Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    108
    224
    147
    13
    0
    73.46
    50.2 gone! Johnson takes his tenth wicket of the match. Slower ball bowled full on middle and leg, Smith tries to work it away on the on-side and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps. The umpire had no hesitation whatsoever. He departs for a superb 108 after giving his team a realistic chance of pulling this off 172/2
    14.3 Johnson has his ninth of the match! He pitches the ball on a good length in line with the stumps and cuts the ball across the right-hander, the movement is just enough to find the edge of McKenzie's forward push, Haddin dives to his right and takes a low catch, he's having a super match as well, the ball was similar to the ones that got Kallis and de Villiers in the first innings 19/1
    53.2 got him! Lee gets his first wicket of the Test! He follows up the bouncer with a full ball, Amla should have played forward but he pushed at it from the crease, the pitched around off and seamed ever so slightly away from the right-hander, taking the edge through to Haddin 179/3
    85.3 Australia have the wicket! The game's open again! Johnson bowls a full and wide ball outside off stump, Kallis chases it and drives, he edges it in the air towards Hussey at gully, that ball was racing towards him but Hussey caught it easily, that's Johnson's 11th wicket of the match 303/4
    not out
    106
    276
    186
    9
    0
    56.98
    not out
    50
    135
    119
    4
    1
    42.01
    Extras
    30 (b 13, lb 9, nb 6, w 2)
    TOTAL
    414/4 (119.2 Overs, RR: 3.46, 517 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (ND McKenzie, 14.3 ov), 2-172 (GC Smith, 50.2 ov), 3-179 (HM Amla, 53.2 ov), 4-303 (JH Kallis, 85.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee27.047312.7016
    MG Johnson34.259832.8510
    PM Siddle26.028403.2300
    JJ Krejza24.0210204.2500
    MJ Clarke8.003504.3700

Close of Play

  • Wed, 17 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 341/9 (JJ Krejza 19*, 89 ov)
  • Thu, 18 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 243/8 (MV Boucher 2*, DW Steyn 1*, 78 ov)
  • Fri, 19 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 228/7 (BJ Haddin 39*, JJ Krejza 28*, 75 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 227/3 (JH Kallis 33*, AB de Villiers 11*, 64 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 414/4 (119.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes