result
5th ODI, Johannesburg, Mar 12 2006, Australia tour of South Africa
(49.5/50 ov, target 435)438/9
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
player of the match
Ricky Ponting
Australia
14y
• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa win the greatest match of all

Australia powered to a world-record total of 434 for 4 - the first 400-plus score in the game's history ... and lost

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Scorecard summary
Australia434/4(50 overs)
South Africa438/9(49.5 overs)

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
49.4
1
Lee to Ntini, 1 run
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
49.1
1
Lee to Boucher, 1 run
end of over 496 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 428/8CRR: 8.73 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Mark Boucher45 (41)
Andrew Hall3 (2)
Nathan Bracken10-0-67-5
Mick Lewis10-0-113-0
48.6
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
48.5
1
Bracken to Hall, 1 run
48.4
2
Bracken to Hall, 2 runs
48.3
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
48.2
W
Bracken to Telemachus, OUT
Roger Telemachus c Hussey b Bracken 12 (10m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 200
48.1
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
end of over 4817 runs
SA: 422/7CRR: 8.79 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Roger Telemachus12 (5)
Mark Boucher42 (38)
Mick Lewis10-0-113-0
Nathan Bracken9-0-61-4
47.6
4
Lewis to Telemachus, FOUR runs
47.5
2
Lewis to Telemachus, 2 runs
47.4
1
Lewis to Boucher, 1 run
47.3
4
Lewis to Boucher, FOUR runs

French cuts, but they deserve the luck!!

47.2
2
Lewis to Boucher, 2 runs
47.1
4
Lewis to Boucher, FOUR runs
end of over 478 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 405/7CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Roger Telemachus6 (3)
Mark Boucher31 (34)
Nathan Bracken9-0-61-4
Mick Lewis9-0-96-0
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
46.4
2
Bracken to Telemachus, 2 runs
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs
Player Of The Series
Shaun Pollock
Shaun Pollock
Series resultSouth Africa won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 2349
Match days - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Brian Jerling
TV Umpire
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Karl Hurter
Match Referee
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Chris Broad