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

9.1

Morkel to Ponting, FOUR, short of a length on the stumps, Ponting gets inside the line and chips the ball over short fine leg for four, delicate touch

9.2

Morkel to Ponting, no run, Pontign misses the flick and gets hit on the pad, Warner sets off but Ponting sends him back, he would have been run out but Morkel missed at the bowlers end

9.3

Morkel to Ponting, OUT, caught! Ponting tries to clear the long-on boundary but doesn't quite make it, he holes out to Dale Steyn in the deep, it was a length ball and he hit it well, just not well enough for the MCG

RT Ponting c Steyn b Morkel 21 (26m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.52

9.4

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

9.5

Morkel to DJ Hussey, 1 run, played down to third man for a single, Hussey's away

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   JA Morkel 1-0-8-1

11.1

Morkel to DJ Hussey, 1 run, steered towards third man for a single, over to Warner

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

11.4

Morkel to DJ Hussey, no run, Hussey backs away to hit the ball, I'm not sure where. He gets into an awful position and misses completely

11.5

Morkel to DJ Hussey, 2 runs, Hussey makes room to a full ball on his stumps and drives through extra cover for two more

11.6

Morkel to DJ Hussey, 1 run, Morkel follows Hussey with a yorker as the batsman tries to make room, he nearly falls over as he hits behind square, they run one but Warner wants one more, Hussey sends him back and he has to dive full length to make it

Australia 119/2   JA Morkel 2-0-13-1

15.1

Morkel to MEK Hussey, 2 runs, dropped!! Hussey swats a full toss in the air towards deep midwicket, Duminy runs in from the boundary and slides to reach the ball, he gets there but can't quite hold on

15.2

Morkel to MEK Hussey, 1 run, turned off the pads behind square

15.3

Morkel to White, SIX, White whacks one! Morkel bowls a full ball on leg stump and White simply uses the pace (and a little bit of his own muscle) to flick the ball over the long-leg boundary

15.4

Morkel to White, OUT, caught! Another full ball, on middle stump this time, and White goes after it. He lofts the ball high towards the deep midwicket boundary. "Get up, get up" says Warner from the dug out but White hasn't hit far enough. Kallis runs to his left and takes a superbly judged catch, he looks down to see how far away from the boundary he is, he's alright!

CL White c Kallis b Morkel 7 (8m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

15.5

Morkel to MEK Hussey, no run, driven off the front foot but straight to Gibbs at cover, no run there

15.6

Morkel to MEK Hussey, OUT, slower ball from Morkel at 112 kmh, Hussey pushes towards mid-off and sets off for the single, Gibbs sprints from extra cover and intercepts, he throws himself into a full-length dive and hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end, there's no need for a replay

MEK Hussey run out 7 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Australia 154/6   JA Morkel 3-0-22-2

18.1

Morkel to Bracken, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, flicked off the pads behind square

18.2

Morkel to Hopes, 2 runs, Morkel fires in the yorker but Hopes is up for it, he leans across and flicks firmly towards deep backward square leg

18.3

Morkel to Hopes, 2 runs, slower ball and Hopes winds up to hit it towards deep midwicket, two more ...

18.4

Morkel to Hopes, 2 runs, Hopes jumps down the track and makes room, Morkel follows him with a full ball angled into the pads, Hopes chips the ball into the gap at wide long-on for the third two in the over

18.5

Morkel to Hopes, no run, terrific bowling! This time the yorker beats Hopes

18.6

Morkel to Hopes, 1 run, Hopes moves outside leg stump and swings a full ball towards deep square leg, only the single this time, Hopes keeps strike for the final over

Australia 178/7   JA Morkel 4-0-30-2
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

© PA Photos

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