It was the 1589th ODI in cricket history.
It was the 41st match between these two sides. The record now reads: South Africa 20, Australia 20,tied 1.
It was the 17th match between these two sides in South Africa. Australia is ahead with 9-8 score.
It was South Africa's 196th and Australia's 461st match.
Umpires Rudi Koertzen and Dave Orchard were officiating in their 61st and 55th match respectively, while AC Smith was officiating in his 12th match as ICC Referee.
The catch of Gary Kirsten was 50th for Shane Warne in ODIs. He became sixth Australian and 39th fielder overall to do so.
Shane Warne has now taken 15 catches in 34 matches against South Africamost by any fielder. He surpassed India's Ajay Jadeja and fellow team-mate Steve Waugh's tally of 13 catches.
Adam Gilchrist became the first wicketkeeper in One-Day Internationals to effect six dismissals in a match. Gilchrist now tops the list of keepers with five or more dismissals in a match. The feat has been performed on 27 occasions by 19 keepers. India's Nayan Mongia and West Indies' Ridley Jacobs share the rare honour of doing so on three occasions each.
The details :
Dismissals 'Keeper Countries Venue Date
6 (6c 0st) AC Gilchrist Aus v SA Cape Town 14-04-2000 5 (5c 0st) RW Marsh Aus v Eng Leeds 08-06-1981 5 (5c 0st) RG de Alwis SL v Aus Colombo (PSS) 13-04-1983 5 (5c 0st) SMH Kirmani Ind v Zim Leicester 11-06-1983 5 (3c 2st) S Viswanath Ind v Eng Sydney 26-02-1985 5 (3c 2st) KS More Ind v NZ Sharjah 27-03-1988 5 (5c 0st) HP Tillekeratne SL v Pak Sharjah 20-12-1990 5 (3c 2st) NR Mongia Ind v NZ Auckland 27-03-1994 5 (3c 2st) AC Parore NZ v WI Margao 26-10-1994 5 (5c 0st) DJ Richardson SA v Pak Jo'burg 12-01-1995 5 (5c 0st) Moin Khan Pak v Zim Harare 26-02-1995 5 (4c 1st) RS Kaluwitharana SL v Pak Sharjah 11-04-1995 5 (5c 0st) DJ Richardson SA v Zim Harare 21-10-1995 5 (5c 0st) A Flower Zim v SA Harare 22-10-1995 5 (5c 0st) CO Browne WI v SL Brisbane 05-01-1996 5 (4c 1st) JC Adams WI v Ken Pune 29-03-1996 5 (4c 1st) Rashid Latif Pak v NZ Lahore 06-03-1996 5 (3c 2st) NR Mongia Ind v Pak Toronto 18-09-1996 5 (5c 0st) A Flower Zim v Eng Harare 03-01-1997 5 (4c 1st) RD Jacobs WI v Eng Kingstown 05-04-1998 5 (4c 1st) NR Mongia Ind v Zim Leicester 19-05-1999 5 (5c 0st) RD Jacobs WI v NZ Southampton 24-05-1999 5 (4c 1st) MSK Prasad Ind v Ken Nairobi Gym 29-09-1999 5 (2c 3st) RD Jacobs WI v BD Dhaka 09-10-1999 5 (3c 2st) Moin Khan Pak v Aus Melbourne 23-01-2000 5 (5c 0st) MV Boucher SA v Eng Jo'burg 13-02-2000 5 (5c 0st) MV Boucher SA v Aus Durban 12-04-2000
South Africa's total (144) was its lowest against Australia in South Africa. This obliterated the previous lowest of 154 at Durban on 24-02- 1994. However South Africa's lowest against Australia still remains 69 at Sydney on 14-12-1993, which is also its lowest ever total in ODIs against all countries.
Glenn McGrath's figures (10-1-13-2) were the best by any Australian in a 10 over spell against South Africa. Shane Warne at Wellington on 15-02-1995 and Paul Reiffel at Melbourne on 15-02-1997 had conceded 18 runs in their 10 overs.
McGrath's figures were also the third most economical by a bowler in his quota of 10 overs against South Africa. Here under is the full details :RPOFiguresBowlerCountryVenueDate0.6010-6-6-5Sunil JoshiIndNairobi Gym26-09-19991.2010-5-12-2Gavin LarsenNZHobart18-12-19931.3010-1-13-2Glenn McGrathAusCape Town14-04-20001.6010-3-16-1Vijay BharadwajIndNairobi Gym26-09-1999
Note : England's Phil DeFreitas returned the figures of 11-4-12-1 (RPO 1.09) at Manchester on 27-08-1994.
Damien Martyn reached his fifty off just 31 ballsfourth fastest for Australia after Simon O'Donnell's 18 ball fifty (v Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 02-05-1990), Wayne Philips' 26 ball fifty (v New Zealand at Wellington on 26-03-1986) and Tom Moody's 28 ball fifty (v Bangladesh at Chester-le-Street on 23-05-1999).
Australia won this match with 153 balls to spare. This was South Africa's second heaviest defeat in terms of balls spared by the opponents. India had beaten South Africa with 164 balls (and 8 wickets) to spare at Nairobi Gymkhana on 26- 09-1999.
Damien Martyn won second Man of the Match award of his career. His only other award came against England at Sydney on 05-02-1999.