South Africa tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 22-26, 2012
Played at Adelaide Oval
22,23,24,25,26 November 2012 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DA Warner c Smith b Morkel 119 176 112 16 4 106.25
37.2 87.2 mph, this time the edge has gone to slip! Warner goes after a post-lunch blitz and he gets applauded off Adelaide Oval. He stayed on the back foot and poked away from his body at a good length ball that pitched around off-stump line and angled across him from over the wicket. Smith was waiting at first slip 210/4
View dismissal EJM Cowan c & b Kallis 10 44 29 1 0 34.48
10.3 81.1 mph, Kallis has broken through! Lbw, or is that caught and bowled? Kallis fired in the yorker and Cowan, who was standing outside his crease had to hurry to dig it out. I thought it hit his bat and replays seem to indicate the ball lobbed off Cowan's bat and back to Kallis. It might have hit the toe as well, and if so that's plumb. Lbw and caught and bowled, but the lbw was first. Now there's a change in decision and it's a caught and bowled. But I think it hit the boot first. The rules say that a caught will over-ride an lbw. the ball shot up off the toe and lobbed back to the bowler, it hit high on the bat. 43/1
View dismissal RJ Quiney c Smith b Morkel 0 9 8 0 0 0.00
11.6 69.9 mph, caught at first slip! Quiney's gone for a duck. Morkel pitched it on a good length just outside off and angled it into the left-hander, Quiney moved back and across to defend from his crease and got an outside edge. Smith took a low catch at first slip. And just like that, this start has turned around 44/2
View dismissal RT Ponting b Kallis 4 6 3 1 0 133.33
12.6 80.1 mph, bowled him! Kallis has produced a ripping ball. He bowled a full ball which Ponting chose to defend from his crease instead of coming forward. The ball swerved away from the right-hander very late and beat the outside edge to hit of stump, Ponting fell to the pitch after he was beaten. He was completely squared up and beaten. It shaped into him at first and then swung away 55/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke* b Morkel 230 345 257 40 1 89.49
91.4 86.5 mph, it's over! stop the press, Michael Clarke has been dismissed, yes he has, that was pitched up by Morkel, Clarke stays in the crease as he looks to play that one, he misses and the ball cannons into middle stump, that ball angled in, more than Clarke expected, between bat and pad, end of a classic from Clarke, end of a nightmare for South Africa 494/6
View dismissal MEK Hussey b Steyn 103 209 137 9 4 75.18
86.5 86.3 mph, and against all odds, Steyn has bowled Hussey and that will be stumps on the first day. Steyn pitched on a good length around off and the ball came back into the left-hander. Hussey was late in bringing his bat down and the ball hit the top of off stump. That will be small consolation for South Africa, they have received a severe hiding 482/5
View dismissal MS Wade c †de Villiers b Morkel 6 41 28 1 0 21.42
95.6 87.1 mph, Morkel strikes again, Wade hadn't scored in a while, he thought he could crash a length ball outside off through the cover, only gets a thin edge through to the keeper, Wade is distraught as he trudges off, knowing that there were some runs to be had on what remains a lovely batting track 501/7
View dismissal PM Siddle c Smith b Kleinveldt 6 30 21 1 0 28.57
98.2 84.5 mph, Kleindveldt gets his first Test wicket, or does he? the no-ball check, that is tight, many replays needed to check whether it is behind the line, looks to be safe by mere millimetres, he is, Kleinveldt can finally savour a Test wicket, Siddle gets a healthy nick through to slip, that was a back of a length ball, Siddle might have been better off playing off the front foot, he hangs back in the crease, so Australia 21/3 on the day 503/8
View dismissal JL Pattinson c Smith b Steyn 42 53 35 4 2 120.00
107.2 85.4 mph, the innings is over, Smith takes his fourth catch of the innings, takes it on the second chance after missing it on the first, Pattinson gets a thick edge as he looks to thump a fuller one from Steyn, so Australia all out for 550 550/10
View dismissal BW Hilfenhaus c Kleinveldt b Morkel 0 7 8 0 0 0.00
99.6 84.0 mph, and Morkel completes his five-for, the short ball does the job, this was headed for the helmet, Hilfenhaus goes for the hook, top-edges it towards deep backward square leg, a duck for the Hilf, Australia 504 for 9, not quite going to plan for them today 504/9
NM Lyon not out 7 34 17 1 0 41.17
