South Africa vs Australia - 5th ODI 2006 Full Highlights

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20 Jan, 2009

South Africa Vs Australia - 5th ODI 2006 highlights full video

Mar. 12. 2006

Australia 434 South Africa 438

The 5th One Day International cricket match between South Africa and Australia, played on March 12, 2006 at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, has been acclaimed by many media commentators as being one of the greatest ODI matches ever played. The match broke many cricket records, including both the first and the second team innings of over 400 runs. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 434 for 4 off their 50 overs, smashing the previous record of 398-5 by Sri Lanka against Kenya in 1996. In reply, South Africa scored 438-9, winning by 1 wicket with one ball to spare.

Australia in South Africa, 2005-06, 5th One-Day International

Gretest ODI in History Of Cricket South Africa v Australia

Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on 12 March 2006 (50-over match) Australian captain Ricky Ponting chose to bat after winning the toss. Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich got the side off to a good start, both scoring fifties. A difficult catch by Andrew Hall diving to his left removed Gilchrist in the 16th over while the partnership was on 97. Ponting then scored his fastest century with 100 off 73 balls, and went on to his highest score at the Wanderers ground with 164 from 105 balls, including 9 sixes and 13 fours. Ponting and Katich put on 139 runs for the second wicket, before Katich was caught at third man by Roger Telemachus after a delivery by Makhaya Ntini. Michael Hussey was promoted up the order and made 81. Ponting was dismissed after his drive shot was caught by Boeta Dippenaar in the 48th over. By the end of the innings, South Africa were under pressure with Telemachus beginning the 49th over with four no-balls. Australia made 40 runs off its last two overs: Andrew Symonds and Brett Lee helping the side past the world record with 27 and 9 runs respectively and Australia became the first side to ever score 400 runs in a One Day International. News sites reported how Australia just smashed the world record. With the series at two all, South Africa went out batting, giving it their all, requiring 8.7 an over from the start. The early loss of Dippenaar for 1 made the South African run chase seem more difficult.Herschelle Gibbs batted at number 3 and reached his 16th ODI hundred in 79 balls, beating his own South African record for the fastest scoring of a hundred that had previously been off 84 balls against Zimbabwe.Gibbs scored the second highest total by a South African with 175 off 111 balls. He and Graeme Smith had a 187 run partnership, bringing the South Africans back into the game. When Smith was out for 90, Gibbs shared another strong partnership, this time with AB de Villiers. Australia kept the pressure on after Gibbs' dismissal with consistent wickets, but big hitting by Johannes van der Wath and Mark Boucher kept the Proteas in the hunt. Nathan Bracken, in contrasting fashion to the rest of the match, bowled particularly well collecting 5 wickets and keeping his economy a respectable 6.7. By the final over of the match, South Africa needed 7 off 6, with Boucher on strike. He pushed a single, giving the strike to Andrew Hall who hit a four away, leaving 2 required off four balls. However he was out caught attempting to repeat the shot, leaving the side at 433-9. Ntini, the number 11 batsman, managed to get the bowler, Brett Lee, away for a single to third man and tie the scores. Boucher then hit a four the next ball (getting his 19th fifty in ODI cricket), with commentator Tony Greig exclaiming "one of the great one day matches of all time". Both Ponting and Gibbs were awarded the Man of the Match, but Ponting declined it, saying that it belonged to Gibbs.Shaun Pollock was named Man of the Series, although he was resting for a back injury during this game

Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4 6 Fall

+AC Gilchrist c Hall b Tele