South Africa tour of Australia, 2005/06 / Commentary

A full house greats the teams at the Gaba in what looks to be a good evening of cricket, but rain has been predicted later on.

0.1

Pollock to Hopes, no run

0.2

Pollock to Hopes, no run, Pollock to Hopes, short and wide, Hopes plays and misses the ball, no runs

0.3

Pollock to Hopes, no run, Pollock to Hopes, good line and just short of a length, Hopes plays and misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

0.4

Pollock to Hopes, no run, Pollock to Hopes, good line and length delivery, Hopes defends it away, no runs, fielded by Pollock

0.5

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, good line and length delivery, Hopes pushes forward, runs it towards extra cover area, easy quick run to get off the mark,1 run

0.6

Pollock to Martyn, FOUR, Pollock to Martyn, good length but down leg, Martyn edges the ball as he plays the pull, gets the bottom edge and runs it fine of fine leg, 4 runs

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
DR Martyn    4* (1b 1x4)      SM Pollock    1-0-5-0
JR Hopes    1* (5b)     

1.1

Kruger to Hopes, no run, Kruger to Hopes, full toss, Hopes driving, mistimes to cover no runs, fielded by Botha

1.2

Kruger to Hopes, 1 run, Kruger to Hopes, too full and on the pads, Hopes keeps it out, 1 run, fielded by Kruger who follows up, kicks to the sumps, misses with Martyn well short

1.3

Kruger to Martyn, 1 run, Kruger to Martyn, too full and on the pads, Martyn drives it away, 1 run, fielded by Zondeki

1.4

Kruger to Hopes, no run, Kruger to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes defends it, no runs, fielded by Hall

1.5

Kruger to Hopes, FOUR, Kruger to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes drives it away straight back past the bowler, all along the carpet, good timing, 4 runs

1.6

Kruger to Hopes, no run, Kruger to Hopes, down the leg side, Hopes drives on the on side, no runs, fielded by Hall who did not have to move, half a meter either side would have been 4

End of over 2 (6 runs) Australia 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
JR Hopes    6* (10b 1x4)      GJP Kruger    1-0-6-0
DR Martyn    5* (2b 1x4)      SM Pollock    1-0-5-0

2.1

Pollock to Martyn, SIX, Pollock to Martyn,s hort of length but down leg, Martyn pulls, 6 runs

2.2

Pollock to Martyn, no run, Pollock to Martyn, just short of a length, Martyn plays and misses, shuffled down, swing and a miss, no runs

2.3

Pollock to Martyn, FOUR, Pollock to Martyn, line and length, Martyn drives the ball through the off side, 4 runs

2.4

Pollock to Martyn, 1 run, Pollock to Martyn, good length but down leg, Martyn drives it away, 1 run, fielded by Rudolph deepish at mid-on

2.5

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, good length but down leg, Hopes defends it to the on side, just forward of square leg, 1 run

2.6

Pollock to Martyn, no run, Pollock to Martyn, line and length, Martyn cuts bottom edge into the ground and keeper, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 3 (12 runs) Australia 23/0 (RR: 7.66)
DR Martyn    16* (7b 2x4 1x6)      SM Pollock    2-0-17-0
JR Hopes    7* (11b 1x4)      GJP Kruger    1-0-6-0

3.1

Kruger to Hopes, no run, Kruger to Hopes, good line and length delivery, Hopes drives the ball through the off side, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

3.2

Kruger to Hopes, 1 run, Kruger to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes drives the ball through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Smith who fires back, misses at the bowlers end, was just safe

3.3

Kruger to Martyn, 1 run, Kruger to Martyn, too full and on the pads, Martyn pushes forward digs the yorker out to the off, 1 run

3.4

Kruger to Hopes, 1 run, Kruger to Hopes, good line and length delivery slower ball, chips over the bowler, Hopes drives it away, 1 run

3.5

Kruger to Martyn, 4 byes, Kruger to Martyn, good length but down leg, Martyn plays and misses the ball, cuts back at the leg side, Boucher dives but can not get to it, well bowled, 4 byes, fielded by Boucher

3.6

Kruger to Martyn, 1 run, Kruger to Martyn, good line and length, Martyn defends, 1 run

End of over 4 (8 runs) Australia 31/0 (RR: 7.75)
DR Martyn    18* (10b 2x4 1x6)      GJP Kruger    2-0-10-0
JR Hopes    9* (14b 1x4)      SM Pollock    2-0-17-0

4.1

Pollock to Martyn, 1 run, Pollock to Martyn, length but down leg, Martyn defends chips to the on side, beaten by the slower ball, 1 run

4.2

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, leg side delivery, Hopes on the back foot defending forward of square leg, 1 run

4.3

Pollock to Martyn, no run, Pollock to Martyn, good line and length, Martyn misses the ball as it leaves him through the air and off the pitch, no runs

4.4

Pollock to Martyn, SIX, Pollock to Martyn, good length delivery, Martyn drives it away, in the arc, gets under it and out the middle of the bat, climbs well over long-on, 6 runs

4.5

Pollock to Martyn, no run, Pollock to Martyn, short and wide, Martyn plays but misses the ball, no runs, well beaten, good come back

4.6

Pollock to Martyn, no run, Pollock to Martyn, leg side bouncer, Martyn misses the ball as it cuts back at him, does cvery well not to get a bat to it, hurried and climbed off the pitch no runs

4.7

Pollock to Martyn, 1 run

End of over 5 (9 runs) Australia 40/0 (RR: 7.74)
DR Martyn    26* (16b 2x4 2x6)      SM Pollock    3-0-26-0
JR Hopes    10* (15b 1x4)      GJP Kruger    2-0-10-0

5.1

Kruger to Hopes, 1 run, Kruger to Martyn, full down leg side, Martyn defends it, 1 run

5.2

Kruger to Martyn, 1 wide, (wide) Kruger to Hopes, back of a length and down the leg side, no runs

5.2

Kruger to Martyn, 2 runs, Kruger to Hopes, good line and just short of a length, Hopes cuts it, 2 runs, well cut off by Rudolph

5.3

Kruger to Martyn, no run, Kruger to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Kruger

5.4

Kruger to Martyn, FOUR, Kruger to Hopes, line and length, Hopes drives it away, maybe just a touch full, covers do not have a hope, 4 runs

5.5

Kruger to Martyn, 1 run, Kruger to Martyn, leg side delivery, Martyn plays no shot, 1 run

5.6

Kruger to Hopes, 1 wide, (wide) Kruger to Hopes, down the leg side, no runs

5.6

Kruger to Hopes, 1 run, Kruger to Hopes, good line and length delivery, Hopes defends on the front foot, 1 run

End of over 6 (11 runs) Australia 51/0 (RR: 8.50)
JR Hopes    12* (17b 1x4)      GJP Kruger    3-0-21-0
DR Martyn    33* (20b 3x4 2x6)      SM Pollock    3-0-26-0

6.0

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, (wide) Pollock to Hopes, leg side delivery, no runs

6.1

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, good line and length delivery, Hopes keeps it out, 1 run

6.2

Pollock to Martyn, 1 run, Pollock to Martyn, good length delivery, Martyn drives on the on side, 1 run

6.3

Pollock to Hopes, FOUR, Pollock to Hopes, down the leg side, Hopes hits it into the leg side, 4 runs

6.4

Pollock to Hopes, OUT, Pollock to Hopes, OUT (Caught), full outside off, drives, edges the away swinger, Kallis accepts

JR Hopes c Kallis b Pollock 17 (25m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 85.00

6.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, line and length, Ponting keeps it out, no runs

6.6

Pollock to Ponting, 1 wide, (wide) Pollock to Ponting, length but down leg, no runs

6.6

Pollock to Ponting, 1 run, Pollock to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting plays no shot, 1 run

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 60/1 (RR: 8.57)
RT Ponting    1* (2b)      SM Pollock    4-0-34-1
DR Martyn    34* (21b 3x4 2x6)      GJP Kruger    3-0-21-0

7.1

Zondeki to Ponting, no run, Zondeki to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting drives on the front foot, no runs

7.2

Zondeki to Ponting, no run, Zondeki to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting drives through the on side, no runs

7.3

Zondeki to Ponting, 1 run, Zondeki to Ponting, length but down leg, Ponting works it through the leg side, 1 run

7.4

Zondeki to Martyn, no run, Zondeki to Martyn, down the leg side, Martyn gets an edge, no runs, fielded by Boucher as the bottom edge takes it into the ground and to the keeper

7.5

Zondeki to Martyn, 4 runs, Zondeki to Martyn, line and short length, Martyn cuts, 4 runs

