Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2005–06

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Australia in South Africa in 2005-06
  Flag of Australia.svg Flag of South Africa.svg
  Australia South Africa
Dates 26 February – 4 April 2006
Captains Ricky Ponting Graeme Smith
Test series
Result Australia won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Ricky Ponting 348 Jacques Kallis 227
Most wickets Stuart Clark 20 Makhaya Ntini 19
Player of the series Stuart Clark
One Day International series
Results South Africa won the 5-match series 3–2
Most runs Ricky Ponting 233 Herschelle Gibbs 258
Most wickets Nathan Bracken 9 Makhaya Ntini 11
Player of the series Shaun Pollock
Twenty20 International series
Results South Africa won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Brett Lee 43 Graeme Smith 89
Most wickets Mick Lewis 2 Andrew Hall 3
Player of the series Graeme Smith

Australian cricket team toured South Africa for cricket matches during the 2005–06 South African cricket season. Australia won the Tests with a 3–0 whitewash, but lost both the limited overs series, the one-off Twenty20 and the five-match ODI, which was concluded with what was described as "the greatest ODI ever".

Squads[edit]

Australia[1] South Africa[2] Some more for Twenty20 in SA team

Twenty20 Match[edit]

South Africa v Australia (24 February)

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 201/4 SA won the match by 2 runs [3]

GC Smith 89* (58)
HH Gibbs 56 (34)
ML Lewis 2/31 (4 overs)

New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (D/N)
Umpires: M Erasmus and KH Hurter
Man of the Match: GC Smith

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 199/7

B Lee 43* (21)
GB Hogg 41 (25)
AJ Hall 3/22 (4 overs)

One-Day Series[edit]

First One-Day: South Africa v Australia (26 February)[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 229/8 (47) SA won the match by 6 wickets (D/L method) [4]

MEK Hussey 56 (73)
MJ Clarke 53 (82)
SM Pollock 3/23 (10 overs)
M Ntini 2/42 (9 overs)

SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa (D/N)
Umpires: BG Jerling (Rsa) and JW Lloyds (Eng)
Man of the Match: GC Smith

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 207/4 (37.3)

GC Smith 119* (124)
AB de Villiers 43 (30)
NW Bracken 1/27 (8 overs)
GB Hogg 1/30 (8 overs)

Second One-Day: South Africa v Australia (3 March)[edit]

This was Australia's second worst loss in their history of One Day internationals.

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 289/7 SA won the match by 196 runs [5]

HH Gibbs 66 (71)
JM Kemp 51* (41)
SR Watson 2/46 (10 overs)
GB Hogg 2/48 (9 overs)

Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa (D/N)
Umpires: KH Hurter (Rsa) and JW Lloyds (Eng)
Man of the Match: M Ntini

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 93

SR Watson 27 (39)
MEK Hussey 22 (49)
M Ntini 6/22 (9.3 overs)
A Nel 3/30 (8 overs)

Third One-Day: South Africa v Australia (5 March)[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 254/6 AUS won the match by 24 runs [6]

RT Ponting 62 (82)
DR Martyn 51 (69)
SM Pollock 2/45 (10 overs)
AJ Hall 1/39 (9 overs)

St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Umpires: BG Jerling (Rsa) and JW Lloyds (Eng)
Man of the Match: B Lee

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 230

SM Pollock 69 (74)
AB de Villiers 68 (92)
B Lee 4/48 (9 overs)
SR Watson 2/49 (10 overs)

Fourth One-Day: South Africa v Australia (10 March)[edit]

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 246/9 AUS won the match by 1 wicket [7]

HH Dippenaar 101 (145)
SM Pollock 53* (33)
NW Bracken 2/36 (10 overs)
ML Lewis 2/38 (10 overs)

Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa (D/N)
Umpires: KH Hurter (Rsa) and JW Lloyds (Eng)
Man of the Match: HH Dippenaar

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 247/9

AC Symonds 76 (71)
SM Katich 46 (68)
R Telemachus 3/34 (10 overs)
JH Kallis 2/46 (9 overs)

Fifth One-Day: South Africa v Australia (12 March)[edit]

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

12 March
Scorecard
Australia 
434/4 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
438/9 (49.5 overs)
Ricky Ponting 164 (105)
Roger Telemachus 2/87 (10 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 175 (111)
Nathan Bracken 5/67 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 1 wicket
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Brian Jerling (SA)
Player of the match: Herschelle Gibbs (SA) and Ricky Ponting (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series[edit]

First Test (16–18 March 2006)[edit]

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 205 (63.5 overs) & 197 (63.5 overs) Australia won by seven wickets [8]

N Boje 31 (60)
S Clark 5-55

JA Rudolph 41 (146)
SR Clark 4-34

Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and BR Doctrove (WI)
Man of the Match: SR Clark (Aus)

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 308 (87.2 overs) & 95/3 (27.1 overs)

ML Hayden 94 (236)
JH Kallis 3-51

JL Langer 34 (91)
M Ntini 3-28

As well as gaining his Test match debut, Stuart Clark, in scoring the best bowling figures for both of South Africa's innings, won himself Man of The Match.

Second Test (24–28 March 2006)[edit]

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 369 (127.1 overs) & 4-307 (dec) (82.4 overs) Australia won by 112 runs [9]

RT Ponting 103 (225)
M Ntini 3-81

RT Ponting 116 (187)
N Boje 2-87

Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and BR Doctrove (WI)
Man of the Match: SK Warne (Aus)

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 267 (88.4 overs) & 297 (99.5 overs)

JH Kallis 114 (223)
B Lee 5-69

MV Boucher 51* (156)
SK Warne 6-86

Third Test (31 March-4 April 2006)[edit]

Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 303 (97.2 overs) & 258 (71.3 overs) Australia won by two wickets [10]

AG Prince 93 (170)
B Lee 3-57

MV Boucher 63 (92)
SR Clark 4-64

New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and AL Hill (NZ)
Man of the Match: B Lee (Aus)

Flag of Australia.svg Australia 270 (62.5 overs) & 291/8 (91.4 overs)

MEK Hussey 75 (153)
M Ntini 6-100

DR Martyn 101 (208)
M Ntini 4-78

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australia in Pakistan February - April 2006, India Squad, from Cricinfo, retrieved 27 February 2006
  2. ^ Pakistani Squad from BBC Sport, published 9 January 2006
  3. ^ Twenty20 Australia v South Africa at Johannesburg, 24 Feb 2006, scorecard from Cricinfo, retrieved 27 February 2006
  4. ^ [1], scorecard from Cricinfo, retrieved 27 February 2006
  5. ^ [2], scorecard from Cricinfo, retrieved 4 March 2006
  6. ^ [3], scorecard from Cricinfo, retrieved 10 March 2006
  7. ^ [4], scorecard from Cricinfo, retrieved 10 March 2006
  8. ^ Scorecard Australians in South Africa, 1st Test 16-18 March 2006, from Cricinfo, retrieved 7 April 2006
  9. ^ Scorecard Australians in South Africa, 2nd Test 24-28 March 2006, from Cricinfo, retrieved 20 April 2006
  10. ^ Scorecard Australians in South Africa, 3rd Test 31 March-4 April 2006, from Cricinfo, retrieved 20 April 2006