Australia tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Feb 12-15, 2014
Australia won by 281 runs
12,13,14,15 February 2014 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers c Duminy b Morkel 4 36 19 0 0 21.05
8.2 89.4 mph, banged in short again, got him, gloved to short leg! Brilliant catch from Duminy, the plan pays out almost straight away. Rogers was hopping around in his crease, the ball got too big for a short man and popped off the glove this time, went in front of square but Duminy flung himself forward and his team-mates wheeled away in synchronised jubilation 24/2
View dismissal DA Warner b Steyn 12 17 16 2 0 75.00
4.1 87.0 mph, whoops! Warner is a powder keg and this time he has exploded in Australia's face, attacking a slightly wide delivery and dragging the ball on to his own stumps! You don't need to give Steyn gifts like that, probably wasn't quite room to cut that delivery, maybe just came back off the pitch a touch and Warner freewheeled the arms, cannoning the ball into the base of leg stump 15/1
View dismissal AJ Doolan c Peterson b McLaren 27 85 51 5 0 52.94
23.1 85.0 mph, pulled to midwicket! What a boost for South Africa shortly before lunch. Doolan, having worked so hard and so watchfully, saw a shorter delivery and his eyes lit up at the scoring chance. Went for the pull, couldn't keep it down and found Peterson at midwicket. Perhaps wasn't as short as Doolan initially thought. Reward for a probing spell form McLaren 72/3
View dismissal SE Marsh c Smith b Philander 148 428 288 15 0 51.38
108.3 80.2 mph, and another! South Africa fighting back. Entices Marsh, who has left so well in this innings, to fiddle at a length delivery outside off and a healthy edge travels at ideal catching height to Smith at first slip. They check the no-ball, but it's comfortable 348/7
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c Philander b Steyn 23 47 45 2 0 51.11
33.5 91.3 mph, banged in, Clarke hooks... and he's gone, caught at deep fine leg! Steyn is pumping his fist repeatedly towards the ground, his face a rictus of pleasure-pain. Australia's captain has fallen, the short ball does for him, South Africa had set up a clear plan of attack and Clarke wasn't able to resist, couldn't keep on top of the stroke and a top edge flew a long way up, Philander had to wait for it but made no mistake 98/4
View dismissal SPD Smith c Petersen b McLaren 100 288 213 13 0 46.94
103.3 82.2 mph, edged and gone! Smith's concentration is broken, he's been leaving them all morning, most of yesterday too, but this time he pokes at one in the channel, hard hands and a thick deflection flew to second slip. Decent line from McLaren, the ball maybe straightened a little more than Smith expected - uncertainty reclaims the corridor 331/5
View dismissal BJ Haddin lbw b Peterson 0 7 3 0 0 0.00
104.1 52.5 mph, gone! The man who constantly rescued Australia in the Ashes has been given lbw. But he's reviewing. He went for the slog sweep and the question is whether he was struck in line. Or if there's an edge. Doesn't appear either on the first replay. This looks pretty good for Peterson. Haddin did get quite a way across his crease, but it's umpire's call on hitting in line with off stump so the decision will stay. 332/6
View dismissal MG Johnson b Peterson 33 70 54 6 0 61.11
120.1 52.8 mph, strikes with his first ball, bowled off a bottom edge! Johnson was aiming a slog-sweep out towards midwicket but the ball skipped on a little low, deflected straight into off stump 391/9
View dismissal RJ Harris b Steyn 19 46 31 2 0 61.29
119.3 86.4 mph, bowled him, Harris drags on! Bit too rich for a No. 9, quick and full and Harris was a little late on it, trying to continue the hurry up with a mow through the covers, thick inside edge and off stump toppled over. Magnificent Wagging Tail momentarily stilled 391/8
View dismissal PM Siddle b Steyn 2 14 11 0 0 18.18
121.6 bowled, another batsman plays on! Steyn collects four-for, his persistence pays off, another zippy, full ball outside off, Siddle driving on the up and chops down his own timber 397/10
NM Lyon not out 4 8 3 0 0 133.33
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 11, nb 2) 25
  Total (all out; 122 overs; 527 mins) 397 (3.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 29 6 78 4 2.68 138 9 0 (1w)
4.1 to Warner, 87.0 mph, whoops! Warner is a powder keg and this time he has exploded in Australia's face, attacking a slightly wide delivery and dragging the ball on to his own stumps! You don't need to give Steyn gifts like that, probably wasn't quite room to cut that delivery, maybe just came back off the pitch a touch and Warner freewheeled the arms, cannoning the ball into the base of leg stump 15/1
33.5 to Clarke, 91.3 mph, banged in, Clarke hooks... and he's gone, caught at deep fine leg! Steyn is pumping his fist repeatedly towards the ground, his face a rictus of pleasure-pain. Australia's captain has fallen, the short ball does for him, South Africa had set up a clear plan of attack and Clarke wasn't able to resist, couldn't keep on top of the stroke and a top edge flew a long way up, Philander had to wait for it but made no mistake 98/4
119.3 to Harris, 86.4 mph, bowled him, Harris drags on! Bit too rich for a No. 9, quick and full and Harris was a little late on it, trying to continue the hurry up with a mow through the covers, thick inside edge and off stump toppled over. Magnificent Wagging Tail momentarily stilled 391/8
121.6 to Siddle, bowled, another batsman plays on! Steyn collects four-for, his persistence pays off, another zippy, full ball outside off, Siddle driving on the up and chops down his own timber 397/10
View wicket VD Philander 24 5 69 1 2.87 113 9 0
108.3 to Marsh, 80.2 mph, and another! South Africa fighting back. Entices Marsh, who has left so well in this innings, to fiddle at a length delivery outside off and a healthy edge travels at ideal catching height to Smith at first slip. They check the no-ball, but it's comfortable 348/7
View wicket M Morkel 22 5 73 1 3.31 101 9 0 (1w)
8.2 to Rogers, 89.4 mph, banged in short again, got him, gloved to short leg! Brilliant catch from Duminy, the plan pays out almost straight away. Rogers was hopping around in his crease, the ball got too big for a short man and popped off the glove this time, went in front of square but Duminy flung himself forward and his team-mates wheeled away in synchronised jubilation 24/2
View wickets R McLaren 20 4 72 2 3.60 93 10 0 (2nb, 1w)
23.1 to Doolan, 85.0 mph, pulled to midwicket! What a boost for South Africa shortly before lunch. Doolan, having worked so hard and so watchfully, saw a shorter delivery and his eyes lit up at the scoring chance. Went for the pull, couldn't keep it down and found Peterson at midwicket. Perhaps wasn't as short as Doolan initially thought. Reward for a probing spell form McLaren 72/3
103.3 to Smith, 82.2 mph, edged and gone! Smith's concentration is broken, he's been leaving them all morning, most of yesterday too, but this time he pokes at one in the channel, hard hands and a thick deflection flew to second slip. Decent line from McLaren, the ball maybe straightened a little more than Smith expected - uncertainty reclaims the corridor 331/5
View wickets RJ Peterson 15 0 49 2 3.26 60 6 0
104.1 to Haddin, 52.5 mph, gone! The man who constantly rescued Australia in the Ashes has been given lbw. But he's reviewing. He went for the slog sweep and the question is whether he was struck in line. Or if there's an edge. Doesn't appear either on the first replay. This looks pretty good for Peterson. Haddin did get quite a way across his crease, but it's umpire's call on hitting in line with off stump so the decision will stay. 332/6
120.1 to Johnson, 52.8 mph, strikes with his first ball, bowled off a bottom edge! Johnson was aiming a slog-sweep out towards midwicket but the ball skipped on a little low, deflected straight into off stump 391/9
  JP Duminy 12 1 44 0 3.66 44 2 0
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Marsh b Johnson 10 7 8 2 0 125.00
1.4 89.2 mph, ripsnorting short ball, Smith in all sorts of trouble - gone! Johnson packed his jalapeños, as SK Warne would say, bringing the pace and bounce of his Ashes barrage across the Indian Ocean. It was slung down at about 143kph, got BIG on Biff very quickly and he was too late in trying to evade, clattered into the bat handle and flew over the cordon, Marsh did really well to take the catch running, tumbling back 11/1
