result
4th Match (D/N), Melbourne, Jan 20 2006, VB Series
(47/50 ov, target 246)186
Australia won by 59 runs
player of the match
Brett Lee
Australia
15y
• The Bulletin by Peter English

Lee and Jaques star in Aussie win

Brett Lee secured a career-best return and Phil Jaques enjoyed a record-breaking one-day entry as Australia easily accounted for South Africa

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Scorecard summary
Australia245/10(49.2 overs)
Phil Jaques94 (112)
James Hopes38 (47)
Andrew Hall4/35(9.2)
South Africa186/10(47 overs)
Brett Lee5/22(10)
Brad Hogg3/32(10)
end of over 47Wicket maiden
SA: 186/10CRR: 3.95 RRR: 20.00 • Need 60 from 18b
Johan Botha15 (25)
Glenn McGrath9-2-35-1
Brett Dorey9-1-51-1
46.6
W
McGrath to Kruger, OUT

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

Garnett Kruger c Symonds b McGrath 0 (5m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
46.5
McGrath to Kruger, no run

McGrath to Kruger, Kruger plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Haddin

46.4
McGrath to Kruger, no run

McGrath to Kruger, good line and length, Kruger keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Symonds

46.3
McGrath to Kruger, no run

McGrath to Kruger, bangs it in short and wide of off stump, Kruger leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Haddin

46.2
1lb
McGrath to Botha, 1 leg bye

McGrath to Botha, good length delivery, Botha plays and misses the ball, 1 leg bye, fielded by Clarke

46.1
McGrath to Botha, no run

McGrath to Botha, good line and length delivery, Botha defends it, no runs, fielded by McGrath

end of over 4610 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 185/9CRR: 4.02 RRR: 15.25 • Need 61 from 24b
Garnett Kruger0 (3)
Johan Botha15 (23)
Brett Dorey9-1-51-1
Glenn McGrath8-1-35-0
45.6
Dorey to Kruger, no run

Dorey to Kruger, good length delivery, Kruger hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Hussey

45.5
Dorey to Kruger, no run

Dorey to Kruger, line and length, Kruger lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Haddin

45.4
Dorey to Kruger, no run

Dorey to Kruger, good length delivery, Kruger defends it away, no runs, fielded by Dorey

45.3
W
Dorey to Pollock, OUT

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

Shaun Pollock c †Haddin b Dorey 46 (36m 31b 1x4 4x6) SR: 148.38
45.2
4
Dorey to Pollock, FOUR runs

Dorey to Pollock, length ball outside the off stump, Pollock makes himself room and loft it over mid-off, 4 runs, one bounce to reach boudary rope

45.1
6
Dorey to Pollock, SIX runs

Dorey to Pollock, short and wide of off stump, Pollock moves back quickly and pulls it over deep mid wicket, 6 runs, Pollock looks dangerous here

end of over 4515 runs
SA: 175/8CRR: 3.88 RRR: 14.20 • Need 71 from 30b
Johan Botha15 (23)
Shaun Pollock36 (28)
Glenn McGrath8-1-35-0
Brett Dorey8-1-41-0
44.6
McGrath to Botha, no run

McGrath to Botha, length ball, Botha drives on the front foot, 1 run, fielded by Hogg

44.5
1
McGrath to Pollock, 1 run

McGrath to Pollock, good line and length, Pollock drives it away, 1 run, fielded by Hogg

44.4
1
McGrath to Botha, 1 run

McGrath to Botha, good line and length delivery, Botha drives, 1 run, fielded by Symonds

44.3
1
McGrath to Pollock, 1 run

McGrath to Pollock, wide outside the off stump, Pollock driving, 1 run, fielded by Ponting

44.3
7nb
McGrath to Pollock, (no ball) SIX runs

McGrath to Pollock, oh Dear! McGrath bowled full toss outside the off stump, Pollock pulls it away over deep mid wicket, ball traveled a lot

44.2
1
McGrath to Botha, 1 run

McGrath to Botha, good line and length delivery, Botha paddles it away, 1 run, fielded by Symonds

44.1
4
McGrath to Botha, FOUR runs

McGrath to Botha, pitched outside the off stump, Botha thrashes that one over bowler head, ball races to boundary ropes, 4 runs

end of over 443 runs
SA: 160/8CRR: 3.63 RRR: 14.33 • Need 86 from 36b
Shaun Pollock28 (25)
Johan Botha9 (19)
Brett Dorey8-1-41-0
Glenn McGrath7-1-20-0
43.6
Dorey to Pollock, no run

Dorey to Pollock, good line and length delivery, Pollock defends it away, no runs, fielded by Dorey

Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesVB SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
Brett Lee
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
Umpires
Australia Image
Daryl Harper
England Image
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Peter Parker
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsAustralia 5, South Africa 0