Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    17.3 OUT: good length delivery on the off stump and nipping away this time, Smith plays forward, ball takes the edge and a good low catch by Gilchrist, Clark's debut wicket! 42/2
    9.3 OUT: full and nips back thru the gate as de Villiers drove when he shouldnt have been 24/1
    18
    71
    46
    3
    0
    39.13
    25.3 OUT: a beauty, pitched middle and knocks off stump straight out of the ground 61/4
    19.5 OUT;cuts off the back foot goes hard but straight to Hayden at gully who holds on well 48/3
    43.3 OUT: regulation catch at gully, cut hard at a wider one, didnt get ontop of it, Hayden does the rest 124/7
    28.2 OUT: big bounce and he looks to cut, edges to Warne at keeper who falls back to the regulation catch and drops it but it pops up and Gilchrist is aware enough to snaffle it before it gets to ground 76/5
    35.2 OUT: finds the edge and Gilly takes wonderfully almost behind him and low to the right, wouldnt have carried to slip 104/6
    51.6 OUT: lew away to gully low to the left of Hayden to give him his 100th Test catch, outstanding one to reach the milestone 148/8
    31
    60
    48
    5
    0
    64.58
    57.5 OUT: pitched in line and straighteened, looked a tad high but otherwise a good call 173/9
    18
    50
    31
    1
    1
    58.06
    63.5 OUT: finally pitched up and hits his boot on off stump, Umpire Doctrove rightfully raises the finger to bring the innings to a close 205/10
    not out
    17
    25
    15
    1
    1
    113.33
    Extras
    21 (lb 6, nb 15)
    TOTAL
    205 all out (63.5 Overs, RR: 3.21, 280 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (AB de Villiers, 9.3 ov), 2-42 (GC Smith, 17.3 ov), 3-48 (JH Kallis, 19.5 ov), 4-61 (HH Gibbs, 25.3 ov), 5-76 (JA Rudolph, 28.2 ov), 6-104 (MV Boucher, 35.2 ov), 7-124 (AG Prince, 43.3 ov), 8-148 (AJ Hall, 51.6 ov), 9-173 (N Boje, 57.5 ov), 10-205 (A Nel, 63.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee14.523732.4901
    MS Kasprowicz1304423.38010
    A Symonds1022202.2002
    SR Clark1735553.2301
    SK Warne904104.5501
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    16
    40
    31
    3
    0
    51.61
    9.5 OUT: looked a bit heigh as it pitched and straightened a tad, Umpire Dar raises the finger, Langer wasnt impressed and took an age to go and even longer to get off the field 21/1
    54.5 OUT: short and is onto him a tad quicker than expected, top edge goes high and mid wkt comes in to complete, shot was on just not getting on top of it 192/3
    50.3 OUT: holds up on the pitch and is taken at short cover as he drove to finally get a break thru 175/2
    70.2 OUT; cuts and fine edges in to the gloves of Boucher 236/5
    61.6 OUT: rives and finds the edge, Boucher does the rest 214/4
    55
    82
    47
    3
    4
    117.02
    79.3 down the track one hand off the bat as Boje came over the wicket and turned, went high to long off where Nel held on, silly shot really 294/7
    74.6 OUT: cuts and gets the top edge to Smith who took at his chest 272/6
    81.2 down the track and he lofts it to de Villiers at mid on, miscue has him holing out, silly stuff 296/9
    80.3 angled in and he flayed at it into the hands of gully 294/8
    not out
    6
    28
    20
    0
    0
    30.00
    87.2 in the channel and he guides it to gully 308/10
    Extras
    8 (lb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    308 all out (87.2 Overs, RR: 3.52, 389 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (JL Langer, 9.5 ov), 2-175 (RT Ponting, 50.3 ov), 3-192 (ML Hayden, 54.5 ov), 4-214 (MEK Hussey, 61.6 ov), 5-236 (DR Martyn, 70.2 ov), 6-272 (AC Gilchrist, 74.6 ov), 7-294 (A Symonds, 79.3 ov), 8-294 (B Lee, 80.3 ov), 9-296 (SK Warne, 81.2 ov), 10-308 (SR Clark, 87.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Ntini2127623.6100
    A Nel22.264522.0100
    AJ Hall1626614.1200
    N Boje1646323.9300
    JH Kallis1205134.2510
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    4.2 OUT: inside edge as it swung back in, feathered to the keeper who takes left handed and low down 20/1
    11.3 OUT: goes back and is wrapped low down, appeal and Umpire Doctrove raises the finger 37/3
    4.4 OUT: nips back and hits the top of off stump, Lee celebrates 20/2
    21.3 lifting one outside off looks to play square but the bounce finds the top edge and Gilly takes a great catch one handed 75/4
    31.4 slides it down and prince feathers to Gilcrist down legside, thought it was pad myself but Umpire Doctrove raises the finger 92/5
    41
    146
    112
    6
    0
    36.60
    55.6 wide of off, finds the rough and he looks to get a scratch as he was withdrawing the bat upwards and it clips the top of off 158/7
    38.5 looking to work it legside goes straight to Langer at short mid wkt 108/6
    not out
    34
    105
    69
    4
    0
    49.27
    14
    18
    15
    3
    0
    93.33
    60.1 OUT: slower one just held up on the pitch plays back to Clark who holds onto one at his chest 179/8
    4
    4
    5
    1
    0
    80.00
    60.6 OUT: yorker and he splits middle and off, too quick for him 183/9
    63.5 OUT: strikes it high and long out to Kasprowicz at long off who doesnt make a mistake 197/10
    Extras
    10 (nb 7, w 3)
    TOTAL
    197 all out (63.5 Overs, RR: 3.08, 291 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (AB de Villiers, 4.2 ov), 2-20 (HH Gibbs, 4.4 ov), 3-37 (GC Smith, 11.3 ov), 4-75 (JH Kallis, 21.3 ov), 5-92 (AG Prince, 31.4 ov), 6-108 (MV Boucher, 38.5 ov), 7-158 (JA Rudolph, 55.6 ov), 8-179 (N Boje, 60.1 ov), 9-183 (A Nel, 60.6 ov), 10-197 (M Ntini, 63.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee1754722.7612
    MS Kasprowicz1203913.2503
    SR Clark1673442.1220
    SK Warne18.517734.0802

Close of Play

  • Thu, 16 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 63/1 (ML Hayden 22*, RT Ponting 20*, 23 ov)
  • Fri, 17 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 70/3 (JH Kallis 31*, AG Prince 14*, 20 ov)
  • Sat, 18 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 95/3 (27.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes