Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    3.2 caught! It's Morkel again! Tsotsobe bowls a poor ball on Marsh's pads, he whips it hard but it's in the air and in the vicinity of Morkel lurking at short fine leg, he dives to his right and pulls off a low catch, that's Tsotsobe's first international wicket! 38/1
    13.5 Warner's gone! He won't get his hundred on debut but he's done enough to get a standing ovation from the massive MCG crowd. Warner tried to lift Ntini off his pads but didn't quite get the power or the placement, he lofted the ball towards deep midwicket where de Villiers settled under the ball 140/4
    9.3 caught! Ponting tries to clear the long-on boundary but doesn't quite make it, he holes out to Dale Steyn in the deep, it was a length ball and he hit it well, just not well enough for the MCG 97/2
    13.4 caught! Hussey makes room by moving towards leg and eventually has to reach out for the ball outside off stump, he hits it with the bottom of the bat and the ball lobs towards de Villiers at cover, that's a pretty easy catch to take 140/3
    15.4 caught! Another full ball, on middle stump this time, and White goes after it. He lofts the ball high towards the deep midwicket boundary. "Get up, get up" says Warner from the dug out but White hasn't hit far enough. Kallis runs to his left and takes a superbly judged catch, he looks down to see how far away from the boundary he is, he's alright! 154/5
    15.6 slower ball from Morkel at 112 kmh, Hussey pushes towards mid-off and sets off for the single, Gibbs sprints from extra cover and intercepts, he throws himself into a full-length dive and hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end, there's no need for a replay 154/6
    17.4 caught! Terrific effort from Ntini! Ronchi makes room again and slashes the ball high in the air towards third man, I think Ntini mis-judged it a bit and the ball looked like it was going to fall short off him. But he came in, dived forward and held the catch centimeters off the grass 168/7
    19.3 caught! Steyn bowls another slower one at 119 kmh, Hopes makes room to hit inside out over cover but gets beaten by the change of pace, he lobs a simple catch towards Botha 180/8
    19.5 bowled him! Bracken moves outside leg stump to make room, Steyn bowls the ball fast, full and dead straight, he beats Bracken for pace and hits middle stump 181/9
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    Extras
    4 (b 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    182/9 (20 Overs, RR: 9.10)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (SE Marsh, 3.2 ov), 2-97 (RT Ponting, 9.3 ov), 3-140 (DJ Hussey, 13.4 ov), 4-140 (DA Warner, 13.5 ov), 5-154 (CL White, 15.4 ov), 6-154 (MEK Hussey, 15.6 ov), 7-168 (L Ronchi, 17.4 ov), 8-180 (JR Hopes, 19.3 ov), 9-181 (NW Bracken, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Ntini4040210.0074200
    LL Tsotsobe201618.0062010
    JH Kallis2025012.5022100
    DW Steyn403839.5082210
    J Botha403107.7591200
    JA Morkel403027.5081100
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 lbw!! Bracken bowls a full ball, Gibbs tries to flick off the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pad. The impact was outside leg stump, Gibbs is unlucky 1/1
    2.5 bowled him! Kallis charges and makes room to hit down the ground, he misses and Hilfenhaus hits the top of off stump, that ball moved off the pitch a touch, Hilfenhaus does look a bit like Harmison, South Africa are in loads of trouble 12/3
    1.3 de Villiers is in pain! And he's out! Tait bowls a short of a length ball at 155.6 kmh, de Villiers tries to pull but is beaten by the pace of the ball, it crashes into his hip off the bottom edge and he winces in pain, he loses balance as he moves back and the bat hits the stumps, he's in a lot of pain and he hobbles back to the dug out, I hope he isn't badly injured 2/2
    15.2 lbw! Duminy' gone! He tried to reverse sweep a delivery angling into him from round the wicket, it was the quicker one from Hussey and Duminy missed it, the ball hit him on the pad right in front of the stumps, that's probably the end of South Africa's challenge tonight 123/7
    8.5 caught! Hopes bowls a length ball angled into the left-handers pads, van Jaarsveld hits the ball in the air towards midwicket but he's placed it straight to White who takes a comfortable catch at head height 65/4
    11.2 that is some catch! Boucher charges down the track and lofts David Hussey towards deep midwicket, his brother Michael is in the deep and he pedals backwards and never takes his eyes off the ball, the ball is virtually past him when he reaches up and holds it while moving backwards, superb catch 82/5
    14.5 caught! The lights are not in White's eyes this time! Morkel gets under a length ball and hits it hard, flat and straight to White at deep midwicket, he takes the catch comfortably 120/6
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    15.5 Steyn's gone too! He tries to hit on the on side but the leading edge falls into Bracken's hands at short third man 125/8
    16.2 bowled him! Hilfenhaus sends down another yorker and gets it to swing into Ntini's boot, Ntini loses balance as the ball thuds into his shoe and goes on to hit the stumps 127/9
    17.6 bowled him! Tait sends down another yorker, this time the ball smacks Tsotsobe on the pads outside the line of leg stump and then bounces on to the stumps 130/10
    Extras
    12 (lb 5, w 7)
    TOTAL
    130 all out (18 Overs, RR: 7.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (HH Gibbs, 0.3 ov), 2-2 (AB de Villiers, 1.3 ov), 3-12 (JH Kallis, 2.5 ov), 4-65 (VB van Jaarsveld, 8.5 ov), 5-82 (MV Boucher, 11.2 ov), 6-120 (JA Morkel, 14.5 ov), 7-123 (JP Duminy, 15.2 ov), 8-125 (DW Steyn, 15.5 ov), 9-127 (M Ntini, 16.2 ov), 10-130 (LL Tsotsobe, 17.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NW Bracken301826.0081010
    SW Tait403629.00134120
    BW Hilfenhaus301525.00123000
    JR Hopes403117.7553010
    DJ Hussey402536.2560020

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 2-match series 1-0

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Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55 Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35

Match days

11 January 2009 - night match (20-over match)

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