Australia in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v Australia

Australia won by 93 runs (D/L method)

0.6

Steyn to Ponting, no run, adjusts straight away to the right, outside off stump and Ponting shoulders arms

Australia 3/0   RT Ponting 0* (1b)

3.1

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, pushed across outside off, Ponting makes a big strike forward and defends to the covers

3.2

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, short of a length outside off, Ponting hops back but doesn't time his shot into the covers

3.3

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, movement for Tsotsobe, this nips back into Ponting who leaves it alone and is taken in the stomach

3.4

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, good stuff from Tsotsobe, this one is fuller and draws Ponting forward finding an inside edge as he defends. Worth a short leg?

3.5

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, goes across the crease outside off and defends back to the bowler

3.6

Tsotsobe to Ponting, FOUR, undoes a good over by releasing the pressure, full on middle stump and Ponting flicks it away through midwicket

Australia 25/1   RT Ponting 4* (7b 1x4)

5.1

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, full outside off, Ponting comes forward and plays to cover

5.2

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, driven into the off side from the front foot...he's very keen to play forward

5.3

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, touch of extra bounce this time and it's a little awkward for Ponting because he's coming so far forwrd

5.4

Tsotsobe to Ponting, 1 run, finds the edge, but it flies through about fifth slip. It climbed a touch off a length and Ponting was still playing forward

Australia 38/1   RT Ponting 5* (11b 1x4)

6.1

Kallis to Ponting, FOUR, starts off with a short ball which is pulled away through square leg with ease

6.2

Kallis to Ponting, no run, back of a length outside off, punched firmly into the covers where Steyn parries it but it doesn't cost anything

6.3

Kallis to Ponting, FOUR, close! Finds the inside edge and it flies past the out-stretched left hand of Mark Boucher...he got a fingertip on it, mighty tough as he had to change direction

6.4

Kallis to Ponting, 1 run, driven off a thick outside edge down to third man

Australia 47/1   RT Ponting 14* (15b 3x4)

7.1

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, onto the front foot as he defends to the off side

7.2

Tsotsobe to Ponting, 1 run, on leg stump, tucked off the hip into the gap at square leg

7.6

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, back of a length, Ponting jumps into his defensive shot and plays to the off side

Australia 49/1   RT Ponting 15* (18b 3x4)

9.1

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, this delivery keeps Ponting on the back foot as he defends into the covers

9.2

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, a touch of movement gets Ponting into a tangle as he tries to work this through the leg side

9.3

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, back outside off, played square on the off side

9.4

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, big appeal for lbw! South Africa think it's pad first before Ponting punches it to mid-off. There are reviews in this series, one for each side, but Amla decides against it. Would have been a good one for Hot Spot

9.5

Tsotsobe to Ponting, no run, now he goes for a pull and doesn't connect, this is good stuff from Tsotsobe who is causing problems

9.6

Tsotsobe to Ponting, FOUR, again a loose ball ends the over as Ponting pulls it away to fine leg

Australia 53/1   RT Ponting 19* (24b 4x4)

10.6

Kallis to Ponting, 1 run, jumps back into the crease and nudges this from around off stump to the leg side

Australia 55/1   RT Ponting 20* (25b 4x4)

11.1

Morkel to Ponting, no run, and he's bang on target to start, firing one down on a length outside off. Ponting lunges forward to defend

11.2

Morkel to Ponting, no run, he's knocked him off his feet! Morkel spears in an unexpected full delivery, striking Ponting on the pad and knocking his legs out from underneath him. There's an appeal for lbw, but that was going down leg

11.3

Morkel to Ponting, no run, another appeal! Again Morkel sprays this a little too far down the leg side, but it touches something on the way through. The South Africans think its glove/bat, but the umpire insists it was only pad. And he's right, by the looks of things

11.4

Morkel to Ponting, no run, a rising delivery outside off is punched firmly to cover point in typically bellicose style by Ponting, but Duminy scoots across and slides to cut it off cleanly. Duminy has really settled in in that position

11.5

Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, short of length again, but a little straighter this time and Ponting works a single wide of mid on

