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

1.1

Ntini to Katich, FOUR, good delivery, jumping outside off, Katich shuffles across and stabs it away in the air but in the gap between slips and gully .. Not convincing but he is off the mark

1.2

Ntini to Katich, 1 wide, wide outside off - what's happening out there today, not a great start from the bowlers, left alone

1.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, much better delivery, closer to the off stump, going away with the Ntini angle and Katich leaves. He now hammers the ground with the bat

1.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, fuller, on the off stump, Katich is on the back foot, picks the length late, tries to lunge forward and edges the drive to his pad ..

1.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, loud loud shout for Lbw but it's turned down. Kallis, at first slip, looks at Boucher to say whether we should go for a review but Boucher shrugs. It was full in length and straightened on the middle stump, Katich got the bat way outside the line and was hit in front of middle and off. IT would have crashed into off and middle! oh boy!

1.5

Ntini to Katich, no run

1.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, another good delivery, on the off stump line, Katich covers his off stump and shoulders arms

Australia 5/0   SM Katich 4* (6b 1x4)

3.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, edged but falls short of third slip. It was angling away from Kato who shapes to hang his bat out before trying to withdraw it. The ball bobbed away off the edge but doesn't carry

3.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, similar delivery but Katich doesn't flirt this time

3.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, on the off stump line, Katich does that ugly shuffle across and jabs it to gully.

3.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, shuffles across and lets go another delivery outside off

3.5

Ntini to Katich, no run, And again. Just outside off and Katich doesn't play.

3.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, angling away towards the keeper and Katich lets it reach its destination: Boucher

Australia 11/0   SM Katich 4* (12b 1x4)

4.2

Steyn to Katich, no run, on a length, around the off and middle line, Katich defends to the on side of the pitch and Steyn picks the ball on his follow through

4.3

Steyn to Katich, no run, lands on a length but outside off stump and stays there. Boucher collects.

4.4

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, short in length, some bounce there but Katich rides it well, punching it to cover point for a single

Australia 17/0   SM Katich 5* (15b 1x4)

5.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, stands up on his toes to get top of the bounce and defends to the leg side

5.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, moving away from Katich who lets Boucher earn his salary

5.3

Ntini to Katich, 1 run, goes back to push a short-of-length delivery on middle and leg towards midwicket for a single.

Australia 18/0   SM Katich 6* (18b 1x4)

6.1

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, pushed through the on side for a single

6.3

Steyn to Katich, no run, well wide outside off stump and Katich watches it sail past him. He then goes down the pitch for some gardening.

6.4

Steyn to Katich, no run, short in length, straightening on the middle stump line, defended to the on side

6.5

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, moving away from Katich who drops it close on the off side, towards cover point, and rushes across for a single

Australia 21/0   SM Katich 8* (22b 1x4)

7.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, lands outside leg stump, moves in from short of length, Katich is on the shuffle and is hit high on the thigh

7.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, bursts through the off-stump channel, expertly left alone by Katich

7.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, short in length and jumping across outside off, guided to backward point

7.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, ooh very close to that off stump, Katich was on the shuffle, stopped the movement and let the ball whizz past the off stump

7.5

Ntini to Katich, no run, another loud shout for lbw, again turned down by Asad Rauf. This time they go for the review. It looked high. It landed short in length, just outside the leg stump and moved towards the middle and off, Katich was on the shuffle and was hit high on the pad. Two things: it pitched outside leg and might have gone over the stumps as well. Oh well. Another review from SA that has gone nowhere.

7.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, fuller this time, Katich tickles it to the pad and the ball rolls to the on side

Australia 21/0   SM Katich 8* (28b 1x4)

8.5

Steyn to Katich, no run, in the corridor outside off, left alone without any fuss

8.6

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, shapes in towards middle and leg, that shuffle allows Katich to work the ball to fine-leg

Australia 29/0   SM Katich 9* (30b 1x4)

9.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, in the outside-off channel, Katich allows the ball to take refuge in BOucher's gloves

9.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, lands outside leg stump, moves in to hit the pad and the ball rolls away to the leg side. Hughes is on the look out for the run, Katich doesn't know where the ball has gone and Hughes gets back in time

9.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, short in length and Katich stands tall but mistimes a punchy shot to mid-off

9.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, Ntini switches to round the stumps and brings the ball back in with the angle but Katich judges correctly that it hasn't done enough and so, shoulders arms

9.5

Ntini to Katich, no run, shorter in length and stays outside off stump, left alone again

9.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, coming in with bounce, Katich stays back and is hit on the thigh pad

Australia 29/0   SM Katich 9* (36b 1x4)

11.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, from round the stumps, full in length, just outside off stump, defended to the on side

11.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, outside the off stump, left alone, Ntini looks down the pitch and Katich walks away to the on side

11.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, full and outside off stump, left alone

11.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, length delivery outside off stump, Katich covers the off stump and shoulders arms

11.5

Ntini to Katich, no run, lands well outside the off stump and moves in a bit; not enough to interest Katich, though.

11.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, back over the wicket, angles the ball with bounce, steered to backward point.

Australia 29/0   SM Katich 9* (42b 1x4)

13.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, Dropped by the debutant Imraan Khan. What a clanger. It was full and Katich sliced it head-high to Imraan who cupped his palms in front of the face but dropped it .. Ntini is operating from round the stumps.

13.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, full and outside off, left alone

13.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, shaping in from round the stumps, defended down the track

13.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, beaten, this time from over the wicket. It straightened from short of length, just outside off stump, Katich was caught on the shuffle and jabbed at it and the ball rushed between bat and pad

13.5

Ntini to Katich, no run

13.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, moves across the stumps to squeeze it to the off side

Australia 29/0   SM Katich 9* (48b 1x4)

14.5

Kallis to Katich, no run

14.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, leans forward to push a full delivery to the off side

Australia 36/0   SM Katich 9* (50b 1x4)

16.1

Kallis to Katich, no run, full in length, just outside off stump, defended to the off side

16.2

Kallis to Katich, 2 runs, overpitched on the legs, flicked away to deep backward square leg region

16.3

Kallis to Katich, no run, moving away from Katich who lets Boucher collect that one

16.4

Kallis to Katich, 2 runs, even fuller, on the middle, Katich arrests his shuffle and wrists the ball through wide midwicket region

16.5

Kallis to Katich, no run, on a length, around the off stump, guided to the off side

16.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, short in length and just outside off stump, left alone

Australia 40/0   SM Katich 13* (56b 1x4)

18.1

Kallis to Katich, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, pushed to the off side

18.2

Kallis to Katich, no run, short in length and slanted across Katich who gets his bat high in the air and lets Boucher do the fielding

18.3

Kallis to Katich, no run, lunges out to defend. Both batsmen have a rather ugly defensive pushes, jabs, and stabs. Ugliness is subjective of course ..

18.4

Kallis to Katich, no run, slanted across Katich who doesn't offer a shot

18.5

Kallis to Katich, 2 runs, overpitched and put away nicely by Katich. He leaned into the wristy flick through midwicket

18.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, shuffles to almost outside off and drives towards mid-off

Australia 44/0   SM Katich 15* (62b 1x4)

19.3

Morkel to Katich, FOUR, That Katich shuffle attracts the bowlers into doing things they don't want to be dong; like drifting to the pads. Katich moves across to flick it away without any trouble.

19.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, short delivery outside off stump, left alone

19.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, full pitched on the off stump, too much bottom-hand comes into the shot, the bat-face shuts and the ball rolls away limply towards mid-off

19.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, 132.1 kmph yorker, on the off and middle, Katich stops his shuffle and digs it out to the on side

Australia 49/0   SM Katich 19* (66b 2x4)

21.1

Morkel to Katich, no run, angled across Kato who watches it go through to the keeper

21.2

Morkel to Katich, no run, shuffles from outside leg to off and defends the short-of-length delivery to the on side of the pitch

21.3

Morkel to Katich, 1 no ball, banged in really short and Katich doesn't have to do anything but just watch it fly past him

21.3

Morkel to Katich, no run, loud loud shout for a catch by Boucher. Asad Rauf turns it down and the Saffers don't go for the review. It was pretty full in length outside off, Katich was surprised by the change in length and ended up trying to work it to the on side and missed it completely. The bat hit the ground as the ball rushed past the outside edge.

21.4

Morkel to Katich, FOUR, How many times we have seen this. Four after a dropped catch or an appeal. Full and on the legs, whipped through the on side

21.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, leans across to push to the off side

21.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

Australia 58/0   SM Katich 23* (73b 3x4)

23.1

Morkel to Katich, 1 run, short in length, on the pads, clipped behind square for a single

Australia 59/1   SM Katich 24* (74b 3x4)

24.1

Harris to Katich, no run, floated full outside off, driven to Duminy in covers

24.2

Harris to Katich, no run, low full toss outside off, whipped to mid-on

24.3

Harris to Katich, 1 run, a tad quicker, full in length, holding its line, squeezed to backward point region

24.5

Harris to Katich, no run, flighted outside off stump, turns in, defended to the off side

24.6

Harris to Katich, no run, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

Australia 61/2   SM Katich 25* (79b 3x4)

26.1

Harris to Katich, no run, goes right back to defend a full delivery

26.2

Harris to Katich, no run, on the off stump line, driven to mid-on

26.3

Harris to Katich, no run, flighted on the off stump line, leans forward to defend

26.4

Harris to Katich, 1 run, oh ho .. that curving arm-ball from Harris and that almost gets his man. Katich managed to hold his balance and got the bat in front of the pad to squeeze it off the outer edge to the off side ..

