• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    17 slashing a wild cut shot, gets the long top edge, easily swallowed by Donald at the 3rd man, doesn't have to move 68/4
    0.5 quicker ball, good bounce, Waugh wasn't expecting it, trying to lean out of the way, ball brushes the gloves, and gone, South Africa off to a fantastic start 3/1
    13.1 driving thru the covers, Ponting as usual all defence or all attack, in the air and direct to the cover fielder 54/2
    14 short ball, leaving the batsman, Lehmann with some horrid disturbing stuff, for mature viewers only, high defence, just lets it clip the shoulder, attempted to withdraw the bat into his ample chest 58/3
    39.3 dabbed at it outside the off stump, looked for the runs to 3rd man, simple outside edge, Boucher is very careful to collect the ball and *then* start celebrating 158/5
    49.2 having a swat at a wide one, bottom edge, to the keeper, and a 5fer for Pollock, finally finding his wicket taking abilities 213/10
    40 off cutter into the pads, the brain signals just had too far to travel down the body, quite plumb, Venkat gives the capital L shaped out signal 158/6
    48 Warne waves his sword outside the off stump, ends up draggin the ball from wide of the off stump and chipping over the mid wicket, well not quite over the mid wicket, Cronje falling back for an excellent catch 207/7
    48.1 slight inswing on the yorker, Reiffel misjudging it totally, trying to defend off his middle stump, and the ball cannons into the off stump 207/8
    48.3 past the outside edge, into the stumps, the off stump in particular cops the bruising, 3 wickets in 4 balls 207/9
    not out
    0
    4
    1
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    16 (b 1, lb 6, nb 6, w 3)
    TOTAL
    213 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 4.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (ME Waugh, 0.5 ov), 2-54 (RT Ponting, 13.1 ov), 3-58 (DS Lehmann, 13.6 ov), 4-68 (AC Gilchrist, 16.6 ov), 5-158 (SR Waugh, 39.3 ov), 6-158 (TM Moody, 39.6 ov), 7-207 (SK Warne, 47.6 ov), 8-207 (PR Reiffel, 48.1 ov), 9-207 (DW Fleming, 48.3 ov), 10-213 (MG Bevan, 49.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock9.213653.8500
    S Elworthy1005905.9012
    JH Kallis1022712.7011
    AA Donald1013243.2010
    L Klusener915005.5503
    WJ Cronje10202.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    18
    59
    42
    1
    0
    42.85
    14.1 amazing, he does it again, reasonable similar ball to Gibbs, drifting away and then grabbing a foot mark, Kirsten sweeping, totally inappropriate, ball was too short, well missed, and into the left hander's off stump it goes 53/2
    30
    51
    36
    6
    0
    83.33
    12.2 what a ball, drifting away and pitching outside the leg stump, possibly grabs the foot marks, and then some wicket turn across Gibbs and it clips the off stump, Gibbs doesn't leave, refuses to believe he was bowled 48/1
    21.2 pushed down to the mid off, dangerous single, Bevan collects and has the full face of the stumps to aim for, direct throw has Cullinan out by close to 2 metres 61/4
    14.3 oh dear, South Africans giving Warne a testimonial it seems, pitched up, near the toes, Cronje attempting to turn it onto the on side, edges to the 1st slip, 3 wickets in 8 balls 53/3
    44.5 deceived in the air, ball pops up, Waugh takes the easy catch above his head in the covers 175/6
    40.3 rhodes going for the big pull, realising the last 10 overs were upon him, lofts too high, or perhaps not high enough, bevan runs in from the deep square leg, good safe running catch 145/5
    20
    27
    14
    1
    1
    142.85
    45.5 angling in, inside edge onto the stumps, Pollock's mini slog is over, but I dare say Australia would prefer the wicket of the other guy 183/7
    not out
    31
    32
    16
    4
    1
    193.75
    48.2 and gone, yorker knocks the middle stump out of the ground, Boucher making room for himself and plays the diagonal bat over the top of it 196/8
    48.4 driving down to the long off, they go for wrist-slititng single, Reiffel is relied upon for the long direct throw, McGrath just deflects it onto the stumps 198/9
    49.4 run out gone, Australia have done it 213/10
    Extras
    6 (lb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    213 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-48 (HH Gibbs, 12.2 ov), 2-53 (G Kirsten, 14.1 ov), 3-53 (WJ Cronje, 14.3 ov), 4-61 (DJ Cullinan, 21.2 ov), 5-145 (JN Rhodes, 40.3 ov), 6-175 (JH Kallis, 44.5 ov), 7-183 (SM Pollock, 45.5 ov), 8-196 (MV Boucher, 48.2 ov), 9-198 (S Elworthy, 48.4 ov), 10-213 (AA Donald, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    GD McGrath1005115.1010
    DW Fleming8.414014.6130
    PR Reiffel802813.5000
    SK Warne1042942.9010
    ME Waugh803704.6200
    TM Moody502705.4000

Match Notes