South Africa tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
30 November, 1,2,3 December 2012 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Clarke b Watson 16 58 30 1 0 53.33
11.3 80.9 mph, they go in with a new pace attack, but it is that man Watson who strikes, good length, close to off, Smith lunges forward to defend against the sharp angle, and the edge carries safely to first slip 38/1
View dismissal AN Petersen b Starc 30 106 73 4 0 41.09
22.4 83.4 mph, Starc breaks through, close to lunch, the fuller length and late inswing does it, Petersen plays outside the line, it bursts through the gate and his stumps are rattled, Starc is delighted, the crowd roars, and then they have to check for the no-ball, drains the moment of all spontaneity, halts it midway, but Starc is safe, and the celebration can resume 61/2
View dismissal HM Amla run out (Warner) 11 69 43 2 0 25.58
26.5 Johnson to de Villiers, trouble, trouble, Amla cannot build on that drop, AB taps to covers and runs, Warner runs in too, from point, picks up the ball and catches Amla just short with a direct hit 67/4
View dismissal JH Kallis b Starc 2 8 7 0 0 28.57
24.3 86.1 mph, Mitchell Starc, you beauty, you ripper, you've taken out the great man at the stroke of lunch, similar to the way Petersen went, bowled through the gate, pitched up full, swinging in late, Kallis lured into a drive without moving his feet, and another one sneaks through 63/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Clarke b Hastings 4 15 12 1 0 33.33
27.4 82.6 mph, Hastings has his first Test strike, not by brute force, but a simple ploy of keeping it full outside off stump, this one was angled in closer, made AB push at it, and then changed direction sharply, swerving away to take a healthy nick into the captain's hands at first slip 67/5
View dismissal D Elgar c †Wade b Johnson 0 19 12 0 0 0.00
30.5 88.5 mph, Mitchell Johnson has deserved this wicket, if not a couple more today, he's had Elgar expecting the short ball, sent in a few pitched up deliveries, and now he digs it into the body, it doesn't rise too much, Elgar pulls awkwardly, Wade settles under the tame top-edge 75/6
F du Plessis not out 78 195 142 12 0 54.92
View dismissal RJ Peterson c †Wade b Lyon 31 74 45 3 0 68.88
47.3 54.8 mph, Lyon has struck, against the run of play, short of a length delivery, wide too, there to be cut, but it kicks and turns, Peterson chases it and edges it through to Wade, who had moved into position behind the line very well 132/7
View dismissal VD Philander c Hussey b Lyon 30 74 54 2 1 55.55
67.1 54.4 mph, Michael Hussey takes a skier that took ages to come down, Lyon tossing it up from round the stumps, Philander going after it, hitting it straight up, Hussey was under it at deep mid on as it eventually swirled down 196/8
View dismissal DW Steyn b Johnson 2 11 11 0 0 18.18
70.2 85.1 mph, Johnson strikes, Steyn wanted to leave that back of a length delivery, but was late on the decision, the ball takes the inside edge and crashes into the stumps even as Steyn was raising his bat 206/9
View dismissal M Morkel c Hastings b Lyon 17 15 15 4 0 113.33
73.6 55.0 mph, oh Morne, he sees a bit of flight on off, and swats it straight to mid on, third for Lyon 225/10
Extras (lb 2, w 2) 4
  Total (all out; 74 overs; 330 mins) 225 (3.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MA Starc 16 3 55 2 3.43 70 7 0
22.4 to Petersen, 83.4 mph, Starc breaks through, close to lunch, the fuller length and late inswing does it, Petersen plays outside the line, it bursts through the gate and his stumps are rattled, Starc is delighted, the crowd roars, and then they have to check for the no-ball, drains the moment of all spontaneity, halts it midway, but Starc is safe, and the celebration can resume 61/2
24.3 to Kallis, 86.1 mph, Mitchell Starc, you beauty, you ripper, you've taken out the great man at the stroke of lunch, similar to the way Petersen went, bowled through the gate, pitched up full, swinging in late, Kallis lured into a drive without moving his feet, and another one sneaks through 63/3
View wicket JW Hastings 20 2 51 1 2.55 98 8 0
27.4 to de Villiers, 82.6 mph, Hastings has his first Test strike, not by brute force, but a simple ploy of keeping it full outside off stump, this one was angled in closer, made AB push at it, and then changed direction sharply, swerving away to take a healthy nick into the captain's hands at first slip 67/5
View wicket SR Watson 9 2 22 1 2.44 44 3 0 (1w)
