VB Series, 2005/06 / Commentary

VB Series - 4th match

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 59 runs

0.1

Pollock to Martyn, FOUR, Pollock to Martyn, length ball outside the off stump, Martyn pushes it off the back foot, 4 runs

0.2

Pollock to Martyn, no run, Pollock to Martyn, good line and length, Martyn defends it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

0.3

Pollock to Martyn, no run, Pollock to Martyn, good length delivery, Martyn defends it back to the bowler, no runs

0.4

Pollock to Martyn, 1 run, Pollock to Martyn, good line and length delivery, Martyn pushes the ball off the back foot to covers, 1 run, fielded by Prince

0.5

Pollock to Jaques, 1 run, Pollock to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques edges it, 1 run, fielded by Hall

0.6

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

Dale Steyn to share the new ball

End of over 1 (6 runs) Australia 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
DR Martyn    5* (5b 1x4)      SM Pollock    1-0-6-0
PA Jaques    1* (1b)     

1.1

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, full and on the legs, swinging in, Jaques lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

1.2

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, good length but down leg, Jaques drives, no runs, fielded by Botha

1.3

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, short of a length outside the off stump, Jaques plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

1.4

Steyn to Jaques, 1 no ball, (no ball) Steyn to Jaques, good length delivery just outside the off stump, Jaques lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

1.4

Steyn to Jaques, FOUR, Steyn to Jaques, fuller length outside the off stump , Jaques drives in air over cover fielder, 4 runs

1.5

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, good length but down leg, Jaques defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

1.6

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 2 (5 runs) Australia 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
PA Jaques    5* (8b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-5-0
DR Martyn    5* (5b 1x4)      SM Pollock    1-0-6-0

2.1

Pollock to Martyn, FOUR, Pollock to Martyn, Bang! good length delivery on the off stump, Martyn stands tall and drives it through point and covers, 4 runs

2.2

Pollock to Martyn, no run, Pollock to Martyn, short and wide of off stump, Martyn plays no shot, no runs, fielded by Boucher

2.3

Pollock to Martyn, 2 runs, Pollock to Martyn, down the leg side, Martyn works it on the leg side, 2 runs, fielded by Botha

2.4

Pollock to Martyn, OUT, Pollock to Martyn, OUT (Bowled), Gone! good length delivery outside the off stump, cutting in, Martyn charges down the track and tries to clear the infield, inside edge and ball crashes into the stumps

DR Martyn b Pollock 11 (9m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

Ricky Ponting is the new man in

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

End of over 3 (6 runs) Australia 17/1 (RR: 5.66)
RT Ponting    0* (2b)      SM Pollock    2-0-12-1
PA Jaques    5* (8b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-5-0

3.1

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, outside the off stump delivery, Jaques drives through the off side, no runs, fielded by Dippenaar

3.2

Steyn to Jaques, 1 run, Steyn to Jaques, short of length outside the off stump, Jaques defends off the back foot to gully, 1 run, quick runs taken between the wickets

3.3

Steyn to Ponting, 1 no ball, (no ball) Steyn to Ponting, Ponting defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

3.3

Steyn to Ponting, 2 runs, Steyn to Ponting, good line and length delivery on the stump, Ponting plays that to on side, top edged and ball flies over mid-off, 2 runs, fielded by Dippenaar

3.4

Steyn to Ponting, 1 run, Steyn to Ponting, down the leg side, Ponting works it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

3.5

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, outside the off stump and swinging away, Jaques leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

3.6

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, good line and just short of a length, Jaques plays and misses, no runs

End of over 4 (5 runs) Australia 22/1 (RR: 5.50)
PA Jaques    6* (12b 1x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-10-0
RT Ponting    3* (5b)      SM Pollock    2-0-12-1

4.1

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

4.2

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, leg side delivery, Ponting glances and misses it, ball hit the pads, half hearted appeal, ball going down the leg side, no runs

4.3

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

4.4

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

4.5

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

4.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, Pollock to Ponting, length ball, Ponting pushes it off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

End of over 5 (maiden) Australia 22/1 (RR: 4.40)
RT Ponting    3* (11b)      SM Pollock    3-1-12-1
PA Jaques    6* (12b 1x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-10-0

5.1

Steyn to Jaques, FOUR, Steyn to Jaques, short and wide outside the off stump, Jaques moves back and cuts it away nicely over backward point fielder, 4 runs

5.2

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, good length outside the off stump, width offered, Jaques plays a cut-shot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

5.3

Steyn to Jaques, 1 run, Steyn to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques drives through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

5.4

Steyn to Ponting, 1 no ball, (no ball) Steyn to Ponting, Ponting plays but misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

5.4

Steyn to Ponting, no run, Steyn to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Prince

5.5

Steyn to Ponting, no run, Steyn to Ponting, good length delivery and kept low, Ponting defends it, no runs, fielded by Dippenaar

5.6

Steyn to Ponting, no run, Steyn to Ponting, line and length, Ponting driving, no runs, fielded by Pollock

End of over 6 (6 runs) Australia 28/1 (RR: 4.66)
RT Ponting    3* (15b)      DW Steyn    3-0-16-0
PA Jaques    11* (15b 2x4)      SM Pollock    3-1-12-1

6.1

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, outside the off stump and shaping away, Jaques plays no shot, no runs, taken by Boucher

6.2

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, good length outisde the off stump, Jaques leaves the ball, no runs, Boucher collects it

6.3

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, pitched middle and leg, Jaques defends it back to the bowler, no runs, Pollock fielded it on his follow through

6.4

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, short and wide outside the off stump, Jaques swings and misses, no runs, fielded by Boucher

6.5

Pollock to Jaques, 1 run, Pollock to Jaques, good length out side the off stump, Jaques plays it to gully, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

6.6

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

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia 29/1 (RR: 4.14)
RT Ponting    3* (16b)      SM Pollock    4-1-13-1
PA Jaques    12* (20b 2x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-16-0

7.1

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jaques plays a cut and misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

7.2

Steyn to Jaques, FOUR, Steyn to Jaques, good length delivery and not much movement, Jaques drives it on the front foot, inside edge and ball misses the leg stump by whisker, 4 runs

7.3

Steyn to Jaques, no run, Steyn to Jaques, too full and on the pads, Jaques drives it away, no runs, fielded by Prince

7.4

Steyn to Jaques, 1 wide, (wide) Steyn to Jaques, back of a length and very wide of off stump, no runs, fielded by Boucher

7.4

Steyn to Jaques, FOUR, Steyn to Jaques, Great shot! pitched outside the off stump, Jaques drives down the track wide of bowler, 4 runs

7.5

Steyn to Jaques, 1 no ball, (no ball) Steyn to Jaques, Jaques defends it, no runs, fielded by Kemp

7.5

Steyn to Jaques, 1 run, Steyn to Jaques, good length delivery, Jaques drives it away, 1 run, fielded by Hall

7.6

Steyn to Ponting, (no ball) 2 runs, (no ball) Steyn to Ponting, another no ball, slower delivery on the stump, Ponting drives it to wide of long-on, 2 runs, Kruger does the fielding

7.6

Steyn to Ponting, FOUR, Steyn to Ponting, good length delivery, Ponting drives it and edged to thrid man, 4 runs, expensive over this one

End of over 8 (18 runs) Australia 47/1 (RR: 5.87)
RT Ponting    9* (18b 1x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-34-0
PA Jaques    21* (26b 4x4)      SM Pollock    4-1-13-1

8.1

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, leg side delivery, Jaques defends it, no runs, fielded by Kemp

8.2

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, leg side delivery, Jaques defends it, no runs, fielded by Prince

8.3

Pollock to Jaques, 2 runs, Pollock to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques plays a cut-shot, 2 runs, fielded by Steyn

8.4

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, pitched outside the off stump, Jaques plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Boucher

8.5

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

8.6

Pollock to Jaques, 1 run, Pollock to Jaques, good length just outside the off stump, Jaques defends it to silly point and quick single taken, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

Andrew Hall replaces Dale Steyn who went very expensive in his first spell

End of over 9 (3 runs) Australia 50/1 (RR: 5.55)
PA Jaques    24* (32b 4x4)      SM Pollock    5-1-16-1
RT Ponting    9* (18b 1x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-34-0

9.1

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Prince

9.2

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, pitched out side the off stump, Jaques defends it away to gully, no runs, fielded by Kemp

9.3

Hall to Jaques, FOUR, Hall to Jaques, Great shot! pitched outside the off stump and straighten, Jaques drives it on the rise through backward point, 4 runs

9.4

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques defends it, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

9.5

Hall to Jaques, 1 run, Hall to Jaques, short of length outside the off stump, Jaques plays a cut-shot, 1 run, fielded by Steyn

9.6

Hall to Ponting, OUT, Hall to Ponting, OUT (Caught), Hall strikes, fraction of short delivery outside the off stump, movement off the seam, Ponting defends it off the back foot, ball took the leading edge and flies toward slip, Smith a lone slip fielder dives to his right and taken the splendid catch

RT Ponting c Smith b Hall 9 (30m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

Andrew Symonds is the new batsman

End of over 10 (5 runs) Australia 55/2 (RR: 5.50)
     AJ Hall    1-0-5-1
PA Jaques    29* (37b 5x4)      SM Pollock    5-1-16-1

10.1

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques defends it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

10.2

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, good length but down leg, Jaques plays a cut-shot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

10.3

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, good length outside the off stump, Jaques defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

10.4

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques drives off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

10.5

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, length ball outside the off stump, Jaques cuts it on the back foot, mistimed it to backward point, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

10.6

Pollock to Jaques, no run, Pollock to Jaques, good length but down leg, Jaques edges it, no runs, fielded by Pollock

End of over 11 (maiden) Australia 55/2 (RR: 5.00)
PA Jaques    29* (43b 5x4)      SM Pollock    6-2-16-1
A Symonds    0* (0b)      AJ Hall    1-0-5-1

11.1

Hall to Symonds, no run, Hall to Symonds, line and length, Symonds pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Hall

11.2

Hall to Symonds, 3 runs, Hall to Symonds, good length and wide of the off stump, Symonds drives it niecly through covers, 3 runs, fielded by Gibbs

11.3

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, wide outside the off stump, Jaques misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

11.4

Hall to Jaques, 1 wide, (wide) Hall to Jaques, short and very wide outside the off stump, no runs, fielded by Boucher

11.4

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, length ball, Jaques keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Hall

11.5

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, just outside the off stump, Jaques cuts, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

11.6

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, good length delivery, Jaques driving, no runs, fielded by Kruger

Pollock continues, bowling his 7th over

End of over 12 (4 runs) Australia 59/2 (RR: 4.91)
PA Jaques    29* (47b 5x4)      AJ Hall    2-0-9-1
A Symonds    3* (2b)      SM Pollock    6-2-16-1

12.1

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

12.2

Pollock to Symonds, 1 wide, (wide) Pollock to Symonds, short leg side delivery, no runs, fielded by Boucher

12.2

Pollock to Symonds, no run, Pollock to Symonds, line and length, Symonds defends it back tot the bowler, no runs

12.3

Pollock to Symonds, no run, Pollock to Symonds, good line and length delivery, Symonds defends, no runs, Pollock bowling very tight line, not giving much chance to the batsmen

12.4

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

12.5

Pollock to Symonds, no run, Pollock to Symonds, short one on the stump, Symonds ducks under it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

12.6

Pollock to Symonds, no run, Pollock to Symonds, line and length, Symonds defends it, no runs, fielded by Dippenaar

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia 60/2 (RR: 4.61)
A Symonds    3* (8b)      SM Pollock    7-2-17-1
PA Jaques    29* (47b 5x4)      AJ Hall    2-0-9-1

13.1

Hall to Jaques, 1 run, Hall to Jaques, length ball on the middle and leg stump line, Jaques drives the ball off the back foot, 1 run, Steyn picks the ball and shy to stumps

13.2

Hall to Symonds, no run, Hall to Symonds, wide outside the off stump, Symonds defends it, no runs, fielded by Prince

13.3

Hall to Symonds, no run, Hall to Symonds, line and length, Symonds defends it, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

13.4

Hall to Symonds, no run, Hall to Symonds, good length ball outside the off stump, ball stays down, Symonds misses the ball while defending it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

13.5

Hall to Symonds, no run, Hall to Symonds, leg side bouncer, Symonds lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

13.6

Hall to Symonds, FOUR, Hall to Symonds, Bang! wide outsid the off stump, Symonds comes down the track and thrashes the ball through covers, 4 runs, ball races to boundary ropes

Dale Styen is being brought back to the attack

End of over 14 (5 runs) Australia 65/2 (RR: 4.64)
A Symonds    7* (13b 1x4)      AJ Hall    3-0-14-1
PA Jaques    30* (48b 5x4)      SM Pollock    7-2-17-1

14.1

Steyn to Jaques, FOUR, Steyn to Jaques, short and wide outside the off stump, Jaques drives it over covers, one bounce to the boundary ropes, 4 runs

14.2

Steyn to Jaques, FOUR, Steyn to Jaques, and again! fuller length outside the off stump, width given, Jaques drives it nicely between cover and point, 4 runs

Steyn changes his angel, coming round the wicket

14.3

Steyn to Jaques, FOUR, Steyn to Jaques, Oh dear! another boundary, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jaques drives it wide of mid-off fielder, 4 runs

14.4

Steyn to Jaques, FOUR, Steyn to Jaques, more boundaries! short and wide outside the off stump, Jaques cuts it away to backward point, 4 runs

14.5

Steyn to Jaques, 1 no ball, (no ball) Steyn to Jaques, Jaques leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

14.5

Steyn to Jaques, (no ball) 1 run, (no ball) Steyn to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques edges it, 1 run, fielded by Prince

14.5

Steyn to Symonds, 1 wide, (wide) Steyn to Symonds, back of a length and down the leg side, no runs, fielded by Boucher

14.5

Steyn to Symonds, OUT, Steyn to Symonds, OUT (Caught), Danger man Gone! line and length delivery on the middle and leg stump, Symonds flicks it in air to square leg, Prince took the diving catch, Steyn fells much better now

A Symonds c Prince b Steyn 7 (22m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Drinks has been taken

14.6

Steyn to Clarke, FOUR, Steyn to Clarke, good length but down leg, Clarke hits it on the leg side, 4 runs, what an over! 24 runs and a wicket

Power Play is taken (16-20)

End of over 15 (24 runs) Australia 89/3 (RR: 5.93)
MJ Clarke    4* (1b 1x4)      DW Steyn    5-0-58-1
PA Jaques    47* (54b 9x4)      AJ Hall    3-0-14-1

15.1

Hall to Jaques, FOUR, Hall to Jaques, just outside the off stump, Jaques plays a cut shot and edges the ball, 4 runs, Pollock misfields it in deep

15.2

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

15.3

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Boucher

15.4

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, leg side delivery, Jaques defends it, no runs, fielded by Hall

15.5

Hall to Jaques, 1 run, Hall to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques works it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Prince

15.6

Hall to Clarke, no run, Hall to Clarke, good length delivery, Clarke defends it, no runs, fielded by Kemp

Dale Steyn being removed from the attack, and Kruger comes into the attack

End of over 16 (5 runs) Australia 94/3 (RR: 5.87)
MJ Clarke    4* (2b 1x4)      AJ Hall    4-0-19-1
PA Jaques    52* (59b 10x4)      DW Steyn    5-0-58-1

16.1

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, good length outside the off stump, Jaques leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

16.2

Kruger to Jaques, FOUR, Kruger to Jaques, short and wide outside the off stump, Jaques cuts it away nicely to backward point, 4 runs, South African bowler feeding to Jaques

16.3

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

16.4

Kruger to Jaques, 1 leg bye, Kruger to Jaques, drifting down the leg side, Jaques misses the ball and takes in the pads, 1 leg bye, fielded by Kruger

16.5

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

16.6

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, good line and length, Clarke pushes it off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Pollock

End of over 17 (5 runs) Australia 99/3 (RR: 5.82)
MJ Clarke    4* (4b 1x4)      GJP Kruger    1-0-4-0
PA Jaques    56* (63b 11x4)      AJ Hall    4-0-19-1

17.1

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, good length delivery on the stumps, Jaques defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Hall

17.2

Hall to Jaques, 1 run, Hall to Jaques, good line and length down the leg side, Jaques hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Prince, 100 comes up for Australia

17.3

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

17.4

Hall to Clarke, no run, Hall to Clarke, line and length, Clarke drives it away, no runs, fielded by Pollock

17.5

Hall to Clarke, 2 leg byes, Hall to Clarke, length but down leg, Clarke edges the ball, 2 runs, fielded by Kruger

17.6

Hall to Clarke, no run, Hall to Clarke, bouncer, Clarke leaves the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 18 (3 runs) Australia 102/3 (RR: 5.66)
MJ Clarke    4* (8b 1x4)      AJ Hall    5-0-20-1
PA Jaques    57* (65b 11x4)      GJP Kruger    1-0-4-0

18.1

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques drives through the off side, no runs, fielded by Pollock

18.2

Kruger to Jaques, FOUR, Kruger to Jaques, just outside the off stump, Jaques takes the position and lofts it over mid wicket, great shot, 4 runs

18.3

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, good length outside the off stump, Jaques cuts, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

18.4

Kruger to Jaques, 1 run, Kruger to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques plays a cut-shot, 1 run, fielded by Hall

18.5

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, good length and wide of the off stump, Clarke driving, no runs, fielded by Pollock

