South Africa tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v South Africa at Perth, Dec 17-21, 2008
South Africa won by 6 wickets
17,18,19,20,21 December 2008 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ML Hayden c Smith b Ntini 12 13 13 3 0 92.30
2.4 he's got him! Fantastic comeback! Ntini hits the WACA pitch short of a length and gets the ball to rise and seam away from the left hander, Hayden pokes at it from his crease and gets an edge to Smith at first slip, easy catch for the South African captain, the change of line works immediately for Ntini, South Africa are stoked 14/1
View dismissal SM Katich lbw b Morkel 83 226 151 7 1 54.96
50.5 Katich has missed a full toss and he's lbw! Morkel delivers a low full toss from round the wicket and angles it into the left-hander, Katich moves across his stumps to flick but misses, the ball thuds into the pad in front of middle, would it have missed leg? Close call, it might have clipped leg stump 164/4
View dismissal RT Ponting* c de Villiers b Ntini 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
2.5 Ponting goes first ball! Would you believe it! Ntini bowls a fuller ball on a length, he pitches it just outside off stump, Ponting goes hard at the ball off the front foot, he is looking to push on the off side but gets a thick edge to AB de Villiers who takes a low catch at gully 14/2
View dismissal MEK Hussey c de Villiers b Steyn 0 11 7 0 0 0.00
5.2 Hussey's gone for a duck! He pushes forward at one that slants across him and gets a thick outside edge which flies low towards third slip, de Villiers dives forward and grabs it inches from the ground, terrific catch, what a fielder he is, Steyn's celebration is intense! 15/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Smith b Harris 62 203 141 7 0 43.97
51.5 the double breakthrough! Clarke gives it away just before tea! He charges Harris and tries to go down the ground, he hits it with the inside part of the bat and lofts it straight to Smith who takes an easy catch at mid-on, he's thrilled, what a strike just before tea 166/5
View dismissal A Symonds c McKenzie b Harris 57 79 68 6 0 83.82
69.5 he's holed out this time! Harris tossed the ball up outside leg stump, Symonds tried to loft against the turn but this time he wasn't to the pitch of the ball because he hardly moved his feet, he hit the ball high in the air towards wide long-on, McKenzie ran to his right and took a well-judged catch 259/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Duminy b Ntini 46 117 68 4 2 67.64
80.4 caught in the deep! The new ball does it for South Africa! Ntini bowls a short and wide ball, Haddin goes after it and slashes, he slices it in the air towards deep backward point where Duminy holds the catch, yet another batsman gets caught in the deep after getting well set 298/7
View dismissal B Lee c Duminy b Steyn 29 51 46 4 0 63.04
81.5 Lee is steyned. Kicks up from a length, 143 kmph delivery and the pace and the bounce off a length did the job. Lee stabbed it off the outside edge to gully. Gone. Eight down. 300 up. Runs and wickets. Lovely Test match day. 303/8
JJ Krejza not out 30 80 45 3 0 66.66
View dismissal MG Johnson lbw b Morkel 18 32 24 1 0 75.00
88.6 Morkel strikes with the last ball of the day! Finally he bowls a yorker which smashes into Johnson's pad right in front of the stumps, that's plumb, South Africa end on a high after a frustrating few overs 341/9
View dismissal PM Siddle c †Boucher b Ntini 23 40 34 3 0 67.64
98.5 South Africa have finally taken the wicket! He bowls a full ball outside off stump, Siddle goes for the big drive and gets a faint edge through to Boucher who flings the ball in the air after taking an easy catch 375/10
Extras (lb 7, w 3, nb 5) 15
  Total (all out; 98.5 overs; 435 mins) 375 (3.79 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Ntini 19.5 1 72 4 3.63 92 9 1 (1nb)
2.4 to Hayden, he's got him! Fantastic comeback! Ntini hits the WACA pitch short of a length and gets the ball to rise and seam away from the left hander, Hayden pokes at it from his crease and gets an edge to Smith at first slip, easy catch for the South African captain, the change of line works immediately for Ntini, South Africa are stoked 14/1
2.5 to Ponting, Ponting goes first ball! Would you believe it! Ntini bowls a fuller ball on a length, he pitches it just outside off stump, Ponting goes hard at the ball off the front foot, he is looking to push on the off side but gets a thick edge to AB de Villiers who takes a low catch at gully 14/2
80.4 to Haddin, caught in the deep! The new ball does it for South Africa! Ntini bowls a short and wide ball, Haddin goes after it and slashes, he slices it in the air towards deep backward point where Duminy holds the catch, yet another batsman gets caught in the deep after getting well set 298/7
98.5 to Siddle, South Africa have finally taken the wicket! He bowls a full ball outside off stump, Siddle goes for the big drive and gets a faint edge through to Boucher who flings the ball in the air after taking an easy catch 375/10
View wickets DW Steyn 23 4 81 2 3.52 96 8 0 (3w)
5.2 to Hussey, Hussey's gone for a duck! He pushes forward at one that slants across him and gets a thick outside edge which flies low towards third slip, de Villiers dives forward and grabs it inches from the ground, terrific catch, what a fielder he is, Steyn's celebration is intense! 15/3
81.5 to Lee, Lee is steyned. Kicks up from a length, 143 kmph delivery and the pace and the bounce off a length did the job. Lee stabbed it off the outside edge to gully. Gone. Eight down. 300 up. Runs and wickets. Lovely Test match day. 303/8
  JH Kallis 15 2 65 0 4.33 68 9 1
View wickets M Morkel 20 1 80 2 4.00 85 7 0 (4nb)
50.5 to Katich, Katich has missed a full toss and he's lbw! Morkel delivers a low full toss from round the wicket and angles it into the left-hander, Katich moves across his stumps to flick but misses, the ball thuds into the pad in front of middle, would it have missed leg? Close call, it might have clipped leg stump 164/4
88.6 to Johnson, Morkel strikes with the last ball of the day! Finally he bowls a yorker which smashes into Johnson's pad right in front of the stumps, that's plumb, South Africa end on a high after a frustrating few overs 341/9
View wickets PL Harris 21 2 70 2 3.33 88 5 1
51.5 to Clarke, the double breakthrough! Clarke gives it away just before tea! He charges Harris and tries to go down the ground, he hits it with the inside part of the bat and lofts it straight to Smith who takes an easy catch at mid-on, he's thrilled, what a strike just before tea 166/5
69.5 to Symonds, he's holed out this time! Harris tossed the ball up outside leg stump, Symonds tried to loft against the turn but this time he wasn't to the pitch of the ball because he hardly moved his feet, he hit the ball high in the air towards wide long-on, McKenzie ran to his right and took a well-judged catch 259/6
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ND McKenzie c Krejza b Johnson 2 36 31 0 0 6.45
7.6 what has McKenzie done? An unbelievable shot! Johnson bowls the ball short and wide outside off stump, McKenzie has been leaving those deliveries but this time he decides to play at it, he should have been cutting that but instead he tries to pull the ball from well outside off stump, he ends up hitting it tamely towards mid-off where Krejza runs to his right to take the simplest of catches 16/1
View dismissal GC Smith* b Johnson 48 148 94 6 0 51.06
32.3 massive wicket! The double blow! Johnson bowls a full ball outside off stump, Smith tries to drive away from his body without moving his feet and gets a thick inside edge back on to his stumps, Johnson sprints away in celebration, Australia are right back in this 110/3
View dismissal HM Amla b Krejza 47 104 67 5 0 70.14
31.1 bowled him! Lovely ball! Krejza loops the ball up outside off stump, drawing Amla forward with the flight, he beats the batsman in the air, pitches the ball outside off stump and spins it through the bat pad gap as Amla tries to whip it on the leg side, that turned a long way to hit the stumps 106/2
View dismissal JH Kallis c †Haddin b Johnson 63 162 111 6 1 56.75
72.4 Johnson has another one and has brought Australia right back into the match once again! Kallis gets on to the front foot and fends at a length delivery which angles across him, the ball clips the outside edge and Haddin pouches another one to his right 237/5
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Haddin b Johnson 63 144 130 7 1 48.46
70.4 got him! Johnson's been Australia's go to man today! He pitches on a good length in line with the stumps and slants it close to de Villiers' off stump, de Villiers pushes forward in defence but the ball moves across him and takes the outside edge, Haddin tumbles to his right and takes the catch 234/4
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Haddin b Johnson 1 18 11 0 0 9.09
74.1 He can! He sends down an awesome short ball to Duminy, it's supremely directed and has Duminy in its sights, Duminy tries to duck, he can't, he ends up fending at it awkwardly, the ball thuds into his glove and lobs up towards leg gully, Haddin runs across and takes an easy catch, Johnson has five! That might have hit him on the arm actually, it's a close call 238/6
View dismissal MV Boucher c Katich b Siddle 26 81 65 2 0 40.00
