Australia tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 26-Mar 2, 2009
Australia won by 162 runs
26,27,28 February, 1,2 March 2009 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PJ Hughes c †Boucher b Steyn 0 1 4 0 0 0.00
0.4 super start for Steyn, and a duck for Hughes on debut! Short delivery just outside off stump, rises up off the surface and Hughes jumps at it, trying to slash it over the slips, but can only succeed in getting a faint under-edge through to a gleeful Boucher, who springs up and takes the offer 0/1
View dismissal SM Katich c McKenzie b Steyn 3 39 25 0 0 12.00
8.5 stunning catch! And i mean stunning! Steyn pitches it just back of a length outside off stump, Katich opens the face and tries to steer the ball away but thats a brilliant effort from McKenzie at gully, diving horizontal to his right and plucking the ball with one outstretched hand, then tumbling to the ground before his team-mates and the fortunate bowler mob him 18/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* b Ntini 83 188 134 11 1 61.94
41.2 bowled em! Ponting's decision to leave a full, massively inswinging delivery denies him a century, what was he doing? Ntini pitches the ball up to Ponting, who doesn't get far enough across as he decides not to offer a shot, the ball darts back in, brushes his front pad, and cannons into off stump 151/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Kallis b Morkel 4 32 21 1 0 19.04
14.6 edged and taken, and the extra ball does the trick! Terrific delivery and good catch by Kallis at second slip, Morkel delivers after the errant wide with one pitched up, straightening, and luring a tentative Hussey into a fatal push which is well snapped up by Kallis 38/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c †Boucher b Steyn 68 159 90 10 0 75.55
49.4 silly shot and thats the end of Clarke just before tea! A needless shot from the vice-captain, chasing one pitched up rather wide and gently starting to shape away, he's nowhere near the pitch and swings a thick outside edge through to Boucher and Steyn is red-faced in celebration 182/5
View dismissal MJ North st †Boucher b Harris 117 355 233 12 0 50.21
120.5 stumped! Harris delivers the much needed window of opportunity, deceiving North in the flight, beating the bat as he danced down and heaved across the line, Boucher collects and whips off the bails 413/8
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Harris b Ntini 63 148 105 9 0 60.00
83.5 short just outside off stump and he pulls it straight to Harris at mid-on! That was a poor ball, short and wide, but Haddin reached out and swatted it nowhere but to the man there 295/6
View dismissal AB McDonald c Kallis b Steyn 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
84.4 got him! McDonald goes for a duck, pushing at a full, away-swinging delivery from middle and off very tentatively and the thick edge is snapped up by Kallis to his left at second slip 296/7
MG Johnson not out 96 189 131 10 5 73.28
View dismissal PM Siddle c Kallis b Morkel 9 26 15 2 0 60.00
125.3 this one's a legal delivery and Kallis takes another catch! Siddle again doesn't move his feet much as he flirts for another ball leaving him and gives Kallis catching practice 466/9
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus c de Villiers b Morkel 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
125.4 oh I can't believe it! Johnson doesn't get his maiden Test century, while Hilfenhaus gets a golden duck on debut, just feeling for one pitched up and edging smack to de Villiers at third slip 466/10
Extras (b 6, lb 8, w 2, nb 7) 23
  Total (all out; 125.4 overs; 576 mins) 466 (3.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 30 4 113 4 3.76 132 15 1 (1nb)
0.4 to Hughes, super start for Steyn, and a duck for Hughes on debut! Short delivery just outside off stump, rises up off the surface and Hughes jumps at it, trying to slash it over the slips, but can only succeed in getting a faint under-edge through to a gleeful Boucher, who springs up and takes the offer 0/1
8.5 to Katich, stunning catch! And i mean stunning! Steyn pitches it just back of a length outside off stump, Katich opens the face and tries to steer the ball away but thats a brilliant effort from McKenzie at gully, diving horizontal to his right and plucking the ball with one outstretched hand, then tumbling to the ground before his team-mates and the fortunate bowler mob him 18/2
