South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

South Africa in Australia T20I Series - 1st T20I

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 52 runs

0.3

Ntini to Warner, 1 run, Warner's away! He jumps back and tucks a short of a length delivery off his hips behind square

0.5

Ntini to Warner, FOUR, Warner goes airborne! He stays in his crease and pulls a short ball from Ntini just over the head of the fielder at mid-on, the ball speeds to the boundary

0.6

Ntini to Warner, 1 run, played off the hips towards square leg again

Australia 8/0   DA Warner 6* (3b 1x4)

1.1

Tsotsobe to Warner, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Warner slaps the ball towards cover

1.2

Tsotsobe to Warner, FOUR, too full, too straight, Warner leans across and flicks the ball towards the fine leg boundary, no sign of nerves from Warner

1.3

Tsotsobe to Warner, 1 run, this one stops on Warner, he checks his shot down the ground and plays it towards mid-on

Australia 13/0   DA Warner 11* (6b 2x4)

2.1

Ntini to Warner, no run, short of a length on middle and off stump, the batsman jumps back and defends on the off side

2.2

Ntini to Warner, 1 run, Ntini fires in a full ball and Warne absolutely smashes it towards mid-on, Morkel (Albie) does superbly to dive to his right and cut off the boundary

2.4

Ntini to Warner, SIX, massive! Ntini drops short and Warne swivels and smashes the ball over deep midwicket, he clears the boundary by a few yards!

2.5

Ntini to Warner, SIX, Warner does it again! Ntini gives him another short one and Warner pulls again, he hits it squarer this time and clears the deep-square leg boundary by a yard or two

2.6

Ntini to Warner, FOUR, edged and four! Warner tries to blast down the ground but gets a thick outside edge past Boucher ... 18 runs off the over ... massive

Australia 37/0   DA Warner 28* (11b 3x4 2x6)

3.4

Tsotsobe to Warner, no run, Tsotsobe hits a good length outside off and, would you believe it, Warner lets it go! That's the first time he's done that today

3.5

Tsotsobe to Warner, 3 runs, Warner backs away to make room but Tsotsobe follows him, Warner pushes out at it and gets an edge down to third man

Australia 42/1   DA Warner 31* (13b 3x4 2x6)

4.1

Kallis to Warner, FOUR, super timing! Warner waits for the ball just outside off stump and brings his bat down in a flash to cut it through the gap at cover point

4.2

Kallis to Warner, no run, Kallis bowls a slower one and beats Warner's attempt at pulling

4.3

Kallis to Warner, FOUR, down the track and over midwicket! Warner steps out of a short of a length delivery and pulls into the wide open spaces at deep midwicket, Australia reach 50 ...

4.4

Kallis to Warner, 1 run, pushed off the front foot towards mid-on who is a little deep

Australia 51/1   DA Warner 40* (17b 5x4 2x6)

5.2

Steyn to Warner, SIX, what a shot! That was bowled at 149.8 kmh and Warner merely turned around and helped the ball over the fine-leg boundary with an audacious paddle shot, fine leg was in the circle, Steyn can't believe it

5.3

Steyn to Warner, SIX, 52 off 19 balls! Warner gets there by charging and pulling the short ball high and far over deep midwicket, this guy has awesome hand-eye co-ordination, and terrific bat speed

5.4

Steyn to Warner, 1 run, played off the pads behind square for a single

5.6

Steyn to Warner, no run, Warner backs away and has to wait for a short ball to reach him before swatting it towards cover

Australia 69/1   DA Warner 53* (21b 5x4 4x6)

6.2

Botha to Warner, 1 run, he stays in his crease and flicks a flat and fast delivery towards deep square leg

6.5

Botha to Warner, no run, Warner steps out but doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, he adjusts well and pushes towards cover

6.6

Botha to Warner, no run, defended back to the bowler, Botha gave only 5 runs off the over

Australia 74/1   DA Warner 54* (24b 5x4 4x6)

7.4

Steyn to Warner, 1 run, slower ball from Steyn at 114 kmh, Warner waits for it and taps towards cover for a quick single

7.6

Steyn to Warner, FOUR, he can pull, can Warner! He lines up another short ball from Steyn and smashes it towards deep midwicket, the ball falls a few yards short of the boundary

Australia 86/1   DA Warner 59* (26b 6x4 4x6)

8.4

Botha to Warner, SIX, that's many many rows back! Warner charges Botha, he doesn't get to the pitch but never mind that, he winds up and swings his bat hard to send the ball over the long-on boundary, there's a fielder on the fence too!

