116dThe Bulletin by Peter English

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

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Gilchrist
88(66) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 46 runs
  • 10x4 - 0x6
5 5 15 9 8 3 19 24
DR Martyn
79(75) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 17 4 13 2 17 22

Best performances - Bowlers

A Symonds
O10
M0
R42
W2
Eco4.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Lee
O6
M0
R31
W1
Eco5.16
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
50 | 5 Runs | SA: 287/6 (58 runs required, RR: 5.74)

  • Jacques Rudolph31 (39b)
  • Johan van der Wath37 (16b)
  • Stuart Clark10-0-70-1
  • Nathan Bracken9-0-51-0
49.6
1
Clark to Rudolph, 1 run,
49.5
0
Clark to Rudolph, no run,
49.4
0
Clark to Rudolph, no run,
49.3
0
Clark to Rudolph, no run,
49.2
4
Clark to Rudolph, FOUR runs,
49.1
0
Clark to Rudolph, no run, length ball, Rudolph defends, fielded by Clarke
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  • 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