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

12.22 pm: Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie are South Africa's openers. They have given South Africa several solid starts in recent Tests and would love one more today. Brett Lee's pacing at the start of his run-up, pawing at the ground, ready to steam in from over the wicket.

0.1

Lee to McKenzie, no run, good length on off stump, defended on the front foot towards the off side

0.2

Lee to McKenzie, no run, full and straight from Lee, McKenzie moves forward and pushes the ball towards mid-on, Lee's looking for the outswinger

0.3

Lee to McKenzie, no run, Lee's right up there with his length, McKenzie drives with a straight bat towards mid-on

0.4

Lee to McKenzie, no run, Lee's keeping it full and on off and middle, McKenzie moves forward and defends with bat and pad close together

Are the Australians looking at the shape of the ball already?

0.5

Lee to McKenzie, no run, this time Lee gets a bit of away movement and induces a thick outside edge from McKenzie that goes along the ground towards point where Symonds dives to his left and cuts it off

0.6

Lee to McKenzie, no run, Lee ends his first over with a bouncer, McKenzie ducks under it

End of over 1 (maiden) South Africa 0/0
ND McKenzie    0* (6b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0
GC Smith    0* (0b)     

Several Australians went up to Symonds to congratulate him on that save, quite a bit of camaraderie out there. Johnson will share the new ball, from over the wicket.

1.1

Johnson to Smith, 1 run, Johnson delivers a low full toss on leg stump, Smith clips it off his pads down to long leg, he gets South Africa off the mark

Three slips and a gully in place.

1.2

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, 145 kmh but extremely wide outside off stump, McKenzie lets it go, Johnson needs to get the line closer to the right-hander from over the wicket

1.3

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie uses the width created by Johnson's angle across him to drive a full ball towards point, he times it well but can't get past Symonds

1.4

Johnson to McKenzie, 1 wide, that's too wide outside off from Johnson and it's the first extra of the innings

1.4

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, that's 144 kmh and even wider than the last ball, but this one isn't called wide!

1.5

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, much closer to off stump from Johnson, McKenzie gets behind the line and defends behind square on the off side

1.6

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, good length delivery on middle and off stump, McKenzie moves back in his crease and defends towards the bowler

End of over 2 (2 runs) South Africa 2/0
ND McKenzie    0* (11b)      MG Johnson    1-0-2-0
GC Smith    1* (1b)      B Lee    1-1-0-0

Three slips and a gully for Lee against Smith.

2.1

Lee to Smith, no run, Lee bowls a full ball outside off stump and angles it across the left-hander, Smith strides forward and shoulders arms

2.2

Lee to Smith, no run, Smith moves forward and pushes a good length ball towards point, McKenzie begins to set off from the non-striker's end but Smith sends him back after seeing Symonds swoop on the ball

2.3

Lee to Smith, no run, good length from Lee outside off stump, 143 kmh, Smith lets it go through to Haddin

2.4

Lee to Smith, 2 runs, Smith feels for the ball outside off stump, Lee's length is good but Smith manages to push the ball into the gap between gully and point, the batsmen nearly collided while running the second

2.5

Lee to Smith, no run, Lee folllows up with a full and straight ball, Smith defends back to the bowler, Lee fields with his left hand and lobs the ball back at the stumps and hits them too!

2.6

Lee to Smith, no run, full delivery on off stump, Smith pushes forward at it and gets a thick outside edge that goes towards gully

End of over 3 (2 runs) South Africa 4/0
GC Smith    3* (7b)      B Lee    2-1-2-0
ND McKenzie    0* (11b)      MG Johnson    1-0-2-0

3.1

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, length delivery on middle and off stump, McKenzie stands on the back foot and defends

3.2

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, short of a length outside off stump, McKenzie's not going to play at that, Johnson's line is too wide, that was 146 kmh

3.3

Johnson to McKenzie, 1 wide, that's another wide, but this time it's for the height, Johnson's bouncer was terribly short

3.3

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, Johnson pitches outside off stump and slants the ball away from the right-hander, McKenzie lets it go again

3.4

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, fuller length and a straighter line, McKenzie strides forward and presents the full face of the bat while pushing towards mid-off

3.5

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, that's a better line from Johnson, he pitches in line with the stumps and goes just outside off, McKenzie begins to play at it but pulls his bat inside the line in the end

3.6

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, short of a length just outside off, McKenzie plays at it but with soft hands and the edge falls short of the slips

End of over 4 (1 run) South Africa 5/0
ND McKenzie    0* (17b)      MG Johnson    2-0-3-0
GC Smith    3* (7b)      B Lee    2-1-2-0

4.1

Lee to Smith, no run, good length from Lee outside off stump, Smith stays in his crease and lets the ball pass

4.2

Lee to Smith, 1 run, played towards square leg for a single

4.3

Lee to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie lets a good length ball go outside off stump

4.4

Lee to McKenzie, 1 no ball, Lee over-steps while bowling a good length ball that moves a touch into the right-hander, McKenzie defends on the back foot

4.4

Lee to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie defends on the off side, Lee's bowling a tight line around off stump to the right-hander

4.5

Lee to McKenzie, no run, good length ball outside off stump, this time the line is a bit too wide for McKenzie to play at it

4.6

Lee to McKenzie, 1 run, Lee drops short on middle stump, McKenzie gets on top of the ball and plays a controlled pull towards long leg, he's finally off the mark after 22 balls

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End of over 5 (3 runs) South Africa 8/0
ND McKenzie    1* (22b)      B Lee    3-1-5-0
GC Smith    4* (9b)      MG Johnson    2-0-3-0

5.1

Johnson to McKenzie, no run, full ball outside off stump, McKenzie strides forward and shoulders arms

5.2

Johnson to McKenzie, 1 run, full and straight from Johnson, McKenzie moves forward and drives towards Symonds' left at mid-off

5.3

Johnson to Smith, 4 leg byes, Johnson strays on to Smith's pads, he misses the leg glance but the ball hits his thigh and runs to the fine-leg boundary

5.4

Johnson to Smith, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Smith reaches out for it and cuts towards point

5.5

Johnson to Smith, no run, full and straight from Johnson, on off and middle, Smith gets behind the line and defends on the off side

5.6

Johnson to Smith, no run, Johnson angles the full ball into the left-hander, Smith meets it with a straight bat and pushes the ball back towards the bowler

End of over 6 (5 runs) South Africa 13/0
GC Smith    4* (13b)      MG Johnson    3-0-4-0
ND McKenzie    2* (24b)      B Lee    3-1-5-0

6.1

Lee to McKenzie, no run, well bowled and well left, Lee bowls the perfect length just outside off stump, McKenzie begins to prod at the ball but pulls his bat out of the way just in time

6.2

Lee to McKenzie, no run, short of a length outside off stump, McKenzie plays at it once again before pulling out of the way

6.3

Lee to McKenzie, no run, this time McKenzie did play at it and was beaten by Lee's line and length outside off stump

6.4

Lee to McKenzie, no run, fuller and straighter, McKenzie strides forward and defends towards cover

6.5

Lee to McKenzie, no run, Lee's pitches in line with off stump and goes straight through, McKenzie stays in his crease and defends on the off side

6.6

Lee to McKenzie, no run, short of a length outside off stump, McKenzie jumps back and across before shouldering arms, Lee completes another maiden over

End of over 7 (maiden) South Africa 13/0
ND McKenzie    2* (30b)      B Lee    4-2-5-0
GC Smith    4* (13b)      MG Johnson    3-0-4-0

7.1

Johnson to Smith, no run, Johnson pitches on a good length on off stump, Smith moves forward and taps the ball on the leg side

7.2

Johnson to Smith, no run, Smith jumps back and defends a short of a length delivery from off stump towards cover

7.3

Johnson to Smith, no run, short of a length once again, Smith moves back and nudges the ball towards the on side

7.4

Johnson to Smith, no run, Johnson pitches in the channel outside off stump and Smith lets it go through to Haddin

7.5

Johnson to Smith, 3 runs, Johnson gives Smith a full toss which he drives through the vacant mid-on region, the fielder from midwicket gives chase and reaches the ball just inside the boundary

7.6

Johnson to McKenzie, OUT, what has McKenzie done? An unbelievable shot! Johnson bowls the ball short and wide outside off stump, McKenzie has been leaving those deliveries but this time he decides to play at it, he should have been cutting that but instead he tries to pull the ball from well outside off stump, he ends up hitting it tamely towards mid-off where Krejza runs to his right to take the simplest of catches

ND McKenzie c Krejza b Johnson 2 (36m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.45

McKenzie practices a shadow cut on his walk back to the dressing room, That ball was too wide to pull.

End of over 8 (3 runs) South Africa 16/1
     MG Johnson    4-0-7-1
GC Smith    7* (18b)      B Lee    4-2-5-0

Amla is the new batsman.

8.1

Lee to Smith, no run, Lee bounces Smith and the batsman ducks

8.2

Lee to Smith, no run, Smith moves back and defends

8.3

Lee to Smith, no run, Smith moves on to the back foot to defend a short of a length delivery

8.4

Lee to Smith, no run, Lee is pushing Smith back with his length, he defends on the back foot

8.5

Lee to Smith, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Smith moves forward and lets it go

8.6

Lee to Smith, no run, banged in short but the line is down leg side, Smith ducks and lets it go

End of over 9 (maiden) South Africa 16/1
GC Smith    7* (24b)      B Lee    5-3-5-0
HM Amla    0* (0b)      MG Johnson    4-0-7-1

9.1

Johnson to Amla, 2 runs, Amla gets off the mark by flicking the ball off his pads through square leg

9.2

Johnson to Amla, 3 runs, Johnson's line is a bit too straight to Amla and he whips the ball off his pads through square leg

9.3

Johnson to Smith, no run, Smith picks a full ball off his pads and flicks firmly towards midwicket where Katich dives to his right and cuts off the boundary

9.4

Johnson to Smith, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, Smith gets on top of the bounce and taps the ball through point

9.5

Johnson to Amla, no run, Johnson bowls a bouncer and Amla ducks under it

9.6

Johnson to Amla, no run, terrific fielding! Johnson gives Amla width outside off and he plays a lovely square drive, Symonds dives to his right at point and makes the save

End of over 10 (6 runs) South Africa 22/1
HM Amla    5* (4b)      MG Johnson    5-0-13-1
GC Smith    8* (26b)      B Lee    5-3-5-0

Ponting's brought the offspinner Krejza into the attack in the 11th over. He's bowling from round the wicket with a slip, short cover and bat-pad.

10.1

Krejza to Smith, no run, tossed up on off stump, Smith strides forward and blocks

10.2

Krejza to Smith, no run, nice flight from Krejza on off stump, Smith stays on the back foot and defends

10.3

Krejza to Smith, no run, Krejza forces the false shot from Smith, he tried to close the face of the bat too early to play on the leg side but was beaten by the flight and got a leading edge towards the off side

10.4

Krejza to Smith, no run, loud shout for lbw as Smith strides forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, not out says Aleem Dar, that was pretty close but Smith was a long way forward

10.5

Krejza to Smith, 1 run, nice drift from Krejza, Smith drives on the front foot towards cover

Krejza goes over the wicket to the right-hander.

10.6

Krejza to Amla, no run, good ball! Amla goes back to defend but gets an inside edge on to the pad, Krejza's first Test over in Australia is a good one

End of over 11 (1 run) South Africa 23/1
HM Amla    5* (5b)      JJ Krejza    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    9* (31b)      MG Johnson    5-0-13-1

Double bowling change, Siddle's into the attack, from over the wicket.

