Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    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
    absent hurt
    37 (b 13, lb 11, nb 10, w 3)
    370 all out (132.2 Overs, RR: 2.79, 549 minutes)
    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)
    MG Johnson33.097812.3601
    BW Hilfenhaus24.047913.2935
    PM Siddle28.0126132.1702
    AB McDonald16.034702.9302
    MJ North20.063611.8000
    SM Katich11.214533.9700

Close of Play

  • Fri, 6 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 303/4 (MEK Hussey 37*, MJ North 17*, 89 ov)
  • Sat, 7 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 138/7 (JP Duminy 73*, DW Steyn 8*, 57 ov)
  • Sun, 8 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 292/3 (PJ Hughes 136*, MJ Clarke 14*, 87 ov)
  • Mon, 9 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 244/2 (JH Kallis 84*, AB de Villiers 68*, 80 ov)
  • Tue, 10 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 370 (132.2 ov) - end of match

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