Extras (lb 11, w 1, nb 11) 23
  Total (all out; 107.2 overs; 481 mins) 550 (5.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 23.4 4 79 2 3.33 106 13 0
86.5 to Hussey, 86.3 mph, and against all odds, Steyn has bowled Hussey and that will be stumps on the first day. Steyn pitched on a good length around off and the ball came back into the left-hander. Hussey was late in bringing his bat down and the ball hit the top of off stump. That will be small consolation for South Africa, they have received a severe hiding 482/5
107.2 to Pattinson, 85.4 mph, the innings is over, Smith takes his fourth catch of the innings, takes it on the second chance after missing it on the first, Pattinson gets a thick edge as he looks to thump a fuller one from Steyn, so Australia all out for 550 550/10
View wickets M Morkel 30 5 146 5 4.86 128 26 1
11.6 to Quiney, 69.9 mph, caught at first slip! Quiney's gone for a duck. Morkel pitched it on a good length just outside off and angled it into the left-hander, Quiney moved back and across to defend from his crease and got an outside edge. Smith took a low catch at first slip. And just like that, this start has turned around 44/2
37.2 to Warner, 87.2 mph, this time the edge has gone to slip! Warner goes after a post-lunch blitz and he gets applauded off Adelaide Oval. He stayed on the back foot and poked away from his body at a good length ball that pitched around off-stump line and angled across him from over the wicket. Smith was waiting at first slip 210/4
91.4 to Clarke, 86.5 mph, it's over! stop the press, Michael Clarke has been dismissed, yes he has, that was pitched up by Morkel, Clarke stays in the crease as he looks to play that one, he misses and the ball cannons into middle stump, that ball angled in, more than Clarke expected, between bat and pad, end of a classic from Clarke, end of a nightmare for South Africa 494/6
95.6 to Wade, 87.1 mph, Morkel strikes again, Wade hadn't scored in a while, he thought he could crash a length ball outside off through the cover, only gets a thin edge through to the keeper, Wade is distraught as he trudges off, knowing that there were some runs to be had on what remains a lovely batting track 501/7
99.6 to Hilfenhaus, 84.0 mph, and Morkel completes his five-for, the short ball does the job, this was headed for the helmet, Hilfenhaus goes for the hook, top-edges it towards deep backward square leg, a duck for the Hilf, Australia 504 for 9, not quite going to plan for them today 504/9
View wickets JH Kallis 3.3 1 19 2 5.42 14 3 0
10.3 to Cowan, 81.1 mph, Kallis has broken through! Lbw, or is that caught and bowled? Kallis fired in the yorker and Cowan, who was standing outside his crease had to hurry to dig it out. I thought it hit his bat and replays seem to indicate the ball lobbed off Cowan's bat and back to Kallis. It might have hit the toe as well, and if so that's plumb. Lbw and caught and bowled, but the lbw was first. Now there's a change in decision and it's a caught and bowled. But I think it hit the boot first. The rules say that a caught will over-ride an lbw. the ball shot up off the toe and lobbed back to the bowler, it hit high on the bat. 43/1
12.6 to Ponting, 80.1 mph, bowled him! Kallis has produced a ripping ball. He bowled a full ball which Ponting chose to defend from his crease instead of coming forward. The ball swerved away from the right-hander very late and beat the outside edge to hit of stump, Ponting fell to the pitch after he was beaten. He was completely squared up and beaten. It shaped into him at first and then swung away 55/3
View wicket RK Kleinveldt 20.1 4 81 1 4.01 94 12 1 (6nb, 1w)
98.2 to Siddle, 84.5 mph, Kleindveldt gets his first Test wicket, or does he? the no-ball check, that is tight, many replays needed to check whether it is behind the line, looks to be safe by mere millimetres, he is, Kleinveldt can finally savour a Test wicket, Siddle gets a healthy nick through to slip, that was a back of a length ball, Siddle might have been better off playing off the front foot, he hangs back in the crease, so Australia 21/3 on the day 503/8
  Imran Tahir 23 0 180 0 7.82 67 18 8 (5nb)
  F du Plessis 7 0 34 0 4.85 20 2 1
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Wade b Siddle 122 295 244 14 0 50.00
74.2 87.7 mph, Huge wicket, Smith's called for a review, pitched on a good length outside off and Smith tried to close the face on that one and drive it in the region of midwicket, there was a deviation, but the bat appeared to hit the ground just as the ball went past the bat. Bowden's given him out caught-behind. Did it move away just as the bat came down? Hot Spot shows a tiny heat signature on the outside edge, a very tiny one but it's there nevertheless. Bowden's waiting for the final call, and raises his finger. Smith isn't happy, he called for a review immediately after Bowden first gave him out 233/4
View dismissal AN Petersen run out (Hussey) 54 159 112 7 0 48.21
41.2 from Lyon, an amateur mistake from Petersen, he's run out after a lackadaisical attempt to make his ground, doesn't drag his bat in and instead looks to plop it in after crossing, pays the price, just the lift Australia needed when their bowling was looking increasingly clueless, it was a direct hit from Hussey at mid-on that did the job, the other problem for Petersen was that he almost ran into Smith mid-pitch while going for the run, costing him time, the other problem was that he was expecting the throw was going to Smith's end, he was strolling towards the end of that run, a bonus wicket this for Australia 138/1
View dismissal HM Amla st †Wade b Warner 11 48 26 2 0 42.30
50.5 53.7 mph, has he done it here? the massive wicket of Amla? yes, he has, huge roar from the Adelaide crowd as they see the replays of the stumping, Amla was down the track looking to drive, he misses the ball, playing down the wrong line, he's yorked himself almost, Wade almost fluffs it again as he doesn't collect cleanly, but Amla is out far enough to give Wade time to dislodge the bails and send back the dangerman, a priceless wicket in these flat conditions 169/2
View dismissal JA Rudolph c Quiney b Lyon 29 78 64 3 0 45.31
73.1 53.6 mph, Rudolph had done this earlier today, in the previous over from Lyon in fact, went for a drive but it had then landed safe. Extra cover's still there, this was flighted and he went hard at that one, perhaps with the aim of clearing that fielder but ended up striking it straight to him. Rudolph was livid. He knew he was set, and Australia now have an opening 233/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers lbw b Siddle 1 20 15 0 0 6.66
76.6 86.0 mph, Siddle's on fire, he's rapped AB on the pads and Bowden's given him out. AB's called for a review. Landed on off and middle, didn't notice any movement there but AB went across and tried to turn the face slightly, missed and it held its line, would have hit middle and leg as the replays showed. Bowden right again, South Africa are five down 240/5
View dismissal F du Plessis c Clarke b Hilfenhaus 78 205 159 13 1 49.05
124.3 81.0 mph, Silly mid-on into the act, Clarke takes a good, sharp catch, pitched up and Du Plessis pushed loosely at that one but was snapped by the Australian captain 388/10
View dismissal DW Steyn c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 1 26 15 0 0 6.66
82.4 83.6 mph, gone, Steyn did this earlier in the over, short of a good length this time and he pushed at that one, away from his body again and it moved away to produce the outside edge, Ricky Ponting took it comfortably at second slip 246/6
View dismissal RK Kleinveldt b Hilfenhaus 0 8 5 0 0 0.00
84.3 83.2 mph, Kleinveldt has lost his off stump, similar delivery to the previous one but on a good length this time, fuller than the previous one, landed on middle and moved away, Kleinveldt swung hard at that one, trying to smack it over midwicket, missed and the off stump was sent cartwheeling towards the keeper 250/7
View dismissal JH Kallis c †Wade b Clarke 58 109 93 10 1 62.36
114.5 52.2 mph, Appeal for a caught-behind and it's been reviewed by Australia as the on-field umpire turns it down. Kallis went for a sweep, that was on leg stump and tried to sweep it fine. It definitely hit the pads but was there some impact with the bat as it lobbed up on its way to Wade? Gone. Struck the pads, then definitely struck the glove as it popped up to Wade. Hit the right thumb. 343/8
View dismissal M Morkel b Lyon 6 13 9 1 0 66.66
117.5 53.8 mph, bowled'im, Morkel goes for the sweep and misses, that landed outside leg stump and turned back in to crash into leg and middle, Morkel just missed the sweep, was better off staying his ground and turning it to leg 352/9
Imran Tahir not out 10 28 11 1 0 90.90
Extras (b 7, lb 2, w 3, nb 6) 18
  Total (all out; 124.3 overs; 502 mins) 388 (3.11 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets BW Hilfenhaus 19.3 6 49 3 2.51 94 8 0