11.1

Siddle to Smith, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Smith defends on the back foot towards the off side

11.2

Siddle to Smith, no run, Siddle pitches outside off and slants the ball away from Smith who lets it go

11.3

Siddle to Smith, no run, straighter line from Siddle on middle and off stump, Smith defends on the front foot

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11.4

Siddle to Smith, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Smith watchfully lets it go

11.5

Siddle to Smith, no run, straighter line from Siddle and Smith moves back to play the ball towards midwicket

11.6

Siddle to Smith, no run, Siddle over-pitches on middle and off, Smith leans forward and drives hard and straight, Siddle manages to cut it off to ensure that his first over in Australia is a maiden

End of over 12 (maiden) South Africa 23/1
GC Smith    9* (37b)      PM Siddle    1-1-0-0
HM Amla    5* (5b)      JJ Krejza    1-0-1-0

12.1

Krejza to Amla, 1 run, slightly short from Krejza, Amla moves back, waits for the ball to turn into him before tapping it towards square leg

12.2

Krejza to Smith, no run, Krejza gives the ball air and Smith moves forward to drive towards the bowler

12.3

Krejza to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets on to the front foot and drives towards Lee at wide mid-off for one more

12.4

Krejza to Amla, no run, Krejza's getting the ball to bounce and turn, this time he was too wide outside off stump which allowed Amla to move back and let it go

12.5

Krejza to Amla, no run, Amla moves forward and defends

12.6

Krejza to Amla, no run, he's too wide outside off again and Amla lets the ball pass through to Haddin (apologies for calling him Boucher the last time!)

End of over 13 (2 runs) South Africa 25/1
HM Amla    6* (9b)      JJ Krejza    2-0-3-0
GC Smith    10* (39b)      PM Siddle    1-1-0-0

13.1

Siddle to Smith, no run, Smith gets on to the front foot and defends a good length ball from Siddle

13.2

Siddle to Smith, no run, Smith strides forward once again and defends on the off side

13.3

Siddle to Smith, no run, excellent ball, Siddle pitches short of a length in line with the stumps, he gets the ball to move off the seam away from Smith who gets squared up on the back foot and beaten

13.4

Siddle to Smith, 1 run, Smith jumps on to the back foot and nudges the short of a length ball towards square leg for one

13.5

Siddle to Amla, no run, tight line and length just outside off, Amla stays in his crease and defends towards the off side

The umpire had called over before realising that there was one more to go!

13.6

Siddle to Amla, no run, good length outside off stump, Amla defends on the front foot towards cover

End of over 14 (1 run) South Africa 26/1
HM Amla    6* (11b)      PM Siddle    2-1-1-0
GC Smith    11* (43b)      JJ Krejza    2-0-3-0

This could be the last over before lunch.

14.1

Krejza to Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Smith gets down on one knee and sweeps from outside off behind square

14.2

Krejza to Amla, no run, Amla moves forward the off side and closes the face of the bat to play the ball towards leg

14.3

Krejza to Amla, no run, driven off the front foot towards extra cover

14.4

Krejza to Amla, no run, turn for Krejza and Amla defends on the back foot

14.5

Krejza to Amla, no run, Krejza flights the ball outside off stump and Amla defends watchfully

14.6

Krejza to Amla, no run, Amla strides forward to defend and plays the ball towards silly point, except that there's no silly point

1.30 pm: It's been Australia's session. Krejza and Siddle frustrated South Africa by extending the last wicket partnership to 34 before the Australian bowlers kept the South Africa's top-order in check with excellent line and length. Krejza's also got a bit of assistance from the pitch. I'll be back in 40 minutes for the second session.

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End of over 15 (1 run) South Africa 27/1
HM Amla    6* (16b)      JJ Krejza    3-0-4-0
GC Smith    12* (44b)      PM Siddle    2-1-1-0

2.10 pm: Smith will take strike after lunch. Ponting's continuing with Siddle, who is bowling from over the wicket.

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15.1

Siddle to Smith, 2 runs, too straight from Siddle, Smith moves back and across to force the ball through square leg

There's an injury concern for Australia, Michael Clarke has gone to hospital for a precautionary x-ray on his right thumb after he dived to stop an edge from Neil McKenzie in the first session. Shane Watson is on the field and has taken Clarke's spot at third slip.

15.2

Siddle to Smith, 1 run, Smith moves back and plays another straight ball on the leg side

15.3

Siddle to Amla, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone by Amla

15.4

Siddle to Amla, no run, good length from Siddle, defended on the off side

15.5

Siddle to Amla, no run, fuller ball this time, Amla moves forward and pushes gently towards cover

15.6

Siddle to Amla, no run, Siddle lets a bouncer rip and Amla ducks under it

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 30/1
HM Amla    6* (20b)      PM Siddle    3-1-4-0
GC Smith    15* (46b)      JJ Krejza    3-0-4-0

Lee replaces Krejza after lunch, and goes round the wicket to Smith.

16.1

Lee to Smith, no run, banged in short outside off, Smith sees the width on offer and cuts hard, Watson dives to his left at gully and makes the save

16.2

Lee to Smith, no run, fuller length outside off stump, Smith covers his off stump and lets it go

Only two slips and a gully at the moment.

16.3

Lee to Smith, no run, Smith gets the room outside off to free his arms and cut but once again he can't place the ball past Watson at gully

16.4

Lee to Smith, no run, Lee bowls a fuller length outside off and Smith merely lifts his bat out of the way

16.5

Lee to Smith, 1 no ball, short of a length outside off, Smith lets the ball go through to Haddin once again

16.5

Lee to Smith, no run, full delivery outside off, Smith moves forward and drives towards cover

16.6

Lee to Smith, no run, Lee pitches on a good length and slants the ball into the left-hander from round the wicket, Smith pushes forward and plays the ball towards point

End of over 17 (1 run) South Africa 31/1
GC Smith    15* (53b)      B Lee    6-3-6-0
HM Amla    6* (20b)      PM Siddle    3-1-4-0

17.1

Siddle to Amla, 1 run, Amla gets on top of the bounce of a short of a length delivery and drives through cover, Krejza chases, slides and keeps the batsmen to one

17.2

Siddle to Smith, 1 run, too straight from Siddle to the left-hander, Smith moves back and nudges the ball through square leg

17.3

Siddle to Amla, 3 runs, Amla jumps on to the back foot and drives the short ball behind square on the off side, Hussey dives to his right at gully and takes the pace off the ball

South Africa haven't hit a boundary yet.

17.4

Siddle to Smith, no run, that could have been a boundary, Smith rocked back to a short ball and played a fierce pull shot, unfortunately for him he found the fielder at midwicket

17.5

Siddle to Smith, no run, defended on the back foot

17.6

Siddle to Smith, no run, Smith moves forward and plays a fuller delivery back towards Siddle

End of over 18 (5 runs) South Africa 36/1
GC Smith    16* (57b)      PM Siddle    4-1-9-0
HM Amla    10* (22b)      B Lee    6-3-6-0

18.1

Lee to Amla, 2 runs, short of a length from Lee on off stump, Amla waits in his crease and drives past the bowler for a single

18.2

Lee to Amla, no run, fuller length on off stump, Amla moves forward and defends on the off side

18.3

Lee to Amla, no run, he's beaten him! Lee pitches on a perfect length outside off stump and Amla tries to drive the ball but misses, there was some movement away from the right-hander

18.4

Lee to Amla, no run, Lee follows up with a full slower ball at 120kmh, Amla was beaten by the change of pace, that was very close to off stump

18.5

Lee to Amla, 2 runs, fantastic placement! Amla jumps on to the back foot and punches a short of a length delivery through the tiny gap between cover and point, Symonds gives chase

18.6

Lee to Amla, no run, Amla moves back once again but this time he finds Symonds with the cover drive

End of over 19 (4 runs) South Africa 40/1
HM Amla    14* (28b)      B Lee    7-3-10-0
GC Smith    16* (57b)      PM Siddle    4-1-9-0

19.1

Siddle to Smith, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Smith plays the ball towards point on the front foot

19.2

Siddle to Smith, no run, Siddle pitches on a good length around off stump and shapes the ball away from the left-hander, Smith lets it pass by

19.3

Siddle to Smith, no run, Smith once again moves forward to cover the line of the ball before letting it go through to Haddin

19.4

Siddle to Smith, no run, Siddle bowls a straighter delivery, forcing Smith to play, he defends on the back foot

19.5

Siddle to Smith, no run, Smith strides forward to defend a good length delivery on off stump towards the off side

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19.6

Siddle to Smith, FOUR, that's the first boundary of the innings! Smith takes advantage of an over-pitched delivery and drives the ball firmly past the bowler for four

Smith's getting some treatment on his elbow. The physio's attending to him.

End of over 20 (4 runs) South Africa 44/1
GC Smith    20* (63b 1x4)      PM Siddle    5-1-13-0
HM Amla    14* (28b)      B Lee    7-3-10-0

20.1

Lee to Amla, no run, Lee bowls a short ball to Amla who merely drops his wrists and lets the ball go through to Haddin

20.2

Lee to Amla, 1 run, Lee bowls a fuller length on off stump, Amla plays the ball gently towards mid-on and runs the single, he has to run around Lee but he makes it easily

Lee goes round the wicket to Smith.

20.3

Lee to Smith, no run, good length delivery angling into the left-hander, Smith defends on the front foot

20.4

Lee to Smith, no run, Smith moves forward and outside off to defend a fuller ball towards gully

20.5

Lee to Smith, no run, Lee goes slightly wider and bowls a full length, Smith defends back to the bowler on the front foot

20.6

Lee to Smith, FOUR, edged and four! Smith pushes forward to a good length delivery and gets an outside edge which goes between second slip and gully to the third-man boundary

End of over 21 (5 runs) South Africa 49/1
GC Smith    24* (67b 2x4)      B Lee    8-3-15-0
HM Amla    15* (30b)      PM Siddle    5-1-13-0

21.1

Siddle to Amla, FOUR, Amla's hit this well, the length was too full and the line was too straight, Amla leans across and flicks the ball towards the deep square leg boundary, the ball reaches the boundary just before Lee gets to it from long leg

21.2

Siddle to Amla, no run, Amla drives another full ball back towards the bowler, the ball thuds into the ground and bounces up at Siddle who fields at head height

21.3

Siddle to Amla, no run, Amla misses the flick this time, the length wasn't full enough, and the ball thuds into the pad, Siddle begins to appeal but that was missing leg

21.4

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

21.5

Siddle to Amla, no run, 143 kmh, Amla stays in his crease and defends the short of a length delivery towards the off side

21.6

Siddle to Amla, 1 run, Siddle bowls a full ball which moves into the right-hander, Amla moves forward and drives wide of the fielder at mid-on

End of over 22 (5 runs) South Africa 54/1
HM Amla    20* (36b 1x4)      PM Siddle    6-1-18-0
GC Smith    24* (67b 2x4)      B Lee    8-3-15-0

22.1

Lee to Amla, 2 runs, Lee bowls a short one, Amla swivels, rolls his wrists over the ball as he makes contact, and pulls towards deep square leg, Siddle has to run across from long leg to field

22.2

Lee to Amla, FOUR, top shot! Too full from Lee with a hint of swing towards the right-hander, Amla meets it on the front foot with a straight bat and drives past mid-off for four

22.3

Lee to Amla, 1 run, nudged off the back foot towards the leg side for a single

Lee goes round the wicket for Smith.

22.4

Lee to Smith, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Smith lets it go, he's doesn't look happy with his elbow

22.5

Lee to Smith, no run, Smith gets on to the front foot and defends a good length ball towards point

22.6

Lee to Smith, no run, fuller length but the line is outside off stump and Smith decides to let the ball go

End of over 23 (7 runs) South Africa 61/1
GC Smith    24* (70b 2x4)      B Lee    9-3-22-0
HM Amla    27* (39b 2x4)      PM Siddle    6-1-18-0

23.1

Siddle to Amla, no run, full ball on off and middle, Amla drives off the front foot to Johnson at mid-on

23.2

Siddle to Amla, 1 no ball, Amla drives the full ball firmly towards Symonds at cover, Siddle had over-stepped

23.2

Siddle to Amla, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, Amla moves back in his crease and blocks

23.3

Siddle to Amla, no run, short of a length delivery angling into the right-hander, Amla moves back to try and work the ball off his hips but misses and gets hit on the thigh

23.4

Siddle to Amla, no run, full ball angling into off stump, Amla moves forward and plays a checked drive towards mid-off

23.5

Siddle to Amla, FOUR, that's an over-pitched delivery and Amla uses his wrists and bottom hand to whip the ball in the air but over midwicket for four, exaggerated use of the wrists on that occasion, that shot brings up the 50 partnership

23.6

Siddle to Amla, no run, Amla defends solidly on the front foot

End of over 24 (5 runs) South Africa 66/1
HM Amla    31* (46b 3x4)      PM Siddle    7-1-23-0
GC Smith    24* (70b 2x4)      B Lee    9-3-22-0

24.1

Lee to Smith, 2 runs, Lee bowls a short one into Smith's body and he swivels to pull the ball towards long leg, Siddle runs to his right and slides to prevent the boundary

24.2

Lee to Smith, 1 run, the short ball and it's much slower at 121 kmh, Smith waits for it and pulls towards square leg

24.3

Lee to Amla, no run, Lee bowls a slower and straight full toss at 118 kmh, Amla gets behind the line and defends with a straight bat

24.4

Lee to Amla, no run, Amla strides forward and defends towards cover

24.5

Lee to Amla, no run, Lee bowls a full delivery outside off stump, Amla digs it out towards point

24.6

Lee to Amla, FOUR, that's a cracking shot! Superb use of the wrists once again by Amla, he sees the width outside off and plays the square drive with a flourish behind point for four more

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End of over 25 (7 runs) South Africa 73/1
HM Amla    35* (50b 4x4)      B Lee    10-3-29-0
GC Smith    27* (72b 2x4)      PM Siddle    7-1-23-0

Krejza replaces Siddle, bowling from round the wicket to Smith. One slip and a short leg in place. Tony Grieg says the wind is blowing across the ground from right to left from the end where Krejza is bowling.

25.1

Krejza to Smith, no run, turn and bounce! Smith moves back and plays an unconvincing shot, he could have easily edged that to slip

25.2

Krejza to Smith, 3 runs, Smith moves back and cuts through point, it won;t reach the boundary but the batsmen have enough time to complete three

Over the wicket to Amla.

25.3

Krejza to Amla, no run, Krejza loops the ball outside off and spins it back into Amla who lets it go

25.4

Krejza to Amla, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards Symonds at cover, that was fuller from Krejza

25.5

Krejza to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets down on one knee and sweeps Krejza against the turn towards the square leg boundary, he hit that with a lot of power

25.6

Krejza to Smith, 1 run, Krejza shortens his length outside off and turns the ball away from Smith who moves back and pushes the ball gently on the off side for a quick single

End of over 26 (9 runs) South Africa 82/1
GC Smith    35* (76b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    4-0-13-0
HM Amla    36* (52b 4x4)      B Lee    10-3-29-0

Johnson replaces Lee, bowling from over the wicket from the River End. Two slips, two gullies, point and mid-off in place.

26.1

Johnson to Smith, 1 run, Johnson starts with a short ball at 140 kmh, he hurries Smith into the hook and Smith mis-times it in the air, the ball falls just wide of the square-leg fielder

26.2

Johnson to Amla, FOUR, short, wide and crashed! Amla latches on to the width outside off and cuts the ball hard behind point for four more

Clarke's just entering the WACA with his X-ray in hand, no news of the result yet.

26.3

Johnson to Amla, 3 runs, too straight from Johnson, easy pickings for Amla off his pads, he flicks off the back foot towards deep square leg

26.4

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

26.5

Johnson to Smith, no run, Smith attempts to cut the ball but tries to hit it too hard, that was short and wide from Johnson but Smith bottom edged it into the ground

26.6

Johnson to Smith, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Smith defends back to the bowler

End of over 27 (8 runs) South Africa 90/1
GC Smith    36* (80b 3x4)      MG Johnson    6-0-21-1
HM Amla    43* (54b 5x4)      JJ Krejza    4-0-13-0

"There's no fracture for Clarke, he's preparing to go back out on the field shortly," says Brydon from the WACA.

27.1

Krejza to Amla, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Amla cuts off the back foot to point

27.2

Krejza to Smith, FOUR, too short outside off stump, Smith waits and waits before cutting the ball hard through point, Hussey sprints after it but even his desperate dive can't stop the four

27.3

Krejza to Smith, no run, defended on the front foot

27.4

Krejza to Smith, no run, Smith moves back to a flatter delivery and defends, this is Smith's highest score in Australia

27.5

Krejza to Smith, FOUR, that's another long hop from Krejza, Smith moves back and pulls the ball from outside off stump between midwicket and mid-on for four more

27.6

Krejza to Smith, no run, Smith moves back and defends a fuller ball towards the bowler

End of over 28 (9 runs) South Africa 99/1
GC Smith    44* (85b 5x4)      JJ Krejza    5-0-22-0
HM Amla    44* (55b 5x4)      MG Johnson    6-0-21-1

28.1

Johnson to Amla, no run, Johnson hits a good length just outside off stump, Amla stays in his crease and pushes the ball towards mid-off

28.2

Johnson to Amla, no run, fuller and straighter from Johnson, Amla moves forward and slices the ball towards point

28.3

Johnson to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves back to a short of a length delivery and plays it off his pads towards square leg, South Africa bring up their 100 with that single

28.4

Johnson to Smith, no run, Johnson bowls a good length to Smith and keeps the line straight, Smith gets behind the line and defends on the leg side

28.5

Johnson to Smith, no run, Johnson was looking for the yorker but bowls a low full toss, Smith comes forward and plays it towards mid on

28.6

Johnson to Smith, FOUR, Smith gets into position on the front foot and plays a powerful pull through midwicket for four, he hit that with a lot of muscle

South Africa's second 50 has come of only 45 balls.

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End of over 29 (5 runs) South Africa 104/1
GC Smith    48* (88b 6x4)      MG Johnson    7-0-26-1
HM Amla    45* (58b 5x4)      JJ Krejza    5-0-22-0

The players have just taken a drinks break. The first hour after lunch has belonged to South Africa. They've scored 77 runs off 14 overs and both batsmen have picked up momentum. Smith had a bit of trouble with his elbow but it doesn't look like it's affecting his batting.

29.1

Krejza to Amla, no run, Krejza bowls a wide one outside off stump, Amla doesn't bother playing a shot

29.2

Krejza to Amla, no run, this one is just a bit closer but it's still wide enough for Amla to leave

29.3

Krejza to Amla, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Amla strides forward and defends, "Very good Jason Krejza," shouts someone from close to the stumps.

29.4

Krejza to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves back and plays a cover drive towards Symonds

29.5

Krejza to Smith, no run, Smith moves forward and nudges the ball towards short leg where Katich makes a super save

29.6

Krejza to Smith, no run, Smith drives away from his body at one that spins away from him and gets an outside edge behind point

End of over 30 (1 run) South Africa 105/1
GC Smith    48* (90b 6x4)      JJ Krejza    6-0-23-0
HM Amla    46* (62b 5x4)      MG Johnson    7-0-26-1

30.1

Johnson to Amla, no run, good length delivery just outside off, Amla moves back and blocks with a straight bat

30.2

Johnson to Amla, no run, the length is fuller this time and Amla strides forward and drives towards cover

30.3

Johnson to Amla, no run, beaten by the change of pace, that was 127 kmh from Johnson and Amla came forward to play at it too early, the ball beat the outside edge and bounced in front of Haddin

30.4

Johnson to Amla, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards wide mid-off for a single

30.5

Johnson to Smith, no run, Johnson bowls a full ball down leg side, Smith tries to flick but the ball is too far away from him

30.6

Johnson to Smith, no run, Smith cuts the shorter ball off the back foot towards gully

End of over 31 (1 run) South Africa 106/1
GC Smith    48* (92b 6x4)      MG Johnson    8-0-27-1
HM Amla    47* (66b 5x4)      JJ Krejza    6-0-23-0

31.1

Krejza to Amla, OUT, bowled him! Lovely ball! Krejza loops the ball up outside off stump, drawing Amla forward with the flight, he beats the batsman in the air, pitches the ball outside off stump and spins it through the bat pad gap as Amla tries to whip it on the leg side, that turned a long way to hit the stumps

HM Amla b Krejza 47 (104m 67b 5x4 0x6) SR: 70.14

That's his first wicket in Australia and he's bowled a terrific ball to get it.

Kallis is the new batsman, he's been in ordinary form with the bat this year.

31.2

Krejza to Kallis, no run, excellent flight from Krejza and he gets it to dip on the right-hander, Kallis moves forward and drives

31.3

Krejza to Kallis, 2 runs, that's a long hop and Kallis rocks back and pulls towards deep backward square leg

31.4

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Krejza bowls a flatter one outside off, Kallis moves outside the line of off stump and lets it go

31.5

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Kallis once again gets outside the line of off stump before shouldering arms

31.6

Krejza to Kallis, 1 run, that's mighty close! Krejza gives the ball air outside off stump, Kallis sees the width and tries to play the big cover drive, the ball dips on him and spins into him, it hits the inside edge and whizzes past his stumps

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 109/2
JH Kallis    3* (5b)      JJ Krejza    7-0-26-1
GC Smith    48* (92b 6x4)      MG Johnson    8-0-27-1

Clarke's back on the field at is stationed in the slip cordon.

32.1

Johnson to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis works the ball off his pads behind square

32.2

Johnson to Smith, no run, Smith tries to cut the ball off the back foot but mis-times it

Ian Chappell says it's important to use your feet against Krejza or else he's going to beat you in the flight.

32.3

Johnson to Smith, OUT, massive wicket! The double blow! Johnson bowls a full ball outside off stump, Smith tries to drive away from his body without moving his feet and gets a thick inside edge back on to his stumps, Johnson sprints away in celebration, Australia are right back in this

GC Smith b Johnson 48 (148m 94b 6x4 0x6) SR: 51.06

South Africa have two brand new batsmen at the crease. AB de Villiers has just joined Kallis.

32.4

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, he gives de Villiers the slower one first up, the batsman lets it go

32.5

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers moves on to the back foot and defends a short of a length delivery towards the off side

32.6

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, Johnson digs a short one into de Villiers's ribs and cramps him for room, de Villiers tries to play a short-arm jab towards square leg

End of over 33 (1 run) South Africa 110/3
AB de Villiers    0* (3b)      MG Johnson    9-0-28-2
JH Kallis    4* (6b)      JJ Krejza    7-0-26-1

Krejza had Kallis is trouble in the previous over, can he do it again?

33.1

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

33.2

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves forward and outside the line of off stump and defends

33.3

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves back and across to work the ball on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pad, the impact was outside off stump

33.4

Krejza to Kallis, no run, huge appeal for the catch at slip, Kallis got down on one knee to sweep but the ball lobbed off the forearm towards Hayden at first slip, the Australians thought it was off the glove

33.5

Krejza to Kallis, no run, driven back to the bowler

33.6

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

End of over 34 (maiden) South Africa 110/3
JH Kallis    4* (12b)      JJ Krejza    8-1-26-1
AB de Villiers    0* (3b)      MG Johnson    9-0-28-2

Johnson takes over after another super over from Krejza.

34.1

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers gets squared up as he defends towards point on the back foot

34.2

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery on middle stump, de Villiers gets behind the line and blocks

34.3

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, too full on the pads and de Villiers times the flick well but doesn't place it, he finds the fielder at square leg

34.4

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, Johnson pitches on off stump and angles the ball just outside, de Villiers waits in his crease and lets it go

34.5

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, tight line and length from Johnson, de Villiers defends on the back foot

34.6

Johnson to de Villiers, FOUR, shot! de Villiers moves forward to a full delivery and drives past the fielder at mid-off to get off the mark

End of over 35 (4 runs) South Africa 114/3
AB de Villiers    4* (9b 1x4)      MG Johnson    10-0-32-2
JH Kallis    4* (12b)      JJ Krejza    8-1-26-1

Right, Krejza v Kallis again. The first two rounds have belonged to Krejza. Here's round three.

35.1

Krejza to Kallis, 2 runs, Kallis leans forward to drive a low full toss through point, Kallis runs the second to get back on strike

35.2

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Kallis thrusts his pad outside off stump and pads the ball away

35.3

Krejza to Kallis, 1 run, too flat and too straight, Kallis moves back and across and nudges the ball behind square

35.4

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, tossed up outside off stump, de Villiers moves his pad outside the line and gets hit on the pad as he tries to defend

35.5

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, left alone outside off stump

35.6

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, Krejza thinks he has a case for lbw after de Villiers pads up to one outside off stump, Asoka de Silva disagrees

End of over 36 (3 runs) South Africa 117/3
AB de Villiers    4* (12b 1x4)      JJ Krejza    9-1-29-1
JH Kallis    7* (15b)      MG Johnson    10-0-32-2

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36.1

Johnson to Kallis, no run, Kallis pushes tentatively at one that angles across him and gets beaten, he's looked rather out of sorts so far

36.2

Johnson to Kallis, no run, straighter line this time and Kallis gets behind the ball and defends on the back foot

36.3

Johnson to Kallis, no run, fuller length but the line is wide, Kallis gets on to the front foot and shoulders arms

36.4

Johnson to Kallis, 1 wide, Johnson bowls a short ball but it's so short that Aleem Dar calls it wide, the umpires have been strict on those calls so far in this Test

36.4

Johnson to Kallis, no run, good length outside off stump, Kallis lets it go

36.5

Johnson to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis moves back and across and works a short of a length ball off his body towards long leg

36.6

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, full and straight from Johnson, de Villiers moves forward and drives towards mid-off with a straight bat

End of over 37 (2 runs) South Africa 119/3
AB de Villiers    4* (13b 1x4)      MG Johnson    11-0-34-2
JH Kallis    8* (20b)      JJ Krejza    9-1-29-1

37.1

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Kallis thrusts his front pad outside off to protect against the turn and lets the ball go

37.2

Krejza to Kallis, no run, lovely flight from Krejza, Kallis comes forward and drives towards cover

37.3

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves back and across outside the line of off stump and tries to play the ball on the leg side, he misses and gets hit on the pad

37.4

Krejza to Kallis, no run, driven towards cover point

37.5

Krejza to Kallis, FOUR, that's a freebie, a nice and friendly full toss and Kallis capitalises by lofting down the ground for four, Krejza's visibly annoyed with himself

37.6

Krejza to Kallis, 1 run, played off the back foot behind square

End of over 38 (5 runs) South Africa 124/3
JH Kallis    13* (26b 1x4)      JJ Krejza    10-1-34-1
AB de Villiers    4* (13b 1x4)      MG Johnson    11-0-34-2

38.1

Johnson to Kallis, no run, good length delivery on off stump, Kallis gets behind the line and defends

38.2

Johnson to Kallis, 2 runs, that's too straight from Johnson and Kallis flicks the ball off his pads through midwicket, Katich fields in the deep

38.3

Johnson to Kallis, no run, good length just outside off stump, Kallis moves back and across to defend on the off side

38.4

Johnson to Kallis, no run, Johnson pitches on a good length outside off and moves the ball away from Kallis who lets it go through to Haddin

Clarke moves from a wide slip to short cover.

38.5

Johnson to Kallis, no run, Johnson bowls the slower one outside off stump, Kallis watches it closely and lets it go

38.6

Johnson to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves back to defend a delivery that's 143 kmh towards point

End of over 39 (2 runs) South Africa 126/3
JH Kallis    15* (32b 1x4)      MG Johnson    12-0-36-2
AB de Villiers    4* (13b 1x4)      JJ Krejza    10-1-34-1

39.1

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers moves forward and smothers the spin

39.2

Krejza to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers gets down on one knee outside the line of off stump and sweeps the ball to deep backward square

39.3

Krejza to Kallis, FOUR, that's too short outside off stump, Kallis is quick to move on to the back foot and cut the ball through cover point for four

39.4

Krejza to Kallis, no run, tossed up by Krejza, Kallis works the ball towards midwicket

39.5

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves across his stumps and plays the ball towards the leg side

39.6

Krejza to Kallis, 2 runs, Kallis moves his front foot towards the off side and hits the ball towards midwicket, the batsmen run one and then take an overthrow because there's no one backing up at the bowler's end

End of over 40 (7 runs) South Africa 133/3
JH Kallis    21* (36b 2x4)      JJ Krejza    11-1-41-1
AB de Villiers    5* (15b 1x4)      MG Johnson    12-0-36-2

40.1

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, fuller length from Johnson on middle and off, de Villiers defends on the back foot

40.2

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers stays in his crease and defends towards point

40.3

Johnson to de Villiers, no run, Johnson bowls a full ball on off stump, de Villiers moves forward and plays the ball towards point

40.4

Johnson to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length on middle stump, de Villiers jumps on to the back foot and nudges the ball behind square

40.5

Johnson to Kallis, no run, Johnson pitches short of a length on middle stump, Kallis defends on the back foot

40.6

Johnson to Kallis, no run, Johnson ends the over with a bouncer that's timed at 139 kmh but seemed much quicker, Kallis is a little off balance while ducking out of the way

End of over 41 (1 run) South Africa 134/3
JH Kallis    21* (38b 2x4)      MG Johnson    13-0-37-2
AB de Villiers    6* (19b 1x4)      JJ Krejza    11-1-41-1

41.1

Krejza to de Villiers, 2 runs, too short from Krejza and de Villiers moves across his stumps and pulls to deep square leg

41.2

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, flatter ball on off stump, de Villiers moves back and defends to the man at short leg

41.3

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on off stump, de Villiers moves forward and defends on the leg side

41.4

Krejza to de Villiers, SIX, that's an awesome shot! de Villiers steps out of his crease, gets to the pitch of the ball, swings his bat like a golf club, and smashes the ball with the turn over the deep midwicket boundary

41.5

Krejza to de Villiers, 1 run, played off the back foot on the leg side

41.6

Krejza to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis moves back in his crease and plays the ball off his pads behind square

End of over 42 (10 runs) South Africa 144/3
JH Kallis    22* (39b 2x4)      JJ Krejza    12-1-51-1
AB de Villiers    15* (24b 1x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    13-0-37-2

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Ponting's given Symonds a bowl just before tea. He'll be bowling seam-up from over the wicket.

42.1

Symonds to Kallis, no run, a gentle delivery at 120 kmh outside off stump, Kallis lets it go

42.2

Symonds to Kallis, no run, good length just outside off stump, left alone once again by the batsman

42.3

Symonds to Kallis, no run, short of a length on off stump, Kallis moves back and pushes towards cover

42.4

Symonds to Kallis, 2 runs, Kallis moves back to a short of a length delivery and drives through cover, Krejza gives chases

42.5

Symonds to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves back and pushes the ball straight back and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end

42.6

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

End of over 43 (2 runs) South Africa 146/3
JH Kallis    24* (45b 2x4)      A Symonds    1-0-2-0
AB de Villiers    15* (24b 1x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    12-1-51-1

This will be the last over before tea and Krejza will move it from round the wicket.

