Australia in South Africa T20I Series - 2nd T20I

South Africa v Australia

South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

2.29pm Good grief, Wade has what looks suspiciously like a Wu Tang tattoo on his forearm. Major props if that is indeed what it is. He's at the crease now, Lonwabo Tsotsobe has the new ball in his hand, and we're just about ready to go.

2.25pm The injured AB de Villiers has been overheard saying that he expects far better from his team-mates today. They've spoken about how they'd like to bounce back here, but they'll have the Warner factor to deal with first.

"Just wondering what you thought of Wade's keeping last game?" asks Raif. "He is quite a good bat from all accounts, but I have heard his keeping is average. I haven't seen him play in Australia in over 18 months but he looked okay then - not that dissimilar to Haddin." You know, I didn't really notice his keeping that much. And as they say, if you don't notice the keeper then he's probably doing a good job. He didn't concede any byes and played his part in the run out of Hashim Amla.

"You've called Wayne Parnell an allrounder, are you serious," scoffs Justin from Australia. I'm afraid I am! The man's got a first-class 90 to his name. I didn't realise I was being so controversial.

2.15pm Our South Africa correspondent Firdose Moonda, who is at the ground today, has just told us that they've got DJ Craig De Sousa bringing the jams at the ground, and drum outfit First Project has been entertaining the growing crowd.

2.10pm Interestingly, there were a few boos when the name of former captain Graeme Smith was announced as part of South Africa's playing XI. Poor Graeme. He had an unhappy return to international cricket in the opening Twenty20, with a duck and a dropped catch to his name, and this certainly won't help.

2.05pm Australia have won the toss and will bat first, which isn't at all unexpected in Joburg as conditions are generally pretty good for batting. Shane Watson's injury means that Matthew Wade will open with David Warner, debutant Mitchell Marsh slotting in for the injured Watto.

The seamers generally find more joy than the spinners at the Wanderers (this and other interesting factoids in Brydon Coverdale's preview) and South Africa have swapped spinning allrounder Robin Petersen for seaming allrounder Wayne Parnell.

2.00pm As you'd expect, a good crowd is already streaming into the Wanderers, and it's a baking hot day in Gauteng.

1.55pm Hello everyone and welcome to coverage of the second Twenty20 from the Wanderers in Johannesburg. It's advantage Australia after their solid performance in Cape Town so the best the hosts can hope for is a share of the series.

Some early news filtering through is that Mitchell Marsh will make his debut and Shane Watson misses out with a minor hip injury.

0.1

Tsotsobe to Warner, no run, as you'd expect, there's bounce and carry for Tsotsobe straight away. Unexpectedly, Warner just had a look at let this one go outside off. I'm sure we won't see too much more of that

0.2

Tsotsobe to Warner, no run, ouch! Tsotsobe steams in and hits the seam, nipping one sharply back into Warner and striking him amidships

0.3

Tsotsobe to Warner, no run, landing on a good length outside off. Warner steps half forward and defends to point

0.4

Tsotsobe to Warner, 1 wide, hurled down the leg side, and Australia's first run of the innings comes from a wide

0.4

Tsotsobe to Warner, 1 wide, Warner looked to come forward at the bowler but Tsotsobe responded with a nippy bouncer ... unfortunately for him, he dug it in a little too short and that's another wide

0.4

Tsotsobe to Warner, 1 leg bye, yet more seam movement for Tsotsobe, and Warner collects a leg bye and a stinging blow to the upper thigh

A second slip has been brought in now. Smith at first, Botha at second.

0.5

Tsotsobe to Wade, no run, great, probing delivery, but well-played by Wade. It reared at him outside off but he took the bottom hand off the bat and rode the bounce to get the ball down towards gully

0.6

Tsotsobe to Wade, no run, tight bowling to end the over, Tsotsobe maintaining his line and length outside off. Wade defends

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
MS Wade    0* (2b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-0-2-0
DA Warner    0* (4b)     

Morne Morkel to share the new ball.

