South Africa tour of Australia, 2005/06 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, pitched on line and moving away, left alone by Langer

0.2

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, another nice delivery, shaping away and Langer edged it to slips, well short of the fielder

0.3

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, outside the off stump and swinging away, defended to backward point

0.4

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, on the middle and leg stump and coming in, Langer defends it on the back foot, ball hit him on the hips

0.5

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, out side the off stump and Langer leaves it

0.6

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, outside the off stump again, left alone

End of over 1 (maiden) Australia 0/0
JL Langer    0* (6b)      SM Pollock    1-1-0-0
ML Hayden    0* (0b)     

1.1

Ntini to Hayden, no run, Ntini to Hayden, good line and length, Hayden keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

1.2

Ntini to Hayden, OUT, Ntini to Hayden, OUT (Caught), fraction short on the leg stump, seaming away from the left-hander, Hayden goes for an ambitious pull shot, gets a big edge, bal balloos and goes high up in the air, Rudolph calling and taken the catch after few attempts

ML Hayden c Rudolph b Ntini 0 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.3

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good line and length, Langer plays no shot offered, taken by Boucher

1.4

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, short of good length ball, Langer leaves it at the last minute

1.5

Ntini to Langer, 1 run, Ntini to Langer, defended on the back-foot and Ponting calls for the single, mix-up between Ntini and Ponting else Langer would have been in trouble

1.6

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, no run, fraction short and climbing up, Ponting goes back to defend but hits him on the helmet

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 1/1
RT Ponting    0* (1b)      M Ntini    1-0-1-1
JL Langer    1* (9b)      SM Pollock    1-1-0-0

2.1

Pollock to Langer, 1 run, Pollock to Langer, 1 run, turned away to squae leg and taken quick single

2.2

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

2.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

2.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Pollock

2.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, length ball, Ponting leaves it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

2.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, line and length, Ponting defends, no runs, fielded by Kemp

End of over 3 (1 run) Australia 2/1
RT Ponting    0* (6b)      SM Pollock    2-1-1-0
JL Langer    2* (10b)      M Ntini    1-0-1-1

3.1

Ntini to Langer, 1 run, Ntini to Langer, 1 run, on the leg stump, played to backward square leg for single

3.2

Ntini to Ponting, 4 runs, Ntini to Ponting, FOUR, short delviery from Ntini, Ponting rocks back and picks from outside off stump, pulls handsomely in front of square in the air, excellent shot!

3.3

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

3.4

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, length ball, Ponting blocks it, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

3.5

Ntini to Ponting, 4 runs, Ntini to Ponting, FOUR, short delivery angled into the batsman, Ponting goes back and pulls again but this time behind square, ball races away to the fence

3.6

Ntini to Ponting, FOUR, Ntini to Ponting, 4 runs, full length delivery on the middle stump, Ponting flicks it away in front of square, ball rolls down to the ropes

End of over 4 (13 runs) Australia 15/1
RT Ponting    12* (11b 1x4)      M Ntini    2-0-14-1
JL Langer    3* (11b)      SM Pollock    2-1-1-0

4.1

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, good line and length, Langer edges the ball, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

4.2

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, good length delivery, Langer keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Kemp

4.3

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, line and length, Langer lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

4.4

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, good length delivery, Langer blocks, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

4.5

Pollock to Langer, 1 run, Pollock to Langer, length ball, Langer edges the ball, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

4.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

End of over 5 (1 run) Australia 16/1
RT Ponting    12* (12b 1x4)      SM Pollock    3-1-2-0
JL Langer    4* (16b)      M Ntini    2-0-14-1

5.1

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, no runs, outside the off stump and shaping away, left alone

5.2

Ntini to Langer, 1 run, Ntini to Langer, 1 run, full length ball on leg stump, defended on the back foot to short fine leg, easy single taken

5.3

Ntini to Ponting, 1 run, Ntini to Ponting, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump, angled into Ponting, batsman just pushes on his front-foot to mid-wicket region, Nel does well from mid-on

5.4

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good line and length, Langer defends it away, no runs, fielded by Prince

5.5

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good line and length, Langer pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

5.6

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, length ball, Langer defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 6 (2 runs) Australia 18/1
JL Langer    5* (21b)      M Ntini    3-0-16-1
RT Ponting    13* (13b 1x4)      SM Pollock    3-1-2-0

6.1

Pollock to Ponting, FOUR, Pollock to Ponting, 4 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, asked to hit and Ponting smashed it on the back foot to covers

6.2

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, no runs, pitched outside the off stump and coming in, Ponting padded away, huge appeal, Bucknor turned it down, pitching high on the pads would have save ponting

6.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and just short of a length, Ponting plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

6.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting plays it with the pad, no runs, fielded by Prince

