VB Series, 10th Match: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne (Docklands), Feb 3, 2006
VB Series - 10th match
Australia won by 80 runs
3 February 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, just short of a length, Gilchrist defends it

0.2

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, short of a length, Gilchrist defends it, fielded by Pollock

0.3

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, short ball, Gilchrist defends off the back foot

0.4

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length delivery, Gilchrist defends it away

0.5

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, good line and just short of a length, Gilchrist plays and misses

0.6

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

End of over 1 (maiden) Australia 0/0 (RR: 0.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 0 (6b)
    • SM Katich 0 (0b)
    • SM Pollock 1-1-0-0
1.1

Langeveldt to Katich, 1 wide, down the leg side, fielded by Boucher

1.1

Langeveldt to Katich, no run, good line and length, Katich defends it

1.2

Langeveldt to Katich, 1 run, good length but down leg, Katich hits it on the leg side

1.3

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, good line and back of a length, Gilchrist keeps it out

1.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, Gilchrist defends it

1.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, FOUR, full and outside the off stump, Gilchrist drives on the front foot

1.5

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Gilchrist gets an edge

1.6

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 run, length ball, Gilchrist drives the ball through the off side

End of over 2 (8 runs) Australia 8/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 5 (11b 1x4)
    • SM Katich 1 (2b)
    • CK Langeveldt 1-0-8-0
    • SM Pollock 1-1-0-0
2.1

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length, Gilchrist misses the ball

2.2

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, length ball, Gilchrist edges it, fielded by Boucher

2.3

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, good length delivery, Gilchrist keeps it out

2.4

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, good line and back of a length, Gilchrist driving off the back foot

2.5

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Gilchrist pushes it off the back foot

2.6

Pollock to Gilchrist, 1 run, just short of a length, Gilchrist hits it on the leg side

End of over 3 (1 run) Australia 9/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 6 (17b 1x4)
    • SM Katich 1 (2b)
    • SM Pollock 2-1-1-0
    • CK Langeveldt 1-0-8-0
3.1

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, FOUR, good line but too full, Gilchrist drives through the off side

3.2

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length delivery, Gilchrist plays but misses the ball, fielded by Boucher

3.3

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length delivery, Gilchrist drives on the front foot, fielded by Kemp

3.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, Gilchrist drives through the on side, bowler oversteps, signalled noball.

3.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, full and on the legs, Gilchrist hits it on the leg side

3.5

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 run, length ball outside the off stump, Gilchrist cuts it

3.6

Langeveldt to Katich, no run, good line and length delivery, Katich plays but misses the ball, fielded by Boucher

End of over 4 (6 runs) Australia 15/0 (RR: 3.75)

    • SM Katich 1 (3b)
    • AC Gilchrist 11 (23b 2x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 2-0-14-0
    • SM Pollock 2-1-1-0
4.1

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length, Gilchrist drives on the front foot

4.2

Pollock to Gilchrist, 3 runs, good line and length, Gilchrist plays a pull to the midwicket fence.

4.3

Pollock to Katich, no run, good line and just short of a length, Katich plays no shot, fielded by Boucher

4.4

Pollock to Katich, no run, Pollock to Katich, left alone outside off stump.

4.5

Pollock to Katich, no run, Pollock to Katich, left alone outside off stump.

4.6

Pollock to Katich, no run, Pollock to Katich, pitched outside off stump, left alone.

leg gully in place.

End of over 5 (3 runs) Australia 18/0 (RR: 3.60)

    • SM Katich 1 (7b)
    • AC Gilchrist 14 (25b 2x4)
    • SM Pollock 3-1-4-0
    • CK Langeveldt 2-0-14-0
5.1

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, Langeveldt to Gilchrist, mistimes the drive to the off side.

5.2

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, FOUR, Langeveldt to Gilchrist, overpitched outside off stump, driven down the ground to the long-off fence, good shot!

5.3

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 run, Langeveldt to Gilchrist, full on the legs, flicked to deep square leg for a single.

5.4

Langeveldt to Katich, no run, Langeveldt to Katich, down the leg side, Katich misses the shot, of the pad to Boucher.

5.5

Langeveldt to Katich, 3 runs, Langeveldt to Katich, overpitched outside off stump, drives to deep extra-cover, not well timed, but gets three runs.

5.6

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, no run, Langeveldt to Gilchrist, fuller length, driven back to the bowler.

End of over 6 (8 runs) Australia 26/0 (RR: 4.33)

    • AC Gilchrist 19 (29b 3x4)
    • SM Katich 4 (9b)
    • CK Langeveldt 3-0-22-0
    • SM Pollock 3-1-4-0
6.1

Pollock to Katich, no run, good line and back of a length, Katich on the back foot defending

6.2

Pollock to Katich, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Katich lets it go past, fielded by Boucher

6.3

Pollock to Katich, no run, gets a bottom edge behind the wicket.

6.4

Pollock to Katich, no run, Pollock to Katich, moves across and lets the ball go outside off stump, Katich is very watchful

6.5

Pollock to Katich, no run, Pollock to Katich, gets in line and pushes to mid-off.

6.6

Pollock to Katich, no run, Pollock to Katich, left alone outside off stump.

Change in bowling, Hall comes into the attack.

End of over 7 (maiden) Australia 26/0 (RR: 3.71)

    • SM Katich 4 (15b)
    • AC Gilchrist 19 (29b 3x4)
    • SM Pollock 4-2-4-0
    • CK Langeveldt 3-0-22-0
7.1

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, Hall to Gilchrist, driven to mid-on, hint of swing for Hall.