11.3 to Smith, 80.9 mph, they go in with a new pace attack, but it is that man Watson who strikes, good length, close to off, Smith lunges forward to defend against the sharp angle, and the edge carries safely to first slip 38/1
View wickets MG Johnson 17 3 54 2 3.17 82 8 0 (1w)
30.5 to Elgar, 88.5 mph, Mitchell Johnson has deserved this wicket, if not a couple more today, he's had Elgar expecting the short ball, sent in a few pitched up deliveries, and now he digs it into the body, it doesn't rise too much, Elgar pulls awkwardly, Wade settles under the tame top-edge 75/6
70.2 to Steyn, 85.1 mph, Johnson strikes, Steyn wanted to leave that back of a length delivery, but was late on the decision, the ball takes the inside edge and crashes into the stumps even as Steyn was raising his bat 206/9
View wickets NM Lyon 12 1 41 3 3.41 47 3 1
47.3 to Peterson, 54.8 mph, Lyon has struck, against the run of play, short of a length delivery, wide too, there to be cut, but it kicks and turns, Peterson chases it and edges it through to Wade, who had moved into position behind the line very well 132/7
67.1 to Philander, 54.4 mph, Michael Hussey takes a skier that took ages to come down, Lyon tossing it up from round the stumps, Philander going after it, hitting it straight up, Hussey was under it at deep mid on as it eventually swirled down 196/8
73.6 to Morkel, 55.0 mph, oh Morne, he sees a bit of flight on off, and swats it straight to mid on, third for Lyon 225/10
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c †de Villiers b Steyn 13 58 35 2 0 37.14
12.1 83.1 mph, Appeal for a caught behind and he's been given out but Warner wants to review this! It was a loose drive outside off, slightly wide, Warner couldn't resist, de Villiers and the rest went up, Warner hesitated for a while and then reviewed after consulting Lyon, there was a noise, this is taking a while I'm afraid, and he has to walk alright 34/3
View dismissal EJM Cowan c Kallis b Steyn 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
0.3 83.2 mph, there is the outside edge and Dale Steyn has needed three balls to strike, Cowan stretching right forward to defend, it is a big stretch, the angle was taking the length delivery away from him, much like what happened to Smith, old man Kallis gobbles up the low catch at second slip 3/1
View dismissal SR Watson lbw b Philander 10 21 12 1 0 83.33
5.1 80.3 mph, huge, long appeal for lbw, Philander kept appealing and almost reached the other end, umpire Rauf does not move, Smith goes for a review, length ball, Watson forward to block, it moves in to beat the bat and strike pad below knee roll, no doubt about that, it is hitting middle and leg on replays, and Watson has to go back 18/2
View dismissal NM Lyon c du Plessis b Steyn 7 35 26 0 0 26.92
12.4 86.3 mph, caught at gully! What a start for Steyn! Squared him up, good length and swinging towards off, leading edge and it popped straight to du Plessis, cupped it in front of his face 35/4
View dismissal RT Ponting lbw b Philander 4 17 7 0 0 57.14
15.2 84.2 mph, Appeal for an LBW and he's been given! But Ponting's reviewing it. And Ponting loses out on the review because the third umpire is convinced that was hitting. Here's how it happened - Ponting was well across his stumps to defend, the ball swung in and hit him just below the top flap of the front pad, looked like hitting middle, there was a doubt if it swung too much and would miss leg, but Ponting was a bit too far across and you could see the leg stump after the final shuffle 43/5
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c †de Villiers b Steyn 5 18 13 0 0 38.46
16.2 85.3 mph, Steyn's got the Big Fish with a peach! Clarke was all squared up there, good length on middle and off and moving away slightly, it was fired in at good pace and Ckarke had no time to get across and cover the line, just got the outside edge and taken by de Villiers, Australia 6 for 45 and as Lawry would say: "It's all happening at the WACA" 45/6
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Smith b Morkel 12 68 40 1 0 30.00
30.3 87.6 mph, the constant probing over the last two and a half overs have paid off for Morkel! Morkel had complete control over Hussey over that period and really set this up, this was pitched up a bit more from round the wicket, on the channel outside off, Hussey had to play at it and got a thick outside edge to first slip 100/7
View dismissal MS Wade b Peterson 68 130 102 7 3 66.66
