Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day
Debutant fast bowler John Hastings on Australia's performance on the first day of the Perth Test against South Africa
15.5 SL Malinga to MS Dhoni, out, slower-ball yorker. Gets under his bat, lands on the crease, hits the bat pad as he is on his knees trying to get under it. The ball ricochets off the pad, and hits the stumps. Malinga is called back to take a wicket, and | May 24, 2015
15.2 SL Malinga to MS Dhoni, 6 runs, misses the yorker by inches. Dhoni goes back deep into the crease, takes this on the half-volley and lofts this over long-on. A semi helicopter | May 24, 2015
14.5 MJ McClenaghan to MS Dhoni, 4 runs, this is proper short ball, and he has cleared the front leg to pull this to deep square for four | May 24, 2015
14.3 MJ McClenaghan to DJ Bravo, out, short of a length, angling away, Bravo looks for a big hit, gets a thick edge and third man takes the catch | May 24, 2015
14.1 MJ McClenaghan to DJ Bravo, 6 runs, length ball, on the pads, angling away towards off, Bravo lofts this down the ground. A mis-hit but straight of long-on | May 24, 2015
13.3 Harbhajan Singh to SK Raina, out, Harbhajan has another wicket. Raina won't get 400 for the season. Lovely stumping from Parthiv Patel. Harbhajan sees Raina coming, slips in a quick wide ball that lands just short of the popping crease, but Patel mak | May 24, 2015
12.6 HH Pandya to SK Raina, 4 runs, Rain finally gets four for his chip over cover. They have a deep cover placed for this shot, but this time Raina places it straight of the man | May 24, 2015
11.5 Harbhajan Singh to DR Smith, out, Illingworth has given Smith out lbw again. This time, though, he is plumb. This is a topsinner, pitched just outside off, doesn;t turn as much as an offbreak would, beats the sweep and hits him in front of middle. Th | May 24, 2015
11.4 Harbhajan Singh to DR Smith, 4 runs, only slightly short of a length, Smith rocks back to turn this into a proper short ball and pulls this between long-on an deep midwicket for a scorching four. The cheerleaders there nearly cleaned up | May 24, 2015
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