Friday, March 17, 2006

Classic Australian Cricket Joke and Commentary

From ABC Sport - Cricket: "Relive a classic Kerry O'Keeffe commentary moment from this summer's one-day triangular series." It's hilarious!

And while you're about it, listen to their broadcast on the Sunday world record ODI match:
"South Africa hit a world record 9 for 438 in the highest-scoring one-day international in history to beat Australia by one wicket and win the series 3-2 in Johannesburg"

ODI records set during the match:
  • Highest run chase of 435 runs to win.
  • Highest match aggregate of 872/13.
  • Highest first (434/4) and second innings (438/9) totals.
  • Most boundaries hit in a match: 113 boundaries - 26 sixes and 87 fours.
  • First time a total recorded over 400 runs, and it was done by both teams.
  • Highest score by a player against Australia: Herschelle Gibbs 175 beat England's Robin Smith score of 167.
  • Most runs conceded by a bowler: Australia's Mick Lewis went for 113 runs in 10 overs.
  • South Africa's highest second wicket partnership against Australia: Gibbs and Smith 187 runs.
  • Gibbs' 100, his 16th, was the fastest century by a South African.

I must say I'm thoroughly impressed with the sporting attitude of Ricky Ponting. He has done a lot to undo the damage done by the rude arrogance of older cricketers like the Waugh and Warne lot. Good on you, Ricky! There are some great pictures of the match at the Aussie Cricket web site.

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