82.4 to Steyn, 83.6 mph, gone, Steyn did this earlier in the over, short of a good length this time and he pushed at that one, away from his body again and it moved away to produce the outside edge, Ricky Ponting took it comfortably at second slip 246/6
84.3 to Kleinveldt, 83.2 mph, Kleinveldt has lost his off stump, similar delivery to the previous one but on a good length this time, fuller than the previous one, landed on middle and moved away, Kleinveldt swung hard at that one, trying to smack it over midwicket, missed and the off stump was sent cartwheeling towards the keeper 250/7
124.3 to du Plessis, 81.0 mph, Silly mid-on into the act, Clarke takes a good, sharp catch, pitched up and Du Plessis pushed loosely at that one but was snapped by the Australian captain 388/10
  JL Pattinson 9.1 0 41 0 4.47 40 6 0 (4nb, 1w)
View wickets NM Lyon 44 7 91 2 2.06 210 9 0
73.1 to Rudolph, 53.6 mph, Rudolph had done this earlier today, in the previous over from Lyon in fact, went for a drive but it had then landed safe. Extra cover's still there, this was flighted and he went hard at that one, perhaps with the aim of clearing that fielder but ended up striking it straight to him. Rudolph was livid. He knew he was set, and Australia now have an opening 233/3
117.5 to Morkel, 53.8 mph, bowled'im, Morkel goes for the sweep and misses, that landed outside leg stump and turned back in to crash into leg and middle, Morkel just missed the sweep, was better off staying his ground and turning it to leg 352/9
View wickets PM Siddle 30.5 6 130 2 4.21 136 22 1 (2nb)
74.2 to Smith, 87.7 mph, Huge wicket, Smith's called for a review, pitched on a good length outside off and Smith tried to close the face on that one and drive it in the region of midwicket, there was a deviation, but the bat appeared to hit the ground just as the ball went past the bat. Bowden's given him out caught-behind. Did it move away just as the bat came down? Hot Spot shows a tiny heat signature on the outside edge, a very tiny one but it's there nevertheless. Bowden's waiting for the final call, and raises his finger. Smith isn't happy, he called for a review immediately after Bowden first gave him out 233/4
76.6 to de Villiers, 86.0 mph, Siddle's on fire, he's rapped AB on the pads and Bowden's given him out. AB's called for a review. Landed on off and middle, didn't notice any movement there but AB went across and tried to turn the face slightly, missed and it held its line, would have hit middle and leg as the replays showed. Bowden right again, South Africa are five down 240/5
View wicket MJ Clarke 7 1 22 1 3.14 32 2 1
114.5 to Kallis, 52.2 mph, Appeal for a caught-behind and it's been reviewed by Australia as the on-field umpire turns it down. Kallis went for a sweep, that was on leg stump and tried to sweep it fine. It definitely hit the pads but was there some impact with the bat as it lobbed up on its way to Wade? Gone. Struck the pads, then definitely struck the glove as it popped up to Wade. Hit the right thumb. 343/8
  MEK Hussey 1 0 7 0 7.00 3 0 0 (2w)
View wicket DA Warner 5 0 27 1 5.40 11 2 0
50.5 to Amla, 53.7 mph, has he done it here? the massive wicket of Amla? yes, he has, huge roar from the Adelaide crowd as they see the replays of the stumping, Amla was down the track looking to drive, he misses the ball, playing down the wrong line, he's yorked himself almost, Wade almost fluffs it again as he doesn't collect cleanly, but Amla is out far enough to give Wade time to dislodge the bails and send back the dangerman, a priceless wicket in these flat conditions 169/2
  RJ Quiney 8 3 12 0 1.50 42 2 0
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal EJM Cowan b Kleinveldt 29 96 50 6 0 58.00
20.6 86.0 mph, Three for Kleinveldt, this one swung back in, landed on a good length on the off after swinging in and moved in further after pitching, Cowan was beaten through the gate as he tried to play it straight back 91/3
View dismissal DA Warner c du Plessis b Kleinveldt 41 76 60 6 0 68.33
16.1 83.8 mph, Kleinveldt strikes, definitely this time! Good extra bounce for the bowler from round the wicket, Warner's standing outside the crease, turned the face a touch too early and got a leading edge to be caught at extra cover 77/1
View dismissal RJ Quiney c †de Villiers b Kleinveldt 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
16.3 83.4 mph, Quiney grabs a pair, double-strike from Kleinveldt, angling in from round the wicket, lands on the off stump and then moves away, Quiney tries to defend off the back foot, gets a thick outside edge and AB dives to his left to complete he catch 77/2
