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    43.5 Hughes' fun and frolic comes to an end! Kallis teases him with a short and wide delivery outside off, Hughes chases it and goes for the cut but he fails to get the elevation, McKenzie at gully takes a sharp catch falling to his right 184/1
    67.1 Steyn's new spell brings a change of luck, he continues over the wicket and gets the ball to kick up slightly off a good length, Katich loses his concentration, loosely hangs his bat out and gives Smith catching practice at first slip, he takes it at waist height, easy take 259/3
    51.4 almost an action replay of the previous ball but Ponting's not so lucky, he gets forward and tries to loft straight but he miscues it high in the air, McKenzie at deepish mid-off pedals back a bit and takes the catch falling backwards 208/2
    100.6 Timber!! Full on middle and off and moves away at the last moment just as Hussey tries to work that away into the leg side, misses it completely and the off stump is out of the ground. 329/5
    70.1 I think Harris will watch replays of that all night! He lands it on middle stump and gets it to straighten, Clarke is uncertain what to do with it but he barely has time to decide as the ball skids through and crashes onto the stumps. He exposed at least two stumps while trying to defend, classic spinner's dismissal 266/4
    104.5 Kallis strikes! Full on the pads, he clips it uppishly but straight to Steyn at square leg who takes a sitter, wristy subcontinental shot that, but there was a fielder positioned exactly for that 348/6
    105.3 Another one! Short outside off, he could have hit that anywhere but pulled it straight to Amla at midwicket who takes it comfortably, that definitely makes it South Africa's morning 348/7
    not out
    4
    7
    0
    0
    57.14
    105.4 Oh dear Oh dear ... What was Mitch thinking? It was full, it was straight and Mitchell decides its time to shoulder arms. Dead duck. The ball landed in line with the stumps and straightened a fraction - Mitch thought Ntini would be taking it away as usual - and caught him in front. Australia are crumbling here. What a morning. The ball landed in middle and leg and would have hit the middle and off 348/8
    107.2 Referral, That's a snorter! Short on the off stump and spat off the pitch, Siddle tries to basically cover his face with his bat, takes his hand off the bat but only after it seems he has gloved it, Boucher snaps it and Asad Rauf raises his finger immediately. Siddle has doubts though and calls for a referral. It's in vain as hot spot indicates there was a faint white mark on the gloves. Perhaps he felt he took his hand off before it hit him, which, according to the rule, would have been not out. However, the replays indicate otherwise. Australia are nine down. 352/9
    107.4 Australia have collapsed here! Fraction short on the off stump and moved away, Hilfenhaus prodded at it off the back foot, got the outside edge and Smith at first slip pouched it easily moving to his right 352/10
    Extras
    20 (b 6, lb 4, nb 8, w 2)
    TOTAL
    352 all out (107.4 Overs, 483 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn25.438333.2320
    M Ntini19.045823.0500
    M Morkel24.048113.3706
    JH Kallis15.044923.2601
    PL Harris21.056623.1401
    JP Duminy3.01501.6600
    Fall of wickets:1-184 (PJ Hughes, 43.5 ov), 2-208 (RT Ponting, 51.4 ov), 3-259 (SM Katich, 67.1 ov), 4-266 (MJ Clarke, 70.1 ov), 5-329 (MEK Hussey, 100.6 ov), 6-348 (MJ North, 104.5 ov), 7-348 (BJ Haddin, 105.3 ov), 8-348 (MG Johnson, 105.4 ov), 9-352 (PM Siddle, 107.2 ov), 10-352 (BW Hilfenhaus, 107.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 what a start for Australia, short of a length outside off and moved away, McKenzie tried to defend that off the back foot, got a thin edge to Haddin who took a good catch stretching to his right 0/1
    2.3 short on middle, turns it away wide of midwicket for a single 3/2
    0.5 he's given him, the hosts are reeling here! Swung in sharply, landed on middle and leg and seemed to strike him in line, at least to the naked eye, as he tries to flick that away, Rauf raises his finger but Amla is not convinced. He's called for a referral, but replays suggest he is stone dead. 0/2
    41.6 Kallis goes! Landed on middle and leg and moved back in just a touch, Kallis gets on the front foot and chips it straight to Ponting at short midwicket who takes a sharp catch diving to his right 104/6
    5.3 they've gone silent again, this was absolutely plumb, landed on a good length on the off stump and cut back in sharply, de Villiers didn't anticipate that movement as he came forward to defend that on the off side, was rapped on the pads in front of middle. He knew he was out, didn't call for a referral. South Africa are in deep trouble now as Hilfenhaus joins the party 6/3
    not out
    73
    152
    11
    0
    48.02
    26.6 what a ball! An absolutely lethal yorker on the off stump fired in at close to 149 kmph, Boucher failed to get his bat down in time and the poor stick is out of the ground. Australia end the session on top. 62/4
    41.4 McDonald's done the trick here, got him into the habit of leaving balls outside off and then fired in one that landed just a touch outside off and jagged back in to bowl Harris through the gate 104/5
    43.3 McDonald's bowling a dream spell here, landed on a good length outside off and Morkel was induced into the drive, the ball jagged back in to beat the bat and uproot the off stump 106/7
    57.2 very early success for Australia! Siddle pitches it up wide of the offstump and has Steyn chasing it without moving his feet, the ball clips the toe of the bat and it's an easy catch for Haddin, Steyn will be kicking himself for throwing it away, Duminy needs support 138/8