18.6

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, good line and length delivery, Clarke defends it, no runs, fielded by Pollock

Super sub J van der Wath replaced Dale Steyn last over

End of over 19 (5 runs) Australia 107/3 (RR: 5.63)
MJ Clarke    4* (10b 1x4)      GJP Kruger    2-0-9-0
PA Jaques    62* (69b 12x4)      AJ Hall    5-0-20-1

19.1

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, wide outside the off stump, Jaques cuts it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

19.2

Hall to Jaques, 1 run, Hall to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques runs it away to third man, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

19.3

Hall to Clarke, no run, Hall to Clarke, good line and length, Clarke defends it away, no runs, fielded by Pollock

19.4

Hall to Clarke, 1 run, Hall to Clarke, down the leg side, Clarke works it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by van der Wath

19.5

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, good line and length delivery, Jaques keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Pollock

19.6

Hall to Jaques, no run, Hall to Jaques, good length delivery just outisde the off stump, Jaques plays and misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 20 (2 runs) Australia 109/3 (RR: 5.45)
PA Jaques    63* (73b 12x4)      AJ Hall    6-0-22-1
MJ Clarke    5* (12b 1x4)      GJP Kruger    2-0-9-0

20.1

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, good line and length delivery, Clarke pushes forward, no runs, fielded by Prince

20.2

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, length ball, Clarke pushes it off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

20.3

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, line and length, Clarke lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

20.4

Kruger to Clarke, 5 wides, (wide) Kruger to Clarke, very wide outside the leg stump, even Boucher couldn't reach that one, 5 wides to cards

20.4

Kruger to Clarke, 1 wide, (wide) Kruger to Clarke, length ball outside the off stump, no runs, fielded by Boucher

20.4

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, line and length, Clarke plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Boucher

20.5

Kruger to Clarke, 1 run, Kruger to Clarke, length but down leg, Clarke hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by van der Wath

20.6

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques plays but misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

Johan Botha is being introduce into the attack now

End of over 21 (7 runs) Australia 116/3 (RR: 5.52)
PA Jaques    63* (74b 12x4)      GJP Kruger    3-0-16-0
MJ Clarke    6* (17b 1x4)      AJ Hall    6-0-22-1

21.1

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, good line and length, Clarke hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Hall

21.2

Botha to Jaques, 3 runs, Botha to Jaques, just wide of off stump, Jaques cuts off the back foot, 3 runs, Pollock fumbels in the deep, that allows the extra run

21.3

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, short ball, Clarke works it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

21.4

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, flighted one, outside the off stump, Jaques driving, 1 run, fielded by Gibbs

21.5

Botha to Clarke, no run, Botha to Clarke, leg side delivery, Clarke hits it on the leg side, no runs, fielded by Kemp

21.6

Botha to Clarke, no run, Botha to Clarke, good line and length, Clarke defends it away, no runs, fielded by Smith

End of over 22 (6 runs) Australia 122/3 (RR: 5.54)
MJ Clarke    8* (21b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-6-0
PA Jaques    67* (76b 12x4)      GJP Kruger    3-0-16-0

22.1

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, pitched outside the off stump, Jaques drives the ball off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Kemp

22.2

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, on the stumps, Jaques pushes forward to point, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

22.3

Kruger to Jaques, 2 runs, Kruger to Jaques, slower delivery outside the leg stump, Jaques works it away to deep square leg, 2 runs, fielded by Botha

22.4

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Boucher

22.5

Kruger to Jaques, 1 run, Kruger to Jaques, line and length, Jaques defends off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Hall

22.6

Kruger to Clarke, 2 runs, Kruger to Clarke, good line and length, Clarke pushes it off the back foot to covers, Prince picks it up and throws, misses the stumps, over throw allows the second run, 2 runs, fielded by Prince

End of over 23 (5 runs) Australia 127/3 (RR: 5.52)
MJ Clarke    10* (22b 1x4)      GJP Kruger    4-0-21-0
PA Jaques    70* (81b 12x4)      J Botha    1-0-6-0

23.1

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, wide outside the off stump, Jaques cuts off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Hall

23.2

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, length but down leg, Clarke hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Hall

23.3

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques driving, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

23.4

Botha to Clarke, FOUR, Botha to Clarke, flighted delivery outside the off stump, Clarke comes down the track and lobs it over mid-off, 4 runs

23.5

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, length ball, Clarke hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Gibbs

23.6

Botha to Jaques, no run, Botha to Jaques, leg side delivery, Jaques drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Kemp

End of over 24 (8 runs) Australia 135/3 (RR: 5.62)
PA Jaques    72* (84b 12x4)      J Botha    2-0-14-0
MJ Clarke    16* (25b 2x4)      GJP Kruger    4-0-21-0

24.1

Kruger to Clarke, 1 run, Kruger to Clarke, down the leg side, Clarke plays a pull-shot, 1 run, fielded by van der Wath

24.2

Kruger to Jaques, FOUR, Kruger to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques drives the ball through the off side, 4 runs

24.3

Kruger to Jaques, no run, Kruger to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Kemp

24.4

Kruger to Jaques, 1 run, Kruger to Jaques, Jaques edges it, 1 run, fielded by Hall

24.5

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, length ball, Clarke keeps it out, no runs, fielded by Kruger

24.6

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, good length delivery, Clarke leaves it alone, no runs, fielded by Kruger

End of over 25 (6 runs) Australia 141/3 (RR: 5.64)
MJ Clarke    17* (28b 2x4)      GJP Kruger    5-0-27-0
PA Jaques    77* (87b 13x4)      J Botha    2-0-14-0

25.1

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, tossed up outside the off stump, Jaques cuts it away, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

25.2

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, line and length, Clarke drives on the front foot, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

25.3

Botha to Jaques, no run, Botha to Jaques, full and on the legs, Jaques edges it, no runs, fielded by Botha

25.4

Botha to Jaques, no run, Botha to Jaques, good length but down leg, Jaques cuts, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

