4th Match (D/N), Melbourne (Docklands), January 20, 2006, VB Series
(47/50 ov, T:246) 186

Australia won by 59 runs

Player Of The Match
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Damien Martyn  b Pollock119920122.22
Phil Jaques c †Boucher b van der Wath9411214514083.92
Ricky Ponting (c)c Smith b Hall919301047.36
Andrew Symonds c Prince b Steyn714221050.00
Michael Clarke c †Boucher b van der Wath3444654077.27
Michael Hussey c Kruger b Hall1831370058.06
Brad Haddin  b Pollock1430025.00
James Hopes c Botha b Hall3847561080.85
Brett Lee  b Smith6990066.66
Brett Dorey c Kemp b Hall28130025.00
Glenn McGrath not out 2670033.33
Extras(lb 3, nb 7, w 13)23
TOTAL49.2 Ov (RR: 4.96, 210 Mts)245
Did not bat: Brad Hogg 
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Damien Martyn, 2.4 ov), 2-55 (Ricky Ponting, 9.6 ov), 3-85 (Andrew Symonds, 14.5 ov), 4-172 (Michael Clarke, 30.3 ov), 5-177 (Phil Jaques, 32.5 ov), 6-181 (Brad Haddin, 34.1 ov), 7-208 (Michael Hussey, 40.3 ov), 8-221 (Brett Lee, 43.4 ov), 9-238 (Brett Dorey, 47.1 ov), 10-245 (James Hopes, 49.2 ov)
Shaun Pollock1023123.10392010
2.4 to DR Martyn, Pollock to Martyn, OUT (Bowled), Gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, cutting in, Martyn charges down the track and tries to clear the infield, inside edge and ball crashes into the stumps. 17/1
34.1 to BJ Haddin, Pollock to Haddin, OUT, Bolwed him! wide outside the off stump, Haddin chased it away, big inside edge into the stump, Haddin walks back. 181/6
Dale Steyn5058111.601510027
14.5 to A Symonds, Steyn to Symonds, OUT (Caught), Danger man Gone! line and length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Symonds flicks it in air to square leg, Prince took the diving catch, Steyn fells much better now. 85/3
Andrew Hall9.203543.75363010
9.6 to RT Ponting, Hall to Ponting, OUT (Caught), Hall strikes, fraction of short delivery outside the off stump, movement off the seam, Ponting defends it off the back foot, ball took the leading edge and flies toward slip, Smith a lone slip fielder dives to his right and taken the splendid catch. 55/2
40.3 to MEK Hussey, Hall to Hussey, OUT (Caught), 7 down! short ball on the leg stump, Hussey hooks it on the front foot, ends up top edged it, ball travel high in the air, Kruger took the well judged catch at deep. 208/7
47.1 to BR Dorey, Hall to Dorey, OUT (Caught), good length delilvery on the stump, Dorey makes room himself and drives it to covers, Kemp took the brilliant diving catch there. 238/9
49.2 to JR Hopes, Hall to Hopes, OUT (Caught), All over! good length delivery outside the off stump, Hopes scoops it over deep covers, Botha fielding in the deep taken a great catch covering lot of ground, that's end of Australian innings. 245/10
Garnett Kruger603505.83214020
Johan Botha1004704.70232000
Johan van der Wath502124.20202010
30.3 to MJ Clarke, van der Wath to Clarke, OUT (Caught)! Gone! good ball pitching on middle and off and moving away, little extra bounce, Clarke surpraised by the bounce defends it, thin edge and ball went straight to Boucher. 172/4
32.5 to PA Jaques, van der Wath to Jaques, OUT (Caught), short rising delivery, jumps up in the air, gets the glove through to the keeper.. 177/5
Graeme Smith401513.75130020
43.4 to B Lee, Smith to Lee, OUT (Bowled), Gone! tossed up outside the off stump, Lee went for big cover drive, inside edge into the stumps, South African captain strikes. 221/8
South Africa INNINGS (Target: 246 runs from 50 overs)
Graeme Smith (c)c †Haddin b Lee917191052.94
Boeta Dippenaar  b Lee41931303044.08
Andrew Hall  b Lee1470025.00
Herschelle Gibbs lbw b Hogg3953704173.58
Ashwell Prince  b Lee2127351177.77
Mark Boucher lbw b Hogg512210041.66
Justin Kemp  b Lee3860037.50
Johan van der Wath c †Haddin b Hogg067000.00
Shaun Pollock c †Haddin b Dorey46313614148.38
Johan Botha not out 1525401060.00
Garnett Kruger c Symonds b McGrath075000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 2)6
TOTAL47 Ov (RR: 3.95, 200 Mts)186
