RESULT
1st ODI, Centurion, February 26, 2006, Australia tour of South Africa
(47/47 ov) 229/8
(37.3/41 ov, T:204) 207/4

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 21 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
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South Africa win by 6 wickets and they now lead the 5 match ODI series 1-0.

Man of the Match - Graeme Smith

37.3
4
Clarke to Smith, FOUR runs

there you go! comes down the track and chips it over the man at midwicket, ball races away to the fence

37.2
Clarke to Smith, no run

turned away to short fine leg, no room for a single there

37.1
2
Clarke to Smith, 2 runs

2 5;driven wide of the fielder at midwicket - scores are level!

end of over 3712 runs
SA: 201/4CRR: 5.43 RRR: 0.75
Justin Kemp24 (38b 2x4)
Graeme Smith113 (121b 11x4 1x6)
Shane Watson 2-0-18-0
Brad Hogg 8-1-30-1
36.6
4
Watson to Kemp, FOUR runs

four more! short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Kemp swings across, just like a Japanese fan opening up, and the ball rockets away to the fine leg fence

36.5
1
Watson to Smith, 1 run

bit of width outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to the third man region

36.4
2
Watson to Smith, 2 runs

pitched up outside the off stump and Smith drives it through the gap between mid-on and midwicket, Hussey chases it down - just eight more to get now!

36.3
1
Watson to Kemp, 1 run

short delivery down the leg side, Kemp stays back and slaps it down to fine leg for an easy single

36.2
Watson to Kemp, no run

good length delivery, driven straight to the fielder at cover

36.1
4
Watson to Kemp, FOUR runs

shot! short of a good length and on the stumps, nothing wrong with the delivery, Kemp just stands tall and front-foot and pulls it away to the midwicket fence - amazing shot

end of over 363 runs
SA: 189/4CRR: 5.25 RRR: 3.00
Graeme Smith110 (119b 11x4 1x6)
Justin Kemp15 (34b)
Brad Hogg 8-1-30-1
Shane Watson 1-0-6-0
35.6
Hogg to Smith, no run

another fulltoss, Smith fails to time it properly and the ball goes straight to the fielder at midwicket

35.5
1
Hogg to Kemp, 1 run

fulltoss on the pads, worked away to fine leg for a single, South Africa inching closer to a memorable win here

35.4
Hogg to Kemp, no run

mistimed cut and the ball rolls away towards point

35.3
1
Hogg to Smith, 1 run

flighted delivery outside the off stump, Smith gets a good stride forward and punches it away well wide of the fielder at gully

35.2
1
Hogg to Kemp, 1 run

quicker delivery, drifting down the leg side and Kemp tucks it away behind square leg, easy run

35.1
Hogg to Kemp, no run

driven straight to the fielder at cover

end of over 356 runs
SA: 186/4CRR: 5.31 RRR: 3.00
Graeme Smith109 (117b 11x4 1x6)
Justin Kemp13 (30b)
Shane Watson 1-0-6-0
Brad Hogg 7-1-27-1
34.6
Watson to Smith, no run

short ball outside the off stump, swing and miss

34.5
4
Watson to Smith, FOUR runs

good length delivery on the stumps, Smith dances down the track and hammers it away to the long-off fence, good clean hit - one bounce and over the rope she goes

34.4
1
Watson to Kemp, 1 run

turned wide of the fielder at midwicket

34.3
Watson to Kemp, no run

short of a good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Kemp is beaten by the angle and the bounce, ball hits the upper part of the pad and rolls away behind the stumps

34.2
Watson to Kemp, no run

on middle and leg, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

34.1
1
Watson to Smith, 1 run

good length delivery outside the off stump, Smith drives opening the face of the bat and the ball races away to third man