25.5

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques drives the ball, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

25.6

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, length but down leg, Clarke works it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

End of over 26 (4 runs) Australia 145/3 (RR: 5.57)
MJ Clarke    19* (30b 2x4)      J Botha    3-0-18-0
PA Jaques    79* (91b 13x4)      GJP Kruger    5-0-27-0

26.1

Kruger to Clarke, 1 run, Kruger to Clarke, leg side delivery, Clarke hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

26.2

Kruger to Jaques, FOUR, Kruger to Jaques, length delivery but outside the off stump, Jaques drives it over covers, great power in it, 4 runs

26.3

Kruger to Jaques, 1 run, Kruger to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques drives the ball through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

26.4

Kruger to Clarke, 1 run, Kruger to Clarke, length and line delivery, Clarke drives and got inside edge to square leg, 1 run, Boucher does well there

26.5

Kruger to Jaques, 1 run, Kruger to Jaques, leg side delivery, Jaques on the back foot defending, 1 run, fielded by Hall

26.6

Kruger to Clarke, no run, Kruger to Clarke, line and length, Clarke drives off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Prince

End of over 27 (8 runs) Australia 153/3 (RR: 5.66)
MJ Clarke    21* (33b 2x4)      GJP Kruger    6-0-35-0
PA Jaques    85* (94b 14x4)      J Botha    3-0-18-0

27.1

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, line and length, Clarke drives on the on side, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

27.2

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, good line and length, Jaques drives it away, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

27.3

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, down the leg side, Clarke defends it away, 1 run, fielded by Gibbs

27.4

Botha to Clarke, no run, Botha to Clarke, wide outside the off stump, Clarke drives on the front foot, 4 runs

27.5

Botha to Clarke, FOUR, Botha to Clarke, good length but wide of the off stump, Clarke drives the ball through the off side, 4 runs

27.6

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, good line and length delivery, Jaques driving, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

End of over 28 (8 runs) Australia 161/3 (RR: 5.75)
MJ Clarke    27* (37b 3x4)      J Botha    4-0-26-0
PA Jaques    87* (96b 14x4)      GJP Kruger    6-0-35-0

28.1

van der Wath to Clarke, 1 run, van der Wath to Clarke, length but down leg, Clarke edges it, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

28.2

van der Wath to Jaques, 1 wide, (wide) van der Wath to Jaques, wide outside the off stump, wide called, fielded by Boucher

28.2

van der Wath to Jaques, no run, van der Wath to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques defends, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

28.3

van der Wath to Jaques, no run, van der Wath to Jaques, good length but down leg, Jaques defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

28.4

van der Wath to Jaques, no run, van der Wath to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

28.5

van der Wath to Jaques, 2 runs, van der Wath to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques edges the ball, 2 runs, fielded by Hall

28.6

van der Wath to Jaques, no run, van der Wath to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques gets an edge, no runs, fielded by Prince

End of over 29 (4 runs) Australia 165/3 (RR: 5.68)
PA Jaques    89* (101b 14x4)      JJ van der Wath    1-0-4-0
MJ Clarke    28* (38b 3x4)      J Botha    4-0-26-0

29.1

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, good length delivery, Clarke drives the ball, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

29.2

Botha to Jaques, no run, Botha to Jaques, flighted on the off stump, Jaques drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Botha

29.3

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, outside the off stump, Jaques cuts off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

29.4

Botha to Clarke, no run, Botha to Clarke, length ball, Clarke defends, no runs, fielded by Botha

29.5

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, Botha to Clarke, length ball outside the off stump, Clarke drives it away, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

29.6

Botha to Jaques, no run, Botha to Jaques, too full and on the pads, Jaques plays a cut-shot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 30 (3 runs) Australia 168/3 (RR: 5.60)
PA Jaques    90* (104b 14x4)      J Botha    5-0-29-0
MJ Clarke    30* (41b 3x4)      JJ van der Wath    1-0-4-0

30.1

van der Wath to Clarke, FOUR, van der Wath to Clarke, wide outside the off stump, and short too, Clarke chiiped it away nicely over covers, 4 runs

30.2

van der Wath to Clarke, no run, van der Wath to Clarke, good line and length delivery, Clarke defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

30.3

van der Wath to Clarke, OUT, van der Wath to Clarke, OUT (Caught)! Gone! good ball pitching on middle and off and moving away, little extra bounce, Clarke surpraised by the bounce defends it, thin edge and ball went straight to Boucher

MJ Clarke c †Boucher b van der Wath 34 (65m 44b 4x4 0x6) SR: 77.27

30.4

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, van der Wath to Hussey, length ball, Hussey leaves it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

30.5

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, van der Wath to Hussey, wide outside the off stump, Hussey leaves it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

30.6

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, van der Wath to Hussey, length ball, Hussey leaves it, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 172/4 (RR: 5.54)
MEK Hussey    0* (3b)      JJ van der Wath    2-0-8-1
PA Jaques    90* (104b 14x4)      J Botha    5-0-29-0

31.1

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, good length but down leg, Jaques cuts, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

31.2

Botha to Hussey, no run, Botha to Hussey, length ball, Hussey defends it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

31.3

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, Botha to Hussey, full toss on the stumps, Hussey drives on the front foot, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

31.4

Botha to Jaques, no run, Botha to Jaques, too full and on the pads, Jaques defends, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

31.5

Botha to Jaques, 1 run, Botha to Jaques, good length out side the off stump, Jaques cuts it, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

31.6

Botha to Hussey, no run, Botha to Hussey, good length but wide of the off stump, Hussey plays a cut-shot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

Drinks called in

End of over 32 (3 runs) Australia 175/4 (RR: 5.46)
MEK Hussey    1* (6b)      J Botha    6-0-32-0
PA Jaques    92* (107b 14x4)      JJ van der Wath    2-0-8-1

32.1

van der Wath to Jaques, no run, van der Wath to Jaques, leg side delivery, Jaques defends it, no runs, fielded by van der Wath

32.2

van der Wath to Jaques, no run, van der Wath to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques cuts off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

32.3

van der Wath to Jaques, 2 runs, van der Wath to Jaques, down the leg side, Jaques edges it, 2 runs

32.4

van der Wath to Jaques, no run, van der Wath to Jaques, length but down leg, Jaques misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

32.5

van der Wath to Jaques, OUT, van der Wath to Jaques, OUT (Caught), short rising delivery, jumps up in the air, gets the glove through to the keeper.

PA Jaques c †Boucher b van der Wath 94 (145m 112b 14x4 0x6) SR: 83.92

32.6

van der Wath to Haddin, no run, van der Wath to Haddin, wide of off stump, Haddin lets it go past, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 33 (2 runs) Australia 177/5 (RR: 5.36)
BJ Haddin    0* (1b)      JJ van der Wath    3-0-10-2
MEK Hussey    1* (6b)      J Botha    6-0-32-0

33.1

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, Botha to Hussey, good line and length, Hussey defends it, 1 run, fielded by Prince

33.2

Botha to Haddin, no run, Botha to Haddin, line and length, Haddin hits it into the leg side, no runs

33.3

Botha to Haddin, 1 run, Botha to Haddin, line and length, Haddin drives off the back foot, 1 run

33.4

Botha to Hussey, no run, Botha to Hussey, length ball, Hussey cuts it away, no runs

33.5

Botha to Hussey, 2 runs, Botha to Hussey, good line but full, Hussey drives the ball, 2 runs

33.6

Botha to Hussey, no run, Botha to Hussey, line and length, Hussey works it through the leg side, no runs

Shaun Pollock is back into the attack

End of over 34 (4 runs) Australia 181/5 (RR: 5.32)
MEK Hussey    4* (10b)      J Botha    7-0-36-0
BJ Haddin    1* (3b)      JJ van der Wath    3-0-10-2

34.1

Pollock to Haddin, OUT, Pollock to Haddin, OUT, Bolwed him! wide outside the off stump, Haddin chased it away, big inside edge into the stump, Haddin walks back

BJ Haddin b Pollock 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

34.2

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, length ball, Hopes hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Prince

34.3

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

34.4

Pollock to Hussey, 1 run, Pollock to Hussey, good length and wide of the off stump, Hussey glides it to thrid man, 1 run, fielded by Hall

34.5

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, down the leg side, Hopes flicks it to fine leg, 1 run, fielded by Hall

34.6

Pollock to Hussey, 1 run, Pollock to Hussey, length ball, Hussey hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Smith

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 185/6 (RR: 5.28)
MEK Hussey    6* (13b)      SM Pollock    8-2-21-2
JR Hopes    2* (2b)      J Botha    7-0-36-0

35.1

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, Botha to Hussey, good length but wide of the off stump, Hussey cuts, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

35.2

Botha to Hopes, 1 run, Botha to Hopes, length but down leg, Hopes hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

35.3

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, Botha to Hussey, leg side delivery, Hussey hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by van der Wath

35.4

Botha to Hopes, 1 run, Botha to Hopes, good line but full, Hopes drives the ball through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

35.5

Botha to Hussey, no run, Botha to Hussey, wide outside the off stump, Hussey cuts it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

35.6

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, Botha to Hussey, good length and wide of the off stump, Hussey plays a cut-shot, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

End of over 36 (5 runs) Australia 190/6 (RR: 5.27)
MEK Hussey    9* (17b)      J Botha    8-0-41-0
JR Hopes    4* (4b)      SM Pollock    8-2-21-2

36.1

Pollock to Hussey, 1 run, Pollock to Hussey, good length but wide of the off stump, Hussey drives the ball through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Hall

36.2

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, short and wide of off stump, Hopes pulls off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

36.3

Pollock to Hussey, 2 runs, Pollock to Hussey, length ball outside the off stump, Hussey pushes it off the back foot, 2 runs, fielded by Dippenaar

36.4

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, length ball, Hussey defends on the front foot, 1 run, fielded by Gibbs

36.5

Pollock to Hussey, 1 run, Pollock to Hussey, good length but wide of the off stump, Hussey edges it, 1 run, fielded by Gibbs

36.6

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, good line and length delivery, Hopes drives off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

End of over 37 (6 runs) Australia 196/6 (RR: 5.29)
JR Hopes    6* (6b)      SM Pollock    9-2-27-2
MEK Hussey    13* (21b)      J Botha    8-0-41-0

37.1

Botha to Hopes, no run, Botha to Hopes, good line and length, Hopes hits it into the leg side, no runs, fielded by Dippenaar

37.2

Botha to Hopes, 2 runs, Botha to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes comes down the track and drives it to long-on, 2 runs, Kruger little late on the ball, bastmen cross for the second run

37.3

Botha to Hopes, 1 run, Botha to Hopes, line and length, Hopes gets an edge, 1 run, fielded by Gibbs

37.4

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, Botha to Hussey, length ball, Hussey driving, 1 run, fielded by Prince

37.5

Botha to Hopes, no run, Botha to Hopes, length ball, Hopes misses the ball, no runs

37.6

Botha to Hopes, no run, Botha to Hopes, length ball, Hopes plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 200/6 (RR: 5.26)
JR Hopes    9* (11b)      J Botha    9-0-45-0
MEK Hussey    14* (22b)      SM Pollock    9-2-27-2

38.1

Pollock to Hussey, 1 run, Pollock to Hussey, good length delivery, Hussey drives through the off side, 1 run, fielded by van der Wath

38.2

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes drives off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by van der Wath

38.3

Pollock to Hussey, 1 run, Pollock to Hussey, leg side delivery, Hussey works it through the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Botha

38.4

Pollock to Hopes, 1 run, Pollock to Hopes, line and length, Hopes drives on the front foot, 1 run, fielded by Prince

38.5

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, wide of off stump, Hussey misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

38.6

Pollock to Hussey, no run, Pollock to Hussey, good length delivery, Hussey pushes it off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

