VB Series, 2005/06 / Wicket commentary

VB Series - 10th match

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 80 runs

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

Australia 45/1   SM Katich 8* (19b)   AJ Hall 2-0-15-1

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

Australia 71/2   RT Ponting 9* (14b 1x4)   JJ van der Wath 2.2-0-13-1

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

Australia 145/3   RT Ponting 47* (55b 2x4 1x6)   GC Smith 4.5-0-21-1

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

Australia 163/4   A Symonds 12* (22b)   J Botha 3.5-0-12-1

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

Australia 167/5   A Symonds 15* (26b)   GC Smith 7.5-0-34-1

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

Australia 276/6   A Symonds 61* (58b 4x4 1x6)   JJ van der Wath 9.3-0-78-2

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 281/7   B Lee 0* (1b)   JJ van der Wath 10-0-82-2
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

Feb 3, 2006

Rahul Dravid and Younis Khan hold the ODI series trophy at the launch ceremony , India in Pakistan 2005-06

Rahul Dravid and Younis Khan hold the ODI series trophy at the launch ceremony

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Feb 3, 2006

James Hopes is blinded by his cap after falling backwards to take the catch that dismissed Justin Kemp,  Australia v South Africa, VB Series, Melbourne, February 3 2006

James Hopes is blinded by his cap after falling backwards to take the catch that dismissed Justin Kemp

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