    57.3 that's the end of the innings! Siddle lands it on a good length just outside off and gets it to angle inwards, the ball clips Ntini's pads in line with legstump and Bowden raises the finger, Smith won't come out to bat 138/9
    Extras
    23 (b 10, lb 12, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    138 all out (57.3 Overs, 277 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson16.053732.3100
    BW Hilfenhaus11.022812.5401
    AB McDonald12.042532.0800
    PM Siddle13.362021.4800
    MJ North4.03601.5000
    MJ Clarke1.01000.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (ND McKenzie, 0.3 ov), 2-0 (HM Amla, 0.5 ov), 2-3 (GC Smith, ), 3-6 (AB de Villiers, 5.3 ov), 3-56 (JH Kallis, 24.5 ov), 4-62 (MV Boucher, 26.6 ov), 5-104 (PL Harris, 41.4 ov), 6-104 (JH Kallis, 41.6 ov), 7-106 (M Morkel, 43.3 ov), 8-138 (DW Steyn, 57.2 ov), 9-138 (M Ntini, 57.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    93.1 Hughes' party comes to an end, he makes room to slice a pitched up delivery outside off and the ball balloons off the top edge and swirls to Morkel at third man, he takes it just over his head 330/4
    15.6 Kallis gets the long-awaited breakthrough! Kallis lands it outside off and the ball holds its line, Katich tries to angle it wide of the slips but the ball flies off the outside edge and travels quickly to Harris at gully who takes it low to his left 55/1
    64.3 the bowling change works, Morkel bowls it short of a length and Ponting swivels and goes for his favourite pull over square leg, unfortunately he picks McKenzie who's patrolling the boundary 219/2
    78.5 turn and a bit of grip does for Hussey! Thats a good ball, tossed up on middle and leg and turning into Hussey sharply, who goes back to try and turn it away but the ball kisses the edge and Kallis takes a good low catch at first slip, in fact it was rather low and just off the grass 260/3
    not out
    23
    39
    2
    0
    58.97
    94.4 that's an AB special! North flashes at a full and wide delivery and the ball flies off the outside edge and nearly beats the slips but de Villiers nonchalantly sticks his left hand out and plucks it, he makes it look so easy sometimes, I've seen him take a similar catch while keeping for SA 331/5
    Extras
    18 (b 12, lb 2, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    331/5d (94.4 Overs, 385 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn15.417514.7800
    M Ntini15.025513.6600
    M Morkel14.016014.2803
    JH Kallis8.002112.6200
    PL Harris31.086802.1900
    JP Duminy11.013813.4500
    Fall of wickets:1-55 (SM Katich, 15.6 ov), 2-219 (RT Ponting, 64.3 ov), 3-260 (MEK Hussey, 78.5 ov), 4-330 (PJ Hughes, 93.1 ov), 5-331 (MJ North, 94.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    28.5 sudden loss of concentration costs Amla his wicket, he chases a delivery which seams away very wide of the offstump, the edge flies off the toe of the bat and Ponting takes it in front of his face at second slip 80/2
    22.2 classic seam bowler's dismissal! He lands it on the corridor of uncertainty outside off and gets the ball to come back in, McKenzie is forced to play at it but he fails to cover the line, there's a big deflection off the outside edge 63/1
    85.5 that dropped catch doesn't cost the Australians much, Johnson bangs it in on a good length outside off and has Kallis trying to fend it off, the ball comes on really quick and Kallis fails to keep it down and the ball lobs to Ponting who takes it in front of his face at second slip 267/3
    88.6 that's a cracker of a delivery! Siddle gets that nagging angle into the right-hander, de Villiers prods forward and is forced to play at it, there's a clear deflection to Haddin and Siddle knows he's deserved that breakthrough 279/4
    101.2 that's a cracker and Hilfenhaus gave Duminy more than a sneak preview of what to expect, it's a nasty bouncer which Duminy is forced to play at, the ball fizzes towards his body, he hops at the crease and has barely enough time to withdraw his glove and the ball clips the glove and heads to Haddin 299/5
    125.3 that's a sharp return catch! Boucher leans forward to push the ball past the bowler, he ends up getting a leading edge and North dives to his right and takes it with both hands, Boucher can't believe he's thrown it away after all the hard work 345/7
    105.2 Siddle's the man! Katich drops the ball short and Harris moves back and across and tries to club it over the on side, he gets a thick top edge and Siddle does really well to run to his right from mid-on and take the catch on the slide 307/6
    130.5 That's a batsman's referral Morkel defends on the front foot and there's an inside edge onto his pads, the ball just sneaks past the offstump and the ball lodges between Haddin's legs, he appeals and Asad Rauf gives him out, Morkel walks off, turns back and asks for the referral, now it was a little confusing if they were appealing for the catch or an lbw, after an eternity the decision is given so Morkel is out caught behind 363/8
    132.2 That's the series to Australia! Steyn gets a pace forward and goes for a huge heave across the line and he misses, he doesn't bother dragging it foot back and Haddin breaks the stumps 370/10
    not out
    4
    3
    1
    0
    133.33
    absent hurt
    -
    Extras
    37 (b 13, lb 11, nb 10, w 3)
    TOTAL
    370 all out (132.2 Overs, 549 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    MG Johnson33.097812.3601
    BW Hilfenhaus24.047913.2935
    PM Siddle28.0126132.1702
    AB McDonald16.034702.9302
    MJ North20.063611.8000
    SM Katich11.214533.9700
    Fall of wickets:1-63 (ND McKenzie, 22.2 ov), 2-80 (HM Amla, 28.5 ov), 3-267 (JH Kallis, 85.5 ov), 4-279 (AB de Villiers, 88.6 ov), 5-299 (JP Duminy, 101.2 ov), 6-307 (PL Harris, 105.2 ov), 7-345 (MV Boucher, 125.3 ov), 8-363 (M Morkel, 130.5 ov), 9-370 (DW Steyn, 132.2 ov)

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