Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    37.1 caught! Good length from Morkel, he pitches in line with the stumps and moves the ball off the seam away from the left-hander, Marsh tries to close the face and play the ball on the leg side, the ball hits the hilly side of the bat and goes through to Boucher 174/4
    2.5 caught! The previous delivery came in but this one moved away from the left-hander off a good length around off stump, Hussey pushed forward to defend and the thick outside edge flew through to Boucher who took a comfortable catch to his left 8/1
    20.5 stumped! No, caught! Ponting pushed forward to a defend a straight delivery outside off stump but edged it, Boucher didn't realise at first for he whipped off the bails but eventually appealed for caught behind, Ian Gould raised the finger immediately 102/2
    31.3 caught in the deep! The pressure was building on Clarke and he went for it, lofting a length ball off the front foot towards long-on, Amla was on the boundary and he had to take several steps back to hold the catch, he took a quick look behind to see where the rope was, it was a few feet away from him 146/3
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    63
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    5
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    104.00
    45.6 knocked him over! Albie bowls a good length ball on off and middle stump with a hint of swing into the right-hander, Hussey tries to hit across the line towards midwicket but misses, the ball crashes into off and middle stump 231/6
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    87.50
    44.6 bowled him! That was a fast ball in the blockhole, 106 kmh! White tried to swat the ball towards midwicket but missed, Botha hit off stump 223/5
    48.6 The South Africans have finally scored a run out! Haddin pushes the ball towards cover an sets off for the single to keep strike for the final over, Albie rushes in, picks up, turns around, and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end, Haddin's well short 259/8
    47.6 van Jaarsveld finally catches one! He has relief written all over his face and he turns to the MCG crowd and gives them a stare. Hopes made room to hit over the off side but didn't get enough muscle behind the shot, he lofted the ball towards long off, van Jaarsveld ran in from the boundary and judged it well 254/7
    not out
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    10
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    150.00
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    5
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    50.00
    Extras
    14 (b 2, lb 3, w 9)
    TOTAL
    271/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.42)
    Did not bat: SW Tait
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (MEK Hussey, 2.5 ov), 2-102 (RT Ponting, 20.5 ov), 3-146 (MJ Clarke, 31.3 ov), 4-174 (SE Marsh, 37.1 ov), 5-223 (CL White, 44.6 ov), 6-231 (DJ Hussey, 45.6 ov), 7-254 (JR Hopes, 47.6 ov), 8-259 (BJ Haddin, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn1024914.90365020
    JA Morkel905826.44216000
    JH Kallis1003503.50301000
    M Morkel1006826.80287020
    J Botha1005025.00262110
    JP Duminy10606.0010000
  • 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
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    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
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    70
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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
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    38
    18
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    222.22
    not out
    12
    33
    18
    1
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    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 Bracken1024914.90280100
    SW Tait1004324.30342030
    BW Hilfenhaus9.315525.78296030
    JR Hopes1005105.10233000
    DJ Hussey503507.0094000
    MJ Clarke502915.80153020

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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