20.4 Parnell's snapped it this time, flighted on the off stump, Haddin is tempted and attempts to clear long-on again, doesn't strike this as well as the previous one, gets more elevation than he would have wanted and finds Parnell, who takes it gleefully just inside the ropes 129/1
    23.3 he's gone now and South Africa have struck back with two quick wickets, forced much quicker through the air, landed on a good length on middle and spun away sharply, Clarke was beaten by the pace as well as the spin to watch is offstump pegged back 137/2
    40.6 He's gone now! What an eventful over, could well be the decisive blow. Held it back this time and banged it in short on middle, tried to pull it over midwicket, struck it well but couldn't clear him, Albie Morkel times his jump to perfection and Australia are pegged back again 226/6
    25.1 spin does the trick again, van der Merwe has turned this game around, similar ball to the one that got Clarke but bowled outside the off stump this time, Ferguson stepped out of his crease to play it into the off side but was done in by the sharp spin away from him, Boucher collected it cleanly and clipped off the bails to find the batsman just short 145/3
    27.4 van der Merwe you beauty! Flatter, following up on three flighted deliveries, landed just a fraction outside off stump and turned in towards Hussey to rap him on the pads as he got onto the back foot to work it behind square. Replays indicate he was struck in line with leg stump 151/4
    35.5 but that's where it stops for Australia, banged in short on middle, goes for the pull but it's onto him a little quickly, gets the top-edge and there are fielders converging to pouch that on the leg side, Steyn is the quickest to get to it and takes a good catch running to his right 188/5
    44.4 good length on middle and leg but moved a hint away from the batsman, Hopes tried to clip that over the in-field on the leg side, was into the shot a little too early, lobbed off the outside-half of the bat in the direction of backward point where Gibbs took a dolly 255/8
    43.3 superb yorker on middle, Johnson has made room but the length just isn't right for him, in the blockhole, he fails to get his bat down in time and the stumps take a beating! 245/7
    45.1 the end is nearing for the visitors now! Slightly short on middle, Hauritz makes room to dab that down to third man, misses it completely and the ball crashes into the stumps 256/9
    not out
    45.5 Timber, It's all over! Full and straight, bang on middle, Harwood tries his level best to dig it out but can't get his bat down in time, the stumps are pegged back and the crowd roars 256/10
    11 (lb 4, w 7)
    256 all out (45.5 Overs, RR: 5.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-129 (BJ Haddin, 20.4 ov), 2-137 (MJ Clarke, 23.3 ov), 3-145 (CJ Ferguson, 25.1 ov), 4-151 (MEK Hussey, 27.4 ov), 5-188 (DJ Hussey, 35.5 ov), 6-226 (RT Ponting, 40.6 ov), 7-245 (MG Johnson, 43.3 ov), 8-255 (JR Hopes, 44.4 ov), 9-256 (NM Hauritz, 45.1 ov), 10-256 (SM Harwood, 45.5 ov)
    DW Steyn7.514445.61318010
    WD Parnell9.006417.11207100
    JH Kallis4.002506.25113010
    JA Morkel5.002515.0091010
    J Botha10.004814.80290300
    RE van der Merwe10.004634.60251020

Match Details


Australia , elected to field first

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 3-1

Player of the match

Match number


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

13 April 2009 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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