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   M Ntini 1-0-5-0

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   M Ntini 2-1-5-0

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.

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   M Ntini 3-1-6-0

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   M Ntini 4-2-6-0

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   M Ntini 5-3-6-0

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   M Ntini 6-4-6-0

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   M Ntini 7-5-6-0

28.1

Ntini to Hussey, no run, In the zone outside off, angling further away, left alone

28.2

Ntini to Hussey, no run, full and just outside off stump, Hussey lets it go and then practices the off drive

28.3

Ntini to Hussey, no run, full pitched around off stump and this time Hussey drives but straight to mid-off. He now suggests he should have got it straighter

28.4

Ntini to Hussey, FOUR, slightly short in length and Hussey rocks back to cut it past point. Very nicely played; got on top of the bounce pretty well and didn't hit it hard.

28.5

Ntini to Hussey, no run, straighter and Hussey leans forward to defend down the track

28.6

Ntini to Hussey, 3 runs, dug in short and Hussey goes for the pull, doesn't quite time it well but it drops safely behind midwicket

Australia 73/2   M Ntini 8-5-13-0

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   M Ntini 9-6-13-0

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

32.4

Ntini to Haddin, no run, full in length, moving into off and middle line, Haddin gets forward to defend. The style of play there almost looked like Damien Martyn on that occasion.

32.5

Ntini to Haddin, no run, cutting in to Haddin who goes back to push to the on side

32.6

Ntini to Haddin, no run, full pitched, driven nicely but straight to the fielder on the off side

Australia 82/4   M Ntini 10-6-14-0

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

34.5

Ntini to Haddin, no run, coming in towards middle, Haddin pushes it to the on side

34.6

Ntini to Haddin, no run, leans across to defend to the off side

Australia 93/4   M Ntini 11-6-15-0

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

36.6

Ntini to Haddin, no run, from wide of the crease, moves in towards middle, Haddin gets back and across to defend to the off side

Australia 113/4   M Ntini 12-6-22-0

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   M Ntini 13-6-24-0

63.1

Ntini to McDonald, no run, shuffles outside off, exposing the sticks and defends the full delivery outside off to the off side.

63.2

Ntini to McDonald, no run, again that walk across towards off - didn't notice it till this over - driven to covers

63.3

Ntini to McDonald, no run, moves towards off stump, again exposing the stumps, almost daring Ntini to bowl it on middle and leg, flicked from off to midwicket

63.4

Ntini to McDonald, no run, ends up outside off and Ntini fires in a bouncer and McDonald ducks

63.5

Ntini to McDonald, no run

63.6

Ntini to McDonald, FOUR, edged but it drops short and rushes through between the diving Boucher and the lunging Kallis. He again shuffled outside off but Ntini kept it just outside off to induce the edge. It didn't carry to Boucher who flung himself to his right

Australia 180/6   M Ntini 14-6-28-0

65.1

Ntini to McDonald, no run, walk walk walk towards the off stump and defends a length delivery outside off

65.2

Ntini to McDonald, 3 runs, he makes that technique work for him this time. He stands with his bat on the off stump line, shuffles to outside off and works a full pitched delivery from outside off through wide mid-on region

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   M Ntini 15-6-35-0

67.1

Ntini to McDonald, no run, walks outside off and shoulders arms

67.2

Ntini to McDonald, no run, shuffles right outside off and Ntini ends up pushing it wide outside off

67.3

Ntini to McDonald, OUT, Ntini's patience has paid off. McDonald walked across outside off again. Ntini kept it full and even further outside off. McDonald went for the cover drive but edged it into the bucket hands of Kallis at first slip.

AB McDonald c Kallis b Ntini 13 (71m 44b 1x4 0x6) SR: 29.54

67.4

Ntini to Siddle, no run, in the outside off stump channel and left alone

67.5

Ntini to Siddle, OUT, Ntini takes out Siddle. He straightens a length delivery outside off and Siddle lunges forward to stab it to left of second slip where AB swallows it. Out for a duck. Eight for 190.

PM Siddle c de Villiers b Ntini 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

67.6

Ntini to McGain, no run, edged again but falls short of second slip. Similar delivery and another jab but this one rolls away to AB

Australia 190/8   M Ntini 16-7-35-2

69.1

Ntini to McGain, no run, short in length and outside off, dabbed to right of third slip where Prince makes a neat diving stop

69.2

Ntini to McGain, no run, just outside off stump, rushing past the defensive poke

69.3

Ntini to McGain, no run, full in length and outside off, McGain tries to play a defensive shot but it has gone past the outside edge

69.4

Ntini to McGain, 1 run, fires in a yorker on the off stump, McGain manages to hold his balance, crouches to dig it out close on the off side and they rush across for a single

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   M Ntini 17-7-38-2
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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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