7.6

Zondeki to Martyn, no run, Zondeki to Martyn, short ball, Martyn plays a cut-shot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs taking the firm cut on the bounce

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 65/1 (RR: 8.12)
DR Martyn    38* (24b 3x4 2x6)      M Zondeki    1-0-5-0
RT Ponting    2* (5b)      SM Pollock    4-0-34-1

8.1

Hall to Ponting, no run, Hall to Ponting, down the leg side, Ponting pushes forward, no runs

8.2

Hall to Ponting, FOUR, Hall to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting driving in the air, but straight, 4 runs

8.3

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, Hall to Ponting, line and length, Ponting driving, 1 run

8.4

Hall to Martyn, 1 leg bye, Hall to Martyn, down the leg side, Martyn edges it, inswing, late, beats the full face of the bat, 1 run

8.5

Hall to Ponting, 6 runs, Hall to Ponting, good line and length, Ponting plays a pull off the front foot, 6 runs

8.6

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, Hall to Ponting, line and length, Ponting drives the ball, 1 run, fielded by Rudolph

End of over 9 (13 runs) Australia 78/1 (RR: 8.66)
RT Ponting    14* (10b 1x4)      AJ Hall    1-0-12-0
DR Martyn    38* (25b 3x4 2x6)      M Zondeki    1-0-5-0

9.1

Zondeki to Ponting, SIX, Zondeki to Ponting, length but down leg, Ponting drives through the on side, 6 runs

9.2

Zondeki to Ponting, 1 leg bye, Zondeki to Ponting, good length but down leg, Ponting plays and misses the ball, 1 leg bye

9.3

Zondeki to Martyn, 2 runs, Zondeki to Martyn, down the leg side, Martyn pulls off the back foot, 2 runs

9.3

Zondeki to Martyn, 1 run, (wide) Zondeki to Martyn, short and down leg, no runs

9.4

Zondeki to Martyn, 1 wide, (wide) Zondeki to Martyn, short leg side delivery, no runs

9.4

Zondeki to Martyn, 2 runs, Zondeki to Martyn, too full and on the pads, Martyn edges the ball, 2 runs

9.5

Zondeki to Martyn, 1 run, Zondeki to Martyn, short leg side delivery, Martyn edges it on the pull, 1 run, Smith drops a sitter

9.6

Zondeki to Ponting, 1 run, Zondeki to Ponting, down the leg side, Ponting drives on the on side, 1 run, fielded by Smith

End of over 10 (15 runs) Australia 93/1 (RR: 9.30)
RT Ponting    21* (13b 1x4 1x6)      M Zondeki    2-0-18-0
DR Martyn    43* (29b 3x4 2x6)      AJ Hall    1-0-12-0

10.1

Hall to Ponting, no run, Hall to Ponting, just short of a length, Ponting misses the ball, no runs

10.2

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, Hall to Ponting, length ball, Ponting drives the ball through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Smith

10.3

Hall to Martyn, no run, Hall to Martyn, line and length, Martyn defends, no runs, fielded by Hall

10.4

Hall to Martyn, FOUR, Hall to Martyn, good line and length, Martyn edges it on the drive, flies away fine and wide of Boucher, 4 runs

10.5

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, Hall to Martyn, good length but down leg, Martyn drives it away, 1 run, fielded by Botha diving away to his left

10.6

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, Hall to Ponting, good line and length delivery, Ponting drives on the front foot, 1 run, fielded by Rudolph attacking the ball and keeping it to one at long-on

End of over 11 (7 runs) Australia 100/1 (RR: 9.09)
RT Ponting    23* (16b 1x4 1x6)      AJ Hall    2-0-19-0
DR Martyn    48* (32b 4x4 2x6)      M Zondeki    2-0-18-0

11.1

Botha to Ponting, FOUR, Botha to Ponting, length but down leg, Ponting sweeps the ball, runs away inside short fine leg, 4 runs

11.2

Botha to Ponting, OUT, Botha to Ponting, OUT (Caught), down the pitch, looks to cow corner, does not get enough of it, Pollock has little to do but close his hands

RT Ponting c Pollock b Botha 27 (22m 18b 2x4 2x6) SR: 150.00

11.3

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, Botha to Symonds, good length delivery, Symonds cuts off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Zondeki who fumbles slightly

11.4

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, Botha to Symonds, down the leg side, Symonds leaves it, 1 run

