South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

South Africa in Australia ODI Series - 4th ODI

Australia v South Africa

South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

0.1

Steyn to Marsh, FOUR, starts off on the pads and that's a freebie for Marsh, who only has to get a little bit of bat on ball and its down to fine leg for four

0.2

Steyn to Marsh, no run, better ball, angling across Marsh off a full length and he leaves

0.3

Steyn to Marsh, no run, good shot, pitches on the stumps and Marsh on-drives rather sweetly, but Albie falls across at mid-on and intercepts the shot, well stopped there

0.4

Steyn to Marsh, 1 wide, 139ks, pitches and angles across and then bounces and deviates a lot and it takes a leaping effort from Boucher to stop it running away

0.4

Steyn to Marsh, 1 run, a push into the covers and some good running gets him one

Australia 6/0   SE Marsh 5* (4b 1x4)

2.1

Steyn to Marsh, FOUR, full and straight and Marsh clips it off his pads square on the leg side

2.2

Steyn to Marsh, FOUR, awesome! Steyn now gives Marsh width on the off side and he punches a sweet drive past extra cover, no one could move as the ball screeched away

2.3

Steyn to Marsh, no run, back of a length and seaming across and he leaves it be

2.4

Steyn to Marsh, no run, pitched up full, Marsh goes for an off-drive and inside-edges to leg

2.5

Steyn to Marsh, OUT, good catch! Steyn angles it full and wide across Marsh, who flings the bat at the width but ends up slashing it off the toe end of the bat over backward point, Morne Morkel runs in from third man and dives forward to hold an excellent take, his second in consecutive overs

SE Marsh c M Morkel b Steyn 13 (14m 9b 3x4 0x6) SR: 144.44

Australia 17/2   SE Marsh 13 (9b 3x4)
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Australia v South Africa at Perth - Jan 30, 2009
South Africa won by 39 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2009
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 23, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Hobart - Jan 18, 2009
Australia won by 5 runs
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Jan 16, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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