RESULT
5th ODI, Johannesburg, March 12, 2006, Australia tour of South Africa
(49.5/50 ov, T:435) 438/9

South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)

Player Of The Match
164 (105)
ricky-ponting
Player Of The Series
160 runs • 5 wkts
shaun-pollock
SA
Full commentary

I can't believe it!! What an amazing victory for South Africa, they deserve the win, Australia needs to regroup very very quickly before Friday's First Test. Good night from the Wanderers

Well, South Africa wins the series 3-2, well deserved performance. This match certainly the equal of the "Humdinger" match played at Port Elizabeth in 1986-87. Congratulations to the homeside, back to the drawing board for the visitors.

49.5
4
Lee to Boucher, FOUR runs

good length delivery, Boucher drives over mid on, it's all over, SA win with a wicket and a ball to spare - well played SA a miracle!

49.4
1
Lee to Ntini, 1 run

good line and length delivery, Ntini pushes it off the back foot down to third man, as cool as a cucumber!! Scores tie

49.3
W
Lee to Hall, OUT

drives in the air to mid on, throws his wicket away at the doorstep of victory!!!

Andrew Hall c Clarke b Lee 7 (9m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175
49.2
4
Lee to Hall, FOUR runs

good length delivery, Hall drives the ball off the back foot over mid wicket, the game is all but over

49.1
1
Lee to Boucher, 1 run

half volley, Boucher drives it away straight into the foot of the bowler, rebounds to the keeper, gee he hit it hard

end of over 496 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 428/8CRR: 8.73 RRR: 7.00
Mark Boucher45 (41)
Andrew Hall3 (2)
Nathan Bracken 10-0-67-5
Mick Lewis 10-0-113-0
48.6
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run

Boucher drives through the off side, fielded by Katich at deep cover point

48.5
1
Bracken to Hall, 1 run

good line and length, Hall drives through to long off, fielded by Hussey

48.4
2
Bracken to Hall, 2 runs

good line but too full, Hall drives slowly on the on side, fielded by Symonds, even he can't stop two

48.3
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run

Boucher defends a yorker away to point

48.2
W
Bracken to Telemachus, OUT

tries to hit the ball out of the Wanderers, hits it high to long off, Hussey runs in and dives - takes a great catch, Bracken has five for

Roger Telemachus c Hussey b Bracken 12 (10m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200
48.1
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run

full and wide of the off stump, Boucher drives to deep cover point

end of over 4817 runs
SA: 422/7CRR: 8.79 RRR: 6.50
Roger Telemachus12 (5)
Mark Boucher42 (38)
Mick Lewis 10-0-113-0
Nathan Bracken 9-0-61-4
47.6
4
Lewis to Telemachus, FOUR runs

good length delivery, Telemachus drives through the off side, over cover, SA are nearly there, what an effort!!

47.5
2
Lewis to Telemachus, 2 runs

Telemachus gets an edge to a full ball, they get two

47.4
1
Lewis to Boucher, 1 run

length ball, Boucher drives back towards mid on, it hits the non striker and rebounds to cover

47.3
4
Lewis to Boucher, FOUR runs

French cuts, but they deserve the luck!!

47.2
2
Lewis to Boucher, 2 runs

full delivery, Boucher driving back to the bowler, hard chance, rebounds for two, repeat why is Lewis bowling

47.1
4
Lewis to Boucher, FOUR runs

full delivery, Boucher lofting over mid wicket, why is Lewis bowling????

end of over 478 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 405/7CRR: 8.61 RRR: 10.00
Roger Telemachus6 (3)
Mark Boucher31 (34)
Nathan Bracken 9-0-61-4
Mick Lewis 9-0-96-0
46.6
4
Bracken to Telemachus, FOUR runs

leg side delivery, Telemachus paddles it away behind square leg, what a shot, smart batting from big Roger

46.5
Bracken to Telemachus, no run

half volley, Telemachus drives it back to the bowler

46.4
2
Bracken to Telemachus, 2 runs

good length delivery, Telemachus driving just over cover, 400 up what a match!!!

 
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