Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    29.6 Ntini to Langer, OUT, short ball outside the off stump, Langer try to pull it without much foot work, top edged it and ball balloons in the air towards mid-off, Smith who standing there gracefully took the simple catch, Ntini removes both the openers in similar way 111/2
    1.2 Ntini to Hayden, OUT (Caught), fraction short on the leg stump, seaming away from the left-hander, Hayden goes for an ambitious pull shot, gets a big edge, bal balloos and goes high up in the air, Rudolph calling and taken the catch after few attempts 0/1
    36.2 Pollock to Ponting, OUT, Gone! pitched just outside the off stump and coming in, Ponting tries to work it on-side, hit him on the pads in front of the stumps, huge appeal, easy decision for umpires, that looks plumb, Pollock got his man, he was troubling Ponting for sometime 117/3
    58.5 Ntini to Hodge, OUT, Gone! pitched in line and good length delivery outside the off stump, moving in, drags the batsman to come forward and drive, Hodge did the same, thick edge and ball flies straight to Bouchers safe hand 185/5
    56.2 Ntini to Hussey, OUT, what a catch! another Australian left hander falls while playing a pull shot, short outside the leg stump, Hussey went for a pull on the front foot, top edged behind the bowler, Langeveldt took a brilliant catch diving to his right running from mid-off 180/4
    13
    48
    29
    2
    0
    44.82
    66.6 Nel to Symonds, OUT (Bowled) 210/7
    62.5 Ntini to Gilchrist, OUT, gone this time! short delivery on the stumps, Gilchrist tries to work that to third man region, thick edge and Gibbs took the catch at Second slip, good captancy by Smith, put more pressure on Gilchrist by bringing more fielders inside circle 199/6
    73.4 Langeveldt to Warne, OUT, Thats Out! pitched outside the off stump and coming in, Warne moves back and try to work it on side, ball hit him on the knee roll inline into the stumps, loud appeal, Bucknor took his time and raised his finger 243/8
    not out
    19
    48
    29
    4
    0
    65.51
    76.1 Nel to Bracken, OUT, Nine down! short of a good length delivery and coming in, Bracken slashed it without any foot movement, ball took thin edge and Boucher pouches the other one, one more to go! 258/9
    76.2 Nel to McGrath, OUT, Another one! pitched on line and shaping away, Mcgrath defends it on the back foot, faint edge and Boucher took the simple catch, Nel on a Hat-trick, he will complete if he take a wicket on his first ball in Australia 2nd innings. 258/10
    Extras
    14 (b 4, lb 2, nb 6, w 2)
    TOTAL
    258 all out (75.2 Overs, RR: 3.42, 348 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (ML Hayden, 1.2 ov), 2-111 (JL Langer, 29.6 ov), 3-117 (RT Ponting, 36.2 ov), 4-180 (MEK Hussey, 55.2 ov), 5-185 (BJ Hodge, 57.5 ov), 6-199 (AC Gilchrist, 61.5 ov), 7-210 (A Symonds, 65.6 ov), 8-243 (SK Warne, 72.4 ov), 9-258 (NW Bracken, 75.1 ov), 10-258 (GD McGrath, 75.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock1964612.4200
    M Ntini1936453.3600
    CK Langeveldt17110015.8806
    A Nel17.232931.6700
    JM Kemp301304.3320
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    68
    166
    109
    10
    0
    62.38
    36.6 Warne to de Villiers, OUT, Bowled him! pitched on leg stump and quicker one, Gibbs fail to pick that one, went for a drive on the front foot, ball hits and pads and took the off stump, Warne now equals with Dennis Lillee who took 85 wickets in a single calander year 135/3
    19.4 Bracken to Smith, OUT, First blood! pitched just outside the off stump and shaping away, Smith went after it, thick edge and ball flies towards slips, Ponting took brilliant catch diving to his right, Australians got their first break through 83/1
    21
    58
    43
    4
    0
    48.83
    33.4 Lee to Gibbs, OUT, Got him! short of good length delivery and raising away, Gibbs looking to play cut shot and drag that one into the stumps 127/2
    41.5 Lee to Rudolph, OUT, Lee on fire! back of a length delivery and shaping away, Rudolph moves back and defended, thick edge takes the ball towards gully region, Langer took sharp low catch moving to his front, Prince walks back to the Pavilion 145/4
    28
    102
    79
    2
    0
    35.44
    60.4 Warne to Prince, OUT, outside the off stump and quicker one, Prince tries to defend it on the back foot, hit him in line into the stumps, huge appeal and Bucknor raises his finger, with this wicket Warne create a new record of taking more wickets in an calander year 187/6
    51.6 McGrath to Kemp, OUT, soft dismisal! changed the pace and bowled fuller length slower ball, batsman tempted for a drive, Kemp went for it, Hodge took the simple catch at mid-off, South African bit of trouble here 167/5
    78.6 Warne to Boucher, OUT, Boucher gone! pitched outside the off stump, Boucher came down the track and drives it, thick edge to slip, Hayden took unbelivable one hand catch to his right 282/8
    34
    52
    35
    6
    0
    97.14
    73.3 Lee to Pollock, OUT, bowled him! pitched outside the off stump and cutting in, Pollock defends it on the back foot, ball kisses the pads and hit the pads, little partnership came to end 264/7
    not out
    4
    38
    20
    0
    0
    20.00
    79.3 Lee to Langeveldt, OUT, Gone! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, Langeveldt who went for expensive drive across the line, ball hit the back pad and easy one for umpire 283/9
