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
119* (124)
graeme-smith
Australia INNINGS (47 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Adam Gilchrist (c)†c Nel b Ntini1419353073.68
Simon Katich  b Ntini216140012.50
Damien Martyn lbw b Pollock1340033.33
Michael Clarke c de Villiers b Pollock53821096064.63
Michael Hussey c Dippenaar b Pollock56731024176.71
Shane Watson  b Hall2238641057.89
Brad Hogg run out (Gibbs)1316211081.25
Brett Lee not out 38284112135.71
Nathan Bracken run out (†Boucher/Ntini)167802228.57
Mitchell Johnson not out 00300-
Extras(b 1, lb 5, w 8)14
TOTAL47 Ov (RR: 4.87, 202 Mts)229/8
Did not bat: Mick Lewis 
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Simon Katich, 3.4 ov), 2-5 (Damien Martyn, 4.1 ov), 3-25 (Adam Gilchrist, 7.5 ov), 4-125 (Michael Clarke, 31.2 ov), 5-132 (Michael Hussey, 33.4 ov), 6-157 (Brad Hogg, 38.6 ov), 7-208 (Shane Watson, 45.2 ov), 8-227 (Nathan Bracken, 46.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaun Pollock1012332.30452000
4.1 to DR Martyn, well bowled off cutter, Martyn plays down the wrong line and is trapped plumb in front, Pollock too joins the party. 5/2
31.2 to MJ Clarke, Pollock strikes!! slower delivery from Pollock, just a bit on offer, Clarke falls prey to it, drives in the air, but cant find the gap, drives to the left of AB De Villiers who's fielding at cover, he dives to his left and pulls off a fantastic catch!. 125/4
33.4 to MEK Hussey, gone!! that was a rank bad shot. Pollock bowls one just a little short, and a little too straight, Hussey pulls it away off the backfoot, cant keep it down, and finds Boeta Dippenaar at the midwicket fence - that's two wickets in two overs for Pollock - justifies Graeme Smith's move of bringing him on. 132/5
Makhaya Ntini934224.66383230
3.4 to SM Katich, . 4/1
7.5 to AC Gilchrist, short of a good length delivery, Gilchrist goes for his favourite pull but the ball moves in a touch and that cramps him but it's too late to adjust and the top edge balloons up towards mid-on, Nel nicely settles under it. 25/3
Andre Nel1006206.20346240
Andrew Hall803614.50252000
45.2 to SR Watson, Hall strikes back! full and on the stump, Watson misses and Hall hits. 208/7
Robin Peterson703605.14152000
Graeme Smith302408.0041110
South Africa INNINGS (Target: 204 runs from 41 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)not out 11912417212195.96
Boeta Dippenaar  b Bracken1016262062.50
Herschelle Gibbs run out (Clarke)015000.00
AB de Villiers c †Gilchrist b Hogg43305171143.33
Mark Boucher run out (Katich/Lee)417290023.52
Justin Kemp not out 2438592063.15
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 5)7
TOTAL37.3 Ov (RR: 5.52, 172 Mts)207/4
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Boeta Dippenaar, 5.5 ov), 2-28 (Herschelle Gibbs, 6.5 ov), 3-111 (AB de Villiers, 17.1 ov), 4-134 (Mark Boucher, 22.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee1005905.90359021
Nathan Bracken812713.37311020
5.5 to HH Dippenaar, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Dippenaar defends on the back-foot with a straight bat, ball keeps low, clips the toe end of the bat and crashes into the off stump - Bracken with the breakthrough!. 24/1
Mitchell Johnson302809.3394100
Mick Lewis302508.3363010
Brad Hogg813013.75271100
17.1 to AB de Villiers, short and wide outside the off stump, de Villiers cuts off the back-foot and ends up with a faint edge, Boucher holds on well to a fairly hard chance - de Villiers was looking good and that's a big wicket. 111/3
Michael Clarke3.301905.42112000
Shane Watson201809.0043000
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MATCH DETAILS
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Graeme Smith
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2341
Match daysday (50-over match)
Umpires
South Africa
Brian Jerling
England
Jeremy Lloyds
TV Umpire
South Africa
Karl Hurter
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
MATCH NOTES
  • 4th Umpire - S George
  • Australian Innings:
  • Australia 51 runs, 66 mins, 93 balls, 8x4
  • 50 P/S (Clarke 28, Hussey 22) 60 mins, 88 balls, 7x4
  • Australia 100 runs, 115 mins, 167 balls, 12x4
  • Hussey 50 runs, 87 mins, 65 balls, 4 4, 1x6
  • Clarke 50 runs, 102 mins, 75 balls, 6x4
  • 100 P/S (Hussey 47, Clarke 52, Extra 1) 89 mins, 139 balls, 9x4, 1x6
  • Australia 150 runs, 154 mins, 229 balls, 14x4, 1x6
  • Rain: Australia - 162/6 in 40.0 overs (SR Watson 17, B Lee 1)
  • Australia 200 runs, 187 mins, 275 balls, 15 x, 3x6
  • 50 P/S (Lee 38, Watson 8, Extras 8) 29 mins, 41 balls, 1x4, 2x6
  • South Africa Innings:
  • SA 50 runs, 46 mins, 57 balls, 8x4
  • 50 P/S (Smit 28, de Villiers 27) 30 mins, 37 balls, 7x4, 1x6
  • SA 100 runs, 77 mins, 95 balls, 14x4, 1x6
  • Smith 50 runs, 78 mins, 51 balls, 6x4
  • SA 150 runs, 130 mins, 163 balls, 18x4, 1x6
  • Smith 100 runs, 155 mins, 110 balls, 10x4, 1x6
  • Rain: South Africa - 176/4 in 33.0 overs (GC Smith 102, JM Kemp 10)
  • 50 P/S (Smith 39, Kemp 13) 48 mins, 71 balls, 3x4, 1x6
  • SA 200 runs, 170 mins, 228 balls, 22x4, 2x6
  • Man of the Match: GC Smith