Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
63(77) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 1 1 5 4
F du Plessis
27(20) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 7 1 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O5.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O6.0
M0
R48
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
22 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | SA: 129/10

  • M Morkel1 (2b)
  • MG Johnson5-0-20-3
  • PJ Cummins3-0-28-3

Australia win by 93 runs and that's a very convincing performance. They batted positively either side of a long rain break, especially on the resumption, and benefited from the D/L calculation as they'd only lost one wicket before the rain. The target was tough for South Africa and they needed a good start which never came as Graeme Smith's problems continued (although he could have saved himself with a review). Pat Cummins starred again while Xavier Doherty impressed with a good spell. Overall, plenty for Australia to be happy about and much for South Africa to ponder ahead of the next match in Port Elizabeth. We'll be back in less than 12 hours to bring you coverage of India against England but, for now, from Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill - who deserves a special mention for his efforts during that rain break - it's goodnight.

21.6
W
Johnson to Tsotsobe, OUT, that's the game! Tsotsobe tries to launch this down the ground but only manages to send it straight up in the air and Marsh steadied himself under the catch back-tracking from mid-off
21.5
0
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run, short delivery, Tsotsobe drops his hands and lets it go over the stumps
21.4
0
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run, goes full at the stumps and it's driven to cover
21.3
0
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run, pushed across outside off stump, Tsotsobe stands still and doesn't play a shot
21.2
1
Johnson to Morkel, 1 run, touch shorter and this time it's nicely punched off the back foot wide of cover
21.1
0
Johnson to Morkel, no run, full at off stump, hint of shape away to Morkel who drives to cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
63(77) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 0 1 1 5 4
F du Plessis
27(20) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 7 1 1 3

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O5.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O6.0
M0
R48
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF