Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.5 there's the first one! It didn't take long. It wasn't the short one. A length delivery on off stump, forcing Petersen to play this time and a healthy edge carries to Haddin's right. That's 250 Test wickets for Johnson. Static footwork from Petersen, he has not looked confident in this match, but quality bowling yet again 6/1
    3.4 what a catch! Would you believe it! That sums the match up for Smith. A full delivery, on middle, and Smith clips it off the middle of the bat and it goes straight to short leg who is stationed quite deep and behind square. Doolan stays low and holds on to a blinder. A bit of luck, yes, when the ball comes so quickly but great skill to stay down in position and seeing the ball. 12/2
    29.4 what a moment! Harris' first wicket of the match. Amla, who has left so well, is drawn into pushing at this length delivery off the back foot. The edge carries at waist height to Marsh at first slip. A rare lapse from Amla who could have left that. 97/4
    16.5 shooter, torpedoed, Siddle has got him! There'll be no du Plessis defence today, certainly not tomorrow, though it's tough luck, absolutely nothing he could do about this delivery, it pitched on a length and then grubbed along about a foot off the surface, he nearly got outside the line - would have been umpire's call - but Illingworth's finger shot straight up. Du Plessis shakes his head and trudges off 49/3
    51.6 drilled and caught! Nothing can stop Johnson. He holds this one back a touch, it's a cutter, full outside off and de Villiers drives it with considerable power but straight to short cover. Sharp catch. 151/7
    45.4 changes the angle, round the wicket... and Doolan has done it again! Amazing reflexes at short leg, takes it on the second attempt, Duminy can't believe it - he'd connected sweetly with a full-pitched delivery on leg stump and probably hit it well enough to get four. Instead, he's heading for the hutch, a dogged resistance curtailed. Johnson is amongst them once more, ten for the match! 128/5
    49.3 that's gone though! Oh, what wonderful, breathless, fearsome fast bowling. Short of a length outside off this time, not quite so short as the previous ball, it climbs and McLaren is sparing at it more out of instinct. Glances the thumb of the glove through the keeper. 140/6
    54.6 that's cruel. A grubber. Basically runs along the ground from a full length. Petersen is on the back foot and the ball goes under his bat to take middle. Even if he'd known that was coming there was little he would have been able to do. 165/8
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    57.3 safe as you like! Regulation stuff. Length ball outside off, didn't really need to play, feeling for it and a nice edge travels to second slip. 178/9
    59.4 it's all over! What a shambolic way to finish! Morkel turned the ball off his body behind square, it was an easy single but he turned and came back for a second. Wasn't even in the frame as the throw from Lyon reached Haddin who broke the stumps. 200/10
    27 (b 10, lb 5, nb 1, w 11)
    200 all out (59.4 Overs, RR: 3.35, 271 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (AN Petersen, 1.5 ov), 2-12 (GC Smith, 3.4 ov), 3-49 (F du Plessis, 16.5 ov), 4-97 (HM Amla, 29.4 ov), 5-128 (JP Duminy, 45.4 ov), 6-140 (R McLaren, 49.3 ov), 7-151 (AB de Villiers, 51.6 ov), 8-165 (RJ Peterson, 54.6 ov), 9-178 (DW Steyn, 57.3 ov), 10-200 (M Morkel, 59.4 ov)
    RJ Harris12.453522.7610
    MG Johnson16.035953.6821
    PM Siddle16.065523.4300
    DA Warner2.00301.5000
    NM Lyon13.013302.5300

Match Details


South Africa , elected to field first

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

12,13,14,15 February 2014 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Wed, 12 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 297/4 (SE Marsh 122*, SPD Smith 91*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 13 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 140/6 (AB de Villiers 52*, RJ Peterson 10*, 43.3 ov)
  • Fri, 14 Feb - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 288/3 (SE Marsh 44*, MJ Clarke 17*, 69 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Feb - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 200 (59.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes



This was the second-highest margin of victory for Australia in Tests v South Africa

Better and better


Mitchell Johnson's 12-wicket haul is so far his best in Tests - and the most by a quick against SA since readmission

Mitchell's haul


When Johnson claimed Duminy he bagged the third 10-wicket haul of his Test career

Piling them up


Number of innings for Hashim Amla to reach 6000 Test runs - second only to Graeme Smith for South Africa

Fancy a bowl?


The number of Tests since Warner last bowled - against India in Hyderabad

Elite company


Mitchell Johnson is the seventh Australia bowler to take 250 Test wickets (Lillee, McDermott, Warne, McGrath, Gillespie, Lee)

Long way from home


Overs South Africa would have to bat for a draw. More than at Adelaide 2012 (148) and the Wanderers 2013 (136)

From 1 for 1 to 1 for plenty


Australia's highest second-wicket stand when they have lost their first wicket at 0 or 1

Select company


Alex Doolan is the seventh Australian to make a half-century batting at No. 3 in his debut Test

Big in the second dig


David Warner's Test average in the second innings, with four hundreds. In the first innings he averages 37.03 (two hundreds)

  • Special and brutal

    Mitchell Johnson's savage spell not only made the South Africans shiver, it broke their intimidating record in Centurion