6.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

6.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting cuts it, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 7 (4 runs) Australia 22/1
RT Ponting    17* (19b 2x4)      SM Pollock    4-1-6-0
JL Langer    5* (21b)      M Ntini    3-0-16-1

7.1

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, short ball, Langer plays and misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

7.2

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

7.3

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, length ball, Langer leaves it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

7.4

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good line and just short of a length, Langer plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

7.5

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, no runs, short outside the leg stump, Langer moves back and pulled it to mid-on, not a well timing shot

7.6

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer drives the ball through the off side, no runs, fielded by Nel

End of over 8 (maiden) Australia 22/1
JL Langer    5* (27b)      M Ntini    4-1-16-1
RT Ponting    17* (19b 2x4)      SM Pollock    4-1-6-0

8.1

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, no runs, pitched outside the off stump and moving in, left alone

8.2

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, lno runs, fuller length delivery, shaping away, Ponting leaves it again

8.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting plays no shot, no runs, taken by Boucher

8.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good length delivery outside the off stump, Ponting leaves it alone, no runs, Boucher takes it, good bowling by Pollock

8.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

8.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Prince at covers

End of over 9 (maiden) Australia 22/1
RT Ponting    17* (25b 2x4)      SM Pollock    5-2-6-0
JL Langer    5* (27b)      M Ntini    4-1-16-1

9.1

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, short of a length outside the leg stump, Langer cuts it straight to point fielder

9.2

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, back of a length, Langer moves back and pulls it, inside edge to pads

9.3

Ntini to Langer, 4 byes, Ntini to Langer, 4 byes, surpriase delivery, for both the batsman and keeper, beaten both of them and runs towards thirdman fence

9.4

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good line and length, Langer plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

9.5

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, line and length, Langer defends it, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

9.6

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good length delivery, Langer leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 10 (4 runs, maiden) Australia 26/1
JL Langer    5* (33b)      M Ntini    5-2-16-1
RT Ponting    17* (25b 2x4)      SM Pollock    5-2-6-0

10.1

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting plays and misses the ball, no runs

10.2

Pollock to Ponting, 4 runs, Pollock to Ponting, 4 runs, excellent shot! pitched fuller on the stump,s Ponting drives it through mid-on

10.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting pads up, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

10.4

Pollock to Ponting, FOUR, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting hits it on the leg side, 4 runs

10.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, length ball, Ponting cuts it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

10.6

Pollock to Ponting, 3 runs, Pollock to Ponting, 3 runs, pitched on the leg stump, Ponting flicks it away nicely to backward square leg, Ntini fields it

End of over 11 (11 runs) Australia 37/1
RT Ponting    28* (31b 3x4)      SM Pollock    6-2-17-0
JL Langer    5* (33b)      M Ntini    5-2-16-1

11.1

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, no runs, good line and coming in, defended on the back foot to mid-on

11.2

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, no runs, moves forward and defended to covers

11.3

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, short and raising delivery, defended on the back foot to silly point

11.4

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting hits it through the leg side, no runs, well fielded by Nel

11.5

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, good line and length and coming in, hits Ponting on the thigh, mixed of appeals, turned down, clearly ball going above the stumps

11.6

Ntini to Ponting, 2 runs, Ntini to Ponting, line and length, Ponting drives the ball off the back foot, 2 runs, fielded by Prince

First bowling change, Charl Langeveldt replacing Pollock

End of over 12 (2 runs) Australia 39/1
RT Ponting    30* (37b 3x4)      M Ntini    6-2-18-1
JL Langer    5* (33b)      SM Pollock    6-2-17-0

12.1

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, good length delivery, Langer defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Prince at covers

12.2

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, line and length, Langer edges the ball, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

12.3

Langeveldt to Langer, FOUR, Langeveldt to Langer, 4 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump and swinging away, Langer opens the face and try to play it to thrid man, thick edge, flies to slips, but well short of Smith

12.4

Langeveldt to Langer, 1 run, Langeveldt to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer defends on the front foot to silly point, call from Ponting and quick single taken comfortably

12.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

12.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, FOUR, Langeveldt to Ponting, 4 runs, Bang! wide and short delivery, Ponting moves back cuts it to backward point, excellent shot,

Drinks has been called in and Players taking their refreshment

End of over 13 (9 runs) Australia 48/1
RT Ponting    34* (39b 4x4)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-9-0
JL Langer    10* (37b 1x4)      M Ntini    6-2-18-1

13.1

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good length delivery outside the off stump, Langer plays and misses, taken by the keeper

13.2

Ntini to Langer, FOUR, Ntini to Langer, short and wide outside the off stump, Langer cuts it through backward point, good looking shot that was

13.3

Ntini to Langer, FOUR, Ntini to Langer, 4 runs, fuller length delivery, driven on the raise to deep backward point region

13.4

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer on the back foot defending, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

13.5

Ntini to Langer, FOUR, Ntini to Langer, 4 runs, short ball outside the leg stump, Langer moves back quickly and drags it behind square fence, Langer on song here

13.6

Ntini to Langer, FOUR, Ntini to Langer, 4 runs, another one! this time pitched fuller, Langer moves forward and drives on the up to deep extra covers fence, shot of the day!

End of over 14 (16 runs) Australia 64/1
JL Langer    26* (43b 5x4)      M Ntini    7-2-34-1
RT Ponting    34* (39b 4x4)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-9-0

14.1

Langeveldt to Ponting, FOUR, Langeveldt to Ponting, 4 runs, Pointing takes over from Langer! pitched up delivery outside the leg stump, Ponting flicks it off the pads to fine leg fence

14.2

Langeveldt to Ponting, FOUR, Langeveldt to Ponting, 4 runs, banged on short line, Ponting moves back and smashed it over mid wicket fielder, boundries coming easily for Australia

14.3

Langeveldt to Ponting, (no ball) 1 run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good line and back of a length, Ponting pulls off the back foot, (no ball) 1 run, fielded by Ntini

14.3

Langeveldt to Langer, 1 run, Langeveldt to Langer, back of a length, Langer defends off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Rudolph

14.4

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

14.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting defends it, no runs, fielded by Kemp

14.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, length ball, Ponting leaves it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

Another bowling change, Andrew Nel takes over from Ntini

End of over 15 (11 runs) Australia 75/1
RT Ponting    43* (45b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-20-0
JL Langer    27* (44b 5x4)      M Ntini    7-2-34-1

15.1

Nel to Langer, 1 run, Nel to Langer, line and length, Langer played it to short third man, 1 run, fielded by Langeveldt

15.2

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, length ball, Ponting drives it away, no runs, fielded by Pollock

15.3

Nel to Ponting, 1 run, Nel to Ponting, 1 run, pitched up, Ponting drives it to mid-off, little juggle by Langeveldt allows the batsmen to cross for a run

Change of angel, Nel coming around the wicket

15.4

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, good length delivery, Langer leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

15.5

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, line and length, Langer defends it on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

15.6

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, good line and length, Langer edges the ball, no runs, fielded by Kemp

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 77/1
JL Langer    28* (48b 5x4)      A Nel    1-0-2-0
RT Ponting    44* (47b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-20-0

16.1

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, length ball, Ponting comes forward and defends it, taken in the pads and ball rolls to gully

16.2

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, line and length delivery, Pointing leaves it to keeper

16.3

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, fraction of short delivery, Ponting moves back and pulled it, not connected it, good stop by Rudolph at mid-wicket

16.4

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, length ball, Ponting defends off the back foot to the bowler

16.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting drives off the back foot to covers, Kemp fields it at short covers

16.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

End of over 17 (maiden) Australia 77/1
RT Ponting    44* (53b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    3-1-20-0
JL Langer    28* (48b 5x4)      A Nel    1-0-2-0

17.1

Nel to Langer, 1 leg bye, Nel to Langer, 1 leg bye, short ball outside the leg stump, Langer defends it on the back foot, ball raps the pads and rolls towards fine leg

17.2

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting drives through the off side, no runs, fielded by Langeveldt

17.3

Nel to Ponting, 1 run, Nel to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting hits it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Rudolph

17.4

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, short ball, Langer plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Prince

17.5

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

17.6

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, over pitched delivery, mistimed drive by Langer, went to mid-off

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 79/1
JL Langer    28* (52b 5x4)      A Nel    2-0-3-0
RT Ponting    45* (55b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    3-1-20-0

18.1

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting drives it away, no runs, fielded by Kemp

18.2

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good length delivery on the middle and off stump, Ponting drives back to the bowler, Langeveldt tries to stop that on his follow through, fingered it to mid-on

18.3

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, line and length, Langer lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

18.4

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer defends it, no runs, Langeveldt fields it on his follow through

18.5

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, pitched on line and and straighten, Langer defends it on the front foot, taken in the pads

18.6

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, defended on the back foot to cover point

End of over 19 (1 run) Australia 80/1
JL Langer    28* (56b 5x4)      CK Langeveldt    4-1-21-0
RT Ponting    46* (57b 6x4)      A Nel    2-0-3-0

19.1

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, good length ball outside the off stump, left alone

19.2

Nel to Ponting, 1 run, Nel to Ponting, 1 run, fuller ball, drives on the front foot between covers and mid-off

19.3

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, back to around the wicket, no shot offered and keeper collects the ball