1.1

Morkel to Warner, no run, a massive swipe! Warner was looking to launch this one into the stands beyond midwicket, but there was daylight between bat and ball as he swung at it

1.2

Morkel to Warner, no run, pushed wide across the left-hander, who decides to let this one go

1.3

Morkel to Warner, no run, full and straight from Morkel. Warner whips off the pads, but finds the man at square leg

1.4

Morkel to Warner, no run, the slower ball almost does for Warner! Morkel pulled his length back and sent this one down at just over 120kph. Warner was too early into his defence and popped the ball back, but it dropped short of the bowler

1.5

Morkel to Warner, OUT, gone this time! Warner slashes at a length delivery, slicing under the ball and sending it looping towards mid off ... where the fielder charges in and holds a good, sliding catch. Two ducks in two games for Warner

DA Warner c Ingram b Morkel 0 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.6

Morkel to Wade, 1 run, a splice-jarring delivery! Both Morkel and Tsotsobe have found pleasing life in this surface. This one rose sharply outside off, but was played with soft hands down to third man

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 4/1 (RR: 2.00)
MS Wade    1* (3b)      M Morkel    1-0-1-1
SE Marsh    0* (0b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-0-2-0

2.1

Tsotsobe to Wade, no run, pitched up outside off, and it's defended to cover point

2.2

Tsotsobe to Wade, 1 run, a slashing cut this time! It's struck hard, but quite fine and Morkel slides across to stop it at third man

Here's Sutty's opinion on Mr. Wade: "Wade's keeping isn't too bad; He has 173 keeping dismissals in 45 first class matches, which (as a non-keeper) looks pretty decent to me... The bonus in selecting Wade is that he has statistics to back up his selection, is an attacking player by nature, and doesn't break his fingers every two months."

2.3

Tsotsobe to SE Marsh, no run, Tsotsobe lands one on a good length just outside off to get Marsh propping half-forward in defence

2.4

Tsotsobe to SE Marsh, 1 run, seam and bounce! Marsh had to hurriedly fend this one of his ribs, taking one hand off the bat as he did so, but managed to get it to fine leg

2.5

Tsotsobe to Wade, no run, good fielding off his own bowling. A full delivery was driven hard back down the pitch but Tsotsobe bent down quickly to stop it

2.6

Tsotsobe to Wade, 1 run, chopped down to third man, the ball rising off a length once more

End of over 3 (3 runs) Australia 7/1 (RR: 2.33)
MS Wade    3* (7b)      LL Tsotsobe    2-0-5-0
SE Marsh    1* (2b)      M Morkel    1-0-1-1

3.1

Morkel to Wade, 1 wide, Morkel loses his direction just a touch, pushing this one down the leg side

Amla's got just the one man at slip now, the other catcher being moved into the gully.

3.1

Morkel to Wade, no run, fuller and straighter from the lanky fast bowler, and it's driven straight back at him

"Marsh should do well on this deck. It reminds me of the WACA." Spot on, Matt. It's great to see a track with such life in it.

3.2

Morkel to Wade, 1 run, Morkel aims for a slower-ball yorker, but it's dug it just wide of mid on for a single

3.3

Morkel to SE Marsh, no run, aimed at the top of off, and Marsh pushes bat and pad together in defence

3.4

Morkel to SE Marsh, 1 run, another good stop by Amla at mid on. Marsh timed a clip off his pads but Amal sprinted across and slid to keep them to a single

Lots of Australians questioning Wayne Parnell's allrounder status. Not many others though ... Hmm.

3.5

Morkel to Wade, SIX, shot! Wade has settled in on this bouncy track, and indeed uses the lift off the wicket to great effect here, slamming a rising delivery outside off over point with a scything cut. That never got up very high but flew over the boundary

3.6

Morkel to Wade, no run, fuller from Morkel, and Wade comes forward to drive to mid off

End of over 4 (9 runs) Australia 16/1 (RR: 4.00)
MS Wade    10* (11b 1x6)      M Morkel    2-0-10-1
SE Marsh    2* (4b)      LL Tsotsobe    2-0-5-0

Tsotsobe will bowl a third over with the new ball, as he did in Cape Town.

4.1

Tsotsobe to SE Marsh, 1 run, pushed gently into the off side for one

4.2

Tsotsobe to Wade, no run, Wade steps to the pitch and drives well, but pings the man at extra cover. Good shot for no runs

4.3

Tsotsobe to Wade, OUT, edged and gone! Wade charged the bowler and slashed at a length delivery, but didn't factor in the extra bounce and could only send a healthy edge through to Kuhn. This is turning into a bit of a top-order wobble now

MS Wade c †Kuhn b Tsotsobe 10 (21m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.92

Plenty of noise from the packed stands now. There are few places that match the Bullring for atmosphere.

4.4

Tsotsobe to Hussey, no run, chopped to point defensively, Hussey thought about a cheaky single but was rightfully sent back

4.5

Tsotsobe to Hussey, no run, a testing length yet again from Tsotsobe, and he keeps Hussey in his crease and defending

4.6

Tsotsobe to Hussey, no run, a hint of width offered as the ball is slanted across the right-hander, but his backfoot punch is stopped at cover point

End of over 5 (1 run) Australia 17/2 (RR: 3.40)
DJ Hussey    0* (3b)      LL Tsotsobe    3-0-6-1
SE Marsh    3* (5b)      M Morkel    2-0-10-1

The first change for South Africa, and it's allrounder Wayne Parnell with the ball. Ahem.

5.1

Parnell to SE Marsh, FOUR, well, he's promptly dispatched to the midwicket boundary! Parnell charged to the crease with some hustle and slung one down at good pace, but slipped towards Marsh's pads and the batsman put him away with balance and timing

5.2

Parnell to SE Marsh, SIX, six over cover! Good pace again from Parnell, but he offers width outside off and Marsh doesn't hold back, the ball landing beyond the cover boundary. Perhaps I should have called Parnell a batsman who bowls a bit?

5.3

Parnell to SE Marsh, no run, that's better from the left-armer. Parnell goes a little fuller and Marsh is beaten slashing outside off

5.4

Parnell to SE Marsh, no run, nasty delivery! Parnell pulled his length back a touch and aimed this one at Marsh's throat. The batsman played it well, though, dropping his hands and swaying back as the ball rushed up at him

A man is brought back to slip now.

5.5

Parnell to SE Marsh, 1 run, angled down through gully for one

5.6

Parnell to Hussey, no run, Hussey aims to drive a length delivery back past the bowler, but it's cleanly stopped

End of over 6 (11 runs) Australia 28/2 (RR: 4.66)
DJ Hussey    0* (4b)      WD Parnell    1-0-11-0
SE Marsh    14* (10b 1x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    3-0-6-1

A double change, Rusty Theron being brought into the attack. I've heard he's a pleasant fellow, but smiling certainly doesn't come naturally to him. He looks in serious pain when he attempts a grin ...

6.1

Theron to SE Marsh, 1 wide, not the best start, Theron pushing this one down the leg side

6.1

Theron to SE Marsh, no run, well stopped! Theron offered width on the other side of the wicket, and Marsh nailed the cut, but Duminy got right behind it at point

6.2

Theron to SE Marsh, 1 run, nudged away for a quick single on the leg side

6.3

Theron to Hussey, no run, good fielding again, this time it's Morkel at mid on. He had to rush to his left as Hussey drove with some timing, but managed to keep them to one

6.4

Theron to Hussey, 1 run, a direct hit would've had him! Hussey pushed a tip-and-run single towards point, the fielder sprinted in and threw underarm, but couldn't hit the stumps. Marsh was a couple of yards short as the ball passed the stumps

6.5

Theron to SE Marsh, no run, Marsh loses his shape in a massive mow outside off, and unsurprisingly doesn't come close to hitting it

6.6

Theron to SE Marsh, no run, beaten once again! Theron dug this one in a little shorter, drawing extra bounce off the surface to beat the top edge of Marsh's pull

End of over 7 (3 runs) Australia 31/2 (RR: 4.42)
SE Marsh    15* (14b 1x4 1x6)      J Theron    1-0-3-0
DJ Hussey    1* (6b)      WD Parnell    1-0-11-0

Parnell to continue.