View dismissal AN Petersen c †Haddin b Johnson 2 24 12 0 0 16.66
5.3 93.1 mph, oh no, Alviro, what have you done?! Short and slightly wide and Petersen feathers a nick behind trying to cut! No obligation to play, probably wasn't quite enough room for the shot and Johnson's pace does for another, just a scrape and Haddin grabs it, punches the air in familiar fashion. That's what happens when you're stuck on the back foot, clenching like nobody's business 15/2
View dismissal HM Amla lbw b Siddle 17 54 42 2 0 40.47
12.6 85.5 mph, massive appeal for lbw! GIven not out by Aleem Dar. Boy, it looked close. Clarke reviews. Surely only an edge can save him. It nipped back from a full length and caught him deep in the crease. First replay doesn't seem to show an edge. Hit two pads. This is a big problem for Amla. And it's out! Massive blow. Siddle rewarded for keeping a full length 43/4
View dismissal F du Plessis c Clarke b Johnson 3 8 5 0 0 60.00
7.1 93.3 mph, and another! This is brutal from Johnson - 151kph! Du Plessis had no idea, the ball reared at him from short of a length, it wasn't a full-on bouncer, and all he could do was spar at it with his gloves in front of his face and the ball flew off the shoulder of bat to second slip. Fabulous, breathtaking fast bowling. 23/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Warner b Johnson 91 241 148 10 2 61.48
59.6 81.5 mph, slower ball, drives again but can't clear mid-off - Johnson has another! Tried to mete out some more treatment, down on one knee to drive but the ball spooned off the toe of the bat. Was 131kph, so only slower by Johnsonian standards... De Villiers' thrilling resistance is ended nine short of a century 202/9
View dismissal JP Duminy c Johnson b Lyon 25 77 48 1 1 52.08
30.5 56.8 mph, goes after Lyon again but he doesn't get hold of it... and Johnson takes a fantastic catch running back from mid-off! The breakthrough comes, after a 67-run stand, and it's Lyon, so often a diamond in the dust for Clarke, who nips one out. Maybe saw Duminy coming and dragged it down slightly, wasn't to the pitch as he tried to loft down the ground again, though he still almost cleared Johnson, who was set a little back, those long, loping legs ate up the ground and he threw himself, full stretch, a brilliant one-handed snag above his head 110/5
View dismissal R McLaren b Johnson 8 37 33 1 0 24.24
39.2 91.0 mph, beauty! Four for Johnson. Comes back from outside off and snakes past McLaren's inside edge to knock back the off stump. Have to say it was a massive gap, but found with pinpoint accuracy 126/6
View dismissal RJ Peterson c Clarke b Johnson 10 28 23 2 0 43.47
45.1 85.8 mph, too quick, too accurate, too hostile, too good...Johnson bags his fifth! Another precisely delivered short ball, homing in on Peterson's rib cage and armpit. Those are fiendishly difficult to play for a left hander from round the wicket and all he can do is thrust his gloves up, then the ball balloons off them towards second slip 140/7
View dismissal VD Philander lbw b Lyon 15 54 35 0 0 42.85
57.2 52.3 mph, big appeal for lbw, but surely that pitched outside leg. Given not out on the field. It was quite short and Philander misses his whip off the back foot. Well, Clarke has decided to review. This might actually be closer than I thought. It's pitched in line! He's out! Terrific review from the Aussies. That's clattering into leg stump. 189/8
DW Steyn not out 7 20 13 0 0 53.84
View dismissal M Morkel c †Haddin b Johnson 0 6 1 0 0 0.00
61.1 86.8 mph, goes round the wicket, snorting bouncer and there's a thin edge through to Haddin! Johnson has seven-for and Australia have claimed an 191-run lead, not to mention a few dozen psychological Nectar points... Morkel couldn't get out of the way, fending in front of his chin and sawn off in a manner that befell his more-qualified colleagues 206/10
Extras (b 14, lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 18
  Total (all out; 61.1 overs; 281 mins) 206 (3.36 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RJ Harris 17 3 51 0 3.00 79 6 0
View wickets MG Johnson 17.1 1 68 7 3.96 73 8 1 (1w)
