Australia in South Africa ODI Series - 3rd ODI

South Africa v Australia

Australia won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

7.1

Watson to Smith, no run, a very medium-paced start from Watto, Smith stepping forward to defend to leg

7.2

Watson to Smith, no run, punched to cover off the front foot

7.3

Watson to Smith, 2 runs, a leg stump half-volley is muscled to the midwicket boundary! Plenty of bottom hand in the stroke. Plenty of power too

7.4

Watson to Smith, 1 run, nudged into the leg side again, just the one this time

7.5

Watson to Amla, no run, Amla comes half forward to defend a good length delivery

7.6

Watson to Amla, 1 run, a short, rising delivery outside off is chopped down to third man for a single to end a decent first over from Watto

South Africa 39/0   SR Watson 1-0-4-0

9.1

Watson to Amla, no run, nice and full from Watson, wobbling around on off stump, and Amla defends to cover

9.2

Watson to Amla, 1 run, floated up very full on off stump again. This time Amla drove hard back down the track, Watto palming the ball back towards the non-striker's stumps

9.3

Watson to Smith, 2 runs, Smith shuflles right across to the off side to glance this to the left of the man at short fine leg

9.4

Watson to Smith, no run, this time Smith stays still, defending from the crease

9.5

Watson to Smith, no run, beaten on the outside edge! Great line from Watson, and the delivery is greeted by several yelps of "bowled Watto!" from behind the wicket with a distinct Aussie twang

9.6

Watson to Smith, no run, and Smith is solid ... in defence to end the over

South Africa 47/0   SR Watson 2-0-7-0

11.1

Watson to Smith, no run, full outside off, driven without much timing to the leg side

11.2

Watson to Smith, 1 run, whips this from off stump down to leg side with that strong bottom hand

11.3

Watson to Amla, 1 run, now Amla flicks a straight delivery through square leg

11.4

Watson to Smith, no run, close! Smith tries to launch this down the ground but he miscues the drive and it falls short of mid-off

11.5

Watson to Smith, 1 wide, down the leg side and an easy call

11.5

Watson to Smith, 1 run, back at off stump and again Smith targets the leg side where midwicket makes a good save

11.6

Watson to Amla, no run, full on off stump, defended to cover

South Africa 55/0   SR Watson 3-0-11-0

17.1

Watson to Kallis, no run, starts full on off stump and it's driven to mid-on

17.2

Watson to Kallis, 1 run, touch too straight and it allows Kallis to work it down to long leg

17.3

Watson to Amla, 1 run, waits on the back foot and works a slower ball into midwicket

17.4

Watson to Kallis, 1 run, plays this late with soft hands into the vacant slip area

17.5

Watson to Amla, 1 run, onto the front foot and sweetly driven out to deep cover

17.6

Watson to Kallis, 1 run, another drive into the deep to end the over

South Africa 81/1   SR Watson 4-0-16-0

19.1

Watson to Kallis, no run, bit of pain for Kallis, there's extra bounce from Watson and it takes the fingers on the bottom hands as Kallis defends

19.2

Watson to Kallis, 1 run, slower ball, although not by a huge amount, and it's tucked through square leg

19.3

Watson to Amla, 1 run, he's getting some grip off the surface and Amla works it backward of square on the leg side

19.4

Watson to Kallis, 1 run, fuller and outside off, Kallis frees his arms into a drive and a slightly open face sends it down to third man

19.5

Watson to Amla, 1 run, nearly drags this into the stumps as he plays away from his body and another delivery that grips on the surface

19.6

Watson to Kallis, 1 run, opens the face and plays it late down to third man

South Africa 89/1   SR Watson 5-0-21-0

32.1

Watson to Kallis, no run, starts with a big appeal for lbw and they go for a review after it's given not out. Was full and appeared to be trapped by Kallis between bat and pad and HotSpot shows that it was inside edge first

32.2

Watson to Kallis, no run, worked from middle stump down to mid-on

32.3

Watson to Kallis, 1 leg bye, angled towards leg stump and tucked to square leg

32.4

Watson to Duminy, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to guide it down to third man