89.5 caught! Boucher tried to cut the ball through point but couldn't keep it down, the ball goes straight to Katich who takes the catch and the sprints off the field to get padded up, Australia lead by 94 runs 281/10
View dismissal M Morkel c Krejza b Johnson 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
76.3 Johnson has six! Another one falls! He follows up that superb bouncer with a slower ball, the length is full and the line is straight, Morkel closes the face of the bat too early and the ball hits the leading edge, it lobs up towards the off side and Krejza runs in from extra cover and slides to take the catch 241/7
View dismissal PL Harris c Krejza b Johnson 0 3 3 0 0 0.00
76.6 gone! Amazing, simply stunning from Johnson! He fires in a length ball at Harris' pads, he turns the ball off the pads but it's in the air and there's a man at a shortish backward square leg, it goes straight to him and Krejza takes the catch 241/8
View dismissal DW Steyn c †Haddin b Johnson 8 16 9 1 0 88.88
80.4 Johnson's one step closer towards creating Australian history! He fires it the short ball right at Steyn's body, Steyn manages to get his head out of the way but leaves his glove sticking out, the ball hits it and lobs up towards Haddin who won't get too many catches that are easier than that 256/9
M Ntini not out 5 41 15 1 0 33.33
Extras (lb 5, w 5, nb 7) 17
  Total (all out; 89.5 overs; 387 mins) 281 (3.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  B Lee 21 3 59 0 2.80 95 5 0 (4nb)
View wickets MG Johnson 24 4 61 8 2.54 114 5 0 (4w)
7.6 to McKenzie, what has McKenzie done? An unbelievable shot! Johnson bowls the ball short and wide outside off stump, McKenzie has been leaving those deliveries but this time he decides to play at it, he should have been cutting that but instead he tries to pull the ball from well outside off stump, he ends up hitting it tamely towards mid-off where Krejza runs to his right to take the simplest of catches 16/1
32.3 to Smith, massive wicket! The double blow! Johnson bowls a full ball outside off stump, Smith tries to drive away from his body without moving his feet and gets a thick inside edge back on to his stumps, Johnson sprints away in celebration, Australia are right back in this 110/3
70.4 to de Villiers, got him! Johnson's been Australia's go to man today! He pitches on a good length in line with the stumps and slants it close to de Villiers' off stump, de Villiers pushes forward in defence but the ball moves across him and takes the outside edge, Haddin tumbles to his right and takes the catch 234/4
72.4 to Kallis, Johnson has another one and has brought Australia right back into the match once again! Kallis gets on to the front foot and fends at a length delivery which angles across him, the ball clips the outside edge and Haddin pouches another one to his right 237/5
74.1 to Duminy, He can! He sends down an awesome short ball to Duminy, it's supremely directed and has Duminy in its sights, Duminy tries to duck, he can't, he ends up fending at it awkwardly, the ball thuds into his glove and lobs up towards leg gully, Haddin runs across and takes an easy catch, Johnson has five! That might have hit him on the arm actually, it's a close call 238/6
76.3 to Morkel, Johnson has six! Another one falls! He follows up that superb bouncer with a slower ball, the length is full and the line is straight, Morkel closes the face of the bat too early and the ball hits the leading edge, it lobs up towards the off side and Krejza runs in from extra cover and slides to take the catch 241/7
76.6 to Harris, gone! Amazing, simply stunning from Johnson! He fires in a length ball at Harris' pads, he turns the ball off the pads but it's in the air and there's a man at a shortish backward square leg, it goes straight to him and Krejza takes the catch 241/8
80.4 to Steyn, Johnson's one step closer towards creating Australian history! He fires it the short ball right at Steyn's body, Steyn manages to get his head out of the way but leaves his glove sticking out, the ball hits it and lobs up towards Haddin who won't get too many catches that are easier than that 256/9
View wicket JJ Krejza 25 2 102 1 4.08 95 9 2 (1w)
31.1 to Amla, bowled him! Lovely ball! Krejza loops the ball up outside off stump, drawing Amla forward with the flight, he beats the batsman in the air, pitches the ball outside off stump and spins it through the bat pad gap as Amla tries to whip it on the leg side, that turned a long way to hit the stumps 106/2
View wicket PM Siddle 16.5 5 44 1 2.61 84 7 0 (3nb)
89.5 to Boucher, caught! Boucher tried to cut the ball through point but couldn't keep it down, the ball goes straight to Katich who takes the catch and the sprints off the field to get padded up, Australia lead by 94 runs 281/10
  A Symonds 3 1 10 0 3.33 15 2 0
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ML Hayden c & b Steyn 4 38 22 1 0 18.18
8.3 caught and bowled! Steyn gets his man, he bowls a quick and straight delivery on middle and leg stump, Hayden tries to flick but misses, the ball thuds into his pad, only his pad, and pops back to the bowler, Steyn catches it and appeals, Aleem Dar raises the finger, loud resounding boos after the replays are shown on screen, that looked like it was just off the pad 25/1
View dismissal SM Katich c †Boucher b Kallis 37 75 55 3 0 67.27
16.1 caught! Kallis has forced the edge! He pitches the ball on a good length just outside off stump and seams it away from Katich who drives away from his body without moving his feet, Boucher dives to his left to take a low catch 59/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c †Boucher b Harris 32 82 55 4 0 58.18
26.4 caught! Harris followed up the spinning delivery with the arm ball, Ponting moved towards the leg side to play the ball on the off, he thought the ball would turn, when it didn't he ended up prodding at it, the ball bounced a bit more as well and took the edge, Boucher threw it up in glee 88/3
View dismissal MEK Hussey b Ntini 8 53 35 0 0 22.85
27.5 bowled him! Hussey's mis-timed a couple of pulls from Ntini and he tries to play the shot again, the length isn't short enough and he bottom edges it from outside off on to his stumps, he's knocked one out of the ground 88/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke c Kallis b Steyn 25 95 67 2 0 37.31
50.6 caught at slip! The ball was there to be hit, it was short and wide outside off stump, Clarke freed his arms and tried to cut it over point, he got a thick outside edge straight to Kallis at first slip, it flew to him quickly at chest height and he took it well 148/5
View dismissal A Symonds c Smith b Harris 37 122 97 2 1 38.14
58.1 gone!! flighted on leg stump, inviting the batsman to drive, Symonds steps out and looks to loft that over mid-on, fails to connect well and finds Graeme Smith who takes the simplest of catches running to his left. Australia are six down now and South Africa are well and truly back in this. 157/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin st †Boucher b Harris 94 208 136 7 4 69.11
96.6 stumped! Haddin charges once again to hit the ball down the ground, he finally misses a delivery and Boucher completes an easy stumping, Haddin falls six short of a century, he's played a magnificent innings, extending the lead from 256, when Lee fell, to 413 319/10
View dismissal B Lee c de Villiers b Kallis 5 8 6 1 0 83.33
59.5 what a catch!!! an absolute stunner. short of a good length outside off, Lee gets on the back foot to guide that past point, gets the outside edge and de Villiers dives full length to his left at second slip to pluck it out of thin air with both hands. Australia seven down now. 162/7
View dismissal JJ Krejza c de Villiers b Kallis 32 81 63 5 0 50.79
79.4 stunning catch! By who else but AB de Villiers! Kallis angles a full ball into the right-hander, Krejza tries to drive off the front foot but the bat turns in his hand and he slices the ball off the face towards point, de Villiers leaps to his right at full stretch and takes the catch with both hands inches off the ground, what a sight! Terrific effort 241/8
View dismissal MG Johnson c Kallis b Morkel 21 44 35 3 0 60.00
88.3 Morkel's done it! He bowled a full ball outside off stump, Johnson lined it up and tried to play the big drive, he got a thick outside edge which flew quickly towards Kallis who took it well towards his left at second slip, South Africa's catching has been outstanding 278/9
PM Siddle not out 4 39 18 0 0 22.22
Extras (b 4, lb 7, w 2, nb 7) 20
  Total (all out; 97 overs; 427 mins) 319 (3.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 19 3 81 2 4.26 77 9 0
8.3 to Hayden, caught and bowled! Steyn gets his man, he bowls a quick and straight delivery on middle and leg stump, Hayden tries to flick but misses, the ball thuds into his pad, only his pad, and pops back to the bowler, Steyn catches it and appeals, Aleem Dar raises the finger, loud resounding boos after the replays are shown on screen, that looked like it was just off the pad 25/1
50.6 to Clarke, caught at slip! The ball was there to be hit, it was short and wide outside off stump, Clarke freed his arms and tried to cut it over point, he got a thick outside edge straight to Kallis at first slip, it flew to him quickly at chest height and he took it well 148/5
