South Africa tour of Australia, 1st T20I: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2009
Australia won by 52 runs
11 January 2009 - night match (20-over match)

Ntini to Marsh, no run, what a ball to start with! Ntini pitches on perfect length around off stump and angles the ball across the left-hander, Marsh gets squared up and beaten


Ntini to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh dabs this one down to third man and sets off for a single


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


Ntini to Marsh, 1 run, Marsh gets squared up again and defends on the off side, Warner sets off for the single but there's some hesitation, not a good idea when de Villiers is the fielder at point. He sprints, picks up, dives, and throws but misses the stumps


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


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

Australia 8/0   M Ntini 1-0-8-0

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


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


Ntini to Marsh, 1 run, Albie won't get this! Oh yes he will! Terrific effort! Marsh drove it hard but hit it much straighter than Warner did, Albie sprinted to his right and dived full length, amazing!


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!


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


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   M Ntini 2-0-26-0

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


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


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


Ntini to DJ Hussey, OUT, caught! Hussey makes room by moving towards leg and eventually has to reach out for the ball outside off stump, he hits it with the bottom of the bat and the ball lobs towards de Villiers at cover, that's a pretty easy catch to take

DJ Hussey c de Villiers b Ntini 19 (20m 12b 1x4 1x6) SR: 158.33


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


Ntini to White, no run, White moves forward and defends Ntini's hat-trick ball towards mid-off

Australia 140/4   M Ntini 3-0-33-2

Ntini to Hopes, no run, Ntini bowls a yorker and the batsman defends


Ntini to Hopes, no run, another yorker and the batsman can't do much but defend towards the bowler


Ntini to Hopes, 1 run, fuller length outside off stump, driven off the front foot through cover


Ntini to Ronchi, 1 run, Ntini delivers another one in the blockhole outside off stump, 139 kmh, Ronchi squeezes it out behind point


Ntini to Hopes, 1 run, Hopes steps out and hits the ball towards midwicket


Ntini to Ronchi, FOUR, that's edged but four! Ntini bowls another full ball into the blockhole outside off, Ronchi brings his bat down in time and manages to edge it past Boucher

Australia 161/6   M Ntini 4-0-40-2





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