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)

5.6

Hopes to Duminy, no run, comes forward and streakily steers the ball towards backward point

South Africa 36/1   JP Duminy 0* (1b)

6.2

Hilfenhaus to Duminy, no run, 142.3ks, bouncer over the stumps, and Duminy ducks low

6.3

Hilfenhaus to Duminy, 1 run, defends the ball with soft hands, it trickles towards the off side, Duminy is hesitant but Amla is adamant they can get a single off that and he succeeds too, well run

6.5

Hilfenhaus to Duminy, 1 run, pitches full on around off stump and he works it uppishly to midwicket

South Africa 40/1   JP Duminy 2* (4b)

7.1

DJ Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, flighted up outside leg stump, Duminy flicks into the midwicket region

7.5

DJ Hussey to Duminy, FOUR, safest place to score your runs! Hussey jumps up in agony as the ball sits up and draws and edge that Ronchi can't hold onto and the ball flies down to the ropes, it didn't even hit the gloves, so can't say its a drop

7.6

DJ Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, comes forward and drives the ball to mid-on for one

South Africa 47/3   JP Duminy 8* (7b 1x4)

8.1

MEK Hussey to Duminy, 1 leg bye, slides down the stumps and he plays it away toward square leg

8.3

MEK Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, cute shot, opens the face and dabs it fine to raise South Africa's 50

8.5

MEK Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, pitches on a length and Duminy drives on the rise into the covers for one

South Africa 52/3   JP Duminy 10* (10b 1x4)

9.2

DJ Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, comes forward and pushes the ball towards extra cover

9.4

DJ Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, comes forward and uses the wrists, clipping wide of midwicket

9.6

DJ Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up and he comes out to push the ball into the covers

South Africa 59/3   JP Duminy 13* (13b 1x4)

10.1

Hopes to Duminy, 1 run, pitched up outside off stump, Duminy drives down to long-off

10.3

Hopes to Duminy, 1 run, pitches a bit wider and he steers it down to third man for one

10.5

Hopes to Duminy, 1 run, another nervous single dabbed through the off side, Tait runs in and fields

South Africa 64/3   JP Duminy 16* (16b 1x4)

11.3

DJ Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, a touch shorter and Duminy pulls out to deep midwicket for one more

11.5

DJ Hussey to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up and Duminy drives to mid-off, who is a bit deep

South Africa 69/3   JP Duminy 18* (18b 1x4)

12.2

Tait to Duminy, FOUR, welcome boundary! Tait bowls full down leg stump and Duminy uses the pace to flick down to fine leg, the first four for 27 deliveries, mind you

12.3

Tait to Duminy, 1 wide, poor stuff, full and down the pads again, this time its called wide

12.3

Tait to Duminy, 1 run, angling away and Duminy opens the face to steer a single to third man

12.5

Tait to Duminy, 1 run, another dabbed single wide of backward point for a single

South Africa 79/3   JP Duminy 24* (21b 2x4)

13.1

Hopes to Duminy, SIX, shot, Duminy! Hopes strays on the stumps and Duminy just helps it on its way over deep square leg for six with the most amazing pick up paddle shot, all wrists

13.2

Hopes to Duminy, 1 run, more orthodox approach now, steering a single down to deep point

13.4

Hopes to Duminy, 1 run, full on the stumps and played to deep mid-off for a single

South Africa 91/4   JP Duminy 32* (24b 2x4 1x6)

14.1

Tait to Duminy, 1 run, comes forward and pushes the ball towards the off side

14.4

Tait to Duminy, FOUR, nice meaty blow from Duminy, backing away to the sixth stump and clubbing the ball across the line, just picking it over the man at mid-on for a needed boundary

14.5

Tait to Duminy, no run, backs away and drills a full ball straight to deep mid-off, doesn't run

14.6

Tait to Duminy, FOUR, top shot! Duminy is striking them well, this time he backs away and connects superbly, driving hard and past extra cover before the fielder can respond

South Africa 103/4   JP Duminy 41* (28b 4x4 1x6)

15.4

Hopes to Duminy, FOUR, swings across the line and inside edges smack past square leg

15.5

Hopes to Duminy, 1 run, fetches it from well outside off stump, doesn't connect well at all but the ball drops safely in front of David Hussey down at long-on

South Africa 113/4   JP Duminy 46* (30b 5x4 1x6)

16.3

Hilfenhaus to Duminy, 2 runs, reaches out and drives the ball into the covers

16.4

Hilfenhaus to Duminy, 1 run, again he reaches out and thrashes the ball into the off side

South Africa 121/4   JP Duminy 49* (32b 5x4 1x6)

17.2

Bracken to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball pitches full outside off stump, Duminy comes across and clips the ball wide of midwicket to raise a very well played half-century

17.4

Bracken to Duminy, 1 run, Tait drops him at gully! Duminy backs away and carves the ball, the fielder dives forward to his left but spills the chance

17.6

Bracken to Duminy, FOUR, very full and wide, he reaches out and edges wide of Ronchi for four

South Africa 136/5   JP Duminy 55* (35b 6x4 1x6)

18.4

Hilfenhaus to Duminy, 1 wide, too far from off stump and another single to the total

18.4

Hilfenhaus to Duminy, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump and he carves the ball wide of cover

18.6

Hilfenhaus to Duminy, no run, clever full and slower ball which Duminy cannot get bat on

South Africa 142/5   JP Duminy 56* (37b 6x4 1x6)

19.2

Bracken to Duminy, 1 run, 130ks, full and swinging down leg stump, Duminy moves back and swings the bat but only gets a thin inside edge onto his pads, then gets a single to the off

19.4

Bracken to Duminy, SIX, there's a healthy shot! Bracken veers a bit too wide outside off stump and Duminy lofts him back over long-off's head for six, lovely strike and thats what South Africa need

19.5

Bracken to Duminy, FOUR, on the stumps, slower ball, and superbly lapped with fine leg up

19.6

Bracken to Duminy, 2 runs, full toss outside off stump, heaved over mid-on for a couple more

South Africa 157/5   JP Duminy 69* (41b 7x4 2x6)
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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