View wicket M Ntini 21 2 76 1 3.61 89 9 0 (1nb)
27.5 to Hussey, bowled him! Hussey's mis-timed a couple of pulls from Ntini and he tries to play the shot again, the length isn't short enough and he bottom edges it from outside off on to his stumps, he's knocked one out of the ground 88/4
View wickets PL Harris 27 3 85 3 3.14 123 4 5 (2w)
26.4 to Ponting, caught! Harris followed up the spinning delivery with the arm ball, Ponting moved towards the leg side to play the ball on the off, he thought the ball would turn, when it didn't he ended up prodding at it, the ball bounced a bit more as well and took the edge, Boucher threw it up in glee 88/3
58.1 to Symonds, gone!! flighted on leg stump, inviting the batsman to drive, Symonds steps out and looks to loft that over mid-on, fails to connect well and finds Graeme Smith who takes the simplest of catches running to his left. Australia are six down now and South Africa are well and truly back in this. 157/6
96.6 to Haddin, stumped! Haddin charges once again to hit the ball down the ground, he finally misses a delivery and Boucher completes an easy stumping, Haddin falls six short of a century, he's played a magnificent innings, extending the lead from 256, when Lee fell, to 413 319/10
View wickets JH Kallis 14 4 24 3 1.71 72 3 0
16.1 to Katich, caught! Kallis has forced the edge! He pitches the ball on a good length just outside off stump and seams it away from Katich who drives away from his body without moving his feet, Boucher dives to his left to take a low catch 59/2
59.5 to Lee, what a catch!!! an absolute stunner. short of a good length outside off, Lee gets on the back foot to guide that past point, gets the outside edge and de Villiers dives full length to his left at second slip to pluck it out of thin air with both hands. Australia seven down now. 162/7
79.4 to Krejza, stunning catch! By who else but AB de Villiers! Kallis angles a full ball into the right-hander, Krejza tries to drive off the front foot but the bat turns in his hand and he slices the ball off the face towards point, de Villiers leaps to his right at full stretch and takes the catch with both hands inches off the ground, what a sight! Terrific effort 241/8
View wicket M Morkel 16 4 42 1 2.62 78 3 0 (6nb)
88.3 to Johnson, Morkel's done it! He bowled a full ball outside off stump, Johnson lined it up and tried to play the big drive, he got a thick outside edge which flew quickly towards Kallis who took it well towards his left at second slip, South Africa's catching has been outstanding 278/9
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 414 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* lbw b Johnson 108 224 147 13 0 73.46
50.2 gone! Johnson takes his tenth wicket of the match. Slower ball bowled full on middle and leg, Smith tries to work it away on the on-side and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps. The umpire had no hesitation whatsoever. He departs for a superb 108 after giving his team a realistic chance of pulling this off 172/2
View dismissal ND McKenzie c †Haddin b Johnson 10 69 52 1 0 19.23
14.3 Johnson has his ninth of the match! He pitches the ball on a good length in line with the stumps and cuts the ball across the right-hander, the movement is just enough to find the edge of McKenzie's forward push, Haddin dives to his right and takes a low catch, he's having a super match as well, the ball was similar to the ones that got Kallis and de Villiers in the first innings 19/1
View dismissal HM Amla c †Haddin b Lee 53 169 112 6 0 47.32
53.2 got him! Lee gets his first wicket of the Test! He follows up the bouncer with a full ball, Amla should have played forward but he pushed at it from the crease, the pitched around off and seamed ever so slightly away from the right-hander, taking the edge through to Haddin 179/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c Hussey b Johnson 57 155 106 4 2 53.77
85.3 Australia have the wicket! The game's open again! Johnson bowls a full and wide ball outside off stump, Kallis chases it and drives, he edges it in the air towards Hussey at gully, that ball was racing towards him but Hussey caught it easily, that's Johnson's 11th wicket of the match 303/4
AB de Villiers not out 106 276 186 9 0 56.98
JP Duminy not out 50 135 119 4 1 42.01
Extras (b 13, lb 9, w 2, nb 6) 30
  Total (4 wickets; 119.2 overs; 517 mins) 414 (3.46 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket B Lee 27 4 73 1 2.70 128 9 0 (6nb, 1w)
53.2 to Amla, got him! Lee gets his first wicket of the Test! He follows up the bouncer with a full ball, Amla should have played forward but he pushed at it from the crease, the pitched around off and seamed ever so slightly away from the right-hander, taking the edge through to Haddin 179/3
View wickets MG Johnson 34.2 5 98 3 2.85 155 8 0 (1w)
14.3 to McKenzie, Johnson has his ninth of the match! He pitches the ball on a good length in line with the stumps and cuts the ball across the right-hander, the movement is just enough to find the edge of McKenzie's forward push, Haddin dives to his right and takes a low catch, he's having a super match as well, the ball was similar to the ones that got Kallis and de Villiers in the first innings 19/1
50.2 to Smith, gone! Johnson takes his tenth wicket of the match. Slower ball bowled full on middle and leg, Smith tries to work it away on the on-side and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps. The umpire had no hesitation whatsoever. He departs for a superb 108 after giving his team a realistic chance of pulling this off 172/2
85.3 to Kallis, Australia have the wicket! The game's open again! Johnson bowls a full and wide ball outside off stump, Kallis chases it and drives, he edges it in the air towards Hussey at gully, that ball was racing towards him but Hussey caught it easily, that's Johnson's 11th wicket of the match 303/4
  PM Siddle 26 2 84 0 3.23 115 10 1
  JJ Krejza 24 2 102 0 4.25 93 9 1
  MJ Clarke 8 0 35 0 4.37 26 1 1

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - JP Duminy (South Africa)
Player of the match - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and EAR de Silva (Sri Lanka)
TV umpire - PR Reiffel
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - MD Martell
Close of play
  • Wed, 17 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 341/9 (JJ Krejza 19*, 89 ov)
  • Thu, 18 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 243/8 (MV Boucher 2*, DW Steyn 1*, 78 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 228/7 (BJ Haddin 39*, JJ Krejza 28*, 75 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 227/3 (JH Kallis 33*, AB de Villiers 11*, 64 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 414/4 (119.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 43/3 in 12.0 overs (SM Katich 24, MJ Clarke 6)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.4 overs (83 balls), Extras 1
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (SM Katich 28, MJ Clarke 19, Ex 3)
    • Lunch: Australia - 74/3 in 26.0 overs (SM Katich 35, MJ Clarke 23)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 34.1 overs (208 balls), Extras 4
    • SM Katich: 50 off 96 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 190 balls (SM Katich 54, MJ Clarke 43, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: Australia - 123/3 in 40.0 overs (SM Katich 59, MJ Clarke 46)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 117 balls (6 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 46.6 overs (287 balls), Extras 9
    • Tea: Australia - 172/5 in 53.0 overs (A Symonds 1, BJ Haddin 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 60.3 overs (369 balls), Extras 10
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (A Symonds 32, BJ Haddin 17, Ex 1)
    • A Symonds: 50 off 63 balls (5 x 4)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 69.2 overs (423 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: Australia - 259/6 in 69.5 overs (BJ Haddin 33)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 298/6 after 80.3 overs (BJ Haddin 46, B Lee 25)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 81.2 overs (495 balls), Extras 14
    • End Of Day: Australia - 341/9 in 89.0 overs (JJ Krejza 19)
    • Day 1 Attendance 13,679
    • Australia: 350 runs in 91.1 overs (555 balls), Extras 15
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Lunch: South Africa - 27/1 in 15.0 overs (GC Smith 12, HM Amla 6)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 21.1 overs (131 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (GC Smith 17, HM Amla 31, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 28.3 overs (176 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: South Africa - 104/1 in 29.0 overs (GC Smith 48, HM Amla 45)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 43.6 overs (270 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: South Africa - 151/3 in 44.0 overs (JH Kallis 28, AB de Villiers 16)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (JH Kallis 32, AB de Villiers 20, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 59.6 overs (367 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: South Africa - 204/3 in 60.0 overs (JH Kallis 47, AB de Villiers 49)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 96 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 191 balls (JH Kallis 46, AB de Villiers 52, Ex 2)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 243/8 in 78.0 overs (MV Boucher 2, DW Steyn 1)
