South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

29.3

Kallis to MEK Hussey, no run, fullish on middle and leg, clipped straight to midwicket

29.4

Kallis to MEK Hussey, FOUR, bang, thats four! Kallis rolls his fingers over another cutter but its too short on about leg stump so Hussey pulls that in a flash and picks the gap at square leg too

29.5

Kallis to MEK Hussey, no run, follows up with a full delivery which he defends awkwardly back

29.6

Kallis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, slower ball, 117ks, slants away but Hussey gets right over it, tapping to the off side and calling Marsh through the for quick single, thats smart running

Australia 157/2   MEK Hussey 5* (4b 1x4)

30.1

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump and Hussey drives into the off side

30.4

Duminy to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up on middle and off, drifts in and Hussey defends watchfully

30.5

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, now he comes forward and picks out the gap at extra cover

Australia 160/2   MEK Hussey 7* (7b 1x4)

31.1

Kallis to MEK Hussey, no run, pitches outside leg stump and slants in, dabbed straight to point

31.2

Kallis to MEK Hussey, no run, pitches outside leg again, fuller, Hussey dabs it to midwicket

31.3

Kallis to MEK Hussey, no run, swing and a miss as Hussey sees a shorter ball, just cannot connect

31.4

Kallis to MEK Hussey, FOUR, this time he connects on the pull and picks the gap at midwicket, it was not that short but Hussey spotted the slower ball and gave it his all

31.5

Kallis to MEK Hussey, no run, shuffles across and turns the ball straight to the fielder

31.6

Kallis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, covers off stump and cuts the ball away through square to keep strike

Australia 165/2   MEK Hussey 12* (13b 2x4)

32.1

Duminy to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up on the stumps, driven straight to the on side fielders

32.2

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, a tip-and-run from Hussey, dabbing to cover and sprinting off, Gibbs swoops in and knocks down the stumps but Marsh stretches well forward and just makes it

Australia 166/2   MEK Hussey 13* (15b 2x4)

33.1

Botha to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tossed up outside off and Michael drives the ball wide of point

33.3

Botha to MEK Hussey, 1 run, tossed up too straight and that is lapped around the corner

33.6

Botha to MEK Hussey, 1 run, dragged in short and Michael flat-bats the ball out to deep midwicket

Australia 172/3   MEK Hussey 16* (18b 2x4)

34.1

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, tossed up on middle and leg and nicely swept out to deep square leg

34.2

Duminy to MEK Hussey, no run, comes onto the front foot and drives it straight to the man at cover

34.3

Duminy to MEK Hussey, no run, tossed up fuller, Michael makes room and steers into the off side

34.4

Duminy to MEK Hussey, no run, flighted on a teasing line, starts to dip, again driven straight to cover

34.5

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, uses his feet and chips the ball away for a quick single

Australia 175/3   MEK Hussey 19* (23b 2x4)

35.2

Botha to MEK Hussey, no run, bit wide and he cuts to de Villiers at backward point

35.3

Botha to MEK Hussey, 1 run, skips out and drives it back to the bowler, who misfields to allow one

Australia 178/3   MEK Hussey 20* (25b 2x4)

36.1

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flighted on the stumps and he nudges the ball toward midwicket

36.4

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, gets forward and puts the wrists into work, flicking across the stumps

Australia 182/3   MEK Hussey 22* (27b 2x4)

37.1

Kallis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, did he get fingertips on it? Kallis draws a loose poke from Michael with another of those crafty cutters, he edges it just wide of a diving Boucher, didn't carry though

37.5

Kallis to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, 131ks, on the stumps and he shuffles to turn the ball past midwicket

37.6

Kallis to MEK Hussey, 1 run, slower ball, 112ks, well spotted and gently driven to extra cover

Australia 187/3   MEK Hussey 26* (30b 2x4)

38.1

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, too flat outside leg stump and it allows Michael to nudge it away

38.5

Duminy to MEK Hussey, no run, smart batting, just pushed into the off side and he calls for it

38.6

Duminy to MEK Hussey, 1 run, another single, shuffled and bunted away wide of the fielders

Australia 190/3   MEK Hussey 28* (33b 2x4)

39.1

Kallis to MEK Hussey, OUT, in the air and taken by a diving backward point! Kallis gets another, rolling the fingers across a cutter which Michael scoops in the air to Gibbs, sliding and taking it to his right

MEK Hussey c Gibbs b Kallis 28 (39m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

Australia 190/4   MEK Hussey 28 (34b 2x4)
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