South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in Australia ODI Series - 1st ODI

Australia v South Africa

South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

2.5

Steyn to MEK Hussey, OUT, caught! The previous delivery came in but this one moved away from the left-hander off a good length around off stump, Hussey pushed forward to defend and the thick outside edge flew through to Boucher who took a comfortable catch to his left

MEK Hussey c †Boucher b Steyn 6 (9m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Australia 8/1   SE Marsh 1* (6b)   DW Steyn 1.5-0-3-1

20.5

Botha to Ponting, OUT, stumped! No, caught! Ponting pushed forward to a defend a straight delivery outside off stump but edged it, Boucher didn't realise at first for he whipped off the bails but eventually appealed for caught behind, Ian Gould raised the finger immediately

RT Ponting c †Boucher b Botha 46 (71m 54b 5x4 0x6) SR: 85.18

Australia 102/2   SE Marsh 47* (60b 4x4)   J Botha 2.5-0-15-1

31.3

JA Morkel to Clarke, OUT, caught in the deep! The pressure was building on Clarke and he went for it, lofting a length ball off the front foot towards long-on, Amla was on the boundary and he had to take several steps back to hold the catch, he took a quick look behind to see where the rope was, it was a few feet away from him

MJ Clarke c Amla b JA Morkel 19 (39m 38b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 146/3   SE Marsh 70* (86b 4x4 1x6)   JA Morkel 5.3-0-35-1

37.1

M Morkel to Marsh, OUT, caught! Good length from Morkel, he pitches in line with the stumps and moves the ball off the seam away from the left-hander, Marsh tries to close the face and play the ball on the leg side, the ball hits the hilly side of the bat and goes through to Boucher

SE Marsh c †Boucher b M Morkel 79 (148m 97b 4x4 1x6) SR: 81.44

Australia 174/4   DJ Hussey 18* (23b 1x4)   M Morkel 7.1-0-40-1

44.6

Botha to White, OUT, bowled him! That was a fast ball in the blockhole, 106 kmh! White tried to swat the ball towards midwicket but missed, Botha hit off stump

CL White b Botha 21 (31m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Australia 223/5   DJ Hussey 46* (46b 4x4)   J Botha 10-0-50-2

45.6

JA Morkel to DJ Hussey, OUT, knocked him over! Albie bowls a good length ball on off and middle stump with a hint of swing into the right-hander, Hussey tries to hit across the line towards midwicket but misses, the ball crashes into off and middle stump

DJ Hussey b JA Morkel 52 (63m 50b 5x4 0x6) SR: 104.00

Australia 231/6   BJ Haddin 2* (2b)   JA Morkel 9-0-58-2

47.6

M Morkel to Hopes, OUT, van Jaarsveld finally catches one! He has relief written all over his face and he turns to the MCG crowd and gives them a stare. Hopes made room to hit over the off side but didn't get enough muscle behind the shot, he lofted the ball towards long off, van Jaarsveld ran in from the boundary and judged it well

JR Hopes c van Jaarsveld b M Morkel 2 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 254/7   BJ Haddin 18* (10b 2x4)   M Morkel 9-0-58-2

48.6

Steyn to Haddin, OUT, The South Africans have finally scored a run out! Haddin pushes the ball towards cover an sets off for the single to keep strike for the final over, Albie rushes in, picks up, turns around, and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end, Haddin's well short

BJ Haddin run out 19 (19m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 158.33

Australia 259/8   NW Bracken 4* (4b)   DW Steyn 10-2-49-1
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