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South Africa vs Australia 22nd Match ICC World Cup 2007 Highlights

22nd Match of ICC World Cup 2007: South Africa vs Australia

  • The 22nd match of the ICC World Cup was played between South Africa and Australia at Basseterre on the 24th of March. South Africa chose to bowl first as they won the toss.
  • Australia scored massive 377 runs in 50 overs with 6 wickets down. Matthew Hayden became the top scorer with 101 runs 68 balls with 14-four and 4-sixes included. This became his 8th ODI century. Michael Clarke scored 92 runs off 95 balls with 7-fours and 4-sixes included. Ricky Pointing scored 91 runs off 91 balls with 8-fours and 2-sixes included, Adam Gilchrist scored 41 runs off 41 balls with 6-fours and 1-six included and Andrew Symonds scored 18 runs off 13 balls with 3-fours included.
  • Australia’s 377 score was their highest ever total in the World Cups, 10th highest score in all ODIs, and 2nd highest against South Africa in the ODIs.
  • Hayden scored his first 100 for 66 balls and that registered as World Cup’s fastest century. The record was previously held by John Davison scored 100 runs off 66 balls.
  • South Africa’s Andrew Hall successfully picked up 2-wickets for 60 runs in 10 overs, Jacques Kallis picked up 1-wickets for 66 runs in 9 overs, Makhaya Ntini picked up 1 wicket and Charl Langeveldt picked up 1 wicket as well.
  • South Africa scored 294 runs for all-out in 48 overs with AB de Villers 70 balls off 92 balls with 14-fours and 2-sixes included. With this, he became the team’s top scorer. Graeme Smith scored 74 runs off 69 balls with 9-fours and 2-sixes included. Jacques Kallis scored 48 runs off 63 balls with 5-fours and Mark Boucher scored 22 runs off 26 balls with 1-four and 1-six included.
  • Australia’s Brad Hogg successfully picked up 3-wickets for 61 runs in 10 overs, Nathan Bracken picked up 2 wickets for 40 runs in 9 overs, Shaun Tait 2 wickets for 61 runs in 10 overs, Shane Watson picked up 1 and Glenn McGrath picked 1 wicket as well.
  • Matthew Hayden became the Player of the match as he scored World Cup’s fastest century with 100 runs off 66 balls with 14-fours and 4-sixes included. He had a strike rate of 148.52.  

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