49.4 to Clarke, silly shot and thats the end of Clarke just before tea! A needless shot from the vice-captain, chasing one pitched up rather wide and gently starting to shape away, he's nowhere near the pitch and swings a thick outside edge through to Boucher and Steyn is red-faced in celebration 182/5
84.4 to McDonald, got him! McDonald goes for a duck, pushing at a full, away-swinging delivery from middle and off very tentatively and the thick edge is snapped up by Kallis to his left at second slip 296/7
View wickets M Ntini 27 6 71 2 2.62 128 10 0
41.2 to Ponting, bowled em! Ponting's decision to leave a full, massively inswinging delivery denies him a century, what was he doing? Ntini pitches the ball up to Ponting, who doesn't get far enough across as he decides not to offer a shot, the ball darts back in, brushes his front pad, and cannons into off stump 151/4
83.5 to Haddin, short just outside off stump and he pulls it straight to Harris at mid-on! That was a poor ball, short and wide, but Haddin reached out and swatted it nowhere but to the man there 295/6
View wickets M Morkel 28.4 3 117 3 4.08 130 17 0 (6nb, 2w)
14.6 to Hussey, edged and taken, and the extra ball does the trick! Terrific delivery and good catch by Kallis at second slip, Morkel delivers after the errant wide with one pitched up, straightening, and luring a tentative Hussey into a fatal push which is well snapped up by Kallis 38/3
125.3 to Siddle, this one's a legal delivery and Kallis takes another catch! Siddle again doesn't move his feet much as he flirts for another ball leaving him and gives Kallis catching practice 466/9
125.4 to Hilfenhaus, oh I can't believe it! Johnson doesn't get his maiden Test century, while Hilfenhaus gets a golden duck on debut, just feeling for one pitched up and edging smack to de Villiers at third slip 466/10
  JH Kallis 8 0 33 0 4.12 37 6 0
View wicket PL Harris 18 2 64 1 3.55 78 5 3
120.5 to North, stumped! Harris delivers the much needed window of opportunity, deceiving North in the flight, beating the bat as he danced down and heaved across the line, Boucher collects and whips off the bails 413/8
  JP Duminy 14 2 54 0 3.85 58 2 2
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ND McKenzie lbw b Siddle 36 171 125 6 0 28.80
40.5 That's a referral. Siddle gets one to cuts back in off the pitch and the ball hits him close to the knee roll and appears to be going towards the leg stump, Siddle thinks he's got him and umpire Bucknor agrees, McKenzie wants it referred. There's no inside edge, but the question was more about the height, the ball lands on a good length and the information is relayed to Bucknor and McKenzie has to walk back. Fair enough 93/4
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Haddin b Johnson 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
0.5 good catch and a duck for Smith! Johnson pitches it up outside off stump, gets a bit of swing and the ball leaves Smith, whose limp push results in a thick outside edge that Haddin snaps up diving to his left 1/1
View dismissal HM Amla c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 1 3 3 0 0 33.33
1.2 smart catch! Classic fast bowler's dismissal, pitched up to commit Amla onto the front foot, pushing at the swinging ball, and thats a low catch by Ponting at second slip 2/2
View dismissal JH Kallis c Hussey b Siddle 27 66 44 4 0 61.36
17.1 and he's gone! Silence around the Wanderers as Kallis reaches out and square-drives a full delivery outside off stump and picks out Hussey at gully, holding a sharp one 49/3
AB de Villiers not out 104 285 185 9 1 56.21
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Haddin b Johnson 17 73 52 2 0 32.69
57.2 Duminy walks, Johnson bangs in another short delivery, this time down the leg side, Duminyb hops at the crease as he tries to glove it wide of the keeper but Haddin picks up the deflection, Johnson deserves credit for setting up the dismissal - the previous ball was a testing bouncer 138/5
View dismissal MV Boucher c †Haddin b Johnson 0 6 3 0 0 0.00
57.5 It's a referral. Johnson bowls it on the corridor of uncertainty outside off and gets it to move away late, Boucher's completely squared up as he gets across to poke at the ball, the Australians and the umpire reckon he nicked it but Boucher immediately challenges it, it's a very tough one for Asad Rauf upstairs as the ball could've clipped either the bat or pad on the way, the decision is relayed and Boucher has to go 138/6
