Australia Vs South Africa 434 run chase in Johannesburg
A huge target that has ever been played yet before in the history of cricket was the ODI match between South Africa and Australia played on 12th March 2006, in Johannesburg is the ICC’s best ODI. Australia won the toss and elected to bat. There was a good start by Adam Gilchrist and Simon Katich, each scoring half century.
Gilchrist was caught out by Andrew Hall and Ricky Pointing joined Katich and scored his fastest century and made 164 runs out off 105 balls which includes 9 sixes and 13 fours. Australia made the highest score of 434 runs which was considered to be the undefeatable score that has ever made.
Later on, South Africa went out for batting to chase the highest score. Herschelle Gibbs by giving his best made a remarkable hit of score in getting 175 runs out of 111 balls. A chase had never been attempted before, as Graeme Smith secured 90 runs and Mark Boucher made a complete win over the match by smashing the balls towards the boundary.
South Africa sustained under a pressure as there was a need for 7 runs off 6 balls, after Gibbs leaving the ground. Hall was made caught out and Ntini joined Boucher in crease, managed to get with the bowler. Finally, Boucher made the everlasting victory of South Africa in achieving the highest score by driving four runs.