45.5 50.7 mph, Look at Peterson celebrate! Tossed up outside off and Wade wanted to slog that away and he missed it completely and it went straight through, Wade just stood in that position knowing he shouldn't have played that, Peterson runs to his right and lets out a war cry 140/8
View dismissal JW Hastings c Petersen b Peterson 32 105 58 4 0 55.17
53.1 50.4 mph, wow! Super catch at the boundary to round off the innings! Hastings sees the flight and looks to smash that over long-off, Alviro Petersen cupped the catch over his head, realised quickly that he was back-pedalling too far and was inches away from the rope, had the presence of mind to toss the ball up in the air before stepping outside the boundary, kept his eyes on the ball and took the catch inside the boundary, no doubts about that one 163/10
View dismissal MG Johnson b Peterson 7 29 22 0 0 31.81
51.5 51.2 mph, another left-hander is bowled off the slog! Is this an epidemic or what? Peterson's lapping it up, tossed up on middle and it didn't turn, held its line and hit the middle stump, Johnson holds the pose on his knees, head bowed, Australia nine down 162/9
MA Starc not out 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 5) 5
  Total (all out; 53.1 overs; 254 mins) 163 (3.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets DW Steyn 16 4 40 4 2.50 78 5 0
0.3 to Cowan, 83.2 mph, there is the outside edge and Dale Steyn has needed three balls to strike, Cowan stretching right forward to defend, it is a big stretch, the angle was taking the length delivery away from him, much like what happened to Smith, old man Kallis gobbles up the low catch at second slip 3/1
12.1 to Warner, 83.1 mph, Appeal for a caught behind and he's been given out but Warner wants to review this! It was a loose drive outside off, slightly wide, Warner couldn't resist, de Villiers and the rest went up, Warner hesitated for a while and then reviewed after consulting Lyon, there was a noise, this is taking a while I'm afraid, and he has to walk alright 34/3
12.4 to Lyon, 86.3 mph, caught at gully! What a start for Steyn! Squared him up, good length and swinging towards off, leading edge and it popped straight to du Plessis, cupped it in front of his face 35/4
16.2 to Clarke, 85.3 mph, Steyn's got the Big Fish with a peach! Clarke was all squared up there, good length on middle and off and moving away slightly, it was fired in at good pace and Ckarke had no time to get across and cover the line, just got the outside edge and taken by de Villiers, Australia 6 for 45 and as Lawry would say: "It's all happening at the WACA" 45/6
View wickets VD Philander 16 0 55 2 3.43 67 3 1
5.1 to Watson, 80.3 mph, huge, long appeal for lbw, Philander kept appealing and almost reached the other end, umpire Rauf does not move, Smith goes for a review, length ball, Watson forward to block, it moves in to beat the bat and strike pad below knee roll, no doubt about that, it is hitting middle and leg on replays, and Watson has to go back 18/2
15.2 to Ponting, 84.2 mph, Appeal for an LBW and he's been given! But Ponting's reviewing it. And Ponting loses out on the review because the third umpire is convinced that was hitting. Here's how it happened - Ponting was well across his stumps to defend, the ball swung in and hit him just below the top flap of the front pad, looked like hitting middle, there was a doubt if it swung too much and would miss leg, but Ponting was a bit too far across and you could see the leg stump after the final shuffle 43/5
View wicket M Morkel 13 6 19 1 1.46 68 2 0
30.3 to Hussey, 87.6 mph, the constant probing over the last two and a half overs have paid off for Morkel! Morkel had complete control over Hussey over that period and really set this up, this was pitched up a bit more from round the wicket, on the channel outside off, Hussey had to play at it and got a thick outside edge to first slip 100/7
View wickets RJ Peterson 8.1 1 44 3 5.38 30 5 2
45.5 to Wade, 50.7 mph, Look at Peterson celebrate! Tossed up outside off and Wade wanted to slog that away and he missed it completely and it went straight through, Wade just stood in that position knowing he shouldn't have played that, Peterson runs to his right and lets out a war cry 140/8
51.5 to Johnson, 51.2 mph, another left-hander is bowled off the slog! Is this an epidemic or what? Peterson's lapping it up, tossed up on middle and it didn't turn, held its line and hit the middle stump, Johnson holds the pose on his knees, head bowed, Australia nine down 162/9
