Australia tour of South Africa, Tour Match: South Africa A v Australians at Potchefstroom, Nov 1-3, 2011
Australians won by 7 wickets
1,2,3 November 2011 (4-day match)
  South Africa A 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal D Elgar lbw b Johnson 47 129 93 6 0 50.53
30.4 full and striahgt, gets the ball to move back sharply and hits Elgar in line of off-stump, good fighting innings comes to an end. 84/4
View dismissal AN Petersen* lbw b Siddle 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
1.4 once again offering no shot, this time the line is a bit straighter and he is hit right on off-stump, no shot offered so even if that had hit outside off, the umpire had full rights to send him packing, which is exactly what he did. 2/1
View dismissal S van Zyl lbw b Watson 12 54 38 1 0 31.57
14.4 straight and short of a length, gets the ball to straighten to the left-hander, coming right-arm over the stumps, van Zyl plays all around it and is sent back to the changeroom. 41/2
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Haddin b Siddle 10 49 35 1 0 28.57
26.2 short and straight, gets Duminy to play at the ball and gets the fine snick through to Haddin. SA "A" lose a crucial wicket ten minutes before lunch. 71/3
View dismissal F Behardien lbw b Johnson 8 27 17 1 0 47.05
32.2 carbon-copy of Elgar's dismissal, might have pitched on the line of leg-stump, but seemed quite close from up here in line with the pitch, but the umpire says it's gone. Well bowled by Johnson beating Behardien with pace and swing. 87/5
View dismissal TL Tsolekile c Copeland b Watson 27 63 46 4 0 58.69
44.6 short-of-a-length and just outside off, a bit of extra bounce deceives Tsolekile and he edges the ball straight into the stomach of Copeland at first slip. 142/7
View dismissal R McLaren c †Haddin b Watson 26 41 31 4 0 83.87
42.4 full and just outside the line of off, McLaren goes for the flashy off-drive and gets fine snick trhough to Haddin who makes no mistake. 133/6
View dismissal RJ Peterson b Johnson 17 38 23 3 0 73.91
51.1 shortish delivery, doesn't bounce all that much and baffles Peterson as he plays all over it, gets an inside edge onto his stumps. 166/8
View dismissal WD Parnell c Clarke b Siddle 8 31 21 2 0 38.09
52.1 shortish delivery just on the line of off-stump, snick tyhrough to the skipper at second slip who takes a good catch. 176/9
VD Philander not out 16 15 8 2 1 200.00
View dismissal M de Lange b Johnson 0 11 8 0 0 0.00
53.6 yorker right up there on the toes, too good for the number 11 batsmen. SA "A" all out for 183. 183/10
Extras (b 6, lb 6) 12
  Total (all out; 54 overs; 234 mins) 183 (3.38 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  TA Copeland 13 1 44 0 3.38
View wickets PM Siddle 14 6 16 3 1.14
1.4 to Petersen, once again offering no shot, this time the line is a bit straighter and he is hit right on off-stump, no shot offered so even if that had hit outside off, the umpire had full rights to send him packing, which is exactly what he did. 2/1
26.2 to Duminy, short and straight, gets Duminy to play at the ball and gets the fine snick through to Haddin. SA "A" lose a crucial wicket ten minutes before lunch. 71/3
52.1 to Parnell, shortish delivery just on the line of off-stump, snick tyhrough to the skipper at second slip who takes a good catch. 176/9
View wickets MG Johnson 11 3 38 4 3.45
30.4 to Elgar, full and striahgt, gets the ball to move back sharply and hits Elgar in line of off-stump, good fighting innings comes to an end. 84/4
