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)

19.3

Botha to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, he shuffles and turns it to square leg

19.6

Botha to DJ Hussey, no run, pitches on the stumps and he wrists it toward square leg

Australia 112/3   DJ Hussey 1* (2b)

20.3

Ntini to DJ Hussey, no run, pushed off the front foot to cover, where Duminy dives and saves runs

20.4

Ntini to DJ Hussey, 1 run, hits this one into the gap between cover and point and sets off

Australia 114/3   DJ Hussey 2* (4b)

21.5

Botha to DJ Hussey, 1 run, uses his feet and wrists to clip that down toward mid-on

Australia 117/4   DJ Hussey 3* (5b)

22.1

Ntini to DJ Hussey, FOUR, pitches it up wide to invite the airy shot and and Hussey flashes a drive off the front foot, in the air wide of cover, and no stopping that

22.2

Ntini to DJ Hussey, FOUR, lovely little punch off the front foot, not a half-volley but Hussey goes after the wide one and bisects two fielders to get another pleasing boundary

22.3

Ntini to DJ Hussey, no run, just back of a length and he defends solidly toward point

22.4

Ntini to DJ Hussey, no run, 126.6ks, short of a length outside off and no shot offered

22.5

Ntini to DJ Hussey, 1 wide, slides down the pads and de Villiers does the collecting

22.5

Ntini to DJ Hussey, no run, gets to the pitch and drives to cover, where the fielder dives and saves

22.6

Ntini to DJ Hussey, no run, back of a length outside off and he shoulders arms in peace

Australia 126/4   DJ Hussey 11* (11b 2x4)

23.4

Botha to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tossed up slower, starts to dip and Hussey clips it past midwicket

23.6

Botha to DJ Hussey, no run, ah well bowled! Botha slips it in just outside off stump, Hussey lunges forward and misses, he just had his back leg in time, beaten in the flight from Botha

Australia 128/5   DJ Hussey 12* (13b 2x4)

25.1

Botha to DJ Hussey, no run, short ball drifting down, Hussey plays a sweep but to the fielder

25.2

Botha to DJ Hussey, 1 run, pushed through fuller and quicker and Hussey drives to midwicket

25.5

Botha to DJ Hussey, no run, low full toss and he clips it to midwicket, failing to beat Gibbs

25.6

Botha to DJ Hussey, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, slower, and he pushes it to the off side

Australia 133/5   DJ Hussey 14* (17b 2x4)

26.1

JA Morkel to DJ Hussey, 1 run, pitches outside off stump and he steers the ball past point

26.6

JA Morkel to DJ Hussey, 1 run, overpitched on the toes and flicked out to deep square for one more

Australia 136/5   DJ Hussey 16* (19b 2x4)

27.1

Botha to DJ Hussey, no run, drives a fullish delivery to the off side, cannot beat cover

27.2

Botha to DJ Hussey, 1 run, this one drifts down the pads and he turns it wide of midwicket

27.5

Botha to DJ Hussey, no run, full on middle and leg, Hussey flicks it straight to midwicket

27.6

Botha to DJ Hussey, no run, low full toss on the pads and he mistimes it to McKenzie at square leg

Australia 138/5   DJ Hussey 17* (23b 2x4)

28.6

JA Morkel to DJ Hussey, 1 run, more positive strokeplay from Hussey, steering this past cover-point

Australia 144/5   DJ Hussey 18* (24b 2x4)

29.1

Botha to DJ Hussey, 1 run, full on leg stump and flicked out to deep midwicket

29.6

Botha to DJ Hussey, 1 run, full again and another single, clipped through the on side

Australia 147/5   DJ Hussey 20* (26b 2x4)

30.1

JA Morkel to DJ Hussey, FOUR, bounces him this time and he pulls from outside off stump, just into the ground wide of a diving midwicket

30.2

JA Morkel to DJ Hussey, no run, follows up with a full one, which he clips from off stump to midwicket

30.3

JA Morkel to DJ Hussey, OUT, slower ball does the trick! Albie pitches it up to draw a loose drive from Hussey straight into the lap of Gibbs at short cover, who makes no mistake when holding it

DJ Hussey c Gibbs b JA Morkel 24 (41m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.75

Australia 151/6   DJ Hussey 24 (29b 3x4)
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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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