South Africa tour of Australia, 1st T20I: Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2009
Australia won by 52 runs
11 January 2009 - night match (20-over match)
  Australia innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SE Marsh c Morkel b Tsotsobe 9 14 9 1 0 100.00
3.2 caught! It's Morkel again! Tsotsobe bowls a poor ball on Marsh's pads, he whips it hard but it's in the air and in the vicinity of Morkel lurking at short fine leg, he dives to his right and pulls off a low catch, that's Tsotsobe's first international wicket! 38/1
View dismissal DA Warner c de Villiers b Ntini 89 64 43 7 6 206.97
13.5 Warner's gone! He won't get his hundred on debut but he's done enough to get a standing ovation from the massive MCG crowd. Warner tried to lift Ntini off his pads but didn't quite get the power or the placement, he lofted the ball towards deep midwicket where de Villiers settled under the ball 140/4
View dismissal RT Ponting* c Steyn b Morkel 21 26 19 1 0 110.52
9.3 caught! Ponting tries to clear the long-on boundary but doesn't quite make it, he holes out to Dale Steyn in the deep, it was a length ball and he hit it well, just not well enough for the MCG 97/2
View dismissal DJ Hussey c de Villiers b Ntini 19 20 12 1 1 158.33
13.4 caught! Hussey makes room by moving towards leg and eventually has to reach out for the ball outside off stump, he hits it with the bottom of the bat and the ball lobs towards de Villiers at cover, that's a pretty easy catch to take 140/3
View dismissal CL White c Kallis b Morkel 7 8 5 0 1 140.00
15.4 caught! Another full ball, on middle stump this time, and White goes after it. He lofts the ball high towards the deep midwicket boundary. "Get up, get up" says Warner from the dug out but White hasn't hit far enough. Kallis runs to his left and takes a superbly judged catch, he looks down to see how far away from the boundary he is, he's alright! 154/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey run out (Gibbs) 7 8 8 0 0 87.50
15.6 from Morkel, slower ball from Morkel at 112 kmh, Hussey pushes towards mid-off and sets off for the single, Gibbs sprints from extra cover and intercepts, he throws himself into a full-length dive and hits the stumps direct at the bowler's end, there's no need for a replay 154/6
View dismissal L Ronchi c Ntini b Steyn 11 8 5 2 0 220.00
17.4 caught! Terrific effort from Ntini! Ronchi makes room again and slashes the ball high in the air towards third man, I think Ntini mis-judged it a bit and the ball looked like it was going to fall short off him. But he came in, dived forward and held the catch centimeters off the grass 168/7
View dismissal JR Hopes c Botha b Steyn 13 15 14 0 0 92.85
19.3 caught! Steyn bowls another slower one at 119 kmh, Hopes makes room to hit inside out over cover but gets beaten by the change of pace, he lobs a simple catch towards Botha 180/8
View dismissal NW Bracken b Steyn 1 10 3 0 0 33.33
19.5 bowled him! Bracken moves outside leg stump to make room, Steyn bowls the ball fast, full and dead straight, he beats Bracken for pace and hits middle stump 181/9
BW Hilfenhaus not out 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
SW Tait not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 2, w 2) 4
  Total (9 wickets; 20 overs; 91 mins) 182 (9.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Ntini 4 0 40 2 10.00 7 4 2
13.4 to DJ Hussey, caught! Hussey makes room by moving towards leg and eventually has to reach out for the ball outside off stump, he hits it with the bottom of the bat and the ball lobs towards de Villiers at cover, that's a pretty easy catch to take 140/3
13.5 to Warner, Warner's gone! He won't get his hundred on debut but he's done enough to get a standing ovation from the massive MCG crowd. Warner tried to lift Ntini off his pads but didn't quite get the power or the placement, he lofted the ball towards deep midwicket where de Villiers settled under the ball 140/4
View wicket LL Tsotsobe 2 0 16 1 8.00 6 2 0 (1w)
3.2 to Marsh, caught! It's Morkel again! Tsotsobe bowls a poor ball on Marsh's pads, he whips it hard but it's in the air and in the vicinity of Morkel lurking at short fine leg, he dives to his right and pulls off a low catch, that's Tsotsobe's first international wicket! 38/1