Shaun Pollock finishes his spell (10-2-31-2)

End of over 39 (4 runs) Australia 204/6 (RR: 5.23)
MEK Hussey    16* (26b)      SM Pollock    10-2-31-2
JR Hopes    11* (13b)      J Botha    9-0-45-0

39.1

Botha to Hopes, 1 run, Botha to Hopes, length ball, Hopes drives the ball, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

39.2

Botha to Hussey, no run, Botha to Hussey, length but down leg, Hussey misses the ball, no runs

39.3

Botha to Hussey, no run, Botha to Hussey, full on the stumps, Hussey drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Botha

39.4

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, Botha to Hussey, full and wide of the off stump, Hussey drives, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

39.5

Botha to Hopes, no run, Botha to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes drives it away, no runs, fielded by Botha

39.6

Botha to Hopes, no run, Botha to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes edges the ball, no runs, fielded by Prince

Johan Botha also bowled quota of 10 overs (10-0-47-0)

End of over 40 (2 runs) Australia 206/6 (RR: 5.15)
JR Hopes    12* (16b)      J Botha    10-0-47-0
MEK Hussey    17* (29b)      SM Pollock    10-2-31-2

40.1

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, Hall to Hussey, length ball outside the off stump, Hussey defends off the back foot, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

40.2

Hall to Hopes, 1 run, Hall to Hopes, good length and wide of the off stump, Hopes driving, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

40.3

Hall to Hussey, OUT, Hall to Hussey, OUT (Caught), 7 down! short ball on the leg stump, Hussey hooks it on the front foot, ends up top edged it, ball travel high in the air, Kruger took the well judged catch at deep

MEK Hussey c Kruger b Hall 18 (37m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.06

Brett Lee is the new batsman

40.4

Hall to Hopes, 2 runs, Hall to Hopes, length ball outside the off stump, Hopes cuts off the back foot, 2 runs, fielded by Kruger

40.5

Hall to Hopes, no run, Hall to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes on the back foot defending, no runs, fielded by Prince

40.6

Hall to Hopes, 1 run, Hall to Hopes, short and down leg, Hopes edges the ball, 1 run, fielded by van der Wath

Smith brings himself into the attack

End of over 41 (5 runs) Australia 211/7 (RR: 5.14)
JR Hopes    16* (20b)      AJ Hall    7-0-27-2
B Lee    0* (0b)      J Botha    10-0-47-0

41.1

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, Smith to Hopes, length but down leg, Hopes hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Hall

41.2

Smith to Lee, 1 run, Smith to Lee, good line and length, Lee hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Gibbs

41.3

Smith to Hopes, no run, Smith to Hopes, leg side delivery, Hopes hits it into the leg side, no runs, fielded by Kemp

41.4

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, Smith to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes drives through the on side, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

41.5

Smith to Lee, no run, Smith to Lee, line and length, Lee defends on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Hall

41.6

Smith to Lee, no run, Smith to Lee, good line and length, Lee defends it away, no runs, fielded by Smith

End of over 42 (3 runs) Australia 214/7 (RR: 5.09)
B Lee    1* (3b)      GC Smith    1-0-3-0
JR Hopes    18* (23b)      AJ Hall    7-0-27-2

42.1

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

42.2

Hall to Hopes, no run, Hall to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes drives off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Botha

42.3

Hall to Hopes, 1 run, Hall to Hopes, wide outside the off stump, Hopes driving, 1 run, fielded by Smith

42.4

Hall to Lee, 2 runs, Hall to Lee, down the leg side, Lee hits it on the leg side, 2 runs, fielded by Dippenaar

42.5

Hall to Lee, 1 run, Hall to Lee, good length but down leg, Lee drives the ball, 1 run, fielded by Prince

42.6

Hall to Hopes, no run, Hall to Hopes, length ball outside the off stump, Hopes cuts it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 218/7 (RR: 5.06)
JR Hopes    19* (27b)      AJ Hall    8-0-31-2
B Lee    4* (5b)      GC Smith    1-0-3-0

43.1

Smith to Lee, no run, Smith to Lee, good length but down leg, Lee plays and misses the ball, no runs, fielded by Boucher

43.2

Smith to Lee, 1 wide, (wide) Smith to Lee, full toss down the leg side, no runs, fielded by Boucher

43.2

Smith to Lee, no run, Smith to Lee, good line but over-pitched, Lee edges it, no runs

43.3

Smith to Lee, 2 runs, Smith to Lee, flighed one on the stump, Lee comes down the track and works it to deep mid wicket, 2 runs, fielded by Dippenaar

43.4

Smith to Lee, OUT, Smith to Lee, OUT (Bowled), Gone! tossed up outside the off stump, Lee went for big cover drive, inside edge into the stumps, South African captain strikes

B Lee b Smith 6 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

43.5

Smith to Dorey, 1 wide, (wide) Smith to Dorey, leg side delivery, no runs, fielded by Boucher

43.5

Smith to Dorey, no run, Smith to Dorey, good line and length delivery, Dorey drives on the front foot, no runs, fielded by Smith

43.6

Smith to Dorey, no run, Smith to Dorey, full delivery, Dorey driving, no runs, fielded by Smith

Johan van der Wath is back into the attack

End of over 44 (4 runs) Australia 222/8 (RR: 5.04)
BR Dorey    0* (2b)      GC Smith    2-0-7-1
JR Hopes    19* (27b)      AJ Hall    8-0-31-2

44.1

van der Wath to Hopes, no run, van der Wath to Hopes, length ball, Hopes defends off the back foot, no runs, fielded by Prince

44.2

van der Wath to Hopes, 2 runs, van der Wath to Hopes, wide outside the off stump, Hopes cuts it away, called for second run, Pollock quick to throws the ball to keeper, 2 runs, direct hit would have troubled the batsman

44.3

van der Wath to Hopes, no run, van der Wath to Hopes, good line and length, Hopes plays and misses, no runs, fielded by Boucher

