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

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!

Australia 27/0   DA Warner 18* (9b 2x4 1x6)   M Ntini 1.4-0-16-0

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

Australia 33/0   DA Warner 24* (10b 2x4 2x6)   M Ntini 1.5-0-22-0

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

Australia 61/1   DA Warner 46* (18b 5x4 3x6)   DW Steyn 0.2-0-7-0

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

Australia 67/1   DA Warner 52* (19b 5x4 4x6)   DW Steyn 0.3-0-13-0

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!

Australia 93/1   DA Warner 65* (27b 6x4 5x6)   J Botha 1.4-0-12-0

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

Australia 110/2   DA Warner 76* (34b 6x4 6x6)   JH Kallis 1.4-0-21-0

12.2

Botha to DJ Hussey, SIX, smashed! Hussey makes room by moving towards leg, waits for a short ball from Botha and absolutely hammered the ball over the straight boundary, he freed his arms and hit that with immense power

Australia 125/2   DJ Hussey 12* (8b 1x6)   J Botha 2.2-0-18-0

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

Australia 154/4   CL White 7* (4b 1x6)   JA Morkel 2.3-0-22-1
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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