  JH Kallis 2 0 25 0 12.50 2 2 1
View wickets DW Steyn 4 0 38 3 9.50 8 2 2 (1w)
17.4 to Ronchi, caught! Terrific effort from Ntini! Ronchi makes room again and slashes the ball high in the air towards third man, I think Ntini mis-judged it a bit and the ball looked like it was going to fall short off him. But he came in, dived forward and held the catch centimeters off the grass 168/7
19.3 to Hopes, caught! Steyn bowls another slower one at 119 kmh, Hopes makes room to hit inside out over cover but gets beaten by the change of pace, he lobs a simple catch towards Botha 180/8
19.5 to Bracken, bowled him! Bracken moves outside leg stump to make room, Steyn bowls the ball fast, full and dead straight, he beats Bracken for pace and hits middle stump 181/9
  J Botha 4 0 31 0 7.75 9 1 2
View wickets JA Morkel 4 0 30 2 7.50 8 1 1
9.3 to Ponting, caught! Ponting tries to clear the long-on boundary but doesn't quite make it, he holes out to Dale Steyn in the deep, it was a length ball and he hit it well, just not well enough for the MCG 97/2
15.4 to White, caught! Another full ball, on middle stump this time, and White goes after it. He lofts the ball high towards the deep midwicket boundary. "Get up, get up" says Warner from the dug out but White hasn't hit far enough. Kallis runs to his left and takes a superbly judged catch, he looks down to see how far away from the boundary he is, he's alright! 154/5
  South Africa innings (target: 183 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs lbw b Bracken 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
0.3 lbw!! Bracken bowls a full ball, Gibbs tries to flick off the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pad. The impact was outside leg stump, Gibbs is unlucky 1/1
View dismissal JH Kallis b Hilfenhaus 4 13 6 1 0 66.66
2.5 bowled him! Kallis charges and makes room to hit down the ground, he misses and Hilfenhaus hits the top of off stump, that ball moved off the pitch a touch, Hilfenhaus does look a bit like Harmison, South Africa are in loads of trouble 12/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers hit wicket b Tait 0 4 4 0 0 0.00
1.3 de Villiers is in pain! And he's out! Tait bowls a short of a length ball at 155.6 kmh, de Villiers tries to pull but is beaten by the pace of the ball, it crashes into his hip off the bottom edge and he winces in pain, he loses balance as he moves back and the bat hits the stumps, he's in a lot of pain and he hobbles back to the dug out, I hope he isn't badly injured 2/2
View dismissal JP Duminy lbw b DJ Hussey 78 56 48 9 1 162.50
15.2 lbw! Duminy' gone! He tried to reverse sweep a delivery angling into him from round the wicket, it was the quicker one from Hussey and Duminy missed it, the ball hit him on the pad right in front of the stumps, that's probably the end of South Africa's challenge tonight 123/7
View dismissal VB van Jaarsveld c White b Hopes 12 22 15 0 0 80.00
8.5 caught! Hopes bowls a length ball angled into the left-handers pads, van Jaarsveld hits the ball in the air towards midwicket but he's placed it straight to White who takes a comfortable catch at head height 65/4
View dismissal MV Boucher c MEK Hussey b DJ Hussey 5 8 7 0 0 71.42
11.2 that is some catch! Boucher charges down the track and lofts David Hussey towards deep midwicket, his brother Michael is in the deep and he pedals backwards and never takes his eyes off the ball, the ball is virtually past him when he reaches up and holds it while moving backwards, superb catch 82/5
View dismissal JA Morkel c White b Bracken 12 15 8 1 0 150.00
14.5 caught! The lights are not in White's eyes this time! Morkel gets under a length ball and hits it hard, flat and straight to White at deep midwicket, he takes the catch comfortably 120/6
J Botha* not out 5 13 7 0 0 71.42
View dismissal DW Steyn c Bracken b DJ Hussey 1 1 2 0 0 50.00
15.5 Steyn's gone too! He tries to hit on the on side but the leading edge falls into Bracken's hands at short third man 125/8
View dismissal M Ntini b Hilfenhaus 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
16.2 bowled him! Hilfenhaus sends down another yorker and gets it to swing into Ntini's boot, Ntini loses balance as the ball thuds into his shoe and goes on to hit the stumps 127/9
