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

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

Katich goes for an excellent 83, South Africa have been boosted just before the tea break.

Andrew Symonds is the new batsman. South Africa are finally rid of the left-right combination.

50.6

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

End of over 51 (1 run) Australia 164/4
A Symonds    0* (1b)      M Morkel    10-1-23-1
MJ Clarke    60* (136b 7x4)      PL Harris    10-2-23-0

51.1

Harris to Clarke, 2 runs, Clarke gives Symonds the strike by moving back and working the ball off his pads behind square, ah he's come back for the second

51.2

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

51.3

Harris to Clarke, no run, bowled flatter through the air on off stump, Clarke moves back and defends

51.4

Harris to Clarke, no run, Harris drifts on to middle and leg, Clarke goes back and plays it towards short leg

51.5

Harris to Clarke, OUT, the double breakthrough! Clarke gives it away just before tea! He charges Harris and tries to go down the ground, he hits it with the inside part of the bat and lofts it straight to Smith who takes an easy catch at mid-on, he's thrilled, what a strike just before tea

MJ Clarke c Smith b Harris 62 (203m 141b 7x4 0x6) SR: 43.97

Both the batsmen who revived the innings from a top order collapse have fallen in consecutive overs. Symonds and Brad Haddin are both on zero. Seven minutes until the tea break. Slip, short leg and silly point in place.

51.6

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

End of over 52 (2 runs) Australia 166/5
BJ Haddin    0* (1b)      PL Harris    11-2-25-1
A Symonds    0* (1b)      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

4.10 pm: That's tea on the first day. The second session belonged to Australia until the last 15 minutes during which South Africa dismissed both the set batsmen Simon Katich and Michael Clarke. They've regained the upper hand by reducing the hosts to 172 for 5. I'll be back in 20 minutes for the final session.

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End of over 53 (6 runs) Australia 172/5
BJ Haddin    4* (7b 1x4)      M Morkel    11-1-29-1
A Symonds    1* (2b)      PL Harris    11-2-25-1

4.30 pm: Right, the final session is about to begin. It's going to be a two-and-a-half hour session because South Africa are behind the over-rate. Symonds will take strike, facing Kallis from over the wicket.

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

End of over 54 (3 runs) Australia 175/5
A Symonds    4* (8b)      JH Kallis    9-0-40-0
BJ Haddin    4* (7b 1x4)      M Morkel    11-1-29-1

Ntini will bowl from the other end after tea, from over the wicket.

54.1

Ntini to Symonds, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Symonds stays on the back foot and defends on the off side

54.2

Ntini to Symonds, no run, Ntini bowls a slightly fuller length but Symonds remains on the back foot and defends on the off side

54.3

Ntini to Symonds, no run, Ntini goes wide of the crease and slants a full ball into Symonds who defends on the front foot towards cover

54.4

Ntini to Symonds, no run, bowled full again from wide of the crease, Symonds moves forward and drives towards cover

54.5

Ntini to Symonds, 3 runs, and finally Symonds decides the full ball has to go and he drives Ntini off the front foot through cover point

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

End of over 55 (3 runs) Australia 178/5
BJ Haddin    4* (8b 1x4)      M Ntini    12-1-43-2
A Symonds    7* (13b)      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

Only one slip in place for Symonds, rather surprising that.

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

End of over 56 (9 runs) Australia 187/5
A Symonds    16* (19b 2x4)      JH Kallis    10-0-49-0
BJ Haddin    4* (8b 1x4)      M Ntini    12-1-43-2

Two slips and a gully for Ntini.

56.1

Ntini to Symonds, FOUR, shot! Symonds moves on to the back foot and plays a short-arm pull to a ball that's not that short, he hits it into the gap in front of midwicket for four

56.2

Ntini to Symonds, no run, Symonds strides forward and pushes a good length ball towards mid-on, these two have added 25 off 28 balls so far

56.3

Ntini to Symonds, no run, fuller ball angling into the right-hander, Symonds moves forward and plays it on the leg side

56.4

Ntini to Symonds, no run, Ntini goes wide of the crease and delivers wide out side off stump, Symonds lets it go

56.5

Ntini to Symonds, no run, good length delivery angling into the right-hander, Symonds tries to drive off the back foot through the off side but mis-times it back to the bowler

56.6

Ntini to Symonds, no run, Symonds strides forward and shoulders arms to a good length ball just outside off stump

End of over 57 (4 runs) Australia 191/5
A Symonds    20* (25b 3x4)      M Ntini    13-1-47-2
BJ Haddin    4* (8b 1x4)      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

End of over 58 (maiden) Australia 191/5
BJ Haddin    4* (14b 1x4)      JH Kallis    11-1-49-0
A Symonds    20* (25b 3x4)      M Ntini    13-1-47-2

58.1

Ntini to Symonds, no run, full ball outside off stump, Symonds drives off the front foot towards mid-off

58.2

Ntini to Symonds, no run, good length once again but this time Symonds drops it with soft hands towards the off side, Haddin sets off but Symonds says no

58.3

Ntini to Symonds, no run, full length from Ntini and Symonds drives off the front foot back to the bowler, Ntini picks up on his follow through and threatens to throw it back at the batsman

58.4

Ntini to Symonds, no run, Ntini bowls from very wide of the crease, Symonds defends on the leg side

58.5

Ntini to Symonds, no run, this time he delivers from closer to the stumps and the line is much straighter, Symonds misses the shot and gets hit on the pad, there's a stifled lbw appeal from behind the stumps

58.6

Ntini to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds nudges a good length ball in front of midwicket for a single

End of over 59 (1 run) Australia 192/5
A Symonds    21* (31b 3x4)      M Ntini    14-1-48-2
BJ Haddin    4* (14b 1x4)      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

End of over 60 (4 runs) Australia 196/5
A Symonds    25* (37b 4x4)      JH Kallis    12-1-53-0
BJ Haddin    4* (14b 1x4)      M Ntini    14-1-48-2

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

60.6

Ntini to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds moves across his stumps and flicks the ball towards long leg for a single

End of over 61 (6 runs) Australia 202/5
A Symonds    26* (38b 4x4)      M Ntini    15-1-54-2
BJ Haddin    9* (19b 2x4)      JH Kallis    12-1-53-0

Paul Harris has been brought back into the attack. He will bowl from round the wicket. Australia have just gone past 200. Short cover, bat pad and slip are the catchers.

61.1

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

61.2

Harris to Symonds, no run, Symonds steps down the track but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, he defends with bat close to pad

61.3

Harris to Symonds, no run, driven off the front foot towards mid-on

61.4

Harris to Symonds, 2 runs, Symonds stays in his crease and flicks behind square

61.5

Harris to Symonds, no run, Symonds moves on to the front foot and defends towards short leg

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61.6

Harris to Symonds, no run, Symonds comes forward to defend but gets an inside edge on to pad towards the off side

End of over 62 (2 runs) Australia 204/5
A Symonds    28* (44b 4x4)      PL Harris    12-2-27-1
BJ Haddin    9* (19b 2x4)      M Ntini    15-1-54-2

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

62.5

Steyn to Symonds, no run, Steyn bounces Symonds and the batsman ducks

62.6

Steyn to Symonds, 2 runs, pushed off the back foot into the gap at square leg, Symonds calls for two and gets it

End of over 63 (9 runs) Australia 213/5
A Symonds    30* (46b 4x4)      DW Steyn    13-2-46-1
BJ Haddin    16* (23b 3x4)      PL Harris    12-2-27-1

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

63.4

Harris to Symonds, 2 runs, that's a short ball from Harris and Symonds pulls the ball in the air but clear of the fielder at midwicket, Harris shouted "catch it" but it wasn't close to the fielder

63.5

Harris to Symonds, FOUR, and this one is miles from any fielder! Symonds takes a step out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball, and lofts it towards the long on boundary

63.6

Harris to Symonds, 3 runs, and again, Symonds muscles the ball towards wide long on, this time Smith gives chases and prevents the boundary with some nifty footwork

End of over 64 (10 runs) Australia 223/5
A Symonds    39* (49b 5x4)      PL Harris    13-2-37-1
BJ Haddin    17* (26b 3x4)      DW Steyn    13-2-46-1

64.1

Steyn to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds drops the ball with soft hands behind point and calls Haddin through for the single

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

64.3

Steyn to Symonds, 1 run, Steyn fires in a full delivery on middle and leg, Symonds flicks towards deep square leg

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

64.5

Steyn to Symonds, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, Symonds gets into position and cuts fiercely towards deep backward point, Smith has a fielder in the deep

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

End of over 65 (6 runs) Australia 229/5
BJ Haddin    19* (29b 3x4)      DW Steyn    14-2-52-1
A Symonds    42* (52b 5x4)      PL Harris    13-2-37-1

65.1

Harris to Symonds, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, driven to long on off the front foot

65.2

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

65.3

Harris to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds once again uses the angle into him to hit the ball towards long-on, they are picking off the ones in that region

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

End of over 66 (3 runs) Australia 232/5
BJ Haddin    20* (33b 3x4)      PL Harris    14-2-40-1
A Symonds    44* (54b 5x4)      DW Steyn    14-2-52-1

Smith's given the ball to Morkel, who will bowl from over the wicket.

66.1

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

Morkel has only one slip at the moment, and a gully.

66.2

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

That fielder comes up to point for Haddin.

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

Now Haddin has a problem with his eye, maybe that caused the rash shot.

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

End of over 67 (6 runs) Australia 238/5
BJ Haddin    24* (37b 4x4)      M Morkel    12-1-34-1
A Symonds    45* (56b 5x4)      PL Harris    14-2-40-1

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67.1

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

67.2

Harris to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds gets down on one knee and plays the paddle sweep towards short fine leg

67.3

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

67.4

Harris to Symonds, no run, Symonds moves on to the back foot and punches it back to the bowler

67.5

Harris to Symonds, no run, played on the leg side

67.6

Harris to Symonds, 3 runs, Symonds moves towards the off side and swings the ball towards deep midwicket, the batsmen run urgently and complete three

End of over 68 (6 runs) Australia 244/5
A Symonds    49* (60b 5x4)      PL Harris    15-2-46-1
BJ Haddin    26* (39b 4x4)      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

We had Symonds on 51 but he's actually on 49, apologies for the error.

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

End of over 69 (4 runs) Australia 248/5
A Symonds    53* (66b 5x4)      M Morkel    13-1-38-1
BJ Haddin    26* (39b 4x4)      PL Harris    15-2-46-1

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

69.4

Harris to Symonds, FOUR, Synonds goes after Harris now, he charges Harris and hits the ball along the ground towards wide long on for four, he got to the pitch of the ball nicely

69.5

Harris to Symonds, OUT, he's holed out this time! Harris tossed the ball up outside leg stump, Symonds tried to loft against the turn but this time he wasn't to the pitch of the ball because he hardly moved his feet, he hit the ball high in the air towards wide long-on, McKenzie ran to his right and took a well-judged catch

A Symonds c McKenzie b Harris 57 (79m 68b 6x4 0x6) SR: 83.82

Once again a batsman has played a loose shot after dominating the bowling, South Africa have a shot at the Australian tail now. Brett Lee is the new batsman.

69.6

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

End of over 70 (11 runs) Australia 259/6
BJ Haddin    33* (43b 4x4 1x6)      PL Harris    16-2-57-2
B Lee    0* (0b)      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

End of over 71 (2 runs) Australia 261/6
B Lee    2* (6b)      M Morkel    14-1-40-1
BJ Haddin    33* (43b 4x4 1x6)      PL Harris    16-2-57-2

71.1

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

71.2

Harris to Lee, no run, Lee leans forward and blocks a flighted delivery on off stump

71.3

Harris to Lee, no run, Lee takes a couple of steps out of his crease and defends towards the off side

71.4

Harris to Lee, no run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Lee lunges forward and defends

71.5

Harris to Lee, 1 run, Lee nudges the ball behind square and gives Haddin the last ball of the over

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

End of over 72 (2 runs) Australia 263/6
BJ Haddin    34* (45b 4x4 1x6)      PL Harris    17-2-59-2
B Lee    3* (10b)      M Morkel    14-1-40-1

Morkel could have a real crack at Lee here, he has six balls at him.

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

Will the next one be a yorker?

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

End of over 73 (10 runs) Australia 273/6
B Lee    13* (16b 2x4)      M Morkel    15-1-50-1
BJ Haddin    34* (45b 4x4 1x6)      PL Harris    17-2-59-2

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

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End of over 74 (1 run) Australia 274/6
BJ Haddin    35* (51b 4x4 1x6)      PL Harris    18-2-60-2
B Lee    13* (16b 2x4)      M Morkel    15-1-50-1

Kallis is back for another spell from the River End.

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

End of over 75 (9 runs) Australia 283/6
B Lee    13* (17b 2x4)      JH Kallis    13-1-62-0
BJ Haddin    44* (56b 4x4 2x6)      PL Harris    18-2-60-2

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

75.5

Harris to Lee, no run, Lee steps out of his crease to defend and gets hit on the pad

75.6

Harris to Lee, 1 run, Lee moves forward and hits the ball towards deep midwicket for a single

End of over 76 (2 runs) Australia 285/6
B Lee    14* (19b 2x4)      PL Harris    19-2-62-2
BJ Haddin    45* (60b 4x4 2x6)      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

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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

End of over 77 (3 runs) Australia 288/6
BJ Haddin    45* (63b 4x4 2x6)      JH Kallis    14-1-65-0
B Lee    17* (22b 2x4)      PL Harris    19-2-62-2

77.1

Harris to Lee, no run, Lee steps out to reach the pitch of a flatter delivery and defends

77.2

Harris to Lee, no run, Lee stays in his crease and prods tentatively outside off stump but gets beaten by the spin away from him

77.3

Harris to Lee, no run, now he decides to step out once again and defends, he looks more confident against Harris when he steps out

77.4

Harris to Lee, FOUR, he looked pretty confident on the back foot this time though! Harris drops a bit short and Lee cuts hard to the backward point boundary

77.5

Harris to Lee, 1 leg bye, Lee gets hit on the boot as he tries to defend for leg byes towards short third man

77.6

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

End of over 78 (5 runs) Australia 293/6
BJ Haddin    45* (64b 4x4 2x6)      PL Harris    20-2-66-2
B Lee    21* (27b 3x4)      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

End of over 79 (maiden) Australia 293/6
B Lee    21* (33b 3x4)      JH Kallis    15-2-65-0
BJ Haddin    45* (64b 4x4 2x6)      PL Harris    20-2-66-2

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

79.2

Harris to Lee, no run, Lee jumps out of his crease and tries to defend, he gets an edge which loops up but falls safely between silly point, short cover and the bowler

79.3

Harris to Lee, no run, Lee tries to hit the ball down the ground but can't get it past mid-on

79.4

Harris to Lee, 2 runs, Lee moves back and plays the ball off his pads towards square leg, he'll get two

79.5

Harris to Lee, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Lee moves forward an defends confidently

79.6

Harris to Lee, 1 run, shorter length outside off, Lee pushes it towards point and will keep the strike

End of over 80 (4 runs) Australia 297/6
B Lee    24* (38b 3x4)      PL Harris    21-2-70-2
BJ Haddin    46* (65b 4x4 2x6)      JH Kallis    15-2-65-0

Ntini's back into the attack but the new ball hasn't been taken yet.

80.1

Ntini to Lee, 1 run, length ball outside off stump, Lee drives off the front foot for a single through cover

80.2

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

The new ball has been taken now.

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

80.5

Ntini to Lee, no run, Lee moves on to the back foot and cuts a short of a length ball towards point

80.6

Ntini to Lee, 1 leg bye, banged in short and coming in to the body, Lee is surprised, cramped and takes his eyes off the ball as he fends at it and it runs off the body to square leg

End of over 81 (2 runs) Australia 299/7
B Lee    25* (41b 3x4)      M Ntini    16-1-55-3
JJ Krejza    0* (0b)      PL Harris    21-2-70-2

81.1

Steyn to Lee, no run, Ping Binga seems to be the cry. Another short delivery, chest high around the off stump, Lee takes the bottom hand off the handle and jabs it close on the off side

81.2

Steyn to Lee, FOUR, slasher Lee is here. Short and outside off stump, Lee knew he can throw his bat on this Perth track and it flew over the slip cordon. 300 up for Oz.

81.3

Steyn to Lee, no run, fuller, on a length, around 140.6 kmph delivery and Lee is a touch late in responding to the length and lunges out to keep it out

81.4

Steyn to Lee, no run, 139.2 kmph bouncer on the middle stump and Lee sways, ducks and gets down on the ground and springs up quickly to have a look at Steyn. You come to bat Mate.

81.5

Steyn to Lee, OUT, Lee is steyned. Kicks up from a length, 143 kmph delivery and the pace and the bounce off a length did the job. Lee stabbed it off the outside edge to gully. Gone. Eight down. 300 up. Runs and wickets. Lovely Test match day.

B Lee c Duminy b Steyn 29 (51m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 63.04

Johnson is the new batsman.

81.6

Steyn to Johnson, no run, short of a length on leg stump, Johnson defends on the back foot after moving across his stumps

End of over 82 (4 runs) Australia 303/8
MG Johnson    0* (1b)      DW Steyn    15-2-56-2
JJ Krejza    0* (0b)      M Ntini    16-1-55-3

82.1

Ntini to Krejza, no run, what a leave that is! Krejza let the ball coming into him from Ntini go and it went right over middle stump, Krejza trusts the bounce at the WACA with his wicket

82.2

Ntini to Krejza, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

82.3

Ntini to Krejza, no run, good length delivery angling into the right-hander, defended on the back foot

82.4

Ntini to Krejza, no run, banged in short outside off stump, Krejza lets it go through to Boucher

82.5

Ntini to Krejza, FOUR, Krejza gets off the mark by getting a thick outside edge between slip and gully for four

82.6

Ntini to Krejza, 3 runs, this one is no edge! Krejza moves forward and drives the ball firmly past point, Duminy's fantastic day in the field continues with an excellent chase and save

End of over 83 (7 runs) Australia 310/8
JJ Krejza    7* (6b 1x4)      M Ntini    17-1-62-3
MG Johnson    0* (1b)      DW Steyn    15-2-56-2

83.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Steyn sends down a bouncer outside off and the batsman sways out of the way

83.2

Steyn to Krejza, no run, tight line and length around off stump, Krejza gets behind the line an defends

83.3

Steyn to Krejza, 1 run, Styen aims one at middle stump but Krejza stays in his crease and gets his bat in the way of the ball

83.4

Steyn to Johnson, no run, bowled wide outside off stump, Johnson lets it go

83.5

Steyn to Johnson, 1 run, he's caught it! Oh no it's six! Maybe it's neither! Johnson hooks a bouncer from Steyn, Ntini back-pedals at fine leg to get into position, he takes the catch but the momentum is taking him over the line, he manages to release the ball just before he goes over the rope, he wasn't in control of his body so it's not out, but I think that's a daft rule

83.6

Steyn to Krejza, FOUR, edged down to the third man boundary for four more

End of over 84 (6 runs) Australia 316/8
JJ Krejza    12* (10b 2x4)      DW Steyn    16-2-62-2
MG Johnson    1* (3b)      M Ntini    17-1-62-3

84.1

Ntini to Johnson, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

Ntini goes round the wicket.