43.1

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, played off the pads behind square for one

43.2

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, defended on the leg side

43.3

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers stays in his crease and blocks

43.4

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, flighted delivery on off and middle, de Villiers drives off the front foot to mid-on

43.5

Krejza to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers nudges the ball from leg stump into the gap between short leg and leg slip

Slip, silly point, leg slip and short leg in place.

43.6

Krejza to Kallis, FOUR, that's a terrible long hop outside leg stump, Kallis gets inside the line and pulls towards the long leg boundary

Tea, 4.12 pm: South Africa have scored 124 runs in the session for the loss of two wickets. Kallis and de Villiers have settled down nicely. The game, however, is still in the balance for each time a team has gone ahead, the other has fought back. I'll be back in 20 minutes for the final session of the second day.

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End of over 44 (5 runs) South Africa 151/3
JH Kallis    28* (46b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    13-1-56-1
AB de Villiers    16* (29b 1x4 1x6)      A Symonds    1-0-2-0

4.30 pm: The final session is about to begin. de Villiers will be on strike. There are 34 overs remaining in the day, and Siddle will bowl the first of them.

44.1

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, de Villiers watches it go through to Haddin

44.2

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers shapes up to cut a short of a length delivery but mis-times the shot after getting cramped for room

44.3

Siddle to de Villiers, FOUR, he's timed this! It's a short and wide ball from Siddle and de Villiers slaps it into the gap at cover for four, like a tennis forehand

44.4

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, driven off the front foot towards cover, the length was fuller from Siddle

44.5

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, Siddle attempts to bowl the yorker, de Villiers moves forward and drives towards mid-off

44.6

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, short of a length outside off stump, de Villiers lets it go

End of over 45 (4 runs) South Africa 155/3
AB de Villiers    20* (35b 2x4 1x6)      PM Siddle    8-1-27-0
JH Kallis    28* (46b 3x4)      JJ Krejza    13-1-56-1

Symonds will continue after tea, he's bowling medium pace from over the wicket.

45.1

Symonds to Kallis, FOUR, too full outside off stump, Kallis strides forward and drives the ball powerfully through cover for four

45.2

Symonds to Kallis, FOUR, and again! Kallis loves this length, it's too full and he gets on to the front foot and drives wide of the fielder at mid-off for four

45.3

Symonds to Kallis, no run, this time he drives straight off the front foot towards mid-on

45.4

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

45.5

Symonds to Kallis, no run, Kallis pushes forward and plays a good length delivery towards cover

There's a silly mid-on in place.

45.6

Symonds to Kallis, no run, shot! And equally good fielding! Kallis thumps the cover drive off the front foot but Clarke scampers to his right from extra cover and dives to stop the shot

End of over 46 (8 runs) South Africa 163/3
JH Kallis    36* (52b 5x4)      A Symonds    2-0-10-0
AB de Villiers    20* (35b 2x4 1x6)      PM Siddle    8-1-27-0

46.1

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, did that beat de Villiers? Or did he pull his bat away in time? Siddle hit a good length and whizzed past the bat outside off

46.2

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, good length on off stump, defended on the back foot to the off side

46.3

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, Siddle pitches on a good length outside off stump and gets the ball to move in a little towards the right-hander, de Villiers lets it go

46.4

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, good length around the off stump, de Villiers moves back and defends towards point

46.5

Siddle to de Villiers, no run

46.6

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

End of over 47 (maiden) South Africa 163/3
AB de Villiers    20* (41b 2x4 1x6)      PM Siddle    9-2-27-0
JH Kallis    36* (52b 5x4)      A Symonds    2-0-10-0

47.1

Symonds to Kallis, no run, tucked to the on side

47.2

Symonds to Kallis, no run, hits a good length, he plays to mid-on

47.3

Symonds to Kallis, no run, hits a good length on the off stump and he softly taps it back to the bowler

47.4

Symonds to Kallis, no run, gets forward and punches firmly on the walk and finds Clarke at wide mid-off

47.5

Symonds to Kallis, no run, shoulders arms outside off

47.6

Symonds to Kallis, no run, gets forward and pushes firmly to short cover

End of over 48 (maiden) South Africa 163/3
JH Kallis    36* (58b 5x4)      A Symonds    3-1-10-0
AB de Villiers    20* (41b 2x4 1x6)      PM Siddle    9-2-27-0

48.1

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, short of a length outside off stump, de Villiers cuts off the back foot towards point

48.2

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, Siddle pitches the ball outside off stump and cuts the ball back into de Villiers who lets it go close to off stump

48.3

Siddle to de Villiers, FOUR, edged and four! de Villiers pushes forward at a good length ball which angles into him from outside off, he gets an outside edge that runs past second slip to the third man boundary

48.4

Siddle to de Villiers, FOUR, edged again and another four! The length is shorter this time outside off and de Villiers plays off the back foot, he fends at it and the edge goes between second slip and gully again

48.5

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, loud appeal for lbw as de Villiers gets hit on the pad while defending on the front foot, he was hit outside the line of off stump

48.6

Siddle to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers strides forward to defend but this time the edge rolls towards gully

End of over 49 (8 runs) South Africa 171/3
AB de Villiers    28* (47b 4x4 1x6)      PM Siddle    10-2-35-0
JH Kallis    36* (58b 5x4)      A Symonds    3-1-10-0

Krejza's back into the attack, bowling from over the wicket.

49.1

Krejza to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off stump, the ball turns into Kallis who moves outside off and lets it go

49.2

Krejza to Kallis, no run, that's too wide outside off stump, Kallis lets it go with ease

49.3

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Krejza keeps it wide outside off, Kallis leaves again

49.4

Krejza to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves back and across this time and plays the ball to Katich at short leg

49.5

Krejza to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis moves on to the back foot and nudges the ball behind square

49.6

Krejza to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers moves back and across and shoulders arms to a quicker ball outside off stump

End of over 50 (1 run) South Africa 172/3
AB de Villiers    28* (48b 4x4 1x6)      JJ Krejza    14-1-57-1
JH Kallis    37* (63b 5x4)      PM Siddle    10-2-35-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 3-7, 2009
Australia won by 103 runs
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South Africa won by 9 wickets
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South Africa won by 6 wickets
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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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