19.4

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer defends it, no runs, fielded by Nel

19.5

Nel to Langer, no run

19.6

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, length ball, Langer drives, no runs, fielded by Prince

End of over 20 (1 run) Australia 81/1
JL Langer    28* (60b 5x4)      A Nel    3-0-4-0
RT Ponting    47* (59b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    4-1-21-0

20.1

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, pitched up, drives it over bowlers head, easy single taken

20.2

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, good length delivery, Langer leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

20.3

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, line and length, Langer lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

20.4

Langeveldt to Langer, FOUR, Langeveldt to Langer, 4 runs, pitched short and outside the leg stump, Langer waiting for that one, moves back and pulled away to deep mid wicket fence

20.5

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer leaves the ball, no runs,taken by Boucher

20.6

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, outside the off stump, left alone

End of over 21 (5 runs) Australia 86/1
JL Langer    32* (65b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    5-1-26-0
RT Ponting    48* (60b 6x4)      A Nel    3-0-4-0

21.1

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, pitched good length line, Ponting defended on the front foot, inside edge to the pads

21.2

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, just short of a length, Ponting lets it go past to keeper

21.3

Nel to Ponting, 1 run, Nel to Ponting,1 run, middle and leg delivery, flicks it to fine leg

21.4

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, good length delivery, Langer blocks, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

21.5

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

21.6

Nel to Langer, no run, Nel to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 22 (1 run) Australia 87/1
JL Langer    32* (68b 6x4)      A Nel    4-0-5-0
RT Ponting    49* (63b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    5-1-26-0

22.1

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, line and length, little movement there, Ponting lets that go to keeper

22.2

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, on the stumps, good line and length, defended back to the bowler, Langeveldt bowling consistently

22.3

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting defends it to square leg, no runs, fielded by Kemp

22.4

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

22.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run

22.6

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, good line and length, Langer plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 23 (1 run) Australia 88/1
JL Langer    32* (69b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    6-1-27-0
RT Ponting    50* (68b 6x4)      A Nel    4-0-5-0

23.1

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting leaves the ball to keeper, no runs

23.2

Nel to Ponting, FOUR, Nel to Ponting, 4 runs, what a shot! pitched on off stump line, Ponting drives it with ease wide of bowler to long-off fence

23.3

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, length ball, Ponting defends, no runs, fielded by Prince

23.4

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting drives it away, no runs, fielded by Pollock

23.5

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, line and length, Ponting defends it, no runs, fielded by Smith

23.6

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting drives through the off side, no runs, fielded by Pollock

End of over 24 (4 runs) Australia 92/1
RT Ponting    54* (74b 7x4)      A Nel    5-0-9-0
JL Langer    32* (69b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    6-1-27-0

24.1

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, no runs, hint of swing there, leaves it to keeper

24.2

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer defends it to gully, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

24.3

Langeveldt to Langer, no run, Langeveldt to Langer, line and length, Langer drives the ball through the off side, no runs, fielded by Nel

24.4

Langeveldt to Langer, 1 run, Langeveldt to Langer, 1 run, outside the off stump, Langer defends it to silly point, good call by Ponting and batsmen taken quick single

24.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good bouncer, Ponting ducks under it, taken by Boucher

24.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, Langeveldt to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting drives through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Ntini

This will be the last over before Lunch

End of over 25 (2 runs) Australia 94/1
RT Ponting    55* (76b 7x4)      CK Langeveldt    7-1-29-0
JL Langer    33* (73b 6x4)      A Nel    5-0-9-0

25.1

Nel to Ponting, 2 runs, Nel to Ponting, just short of a length, Ponting pulls it away, 2 runs, fielded by Ntini

25.2

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting drives, no runs, fielded by Smith

25.3

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, length ball, Ponting defends back to the bowler

25.4

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting defends it away, no runs, fielded by Pollock

Change in field, Short mid-off placed for Ponting

25.5

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, short ball and raising delivery, Ponting leaves the ball to keeper, no runs

25.6

Nel to Ponting, no run, Nel to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting defends it to silly mid-off, and that will Lunch on day 1

Umpires removes the bails and players wakling back to pavilion, this session dominated by Australian batsmen even though South Africa removed Hayden very early Please join with us after 40 mins break for Post Lunch session Shaun Pollock to start after Lunch Welcome back to Post Lunch session on Day 1, Umpires and Players walking into the middle

End of over 26 (2 runs) Australia 96/1
RT Ponting    57* (82b 7x4)      A Nel    6-0-11-0
JL Langer    33* (73b 6x4)      CK Langeveldt    7-1-29-0

26.1

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, fuller lenght delivery, driven straight to mid-off

26.2

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, pitched outside the off stump and moving away, Langer went after it and got beaten

