Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
69(41) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 6 3 4 7 2 7 7
MEK Hussey
53(33) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 5 0 0 6 13 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O3.5
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.34
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JR Hopes
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

White sees the ball go over the ropes and breaks into a jig. He and Hussey embrace. Superb half-century from Hussey, back in some form. Australia have won by six wickets with seven deliveries remaining. They bowled well to keep South Africa to under 160, and chased it down comfortably in the end. The openers didn't click, and the run rate had reached a tizzy at one stage. Then Hussey and Ponting formed a partnership, only for two wickets to fall in relative succession. But Hussey kept his cool and found a confident ally in White, and the duo finished the match. A lot of stunning hits in their 69-run stand in just 5.5 overs, but each enjoyed reprieves from the South African fielders. Australia win the Twenty20 series 2-0.

The Man of the Match is Michael Hussey for his unbeaten half-century.

First up is Botha: "You need to take your chances if you want to be a really good side. We had to try different things but it didn't work out. We can compete with Australia, and hopefully we can nip a few in the one-day series."

Now Ponting steps forward: "We've had great crowds. The players are enjoying it too. We felt that total was chaseable. It was slow at the top but Hussey and White chased brilliantly. Our all-round skills have been pretty good."

The Australian team huddles together with the trophy while the shutterbugs go into overdrive.

Hope you have enjoyed the coverage. You can catch highlights of this match on Cricinfo TV. The highlights will be available a few hours after the match is over. There are some other videos too. Do come back, and then just click here.The one-day series kicks off at the MCG on January 16. Do come back and see us.

We've been Jamie Alter and Binoy George, glad to have your company. Bye for now.

18.5
6
Morkel to White, SIX runs, all over, with a six! Take a bow, Cameron White! Morne sends up a high full toss and White doesn't disappoint, clubbing it over the field and it lands just over the ropes at wide long-off

Three from eight ....

18.4
4
Morkel to White, FOUR runs, slower ball, White clears the length and slaps the length delivery, very flat and hard, just wide of a diving mid-off and Duminy cannot cut if off in the deep
18.3
2
Morkel to White, 2 runs, short and wide, cut out to the deep, where a fumble allows the second
18.2
0
Morkel to White, no run, attempted yorker on the stumps, White walks away and drives it back hard, and Morne fields it well on the follow through

The field is spread ... fine leg comes squarer ...

18.1
0
Morkel to White, no run, backs away, Morne slips in a short one, 120ks, and White pulls out

Nine runs needed from two overs. Morne back into the attack. White on strike.

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | AUS: 149/4

  • MEK Hussey53 (33b)
  • CL White28 (13b)
  • DW Steyn3-0-19-1
  • WD Parnell4-0-44-0
17.6
2
Steyn to Hussey, 2 runs, full and wide from Steyn, Hussey reaches out and dabs two past cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
69(41) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 6 3 4 7 2 7 7
MEK Hussey
53(33) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 5 0 0 6 13 1 6

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O3.5
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.34
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JR Hopes
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF