Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
196(221) 21x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 67 runs
  • 12x4 - 0x6
12 3 20 44 46 29 18 24
AB de Villiers
169(184) 21x4 - 3x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 35 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
28 6 25 9 31 2 25 43

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
O28.5
M3
R154
W6
Eco5.34
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O16
M4
R40
W4
Eco2.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa won the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

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

Match days

30 November, 1,2,3 December 2012 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

Unfortunately there is no television coverage of the presentation. At least not here. We can confirm that Hashim Amla is the Man of the Match. Michael Clarke is the Man of the Series.

Trawling through twitter, here are some quotes:

Smith: "The guys showed tremendous character in the last two weeks. For us to achieve two series wins is a huge achievement for us. I just want to say to our fans back home, I know you've been waking up early in the morning to watch us. This one's for you."

Clarke: "They are the number one team in the world and have shown throughout this series why they are."

Amla: "I'm glad to have made a contribution. This year has gone well..."

Ricky Ponting, on the guard of honour: "It was an amazing gesture by Graeme and the team, thank you for that."

AB de Villiers tweets: "Now that was very sweet! Hard work paid off. Congrats to Ricky for an amazing career! Inspired me and so many others around the world!"

That's it from us here. Too bad there was no proper coverage of the presentation for most of the viewers around the world.

Thanks for joining us. Thanks for the mails. We'll see you soon. Australia's next assignment is the home Tests against Sri Lanka. South Africa host New Zealand. Cheers!

End of the match: South Africa have beaten Australia at home in consecutive series. Quite phenominal and it;s been quite an incredible series, with only one outright result out of three. Australia were all over the place on the first day at the Gabba but hit back and were the more dominant team through the game. Faf du Plessis played the innings of his life at Adelaide to save what seemed like a certain defeat for South Africa. At Perth, the No.1 Test side was far too good for Australia.

Unfortunately we have lost live pictures but we will try and get you the presentation.

Vikram: "Big fan of RSA cricket, Have endured all the tough times following them,World cup losses..But this is a time to Rejoice..Rankings don't matter to me but series victory in Australia is special..I think they need to strengthen their bowling bench strength if they want to dominate test cricket in the coming years..Kudos Guys..Awesome Job.."

82.5
W
Steyn to Lyon, OUT, Game over! South Africa win by a whopping 309 runs and take the series 1-0 and retain the Test mace. Smith takes his fifth catch of the innings, at first slip, Lyon pokes his bat at it and the thick outside edge goes low to the slips, fitting that the captain himself took the final catch

NM Lyon c Smith b Steyn 31 (47m 43b 6x4 0x6) SR: 72.09

82.4
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run,
82.3
4
Steyn to Lyon, FOUR, take that! Good length wide outside off and Lyon gets beside the line and cuts hard past point
82.2
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, stays behind the line and punches it to the off side, Lyon makes a bit of room
82.1
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, good length delivery and he punches it towards cover

END OF OVER:
82 | 8 Runs | AUS: 318/9

  • MA Starc68 (43b)
  • NM Lyon27 (38b)
  • VD Philander21-8-41-2
  • DW Steyn22-6-68-2

Pat Cummins tweets: " Halfway, C'mon boys! #315togo"

81.6
0
Philander to Starc, no run, punches it back to the bowler