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)
10.1

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, hits a length and beats him first ball, Ponting pushing and missing

10.2

M Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, another good shot, Ponting easing forward and square-driving for one

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

10.5

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, pitched up and Ponting pushes it off the front foot to cover

10.6

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, on the pads, asking for trouble, but he clips it straight to Amla

Australia 69/2   M Morkel 1-0-3-0
12.1

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, pitches on the stumps and he clips the ball to mid-on

12.2

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, pitches on a length and he drives the ball to the off side

12.3

M Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, pitches and swings away, Ponting goes to hit it down the ground but gets a leading edge over the off side, basically spooning it in the air

12.4

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

12.5

M Morkel to Ponting, FOUR, pitched up and he hammers it powerfully down past mid-off, bang

12.6

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, hits a length and nips back and he defends awkwardly

Australia 77/2   M Morkel 2-0-9-0
14.1

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

14.2

M Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, overpitched outside off, Ponting reaches out and drives towards deep cover to reach his fifty

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   M Morkel 3-0-18-0
16.1

M Morkel to Ponting, 2 runs, room on offer and he laces that backward of point, out to where Albie dives superbly and cuts off the boundary

16.2

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, 143.4ks, pitched up outside off and he leaves it alone

16.3

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, pitches on off stump and swings, pushed to the cover fielder

16.4

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, driven straight down the track, sweetly, but Morne sticks a hand out

16.5

M Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, short and wide and cut out to the deep cover boundary patroller

16.6

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

Australia 99/2   M Morkel 4-0-21-0
18.1

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

18.2

M Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, pitches wide to bring Ponting onto the front foot, he eases a push through the gap between cover and point and continues to prosper

18.3

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

18.4

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, pitches a foot outside off stump and gets some good carry to de Villiers, Ponting comes onto the front foot and shoulders arms

18.5

M Morkel to Ponting, no run, this one is on the stumps and Ponting pats it back to Morne

18.6

M Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, goes a bit straighter and that one is turned in the air past midwicket

Australia 109/2   M Morkel 5-0-27-0
35.1

M Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, pitches fullish and Hopes drives between cover and point for one

35.2

M Morkel to White, 1 run, a bit shorter in length and he steers that safely down to third man

35.3

M Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Hopes hops back and pokes it to point, sets off and had Gibbs hit with that throw he would have been gone, great fielding though to get there in time to collect

35.4

M Morkel to White, no run, pitches fullish and White defends to the off side

35.5

M Morkel to White, no run, pitches on the stumps and he drops his head to defend

35.6

M Morkel to White, no run, pitches on middle and tails in, White defends it back

Australia 167/6   M Morkel 6-0-30-0
37.1

M Morkel to Hopes, no run, pitched up full outside off, slower ball, square-driven to the fielder

37.2

M Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, gets some room and opens the face, steering it behind point

37.3

M Morkel to White, 1 run, slower ball, hitting a length and he gently dabs it in front of cover, calling for the quick single and some excellent hustling gets them it as well

37.4

M Morkel to Hopes, no run, back of a length and he pushes it to the off side again

37.5

M Morkel to Hopes, no run, pitches on a length and he dabs the ball into the gaps

37.6

M Morkel to Hopes, no run, full and wide and he flings the bat at it, connecting only with air

Australia 178/6   M Morkel 7-0-32-0
39.1

M Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, good shot, backing away and getting over a short one with a wristy punch

39.2

M Morkel to White, 1 run, gets up and steers a shortish one down to third man for one

39.3

M Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, makes room and drives the fullish ball out to deep cover

39.4

M Morkel to White, 1 run, slower ball just outside off stump and he maneuvers it to third man

39.5

M Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, a tad fuller and he punches it down past the stumps for a single

39.6

M Morkel to White, 1 run, comes forward and pushes the ball toward extra cover for a sixth single

Australia 188/6   M Morkel 8-0-38-0
47.1

M Morkel to Tait, no run, hit on the rise to cover, backing away again

47.2

M Morkel to Tait, no run, moves away and hits the ball to the off side, mid-off does the fielding

47.3

M Morkel to Tait, no run, 140ks, he goes back and steers it to Gibbs at backward point

47.4

M Morkel to Tait, no run, wafts at a short delivery off the back foot, missing completely

47.5

M Morkel to Tait, 3 runs, slips in the attempted yorker, Tait makes room and hits it over the bowler's head, not a bad shot at all and he and Hilfenhaus scamper three

47.6

M Morkel to Hilfenhaus, OUT, and its all over, as Hilfenhaus pokes at one outside off stump and gets a faint edge back to de Villiers, moving to his left

BW Hilfenhaus c †de Villiers b M Morkel 5 (32m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

Australia 222/10   M Morkel 9-0-41-1
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