Australia tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Nov 17-21, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets
17,18,19,20,21 November 2011 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Rudolph c †Haddin b Watson 30 71 50 4 0 60.00
14.4 83.7 mph, caught behind! Watson pitches just short of a length around off stump and slants the ball across the left-hander, Rudolph stays on his crease and pushes tentatively, he gets an edge through to Haddin. A soft way to go after playing some fabulous shots full of intent 43/2
View dismissal GC Smith* c Clarke b Johnson 11 31 18 2 0 61.11
6.4 89.3 mph, Johnson is ecstatic as Smith edges to second slip. He landed the ball short of a length just outside off stump and got it to straighten after pitching, Smith played for the angle into him and pushed forward at it, giving Clarke a simple catch 24/1
View dismissal HM Amla c Ponting b Cummins 19 117 70 3 0 27.14
31.1 87.7 mph, there's his first Test wicket! Cummins bowls a fullish ball outside off stump, Amla tries to play a powerful drive through cover. He reached out for it without really moving his feet and went hard at the ball. The outside edge flew rapidly to Ponting at second slip, he caught it at head height. Sharp catch. Cummins has been rewarded for a fine effort on debut 129/4
View dismissal JH Kallis c Khawaja b Siddle 54 64 41 8 2 131.70
28.5 85.7 mph, caught at midwicket! Kallis flicks a length ball off his pads straight to Khawaja at midwicket, who had to jump as the ball lobbed towards him. Kallis takes a look at the pitch after the dismissal, I think that ball stopped on him a little. Siddle is pumped and gives him a small send-off 123/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Cummins b Siddle 64 137 97 11 0 65.97
60.5 85.2 mph, Cummins has taken a sensational catch! AB tried to pull a short of a length delivery from around of stump, the ball bounced a bit more and he ended up slicing it in the air over the bowler's head. The catch was closer to Johnson at mid-on, but Cummins tore towards it from mid-off and dived full length to take it as the ball fell over his head 243/6
View dismissal AG Prince c Johnson b Lyon 50 119 89 9 0 56.17
59.6 56.8 mph, caught at mid-on! Prince has looked edgy for a while, ever since tea, and after several edges through slip against Siddle, he finally holes out at mid-on. He came out of his crease to loft the ball down the ground, he didn't get under it and so he couldn't find the elevation to clear Johnson. 241/5
View dismissal MV Boucher c Lyon b Siddle 3 15 7 0 0 42.85
62.5 85.9 mph, another one falls, to another silly shot. Boucher tries to pull a short ball but gets a top edge that goes towards long leg, Haddin begins to run after the ball but realises he won't get there. Lyon comes running in from the boundary to take the catch 245/8
View dismissal VD Philander lbw b Lyon 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
61.5 52.1 mph, lbw! Philander moves back and towards the off side to play across the line towards square leg, Lyon pitches the ball outside off and angles it into the right-hander. Philander misses the ball and gets hit plumb in front 243/7
DW Steyn not out 15 33 31 1 1 48.38
View dismissal M Morkel c Watson b Clarke 6 18 14 1 0 42.85
68.2 51.5 mph, edged to first slip and Watson's caught it! Clarke goes round the wicket and angles the ball across the left-hander, Morkel pushes forward and away from his body and gets a gentler edge to Watson 258/9
View dismissal Imran Tahir c Hughes b Clarke 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
70.6 51.0 mph, it's over. Tahir couldn't survive the last ball and is caught at bat pad. He lunged forward to defend and got an inside edge on to the front pad, Hughes dived forward and took a low catch at short leg 266/10
Extras (b 9, lb 2, w 2, nb 1) 14
  Total (all out; 71 overs; 313 mins) 266 (3.74 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MG Johnson 16.1 4 67 1 4.14 69 10 0 (1nb)
6.4 to Smith, 89.3 mph, Johnson is ecstatic as Smith edges to second slip. He landed the ball short of a length just outside off stump and got it to straighten after pitching, Smith played for the angle into him and pushed forward at it, giving Clarke a simple catch 24/1
View wicket PJ Cummins 15 3 38 1 2.53 75 7 0
31.1 to Amla, 87.7 mph, there's his first Test wicket! Cummins bowls a fullish ball outside off stump, Amla tries to play a powerful drive through cover. He reached out for it without really moving his feet and went hard at the ball. The outside edge flew rapidly to Ponting at second slip, he caught it at head height. Sharp catch. Cummins has been rewarded for a fine effort on debut 129/4
View wickets PM Siddle 15 4 69 3 4.60 68 13 1
