Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    39.1 Kallis strikes, Langer goes, short of length delivery outside off stump, Langer hangs his bat, gets an edge, Boucher dives to his left and takes a good catch. Langer pushing at the ball away from his body. 97/2
    1.2 GONE! first wicket is down, Hayden goes, Ntini gets the breakthrough in his first over, pitched up delivery wide outside off stump, Hayden sees the juicy half volley, drives, gets the edge to de Villiers at third slip, who takes a good catch. 0/1
    79.3 GONE! Boje picks up a wicket, the big wicket of Ponting, good flighted delivery wide outside off stump, Ponting drives, but finds Gibbs at short extra-cover, who takes a good catch. Ponting goes for 103. 198/3
    82.2 Ntini strikes with the new ball, excellent delivery pitched outside off stump, just moves away, draws Martyn half forward, gets the edge to Kallis at second slip, who takes the catch. Martyn goes for 57. 218/4
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    155
    228
    10
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    48.38
    127.1 Kallis picks up Hussey first ball after the drinks break, good delivery pitched on the stumps and goes on, Hussey half forward lets it go, hits the back pad, loud shout, given by Umpire Doctrove. 369/10
    84.3 Lee goes, good delivery outside off stump, just moves away, pushes at the ball, bat brushes the pad, a noise, beats the outside edge of the bat, loud appeal for a caught behind, given by Umpire Bucknor. Lee unlucky there 219/5
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    53
    83
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    24.52
    102.1 Nel Strikes first ball after drinks, excellent delivery pitched outside off stump, cuts back in of the seam, Symonds caught in the crease, plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Bucknor, good decision from the Umpire. 253/6
    104.5 GONE! Gilchrist goes, short and wide outside off stump, struck in the crease, pushes at it away from the body, gets the edge through to Boucher, who makes no mistake. Nel picks up his second wicket of the morning. 259/7
    117.1 GONE! Warne goes for 36, good length delivery outside off stump, Warne on the front foot pushes in the air towards de Villiers at extra-cover, who comes forward and takes the catch inches of the ground. 315/8
    120.1 Nel picks up another wicket, the third one, good length delivery outside off stump, Kasprowicz moves across to the off side and plays, gets the outside edge and goes to second slip, where de Villiers takes a straight forward catch, squares up Kasprowicz. 327/9
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    34
    2
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    86.66
    Extras
    28 (b 9, lb 10, nb 7, w 2)
    TOTAL
    369 all out (127.1 Overs, RR: 2.9, 555 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (ML Hayden, 1.2 ov), 2-97 (JL Langer, 39.1 ov), 3-198 (RT Ponting, 79.3 ov), 4-218 (DR Martyn, 82.2 ov), 5-219 (B Lee, 84.3 ov), 6-253 (A Symonds, 102.1 ov), 7-259 (AC Gilchrist, 104.5 ov), 8-315 (SK Warne, 117.1 ov), 9-327 (MS Kasprowicz, 120.1 ov), 10-369 (MEK Hussey, 127.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock32117312.2817
    M Ntini2448133.3700
    A Nel3188332.6710
    JH Kallis21.185222.4500
    N Boje1916113.2100
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 What a start for Lee and Australia, wicket of the first ball, full ball wide outside off stump, Smith goes for the drive and gets an edge to third slip, where Langer takes the catch high on his right, well taken. 0/1
    41.3 GONE! first wicket of the morning, Clark strikes, short of length outside off stump, bit more bounce, de Villiers drives, gets an edge, goes towards Hayden at gully, who takes a good catch low down to his left, wonderful catch. de Villiers goes for 50. 144/3
    3.5 GONE! Kasprowicz strikes, the big wicket of Gibbs, back of a length, Gibbs plays back, expecting it to bounce, jumps up and plays, misses, the ball keeps low and crashes into the off stump. 10/2