View dismissal LL Tsotsobe b Tait 1 6 7 0 0 14.28
17.6 bowled him! Tait sends down another yorker, this time the ball smacks Tsotsobe on the pads outside the line of leg stump and then bounces on to the stumps 130/10
Extras (lb 5, w 7) 12
  Total (all out; 18 overs; 74 mins) 130 (7.22 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets NW Bracken 3 0 18 2 6.00 8 1 0 (1w)
0.3 to Gibbs, lbw!! Bracken bowls a full ball, Gibbs tries to flick off the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pad. The impact was outside leg stump, Gibbs is unlucky 1/1
14.5 to Morkel, caught! The lights are not in White's eyes this time! Morkel gets under a length ball and hits it hard, flat and straight to White at deep midwicket, he takes the catch comfortably 120/6
View wickets SW Tait 4 0 36 2 9.00 13 4 1 (2w)
1.3 to de Villiers, de Villiers is in pain! And he's out! Tait bowls a short of a length ball at 155.6 kmh, de Villiers tries to pull but is beaten by the pace of the ball, it crashes into his hip off the bottom edge and he winces in pain, he loses balance as he moves back and the bat hits the stumps, he's in a lot of pain and he hobbles back to the dug out, I hope he isn't badly injured 2/2
17.6 to Tsotsobe, bowled him! Tait sends down another yorker, this time the ball smacks Tsotsobe on the pads outside the line of leg stump and then bounces on to the stumps 130/10
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 3 0 15 2 5.00 12 3 0
2.5 to Kallis, bowled him! Kallis charges and makes room to hit down the ground, he misses and Hilfenhaus hits the top of off stump, that ball moved off the pitch a touch, Hilfenhaus does look a bit like Harmison, South Africa are in loads of trouble 12/3
16.2 to Ntini, bowled him! Hilfenhaus sends down another yorker and gets it to swing into Ntini's boot, Ntini loses balance as the ball thuds into his shoe and goes on to hit the stumps 127/9
View wicket JR Hopes 4 0 31 1 7.75 5 3 0 (1w)
8.5 to van Jaarsveld, caught! Hopes bowls a length ball angled into the left-handers pads, van Jaarsveld hits the ball in the air towards midwicket but he's placed it straight to White who takes a comfortable catch at head height 65/4
View wickets DJ Hussey 4 0 25 3 6.25 6 0 0 (2w)
11.2 to Boucher, that is some catch! Boucher charges down the track and lofts David Hussey towards deep midwicket, his brother Michael is in the deep and he pedals backwards and never takes his eyes off the ball, the ball is virtually past him when he reaches up and holds it while moving backwards, superb catch 82/5
15.2 to Duminy, lbw! Duminy' gone! He tried to reverse sweep a delivery angling into him from round the wicket, it was the quicker one from Hussey and Duminy missed it, the ball hit him on the pad right in front of the stumps, that's probably the end of South Africa's challenge tonight 123/7
15.5 to Steyn, Steyn's gone too! He tries to hit on the on side but the leading edge falls into Bracken's hands at short third man 125/8

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - Australia led the 2-match series 1-0
T20I debuts - DA Warner (Australia); LL Tsotsobe and VB van Jaarsveld (South Africa)
Player of the match - DA Warner (Australia)
Umpires - BNJ Oxenford and RJ Tucker
TV umpire - PR Reiffel
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - GC Joshua

Match Notes


    • 12th Men: RJ Harris (Aus) and HM Amla (SA)
    • Attendance: 62,148
    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (28 balls), Extras 1
    • DA Warner: 50 off 19 balls (5 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (DA Warner 37, RT Ponting 17, Ex 1)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 9.6 overs (62 balls), Extras 2
    • Australia: 150 runs in 15.3 overs (95 balls), Extras 2
    • Innings Break: Australia - 182/9 in 20.0 overs (BW Hilfenhaus 0, SW Tait 1)
    • South Africa innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (45 balls), Extras 5
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (JP Duminy 34, VB van Jaarsveld 11, Ex 5)
    • JP Duminy: 50 off 31 balls (7 x 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 11
 
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