1.4 to Smith, 89.2 mph, ripsnorting short ball, Smith in all sorts of trouble - gone! Johnson packed his jalapeños, as SK Warne would say, bringing the pace and bounce of his Ashes barrage across the Indian Ocean. It was slung down at about 143kph, got BIG on Biff very quickly and he was too late in trying to evade, clattered into the bat handle and flew over the cordon, Marsh did really well to take the catch running, tumbling back 11/1
5.3 to Petersen, 93.1 mph, oh no, Alviro, what have you done?! Short and slightly wide and Petersen feathers a nick behind trying to cut! No obligation to play, probably wasn't quite enough room for the shot and Johnson's pace does for another, just a scrape and Haddin grabs it, punches the air in familiar fashion. That's what happens when you're stuck on the back foot, clenching like nobody's business 15/2
7.1 to du Plessis, 93.3 mph, and another! This is brutal from Johnson - 151kph! Du Plessis had no idea, the ball reared at him from short of a length, it wasn't a full-on bouncer, and all he could do was spar at it with his gloves in front of his face and the ball flew off the shoulder of bat to second slip. Fabulous, breathtaking fast bowling. 23/3
39.2 to McLaren, 91.0 mph, beauty! Four for Johnson. Comes back from outside off and snakes past McLaren's inside edge to knock back the off stump. Have to say it was a massive gap, but found with pinpoint accuracy 126/6
45.1 to Peterson, 85.8 mph, too quick, too accurate, too hostile, too good...Johnson bags his fifth! Another precisely delivered short ball, homing in on Peterson's rib cage and armpit. Those are fiendishly difficult to play for a left hander from round the wicket and all he can do is thrust his gloves up, then the ball balloons off them towards second slip 140/7
59.6 to de Villiers, 81.5 mph, slower ball, drives again but can't clear mid-off - Johnson has another! Tried to mete out some more treatment, down on one knee to drive but the ball spooned off the toe of the bat. Was 131kph, so only slower by Johnsonian standards... De Villiers' thrilling resistance is ended nine short of a century 202/9
61.1 to Morkel, 86.8 mph, goes round the wicket, snorting bouncer and there's a thin edge through to Haddin! Johnson has seven-for and Australia have claimed an 191-run lead, not to mention a few dozen psychological Nectar points... Morkel couldn't get out of the way, fending in front of his chin and sawn off in a manner that befell his more-qualified colleagues 206/10
View wicket PM Siddle 13 1 33 1 2.53 64 3 0 (1nb)
12.6 to Amla, 85.5 mph, massive appeal for lbw! GIven not out by Aleem Dar. Boy, it looked close. Clarke reviews. Surely only an edge can save him. It nipped back from a full length and caught him deep in the crease. First replay doesn't seem to show an edge. Hit two pads. This is a big problem for Amla. And it's out! Massive blow. Siddle rewarded for keeping a full length 43/4
View wickets NM Lyon 14 0 38 2 2.71 63 1 2
30.5 to Duminy, 56.8 mph, goes after Lyon again but he doesn't get hold of it... and Johnson takes a fantastic catch running back from mid-off! The breakthrough comes, after a 67-run stand, and it's Lyon, so often a diamond in the dust for Clarke, who nips one out. Maybe saw Duminy coming and dragged it down slightly, wasn't to the pitch as he tried to loft down the ground again, though he still almost cleared Johnson, who was set a little back, those long, loping legs ate up the ground and he threw himself, full stretch, a brilliant one-handed snag above his head 110/5
57.2 to Philander, 52.3 mph, big appeal for lbw, but surely that pitched outside leg. Given not out on the field. It was quite short and Philander misses his whip off the back foot. Well, Clarke has decided to review. This might actually be closer than I thought. It's pitched in line! He's out! Terrific review from the Aussies. That's clattering into leg stump. 189/8
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal CJL Rogers b Steyn 1 5 4 0 0 25.00
1.1 86.7 mph, played on, Steyn takes a wicket with his first ball! Rogers can't believe it, looks up at the skies, the crowd erupts... He went back, the bat was slightly angled, maybe didn't get up quite as much as he tried to cut from very close to his body, the ball rebounded straight down off the bottom edge, pop went the bails, like bread from a toaster 1/1
View dismissal DA Warner c Smith b Peterson 115 208 151 13 2 76.15
46.5 51.9 mph, a catch is held! The ball runs on outside off and Warner edges a simple chance to slip...end of a fantastic innings, even considering lives he had. The intent was so impressive again 206/2
View dismissal AJ Doolan c †de Villiers b Duminy 89 247 154 12 1 57.79
57.1 56.8 mph, slightly short and wide, Doolan cuts and feather behind! Weary celebrations from South Africa and Doolan has a look of disgust on his face as he drags himself away, 11 short of a century on debut. He probably should have put that away, just a loosener from Duminy but it gets him a wicket 243/3
View dismissal SE Marsh c †de Villiers b Steyn 44 106 84 5 1 52.38
72.2 85.8 mph, edged, and caught behind! Reward for consistent bowling early this morning, Marsh fiddles outside off without much footwork and the healthy edge is pouched by de Villiers diving to his left 290/4
MJ Clarke* not out 17 61 41 3 0 41.46
Extras (b 3, lb 14, w 7) 24
  Total (4 wickets dec; 72.2 overs; 315 mins) 290 (4.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  VD Philander 11 2 28 0 2.54 50 2 0
View wickets DW Steyn 14.2 2 61 2 4.25 59 9 0 (1w)
1.1 to Rogers, 86.7 mph, played on, Steyn takes a wicket with his first ball! Rogers can't believe it, looks up at the skies, the crowd erupts... He went back, the bat was slightly angled, maybe didn't get up quite as much as he tried to cut from very close to his body, the ball rebounded straight down off the bottom edge, pop went the bails, like bread from a toaster 1/1
72.2 to Marsh, 85.8 mph, edged, and caught behind! Reward for consistent bowling early this morning, Marsh fiddles outside off without much footwork and the healthy edge is pouched by de Villiers diving to his left 290/4
  R McLaren 11 0 47 0 4.27 47 6 1 (1w)
  M Morkel 13 4 38 0 2.92 63 7 0
View wicket RJ Peterson 19 0 87 1 4.57 77 8 3 (5w)
46.5 to Warner, 51.9 mph, a catch is held! The ball runs on outside off and Warner edges a simple chance to slip...end of a fantastic innings, even considering lives he had. The intent was so impressive again 206/2
View wicket JP Duminy 4 0 12 1 3.00 15 1 0
57.1 to Doolan, 56.8 mph, slightly short and wide, Doolan cuts and feather behind! Weary celebrations from South Africa and Doolan has a look of disgust on his face as he drags himself away, 11 short of a century on debut. He probably should have put that away, just a loosener from Duminy but it gets him a wicket 243/3
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 482 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Petersen c †Haddin b Johnson 1 9 9 0 0 11.11
1.5 88.9 mph, there's the first one! It didn't take long. It wasn't the short one. A length delivery on off stump, forcing Petersen to play this time and a healthy edge carries to Haddin's right. That's 250 Test wickets for Johnson. Static footwork from Petersen, he has not looked confident in this match, but quality bowling yet again 6/1
View dismissal GC Smith* c Doolan b Johnson 4 20 10 1 0 40.00
3.4 88.1 mph, what a catch! Would you believe it! That sums the match up for Smith. A full delivery, on middle, and Smith clips it off the middle of the bat and it goes straight to short leg who is stationed quite deep and behind square. Doolan stays low and holds on to a blinder. A bit of luck, yes, when the ball comes so quickly but great skill to stay down in position and seeing the ball. 12/2
View dismissal HM Amla c Marsh b Harris 35 125 71 6 0 49.29
29.4 88.0 mph, what a moment! Harris' first wicket of the match. Amla, who has left so well, is drawn into pushing at this length delivery off the back foot. The edge carries at waist height to Marsh at first slip. A rare lapse from Amla who could have left that. 97/4
View dismissal F du Plessis lbw b Siddle 18 58 47 3 0 38.29
16.5 84.5 mph, shooter, torpedoed, Siddle has got him! There'll be no du Plessis defence today, certainly not tomorrow, though it's tough luck, absolutely nothing he could do about this delivery, it pitched on a length and then grubbed along about a foot off the surface, he nearly got outside the line - would have been umpire's call - but Illingworth's finger shot straight up. Du Plessis shakes his head and trudges off 49/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Smith b Johnson 48 152 90 5 0 53.33