7.2

Hall to Gilchrist, 2 runs, Hall to Gilchrist, short ball pitched outside leg stump, Gilchrist on the back-foot mistimes a pull to deep backward square leg.

7.3

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, Hall to Gilchrist, driven to mid-off.

7.4

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, Hall to Gilchrist, good ball pitched outside off stump, bit of width, cuts and misses.

7.5

Hall to Gilchrist, 1 wide, Hall to Gilchrist, down the leg side, signalled wide.

7.5

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, Hall to Gilchrist, driven to extra-cover, no chance of a run.

7.6

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, quicker delivery this time, Gilchrist pulls and gets beaten.

End of over 8 (3 runs) Australia 29/0 (RR: 3.62)

    • AC Gilchrist 21 (35b 3x4)
    • SM Katich 4 (15b)
    • AJ Hall 1-0-3-0
    • SM Pollock 4-2-4-0
8.1

Pollock to Katich, no run, defended back to the bowler.

8.2

Pollock to Katich, 1 run, played to midwicket, quick single taken, Hall has a shy at the stumps.

8.3

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, bit of width outside off stump, Gilchrist cuts, gets an edge.

8.4

Pollock to Gilchrist, 2 runs, driven nicely on the up to deep extra-cover for two runs, well timed shot.

8.5

Pollock to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length delivery, Gilchrist plays but misses the ball, fielded by Boucher

8.6

Pollock to Gilchrist, 1 run, short of length, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to thirdman for a single.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Australia 33/0 (RR: 3.66)

    • AC Gilchrist 24 (39b 3x4)
    • SM Katich 5 (17b)
    • SM Pollock 5-2-8-0
    • AJ Hall 1-0-3-0
9.1

Hall to Gilchrist, FOUR, short of length, Gilchrist cuts, gets a bottom edge, the ball bounces over the keeper to the fence.

9.2

Hall to Gilchrist, 3 runs, bit of width outside off stump, driven nicely to deep cover-point for two runs.

9.3

Hall to Katich, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Katich gets an edge

9.4

Hall to Katich, 1 run, good length but down leg, Katich hits it on the leg side to long leg for a single.

9.5

Hall to Gilchrist, 2 runs, just short of a length, Gilchrist pulls it away, mistimes it high in the air wide of mid-on.

9.6

Hall to Gilchrist, OUT, gone! short of length on the stumps, Gilchrist misses the pull shot, ball clips the top of off stump. First breakthrough for South Africa.

AC Gilchrist b Hall 33 (41m 43b 4x4 0x6) SR: 76.74

Powerplay signalled by Umpire Dar (11-20)

End of over 10 (12 runs) Australia 45/1 (RR: 4.50)

    • SM Katich 8 (19b)
    • AJ Hall 2-0-15-1
    • SM Pollock 5-2-8-0
10.1

Pollock to Katich, no run, length ball, Katich leaves it

10.2

Pollock to Katich, no run, pushed to mid-on.

10.3

Pollock to Katich, no run, pitched outside off stump, Katich lets the ball go.

10.4

Pollock to Katich, 1 run, flicked in the air in front of square leg, short of Dippenaar there, single taken.

10.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, line and length, Ponting defends it

10.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, line and length, Ponting lets it go past

End of over 11 (1 run) Australia 46/1 (RR: 4.18)

    • RT Ponting 0 (2b)
    • SM Katich 9 (23b)
    • SM Pollock 6-2-9-0
    • AJ Hall 2-0-15-1
11.1

Hall to Katich, 1 run, played behind the square leg for a single.

11.2

Hall to Ponting, no run, short of length, Ponting moves forward and misses, gets hit on the body.

11.3

Hall to Ponting, no run, pitched wide outside off stump, swinging away, left alone.

11.4

Hall to Ponting, no run, pushed to mid-on.

11.5

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, played to square leg, quick single taken, Prince has a shy at the stumps, misses it.

11.6

Hall to Katich, no run, short of length, Katich mistimes the drive back to the bowler.

End of over 12 (2 runs) Australia 48/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • SM Katich 10 (25b)
    • RT Ponting 1 (6b)
    • AJ Hall 3-0-17-1
    • SM Pollock 6-2-9-0
12.1

van der Wath to Ponting, 1 run, good ball, comes back a bit, Ponting plays forward, gets an inside edge behind square leg, single taken.

12.2

van der Wath to Katich, no run, pushed to mid-off

12.3

van der Wath to Katich, no run, pitched outside off stump, drives and misses.

12.4

van der Wath to Katich, no run, driven off the back-foot to mid-off

12.5

van der Wath to Katich, 1 run, quick single taken to mid-on.

12.6

van der Wath to Ponting, FOUR, short of length, Ponting quickly pulls it in the air, one bounce into the square leg fence, good shot!

End of over 13 (6 runs) Australia 54/1 (RR: 4.15)

    • RT Ponting 6 (8b 1x4)
    • SM Katich 11 (29b)
    • JJ van der Wath 1-0-6-0
    • AJ Hall 3-0-17-1
13.1

Hall to Katich, FOUR, length ball, Katich drives through the on side

13.2

Hall to Katich, 2 runs, leg side delivery, Katich hits it into the leg side

13.3

Hall to Katich, 1 run, leg side delivery, Katich works it through the leg side, fielded by van der Wath at short fine leg.

