Australia tour of South Africa, 3rd Test: South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 19-22, 2009
South Africa won by an innings and 20 runs
19,20,21,22 March 2009 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
54.5

Harris to Johnson, no run, flighted outside off, doesn't turn in much and Johnson lets it go past the off stump

54.6

Harris to Johnson, no run, on the off stump line, full, pushed to silly point

Australia 158/6   MG Johnson 0* (2b)
56.1

Harris to Johnson, no run, goes back to nudge a short-of-length delivery to short leg

56.2

Harris to Johnson, no run, turning in from outside off, a rather tentative poke from Johnson.

56.3

Harris to Johnson, no run, again gets on the back foot to defend to the off side

56.4

Harris to Johnson, no run, stretches forward this time to push to silly point

56.5

Harris to Johnson, 2 runs, flighted on the middle, drifting towards middle and leg, whipped through midwicket for couple of runs

56.6

Harris to Johnson, no run, flatter, lands on a length outside off and Johnson pushes it to cover point region

Australia 162/6   MG Johnson 2* (8b)
58.1

Harris to Johnson, no run, gets back to drop the ball near his feet

58.2

Harris to Johnson, no run, Harris is egging Johnson to hit. Flighted full, driven to Duminy at mid-off

58.3

Harris to Johnson, no run, on the middle, spins in a bit, turned to short leg

58.4

Harris to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson accepts the invitation finally. He got forward to loft a flighted delivery from outside off to the long-on boundary. We got a contest now.

58.5

Harris to Johnson, 1 run, fuller but drifting towards the pads, tickled behind square for a single

Australia 167/6   MG Johnson 7* (13b 1x4)
59.1

Steyn to Johnson, no run, Cutting away from the short of length and bounces as well, Johnson shaped to play and is beaten as he withdraws his bat late

59.2

Steyn to Johnson, no run, suddenly, this over, the back lift has got higher and pushed this one to the on side. Perhaps, Steyn will fire in a fuller one now

59.3

Steyn to Johnson, no run, he does but overpitches it outside off and Johnson gets the bat down from that high back lift and drives pleasingly but straight to mid-off

59.4

Steyn to Johnson, no run, short in length, cutting across from the leg stump line, pushed back to the bowler. Johnson then suggests that he should have pulled that one. Hmm... let's see what happens next ball. Will it be a yorker? or a bouncer?

59.5

Steyn to Johnson, no run, It's a yorker and crashes into the pad before Johnson can get the bat down from that high back lift. Steyn turns around to appeal but it was missing leg stump.

59.6

Steyn to Johnson, FOUR, thinks a yorker but serves a full toss on the off stump and Johnson plays a crisp off drive well to the left of mid-off

Australia 171/6   MG Johnson 11* (19b 2x4)
60.2

Harris to Johnson, no run, gets forward to offer the dead-bat

60.3

Harris to Johnson, 1 run, slows up the pace, tosses it up, Johnson is made to wait; he does before turning it to square leg

Australia 173/6   MG Johnson 12* (21b 2x4)
61.1

Ntini to Johnson, no run, full and it landed on the middle and off stump line before slanting away, Johnson takes the brave decision to let it go. That seemed a risky thing to do.. could have knocked out the off stump

61.2

Ntini to Johnson, 2 runs, slightly short in length and on the middle and leg line and that length allows Johnson to get back and wrist it through wide mid-on

61.3

Ntini to Johnson, no run, full pitched outside off, driven to mid-off

61.4

Ntini to Johnson, no run, angled across Johnson who has a easier decision this time to let Boucher come into play

61.5

Ntini to Johnson, no run, stands up tall to punch to mid-on

61.6

Ntini to Johnson, no run, again close to the off stump and Johnson shoulders arms .. again seemed a tad close to leave; hope he knows his off stump well

Australia 175/6   MG Johnson 14* (27b 2x4)
62.5

Harris to Johnson, no run, turns in from outside off, from a length, Johnson doesn't offer a shot

