One game, 872 runs

Tim Newman points me to the news report of what must rank as the most exciting game of one day cricket ever played.

Australia scored 434-4, to smash the previous ODI record score by more than 30 runs.

So South Africa, never a team to shirk a challenge, went onto the field and hammered out a new world record of 438-9.

Wow. How come I never get to actually see these games?