South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

28.1

Duminy to Ponting, 1 run, tossed up, some drift, flicked to midwicket where Botha slides and stops

28.2

Duminy to Marsh, FOUR, nicely played by Marsh, dancing down and creating room, square-driving

28.3

Duminy to Marsh, 2 runs, once more he makes room and drives, this time past cover, and that wristy shot brings up the 150 for Australia

28.4

Duminy to Marsh, 1 run, still Marsh continues to make room, slashing backward of point

28.5

Duminy to Ponting, 1 run, lobbed up ever so slowly on the stumps and Ponting turns it away for one

28.6

Duminy to Marsh, no run, tossed up on a length and now Marsh makes a mess of the attempted cut

Australia 152/1   JP Duminy 1-0-9-0

30.1

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

30.2

Duminy to Marsh, no run, comes forward and opens the face, but backward point reacts quickly

30.3

Duminy to Marsh, 1 run, uses his feet to clip that one off the stumps for another single

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

30.6

Duminy to Marsh, no run, drives it to the left of Duminy, who dives and takes pace off the shot

Australia 160/2   JP Duminy 2-0-12-0

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

32.3

Duminy to Marsh, no run, back away to expose the stumps, then pushes the ball back to Duminy

32.4

Duminy to Marsh, no run, moves back to cut but just misses out by a whisker, well taken by Boucher

32.5

Duminy to Marsh, OUT, good diving catch! Marsh remains bogged down and doesn't use his feet much, looking to turn the ball to midwicket but closing the face too early and the leading edge is brilliantly taken by Gibbs, sliding in from extra cover and grasping it mere inches off the turf

SE Marsh c Gibbs b Duminy 78 (137m 103b 9x4 0x6) SR: 75.72

32.6

Duminy to DJ Hussey, no run, tossed up, David pushes forward on the drive and misses, and Boucher too fumbles the take

Australia 166/3   JP Duminy 3-0-13-1

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

34.6

Duminy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, too full and that one is clipped down to wide long-on

Australia 176/3   JP Duminy 4-0-17-1

36.1

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

36.2

Duminy to DJ Hussey, no run, slower delivery, well flighted on the pads, driven with an inside edge to leg

36.3

Duminy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tosses it up and David on-drives a single into the gap at midwicket

36.4

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

36.5

Duminy to DJ Hussey, no run, fuller delivery starts to dip and he drives it back to a diving Duminy

36.6

Duminy to DJ Hussey, no run, tosses it up to draw a dragged attempt at an off-drive, Duminy fields himself

Australia 182/3   JP Duminy 5-0-20-1

38.1

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

38.2

Duminy to DJ Hussey, no run, fires it flatter and David, advancing down, mistimes the booming drive

38.3

Duminy to DJ Hussey, no run, skips down, Duminy sees him and bowls it flat, clipped to midwicket

38.4

Duminy to DJ Hussey, 1 run, slower delivery from Duminy and David pinches a single into the covers

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   JP Duminy 6-0-23-1
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South Africa won by 39 runs
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South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
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