South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in Australia ODI Series - 4th ODI

Australia v South Africa

South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)

1.5

Ntini to Warner, OUT, chipped straight to mid-on! Ntini continues to mix up his deliveries well, slipping one in full and straighter and swinging it back into Warner, who goes for a flick but finds Morne Morkel stationed inside the circle, so that is an early breakthrough for Ntini in his first over

DA Warner c M Morkel b Ntini 1 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Australia 9/1   SE Marsh 5* (4b 1x4)   M Ntini 0.5-0-2-1

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

Australia 17/2   RT Ponting 0* (1b)   DW Steyn 1.5-0-15-1

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   RT Ponting 61* (65b 9x4)   J Botha 2.2-0-8-1

20.5

Ntini to Ponting, OUT, Ntini strikes, pitching the slower offcutter on a length and Ponting chases it on the rise, hitting it straight to McKenzie stationed at short catching cover

RT Ponting c McKenzie b Ntini 63 (87m 70b 9x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Australia 114/4   DJ Hussey 2* (4b)   M Ntini 4.5-0-31-2

23.5

Botha to Haddin, OUT, and he throws it away with a stupid shot! Botha gets a second, lobbing it up to tempt the big shot, Haddin cannot resist and miscues the slog out to Kallis who settles under it at deep midwicket just in front of the boundary

BJ Haddin c Kallis b Botha 3 (9m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Australia 128/5   DJ Hussey 12* (12b 2x4)   J Botha 4.5-0-14-2

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   CL White 11* (23b 1x4)   JA Morkel 5.3-0-34-1

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

Australia 188/7   JR Hopes 18* (27b)   DW Steyn 6.1-0-28-2

41.2

Ntini to Johnson, OUT, a nothing shot, just leaning in and hitting straight to Morne at mid-off

MG Johnson c M Morkel b Ntini 0 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 189/8   JR Hopes 18* (27b)   M Ntini 7.2-0-43-3

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

Australia 216/9   BW Hilfenhaus 3* (12b)   DW Steyn 9.1-1-46-3

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   SW Tait 4* (6b)   M Morkel 9-0-41-1
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