32.2 to Behardien, carbon-copy of Elgar's dismissal, might have pitched on the line of leg-stump, but seemed quite close from up here in line with the pitch, but the umpire says it's gone. Well bowled by Johnson beating Behardien with pace and swing. 87/5
51.1 to Peterson, shortish delivery, doesn't bounce all that much and baffles Peterson as he plays all over it, gets an inside edge onto his stumps. 166/8
53.6 to de Lange, yorker right up there on the toes, too good for the number 11 batsmen. SA "A" all out for 183. 183/10
View wickets SR Watson 8 0 32 3 4.00
14.4 to van Zyl, straight and short of a length, gets the ball to straighten to the left-hander, coming right-arm over the stumps, van Zyl plays all around it and is sent back to the changeroom. 41/2
42.4 to McLaren, full and just outside the line of off, McLaren goes for the flashy off-drive and gets fine snick trhough to Haddin who makes no mistake. 133/6
44.6 to Tsolekile, short-of-a-length and just outside off, a bit of extra bounce deceives Tsolekile and he edges the ball straight into the stomach of Copeland at first slip. 142/7
  NM Lyon 8 1 41 0 5.12
  Australians 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Petersen b Parnell 6 17 13 1 0 46.15
4.1 short and straight, attempted pull-shot, skies it and is taken at mid-on, excellent catch. 10/1
View dismissal PJ Hughes c †Tsolekile b Philander 4 32 22 1 0 18.18
7.3 short and on the line of off-stump, moves away off the deck and gets a fine snick through to the keeper.another big wicket down for Australia. 11/2
View dismissal SE Marsh c Peterson b de Lange 57 189 129 10 0 44.18
45.5 finally the breakthrough comes for the South African "A" side. Marsh hauls out at mid-on and SA "A" breaks the 100-run plus partnership.Aaustralia lose their first for the day. 152/4
View dismissal RT Ponting lbw b Philander 2 18 11 0 0 18.18
11.3 full and straight this time, Ponting plays down the wrong line and is trapped right in front, doesn't seem too happy with the decision, but he has to go. Australia in trouble here. 21/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke* lbw b McLaren 76 184 123 11 0 61.78
52.1 full and straight, nips back a lot off the pitch and gets Clarke trapped right in front. Hit in line with middle-and-off and there are no questions about that one. Good breakthrough for SA "A", Australia lose their skipper before lunch." 164/5
MEK Hussey not out 41 124 86 7 0 47.67
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Behardien b de Lange 0 14 10 0 0 0.00
55.4 guided straight into the hands of Behardien at gully, another wicket goes down for Australia, not a good shot by Haddin. 169/6
View dismissal MG Johnson lbw b de Lange 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
55.5 first-baller for Johnson! Full and straight and De Lange gets a decent ammount of in-swing, Johnson goes across the line and is trapped in front, excellent session for the South Africans so far. Australia are 7 down, still trailing by 14 runs 169/7
View dismissal PM Siddle c Behardien b de Lange 2 8 3 0 0 66.66
57.2 short and straight once more, gets decent bounce and the ball hits Siddle on the shoulder of the bat, the ball pops up and flies straight to Behardien at gully once again, easy catch, soft dismissal. 176/8
View dismissal TA Copeland c †Tsolekile b de Lange 2 9 6 0 0 33.33
59.2 and De Lange gets his fifth, what a special day for the 21-year old. Gets copeland the get an edge of his short delivery and Tsolekile takes a good catch down leg. Australia are nine down. 178/9
View dismissal NM Lyon lbw b Peterson 26 59 35 5 0 74.28
72.2 and there is the final wicket down, Lyon attempts a sweep-shot and is trapped in front. That seemed gone for all money. 236/10
Extras (b 4, lb 10, w 1, nb 5) 20
