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
1.1

Steyn to Katich, no run, now there's the Harmison! Steyn sprays it wide outside off stump and gets the ball to move sharply towards slip, Boucher leaps across and makes an excellent save

1.2

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, shorter length and straighter line, Katich gets going with a nice little tuck off his hips behind square

Australia 9/0   SM Katich 1* (2b)
2.1

Ntini to Katich, 1 run, Ntini's line is a bit too straight and it allows Katich to nudge the ball behind square once again

Australia 10/0   SM Katich 2* (3b)
3.1

Steyn to Katich, no run, Steyn gets the ball to kick off a length and surprises Katich who defends towards the off side in a hurry

3.2

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, Katich moves back and across to nudge a good-length ball towards the off side for a single

Australia 15/2   SM Katich 3* (5b)
4.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, Ntini's line is just a bit wide outside off stump, Katich moves across his stumps but decides to let it go

4.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, Ntini's much closer this time, he pitches on middle stump and angles it across the left-hander, Katich moves across and shoulders arms

4.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, excellent line and length from Ntini just outside off, Katich lets it go again

4.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, left alone outside off stump, Ntini's bowling much closer to the stumps now

4.5

Ntini to Katich, no run, fuller length, Ntini pitches on middle and takes it away from Katich who once again lets it go through to Boucher

4.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, 134 kmh, Ntini completes a maiden over with a good length delivery on middle and off, this time Katich moves forward and pushes at the ball, he plays it towards point

Australia 15/2   SM Katich 3* (11b)
5.4

Steyn to Katich, no run, good length outside off stump with some movement away from the left-hander, Katich lets it go

5.5

Steyn to Katich, no run, Katich stays in his crease and lets another one pass through to Boucher

5.6

Steyn to Katich, no run, Steyn pitches a touch wide outside off and Katich shoulders arms

Australia 16/3   SM Katich 3* (14b)
7.1

Steyn to Katich, no run, short of a length from Steyn, Katich moves across his crease, stands tall on the back foot to get on top of the bounce, and defends

7.2

Steyn to Katich, no run, fuller ball slanting across the left-hander, Katich calmly lets it go

7.3

Steyn to Katich, no run, Katich moves across to cut a short of a length delivery but he doesn't connect properly, he gets a thick bottom edge into the ground towards point

7.4

Steyn to Katich, 3 runs, full ball outside off and Katich moves into position to play the cover drive, he connects well and finds the gap too, Duminy gives chase and pulls it in just inside the boundary, he's a quick fielder

7.6

Steyn to Katich, no run, Katich moves forward and shoulders arms to one that moves away from him from a good length

Australia 22/3   SM Katich 6* (19b)
9.1

Steyn to Katich, no run, Steyn angles the ball across Katich and the left-hander doesn't play a shot

9.2

Steyn to Katich, no run, 146 kmh, good length and straighter line from Steyn, Katich moves back and across and defends

9.3

Steyn to Katich, 2 runs, Steyn lets loose a low full toss outside off stump, Katich reaches out and hits it through the gap at cover for two more

9.4

Steyn to Katich, FOUR, that's a cracking shot! Katich moves across his crease, latches on to a full delivery, and smashes the cover drive through the gap, there's no stopping this one

9.5

Steyn to Katich, no run, 145kmh, Katich watchfully lets a good length ball pass by his off stump, good leave, Katich looks pretty settled

9.6

Steyn to Katich, no run, Katich stays in his crease, lets a good length ball comes to him, and opens the face to guide the ball towards point

Australia 29/3   SM Katich 12* (25b 1x4)
11.1

Kallis to Katich, no run, good length to start with outside off stump, Katich defends on the front foot towards mid-off

11.2

Kallis to Katich, 4 runs, what a shot that is, Katich moves across his crease and clips a good length ball through midwicket, lovely wrists in that shot, Morkel gives chase and dives superbly to save the boundary, but the batsmen have run four!