51.6 83.0 mph, drilled and caught! Nothing can stop Johnson. He holds this one back a touch, it's a cutter, full outside off and de Villiers drives it with considerable power but straight to short cover. Sharp catch. 151/7
View dismissal JP Duminy c Doolan b Johnson 10 63 60 0 0 16.66
45.4 90.1 mph, changes the angle, round the wicket... and Doolan has done it again! Amazing reflexes at short leg, takes it on the second attempt, Duminy can't believe it - he'd connected sweetly with a full-pitched delivery on leg stump and probably hit it well enough to get four. Instead, he's heading for the hutch, a dogged resistance curtailed. Johnson is amongst them once more, ten for the match! 128/5
View dismissal R McLaren c †Haddin b Johnson 6 21 19 0 0 31.57
49.3 92.3 mph, that's gone though! Oh, what wonderful, breathless, fearsome fast bowling. Short of a length outside off this time, not quite so short as the previous ball, it climbs and McLaren is sparing at it more out of instinct. Glances the thumb of the glove through the keeper. 140/6
View dismissal RJ Peterson b Siddle 21 26 23 3 0 91.30
54.6 74.6 mph, that's cruel. A grubber. Basically runs along the ground from a full length. Petersen is on the back foot and the ball goes under his bat to take middle. Even if he'd known that was coming there was little he would have been able to do. 165/8
VD Philander not out 26 39 18 4 1 144.44
View dismissal DW Steyn c Clarke b Harris 3 13 8 0 0 37.50
57.3 84.6 mph, safe as you like! Regulation stuff. Length ball outside off, didn't really need to play, feeling for it and a nice edge travels to second slip. 178/9
View dismissal M Morkel run out (Lyon/†Haddin) 1 10 4 0 0 25.00
59.4 from Harris, it's all over! What a shambolic way to finish! Morkel turned the ball off his body behind square, it was an easy single but he turned and came back for a second. Wasn't even in the frame as the throw from Lyon reached Haddin who broke the stumps. 200/10
Extras (b 10, lb 5, w 11, nb 1) 27
  Total (all out; 59.4 overs; 271 mins) 200 (3.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets RJ Harris 12.4 5 35 2 2.76 62 6 0 (1w)
29.4 to Amla, 88.0 mph, what a moment! Harris' first wicket of the match. Amla, who has left so well, is drawn into pushing at this length delivery off the back foot. The edge carries at waist height to Marsh at first slip. A rare lapse from Amla who could have left that. 97/4
57.3 to Steyn, 84.6 mph, safe as you like! Regulation stuff. Length ball outside off, didn't really need to play, feeling for it and a nice edge travels to second slip. 178/9
View wickets MG Johnson 16 3 59 5 3.68 72 6 0 (1nb, 2w)
1.5 to Petersen, 88.9 mph, there's the first one! It didn't take long. It wasn't the short one. A length delivery on off stump, forcing Petersen to play this time and a healthy edge carries to Haddin's right. That's 250 Test wickets for Johnson. Static footwork from Petersen, he has not looked confident in this match, but quality bowling yet again 6/1
3.4 to Smith, 88.1 mph, what a catch! Would you believe it! That sums the match up for Smith. A full delivery, on middle, and Smith clips it off the middle of the bat and it goes straight to short leg who is stationed quite deep and behind square. Doolan stays low and holds on to a blinder. A bit of luck, yes, when the ball comes so quickly but great skill to stay down in position and seeing the ball. 12/2
45.4 to Duminy, 90.1 mph, changes the angle, round the wicket... and Doolan has done it again! Amazing reflexes at short leg, takes it on the second attempt, Duminy can't believe it - he'd connected sweetly with a full-pitched delivery on leg stump and probably hit it well enough to get four. Instead, he's heading for the hutch, a dogged resistance curtailed. Johnson is amongst them once more, ten for the match! 128/5
49.3 to McLaren, 92.3 mph, that's gone though! Oh, what wonderful, breathless, fearsome fast bowling. Short of a length outside off this time, not quite so short as the previous ball, it climbs and McLaren is sparing at it more out of instinct. Glances the thumb of the glove through the keeper. 140/6
