South Africa in Australia Test Series - 3rd Test

Australia v South Africa

South Africa won by 309 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

11.3

Watson to Smith, OUT, they go in with a new pace attack, but it is that man Watson who strikes, good length, close to off, Smith lunges forward to defend against the sharp angle, and the edge carries safely to first slip

GC Smith c Clarke b Watson 16 (58m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

South Africa 38/1   AN Petersen 19* (39b 3x4)   SR Watson 2.3-0-5-1

22.4

Starc to Petersen, OUT, Starc breaks through, close to lunch, the fuller length and late inswing does it, Petersen plays outside the line, it bursts through the gate and his stumps are rattled, Starc is delighted, the crowd roars, and then they have to check for the no-ball, drains the moment of all spontaneity, halts it midway, but Starc is safe, and the celebration can resume

AN Petersen b Starc 30 (106m 73b 4x4 0x6) SR: 41.09

South Africa 61/2   HM Amla 11* (33b 2x4)   MA Starc 6.4-1-26-1

24.3

Starc to Kallis, OUT, Mitchell Starc, you beauty, you ripper, you've taken out the great man at the stroke of lunch, similar to the way Petersen went, bowled through the gate, pitched up full, swinging in late, Kallis lured into a drive without moving his feet, and another one sneaks through

JH Kallis b Starc 2 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

South Africa 63/3   HM Amla 11* (37b 2x4)   MA Starc 7.3-1-27-2

26.5

Johnson to de Villiers, OUT, trouble, trouble, Amla cannot build on that drop, AB taps to covers and runs, Warner runs in too, from point, picks up the ball and catches Amla just short with a direct hit

HM Amla run out 11 (69m 43b 2x4 0x6) SR: 25.58

South Africa 67/4   AB de Villiers 4* (8b 1x4)   MG Johnson 5.5-0-14-0

27.4

Hastings to de Villiers, OUT, Hastings has his first Test strike, not by brute force, but a simple ploy of keeping it full outside off stump, this one was angled in closer, made AB push at it, and then changed direction sharply, swerving away to take a healthy nick into the captain's hands at first slip

AB de Villiers c Clarke b Hastings 4 (15m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

South Africa 67/5   D Elgar 0* (1b)   JW Hastings 10.4-2-17-1

30.5

Johnson to Elgar, OUT, Mitchell Johnson has deserved this wicket, if not a couple more today, he's had Elgar expecting the short ball, sent in a few pitched up deliveries, and now he digs it into the body, it doesn't rise too much, Elgar pulls awkwardly, Wade settles under the tame top-edge

D Elgar c †Wade b Johnson 0 (19m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 75/6   F du Plessis 8* (8b 2x4)   MG Johnson 7.5-1-14-1

47.3

Lyon to Peterson, OUT, Lyon has struck, against the run of play, short of a length delivery, wide too, there to be cut, but it kicks and turns, Peterson chases it and edges it through to Wade, who had moved into position behind the line very well

RJ Peterson c †Wade b Lyon 31 (74m 45b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.88

South Africa 132/7   F du Plessis 34* (63b 5x4)   NM Lyon 2.3-0-5-1

67.1

Lyon to Philander, OUT, Michael Hussey takes a skier that took ages to come down, Lyon tossing it up from round the stumps, Philander going after it, hitting it straight up, Hussey was under it at deep mid on as it eventually swirled down

VD Philander c Hussey b Lyon 30 (74m 54b 2x4 1x6) SR: 55.55

South Africa 196/8   F du Plessis 68* (127b 11x4)   NM Lyon 8.1-1-28-2

70.2

Johnson to Steyn, OUT, Johnson strikes, Steyn wanted to leave that back of a length delivery, but was late on the decision, the ball takes the inside edge and crashes into the stumps even as Steyn was raising his bat

DW Steyn b Johnson 2 (11m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

South Africa 206/9   F du Plessis 76* (135b 12x4)   MG Johnson 15.2-3-38-2

73.6

Lyon to Morkel, OUT, oh Morne, he sees a bit of flight on off, and swats it straight to mid on, third for Lyon

M Morkel c Hastings b Lyon 17 (15m 15b 4x4 0x6) SR: 113.33

South Africa 225/10   F du Plessis 78* (142b 12x4)   NM Lyon 12-1-41-3
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Series Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
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Dec 3, 2012

Ricky Ponting poses with his wife and children after his farewell Test, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 3, 2012

Ricky Ponting poses with his wife and children after his farewell Test

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Dec 3, 2012

Ricky Ponting talks to his daughter, Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 3, 2012

Ricky Ponting talks to his daughter

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