7.1

Parnell to Hussey, 2 runs, a fortuitous inside edge! Hussey tried to fetch this into the leg side from outside off, but the ball took the inside edge and burst between the batsman and his stumps. Not too far away at all ...

7.2

Parnell to Hussey, 1 run, slashed down through backward point, third man sprinting round

7.3

Parnell to SE Marsh, no run, South Africa have been superbly energetic in the field so far, and Duminy once again does well to stop Marsh's push at backward point and put the batsman under pressure with a shy at the stumps

7.4

Parnell to SE Marsh, no run, the slower ball bouncer from Parnell, not quite picked by Marsh. He was too early into his shot, inside edging into his body

"Parnell's awesome batting ability is the only thing saving him from comparisons with Scott Muller." I can taste the sarcasm, Sutty.

7.5

Parnell to SE Marsh, FOUR, crack! Pitched up by Parnell, and absolutely thrashed through cover by Marsh. He didn't move his feet much, but the connection was ominously good

7.6

Parnell to SE Marsh, SIX, huge! Too full again by Parnell, and Marsh sends the ball sailing over wide long on with a great strike. Parnell's not having the greatest day out there. He can always come back with the bat though, that's what's great about being an allrounder ...

End of over 8 (13 runs) Australia 44/2 (RR: 5.50)
SE Marsh    25* (18b 2x4 2x6)      WD Parnell    2-0-24-0
DJ Hussey    4* (8b)      J Theron    1-0-3-0

Amla turns to spin, Johan Botha into the attack.

8.1

Botha to Hussey, FOUR, slog swept to deep midwicket! Hussey allows Botha no time to settle, bending into a powerful shot that couldn't be hauled in by the sliding boundary rider

8.2

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, nurdled into the leg side for a single, played with the spin

8.3

Botha to SE Marsh, no run, driven uppishly to extra cover! Dropping short of the fielder there

8.4

Botha to SE Marsh, no run, well bowled by Botha, who spotted Marsh backing away to leg and followed him with the arm ball

8.5

Botha to SE Marsh, no run, speared down straight and very full, Marsh can only dig it out to cover

8.6

Botha to SE Marsh, 1 run, pitched up again, but the line is a little off and he's worked wide of midwicket for one

End of over 9 (6 runs) Australia 50/2 (RR: 5.55)
SE Marsh    26* (22b 2x4 2x6)      J Botha    1-0-6-0
DJ Hussey    9* (10b 1x4)      WD Parnell    2-0-24-0

Ah, a change of ends for Rusty. His first over cost just three.

9.1

Theron to SE Marsh, OUT, well-caught by Kuhn! Marsh aimed to heave Theron's first delivery over midwicket but sliced under the ball. The swirling chance came down somewhere near backward point, where Kuhn had charged and called for it. There's a slight delay as the umpire checks for the no-ball, and though it's very tight the delivery is legitimate and Marsh is on his way. That's put a dent in Australia's fightback

SE Marsh c †Kuhn b Theron 26 (34m 23b 2x4 2x6) SR: 113.04

9.2

Theron to Hussey, 1 run, driven on the up through extra cover, and out to the sweeper

9.3

Theron to White, 1 run, White is off the mark first ball, whipping uppishly but into space out at long leg

"Theron reminds me of Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to smile in a movie." I know just what you mean, Jamal.

