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

51.6

Harris to Haddin, no run, Haddin moves back and defends a flat ball towards silly point

Australia 166/5   BJ Haddin 0* (1b)

52.2

Morkel to Haddin, no run, Morkel looks for the yorker and Haddin does well to keep it out

52.3

Morkel to Haddin, FOUR, super shot to get off the mark, Morkel over-pitches, Haddin moves forward and plays a lovely off drive through extra cover for four

52.4

Morkel to Haddin, 1 no ball, short of a length on off stump, Haddin moves back to defend on the off side, Morkel's over-stepped again

52.4

Morkel to Haddin, no run, short of a length but the line is wide outside off, Haddin lets it go

52.5

Morkel to Haddin, no run, Morkel bowls another short one outside off, Haddin drops his wrists and lets the ball pass

52.6

Morkel to Haddin, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Haddin shoulders arms

Australia 172/5   BJ Haddin 4* (7b 1x4)

54.6

Ntini to Haddin, no run, Ntini shortens his length and keeps the ball outside off, Haddin stays in his crease and shoulders arms

Australia 178/5   BJ Haddin 4* (8b 1x4)

57.1

Kallis to Haddin, no run, Haddin clips the ball firmly off his toes but can't beat Harris who moves to his right from mid-on and dives to make the save

57.2

Kallis to Haddin, no run, short of a length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

57.3

Kallis to Haddin, no run, Kallis hits a good length outside off, Haddin covers his off stump and lets the ball go

57.4

Kallis to Haddin, no run, Haddin moves back to work the ball which angles into him towards midwicket

57.5

Kallis to Haddin, no run, good length ball on off and middle, Haddin gets behind the line and defends on the off side

57.6

Kallis to Haddin, no run, Haddin goes right back into his crease and defends a short of a length delivery towards cover point

Australia 191/5   BJ Haddin 4* (14b 1x4)

60.1

Ntini to Haddin, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Haddin moves on to the back foot and defends on the off side

60.2

Ntini to Haddin, no run, Haddin leans forward and plays a superb cover drive to a full ball outside off stump, he can't beat the infield though

60.3

Ntini to Haddin, FOUR, that's beaten the infield! Haddin moves back, swivels and rolls his wrists to keep the pull along the ground, superb timing and that's four!

60.4

Ntini to Haddin, no run, Ntini goes wide and bowls a full ball, Haddin drives straight but Ntini stoops and picks up the ball on his follow through

60.5

Ntini to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin stays in his crease and pushes the ball into the gap at cover point

Australia 201/5   BJ Haddin 9* (19b 2x4)

62.1

Steyn to Haddin, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Haddin stays on the back foot and cracks the ball through cover point for four

62.2

Steyn to Haddin, no run, good length delivery on off and middle stump, Haddin jumps back in his crease and defends on the leg side

62.3

Steyn to Haddin, no run, Steyn bowls short of a length outside off stump, Haddin jumps back and blocks

62.4

Steyn to Haddin, 3 runs, he hasn't controlled that but the ball lands safely, Steyn dug in the bouncer and Haddin took him on with the hook, he top edged it but the ball fell into the vacant spaces at deep square leg

Australia 211/5   BJ Haddin 16* (23b 3x4)

63.1

Harris to Haddin, no run, Haddin steps out to Harris and drives straight, Harris dives to his right and gets a hand on the ball to save runs

63.2

Harris to Haddin, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

63.3

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin steps out again and flicks the full ball towards square leg

Australia 214/5   BJ Haddin 17* (26b 3x4)

64.2

Steyn to Haddin, 1 wide, Steyn wants to see if Haddin will hook again by giving him another bouncer, this time the batsman lets it go

64.2

Steyn to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin waits for the slower ball outside off stump and taps it into the gap at point

64.4

Steyn to Haddin, 1 run, Steyn pitches another one short and this time Haddin gets on top of the bounce and hits it into the gap at midwicket

64.6

Steyn to Haddin, no run, Haddin moves across his stumps and plays a superb straight drive, Harris runs to his left from mid-on and slides to cut off the boundary

Australia 229/5   BJ Haddin 19* (29b 3x4)

65.2

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin takes a step out of his crease and drives towards long on

65.4

Harris to Haddin, no run, this time Haddin defends on the front foot towards the bowler

65.5

Harris to Haddin, no run, Haddin stays in his crease and defends towards the leg side

65.6

Harris to Haddin, no run, bowled slowly through the air outside off, Haddin plays the ball towards point, Symonds wants the single but Haddin sends him back

Australia 232/5   BJ Haddin 20* (33b 3x4)