26.3

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, driven to extra covers, Rudolph does the fielding

26.4

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, good line and length, Langer plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

26.5

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, good length delivery, Langer leaves it alone, no runs, taken by Boucher

26.6

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, pitched outside the off stump, good line and length, Langer decided to leave it to keeper

Mkhaya Ntini to operate from other end

End of over 27 (maiden) Australia 96/1
JL Langer    33* (79b 6x4)      SM Pollock    7-3-17-0
RT Ponting    57* (82b 7x4)      A Nel    6-0-11-0

27.1

Ntini to Ponting, FOUR, Ntini to Ponting, 4 runs, Bang! pitched short outside the off stump, Ponting pulls it to backward square leg, fielder in deep couldnt do much, that brings Australia 100 runs and 100 runs partnership between these two

27.2

Ntini to Ponting, 1 run, Ntini to Ponting, length ball, Ponting flicks it off his legs to fine leg, 1 run, Nel cuts it off

27.3

Ntini to Langer, 3 runs, Ntini to Langer, just short of a length, Langer pulls it away without control, 3 runs, chase by Prince

27.4

Ntini to Ponting, 1 run, Ntini to Ponting, good line and just short of a length, Ponting gets an edge, 1 run, fielded by Langeveldt

27.5

Ntini to Langer, 1 run, Ntini to Langer, half volley, Langer drives it away, 1 run, fielded by Nel

27.6

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 28 (10 runs) Australia 106/1
RT Ponting    63* (86b 8x4)      M Ntini    8-2-44-1
JL Langer    37* (81b 6x4)      SM Pollock    7-3-17-0

28.1

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, pitched outside the leg stump and moving away, hit him on the pads, loud appeal, turned down

28.2

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, good line and length, Langer blocks it, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

28.3

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, good line and length delivery, Langer leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

28.4

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, good length delivery, Langer leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

28.5

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, just wide outside the off stump, Langer leaves it

28.6

Pollock to Langer, no run, Pollock to Langer, length ball, outside the off stump line, Langer decided to leave that one, good over by Pollock

End of over 29 (maiden) Australia 106/1
JL Langer    37* (87b 6x4)      SM Pollock    8-4-17-0
RT Ponting    63* (86b 8x4)      M Ntini    8-2-44-1

29.1

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, good length delivery and coming in, Ponting comes forward and defends it, ball take the pads, appeal turned down again

29.2

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

29.3

Ntini to Ponting, FOUR, Ntini to Ponting, 4 runs, Great shot! nothing wrong in delivery, pitched online to the stump, Ponting quick in act, moves forward and drives it wide the bowler, ball races to boundary ropes

29.4

Ntini to Ponting, 1 run, Ntini to Ponting, short ball, Ponting pulls it away to deep square leg, 1 run, fielded by Nel

29.5

Ntini to Langer, no run, Ntini to Langer, good length delivery, Langer drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Ntini

29.6

Ntini to Langer, OUT, Ntini to Langer, OUT, short ball outside the off stump, Langer try to pull it without much foot work, top edged it and ball balloons in the air towards mid-off, Smith who standing there gracefully took the simple catch, Ntini removes both the openers in similar way

JL Langer c Smith b Ntini 37 (136m 89b 6x4 0x6) SR: 41.57

Brad Hodge is the new batsman to join with his skipper

End of over 30 (5 runs) Australia 111/2
     M Ntini    9-2-49-2
RT Ponting    68* (90b 9x4)      SM Pollock    8-4-17-0

30.1

Pollock to Ponting, 1 run, Pollock to Ponting, line and length, Ponting hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Ntini

30.2

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, good line and length, Hodge on the back foot defending, no runs, fielded by Ntini

30.3

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, just short of a length, Hodge blocks it, no runs, fielded by Kemp

30.4

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, good line and length, Hodge keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Pollock

30.5

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, short of a good length delivery, batsman leaves it alone

30.6

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, good line and length delivery, Hodge defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Pollock

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 112/2
BJ Hodge    0* (5b)      SM Pollock    9-4-18-0
RT Ponting    69* (91b 9x4)      M Ntini    9-2-49-2

31.1

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, pitched middle and off, defended to mid-on

31.2

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, good length delivery outside the off stump, Ponting defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Kemp

31.3

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, fuller length delivery, driven back to the bowler

31.4

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, line and length, Ponting defends it to mid-on, no runs, Nel fields it

31.5

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, outside the off stump and Ponting leaves it alone

31.6

Ntini to Ponting, no run, Ntini to Ponting, pitched outside the off stump, Ponting defends on the front foot to point region, Gibbs quick in act, no chance for single there

End of over 32 (maiden) Australia 112/2
RT Ponting    69* (97b 9x4)      M Ntini    10-3-49-2
BJ Hodge    0* (5b)      SM Pollock    9-4-18-0

