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

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

22.5

Harris to Ponting, no run, flighted from round the stumps, low full toss, pushed to the on side

22.6

Harris to Ponting, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

Australia 58/1   PL Harris 1-1-0-1

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

24.4

Harris to Hussey, 1 run, full in length, driven to right of mid-off for a single

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   PL Harris 2-1-2-1

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 ..

26.5

Harris to Hussey, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

26.6

Harris to Hussey, no run, flighted full on the off stump line, leans across to wrist it to the on side

Australia 66/2   PL Harris 3-1-3-1

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

44.2

Harris to Haddin, no run, pushed to the on side of the pitch where Harris, the former Cricinfo diarist, makes a diving stop

44.3

Harris to Haddin, no run, slightly short, cut away to point

44.4

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, goes back to turn a delivery skidding in past square leg for a single

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   PL Harris 4-1-5-1

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

46.4

Harris to Haddin, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

46.5

Harris to Haddin, no run, skids on and Haddin goes back to push it down the track

46.6

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, pretty full in length, squeezed wide of midwicket where Duminy makes a sliding stop

Australia 144/4   PL Harris 5-1-7-1

48.1

Harris to Haddin, 2 runs, drifts in from round the stumps, Haddin shapes to defend but it runs away off the inner edge to fine leg. Oohs and aahs from Harris

48.2

Harris to Haddin, 1 run, flighted, slower through the air, clipped off the pads for a single

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   PL Harris 6-1-10-1

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

50.6

Harris to Haddin, no run, full, almost yorker length, dug out to the on side

Australia 152/5   PL Harris 7-2-10-2

52.1

Harris to McDonald, no run, gets well forward to defend to the off side

52.2

Harris to McDonald, no run, edged but not to the hands. It drifts in to beat the forward defensive poke and bobs away off bat and pad to right of Amla at short-leg who couldn't get a hand to it. It wasn't that far from him and there was a inside edge. Amla was slow to react. Where is David Boon, he would have swallowed that

52.3

Harris to McDonald, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

52.4

Harris to McDonald, no run, pushed through to mid-on

52.5

Harris to McDonald, no run, another bat and pad but this one goes through silly mid-on. Again, it drifted in, McDonald was driving outside the line and it bobbed off the pad but went in front of the wicket

52.6

Harris to McDonald, no run, leads forward to play an unconvincing push to the off side.

Australia 157/5   PL Harris 8-3-10-2

54.1

Harris to Haddin, no run, on the middle stump line, defended to Amla who is now standing well forward, almost in front of Haddin, at short leg.

54.2

Harris to Haddin, no run, tossed outside off, driven to mid-off

54.3

Harris to Haddin, no run, drifts in towards the middle, nudged to short leg

54.4

Harris to Haddin, OUT, Trapped in front but Haddin, after checking with the non-striker, has gone for the review. It landed on the middle stump line, skidded through quickly to rap him on the pad in front of middle and leg. That's dead duck. No inside edge and the height looks ok as well. Bucknor got it right. Haddin got his bat almost sideways from the off side, rather than from behind the ball, suggesting he didn't pick the arm-ball. He was looking so good in the last session but has been plucked out early in the last .

BJ Haddin lbw b Harris 42 (101m 67b 8x4 0x6) SR: 62.68

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   PL Harris 9-4-10-3

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   PL Harris 10-4-12-3

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

58.6

Harris to McDonald, no run, takes a couple of steps down the track and defends to the on side as Harris drags back the length

Australia 167/6   PL Harris 11-4-17-3

60.1

Harris to McDonald, 1 run, flighted on the middle and leg, clipped past square leg

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

60.4

Harris to McDonald, no run, drifting in towards middle stump, pushed to the on side of the pitch

60.5

Harris to McDonald, no run, slower through the air, flighted outside off, Harris jumps expecting a mistake but McDonald calmly pushes it to silly point

60.6

Harris to McDonald, no run, leans forward to defend it down the track

Australia 173/6   PL Harris 12-4-19-3

62.1

Harris to McDonald, no run, on the off stump line, defended to the off side

62.2

Harris to McDonald, no run, skids in to the middle, the arm-ball and again Harris jumps after delivery in expectation of a wicket, clipped to midwicket

62.3

Harris to McDonald, no run, flighted, fuller, around off and middle, driven to mid-off

62.4

Harris to McDonald, 1 run, a touch quicker but slightly shorter, McDonald gets back to work it past square leg

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   PL Harris 13-4-20-3

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   PL Harris 14-5-20-3

66.1

Harris to McDonald, 1 run, flighted on the leg stump line, turned towards wide midwicket region

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

66.5

Harris to McDonald, 1 run, flighted on the middle stump line, on driven towards mid-on 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   PL Harris 15-5-23-3

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

68.5

Harris to McGain, no run, just outside off stump, defended to silly point. Watch out for the arm-ball

68.6

Harris to McGain, 1 run, drags this one short and is lapped around the corner past square leg to get his first runs in Test cricket.

Australia 196/8   PL Harris 16-5-29-3

70.1

Harris to McGain, no run, quicker, flatter, short in length, McGain goes right back to defend to short leg

70.2

Harris to McGain, no run, fuller, bit more air, driven to the off side of the pitch

70.3

Harris to McGain, 1 leg bye, drifts towards the pad, rolls away to fine leg

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!

70.6

Harris to McGain, no run, leans forward to defend

Australia 205/8   PL Harris 17-5-34-3
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Series Results
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Mar 19-22, 2009
South Africa won by an innings and 20 runs
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Mar 6-10, 2009
Australia won by 175 runs
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Feb 26-Mar 2, 2009
Australia won by 162 runs
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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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Mar 22, 2009

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

A beaming Ricky Ponting with the series trophy

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