    • Day 2 Attendance 10,515
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 78.5 overs (484 balls), Extras 16
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 281/10 in 89.5 overs (M Ntini 5)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Australia - 49/1 in 12.0 overs (SM Katich 29, RT Ponting 15)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.1 overs (80 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: Australia - 84/2 in 26.0 overs (RT Ponting 32, MEK Hussey 8)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 33.2 overs (202 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: Australia - 115/4 in 40.0 overs (MJ Clarke 18, A Symonds 9)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls (MJ Clarke 24, A Symonds 23, Ex 3)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 52.3 overs (321 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: Australia - 157/5 in 58.0 overs (A Symonds 37, BJ Haddin 3)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 67.3 overs (411 balls), Extras 11
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (BJ Haddin 31, JJ Krejza 21, Ex 0)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 228/7 in 75.0 overs (BJ Haddin 39, JJ Krejza 28)
    • Day 3 Attendance 15,268
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 241/8 after 80.1 overs (BJ Haddin 44, MG Johnson 0)
    • BJ Haddin: 50 off 85 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 81.2 overs (495 balls), Extras 18
    • Drinks: Australia - 278/8 in 88.0 overs (BJ Haddin 59, MG Johnson 21)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 94.4 overs (577 balls), Extras 20
    • Lunch: Australia - 319/10 in 97.0 overs (PM Siddle 4)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 22.2 overs (134 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: South Africa - 64/1 in 25.0 overs (GC Smith 34, HM Amla 15)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (GC Smith 31, HM Amla 16, Ex 4)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 79 balls (7 x 4)
    • Rain: South Africa - 97/1 in 31.5 overs (GC Smith 63, HM Amla 19)
    • Rain: South Africa - 98/1 in 33.3 overs (GC Smith 63, HM Amla 20)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 33.5 overs (203 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 146 balls (GC Smith 66, HM Amla 30, Ex 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 46.2 overs (278 balls), Extras 5
    • GC Smith: 100 off 138 balls (13 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 163/1 in 49.0 overs (GC Smith 105, HM Amla 43)
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 213 balls (GC Smith 98, HM Amla 49, Ex 4)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 108 balls (6 x 4)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 60.6 overs (369 balls), Extras 12
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 227/3 in 64.0 overs (JH Kallis 33, AB de Villiers 11)
    • Day 4 Attendance 10,550
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (JH Kallis 33, AB de Villiers 11, Ex 6)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 73.6 overs (448 balls), Extras 18
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 86 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 157 balls (JH Kallis 48, AB de Villiers 40, Ex 12)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 281/3 in 80.0 overs (JH Kallis 51, AB de Villiers 41)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 281/3 after 80.1 overs (JH Kallis 51, AB de Villiers 41)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 92 balls (6 x 4)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 84.3 overs (513 balls), Extras 20
    • Lunch: South Africa - 322/4 in 93.0 overs (AB de Villiers 66, JP Duminy 6)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 104.5 overs (636 balls), Extras 22
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls (AB de Villiers 28, JP Duminy 20, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 362/4 in 108.0 overs (AB de Villiers 88, JP Duminy 24)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 117.1 overs (711 balls), Extras 25
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 179 balls (9 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 194 balls (AB de Villiers 48, JP Duminy 46, Ex 6)
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 119 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Day 5 Attendance 5,301
    • Total Attendance: 55,313
 
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