13.4

Hall to Ponting, no run, good ball, defended to Gibbs at point.

13.5

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, played to midwicket, Prince dives and deflects the ball to Rudolph at mid-on, has a shy at the stumps and misses.

13.6

Hall to Katich, no run, driven back to the bowler.

End of over 14 (8 runs) Australia 62/1 (RR: 4.42)

    • SM Katich 18 (33b 1x4)
    • RT Ponting 7 (10b 1x4)
    • AJ Hall 4-0-25-1
    • JJ van der Wath 1-0-6-0
14.1

van der Wath to Ponting, no run, half volley, Ponting drives it away

14.2

van der Wath to Ponting, no run, good length delivery, Ponting driving, fielded by van der Wath

14.3

van der Wath to Ponting, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Ponting cuts off the back foot

14.4

van der Wath to Katich, FOUR, full and wide of the off stump, Katich drives in the air to long-off fence.

14.5

van der Wath to Katich, no run, full on the stumps, Katich drives on the front foot, fielded by Smith

14.6

van der Wath to Katich, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Katich works it through the leg side to deep square leg for a single.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Australia 68/1 (RR: 4.53)

    • SM Katich 23 (36b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 8 (13b 1x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 2-0-12-0
    • AJ Hall 4-0-25-1
15.1

Hall to Katich, no run, good line and just short of a length, Katich drives the ball off the back foot to cover

15.2

Hall to Katich, no run, good ball, Katich pushes to mid-on.

15.3

Hall to Katich, 2 runs, length ball outside the off stump, Katich drives it away, fielded by Prince at deep extra-cover.

15.4

Hall to Katich, no run, mistimes the drive back to the bowler

15.5

Hall to Katich, no run, mistimes the push to the off side.

15.6

Hall to Katich, no run, good tight bowling from Hall, Katich drives to the off side, but cannot beat the short cover fielder.

End of over 16 (2 runs) Australia 70/1 (RR: 4.37)

    • SM Katich 25 (42b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 8 (13b 1x4)
    • AJ Hall 5-0-27-1
    • JJ van der Wath 2-0-12-0
16.1

van der Wath to Ponting, 1 run, pitched outside off stump and coming in, pushes to mid-on for a single.

16.2

van der Wath to Katich, OUT, gone! good line, overpitched outside off stump, Katich mistimes the drive in the air to deep mid-on, Pollock runs forward and takes a good catch, wonderful effort there.

SM Katich c Pollock b van der Wath 25 (70m 43b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.13

That is drinks time. Welcome back, Australia are 71 for 2 in 16.2 overs.

16.3

van der Wath to Ponting, no run, length ball, Ponting pushes forward, fielded by Gibbs

16.4

van der Wath to Ponting, no run, line and length, Ponting defends it to the onside.

16.5

van der Wath to Ponting, 1 run, full delivery, Ponting driving to mid-on for a single.

16.6

van der Wath to Martyn, no run, good line and length delivery, Martyn defends off the back foot to the onside.

End of over 17 (2 runs) Australia 72/2 (RR: 4.23)

    • DR Martyn 0 (1b)
    • RT Ponting 10 (17b 1x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 3-0-14-1
    • AJ Hall 5-0-27-1
17.1

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, length but down leg, Ponting hits it into the leg side, fielded by Pollock at long leg, single taken.

17.2

Hall to Martyn, no run, good line and length delivery, Martyn defends it, fielded by Gibbs at point.

17.3

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Martyn driving, fielded by van der Wath at thirdman for a single.

17.4

Hall to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, swinging away, Ponting keeps it out to the off side.

17.5

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Ponting edges it, fielded by van der Wath at thirdman.

17.6

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, good line and just short of a length, Martyn edges it

End of over 18 (4 runs) Australia 76/2 (RR: 4.22)

    • DR Martyn 2 (4b)
    • RT Ponting 12 (20b 1x4)
    • AJ Hall 6-0-31-1
    • JJ van der Wath 3-0-14-1
18.1

van der Wath to Martyn, no run, Martyn gets an edge

18.2

van der Wath to Martyn, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Martyn drives through the on side, fielded by Smith

18.3

van der Wath to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, Ponting drives the ball off the back foot, fielded by Gibbs

18.4

van der Wath to Ponting, FOUR, good length delivery, Ponting hits it into the leg side

18.5

van der Wath to Ponting, 2 runs, good line and back of a length, Ponting gets an edge

18.6

van der Wath to Ponting, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Ponting cuts it

End of over 19 (7 runs) Australia 83/2 (RR: 4.36)

    • RT Ponting 18 (24b 2x4)
    • DR Martyn 3 (6b)
    • JJ van der Wath 4-0-21-1
    • AJ Hall 6-0-31-1
19.1

Langeveldt to Martyn, 2 runs, too full and on the pads, Martyn works it through the leg side

19.2

Langeveldt to Martyn, no run, short ball, Martyn defends it, fielded by Langeveldt

19.3

Langeveldt to Martyn, no run, Martyn edges it

19.4

Langeveldt to Martyn, no run, good line and length, Martyn drives

19.5

Langeveldt to Martyn, 3 runs, length ball outside the off stump, Martyn drives the ball through the off side

19.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Ponting cuts off the back foot

End of over 20 (6 runs) Australia 89/2 (RR: 4.45)

    • RT Ponting 19 (25b 2x4)
    • DR Martyn 8 (11b)
    • CK Langeveldt 4-0-28-0
    • JJ van der Wath 4-0-21-1
20.1

van der Wath to Ponting, 1 run, leg side delivery, Ponting hits it on the leg side, fielded by Dippenaar at deep square leg for a single.