28.5 to Kallis, 85.7 mph, caught at midwicket! Kallis flicks a length ball off his pads straight to Khawaja at midwicket, who had to jump as the ball lobbed towards him. Kallis takes a look at the pitch after the dismissal, I think that ball stopped on him a little. Siddle is pumped and gives him a small send-off 123/3
60.5 to de Villiers, 85.2 mph, Cummins has taken a sensational catch! AB tried to pull a short of a length delivery from around of stump, the ball bounced a bit more and he ended up slicing it in the air over the bowler's head. The catch was closer to Johnson at mid-on, but Cummins tore towards it from mid-off and dived full length to take it as the ball fell over his head 243/6
62.5 to Boucher, 85.9 mph, another one falls, to another silly shot. Boucher tries to pull a short ball but gets a top edge that goes towards long leg, Haddin begins to run after the ball but realises he won't get there. Lyon comes running in from the boundary to take the catch 245/8
View wicket SR Watson 3.5 1 13 1 3.39 19 3 0
14.4 to Rudolph, 83.7 mph, caught behind! Watson pitches just short of a length around off stump and slants the ball across the left-hander, Rudolph stays on his crease and pushes tentatively, he gets an edge through to Haddin. A soft way to go after playing some fabulous shots full of intent 43/2
View wickets NM Lyon 13 2 52 2 4.00 54 5 2
59.6 to Prince, 56.8 mph, caught at mid-on! Prince has looked edgy for a while, ever since tea, and after several edges through slip against Siddle, he finally holes out at mid-on. He came out of his crease to loft the ball down the ground, he didn't get under it and so he couldn't find the elevation to clear Johnson. 241/5
61.5 to Philander, 52.1 mph, lbw! Philander moves back and towards the off side to play across the line towards square leg, Lyon pitches the ball outside off and angles it into the right-hander. Philander misses the ball and gets hit plumb in front 243/7
  MEK Hussey 4 0 10 0 2.50 18 0 0 (2w)
View wickets MJ Clarke 4 1 6 2 1.50 21 1 0
68.2 to Morkel, 51.5 mph, edged to first slip and Watson's caught it! Clarke goes round the wicket and angles the ball across the left-hander, Morkel pushes forward and away from his body and gets a gentler edge to Watson 258/9
70.6 to Imran Tahir, 51.0 mph, it's over. Tahir couldn't survive the last ball and is caught at bat pad. He lunged forward to defend and got an inside edge on to the front pad, Hughes dived forward and took a low catch at short leg 266/10
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson c Imran Tahir b Kallis 88 203 140 14 2 62.85
45.4 90.4 mph, caught at deep square leg! Watson takes on Kallis' short ball and pulls it flat and hard towards Tahir on the boundary. Tahir moves to his right and dives to take the catch 192/2
View dismissal PJ Hughes c de Villiers b Philander 88 161 111 14 0 79.27
36.3 80.5 mph, caught at first slip! Hughes stayed in his crease and tried to drive a good length ball off the back foot through cover, Philander got the ball to bounce and angle away from the left-hander and the ball flew quickly off the outside edge. Kallis began to move his hands towards his right at second slip, but then stopped. AB was ready at first slip and took a sharp catch to the left of his head. 174/1
View dismissal UT Khawaja lbw b Steyn 12 114 57 1 0 21.05
59.4 that looks stone dead, plumb as it gets, but Khawaja has appealed against the lbw decision to give him out. Steyn pitched the ball on middle stump, angling it across the left-hander, and then got it to straighten off the pitch, beating Khawaja as he played slightly forward and across the line. The ball hit him around the knee roll. That's hitting just above the middle of middle stump. A waste of a review 228/5
View dismissal RT Ponting lbw b Steyn 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
46.3 85.2 mph, that looks plumb, it's been given lbw, and Ponting walks without asking for a review! Steyn bowled a fast ball, pitching outside off stump and angling into the right-hander, Ponting moved his front foot across his stumps and played slightly across the line. He missed and was hit flush on the knee roll. Plumb. 193/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke* c de Villiers b Morkel 11 41 33 2 0 33.33
54.3 87.2 mph, caught at first slip! Clarke's been done in by the steep bounce outside off stump. Morkel got the ball to rise sharply from just outside off stump, Clarke jumped on the back foot and tried to cut, the ball flew high, but not too high for AB de Villiers. He really should have let that ball go 212/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey b Steyn 20 34 27 4 0 74.07
61.6 82.7 mph, bowled him! Beautiful ball. Steyn pitches on a good length from over the wicket in line with the stumps and gets the ball to straighten off the pitch into the left-hander, Hussey played from his crease and tried to defend, bringing his bat slightly across his pad. The ball clips the pad before hitting off and middle stump 233/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin lbw b Imran Tahir 16 42 23 3 0 69.56
