South Africa tour of Australia, 4th ODI: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2009
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Played at Adelaide Oval
26 January 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
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

0.5

Steyn to Warner, no run, good stuff, hitting a great length and seaming across to beat the bat

0.6

Steyn to Warner, 1 run, pitches full and Warner drives to extra cover to get off the mark

Australia 7/0   DW Steyn 1-0-7-0
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

2.6

Steyn to Ponting, no run, pitches full and wide and he shoulders arms again

Australia 17/2   DW Steyn 2-0-15-1
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   DW Steyn 3-0-19-1
6.1

Steyn to Ponting, 2 runs, again too straight and Ponting flicks it out to Morne in the deep

6.2

Steyn to Ponting, no run, big shout for leg before, pitches fullish and seams back in to beat Ponting's bat as he pushes down the line, he didn't get a big stride forward and is hit just outside the off stump, and when I say just I mean just ... the umpire Ian Gould figured he had gotten safely across, but my that was close

6.3

Steyn to Ponting, no run, pitches on middle and off and he plays it to midwicket loosely

6.4

Steyn to Ponting, no run, invites the drive and Ponting comes forward and cannot beat cover

6.5

Steyn to Ponting, no run, tidy stuff again, pitching and straightening and he defends

6.6

Steyn to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball, full and swinging, and he clips it to midwicket

Australia 37/2   DW Steyn 4-0-22-1
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   DW Steyn 5-0-24-1
38.1

Steyn to White, no run, pitches full on the stumps and he presents a full face back

38.2

Steyn to White, no run, nips back in off the seam and White jabs it down to backward point

38.3

Steyn to White, 1 run, overpitches on White's pads and he clips it away for a single

38.4

Steyn to Hopes, 2 runs, pulls a short ball from outside off out to Ntini running across in the deep

38.5

Steyn to Hopes, no run, another swing and a miss, this time from Hopes, who backs away in an attempt to flay the ball over the off side

38.6

Steyn to Hopes, 1 run, change of pace, 119ks, turned off the stumps to deep square leg

Australia 182/6   DW Steyn 6-0-28-1
40.1

Steyn to White, OUT, Steyn strikes, inviting the big shot and White chases the wide one from the crease and edges a simple catch to de Villiers, sashaying to his right

CL White c †de Villiers b Steyn 30 (61m 54b 1x4 1x6) SR: 55.55

40.2

Steyn to Johnson, no run, bouncer first up, 148ks, and Johnson flinches as he gets low

40.3

Steyn to Johnson, no run, good ball, nipping across the bat at 149ks, Johnson plays down the wrong line and misses

40.4

Steyn to Johnson, no run, short of a length on off stump and defended straight to point

40.5

Steyn to Johnson, no run, back of a length and he punches it off the back foot to cover

40.6

Steyn to Johnson, 1 leg bye, full down the pads and he gets a tickle on it, down to deep fine leg

Australia 189/7   DW Steyn 7-1-28-2
42.1

Steyn to Hopes, 2 runs, makes room and slices it between point and gully out to sweeper

42.2

Steyn to Hopes, 1 run, slower ball, commits him forward and he edges safely to third man

42.3

Steyn to Hopes, 2 runs, flashes the bat at a wider one and edges to third man again

42.4

Steyn to Hopes, no run, beats the bat, hits a length and straighten, cutting him in half

42.5

Steyn to Hopes, no run, pitches on a length and he loosely pushes to the off side, one-handed

42.6

Steyn to Hopes, no run, frees the arms to slash it square but cannot connect again

Australia 194/8   DW Steyn 8-1-33-2
44.1

Steyn to Hopes, 1 run, makes room and cuts that past point on the off side

44.2

Steyn to Hilfenhaus, 1 run, 148.7ks, back of a length and Hilfenhaus pokes it to point

44.3

Steyn to Hopes, no run, makes room again and chops the ball into the off side

44.4

Steyn to Hopes, SIX, smacked! Hopes picks the slower ball, backs away to leg stump, and goes through with a lovely flick over midwicket for half a dozen

44.5

Steyn to Hopes, FOUR, more fun from Hopes, moving back and slicing the full ball to deep point

44.6

Steyn to Hopes, 1 run, jumps away towards the on side and steers the ball to third man

Australia 209/8   DW Steyn 9-1-46-2
46.1

Steyn to Hopes, OUT, backs away one time too many and slices the ball off the toe end of the bat to McKenzie, taking a step back at cover to pouch the offering just at the circle

JR Hopes c McKenzie b Steyn 42 (67m 44b 2x4 1x6) SR: 95.45

46.2

Steyn to Tait, 1 run, pitches on a length just outside off, Tait moves back and runs it fine

46.3

Steyn to Hilfenhaus, no run, has a waft at a short ball and fails to make contact

46.4

Steyn to Hilfenhaus, no run, slides down the pads and strikes him clearly outside the stumps

46.5

Steyn to Hilfenhaus, 2 runs, angling into the pads again and he clips it down to deep square

46.6

Steyn to Hilfenhaus, no run, ah, that was close, it pitched fullish and angled back in and he cut a cramped shot from just on top of off stump and into the cover and point region

Australia 219/9   DW Steyn 10-1-49-3
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