Woeful South Africa stunned by Lee's pace
MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 20, 2006 (AFP) - Fast bowler Brett Lee
grabbed a stunning 5-22 as Australia thrashed woeful South Africa by 59
runs despite setting the tourists just 246 to win.
Lee's inspired spell sparked a massive collapse which saw the Proteas
lose five middle-order wickets for 10 runs.
Only a late dogged stand by veteran Shaun Pollock, who hit 46 off 32
balls added respectability to the total as South Africa reached 186 off
47 overs in reply to Australia's 245.
Lee was assisted in his task by spinner Brad Hogg who weighed in with
The paceman's efforts outshone the earlier heroics of opener Phil
Jaques who blasted Australia's highest one-day debut score of 94 off 112
balls, surpassing Keppler Wessels' 79 against New Zealand in 1982-83.
It was sweet revenge for the Australians who had lost their previous
tri-series match to South Africa by five wickets.
The South Africans had seemed on top after being sent in to bat and
dismissing the Australians for a modest total on a good wicket.
Jaques, brought in for the rested Adam Gilchrist, was the only
batsman to make a big score, with six of his colleagues dismissed for
Only James Hopes with 38 and Michael Clarke with 34 also made more
than 20 to help steady the innings.
Andrew Hall was the best of the South African bowlers with 4-35 off
9.2 overs while Shaun Pollock took 2-31 from 10.
The Proteas have now lost two of their three matches so far in the
D. Martyn b Pollock 11
P. Jaques c Boucher b van der Wath 94
R. Ponting c Smith b Hall 9
A. Symonds c Prince b Steyne 7
M. Clarke c Boucher b van der Wath 34
M. Hussey c Kruger b Hall 18
B. Haddin b Pollock 1
J. Hopes c Both b Hall 38
B. Lee b Smith 6
B. Dorey c Kemp b Hall 2
G. McGrath not out 2
Extras: (3lb, 13w, 7nb) 23
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-17, 2-55, 3-85,
4-172, 5-177, 6-181, 7-208, 8-221, 9-238, 10-245.
BOWLING: S. Pollock 10-2-31-2(1w),
S. Steyne 5-0-58-1(7nb, 2w), A. Hall 9.2-0-35-4 (1w),
G. Kruger 6-0-35-0(6w), J. Botha 10-0-47-0,
J. van der Wath 5-0-21-2 (1w), G. Smith 4-0-15-1(2w).
SOUTH AFRICA INNINGS
G. Smith c Haddin b Lee 9
B. Dippenaar b Lee 41
A. Hall b Lee 1
H. Gibbs lbw b Hogg 39
A. Prince b Lee 21
M. Boucher lbw b Hogg 5
J. Kemp b Lee 3
J. van der Wath c Haddin b Hogg 0
S. Pollock c Haddin b Dorey 46
J. Botha not out 15
G. Kruger c Symonds b McGrath 0
Extras (1b, 2lb, 2w, 1nb) 6
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-12, 2-16, 3-84,
4-114, 5-119, 6-123, 7-123, 8-124, 9-185, 10-186.
BOWLING: B. Lee 10-1-22-5 (2w),
G. McGrath 9-2-35-1 (1nb), B. Dorey 9-1-51-1,
J. Hopes 7-1-28-0, B. Hogg 10-0-32-3,
A. Symonds 2-0-15-0.
Man of the Match: Brett Lee (AUS)