side
26.5
Ntini to Hussey, no run
good length delivery, Hussey defends, fielded by Ntini
26.4
Ntini to Hussey, no run
good line and back of a length, Hussey leaves it alone, fielded by Boucher
26.3
2
Ntini to Hussey, 2 runs
good line and length delivery, Hussey drives on the front foot, fielded by Gibbs
26.2
4
Ntini to Hussey, FOUR runs
line and length, Hussey drives the ball through the off side
26.1
Ntini to Hussey, no run
short of a length, Hussey leaves it, fielded by Boucher
end of over 264 runs
AUS: 86/3CRR: 3.3 
Damien Martyn9 (13)
Michael Hussey5 (13)
Andrew Hall6-1-20-0
Makhaya Ntini9-3-21-3
25.6
Hall to Martyn, no run
good length delivery, Martyn misses the ball, fielded by Boucher
25.5
1
Hall to Hussey, 1 run
good line and length delivery, Hussey drives through the off side, fielded by Gibbs
25.4
2
Hall to Hussey, 2 runs
leg side delivery, Hussey hits it into the leg side
25.3
Hall to Hussey, no run
Hussey defends, fielded by Prince
25.2
Hall to Hussey, no run
good line and length delivery, Hussey defends it, fielded by Prince
25.1
1
Hall to Martyn, 1 run
length ball, Martyn driving, fielded by de Villiers
end of over 252 runs
AUS: 82/3CRR: 3.28 
Michael Hussey2 (9)
Damien Martyn8 (11)
Makhaya Ntini9-3-21-3
Andrew Hall5-1-16-0
24.6
Ntini to Hussey, no run
good length delivery, Hussey drives on the front foot, fielded by Hall
24.5
1
Ntini to Martyn, 1 run
length ball, Martyn keeps it out, fielded by Gibbs
24.4
Ntini to Martyn, no run
good length delivery, Martyn plays but misses the ball, fielded by Boucher
24.3
Ntini to Martyn, no run
good line and length, Martyn defends it, fielded by Gibbs
24.2
1
Ntini to Hussey, 1 run
line and length, Hussey defends on the front foot, fielded by Kallis
Best performances - batsmen
ML Hayden
94 runs (173)
14 fours
1 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
34 runs
5 fours
1 sixes
1137114281316
RT Ponting
74 runs (112)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
leg glance
25 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
161166125414
Best performances - bowlers
SR Clark
O
17
M
3
R
55
W
5
Eco
3.23
SR Clark
O
16
M
7
R
34
W
4
Eco
2.12
Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Stuart Clark
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1789
Season2005/06
Match days16,17,18 March 2006 (5-day match)
Test debut
Stuart Clark
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
Karl Hurter
Match Referee
Chris Broad