44.4

van der Wath to Hopes, no run, van der Wath to Hopes, line and length, Hopes defends, no runs, fielded by van der Wath

44.5

van der Wath to Hopes, 1 run, van der Wath to Hopes, leg side delivery, Hopes driving, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

44.6

van der Wath to Dorey, no run, van der Wath to Dorey, drifting down the leg side, Dorey flicks the ball and misses completly, huge appeal, turned down, might be ball going down the leg side, no runs

End of over 45 (3 runs) Australia 225/8 (RR: 5.00)
BR Dorey    0* (3b)      JJ van der Wath    4-0-13-2
JR Hopes    22* (32b)      GC Smith    2-0-7-1

45.1

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, Smith to Hopes, line and length, Hopes driving, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

45.2

Smith to Dorey, 1 run, Smith to Dorey, line and length, Dorey drives through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Hall

45.3

Smith to Hopes, no run, Smith to Hopes, good line and length delivery, Hopes gets an edge, no runs, fielded by Smith

45.4

Smith to Hopes, 2 runs, Smith to Hopes, good length but wide of the off stump, Hopes drives it away, 2 runs, fielded by Hall

45.5

Smith to Hopes, no run, Smith to Hopes, good length delivery, Hopes works it through the leg side, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

45.6

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, Smith to Hopes, length ball, Hopes drives through the on side, 1 run, fielded by Botha

just four over left for the innings

End of over 46 (5 runs) Australia 230/8 (RR: 5.00)
JR Hopes    26* (37b)      GC Smith    3-0-12-1
BR Dorey    1* (4b)      JJ van der Wath    4-0-13-2

46.1

van der Wath to Hopes, 1 run, van der Wath to Hopes, length ball, Hopes drives through the on side, 1 run, fielded by Botha

46.2

van der Wath to Dorey, no run, van der Wath to Dorey, line and length, Dorey driving, no runs, fielded by Prince

46.3

van der Wath to Dorey, no run, van der Wath to Dorey, good line and length, Dorey drives on the up to mid-off, no runs, fielded by Smith

46.4

van der Wath to Dorey, 1 run, van der Wath to Dorey, slower delivery on the stumps, Dorey swings it across, ball travel high in air, one bounce to the deep fielder, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

46.5

van der Wath to Hopes, 2 runs, van der Wath to Hopes, driven to deep covers, 2 runs

46.6

van der Wath to Hopes, FOUR, van der Wath to Hopes, good length but wide of the off stump, Hopes leans forward and drives it wide of point fielder, Boundary after a quite a long period, 4 runs

Andrew Hall is back

End of over 47 (8 runs) Australia 238/8 (RR: 5.06)
JR Hopes    33* (40b 1x4)      JJ van der Wath    5-0-21-2
BR Dorey    2* (7b)      GC Smith    3-0-12-1

47.1

Hall to Dorey, OUT, Hall to Dorey, OUT (Caught), good length delilvery on the stump, Dorey makes room himself and drives it to covers, Kemp took the brilliant diving catch there

BR Dorey c Kemp b Hall 2 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Last man McGrath is walks in

47.2

Hall to McGrath, no run, Hall to McGrath, length ball, McGrath defends it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

47.3

Hall to McGrath, 1 run, Hall to McGrath, down the leg side, McGrath hits it into the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

47.4

Hall to Hopes, no run, Hall to Hopes, full and wide of the off stump, Hopes pushes to backward point, good stop by Gibbs there, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

47.5

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

47.6

Hall to Hopes, 1 run, Hall to Hopes, length ball, Hopes drives the ball through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Kruger

Smith swap ends

End of over 48 (2 runs) Australia 240/9 (RR: 5.00)
JR Hopes    34* (43b 1x4)      AJ Hall    9-0-33-3
GD McGrath    1* (2b)      JJ van der Wath    5-0-21-2

48.1

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, Smith to Hopes, leg side delivery, Hopes hits it on the leg side, 1 run, fielded by Dippenaar

48.2

Smith to McGrath, 1 run, Smith to McGrath, fuller ball, McGrath drives the ball through the off side, 1 run, fielded by Pollock

48.3

Smith to Hopes, 1 run, Smith to Hopes, good line and length delivery, Hopes drives on the front foot, 1 run, fielded by Kemp

48.4

Smith to McGrath, no run, Smith to McGrath, line and length, McGrath plays and misses the ball, no runs

48.5

Smith to McGrath, no run, Smith to McGrath, straight full toss, McGrath drives it away, no runs, fielded by Gibbs

48.6

Smith to McGrath, no run, Smith to McGrath, fuller and quicker outside the off stump, McGrath drives and misses, no runs, fielded by Boucher

End of over 49 (3 runs) Australia 243/9 (RR: 4.95)
GD McGrath    2* (6b)      GC Smith    4-0-15-1
JR Hopes    36* (45b 1x4)      AJ Hall    9-0-33-3

49.1

Hall to Hopes, 2 runs, Hall to Hopes, wide of the off stump, Hopes comes down the track and slashes it hard, top edges, get past diving Gibbs at backward point, 2 runs, fielded by van der Wath

49.2

Hall to Hopes, OUT, Hall to Hopes, OUT (Caught), All over! good length delivery outside the off stump, Hopes scoops it over deep covers, Botha fielding in the deep taken a great catch covering lot of ground, that's end of Australian innings

JR Hopes c Botha b Hall 38 (56m 47b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.85

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Jan 20, 2006

Shaun Pollock hits a huge six over long-off during his cameo knock of 46, Australia v South Africa, VB Series, Telstra Dome, Melbourne, January 20, 2006

Shaun Pollock hits a huge six over long-off during his cameo knock of 46

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Jan 20, 2006

Brett Lee cleans up Justin Kemp to claim his fifth wicket of the innings, Australia v South Africa, VB Series, Telstra Dome, Melbourne, January 20, 2006

Brett Lee cleans up Justin Kemp to claim his fifth wicket of the innings

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