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

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

1.4

Tsotsobe to Marsh, no run, Marsh moves forward and defends a good length delivery towards point

1.5

Tsotsobe to Marsh, FOUR, shot! Marsh stays in his crease, waits for the length ball, and drives on the up straight past the bowler, the ball screams to the boundary

1.6

Tsotsobe to Marsh, 2 runs, Marsh ends the over with a clip over midwicket, Duminy's in the deep

Australia 19/0   LL Tsotsobe 1-0-11-0

3.1

Tsotsobe to Marsh, no run, Tsotsobe hits a good length outside off, Marsh pokes and gets beaten, the MCG can't believe it

3.2

Tsotsobe to Marsh, 1 wide, Tsotsobe sprays the ball wide down leg side and Boucher saves a lot of runs with an acrobatic dive to his right

3.2

Tsotsobe to Marsh, OUT, caught! It's Morkel again! Tsotsobe bowls a poor ball on Marsh's pads, he whips it hard but it's in the air and in the vicinity of Morkel lurking at short fine leg, he dives to his right and pulls off a low catch, that's Tsotsobe's first international wicket!

SE Marsh c Morkel b Tsotsobe 9 (14m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

3.3

Tsotsobe to Ponting, 1 run, he gets off the mark by pushing off the front foot towards cover

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

3.6

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, Ponting strides forward to a good length ball and pushes towards mid-off, Warner is eager to take the single but Ponting says no

Australia 42/1   LL Tsotsobe 2-0-16-1
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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