Player of the Match
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    4.5 Finally a catch sticks. Owais Shah is the first man, relived I am sure, to run to Ontong at deep midwicket. This is a slower short ball, Warner pulls in the air to offer a sitter to deep midwicket 41/1
    8.1 Peterson has been teasing Watson with his flight, and Watson has been trying to hit him into the Wallajah Road. Peterson prevails. Again he leaves this hanging in the air, a tempted Watson gets ready for the slog sweep, but the ball never arrives. or at least not until Watson has completed his shot. The middle stump is hit 65/2
    11.2 Philander is making up for his ordinary fielding earlier. He is 2.2-0-15-1 now. This is short of a length but stumps to stumps. Smith pulls across it, makes no contact, and Philander takes the stumps 90/4
    10.1 and he has dismissed the opposition captain first ball. This is a gently paced delivery floated outside off, Katich gets room to free his arms and decides to go over cover. JP Duminy, in the deep, starts running in before back-pedalling to finish this overhead and a final backwards dive 82/3
    18.3 Another one suffers the slow death. This ball is holding up in the surface and the stroke-play seems extremely difficult with this semi-new ball. At least that's what these batsmen have made it look like. Smith finally gets a length ball, gets under it, tries to go over long-off but has got more elevation on it than length 123/6
    13.5 One more for Philander. He has done nothing extraordinary with the ball, but he has been extraordinary with his stump-to-stump line. Another batsman, Rohrer this time, gets impatient, swings optimistically, and Philander hits the stumps 102/5
    19.6 Finally Steyn bowls at regulation pace, beats Henriques's attempt to scoop, collects the throw from the keeper to run Henriques out who has belatedly decided to run a bye 135/8
    19.5 Gone. O'Keefe shapes up for the scoop, Steyn bowls a wide slower one, he tries to lob this over third man, Shah gets an easy catch at point. O'Keefe will have a role to play with the ball on this slow pitch 135/7
    not out
    7 (nb 1, w 6)
    135/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (DA Warner, 4.5 ov), 2-65 (SR Watson, 8.1 ov), 3-82 (SM Katich, 10.1 ov), 4-90 (DLR Smith, 11.2 ov), 5-102 (BJ Rohrer, 13.5 ov), 6-123 (SPD Smith, 18.3 ov), 7-135 (SNJ O'Keefe, 19.5 ov), 8-135 (MC Henriques, 19.6 ov)
    RJ Peterson402015.00122000
    DW Steyn402616.50132031
    CK Langeveldt403829.5064100
    VD Philander402125.25100110
    JL Ontong1012012.0010110
    JM Kemp301816.0051010

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