South Africa tour of Australia, 2005/06 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in Australia Test Series - 2nd Test

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 184 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

2.6

Pollock to Jaques, OUT, Pollock to Jaques, OUT, Gone! pitched middle and leg and ball swinging away, Jacues gets back and defends it, insided edge into the pads and Rudolph whos kept at short leg for bat and pad catch takes that one.

PA Jaques c Rudolph b Pollock 2 (12m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Australia 2/1   ML Hayden 0* (6b)   SM Pollock 2-1-2-1

54.4

Pollock to Hayden, OUT, Pollock to Hayden, OUT, good length delivery and shaping away, Hayden gets forward and pushes it, thick edge and Smith takes smart catch at first slip, excellent bowling by Pollock

ML Hayden c Smith b Pollock 65 (228m 177b 9x4 0x6) SR: 36.72

Australia 154/2   RT Ponting 80* (141b 9x4)   SM Pollock 13.4-3-36-2

62.2

Pollock to Hodge, OUT, Pollock to Hodge, OUT, Gone! good length delivery just outside the off stump and coming back in, Hodge went for expensive drive, thick edge takes the ball to slip cordon, Smith takes excellent diving catch towards his left

BJ Hodge c Smith b Pollock 7 (30m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.92

Australia 176/3   RT Ponting 95* (161b 10x4)   SM Pollock 17.2-4-45-3

74.4

Nel to Ponting, OUT, Nel to Ponting, OUT, short of a good length delivery, Ponting moves back and played it uppishly to point, Gibbs takes well judged catch

RT Ponting c Gibbs b Nel 117 (298m 198b 13x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

Australia 207/4   MEK Hussey 7* (38b 1x4)   A Nel 16.4-5-43-1

74.5

Nel to Symonds, OUT, Nel to Symonds, OUT, pitch around the off stump and moving away, Symonds force to play that one, thick edge and Boucher takes catch, excellent delivery

A Symonds c †Boucher b Nel 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 207/5   MEK Hussey 7* (38b 1x4)   A Nel 16.5-5-43-2

78.2

Nel to Gilchrist, OUT, Nel to Gilchrist, OUT, short of a good length delivery and quick bounce, Gilchrist scoops it in air to Gully, Gibbs who doesn't drop much takes the catch

AC Gilchrist c Gibbs b Nel 2 (14m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Australia 213/6   MEK Hussey 10* (52b 1x4)   A Nel 18.2-5-45-3

82.4

Nel to Warne, OUT, Nel to Warne, OUT, Gone! over pitched delivery and slower one, Warne went for big drive, top edged it, ball went high in the air and Boje took well judged catch at mid-off

SK Warne c Boje b Nel 9 (18m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

Australia 227/7   MEK Hussey 15* (64b 2x4)   A Nel 20.4-5-54-4

89.1

Ntini to Lee, OUT, Ntini to Lee, OUT, Ntini strikes! quicker delivery outside the off stump and nipping back in, Lee defends it on back foot, ball hit him on the back pad inline into the stumps, huge appeal, Bucknor raises his finger

B Lee lbw b Ntini 4 (26m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Australia 239/8   MEK Hussey 23* (87b 3x4)   M Ntini 12.1-2-34-1

91.6

Ntini to MacGill, OUT, Ntini to MacGill, OUT, Gone! good length delivery on middle and leg stump, MacGill plays that without much footwork to off side, completly beaten by the pace and ball hits the target

SCG MacGill b Ntini 4 (13m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

Australia 248/9   MEK Hussey 27* (94b 4x4)   M Ntini 14-3-38-2

119.3

Ntini to Hussey, OUT, Ntini to Hussey, OUT, All over!! short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Hussey uses his feet and try to pull it over mid wicket, bottom edge and ball hits the target, that was a great innings by Hussey

MEK Hussey b Ntini 122 (247m 203b 14x4 4x6) SR: 60.09

Australia 355/10   GD McGrath 11* (56b)   M Ntini 22.3-3-70-3
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Series Results
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 2-6, 2006
Australia won by 8 wickets
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Dec 26-30, 2005
Australia won by 184 runs
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Dec 16-20, 2005
Match drawn
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Dec 30, 2005

Andrew Symonds acknowledges the MCG crowd, Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 4th day, December 30, 2005

Andrew Symonds acknowledges the MCG crowd

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Dec 30, 2005

Brett Lee waves to the crowd, Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 4th day, December 30, 2005

Brett Lee waves to the crowd

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