62.6

Harris to Johnson, no run, flighted fuller on the middle, Johnson waits before turning it to Imraan Khan at midwicket

Australia 176/6   MG Johnson 14* (29b 2x4)
64.1

Harris to Johnson, no run, stays back to punch a delivery turning in to covers

64.2

Harris to Johnson, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended down the track

64.3

Harris to Johnson, no run, beaten by the one that didn't turn in. It was flighted nicely outside off, drawing Johnson forward and he ends up pushing inside the line

64.4

Harris to Johnson, no run, fuller, straighter, driven to mid-off

64.5

Harris to Johnson, no run, on the middle, worked towards midwicket

64.6

Harris to Johnson, no run, floated outside off, driven to right of cover where Prince makes a fine stop

Australia 180/6   MG Johnson 14* (35b 2x4)
65.3

Ntini to Johnson, no run, bounces away as it slants across Johnson who decides to leave it

65.4

Ntini to Johnson, no run, fuller, on the middle stump line, defended to the on side

65.5

Ntini to Johnson, no run, gets behind the line to defend to the off side

65.6

Ntini to Johnson, FOUR, Shot! It was short in length and outside off and Johnson punched on the up and through the line and the ball sped away through wide mid-off region

Australia 187/6   MG Johnson 18* (39b 3x4)
66.2

Harris to Johnson, no run, slow through the air, nicely tossed up, Johnson is made to wait on the front foot and he defends to the on side

66.3

Harris to Johnson, no run, again slower, slightly short in length and Johnson tries to whip that length away but is early into the shot and it hits him high on the thigh pad

66.4

Harris to Johnson, 1 run, leans forward to drive wide of mid-off for a single

66.6

Harris to Johnson, no run, beaten again by the one that doesn't spin in. He leaned forward to defend but the bat went inside the line as the ball tailed past the off stump

Australia 190/6   MG Johnson 19* (43b 3x4)
68.1

Harris to Johnson, no run, leans forward to defend down the pitch

68.2

Harris to Johnson, no run, turns in from outside off stump, defended off the back foot

68.3

Harris to Johnson, FOUR, Johnson opens his shoulders. Flighted outside off and Johnson swings it over wide midwicket. Here we go. Will he keep going after Harris? Will Harris get him?

68.4

Harris to Johnson, 1 run, he steps down the track, Harris remains calm and slows it up further and Johnson is early into his swing and ends up dragging it to Imraan at deep midwicket

Australia 195/8   MG Johnson 24* (47b 4x4)
69.5

Ntini to Johnson, no run, full pitched around off stump, driven cleanly but can't beat mid-off

69.6

Ntini to Johnson, 2 runs, length delivery around the off stump, Mitch swats it across the line and through wide midwicket

Australia 199/8   MG Johnson 26* (49b 4x4)
70.4

Harris to Johnson, FOUR, drags this short and Mitch hangs on the back foot to pull it away with contempt.

70.5

Harris to Johnson, 1 run, dropped by Imraan Khan at deep midwicket. What a mess. Harris had dragged back the length after seeing Johnson advance and it was swung straight to Imraan who didn't judge it all all. He seemed to be going back instead of taking couple of steps forward. He realised his mistake and rushed forward. Too late. Clang!

Australia 205/8   MG Johnson 31* (51b 5x4)
71.1

Steyn to Johnson, FOUR, Superb shot to welcome Steyn. It was full and Johnson thrust his front foot out to slam it between the bowler and mid-on

71.2

Steyn to Johnson, no run, shorter in length, cutting across Johnson who pushes it to cover point and there is a confusion between the two about the single. Johnson walks over to have a chat with McGain

71.3

Steyn to Johnson, OUT, Mitch is gone, going for a six. It was a length delivery and a tad slower as well and Johnson got under the ball more than he wanted and got elevation instead of distance. Prince ran to his left from long-on to hold on to the ball. Nine down.

MG Johnson c Prince b Steyn 35 (73m 54b 6x4 0x6) SR: 64.81

Australia 209/9   MG Johnson 35 (54b 6x4)
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