66.3

Morkel to Haddin, no run, short of a length but wide outside off stump, Haddin throws his bat at it and gets beaten, he seemed to almost pull out of the shot after he completed it

66.4

Morkel to Haddin, no run, defended on the off side

66.5

Morkel to Haddin, FOUR, that will go for four! Haddin reaches out for a wide ball and cuts it towards the backward point boundary, lovely timing

66.6

Morkel to Haddin, 1 leg bye, fuller ball angling into the right-hander, Haddin misses the flick but Symonds calls him through for a single after the ball trickles towards the leg side

Australia 238/5   BJ Haddin 24* (37b 4x4)

67.1

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, nudged off the pads behind square

67.3

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Haddin taps it towards long on for a single

Australia 241/5   BJ Haddin 26* (39b 4x4)

69.1

Harris to Haddin, no run, defended on the back foot

69.2

Harris to Haddin, SIX, lovely shot! Haddin gives Harris the charge and lofts him cleanly over the long-on boundary for six

69.3

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards long on

69.6

Harris to Haddin, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

Australia 259/6   BJ Haddin 33* (43b 4x4 1x6)

71.1

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, cut off the back foot through the off side

71.6

Harris to Haddin, no run, Harris drops a fraction short and Haddin goes back to cut, he can't find the gap this time

Australia 263/6   BJ Haddin 34* (45b 4x4 1x6)

73.1

Harris to Haddin, no run, played back to the bowler on the front foot

73.2

Harris to Haddin, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, played off the back foot towards the bowler

73.3

Harris to Haddin, no run, Haddin leans forward and blocks once again

73.4

Harris to Haddin, no run, Harris loops one into the right-hander, Haddin defends on the front foot

73.5

Harris to Haddin, no run, Harris tosses it up and Haddin nudges towards the leg side

73.6

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin waits for the ball to drift into him and taps it through square leg

Australia 274/6   BJ Haddin 35* (51b 4x4 1x6)

74.1

Kallis to Haddin, no run, good length but the line is on middle stump, Haddin works the ball towards the leg side

74.2

Kallis to Haddin, SIX, that's the shot of the day! It was a length ball from Kallis and Haddin planted his foot forward and lofted the ball through the line straight back over the bowler's head, he didn't hit that with a lot of power but it carried all the way

74.3

Kallis to Haddin, no run, defended on the back foot

74.4

Kallis to Haddin, no run

74.5

Kallis to Haddin, 3 runs, good length delivery on middle stump, Haddin merely pushes the ball off the back foot but it races past the bowler and towards the straight boundary, the fielder pulls it in but the timing was awesome

Australia 283/6   BJ Haddin 44* (56b 4x4 2x6)

75.1

Harris to Haddin, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Haddin hits it into the ground and the ball bounces up towards Harris

75.2

Harris to Haddin, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

75.3

Harris to Haddin, no run, slightly short outside off stump and Haddin cuts of the back foot, "Wait," he says to see if the ball gets past Steyn at backward point, it doesn't

75.4

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, pushed on the leg side for a single

Australia 284/6   BJ Haddin 45* (60b 4x4 2x6)

76.4

Kallis to Haddin, no run, short of a length on off stump, Haddin gets behind the line and defends towards the bowler

76.5

Kallis to Haddin, no run, Haddin stands in his crease and tries to loft Kallis down the ground, he mis-times it towards Harris at mid-on

76.6

Kallis to Haddin, no run, 133 kmh, Kallis pitches on a good length and angles into Haddin who defends on the leg side

Australia 288/6   BJ Haddin 45* (63b 4x4 2x6)

77.6

Harris to Haddin, no run, bowled flat through the air on leg stump, Haddin moves back and defends towards the bowler

Australia 293/6   BJ Haddin 45* (64b 4x4 2x6)

79.1

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side, there's a gap there so he gets a single

Australia 294/6   BJ Haddin 46* (65b 4x4 2x6)

80.2

Ntini to Haddin, no run, Haddin gets behind the line of a short of a length ball and defends

80.3

Ntini to Haddin, no run, Haddin backs away to a short of a length ball and mis-times the cut towards cover

80.4

Ntini to Haddin, OUT, caught in the deep! The new ball does it for South Africa! Ntini bowls a short and wide ball, Haddin goes after it and slashes, he slices it in the air towards deep backward point where Duminy holds the catch, yet another batsman gets caught in the deep after getting well set

BJ Haddin c Duminy b Ntini 46 (117m 68b 4x4 2x6) SR: 67.64

Australia 298/7   BJ Haddin 46 (68b 4x4 2x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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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