Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    13.3 GONE! first strike for Australia, fuller delivery outside the off stump, de Villiers comes forward and drives upishly towards extra-cover, Martyn takes a good low catch to his left. 26/1
    16.4 GONE! Kasprowicz strikes, bad leave, good ball pitched outside the off stump, nips back of the seam, Gibbs just lets it go, ball knocks back the middle and leg stump. 38/2
    36.3 GONE! Clark picks up the wicket, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, moves away of the seam, Dippenaar looks to drive through the off side, gets the outside edge to Gilchrist behind the stumps, who takes the catch to his right. Excellent delivery from Clark. 97/3
    37
    123
    92
    6
    0
    40.21
    44.5 Lee strikes, big wicket of Kallis, good ball pitched outside the off stump, nips back in sharply of the seam, plays forward, misses the bat, brushes the pad and hit the top of the middle stump, wonderful delivery. 106/4
    93
    248
    170
    11
    0
    54.70
    92.6 Lee strikes, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, moves away of the seam, Prince looks to drive through the off side, gets the edge to Langer at second slip, who takes the catch. Prince goes for a well made 93. 285/8
    60.1 GONE! Warne picks up his first wicket, googly tossed up outside the off stump, spins away, Rudolph follows it and defends, gets the outside edge to Hayden at first slip, who dives forward and takes a catch low down, Umpire Hill confers with Bucknor and gives it out. 161/5
    77.3 Symonds strikes, that fielding change put some pressure on Boucher, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, nips back in, plays forward, misses the line, gets hit on the pad, loud appeal, given by Umpire Bucknor, looks like it is bit high. 233/6
    83.1 GONE! first wicket of the morning, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Pollock looks to drive through the off side, gets an edge to second slip, where Ponting moves across to his left and takes a good catch. 251/7
    97.2 GONE! Kasprowicz picks up the final wicket, short of length delivery pitched outside the off stump, angling in, climbs up on Boje, who pushes at it and gets an edge to Langer at gully, who takes the catch. 303/10
    96.1 Lee picks up his third wicket, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Nel backs up and goes for the pull shot, gets a top edge, goes high in the air to mid off, Martyn takes the catch, had a little stutter before he took the catch. 303/9
    not out
    0
    7
    5
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    13 (lb 4, nb 9)
    TOTAL
    303 all out (97.2 Overs, RR: 3.11, 434 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (AB de Villiers, 13.3 ov), 2-38 (HH Gibbs, 16.4 ov), 3-97 (HH Dippenaar, 36.3 ov), 4-106 (JH Kallis, 44.5 ov), 5-161 (JA Rudolph, 60.1 ov), 6-233 (MV Boucher, 77.3 ov), 7-251 (SM Pollock, 83.1 ov), 8-285 (AG Prince, 92.6 ov), 9-303 (A Nel, 96.1 ov), 10-303 (N Boje, 97.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee2485732.3703
    SR Clark2888132.8900
    MS Kasprowicz24.248623.5304
    SK Warne1324913.7600
    A Symonds822613.2502
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 starts of with a short one, banged in, Langer takes his eye of the ball and ducks, hit him on the back of the helmet, Langer is down, Hayden is concerned, calls for the Phsyio, who comes running into the ground and looks after Langer, oh he is bleeding behind his head, he is going off the field. It was very painful. 0
    2.1 GONE! Ntini strikes, full delivery pitched outside the off stump, Hayden looks to drive through the off side, gets the edge, goes quickly to Gibbs at gully, who takes a good sharp catch. 12/1
    14.1 GONE! Ntini picks up his 3rd wicket, pitched wide outside the off stump, angling in, extra bounce, Ponting plays forward, gets an edge to de Villiers at third slip, who takes the catch. 73/3
    10.2 GONE! Ntini picks up another wicket, short delivery outside the off stump, Martyn pulls, does not get his bat under it well, mishits it high in the air to mid on, went very high in the air, Nel had to adjust himself twice before he took the catch. 68/2
    73
    202
    153
    11
    0
    47.71
    55.3 GONE! Boje strikes, good ball tossed up, goes straight on, Hussey comes forward, playing for the spin, misses the line, gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Hill, excellent delivery. 242/7
    16.6 GONE! Ntini on a roll, picks up his fourth wicket, pitched wide outside the off stump, angling in, Symonds stranded in the crease, misses the line of the ball and gets hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud shout, given by Umpire Bucknor. 89/4
    24.6 GONE! Nel picks up the wicket, short delivery outside the off stump angling in, Gilchrist looks go over the midwicket, mishits the pull in the air to deep midwicket, straight in to the hands of Rudolph, who was placed at the right place. 106/5
    38.6 GONE! Ntini picks up his fifth wicket, short delivery, Warne pulls, gets a top edge, goes high in the air towards fine leg, where Pollock is waiting, takes the catch. 174/6
    64
    106
    68
    6
    2
    94.11
    62.5 Lee goes, good length delivery pitched outside the off stump, Lee goes for the big shot, mishits it high in the air to deep mid off, where Boje waits for the ball and takes the catch. 270/9
    61.6 Pollock picks up the wicket, short of length outside the off stump, Kasprowicz plays with an open face, pushes at it, gets the edge to Gibbs at gully, who takes the catch 260/8
    not out
    0
    5
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    21 (b 5, lb 14, w 2)
    TOTAL
    270 all out (62.5 Overs, RR: 4.29, 286 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (ML Hayden, 2.1 ov), 2-68 (DR Martyn, 10.2 ov), 3-73 (RT Ponting, 14.1 ov), 4-89 (A Symonds, 16.6 ov), 5-106 (AC Gilchrist, 24.6 ov), 6-174 (SK Warne, 38.6 ov), 7-242 (MEK Hussey, 55.3 ov), 8-260 (MS Kasprowicz, 61.6 ov), 9-270 (B Lee, 62.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Ntini18.5210065.3010
    A Nel1524212.8010
    SM Pollock1525613.7300
    JH Kallis1024304.3000
    N Boje411012.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    3.4 GONE! good ball pitched outside the off stump, nips back in of the seam, de Villiers thinking that the ball would go away, just lets it go, ball knocks the top of the off stump, excellent delivery 9/1
    28.1 GONE! Warne strikes, tossed up, Gibbs comes down the track and takes it on the full, looking to go over the top, did not get under it, mistimes the drive to Martyn at mid on, who takes the catch well. 100/3
    11.3 GONE! Clark strikes, full swinging ball outside the off stump, Dippenaar looks to drive through the off side, gets the edge to Hayden at gully, who takes an outstanding catch to his left, well done. That ball went very quickly to gully. 55/2
    39.5 GONE! Kallis goes, good ball pitched outside the off stump, nips back in, Kallis on the move misses the line of the ball, strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Hill. 130/5
    36.6 Warne gets his second wicket, tossed up on the middle and leg, spins down leg, Prince tries to work it the on side, gets an edge on to the pads and goes to Symonds at leg slip, who takes the catch, loud shout, Umpire Bucknor takes a long time, before he lifts the finger, Prince has to go. It was not clear, whether there was an edge or not. 120/4
    53.2 GONE! Lee strikes, short delivery outside the off stump, Pollock looks to pull to the midwicket fence, gets a top edge, goes high in the air behind the wicket, Gilchrist calls for the catch and has to wait for a long time before the ball comes down, takes the catch. 186/7
    41.5 Clark gets another wicket, good ball short of length on the stumps, moves away of the seam, Rudolph on the back foot, too late to get his bat away, gets the faintest of the edges to Gilchrist behind the stumps, who takes the catch. 140/6
    71.1 Lee strikes, short delivery outside the off stump, Boucher goes for the pull shot, gets an edge, Gilchrist behind the wicket jumps up and takes a good catch. 258/9
    56.5 GONE! Boje goes, full toss at a good height, Boje pulls it, mistimes it to square leg, Symonds dives full length to his left and takes a good catch. 194/8
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    72
    41
    3
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    43.90
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    2
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    0
    0.00
    71.3 Lee picks up his second wicket of the morning, fuller delivery on the stumps, Ntini goes back and plays at it, misses, of the pad on to the leg stump, softened him with a short one and then bowled a fuller delivery. 258/10
    Extras
    16 (b 6, lb 4, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    258 all out (71.3 Overs, RR: 3.60, 334 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (AB de Villiers, 3.4 ov), 2-55 (HH Dippenaar, 11.3 ov), 3-100 (HH Gibbs, 28.1 ov), 4-120 (AG Prince, 36.6 ov), 5-130 (JH Kallis, 39.5 ov), 6-140 (JA Rudolph, 41.5 ov), 7-186 (SM Pollock, 53.2 ov), 8-194 (N Boje, 56.5 ov), 9-258 (MV Boucher, 71.1 ov), 10-258 (M Ntini, 71.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Lee18.335733.0803
    SR Clark1846443.5500
    MS Kasprowicz201206.0001
    A Symonds501803.6000
    RT Ponting21703.5010
    SK Warne2659033.4601
  • BATSMEN
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 Ntini2647843.0000
    A Nel21402.0000
    SM Pollock25.438113.1501
    JH Kallis1864422.4400
    N Boje1956513.4200
    AB de Villiers1012012.0000

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

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