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)

3.1

Ntini to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pitches full and Hussey dabs into the covers to get of the mark

Australia 18/2   MEK Hussey 1* (1b)

4.1

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, 138ks, pitches and seams away and Hussey leaves it be

4.2

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, 143.8ks, held back and angles across and he leaves again

4.3

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, back of a length on middle and off and he defends to cover

4.4

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, pitches full and goes across outside off and he leaves it be

4.5

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, pitched up wide again and Hussey watches it go by to de Villiers

4.6

Steyn to MEK Hussey, FOUR, dragged in a bit short and he pulls it through square on the leg side

Australia 32/2   MEK Hussey 5* (7b 1x4)

8.1

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and he leaves it be

8.2

Steyn to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, lands outside off again and he runs it down to third man

8.3

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, hits a length and deviates it and he shoulders arms

8.4

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended off the back foot back to the bowler

8.5

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, similar length, on off stump, Hussey jabs it towards cover

8.6

Steyn to MEK Hussey, no run, some more width provided this time, Hussey drives, but doesn't best the man at cover

Australia 53/2   MEK Hussey 7* (13b 1x4)

9.6

JA Morkel to MEK Hussey, 4 runs, full on middle and off and flicked past midwicket, where Morne runs after it and dives to flick it back in, but they manage to run four in the process

Australia 66/2   MEK Hussey 11* (14b 1x4)

10.3

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, low full toss and Hussey pats it back to Morne, who fields easily

10.4

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 no ball, oversteps, its a good ball that deviates off the upright seam to get Hussey shouldering arms outside off stump, but its also a free hit

10.4

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 run, of all things he bowls a full toss, Hussey swings it out to the deep, not getting hold of it, the ball drops safely and Duminy leaps up to collect it on the rebound

Australia 69/2   MEK Hussey 12* (17b 1x4)

11.1

JA Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, lovely drive there off the front foot, but well stopped at cover too

11.2

JA Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 leg bye, hits a middle-and-leg length to cramp Hussey, who deflects it to gully

11.6

JA Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, hits a good length and he pushes it to extra cover

Australia 71/2   MEK Hussey 12* (20b 1x4)

12.4

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 run, hits a length and he turns it away for one

Australia 73/2   MEK Hussey 13* (21b 1x4)

13.1

JA Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pitches fullish outside off stump and he drives into the covers

13.3

JA Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, hits a length and he pushes it to cover

13.4

JA Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 run, a tip-and-run towards backward point, Hussey sets off, Ponting sells him down the river, he turns and head back, Gibbs swoops across and misses the stumps

Australia 80/2   MEK Hussey 15* (24b 1x4)

14.1

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 run, sliding on to the pads, Hussey works it away towards square leg for a single

14.3

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, slightly short of a length, thuds into Michael Hussey's thigh pad

14.4

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, almost a replay of the previous ball, Hussey was looking to turn it away to square leg, hits his pads

14.5

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, incoming delivery, defended off the back foot to silly mid-on

14.6

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 no ball, Spoils what had been a fine over so far with a no-ball, again targetting Hussey's leg stump, the batsman can't get bat on it

14.6

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, SIX, Whack! Hussey loves that midwicket boundary, Morkel drops it short, and Hussey clobbers it into the crowd

Australia 93/2   MEK Hussey 22* (30b 1x4 1x6)

15.6

Botha to MEK Hussey, no run, nice length, a bit of width outside off, Hussey defends towards mid-off

Australia 96/2   MEK Hussey 22* (31b 1x4 1x6)

16.6

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, pitches on the stumps and swings in, pushed to midwicket

Australia 99/2   MEK Hussey 22* (32b 1x4 1x6)

17.3

Botha to MEK Hussey, 1 run, flat on middle and leg and knocked to the on side for one more

17.5

Botha to MEK Hussey, 1 run, pitches a tad straighter and Hussey gets back to turn it for one

Australia 103/2   MEK Hussey 24* (34b 1x4 1x6)

18.1

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, 3 runs, well played by Hussey, collecting on the rise and piercing the covers

18.3

M Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 run, too straight and he clips a single off the pads, as easy as they come

Australia 108/2   MEK Hussey 28* (36b 1x4 1x6)

19.2

Botha to MEK Hussey, OUT, lbw! Botha tosses it up on the stumps, purchases some drift, Hussey gets across to paddle it around the corner, but there's no bat on that and after an imploring appeal the umpire raises the finger of fate

MEK Hussey lbw b Botha 28 (75m 37b 1x4 1x6) SR: 75.67

Australia 110/3   MEK Hussey 28 (37b 1x4 1x6)
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