9.4

Theron to Hussey, 1 run, Theron hits a length outside off, and he's guided down to third man for one

9.5

Theron to White, FOUR, an attempted bouncer from Theron, but he's not got the pace to trouble White, even on this fast, bouncy track. White just swivelled onto the back foot and sent the ball racing to deep backward square

9.6

Theron to White, SIX, the slower ball is deposited into the crowd beyond wide long on! White is wasting no time here. That was a fantastic pick-up, right out of the middle

And with that, I'll hand over to Andrew McGlashan

End of over 10 (13 runs) Australia 63/3 (RR: 6.30)
CL White    11* (3b 1x4 1x6)      J Theron    2-0-16-1
DJ Hussey    11* (12b 1x4)      J Botha    1-0-6-0

Thanks Liam...Australia need more blows like that

10.1

Botha to Hussey, 1 run, opens the face and guides this through backward point

10.2

Botha to White, 1 run, a touch slower, White comes onto the front foot and works with the turn into the leg side

10.3

Botha to Hussey, OUT, big wicket for South Africa! Hussey has picked out long on...used his feet to Botha but didn't quite get the connection and was a well-judged catch near the boundary

DJ Hussey c Miller b Botha 12 (29m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

10.4

Botha to Smith, 1 run, onto the front foot, takes an inside edge towards square leg

10.5

Botha to White, no run, quicker ball speared in towards the pads, half an appeal but going well down leg

10.6

Botha to White, 1 run, worked down the ground and long on is quickly round to prevent a second

End of over 11 (4 runs) Australia 67/4 (RR: 6.09)
CL White    13* (6b 1x4 1x6)      J Botha    2-0-10-1
SPD Smith    1* (1b)      J Theron    2-0-16-1

Morne Morkel back into the attack. He has a slip in place

11.1

Morkel to White, no run, on off stump, defended with bat and pad together

11.2

Morkel to White, FOUR, thumping shot. Hint of width, but it wasn't a half volley and White threw his hands through the line sending it racing through mid-off

11.3

Morkel to White, no run, pushed into the off side

11.4

Morkel to White, 1 run, sharp bouncer from Morkel, White gets a combination of glove then helmet and the ball loops in front of the keeper

11.5

Morkel to Smith, 1 run, flicked to deep square leg

11.6

Morkel to White, 1 run, opens the face to find third man

End of over 12 (7 runs) Australia 74/4 (RR: 6.16)
CL White    19* (11b 2x4 1x6)      M Morkel    3-0-17-1
SPD Smith    2* (2b)      J Botha    2-0-10-1

12.1

Botha to White, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps and worked down the ground

12.2

Botha to Smith, 1 run, outside off but again it goes down to long on with a wristy flick

12.3

Botha to White, 1 run, same again, working with the hint of turn down to long on

12.4

Botha to Smith, 1 run, four in a row down the ground on the on side

12.5

Botha to White, 1 wide, ah, something different, speared down the leg side

12.5

Botha to White, 1 run, back to normality as the batsman works a straight delivery down to long on

12.6

Botha to Smith, 2 runs, poor line this time and it's flicked very fine past the keeper although short fine-leg is able to chase it down

End of over 13 (8 runs) Australia 82/4 (RR: 6.30)
SPD Smith    6* (5b)      J Botha    3-0-18-1
CL White    22* (14b 2x4 1x6)      M Morkel    3-0-17-1

Tsotsobe comes back into the attack. Was outstanding in his first three overs

13.1

Tsotsobe to White, 1 run, slashed down to third man although it was meant to go more over cover

13.2

Tsotsobe to Smith, 2 runs, that has gone miles in the air, but doesn't reach the boundary. Smith went straight, managed to clear mid-on as he back-tracked then it plugged on the outfield

13.3

Tsotsobe to Smith, 1 run, driven through the off side

13.4

Tsotsobe to White, 1 run, pushed down to long off

13.5

Tsotsobe to Smith, OUT, another goes and Tsotsobe deserved that. Smith tries to work a slower ball off-cutter to the leg side and gets a leading edge to cover for a simple catch

SPD Smith c Miller b Tsotsobe 9 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Excellent bowling, completely did the batsman and here comes the man on debut, Mitchell Marsh

