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
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   DW Steyn 1-1-0-0
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   DW Steyn 2-1-6-0
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.

4.2

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

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   DW Steyn 3-1-12-0
6.1

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

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

6.3

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

6.6

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

Australia 21/0   DW Steyn 4-1-15-0
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

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   DW Steyn 5-1-23-0
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   DW Steyn 6-2-23-0
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   DW Steyn 7-3-23-0
29.1

Steyn to Hussey, FOUR, banged in short again and Hussey plays a feisty pull through square leg. He connected rather well this time.

29.2

Steyn to Hussey, no run, dug in shorter and it climbs above Hussey, who watches it fly through to the keeper

29.3

Steyn to Hussey, FOUR, the short-pitched barrage against Hussey continues and he is putting them away. He swiveled off the front foot to pull it right between deep square leg and fine leg. And he has reached 3000 Test runs as well.

29.4

Steyn to Hussey, OUT, He is gone immediately after bring up his 3000th Test run. It kicked up on the middle stump line, Hussey got back to stab it away to the off side but it ran off the inner edge, bounced once before flicking the top of the stumps. He was beginning to look good there but is gone now ..

MEK Hussey b Steyn 20 (27m 20b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

29.5

Steyn to Clarke, no run, beaten outside off stump. It was full and in the zone, Clarke came forward to drive but missed it completely

29.6

Steyn to Clarke, no run, cuts back in a touch, from outside off, Clarke gets right behind the line to defend to the off side

Australia 81/3   DW Steyn 8-3-31-1
31.1

Steyn to Clarke, OUT, Clarke has been cleaned up by Steyn. What an awesome delivery. It landed slightly short in length on the off stump line and straightened to hit the off. Clarke pushed inside the line and heard the death rattle.Not so awesome on replay. It was a very good delivery indeed but it landed just outside off stump and Clarke thought it would nip back in more than what it did but Steyn had got it straighten a bit.

MJ Clarke b Steyn 0 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

31.2

Steyn to Haddin, no run, kicks up from short of length, Haddin hops to defend

31.3

Steyn to Haddin, no run, gets behind the line to defend to the on side

31.4

Steyn to Haddin, no run, outside off and Haddin allows it fly past the off stump

31.5

Steyn to Haddin, no run, this one straightened from the off stump line but Haddin does well to cover the line to push the ball to Prince at mid-off

31.6

Steyn to Haddin, no run, Three slips and gully watch as Haddin jumps to get on top of a lifting delivery from short of length and defend to the off side

Australia 81/4   DW Steyn 9-4-31-2
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   DW Steyn 10-4-41-2
51.1

Steyn to McDonald, 1 leg bye, runs off the thigh pad to the on side

51.2

Steyn to Haddin, no run, full pitched and driven superbly straight but oh boy too straight .. it cannons off the stumps at the other end.

51.3

Steyn to Haddin, no run, cutting in towards middle, pushed towards mid-on, sets off for a run, McDonald responds but Haddin pulls out of the run.

51.4

Steyn to Haddin, no run, length delivery outside off and Haddin doesn't let our dear readers miss Katich, lets it go through to Boucher

51.5

Steyn to Haddin, FOUR, overpitched and straying on the pads, Haddin clips it away to deep square leg boundary. Again very nicely timed. He is playing a lovely little innings here.

51.6

Steyn to Haddin, no run, shifts the line to middle and off, again driven well but straight to mid-on

Australia 157/5   DW Steyn 11-4-45-2
53.1

Steyn to Haddin, no run, gets back to push it to the off side

53.2

Steyn to Haddin, no run, loud shout for lbw but t'was too high. It cut in from outside off, Haddin was on the hop back and failed to connect with his defensive waft

53.3

Steyn to Haddin, 1 run, another probing delivery, fuller and Haddin is late in getting his bat in front but manages to push the ball to the on side

53.4

Steyn to McDonald, no run, on the front foot, defending to the on side

53.5

Steyn to McDonald, no run, fuller but outside off stump, checking to see if McDonald has a brain freeze but everything is working there and he lets it go through to the keeper

53.6

Steyn to McDonald, no run, aha! this one shaped in from outside off, McDonald shouldered arms and the ball rushed past the off stump

Australia 158/5   DW Steyn 12-4-46-2
55.1

Steyn to McDonald, no run, lifting delivery outside off stump and McDonald pulls his bat away from the line of the ball

55.2

Steyn to McDonald, no run, in the channel outside off stump, McDonald has nothing to do with it

55.3

Steyn to McDonald, no run, Ouch. It has crashed into the helmet. It was a snorter, coming in at McDonald who takes his eyes off the ball and just ducks his head and the ball hit him flush in the middle of the helmet.

55.4

Steyn to McDonald, 2 runs, short in length, clipped off the pad past square leg

55.5

Steyn to McDonald, no run, short-pitched delivery outside off stump, left alone ...

55.6

Steyn to McDonald, no run, fuller, moving in, trying to trap him lbw but McDonald is upto the task, driving it back to Steyn

Australia 160/6   DW Steyn 13-4-48-2
57.1

Steyn to McDonald, no run, gets forward to defend to the off side. Steyn goes across to pick the ball up.

57.2

Steyn to McDonald, no run, shaping in to McDonald who goes back to push it towards mid-on

57.3

Steyn to McDonald, no run, full in length, holding its line outside off stump, McDonald thinks about playing a shot but decides to let it go

57.4

Steyn to McDonald, no run, fuller but lands outside off and veers away further, easy decision to leave this time for McDonald

57.5

Steyn to McDonald, no run, short in length, moving in to the off stump line, McDonald stands tall to get on top of it and defend towards mid-off

57.6

Steyn to McDonald, no run, the bouncer arrives and its a good one too - on the middle stump line and McDonald does well to move towards the off stump to evade it

Australia 162/6   DW Steyn 14-5-48-2
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   DW Steyn 15-5-52-2
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

71.4

Steyn to McGain, no run, short and wide outside off, McGain thinks about having a dab but decides against it

71.5

Steyn to McGain, no run, short in length and holding its line outside off stump, McGain pushes inside the line and is beaten comprehensively

71.6

Steyn to McGain, OUT, 209 all out. Full and straight outside off, McGain is caught at the crease and hangs his bat out and stabs it to third slip.

BE McGain c de Villiers b Steyn 2 (22m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Australia 209/10   DW Steyn 16-5-56-4
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