11.5

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, Botha to Martyn, leg side delivery, Martyn plays no shot, 1 run

11.6

Botha to Symonds, FOUR, Botha to Symonds, good length delivery, Symonds driving, 4 runs, fielded by Kruger who puts down another simple catch at wide long-off

End of over 12 (11 runs) Australia 111/2 (RR: 9.25)
A Symonds    5* (2b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-11-1
DR Martyn    50* (34b 4x4 2x6)      AJ Hall    2-0-19-0

12.1

Kallis to Martyn, FOUR, Kallis to Martyn, line and length, Martyn pulls it away off the front foot, flat to wide long-on, 4 runs

12.2

Kallis to Martyn, 1 run, Kallis to Martyn, good line and length, Martyn cuts it, 1 run

12.3

Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, Kallis to Symonds, good line and length, Symonds drives it away straight, and over Kallis's head, flies away, 4 runs

12.4

Kallis to Symonds, 4 runs, Kallis to Symonds, good length but down leg, Symonds plays a pull at the slower ball, 4 runs

12.5

Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, Kallis to Symonds, short of a length and outside the off stump, Symonds cuts it away in the air, wide of the cover sweeper, 4 runs

12.6

Kallis to Symonds, no run, Kallis to Symonds, full delivery, Symonds defends it, no runs, fielded by Kallis

End of over 13 (17 runs) Australia 128/2 (RR: 9.84)
A Symonds    17* (6b 3x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-17-0
DR Martyn    55* (36b 5x4 2x6)      J Botha    1-0-11-1

13.1

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, Botha to Martyn, good length but down leg, Martyn edges the ball, 1 run, fielded by Boucher

13.2

Botha to Symonds, no run, Botha to Symonds, good line and length, Symonds defends it, no runs, fielded by Botha

13.3

Botha to Symonds, 2 runs, Botha to Symonds, good length delivery, Symonds driving off the back foot, 2 runs, fielded by Kruger diving as he races across from long-off

13.4

Botha to Symonds, FOUR, Botha to Symonds, down the leg side, Symonds hits it on the leg side, 4 runs

13.5

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, Botha to Symonds, leg side delivery, Symonds hits it into the leg side, 1 run

13.6

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, Botha to Martyn, good length but down leg, Martyn sweeping, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar at deep backward square leg

End of over 14 (9 runs) Australia 137/2 (RR: 9.78)
DR Martyn    57* (38b 5x4 2x6)      J Botha    2-0-20-1
A Symonds    24* (10b 4x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-17-0

14.1

Kruger to Martyn, 1 run, Kruger to Martyn, good length delivery, Martyn edges it into the pads as he works to the on side, ball rolls away to the off, 1 run

14.2

Kruger to Symonds, 1 run, Kruger to Symonds, good line and length delivery, Symonds driving, 1 run, dropped by Dippenaar, went high, got under it, held on, fell out as his hands landed on the ground

14.3

Kruger to Martyn, 1 run, Kruger to Martyn, good length delivery, Martyn leaves it alone, 1 leg bye

14.4

Kruger to Symonds, 1 run, Kruger to Symonds, full and on the legs, Symonds pushes it off the back foot, 1 run

14.5

Kruger to Martyn, FOUR, Kruger to Martyn, length but down leg, Martyn pulls off the back foot sends it high, one bounce over the rope, 4 runs

14.6

Kruger to Martyn, 1 run, Kruger to Martyn, line and length, Martyn pulls it away from the off, drags it towards midwicket, 1 run

End of over 15 (9 runs) Australia 146/2 (RR: 9.73)
DR Martyn    63* (42b 6x4 2x6)      GJP Kruger    4-0-29-0
A Symonds    26* (12b 4x4)      J Botha    2-0-20-1

15.1

Botha to Martyn, 3 runs, Botha to Martyn, leg side delivery, Martyn drives on the front foot, 3 runs

15.2

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, Botha to Symonds, down the leg side, Symonds driving straight, 1 run

15.3

Botha to Martyn, SIX, Botha to Martyn, good line and length delivery, Martyn drives through the on side and sends it over long-on, 6 runs

15.4

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, Botha to Martyn, line and length, Martyn cuts, 1 run

15.5

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, Botha to Symonds, good length but down leg, Symonds drives it away, 1 run

15.6

Botha to Martyn, 2 runs, Botha to Martyn, good line and length, Martyn drives the ball, 2 runs