11.3

Kallis to Katich, FOUR, he's smashed that! Katich reaches out for a full and wide delivery and hammers it through cover for four more

11.4

Kallis to Katich, FOUR, and another one! The length is full just outside off stump, Katich moves forward, but not too much, and drives the ball between the bowler and the non-striker for four more

11.5

Kallis to Katich, no run, this time the length isn't driveable and Katich defends towards Kallis on the front foot

11.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, better line and length from Kallis, Katich lets it go through to Boucher

Australia 43/3   SM Katich 24* (31b 3x4)
12.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, Morkel doesn't adjust immediately to the left-hander and bowls one down leg side, Katich plays the leg glance but the ball is too far away

12.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, Morkel goes round the wicket and bowls a full ball angling into the left-hander, Katich plays the ball towards the bowler, he was looking to drive and Morkel stooped down in his follow through and picked it up

12.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, Katich lets the last ball pass through to Boucher

Australia 44/3   SM Katich 24* (34b 3x4)
14.1

Morkel to Katich, 1 leg bye, Katich moves back to work the ball off his pads but misses, the ball hits his pad and goes behind square for a leg bye

14.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, Morkel goes round the wicket and pitches short of a length, Katich moves across to work the ball on the leg side but gets into a bit of a tangle

14.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, the line is too straight and Katich nudges the ball off his pads behind square, Smith's got a man at 45 degrees on the leg side and

14.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Katich moves across and then lets the ball go

Australia 55/3   SM Katich 24* (38b 3x4)
15.2

Kallis to Katich, no run, Kallis offers Katich a full and wide ball but this time the batsman resists the temptation to play the big drive

15.3

Kallis to Katich, no run, Katich moves across in his crease and lets a good length ball go through to Boucher

15.4

Kallis to Katich, no run, Kallis pitches on a good length outside off once again, Katich lets it go once again

15.5

Kallis to Katich, no run, Katich moves forward and defends a good length ball towards the off side

15.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, Katich moves forward and across and pushes a full delivery towards the fielder at cover

Australia 56/3   SM Katich 24* (43b 3x4)
16.3

Morkel to Katich, no run, Morkel goes round the wicket to the left-hander and bowls a short of a length delivery which Katich leaves

16.4

Morkel to Katich, 1 run, Morkel slants the ball on to leg stump and Katich fends at it, the ball goes in the air off the glove between the wicketkeeper and leg gully, that was exactly where Duminy had been at leg slip a short while ago

Australia 58/3   SM Katich 25* (45b 3x4)
17.1

Kallis to Katich, no run, played on the leg side off the front foot

17.2

Kallis to Katich, no run, Katich moves across his stumps to cut a slightly shorter ball from Kallis as it angles across him, he mis-times it and gets a bottom edge into the ground

17.3

Kallis to Katich, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Kallis lets it go this time

17.4

Kallis to Katich, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Katich once again decides to let it pass

17.5

Kallis to Katich, FOUR, brilliant! Katich moved across his stumps, waited for the full ball to reach him, and then drove it firmly into the gap between cover and mid-off, terrific timing

17.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

Australia 62/3   SM Katich 29* (51b 4x4)
18.2

Morkel to Katich, no run, defended solidly off the front foot towards the bowler

18.3

Morkel to Katich, no run, Morkel hits a good length just outside off stump and angles it into the left-hander from round the wicket, Katich moves across to cover his off stump before letting the ball go

18.4

Morkel to Katich, 2 runs, Katich moves across this time and drives a good length ball past mid-on, he hasn't timed it well enough to reach the boundary, that shot brings up the 50 partnership

18.5

Morkel to Katich, 1 no ball, 147 kmh that was, full and outside the off stump, Katich lets it go again, Morkel had over-stepped

18.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, defended on the front foot towards midwicket

18.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, Katich moves forward and across to a good length delivery, he closes the face to play the ball towards short midwicket

Australia 66/3   SM Katich 31* (57b 4x4)
19.3

Kallis to Katich, 2 runs, Katich walks across and drives a full ball towards mid-on, Steyn runs from midwicket and dives, he makes a half-stop

