Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
110(376) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 1 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MEK Hussey
54(95) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 3 2 3 8

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O19.0
M4
R50
W3
Eco2.63
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PM Siddle
O33.0
M15
R65
W4
Eco1.96
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
148 | 8 Runs | SA: 248/8

  • M Morkel8 (12b)
  • F du Plessis110 (376b)
  • PM Siddle33-15-65-4
  • NM Lyon50-31-49-3

An epic Test, this, kept us on our seats till the last ball was bowled. Despite losing Pattinson, Australia will think they should have won this Test after having South Africa four down at stumps on the fourth day. Both teams gave it their all on the final day - Australia threw everything they had at South Africa, and South Africa were determined to save the game. Du Plessis is the hero, the and clearly the Man of the Match for his performance in both innings. What a sparkling debut. Spare a thought for Siddle, he somehow conjured up the energy for a final burst and removed Kleinvedlt with a beauty but Morne Morkel held his ground. Du Plessis had good support throughout his battle today - there was AB, of course, followed by a 99-run stand with Kallis who fought through injury, and Steyn and Kleinveldt hung around for long enough before Morkel saw him through to stumps.

Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. The Perth Test gets underway on the 30th and the series is still open. Do join us then. Brydon Coverdale's final report is getting updated. Watch out for some stats highlights from the game as well - plenty in there, given how long South Africa batted. Thanks again.

147.6
0
Siddle to Morkel, no run, shortish on the off and Morkel knocks it down into the off side

Siddle runs in for the final ball

Theoretically still possible for Australia with a ball remaining, but South Africa have fought superbly

147.5
4
Siddle to Morkel, FOUR runs, pitched up and that's the Test saved right there, pitched up and it's driven through cover for a boundary

Siddle needs two in two...

147.4
4
Siddle to Morkel, FOUR runs, full toss and South Africa get the single, no they don't, it's pushed firmly and beats mid-off and even though it slows down, the Australians allow it to go for four to keep Morkel on strike

Three slips and a gully, a short leg

The crowd went silent the moment that was defended...three more balls, two wickets to get

147.3
0
Siddle to Morkel, no run, angling in towards middle, short of a good length and he meets it with a straight bat
147.2
0
Siddle to Morkel, no run, bangs that one short on middle and he manages to duck under that one, tall man Morkel and he dealt with it well

Three slips and a short leg...

147.1
0
Siddle to Morkel, no run, fires it full outside off and he defends it towards cover

Siddle's going to go for it. One last over, one last attempt at winning this for Australia. The Adelaide crowd is egging him on. A couple of minutes left. Morkel to face. Tense faces in the South African dressing room

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
110(376) 14x4 - 0x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 1 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
MEK Hussey
54(95) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 3 2 3 8

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O19.0
M4
R50
W3
Eco2.63
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PM Siddle
O33.0
M15
R65
W4
Eco1.96
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Injury alert

When we toss the coin [in the next game], I will tell you if everything is fine.

Graeme Smith on South Africa's injury issues