South Africa tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

South Africa in Australia T20I Series - 2nd T20I

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

1.1

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 wide, starts off with a wide, full and swinging down leg stump

1.1

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, thats a great length, pitching just outside off stump and then straightening, and Gibbs leaves it be like this is day one of a Test match at the Wanderers

1.2

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, pitches fuller and he drives it on the rise to the man at cover

1.3

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, dragged in fractionally short and Gibbs tries to pull from outside off stump, but only succeeds in dragging it down in front of midwicket, hit off the toe end of the bat

1.4

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, turns a straighter delivery to midwicket and pinches a single

South Africa 6/0   HH Gibbs 1* (4b)

2.4

Tait to Gibbs, no run, 151ks, pitches on leg stump and slides down, Gibbs hops and tries to nudge it off the pads but cannot make good contact

2.5

Tait to Gibbs, 1 run, no footwork as he drives loosely, gets an inside edge on the pad, the ball trickles into the off side and Amla is quick to urge him on for the single, well run there

South Africa 17/0   HH Gibbs 2* (6b)

3.1

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, pitches down leg with some good late swing, Gibbs clips to midwicket

3.2

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, slower ball, Gibbs inches forward and then adjusts to dab towards gully

3.4

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, gets across to swing a straight delivery over square leg, makes a bit of contact on the inside edge and Hopes does very well with a dive at short fine leg to save four

South Africa 24/0   HH Gibbs 3* (9b)

4.2

Hilfenhaus to Gibbs, 3 runs, makes room, dances down, and carves it on the up just over cover, David Hussey gives chase and cuts it down to three near the ropes

South Africa 29/0   HH Gibbs 6* (10b)

5.3

Hopes to Gibbs, no run, comes forward and drives but straight to the man

5.4

Hopes to Gibbs, OUT, and Hopes gets Gibbs! He kneels across and goes for that booming swipe only to send the ball down to Michael Hussey, running in from deep midwicket, who takes it on his knees

HH Gibbs c MEK Hussey b Hopes 6 (22m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

South Africa 35/1   HH Gibbs 6 (12b)
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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