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

South Africa in Australia ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Australia v South Africa

South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)

18.5

Steyn to Warner, OUT, you miss, I hit, mate! Full, fast and straight on the stumps, Warner swings across the stumps and cannot connect and Steyn flattens his leg stump, terminating a fun innings

DA Warner b Steyn 69 (96m 60b 6x4 2x6) SR: 115.00

Australia 114/1   SE Marsh 36* (53b 3x4)   DW Steyn 5.5-1-38-1

22.5

Botha to Marsh, OUT, smart work from Boucher, who collects the ball as it pitches and straightens to beat Marsh's attempted sweep to one outside off stump, Marsh drags his back leg just over the line and in a flash Boucher breaks the stumps, so Botha gets some success in his opening over

SE Marsh st †Boucher b Botha 43 (119m 63b 4x4 0x6) SR: 68.25

Australia 144/2   RT Ponting 18* (14b 3x4)   J Botha 0.5-0-5-1

26.5

Botha to MEK Hussey, OUT, well done, de Villiers! Botha tosses it up wider, drawing a flashy drive off the edge to backward point, where de Villiers runs across, collects, and returns a flat throw on top of the stumps to Boucher, Hussey has set off and turns back and dives but he is nowhere in the frame, that was really brilliant fielding

MEK Hussey run out 12 (17m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Australia 165/3   RT Ponting 26* (23b 3x4)   J Botha 2.5-0-13-1

28.3

Botha to Ponting, OUT, what a simple dismissal, its gently tossed up and Ponting just plays across his pads to short midwicket, who stumbles a couple feet forward and accepts the offering, easy as can be

RT Ponting c Gibbs b Botha 29 (50m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 107.40

Australia 172/4   DJ Hussey 4* (6b)   J Botha 3.3-0-15-2

32.3

Botha to Haddin, OUT, Haddin's gone, and Botha has a third! Tossed up, lures Haddin out of his crease, he drives it low and flat back to Botha, who holds it very well and then throws it up

BJ Haddin c & b Botha 6 (14m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Australia 188/5   DJ Hussey 14* (15b 1x4)   J Botha 5.3-0-20-3

45.1

Ntini to DJ Hussey, OUT, hah, he's missed a rank waist high full toss! Ntini slips it out and Hussey just does not pick it as he opens the face to steer it fine, makes no contact and back goes middle stump

DJ Hussey b Ntini 36 (70m 44b 2x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Australia 239/6   JR Hopes 27* (47b 2x4)   M Ntini 7.1-0-32-1

46.4

Duminy to Johnson, OUT, dragged on! Johnson dances down, making room, and swings and misses and gets a faint under edge that cannons back into the base of the stumps

MG Johnson b Duminy 10 (8m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Australia 253/7   JR Hopes 30* (50b 2x4)   JP Duminy 9.4-0-46-1

47.4

Steyn to Hauritz, OUT, pitches it up, Hauritz makes room and tries to drive inside-out but finds Botha, stationed at cover, running backward to take a neat catch over his head

NM Hauritz c Botha b Steyn 7 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175.00

Australia 262/8   JR Hopes 32* (52b 2x4)   DW Steyn 7.4-1-46-2

48.5

Ntini to Hopes, OUT, oh well taken, Botha! Ntini gets another by pitching full down leg stump, getting the ball to swing in with the angle, Hopes chips it off the pads low in the air towards Botha, staying back on the circle, who then runs across and dives to hold a very sharp catch

JR Hopes c Botha b Ntini 33 (68m 56b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.92

Australia 267/9   NW Bracken 4* (3b)   M Ntini 8.5-0-45-2

49.2

Steyn to Tait, OUT, whats happening here? Tait hops away toward square leg and drops the short delivery to the off side, Bracken sets off but there is no reaction from Tait, who is ball watching, suddenly both men are at one end and Tait had no chance to get back as the throw comes back to Botha on the bounce, who dislodges the stumps

SW Tait run out 0 (7m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 269/10   NW Bracken 6* (5b)   DW Steyn 8.2-1-47-2
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