51.6 to de Villiers, 83.0 mph, drilled and caught! Nothing can stop Johnson. He holds this one back a touch, it's a cutter, full outside off and de Villiers drives it with considerable power but straight to short cover. Sharp catch. 151/7
View wickets PM Siddle 16 6 55 2 3.43 79 9 1
16.5 to du Plessis, 84.5 mph, shooter, torpedoed, Siddle has got him! There'll be no du Plessis defence today, certainly not tomorrow, though it's tough luck, absolutely nothing he could do about this delivery, it pitched on a length and then grubbed along about a foot off the surface, he nearly got outside the line - would have been umpire's call - but Illingworth's finger shot straight up. Du Plessis shakes his head and trudges off 49/3
54.6 to Peterson, 74.6 mph, that's cruel. A grubber. Basically runs along the ground from a full length. Petersen is on the back foot and the ball goes under his bat to take middle. Even if he'd known that was coming there was little he would have been able to do. 165/8
  DA Warner 2 0 3 0 1.50 9 0 0
  NM Lyon 13 1 33 0 2.53 51 1 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Series - Australia led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debut - AJ Doolan (Australia)
Player of the match - MG Johnson (Australia)
Umpires - Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RK Illingworth (England)
TV umpire - IJ Gould (England)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - AT Holdstock
Close of play
  • Wed, 12 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 297/4 (SE Marsh 122*, SPD Smith 91*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 13 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 140/6 (AB de Villiers 52*, RJ Peterson 10*, 43.3 ov)
  • Fri, 14 Feb - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 288/3 (SE Marsh 44*, MJ Clarke 17*, 69 ov)
  • Sat, 15 Feb - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 200 (59.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (78 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: Australia - 50/2 in 13.0 overs (AJ Doolan 18, SE Marsh 12)
    • Lunch: Australia - 83/3 in 27.0 overs (SE Marsh 23, MJ Clarke 11)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 34.1 overs (205 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Australia - 113/4 in 40.0 overs (SE Marsh 32, SPD Smith 7)
    • SE Marsh: 50 off 101 balls (7 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 86 balls (SE Marsh 27, SPD Smith 23, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 48.2 overs (290 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: Australia - 176/4 in 54.0 overs (SE Marsh 67, SPD Smith 29)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 168 balls (SE Marsh 56, SPD Smith 38, Ex 7)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 63.2 overs (381 balls), Extras 14
    • SPD Smith: 50 off 118 balls (7 x 4)
    • SE Marsh: 100 off 174 balls (11 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 237/4 in 72.0 overs (SE Marsh 100, SPD Smith 57)
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 248 balls (SE Marsh 78, SPD Smith 66, Ex 7)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 75.4 overs (455 balls), Extras 14
    • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); South Africa 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 263/4 after 82.1 overs (SE Marsh 110, SPD Smith 73)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 297/4 in 90.0 overs (SE Marsh 122, SPD Smith 91)
    • 5th Wicket: 200 runs in 349 balls (SE Marsh 98, SPD Smith 91, Ex 11)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 92.1 overs (554 balls), Extras 18
    • Over 98.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - SE Marsh (Struck down)
    • SPD Smith: 100 off 211 balls (13 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 331/5 in 103.3 overs (SE Marsh 142)
    • Over 104.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Struck down)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 109.3 overs (659 balls), Extras 25
    • Lunch: Australia - 374/7 in 116.0 overs (MG Johnson 28, RJ Harris 7)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 397/10 in 122.0 overs (NM Lyon 4)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Over 12.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - HM Amla (Upheld)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 1