19.4

Kallis to Katich, no run, Kallis bounces Katich and the batsman ducks under it

19.5

Kallis to Katich, no run, good length ball slanting across the right-hander, Katich lets it go

19.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Katich tries to cut but once again bottom-edges it into the ground towards point, he's mis-timed that shot thrice today

Australia 69/3   SM Katich 33* (61b 4x4)
21.1

Harris to Katich, no run, tossed up on off stump, Katich comes forward and plays the ball on the off side

21.2

Harris to Katich, no run, full ball outside off stump, Katich moves forward and drives to the man at cover

21.3

Harris to Katich, no run, this time he thrusts his pad out and lets it go

21.4

Harris to Katich, no run, Katich stretches forward and defends on the off side

21.5

Harris to Katich, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Katich moves back and across and defends

21.6

Harris to Katich, no run, tight line and length outside off, Katich defends on the back foot towards the bowler

Australia 69/3   SM Katich 33* (67b 4x4)
22.6

Morkel to Katich, 1 run, Katich moves a long way across his stumps and works the ball from middle behind square for a single

Australia 73/3   SM Katich 34* (68b 4x4)
23.1

Harris to Katich, no run, full ball outside off stump from over the wicket, Katich drives to the fielder at cover

23.2

Harris to Katich, 1 run, tossed up on off and middle, Katich waits for it and drives to the fielder on the long-on boundary

Australia 74/3   SM Katich 35* (70b 4x4)
24.1

Steyn to Katich, no run, good length on middle and off, Katich moves across and defends with a straight bat towards the bowler

24.2

Steyn to Katich, no run, fuller length on middle stump, pushed back towards the bowler

24.3

Steyn to Katich, no run, short of a length outside off stump, left alone by Katich

24.4

Steyn to Katich, no run, Steyn bounces Katich and the batsman lets it go with ease

24.5

Steyn to Katich, no run, another bouncer and another duck from Katich, 140 kmh that was

24.6

Steyn to Katich, no run, what happened there? Katich moved across his crease to play the short of a length ball, he suddenly decided to let the ball go down the leg side and it passed over his stumps

Australia 74/3   SM Katich 35* (76b 4x4)
26.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, short of a length on of stump, Ntini slants the ball across the left-hander from over the wicket and Katich lets it go

26.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, fuller length but the line is outside off stump, allowing Katich to let it go again

26.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, Ntini hits that good length around off stump and moves the ball away from Katich, a hat-trick of leaves from the left-hander

26.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, Ntini pitches outside leg stump this time, Katich moves back and across and nudges towards the leg side

26.5

Ntini to Katich, FOUR, Ntini gets one to bounce from a length but Katich moves back and controls the ball well as he steers it into the gap between third slip and gully, he's away with a boundary after lunch

26.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, good length ball close to off stump, Katich lets it go once again

Australia 78/3   SM Katich 39* (82b 5x4)
28.1

Ntini to Katich, 1 run, short of a length angling into the left-hander, Katich nudges off his pads towards midwicket

Australia 79/3   SM Katich 40* (83b 5x4)
29.6

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, Katich gets his team off the bogey score by nudging a short of a length delivery off his hips behind square

Australia 88/3   SM Katich 41* (84b 5x4)
30.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, full ball angling into the left-hander, Katich defends towards the bowler

30.2

Ntini to Katich, FOUR, what confidence from Katich, he cuts a short of a length delivery hard into the ground, the ball bounces over point and Katich doesn't run, he knows the ball is going to reach the boundary, it does, he's mis-timed several cuts today but he hit that one superbly

30.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, left alone outside off stump

30.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, defended on the leg side

30.5

Ntini to Katich, 2 runs, too straight from Ntini, he drifts on to middle and leg and Katich flicks off his pads through midwicket

30.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, short of a length on leg and middle, Katich moves across and defends towards the man at silly mid-on

Australia 94/3   SM Katich 47* (90b 6x4)
32.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, good length on middle stump, Katich moves towards off and pushes the ball towards silly mid-on

32.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, short of a length on middle and off from over the wicket, Katich stays on the back foot and defends on the off side

