World Record involving South Africa
Australia South Africa ODI Series
I n c r e d i b l e !
Visiting captain Ricky Ponting led Australia to a WORLD RECORD TOTAL of 434 for four with his innings of 164 off 105 balls in Johannesburg. Simon Katich added 79 and Michael Hussey got 81.
In return, South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs scored 175 runs in 111 balls to help overhaul Australia's record total and clinch a 3-2 victory in the teams' one-day cricket series. South Africa captain Graeme Smith opened with 90 and Mark Boucher scored an unbeaten 50, including the winning runs, as the home side trumped their opponent's score to total 438 for nine, with just a ball of the 50 allotted overs to spare.
In a day when many records fell, Ricky Ponting refused to share the joint man-of-the-match with Herschelle Gibbs, stating that the latter deserved it more.
South Africa Beats Australia in the GREATEST 1-Day Cricket Match
World Records:Australia: First team to score over 400 - Previous: Sri Lanka 398 against Kenya in Kandy on their way to the 1996 World Cup.
South Africa: Highest team total, Biggest chase to register victory.
Highest Totals: Highest-scoring one-day match of all time, with the aggregate of 872 runs beating the 693 amassed between India and Pakistan (Karachi in 2003/04)
Most Boundaries: 87 fours and 26 sixers the highest in history of ODI Cricket
Expensive Bowling: Australias Mick Lewis conceded 113 runs off 10 overs beating previous record of Martin Snedden of New Zealand (105 in 12 overs vs England at the Oval, 1983).
Two 150s: For the first time, batsmen from either side scored 150-plus (Ponting 164 and Gibbs 175) in the same match.
South Africa v Australia, 5th ODI, Johannesburg: South Africa 438 for 9 (Gibbs 175, Smith 90, Boucher 50*) beat Australia 434 for 4 (Ponting 164, Hussey 81, Katich 79) by one wicket