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)
9.1

JA Morkel to Ponting, FOUR, and he is welcomed in with a spanking pull shot from Ponting, swiveling and hitting the short ball superbly past midwicket

9.2

JA Morkel to Ponting, no run, pitches full, expectedly, to get him pushing off the front foot to cover

9.3

JA Morkel to Ponting, no run, much better length, on the seam, getting Ponting defending

9.4

JA Morkel to Ponting, FOUR, lovely shot, just pushing the ball straight down the ground

9.5

JA Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, another pleasing drive off the front foot to cover, where Duminy misfields and allows Ponting a single, and my is he looking dangerous today is Ponting

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   JA Morkel 1-0-13-0
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

11.3

JA Morkel to Ponting, no run, what are they doing out there? Albie serves it up full and gets some swing, Ponting drives away from the body off the front foot and gets an outside edge to de Villiers, but there is no confident appeal ... de Villiers collects and sort of says something very unconvincingly ... that was a clear edge .... I cannot believe that!

11.4

JA Morkel to Ponting, no run, on the stumps and played to Amla at midwicket

11.5

JA Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, a loose drive away from the body, in the air between cover and point

11.6

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

Australia 71/2   JA Morkel 2-0-14-0
13.1

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

13.2

JA Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, hits a length and he defends it to the off side

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

13.5

JA Morkel to Ponting, no run, pitches on a length and he pushes the ball toward cover

13.6

JA Morkel to Ponting, FOUR, now he goes downtown, just hitting through the line over mid-on, hit high in the air, one bounce and four and he moves to 49

Australia 84/2   JA Morkel 3-0-21-0
26.1

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

26.2

JA Morkel to White, no run, straighter ball, turned to Duminy at midwicket

26.3

JA Morkel to White, no run, pitches it up full and he squeezes the drive to short cover

26.4

JA Morkel to White, no run, pushes forward off the front foot and nudges the ball to short cover

26.5

JA Morkel to White, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, he just turns it to square leg for one

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   JA Morkel 4-0-24-0
28.1

JA Morkel to White, no run, short of a length outside off stump, steered toward point

28.2

JA Morkel to White, FOUR, sweetly hit down the ground, off the middle of the bat, and it flies away over the infield, that was in the slot White just lofted through the line for four

28.3

JA Morkel to White, no run, change of pace nearly does him, White rolls the wrists and chips the ball in the air in front of mid-on

28.4

JA Morkel to White, no run, fuller outside off stump and he plays a conservative forward defensive

28.5

JA Morkel to White, 1 run, a bit too straight and White turns it wide of square leg, all wrists

28.6

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

Australia 144/5   JA Morkel 5-0-30-0
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

30.4

JA Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, back of a length, just outside off, pushed towards cover, and the batsmen pinch a quick single, Hopes could have been run out if there was a direct hit

30.5

JA Morkel to White, no run, nice, tight line on off, White defends off the back foot to the bowler

30.6

JA Morkel to White, no run, hits a length and he keeps the last ball out

Australia 152/6   JA Morkel 6-0-35-1
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