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)

4.1

Hilfenhaus to Amla, 1 run, pitches it outside off stump and thats slashed down to third man

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

4.3

Hilfenhaus to Amla, FOUR, great shot, on the pads and delectably flicked away through square leg

4.4

Hilfenhaus to Amla, no run, quicker ball, short of a length, sits up and beats the back-foot shot

4.5

Hilfenhaus to Amla, no run, bouncer, 142.6ks, and Amla ducks under it with ease

4.6

Hilfenhaus to Amla, 1 run, holds back the length to press Amla on the back foot, he makes room and steers the ball down towards the left of backward point and gets a single to keep strike

South Africa 34/0   BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-9-0

6.1

Hilfenhaus to Amla, 1 run, lovely flick, all wrists, clipping from middle stump out to deep square leg

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

6.4

Hilfenhaus to Amla, 1 run, overpitched outside off stump and Amla drives into the covers for one

6.5

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

6.6

Hilfenhaus to Amla, OUT, pulled straight to White at short midwicket! The short ball works for Hilfenhaus, Amla tries to collect from outside off stump but plays it high off the bat to the fielder

HM Amla c White b Hilfenhaus 26 (28m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 40/2   BW Hilfenhaus 2-0-13-1

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

16.3

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

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   BW Hilfenhaus 3-0-27-1

18.1

Hilfenhaus to McKenzie, no run, full and wide, he goes for some sort of paddle and can't connect

18.2

Hilfenhaus to McKenzie, 2 runs, pulls a short ball from outside off stump, picks it over midwicket, White dives well on the ropes and saves two runs, well stopped there

18.3

Hilfenhaus to McKenzie, 1 leg bye, opts for another paddle shot but misses, the attempted yorker hits him on the full as he sweeps across the stumps, hit outside the line and Duminy calls him on

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

18.5

Hilfenhaus to McKenzie, 1 run, gets up on the toes to uppercut a short ball but chops the ball to point

18.6

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

South Africa 142/5   BW Hilfenhaus 4-0-32-1
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