View dismissal RT Ponting b Steyn 16 40 34 3 0 47.05
26.2 89.1 mph, Ponting's gone! He's dragged it back on, Short of a good length from Steyn again, Ponting defended loosely at that one, hung his bat out as it moved away, got an inside edge to chop it onto the stumps 98/4
View dismissal MJ Clarke* lbw b Steyn 38 120 61 3 1 62.29
47.1 89.1 mph, given out lbw and Clarke has called for a review, short of a good length and it kept low while aimed at middle and leg, Clarke got on the back foot and was struck on the knee roll, the only doubt there was whether it would go on to hit leg stump. It did move in a bit. It would have hit leg stump, as Eagle Eye confirms and the original decision is upheld. 173/6
View dismissal PM Siddle c †de Villiers b Morkel 1 18 16 0 0 6.25
29.6 85.8 mph, Gone, Morkel removes the nightwatchman, probing him outside off this time, angled in and he flirted with it, it may have moved away, took the nick, if only a slight one but that's all that matters, and AB took it comfortably 103/5
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Steyn b Morkel 54 127 95 7 0 56.84
57.2 86.3 mph, Hussey goes and Morkel strikes at the stroke of lunch! Banged in short just outside off and Hussey went for the pull, it came on to him quick and he ended up getting a top edge and spooning an easy catch to midwicket 206/7
View dismissal MS Wade c †de Villiers b Morkel 18 73 50 1 0 36.00
63.2 85.0 mph, Wade goes! Full outside off and Wade is sucked into the drive, tries to hit it through extra cover, gets a feather as it moves away a bit and AB takes a dolly 220/8
JL Pattinson not out 29 58 42 6 0 69.04
BW Hilfenhaus not out 18 29 19 4 0 94.73
Extras (b 4, lb 10, nb 9) 23
  Total (8 wickets dec; 70 overs; 325 mins) 267 (3.81 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 17 5 50 2 2.94 78 7 0 (1nb)
26.2 to Ponting, 89.1 mph, Ponting's gone! He's dragged it back on, Short of a good length from Steyn again, Ponting defended loosely at that one, hung his bat out as it moved away, got an inside edge to chop it onto the stumps 98/4
47.1 to Clarke, 89.1 mph, given out lbw and Clarke has called for a review, short of a good length and it kept low while aimed at middle and leg, Clarke got on the back foot and was struck on the knee roll, the only doubt there was whether it would go on to hit leg stump. It did move in a bit. It would have hit leg stump, as Eagle Eye confirms and the original decision is upheld. 173/6
View wickets M Morkel 19 4 50 3 2.63 94 9 0 (1nb)
29.6 to Siddle, 85.8 mph, Gone, Morkel removes the nightwatchman, probing him outside off this time, angled in and he flirted with it, it may have moved away, took the nick, if only a slight one but that's all that matters, and AB took it comfortably 103/5
57.2 to Hussey, 86.3 mph, Hussey goes and Morkel strikes at the stroke of lunch! Banged in short just outside off and Hussey went for the pull, it came on to him quick and he ended up getting a top edge and spooning an easy catch to midwicket 206/7
63.2 to Wade, 85.0 mph, Wade goes! Full outside off and Wade is sucked into the drive, tries to hit it through extra cover, gets a feather as it moves away a bit and AB takes a dolly 220/8
  Imran Tahir 14 1 80 0 5.71 49 11 1 (2nb)
View wickets RK Kleinveldt 19 2 65 3 3.42 86 9 0 (5nb)
16.1 to Warner, 83.8 mph, Kleinveldt strikes, definitely this time! Good extra bounce for the bowler from round the wicket, Warner's standing outside the crease, turned the face a touch too early and got a leading edge to be caught at extra cover 77/1
16.3 to Quiney, 83.4 mph, Quiney grabs a pair, double-strike from Kleinveldt, angling in from round the wicket, lands on the off stump and then moves away, Quiney tries to defend off the back foot, gets a thick outside edge and AB dives to his left to complete he catch 77/2
20.6 to Cowan, 86.0 mph, Three for Kleinveldt, this one swung back in, landed on a good length on the off after swinging in and moved in further after pitching, Cowan was beaten through the gate as he tried to play it straight back 91/3
  F du Plessis 1 0 8 0 8.00 1 0 0
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 430 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Petersen b Siddle 24 82 62 3 0 38.70
20.6 83.9 mph, Four down! Alviro's gone, tight line outside off from Siddle again, Alviro got forward, not the first time he's got an inside edge, this time it goes back onto the stumps, a little outside the line to that one as he played forward and he's dragged it onto the stumps 45/4
View dismissal GC Smith* c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
0.6 83.4 mph, edged and gone, big wicket and Australia have struck immediately, round the wicket, angling in towards the off and gets it to move away just a little, Smith plays at it, gets a thick edge and is caught by Ponting at second slip, what a blow 3/1
View dismissal HM Amla c Clarke b Lyon 17 38 28 4 0 60.71
11.3 55.8 mph, Lyon strikes! Amla was playing for the turn there, but it went on straight, tossed up outside off and he drove at it, got a thick edge and Clarke took it at slip, a bit of a juggle but he held his nerve 36/2
View dismissal JA Rudolph c Cowan b Lyon 3 30 34 0 0 8.82
19.5 51.5 mph, Caught at short leg, Rudolph is staying his ground, his innings had stagnated after he picked up a couple off his first delivery. Tossed up by Lyon from round the wicket on leg stump, landed on leg and Rudolph closed the face on that one, straight to Cowan at short leg who was alert, he bent low and reacted quick to his left to snap that one. The umpires called for a replay to check if the ball hit the ground on its way to Cowan, since the bat was very close to the ground at the time the shot was played. But replays show it was clean, went straight off the bat and into Cowan's hands 45/3
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Siddle 33 246 220 0 0 15.00
88.6 86.0 mph, Siddle strikes! No reviewing that one, what a delivery, he was getting the ball to move about and beat AB through the gate there, nipped back, the previous deliveries had left him, landed on a good length, AB took a half-stride forward and defended a little outside the line as it jagged back in to peg back off stump 134/5
F du Plessis not out 110 466 376 14 0 29.25
View dismissal JH Kallis c Cowan b Lyon 46 149 110 6 0 41.81
128.1 56.5 mph, Lyon strikes! Six down now, spices things up, that turned in from outside off, good bounce, he was half-forward was Kallis when trying to defend, got a thin inside edge onto the pads and it popped up towards short leg 233/6
View dismissal DW Steyn c Quiney b Siddle 0 37 28 0 0 0.00
137.5 85.7 mph, caught, caught off a full toss, Steyn goes! It's a packed on-side field, there's a midwicket, silly mid-on, a leg gully, that was a full toss on middle and he pushed it uppishly into the leg side, Quiney's alert and he dives forward, dives low and picks it inches from the ground at midwicket. South Africa are seven down 234/7
View dismissal RK Kleinveldt b Siddle 3 23 17 0 0 17.64
143.6 87.7 mph, Siddle has got him! Manages to somehow come up with a yorker off the final ball of that over, an inswinging yorker and Kleinveldt had no answer to that one, missed and the stumps took a beating. Australia still have a chance, they still do 240/8
M Morkel not out 8 14 12 2 0 66.66
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 1, nb 1) 4
  Total (8 wickets; 148 overs; 549 mins) 248 (1.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket BW Hilfenhaus 34 16 65 1 1.91 174 10 0
0.6 to Smith, 83.4 mph, edged and gone, big wicket and Australia have struck immediately, round the wicket, angling in towards the off and gets it to move away just a little, Smith plays at it, gets a thick edge and is caught by Ponting at second slip, what a blow 3/1
View wickets PM Siddle 33 15 65 4 1.96 169 9 0 (1nb)
20.6 to Petersen, 83.9 mph, Four down! Alviro's gone, tight line outside off from Siddle again, Alviro got forward, not the first time he's got an inside edge, this time it goes back onto the stumps, a little outside the line to that one as he played forward and he's dragged it onto the stumps 45/4
88.6 to de Villiers, 86.0 mph, Siddle strikes! No reviewing that one, what a delivery, he was getting the ball to move about and beat AB through the gate there, nipped back, the previous deliveries had left him, landed on a good length, AB took a half-stride forward and defended a little outside the line as it jagged back in to peg back off stump 134/5
137.5 to Steyn, 85.7 mph, caught, caught off a full toss, Steyn goes! It's a packed on-side field, there's a midwicket, silly mid-on, a leg gully, that was a full toss on middle and he pushed it uppishly into the leg side, Quiney's alert and he dives forward, dives low and picks it inches from the ground at midwicket. South Africa are seven down 234/7