32.3

Ntini to Katich, 1 run, Ntini digs it in short and Katich stands tall on the back foot and drops it in front of point for a single

Australia 97/3   SM Katich 48* (93b 6x4)
33.1

Kallis to Katich, no run, good length ball on off stump, defended on the front foot

33.2

Kallis to Katich, 1 run, fuller ball at 135 kmh, Katich moves right across his stumps and clips it into the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on

Australia 98/3   SM Katich 49* (95b 6x4)
34.1

Ntini to Katich, SIX, Katich brings up Australia's 100, and his fifty, with a slash over the third man boundary, the length was short and there was width for Katich to get under the ball and cut it over the slips for six, he's revived Australia with a fluent half-century

34.2

Ntini to Katich, 1 run, fuller ball on middle stump, nudged on to the leg side for a single

34.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, short of a length just outside off stump, Katich waits in his crease and lets the ball pass close to off stump

Australia 106/3   SM Katich 56* (98b 6x4 1x6)
36.1

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, Katich moves across his stumps and flicks the ball from middle and leg stump towards long leg

36.5

Steyn to Katich, no run, good length delivery on middle and off stump, defended on the off side

36.6

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, Katich moves back to a short of a length delivery and pushes it off his hips towards deep backward square

Australia 119/3   SM Katich 58* (101b 6x4 1x6)
37.1

Harris to Katich, 1 run, Katich moves across to a full ball and flicks it into the gap at deep backward square

Australia 120/3   SM Katich 59* (102b 6x4 1x6)
38.1

Steyn to Katich, no run, Steyn pitches outside off stump and angles the ball across Katich who lets it pass

38.2

Steyn to Katich, no run, Steyn fires in a bouncer and Katich lets it pass over his head

38.3

Steyn to Katich, no run, good length delivery on middle and off stump, Katich moves back and across and drives towards mid-off

38.4

Steyn to Katich, no run, Katich moves back and across and plays the ball off his hips towards midwicket

38.5

Steyn to Katich, 1 wide, Steyn bowls a wayward bouncer down leg side and the umpire calls it wide! Steyn isn't happy

38.5

Steyn to Katich, no run, fuller ball on middle and off stump, Katich moves back and across and pushes towards cover

38.6

Steyn to Katich, no run, good length ball on off stump, defended on the front foot

Australia 121/3   SM Katich 59* (108b 6x4 1x6)
40.1

Steyn to Katich, no run, short of a length outside off stump, defended on the back foot towards point

40.2

Steyn to Katich, no run, Steyn catches Katich by surprise as he moves across his stumps by bowling a sharp short ball just outside of stump, Katich drops his wrists in a hurry and lets the ball go through to Boucher

40.3

Steyn to Katich, 2 runs, Katich moves across and flicks the ball off his hips towards deep square leg

40.4

Steyn to Katich, no run, that's just too wide outside off stump, Katich doesn't even bother

40.5

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, he goes round the wicket this time and angles a short of a length ball into the left-hander, Katich uses the angle to nudge the ball off his hips behind square

Australia 126/3   SM Katich 62* (113b 6x4 1x6)
41.1

Harris to Katich, no run, Katich hasn't had much of the strike against Harris, he leans forward to defend a flat delivery

41.2

Harris to Katich, no run, bowled slowly and wide outside off stump, Katich lets it go

41.3

Harris to Katich, 1 run, Katich moves back and across and works the ball behind square for a single

Australia 127/3   SM Katich 63* (116b 6x4 1x6)
42.1

Steyn to Katich, FOUR, fantastic! Katich waits for a short of a length ball outside off stump and cuts through gully to the third man boundary

42.2

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, played off the hips behind square for a single

42.6

Steyn to Katich, no run, Katich moves across his stumps and flicks a full ball towards the man at square leg

Australia 138/3   SM Katich 68* (119b 7x4 1x6)
43.5

Harris to Katich, 1 run, played behind square for a single

Australia 144/3   SM Katich 69* (120b 7x4 1x6)
44.1

Morkel to Katich, no run, short of a length angling into the left-hander, defended on the back foot

