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 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

Australia 7/0   DA Warner 5* (2b 1x4)   M Ntini 0.5-0-7-0

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

Australia 12/0   DA Warner 10* (5b 2x4)   LL Tsotsobe 0.2-0-4-0

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

Australia 17/0   SE Marsh 6* (5b 1x4)   LL Tsotsobe 0.5-0-9-0

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)   M Ntini 2-0-26-0

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

Australia 46/1   DA Warner 35* (14b 4x4 2x6)   JH Kallis 0.1-0-4-0

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 ...

Australia 50/1   DA Warner 39* (16b 5x4 2x6)   JH Kallis 0.3-0-8-0

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)   DW Steyn 2-0-27-0

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

Australia 97/1   RT Ponting 21* (17b 1x4)   JA Morkel 0.1-0-4-0

Botha to DJ Hussey, FOUR, is that maximum? No it isn't but it so nearly was. Hussey pulls a full toss high towards deep midwicket, de Villiers is on the boundary and he can't move back quickly enough, the ball bounces just inside the boundary and goes over

Australia 131/2   DJ Hussey 17* (10b 1x4 1x6)   J Botha 2.5-0-24-0

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

Australia 137/2   DA Warner 86* (40b 7x4 6x6)   M Ntini 2.1-0-30-0

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   L Ronchi 5* (2b 1x4)   M Ntini 4-0-40-2

Steyn to Ronchi, FOUR, what a super shot! Ronchi makes room by moving towards leg and cuts a short of a length ball down to the third man boundary, similar to the one Tendulkar plays

Australia 166/6   L Ronchi 9* (3b 2x4)   DW Steyn 2.2-0-32-0





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