Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    6 gone! pitched outside off stump and moving away off the seam, de Villiers comes forward, gets an outside edge to Gilchrist, who takes the catch. 16/1
    39
    125
    77
    6
    0
    50.64
    28.1 gone! good ball pitched on the stumps and going straight on, Smith drives, gets beaten, hit on the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by Umpire Aleem Dar. 86/3
    27
    64
    49
    5
    0
    55.10
    20.3 gone! pitched outside off stump and coming in, bit full, Gibbs drives on the front-foot gets beaten, ball knocks the stumps, excellent delivery! 69/2
    104.3 Gone! Symonds done it again for the Australia, short in length, on leg stump, Kallis pulls it away high in the air to long leg and McGrath takes a well judge catch, a great innings and a wonderfull Partnership comes to an end! 305/4
    119
    395
    271
    13
    0
    43.91
    121.5 from round the wicket, pitches well wide outside off, in the rough, gets sharp turn, Prince tries to left it, hits on the pad well outside off, shout for lbw, Billy takes his time and raises his finger! 344/5
    140.5 great delivery, pitches on middle stump and swigns away, thick outside edge in the hands of keeper, Gilchrist takes a good sharp catch! 394/7
    128.4 full toss, goes for the sweep shot, inside edge onto foot and goes in the air, Gilchrist watches it very closely, runs and dives full length, takes a brilliatn catch! 355/6
    152.1 full ball, on middle and leg stump, driven on the up and in the air straight in the hands of Hodge at mid-on for a simple catch 433/8
    not out
    20
    62
    46
    2
    0
    43.47
    153.5 tossed up, outside off, went for the big shot on the off side, top edge in the air to gully, Hodge took a simple catch 449/9
    not out
    1
    4
    3
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    31 (b 9, lb 6, nb 16)
    TOTAL
    451/9d (154.4 Overs, RR: 2.91, 660 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (AB de Villiers, 5.6 ov), 2-69 (HH Gibbs, 20.3 ov), 3-86 (GC Smith, 28.1 ov), 4-305 (JH Kallis, 104.3 ov), 5-344 (AG Prince, 121.5 ov), 6-355 (MV Boucher, 128.4 ov), 7-394 (JA Rudolph, 140.5 ov), 8-433 (SM Pollock, 152.1 ov), 9-449 (A Nel, 153.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath34176521.9100
    B Lee30.478232.67011
    A Symonds2346913.0003
    SK Warne36510622.9400
    MEK Hussey201206.0002
    SCG MacGill29510213.5100
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    5.4 Gone! short in length, outside off, goes for the pull shot, big inside edge onto stumps, Langeveldt Strikes again! 35/2
    3.5 full and bit wide outide off, goes for the cover drive, thick inside edge onto stumps, Hayden goes! 22/1
    63.2 fuller length ball, just outside off and nips back a long way in, tries to defend it on the back-foot, hits the pad, shout for lbw and this time finger goes up 222/5
    14.2 Gone! short ball, on leg stump, tries to fend it off, goes in the air and Rudolph takes a simple catch at short leg 54/3
    50 Doosra! pitches on off stump and spins the other way, tries to defend it on the front foot, inner edge onto pads and goes in the aor, Boucher takes a simple cathc, Botha takes his 1st wicket in Test cricket 184/4
    12
    77
    51
    1
    0
    23.52
    66.5 Gone! good inswinging yorker, hits the pad and huge shout for lbw, up goes the finger of Aleem Dar, blla looks missing leg stump, Symonds considered bit unlucky! 226/6
    95.1 Gone! short ball, on leg stump, goes for the pull shot, off the gloves goes in the air and Boucher takes a simple catch down the leg side, an exciting innings comes to an end 359/10
    67 Gone! good length ball, just outside off and moves away, tries to play at it, edges it to keeper, huge shout for caught behind and up goes the finger of Aleem Dar, Nel on a hat-trick! 226/7
    77.5 short and nasty delivery, tries to fend it off, off the gloves in t he hands of Smith at first slip who takes a simple catch 263/8
    88.3 full in length, moves back and again swings hard but this time mistimes it in the air to mid-off where Nel takes a simple catch 322/9
    not out
    1
    33
    12
    0
    0
    8.33
    Extras
    14 (lb 10, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    359 all out (95.1 Overs, RR: 3.77, 431 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (ML Hayden, 3.5 ov), 2-35 (JL Langer, 5.4 ov), 3-54 (BJ Hodge, 14.2 ov), 4-184 (MEK Hussey, 49.6 ov), 5-222 (RT Ponting, 63.2 ov), 6-226 (A Symonds, 66.5 ov), 7-226 (SK Warne, 66.6 ov), 8-263 (B Lee, 77.5 ov), 9-322 (SCG MacGill, 88.3 ov), 10-359 (AC Gilchrist, 95.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock25310914.3602
    CK Langeveldt24410824.5010
    A Nel24.138143.3500
    JH Kallis1542521.6610
    J Botha722613.7100
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.4 good length ball, on off stump and swings in, goes back to defend it, hits the pad in fron of middle stump, bit high on the pad, huge shout for lbw and up goes the finger of Billy Bowden 6/2
    1.3 Gone! full and fast delivery, on target, tries to play it on the leg side, hits the pad plumb in front of middle stump, huge shout for lbw, up goes the finger 4/1
    21.4 short in length, on leg stump, off the pads to leg side, Gibbs wants a single, goes far down the wicket, sent back by kallis, Hodge picks up from wide of short leg and hits the stumps, Gibbs was no way near the crease 92/3
    not out
    50
    180
    96
    3
    0
    52.08
    31 caught! long hop, Prince pulls, slightly checking his shot, giving Ponting enough time to leap up and snatch it at his mid wicket position 123/4
    32.3 caught! Rudolph charges down the track in a surprising display of aggression, lofting the ball down the ground to long on where McGrath backs back to take the catch at chest height 129/5
    36.3 stumped! steps away and down the track, the ball pitches off and spins away, Gilchrist collects and gets Boucher miles out of his ground 152/6
    not out
    26
    24
    21
    2
    1
    123.80
    Extras
    12 (b 3, lb 4, nb 2, w 3)
    TOTAL
    194/6d (42 Overs, RR: 4.61, 200 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (AB de Villiers, 1.3 ov), 2-6 (GC Smith, 2.4 ov), 3-92 (HH Gibbs, 21.4 ov), 4-123 (AG Prince, 30.6 ov), 5-129 (JA Rudolph, 32.3 ov), 6-152 (MV Boucher, 36.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath1526114.0601
    B Lee1034814.8001
    SK Warne1114504.0930
    SCG MacGill613335.5000

Close of Play

  • Mon, 2 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 230/3 (JH Kallis 80*, AG Prince 62*, 74 ov)
  • Tue, 3 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 54/3 (RT Ponting 13*, 14.2 ov)
  • Wed, 4 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 4/1 (GC Smith 3*, 1.3 ov)
  • Thu, 5 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 94/3 (JH Kallis 14*, AG Prince 0*, 22 ov)
  • Fri, 6 Jan - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 288/2 (60.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes