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

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   JH Kallis 1-0-12-0

13.1

Kallis to Clarke, no run, fullish length on middle and leg, Clarke clips the ball off his pads towards mid-on

13.2

Kallis to Clarke, FOUR, that's Clarke's first boundary, Kallis' length was good outside off stump, Clarke leans forward and opens the face to steer the ball past gully for four, it wasn't the most confident shot

13.3

Kallis to Clarke, no run, fuller length on middle stump, Clarke pushes the ball past the bowler towards mid-on

13.4

Kallis to Clarke, FOUR, he's flayed that! Kallis gave him and ball to drive outside off and Clarke smashed it, absolutely smashed it. He moved his foot forward, swung his bat hard, and placed the ball in the gap

13.5

Kallis to Clarke, no run, the length is a bit shorter this time and Clarke lets the ball go

13.6

Kallis to Clarke, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Clarke defends on the back foot with a straight bat

Australia 52/3   JH Kallis 2-0-20-0

15.1

Kallis to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves forward and nudges the ball towards midwicket, he's pushed it in front of the fielder and gets the single

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   JH Kallis 3-0-21-0

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   JH Kallis 4-0-25-0

19.1

Kallis to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Clarke lunges forward and shoulders arms

19.2

Kallis to Clarke, 1 run, too straight from Kallis, Clarke moves across and flicks the ball off his pads through square leg

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   JH Kallis 5-0-28-0

31.1

Kallis to Clarke, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, played behind square on the off side

31.2

Kallis to Clarke, no run, good length ball on off stump with a hint of movement into the right-hander, Clarke comes forward and defends with a straight bat

31.3

Kallis to Clarke, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Clarke moves his foot forward and drives towards mid-off

31.4

Kallis to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

31.5

Kallis to Clarke, no run, Kallis gets the ball to cut into the right-hander from outside off stump, Clarke stays in his crease and blocks

31.6

Kallis to Clarke, no run, 131.7 kmh from Kallis, Clarke defends the good length delivery towards mid-on

Australia 96/3   JH Kallis 6-0-30-0

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

33.3

Kallis to Clarke, no run, good length delivery out side off stump, Clarke stands on the back foot and drives towards cover

33.4

Kallis to Clarke, no run, fuller length on middle stump, driven off the front foot towards mid on

33.5

Kallis to Clarke, no run, Kallis bowls a wide one outside off stump, Clarke reaches out for it but mis-times the cover drive

33.6

Kallis to Clarke, no run, Kallis pitches on a good length outside off stump, Clarke moves back but doesn't play a shot

Australia 98/3   JH Kallis 7-0-31-0

35.1

Kallis to Clarke, no run, loud appeal for lbw but Kallis cuts his shout short after realising that Clarke got an inside edge, the ball was full and moving into Clarke who tried to flick but missed, it would have missed leg as well

35.2

Kallis to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off stump

35.3

Kallis to Clarke, 2 runs, flicked off the pads through midwicket for two more

35.4

Kallis to Clarke, no run, good length delivery on off and middle, Clarke moves forward and defends with a straight bat

35.5

Kallis to Clarke, FOUR, dismissed, by the batsman that is! Kallis drops short and Clarke gets into the perfect position to play the pull, he hits the ball in front of midwicket with a lot of power, superb shot

35.6

Kallis to Clarke, no run, better length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

Australia 112/3   JH Kallis 8-0-37-0

53.1

Kallis to Symonds, no run, a full ball swing into the right-hander ,Symonds moves forward and defends

53.2

Kallis to Symonds, no run, Kallis is getting a bit of movement into the right-hander, Symonds moves forward and nudges towards midwicket

53.3

Kallis to Symonds, 2 runs, Symonds leans forward and uses the angle into him to push the ball off his pads behind square

53.4

Kallis to Symonds, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, the batsman strides forward and lets it go

53.5

Kallis to Symonds, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

53.6

Kallis to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds waits for the ball to angle into him before pushing it into the gap at cover for a single

Australia 175/5   JH Kallis 9-0-40-0

55.1

Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, Symonds gets a full ball from Kallis wide outside off, he drives at it and gets a thickish outside edge past gully for four, he didn't middle it but hit it hard enough

55.2

Kallis to Symonds, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

55.3

Kallis to Symonds, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, left alone by Haddin

55.4

Kallis to Symonds, no run, Symonds decides to let one go outside off this time

55.5

Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, Symonds pokes at a good length ball outside off stump and gets an edge past first slip for four, it wouldn't have been a catch even if there were more slips for it fell well short

55.6

Kallis to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds moves back and pushes the ball into the gap at midwicket

Australia 187/5   JH Kallis 10-0-49-0

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   JH Kallis 11-1-49-0

59.1

Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, is that off the bat? Yes it is! Symonds plays a fine leg glance to one that slants down leg side, Boucher dives full length to his left but can't reach it

59.2

Kallis to Symonds, no run, Kallis follows up with a yorker outside off stump which beats Symonds bat as he jams down at it

59.3

Kallis to Symonds, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

59.4

Kallis to Symonds, no run, Kallis pitches on a good length outside off stump and angles into the right-hander, Symonds defends with a perfectly straight bat

59.5

Kallis to Symonds, no run, defended on the leg side

59.6

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

Australia 196/5   JH Kallis 12-1-53-0

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

74.6

Kallis to Lee, no run, Lee keeps out the last ball, it was short of a length and straight, and gives the strike back to Haddin

Australia 283/6   JH Kallis 13-1-62-0

76.1

Kallis to Lee, no run, good length ball on middle stump, defended on the leg side

76.2

Kallis to Lee, no run, good length once again on off stump, Lee stays in his crease and drives towards cover

76.3

Kallis to Lee, 3 runs, too full outside off stump, Lee moves forward, frees his arms, and drives the ball through cover point, the ball won;t reach the fence and the batsmen run three

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   JH Kallis 14-1-65-0

78.1

Kallis to Lee, no run, Kallis cuts this ball sharply into Lee who stays in his crease and defends towards the bowler with as straight bat

78.2

Kallis to Lee, no run, more bounce and movement into the right-hander, Lee moves forward to defend and takes one hand off the bat

78.3

Kallis to Lee, no run, fuller length on off stump, Lee strides forward and defends on the off side

78.4

Kallis to Lee, no run, Lee gets on to the front foot and flicks a full ball this time towards midwicket

78.5

Kallis to Lee, no run, Kallis gets a bit of swing into the right-hander, Lee plays it back to the bowler

78.6

Kallis to Lee, no run, Lee moves forward and defends back to the bowler, the new ball will be available to South Africa after one more over

Australia 293/6   JH Kallis 15-2-65-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Australia won by 103 runs
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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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