84.2

Ntini to Johnson, 2 runs, full ball angling into the left-hander, he mis-times the on drive but there's no fielder at mid-on so there are runs for the taking

84.3

Ntini to Johnson, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

84.4

Ntini to Johnson, no run, Johnson gets behind the line and defends towards the off side

84.5

Ntini to Johnson, 2 runs, what placement! Johnson stays back to a short of a length ball and swats it into the gap between extra cover and mid-on

84.6

Ntini to Johnson, no run, full ball outside off stump, Johnson lets it go

End of over 85 (4 runs) Australia 320/8
MG Johnson    5* (9b)      M Ntini    18-1-66-3
JJ Krejza    12* (10b 2x4)      DW Steyn    16-2-62-2

85.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Steyn keeps it straight and full, Krejza gets behind the line and defends

85.2

Steyn to Krejza, 3 runs, shot! Krejza stays on the back foot and pushes the ball firmly into the gap at cover, Harris gives chase but Duminy sprints past him and saves the four

85.3

Steyn to Johnson, no run, Johnson moves back and plays on the leg side

85.4

Steyn to Johnson, 1 run, Johnson tries to get behind the line and defend but he gets an inside edge past his stumps

85.5

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Steyn peppers Krejza with a bouncer and the batsman ducks under it

85.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, full ball angling into middle and leg stump, Krejza defends on the leg side

There are 11 minutes remaining in the day. Can Australia make it through to stumps?

End of over 86 (4 runs) Australia 324/8
JJ Krejza    15* (14b 2x4)      DW Steyn    17-2-66-2
MG Johnson    6* (11b)      M Ntini    18-1-66-3

Morkel's back for a final go at the batsmen today.

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

End of over 87 (3 runs) Australia 327/8
JJ Krejza    15* (17b 2x4)      M Morkel    16-1-53-1
MG Johnson    9* (14b)      DW Steyn    17-2-66-2

87.1

Steyn to Johnson, no run, Steyn wastes a delivery by spraying it wide outside off stump, Johnson lets it go

87.2

Steyn to Johnson, no run, fuller from Steyn and Johnson manages to push it towards the off side

87.3

Steyn to Johnson, 1 run, the slower ball from Steyn on leg and middle, Johnson plays it behind square for one

87.4

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Steyn bowls full and straight, Krejza defends but gets an inside edge towards the leg side

87.5

Steyn to Krejza, FOUR, Krejza moves back and pushes out at the ball, the thick outside edge runs between gully and slips for four more, this is a useful stand for Australia

87.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Krejza plays a free-flowing cover drive but hits it straight to the fielder

End of over 88 (5 runs) Australia 332/8
JJ Krejza    19* (20b 3x4)      DW Steyn    18-2-71-2
MG Johnson    10* (17b)      M Morkel    16-1-53-1

This will be the final over of the day.

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

7.03 pm: It's been a mixed day for both teams. At the start of the day Smith would have taken Australia being 341 for 9 at stumps after he lost the toss but he will feel that they got too many, and scored faster than they should have, after being 15 for 3.

Australia, on the other hand, will be pleased after recovering from a horrific start but several of their batsmen failed to cash in and make a substantial score after getting solid starts. I'll be back at 11.00 am tomorrow for the second day's play. Until then this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

End of over 89 (9 runs) Australia 341/9
     M Morkel    17-1-62-2
JJ Krejza    19* (20b 3x4)      DW Steyn    18-2-71-2

11.28 pm: Australia's No. 9 and 11 are in the middle. Jason Krejza will be on strike. Dale Steyn will bowl the first over of the second day, any bets on it being the last of the Australian innings?

Graeme Smith has led his men out onto the field, he plants his hands down on the pitch to get a feel for the day two surface. Probably more interested in how it will be for batsmen, he could be out there trying to score very shortly

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11.20 am: Good morning and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second day's play between Australia and South Africa in Perth. If today's excitement levels are anywhere close to yesterday's we should be in for a treat. I'm George Binoy, your commentator for the day, while Srinivas Raju is on scoring duty.

"The Channel 9 boys are doing a slip catching demonstration for the cameras, Mark Taylor has settled back into first slip beside Ian Healy with Ian Chappell at second," says Brydon from the WACA. "Meanwhile Michael Slater is doing his own thing, taking some practice swings at the crease with bat in hand."

The pitch generally quickens up a touch on the second day in Perth, which should help not only the fast bowlers but any batsmen who get set. Australia have their last pair in the middle, South Africa will want to wipe them out asap.