32.1

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, good line and length delivery, Hodge defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Pollock

32.2

Pollock to Hodge, 2 runs, Pollock to Hodge, short ball outside the off stump, Ponting pulls it to long leg

32.3

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, good length delivery, Hodge leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

32.4

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, length ball, Hodge defends it to gully

32.5

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, excellent delivery outside the off stump, Hodge very late to react, got beaten

32.6

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, line and length, Hodge defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 33 (2 runs) Australia 114/2
BJ Hodge    2* (11b)      SM Pollock    10-4-20-0
RT Ponting    69* (97b 9x4)      M Ntini    10-3-49-2

33.1

Ntini to Ponting, 1 run, Ntini to Ponting, outside the leg stump, flicked it to fine leg

33.2

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, length ball, Hodge defends it away, no runs, fielded by Prince

33.3

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, length ball, Hodge blocks it, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

33.4

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, good line and length delivery, Hodge defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

33.5

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, good line and length delivery, Hodge leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

33.6

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, line and length, Hodge keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Ntini

End of over 34 (1 run) Australia 115/2
BJ Hodge    2* (16b)      M Ntini    11-3-50-2
RT Ponting    70* (98b 9x4)      SM Pollock    10-4-20-0

34.1

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting defends it on the front foot, no runs, Prince fielded at mid-off

34.2

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting blocks, no runs, fielded by Rudolph

34.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, length ball outside the off stump, Ponting comes forward and leaves it alone

34.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, leg cutter, good seam, ponting decided to leave that one very last minute

34.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, line and length, defended to point on the back foot

34.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, pitched outside the off stump, Ponting cover the stumps and leave that one

End of over 35 (maiden) Australia 115/2
RT Ponting    70* (104b 9x4)      SM Pollock    11-5-20-0
BJ Hodge    2* (16b)      M Ntini    11-3-50-2

35.1

Ntini to Hodge, 1 run, Ntini to Hodge, short of a length, Hodge defended on the back foot to short covers, batsmen scrample for a single

35.2

Ntini to Ponting, 1 run, Ntini to Ponting, good line and back of a length, Ponting cuts off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Prince

35.3

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, middle and leg line, driven to mid-on

35.4

Ntini to Hodge, no run

35.5

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, good line and length, Hodge defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Ntini

35.6

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, short of good length, driven to point off the back foot

End of over 36 (2 runs) Australia 117/2
BJ Hodge    3* (21b)      M Ntini    12-3-52-2
RT Ponting    71* (105b 9x4)      SM Pollock    11-5-20-0

36.1

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, tight line and length, outside the off stump, Ponting decided to leave that one

36.2

Pollock to Ponting, OUT, Pollock to Ponting, OUT, Gone! pitched just outside the off stump and coming in, Ponting tries to work it on-side, hit him on the pads in front of the stumps, huge appeal, easy decision for umpires, that looks plumb, Pollock got his man, he was troubling Ponting for sometime

RT Ponting lbw b Pollock 71 (155m 107b 12x4 0x6) SR: 66.35

Micheal Hussey walks in with huge cheers from crowd

36.3

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, line and length, Hussey defends it and edged to slip cordon

36.4

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, bouncer on line, Hussey ducks under it

36.5

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, length ball, Hussey blocks, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

36.6

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, length ball, Hussey leaves it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 37 (wicket maiden) Australia 117/3
MEK Hussey    0* (4b)      SM Pollock    12-6-20-1
BJ Hodge    3* (21b)      M Ntini    12-3-52-2

37.1

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, line and length, Hodge defends it away, no runs, fielded by Ntini

37.2

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, length ball, Hodge keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

37.3

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, good line and length, Hodge leaves to Boucher

37.4

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, good line but over-pitched, Hodge drives, no runs, fielded by Ntini

37.5

Ntini to Hodge, FOUR, Ntini to Hodge, 4 runs, Dropped! short ball outside the off stump, Hodge slashed it hard, thick edge flies over slip, Boucher dives and gloved it, couldnt hold that one, ball races to boundary rope

37.6

Ntini to Hodge, no run, Ntini to Hodge, line and length, Hodge lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 121/3
BJ Hodge    7* (27b 1x4)      M Ntini    13-3-56-2
MEK Hussey    0* (4b)      SM Pollock    12-6-20-1

38.1

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, good line and length delivery, Hussey leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

38.2

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, line and length, Hussey defends it, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

38.3

Pollock to Hussey, 1 run, Pollock to Hussey, good length delivery, Hussey hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Langeveldt

38.4

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, length ball, Hodge defends on the back to short covers

