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57dThe Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Parnell and Steyn crush Australia

A brutal new-ball effort from Wayne Parnell and Dale Steyn set up a comprehensive seven-wicket win for South Africa that levelled the five-match series 1-1 in Centurion

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Ferguson
50(83) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 13 14 2 12 4
GC Smith
40(48) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 6 7 11 3 0 9

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
O8
M4
R25
W4
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O9.2
M0
R27
W4
Eco2.89
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

5 April 2009 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

A clinical win for South Africa who've returned the favour after that massive defeat in Durban. Parnell and Steyn did it for them, and their batsmen saw off the target with little difficulty. The series is now level 1-1, and we move to Cape Town for the third ODI on April 9. Do stay tuned in, we'll get you the presentation details very soon.

Ponting: "You've seen the best and the worst of us for the last couple of days. South Africa bowled very well at the start and that set up the game for them. We've got some work to do top of the order. We've got a few days before the next game to rectify that. Parnell bowled very well, got it to come back in and bowled at a good pace. We need a bit more consistency at the top."

Wayne Parnell is the Man of the Match, in just his second ODI.

Parnell: "I'm very happy and it was a good outing for South Africa. I think its probably the best opening spells I've bowled. Michael Hussey was my favourite wicket, and it was good to get him because he whacked me around a little in Brisbane."

Smith: "We weren't good enough Friday night, but we came back well today. The bowlers did a very good job, particularly Parnell and Steyn. We bowled with good intensity and the batsmen got a bit of practice as well. We made a slight tactical change in bringing in Parnell and it paid off. It was a great wicket out there and Centurion is a wonderful place to play."

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26.2
4
Laughlin to de Villiers, FOUR runs, all over! Full on the off stump, makes room and carts that over extra cover for a one bounce four to finish the proceedings
26.1
0
Laughlin to de Villiers, no run, good length on middle and off, defended solidly back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
26 | 6 Runs | SA: 128/3 (4 runs required from 23.4 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 0.16)

  • JP Duminy11 (19b)
  • AB de Villiers32 (40b)
  • NM Hauritz5-0-26-0
  • B Laughlin7-1-26-1
25.6
2
Hauritz to Duminy, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, gets his front foot across and sweeps it down wide of deep square leg for a couple. Just four more to get
25.5
1
Hauritz to de Villiers, 1 run, thrown up on the off side, pushed through to deep midwicket
25.4
1
Hauritz to Duminy, 1 run, short on middle and leg, bunted wide of short fine for a single
25.3
1
Hauritz to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven through the leg side for a single
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South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd69JH KallisGC Smith
3rd17JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th39JP DuminyAB de Villiers