Australia 56/1   RT Ponting 21* (30b 4x4)

12.1

Kallis to Ponting, 1 run, chopped down on the off side, just the one

12.3

Kallis to Ponting, 1 run, pitched full and wide by Kallis, and Ponting eases a drive to cover

12.6

Kallis to Ponting, 1 run, this might've been an offcutter from Kallis. It kept a little low and moved in off the pitch, Ponting inside edging an attempted glance onto his pad

Australia 65/1   RT Ponting 24* (33b 4x4)

13.1

Morkel to Ponting, no run, Morne roars an appeal! That's highly optimistic, despite the sharp seam movement in off the pitch. It's hit him about a foot outside off

13.2

Morkel to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting dispatches a short ball to long leg with a cracking swivel-pull! That was sweetly timed, it never got up high but bounced just once before crossing the boundary. The old man's still got it ...

13.3

Morkel to Ponting, no run, Morkel pushes his line a little wider of off, and Ponting steps across to shoulder arms

13.4

Morkel to Ponting, 1 wide, Morkel's a bit all over the place at the moment. This one is pushed too far down the leg side, and called wide

13.4

Morkel to Ponting, FOUR, in the air! Morkel pitched one up and lured Ponting into a drive. It wasn't quite close enough to him for the shot, however, and he couldn't keep the square drive down, the ball shooting just past a leaping Duminy

13.5

Morkel to Ponting, no run, Morkel zones in on the top of off, Ponting defends

13.6

Morkel to Ponting, no run, slapped on the up to extra cover, where a good sliding stop saves runs

Australia 74/1   RT Ponting 32* (39b 6x4)

14.4

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, quicker and flatter through the air from Botha, but it's dragged down short and Ponting eases a single to leg

14.6

Botha to Ponting, no run, pushed through flat and aimed right at middle, Ponting getting forward to defend to midwicket

Australia 77/1   RT Ponting 33* (41b 6x4)

15.3

Morkel to Ponting, no run, nicely full from Morkel, and the line is good too. Ponting comes forward in defence

15.4

Morkel to Ponting, no run, yet again Morne is saved by his fielders. He offered plenty of width on the length delivery but the man at extra cover stops the shot

15.5

Morkel to Ponting, no run, played a little loosely by Ponting, the veteran batsman slicing at a rising delivery to play it to backward point

15.6

Morkel to Ponting, no run, good end to the over, Morkel aiming at the top of middle and Ponting tapping tamely to mid on

Australia 78/1   RT Ponting 33* (45b 6x4)

16.3

Botha to Ponting, 5 wides, has he got bat on this? Botha gave this one a lot more air but looped it down the leg side, and Ponting just needed a thin glance to get it to the fine leg boundary

16.3

Botha to Ponting, no run, Botha reverts to type, sending this one down much flatter, and Ponting defends to leg

16.4

Botha to Ponting, no run, aimed at middle and leg, Ponting turns his wrists over it but can't find the gap

16.5

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, but this time he does, a single coming through square leg

Australia 85/1   RT Ponting 34* (48b 6x4)

17.1

Morkel to Ponting, no run, slapped behind square, on the up but straight to the fielder

17.2

Morkel to Ponting, no run, though his direction has been off, Morkel has hit the seam consistently in this spell and does so once again, jagging one in to Ponting and taking the inside edge

17.3

Morkel to Ponting, no run, a splice-jarring delivery is pushed to cover. There's pace and bounce for Morkel, as you'd expect, but nothing too dramatic

17.4

Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, a well played shot for just one run, Ponting stepping confidently forward and driving wide of mid off. Amla sprinted to his left and tumbled into a sliding stop to keep him to just one

Australia 86/1   RT Ponting 35* (52b 6x4)

18.1

Steyn to Ponting, no run, he is on target with the loosener, keeping Ponting quiet with a length delivery on middle and off

18.2

Steyn to Ponting, FOUR, edged to third man! There is a slip in place but this was far too wide for him. Ponting was aiming for a backfoot punch to cover, but Steyn shaped one away from him to take a healthy edge. Unfortunately for him, it flew at a catchable height through the vacant second/third slip area

