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
12.1

Morkel to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Clarke lets the ball go

12.2

Morkel to Clarke, no run, good length and the line is closer to off stump, Clarke defends on the off side

12.3

Morkel to Clarke, 1 run, Morkel's line is on middle and leg, Clarke moves back and across and nudges the ball off his hips towards square leg

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   M Morkel 1-0-1-0
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

14.2

Morkel to Clarke, no run, short of a length on off and middle, Clarke moves back in his crease and defends on the off side

14.3

Morkel to Clarke, no run, "No!" shouts Clarke after pushing a good length delivery off the back foot towards point

14.4

Morkel to Clarke, (no ball) 1 run, "Yeah, yeah, yeah," says Clarke this time after moving forward and pushing the ball just in front of the fielder at point

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   M Morkel 2-0-3-0
16.1

Morkel to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Clarke moves back and across and lets it go

16.2

Morkel to Clarke, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Clarke plays the ball in front of the man at point and calls for the single

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

16.5

Morkel to Clarke, no run, defended on the leg side

16.6

Morkel to Clarke, no run, look at the bounce on that one! It's not that short but the ball rises sharply on Clarke who has to weave out of the way at the last moment

Australia 58/3   M Morkel 3-0-5-0
18.1

Morkel to Clarke, 1 run, Morkel bowls a full delivery on middle stump, Clarke nudges towards midwicket where Ntini doesn't pick up cleanly, it could have been a close call at the non-striker's end if he had

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   M Morkel 4-0-9-0
20.1

Morkel to Clarke, no run, good length ball around off stump, Clarke moves back and defends with as straight bat

20.2

Morkel to Clarke, no run, short of a length angling into the right-hander, Clarke tries to play the ball on the leg side but gets into an awkward position, the ball drops towards short leg off the glove

20.3

Morkel to Clarke, no run, played on the off side on the back foot

20.4

Morkel to Clarke, no run, short of a length and the ball rises sharply on Clarke who stays on the back foot and defends on the off side

20.5

Morkel to Clarke, no run, Clarke gets behind the line nicely and defends on the off side, Morkel's not giving away much in terms of line and length

20.6

Morkel to Clarke, no run, Morkel hurries Clarke with another lifter from short of a length, Clarke realises he can't play it and does extremely well to squeeze out of the way

Australia 69/3   M Morkel 5-1-9-0
22.1

Morkel to Clarke, no run, short of a length delivery angling into the right-hander, Clarke stays in his crease and defends towards the leg side

22.2

Morkel to Clarke, no run, fuller length slanting into middle stump, Clarke pushes the ball towards midwicket

22.3

Morkel to Clarke, 2 runs, dug in short into Clarke's ribs, Clarke moves back and nudges the ball in the air but past the man at short leg for two

22.4

Morkel to Clarke, no run, short of a length on off stump, Clarke stands tall on the back foot and defends on the off side

22.5

Morkel to Clarke, 1 run, that was in the air again! Clarke nudges a short ball from his ribs past Amla at short leg, the South Africans were excited but Clarke hit that firmly, if Amla was a little squarer it would have gone straight to him

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   M Morkel 6-1-13-0
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   M Morkel 7-1-14-0
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

46.2

Morkel to Clarke, no run, Morkel bowls a low full toss outside off stump, I don't think Clarke spotted that as the ball passed under the bat

46.3

Morkel to Clarke, 1 run, too full on middle and leg, Clarke clips it off his pads towards long leg

46.4

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

46.5

Morkel to Clarke, no run, Morkel pitches short of a length and gets the ball to bounce steeply, Clarke drops his wrists and lets it pass, Morkel's 217 cm tall

46.6

Morkel to Clarke, 1 leg bye, Clarke uses the middle and leg stump line to play the ball off his pads behind square, Australia reach 150 and are regaining the ground they lost this morning

Australia 150/3   M Morkel 8-1-16-0
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   M Morkel 9-1-22-0
50.1

Morkel to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke stays in his crease and drives a short of a length delivery through cover

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

50.6

Morkel to Symonds, no run, Morkel bowls another low full toss, Symonds bends low and keeps it out

Australia 164/4   M Morkel 10-1-23-1
52.1

Morkel to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds gets off the mark by nudging the ball off his hips towards long leg

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   M Morkel 11-1-29-1
66.1

Morkel to Symonds, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Symonds lets it go through to Boucher

66.2

Morkel to Symonds, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards deep backward point, Smith has a fielder in that position

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   M Morkel 12-1-34-1
68.1

Morkel to Symonds, no run, Morkel bowls a well-directed bounce but Symonds ducks under it comfortably

68.2

Morkel to Symonds, no run, Morkel bowls a full ball angling into Symonds who misses the flick, Morkel appeals half-heartedly, that would have missed leg

68.3

Morkel to Symonds, 2 runs, he gets his fifty by nudging a short of a length delivery towards long leg, the WACA gives him a stirring ovation

68.4

Morkel to Symonds, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

68.5

Morkel to Symonds, 2 runs, fuller ball on middle stump, Symonds leans forward and plays the ball on the leg side

68.6

Morkel to Symonds, no run, Symonds tries to hit the ball through the off side but doesn't quite time it

Australia 248/5   M Morkel 13-1-38-1
70.1

Morkel to Lee, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

70.2

Morkel to Lee, no run, Morkel pitches short of a length and Lee sways out of the way of the ball

70.3

Morkel to Lee, 2 runs, excellent shot, Lee leans forward and drives a full length ball wide of the fielder at mid-off

70.4

Morkel to Lee, no run, Morkel angles a short of a length ball into Lee's body, he fends it away towards Amla at short leg

70.5

Morkel to Lee, no run, that's a well-directed and quick bouncer, Lee ducks under it in a hurry, he took his eyes off it and went under!

70.6

Morkel to Lee, no run, Morkel follows up with a fuller ball that passes by the outside edge of Lee's attempted cover drive

Australia 261/6   M Morkel 14-1-40-1
72.1

Morkel to Lee, no run, dug in short into the body, Lee hops back and takes his hand off the bat while defending

72.2

Morkel to Lee, no run, that's a fiery short ball, Lee bends his knees and sinks under the ball

72.3

Morkel to Lee, FOUR, what a reply from Lee! He backs away a touch and uses the width to cut the short ball over point for four

72.4

Morkel to Lee, no run, another short one outside off, Lee lets it go this time

72.5

Morkel to Lee, 2 runs, played back down that ground for a single, that was a slower ball and an odd shot from Lee

72.6

Morkel to Lee, FOUR, too full outside off stump, Lee moves forward an drives the ball powerfully through cover for four more

Australia 273/6   M Morkel 15-1-50-1
86.1

Morkel to Johnson, no run, Johnson defends on the leg side with a straight bat

86.2

Morkel to Johnson, no run, Johnson was aiming for the midwicket boundary, he played a powerful pull but the ball passed under his bat

86.3

Morkel to Johnson, 3 runs, he's connected this time! Johnson moves towards the off and pulls the ball through midwicket, Ntini gives chase, Johnson gets three

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   M Morkel 16-1-53-1
88.1

Morkel to Johnson, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, Johnson frees his arms and cuts the ball firmly past point for four!

88.2

Morkel to Johnson, no run, banged in short outside off stump, Johnson pulls his bat inside the line of the ball and lets it go

88.3

Morkel to Johnson, no run, another short ball and Johnson was shaping up to hook before deciding to bail out of the shot and duck

88.4

Morkel to Johnson, (no ball) 2 runs, Morkel's over-stepped again! Johnson tries to defend a full ball and gets an inside edge behind square

88.4

Morkel to Johnson, no run, good length delivery angling into the left-hander, pushed off the back foot towards the leg side

88.5

Morkel to Johnson, 2 runs, top-edged but safe! Johnson goes for the hook against the short ball, he gets atop edge and the ball goes high in the air but falls safely short of long leg

88.6

Morkel to Johnson, OUT, Morkel strikes with the last ball of the day! Finally he bowls a yorker which smashes into Johnson's pad right in front of the stumps, that's plumb, South Africa end on a high after a frustrating few overs

MG Johnson lbw b Morkel 18 (32m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Australia 341/9   M Morkel 17-1-62-2
90.1

Morkel to Siddle, no run, full length but on leg stump, Siddle tries to work the ball towards square but misses

90.2

Morkel to Siddle, no run, banged in short by Morkel and Siddle bends to let the ball fly over his head

90.3

Morkel to Siddle, FOUR, shot Siddle! That's his first boundary in Test cricket! He picks the full ball off his pads and flicks towards long leg, Ntini runs towards his left from the boundary but can't stop the four even after diving

90.4

Morkel to Siddle, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

90.5

Morkel to Siddle, no run, 138 kmh from Morkel but the short of a length ball flies down leg side, Siddle can't make contact

90.6

Morkel to Siddle, no run, Morkel hits a good length around off stump, Siddle comes forward and presents a perfectly straight bat while defending, he's no Glenn McGrath, while bowling and batting!

Australia 347/9   M Morkel 18-1-66-2
92.1

Morkel to Siddle, 2 runs, Siddle stays in his crease and drives the length delivery from outside off through the gap at cover

92.2

Morkel to Siddle, no run, Krejza gets squared up by a good length ball and plays it towards gully

92.3

Morkel to Siddle, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Siddle stays on the back foot and plays the ball towards point

92.4

Morkel to Siddle, no run, banged in short by Morkel but it's mis-directed down leg side, Siddle tries to pull the ball but misses

92.5

Morkel to Siddle, 3 runs, take that! Siddle comes forward, reaches out for a full ball outside off stump, and drives through the gap at cover point, it won't reach the boundary but Australia's score ticks over by three

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   M Morkel 19-1-72-2
94.1

Morkel to Siddle, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Siddle stays on the back foot and cuts towards gully, these two have had no problems this morning

94.2

Morkel to Siddle, FOUR, poor line, it's down leg side from Morkel, Siddle hops back and nudges the ball off his hips towards the fine leg boundary, he got inside the line of the ball by moving back and across

94.3

Morkel to Siddle, 1 run, pushed into the off side for another single, they're scoring steadily too!

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

94.6

Morkel to Siddle, no run, Siddle gets on to the front foot and defends a fuller ball towards cover

Australia 365/9   M Morkel 20-1-80-2
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