View dismissal M Morkel c & b Siddle 2 26 22 0 0 9.09
63.5 wrong choice of shot, Siddle bowls another short of a length ball and Morkel tries to pull him again, he plays too early and gets a tame top edge, Siddle takes the catch, terrible shot at this stage though especially with limited batting reserves till lunch which is just 10 minutes away 154/7
View dismissal PL Harris lbw b North 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
64.6 North fires it full on Harris' boot and Bucknor raises finger, there was no bat involved, the question is whether he was struck outside the line of the offstump, good delivery from North nevertheless 156/8
View dismissal DW Steyn c North b McDonald 17 63 49 2 0 34.69
79.4 McDonald bowls the straighten one and gets his reward, Steyn pokes at it outside off and the outside edge travels to North at first slip, takes it with both hands, Australia will be relieved after breaking the stand of 52 208/9
View dismissal M Ntini b Johnson 1 9 2 0 0 50.00
81.1 through the gate, Johnson swings it away slightly and lands it on the off stump, the ball beats the daylight between bat and pad and clips the offstump 220/10
Extras (b 4, lb 6, nb 4) 14
  Total (all out; 81.1 overs; 356 mins) 220 (2.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MG Johnson 18.1 7 25 4 1.37 95 2 0
0.5 to Smith, good catch and a duck for Smith! Johnson pitches it up outside off stump, gets a bit of swing and the ball leaves Smith, whose limp push results in a thick outside edge that Haddin snaps up diving to his left 1/1
57.2 to Duminy, Duminy walks, Johnson bangs in another short delivery, this time down the leg side, Duminyb hops at the crease as he tries to glove it wide of the keeper but Haddin picks up the deflection, Johnson deserves credit for setting up the dismissal - the previous ball was a testing bouncer 138/5
57.5 to Boucher, It's a referral. Johnson bowls it on the corridor of uncertainty outside off and gets it to move away late, Boucher's completely squared up as he gets across to poke at the ball, the Australians and the umpire reckon he nicked it but Boucher immediately challenges it, it's a very tough one for Asad Rauf upstairs as the ball could've clipped either the bat or pad on the way, the decision is relayed and Boucher has to go 138/6
81.1 to Ntini, through the gate, Johnson swings it away slightly and lands it on the off stump, the ball beats the daylight between bat and pad and clips the offstump 220/10
View wicket BW Hilfenhaus 25 9 58 1 2.32 126 8 0 (2nb)
1.2 to Amla, smart catch! Classic fast bowler's dismissal, pitched up to commit Amla onto the front foot, pushing at the swinging ball, and thats a low catch by Ponting at second slip 2/2
View wickets PM Siddle 21 1 76 3 3.61 91 9 0 (2nb)
17.1 to Kallis, and he's gone! Silence around the Wanderers as Kallis reaches out and square-drives a full delivery outside off stump and picks out Hussey at gully, holding a sharp one 49/3
40.5 to McKenzie, That's a referral. Siddle gets one to cuts back in off the pitch and the ball hits him close to the knee roll and appears to be going towards the leg stump, Siddle thinks he's got him and umpire Bucknor agrees, McKenzie wants it referred. There's no inside edge, but the question was more about the height, the ball lands on a good length and the information is relayed to Bucknor and McKenzie has to walk back. Fair enough 93/4
63.5 to Morkel, wrong choice of shot, Siddle bowls another short of a length ball and Morkel tries to pull him again, he plays too early and gets a tame top edge, Siddle takes the catch, terrible shot at this stage though especially with limited batting reserves till lunch which is just 10 minutes away 154/7
View wicket AB McDonald 10 4 22 1 2.20 49 3 0
79.4 to Steyn, McDonald bowls the straighten one and gets his reward, Steyn pokes at it outside off and the outside edge travels to North at first slip, takes it with both hands, Australia will be relieved after breaking the stand of 52 208/9
View wicket MJ North 7 0 29 1 4.14 24 1 1
64.6 to Harris, North fires it full on Harris' boot and Bucknor raises finger, there was no bat involved, the question is whether he was struck outside the line of the offstump, good delivery from North nevertheless 156/8
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal PJ Hughes c de Villiers b Harris 75 159 121 11 1 61.98
