At one stage, this was the situation while South Africa was chasing Australia’s BIG total (?) in today’s National Bank series 5th ODI at Johannesburg. But this tells a little about the history making situation. Batting first, top ranked AUSTRALIA SCORED 434 RUNS!!! The highest ever total in cricket history. And now South Africa is about to write their name in this history’s premier position.
The rest of the story is - Ntini managed to get 1 run from the fourth ball of Brat Lee. And Mark Boucher finished rest of the job by hitting a boundary on the next ball, leaving one ball to spare.
I opened the account at blogspot almost three years ago. Since then I was waiting for something extraordinary event to set off writing. The waiting is over… what else can be as exciting as this match of records? Just after the match I called up Arijit (a cricket freak friend of mine) and found Aabir on his other phone. We wanted to be sure he is not fainted. Woooh! I can still feel the excitement.
The records of the match:
- Most runs in first Innings: 434 by
Australiaagainst South Africa Most runs in an innings: 438 by South Africaagainst Australia Most number of boundaries (fours) in a match: 87 fours
- Most number of over-boundaries (sixes) in a match: 26
- Most expensive bowler: Mick Lewis (
) – gave 113 runs in 10 overs. Australia
- Highest ever total runs in ODI (in a day, totaling both teams’ score): 872