  Total (all out; 72.2 overs; 330 mins) 236 (3.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket WD Parnell 19 6 55 1 2.89 (3nb)
4.1 to Watson, short and straight, attempted pull-shot, skies it and is taken at mid-on, excellent catch. 10/1
View wickets VD Philander 20 5 63 2 3.15 (1nb)
7.3 to Hughes, short and on the line of off-stump, moves away off the deck and gets a fine snick through to the keeper.another big wicket down for Australia. 11/2
11.3 to Ponting, full and straight this time, Ponting plays down the wrong line and is trapped right in front, doesn't seem too happy with the decision, but he has to go. Australia in trouble here. 21/3
View wickets M de Lange 19 2 56 5 2.94 (1w)
45.5 to Marsh, finally the breakthrough comes for the South African "A" side. Marsh hauls out at mid-on and SA "A" breaks the 100-run plus partnership.Aaustralia lose their first for the day. 152/4
55.4 to Haddin, guided straight into the hands of Behardien at gully, another wicket goes down for Australia, not a good shot by Haddin. 169/6
55.5 to Johnson, first-baller for Johnson! Full and straight and De Lange gets a decent ammount of in-swing, Johnson goes across the line and is trapped in front, excellent session for the South Africans so far. Australia are 7 down, still trailing by 14 runs 169/7
57.2 to Siddle, short and straight once more, gets decent bounce and the ball hits Siddle on the shoulder of the bat, the ball pops up and flies straight to Behardien at gully once again, easy catch, soft dismissal. 176/8
59.2 to Copeland, and De Lange gets his fifth, what a special day for the 21-year old. Gets copeland the get an edge of his short delivery and Tsolekile takes a good catch down leg. Australia are nine down. 178/9
View wicket R McLaren 13 3 46 1 3.53 (1nb)
52.1 to Clarke, full and straight, nips back a lot off the pitch and gets Clarke trapped right in front. Hit in line with middle-and-off and there are no questions about that one. Good breakthrough for SA "A", Australia lose their skipper before lunch." 164/5
View wicket RJ Peterson 1.2 0 2 1 1.50
72.2 to Lyon, and there is the final wicket down, Lyon attempts a sweep-shot and is trapped in front. That seemed gone for all money. 236/10
  South Africa A 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal D Elgar lbw b Johnson 0 1 3 0 0 0.00
0.3 full and straight, hit smack in front. Sa "A" lose their first wicket within the first minutes of thier innings. 0/1
View dismissal AN Petersen* lbw b Copeland 103 197 145 17 0 71.03
46.5 and finally they get the breaktrhough, Petersen is hit on the pads as he attempts to play a backward defensive shot, doesn't seem too happy with the call, appears to be a long way across and might have hit outside the line of off. 200/5
View dismissal S van Zyl c Hussey b Johnson 0 9 5 0 0 0.00
2.2 guided straight to Mike hussey in the gully, easy catch and SA "A" are in a spot of bother, losing two wickets without scoring. 0/2
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Haddin b Lyon 32 85 42 6 0 76.19
23.3 gets the fine snick thorugh to the kereper, Brad Haddin and a good partnership of 97 runs comes to an end. 97/3
View dismissal F Behardien c †Haddin b Lyon 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
23.4 another one, Lyon strikes a quick double-blow getting the edge through to Haddin once more. Behardien has not had a good game with the bat. 97/4
View dismissal TL Tsolekile lbw b Siddle 58 98 89 10 0 65.16
47.3 trapped right in front and SA "a" lose another crucial wicket just before stumps. Both players that have been in for quite a while in Peteresen andTsolekile both out lbw within the last ten minutes of the day's play. 204/6
