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
Stuart Clark
Australia
15y
• 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 Africa205/10(63.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Nicky Boje31 (48)
Andrew Hall24 (55)
Stuart Clark5/55(17)
Brett Lee3/37(14.5)
Australia308/10(87.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Ricky Ponting74 (112)
Andre Nel2/45(22.2)
South Africa197/10(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: 3.30 
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

24.1
Ntini to Hussey, no run

just short of a length, Hussey lets it go past, fielded by Boucher

end of over 244 runs
AUS: 80/3CRR: 3.33 
Damien Martyn7 (8)
Michael Hussey1 (6)
Andrew Hall5-1-16-0
Makhaya Ntini8-3-19-3
23.6
Hall to Martyn, no run

line and length, Martyn defends on the front foot, fielded by Hall

Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1789
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Stuart Clark
Stuart Clark
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Billy Doctrove
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Karl Hurter
Match Referee
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Chris Broad