On a memorable day clogged with records, South Africa fully deserved their victory simply because they had to follow Australia where no other team has come close to going before. Inspired by an innings of perfection from Herschelle Gibbs, batsman after batsman showed up at the crease and kept ploughing on. This time there was no choking".
Taken from Sky Sport’s web site, "Australia 434-4 (R T Ponting 164, M E K Hussey 81, S M Katich 79, A C Gilchrist 55) v South Africa 438-9 (H H Gibbs 175, G C Smith 90, M V Boucher 50 no, N W Bracken 5-67)
South Africa beat Australia by 1 wkt South Africa secured an historic one-day international victory as they somehow managed to top Australia’s record breaking total to win by one wicket."
Ten highest limited-overs totals
1. 438-9: (49,5 overs) South Africa beat Australia in Johannesburg, 2006
2. 434-4 (50 overs) Australia lost to South Africa in Johannesburg, 2006
3. 398-5 (50 overs) Sri Lanka beat Kenya in Kandy, 1996
4. 397-5 (44 overs) New Zealand beat Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, 2005
5. 391-4 (50 overs) England beat Bangladesh in Nottingham, 2005
6. 376-2 (50 overs) India beat New Zealand in Hyderabad, 1999
7. 373-6 (50 overs) India beat Sri Lanka in Taunton, 1999
8. 371-9 (50 overs) Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in Nairobi, 1996
9. 368-5 (50 overs) Australia beat Sri Lanka in Sydney, 2006
10. 363-7 (55 overs) England beat Pakistan in Nottingham, 1992
We watched the F1 this morning, a bit disappointed that Michael Schumacher couldn’t take the win, but Alonso was just too good on the day… Fair play to him for the win… This years Formula 1 is going to be awesome, judging by what we saw today. So many excellent drivers, Button, Rosberg, Kimi, Alonso, Michael, etc.