View dismissal R McLaren c Marsh b Johnson 4 9 6 1 0 66.66
48.5 short and wide, smashed extremely hard straight to backward point who takes a great faace-saving catch just in front of his nose. That travelled like it was shot by a cannon, excellent catch and SA "A" lose their first for the day." 204/7
View dismissal RJ Peterson b Johnson 19 42 24 4 0 79.16
56.6 Five-for for Johnson, gets it in full and straight, beats Petersen comprehensively and uproots both middle- and legstumps. What a sight for the quickster. South Africa "A" nine wickets down. 239/9
View dismissal WD Parnell lbw b Johnson 2 7 7 0 0 28.57
50.2 full and straight, plays across the line and Johnson picks up another carbon-copy of most of his other dismissals during the match, pull-pitched swinging delvery that traps the batsmen in front of the stumps. 212/8
VD Philander not out 16 55 32 2 0 50.00
View dismissal M de Lange b Siddle 15 25 19 3 0 78.94
61.6 full and straight, De Lange is beaten all ends up and Siddle uproots off-stump to finish off the innings. 264/10
Extras (b 5, lb 7, w 2, nb 1) 15
  Total (all out; 62 overs; 270 mins) 264 (4.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets MG Johnson 18 2 74 5 4.11 (1w)
0.3 to Elgar, full and straight, hit smack in front. Sa "A" lose their first wicket within the first minutes of thier innings. 0/1
2.2 to van Zyl, guided straight to Mike hussey in the gully, easy catch and SA "A" are in a spot of bother, losing two wickets without scoring. 0/2
48.5 to McLaren, short and wide, smashed extremely hard straight to backward point who takes a great faace-saving catch just in front of his nose. That travelled like it was shot by a cannon, excellent catch and SA "A" lose their first for the day." 204/7
50.2 to Parnell, full and straight, plays across the line and Johnson picks up another carbon-copy of most of his other dismissals during the match, pull-pitched swinging delvery that traps the batsmen in front of the stumps. 212/8
56.6 to Peterson, Five-for for Johnson, gets it in full and straight, beats Petersen comprehensively and uproots both middle- and legstumps. What a sight for the quickster. South Africa "A" nine wickets down. 239/9
View wicket TA Copeland 14 3 55 1 3.92
46.5 to Petersen, and finally they get the breaktrhough, Petersen is hit on the pads as he attempts to play a backward defensive shot, doesn't seem too happy with the call, appears to be a long way across and might have hit outside the line of off. 200/5
View wickets PM Siddle 18 3 76 2 4.22 (1nb)
47.3 to Tsolekile, trapped right in front and SA "a" lose another crucial wicket just before stumps. Both players that have been in for quite a while in Peteresen andTsolekile both out lbw within the last ten minutes of the day's play. 204/6
61.6 to de Lange, full and straight, De Lange is beaten all ends up and Siddle uproots off-stump to finish off the innings. 264/10
View wickets NM Lyon 10 0 40 2 4.00
23.3 to Duminy, gets the fine snick thorugh to the kereper, Brad Haddin and a good partnership of 97 runs comes to an end. 97/3
23.4 to Behardien, another one, Lyon strikes a quick double-blow getting the edge through to Haddin once more. Behardien has not had a good game with the bat. 97/4
  MEK Hussey 2 0 7 0 3.50 (1w)
  Australians 2nd innings (target: 212 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c †Tsolekile b McLaren 77 98 73 14 1 105.47
21.5 attempted pull, gets a very fine little bottom-edge on it, Tsolekile takes the catch and there is a chorus of appeals, Shaun George says no, but Watson turns around and walks. Great sportmanship. 125/2