End of over 16 (14 runs) Australia 160/2 (RR: 10.00)
DR Martyn    75* (46b 6x4 3x6)      J Botha    3-0-34-1
A Symonds    28* (14b 4x4)      GJP Kruger    4-0-29-0

16.1

Hall to Symonds, 1 run, Hall to Symonds, good length delivery, Symonds drives through the off side, 1 run

16.2

Hall to Martyn, 2 runs, Hall to Martyn, full toss, Martyn driving, 2 runs

16.3

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, Hall to Martyn, good length but wide of the off stump, Martyn drives the ball through the off side, 1 run

16.4

Hall to Symonds, no run, Hall to Symonds, good length and wide of the off stump, Symonds plays and misses, no runs

16.5

Hall to Symonds, 1 run, Hall to Symonds, wide outside the off stump, Symonds gets an edge, 1 run

16.6

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, Hall to Martyn, good length and wide of the off stump, Martyn driving, 1 run

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 166/2 (RR: 9.76)
DR Martyn    79* (49b 6x4 3x6)      AJ Hall    3-0-25-0
A Symonds    30* (17b 4x4)      J Botha    3-0-34-1

17.1

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, Botha to Martyn, length but down leg, Martyn drives the ball, 1 run

17.2

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, Botha to Symonds, full toss down the leg side, Symonds driving, 1 run

17.3

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

17.4

Botha to Martyn, SIX, Botha to Martyn, leg side delivery, Martyn drives on the on side flicks well and out the middle, 6 runs

17.5

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, Botha to Martyn, leg side delivery, Martyn driving, 1 run

17.6

Botha to Symonds, no run, Botha to Symonds, line and length, Symonds drives the ball through the off side, no runs, fielded by Botha

End of over 18 (9 runs) Australia 175/2 (RR: 9.72)
A Symonds    31* (19b 4x4)      J Botha    4-0-43-1
DR Martyn    87* (53b 6x4 4x6)      AJ Hall    3-0-25-0

18.1

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, Hall to Martyn, good line and length delivery, Martyn drives it away, 1 run

18.2

Hall to Symonds, 1 run, Hall to Symonds, good length delivery, Symonds driving, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

18.3

Hall to Martyn, 2 runs, Hall to Martyn, good line and length, Martyn cuts it, 2 runs, fielded by Zondeki

18.4

Hall to Martyn, SIX, Hall to Martyn, line and length, Martyn drives on the on side, 6 runs

18.5

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, Hall to Martyn, down the leg side, Martyn hits it into the leg side, 1 run

18.6

Hall to Symonds, 2 runs, Hall to Symonds, length but down leg, Symonds drives it away, 2 runs, fielded by Kallis

End of over 19 (13 runs) Australia 188/2 (RR: 9.89)
A Symonds    34* (21b 4x4)      AJ Hall    4-0-38-0
DR Martyn    97* (57b 6x4 5x6)      J Botha    4-0-43-1

19.1

Zondeki to Martyn, OUT, Zondeki to Martyn, OUT (Caught), comes down the pitch, touch short, on the cut, not out the middle, more a steer, steers it straight to Gibbs at backward point

DR Martyn c Gibbs b Zondeki 96 (79m 56b 7x4 5x6) SR: 171.42

19.2

Zondeki to Clarke, 2 wides, (wide) Zondeki to Clarke, length but down leg, no runs

19.2

Zondeki to Symonds, 2 runs, Zondeki to Symonds, leg side delivery, Symonds drives on the on side, 2 runs

19.3

Zondeki to Symonds, SIX, Zondeki to Symonds, down the leg side, Symonds drives on the front foot lofted high and powerfully over long-on, 6 runs

19.4

Zondeki to Symonds, FOUR, Zondeki to Symonds, good line and length delivery, Symonds plays a cut-shot, 4 runs

19.5

Zondeki to Symonds, SIX, Zondeki to Symonds, full toss, Symonds drives on the on side got hold of that one, sends it well over long-on, 6 runs

19.6

Zondeki to Symonds, 2 runs, Zondeki to Symonds, down the leg side, Symonds driving, 2 runs

End of over 20 (22 runs) Australia 210/3
A Symonds    54* (26b 5x4 2x6)      M Zondeki    3-0-40-1
MJ Clarke    0* (0b)      AJ Hall    4-0-38-0
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