Player of the Match
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    13.3 Harris nails Hughes. It was floated full well outside off, doesn't turn in as Hughes thought and he ended up reaching out, bat well away from the body and the ball went on kiss the outside edge and fly to first slip. Perhaps, lured by the drift there. 57/1
    59.2 Oh boy what a woof! Harris makes the breakthrough again. It was tossed up outside off stump, Katich suddenly decides to go for it and ends up lifting it straight to mid-off .. 138/3
    20.6 No doubt this time as Steyn picks his man with another outswinger. Ponting goes for a big off drive, like he did in the first innings, the ball curves away at the last minute to take the edge. Joy for the hosts. They have got the big fish. 76/2
    68.6 Steyn has again nailed Hussey. It burst up from back of length, on the middle and off stump line, bit like Ambrose or a McGrath delivery, Hussey was caught at the crease, tried to rush back but stabbed a dolly to gully. Four down now and Haddin walks out. 146/4
    88.6 And Australia lose their 6th wicket. It might be the beginning of the end of Australia's resistance. It was full in length, moving away outside off stump, Clarke reached out, bat away from the body, trying to push it through cover point but got a fatal inside edge. 218/6
    79.2 Harris strikes again and Duminy takes a fine catch, back pedaling at mid-on. Harris, who is operating from over the wicket, lured Haddin down the track, teasing him with the flight before beating him by the dip and the loop and Haddin ended up chipping it over Duminy who back pedalled to take a fine catch behind his head. Australia are wobbling here. 191/5
    115.3 forward and defends. The South Africans go up for a bat-pad catch. We have a referral from McDonald. We start the replays, clearly off the pad, but did it catch the gloves? Hot spot seems to show an inside edge onto the pad. And it is out. Bowden confirms the wicket has fallen and the partnership is finally broken 381/7
    not out
    115.4 And he's gone first ball. Comes forward to defend and we have another bat-pad catch. No doubt this time and Harris is on a hat-trick. Surely Johnson won't be stranded again? 381/8
    116.4 backfoot drive and they run, first one easily , but no, they go for the second and it's all come undone. McGain is well short of his ground and run out 388/9
    121.5 and its all over. Hilfenhaus looks to repeat the shot to mid wicket and nicks the ball to Prince at slip. 422/10
    17 (b 8, lb 2, nb 5, w 2)
    422 all out (121.5 Overs, RR: 3.46, 532 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (PJ Hughes, 13.3 ov), 2-76 (RT Ponting, 20.6 ov), 3-138 (SM Katich, 59.2 ov), 4-146 (MEK Hussey, 68.6 ov), 5-191 (BJ Haddin, 79.2 ov), 6-218 (MJ Clarke, 88.6 ov), 7-381 (AB McDonald, 115.3 ov), 8-381 (PM Siddle, 115.4 ov), 9-388 (BE McGain, 116.4 ov), 10-422 (BW Hilfenhaus, 121.5 ov)
    DW Steyn27.059633.5511
    M Ntini19.066603.4710
    JA Morkel20.018804.4002
    PL Harris42.5912762.9601
    JH Kallis10.042102.1001
    JP Duminy3.011404.6600

Close of Play

  • Thu, 19 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 57/0 (I Khan 15*, AG Prince 37*, 14 ov)
  • Fri, 20 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 404/3 (JH Kallis 102*, AB de Villiers 39*, 102 ov)
  • Sat, 21 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 102/2 (SM Katich 44*, MEK Hussey 13*, 36 ov)
  • Sun, 22 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 422 (121.5 ov) - end of match

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