Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Record Win `Will Change Cricket'

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Record Win `Will Change Cricket'

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South Africa's record-breaking victory over Australia on Sunday will change the face of one-day cricket worldwide, former Proteas player Jonty Rhodes has predicted.

Rhodes (pictured right), who spent the entire day with the hosts as they chased down the world record score of 434 to set a new milestone of 438 in a limited overs international, believes the victory will take the game a big step forward in terms of run chases in future.

"It was a big game and the South Africans played with a lot of composure," Rhodes said. "It probably won't be a record that will be broken quickly, but it certainly will send a big message out to the world of cricket.

"Records are meant to be broken and I am certain we will see its effect on the way the game is played in the near future.

"Conditions were perfect and the groundsman prepared the perfect batting wicket.

"The ball was really flying around there and when they needed to kick on and go big, Ricky Ponting and Herschelle Gibbs were up to the task. …

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