38.5

Pollock to Hodge, FOUR, Pollock to Hodge, 4 runs, great shot, good length delivery on the stump, Hodge drives it through mid-on

38.6

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, line and length, Hodge blocks, no runs, fielded by Kemp

Bowling change, Andrew Nel comes into bowl replacing Ntini

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 126/3
BJ Hodge    11* (30b 2x4)      SM Pollock    13-6-25-1
MEK Hussey    1* (7b)      M Ntini    13-3-56-2

39.1

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, outside the off stump, left alone

39.2

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, shrot of a length delivery, defended to gully

39.3

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, good length delivery on the stump, defended on the front foot

Andrew Nel decided to come around the wicket for Hussey

39.4

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, good line and length delivery, Hussey leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

39.5

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, short delivery, Hussey moves back and pulled it, he is very early to the shot, beaten by the pace

39.6

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, good line and length, Hussey plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

And that will be Drinks

End of over 40 (maiden) Australia 126/3
MEK Hussey    1* (13b)      A Nel    7-1-11-0
BJ Hodge    11* (30b 2x4)      SM Pollock    13-6-25-1

40.1

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, good length delivery, Hodge pushes forward, no runs,

40.2

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, Leg cutter, Hodge leaves it to keeper

40.3

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, pitched outside the off stump and straighten, left alone

40.4

Pollock to Hodge, no run, Pollock to Hodge, length ball, Hodge drives on the on side, no runs, fielded by Langeveldt

40.5

Pollock to Hodge, 1 run, Pollock to Hodge, fuller length delivery, flicked to fine leg for single, runs are coming very slow after Ponting dismisal

40.6

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, good line and length, Hussey plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 41 (1 run) Australia 127/3
MEK Hussey    1* (14b)      SM Pollock    14-6-26-1
BJ Hodge    12* (35b 2x4)      A Nel    7-1-11-0

41.1

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, short and wide outside the off stump, no need to play that one

41.2

Nel to Hodge, 2 runs, Nel to Hodge, pitched outside the off stump and bringing the ball in, Hodge worked it away to mid wicket and two runs taken

41.3

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, short and raising one, leaves it alone

41.4

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, good line and length delivery, Hodge defends it, no runs, fielded by Kemp

41.5

Nel to Hodge, 1 run, Nel to Hodge, line and length, Hodge hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by de Villiers

41.6

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, line and length, Hussey lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

Charl Langeveldt brings back to the attack

End of over 42 (3 runs) Australia 130/3
MEK Hussey    1* (15b)      A Nel    8-1-14-0
BJ Hodge    15* (40b 2x4)      SM Pollock    14-6-26-1

42.1

Langeveldt to Hodge, no run, Langeveldt to Hodge, bit of swing, driven to mid-off

42.2

Langeveldt to Hodge, no run, Langeveldt to Hodge, short of a length, little swing again, Hodge cuts it on the back foot, didnt connect it properly, beaten

42.3

Langeveldt to Hodge, no run, Langeveldt to Hodge, line and length, Hodge lets it go past to keeper

42.4

Langeveldt to Hodge, 3 runs, Langeveldt to Hodge, back of a length, Hodge plays a pull-shot behind square leg, few fumble by Rudolph in deep, Smith laughing that one

42.5

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, Langeveldt to Hussey, length ball, Hussey driving, no runs, fielded by Kemp

42.6

Langeveldt to Hussey, FOUR, Langeveldt to Hussey, 4 runs, short ball, smashed it over mid wicket on the back foot

End of over 43 (7 runs) Australia 137/3
MEK Hussey    5* (17b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    8-1-36-0
BJ Hodge    18* (44b 2x4)      A Nel    8-1-14-0

43.1

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, length ball, Hodge keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

43.2

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, good line and length delivery, Hodge keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Prince

43.3

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, good length delivery, defended on the back foot, inside edge to the pads

43.4

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, good length delivery, Hodge blocks, no runs, fielded by Kemp

43.5

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, short and wide outside the off stump, left alone

43.6

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, length ball, Hodge defends it, no runs, fielded by Nel

End of over 44 (maiden) Australia 137/3
BJ Hodge    18* (50b 2x4)      A Nel    9-2-14-0
MEK Hussey    5* (17b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    8-1-36-0

44.1

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, Langeveldt to Hussey, hint of reverse swing, outside the off stump and left alone

44.2

Langeveldt to Hussey, 3 runs, Langeveldt to Hussey, testing delivery, pitched short and Hussey pulls it to wide of mid wicket, Ntini needs to cover lot of ground, between batsmen taken 3 runs

44.3

Langeveldt to Hodge, (no ball) FOUR, (no ball) Langeveldt to Hodge, 4 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, Hodge cuts it well controlled between point and gully, long forward stride by Nel

