Australia in South Africa Test Series - 3rd Test

South Africa v Australia

South Africa won by an innings and 20 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Steyn to Hughes, no run, full and on the middle stump line, curving in slightly, Hughes, as ever, stays adjacent to the line and dabs it to leg gully

0.2

Steyn to Hughes, no run, this one moves away from Hughes who lets the ball go through to Boucher

0.3

Steyn to Hughes, no run, full in length, on that middle and leg line, Hughes stays back to jab it to leg gully.

0.4

Steyn to Hughes, no run, wide outside off stump and Hughes is not interested in it.

0.5

Steyn to Hughes, no run, two slips and gully watch as Hughes shoulders arms to a delivery whizzing past the off stump

0.6

Steyn to Hughes, no run, bit of rubbish, wide outside off, and Hughes doesn't have to play and he doesn't.

Australia 0/0   PJ Hughes 0* (6b)

2.1

Steyn to Hughes, no run, turns it behind square to leg gully. This is the third time, iirc, that Hughes has jabbed the ball to that fielder. That's how he plays. Very useful spot for him.

2.2

Steyn to Hughes, no run, lifting delivery on the middle, Hughes goes forward before hopping back to stab it to the on side. He had to take the bottom-hand off the handle in a real hurry there

2.3

Steyn to Hughes, no run, full in length but Hughes is no where in position; he was on the back foot, expecting a short delivery, but manages to push it away to the off side

2.4

Steyn to Hughes, no run, straightens on the off stump and Hughes does what he does, shaping to come forward before hopping back and little sideways and ends up edging it down the track

2.5

Steyn to Hughes, 2 runs, fuller but drifting to the pads and Hughes turns it past square leg for couple of runs

2.6

Steyn to Hughes, FOUR, Whack. Hughes pulls of one of his specials. He might look edgy, moving here and there in the crease but lashes out whenever an opportunity is presented. This one was short in length and just outside off, Hughes rocked back to knife it on the up and through extra cover. The bat covered the full arc.

Australia 11/0   PJ Hughes 6* (12b 1x4)

4.1

Steyn to Hughes, 5 runs, late in getting forward but he eventually does so and pushes the full length delivery to cover point region. There is a direct hit at the striker's end and the ball deflects to the boundary.

4.5

Steyn to Hughes, no run, the bouncer finally arrives, just outside off and Hughes drops his wrists, gets his bat down and arches back

4.6

Steyn to Hughes, no run, another bouncer, even higher and easily left alone .. you got to get the bouncer curving into his body to have some effect

Australia 17/0   PJ Hughes 11* (15b 1x4)

5.4

Ntini to Hughes, no run, beaten outside off. That technique I tell you is going to make the bowlers tear their hair apart. It was short of length delivery outside off, Hughes hops, doesn't go either forward or back, may be a touch sideways and tries to punch it through the off side ..

5.5

Ntini to Hughes, no run, jumps again but this time stays closer to the ball and defends to the off side

5.6

Ntini to Hughes, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg, tickled to the leg side.

Australia 18/0   PJ Hughes 11* (18b 1x4)

6.2

Steyn to Hughes, 1 run, curves in from short of length, cramping up Hughes who creates room by jumping sideways to push it to wide midwicket

6.6

Steyn to Hughes, no run, high and harmless bouncer, left alone

Australia 21/0   PJ Hughes 12* (20b 1x4)

8.1

Steyn to Hughes, 2 runs, on the pads, turned to deep backward square leg for couple of runs

8.2

Steyn to Hughes, no run, goes back to tap it back down the pitch

8.3

Steyn to Hughes, FOUR, Thump. Full in length and outside off, Hughes stays back to force it through covers. Lovely expansive shot.

8.4

Steyn to Hughes, 1 run, shapes in towards middle and leg, hops back to work it past square leg and Amla moves from leg gully to pick the ball

Australia 28/0   PJ Hughes 19* (24b 2x4)

10.1

Steyn to Hughes, no run

10.2

Steyn to Hughes, no run, sharp bouncer and Hughes arches back at the last minute to evade it

10.3

Steyn to Hughes, no run, oh beaten by the slower one. It was fuller and just outside off, Hughes didn't pick it at all, ended up lunging, bat away from the body, gloved it but it doesn't carry to Boucher.

10.4

Steyn to Hughes, no run, rushes past the nose of Hughes who watches it well and sways away at the last minute

10.5

Steyn to Hughes, no run, short in length outside off, Hughes was on the back foot, looking to crash it through covers but ends up mistiming it completely.

10.6

Steyn to Hughes, no run, a tad slower again, Hughes goes for the big booming off drive but is too early into the shot and the ball rolls away towards mid-off

Australia 29/0   PJ Hughes 19* (30b 2x4)

12.1

Kallis to Hughes, no run, bouncer on the middle stump line, left alone by Hughes who goes down under

12.2

Kallis to Hughes, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, defended to the off side of the pitch and Kallis gets across to pick it up

12.3

Kallis to Hughes, no run, the "heavy ball" this time, jumping around the off stump, Hughes stands up tall but pushes his bat away from the body and almost drags it back to his stumps. The ball rolls past the leg stump

12.4

Kallis to Hughes, no run, just outside off stump, Hughes pushes it to the off side.

