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

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2.6

Ntini to Hussey, no run, No hat-trick for Ntini but it's a good ball, he pitches on an excellent length and slants the ball across the left-hander, Hussey lets it go

Australia 14/2   MEK Hussey 0* (1b)

3.3

Steyn to Hussey, no run, Steyn digs it in short to Hussey who tries to play a short-arm pull, the ball was on to him too quickly and he mis-times it to Amla at square leg

3.4

Steyn to Hussey, no run, 140kmh, Steyn pitches short of a length around off stump and seams it away from the left-hander, Hussey pokes at it without moving his feet and gets beaten

3.5

Steyn to Hussey, no run, this time Hussey tries to pull his bat out of the way of one that moves away from him, he doesn't move it quickly enough and the ball hits the ball and goes on the bounce towards slip

3.6

Steyn to Hussey, no run, this time he manages to leave it comfortably outside off

Australia 15/2   MEK Hussey 0* (5b)

5.1

Steyn to Hussey, no run, Steyn hits the pitch hard outside off and Hussey lets it go

5.2

Steyn to Hussey, OUT, Hussey's gone for a duck! He pushes forward at one that slants across him and gets a thick outside edge which flies low towards third slip, de Villiers dives forward and grabs it inches from the ground, terrific catch, what a fielder he is, Steyn's celebration is intense!

MEK Hussey c de Villiers b Steyn 0 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 15/3   MEK Hussey 0 (7b)
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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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