20.2

van der Wath to Martyn, no run, length ball, Martyn pulls, misses the ball, fielded by Boucher

20.3

van der Wath to Martyn, 1 run, short of a length, rising delivery, Martyn glides it down to thirdman for a single, fielded by Hall

20.4

van der Wath to Ponting, 1 run, good line but too full, Ponting drives on the on side, fielded by Smith at mid-on.

20.5

van der Wath to Martyn, no run, length ball, Martyn defends to the off side.

20.6

van der Wath to Martyn, FOUR, full on the stumps, Martyn comes down the track to long-off, one bounce into the fence, good shot!

End of over 21 (7 runs) Australia 96/2 (RR: 4.57)

    • DR Martyn 13 (15b 1x4)
    • RT Ponting 21 (27b 2x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 5-0-28-1
    • CK Langeveldt 4-0-28-0
21.1

Langeveldt to Ponting, 2 runs, bit of width, Ponting cuts wide of thirdman for two runs.

21.2

Langeveldt to Ponting, 3 runs, good line and length, Ponting drives on the on side, fielded by Smith

21.3

Langeveldt to Martyn, 1 run, length ball outside the off stump, Martyn cuts it away

21.4

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Ponting drives through the off side to deep point.

21.5

Langeveldt to Martyn, 1 run, good length delivery, Martyn gets an edge to thirdman for a single.

21.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, length but down leg, Ponting pulls, fielded by Pollock at long leg, single taken.

Smith into the attack.

End of over 22 (9 runs) Australia 105/2 (RR: 4.77)

    • RT Ponting 28 (31b 2x4)
    • DR Martyn 15 (17b 1x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 5-0-37-0
    • JJ van der Wath 5-0-28-1
22.1

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, good length but down leg, Ponting hits it into the leg side, fielded by Gibbs at square leg

22.2

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, comes down the track and drives wide of long-on for a single.

22.3

Smith to Ponting, 2 runs, leg side delivery, Ponting hits it into the leg side, fielded by Langeveldt at fine leg, two runs taken.

22.4

Smith to Ponting, no run, good length delivery, Ponting hits it into the leg side

22.5

Smith to Ponting, 2 runs, full outside the off stump, Ponting drives it away, fielded by Pollock at wide of long-off.

22.6

Smith to Ponting, no run, good line and length, Ponting works it through the leg side, fielded by Rudolph

End of over 23 (6 runs) Australia 111/2 (RR: 4.82)

    • RT Ponting 33 (36b 2x4)
    • DR Martyn 16 (18b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 1-0-6-0
    • CK Langeveldt 5-0-37-0
23.1

Langeveldt to Martyn, FOUR, sends down a short one, Martyn plays a cut-shot in the air to thirdman fence.

23.2

Langeveldt to Martyn, 1 run, good line and length, Martyn defends it, fielded by Prince at extra-cover, quick single taken, a shy at the stumps, misses by a long way.

23.3

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, good length delivery, Ponting works it through the leg side

23.4

Langeveldt to Martyn, 1 run, half volley, Martyn drives it away to mid-on for a single.

23.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, wide outside off stump, Ponting misses the ball, fielded by Boucher

23.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, SIX, short and down leg, Ponting plays a pull-shot in the air over the deep backward square leg fence, good shot!

End of over 24 (13 runs) Australia 124/2 (RR: 5.16)

    • RT Ponting 40 (39b 2x4 1x6)
    • DR Martyn 22 (21b 2x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 6-0-50-0
    • GC Smith 1-0-6-0
24.1

Smith to Martyn, no run, good line and length delivery, Martyn sweeps and takes it on the pad.

24.2

Smith to Martyn, no run, good length delivery, Martyn hits it on the leg side

24.3

Smith to Martyn, 1 wide, leg side delivery, fielded by Boucher, wide down the leg side.

24.3

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, full delivery, Martyn driving

24.4

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, leg side delivery, Ponting hits it into the leg side, fielded by Gibbs, single taken

24.5

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, good length delivery, Martyn defends it, fielded by Hall at point, single taken.

24.6

Smith to Ponting, no run, good ball, Ponting defends it back to the bowler.

End of over 25 (4 runs) Australia 128/2 (RR: 5.12)

    • RT Ponting 41 (41b 2x4 1x6)
    • DR Martyn 24 (25b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 2-0-10-0
    • CK Langeveldt 6-0-50-0
25.1

Pollock to Martyn, no run, good line and length, Martyn drives the ball through the off side, fielded by van der Wath at backward-point.

25.2

Pollock to Martyn, 1 run, line and length, Martyn hits it into the leg side, wide of mid-on for a single.

25.3

Pollock to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, Ponting hits it into the leg side to midwicket.

25.4

Pollock to Ponting, no run, length ball, Ponting defends it away to the onside.

25.5

Pollock to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, Ponting works it through the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

25.6

Pollock to Ponting, no run, good line and length, Ponting pushes forward

End of over 26 (1 run) Australia 129/2 (RR: 4.96)

    • RT Ponting 41 (45b 2x4 1x6)
    • DR Martyn 25 (27b 2x4)
    • SM Pollock 7-2-10-0
    • GC Smith 2-0-10-0
26.1

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, just short of a length, Martyn pushes to backward-point for a single.

26.2

Smith to Ponting, no run, line and length, Ponting drives it away, fielded by Smith

26.3

Smith to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, Ponting works it through the leg side

26.4

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, good line and length, Ponting cuts it, fielded by Pollock at deep point.

26.5

Smith to Martyn, no run, leg side delivery, Martyn works it through the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

26.6

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, length but down leg, Martyn hits it on the leg side, fielded by Dippenaar in front of deep square leg.

End of over 27 (3 runs) Australia 132/2 (RR: 4.88)

    • DR Martyn 27 (30b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 42 (48b 2x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 3-0-13-0
    • SM Pollock 7-2-10-0
27.1

Pollock to Martyn, no run, good line and length, Martyn drives to mid-off.

27.2

Pollock to Martyn, no run, line and length, Martyn defends it, fielded by Pollock on his follow through

27.3

Pollock to Martyn, no run, good ball on target Martyn defends it, fielded by Pollock

27.4

Pollock to Martyn, no run, good ball once again, Martyn keeps it out.

27.5

Pollock to Martyn, no run, good line and length delivery, Martyn edges the ball to backward-point, opens up the face of the bat.

27.6

Pollock to Martyn, 1 run, down the leg side, Martyn hits it on the leg side to deep backward square leg for a single.

End of over 28 (1 run) Australia 133/2 (RR: 4.75)

    • DR Martyn 28 (36b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 42 (48b 2x4 1x6)
    • SM Pollock 8-2-11-0
    • GC Smith 3-0-13-0
28.1

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, short ball, Martyn drives off the back foot to deep mid-on for a single.

28.2

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, down the leg side, Ponting works it through the leg side, fielded by Prince behind square leg.

28.3

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, good line but full, Martyn drives the ball

28.4

Smith to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, Ponting hits it into the leg side, fielded by Prince

28.5

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, good line but full, Ponting drives the ball

28.6

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, short ball, turning in, Martyn hits it into the leg side in front of square leg for a single, fielded by Dippenaar.

Botha comes into the attack.

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 138/2 (RR: 4.75)

    • DR Martyn 31 (39b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 44 (51b 2x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 4-0-18-0
    • SM Pollock 8-2-11-0
29.1

Botha to Martyn, 2 runs, Botha to Martyn, down the leg side, played nicely to fine leg.

29.2

Botha to Martyn, no run, line and length, Martyn defends

29.3

Botha to Martyn, 1 leg bye, too full and on the pads, Martyn misses the ball

29.4

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

29.5

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, good length but down leg, Ponting works it through the leg side, fielded by van der Wath

29.6

Botha to Martyn, no run, leg side delivery, Martyn sweeps but misses the ball, fielded by Boucher

End of over 30 (4 runs) Australia 142/2 (RR: 4.73)

    • DR Martyn 33 (43b 2x4)
    • RT Ponting 45 (53b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 1-0-3-0
    • GC Smith 4-0-18-0
30.1

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, full delivery, Ponting driving

30.2

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, full on the stumps, Martyn hits it on the leg side, fielded by Dippenaar

30.3

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, good line but full, Ponting hits it into the leg side

30.4

Smith to Martyn, no run, line and length, Martyn keeps it out, fielded by Smith

30.5

Smith to Martyn, OUT, gone! tossed up wide outside off stump, Martyn drives, gets an edge to Botha at backward-point, who takes the catch, Smith Strikes.

DR Martyn c Botha b Smith 34 (55m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

Symonds is the new man in

30.6

Smith to Symonds, 1 run, full and outside the off stump, Symonds drives on the front foot, fielded by Hall at long-off, Symonds off the mark.

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 146/3 (RR: 4.70)

    • A Symonds 1 (1b)
    • RT Ponting 47 (55b 2x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 5-0-22-1
    • J Botha 1-0-3-0
31.1

Botha to Symonds, no run, too full and on the pads, Symonds works it through the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

31.2

Botha to Symonds, no run, full on the stumps, Symonds defends it away, fielded by Botha

31.3

Botha to Symonds, 2 runs, good length but down leg, Symonds hits it on the leg side

31.4

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Symonds drives through the on side

31.5

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, down the leg side, Ponting plays a pull-shot

31.6

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, good length but down leg, Symonds works it through the leg side

End of over 32 (5 runs) Australia 151/3 (RR: 4.71)

    • A Symonds 5 (6b)
    • RT Ponting 48 (56b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 2-0-8-0
    • GC Smith 5-0-22-1
32.1

Smith to Symonds, no run, length ball, Symonds defends it, fielded by Smith

32.2

Smith to Symonds, no run, line and length, Symonds keeps it out, fielded by Smith

32.3

Smith to Symonds, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Symonds drives

32.4

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, length ball, Ponting cuts it away

32.5

Smith to Symonds, no run, good length delivery, Symonds defends it away, fielded by Smith

32.6

Smith to Symonds, 2 runs, too full and on the pads, Symonds works it through the leg side, fielded by Dippenaar at deep square leg.

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 155/3 (RR: 4.69)

    • A Symonds 8 (11b)
    • RT Ponting 49 (57b 2x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 6-0-26-1
    • J Botha 2-0-8-0
33.1

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, Botha to Ponting, comes down the track and takes it on the full and drives it down the ground to long-on, 50! comes up for Ponting.

33.2

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

33.3

Botha to Symonds, no run, good line and length delivery, Symonds defends on the front foot

33.4

Botha to Symonds, no run, good line and length, Symonds hits it into the leg side

33.5

Botha to Symonds, no run, good length delivery, Symonds defends on the front foot

33.6

Botha to Symonds, no run, good line and length, Symonds hits it into the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 34 (1 run) Australia 156/3 (RR: 4.58)

    • A Symonds 8 (16b)
    • RT Ponting 50 (58b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 3-0-9-0
    • GC Smith 6-0-26-1
34.1

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, good line but too full, Ponting drives on the on side

34.2

Smith to Symonds, 1 run, full delivery, Symonds driving to long-on for a single

34.3

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, half volley, Ponting sweeps it away, fielded by Dippenaar at deep midwicket

34.4

Smith to Symonds, no run, good line and length delivery, Symonds works it through the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

34.5

Smith to Symonds, no run, full and on the legs, Symonds drives through the on side, fielded by Gibbs

34.6

Smith to Symonds, 1 run, full toss, Symonds driving it down the ground to long-on for a single.

That is drinks. Welcome back after the drinks break, Australia looking good at 160 for 3 in 35 overs. Good controlled bowling from the spinners, Smith and Botha.

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 160/3 (RR: 4.57)

    • A Symonds 10 (20b)
    • RT Ponting 52 (60b 2x4 1x6)
    • GC Smith 7-0-30-1
    • J Botha 3-0-9-0
35.1

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, good line but full, Symonds drives the ball to long-on for a single.

35.2

Botha to Ponting, no run, good line but over-pitched, Ponting hits it on the leg side

35.3

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, comes down the track, Ponting drives on the front foot to wide long-on for a single

35.4

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, leg side delivery, Symonds works it through the leg side

35.5

Botha to Ponting, OUT, gone! tossed up outside off stump, sweeps in the air to deep square leg, Van der Wath takes the catch.

RT Ponting c van der Wath b Botha 53 (102m 63b 2x4 1x6) SR: 84.12

Clarke is the new man in.

35.6

Botha to Clarke, no run, good line and length delivery, Clarke hits it into the leg side

End of over 36 (3 runs) Australia 163/4 (RR: 4.52)

    • MJ Clarke 0 (1b)
    • A Symonds 12 (22b)
    • J Botha 4-0-12-1
    • GC Smith 7-0-30-1
36.1

Smith to Symonds, no run, good line and length delivery, Symonds works it through the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

36.2

Smith to Symonds, 1 run, length but down leg, Symonds hits it into the leg side

36.3

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Clarke drives through the on side, fielded by Rudolph

36.4

Smith to Symonds, 2 runs, full and on the legs, Symonds edges it

36.5

Smith to Symonds, OUT, gone! run out! Symonds plays behind square leg, Clarke from the non striker's end takes off for a single, Prince quickly picks up the ball and throws to Smith, who runs out Clarke, tries to get back, too late

MJ Clarke run out 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

36.6

Smith to Symonds, 1 run, good line and length, Symonds drives on the on side

End of over 37 (5 runs) Australia 168/5 (RR: 4.54)

    • A Symonds 16 (27b)
    • MEK Hussey 0 (0b)
    • GC Smith 8-0-35-1
    • J Botha 4-0-12-1
37.1

Pollock to Symonds, no run, line and length, Symonds works it through the leg side

37.2

Pollock to Symonds, 1 run, good length delivery, Symonds cuts it away

37.3

Pollock to Hussey, no run, good length delivery, Hussey gets an edge

two quick wickets, now South Africa is in control of the match

37.4

Pollock to Hussey, 3 runs, good line but over-pitched, Hussey drives well wide of mid-off to the deep, three runs taken.

37.5

Pollock to Symonds, 1 run, leg side delivery, Symonds works it through the leg side, fielded by van der Wath at deep midwicket.

37.6

Pollock to Hussey, no run, good ball, Hussey defends, gets an inside edge past the stumps, behind the wicket.

End of over 38 (5 runs) Australia 173/5 (RR: 4.55)

    • MEK Hussey 3 (3b)
    • A Symonds 18 (30b)
    • SM Pollock 9-2-16-0
    • GC Smith 8-0-35-1
38.1

van der Wath to Symonds, 2 runs, bottom edge to thirdman, comes back for the second run, good running, Botha picks up the ball and throws it in.

38.2

van der Wath to Symonds, no run, length ball, Symonds defends it, fielded by van der Wath

38.3

van der Wath to Symonds, 1 run, good length delivery, Symonds drives on the on side

38.4

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, good line and length, Hussey cuts it

38.5

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, good line and back of a length, Hussey defends it to backward-point, Gibbs fields the ball.

38.6

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 wide, down the leg side, fielded by Boucher, signalled wide.

38.6

van der Wath to Hussey, 2 runs, wide of the off stump, Hussey drives through the off side, fielded by Dippenaar at deep backward-point, comes back for the second run.

End of over 39 (6 runs) Australia 179/5 (RR: 4.58)

    • MEK Hussey 5 (6b)
    • A Symonds 21 (33b)
    • JJ van der Wath 6-0-34-1
    • SM Pollock 9-2-16-0
39.1

Pollock to Symonds, 2 runs, good length but wide of the off stump, Symonds cuts

39.2

Pollock to Symonds, no run, length ball, Symonds works it through the leg side

39.3

Pollock to Symonds, 1 run, good line and length, Symonds defends it, fielded by van der Wath

39.4

Pollock to Hussey, no run, length ball, Hussey drives on the front foot

39.5

Pollock to Hussey, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Hussey plays a cut-shot, fielded by Prince

39.6

Pollock to Symonds, no run, good line and length delivery, Symonds driving, fielded by Pollock

Good spell of bowling from Pollock comes to an end, 10 overs for 20 runs.

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 183/5 (RR: 4.57)

    • A Symonds 24 (37b)
    • MEK Hussey 6 (8b)
    • SM Pollock 10-2-20-0
    • JJ van der Wath 6-0-34-1
40.1

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, down the leg side, Hussey hits it on the leg side, fielded by Botha at deep backward square leg.

40.2

van der Wath to Symonds, FOUR, wide of off stump, Symonds cuts off the back foot in the air, one bounce into the deep backward-point fence, good shot!

40.3

van der Wath to Symonds, no run, short leg side delivery, Symonds makes room and pulls to mid-on.

40.4

van der Wath to Symonds, 1 run, good line but full, Symonds mistimes the drive to deep mid-off for a single.

40.5

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, good length delivery, Hussey hits it on the leg side, slight misfield allows a single.

40.6

van der Wath to Symonds, 1 run, line and length, Symonds hits it into the leg side, fielded by Pollock at short fine leg, but has time to take a single.

Hall comes back. Field is spread for Symonds.

End of over 41 (8 runs) Australia 191/5 (RR: 4.65)

    • A Symonds 30 (41b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 8 (10b)
    • JJ van der Wath 7-0-42-1
    • SM Pollock 10-2-20-0
41.1

Hall to Symonds, 1 run, straight full toss, Symonds drives through the off side, fielded by Dippenaar

41.2

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, wide of the off stump, Hussey drives through the off side, fielded by Prince, the sweeper cover.

41.3

Hall to Symonds, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Symonds drives, fielded by Botha at deep extra-cover.

41.4

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, wide half volley, Hussey drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Prince at deep extra-cover

41.5

Hall to Symonds, 1 run, good line and length, Symonds edges the ball to point, goes for the pull.

41.6

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, full toss down leg, Hussey hits it on the leg side, attempted yorker, dug out.

Umpires have changed the ball

End of over 42 (6 runs) Australia 197/5 (RR: 4.69)

    • MEK Hussey 11 (13b)
    • A Symonds 33 (44b 1x4)
    • AJ Hall 7-0-37-1
    • JJ van der Wath 7-0-42-1
42.1

van der Wath to Hussey, 2 runs, length but down leg, Hussey misses the ball, off the pad to fine leg, two leg byes taken.

42.2

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, length ball, Hussey pushes to thirdman for a single, 200! up for Australia

42.3

van der Wath to Symonds, 1 run, Yorker dug out to long-off for a single.

42.4

van der Wath to Hussey, FOUR, good line and length delivery, Hussey drives it away in the air to wide long-on, one bounce into the fence.

42.5

van der Wath to Hussey, 2 runs, half volley, Hussey drives it away, fielded by Dippenaar at deep extra-cover.

42.6

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, good line and length, Hussey cuts it to thirdman for a single.

End of over 43 (11 runs) Australia 208/5 (RR: 4.83)

    • MEK Hussey 21 (18b 1x4)
    • A Symonds 34 (45b 1x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 8-0-53-1
    • AJ Hall 7-0-37-1
43.1

Hall to Hussey, no run, Hussey edges the ball

43.2

Hall to Hussey, no run, full down leg side, Hussey hits it into the leg side, fielded by Smith

43.3

Hall to Hussey, no run, full delivery, Hussey driving, fielded by Hall

43.4

Hall to Hussey, no run, good yorker outside off stump, Hussey plays and misses.

43.5

Hall to Hussey, FOUR, full and on the legs, Hussey glances it fine to the fence, good shot!, bad bowling.

43.6

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, good line but too full, Hussey drives through the off side, fielded by Kemp at extra-cover for a single.

Smith comes back

End of over 44 (5 runs) Australia 213/5 (RR: 4.84)

    • MEK Hussey 26 (24b 2x4)
    • A Symonds 34 (45b 1x4)
    • AJ Hall 8-0-42-1
    • JJ van der Wath 8-0-53-1
44.1

Smith to Hussey, no run, good line and length, Hussey defends on the front foot, fielded by Smith

44.2

Smith to Hussey, no run, full delivery, Hussey driving, fielded by Gibbs at extra-cover.

44.3

Smith to Hussey, 1 run, half volley, Hussey drives it away to long-off for a single.

44.4

Smith to Symonds, 1 run, comes down the track and takes it on the full, Symonds drives through the on side, fielded by van der Wath

44.5

Smith to Hussey, 1 run, good line and length, Hussey defends on the front foot

44.6

Smith to Symonds, 2 runs, comes down the track and makes it a half volley, Symonds drives it away to long-off, comes back for the second run.

End of over 45 (5 runs) Australia 218/5 (RR: 4.84)

    • A Symonds 37 (47b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 28 (28b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 9-0-40-1
    • AJ Hall 8-0-42-1
45.1

Hall to Hussey, no run, good yorker, comes down the track and gets beaten, excellent bowling.