32.5

Watson to Duminy, 1 run, full outside off, driven through the off side to the sweeper

32.6

Watson to Kallis, 1 run, moves right across the crease outside off then drives down to long off

South Africa 139/2   SR Watson 6-0-23-0

41.1

Watson to du Plessis, 1 run, extra bounce for Watson! He held this delivery cross-seam and got it to spit off the surface, rapping du Plessis on the gloves

41.2

Watson to Duminy, 2 runs, shot! Duminy drives well square of the wicket, but a diving, sliding Shaun Marsh saves two on the boundary

41.3

Watson to Duminy, 1 run, pitched right up to the bat on off stump, and it's dug out down to long off

41.4

Watson to du Plessis, no run, a diving stop from Warner! It looked as though du Plessis would get an easy single to long off, but Warner sprinted across from cover and leapt to stop it

41.5

Watson to du Plessis, 1 run, du Plessis slashes outside off, and the outside edge bounces down to third man

41.6

Watson to Duminy, 1 run, eased down to long off once more, and a single ends the over

South Africa 184/3   SR Watson 7-0-29-0

43.1

Watson to Duminy, no run, floated down on middle and off, and Duminy drives back to the bowler. He's really struggled to get going in this knock

43.2

Watson to Duminy, 1 run, cut down to third man, and they take an ambled single

43.3

Watson to Miller, no run, full and straight from Watson, and Miller nudges gently to leg

43.4

Watson to Miller, 3 leg byes, was there any bat on this? Miller shuffled down the track as Watson fired one down the leg side, and the ball ended up down at fine leg. Nope, leg byes signals the umpire

43.5

Watson to Duminy, 1 run, a low full toss is whipped out to deep midwicket

43.6

Watson to Miller, 1 run, another dipping full toss on the toes from Watson, and Miller follows Duminy in flicking out into the deep

South Africa 192/4   SR Watson 8-0-32-0

45.1

Watson to Miller, no run, Watson continues his good work with another full, straight delivery that is driven back at him

45.2

Watson to Miller, no run, Miller swings his bat like a battle-axe at a low full toss, but he can't get past Warner at midwicket

45.3

Watson to Miller, no run, another play-and-miss from Miller, who backs away to give himself room but can't connect with the forcing stroke aimed at cover

45.4

Watson to Miller, no run, and again! There must still be something in this track for the quicks. And for Watto. Miller tried to slap it to cover again, but didn't get close

45.5

Watson to Miller, no run, another dot! This is fantastic death bowling. Or is it just bad batting? Miller digs a low full toss out back to the bowler

45.6

Watson to Miller, 1 run, finally, a run - but it's just the single, Miller flicking out to deep midwicket. And that takes South Africa to 200

South Africa 200/4   SR Watson 9-0-33-0

48.1

Watson to Boucher, 1 run, smacked hard out into the leg side ... but straight to the fielder once again

48.2

Watson to Miller, 2 runs, Watson is on target with the yorker, but Miller has a go at it anyway and gets two to deep midwicket

48.3

Watson to Miller, no run, a low, dipping full toss takes the inside edge of the bat and bounces off Miller's shoe ... No chance of a single

48.4

Watson to Miller, 1 run, a drive, on the up, is cracked straight to cover, but they hustle a single all the same. It would've been very close if Ponting had hit with the shy

48.5

Watson to Boucher, FOUR, Boucher finds the boundary! A good, improvised shot from him. He got right across to the off side and paddled it up and over Haddin. There wasn't much pace on the ball, but there was enough for a boundary

48.6

Watson to Boucher, 1 run, a full ball is dug out into the covers, and they take a single

South Africa 218/5   SR Watson 10-0-42-0
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 28, 2011

Shane Watson was named Man of the Match after his all-round performance, South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Durban, October 28, 2011

Shane Watson was named Man of the Match after his all-round performance

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Oct 28, 2011

Shaun Marsh perished to JP Duminy's offspin, South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Durban, October 28, 2011

Shaun Marsh perished to JP Duminy's offspin

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