89.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, nice front foot defence from Krejza, he gets forward to a good length ball and pushes it towards cover

89.2

Steyn to Krejza, no run, short of a length and the line is wider outside off stump, Krejza lets it go through to Boucher

89.3

Steyn to Krejza, 1 run, fuller and straighter from Steyn and Krejza gets going with a tap into the covers, Amla fields but he can't prevent the single

Siddle prepares to face Steyn for the first time.

89.4

Steyn to Siddle, no run, Siddle gets behind the line of his first delivery and defends off the back foot with a straight bat

89.5

Steyn to Siddle, no run, now he comes half-forward and blocks a good length delivery pretty confidently

89.6

Steyn to Siddle, 1 run, Siddle scores his first Test runs with a push off the back foot through cover point

Ian Chappell says if South Africa can get the last wicket quickly the pitch will be rolled for the second time (the first being before the start) this morning and that will benefit them.

End of over 90 (2 runs) Australia 343/9
PM Siddle    1* (3b)      DW Steyn    19-2-73-2
JJ Krejza    20* (23b 3x4)      M Morkel    17-1-62-2

Morkel will open the bowling with Steyn.

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!

End of over 91 (4 runs) Australia 347/9
PM Siddle    5* (9b 1x4)      M Morkel    18-1-66-2
JJ Krejza    20* (23b 3x4)      DW Steyn    19-2-73-2

91.1

Steyn to Krejza, 3 runs, too full on the pads and Krejza flicks the ball in the air over midwicket, the batsmen run three to bring up the 350, they will be pleased with this effort especially after the horror start yesterday morning

91.2

Steyn to Siddle, no run, Siddle fends at a quick delivery outside off stump but gets beaten

91.3

Steyn to Siddle, no run, Steyn pitches short of a length outside off stump, Siddle swishes and misses

91.4

Steyn to Siddle, no run, Steyn fires in a bouncer but the length is too short and Siddle avoids it without too much sweat

91.5

Steyn to Siddle, 1 run, short of a length on middle stump, Siddle moves forward and nudges the ball towards midwicket and scurries through for the single

91.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, full ball on off stump, Krejza moves forward and defends confidently, right of the middle of the bat

End of over 92 (4 runs) Australia 351/9
JJ Krejza    23* (25b 3x4)      DW Steyn    20-2-77-2
PM Siddle    6* (13b 1x4)      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

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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

This stand is reaching frustrating proportions for South Africa.

End of over 93 (6 runs) Australia 357/9
JJ Krejza    24* (26b 3x4)      M Morkel    19-1-72-2
PM Siddle    11* (18b 1x4)      DW Steyn    20-2-77-2

93.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, length delivery from Steyn on off stump, Krejza gets behind the line and plays the ball towards gully by opening the face

93.2

Steyn to Krejza, no run, fuller ball homing in on off stump, Krejza moves forward and defends on the off side

93.3

Steyn to Krejza, no run, full and wide outside off stump with a hint of outswing, Krejza throws his bat at it but gets beaten

93.4

Steyn to Krejza, no run, good length from Steyn just outside off stump, Krejza moves back and plays the ball towards cover

93.5

Steyn to Krejza, no run, fuller length on off stump, Krejza strides forward and defends, the ball hits the outside edge and goes on the bounce towards gully

93.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, Krejza sees off the final ball by moving back and pushing towards point

End of over 94 (maiden) Australia 357/9
JJ Krejza    24* (32b 3x4)      DW Steyn    21-3-77-2
PM Siddle    11* (18b 1x4)      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

End of over 95 (8 runs) Australia 365/9
PM Siddle    16* (22b 2x4)      M Morkel    20-1-80-2
JJ Krejza    27* (34b 3x4)      DW Steyn    21-3-77-2

95.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, full and wide outside off stump, Krejza wades into the delivery and plays a firm square drive but straight to Duminy at point

95.2

Steyn to Krejza, no run, the South Africans begin to appeal for lbw but soon realise that Krejza's got an inside edge on to the pad, he tried to work a straight ball towards midwicket and missed

95.3

Steyn to Krejza, no run, banged in short by Steyn and Siddle lets it go

95.4

Steyn to Krejza, no run, the slower ball from Steyn at 109 kmh but Krejza spots it and defends confidently off the front foot

95.5

Steyn to Krejza, no run, another very short ball, and Krejza sways out of the way

Ian Chappell says the bowlers have bowled their bouncers too short. The bounce at the WACA takes the ball well over the batsmen and lets them avoid it easily.

