Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
88(44) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 5 2 0 13 6 9 14
JA Morkel
37(19) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 8 0 6 12 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Hussey
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Peterson
O4.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

South Africa were in deep trouble at one stage - they were 83 for 5 - but Boucher and Morkel sparked a revival with a stand of 58 for the sixth wicket. Morkel fell for a superb 19-ball 37 but Boucher stayed till the end, repeating his feat in that famous chase of 434, to guide his team to a thrilling four-wicket win.

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19.2
4
Geeves to Boucher, FOUR runs, and it's all over! Australia have thrown it away towards the end, full on the off stump and Boucher slogs it over midwicket for a boundary, the crowd goes wild, and the South Africans - on the field and in the dug out - are ecstatic.
19.1
4
Geeves to Boucher, FOUR runs, starts with a horrific full toss on the off stump, it's bread and butter for Boucher who smacks it between deep square leg and deep midwicket for a decisive four

Geeves to bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | SA: 160/6

  • MV Boucher28 (20b)
  • J Botha7 (5b)
  • SM Harwood4-0-48-0
  • MG Johnson4-0-20-1

Just 7 needed off the last over now. Harwood's gone for 48 in four.

18.6
1
Harwood to Boucher, 1 run, manages to finish a disappointing spell with a yorker on leg stump, dug out wide of midwicket for a single
18.5
4
Harwood to Boucher, FOUR runs, Harwood's had a torrid time, short on the off stump, there to hit, Boucher pulls it away between long-on and deep midwicket, smashed to the boundary

12 needed off 8

18.4
1
Harwood to Botha, 1 run, full outside off, gets outside the line to paddle it fine, misses, is struck on the pads and they get a run
18.3
3
Harwood to Boucher, 3 runs, dropped, on middle and leg, goes for a mighty heave over square leg, gets the top edge and takes ages to come down, Geeves going back from short fine drops it but it;s a difficult chance, almost deflects it to the boundary but some alert fielding by David Hussey saves a run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
88(44) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 5 2 0 13 6 9 14
JA Morkel
37(19) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 8 0 6 12 1 0

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Hussey
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Peterson
O4.0
M0
R30
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF