VB Series, 2005/06 / Commentary

VB Series - 11th match

Australia v South Africa

Australia won by 57 runs

0.1

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, wide of off stump, Gilchrist leaves it

0.2

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length, Gilchrist keeps it out

0.3

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, short ball, Gilchrist misses the ball

0.4

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 1 run, down the leg side, Gilchrist hits it into the leg side, fielded by Zondeki

0.5

van der Wath to Katich, no run, good line and length delivery, Katich defends it, fielded by Hall

0.6

van der Wath to Katich, no run, short and down leg, Katich plays and misses

Zondeki to share the new ball

End of over 1 (1 run) Australia 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
SM Katich    0* (2b)      JJ van der Wath    1-0-1-0
AC Gilchrist    1* (4b)     

1.1

Zondeki to Gilchrist, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

1.1

Zondeki to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length delivery, Gilchrist defends it away, fielded by Zondeki

1.2

Zondeki to Gilchrist, no run, good line and just short of a length, Gilchrist keeps it out, fielded by Prince

1.3

Zondeki to Gilchrist, FOUR, full on the stumps, Gilchrist drives on the front foot

1.4

Zondeki to Gilchrist, 1 wide, length but down leg

1.4

Zondeki to Gilchrist, 3 runs, short of a length, Gilchrist drives the ball off the back foot, fielded by Gibbs

1.5

Zondeki to Katich, no run, leg side delivery, Katich pads up

1.6

Zondeki to Katich, no run, short and wide of off stump, Katich cuts it, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 2 (9 runs) Australia 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
SM Katich    0* (4b)      M Zondeki    1-0-9-0
AC Gilchrist    8* (8b 1x4)      JJ van der Wath    1-0-1-0

2.1

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, length ball, Gilchrist plays but misses the ball

2.2

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, pitched up a bit, Gilchrist drives beautifully down the ground to long-off fence

2.3

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length delivery, Gilchrist defends it away, fielded by Prince

2.4

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, length ball but wide outside off stump, Gilchrist slashes and gets the big ede, one bounce into thirdman fence

2.5

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 1 wide, swinging down the legside

2.5

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, full and wide of the off stump, Gilchrist just stands and drives through extra-cover, ball races away to the fence

2.6

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, batsman cuts it over point to the ropes

End of over 3 (17 runs) Australia 27/0 (RR: 9.00)
AC Gilchrist    24* (14b 5x4)      JJ van der Wath    2-0-18-0
SM Katich    0* (4b)      M Zondeki    1-0-9-0

3.1

Zondeki to Katich, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Katich mistimes the drive to cover

3.2

Zondeki to Katich, 1 run, short and wide of the off stump, Katich cuts off the back foot, fielded by Hall

3.3

Zondeki to Gilchrist, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Gilchrist square drives straight to Gibbs at backward point

3.4

Zondeki to Gilchrist, 3 runs, good bouncer, Gilchrist hooks and gets the top edge, ball goes high up in the air over the keeper, Wath does well to stop

3.5

Zondeki to Katich, no run, just short of a length, Katich defends it, fielded by Prince

3.6

Zondeki to Katich, no run, short and wide, Katich goes for the cut and misses it

End of over 4 (4 runs) Australia 31/0 (RR: 7.75)
SM Katich    1* (8b)      M Zondeki    2-0-13-0
AC Gilchrist    27* (16b 5x4)      JJ van der Wath    2-0-18-0

4.1

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, cutting away a bit, driven on the up to cover

4.2

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 1 run, full and on the pads, Gilchrist flicks it off to deep square leg

4.3

van der Wath to Katich, no run, half volley on the off stump, Katich drives but a good fielding from Rudolph at short cover saves runs

4.4

van der Wath to Katich, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, Katich glances nicely to fine leg

4.5

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 2 runs, good line and length delivery on the middle and off stump, Gilchrist drives down straight for a couple of runs

4.6

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, full delivery, Gilchrist drives it straight, Van der Wath does well to stop on his follow-through

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia 35/0 (RR: 7.00)
AC Gilchrist    30* (20b 5x4)      JJ van der Wath    3-0-22-0
SM Katich    2* (10b)      M Zondeki    2-0-13-0

5.1

Zondeki to Katich, FOUR, short ball on the middle stump and moving away, Katich rocks back and pulls over the square leg fielder, good shot!

5.2

Zondeki to Katich, 1 run, good line and length, Katich pushes forward, fielded by Botha

5.3

Zondeki to Gilchrist, FOUR, pitched up and given width, Gilchrist slams on the front-foot to cover fence

5.4

Zondeki to Gilchrist, 1 run, good line and just short of a length, Gilchrist plays a pull, fielded by Botha

5.5

Zondeki to Katich, 1 run, just short of a length, Katich gets an edge, fielded by Botha

5.6

Zondeki to Gilchrist, FOUR, wide outside the off stump, Gilchrist cuts off the back foot

End of over 6 (15 runs) Australia 50/0 (RR: 8.33)
AC Gilchrist    39* (23b 7x4)      M Zondeki    3-0-28-0
SM Katich    8* (13b 1x4)      JJ van der Wath    3-0-22-0