    • Tea: South Africa - 63/4 in 17.0 overs (AB de Villiers 25, JP Duminy 5)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (AB de Villiers 27, JP Duminy 19, Ex 9)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 27.4 overs (166 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: South Africa - 121/5 in 35.0 overs (AB de Villiers 46, R McLaren 6)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 89 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Rain: South Africa - 140/6 in 43.3 overs (AB de Villiers 52, RJ Peterson 10)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 140/6 in 43.3 overs (AB de Villiers 52, RJ Peterson 10)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 47.2 overs (285 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: South Africa - 189/8 in 57.2 overs (AB de Villiers 81)
    • Over 57.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - VD Philander (Upheld)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 59.5 overs (360 balls), Extras 18
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 206/10 in 61.1 overs (DW Steyn 7)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Lunch: Australia - 18/1 in 7.0 overs (DA Warner 12, AJ Doolan 3)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 13.6 overs (84 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (DA Warner 39, AJ Doolan 9, Ex 3)
    • DA Warner: 50 off 63 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: Australia - 67/1 in 21.0 overs (DA Warner 50, AJ Doolan 12)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 26.4 overs (160 balls), Extras 4
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 153 balls (DA Warner 65, AJ Doolan 33, Ex 4)
    • Tea: Australia - 147/1 in 34.0 overs (DA Warner 93, AJ Doolan 48)
    • AJ Doolan: 50 off 90 balls (7 x 4)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 35.1 overs (211 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 204 balls (DA Warner 97, AJ Doolan 50, Ex 5)
    • Over 35.2: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - RK Illingworth, Batsman - DA Warner (Struck down)
    • DA Warner: 100 off 118 balls (13 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Over 39.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - AJ Doolan (Struck down)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 45.3 overs (273 balls), Extras 13
    • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 266 balls (DA Warner 114, AJ Doolan 74, Ex 13)
    • Drinks: Australia - 213/2 in 51.0 overs (AJ Doolan 82, SE Marsh 2)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 58.3 overs (351 balls), Extras 17
    • End Of Day: Australia - 288/3 in 69.0 overs (SE Marsh 44, MJ Clarke 17)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 290/4 in 72.2 overs (MJ Clarke 17)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 40/2 in 9.0 overs (HM Amla 9, F du Plessis 16)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 10
    • Lunch: South Africa - 65/3 in 20.0 overs (HM Amla 22, AB de Villiers 4)
    • Over 29.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JP Duminy (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (193 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: South Africa - 105/4 in 35.0 overs (AB de Villiers 28, JP Duminy 3)
    • Tea: South Africa - 132/5 in 48.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, R McLaren 4)
    • Over 49.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - R McLaren (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 51.4 overs (311 balls), Extras 21
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 59.4 overs (359 balls), Extras 27
 
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#politeenquiries: Perhaps South Africa should pick 11 fielders

Enquiries about Australia being a better team than South Africa, Warner being a third innings bully and the future of Shane Watson answered as amicably as ever by Jarrod Kimber and Firdose Moonda (07:02) | February 14, 2014

Enquiries about Australia being a better team than South Africa, Warner being a third innings bully and the future of Shane Watson answered as amicably as ever by Jarrod Kimber and Firdose Moonda (07:02) | February 14, 2014


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