35.3 that's another stunning catch and AB's the man! Harris flights it on the leg stump and Hughes tries to clip it past the packed umbrella field, the ball clips his bat and then the pad and travels quick and low to leg slip, de Villiers falls quickly to his left and pulls it off one-handed just inches from the ground 138/6
View dismissal SM Katich c †Boucher b Morkel 10 48 22 2 0 45.45
11.3 Morkel gets it on target and delivers a brute of a ball, it lands back of a length outside off and gets sharp movement across the left-hander, Katich is squared up for pace as well and gets a thin outside edge through to Boucher, after a long wait Bowden gives him out, that's a classical fast-bowlers wicket 38/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Amla b Kallis 25 72 44 4 0 56.81
26.5 Ponting gets a bit of a shock spotting the fielder in the deep, Kallis bangs it in short and the ball comes on to Ponting a lot slower than he would have liked, he goes through with the front foot pull but there's not much of a follow-through with the shot, the ball lands down Amla's throat at deep square-leg 99/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Ntini b Kallis 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
26.6 very uncharacteristic from Hussey and Kallis is on a hat-trick, Kallis bangs it in short and Hussey wants to pull it away, the ball gets a little too high on him and he gets a thick top edge which swirls to Ntini at short square-leg 99/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Kallis b Harris 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
27.2 that's an absolute stunner from Kallis! Harris flights it on middle and gets amazing drift through the air, the ball moves towards the offstump and Clarke gets forward and the ball takes the thick outside edge and travels to Kallis' right at first slip, he doesn't have much time to dive but he ends up pulling off a one-handed stunner 99/4
View dismissal MJ North b Kallis 5 7 7 1 0 71.42
28.5 Kallis can do nothing wrong! Kallis comes over the wicket and lands it on a good length on the off stump, North tries to get his bat down to cover the line but the ball keeps low and just clips the off stump and sends the bails flying 104/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin c †Boucher b Ntini 37 83 54 1 2 68.51
48.2 he plays a tame cut and pays the price, the ball lands outside the off stump and Haddin is just a little cramped for the cut, he gets a thick under edge to Boucher, no doubt about that one 174/9
View dismissal AB McDonald c †Boucher b Ntini 7 11 11 1 0 63.63
38.1 another one bites the dust, Ntini bowls it just a touch wide outside off and gets it to straighten, McDonald doesn't move his feet as he shapes to drive and he gets a thick outside edge to Boucher who moves to his right 145/7
View dismissal MG Johnson c Kallis b Ntini 1 12 12 0 0 8.33
40.4 and it's that man Kallis again, Ntini bowls a peach of a ball from over the wicket, it lands just short of a length and angles across Johnson, he stays on the backfoot and pokes his bat out and the ball clips the outside edge and balloons to Kallis who falls backwards and takes the catch at second slip 147/8
PM Siddle not out 22 57 36 2 1 61.11
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus b Steyn 16 25 15 1 0 106.66
53.4 Steyn cleans up the innings, it's a superb delivery which lands on middle and off and moves away slightly to shave the off stump, Hilfenhaus needn't blame himself for missing that, it would have claimed anyone 207/10
Extras (lb 5, w 1, nb 3) 9
  Total (all out; 53.4 overs; 244 mins) 207 (3.85 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 16.4 5 51 1 3.06 76 8 0
53.4 to Hilfenhaus, Steyn cleans up the innings, it's a superb delivery which lands on middle and off and moves away slightly to shave the off stump, Hilfenhaus needn't blame himself for missing that, it would have claimed anyone 207/10
View wickets M Ntini 11 3 52 3 4.72 47 6 1
38.1 to McDonald, another one bites the dust, Ntini bowls it just a touch wide outside off and gets it to straighten, McDonald doesn't move his feet as he shapes to drive and he gets a thick outside edge to Boucher who moves to his right 145/7
