Australia in South Africa ODI Series - 4th ODI

South Africa v Australia

South Africa won by 61 runs

0.1

Bracken to Smith, no run, edged and fell short of second slip, full outside off, drawing him forward, he lunges to dab it into the off side, the away movement takes the outside edge but he's played it with soft hands

0.2

Bracken to Smith, 1 run, short outside off, chases it, upper cuts it on the bounce to Harwood at third man

0.3

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, good probing line outside off, no movement on that one, Gibbs shoulders arms

0.4

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 wide, down the leg side, holding its line again, Gibbs lets it go

0.4

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, in the channel outside off stump, moving away just a touch, left alone

0.5

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, teasing him outside the off stump but Gibbs restrains himself, leaves it be

0.6

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, good carry, full outside off, on a driving length but Gibbs is patient, leaves it promptly and Haddin takes it on his waist

South Africa 2/0   NW Bracken 1-0-2-0

2.1

Bracken to Smith, no run, full and wide, the openers are taking no risks early on, left alone to Haddin

2.2

Bracken to Smith, no run, short of a good length outside off, tries to chop it down to third man, gets an inside edge towards the keeper

2.3

Bracken to Smith, no run, back of a length and jagged back in this time, Smith tried to drop it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball almost takes out the stumps rolling back, didn't have enough pace on it

2.4

Bracken to Smith, 1 run, a touch fuller on the off stump, guided to third man for a single

2.5

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, full on the off stump, pushed gently into the off side short of cover and they scamper a quick single

2.6

Bracken to Smith, 1 run, short outside off, makes room, rolls his wrists over it and runs it down to third man

South Africa 8/0   NW Bracken 2-0-5-0

4.1

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, testing line outside off, gets forward and pushes it to point

4.2

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, good length on middle and off, takes a couple of steps forward, plays it short of cover for a quick single

4.3

Bracken to Smith, no run, good length outside off and a hint of inward movement, left alone to the keeper

4.4

Bracken to Smith, no run, fuller on the off stump, gets forward and defends it solidly back to the bowler

4.5

Bracken to Smith, no run, slightly short on the off, gets back, opens the face and punches it to point

4.6

Bracken to Smith, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, worked away behind square with a slight shuffle for a single

South Africa 17/0   NW Bracken 3-0-7-0

6.1

Bracken to Gibbs, FOUR, in the slot and Gibbs cashes in, slaps it uppishly wide of the bowler, bowled really full outside off, mid-on is a little wide and it beat him easily to the boundary

6.2

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, good length on the off, defends it cautiously to cover

6.3

Bracken to Gibbs, FOUR, harmless delivery outside off and Gibbs is onto it, charges down the track and smacks in the wide long-on region for a one bounce four

6.4

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, nipped back in sharply and caught him a little off guard, short of a good length outside off and he got back to defend, was fortunate to get an inside edge onto his pads or else he was in danger of being trapped in front

6.5

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, fuller outside off, eased to cover off the front foot

6.6

Bracken to Gibbs, 2 runs, back of a length on middle, tucked away wide of square leg for a couple, walked a fair way across the stumps there

South Africa 29/0   NW Bracken 4-0-17-0

16.1

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended towards cover off the back foot

16.2

Bracken to Gibbs, 2 runs, attempts a Dougie Marillier paddle-scoop, earns him a couple, fine leg is slightly wide

16.3

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, slightly short on the off stump, punched wide of a diving cover for a single to long-off

16.4

Bracken to Kallis, SIX, imperious! Full outside off, he takes a couple of steps and lofts it well over the long-off boundary, struck through the line and timed perfectly, went a long way

16.5

Bracken to Kallis, FOUR, short outside leg stump and Kallis just helps that to the fine-leg boundary, easily done and Bracken's return into the attack has proved costly

16.6

Bracken to Kallis, no run, better, on and outside off, defended watchfully to cover

South Africa 83/1   NW Bracken 5-0-30-0

18.1

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, good length on the off stump, defended off the front foot to cover

18.2

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, back of a length on the off, punched wide of cover but some sharp fielding by Hauritz who dives well to is left, prevents a single

18.3

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, short of a length outside off, guided wide of point towards third man

18.4

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, full outside off, gets forward and guides it to point

18.5

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, back of a length on the off stump, defended in front of cover