6.1

van der Wath to Katich, 1 run, short and wide of the off stump, Katich cuts off the back foot, fielded by Hall

6.2

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, short leg side delivery, Gilchrist defends off the back foot, fielded by van der Wath

6.3

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Gilchrist drives it away

6.4

van der Wath to Katich, 1 run, short ball, Katich hits it on the leg side, fielded by Botha

6.5

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 2 runs, short leg side delivery, Gilchrist works it through the leg side, fielded by Botha

6.6

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, full down leg side, Gilchrist hits it into the leg side

Hall comes into the attack

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 59/0 (RR: 8.42)
AC Gilchrist    46* (27b 8x4)      JJ van der Wath    4-0-31-0
SM Katich    10* (15b 1x4)      M Zondeki    3-0-28-0

7.1

Hall to Katich, 1 wide, swinging down the legside

7.1

Hall to Katich, 1 run, full and on the legs, Katich flicks to fine leg

7.2

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, short of good length on the off stump, swinging in, defended down the wicket

7.3

Hall to Gilchrist, FOUR, full length ball on the off stump, Gilchrist drives it beautifully down the ground to long-off fence

7.4

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, fraction short on the off stump, batsman goes to pull but the swing beats him, clips the pads to Boucher

7.5

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, good line but over-pitched, Gilchrist drives and gets the bottom edge, ball rolls down to keeper

7.6

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, length ball outside the off stump, Gilchrist leaves the ball

End of over 8 (6 runs) Australia 65/0 (RR: 8.12)
AC Gilchrist    50* (32b 9x4)      AJ Hall    1-0-6-0
SM Katich    11* (16b 1x4)      JJ van der Wath    4-0-31-0

8.1

van der Wath to Katich, OUT, OUT!!fraction short outside off stump, nipping away, Katich goes for the cut and gets the outside edge, good catch taken by Kemp at wide first slip

SM Katich c Kemp b van der Wath 11 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.70

Ponting comes in

8.2

van der Wath to Ponting, 1 run, line and length, Ponting keeps it out to vacant mid-wicket

8.3

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length delivery, coming in, Gilchrist inside edges the ball onto his pads

8.4

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, length ball outside the off stump, Gilchrist drives on the up to cover fence, amazing hit!

8.5

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, full length ball swinging in, batsman drives to Zondeki at mid-on

8.6

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 1 run, fraction short on the middle and leg stump, pulled away to deep square leg

End of over 9 (6 runs) Australia 71/1 (RR: 7.88)
AC Gilchrist    55* (36b 10x4)      JJ van der Wath    5-0-37-1
RT Ponting    1* (1b)      AJ Hall    1-0-6-0

9.1

Hall to Gilchrist, 1 run, short of a length, Gilchrist works it through the leg side to deep mid-wicket

9.2

Hall to Ponting, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Ponting shoulders arms to it

9.3

Hall to Ponting, no run, half volley on the off stump, Ponting drives nicely but straight to mid-on

9.4

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, good length and around the off stump, Ponting pushes and gets an inside edge to square leg

9.5

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, line and length, Gilchrist defends it, fielded by Rudolph

9.6

Hall to Gilchrist, 1 run, full ball and swinging in, Gilchrist drives wide of mid-oon fielder

End of over 10 (3 runs) Australia 74/1 (RR: 7.40)
AC Gilchrist    57* (39b 10x4)      AJ Hall    2-0-9-0
RT Ponting    2* (4b)      JJ van der Wath    5-0-37-1

10.1

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, good line and length delivery, Gilchrist defends it away

10.2

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, wide full toss, Gilchrist drives on the front-foot to cover point fence

10.3

van der Wath to Gilchrist, FOUR, good length ball just wide, Gilchrist drives and mistims his drive in the air but wide of Prince, ball anyway rols onto the fence

10.4

van der Wath to Gilchrist, no run, length ball, Gilchrist defends it away, fielded by Prince

10.5

van der Wath to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, good length ball on the stumps, batsman swings across and gets on the pads, loud shout turned down, thats out but a poor decision from Dar

10.6

van der Wath to Ponting, no run, length ball, Ponting drives on the front-foot and gets beaten by the outswinger

End of over 11 (9 runs) Australia 83/1 (RR: 7.54)
RT Ponting    2* (5b)      JJ van der Wath    6-0-45-1
AC Gilchrist    65* (44b 12x4)      AJ Hall    2-0-9-0

11.1

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, full on the stumps, Gilchrist drives on the front foot but mistimes down the wicket

11.2

Hall to Gilchrist, 1 run, line and length, Gilchrist works it through the leg side, fielded by Rudolph

11.3

Hall to Ponting, 3 runs, full on the stumps, Ponting drives on the front foot wide of mid-on fielder

11.4

Hall to Gilchrist, FOUR, Gilchrist charges down the track and lofts it over mid-off fielder, marvellous shot!