18.3

Steyn to Ponting, 1 run, much fuller and straighter, and cutting in off the wicket. Ponting spots the change-up and gets forward to defend to mid on

Australia 95/1   RT Ponting 40* (55b 7x4)

19.2

Botha to Ponting, no run, outside off stump and heaved along the ground to midwicket

19.3

Botha to Ponting, no run, comes well outside off stump, plays with the spin into the leg side and wanted a single but was sent back by Clarke and had to scurry

19.4

Botha to Ponting, FOUR, lovely shot, a hint of width and Ponting glides it through the vacant slip area down to third man

19.5

Botha to Ponting, 2 runs, drilled into the leg side wide of long on

19.6

Botha to Ponting, FOUR, connects well with a sweep, takes it from well outside off stump, it goes in the air but clear of any fielders. That takes him to fifty

Australia 107/1   RT Ponting 50* (60b 9x4)

20.2

Tsotsobe to Ponting, 1 run, nearly does Ponting with a slower bounce, it looped off the surface and he had to wait on the shot before pulling to midwicket

20.4

Tsotsobe to Ponting, 1 run, opens the face and pushes into the off side

Australia 111/1   RT Ponting 52* (62b 9x4)

21.1

Botha to Ponting, OUT, backing up, what a way to go! We've seen a few of these of late. Ponting used his feet, drilled it down the pitch where Botha got a hand on it and Clarke was backing up well out of his crease

MJ Clarke run out 44 (83m 48b 5x4 2x6) SR: 91.66

21.2

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, almost another run out. Ponting open the face and found third man, Hussey races up the pitch and commits to a full-length dive. Boucher had knocked the bails off before getting the ball, but then uprooted a stump but Hussey was home

21.5

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, chips down the pitch and works out to midwicket

Australia 126/2   RT Ponting 54* (65b 9x4)

22.1

Morkel to Ponting, no run, driven on the up from off stump straight to cover

22.2

Morkel to Ponting, no run, down the pitch and aims a heave to leg but loses shape on the shot so doesn't connect

22.3

Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, length delivery which doesn't really come on to Ponting, he goes for a pull and it lobs towards midwicket

Australia 127/2   RT Ponting 55* (68b 9x4)

23.2

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, down the pitch and thumped to long off

23.5

Botha to Ponting, 1 run, backs away to leg but Botha followed him and fired the ball at his feet which meant there was no room to swing the arms

Australia 142/2   RT Ponting 57* (70b 9x4)

24.2

Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, he's found the non-striker's stumps again, but this time without any touch from the bowler, and it deflects away wide of mid-on for a single...the shot was worth a boundary

24.5

Morkel to Ponting, 1 run, a fairly ugly shot from Ponting as he carves this down to long off

Australia 152/2   RT Ponting 59* (72b 9x4)

25.3

Kallis to Ponting, 1 run, full at the stumps, whipped down to long on

25.5

Kallis to Ponting, no run, comes down the pitch outside leg then doesn't connect as the ball is outside off stump

25.6

Kallis to Ponting, 1 run, aims down the ground but it comes off the toe end and lobs into the outfield short of long on

Australia 157/2   RT Ponting 61* (75b 9x4)

26.1

Steyn to Ponting, 2 runs, starts with a good yorker but it's pushed down the ground with just the right amount of force to allow time for a second

26.2

Steyn to Ponting, OUT, picks out backward point. It was full and wide, Ponting connected quite well but Botha didn't have to move too far to his right

RT Ponting c Botha b Steyn 63 (118m 77b 9x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Australia 159/3   RT Ponting 63 (77b 9x4)
Series Results
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Oct 28, 2011
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Oct 23, 2011
South Africa won by 80 runs
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Oct 19, 2011
Australia won by 93 runs (D/L method)
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Oct 19, 2011

Ricky Ponting with his Man of the Match trophy, South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Centurion, October 19, 2011

Ricky Ponting with his Man of the Match trophy

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Oct 19, 2011

Mitchell Marsh has Hashim Amla caught behind, South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Centurion, October 19, 2011

Mitchell Marsh has Hashim Amla caught behind

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