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)

13.5

Hopes to JA Morkel, no run, stands his ground and steers the ball to Tait at deep point

13.6

Hopes to JA Morkel, 2 runs, drills a length ball straight back past mid-off, Warner runs across and dives superbly, flicking the ball to the other fielder, man he's some rock star in these parts, just listen to the cheer

South Africa 93/4   JA Morkel 2* (2b)

14.2

Tait to JA Morkel, no run, 149.5sks, banged in short down leg stump, Morkel ducks low

14.3

Tait to JA Morkel, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump, Morkel hops back and pushes the ball to the off side, just a tip and run, and Duminy responds brilliantly too

South Africa 95/4   JA Morkel 3* (4b)

15.1

Hopes to JA Morkel, no run, chases a very full and wide ball and falls down, wide not signalled?

15.2

Hopes to JA Morkel, FOUR, fetch that! Morkel clubs the ball dead straight back past Hopes, who sways out of the way to save his block being knocked off, and neither long-off nor long-on get there

15.3

Hopes to JA Morkel, 1 run, low full toss outside off stump, pushed into the covers for one

15.6

Hopes to JA Morkel, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, driven wide of mid-on this time

South Africa 114/4   JA Morkel 9* (8b 1x4)

16.1

Hilfenhaus to JA Morkel, 2 runs, another very full ball outside off stump, which Morkel scoops towards Ponting in the covers, who attacks the ball but ends up fumbling the take, so they get two

16.2

Hilfenhaus to JA Morkel, 1 wide, slow bouncer, 113ks, and Paul Reifel calls it a wide

16.2

Hilfenhaus to JA Morkel, 1 run, swings down the pads, inside-edged to short fine leg

16.5

Hilfenhaus to JA Morkel, SIX, sweet shot, Morkel! On the pads and swung over long-on for a flat six

16.6

Hilfenhaus to JA Morkel, 1 run, clever slower ball to end the over, Morkel exposes the stumps and swings it away, instead getting an inside edge onto the boots and Duminy calls him for the single

South Africa 128/4   JA Morkel 19* (12b 1x4 1x6)

17.1

Bracken to JA Morkel, OUT, swung down to long -on! Bracken strikes first ball, pitching it just outside off stump, Morkel connects well with the big swipe but David Hussey runs across and from long-off and takes the ball to his right, very well held, even as the other fielder converged from the other side

JA Morkel c DJ Hussey b Bracken 19 (15m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 146.15

South Africa 128/5   JA Morkel 19 (13b 1x4 1x6)
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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