result
11th Match (D/N), Sydney, Feb 5 2006, VB Series
(50 ov, target 345)287/6
Australia won by 57 runs
player of the match
15y
• The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia on fire heading into finals

Adam Gilchrist generated a high-energy batting performance that gave Australia the ideal warm-up for the VB Series finals as they thrashed South Africa by 57 runs at Sydney

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Scorecard summary
Australia344/6(50 overs)
South Africa287/6(50 overs)
end of over 505 runs
SA: 287/6CRR: 5.74 
Jacques Rudolph31 (39)
Johan van der Wath37 (16)
Stuart Clark10-0-70-1
Nathan Bracken9-0-51-0
49.6
1
Clark to Rudolph, 1 run
49.5
Clark to Rudolph, no run
49.4
Clark to Rudolph, no run
49.3
Clark to Rudolph, no run
49.2
4
Clark to Rudolph, FOUR runs
49.1
Clark to Rudolph, no run

length ball, Rudolph defends, fielded by Clarke

end of over 4911 runs
SA: 282/6CRR: 5.75 • RRR: 63.00 • Need 63 from 6b
Johan van der Wath37 (16)
Jacques Rudolph26 (33)
Nathan Bracken9-0-51-0
Stuart Clark9-0-65-1
48.6
6
Bracken to JJ van der Wath, SIX runs

full delivery, van der Wath lofts it high and into the crowd

48.5
2
Bracken to JJ van der Wath, 2 runs

good line but full, van der Wath drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Hussey

48.4
1
Bracken to Rudolph, 1 run

full toss down leg, Rudolph drives, fielded by Hopes

48.3
Bracken to Rudolph, no run

straight full toss, Rudolph drives it away, fielded by Ponting

48.2
Bracken to Rudolph, no run

yorker length ball, Rudolph keeps it out, fielded by Clarke

48.1
2
Bracken to Rudolph, 2 runs

full on the stumps, Rudolph hits it on the leg side, Hog does well to stop

end of over 4814 runs
SA: 271/6CRR: 5.64 • RRR: 37.00 • Need 74 from 12b
Johan van der Wath29 (14)
Jacques Rudolph23 (29)
Stuart Clark9-0-65-1
Nathan Bracken8-0-40-0
47.6
6
Clark to JJ van der Wath, SIX runs

half volley, van der Wath lofts it handsomely over the mid-wicket ropes, amazing hit!

47.5
Clark to JJ van der Wath, no run

full toss, van der Wath hits it into the leg side but mistimed to Ponting at mid-wicket

47.4
4
Clark to JJ van der Wath, FOUR runs

full length delivery on the off stump, driven down the ground to long-off fence

47.3
Clark to JJ van der Wath, no run

good line and back of a length, van der Wath plays and misses the ball

47.2
Clark to JJ van der Wath, no run

short ball, van der Wath misses the ball

47.1
4
Clark to JJ van der Wath, FOUR runs

short ball, van der Wath pulls

end of over 4710 runs
SA: 257/6CRR: 5.46 • RRR: 29.33 • Need 88 from 18b
Jacques Rudolph23 (29)
Johan van der Wath15 (8)
Nathan Bracken8-0-40-0
Stuart Clark8-0-51-1
46.6
Bracken to Rudolph, no run

straight full toss, Rudolph drives it away, fielded by Bracken

46.5
1
Bracken to JJ van der Wath, 1 run

van der Wath drives, fielded by Clarke

Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesVB SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist
Match numberODI no. 2323
Match daysdaynight match (50-over match)
Player Replacement
Charl Langeveldt for Monde Zondeki (Australia 1st innings, 14.0 ov)
James Hopes for Simon Katich (South Africa 1st innings, 10.3 ov)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
Australia Image
Peter Parker
TV Umpire
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Bob Parry
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 4, South Africa 0