11.5

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, Gilchrist pushes to offside

11.6

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, yorker length ball outside off stump, batsman pushes and gets beaten

End of over 12 (8 runs) Australia 91/1 (RR: 7.58)
AC Gilchrist    70* (49b 13x4)      AJ Hall    3-0-17-0
RT Ponting    5* (6b)      JJ van der Wath    6-0-45-1

12.1

Zondeki to Ponting, FOUR, leg side delivery, Ponting works it through the leg side fine to the ropes

12.2

Zondeki to Ponting, no run, good length delivery, Ponting leaves it alone

12.3

Zondeki to Ponting, 1 run, length ball, Ponting defends it on the front-foot to extra-cover, Prince picks and hits directly at the bowlers end but Ponting well in

12.4

Zondeki to Gilchrist, 2 runs, short of a length, Gilchrist driving off the back foot wide of third man

12.5

Zondeki to Gilchrist, 3 runs, full down leg side, Gilchrist hits it into the leg side, Boucher fails to collect it cleanly and they take another run

12.6

Zondeki to Ponting, FOUR, line and length, Ponting drives the ball on the up through the off side, magnificient shot!

End of over 13 (14 runs) Australia 105/1 (RR: 8.07)
RT Ponting    14* (10b 2x4)      M Zondeki    4-0-42-0
AC Gilchrist    75* (51b 13x4)      AJ Hall    3-0-17-0

13.1

Hall to Gilchrist, FOUR, good line but full, Gilchrist drives the ball through the off side

13.2

Hall to Gilchrist, 2 runs, length but down leg, Gilchrist hits it into the leg side, fielded by Botha

13.3

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, good length delivery, Gilchrist keeps it out, fielded by Prince

13.4

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, length ball, Gilchrist driving, fielded by Dippenaar

13.5

Hall to Gilchrist, no run, full and on the legs, Gilchrist plays and misses the ball

13.6

Hall to Gilchrist, 1 run, good length and on the off stump, swinging in, batsman mistimes his off-drive, ball rolls to mid-on, quick single taken

End of over 14 (7 runs) Australia 112/1 (RR: 8.00)
AC Gilchrist    82* (57b 14x4)      AJ Hall    4-0-24-0
RT Ponting    14* (10b 2x4)      M Zondeki    4-0-42-0

14.1

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

14.2

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 run, too full and on the pads, Gilchrist drives on the on side, fielded by Rudolph

14.3

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 wide, leg side delivery

14.3

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, line and length, Ponting defends, fielded by Prince

14.4

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, 1 run, short and wide of off stump, Gilchrist cuts off the back foot, fielded by van der Wath

14.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 wide

14.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, FOUR, full on the stumps, Ponting drives on the front foot

14.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, half volley, Ponting drives it away, fielded by Smith

End of over 15 (9 runs) Australia 121/1 (RR: 8.06)
RT Ponting    19* (13b 3x4)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-9-0
AC Gilchrist    84* (60b 14x4)      AJ Hall    4-0-24-0

15.1

Hall to Gilchrist, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, Gilchrist gets an edge, fielded by Langeveldt

15.2

Hall to Ponting, FOUR, good line but full, Ponting drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Prince

15.3

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

15.4

Hall to Ponting, FOUR, short of a length, Ponting cuts it away

15.5

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Ponting edges it, fielded by Prince

15.6

Hall to Gilchrist, 1 run, full and on the legs, Gilchrist hits it on the leg side, fielded by van der Wath

End of over 16 (11 runs) Australia 132/1 (RR: 8.25)
AC Gilchrist    86* (62b 14x4)      AJ Hall    5-0-35-0
RT Ponting    28* (17b 5x4)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-9-0

16.1

Smith to Gilchrist, 1 run, good line and length, Gilchrist drives, fielded by van der Wath

16.2

Smith to Ponting, 1 wide, leg side delivery

16.2

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, full and wide of the off stump, Ponting drives, fielded by van der Wath

16.3

Smith to Gilchrist, no run, good line but too full, Gilchrist works it through the leg side, fielded by Kemp

16.4

Smith to Gilchrist, 1 run, full on the stumps, Gilchrist drives on the front foot, fielded by Rudolph

16.5

Smith to Ponting, no run, full delivery, Ponting defends it, fielded by Smith

16.6

Smith to Ponting, 2 runs, length but down leg, Ponting works it through the leg side, fielded by Rudolph

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 138/1 (RR: 8.11)
RT Ponting    31* (20b 5x4)      GC Smith    1-0-6-0
AC Gilchrist    88* (65b 14x4)      AJ Hall    5-0-35-0

17.1

Langeveldt to Gilchrist, OUT, short ball on the off stump, moving away, Gilchrist goes back and pulls, gets the top edge and ball goes high up in the air, Boucher gets underneath and takes the skier

AC Gilchrist c †Boucher b Langeveldt 88 (66b 14x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

17.2

Langeveldt to Symonds, no run, bouncer, batsman ducks underneath

17.3

Langeveldt to Symonds, 1 run, short ball, Symonds defends to short fine leg

17.4

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, good line but too full, Ponting pushes down the wicket

17.5

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, short ball, Ponting defends it back to the bowler

17.6

Langeveldt to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball around the off stump, batsman drives and mistimes wide of mid-off fielder

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 140/2 (RR: 7.77)
RT Ponting    32* (23b 5x4)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-11-1
A Symonds    1* (2b)      GC Smith    1-0-6-0

18.1

Hall to Ponting, 2 runs, just short of a length, Ponting pushes it off the back foot in front of point

18.2

Hall to Ponting, FOUR, good line and length delivery outside off stump, Ponting drives beautifully in front of point, ball races away to the fence

18.3

Hall to Ponting, no run, length ball, Ponting drives through the off side, fielded by Prince

18.4

Hall to Ponting, no run, good line and length, Ponting defends it away to backward point

18.5

Hall to Ponting, no run, line and length, Ponting pushes it back to the bowler

18.6

Hall to Ponting, 1 run, width outside off stump, Ponting cuts it to thirdman

End of over 19 (7 runs) Australia 147/2 (RR: 7.73)
RT Ponting    39* (29b 6x4)      AJ Hall    6-0-42-0
A Symonds    1* (2b)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-11-1

19.1

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, Ponting defends it away to mid-off

19.2

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, slower and full outside off stump, tapped away to covers

19.3

Langeveldt to Ponting, no run, good line and length around the off stump, Ponting hits but not a well-timed shot to mid-on

19.4

Langeveldt to Ponting, (no ball) 1 run, full on the off stump, flicked away to deep square leg

19.4

Langeveldt to Symonds, no run, good length delivery, Symonds defends it, fielded by Gibbs

19.5

Langeveldt to Symonds, no run, good line and length delivery, Symonds drives it away, fielded by Prince

19.6

Langeveldt to Symonds, FOUR, pitched up on the off stump, Symonds drives it hard down the ground to long-on fence

End of over 20 (6 runs) Australia 153/2 (RR: 7.65)
A Symonds    5* (5b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-17-1
RT Ponting    40* (33b 6x4)      AJ Hall    6-0-42-0

20.1

van der Wath to Ponting, 3 runs, good length delivery, Ponting tries to loft it over mid-on but ball goes flat and wide of Hall at mid-on, good attempt by Hall but couldnt latch onto it

20.2

van der Wath to Symonds, no run, good length delivery, Symonds leaves it alone

20.3

van der Wath to Symonds, no run, Symonds looks to loft it over cover but gets the bottom edge to point

20.4

van der Wath to Symonds, no run, short ball, Symonds defends to short cover, Ponting backs up too far but returns quickly to the crease

20.5

van der Wath to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds makes room and tries to smash through offside, gets the inside edge to mid-wicket

20.6

van der Wath to Ponting, FOUR, full on the stumps, Ponting lofts it straight and ball falls just in front of the ropes, great shot!

Botha onto the attack

End of over 21 (8 runs) Australia 161/2 (RR: 7.66)
RT Ponting    47* (35b 7x4)      JJ van der Wath    7-0-53-1
A Symonds    6* (9b 1x4)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-17-1

21.1

Botha to Symonds, 1 leg bye, turning down the legstump, glanced to short fine leg and a quick single taken

21.2

Botha to Ponting, 2 runs, short ball down the legside, pulled away to deep backward square leg

21.3

Botha to Ponting, 2 runs, flighted ball, Ponting sweeps and gets the top edge but ball falls in front of Hall at deep square leg

21.4

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

21.5

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Ponting drives through the on side, fielded by Dippenaar

21.6

Botha to Symonds, 1 run, good line but too full, Symonds drives on the on side, fielded by Dippenaar

Smith back into the attack

End of over 22 (7 runs) Australia 168/2 (RR: 7.63)
A Symonds    7* (11b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-6-0
RT Ponting    52* (39b 7x4)      JJ van der Wath    7-0-53-1

22.1

Smith to Symonds, OUT, arm ball just outside off stump, Symonds tries to hit over straight, mistimes it completely and ball goes in the air, Hall at mid-off runs back and takes a very good catch

A Symonds c Hall b Smith 7 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

22.2

Smith to Ponting, FOUR, straight full toss, Ponting drives it away

22.3

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, full and on the legs, Ponting hits it on the leg side, fielded by van der Wath

22.4

Smith to Martyn, no run, good length delivery, Martyn defends it, fielded by Gibbs

22.5

Smith to Martyn, no run, good line and back of a length, Martyn cuts off the back foot, fielded by Langeveldt

22.6

Smith to Martyn, no run, good length delivery, Martyn drives it away, fielded by Dippenaar

End of over 23 (5 runs) Australia 173/3 (RR: 7.52)
DR Martyn    0* (3b)      GC Smith    2-0-11-1
RT Ponting    57* (41b 8x4)      J Botha    1-0-6-0

23.1

Botha to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, Ponting defends it down the wicket

23.2

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven to long-on

23.3

Botha to Martyn, no run, length ball, Martyn turns it away in the air to mid-wicket

23.4

Botha to Martyn, no run, good line and length delivery, Martyn hits it on the leg side, fielded by Smith

23.5

Botha to Martyn, no run, flighted on the middle and leg stump, turned away to short fine leg

23.6

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, fraction short outside off stump, turning in, punched to deep cover