    81.2 Lee to Ntini, OUT, all over! short ball on the stumps, Ntini pulls it on the front foot, top edged and ball balloons over bowler head, Hodge called for it and took the catch, Lee ends up picking 5 wickets 296/10
    Extras
    18 (b 4, lb 2, nb 12)
    TOTAL
    296 all out (81.2 Overs, RR: 3.63, 364 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-83 (GC Smith, 19.4 ov), 2-127 (HH Gibbs, 33.4 ov), 3-135 (AB de Villiers, 36.6 ov), 4-145 (JA Rudolph, 41.5 ov), 5-167 (JM Kemp, 51.6 ov), 6-187 (AG Prince, 60.4 ov), 7-264 (SM Pollock, 73.3 ov), 8-282 (MV Boucher, 78.6 ov), 9-283 (CK Langeveldt, 79.3 ov), 10-296 (M Ntini, 81.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath1835913.2700
    B Lee22.219354.1608
    NW Bracken1234613.8300
    SK Warne2949233.1700
  • BATSMEN
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    47
    180
    114
    8
    0
    41.22
    40.2 Pollock to Langer, OUT, short of a good length delivery, Langer drives on the up off the back foot, ball got inside edge into the stumps, Langer short of 3 runs for his 30th fifty 129/3
    10.3 Langeveldt to Hayden, OUT, short of good length delivery, Hayden pulls it on the backfoot and top edged it, ball travels hight in the air, Boucher took the catch with gloves on, that was unnecessary shot by Hayden with coupld of minutes to go 37/1
    24.4 Langeveldt to Lee, OUT, Gone! pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in, quicker one, ball hit the pad first in front of the stumps, huge appeal and Doctrove raises his finger 86/2
    61.1 Ntini to Ponting, OUT, excellent delivery, outside the off stump and swinging away, Ponting gets forward and drives it, ball takes the edge and travels straight to Boucher 184/4
    not out
    203
    469
    332
    22
    0
    61.14
    100.4 Pollock to Hussey, OUT, Gone! good length delivery on the middle and off stump, cutting away, Hussey gets forward and defends it, ball took the edge and went straight to Bouchers gloves 316/5
    118.2 Langeveldt to Symonds, OUT, outside the off stump and going away, Symonds drives it on the up, edged and Gibbs took good catch at wide of first slip 377/6
    134.2 Nel to Gilchrist, OUT, short ball outside the off stump, Gilchrist pulled it on the front foot to deep mid wicket, Rudolph took the well judged catch 444/7
    135.6 Kemp to Warne, OUT, pitched middle and leg and straighten, Warne plays across the line and gets into the pads, huge appeal and Bucknor raises his finger 451/8
    not out
    14
    46
    24
    1
    0
    58.33
    Extras
    27 (b 5, lb 4, nb 17, w 1)
    TOTAL
    528/8d (146.4 Overs, RR: 3.60, 651 minutes)
    Did not bat: GD McGrath
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (ML Hayden, 10.3 ov), 2-86 (B Lee, 24.4 ov), 3-129 (JL Langer, 40.2 ov), 4-184 (RT Ponting, 61.1 ov), 5-316 (MEK Hussey, 100.4 ov), 6-377 (A Symonds, 118.2 ov), 7-444 (AC Gilchrist, 134.2 ov), 8-451 (SK Warne, 135.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock3669822.7206
    M Ntini34811313.3200
    CK Langeveldt31311733.7708
    A Nel28210413.7110
    JA Rudolph6.412904.3500
    JM Kemp1105815.2703
  • BATSMEN
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    22.4 Bracken to Smith, OUT, Gone! pitched outside the off stump and angling in, Smith opts to defend it off the back foot, ball hits him on the pads inline of the stumps, huge appeal, Bucknor raises his finger 55/2
    17.3 Warne to de Villiers, OUT, pitched on middle and leg stump and drifting in, de Villers leans forward and defends it with bat and pad close, inside edge into the pads and ball loops up, Hodge took a simple catch 35/1
    33
    129
    104
    5
    0
    31.73
    48.3 Lee to Gibbs, OUT, Gone, good length delivery outside the off stump and straighten, Gibbs gets forward and defends it, thick edge and ball flies to slips, Warne took excellent low catch, a much needed wicket for Australia 109/3
    not out
    102
    431
    283
    13
    0
    36.04
    61.5 Warne to Prince, OUT, sharp turn! pitched on the rough and spinning in, Prince defends it on the back foot, ball hits the pads in front of the stump, huge appeal and Umpires raises his finger 138/4
    113.4 Warne to Kemp, OUT, flighted delivery on the leg stump, Kemp defends it on the front foot, ball takes the edge and Ponting at silly mid-off took the simple one. 250/5
    not out
    13
    52
    39
    2
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    34 (b 18, lb 13, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    287/5 (126 Overs, RR: 2.27, 533 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (AB de Villiers, 17.3 ov), 2-55 (GC Smith, 22.4 ov), 3-109 (HH Gibbs, 48.3 ov), 4-138 (AG Prince, 61.5 ov), 5-250 (JM Kemp, 113.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath24113901.6201
    B Lee3198312.6702
    SK Warne47218331.7600
    NW Bracken1953711.9400
    A Symonds30602.0000
    BJ Hodge20804.0000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 16 Dec - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 38/0 (AB de Villiers 14*, GC Smith 18*, 7 ov)
  • Sat, 17 Dec - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 38/1 (JL Langer 15*, B Lee 0*, 11 ov)
  • Sun, 18 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 310/4 (BJ Hodge 91*, MEK Hussey 54*, 99 ov)
  • Mon, 19 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 85/2 (HH Gibbs 17*, JA Rudolph 18*, 36 ov)
  • Tue, 20 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 287/5 (126 ov) - end of match

Match Notes