View dismissal PJ Hughes c Duminy b Parnell 19 43 30 4 0 63.33
9.5 fine snick thorugh to the slips, fumbles the ball, but in the end grab hold of it and Hughes is on his way. Australia lose thier first just after lunch. 41/1
SE Marsh not out 73 126 87 15 0 83.90
View dismissal RT Ponting c McLaren b Peterson 29 57 37 3 1 78.37
35.3 walks down the track and hits it straight down the throaght of mid-on, didn't get the timing right on that one. 196/3
BJ Haddin not out 6 13 19 1 0 31.57
Extras (lb 7, w 1, nb 2) 10
  Total (3 wickets; 40.4 overs; 170 mins) 214 (5.26 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket WD Parnell 7 0 41 1 5.85 (1nb)
9.5 to Hughes, fine snick thorugh to the slips, fumbles the ball, but in the end grab hold of it and Hughes is on his way. Australia lose thier first just after lunch. 41/1
  VD Philander 8 2 38 0 4.75 (1nb)
  M de Lange 11 0 58 0 5.27
View wicket R McLaren 6 0 39 1 6.50 (1w)
21.5 to Watson, attempted pull, gets a very fine little bottom-edge on it, Tsolekile takes the catch and there is a chorus of appeals, Shaun George says no, but Watson turns around and walks. Great sportmanship. 125/2
View wicket RJ Peterson 5 1 15 1 3.00
35.3 to Ponting, walks down the track and hits it straight down the throaght of mid-on, didn't get the timing right on that one. 196/3
  JP Duminy 3.4 0 16 0 4.36

Match details


Toss - South Africa A, who chose to bat
Player of the match - MG Johnson (Australians)
Umpires - JD Cloete and S George
Match referee - D Govindjee
Reserve umpire - R Ellis
Close of play
  • Tue, 1 Nov - day 1 - Australians 1st innings 115/3 (SE Marsh 51*, MJ Clarke 41*, 34 ov)
  • Wed, 2 Nov - day 2 - South Africa A 2nd innings 204/6 (R McLaren 4*, 47.3 ov)
  • Thu, 3 Nov - day 3 - Australians 2nd innings 214/3 (40.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa A 1st innings
    • 50 runs, 72 mins, 102 balls, 5x4, 0x6
    • 100 runs, 153 mins, 215 balls, 10x4, 0x6
    • 150 runs, 196 mins, 273 balls, 20x4, 0x6
    • Australians 1st innings
    • 50 runs, 92 mins, 123 balls, 9x4, 0x6
    • 50 Partnership, 62 mins, 80 balls, 10x4, 0x6, Marsh 30, Clarke 22, Ex 1
    • 100 runs, 132 mins, 173 balls, 17x4, 0x6
    • Marsh 50 runs, 134 mins, 92 balls, 9x4, 0x6
    • 150 runs, 200 mins, 269 balls, 22x4, 0x6
    • 200 runs, 294 mins, 391 balls, 29x4, 0x6
    • 50 Partnership, 52 mins, 72 balls, 8x4, 0x6, Hussey 25, Lyon 22, ex 5
    • South Africa A 2nd innings
    • 50 runs, 47 mins, 65 balls, 11x4, 0x6
    • 50 Partnership, 47 mins, 65 balls, 11x4, 0x6, Duminy 20, Petersen 29, Ex 2
    • Petersen 50 runs, 73 mins, 67 balls, 12x4, 0x6
    • 100 runs, 109 mins, 152 balls, 19x4, 0x6
    • 50 PArtnership, 47 mins, 68 balls, 7x4, 0x6, Tsolekile 26, peteresen 22, Ex 2
    • 150 runs, 151 mins, 217 balls, 26x4, 0x6
    • Tsolekile 50 runs, 87 mins, 80 balls, 9x4, 0x6
    • Petersen 100 runs, 191 mins, 140 balls, 17x4, 0x6
    • 100 Partnership, 91 mins, 134 balls, 14x4, 0x6, Tsolekile 57, Peteresen 38, Ex 5
    • 200 runs, 195 mins, 282 balls, 33x4, 0x6
    • 250 runs, 257 mins, 358 balls, 42x4, 0x6
    • Australians 2nd innings
    • 50 runs, 54 mins, 74 balls, 10x4, 0x6
    • 50 Partnership, 32 mins, 43 balls, 8x4, 0x6, Watson 26, Marsh 18, Ex 6
    • Watson 50 runs, 77 mins, 53 balls, 11x4, 0x6
    • 100 runs, 79 mins, 108 balls, 19x4, 0x6
    • 150 runs, 127 mins, 171 balls, 27x4, 1x6
    • Marsh 50 runs, 87 mins, 54 balls, 11x4, 0x6
    • 50 Partnership, 41 mins, 55 balls, 8x4, 1x6, Ponting 20, Marsh 31, ex 1
    • 200 runs, 161 mins, 225 balls, 34x4, 2x6
 
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