End of over 24 (2 runs) Australia 175/3 (RR: 7.29)
DR Martyn    1* (7b)      J Botha    2-0-8-0
RT Ponting    58* (43b 8x4)      GC Smith    2-0-11-1

24.1

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, full and on the legs, Martyn hits it on the leg side, fielded by Kemp

24.2

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, short ball, Ponting pulls to deep mid-wicket

24.3

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, flighted and full on the off stump, driven wide of mid-on

24.4

Smith to Ponting, no run, good line and length, Ponting drives and mistimes back to the bowler

24.5

Smith to Ponting, no run, good length ball, batsman drives to cover

24.6

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, good line but too full, Ponting drives to long-off fielder

End of over 25 (4 runs) Australia 179/3 (RR: 7.16)
RT Ponting    60* (47b 8x4)      GC Smith    3-0-15-1
DR Martyn    3* (9b)      J Botha    2-0-8-0

25.1

Botha to Ponting, 3 runs, length but on the leg stump, batsman sweeps fine and gets three runs

25.2

Botha to Martyn, no run, line and length, Martyn defends it down the wicket

25.3

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Martyn driving, fielded by van der Wath

25.4

Botha to Ponting, no run, on the leg stump, turned away to short fine leg

25.5

Botha to Ponting, no run, fraction short on the off stump, turning in, defended to mid-wicket

25.6

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, full on the stumps, Ponting drives on the front foot to long-on

End of over 26 (5 runs) Australia 184/3 (RR: 7.07)
RT Ponting    64* (51b 8x4)      J Botha    3-0-13-0
DR Martyn    4* (11b)      GC Smith    3-0-15-1

26.1

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, full delivery, Ponting driving, fielded by Botha

26.2

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, half volley, Martyn drives it away, fielded by Botha

26.3

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, full delivery, Ponting driving, fielded by Botha

26.4

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, line and length, Martyn hits it into the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

26.5

Smith to Ponting, no run, good length delivery, Ponting defends it on the front-fot to mid-wicket

26.6

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, good line but too full, Ponting drives wide of long-off, looks for the second but Hall does well to stop thjem within a single

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia 189/3 (RR: 7.00)
RT Ponting    67* (55b 8x4)      GC Smith    4-0-20-1
DR Martyn    6* (13b)      J Botha    3-0-13-0

27.1

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, short of length ball outside off stump, off-break, punched to deep point

27.2

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, good line and length, Martyn uses the feet and drives to long-off

27.3

Botha to Ponting, 3 runs, back of a length and down the leg side, Ponting sweeps it away fine and wide of short fine leg fielder

27.4

Botha to Martyn, 2 runs, short leg side delivery, Martyn pulls wide of deep mid-wicket

27.5

Botha to Martyn, no run, short leg side delivery, Martyn plays and misses the ball

27.6

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, short leg side delivery, Martyn plays a pull, fielded by Hall

End of over 28 (8 runs) Australia 197/3 (RR: 7.03)
DR Martyn    10* (17b)      J Botha    4-0-21-0
RT Ponting    71* (57b 8x4)      GC Smith    4-0-20-1

28.1

Smith to Martyn, no run, good line and length, Martyn drives it away, fielded by Prince

28.2

Smith to Martyn, no run, down the leg side, Martyn hits it into the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

28.3

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, arm ball and too short, pulled away to deep mid-wicket

28.4

Smith to Ponting, 1 run, short of length and turnign in, punched to long-on

28.5

Smith to Martyn, 3 runs, short of a length outside off stump, cut away wide of short thirdman fielder

28.6

Smith to Ponting, no run, length ball, Ponting cuts it away, fielded by van der Wath

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 202/3 (RR: 6.96)
RT Ponting    72* (59b 8x4)      GC Smith    5-0-25-1
DR Martyn    14* (21b)      J Botha    4-0-21-0

29.1

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, full and on the legs, Martyn hits it on the leg side, fielded by Langeveldt

29.2

Botha to Ponting, no run, good line and length delivery, Ponting drives it away, fielded by Gibbs

29.3

Botha to Ponting, OUT, OUT! flighted ball around the off stump, Ponting moves forward and tries to work it away, turns it straight to Gibbs at mid-wicket, simple catch taken

RT Ponting c Gibbs b Botha 72 (61b 8x4 0x6) SR: 118.03

Clarke comes in

29.4

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

29.5

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

29.6

Botha to Martyn, no run, down the leg side, Martyn hits it into the leg side, fielded by Smith

End of over 30 (2 runs) Australia 204/4 (RR: 6.80)
DR Martyn    15* (23b)      J Botha    5-0-23-1
MJ Clarke    1* (2b)      GC Smith    5-0-25-1

30.1

Smith to Clarke, no run, good length ball, defended down the wicket

30.2

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, full delivery, Clarke drives down to long-on

30.3

Smith to Martyn, no run, tossed on the stumps, driven straight to Gibbs at mid-wicket

30.4

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, bit flat on the middle and leg stump, swept away to deep backward square leg

30.5

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, full toss, driven to long-on

30.6

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Martyn sweeps it to deep mid-wicket

End of over 31 (4 runs) Australia 208/4 (RR: 6.70)
DR Martyn    17* (26b)      GC Smith    6-0-29-1
MJ Clarke    3* (5b)      J Botha    5-0-23-1

31.1

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, filghted and full on the off stump, batsman sweeps to deep

31.2

Botha to Clarke, no run, good line and length delivery, Clarke pushes forward to short mid-wicket

31.3

Botha to Clarke, 2 runs, good length delivery, Clarke sweeps and gets the top edge to deep square leg, Hall rusn forward and drops it

31.4

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, short leg side delivery, Clarke works it through the leg side, fielded by Dippenaar

31.5

Botha to Martyn, no run, on the leg stump, swept away to short fine leg

31.6

Botha to Martyn, FOUR, short ball around the off stump, batsman cuts it to backward point fence , good shot!