13.6

Tsotsobe to MR Marsh, no run, defends his first ball in international cricket to cover and has a big task ahead of him

Superb figures for Tsotsobe as he finishes with 2 for 11 off his four overs

End of over 14 (5 runs) Australia 87/5 (RR: 6.21)
MR Marsh    0* (1b)      LL Tsotsobe    4-0-11-2
CL White    24* (16b 2x4 1x6)      J Botha    3-0-18-1

14.1

Botha to White, no run, driven off a thick outside edge to short third man

14.2

Botha to White, FOUR, oh dear! That's a shocker. It was a gentle drive through the covers but Morkel has let it through his legs at long off. Oops

14.3

Botha to White, 1 run, low full toss which is flicked down to long on

14.4

Botha to MR Marsh, 1 run, pushed square on the off side

Great work from Tsotsobe, and he's now third on South Africa's list of the most economical figures in a Twenty20 international. In fact, if you only include completed four over spells, he's first!

14.5

Botha to White, 1 run, very full, drilled hard into the pitched and it bounces over Botha's out-stretched hand...the throw hits the stumps direct and almost costs an extra run

14.6

Botha to MR Marsh, 1 run, worked off the pads to midwicket. It's a tight run, but they scamper home

End of over 15 (8 runs) Australia 95/5 (RR: 6.33)
MR Marsh    2* (3b)      J Botha    4-0-26-1
CL White    30* (20b 3x4 1x6)      LL Tsotsobe    4-0-11-2

"Ah well..never mind...Smith can come back with his bowling, that's what being...[you get the picture]..." You can say it, Luke. 'Allrounder' isn't a dirty word ...

15.1

Theron to MR Marsh, no run, Theron back into the attack and his first delivery is chopped to backward point

Australia need a big five overs here...at least 50 runs from them

15.2

Theron to MR Marsh, 1 run, angled down to third man

15.3

Theron to White, 2 runs, another leading edge but this one clears extra cover and runs down to long off

15.4

Theron to White, no run, dragged down a touch short but the batsman doesn't connect and only finds midwicket

15.5

Theron to White, FOUR, that's some good timing, it was a slower ball and White chips it down the ground with plenty of bottom hand to split the deep fielders

15.6

Theron to White, 1 run, good yorker to finish with which is dug out to midwicket

End of over 16 (8 runs) Australia 103/5 (RR: 6.43)
CL White    37* (24b 4x4 1x6)      J Theron    3-0-24-1
MR Marsh    3* (5b)      J Botha    4-0-26-1

Now then, this is a crucial time. Wayne Parnell back into the attack. He's been expensive so far

16.1

Parnell to White, 1 run, stands outside leg stump then uses the angle to glide the ball down to third man

16.2

Parnell to MR Marsh, 1 run, third man in action again

16.3

Parnell to White, 1 run, back of a length, doesn't come off the surface with much pace and White can't really time it down the ground

16.4

Parnell to MR Marsh, OUT, football meets cricket! Excellent skills from Parnell in his follow through. Marsh got an inside edge into his pads which bobbled down by his feet. White called for the single, but Parnell sprinted from his follow through and kicked the ball into the stumps

CL White run out 39 (32m 26b 4x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Huge wicket, White could have cut loose in the final few overs

16.5

Parnell to O'Keefe, 1 run, pushed off the back foot out to deep cover

16.6

Parnell to MR Marsh, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

End of over 17 (5 runs) Australia 108/6 (RR: 6.35)
MR Marsh    5* (8b)      WD Parnell    3-0-29-0
SNJ O'Keefe    1* (1b)      J Theron    3-0-24-1

17.1

Theron to MR Marsh, no run, can't beat backward point as he punches square

17.2

Theron to MR Marsh, no run, subtle change of pace and it beats Marsh as he uses his feet

17.3

Theron to MR Marsh, 1 run, chopped hard into the ground and it bounces over backward point down to third man

17.4

Theron to O'Keefe, 2 runs, offers up some width and it's nicely cut away to deep point where the sweeper can't stop a second

17.5

Theron to O'Keefe, 1 wide, pushed down the leg side and that'll give Australia an extra delivery

17.5

Theron to O'Keefe, OUT, slashes outside off stump and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. Australia just can't build momentum in this innings. The umpires check for the no-ball, but this Theron has half his foot behind the line.

