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SA defeat Australia by five wickets

Riding on Boeta Dippenaar's 74 and Mark Boucher's 63 not out, the Proteas romped home to their first ODI win this season.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2006 17:44 IST

South Africa beat Australia by five wickets in a one-day match at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.

Australia 228 from 49.5 overs (Mike Hussey 73, Brett Lee 57); South Africa 231 for five from 48.5 overs (Boeta Dippenaar 74, Mark Boucher 63 not out)

Earlier, Mike Hussey and Brett Lee resurrected Australia's innings with a record 123-run partnership to help their side to 228 all out off 49.5 overs in a triangular one-day match against South Africa in Brisbane on Sunday.

Australia, who scored 209 runs in 20 overs on the same ground against South Africa in a Twenty20 match last Monday, had been reduced to 71 for six in the 18th over by pace bowlers Shaun Pollock and Andrew Hall.

Hussey (73), whose one-day international average is 142.2, and Lee (57) then saved the innings when they combined for Australia's highest one-day seventh-wicket partnership.

The previous record was the 102 set by Steve Waugh and Greg Dyer against India in October 1986.

Nathan Bracken was seven not out while Pollock finished with 3-30 and Hall had 3-43.

Australia, who beat Sri Lanka by 116 runs in the first match of the series on Friday, began badly when Adam Gilchrist chopped the first ball of the match from Pollock onto his stumps.

Simon Katich was then caught by Graeme Smith off Pollock to leave Australia 4-2 in the third over.

Damien Martyn was Pollock's third victim when he charged the all rounder and was comprehensively bowled for nine to leave Australia reeling at 29-3. Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who was dropped when his side were 12-2, was the only player in the top order to provide any resistance with a swashbuckling 33 before he was caught and bowled by Monde Zondeki.

Andrew Hall then had Andrew Symonds caught by wicketkeeper Mark Boucher for nine before he dismissed Michael Clarke (eight) in identical fashion.

Hussey and Lee's innings-saving partnership ended when the former was bowled by Garnett Kruger in the 45th over.

First Published: Jan 15, 2006 13:24 IST