End of over 32 (8 runs) Australia 216/4 (RR: 6.75)
DR Martyn    22* (29b 1x4)      J Botha    6-0-31-1
MJ Clarke    6* (8b)      GC Smith    6-0-29-1

32.1

Smith to Clarke, no run, line and length, Clarke keeps it out

32.2

Smith to Clarke, no run, good length delivery, Clarke defends, fielded by Gibbs

32.3

Smith to Clarke, 1 leg bye, short leg side delivery, Clarke plays and misses the ball

32.4

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, good line but too full, Martyn drives on the on side, fielded by Botha

32.5

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, full on the stumps, Clarke drives on the front foot, fielded by Botha

32.6

Smith to Martyn, no run, flighted ball, batsman uses his feet and drives to Gibbs, good fielding!

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 219/4 (RR: 6.63)
DR Martyn    23* (31b 1x4)      GC Smith    7-0-31-1
MJ Clarke    7* (12b)      J Botha    6-0-31-1

33.1

Botha to Clarke, 2 runs, flighted ball on the off stump, batsman sweeps and gets the top edsge over the keeper

33.2

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, short leg side delivery, Clarke hits it on the leg side, fielded by Hall

33.3

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, good line and length, Martyn sweeps it nicely to deep square leg

33.4

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, on the leg stump, turned away to square leg, langeveldt does well to stop them within the single

33.5

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven to long-on

33.6

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, down the leg side, Clarke glances to deep square leg

End of over 34 (7 runs) Australia 226/4 (RR: 6.64)
MJ Clarke    12* (16b)      J Botha    7-0-38-1
DR Martyn    25* (33b 1x4)      GC Smith    7-0-31-1

34.1

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, good line and length, Clarke drives through the on side, fielded by Botha

34.2

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

34.3

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Clarke hits it into the leg side, fielded by van der Wath

34.4

Smith to Martyn, FOUR, good line and back of a length, Martyn pulls off the back foot

34.5

Smith to Martyn, 2 runs, good line and length, Martyn drives through the off side, fielded by van der Wath

34.6

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, full and on the legs, Martyn hits it on the leg side, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 35 (10 runs) Australia 236/4 (RR: 6.74)
DR Martyn    33* (37b 2x4)      GC Smith    8-0-41-1
MJ Clarke    14* (18b)      J Botha    7-0-38-1

35.1

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, Martyn works it through the leg side, fielded by Dippenaar

35.2

Botha to Clarke, no run, length ball, Clarke defends it away, fielded by Prince

35.3

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, full on the stumps, Clarke drives on the front foot, fielded by van der Wath

35.4

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, Martyn pulls, fielded by Hall

35.5

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, full delivery, Clarke driving, fielded by Kemp

35.6

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Martyn on the back foot defending, fielded by Rudolph

End of over 36 (5 runs) Australia 241/4 (RR: 6.69)
DR Martyn    36* (40b 2x4)      J Botha    8-0-43-1
MJ Clarke    16* (21b)      GC Smith    8-0-41-1

36.1

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, good line and back of a length, Martyn cuts off the back foot, fielded by Langeveldt

36.2

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, full toss, Clarke uses his feet and drives to long-on

36.3

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, short and down leg, Martyn works it through the leg side, fielded by Dippenaar

36.4

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, arm ball, punched to long-on

36.5

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, flighted ball on the off stump, driven to long-on

36.6

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, short leg side delivery, Clarke pulls off the back foot to deep square leg

End of over 37 (6 runs) Australia 247/4 (RR: 6.67)
MJ Clarke    19* (24b)      GC Smith    9-0-47-1
DR Martyn    39* (43b 2x4)      J Botha    8-0-43-1

37.1

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, flighted ball. batsman uses his feet and drives to long-off

37.2

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, line and length, Martyn defends it away, fielded by Prince

37.3

Botha to Clarke, no run, short and down leg, Clarke sweeps and gets on the glove

37.4

Botha to Clarke, no run, yorker length ball, defended down the wicket

37.5

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

37.6

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, half volley, Martyn drives it away to long-on

End of over 38 (4 runs) Australia 251/4 (RR: 6.60)
DR Martyn    41* (45b 2x4)      J Botha    9-0-47-1
MJ Clarke    21* (28b)      GC Smith    9-0-47-1

38.1

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, leg side delivery, Martyn works it through the leg side, fielded by van der Wath

38.2

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, good line and length, Clarke works it through the leg side

38.3

Smith to Martyn, no run, short ball around the off stump, punched to cover

38.4

Smith to Martyn, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Martyn drives to long-off

38.5

Smith to Clarke, no run, full on the stumps, Clarke drives on the front foot straight back to the bowler

38.6

Smith to Clarke, 1 wide, fired down the legside

38.6

Smith to Clarke, 1 run, good line and length, Clarke drives the ball to long-on

Smith completes his spell of 10 overs

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 256/4 (RR: 6.56)
MJ Clarke    23* (31b)      GC Smith    10-0-52-1
DR Martyn    43* (48b 2x4)      J Botha    9-0-47-1

39.1

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, flighted ball, Clarke uses his feet and drivs to long-on

39.2

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, leg side delivery, Martyn works it through the leg side, fielded by Smith

39.3

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, half volley, Clarke drives it away on the front-foot to long-on

39.4

Botha to Martyn, 1 run, down the leg side, Martyn works it through the leg side, fielded by Langeveldt

39.5

Botha to Clarke, 1 run, good line but over-pitched, Clarke drives through the on side, fielded by van der Wath

39.6

Botha to Martyn, no run, flighted and full ball, batsman sweeps and hits it straight to short fine leg fielder

Hall back into the attack

End of over 40 (5 runs) Australia 261/4 (RR: 6.52)
DR Martyn    45* (51b 2x4)      J Botha    10-0-52-1
MJ Clarke    26* (34b)      GC Smith    10-0-52-1

40.1

Hall to Clarke, 1 run, full on the stumps, Clarke drives on the front foot to long-off

40.2

Hall to Martyn, no run, pitched up on the middle and off stump, driven back straight to the bowler

40.3

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, short and down leg, Martyn plays a pull, fielded by Rudolph

40.4

Hall to Clarke, no run, good line and length, Clarke defends it away back to the bowler

40.5

Hall to Clarke, OUT, OUT good length ball on the off stump, batsman lofts it flat and straight to Rudolph at long-on

MJ Clarke c Rudolph b Hall 27 (37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.97

Hussey walks in

40.6

Hall to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump, Hussey lets it go past

End of over 41 (2 runs) Australia 263/5 (RR: 6.41)
MEK Hussey    0* (1b)      AJ Hall    7-0-44-1
DR Martyn    46* (53b 2x4)      J Botha    10-0-52-1

41.1

Langeveldt to Martyn, 1 run, half volley, Martyn drives it away, fielded by van der Wath

41.2

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, short of length ball, off-cutter, defended back to the bowler

41.3

Langeveldt to Hussey, no run, good line and just short of a length, Hussey defends it, fielded by Gibbs

41.4

Langeveldt to Hussey, FOUR, full ball outside off stump, batsman drives beautifully to cover fence, amazing shot!

41.5

Langeveldt to Hussey, FOUR, good line but over-pitched, Hussey drives through extra-cover

41.6

Langeveldt to Hussey, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Hussey defends it, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 42 (10 runs) Australia 273/5 (RR: 6.50)
MEK Hussey    9* (6b 2x4)      CK Langeveldt    4-0-27-1
DR Martyn    47* (54b 2x4)      AJ Hall    7-0-44-1

42.1

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, good line but too full, Hussey drives wide of Smith at mid-off

42.2

Hall to Martyn, FOUR, fraction short on the off stump, Martyn just pull over the mid-wicket on the front-foot

42.3

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, good line but full, Martyn drives the ball to cover and a quick single taken

42.4

Hall to Hussey, no run, short of length on the off stump, pushed on the back-foot to backward point

42.5

Hall to Hussey, FOUR, fraction short just outside off stump, Hussey glides it away superbly to thirdman fence

42.6

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, full delivery, Hussey driving, fielded by Botha

End of over 43 (11 runs) Australia 284/5 (RR: 6.60)
MEK Hussey    15* (10b 3x4)      AJ Hall    8-0-55-1
DR Martyn    52* (56b 3x4)      CK Langeveldt    4-0-27-1

43.1

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, full and on the legs, Hussey drives on the front foot straight to Kemp at mid-wicket

43.2

van der Wath to Hussey, 2 runs, wide outside the off stump, Hussey drives on the front foot wide of long-off fielder

43.3

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, good line and length, Hussey drives off the back foot, fielded by Kemp

43.4

van der Wath to Hussey, 2 runs, full delivery outside off stump, driven to Smith but a misfield allows them to take couple of runs

43.5

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, full delivery, Hussey driving, fielded by Langeveldt

43.6

van der Wath to Martyn, no run, too full and on the pads, Martyn drives it away, fielded by Prince

End of over 44 (5 runs) Australia 289/5 (RR: 6.56)
DR Martyn    52* (57b 3x4)      JJ van der Wath    8-0-58-1
MEK Hussey    20* (15b 3x4)      AJ Hall    8-0-55-1

44.1

Langeveldt to Hussey, FOUR, full toss, Hussey drives and gets the bottom edge, ball races away to thirdman fence

44.2

Langeveldt to Hussey, 1 run, good line but full, Hussey drives the ball through the off side to sweeper cover