44.2

Morkel to Katich, no run, good length from Morkel, he's getting close to off stump, good leave from Katich

44.3

Morkel to Katich, no run, fuller length angling into off stump, Katich moves across and defends with a straight bat

44.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, short of a length again, Katich stays in his crease and lifts his bat out of the way

44.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, Morkel's bowling a tight line around off stump, and varying his length, this one is a little fuller and Katich defends confidently

44.6

Morkel to Katich, 1 run, Katich moves back and across and uses the angle into him to push the ball towards square leg

Australia 145/3   SM Katich 70* (126b 7x4 1x6)
45.1

Harris to Katich, no run, Harris bowls a slow delivery outside off, Katich leans forward and defends

45.2

Harris to Katich, no run, Katich moves back to a flatter one and defends to the fielder at short leg

45.3

Harris to Katich, 1 run, Katich moves back earlier this time and has enough time to play the ball past the man at short leg

Australia 146/3   SM Katich 71* (129b 7x4 1x6)
46.1

Morkel to Katich, 1 leg bye, lovely touch from Katich, he nudges a short ball off his hips into the gap between the wicketkeeper and leg gully for a single

46.4

Morkel to Katich, 1 run, now it's Katich's turn to flick the ball off his pads through square leg

Australia 149/3   SM Katich 72* (131b 7x4 1x6)
47.2

Harris to Katich, no run, bowled flat through the air outside off stump, Katich waits on the back foot and plays the ball to point

47.3

Harris to Katich, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Katich leans forward to smother the ball

47.4

Harris to Katich, no run, Katich comes on to the front foot once again and defends

47.5

Harris to Katich, no run, beaten! Harris pushes one quicker through the air outside off stump, Katich plays for the turn into him but the ball goes straight through and beats the outside edge

47.6

Harris to Katich, 3 runs, this time Katich moves back and cuts the slightly shorter ball past point, he's timed it well but McKenzie chases it and saves one run with a desperate dive

Australia 154/3   SM Katich 75* (136b 7x4 1x6)
48.1

Morkel to Katich, 2 runs, Katich moves across to create the space to hit the ball from off stump through midwicket, he hit that from outside off actually

48.2

Morkel to Katich, no run, Katich once again moves across and nudges towards midwicket

48.3

Morkel to Katich, 2 runs, and again, he's flicked this superbly but Duminy is in the deep and will limit the batsmen to two

48.4

Morkel to Katich, 2 runs, the short of a length delivery stops on Katich and he plays it awkwardly, the ball was in the air but wide of Amla at cover

48.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, left alone outside off stump

48.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Katich defends solidly with a straight bat

Australia 160/3   SM Katich 81* (142b 7x4 1x6)
49.2

Harris to Katich, no run, Katich moves on to the front foot, gets to the pitch of the flighted delivery, and defends

49.3

Harris to Katich, no run, bowled slowly through the air on middle stump, defended on the front foot

49.4

Harris to Katich, 2 runs, played off the pads down to long-leg where Morkel fields and sends the throw towards extra cover instead of the wicketkeeper!

49.5

Harris to Katich, no run, defended on the front foot

49.6

Harris to Katich, no run, Katich is as solid as ever in defence

Australia 163/3   SM Katich 83* (147b 7x4 1x6)
50.2

Morkel to Katich, no run, Steyn goes round the wicket and bowls a good length outside off stump, Katich lets it pass

50.3

Morkel to Katich, no run, good length angling into the left-hander, Katich moves forward and plays the ball towards cover

50.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, short of a length delivery bowled at the batsman, Katich gets behind the line and blocks

50.5

Morkel to Katich, OUT, Katich has missed a full toss and he's lbw! Morkel delivers a low full toss from round the wicket and angles it into the left-hander, Katich moves across his stumps to flick but misses, the ball thuds into the pad in front of middle, would it have missed leg? Close call, it might have clipped leg stump

SM Katich lbw b Morkel 83 (226m 151b 7x4 1x6) SR: 54.96

Australia 164/4   SM Katich 83 (151b 7x4 1x6)
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