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

Ntini to Hayden, FOUR, Hayden's away! Ntini gave him a full toss, a low full toss, Hayden moved forward and thumped the ball straight past the bowler, a powerful straight drive

Australia 4/0   ML Hayden 4* (4b 1x4)   M Ntini 0.4-0-4-0

Ntini to Hayden, FOUR, and again! It isn't a full toss this time but it's over-pitched, Hayden leans forward and drives firmly past mid-on, lovely timing

Australia 8/0   ML Hayden 8* (5b 2x4)   M Ntini 0.5-0-8-0

Ntini to Hayden, FOUR, splendid shot! Terrific straight drive from Hayden. The length was too full outside off once again and Hayden came forward and drilled it past the fielder at mid-off, no seam movement for Ntini so far

Australia 14/0   ML Hayden 12* (12b 3x4)   M Ntini 1.3-0-13-0

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

Australia 29/3   SM Katich 12* (23b 1x4)   DW Steyn 4.4-0-13-1

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

Australia 39/3   SM Katich 20* (28b 2x4)   JH Kallis 0.3-0-8-0

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

Australia 43/3   SM Katich 24* (29b 3x4)   JH Kallis 0.4-0-12-0

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

Australia 48/3   MJ Clarke 11* (26b 1x4)   JH Kallis 1.2-0-16-0

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

Australia 52/3   MJ Clarke 15* (28b 2x4)   JH Kallis 1.4-0-20-0

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

Australia 62/3   SM Katich 29* (50b 4x4)   JH Kallis 3.5-0-25-0

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

Australia 78/3   SM Katich 39* (81b 5x4)   M Ntini 6.5-1-22-2

Steyn to Clarke, FOUR, more flash from Pup, he slashes at a wide delivery outside off (the length wasn't short) without moving his feet and gets an outside edge between gully and slisp for four

Australia 86/3   MJ Clarke 30* (74b 3x4)   DW Steyn 7.1-2-17-1

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

Australia 92/3   SM Katich 45* (86b 6x4)   M Ntini 8.2-1-30-2

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

Australia 112/3   MJ Clarke 39* (99b 4x4)   JH Kallis 7.5-0-37-0

Steyn to Clarke, FOUR, Clarke brings up the 100 partnership in some style, Steyn gives him width outside off stump and Clarke frees his arms and cuts the ball in the air over point for four, lovely shot

Australia 117/3   MJ Clarke 43* (102b 5x4)   DW Steyn 8.3-2-24-1

Harris to Clarke, FOUR, shot Pup! He charges Harris, gets to the pitch of the ball, and smashes it over the bowler's head for four, terrific shot to bring up a half-century

Australia 131/3   MJ Clarke 50* (117b 6x4)   PL Harris 5.5-2-9-0

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

Australia 135/3   SM Katich 67* (117b 7x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 11.1-2-34-1

Harris to Clarke, FOUR, that's too short, a long hop, and Clarke cashes in by moving back and cutting through cover point for four

Australia 142/3   MJ Clarke 55* (123b 7x4)   PL Harris 6.2-2-13-0

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

Australia 171/5   BJ Haddin 4* (3b 1x4)   M Morkel 10.3-1-28-1

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

Australia 182/5   A Symonds 11* (14b 1x4)   JH Kallis 9.1-0-44-0

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

Australia 186/5   A Symonds 15* (18b 2x4)   JH Kallis 9.5-0-48-0

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

Australia 191/5   A Symonds 20* (20b 3x4)   M Ntini 12.1-1-47-2

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

Australia 196/5   A Symonds 25* (32b 4x4)   JH Kallis 11.1-1-53-0

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!

Australia 200/5   BJ Haddin 8* (17b 2x4)   M Ntini 14.3-1-52-2

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

Australia 208/5   BJ Haddin 13* (20b 3x4)   DW Steyn 12.1-2-41-1

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

Australia 220/5   A Symonds 36* (48b 5x4)   PL Harris 12.5-2-34-1

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

Australia 237/5   BJ Haddin 24* (36b 4x4)   M Morkel 11.5-1-34-1

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

Australia 259/5   A Symonds 57* (67b 6x4)   PL Harris 15.4-2-57-1

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

Australia 267/6   B Lee 7* (13b 1x4)   M Morkel 14.3-1-44-1

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   B Lee 13* (16b 2x4)   M Morkel 15-1-50-1

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

Australia 292/6   B Lee 21* (26b 3x4)   PL Harris 19.4-2-66-2

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.

Australia 303/7   B Lee 29* (43b 4x4)   DW Steyn 14.2-2-56-1

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

Australia 307/8   JJ Krejza 4* (5b 1x4)   M Ntini 16.5-1-59-3

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

Australia 316/8   JJ Krejza 12* (10b 2x4)   DW Steyn 16-2-62-2

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

Australia 332/8   JJ Krejza 19* (19b 3x4)   DW Steyn 17.5-2-71-2

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

Australia 336/8   MG Johnson 14* (18b 1x4)   M Morkel 16.1-1-57-1

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

Australia 347/9   PM Siddle 5* (6b 1x4)   M Morkel 17.3-1-66-2

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

Australia 361/9   PM Siddle 15* (20b 2x4)   M Morkel 19.2-1-76-2

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

Australia 375/9   PM Siddle 23* (31b 3x4)   M Ntini 19.2-1-72-3
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Hours of play (local time) 11.30am start, Lunch 13.30-14.10, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30

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