SNJ O'Keefe c †Kuhn b Theron 3 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Just Australia's three quick bowlers left now

17.6

Theron to Pattinson, no run, inside edge into the pads and point sprints in to prevent a single

End of over 18 (4 runs) Australia 112/7 (RR: 6.22)
JL Pattinson    0* (1b)      J Theron    4-0-28-2
MR Marsh    6* (11b)      WD Parnell    3-0-29-0

18.1

Parnell to MR Marsh, SIX, that's gone the distance. A mighty blow from Marsh as he launches a back-of-a-length delivery over wide long on

18.2

Parnell to MR Marsh, 2 runs, flicked off the pads and now there's a misfield at short fine-leg

18.3

Parnell to MR Marsh, 1 run, gives himself room to try and flay through the off side but only gets an edge into his boot

18.4

Parnell to Pattinson, FOUR, short of a length and this time the No. 9 latches on with a sweetly struck pull which races through midwicket

Vital runs for Australia

18.5

Parnell to Pattinson, 1 run, driven down the ground

18.6

Parnell to MR Marsh, 1 run, low full toss, comes off an outside edge through the covers

In the context of a fairly low total, Parnell has been very expensive today

End of over 19 (15 runs) Australia 127/7 (RR: 6.68)
MR Marsh    16* (15b 1x6)      WD Parnell    4-0-44-0
JL Pattinson    5* (3b 1x4)      J Theron    4-0-28-2

Morne Morkel will bowl the final over...can Australia reach 140?

19.1

Morkel to MR Marsh, 2 runs, good yorker, Marsh has a big swing and it comes off an inside edge out to deep square

19.2

Morkel to MR Marsh, SIX, a little gem of an innings from Marsh as he crashes a full toss straight down the ground over long on...that's not an easy thing to do

19.3

Morkel to MR Marsh, no run, swing and a miss this time

19.4

Morkel to MR Marsh, SIX, and another! This time he goes over extra cover. That's a superb shot as stands on leg stump and drives inside out with excellent timing

19.5

Morkel to MR Marsh, SIX, take that! That...is...massive. Even for Jo'burg that's huge. Wrong length from Morkel - on a good length - and Marsh is able to get underneath the ball and swing it miles into the stands at deep midwicket

19.6

Morkel to MR Marsh, OUT, finally on target. A yorker extracts off stump as Marsh tries to guide it through the off side but not after some significant damage was done

MR Marsh b Morkel 36 (28m 21b 0x4 4x6) SR: 171.42

What a debut innings from Mitchell Marsh. You'd say Australia are still below par, but this isn't a complete belter of a pitch so 147 gives them a chance. And momentum is often key in Twenty20. A lot of South Africa's cricket was very good, but they slipped at the occasional moments. However, they should still be favourites to chase this total and level the series. Join us in a few minutes to find out what happens, meanwhile Brydon Coverdale will shortly have some thoughts in his report.

End of over 20 (20 runs) Australia 147/8
     M Morkel    4-0-37-2
JL Pattinson    5* (3b 1x4)      WD Parnell    4-0-44-0
Series Results
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Oct 16, 2011
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Oct 13, 2011
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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Oct 16, 2011

Rusty Theron and Wayne Parnell high-five after their matchwinning stand, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Johannesburg, October 16 2011

Rusty Theron and Wayne Parnell high-five after their matchwinning stand

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Oct 16, 2011

Wayne Parnell connects with one of his two sixes, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Twenty20, Johannesburg, October 16 2011

Wayne Parnell connects with one of his two sixes

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