Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SE Marsh
79(97) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2
JP Duminy
71(93) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 3 3 8 1 2 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SW Tait
O10.0
M0
R43
W2
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O10.0
M0
R50
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

10.07 pm: Phew, what entertainment! South Africa were cruising when Duminy and McKenzie were batting. Then their middle order collapsed and Australia were on top with four overs remaining. However, Albie Morkel played a fiery cameo and made superb use of the final Powerplay. He finished with 40 off 18 balls and gave South Africa a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. He's the Player of the Match.

The next game is on Sunday in Hobart. That one is a day game. That's about it from us at Cricinfo today. Thank you for all your emails, it's been fun. This is George Binoy signing off, good night!

49.3
1
Hilfenhaus to Botha, 1 run, South Africa have won! Botha pushes a low full toss towards mid-off and runs frantically, David Hussey runs in to try and score a run out, but he fumbles, he doesn't pick up, the batsmen complete the single, what scenes of celebration! Botha pumps his fists
49.2
0
Hilfenhaus to Botha, no run, Botha swings hard, looking for the big hit down the ground, he inside edges on to his boot, dot ball!
49.1
1
Hilfenhaus to Morkel, 1 run, full toss, Albie swings, Albie edges towards short fine leg, he runs the single, the scores are level

South Africa need two to win a thrilling contest. Hilfenhaus is bowling the final over. The Powerplay is over but the field is in.

END OF OVER:
49 | 5 Runs | SA: 270/7

  • JA Morkel39 (17b)
  • J Botha11 (16b)
  • NW Bracken10-2-49-1
  • BW Hilfenhaus9-1-53-2
48.6
3
Bracken to Morkel, 3 runs, Albie goes back to a length ball and pulls towards deep midwicket, it's heading for the boundary but White dives full length and cuts it off, they run three! Albie keeps the strike

Five to win, Bracken from over the wicket.

48.5
1
Bracken to Botha, 1 run, shorter length and Botha pulls towards deep midwicket for a single, over to Albie

Two balls of Powerplay left.

48.4
0
Bracken to Botha, no run, Botha tries to slog again, what is he doing?! He misses and gets hit on the body, he wants the single but gets sent back, Clarke throws the ball to Haddin who breaks the stumps, Botha dives desperately and just makes it back

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SE Marsh
79(97) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2
JP Duminy
71(93) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 3 3 8 1 2 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SW Tait
O10.0
M0
R43
W2
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O10.0
M0
R50
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF