Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.1 GONE! Ntini strikes, good length delivery pitched on the leg stump and moving away of the seam, Hayden pushes forward, gets the edge to de Villiers at thrid slip, who takes a good catch low down to his left. 0/1
    89
    263
    197
    12
    0
    45.17
    66.1 GONE! Boje strikes, tossed up wide outside the off stump, spins in, Hussey goes back and tries to work it to the on side, misses the line and gets hit on the pad in line of the stumps, loud appeal, Umpire Hill takes his time and lifts the finger. A good innings from Hussey comes to an end. 198/3
    13.2 GONE! Kallis strikes, the big wicket of Ponting, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips in off the seam, Ponting looking to drive through the off side, gets an inside edge, through to Boucher behind the stumps, who takes the catch. 33/2
    101
    286
    208
    13
    0
    48.55
    83.6 GONE! Pollock strikes, good delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips back in sharply, Martyn caught in the crease, gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by Umpire Bucknor, a good decision. 258/7
    70.6 GONE! Kallis strikes, good length delivery outside the off stump, moves away slightly off the seam, Symonds caught in the crease, plays at it, gets the edge, Boucher takes the catch low down to his right. Good catch from Boucher. A dashing innings from Symonds comes to an end. 228/4
    71.2 GONE! Ntini strikes, Gilchrist goes first ball, good ball pitches and moves away, Gilchrist pushes from the crease, gets an edge, this time Boucher takes the catch to his left, what a wicket. That ball angled in and then moved away of the seam, wonderful delivery. 229/5
    73.3 GONE! Ntini strikes for the third time, excellent delivery pitched back of a length outside the off stump, angled in, then moves away, Warne playing from the crease, gets an edge through to Boucher, who takes the catch. 237/6
    not out
    24
    86
    46
    4
    0
    52.17
    88.5 GONE! Ntini strikes, short delivery pitched wide, Clark goes for the pull, gets the top edge, goes high in the air behind the wicket, Boucher calls for it, waits and takes the catch, bad shot to play. 275/8
    not out
    7
    17
    13
    1
    0
    53.84
    Extras
    11 (b 1, lb 9, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    294/8 (91.4 Overs, RR: 3.20, 388 minutes)
    Did not bat: JL Langer
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (ML Hayden, 2.1 ov), 2-33 (RT Ponting, 13.2 ov), 3-198 (MEK Hussey, 66.1 ov), 4-228 (A Symonds, 70.6 ov), 5-229 (AC Gilchrist, 71.2 ov), 6-237 (SK Warne, 73.3 ov), 7-258 (DR Martyn, 83.6 ov), 8-275 (SR Clark, 88.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Ntini26.047843.0000
    A Nel2.01402.0000
    SM Pollock25.438113.1501
    JH Kallis18.064422.4400
    N Boje19.056513.4200
    AB de Villiers1.0012012.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 31 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 238/6 (AG Prince 79*, SM Pollock 4*, 79 ov)
  • Sat, 1 Apr - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 246/7 (B Lee 42*, MS Kasprowicz 0*, 58.2 ov)
  • Sun, 2 Apr - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 250/8 (MV Boucher 55*, A Nel 18*, 69 ov)
  • Mon, 3 Apr - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 248/6 (DR Martyn 93*, B Lee 5*, 78.3 ov)
  • Tue, 4 Apr - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 294/8 (91.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes