South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

4.1

Steyn to Warner, OUT, lovely delivery, pitching short of a length in line with the stumps and nipping off the upright seam, cramping and squaring up Warner, with no foot movement, and the half-hearted shot towards the on side draws a faint edge through to Boucher, and thus Warner fails on his ODI debut

DA Warner c †Boucher b Steyn 5 (17m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Australia 17/1   SE Marsh 8* (18b 1x4)   DW Steyn 2.1-1-5-1

29.2

Kallis to Ponting, OUT, finally someone holds on, and its de Villiers who sashays across to his left to pouch the offering at deep backward square leg! Ponting swivels on an ambitious pull shot but gets underneath it and sends the ball down de Villiers' throat, the end of a charmed innings from Ponting

RT Ponting c de Villiers b Kallis 64 (106m 72b 7x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Australia 152/2   SE Marsh 77* (97b 9x4)   JH Kallis 5.2-0-32-1

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

Australia 166/3   MEK Hussey 13* (15b 2x4)   JP Duminy 2.5-0-13-1

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   DJ Hussey 7* (19b)   JH Kallis 8.1-0-47-2

40.3

Steyn to White, OUT, White falls to a soft dismissal, just chipping straight to Botha at midwicket

CL White c Botha b Steyn 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Australia 197/5   DJ Hussey 13* (22b 1x4)   DW Steyn 6.3-2-17-2

44.5

Ntini to DJ Hussey, OUT, and he's gone, looking to get innovative! David Hussey backs away only to scoop a full and wide delivery off the toe end of the bat straight to Morkel at backward point

DJ Hussey c Morkel b Ntini 19 (51m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.33

Australia 218/6   BJ Haddin 15* (18b 1x4)   M Ntini 6.5-0-30-1

47.1

Ntini to Hopes, OUT, starts off with the sucker ball, full and wide and another scoop to backward point, where Morkel takes a good tumbling catch to his right, cupping it in front and then throwing it away as he hurts a finger

JR Hopes c Morkel b Ntini 8 (11m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

Australia 232/7   BJ Haddin 16* (19b 1x4)   M Ntini 7.1-0-30-2

49.5

Ntini to Haddin, OUT, now thats something I haven't seen for a while! Ntini pitches full and straight, Haddin swings a straight drive back onto the stumps, the ball ricochets away and Harris set offs, Haddin has no chance and Ntini runs back and gleefully uproots a stump

BJ Haddin run out 23 (51m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.46

Australia 249/8   RJ Harris 7* (9b)   M Ntini 8.5-0-39-2

49.6

Ntini to Harris, OUT, and a wicket off the last ball, as Harris gets under the ball and scoops it off the toe end of the bat, up and over the infield and it settles in Duminy's palms at deep mid-off

RJ Harris c Duminy b Ntini 7 (13m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Australia 249/9   NW Bracken 0* (0b)   M Ntini 9-0-39-3
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