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    27.4 bowled much flatter, landed on a good length outside off and spun back in to strike Gibbs in line with middle and leg as he got down one one knee to sweep that powerfully in the square-leg region 150/2
    7.1 edged and gone! Bowled on a good length outside off, Smith took a couple of steps forward and simultaneously made room to slice that over the infield on the off side, got a thick edge and Haddin did the rest 46/1
    34.3 could this be the turning point? Bowled on a length outside off, sucking Kallis into the drive, angling away from him, gets a thick edge and Haddin stretches well to his right snap a sharp chance 188/3
    42.1 Timber! Full and straight, de Villiers makes room to drive that through the covers, misses and the stumps are pegged back. 229/7
    35.5 falls into the trap, Johnson fires it in wide, it's a teasing driving length and Duminy is tempted, he goes at it hard leaning forward, gets a faint nick straight to Haddin 191/4
    39.1 big wicket! Australia are in front now, short on the off stump, pulled away well but straight to Hauritz at deep midwicket positioned there exactly for that shot. The bowling change yields a wicket immediately, and it's up to AB and Albie now to pull things back for the hosts 213/5
    41.2 Laughlin, you genius!! Tossed up outside off, and Albie goes for the slog-sweep, Laughlin's right at the edge of the ropes at deep midwicket and for a good while it appears the ball will clear him easily, but he waits, and times his jump to perfection to snap that over his head inches in front of the ropes, and celebrates kicking it Aussie-rules style back into the field. A decisive moment, that 226/6
    43.1 What now, my friend? Short outside off, tried to upper-cut that over the third-man boundary, got it a lot squarer and certainly not the distance he desired, Bracken was waiting for it and took it gleefully at deep point, took some time to come down but he judged it well 238/8
    45.5 it's all over! Length ball on the off stump, tries to clear the long-on boundary but mistimes it completely, David Hussey runs back a few steps from mid-on to complete a simple catch 256/10
    43.2 Almost over now, pushes it into the off side and sets off for a single when there is none, gets no response from the non-striker, Steyn has run to the other end and is stranded, Hussey fields at short cover and throws it back to Haddin who completes the formalities 238/9
    not out
    8 (b 2, lb 1, w 5)
    256 all out (45.5 Overs, RR: 5.58)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (GC Smith, 7.1 ov), 2-150 (HH Gibbs, 27.4 ov), 3-188 (JH Kallis, 34.3 ov), 4-191 (JP Duminy, 35.5 ov), 5-213 (MV Boucher, 39.1 ov), 6-226 (JA Morkel, 41.2 ov), 7-229 (AB de Villiers, 42.1 ov), 8-238 (RE van der Merwe, 43.1 ov), 9-238 (DW Steyn, 43.2 ov), 10-256 (M Morkel, 45.5 ov)
    MG Johnson8.505836.56295220
    NW Bracken10.015425.40276000
    B Laughlin9.005616.22297120
    NM Hauritz9.003423.77241000
    JR Hopes6.003115.16163010
    MJ Clarke2.001608.0022000
    DJ Hussey1.00404.0020000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to field first

Series result

South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2

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Player of the series

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

17 April 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

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