40.4 to Johnson, and it's that man Kallis again, Ntini bowls a peach of a ball from over the wicket, it lands just short of a length and angles across Johnson, he stays on the backfoot and pokes his bat out and the ball clips the outside edge and balloons to Kallis who falls backwards and takes the catch at second slip 147/8
48.2 to Haddin, he plays a tame cut and pays the price, the ball lands outside the off stump and Haddin is just a little cramped for the cut, he gets a thick under edge to Boucher, no doubt about that one 174/9
View wicket M Morkel 10 1 41 1 4.10 45 6 0 (3nb, 1w)
11.3 to Katich, Morkel gets it on target and delivers a brute of a ball, it lands back of a length outside off and gets sharp movement across the left-hander, Katich is squared up for pace as well and gets a thin outside edge through to Boucher, after a long wait Bowden gives him out, that's a classical fast-bowlers wicket 38/1
View wickets PL Harris 11 0 36 2 3.27 49 0 3
27.2 to Clarke, that's an absolute stunner from Kallis! Harris flights it on middle and gets amazing drift through the air, the ball moves towards the offstump and Clarke gets forward and the ball takes the thick outside edge and travels to Kallis' right at first slip, he doesn't have much time to dive but he ends up pulling off a one-handed stunner 99/4
35.3 to Hughes, that's another stunning catch and AB's the man! Harris flights it on the leg stump and Hughes tries to clip it past the packed umbrella field, the ball clips his bat and then the pad and travels quick and low to leg slip, de Villiers falls quickly to his left and pulls it off one-handed just inches from the ground 138/6
View wickets JH Kallis 5 0 22 3 4.40 20 3 0
26.5 to Ponting, Ponting gets a bit of a shock spotting the fielder in the deep, Kallis bangs it in short and the ball comes on to Ponting a lot slower than he would have liked, he goes through with the front foot pull but there's not much of a follow-through with the shot, the ball lands down Amla's throat at deep square-leg 99/2
26.6 to Hussey, very uncharacteristic from Hussey and Kallis is on a hat-trick, Kallis bangs it in short and Hussey wants to pull it away, the ball gets a little too high on him and he gets a thick top edge which swirls to Ntini at short square-leg 99/3
28.5 to North, Kallis can do nothing wrong! Kallis comes over the wicket and lands it on a good length on the off stump, North tries to get his bat down to cover the line but the ball keeps low and just clips the off stump and sends the bails flying 104/5
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 454 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ND McKenzie c †Haddin b Johnson 35 119 95 5 0 36.84
27.3 Johnson finally gets Australia the breakthrough, he lands it on a fullish length outside the offstump, Mckenzie is already forward and as he pokes his bat out the ball clips the outside edge and pops up to Haddin 76/1
View dismissal GC Smith* c Johnson b Hilfenhaus 69 186 110 7 0 62.72
41.1 that's a huge relief for Australia, and a strange choice of shot, Smith tries to pull but the ball isn't short enough, he ends up getting a tame top edge which goes down Johnson's throat at mid-on, safe to say that Smith's thrown it away 130/2
View dismissal HM Amla c Hughes b Siddle 57 177 130 7 0 43.84
69.3 Australia get the breakthrough they so badly needed, Siddle angles it towards middle and off and Amla shapes to flick it across the line but he fails to keep the ball down and tamely chips it to Hughes at midwicket, very easy catch for the fielder 206/3
View dismissal JH Kallis b Johnson 45 174 139 4 0 32.37
82.6 the extra ball in the over does the trick! Johnson fires it full and wide outside the offdrive and Kallis attempts a flashy square drive, he gets a thick inside edge and ends up dragging the ball onto his stumps 229/5
View dismissal AB de Villiers lbw b McDonald 3 16 7 0 0 42.85
72.4 Referral: there's an appeal for a leg before and the umpire is convinced, however Kallis is doubtful at the other end and indicates to de Villiers that he should challenge it, the ball lands on a good length outside off and comes in with the angle, the ball clips his pad within the line of the stumps so no doubt there, Asad Rauf reckoned that would have bit the legstump, Bowden raises the finger again, the initial doubt was whether the ball was missing leg, but in the end the decision seems fair 211/4
View dismissal JP Duminy c Ponting b Siddle 29 130 75 3 0 38.66
103.6 Siddle deserves all credit for setting it up! He bangs it in short of a length and the ball holds its line as it rises towards Duminy, he was forced to play at it and the ball balloons off the outside edge to Ponting who cups it above his face at second slip 268/6
View dismissal MV Boucher b Hilfenhaus 24 136 105 1 0 22.85
114.6 and Boucher's dogged resistance comes to an end, Hilfenhaus squares him up with a sharp incutter, Boucher comes forward to drive but leaves a gap between bat and pad, the ball squeezes through and clips the off stump 284/8
View dismissal M Morkel c Hughes b Johnson 2 24 12 0 0 16.66
109.1 another false shot claims Morkel, Johnson bowls it really short and quick, Morkel falls for the bait and goes for another horizontal hoick over the on side, he gets a top edge and Hughes takes it easily in the region of mid-on 272/7
View dismissal PL Harris c Katich b Siddle 8 42 35 0 0 22.85
118.6 Siddle pitches it short of a length outside off and gets Harris hopping on the backfoot to fend it off, the ball lobs towards short leg and Katich juggles with the ball before tacking it cleanly 289/9
View dismissal DW Steyn b Johnson 6 18 12 0 0 50.00
119.2 Johnson hits the timber! Steyn makes a lot of room to drive and Johnson follows him and fires it on the stumps, the ball goes through straight and hits the middle stump, the stumps are upright and the bails go flying 291/10
M Ntini not out 0 2 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 2, nb 4) 13
  Total (all out; 119.2 overs; 515 mins) 291 (2.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MG Johnson 34.2 2 112 4 3.26 151 13 0 (1nb, 1w)
27.3 to McKenzie, Johnson finally gets Australia the breakthrough, he lands it on a fullish length outside the offstump, Mckenzie is already forward and as he pokes his bat out the ball clips the outside edge and pops up to Haddin 76/1
82.6 to Kallis, the extra ball in the over does the trick! Johnson fires it full and wide outside the offdrive and Kallis attempts a flashy square drive, he gets a thick inside edge and ends up dragging the ball onto his stumps 229/5
109.1 to Morkel, another false shot claims Morkel, Johnson bowls it really short and quick, Morkel falls for the bait and goes for another horizontal hoick over the on side, he gets a top edge and Hughes takes it easily in the region of mid-on 272/7
119.2 to Steyn, Johnson hits the timber! Steyn makes a lot of room to drive and Johnson follows him and fires it on the stumps, the ball goes through straight and hits the middle stump, the stumps are upright and the bails go flying 291/10
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 31 7 68 2 2.19 147 4 0 (2nb)
41.1 to Smith, that's a huge relief for Australia, and a strange choice of shot, Smith tries to pull but the ball isn't short enough, he ends up getting a tame top edge which goes down Johnson's throat at mid-on, safe to say that Smith's thrown it away 130/2
114.6 to Boucher, and Boucher's dogged resistance comes to an end, Hilfenhaus squares him up with a sharp incutter, Boucher comes forward to drive but leaves a gap between bat and pad, the ball squeezes through and clips the off stump 284/8
View wickets PM Siddle 25 8 46 3 1.84 126 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
69.3 to Amla, Australia get the breakthrough they so badly needed, Siddle angles it towards middle and off and Amla shapes to flick it across the line but he fails to keep the ball down and tamely chips it to Hughes at midwicket, very easy catch for the fielder 206/3
103.6 to Duminy, Siddle deserves all credit for setting it up! He bangs it in short of a length and the ball holds its line as it rises towards Duminy, he was forced to play at it and the ball balloons off the outside edge to Ponting who cups it above his face at second slip 268/6
118.6 to Harris, Siddle pitches it short of a length outside off and gets Harris hopping on the backfoot to fend it off, the ball lobs towards short leg and Katich juggles with the ball before tacking it cleanly 289/9
View wicket AB McDonald 22 8 31 1 1.40 113 2 0
72.4 to de Villiers, Referral: there's an appeal for a leg before and the umpire is convinced, however Kallis is doubtful at the other end and indicates to de Villiers that he should challenge it, the ball lands on a good length outside off and comes in with the angle, the ball clips his pad within the line of the stumps so no doubt there, Asad Rauf reckoned that would have bit the legstump, Bowden raises the finger again, the initial doubt was whether the ball was missing leg, but in the end the decision seems fair 211/4
