South Africa tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Perth, Dec 17-21, 2008
South Africa won by 6 wickets
17,18,19,20,21 December 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Ntini to Hayden, no run, whoa that's a wayward start, Ntini pitched it well outside leg stump and Hayden let it go, not as spectacular as Harmison's wide but it was still pretty off line


Ntini to Hayden, no run, that's spot on from Ntini, he pitches in on middle and off and angles it across the left-hander, Hayden strides forward and shoulders arms


Ntini to Hayden, no run, fuller length on middle stump, Hayden clips the ball off his pads towards the fielder at square leg


Ntini to Hayden, FOUR, Hayden's away! Ntini gave him a full toss, a low full toss, Hayden moved forward and thumped the ball straight past the bowler, a powerful straight drive


Ntini to Hayden, FOUR, and again! It isn't a full toss this time but it's over-pitched, Hayden leans forward and drives firmly past mid-on, lovely timing


Ntini to Hayden, no run, Ntini shortens his length and pitches outside leg stump, Hayden stays in his crease and tries to whip the ball off his pads but misses

Australia 8/0   ML Hayden 8* (6b 2x4)

Steyn to Hayden, no run, 142 kmh, Steyn pitches wide outside off stump and slants it across the left-hander, it's too wide for Hayden


Steyn to Hayden, no run, better line, it's much straighter from Steyn, Hayden gets behind the ball and defends with a straight bat


Steyn to Hayden, no run, Steyn once again hits the pitch outside off stump and seams it away from Hayden who comes forward and lets it go


Steyn to Hayden, no run, this time he pitches outside leg stump and strays down leg side, Hayden can't connect with the glance off the pads

Australia 9/0   ML Hayden 8* (10b 2x4)

Ntini to Hayden, no run, good length and line around middle stump, Hayden moves back and defends on the leg side


Ntini to Hayden, FOUR, splendid shot! Terrific straight drive from Hayden. The length was too full outside off once again and Hayden came forward and drilled it past the fielder at mid-off, no seam movement for Ntini so far


Ntini to Hayden, OUT, he's got him! Fantastic comeback! Ntini hits the WACA pitch short of a length and gets the ball to rise and seam away from the left hander, Hayden pokes at it from his crease and gets an edge to Smith at first slip, easy catch for the South African captain, the change of line works immediately for Ntini, South Africa are stoked

ML Hayden c Smith b Ntini 12 (13m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

Australia 14/1   ML Hayden 12 (13b 3x4)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100





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Hours of play (local time) 11.30am start, Lunch 13.30-14.10, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30

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