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    51.12
    83.1 Clark strikes first ball, full delivery on the legs, Kallis tries to play to mid on, gets a leading edge straight into the hands of Clark, who takes the catch. 255/6
    59.6 GONE! Warne strikes, tossed up outside off stump, Prince comes down the track and looks to hit over the midwicket fence, mishits straight to Symonds in front of square leg in the circle. 200/4
    71.1 Warne strikes, good ball tossed up bit wide outside off stump, spins into the batsman, Rudolph comes forward and defends, gets the inside edge on to the pads and lobs up to short leg, where Hussey takes the catch, excellent delivery from Warne. 226/5
    86.4 GONE! Lee picks up another wicket, back of a length, not short for the pull shot, Boucher pulls it and drags it on to the stumps, the sound of timber. 257/8
    84.2 GONE! Lee strikes, good ball pitched outside off stump, moves away slightly, Pollock stands in the crease and pushes, gets an edge, what a catch, Gilchrist dives to his right and takes a one handed catch, wonderful stuff. 256/7
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    42.85
    88.3 Lee picks up his fourth wicket, full delivery on the stumps, Nel makes room and tries to drive through the off side, gets an edge and goes to Hayden at gully, who makes no mistake, takes the catch. 267/9
    88.4 GONE! Ntini goes first ball, short rising delivery coming into the body, Ntini fends at it, gets an edge to Ponting at second slip, who takes the catch. Lee gets five wickets. 267/10
    Extras
    17 (lb 3, nb 14)
    TOTAL
    267 all out (88.4 Overs, RR: 3.01, 394 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (GC Smith, 0.1 ov), 2-10 (HH Gibbs, 3.5 ov), 3-144 (AB de Villiers, 41.3 ov), 4-200 (AG Prince, 59.6 ov), 5-226 (JA Rudolph, 71.1 ov), 6-255 (JH Kallis, 83.1 ov), 7-256 (SM Pollock, 84.2 ov), 8-257 (MV Boucher, 86.4 ov), 9-267 (A Nel, 88.3 ov), 10-267 (M Ntini, 88.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee19.456953.5006
    MS Kasprowicz1406014.2806
    SK Warne2528023.2000
    A Symonds1131601.4502
    MEK Hussey10202.0000
    SR Clark1843722.0500
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    16.2 GONE! Boje strikes, gets Langer, tossed up outside off stump, Langer comes down the track and tries to go over the long on fence, mishits it in the air to Pollock at deep mid on, good catch by Pollock. 49/1
    71.5 GONE! Ntini picks up the wicket, good length delivery pitched outside off stump, moves further away, Hayden drives on the front foot, gets the outside edge to Boucher, who makes no mistake. Hayden goes for a well played 102. 250/2
    80.1 Ponting goes, pitched outside off stump, swinging in, bit full, Ponting goes for the big shot, hits it high in the air in front of square leg in the deep, Boje judges the catch well and takes it. Good knock from Ponting comes to an end. 278/3
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    40.54
    82.4 tossed up, Gilchrist comes down the track and hits it high in the air to long on, Nel takes the catch before the boundary ropes, good catch. 307/4
    Extras
    13 (lb 5, nb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    307/4d (82.4 Overs, RR: 3.71, 361 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (JL Langer, 16.2 ov), 2-250 (ML Hayden, 71.5 ov), 3-278 (RT Ponting, 80.1 ov), 4-307 (AC Gilchrist, 82.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock1945512.8907
    M Ntini1526214.1300
    N Boje26.448723.2600
    A Nel1435804.1400
    JH Kallis804005.0010
  • BATSMEN
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    24.4 Warne Strikes, excellent delivery tossed up outside the leg stump, draws de Villiers on the front foot, spins across him, drags his foot out of the crease, Gilchrist collects the ball and whips of the bails, referred to the third Umpire, given out. 91/1
    28.1 Warne get his second wicket, tossed up wide outside off stump, spins into Smith, who comes forward and sweeps, of the arm to Langer at leg slip, who takes it after two attempts, loud appeal, given by Umpire Bucknor, Smith is unlucky there. 98/2