45.2

Hall to Hussey, no run, excellent bowling, yorker dug out to the off side.

45.3

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, full on the stumps, Hussey drives on the front foot to deep mid-off for a single.

45.4

Hall to Symonds, no run, yorker, Symonds makes room and drives through the off side, fielded by Smith at extra-cover.

45.5

Hall to Symonds, 1 run, Excellent stuff again, yorker, Symonds digs it out to the off side, single taken.

45.6

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, line and length, Hussey drives, gets an edge, just short of Rudolph at backward-point.

Good over from Hall.

End of over 46 (3 runs) Australia 221/5 (RR: 4.80)

    • MEK Hussey 30 (32b 2x4)
    • A Symonds 38 (49b 1x4)
    • AJ Hall 9-0-45-1
    • GC Smith 9-0-40-1
46.1

Smith to Hussey, 1 run, full on the stumps, Hussey edges it

46.2

Smith to Symonds, FOUR, full toss, Symonds driving well over the Umpire to the long-off fence, good shot!

46.3

Smith to Symonds, SIX, comes down the track, bit high, Symonds pulls well in the air over the midwicket fence for a MAXIMUM!

46.4

Smith to Symonds, 2 runs, full on the stumps, Symonds drives on the front foot, Aleem Dar just gets out of the way.

46.5

Smith to Symonds, 2 runs, full toss wide of off stump, Symonds driving, fielded by Prince at deep point.

46.6

Smith to Symonds, FOUR, too full and on the pads, Symonds works it through the leg side

Van der Wath comes back.

End of over 47 (19 runs) Australia 240/5 (RR: 5.10)

    • A Symonds 56 (54b 3x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 31 (33b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 10-0-59-1
    • AJ Hall 9-0-45-1
47.1

van der Wath to Hussey, FOUR, full and on the legs, Hussey hits it on the leg side in the air to midwicket fence, good shot!

47.2

van der Wath to Hussey, FOUR, full toss, Hussey drives through the off side to the extra-cover fence, good shot!

47.3

van der Wath to Hussey, FOUR, half volley, Hussey drives it away down the ground to long-off fence, wonderful batting from Hussey.

Coming round the wicket.

47.4

van der Wath to Hussey, FOUR, wide full toss, Hussey drives well to the extra-cover fence, 4 balls 4 boundaries, bad bowling.

47.5

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey keeps it out, to backward-point for a single.

47.6

van der Wath to Symonds, no run, Good yorker on the middle and leg, dug out by Symonds back to the bowler.

Hall to bowl now

End of over 48 (17 runs) Australia 257/5 (RR: 5.35)

    • A Symonds 56 (55b 3x4 1x6)
    • MEK Hussey 48 (38b 6x4)
    • JJ van der Wath 9-0-70-1
    • GC Smith 10-0-59-1
48.1

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, good line but too full, Hussey drives through the off side, fielded by Dippenaar at deep cover, single taken, bad throw from him.

48.2

Hall to Symonds, FOUR, full toss wide of off stump, Symonds comes down the track and makes room and hits it well to the point fence, good shot!

48.3

Hall to Symonds, no run, half volley, Symonds edges the ball, fielded by Hall

48.4

Hall to Symonds, 1 run, yorker length, Symonds gets an edge, fielded by Boucher

48.5

Hall to Hussey, FOUR, comes down the track and drives, gets an edge, ball races to thirdman fence.

48.6

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, good line but too full, Hussey drives through the off side, fielded by van der Wath to long-off for a single.

Final over coming up.

End of over 49 (11 runs) Australia 268/5 (RR: 5.46)

    • MEK Hussey 54 (41b 7x4)
    • A Symonds 61 (58b 4x4 1x6)
    • AJ Hall 10-0-56-1
    • JJ van der Wath 9-0-70-1
49.1

van der Wath to Hussey, FOUR, good line but over-pitched, Hussey hits it on the leg side in the air to midwicket fence, one bounce into the fence, good shot!

back over the wicket

49.2

van der Wath to Hussey, FOUR, wide outside the off stump, Hussey driving well past the diving extra-cover to the fence, good batting from Hussey.

49.3

van der Wath to Hussey, OUT, gone! slower ball, Hussey too early into the shot, gets bowled, good ball from Van der Wath.

MEK Hussey b van der Wath 62 (58m 44b 9x4 0x6) SR: 140.90

Lee comes to bat

49.4

van der Wath to Lee, 1 bye, good bouncer, Lee misses the ball, they take a bye

49.5

van der Wath to Symonds, FOUR, full toss, Symonds driving well to the cover-point fence, good shot!

49.6

van der Wath to Symonds, OUT, run out! full toss, Symonds tries to play to the onside, gets an inside edge onto the pads, takes off for a single, Van der Wath quickly in picks up the ball and throws down the stumps at the bowlers end, Symonds short of the crease.

A Symonds run out 65 (84m 60b 5x4 1x6) SR: 108.33

Australia finish on 281 in their 50 overs, Hussey and Symonds put up a good partnership, scoring quickly, wonderful batting! Please join us after the break for the South African run chase. Welcome back, it is going to be an interesting run chase, please stay tuned. The umpires are out in the middle The openers walking in, Aussie players too on the field now. It will be Lee bowling to Smith. Here we go

End of over 50 (13 runs) Australia 281/7

    • B Lee 0 (1b)
    • JJ van der Wath 10-0-82-2
    • AJ Hall 10-0-56-1
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