95.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, played towards point on the back foot

End of over 96 (maiden) Australia 365/9
JJ Krejza    27* (40b 3x4)      DW Steyn    22-4-77-2
PM Siddle    16* (22b 2x4)      M Morkel    20-1-80-2

Smith's given the ball to Makhaya Ntini, bowling from over the wicket.

96.1

Ntini to Siddle, no run, starts with a good length ball outside off stump, Siddle pushes forward to defend but pulls his bat inside the line

96.2

Ntini to Siddle, no run, Siddle fends at a short of a length delivery outside off and gets an outside edge which falls short of gully

96.3

Ntini to Siddle, 2 runs, another edge but this one goes between third slip and gully towards third man, Ntini's drawing Siddle forward with his length and his wide-of-the-crease angle at delivery is causing problems

96.4

Ntini to Siddle, no run, Ntini goes past the outside edge again, that one hit the pitch and straightened to beat the bat

96.5

Ntini to Siddle, no run, fuller ball angling into the right-hander, Siddle pushes towards gully

96.6

Ntini to Siddle, no run, defended on the off side

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End of over 97 (2 runs) Australia 367/9
PM Siddle    18* (28b 2x4)      M Ntini    19-1-68-3
JJ Krejza    27* (40b 3x4)      DW Steyn    22-4-77-2

97.1

Steyn to Krejza, no run, that's a terribly wide delivery from Steyn, he fired that down the leg side and sent Boucher leaping to his left

97.2

Steyn to Krejza, 2 runs, Krejza pushes forward at a good length delivery and guides it towards wide third man for two more

97.3

Steyn to Krejza, no run, a cracking shot and a terrific save! Krejza moves on to the front foot and drives a full ball powerfully towards cover where Amla leaps to his right and makes the save, Krejza hit that into the ground so hard that it nearly bounced over Amla's head

97.4

Steyn to Krejza, 1 run, short of a length delivery, defended on the leg side

97.5

Steyn to Siddle, 1 run, full ball on middle stump, Steyn was looking for the yorker, Siddle moves forward and plays the ball through square leg

97.6

Steyn to Krejza, no run, that's a sharp short ball form Steyn and Krejza gets out of the way in a hurry

End of over 98 (4 runs) Australia 371/9
JJ Krejza    30* (45b 3x4)      DW Steyn    23-4-81-2
PM Siddle    19* (29b 2x4)      M Ntini    19-1-68-3

98.1

Ntini to Siddle, no run, Ntini goes wide of the crease and hits a good length outside off stump, Siddle defends inside the line and the ball beats the bat

98.2

Ntini to Siddle, FOUR, what a shot that is! Siddle gets on to the front foot and drives a length delivery from outside off through the vacant region at mid-off, the WACA crowd roars the ball all the way to the boundary

98.3

Ntini to Siddle, no run, Ntini's back to beating the outside edge, Siddle pushes forward but doesn't judge Ntini's angle correctly

98.4

Ntini to Siddle, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Siddle strides forward and drives towards cover

98.5

Ntini to Siddle, OUT, South Africa have finally taken the wicket! He bowls a full ball outside off stump, Siddle goes for the big drive and gets a faint edge through to Boucher who flings the ball in the air after taking an easy catch

PM Siddle c †Boucher b Ntini 23 (40m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 67.64

12.11 pm: Siddle and Krejza frustrated South Africa for 40 minutes this morning and added 34 runs for the last wicket. Australia will be pleased with their score, especially after the start they had last morning. The pitch, however, looks a beauty and the South Africans will want to make full use of it when they come out in ten minutes.

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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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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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