53.1 to Hastings, 50.4 mph, wow! Super catch at the boundary to round off the innings! Hastings sees the flight and looks to smash that over long-off, Alviro Petersen cupped the catch over his head, realised quickly that he was back-pedalling too far and was inches away from the rope, had the presence of mind to toss the ball up in the air before stepping outside the boundary, kept his eyes on the ball and took the catch inside the boundary, no doubts about that one 163/10
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Petersen c & b Johnson 23 30 20 4 0 115.00
6.6 88.6 mph, brilliant catch! Mitchell Johnson take a bow! Johnson hit the deck hard and Petersen had to play at it, he was looking to clip it to the on side but was hurried for pace and lift, the ball took the leading edge off the shoulder of the bat and lobbed up, Johnson had to sprint forward from his follow through, run across the pitch and keep his eyes on the ball, timed his forward dive and took it inches of the ground 28/1
View dismissal GC Smith* c Lyon b Starc 84 149 100 13 0 84.00
32.3 86.0 mph, brilliance from Lyon to lift Australia's sagging spirits! Terrific outfield catch there, it was banged in short and Smith couldn't resist the pull, this was over square leg and Lyon ran in hard from the deep, covered a lot of ground, kept his eyes on it and timed his dive really well, cupped it inches from the turf on the dive, Bill Lawry calls that a "rippaahh" 206/2
View dismissal HM Amla c & b Johnson 196 350 221 21 0 88.68
88.1 85.3 mph, What a way to go. Mitchell Johnson seems like taking all the catches in this innings. The WACA will rise for Amla, who has missed a double by four runs. Not a bum on seat or grass banks. Lovely applause for him. This is a length ball, on middle and leg, he tries to drive it down the ground, but fails to keep it down. It does seem to have stopped a touch on him. Johnson sticks out his right hand in the follow-through, and plucks this 436/4
View dismissal JH Kallis c Johnson b Starc 37 91 65 5 0 56.92
51.5 83.6 mph, He is not getting to 13,000 runs today. Bouncer from Starc, Kallis drags this hook from outside off, gets a healthy top edge to fine leg. c Mitch b Mitch 287/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Wade b Starc 169 225 184 21 3 91.84
107.4 85.0 mph, de Villiers falls finally. He makes room to go over extra again, but all he manages is a soft edge to a length ball. Wade completes the catch. Lead is 619 now 557/8
View dismissal D Elgar lbw b Johnson 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
88.5 86.2 mph, well bowled Johnson. Pair for Elgar. A pear-shaped debut. Johnson has peppered him with bouncers and has now slipped in the length ball. Elgar is caught on the crease, and deeper still, playing across the line, hit on the knee roll, in front of middle. That ball pitched middle, swung away, and would have hit off. Elgar even reviewed it, in hope, but to no avail 436/5
View dismissal F du Plessis c Clarke b Johnson 27 55 38 4 0 71.05
102.6 86.1 mph, what a ripper from Johnson. Du Plessis's average has come crashing down from 293 to 146.5. Short of a length, kicks and snarls at him, takes the shoulder of the bat to Clarke at wide slip. Lead an even 600 538/6
View dismissal RJ Peterson c Johnson b Starc 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
103.5 84.5 mph, you can't keep Johnson out of action. c Mitchell b Mitchell again. Superb catch too. Bouncer, handcuffs him with the angle, the top edge flies towards wide of mid-on. Johnson has to run forward and to his left, and completes a low catch as he dives 539/7
VD Philander not out 14 42 17 2 0 82.35
View dismissal DW Steyn c †Wade b Starc 8 21 17 1 0 47.05
111.3 86.3 mph, Five for Starc. First five-for for him. Bouncer again, he looks to upper-cut it, but all he manages is an edge through to Wade. Starc raises the ball to the crowd. With a big smile on the face. Good to seem him enjoy it despite things not going his way 569/9
View dismissal M Morkel b Starc 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
111.5 88.0 mph, Starc gets six now. Denies the other Mitchell a five-for. Swinging yorker, squeezes under the tall man's bat. Leg stump knocked out of the ground 569/10
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 3) 11
  Total (all out; 111.5 overs; 495 mins) 569 (5.08 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets MA Starc 28.5 3 154 6 5.34 111 27 0 (1w)
32.3 to Smith, 86.0 mph, brilliance from Lyon to lift Australia's sagging spirits! Terrific outfield catch there, it was banged in short and Smith couldn't resist the pull, this was over square leg and Lyon ran in hard from the deep, covered a lot of ground, kept his eyes on it and timed his dive really well, cupped it inches from the turf on the dive, Bill Lawry calls that a "rippaahh" 206/2
51.5 to Kallis, 83.6 mph, He is not getting to 13,000 runs today. Bouncer from Starc, Kallis drags this hook from outside off, gets a healthy top edge to fine leg. c Mitch b Mitch 287/3
103.5 to Peterson, 84.5 mph, you can't keep Johnson out of action. c Mitchell b Mitchell again. Superb catch too. Bouncer, handcuffs him with the angle, the top edge flies towards wide of mid-on. Johnson has to run forward and to his left, and completes a low catch as he dives 539/7
107.4 to de Villiers, 85.0 mph, de Villiers falls finally. He makes room to go over extra again, but all he manages is a soft edge to a length ball. Wade completes the catch. Lead is 619 now 557/8
111.3 to Steyn, 86.3 mph, Five for Starc. First five-for for him. Bouncer again, he looks to upper-cut it, but all he manages is an edge through to Wade. Starc raises the ball to the crowd. With a big smile on the face. Good to seem him enjoy it despite things not going his way 569/9
111.5 to Morkel, 88.0 mph, Starc gets six now. Denies the other Mitchell a five-for. Swinging yorker, squeezes under the tall man's bat. Leg stump knocked out of the ground 569/10
  SR Watson 9 3 24 0 2.66 38 2 0
View wickets MG Johnson 25 1 110 4 4.40 87 12 0
6.6 to Petersen, 88.6 mph, brilliant catch! Mitchell Johnson take a bow! Johnson hit the deck hard and Petersen had to play at it, he was looking to clip it to the on side but was hurried for pace and lift, the ball took the leading edge off the shoulder of the bat and lobbed up, Johnson had to sprint forward from his follow through, run across the pitch and keep his eyes on the ball, timed his forward dive and took it inches of the ground 28/1
88.1 to Amla, 85.3 mph, What a way to go. Mitchell Johnson seems like taking all the catches in this innings. The WACA will rise for Amla, who has missed a double by four runs. Not a bum on seat or grass banks. Lovely applause for him. This is a length ball, on middle and leg, he tries to drive it down the ground, but fails to keep it down. It does seem to have stopped a touch on him. Johnson sticks out his right hand in the follow-through, and plucks this 436/4
88.5 to Elgar, 86.2 mph, well bowled Johnson. Pair for Elgar. A pear-shaped debut. Johnson has peppered him with bouncers and has now slipped in the length ball. Elgar is caught on the crease, and deeper still, playing across the line, hit on the knee roll, in front of middle. That ball pitched middle, swung away, and would have hit off. Elgar even reviewed it, in hope, but to no avail 436/5
102.6 to du Plessis, 86.1 mph, what a ripper from Johnson. Du Plessis's average has come crashing down from 293 to 146.5. Short of a length, kicks and snarls at him, takes the shoulder of the bat to Clarke at wide slip. Lead an even 600 538/6
  JW Hastings 19 1 102 0 5.36 69 13 0 (1w)
  NM Lyon 22 2 128 0 5.81 79 14 3
  MEK Hussey 4 0 26 0 6.50 10 3 0 (1w)
  DA Warner 3 0 14 0 4.66 4 0 0
  RT Ponting 1 0 3 0 3.00 3 0 0
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 632 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EJM Cowan c Elgar b Steyn 53 202 149 5 1 35.57
42.5 87.3 mph, there was a man at deep square leg and he's hit it down his throat would you believe this! Two men in the deep, including a fine leg, the trap was set - Steyn banged it in short from round the wicket, Cowan was hitting everything off the middle of the bat but wasn't going to let this one go, pulls and Elgar cups it over his head and falls backwards 130/4
View dismissal DA Warner c Smith b Philander 29 62 34 5 0 85.29
13.2 78.5 mph, second ball! What a way to begin, had Warner all squared up there, landed on the corridor outside the off stump, Warner was too slow to come across and cover the line, the ball takes the edge and goes to Smith at first slip 40/1
View dismissal SR Watson c Smith b Morkel 25 72 46 4 0 54.34
28.6 87.3 mph, super stuff from Morkel!Set him up with the bouncer and the the one that nearly brushed the glove, squared up outside off and edged to slip, much like ow he dismissed Hussey in the first innings, Watson was pushing forward very tentatively, both wickets this morning have been off terrific deliveries 81/2
View dismissal RT Ponting c Kallis b Peterson 8 40 23 2 0 34.78