44.3

Langeveldt to Hodge, no run, Langeveldt to Hodge, good line and length delivery, Hodge leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

44.4

Langeveldt to Hodge, 1 run, Langeveldt to Hodge, good line and back of a length, Hodge cuts off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Prince

44.5

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, Langeveldt to Hussey, good line and length delivery, Hussey leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

44.6

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, Langeveldt to Hussey, wide and short, left alone

End of over 45 (9 runs) Australia 146/3
MEK Hussey    8* (21b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    9-1-45-0
BJ Hodge    23* (53b 3x4)      A Nel    9-2-14-0

45.1

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, outside the off stump line, defended to on side

45.2

Nel to Hodge, 1 run, Nel to Hodge, back of a length, Hodge defends and scrample for single

45.3

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, good line and just short of a length, Hussey plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

45.4

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, line and length, Hussey lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

45.5

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, good length delivery, Hussey blocks it, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

45.6

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, good line and length, Hussey defends it, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 46 (1 run) Australia 147/3
MEK Hussey    8* (25b 1x4)      A Nel    10-2-15-0
BJ Hodge    24* (55b 3x4)      CK Langeveldt    9-1-45-0

46.1

Langeveldt to Hodge, 3 runs, Langeveldt to Hodge, line and length, Hodge hits it into the leg side, 3 runs, fielded by Ntini

46.2

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, Langeveldt to Hussey, line and length, Hussey driving, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

46.3

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, Langeveldt to Hussey, good line and length delivery, Hussey drives it away, no runs, fielded by Kemp

46.4

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, Langeveldt to Hussey, good length delivery, Hussey leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

46.5

Langeveldt to Hussey, 4 runs, Langeveldt to Hussey, 4 runs, short and wide ball, cut away in air toward third man, bad bowling by Langeveldt

46.6

Langeveldt to Hussey, 1 run, Langeveldt to Hussey, good line and back of a length, Hussey pulls off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Prince

End of over 47 (8 runs) Australia 155/3
MEK Hussey    13* (30b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    10-1-53-0
BJ Hodge    27* (56b 3x4)      A Nel    10-2-15-0

47.1

Nel to Hussey, 1 run, Nel to Hussey, short ball, Hussey hits it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

47.2

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, line and length, Hodge blocks it, no runs, fielded by Smith

47.3

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, good line and length delivery, Hodge leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

47.4

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, back of a length, Hodge leaves it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

47.5

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, back of a length, Hodge defends, no runs, fielded by Kemp

47.6

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, length ball, Hodge defends, no runs, fielded by Boucher

Justin Kemp asked to bowl by Smith

End of over 48 (1 run) Australia 156/3
BJ Hodge    27* (61b 3x4)      A Nel    11-2-16-0
MEK Hussey    14* (31b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    10-1-53-0

48.1

Kemp to Hussey, no run, Kemp to Hussey, starting with loosner, wide outside the off stump and he is operating from round withe wicket

48.2

Kemp to Hussey, no run, Kemp to Hussey, another wide delivery, left alone

48.3

Kemp to Hussey, 1 run, Kemp to Hussey, hint of swing there, left alone by batsman

48.4

Kemp to Hodge, no run, Kemp to Hodge, good line and length, Hodge plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

48.5

Kemp to Hodge, 1 run, Kemp to Hodge, 1 run, worked away to third man region

48.6

Kemp to Hussey, no run, Kemp to Hussey, wayward wide outside the off stump, close to call as wide, Bucknor takes close look in it

End of over 49 (2 runs) Australia 158/3
MEK Hussey    15* (35b 1x4)      JM Kemp    1-0-2-0
BJ Hodge    28* (63b 3x4)      A Nel    11-2-16-0

49.1

Nel to Hodge, no run, Nel to Hodge, lenth ball outside the off stump, comes in, left alone

49.2

Nel to Hodge, 1 run, Nel to Hodge, 1 run, on the leg stump, glanced it away to fine leg

49.3

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, line and length outside the off stump, defended to mid-off

49.4

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, good length delivery, Hussey pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Kemp

49.5

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, coming round the wicket, short of a length, left alone

49.6

Nel to Hussey, no run, Nel to Hussey, short ball outside the off stump, leaves it to keeper

End of over 50 (1 run) Australia 159/3
MEK Hussey    15* (39b 1x4)      A Nel    12-2-17-0
BJ Hodge    29* (65b 3x4)      JM Kemp    1-0-2-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Dec 20, 2005

Jacques Rudolph and Mark Boucher celebrate a famous draw, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day, December 20, 2005

Jacques Rudolph and Mark Boucher celebrate a famous draw

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Dec 20, 2005

Hero of the day: Jacques Rudolph, Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day, December 20, 2005

Hero of the day: Jacques Rudolph

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