South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

South Africa in Australia Test Series - 1st Test

Australia v South Africa

South Africa won by 6 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

82.1

Ntini to Krejza, no run, what a leave that is! Krejza let the ball coming into him from Ntini go and it went right over middle stump, Krejza trusts the bounce at the WACA with his wicket

82.2

Ntini to Krejza, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

82.3

Ntini to Krejza, no run, good length delivery angling into the right-hander, defended on the back foot

82.4

Ntini to Krejza, no run, banged in short outside off stump, Krejza lets it go through to Boucher

82.5

Ntini to Krejza, FOUR, Krejza gets off the mark by getting a thick outside edge between slip and gully for four

82.6

Ntini to Krejza, 3 runs, this one is no edge! Krejza moves forward and drives the ball firmly past point, Duminy's fantastic day in the field continues with an excellent chase and save

Australia 310/8   JJ Krejza 7* (6b 1x4)

83.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Steyn sends down a bouncer outside off and the batsman sways out of the way

83.2

Steyn to Krejza, no run, tight line and length around off stump, Krejza gets behind the line an defends

83.3

Steyn to Krejza, 1 run, Styen aims one at middle stump but Krejza stays in his crease and gets his bat in the way of the ball

83.6

Steyn to Krejza, FOUR, edged down to the third man boundary for four more

Australia 316/8   JJ Krejza 12* (10b 2x4)

85.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Steyn keeps it straight and full, Krejza gets behind the line and defends

85.2

Steyn to Krejza, 3 runs, shot! Krejza stays on the back foot and pushes the ball firmly into the gap at cover, Harris gives chase but Duminy sprints past him and saves the four

85.5

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Steyn peppers Krejza with a bouncer and the batsman ducks under it

85.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, full ball angling into middle and leg stump, Krejza defends on the leg side

Australia 324/8   JJ Krejza 15* (14b 2x4)

86.4

Morkel to Krejza, no run, good length on off and middle, defended on the back foot towards the off side

86.5

Morkel to Krejza, no run, banged in short by Morkel outside off stump, Krejza lets it go, where are the yorkers?

86.6

Morkel to Krejza, no run, fuller and straighter from Morkel, Krejza gets behind the line and blocks

Australia 327/8   JJ Krejza 15* (17b 2x4)

87.4

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Steyn bowls full and straight, Krejza defends but gets an inside edge towards the leg side

87.5

Steyn to Krejza, FOUR, Krejza moves back and pushes out at the ball, the thick outside edge runs between gully and slips for four more, this is a useful stand for Australia

87.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Krejza plays a free-flowing cover drive but hits it straight to the fielder

Australia 332/8   JJ Krejza 19* (20b 3x4)

89.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, nice front foot defence from Krejza, he gets forward to a good length ball and pushes it towards cover

89.2

Steyn to Krejza, no run, short of a length and the line is wider outside off stump, Krejza lets it go through to Boucher

89.3

Steyn to Krejza, 1 run, fuller and straighter from Steyn and Krejza gets going with a tap into the covers, Amla fields but he can't prevent the single

Australia 342/9   JJ Krejza 20* (23b 3x4)

91.1

Steyn to Krejza, 3 runs, too full on the pads and Krejza flicks the ball in the air over midwicket, the batsmen run three to bring up the 350, they will be pleased with this effort especially after the horror start yesterday morning

91.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, full ball on off stump, Krejza moves forward and defends confidently, right of the middle of the bat

Australia 351/9   JJ Krejza 23* (25b 3x4)

92.6

Morkel to Krejza, 1 run, full and straight from Morkel, Krejza pushes off the front foot in front of the fielder at cover and calls his partner for the run

Australia 357/9   JJ Krejza 24* (26b 3x4)

93.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, length delivery from Steyn on off stump, Krejza gets behind the line and plays the ball towards gully by opening the face

93.2

Steyn to Krejza, no run, fuller ball homing in on off stump, Krejza moves forward and defends on the off side

93.3

Steyn to Krejza, no run, full and wide outside off stump with a hint of outswing, Krejza throws his bat at it but gets beaten

93.4

Steyn to Krejza, no run, good length from Steyn just outside off stump, Krejza moves back and plays the ball towards cover

93.5

Steyn to Krejza, no run, fuller length on off stump, Krejza strides forward and defends, the ball hits the outside edge and goes on the bounce towards gully

93.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Krejza sees off the final ball by moving back and pushing towards point

Australia 357/9   JJ Krejza 24* (32b 3x4)

94.4

Morkel to Krejza, no run, good length and straight but Krejza is up to it, he moves back, gets behind the line and defends with the middle of his bat

94.5

Morkel to Krejza, 3 runs, lovely shot! Krejza moves back to a short of a length delivery outside off and drives in front of Duminy at point, that's three more to Australia

Australia 365/9   JJ Krejza 27* (34b 3x4)

95.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, full and wide outside off stump, Krejza wades into the delivery and plays a firm square drive but straight to Duminy at point

95.2

Steyn to Krejza, no run, the South Africans begin to appeal for lbw but soon realise that Krejza's got an inside edge on to the pad, he tried to work a straight ball towards midwicket and missed

95.3

Steyn to Krejza, no run, banged in short by Steyn and Siddle lets it go

95.4

Steyn to Krejza, no run, the slower ball from Steyn at 109 kmh but Krejza spots it and defends confidently off the front foot

95.5

Steyn to Krejza, no run, another very short ball, and Krejza sways out of the way

95.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, played towards point on the back foot

Australia 365/9   JJ Krejza 27* (40b 3x4)

97.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, that's a terribly wide delivery from Steyn, he fired that down the leg side and sent Boucher leaping to his left

97.2

Steyn to Krejza, 2 runs, Krejza pushes forward at a good length delivery and guides it towards wide third man for two more

97.3

Steyn to Krejza, no run, a cracking shot and a terrific save! Krejza moves on to the front foot and drives a full ball powerfully towards cover where Amla leaps to his right and makes the save, Krejza hit that into the ground so hard that it nearly bounced over Amla's head

97.4

Steyn to Krejza, 1 run, short of a length delivery, defended on the leg side

97.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, that's a sharp short ball form Steyn and Krejza gets out of the way in a hurry

Australia 371/9   JJ Krejza 30* (45b 3x4)
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Series Results
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 3-7, 2009
Australia won by 103 runs
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Dec 26-30, 2008
South Africa won by 9 wickets
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Dec 17-21, 2008
South Africa won by 6 wickets
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Dec 21, 2008

JP Duminy drives on his way to a half-century, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day, December 21, 2008

JP Duminy drives on his way to a half-century

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Dec 21, 2008

AB de Villiers and JP Duminy walk back after completing the incredible chase, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, December 21, 2008

AB de Villiers and JP Duminy walk back after completing the incredible chase

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