18.6

Bracken to de Villiers, 1 run, full on middle and off, a hint of away movement, plays inside the line to that but but is saved by the outside edge, the ball rolls wide of point and they manage a single

South Africa 89/2   NW Bracken 6-0-32-0

20.1

Bracken to de Villiers, 2 runs, well played, bowled short on middle, de Villiers is down the track, makes room and guides that wide of a diving Clarke at point for a couple

20.2

Bracken to de Villiers, FOUR, short and wide and he gets four this time, bends low and cuts it between point and cover for a boundary to bring up the South African 100

20.3

Bracken to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish on the off stump, square-driven wide of cover for a single, a fielder's been pushed back

20.4

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, slower ball bowled full on the off stump, guided to third man, played with really soft hands

20.5

Bracken to de Villiers, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, defended solidly in the direction of cover

20.6

Bracken to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length on the off, coming on nicely to de Villiers, punched to deep cover, good bounce

South Africa 103/2   NW Bracken 7-0-41-0

33.1

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, full on the off stump, driven through the line to cover

33.2

Bracken to Gibbs, 2 runs, full on the off stump, a hint of aggression in that shot as he tries to force that wide of cover, succeeds in doing so, it takes a while for long-off to run across and cut that off and they manage a couple

33.3

Bracken to Gibbs, FOUR, Gibbs in fine flow here, just a fraction full on the off stump, he drills that down the ground past Bracken, no chance for long-off to cut that one

33.4

Bracken to Gibbs, 1 run, follows that up with a gentle dab wide of point for a single

33.5

Bracken to de Villiers, 1 run, full outside off, stroked firmly and crisply to deep cover, good sound of bat hitting ball but there's a fielder in the deep so he'll have to reconcile himself with just a single

33.6

Bracken to Gibbs, no run, slower ball bowled on a good length on the off stump, an offcutter, guided to point

South Africa 182/2   NW Bracken 8-0-49-0

38.1

Bracken to de Villiers, 1 run, short on middle, gets back and punches it to long-on

38.2

Bracken to Gibbs, FOUR, slower ball bowled flat outside leg stump, a horrible delivery that, picked cleanly over short fine, anything less than a four and Gibbs would have lost it

38.3

Bracken to Gibbs, OUT, he goes, after an excellent knock! Bracken pushed it full this time, on middle, Gibbs made room and attempted to loft that over long-on, timed it well but not well enough, found Clarke in the deep who took it comfortably

HH Gibbs c Clarke b Bracken 110 (162m 116b 9x4 2x6) SR: 94.82

38.4

Bracken to de Villiers, 1 run, bowled on the pads, clipped wide of square leg for a single

38.5

Bracken to Morkel, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, punched off the back foot towards cover

38.6

Bracken to Morkel, 2 runs, short of a length on the off stump, makes room and swats it wide of deep point

South Africa 226/3   NW Bracken 9-0-57-1

46.1

Bracken to Duminy, 2 runs, dropped, slower ball outside off, Duminy strikes it cleanly wide of Johnson at long-on, he runs to his left and reaches for it but spills it just short of the ropes, a tough chance but should have been snapped

46.2

Bracken to Duminy, 1 run, full and wide, played wide of cover for a single

46.3

Bracken to Boucher, 1 run, yorker length on middle, dug out into the off side for a single

46.4

Bracken to Duminy, 1 run, full on the off stump, stroked through the in-field towards deep cover

46.5

Bracken to Boucher, 1 run, full on middle, dug out towards midwicket

46.6

Bracken to Duminy, 1 run, low full toss on the off stump, struck towards midwicket again, who's at the edge of the circle, allowing the batsmen run through for quick single

South Africa 283/5   NW Bracken 10-0-64-1
Series Results
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Australia won by 47 runs
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Apr 13, 2009
South Africa won by 61 runs
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Apr 9, 2009
South Africa won by 25 runs
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Apr 5, 2009
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 142 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Apr 3, 2009
Australia won by 141 runs
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Apr 13, 2009

Johan Botha appeals against Ricky Ponting, South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth, April 13, 2009

Johan Botha appeals against Ricky Ponting

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Apr 13, 2009

Dale Steyn took four to hasten Australia's defeat, South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth, April 13, 2009

Dale Steyn took four to hasten Australia's defeat

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