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  • BATSMEN
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    7.4 he's played on! Gibbs once again tried to drive a good length ball outside off on the up through cover, he played a long way away from his body and got an inside edge on to the stumps, the ball didn't do much, just went straight through, Gibbs looks rather frustrated with that 36/2
    1
    4
    3
    0
    0
    33.33
    1.2 it's Tarzan at the moment! Tait hit a good length outside off stump, Amla played it from his crease and was unsure whether to play it or leave it, he decided to pull his bat out of the way too late and the ball went on to his stumps off the inside edge 4/1
    41
    70
    49
    4
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    83.67
    18.3 Clarke makes the breakthrough, this one was a half-tracker again, Kallis saw another easy boundary, but this one was quicker and came in with the angle, defeating the pull and meeting the off stump. 90/3
    40.6 caught! Bracken bowls an off cutter, Duminy flicks the ball off his pads but hits it in the air straight to White, who takes the easiest of catches at midwicket, massive wicket for Australia and they desperately needed it 213/4
    43.4 South Africa are falling apart here! McKenzie flicks the length ball straight to Ponting at midwicket, he fumbles not once but twice but he manages to hold on, he kicks the ball in the air in celebration 221/7
    41.3 bowled him! Tait delivers the fast inswinging ball, Boucher is late in bringing his bat down to defend an gets bowled through the bat-pad gap, Boucher goes for a first-ball duck and Australia are right back in this 215/5
    42.5 run out! Bracken goes round the wicket and bowls the slower ball, McKenzie dabs the ball towards midwicket and calls for the single, van Jaarsveld responds but gets into a bit of a tangle with Bracken, Ponting sprints in, picks up and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end with van Jaarsveld miles out 219/6
    not out
    40
    38
    18
    4
    1
    222.22
    not out
    12
    33
    18
    1
    0
    66.66
    Extras
    18 (lb 10, w 8)
    TOTAL
    272/7 (49.3 Overs, RR: 5.49)
    Did not bat: DW Steyn, M Morkel
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (HM Amla, 1.2 ov), 2-36 (HH Gibbs, 7.4 ov), 3-90 (JH Kallis, 18.3 ov), 4-213 (JP Duminy, 40.6 ov), 5-215 (MV Boucher, 41.3 ov), 6-219 (VB van Jaarsveld, 42.5 ov), 7-221 (ND McKenzie, 43.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NW Bracken10.024914.90280100
    SW Tait10.004324.30342030
    BW Hilfenhaus9.315525.78296030
    JR Hopes10.005105.10233000
    DJ Hussey5.003507.0094000
    MJ Clarke5.002915.80153020

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

14.15 start, First Session 14.15-17.45 Interval 17.45-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00

Match days

16 January 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

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