68.1 Haddin's lbw! But he's reviewed it. In vain. That is plumb. Haddin played forward to one that drifted into him and straightened off the pitch. He played down the wrong line and was hit just below the knee roll. Replays show the ball hitting and says it's the umpire's call. Out. Tahir has his maiden Test wicket. Haddin also played slightly across the line 255/7
MG Johnson not out 38 74 49 6 0 77.55
View dismissal PM Siddle b Imran Tahir 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
68.5 look at that celebration! It is bonkers. Tahir is ecstatic and goes off on a huge celebratory run after the googly pitches outside off and spins sharply into the right-hander, bowling Siddle, who didn't pick it as he played from the crease. He was bowled between bat and pad 255/8
View dismissal PJ Cummins c †Boucher b Steyn 2 26 7 0 0 28.57
73.4 caught behind! The outswinger is too good for the debutant. Steyn pitches the ball on a good length around middle and off and swings it away. Cummins pushes forward to defend and gets an edge that flies towards first slip. It won't reach first slip, though, because Boucher dives to his right and takes a good catch 285/9
View dismissal NM Lyon lbw b Imran Tahir 2 13 10 0 0 20.00
76.4 lbw! Lyon plays back and doesn't pick the googly, it pitches outside off and spins back in to hit the back pad plumb in front. Australia have been dismissed with a lead of 30 296/10
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 3, nb 4) 19
  Total (all out; 76.4 overs; 360 mins) 296 (3.86 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 18 3 64 4 3.55 80 9 1
46.3 to Ponting, 85.2 mph, that looks plumb, it's been given lbw, and Ponting walks without asking for a review! Steyn bowled a fast ball, pitching outside off stump and angling into the right-hander, Ponting moved his front foot across his stumps and played slightly across the line. He missed and was hit flush on the knee roll. Plumb. 193/3
59.4 to Khawaja, that looks stone dead, plumb as it gets, but Khawaja has appealed against the lbw decision to give him out. Steyn pitched the ball on middle stump, angling it across the left-hander, and then got it to straighten off the pitch, beating Khawaja as he played slightly forward and across the line. The ball hit him around the knee roll. That's hitting just above the middle of middle stump. A waste of a review 228/5
61.6 to Hussey, 82.7 mph, bowled him! Beautiful ball. Steyn pitches on a good length from over the wicket in line with the stumps and gets the ball to straighten off the pitch into the left-hander, Hussey played from his crease and tried to defend, bringing his bat slightly across his pad. The ball clips the pad before hitting off and middle stump 233/6
73.4 to Cummins, caught behind! The outswinger is too good for the debutant. Steyn pitches the ball on a good length around middle and off and swings it away. Cummins pushes forward to defend and gets an edge that flies towards first slip. It won't reach first slip, though, because Boucher dives to his right and takes a good catch 285/9
View wicket VD Philander 15 4 47 1 3.13 69 6 0 (1nb, 1w)
36.3 to Hughes, 80.5 mph, caught at first slip! Hughes stayed in his crease and tried to drive a good length ball off the back foot through cover, Philander got the ball to bounce and angle away from the left-hander and the ball flew quickly off the outside edge. Kallis began to move his hands towards his right at second slip, but then stopped. AB was ready at first slip and took a sharp catch to the left of his head. 174/1
View wicket M Morkel 17 4 62 1 3.64 82 11 0 (3nb, 1w)
54.3 to Clarke, 87.2 mph, caught at first slip! Clarke's been done in by the steep bounce outside off stump. Morkel got the ball to rise sharply from just outside off stump, Clarke jumped on the back foot and tried to cut, the ball flew high, but not too high for AB de Villiers. He really should have let that ball go 212/4
View wicket JH Kallis 13 2 56 1 4.30 57 11 0 (1w)
45.4 to Watson, 90.4 mph, caught at deep square leg! Watson takes on Kallis' short ball and pulls it flat and hard towards Tahir on the boundary. Tahir moves to his right and dives to take the catch 192/2
View wickets Imran Tahir 13.4 2 55 3 4.02 55 7 1
68.1 to Haddin, Haddin's lbw! But he's reviewed it. In vain. That is plumb. Haddin played forward to one that drifted into him and straightened off the pitch. He played down the wrong line and was hit just below the knee roll. Replays show the ball hitting and says it's the umpire's call. Out. Tahir has his maiden Test wicket. Haddin also played slightly across the line 255/7
68.5 to Siddle, look at that celebration! It is bonkers. Tahir is ecstatic and goes off on a huge celebratory run after the googly pitches outside off and spins sharply into the right-hander, bowling Siddle, who didn't pick it as he played from the crease. He was bowled between bat and pad 255/8
76.4 to Lyon, lbw! Lyon plays back and doesn't pick the googly, it pitches outside off and spins back in to hit the back pad plumb in front. Australia have been dismissed with a lead of 30 296/10
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Hughes b Lyon 36 87 55 6 0 65.45
19.6 53.5 mph, very timely breakthrough for Australia! That extra bounce worked to Lyon's advantage, Smith tried to repeat the boundary earlier in the over only this time he didn't ride the bounce properly and ended up slicing it to Hughes at point who took it quite easily to his right 75/2
View dismissal JA Rudolph c †Haddin b Cummins 24 31 23 5 0 104.34
7.2 89.5 mph, top edged! Now this is quite a familiar sight in this Test match, another batsman top edges after being well set, this one climbs on Rudolph outside off, he was aiming for over square leg, Haddin takes the skier easily 40/1
View dismissal HM Amla c †Haddin b Johnson 105 332 243 14 0 43.20
84.1 77.2 mph, Mitch has removed Amla, huge wicket for Australia, they haven't done badly at all this morning, Mitch slants it across Amla from short of a length, not too much on the angle, close to Amla too, maybe that is why he pokes at it, and Haddin does the rest with a low take to his right 260/6
View dismissal JH Kallis c Clarke b Cummins 2 31 19 0 0 10.52
27.2 86.8 mph, and a fantastic reward for the young man! He set it up beautifully by peppering him with short deliveries, this time he angles it on the corridor outside off, Kallis pokes at it, hew doesn't have much time to react and the ball takes the edge and flies to Clarke at first slip. This reminds me of the way Ishant Sharma foxed Ponting at the WACA 90/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Clarke b Cummins 73 197 136 10 1 53.67
73.1 Cummins has struck now, mighty poor half-stroke from AB though, he is caught at second slip, Cummins had been trying to do this all morning, getting the batsman to drive, but the length had not been as full, it was this time, sucked AB out, who tried to push without moving the feet much, and ended up having a sort of poke at it, it still fairly flew off the edge high to Clarke at second slip 237/4
View dismissal AG Prince run out (Ponting) 2 26 18 0 0 11.11
78.6 Siddle to Amla, eep, needless run out sends Prince back, Amla plonked this shortish one towards point and trotted down the track, there was no run there, Prince initially started to run, then applied the brakes, Amla was already accelerating and wasn't about to stop, and Prince had no chance of making it across to the other end as Ponting ran in from point to take the bails off, did well not to withdraw towards his end, else the centurion would have been dismissed 249/5
View dismissal MV Boucher c Watson b Lyon 13 41 20 3 0 65.00
87.2 53.7 mph, he's struck with the second delivery, or has he, slip takes the ball, but was an edge involved? it was the full length that had him driving, lots of flight on that one, and there is a healthy edge on that one as Boucher almost runs it straight to Watto at slip, wonder what all the confusion was about, Billy does the crooked finger after checking with the third umpire 266/7
View dismissal VD Philander c †Haddin b Cummins 23 92 72 3 0 31.94
105.1 82.3 mph, whoa, that is a very late decision from Billy to give him out, Philander was handed a snorter from Cummins first ball after lunch, pitched short and reared up, Philander tried to ride the bounce and fended at it, it seems to have grazed the right thumb on its way to the keeper, there was a sound as well, that is what replays suggest, he had hopped too much in the air for it to show on the Hot Spot frame, Philander reviews it, but he will have to go back 314/8
View dismissal DW Steyn c †Haddin b Cummins 41 98 64 2 3 64.06
109.6 86.1 mph, six wickets in the innings for Pat Cummins on Test debut, Steyn backs away and has another swing, this time the ball finds the edge and carries low to Haddin, who dives forward to complete the catch 339/10
View dismissal M Morkel b Cummins 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
105.2 86.1 mph, bowled 'em! Cummins has five wickets on Test debut, and he is on a hat-trick, fabulous stuff, Morkel was in the crease, probably expecting the short ball, but Cummins shattered his stumps, getting the yorker spot-on 314/9
Imran Tahir not out 4 23 11 1 0 36.36
Extras (b 5, lb 2, w 7, nb 2) 16
  Total (all out; 110 overs; 480 mins) 339 (3.08 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MG Johnson 30 4 101 1 3.36 131 15 0 (2nb)
84.1 to Amla, 77.2 mph, Mitch has removed Amla, huge wicket for Australia, they haven't done badly at all this morning, Mitch slants it across Amla from short of a length, not too much on the angle, close to Amla too, maybe that is why he pokes at it, and Haddin does the rest with a low take to his right 260/6
View wickets PJ Cummins 29 5 79 6 2.72 135 8 1 (3w)
7.2 to Rudolph, 89.5 mph, top edged! Now this is quite a familiar sight in this Test match, another batsman top edges after being well set, this one climbs on Rudolph outside off, he was aiming for over square leg, Haddin takes the skier easily 40/1
27.2 to Kallis, 86.8 mph, and a fantastic reward for the young man! He set it up beautifully by peppering him with short deliveries, this time he angles it on the corridor outside off, Kallis pokes at it, hew doesn't have much time to react and the ball takes the edge and flies to Clarke at first slip. This reminds me of the way Ishant Sharma foxed Ponting at the WACA 90/3
73.1 to de Villiers, Cummins has struck now, mighty poor half-stroke from AB though, he is caught at second slip, Cummins had been trying to do this all morning, getting the batsman to drive, but the length had not been as full, it was this time, sucked AB out, who tried to push without moving the feet much, and ended up having a sort of poke at it, it still fairly flew off the edge high to Clarke at second slip 237/4
105.1 to Philander, 82.3 mph, whoa, that is a very late decision from Billy to give him out, Philander was handed a snorter from Cummins first ball after lunch, pitched short and reared up, Philander tried to ride the bounce and fended at it, it seems to have grazed the right thumb on its way to the keeper, there was a sound as well, that is what replays suggest, he had hopped too much in the air for it to show on the Hot Spot frame, Philander reviews it, but he will have to go back 314/8
105.2 to Morkel, 86.1 mph, bowled 'em! Cummins has five wickets on Test debut, and he is on a hat-trick, fabulous stuff, Morkel was in the crease, probably expecting the short ball, but Cummins shattered his stumps, getting the yorker spot-on 314/9
109.6 to Steyn, 86.1 mph, six wickets in the innings for Pat Cummins on Test debut, Steyn backs away and has another swing, this time the ball finds the edge and carries low to Haddin, who dives forward to complete the catch 339/10
  PM Siddle 27 10 71 0 2.62 137 13 1
View wickets NM Lyon 16 4 57 2 3.56 68 6 2
19.6 to Smith, 53.5 mph, very timely breakthrough for Australia! That extra bounce worked to Lyon's advantage, Smith tried to repeat the boundary earlier in the over only this time he didn't ride the bounce properly and ended up slicing it to Hughes at point who took it quite easily to his right 75/2
87.2 to Boucher, 53.7 mph, he's struck with the second delivery, or has he, slip takes the ball, but was an edge involved? it was the full length that had him driving, lots of flight on that one, and there is a healthy edge on that one as Boucher almost runs it straight to Watto at slip, wonder what all the confusion was about, Billy does the crooked finger after checking with the third umpire 266/7
  MEK Hussey 5 0 14 0 2.80 21 1 0
  MJ Clarke 2 1 2 0 1.00 10 0 0
  RT Ponting 1 0 8 0 8.00 3 1 0
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 310 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SR Watson b Philander 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
0.2 82.5 mph, Watson is gone! he has shouldered arms and flagged this one through to hit off stump, straightened from a length on off stump, Watson took a stride out and let it pass by, the bails go flying and Australia are up against it 0/1
View dismissal PJ Hughes c Kallis b Philander 11 13 10 2 0 110.00
2.5 82.5 mph, poke from Hughes leads to his downfall, the openers are gone, Philander it is again, gets it to bounce from back of a length, not far from Hughes, would have required an incredible leave to survive that one, Hughes was already close to it with that across movement, and ended up edging it to second slip as he hopped and pushed hard at it 19/2
View dismissal UT Khawaja c Kallis b Imran Tahir 65 166 110 8 1 59.09
36.5 49.2 mph, he didn't use the feet this time, and he is gone immediately, he wasn't picking the googly anyway, tossed up delivery, Khawaja stayed in the crease and pushed half-forward to feather it to Kallis at slip as it turned away, superb innings comes to a tame end, Tahir is over the moon 141/3
View dismissal RT Ponting c Rudolph b Morkel 62 218 138 6 0 44.92
50.1 84.8 mph, is that the last ball of Ponting's glittering career? It is the end of this innings, and what a strong effort it was. It has ended in rather meek fashion though. Short and pacy from Morkel, wide of off stump and asking to be left. Ponting's been very astute all morning, but this time he goes for a flat-footed cut. The pace and bounce on the ball is too much, it takes the edge and flies into the slips. The glint in the eye, the stony gaze, Ponting takes a look at the toe of his bat, which it where it hit, he sees it is over and marches off. No lingering, no theatrics. The handful of people in the ground rise to salute the legend. 165/5
View dismissal MJ Clarke* b Philander 2 21 16 0 0 12.50
40.4 83.4 mph, the captain's gone, his stumps are in a mess! Stunning ball, after taking a couple away off the seam, he gets this one to bend in drastically. Clarke was pressing forward when he noticed it coming in, and was trying to cover the gap between bat and pad, with the former thrust in front of the body. Too late, the ball skidded in past the inside edge and burst through to disturb the castle. Clarke looks gutted, the ball just did enough to disturb the bails. What a huge breach! 145/4
View dismissal MEK Hussey lbw b Philander 39 124 77 3 0 50.64
69.1 79.0 mph, gone! Is Hussey referring it? He is.. Incisive length ball, holds its line, catches him on the hop as he looks to play to the leg side. He was on the back foot and that was hitting the middle of middle. The only thing that can save him is if it pitched outside leg. It didn't. Most of the ball is in the mat. Gone! South Africa need four wickets for the whitewash. What an epic ripper of a debut series Vernon is having! 215/6
View dismissal BJ Haddin c †Boucher b Philander 55 142 106 7 0 51.88
82.2 81.7 mph, Haddin's gone! The new ball has swung away at long last, and Philander has five again! He plans to do this every Test of his career. It angled in, landed back of a length and whistled away past an extravagant drive, taking the faintest of tickles on its way to Boucher. I didn't see the edge, but Haddin didn't review it. It was dying on him, but had enough legs to get into the gloves. What an absolute ripper of a Test match! 287/7
MG Johnson not out 40 86 47 6 0 85.10
View dismissal PM Siddle c Imran Tahir b Steyn 4 7 7 1 0 57.14
83.4 86.1 mph, Steyn has a wicket. All is well with the world. Siddle is gone to a super soft dismissal. Full, fast, straight, Siddle probably knew what was coming, he was back in the crease and got his bat down in time to save the pads, but ended up scooping it to Tahir at silly mid-on. Tahir takes the dolly with aplomb, Steyn goes berserk, and Siddle just jogs away... 292/8
PJ Cummins not out 13 18 15 2 0 86.66
Extras (b 1, lb 7, w 4, nb 7) 19
  Total (8 wickets; 86.5 overs; 401 mins) 310 (3.57 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets VD Philander 20 3 70 5 3.50 89 10 0 (4nb, 1w)
0.2 to Watson, 82.5 mph, Watson is gone! he has shouldered arms and flagged this one through to hit off stump, straightened from a length on off stump, Watson took a stride out and let it pass by, the bails go flying and Australia are up against it 0/1
2.5 to Hughes, 82.5 mph, poke from Hughes leads to his downfall, the openers are gone, Philander it is again, gets it to bounce from back of a length, not far from Hughes, would have required an incredible leave to survive that one, Hughes was already close to it with that across movement, and ended up edging it to second slip as he hopped and pushed hard at it 19/2
40.4 to Clarke, 83.4 mph, the captain's gone, his stumps are in a mess! Stunning ball, after taking a couple away off the seam, he gets this one to bend in drastically. Clarke was pressing forward when he noticed it coming in, and was trying to cover the gap between bat and pad, with the former thrust in front of the body. Too late, the ball skidded in past the inside edge and burst through to disturb the castle. Clarke looks gutted, the ball just did enough to disturb the bails. What a huge breach! 145/4
69.1 to Hussey, 79.0 mph, gone! Is Hussey referring it? He is.. Incisive length ball, holds its line, catches him on the hop as he looks to play to the leg side. He was on the back foot and that was hitting the middle of middle. The only thing that can save him is if it pitched outside leg. It didn't. Most of the ball is in the mat. Gone! South Africa need four wickets for the whitewash. What an epic ripper of a debut series Vernon is having! 215/6
82.2 to Haddin, 81.7 mph, Haddin's gone! The new ball has swung away at long last, and Philander has five again! He plans to do this every Test of his career. It angled in, landed back of a length and whistled away past an extravagant drive, taking the faintest of tickles on its way to Boucher. I didn't see the edge, but Haddin didn't review it. It was dying on him, but had enough legs to get into the gloves. What an absolute ripper of a Test match! 287/7
View wicket DW Steyn 23 1 98 1 4.26 94 12 1 (2w)
83.4 to Siddle, 86.1 mph, Steyn has a wicket. All is well with the world. Siddle is gone to a super soft dismissal. Full, fast, straight, Siddle probably knew what was coming, he was back in the crease and got his bat down in time to save the pads, but ended up scooping it to Tahir at silly mid-on. Tahir takes the dolly with aplomb, Steyn goes berserk, and Siddle just jogs away... 292/8
