2 World Records - on one memorable day

A disbelieving crowd witnessed the greatest one day international of all as South Africa hit a world record 438 for 9 with one wicket and one ball to spare to beat Australia.

Ponting Gibbs Boucher and Kallis recall this memorable match. If the fans in the bullring were amazed at lunch having seen the visitors smash 434 for 4 with Ricky Ponting making 164 they would have been pinching themselves when Mark Boucher hit the winning runs off Brett Lee after Herschelle Gibbs had led the way with 175.

To cap it off, South Africa took the series 3-2 with this win. This world record was subsequently bettered by Sri Lanka as they notched 443 vs the Netherlands in July 2006.

At this point in time, this was the highest run-chase in ODI history. See full list here

5th ODI New Wanderers Stadium J'borg, Jan 2006.


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