Australia tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 26-Mar 2, 2009
Australia won by 162 runs
26,27,28 February, 1,2 March 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Steyn to Hughes, OUT, super start for Steyn, and a duck for Hughes on debut! Short delivery just outside off stump, rises up off the surface and Hughes jumps at it, trying to slash it over the slips, but can only succeed in getting a faint under-edge through to a gleeful Boucher, who springs up and takes the offer

PJ Hughes c †Boucher b Steyn 0 (1m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 0/1   SM Katich 0* (0b)   DW Steyn 0.4-0-0-1

Steyn to Katich, OUT, stunning catch! And i mean stunning! Steyn pitches it just back of a length outside off stump, Katich opens the face and tries to steer the ball away but thats a brilliant effort from McKenzie at gully, diving horizontal to his right and plucking the ball with one outstretched hand, then tumbling to the ground before his team-mates and the fortunate bowler mob him

SM Katich c McKenzie b Steyn 3 (39m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.00

Australia 18/2   RT Ponting 12* (25b 2x4)   DW Steyn 4.5-2-5-2

Morkel to Hussey, OUT, edged and taken, and the extra ball does the trick! Terrific delivery and good catch by Kallis at second slip, Morkel delivers after the errant wide with one pitched up, straightening, and luring a tentative Hussey into a fatal push which is well snapped up by Kallis

MEK Hussey c Kallis b Morkel 4 (32m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 19.04

Australia 38/3   RT Ponting 26* (42b 4x4)   M Morkel 3-0-13-1

Ntini to Ponting, OUT, bowled em! Ponting's decision to leave a full, massively inswinging delivery denies him a century, what was he doing? Ntini pitches the ball up to Ponting, who doesn't get far enough across as he decides not to offer a shot, the ball darts back in, brushes his front pad, and cannons into off stump

RT Ponting b Ntini 83 (188m 134b 11x4 1x6) SR: 61.94

Australia 151/4   MJ Clarke 54* (67b 8x4)   M Ntini 9.2-2-31-1

Steyn to Clarke, OUT, silly shot and thats the end of Clarke just before tea! A needless shot from the vice-captain, chasing one pitched up rather wide and gently starting to shape away, he's nowhere near the pitch and swings a thick outside edge through to Boucher and Steyn is red-faced in celebration

MJ Clarke c †Boucher b Steyn 68 (159m 90b 10x4 0x6) SR: 75.55

Australia 182/5   MJ North 13* (27b 2x4)   DW Steyn 14.4-2-60-3

Ntini to Haddin, OUT, short just outside off stump and he pulls it straight to Harris at mid-on! That was a poor ball, short and wide, but Haddin reached out and swatted it nowhere but to the man there

BJ Haddin c Harris b Ntini 63 (148m 105b 9x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Australia 295/6   MJ North 62* (128b 7x4)   M Ntini 19.5-6-55-2

Steyn to McDonald, OUT, got him! McDonald goes for a duck, pushing at a full, away-swinging delivery from middle and off very tentatively and the thick edge is snapped up by Kallis to his left at second slip

AB McDonald c Kallis b Steyn 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 296/7   MJ North 63* (131b 7x4)   DW Steyn 23.4-3-91-4

Harris to North, OUT, stumped! Harris delivers the much needed window of opportunity, deceiving North in the flight, beating the bat as he danced down and heaved across the line, Boucher collects and whips off the bails

MJ North st †Boucher b Harris 117 (355m 233b 12x4 0x6) SR: 50.21

Australia 413/8   MG Johnson 56* (116b 5x4 2x6)   PL Harris 16.5-2-38-1

Morkel to Siddle, OUT, this one's a legal delivery and Kallis takes another catch! Siddle again doesn't move his feet much as he flirts for another ball leaving him and gives Kallis catching practice

PM Siddle c Kallis b Morkel 9 (26m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Australia 466/9   MG Johnson 96* (131b 10x4 5x6)   M Morkel 28.3-3-117-2

Morkel to Hilfenhaus, OUT, oh I can't believe it! Johnson doesn't get his maiden Test century, while Hilfenhaus gets a golden duck on debut, just feeling for one pitched up and edging smack to de Villiers at third slip

BW Hilfenhaus c de Villiers b Morkel 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia 466/10   MG Johnson 96* (131b 10x4 5x6)   M Morkel 28.4-3-117-3
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150





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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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