South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in Australia T20I Series - 1st T20I

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 52 runs

0.3

Bracken to Gibbs, OUT, lbw!! Bracken bowls a full ball, Gibbs tries to flick off the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pad. The impact was outside leg stump, Gibbs is unlucky

HH Gibbs lbw b Bracken 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 1/1   JH Kallis 0* (0b)   NW Bracken 0.3-0-1-1

1.3

Tait to de Villiers, OUT, de Villiers is in pain! And he's out! Tait bowls a short of a length ball at 155.6 kmh, de Villiers tries to pull but is beaten by the pace of the ball, it crashes into his hip off the bottom edge and he winces in pain, he loses balance as he moves back and the bat hits the stumps, he's in a lot of pain and he hobbles back to the dug out, I hope he isn't badly injured

AB de Villiers hit wicket b Tait 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 2/2   JH Kallis 0* (2b)   SW Tait 0.3-0-0-1

2.5

Hilfenhaus to Kallis, OUT, bowled him! Kallis charges and makes room to hit down the ground, he misses and Hilfenhaus hits the top of off stump, that ball moved off the pitch a touch, Hilfenhaus does look a bit like Harmison, South Africa are in loads of trouble

JH Kallis b Hilfenhaus 4 (13m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

South Africa 12/3   JP Duminy 5* (4b 1x4)   BW Hilfenhaus 0.5-0-5-1

8.5

Hopes to van Jaarsveld, OUT, caught! Hopes bowls a length ball angled into the left-handers pads, van Jaarsveld hits the ball in the air towards midwicket but he's placed it straight to White who takes a comfortable catch at head height

VB van Jaarsveld c White b Hopes 12 (22m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

South Africa 65/4   JP Duminy 41* (25b 7x4)   JR Hopes 1.5-0-12-1

11.2

DJ Hussey to Boucher, OUT, that is some catch! Boucher charges down the track and lofts David Hussey towards deep midwicket, his brother Michael is in the deep and he pedals backwards and never takes his eyes off the ball, the ball is virtually past him when he reaches up and holds it while moving backwards, superb catch

MV Boucher c MEK Hussey b DJ Hussey 5 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

South Africa 82/5   JP Duminy 52* (33b 7x4)   DJ Hussey 2.2-0-17-1

14.5

Bracken to Morkel, OUT, caught! The lights are not in White's eyes this time! Morkel gets under a length ball and hits it hard, flat and straight to White at deep midwicket, he takes the catch comfortably

JA Morkel c White b Bracken 12 (15m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

South Africa 120/6   JP Duminy 76* (46b 9x4 1x6)   NW Bracken 2.5-0-16-2

15.2

DJ Hussey to Duminy, OUT, lbw! Duminy' gone! He tried to reverse sweep a delivery angling into him from round the wicket, it was the quicker one from Hussey and Duminy missed it, the ball hit him on the pad right in front of the stumps, that's probably the end of South Africa's challenge tonight

JP Duminy lbw b DJ Hussey 78 (56m 48b 9x4 1x6) SR: 162.50

South Africa 123/7   J Botha 1* (1b)   DJ Hussey 3.2-0-22-2

15.5

DJ Hussey to Steyn, OUT, Steyn's gone too! He tries to hit on the on side but the leading edge falls into Bracken's hands at short third man

DW Steyn c Bracken b DJ Hussey 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

South Africa 125/8   J Botha 2* (2b)   DJ Hussey 3.5-0-24-3

16.2

Hilfenhaus to Ntini, OUT, bowled him! Hilfenhaus sends down another yorker and gets it to swing into Ntini's boot, Ntini loses balance as the ball thuds into his shoe and goes on to hit the stumps

M Ntini b Hilfenhaus 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 127/9   J Botha 4* (4b)   BW Hilfenhaus 2.2-0-15-2

17.6

Tait to Tsotsobe, OUT, bowled him! Tait sends down another yorker, this time the ball smacks Tsotsobe on the pads outside the line of leg stump and then bounces on to the stumps

LL Tsotsobe b Tait 1 (6m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

South Africa 130/10   J Botha 5* (7b)   SW Tait 4-0-36-2
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

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