I was priviledged to see the match between Australia and South Africa one day match on 12th March 2006. I wasn’t watching it but my friend Sanjay Jogani sent me an SMS and I switched over the channel! A truly remarkable match!! A world record by the side batting first and side batting second immediately broke it!! Unbelievable! Or as one of the headlines said – RUNBELIEVABLE! Excellent performances!! So far Sri Lanka’s 398 was the highest one day score. However, that was against a lowly Bangladesh. But these scores are the real world records!
Additionally, Ricky Ponting was offered the joint Man of the Match award, but he was gracious enough to turn it down in favour of Herschell Gibbs who deserved it more on 3 counts. First he scored more runs, second he did it under pressure and third, it was a part of the winning cause.
Let me say it one more time. WHAT A MATCH!! 😀