South Africa tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 3-7, 2009
Australia won by 103 runs
3,4,5,6,7 January 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Kallis to Katich, OUT, edged and gone! Katich pushes at one leaving him outside off stump and, perhaps undone by the extra bounce, gives de Villiers at second slip some catching practice

SM Katich c de Villiers b Kallis 47 (65m 52b 5x4 0x6) SR: 90.38

Australia 62/1   ML Hayden 12* (28b 2x4)   JH Kallis 2-0-8-1

Morkel to Ponting, OUT, well bowled and well held! Ponting goes first ball, pushing at a lovely delivery that pitches short of a length and hits the seam, angling back to clip the inner edge of the bat and Boucher moves to his left to collect the catch ... wow, thats a big blow and don't South Africa know it

RT Ponting c †Boucher b Morkel 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 63/2   ML Hayden 13* (32b 2x4)   M Morkel 3.5-0-11-1

Steyn to Hayden, OUT, dragged on! Hayden's feet go nowhere fast as he flashes a booming drive to a fuller, swinging delivery and instead of the deep cover boundary he deposits the ball back onto his stumps in agony

ML Hayden b Steyn 31 (154m 78b 4x4 0x6) SR: 39.74

Australia 109/3   MEK Hussey 21* (73b 3x4)   DW Steyn 12.3-2-35-1

Harris to Hussey, OUT, and hes' got him pushing at one tossed up outside off stump, the ball turns and takes a simple edge to Kallis at first slip and Harris bursts into celebration

MEK Hussey c Kallis b Harris 30 (117m 99b 5x4 0x6) SR: 30.30

Australia 130/4   MJ Clarke 9* (22b)   PL Harris 1-0-1-1

Ntini to McDonald, OUT, and the angle finally works for Ntini, who hits that short-of-length spot and draws the thinnest of edges from a leaden-footed McDonald's bat, who was simply sucked forward

AB McDonald c †Boucher b Ntini 15 (61m 54b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.77

Australia 162/5   MJ Clarke 26* (62b 2x4)   M Ntini 13.4-5-41-1

Steyn to Haddin, OUT, timber! Steyn castles Haddin up with peach of a ball that hits a length, squares him up and swings away from the bat very late, and then cannons into the top of off stump, a real gem of a delivery to unsettle Australia late in the day, and snap a threatening partnership

BJ Haddin b Steyn 38 (97m 79b 4x4 1x6) SR: 48.10

Australia 237/6   MJ Clarke 61* (134b 8x4)   DW Steyn 17.4-4-48-2

Duminy to Clarke, OUT, oh he's held him! Duminy strikes in his first over, and with a full toss as well, one that Clarke drives back in the air to his left and he pouches it as he falls over

MJ Clarke c & b Duminy 138 (361m 250b 17x4 0x6) SR: 55.20

Australia 379/7   MG Johnson 62* (119b 11x4)   JP Duminy 0.4-0-1-1

Steyn to Johnson, OUT, soft dismissal, and Steyn strikes quickly into his reappearance! He pitches full and wide, angles it away, and Johnson gets a thick edge into Smith's waiting palms at first slip

MG Johnson c Smith b Steyn 64 (170m 124b 11x4 0x6) SR: 51.61

Australia 381/8   NM Hauritz 0* (2b)   DW Steyn 23.5-4-88-3

Harris to Siddle, OUT, the fun ends as Harris gets into the action, flighting one on about middle stump, straightening it , and catching Siddle in front after he misses a big heave

PM Siddle lbw b Harris 23 (47m 36b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.88

Australia 440/9   NM Hauritz 36* (42b 6x4)   PL Harris 28.3-5-84-2

Harris to Hauritz, OUT, and he's gone, skipping down and swiping across the line to midwicket

NM Hauritz c Duminy b Harris 41 (63m 48b 7x4 0x6) SR: 85.41

Australia 445/10   DE Bollinger 0* (5b)   PL Harris 29.2-6-84-3
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  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150





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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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