VB Series, 2005/06 / Wicket commentary

VB Series - 4th match

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 59 runs

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

Australia 17/1   PA Jaques 5* (8b 1x4)   SM Pollock 1.4-0-12-1

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

Australia 55/2   PA Jaques 29* (37b 5x4)   AJ Hall 1-0-5-1

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

Australia 85/3   PA Jaques 47* (54b 9x4)   DW Steyn 4.5-0-54-1

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

Australia 172/4   PA Jaques 90* (104b 14x4)   JJ van der Wath 1.3-0-8-1

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

Australia 177/5   MEK Hussey 1* (6b)   JJ van der Wath 2.5-0-10-2

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

Australia 181/6   MEK Hussey 4* (10b)   SM Pollock 7.1-2-17-2

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

Australia 208/7   JR Hopes 13* (17b)   AJ Hall 6.3-0-24-2

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

Australia 221/8   JR Hopes 19* (27b)   GC Smith 1.4-0-6-1

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

Australia 238/9   JR Hopes 33* (40b 1x4)   AJ Hall 8.1-0-31-3

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

Australia 245/10   GD McGrath 2* (6b)   AJ Hall 9.2-0-35-4
Tournament Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Feb 14, 2006
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Feb 12, 2006
Australia won by 167 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Feb 10, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 22 runs
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Feb 7, 2006
Sri Lanka won by 76 runs
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Feb 5, 2006
Australia won by 57 runs
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Photos

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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