8.5

Botha to Warner, no run, played back to the bowler, Botha bowled a fast and full one

8.6

Botha to Warner, no run, a full toss but Warner is cramped for room and hits it to midwicket

Australia 93/1   DA Warner 65* (29b 6x4 5x6)

9.4

Morkel to Warner, 1 run, Warner jumps back in his crease and plays the ball off his pads towards deep backward square

9.6

Morkel to Warner, 2 runs, 'Two, two,' yells Warner after tucking the ball towards midwicket, he gets them too, terrific running

Australia 101/2   DA Warner 68* (31b 6x4 5x6)

10.2

Kallis to Warner, 2 runs, Warner tries to hit on the leg side but connects with the toe end of the bat and places the ball behind point

10.3

Kallis to Warner, no run, Warner misses the heave through midwicket and gets hit on the pad, Kallis appeals but he pitched outside leg

10.4

Kallis to Warner, SIX, wind up and whack! Warner gets under a short ball and pulls it so powerfully, that's the biggest six of the day, it's gone miles over square leg, Gilchrist reckons it's 20 rows back

10.5

Kallis to Warner, 2 runs, driven towards long-on for two more ...

10.6

Kallis to Warner, 2 runs, clipped off the pads towards wide long-on for two more

Australia 114/2   DA Warner 80* (36b 6x4 6x6)

11.2

Morkel to Warner, no run, bowled full outside off stump, Warner drives it hard towards mid-off but doesn't get the single

11.3

Morkel to Warner, 1 run, Warner steps out and makes room but Morkel follows him, he pulls through midwicket

Australia 116/2   DA Warner 81* (38b 6x4 6x6)

12.4

Botha to Warner, 1 run, Warner steps out and hits the full toss along the ground to long-off

Australia 127/2   DA Warner 82* (39b 6x4 6x6)

13.1

Ntini to Warner, FOUR, full toss and Warner goes after it! He pulls the ball from outside off into the gap between long on and deep midwicket, super placement and he moves four runs closer to a 100, he needs 10 off 14 to break Gayle's record for the fastest Twenty20 international hundred

13.2

Ntini to Warner, 2 runs, Warner makes room by moving towards leg and smashes the ball over cover, he'll get two for this

13.3

Ntini to Warner, 1 run, Ntini bowls a full delivery outside off, Warner drives hard but doesn't get past Gibbs at cover

13.5

Ntini to Warner, OUT, Warner's gone! He won't get his hundred on debut but he's done enough to get a standing ovation from the massive MCG crowd. Warner tried to lift Ntini off his pads but didn't quite get the power or the placement, he lofted the ball towards deep midwicket where de Villiers settled under the ball

DA Warner c de Villiers b Ntini 89 (64m 43b 7x4 6x6) SR: 206.97

Australia 140/4   DA Warner 89 (43b 7x4 6x6)
Series Results
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Jan 13, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Jan 11, 2009
Australia won by 52 runs
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Photos

Jan 11, 2009

David Warner launches a huge six over midwicket on his way to 89 on debut, Australia v South Africa, 1st Twenty20 international, Melbourne, January 11, 2009

David Warner launches a huge six over midwicket on his way to 89 on debut

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Jan 11, 2009

David Warner goes over the top on his way to 89 on debut, Australia v South Africa, 1st Twenty20 international, Melbourne, January 11, 2009

David Warner goes over the top on his way to 89 on debut

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