37.4 50.6 mph, Ponting goes! Soft dismissal in the end but he gets all the respect he deserves as he walks off, it was tossed up outside off and got extra bounce, Ponting made room to cut but what led to his undoing was the lack of turn, he was playing for the turn and looking to cut but got a thick edge and Kallis cupped it in front of his face at slip 102/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke* st †de Villiers b Peterson 44 90 52 8 0 84.61
57.5 46.2 mph, rush of blood from Clarke! Peterson is all fired up having got rid of Pontoing and now Clarke, Peterson is generous with the flight, very cleverly cuts back on the pace, draws Clarke down the track and he was nowhere near the pitch of it, spins and bounces and de Villiers does the rest 188/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †de Villiers b Steyn 26 80 52 1 0 50.00
60.3 87.2 mph, South Africa are knocking them off quickly here! Steyn pitches this one up from round the wicket, the plan was to drw Hussey into the drive which he did, moved across but only succeeded in getting an edge to the keeper, everyone knew it, no doubt, Steyn belts out the war cry and the rest join in 198/6
View dismissal MS Wade c Smith b Peterson 10 18 12 2 0 83.33
61.5 47.8 mph, another one goes! South Africa want to wrap this up quickly, tossed up outside the off stump, Wade used his feet to get to the pitch and tried whipping it with the turn, turned the face of the bat and hit it straight to Smith at short midwicket, smart placement by the captain himself 198/7
View dismissal JW Hastings c Smith b Morkel 20 42 30 1 2 66.66
70.2 86.1 mph, just one wicket away! Slip catching practice for Smith, pitched up outside the off stump, Hastings drives loosely at it, thick outside edge and though it seemed like the keeper's catch de Villiers let his captain do the honours 235/9
View dismissal MG Johnson c †de Villiers b Philander 3 19 13 0 0 23.07
66.5 79.7 mph, another edge! Philander continues from round the wicket, lands it in the channel outside off, Johnson looks to punch it through cover and gets an edge to the keeper 204/8
MA Starc not out 68 64 43 9 2 158.13
View dismissal NM Lyon c Smith b Steyn 31 47 43 6 0 72.09
82.5 82.0 mph, Game over! South Africa win by a whopping 309 runs and take the series 1-0 and retain the Test mace. Smith takes his fifth catch of the innings, at first slip, Lyon pokes his bat at it and the thick outside edge goes low to the slips, fitting that the captain himself took the final catch 322/10
Extras (lb 3, w 2) 5
  Total (all out; 82.5 overs; 377 mins) 322 (3.88 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 22.5 6 72 3 3.15 112 12 0 (1w)
42.5 to Cowan, 87.3 mph, there was a man at deep square leg and he's hit it down his throat would you believe this! Two men in the deep, including a fine leg, the trap was set - Steyn banged it in short from round the wicket, Cowan was hitting everything off the middle of the bat but wasn't going to let this one go, pulls and Elgar cups it over his head and falls backwards 130/4
60.3 to Hussey, 87.2 mph, South Africa are knocking them off quickly here! Steyn pitches this one up from round the wicket, the plan was to drw Hussey into the drive which he did, moved across but only succeeded in getting an edge to the keeper, everyone knew it, no doubt, Steyn belts out the war cry and the rest join in 198/6
82.5 to Lyon, 82.0 mph, Game over! South Africa win by a whopping 309 runs and take the series 1-0 and retain the Test mace. Smith takes his fifth catch of the innings, at first slip, Lyon pokes his bat at it and the thick outside edge goes low to the slips, fitting that the captain himself took the final catch 322/10
View wickets VD Philander 21 8 41 2 1.95 106 6 0
13.2 to Warner, 78.5 mph, second ball! What a way to begin, had Warner all squared up there, landed on the corridor outside the off stump, Warner was too slow to come across and cover the line, the ball takes the edge and goes to Smith at first slip 40/1
66.5 to Johnson, 79.7 mph, another edge! Philander continues from round the wicket, lands it in the channel outside off, Johnson looks to punch it through cover and gets an edge to the keeper 204/8
View wickets M Morkel 16 2 57 2 3.56 70 6 0 (1w)
28.6 to Watson, 87.3 mph, super stuff from Morkel!Set him up with the bouncer and the the one that nearly brushed the glove, squared up outside off and edged to slip, much like ow he dismissed Hussey in the first innings, Watson was pushing forward very tentatively, both wickets this morning have been off terrific deliveries 81/2
70.2 to Hastings, 86.1 mph, just one wicket away! Slip catching practice for Smith, pitched up outside the off stump, Hastings drives loosely at it, thick outside edge and though it seemed like the keeper's catch de Villiers let his captain do the honours 235/9
