Australia tour of South Africa, 2005/06 / Wicket commentary

Australia in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Australia

Australia won by 7 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100


Kasprowicz to de Villiers, OUT, OUT: full and nips back thru the gate as de Villiers drove when he shouldnt have been

AB de Villiers b Kasprowicz 8 (39m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.58

South Africa 24/1   GC Smith 12* (32b 1x4)   MS Kasprowicz 4.3-0-10-1


Clark to Smith, OUT, OUT: good length delivery on the off stump and nipping away this time, Smith plays forward, ball takes the edge and a good low catch by Gilchrist, Clark's debut wicket!

GC Smith c †Gilchrist b Clark 19 (75m 58b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.75

South Africa 42/2   HH Gibbs 8* (25b 1x4)   SR Clark 1.3-1-0-1


Clark to Kallis, OUT, OUT;cuts off the back foot goes hard but straight to Hayden at gully who holds on well

JH Kallis c Hayden b Clark 6 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

South Africa 48/3   HH Gibbs 8* (27b 1x4)   SR Clark 2.5-1-3-2


Clark to Gibbs, OUT, OUT: a beauty, pitched middle and knocks off stump straight out of the ground

HH Gibbs b Clark 18 (71m 46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 39.13

South Africa 61/4   AG Prince 1* (17b)   SR Clark 5.3-1-13-3


Kasprowicz to Rudolph, OUT, OUT: big bounce and he looks to cut, edges to Warne at keeper who falls back to the regulation catch and drops it but it pops up and Gilchrist is aware enough to snaffle it before it gets to ground

JA Rudolph c †Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 10 (15m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

South Africa 76/5   AG Prince 4* (22b)   MS Kasprowicz 7.2-0-30-2


Clark to Boucher, OUT, OUT: finds the edge and Gilly takes wonderfully almost behind him and low to the right, wouldnt have carried to slip

MV Boucher c †Gilchrist b Clark 16 (29m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 69.56

South Africa 104/6   AG Prince 11* (42b)   SR Clark 10.2-3-29-4


Lee to Prince, OUT, OUT: regulation catch at gully, cut hard at a wider one, didnt get ontop of it, Hayden does the rest

AG Prince c Hayden b Lee 17 (105m 67b 1x4 0x6) SR: 25.37

South Africa 124/7   AJ Hall 13* (25b 1x4)   B Lee 8.3-1-19-1


Lee to Hall, OUT, OUT: lew away to gully low to the left of Hayden to give him his 100th Test catch, outstanding one to reach the milestone

AJ Hall c Hayden b Lee 24 (73m 55b 3x4 0x6) SR: 43.63

South Africa 148/8   N Boje 12* (22b 2x4)   B Lee 13-2-29-2


Clark to Boje, OUT, OUT: pitched in line and straighteened, looked a tad high but otherwise a good call

N Boje lbw b Clark 31 (60m 48b 5x4 0x6) SR: 64.58

South Africa 173/9   A Nel 5* (9b 1x4)   SR Clark 14.5-3-40-5


Lee to Nel, OUT, OUT: finally pitched up and hits his boot on off stump, Umpire Doctrove rightfully raises the finger to bring the innings to a close

A Nel lbw b Lee 18 (50m 31b 1x4 1x6) SR: 58.06

South Africa 205/10   M Ntini 17* (15b 1x4 1x6)   B Lee 14.5-2-37-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Mar 31-Apr 4, 2006
Australia won by 2 wickets
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Mar 24-28, 2006
Australia won by 112 runs
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Mar 16-18, 2006
Australia won by 7 wickets
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Mar 18, 2006

Justin Langer chops the ball back onto his stumps, 
South Africa v Australia , 1st Test, Cape Town, 3rd day, March 18 2006

Justin Langer chops the ball back onto his stumps

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Mar 18, 2006

Mike Hussey and Damien Martyn are delighted after beating South Africa in the first Test, South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, March 18, 2006

Mike Hussey and Damien Martyn are delighted after beating South Africa in the first Test

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