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

22.4

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

Australia 58/1   SM Katich 23* (73b 3x4)   PL Harris 0.4-0-0-1

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

Australia 59/2   SM Katich 24* (74b 3x4)   JA Morkel 4.5-1-13-1

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

Australia 81/3   SM Katich 26* (89b 3x4)   DW Steyn 7.4-3-31-1

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

Australia 81/4   SM Katich 26* (95b 3x4)   DW Steyn 8.1-3-31-2

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   BJ Haddin 37* (54b 7x4)   PL Harris 6.5-1-10-2

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

Australia 158/6   AB McDonald 0* (10b)   PL Harris 8.4-3-10-3

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

Australia 190/7   MG Johnson 19* (43b 3x4)   M Ntini 15.3-6-35-1

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

Australia 190/8   MG Johnson 19* (43b 3x4)   M Ntini 15.5-6-35-2

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

Australia 209/9   BE McGain 2* (11b)   DW Steyn 15.3-5-56-3

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   BW Hilfenhaus 0* (0b)   DW Steyn 16-5-56-4
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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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