  MJ North 7 0 27 0 3.85 28 2 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts - BW Hilfenhaus, PJ Hughes and MJ North (Australia)
Player of the match - MG Johnson (Australia)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and SA Bucknor (West Indies)
TV umpire - Asad Rauf (Pakistan)
Match referee - JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire - M Erasmus
Close of play
  • Thu, 26 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 254/5 (MJ North 47*, BJ Haddin 37*, 68 ov)
  • Fri, 27 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 85/3 (ND McKenzie 35*, AB de Villiers 13*, 37 ov)
  • Sat, 28 Feb - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 51/1 (PJ Hughes 36*, RT Ponting 1*, 16.3 ov)
  • Sun, 1 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 178/2 (HM Amla 43*, JH Kallis 26*, 55 ov)
  • Mon, 2 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 291 (119.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 32/2 in 13.0 overs (RT Ponting 25, MEK Hussey 0)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 18.2 overs (113 balls), Extras 5
    • Lunch: Australia - 78/3 in 26.0 overs (RT Ponting 49, MJ Clarke 17)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 87 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (RT Ponting 27, MJ Clarke 25, Ex 0)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 29.1 overs (178 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Australia - 136/3 in 39.0 overs (RT Ponting 79, MJ Clarke 43)
    • over no:35.1 Fielding team referral for a catch turned down. One more referral left for South Africa
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 146 balls (RT Ponting 53, MJ Clarke 47, Ex 2)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 61 balls (7 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 40.3 overs (247 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: Australia - 194/5 in 51.0 overs (MJ North 18, BJ Haddin 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 52.5 overs (322 balls), Extras 12
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (MJ North 28, BJ Haddin 22, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: Australia - 242/5 in 65.0 overs (MJ North 44, BJ Haddin 28)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 67.3 overs (410 balls), Extras 12
    • Bad Light: Australia - 254/5 in 68.0 overs (MJ North 47, BJ Haddin 37)
    • Rain: Australia - 254/5 in 68.0 overs (MJ North 47, BJ Haddin 37)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 254/5 in 68.0 overs (MJ North 47, BJ Haddin 37)
    • Attendance: 11027
    • Australia 1st innings
    • MJ North: 50 off 104 balls (6 x 4)
    • BJ Haddin: 50 off 79 balls (8 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 178 balls (MJ North 46, BJ Haddin 54, Ex 1)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 287/5 after 80.1 overs (MJ North 60, BJ Haddin 57)
    • Drinks: Australia - 290/5 in 81.0 overs (MJ North 61, BJ Haddin 59)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 85.3 overs (518 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: Australia - 311/7 in 90.0 overs (MJ North 67, MG Johnson 7)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (MJ North 22, MG Johnson 24, Ex 6)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 100.1 overs (608 balls), Extras 18
    • Lunch: Australia - 351/7 in 101.0 overs (MJ North 85, MG Johnson 27)
    • MJ North: 100 off 207 balls (10 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 394/7 in 116.0 overs (MJ North 110, MG Johnson 44)
    • 8th Wicket: 100 runs in 192 balls (MJ North 48, MG Johnson 45, Ex 7)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 116.3 overs (706 balls), Extras 19
    • MG Johnson: 50 off 100 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 124.1 overs (752 balls), Extras 21
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (MG Johnson 40, PM Siddle 9, Ex 3)
    • Tea: Australia - 466/10 in 125.4 overs (MG Johnson 96)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 31/2 in 15.0 overs (ND McKenzie 15, JH Kallis 13)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (105 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: South Africa - 70/3 in 28.0 overs (ND McKenzie 24, AB de Villiers 9)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 85/3 in 37.0 overs (ND McKenzie 35, AB de Villiers 13)
