South African cricket team in Australia in 2000

The South African national cricket team toured Australia in August 2000, well outside the normal Australian cricket season. They played 3 One Day Internationals. The series was tied 1-1 with all matches played at the covered Docklands Stadium, Melbourne. The series was the first time ODI's were played under a closed roof.[1]

LOI series summaryEdit

1st ODIEdit

16 August 2000 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia  
295/5 (50 overs)
v
  South Africa
201/7 (50 overs)
SR Waugh 114* (103)
R Telemachus 2/54 (10 overs)
G Kirsten 43 (69)
IJ Harvey 3/41 (10 overs)
Australia won by 94 runs
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Umpires: DB Hair and SJA Taufel
Player of the match: SR Waugh (AUS)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.

2nd ODIEdit

18 August 2000 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  
226/8 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
226/9 (50 overs)
JN Rhodes 54 (53)
JN Gillespie 3/40 (10 overs)
ME Waugh 48 (64)
AJ Hall 3/8 (3 overs)
Match tied
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Umpires: DJ Harper and PD Parker
Player of the match: AJ Hall (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd ODIEdit

20 August 2000
Scorecard
South Africa  
206/7 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
198/9 (48 overs)
L Klusener 49 (74)
GD McGrath 3/26 (10 overs)
AC Gilchrist 63 (67)
N Boje 2/29 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 8 runs
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Umpires: DB Hair and DJ Harper
Player of the match: N Boje (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Australia innings limited to 48 overs due to their slow over rate.

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

After the ODI's were played, Australian batsman, Steve Waugh ended up scoring the most runs in the series with 161 runs from three innings which included a century. He finished ahead of fellow Australian batsman, Michael Bevan and Adam Gilchrist with South African players Lance Klusener and Jonty Rhodes rounding out the top five.[2]

Player Team Matches Innings Not Out Runs HS Average 100s 50s
Steve Waugh   Australia 3 3 1 161 114* 80.50 1 0
Michael Bevan   Australia 3 3 0 142 106 47.33 1 0
Adam Gilchrist   Australia 3 3 0 101 63 33.66 0 1
Lance Klusener   South Africa 3 3 1 86 49 43.00 0 0
Jonty Rhodes   South Africa 2 2 0 70 54 35.00 0 1

Most wicketsEdit

Ian Harvey ended the series as the leading wicket taker with five wickets from three matches at an average of 16.80 runs per wicket. He was followed by Glenn McGrath, Nicky Boje and Roger Telemachus with four wickets while another five bowlers took three.[2]

Player Team Matches Overs Runs Wickets Average BBI
Ian Harvey   Australia 2 20 84 5 16.80 3/41
Nicky Boje   South Africa 2 20 62 4 15.50 2/29
Glenn McGrath   Australia 3 30 101 4 25.25 3/26
Roger Telemachus   South Africa 3 30 127 4 31.75 2/54
Jason Gillespie   Australia 2 20 79 3 26.33 3/40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "When cricket was played indoors for the first time". Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Super Challenge, 2000/01 Averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2021.

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