View wickets RJ Peterson 20 2 127 3 6.35 73 15 5
37.4 to Ponting, 50.6 mph, Ponting goes! Soft dismissal in the end but he gets all the respect he deserves as he walks off, it was tossed up outside off and got extra bounce, Ponting made room to cut but what led to his undoing was the lack of turn, he was playing for the turn and looking to cut but got a thick edge and Kallis cupped it in front of his face at slip 102/3
57.5 to Clarke, 46.2 mph, rush of blood from Clarke! Peterson is all fired up having got rid of Pontoing and now Clarke, Peterson is generous with the flight, very cleverly cuts back on the pace, draws Clarke down the track and he was nowhere near the pitch of it, spins and bounces and de Villiers does the rest 188/5
61.5 to Wade, 47.8 mph, another one goes! South Africa want to wrap this up quickly, tossed up outside the off stump, Wade used his feet to get to the pitch and tried whipping it with the turn, turned the face of the bat and hit it straight to Smith at short midwicket, smart placement by the captain himself 198/7
  D Elgar 1 0 4 0 4.00 5 1 0
  F du Plessis 2 0 18 0 9.00 5 3 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa won the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts - JW Hastings (Australia); D Elgar (South Africa)
Player of the match - HM Amla (South Africa)
Player of the series - MJ Clarke (Australia)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire - BF Bowden (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - JD Ward
Close of play
  • Fri, 30 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 33/2 (DA Warner 12*, NM Lyon 7*, 11 ov)
  • Sat, 1 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 230/2 (HM Amla 99*, JH Kallis 17*, 38 ov)
  • Sun, 2 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 40/0 (EJM Cowan 9*, DA Warner 29*, 13 ov)
  • Mon, 3 Dec - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 322 (82.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Over 4.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - AN Petersen (Upheld)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 38/1 in 11.3 overs (AN Petersen 19)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.4 overs (106 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: South Africa - 63/3 in 25.0 overs (HM Amla 11, AB de Villiers 0)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 98/6 in 38.0 overs (F du Plessis 17, RJ Peterson 14)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 38.1 overs (229 balls), Extras 4
    • Over 39.3: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - F du Plessis (Struck down)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 74 balls (F du Plessis 22, RJ Peterson 28, Ex 0)
    • Tea: South Africa - 141/7 in 52.0 overs (F du Plessis 39, VD Philander 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 54.5 overs (329 balls), Extras 4
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 100 balls (8 x 4)
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (F du Plessis 21, VD Philander 30, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 67.5 overs (407 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: South Africa - 206/9 in 70.2 overs (F du Plessis 76)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 225/10 in 74.0 overs (F du Plessis 78)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Over 5.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - SR Watson (Upheld)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 33/2 in 11.0 overs (DA Warner 12, NM Lyon 7)
    • Over 12.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - DA Warner (Struck down)
    • Over 15.2: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - RT Ponting (Struck down)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 18.3 overs (111 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Australia - 73/6 in 23.0 overs (MEK Hussey 8, MS Wade 22)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (MEK Hussey 9, MS Wade 44, Ex 0)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 29.6 overs (180 balls), Extras 4
    • MS Wade: 50 off 51 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Lunch: Australia - 118/7 in 36.0 overs (MS Wade 60, JW Hastings 2)
    • Over 48.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - MG Johnson (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Australia - 149/8 in 49.0 overs (JW Hastings 19, MG Johnson 6)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 49.3 overs (297 balls), Extras 5