    • Attendance: 12367
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 43.6 overs (265 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: South Africa - 127/4 in 53.0 overs (AB de Villiers 36, JP Duminy 17)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 122 balls (5 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 62.1 overs (374 balls), Extras 10
    • Lunch: South Africa - 158/8 in 66.0 overs (AB de Villiers 63, DW Steyn 0)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 76.2 overs (462 balls), Extras 14
    • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (AB de Villiers 30, DW Steyn 17, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 208/9 in 79.4 overs (AB de Villiers 93)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 212/9 after 80.1 overs (AB de Villiers 96, M Ntini 1)
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 181 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 220/10 in 81.1 overs (AB de Villiers 104)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Tea: Australia - 30/0 in 10.0 overs (PJ Hughes 22, SM Katich 6)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 15.6 overs (98 balls), Extras 4
    • Bad Light: Australia - 51/1 in 16.3 overs (PJ Hughes 36, RT Ponting 1)
    • Rain: Australia - 51/1 in 16.3 overs (PJ Hughes 36, RT Ponting 1)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 51/1 in 16.3 overs (PJ Hughes 36, RT Ponting 1)
    • Attendance: 20533
    • PJ Hughes: 50 off 85 balls (9 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (PJ Hughes 27, RT Ponting 22, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 99/2 in 26.5 overs (PJ Hughes 56)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 27.4 overs (170 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: Australia - 145/7 in 38.1 overs (BJ Haddin 15)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 43.3 overs (265 balls), Extras 8
    • Lunch: Australia - 174/9 in 50.0 overs (PM Siddle 6, BW Hilfenhaus 0)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 52.6 overs (322 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: Australia - 207/10 in 53.4 overs (PM Siddle 22)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • 39.1 batting team referral
    • 50.1 bowling team referral
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 36/0 in 11.0 overs (ND McKenzie 12, GC Smith 24)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.4 overs (107 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 107 balls (ND McKenzie 23, GC Smith 26, Ex 1)
    • Tea: South Africa - 57/0 in 20.0 overs (ND McKenzie 28, GC Smith 28)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 84 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 95/1 in 32.0 overs (GC Smith 50, HM Amla 8)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 32.3 overs (196 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (GC Smith 27, HM Amla 21, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 130/2 in 41.1 overs (HM Amla 21)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 46.3 overs (283 balls), Extras 5
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 178/2 in 55.0 overs (HM Amla 43, JH Kallis 26)
    • Attendance: 19784
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (HM Amla 25, JH Kallis 26, Ex 0)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 103 balls (7 x 4)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 65.5 overs (399 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: South Africa - 205/2 in 68.0 overs (HM Amla 57, JH Kallis 39)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 221/4 in 79.0 overs (JH Kallis 42, JP Duminy 9)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 224/4 after 80.1 overs (JH Kallis 43, JP Duminy 11)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 247/5 in 91.0 overs (JP Duminy 22, MV Boucher 6)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 92.1 overs (558 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: South Africa - 268/6 in 104.0 overs (MV Boucher 17)
    • Tea: South Africa - 289/8 in 118.0 overs (PL Harris 8, DW Steyn 4)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • 0.6: bowling team referral
    • 72.4: Batting team referral
    • 80.1: batting team referral
    • Attendance: 9380
    • Total Attendance: 73091
 
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