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

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   JA Morkel 1-1-0-0

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   JA Morkel 2-1-2-0

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

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   JA Morkel 3-1-7-0

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   JA Morkel 4-1-12-0

23.1

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

23.2

Morkel to Ponting, no run, well outside the off stump and Ponting lunges forward to leave the ball as aggressively as ever.

23.3

Morkel to Ponting, no run, better delivery, closer to the off stump, left alone

23.4

Morkel to Ponting, no run, lunges forward to leave another fullish delivery outside off stump

23.5

Morkel to Ponting, OUT, What a beauty to get rid of the Australian captain. It was a lovely outswinger and Ponting was lured into the big drive but ended up nicking it. It was full and Ponting shaped to drive but it swung away late. Ponting didn't expect it to curve away as he went for the straight drive and didn't cover for the late swing. Superb delivery.

RT Ponting c †Boucher b Morkel 0 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

23.6

Morkel to Hussey, no run, pushes this well across Hussey who doesn't play a shot

Australia 59/2   JA Morkel 5-1-13-1

25.1

Morkel to Hussey, no run, full and moving away from Hussey but a tad too wide to force him into any indiscretion

25.2

Morkel to Hussey, no run, closer to the off stump and Hussey lets it go past him

25.3

Morkel to Hussey, no run, in the zone outside off stump - good probing line this - left alone again

25.4

Morkel to Hussey, no run, banged in short and just down leg side, Hussey ducks

25.5

Morkel to Hussey, no run, gets forward and across, covers his off stump and shoulders arms

25.6

Morkel to Hussey, FOUR, from round the stumps this time, full and outside off, Hussey is late in getting forward but goes through with the square drive nevertheless and manages to get it wide of the point fielder. He wasn't in control of that shot.

Australia 65/2   JA Morkel 6-1-17-1

35.1

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

35.2

Morkel to Haddin, no run, lands on a length outside off stump and moves away, left alone

35.3

Morkel to Haddin, FOUR, banged in short and Haddin waited for the ball to arrive before pulling it front of square. He rolled his wrists and hit it straight to the ground

35.4

Morkel to Haddin, 4 leg byes, drifts to the pads, Haddin misses the flick shot but it runs off the pad down to the fine-leg boundary

35.5

Morkel to Haddin, no run, outside off stump, from slightly short of length and holding its line, left alone

35.6

Morkel to Haddin, FOUR, well-timed square drive. It was full and wide no doubt but Haddin reached out to play a delicious drive

Australia 106/4   JA Morkel 7-1-26-1

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   JA Morkel 8-2-26-1

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   JA Morkel 9-2-30-1

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   JA Morkel 10-3-30-1

43.1

Morkel to Haddin, FOUR, overpitched on the stumps and thats not much more than a defensive push off the toes that beats mid-on quite comfortably

43.2

Morkel to Haddin, no run, on the pads again and this time turned to midwicket

43.3

Morkel to Haddin, no run, pitches back of a length and he gets back to defend to cover

43.4

Morkel to Haddin, no run, gets tall and punches a good-looking shot off the back foot but Amla at cover times his dive to his right superbly and denies Haddin runs, good stuff there

43.5

Morkel to Haddin, no run, another full one in the blockhole and Haddin digs it out in time

43.6

Morkel to Haddin, FOUR, ah, close! Haddin chases a full, wide, swinging delivery and just spoons in in the air behind backward point to raise the 50-run stand, a loose shot but he survives

Australia 134/4   JA Morkel 11-3-38-1

45.1

Morkel to Haddin, FOUR, lovely peachy drive. It was full in length and Haddin went through with the drive; it was in the air but superbly bisected the umpire and mid-on.

45.2

Morkel to Haddin, no run, pushed wide outside off stump, left alone

45.3

Morkel to Haddin, 1 run, full in length and outside off, Haddin gets forward to drive to mid-off

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

45.6

Morkel to Haddin, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, Haddin gets forward to push to the bowler who threatens to throw and Haddin turns back quickly but one minor detail- the ball slips out and rolls to the off side

Australia 142/4   JA Morkel 12-3-44-1
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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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