    37.5 GONE! good ball pitched outside off stump, jumps up of the length, extra bounce there, Gibbs comes forward, gets the glove and the ball lobs up to Warne at first slip, takes the catch. 122/4
    36.5 Warne gets his third wicket, tossed up bit full on the leg stump, Kallis plays against the spin, sweeps and misses, hits the pad, loud shout, given by Umpire Bucknor. 122/3
    47.6 GONE! Clark picks his second wicket, short of length delivery, Prince tries to get out of the way, too late, takes the glove and goes in the air in front of square leg, Hussey turns back and runs, takes the catch. 146/5
    56.1 Warne picks up his fourth wicket, tossed up wide outside off stump, spins in, Rudolph comes forward and pads it away, of the pad it goes high and takes the glove on the way and lobs up to silly-point, where Langer takes the catch. 170/6
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    28.57
    59.4 GONE! Lee gets his first wicket of the second innings, good ball fast and reversing in from outside off stump, Pollock caught in the crease, plays and misses, knocks back the stumps, wonderful delivery. 181/7
    79.2 GONE! Kasprowicz picks up the wicket, pitched up delivery outside the off stump, Boje drives hard in the air towards extra-cover, Clarke at short extra-cover dives in the air and takes a spectacular catch, wonderful effort. 253/8
    95.4 GONE! Warne strikes, tossed up on the stumps, spins across Nel, gets the edge to Hayden at first slip, who makes no mistake. 292/9
    99.5 GONE! all over, Warne picks up the wicket, googly tossed up outside the off stump, comes into Ntini, who lets the ball go, hits the pad, loud shout, given by Umpire Doctrove. 297/10
    Extras
    27 (b 5, lb 8, nb 14)
    TOTAL
    297 all out (99.5 Overs, RR: 2.97, 438 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-91 (AB de Villiers, 24.4 ov), 2-98 (GC Smith, 28.1 ov), 3-122 (JH Kallis, 36.5 ov), 4-122 (HH Gibbs, 37.5 ov), 5-146 (AG Prince, 47.6 ov), 6-170 (JA Rudolph, 56.1 ov), 7-181 (SM Pollock, 59.4 ov), 8-253 (N Boje, 79.2 ov), 9-292 (A Nel, 95.4 ov), 10-297 (M Ntini, 99.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee2266512.9504
    SR Clark2164622.1901
    A Symonds803204.0003
    SK Warne35.598662.4000
    MS Kasprowicz1225114.2506
    MEK Hussey10404.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 24 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 228/5 (MEK Hussey 10*, A Symonds 4*, 88 ov)
  • Sat, 25 Mar - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 140/2 (AB de Villiers 48*, JH Kallis 72*, 39.2 ov)
  • Sun, 26 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 125/1 (ML Hayden 36*, RT Ponting 48*, 36 ov)
  • Mon, 27 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 29/0 (AB de Villiers 17*, GC Smith 10*, 7.1 ov)
  • Tue, 28 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 297 (99.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • South Africa unhappy over playing in poor light

    Brian Basson, the United Cricket Board's operations director, has said that South Africa are unhappy with the way umpires Steve Bucknor and Billy Doctrove applied the bad light laws

  • Ponting sends out Ashes warning

    Ricky Ponting, the Australian captain, feels that Australia are better prepared now to reclaim the Ashes which they surrendered last year, after their 2-0 series-clinching win at Durban

  • Hayden hits out at pitch repair

    Matthew Hayden hit out on Monday at repairs which were made to the Kingsmead pitch before the fourth day's play

  • Warne takes Australia to series victory

    Shane Warne dragged Australia to an incredibly narrow victory in their day-long race with bad light as they claimed the Test and the series with minutes to spare

  • Amla and Steyn added to Test squad

    Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn have been added to South Africa's squad for the third and final Test against Australia at the Wanderers which starts on Friday