Australia 66/2   SM Katich 26* (83b 3x4)

27.1

Steyn to Katich, no run, pitched up two feet outside off stump and he leaves

27.2

Steyn to Katich, no run, full and outside off stump, he was looking to curve it back in but it doesn't; left alone

27.3

Steyn to Katich, no run, pushed it wide outside off stump, left alone

27.4

Steyn to Katich, no run, full pitched outside off, inviting a drive but Katich is not in the mood

27.5

Steyn to Katich, no run, on a length but again a tad too wide outside off stump to interest Katich

27.6

Steyn to Katich, no run, switches to round the stumps, keeps the ball outside off, again left alone

Australia 66/2   SM Katich 26* (89b 3x4)

30.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, length delivery through the corridor and Boucher gathers

30.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, angling away from Katich who covers his off stump with his shuffle before letting the ball go through to the keeper

30.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, fuller and in the same zone but Katich is not tempted

30.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, loud shout for lbw but Bucknor is not impressed. They have gone for the review. What have we got here? A inside-edge! It landed in line with the stumps and straightened a bit, Katich came forward to defend and got a nice little edge on to the pad. It was hitting the stumps but South Africans missed the edge. No more referrals for SA.

30.5

Ntini to Katich, no run, angling away from Katich who allows it to pass the off stump

30.6

Ntini to Katich, no run, fullish and driven to covers

Australia 81/3   SM Katich 26* (95b 3x4)

32.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, in the zone outside off stump and Katich does what he does: shuffle to off, cover the stumps and shoulder arms

32.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, fuller but again slanting away from Katich who offers no shot

32.3

Ntini to Katich, 1 run, full pitched around the off stump, pushed through cover point for a single

Australia 82/4   SM Katich 27* (98b 3x4)

33.1

Steyn to Katich, FOUR, inside-edge but it flies past the stumps. Full pitched, from round the stumps, and Katich went for the off drive but too much bottom hand shut the bat-face and he got a thick edge.

33.2

Steyn to Katich, no run, still from round the stumps, hurls this one full and outside off, left alone

33.3

Steyn to Katich, 1 no ball, length delivery, pushed to mid-off

33.3

Steyn to Katich, no run, leans across to place the ball to point region, bat away from the body

33.4

Steyn to Katich, no run, homing in on the off stump, from that angle, Katich gets behind the line to offer the dead-bat

33.5

Steyn to Katich, FOUR, from wide of the crease, he sends down a overpitched delivery and Katich has driven it through covers. Again lots of bottom-hand in that shot; he almost flicked that cover drive, if you know what I mean.

33.6

Steyn to Katich, 1 run, from over the stumps now, full pitched on the middle and leg, flicked through midwicket

Australia 92/4   SM Katich 36* (105b 5x4)

34.1

Ntini to Katich, no run, lands around the off stump, shapes away, left alone by the patient Katich

34.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, similar delivery, same result

34.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, And again.

34.4

Ntini to Katich, 1 run, it was outside off, Katich squeezed it past square leg

Australia 93/4   SM Katich 37* (109b 5x4)

35.1

Morkel to Katich, 1 run, turned off the hips for a single

Australia 94/4   SM Katich 38* (110b 5x4)

36.1

Ntini to Katich, FOUR, short and wide, cut away to the point boundary. Ntini stands there for a while, mumbling to himself.

36.2

Ntini to Katich, no run, Ntini switched to rounds-the-stumps attack. He gets this ball to dart back in from outside off but Katich lets it go after making sure it has not come back in line with the stumps

36.3

Ntini to Katich, no run, this one moves in towards the off stump line, Katich goes back and across to push it to the on side

36.4

Ntini to Katich, no run, leans forward to allow the ball to pass the off stump

36.5

Ntini to Katich, 3 runs, full and well outside the off stump, Katich reaches out and drives -- too much bottom hand and he ends up dragging it through wide mid-off but has enough meat on it to send the ball almost to the boundary where Prince makes a sliding stop

Australia 113/4   SM Katich 45* (115b 6x4)

37.1

Morkel to Katich, no run, short in length, around off, tapped towards mid-off

37.2

Morkel to Katich, no run, short and lifting down leg, left alone

37.3

Morkel to Katich, no run, just outside the off stump, Katich moves across to leave it alone

37.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, bouncer but dug in too short and Katich has lots of time to duck

37.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, full in length, moving away, Katich thought about leaving it, was late in withdrawing the bat and ended up sort of steering it to right of gully where a diving stop is made

37.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, fuller, straighter, pushed to mid-off

Australia 113/4   SM Katich 45* (121b 6x4)

39.1

Morkel to Katich, no run, short in length and outside off stump line, left alone

39.2

Morkel to Katich, FOUR, short and wide, Katich threw the kitchen sink at it .. Tell me isn't it difficult to thrown the kitchen sink actually? Do they mean like throwing the dirty utensils into the sink?

39.3

Morkel to Katich, no run, full in outside off stump, left alone

39.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, short in length, cutting away, left alone

39.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, pushes it wide across Katich who leaves it for Boucher

39.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, closer to the off stump but Katich seems to know where his off stump is.

Australia 125/4   SM Katich 49* (127b 7x4)

41.1

Morkel to Katich, no run, lands outside off stump, left alone by Katich. Left alone, allows it pass past the off stump, watches Boucher gather, lets it through to the keeper ... man i am running out of lines to write with our lovely patient Kato

41.2

Morkel to Katich, no run, hmm looks he also ran out of patience on this occasion . He went for the cut outside off, it was not so short and he couldn't connect

41.3

Morkel to Katich, no run, back to regular programming. Boucher collects.

41.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, Boucher crouches to catch the ball in front of him as he shuffles to his left side!

41.5

Morkel to Katich, no run, banged in short, Katich goes for the pull but misses and it goes down leg

41.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, outside off stump, left alone

41.6

Morkel to Katich, no run, outside off stump, left alone

Australia 125/4   SM Katich 49* (133b 7x4)

42.3

Kallis to Katich, no run, well bowled, a clever little yorker which is jammed to midwicket

42.4

Kallis to Katich, no run, pitches on a length and he gets right over it in watchful defence

42.5

Kallis to Katich, no run, gently pitches on a length, just outside off stump, and shapes away but Katich shoulders arms contently

42.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, pitches on middle and leg, straightens, Katich pats it back

Australia 126/4   SM Katich 49* (137b 7x4)

44.1

Harris to Katich, 1 run, slip and short leg watch as Katich reaches his fifty with a little drive towards mid-off. He was in some trouble early on against Ntini but has hung around to graft another important fifty

44.5

Harris to Katich, no run, leans across to defend a flighted delivery outside off

44.6

Harris to Katich, no run, flatter, pushed to the off side

Australia 136/4   SM Katich 50* (140b 7x4)

45.4

Morkel to Katich, no run, lands on a length around off stump, cuts away past Katich

45.5

Morkel to Katich, 1 run, clipped through the on side to Amla at deep square leg region

Australia 142/4   SM Katich 51* (142b 7x4)

46.1

Harris to Katich, no run, goes right behind to work with the turn to midwicket

46.2

Harris to Katich, no run, floated in the air outside off stump, square driven to point

46.3

Harris to Katich, 1 run, leans forward to push to wide mid-off for a single

Australia 143/4   SM Katich 52* (145b 7x4)

47.2

Kallis to Katich, no run, leans forward to push a length delivery to the off side

47.3

Kallis to Katich, no run, gets behind the line of a length delivery to push it to the on side of the pitch

47.4

Kallis to Katich, no run, just outside off, stays in that region and Katich does his signature no shot

47.5

Kallis to Katich, no run, cutting away from Katich and it bounces once before it reached Boucher.

47.6

Kallis to Katich, no run, fuller, straighter, forcing Katich into playing a shot and he obliges with a defensive poke

Australia 145/4   SM Katich 52* (150b 7x4)

48.3

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

48.4

Harris to Katich, no run, flighted full, whipped to deepish midwicket, Haddin thinks about the single, Katich doesn't and he wins

48.5

Harris to Katich, no run, on the off stump line, turning in, gets forward to defend

48.6

Harris to Katich, no run, outside off stump, this one doesn't turn in, left alone

Australia 148/4   SM Katich 52* (154b 7x4)

49.6

Kallis to Katich, 3 runs, drifts to the pads , overpitched as well, whipped through midwicket for three runs

Australia 152/4   SM Katich 55* (155b 7x4)

50.1

Harris to Katich, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-on

50.2

Harris to Katich, no run, quicker, full again, just outside off stump, pushed towards covers

50.3

Harris to Katich, no run, pushes towards Duminy at extra cover, they think about a run but kill the thought.

50.4

Harris to Katich, no run, floated full outside off stump, driven hard but Duminy makes a diving stop to his left

50.5

Harris to Katich, OUT, Kato is gone. The readers have woofed him out I think. What an uncharacteristic shot. It was on a length outside off stump, Katich dragged it from there, attempting a sweep shot but could only top edge it to close on the leg side and Imraan Khan takes his first Test catch. Remember he had dropped Katich at point in Ntini's opening spell.

SM Katich c Khan b Harris 55 (229m 160b 7x4 0x6) SR: 34.37

Australia 152/5   SM Katich 55 (160b 7x4)
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Mar 22, 2009

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