44.3

Langeveldt to Martyn, 2 runs, good line but over-pitched, Martyn drives wide of deep cover

44.4

Langeveldt to Martyn, 1 run, low full toss, flicked away to the deep off his toes

44.5

Langeveldt to Hussey, 1 run, good line but full, Hussey drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Hall

44.6

Langeveldt to Martyn, no run, yorker length ball on the stumps, defended to mid-wicket

End of over 45 (9 runs) Australia 298/5 (RR: 6.62)
DR Martyn    55* (60b 3x4)      CK Langeveldt    5-0-36-1
MEK Hussey    26* (18b 4x4)      JJ van der Wath    8-0-58-1

45.1

van der Wath to Hussey, 2 runs, straight full toss, Hussey works it through the leg side to deep backward square leg

45.2

van der Wath to Hussey, SIX, full toss, Hussey smacks it over mid-wicket, great timing!

45.3

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, good line but full, Hussey drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Smith

45.4

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball and full, Hussey swings it across to deep mid-wicket

45.5

van der Wath to Martyn, 3 runs, Martyn hits it on the leg side, fielded by Botha

45.6

van der Wath to Hussey, no run, full delivery, Hussey driving, fielded by Gibbs

End of over 46 (12 runs) Australia 310/5 (RR: 6.73)
MEK Hussey    35* (23b 4x4 1x6)      JJ van der Wath    9-0-70-1
DR Martyn    58* (61b 3x4)      CK Langeveldt    5-0-36-1

46.1

Hall to Martyn, 2 runs, full toss, Martyn hits it wide of the long-on fielder for a couple of runs

46.2

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, half volley, Martyn drives it away, fielded by Botha

46.3

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, straight full toss, Hussey drives it away but couldnt beat Gibbs at backward point

46.4

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, full toss again, Martyn hits it straight to Smith and runs, wild throw and a run out chance missed

46.5

Hall to Hussey, 2 runs, full delivery, Hussey hits it into the leg side, fielded by Botha

46.6

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey uses his feet and drives to long-on

End of over 47 (8 runs) Australia 318/5 (RR: 6.76)
MEK Hussey    39* (26b 4x4 1x6)      AJ Hall    9-0-63-1
DR Martyn    62* (64b 3x4)      JJ van der Wath    9-0-70-1

47.1

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Hussey hits it to deep mid-wicket

47.2

van der Wath to Martyn, 2 runs, slower delivery, Martyn pulls on the front-foot wide of long-on fielder

47.3

van der Wath to Martyn, 1 leg bye, Martyn makes room and tries to hit it through legside, bal clips the pads and runs to thirdman

47.4

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, short of length ball, mistimed front-foot pull to deep square leg

47.5

van der Wath to Martyn, 1 run, full toss, Martyn tries to hit it away but gets an inside edge onto the pads

47.6

van der Wath to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey charges down the track and pushes to cover

End of over 48 (7 runs) Australia 325/5 (RR: 6.77)
MEK Hussey    42* (29b 4x4 1x6)      JJ van der Wath    10-0-76-1
DR Martyn    65* (67b 3x4)      AJ Hall    9-0-63-1

48.1

Hall to Hussey, 2 runs, full length ball on the off stump, Hussey hits it to deep mid-wicket, good running

48.2

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey hits it to long-on along the ground

48.3

Hall to Martyn, no run, good length delivery, off-cutter, Martyn sweeps and gets beaten

48.4

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, full length ball, Martyn drives to cover

48.5

Hall to Hussey, 1 run, full toss, Hussey drives the ball but mistimes to cover

48.6

Hall to Martyn, 1 run, yorker outside off stump, Martyn wings and gets the edge to thirdman

End of over 49 (6 runs) Australia 331/5 (RR: 6.75)
DR Martyn    67* (70b 3x4)      AJ Hall    10-0-69-1
MEK Hussey    46* (32b 4x4 1x6)      JJ van der Wath    10-0-76-1

49.1

Langeveldt to Martyn, 2 runs, pitched up on the off stump, driven to long-on for a couple of runs

49.2

Langeveldt to Martyn, FOUR, good length ball on the off stump, Martyn lofts it over mid-wicket, one bounce into the fence

49.3

Langeveldt to Martyn, FOUR, full delivery, Martyn smashes it straight down the ground to long-on fence

49.4

Langeveldt to Martyn, 1 run, yorker length ball on the off stump, Martyn tries to hit and gets an inside edge to mid-wicket

49.5

Langeveldt to Hussey, 1 run, straight low full toss, Hussey drives it straight down the wicket, ball knocks of the bowlers end

49.6

Langeveldt to Martyn, 1 run, OUT, RUN OUT low full toss, Martyn hits it away to mid-wicket, Smith slides and misfields, they go for the second run and Smith throws at the batsman end, Boucher does well and Martyn is well short

DR Martyn run out 79 (75b 5x4 0x6) SR: 105.33

End of over 50 (13 runs) Australia 344/6
     CK Langeveldt    6-0-49-1
MEK Hussey    47* (33b 4x4 1x6)      AJ Hall    10-0-69-1
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