    • Innings Break: Australia - 163/10 in 53.1 overs (MA Starc 0)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Tea: South Africa - 24/0 in 6.0 overs (AN Petersen 21, GC Smith 2)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (GC Smith 26, HM Amla 21, Ex 5)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 6
    • GC Smith: 50 off 67 balls (9 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 80 balls (GC Smith 51, HM Amla 47, Ex 5)
    • Over 20.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - GC Smith (Upheld)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 37 balls (5 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 149/1 in 23.0 overs (GC Smith 64, HM Amla 56)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 23.1 overs (139 balls), Extras 6
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 116 balls (GC Smith 66, HM Amla 78, Ex 6)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 31.1 overs (187 balls), Extras 7
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 230/2 in 38.0 overs (HM Amla 99, JH Kallis 17)
    • HM Amla: 100 off 87 balls (10 x 4)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 43.6 overs (264 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (HM Amla 28, JH Kallis 22, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 286/2 in 51.0 overs (HM Amla 134, JH Kallis 37)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 55.4 overs (334 balls), Extras 8
    • Lunch: South Africa - 320/3 in 66.0 overs (HM Amla 149, AB de Villiers 18)
    • HM Amla: 150 off 163 balls (17 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (HM Amla 22, AB de Villiers 28, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 72.3 overs (435 balls), Extras 9
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 383/3 after 80.1 overs (HM Amla 181, AB de Villiers 49)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 98 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 172 balls (HM Amla 46, AB de Villiers 53, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 81.6 overs (492 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: South Africa - 405/3 in 83.0 overs (HM Amla 186, AB de Villiers 66)
    • Over 88.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - D Elgar (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 450 runs in 91.3 overs (549 balls), Extras 9
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 131 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Tea: South Africa - 467/5 in 96.0 overs (AB de Villiers 116, F du Plessis 2)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (AB de Villiers 43, F du Plessis 9, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 500 runs in 99.4 overs (598 balls), Extras 9
    • AB de Villiers: 150 off 162 balls (20 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 80 balls (AB de Villiers 74, F du Plessis 27, Ex 0)
    • Over 102.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Asad Rauf, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 550 runs in 106.1 overs (637 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: South Africa - 563/8 in 109.0 overs (VD Philander 13, DW Steyn 3)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 569/10 in 111.5 overs (VD Philander 14)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • End Of Day: Australia - 40/0 in 13.0 overs (EJM Cowan 9, DA Warner 29)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: Australia - 73/1 in 26.0 overs (EJM Cowan 22, SR Watson 19)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 37.2 overs (224 balls), Extras 3
    • Lunch: Australia - 110/3 in 38.0 overs (EJM Cowan 37, MJ Clarke 8)
    • EJM Cowan: 50 off 146 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 49.3 overs (297 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: Australia - 152/4 in 51.0 overs (MJ Clarke 27, MEK Hussey 7)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (MJ Clarke 28, MEK Hussey 23, Ex 0)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 61.6 overs (372 balls), Extras 3
    • Tea: Australia - 204/7 in 64.0 overs (JW Hastings 2, MG Johnson 3)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 72.2 overs (434 balls), Extras 5
    • MA Starc: 50 off 32 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (MA Starc 37, NM Lyon 14, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 79.6 overs (480 balls), Extras 5
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 302/9 after 80.1 overs (MA Starc 60, NM Lyon 19)
 
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