South Africa tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Jan 16, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
16 January 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SE Marsh c †Boucher b M Morkel 79 148 97 4 1 81.44
37.1 caught! Good length from Morkel, he pitches in line with the stumps and moves the ball off the seam away from the left-hander, Marsh tries to close the face and play the ball on the leg side, the ball hits the hilly side of the bat and goes through to Boucher 174/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey c †Boucher b Steyn 6 9 11 1 0 54.54
2.5 caught! The previous delivery came in but this one moved away from the left-hander off a good length around off stump, Hussey pushed forward to defend and the thick outside edge flew through to Boucher who took a comfortable catch to his left 8/1
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †Boucher b Botha 46 71 54 5 0 85.18
20.5 stumped! No, caught! Ponting pushed forward to a defend a straight delivery outside off stump but edged it, Boucher didn't realise at first for he whipped off the bails but eventually appealed for caught behind, Ian Gould raised the finger immediately 102/2
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Amla b JA Morkel 19 39 38 1 0 50.00
31.3 caught in the deep! The pressure was building on Clarke and he went for it, lofting a length ball off the front foot towards long-on, Amla was on the boundary and he had to take several steps back to hold the catch, he took a quick look behind to see where the rope was, it was a few feet away from him 146/3
View dismissal DJ Hussey b JA Morkel 52 63 50 5 0 104.00
45.6 knocked him over! Albie bowls a good length ball on off and middle stump with a hint of swing into the right-hander, Hussey tries to hit across the line towards midwicket but misses, the ball crashes into off and middle stump 231/6
View dismissal CL White b Botha 21 31 24 2 0 87.50
44.6 bowled him! That was a fast ball in the blockhole, 106 kmh! White tried to swat the ball towards midwicket but missed, Botha hit off stump 223/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin run out (JA Morkel) 19 19 12 2 0 158.33
48.6 from Steyn, The South Africans have finally scored a run out! Haddin pushes the ball towards cover an sets off for the single to keep strike for the final over, Albie rushes in, picks up, turns around, and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end, Haddin's well short 259/8
View dismissal JR Hopes c van Jaarsveld b M Morkel 2 9 4 0 0 50.00
47.6 van Jaarsveld finally catches one! He has relief written all over his face and he turns to the MCG crowd and gives them a stare. Hopes made room to hit over the off side but didn't get enough muscle behind the shot, he lofted the ball towards long off, van Jaarsveld ran in from the boundary and judged it well 254/7
NW Bracken not out 12 10 8 1 0 150.00
BW Hilfenhaus not out 1 5 2 0 0 50.00
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 9) 14
  Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 271 (5.42 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 10 2 49 1 4.90 36 5 0 (2w)
2.5 to MEK Hussey, caught! The previous delivery came in but this one moved away from the left-hander off a good length around off stump, Hussey pushed forward to defend and the thick outside edge flew through to Boucher who took a comfortable catch to his left 8/1
View wickets JA Morkel 9 0 58 2 6.44 21 6 0
31.3 to Clarke, caught in the deep! The pressure was building on Clarke and he went for it, lofting a length ball off the front foot towards long-on, Amla was on the boundary and he had to take several steps back to hold the catch, he took a quick look behind to see where the rope was, it was a few feet away from him 146/3
45.6 to DJ Hussey, knocked him over! Albie bowls a good length ball on off and middle stump with a hint of swing into the right-hander, Hussey tries to hit across the line towards midwicket but misses, the ball crashes into off and middle stump 231/6
  JH Kallis 10 0 35 0 3.50 30 1 0
View wickets M Morkel 10 0 68 2 6.80 28 7 0 (2w)
37.1 to Marsh, caught! Good length from Morkel, he pitches in line with the stumps and moves the ball off the seam away from the left-hander, Marsh tries to close the face and play the ball on the leg side, the ball hits the hilly side of the bat and goes through to Boucher 174/4
47.6 to Hopes, van Jaarsveld finally catches one! He has relief written all over his face and he turns to the MCG crowd and gives them a stare. Hopes made room to hit over the off side but didn't get enough muscle behind the shot, he lofted the ball towards long off, van Jaarsveld ran in from the boundary and judged it well 254/7
View wickets J Botha 10 0 50 2 5.00 26 2 1 (1w)
20.5 to Ponting, stumped! No, caught! Ponting pushed forward to a defend a straight delivery outside off stump but edged it, Boucher didn't realise at first for he whipped off the bails but eventually appealed for caught behind, Ian Gould raised the finger immediately 102/2
44.6 to White, bowled him! That was a fast ball in the blockhole, 106 kmh! White tried to swat the ball towards midwicket but missed, Botha hit off stump 223/5
  JP Duminy 1 0 6 0 6.00 1 0 0
  South Africa innings (target: 272 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Hilfenhaus 22 32 28 3 0 78.57
7.4 he's played on! Gibbs once again tried to drive a good length ball outside off on the up through cover, he played a long way away from his body and got an inside edge on to the stumps, the ball didn't do much, just went straight through, Gibbs looks rather frustrated with that 36/2
View dismissal HM Amla b Tait 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
1.2 it's Tarzan at the moment! Tait hit a good length outside off stump, Amla played it from his crease and was unsure whether to play it or leave it, he decided to pull his bat out of the way too late and the ball went on to his stumps off the inside edge 4/1
View dismissal JH Kallis b Clarke 41 70 49 4 0 83.67
18.3 Clarke makes the breakthrough, this one was a half-tracker again, Kallis saw another easy boundary, but this one was quicker and came in with the angle, defeating the pull and meeting the off stump. 90/3
View dismissal JP Duminy c White b Bracken 71 131 93 0 0 76.34
40.6 caught! Bracken bowls an off cutter, Duminy flicks the ball off his pads but hits it in the air straight to White, who takes the easiest of catches at midwicket, massive wicket for Australia and they desperately needed it 213/4
View dismissal ND McKenzie c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 63 105 80 6 0 78.75
43.4 South Africa are falling apart here! McKenzie flicks the length ball straight to Ponting at midwicket, he fumbles not once but twice but he manages to hold on, he kicks the ball in the air in celebration 221/7
View dismissal MV Boucher b Tait 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
41.3 bowled him! Tait delivers the fast inswinging ball, Boucher is late in bringing his bat down to defend an gets bowled through the bat-pad gap, Boucher goes for a first-ball duck and Australia are right back in this 215/5
View dismissal VB van Jaarsveld run out (Ponting) 4 7 7 0 0 57.14
42.5 Bracken to McKenzie, run out! Bracken goes round the wicket and bowls the slower ball, McKenzie dabs the ball towards midwicket and calls for the single, van Jaarsveld responds but gets into a bit of a tangle with Bracken, Ponting sprints in, picks up and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end with van Jaarsveld miles out 219/6
JA Morkel not out 40 38 18 4 1 222.22
J Botha* not out 12 33 18 1 0 66.66
Extras (lb 10, w 8) 18
  Total (7 wickets; 49.3 overs) 272 (5.49 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket NW Bracken 10 2 49 1 4.90 28 0 1
40.6 to Duminy, caught! Bracken bowls an off cutter, Duminy flicks the ball off his pads but hits it in the air straight to White, who takes the easiest of catches at midwicket, massive wicket for Australia and they desperately needed it 213/4
View wickets SW Tait 10 0 43 2 4.30 34 2 0 (3w)
1.2 to Amla, it's Tarzan at the moment! Tait hit a good length outside off stump, Amla played it from his crease and was unsure whether to play it or leave it, he decided to pull his bat out of the way too late and the ball went on to his stumps off the inside edge 4/1
41.3 to Boucher, bowled him! Tait delivers the fast inswinging ball, Boucher is late in bringing his bat down to defend an gets bowled through the bat-pad gap, Boucher goes for a first-ball duck and Australia are right back in this 215/5
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 9.3 1 55 2 5.78 29 6 0 (3w)
7.4 to Gibbs, he's played on! Gibbs once again tried to drive a good length ball outside off on the up through cover, he played a long way away from his body and got an inside edge on to the stumps, the ball didn't do much, just went straight through, Gibbs looks rather frustrated with that 36/2
43.4 to McKenzie, South Africa are falling apart here! McKenzie flicks the length ball straight to Ponting at midwicket, he fumbles not once but twice but he manages to hold on, he kicks the ball in the air in celebration 221/7
  JR Hopes 10 0 51 0 5.10 23 3 0
  DJ Hussey 5 0 35 0 7.00 9 4 0
View wicket MJ Clarke 5 0 29 1 5.80 15 3 0 (2w)
18.3 to Kallis, Clarke makes the breakthrough, this one was a half-tracker again, Kallis saw another easy boundary, but this one was quicker and came in with the angle, defeating the pull and meeting the off stump. 90/3

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
ODI debut - VB van Jaarsveld (South Africa)
Player of the match - JA Morkel (South Africa)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire - RJ Tucker
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - AP Ward

Match Notes


    • Crowd: 39,371
    • 12th Men: NM Hauritz and M Ntini
    • Australia innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (65 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (SE Marsh 16, RT Ponting 32, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: Australia - 87/1 in 18.0 overs (SE Marsh 34, RT Ponting 44)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 20.3 overs (124 balls), Extras 3
    • SE Marsh: 50 off 66 balls (4 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 32.4 overs (198 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: Australia - 170/3 in 36.0 overs (SE Marsh 79, DJ Hussey 14)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 41.1 - 46.0
    • Australia: 200 runs in 42.5 overs (260 balls), Extras 6
    • DJ Hussey: 50 off 47 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 47.3 overs (289 balls), Extras 11
    • Innings Break: Australia - 271/8 in 50.0 overs (NW Bracken 12, BW Hilfenhaus 1)
    • South Africa innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (76 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: South Africa - 86/2 in 18.0 overs (JH Kallis 37, JP Duminy 19)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (JH Kallis 31, JP Duminy 19, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 21.4 overs (136 balls), Extras 11
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (JP Duminy 20, ND McKenzie 21, Ex 9)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 31.5 overs (198 balls), Extras 16
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 73 balls
    • Drinks: South Africa - 178/3 in 36.0 overs (JP Duminy 58, ND McKenzie 40)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (JP Duminy 46, ND McKenzie 46, Ex 9)
    • ND McKenzie: 50 off 66 balls (5 x 4)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 39.4 overs (245 balls), Extras 16
    • Power Play 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 47.1 overs (291 balls), Extras 18
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (JA Morkel 38, J Botha 11, Ex 1)
 
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