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

1.5

Bracken to Amla, no run, pitches on middle and off, straightens, and Amla clips to midwicket

1.6

Bracken to Amla, 1 run, pitches on a length and draws a thick edge to a diving Hussey at backward point

South Africa 7/0   NW Bracken 1-0-3-0

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

3.3

Bracken to Amla, 1 run, good ball, hitting a good length and nipping back in off the seam, Amla pushes the ball to extra cover and sets off, the direct throw comes in but Ama is safe

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

3.5

Bracken to Amla, no run, lovely angle beats him as he opens the face to steer it, doesn't carry to Ronchi

3.6

Bracken to Amla, 1 run, tickles a shorter ball down towards fine leg for one

South Africa 25/0   NW Bracken 2-0-6-0

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

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

17.3

Bracken to McKenzie, 1 run, pitches full just around off stump and McKenzie dabs it into the covers

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

17.5

Bracken to McKenzie, 1 run, yorker just outside off stump, dug out into the covers for one more

17.6

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

South Africa 136/5   NW Bracken 3-0-14-1

19.1

Bracken to McKenzie, 1 run, slower ball, just 102ks, very full and squirted to cover for one

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

19.3

Bracken to McKenzie, 1 run, swings across a full ball and clips the ball to midwicket for one

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   NW Bracken 4-0-29-1
Series Results
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Australia won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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Australia won by 52 runs
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