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.
LOI series summaryEdit
295/5 (50 overs)
201/7 (50 overs)
- South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
226/8 (50 overs)
226/9 (50 overs)
- South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
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.
|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|
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.
|Nicky Boje||South Africa||2||20||62||4||15.50||2/29|
|Roger Telemachus||South Africa||3||30||127||4||31.75||2/54|
- "When cricket was played indoors for the first time". Retrieved 31 July 2020.
- "Super Challenge, 2000/01 Averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 January 2021.