South Africa tour of Australia, 2nd ODI: Australia v South Africa at Hobart, Jan 18, 2009
Australia won by 5 runs
18 January 2009 (50-over match)

Steyn to Warner, FOUR, first four of the day and some aggression from Warner, who latches onto a short ball from well outside off stump and pulls into the ground wide of mid-off, cracking shot that too

Australia 11/0   DA Warner 5* (6b 1x4)   DW Steyn 2-1-5-0

Ntini to Marsh, FOUR, better shot, Marsh walks into it and pushes it past Botha at mid-off

Australia 17/0   SE Marsh 8* (17b 1x4)   M Ntini 1.5-0-8-0

Steyn to Ponting, FOUR, and he's away with a trademark boundary, Steyn pitches on his preferred area and Ponting clips it through midwicket to draw some hearty cheer from the crowd

Australia 21/1   RT Ponting 4* (5b 1x4)   DW Steyn 3-1-9-1

Ntini to Marsh, FOUR, that's a fine shot, he gets room and cuts through a diving point fielder

Australia 27/1   SE Marsh 14* (22b 2x4)   M Ntini 2.4-0-14-0

Steyn to Marsh, FOUR, gets across and cuts it down into the ground in front of a tumbling point, the ball wasn't that wide but Marsh adjusted to pick the gap and hit the ball hard too

Australia 32/1   SE Marsh 19* (28b 3x4)   DW Steyn 3.5-1-13-1

Ntini to Marsh, FOUR, gets to the pitch and drives on the rise towards cover, there are shouts of catch but the ball drops just short of Duminy as he falls to his left, and runs away as well

Australia 37/1   SE Marsh 23* (31b 4x4)   M Ntini 3.3-0-20-0

Ntini to Ponting, FOUR, no stopping that, that's one of those shots which you just let go and say "well, played, mate", just eased into the gap at point by Ponting, on the rise again

Australia 45/1   RT Ponting 10* (19b 2x4)   M Ntini 5.4-0-25-0

Kallis to Marsh, FOUR, offers Marsh some room and he glides it superbly down to third man

Australia 49/1   SE Marsh 29* (45b 5x4)   JH Kallis 0.1-0-4-0

Kallis to Ponting, FOUR, pitches straighter and in the slot and Ponting hits it down the ground

Australia 56/1   RT Ponting 16* (24b 3x4)   JH Kallis 1-0-11-0

Morkel to Marsh, FOUR, not a lot of foot movement but with the ball pitched up in the slot all Marsh needs to do is tee off and swing the ball over mid-on's head for a boundary, good hit that

Australia 70/1   SE Marsh 35* (52b 6x4)   JA Morkel 1.1-0-8-0

Kallis to Ponting, FOUR, ah, close but safely edged away! It was a deliberate dab from Ponting, aiming to pick the gap at gully, but the ball nips back with some extra bounce and takes an edge that evades a tumbling McKenzie at a sort of wide slip and Ponting picks up four more

Australia 78/1   RT Ponting 31* (36b 4x4)   JH Kallis 2.3-0-23-0

Morkel to Marsh, FOUR, pitches on the pads, swings down, and that is a sweet little deflection

Australia 109/1   SE Marsh 56* (74b 7x4)   JA Morkel 4.5-0-27-0

Morkel to Ponting, FOUR, well played, Albie dangerously drifts onto Ponting's pads and he clips it handsomely over square leg and its a one-bounce four to the Australian captain

Australia 120/1   RT Ponting 49* (55b 5x4)   JA Morkel 6-0-35-0

Botha to Marsh, FOUR, well played, Marsh, who gets back and cuts late and wide of gully

Australia 124/1   SE Marsh 64* (83b 8x4)   J Botha 3.1-0-18-0

Botha to Ponting, FOUR, another drop to a very plucky Ponting! Botha proposes with a lobbed up delivery, Ponting accepts with a miscued slog sleep in the air out to deep midwicket, where Ntini falls forward only to let the ball out of his grasp, for four to boot, very straightforward catch goes down and Ponting is given his second life by South Africa

Australia 131/1   RT Ponting 54* (58b 6x4)   J Botha 4-0-25-0

Botha to Ponting, FOUR, tossed up on the stumps, Ponting chips it over midwicket, very intentionally, and does so well to just beat two men running across on the boundary ropes

Australia 139/1   RT Ponting 60* (61b 7x4)   J Botha 4.1-0-29-0

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

Australia 148/1   SE Marsh 74* (94b 9x4)   JP Duminy 0.2-0-5-0

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

Australia 156/2   MEK Hussey 4* (2b 1x4)   JH Kallis 5.4-0-36-1

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

Australia 164/2   MEK Hussey 11* (11b 2x4)   JH Kallis 6.4-0-41-1

Kallis to DJ Hussey, FOUR, hit just over mid-off's head for four, David comes forward and then holds on when he spots the slower ball, and then bunts it over the extended fingertips of the fielder

Australia 195/4   DJ Hussey 11* (20b 1x4)   JH Kallis 8.3-0-52-2

Steyn to Haddin, FOUR, safest place to score your runs! Pitches just outside off stump and too close to cut, but Haddin plays the shot and gets a fortuitous inside-edge back past Boucher's left

Australia 201/5   BJ Haddin 4* (2b 1x4)   DW Steyn 6.5-2-21-2





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