12.5

Kallis to Hughes, no run, bangs in another bouncer and Hughes gets under it

12.6

Kallis to Hughes, no run, kicks up nastily on the middle stump line ,Hughes yanks up to jab it to the on side. It's also because his technique that I used the word nastily I think. He shapes to move forward before getting back and to the on side and all that movement meant the ball caught up on him quicker than he thought

Australia 29/0   PJ Hughes 19* (36b 2x4)

14.1

Kallis to Hughes, 2 runs, pushed through the off side for two runs

14.2

Kallis to Hughes, no run, stands up tall to defend down the track

14.3

Kallis to Hughes, FOUR, short and outside off, Hughes gets back to crash it past the diving backward point fielder Imraan Khan for a fine boundary

14.4

Kallis to Hughes, 1 run, run out chance missed. fuller, straighter, pushed towards mid-on for a quick single. The fielder rushes in from midwicket and fires a throw at the non-striker's end. Had it hit, Hughes would have been a goner

Australia 36/0   PJ Hughes 26* (40b 3x4)

15.1

Morkel to Hughes, no run, starts off his international cricket with a bouncer, left alone

15.2

Morkel to Hughes, no run, kicks up at 136.2 kmph outside off and the extra bounce surprises Hughes. He was shaping to cut it but the ball flew past the startled Hughes

15.3

Morkel to Hughes, no run, full and outside off stump, Hughes is late in getting forward and ends up mistiming a swat drive

15.4

Morkel to Hughes, no run, ooh almost dragged on again It was short in length and climbing, Hughes went nowhere with his footwork - doing that tango of initially going forward before hopping back - and ended up inside edging a jab almost to the stumps ..

15.5

Morkel to Hughes, no run

15.6

Morkel to Hughes, no run, short-pitched delivery outside off, swayed away

Australia 36/0   PJ Hughes 26* (46b 3x4)

17.1

Morkel to Hughes, no run, full in length and outside off, Hughes is expecting a short one and stays back before eventually coming forward to jab it to the off side

17.2

Morkel to Hughes, no run, on the middle and leg, tries to clip it away but misses and the ball rolls off the pad

17.3

Morkel to Hughes, no run, outside off stump, punched to covers

17.4

Morkel to Hughes, no run

17.5

Morkel to Hughes, 2 runs, short in length, on the hips, clipped through the on side

17.6

Morkel to Hughes, no run, fullish on the off stump, a ugly defensive poke from hughes.

Australia 42/0   PJ Hughes 28* (52b 3x4)

19.1

Morkel to Hughes, no run, 140kmp lifting delivery into the rib cage, Hughes hops, manages to get the bat in front of the body to jab it to the on side.

19.2

Morkel to Hughes, 1 run, turned to the fine-leg region

Australia 45/0   PJ Hughes 29* (54b 3x4)

20.1

Kallis to Hughes, no run, lunges forward, goes down on his knee to drive but can't beat Dale Steyn at short cover

20.2

Kallis to Hughes, no run, drops in a bouncer and Hughes sways even as he gets down and the ball flies to Boucher

20.3

Kallis to Hughes, no run, shifts to round the stumps and tries to ping him with another bouncer. Hughes drops his wrists, gets the bat down and sways away

20.4

Kallis to Hughes, no run, comes in from a length, Hughes contrives to get squared up but holds his balance in the end to defend to the off side

20.5

Kallis to Hughes, FOUR, What he does well is to put away the loose ones. This was overpitched on the middle and off, from round the stumps, and Hughes drives to the straight boundary

20.6

Kallis to Hughes, no run, length delivery outside off, Hughes pushes at it hard and gets the edge to gully region

Australia 53/0   PJ Hughes 33* (60b 4x4)

22.1

Harris to Hughes, no run, flighted outside off stump, Hughes leans forward to defend

22.2

Harris to Hughes, no run, Dropped by Duminy at short cover. Oh boy what is happening out there. It was floated outside off and Hughes drove it straight to Duminy who couldn't hold on.

22.3

Harris to Hughes, no run, leans forward to defend

22.4

Harris to Hughes, OUT, Harris says bugger off you fielders, I will do it myself. It was flighted around the off stump, Hughes went for the sweep but failed to connect. It would have hit the stumps all right but was the point of contact outside off? I will confirm after I get hold of a replay. And yes, Hughes was struck outside the off stump. He didn't ask for the review, though

PJ Hughes lbw b Harris 33 (101m 64b 4x4 0x6) SR: 51.56

Australia 58/1   PJ Hughes 33 (64b 4x4)
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Mar 22, 2009

An imperious pull from Mitchell Johnson, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, 4th day, Cape Town, March 22, 2009

An imperious pull from Mitchell Johnson

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A beaming Ricky Ponting with the series trophy, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, 4th day, Cape Town, March 22, 2009

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