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Graeme Smith, 4.3 ov), 2-16 (Andrew Hall, 6.2 ov), 3-84 (Herschelle Gibbs, 24.5 ov), 4-114 (Boeta Dippenaar, 31.5 ov), 5-119 (Ashwell Prince, 33.3 ov), 6-123 (Justin Kemp, 35.2 ov), 7-123 (Mark Boucher, 36.2 ov), 8-124 (Johan van der Wath, 36.6 ov), 9-185 (Shaun Pollock, 45.3 ov), 10-186 (Garnett Kruger, 46.6 ov)
Brett Lee1012252.20410020
4.3 to GC Smith, Lee to Smith, OUT (Caught), Gone! good length delivery just outside the off stump and swinging away, Smith gets forward and defends it, ball kisses the bat and flies to Haddin, First breakthrough for Australia. 12/1
6.2 to AJ Hall, Lee to Hall, OUT, Bowled him! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Hall misjudged the line and plays a big swing, ball raps the pads and crashes into the timbers. 16/2
31.5 to HH Dippenaar, Lee to Dippenaar, OUT, Bowled him! short of length delivery just outside the off stump, Dippenaar defends it on the back foot, big inside edge and ball took the off stump, very unlucky for Dippenaar. 114/4
33.3 to AG Prince, Lee to Prince, OUT (Bowled), another one edged to stumps! pitched outside the off stump and heading straigh, Prince plays it on the back foot, inside edge and ball crashes into the stumps, Brett Lee bowling good line here. 119/5
35.2 to JM Kemp, Lee to Kemp, OUT (Bowled), Another one! pitched on the off stump and kept low, Kemp tries to defend it, beaten completly and ball took the off stump, 5-fer for Brett Lee. 123/6
Glenn McGrath923513.88383101
46.6 to GJP Kruger, McGrath to Kruger, OUT (Caught), All over! pitched outside the off stump, Kruger makes himself room and drives it over covers, Symonds took the well judeged catch and it's all over for South Africa. 186/10
Brett Dorey915115.66363400
45.3 to SM Pollock, Dorey to Pollock, OUT (Caught), Gone! pitched outside the off stump and little movement off the seam, quicker through air, Pollock defends it and edged, keeper does the rest. 185/9
James Hopes712804.00294000
Brad Hogg1003233.20351000
24.5 to HH Gibbs, Hogg to Gibbs, OUT (LBW), short of length on the off stump, Gibbs moves back and tries to work it away onside, misses and ball strikes the pads plumb in front. 84/3
36.2 to MV Boucher, Hogg to Boucher, OUT (LBW). tossed up on the middle and leg stump, Boucher sweeps in across the line and got in the pads, huge appeal and Umpires raises his finger. 123/7
36.6 to JJ van der Wath, Hogg to van der Wath, OUT (Caught), fraction short outside off stump and turning in, batsman goes back and tries to cut but gets a thick edge to Haddin who takes a good catch. 124/8
Andrew Symonds201507.5040100
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Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Brett Lee
Match numberODI no. 2316
Match daysdaynight (50-over match)
Player Replacement
Brad Hogg for Phil Jaques (South Africa 1st innings, 20.0 ov)
Johan van der Wath for Dale Steyn (Australia 1st innings, 18.0 ov)
ODI debut
Brett Dorey
Brett Dorey
Johan van der Wath
Johan van der Wath
Phil Jaques
Phil Jaques
Daryl Harper
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
Peter Parker
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 5, South Africa 0
  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (60 balls), Extras 6
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Drinks: Australia - 85/3 in 14.5 overs (PA Jaques 47, MJ Clarke 0)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • PA Jaques: 50 off 55 balls (10 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 17.2 overs (115 balls), Extras 12
  • Australia: 150 runs in 26.2 overs (171 balls), Extras 20
  • Drinks: Australia - 175/4 in 32.0 overs (PA Jaques 92, MEK Hussey 1)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 37.4 overs (240 balls), Extras 21
  • South Africa innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • Drinks: South Africa - 43/2 in 17.0 overs (HH Dippenaar 21, HH Gibbs 12)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 0
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 29.5 overs (179 balls), Extras 2
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 41.6 overs (254 balls), Extras 4
South Africa Innings
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