View wicket M Morkel 19 6 43 1 2.26 96 6 0 (3nb, 1w)
50.1 to Ponting, 84.8 mph, is that the last ball of Ponting's glittering career? It is the end of this innings, and what a strong effort it was. It has ended in rather meek fashion though. Short and pacy from Morkel, wide of off stump and asking to be left. Ponting's been very astute all morning, but this time he goes for a flat-footed cut. The pace and bounce on the ball is too much, it takes the edge and flies into the slips. The glint in the eye, the stony gaze, Ponting takes a look at the toe of his bat, which it where it hit, he sees it is over and marches off. No lingering, no theatrics. The handful of people in the ground rise to salute the legend. 165/5
View wicket Imran Tahir 15.5 0 63 1 3.97 56 5 0
36.5 to Khawaja, 49.2 mph, he didn't use the feet this time, and he is gone immediately, he wasn't picking the googly anyway, tossed up delivery, Khawaja stayed in the crease and pushed half-forward to feather it to Kallis at slip as it turned away, superb innings comes to a tame end, Tahir is over the moon 141/3
  JH Kallis 9 1 28 0 3.11 36 2 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - 2-match series drawn 1-1
Test debut - PJ Cummins (Australia)
Player of the match - PJ Cummins (Australia)
Player of the series - VD Philander (South Africa)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and IJ Gould (England)
TV umpire - BR Doctrove (West Indies)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - S George
Close of play
  • Thu, 17 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 266
  • Fri, 18 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 0/0 (GC Smith 0*, JA Rudolph 0*, 0.4 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 229/3 (HM Amla 89*, AB de Villiers 70*, 69 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Nov - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 142/3 (RT Ponting 54*, MJ Clarke 1*, 37 ov)
  • Mon, 21 Nov - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 310/8 (86.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Over 10.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - HM Amla (Struck down)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 43/1 in 13.0 overs (JA Rudolph 30, HM Amla 1)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (104 balls), Extras 1
    • Over 22.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - JH Kallis (Upheld)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (HM Amla 12, JH Kallis 32, Ex 8)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 24.2 overs (147 balls), Extras 9
    • Lunch: South Africa - 107/2 in 25.0 overs (HM Amla 14, JH Kallis 43)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 37 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 36.2 overs (219 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: South Africa - 168/4 in 39.0 overs (AB de Villiers 21, AG Prince 23)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (AB de Villiers 25, AG Prince 23, Ex 2)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 47.3 overs (286 balls), Extras 14
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 64 balls (10 x 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 213/4 in 53.0 overs (AB de Villiers 51, AG Prince 34)
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 143 balls (AB de Villiers 49, AG Prince 48, Ex 4)
    • AG Prince: 50 off 75 balls (9 x 4)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 65.6 overs (397 balls), Extras 14
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 266/10 in 71.0 overs (DW Steyn 15)
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Bad Light: Australia - 0/0
    • End Of Day: Australia - 0/0
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (77 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (SR Watson 24, PJ Hughes 26, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Australia - 78/0 in 17.0 overs (SR Watson 38, PJ Hughes 33)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 20.6 overs (128 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 128 balls (SR Watson 48, PJ Hughes 44, Ex 8)
    • PJ Hughes: 50 off 68 balls (9 x 4)
    • SR Watson: 50 off 74 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Over 26.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - SR Watson (Struck down)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 29.3 overs (179 balls), Extras 8
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 179 balls (SR Watson 65, PJ Hughes 78, Ex 8)
    • Lunch: Australia - 169/0 in 33.0 overs (SR Watson 76, PJ Hughes 85)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 50.6 overs (309 balls), Extras 12
    • Tea: Australia - 220/4 in 58.0 overs (UT Khawaja 12, MEK Hussey 8)
    • Over 59.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - UT Khawaja (Struck down)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 66.6 overs (406 balls), Extras 13
    • Over 68.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Struck down)
    • Drinks: Australia - 276/8 in 71.5 overs (MG Johnson 25, PJ Cummins 2)
    • Innings Break: Australia - 296/10 in 76.4 overs (MG Johnson 38)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 0/0 in 0.4 overs (GC Smith 0, JA Rudolph 0)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 0/0 in 0.4 overs (GC Smith 0, JA Rudolph 0)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 64/1 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 30, HM Amla 9)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 94/3 in 29.0 overs (HM Amla 27, AB de Villiers 2)
    • Over 29.6: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - HM Amla (Struck down)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 30.6 overs (186 balls), Extras 3
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (HM Amla 22, AB de Villiers 25, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 140/3 in 44.0 overs (HM Amla 48, AB de Villiers 25)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 115 balls (7 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 45.2 overs (273 balls), Extras 6
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 82 balls (9 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 166 balls (HM Amla 42, AB de Villiers 54, Ex 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 191/3 in 57.0 overs (HM Amla 69, AB de Villiers 54)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 60.3 overs (364 balls), Extras 7
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 229/3 in 69.0 overs (HM Amla 89, AB de Villiers 70)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 229/3 in 69.0 overs (HM Amla 89, AB de Villiers 70)
    • HM Amla: 100 off 222 balls (14 x 4)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 80.1 overs (483 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: South Africa - 266/6 in 87.0 overs (MV Boucher 13, VD Philander 2)
    • Over 91.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - DW Steyn (Struck down)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 294/7 after 96.1 overs (VD Philander 16, DW Steyn 14)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 97.3 overs (587 balls), Extras 15
    • Lunch: South Africa - 314/7 in 105.0 overs (VD Philander 23, DW Steyn 20)
    • Over 105.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - VD Philander (Struck down)
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 339/10 in 110.0 overs (Imran Tahir 4)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (77 balls), Extras 3
    • Tea: Australia - 64/2 in 17.0 overs (UT Khawaja 26, RT Ponting 23)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (UT Khawaja 23, RT Ponting 26, Ex 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 28.2 overs (174 balls), Extras 8
    • UT Khawaja: 50 off 95 balls (7 x 4)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 175 balls (UT Khawaja 46, RT Ponting 44, Ex 10)
    • Drinks: Australia - 130/2 in 34.0 overs (UT Khawaja 61, RT Ponting 47)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 101 balls (6 x 4)
    • Bad Light: Australia - 142/3 in 37.0 overs (RT Ponting 54, MJ Clarke 1)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 142/3 in 37.0 overs (RT Ponting 54, MJ Clarke 1)
    • Rain: Australia - 142/3 in 37.0 overs (RT Ponting 54, MJ Clarke 1)
    • Lunch: Australia - 142/3 in 37.0 overs (RT Ponting 54, MJ Clarke 1)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 42.6 overs (264 balls), Extras 13
    • Drinks: Australia - 172/5 in 54.0 overs (MEK Hussey 16, BJ Haddin 3)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 61.6 overs (378 balls), Extras 13
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 111 balls (MEK Hussey 27, BJ Haddin 23, Ex 0)
    • Over 69.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - MEK Hussey (Struck down)
    • Tea: Australia - 222/6 in 71.0 overs (BJ Haddin 24, MG Johnson 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 76.2 overs (464 balls), Extras 15
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (BJ Haddin 24, MG Johnson 27, Ex 2)
    • Over 78.2: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - BJ Haddin (Struck down)
    • BJ Haddin: 50 off 99 balls (6 x 4)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 276/6 after 80.1 overs (BJ Haddin 50, MG Johnson 29)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 84.5 overs (516 balls), Extras 19
    • Over 86.3: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - PJ Cummins (Struck down)
 
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