Tuesday, March 14, 2006

South Africa win the greatest match of all

Never mind 426 runs in a day (semi-final of the 1999 World Cup), Australia had just posted a world-record 434 for 4 in a single innings - the first 400-plus total in the history of the game - with Ricky Ponting leading the line with an innings of cultured slogging that realised 164 runs of the highest class from just 105 balls. And yet they still lost - by one wicket, with one ball to spare, and with the Wanderers stadium reverting to the sort of Bullring atmosphere on which it forged its intimidating reputation

Cricinfo - South Africa win the greatest match of all


Adelaide Gamer said...

One hell of a game, agreed. Probably brought out the best in Ponting, and the awesomness of the cricket silenced all of the 'knockers' that you'd normally hear from here in Oz. Well done, sounds like you had to be there!

Kevin said...

I watched the match at Wanderers, and all I can say it was an experience that I will never forget. Both teams were fantastic, and the crowd atmosphere was incredible. I don't think we will see this kind of thing again in a long time.