Player of the Match
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    31.3 just too much pressure of the asking rate I suppose. And Morkel is not the bowler you can have your way with. This time the bounce gets a touch big, Warner's pull generates a hefty top edge, Boucher goes back towards short fine leg, and catches this swirling ball over his shoulder. Had to drag this pull from outside off 133/4
    3.5 du Plessis is claiming a low catch at cover-point. Ponting is not moving. This is short, angling away, game for cut, but the tennis-ball bounce means it comes slower and higher. Ponting ends up hitting uppishly and in front of square. Replays show he has been taken. Clean as a whistel, low in front of him 34/1
    6.1 Morne Morkel bowls a beauty. They say hit the top of off, Morne bowls just by top of off. You can't do much more than defend these balls. Clarke plays for the angle, but misjudges the angle and gets the edge. Graeme Smith's bucket hands at first slip do the rest 37/2
    25.5 Hussey is gone. He has run himself out. Botha has had Hussey missed twice off his bowling, but this time his rocket arm gets rid of the man. Deflected fine off the pads, Hussey wants one, rightly sent back, and even though he has taken about four steps down the wicket, he can't make it bat. Comprehensively run out 108/3
    38.5 Smith will leave without a boundary to his name, thanks to a lovely catch from Duminy. And the lovely PE folk sing, "JP jou lekker ding" [The good thing]. Smith lofts this for what seems is six, Duminy sets himself up at the long-on fence, and takes an overhead catch while making sure he doesn't touch the rope 175/6
    35.1 and on cue Tsotsobe strikes, and that's the game. Slower ball, 118ks, on a length, middle and leg, Watson clears the front leg to go over cow corner, is early into the shot, and ends up dragging it straight to deep square. They all surround Lopsy 156/5
    45.1 du Plessis has been superb in the field, and provides a finishing touch here. Haddin lofts a length ball straight down, du Plessis runs to his left from long-on, and takes it head high. It was a flat and quick hit 191/8
    43.6 Johnson gives himself room, trying to go over cover, and is yorked. Full, fast, low. Timber 190/7
    49.6 Bowled out off the last ball. Full toss outside off, drives with an open face, Duminy catches it at point, and hands it over to the leg umpire, who at the moment is at point because the left-hand batsman is on strike. Doherty's average takes a blow, he had a great chance of ending not-out 223/10
    46.6 Bollinger tries to hit, is early into this slower ball, short of a length outside off. All he manages is a lob to cover. Four-for for Morne. Just reward for wonderful bowling 200/9
    not out
    11 (b 5, lb 4, w 2)
    223 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (RT Ponting, 3.5 ov), 2-37 (MJ Clarke, 6.1 ov), 3-108 (MEK Hussey, 25.5 ov), 4-133 (DA Warner, 31.3 ov), 5-156 (SR Watson, 35.1 ov), 6-175 (SPD Smith, 38.5 ov), 7-190 (MG Johnson, 43.6 ov), 8-191 (BJ Haddin, 45.1 ov), 9-200 (DE Bollinger, 46.6 ov), 10-223 (XJ Doherty, 49.6 ov)
    DW Steyn10.005725.70306010
    LL Tsotsobe8.003224.00273000
    M Morkel10.022242.20462000
    J Botha10.004214.20272000
    JH Kallis7.004206.00173110
    JP Duminy5.001903.80150000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

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Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

23 October 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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