143.6 to Kleinveldt, 87.7 mph, Siddle has got him! Manages to somehow come up with a yorker off the final ball of that over, an inswinging yorker and Kleinveldt had no answer to that one, missed and the stumps took a beating. Australia still have a chance, they still do 240/8
  MJ Clarke 18 5 34 0 1.88 89 2 0
View wickets NM Lyon 50 31 49 3 0.98 272 4 0
11.3 to Amla, 55.8 mph, Lyon strikes! Amla was playing for the turn there, but it went on straight, tossed up outside off and he drove at it, got a thick edge and Clarke took it at slip, a bit of a juggle but he held his nerve 36/2
19.5 to Rudolph, 51.5 mph, Caught at short leg, Rudolph is staying his ground, his innings had stagnated after he picked up a couple off his first delivery. Tossed up by Lyon from round the wicket on leg stump, landed on leg and Rudolph closed the face on that one, straight to Cowan at short leg who was alert, he bent low and reacted quick to his left to snap that one. The umpires called for a replay to check if the ball hit the ground on its way to Cowan, since the bat was very close to the ground at the time the shot was played. But replays show it was clean, went straight off the bat and into Cowan's hands 45/3
128.1 to Kallis, 56.5 mph, Lyon strikes! Six down now, spices things up, that turned in from outside off, good bounce, he was half-forward was Kallis when trying to defend, got a thin inside edge onto the pads and it popped up towards short leg 233/6
  DA Warner 6 0 29 0 4.83 20 4 0
  RJ Quiney 6 3 4 0 0.66 33 0 0 (1w)
  RT Ponting 1 1 0 0 0.00 6 0 0

Match details


Toss - Australia, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series level 0-0
Test debut - F du Plessis (South Africa)
Player of the match - F du Plessis (South Africa)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire - Asad Rauf (Pakistan)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - JD Ward
Close of play
  • Thu, 22 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 482/5 (MJ Clarke 224*, 86.5 ov)
  • Fri, 23 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 217/2 (GC Smith 111*, JA Rudolph 25*, 67 ov)
  • Sat, 24 Nov - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 111/5 (MJ Clarke 9*, MEK Hussey 5*, 32 ov)
  • Sun, 25 Nov - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 77/4 (AB de Villiers 12*, F du Plessis 19*, 50 ov)
  • Mon, 26 Nov - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 248/8 (148 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Australia 1st innings
    • Drinks: Australia - 44/2 in 12.0 overs (DA Warner 32)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 2
    • DA Warner: 50 off 47 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 24.2 overs (146 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: Australia - 102/3 in 25.0 overs (DA Warner 67, MJ Clarke 18)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 76 balls (DA Warner 32, MJ Clarke 18, Ex 1)
    • Over 28.6: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - MJ Clarke (Struck down)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 30.1 overs (183 balls), Extras 4
    • DA Warner: 100 off 93 balls (13 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 106 balls (DA Warner 61, MJ Clarke 40, Ex 2)
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 57 balls (11 x 4)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 34.3 overs (211 balls), Extras 6
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 142 balls (DA Warner 80, MJ Clarke 65, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: Australia - 210/4 in 37.2 overs (MJ Clarke 69)
    • Over 38.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - MJ Clarke (Struck down)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 46.1 overs (283 balls), Extras 9
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (MJ Clarke 29, MEK Hussey 22, Ex 1)
    • MJ Clarke: 100 off 117 balls (20 x 4)
    • Tea: Australia - 280/4 in 51.0 overs (MJ Clarke 104, MEK Hussey 34)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 56.4 overs (346 balls), Extras 15
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 125 balls (MJ Clarke 48, MEK Hussey 47, Ex 7)
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 62 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 64.1 overs (393 balls), Extras 18
    • 5th Wicket: 150 runs in 168 balls (MJ Clarke 79, MEK Hussey 63, Ex 10)
    • MJ Clarke: 150 off 171 balls (30 x 4)
    • Over 66.4: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - MEK Hussey (Upheld)
    • Drinks: Australia - 378/4 in 68.0 overs (MJ Clarke 163, MEK Hussey 64)
    • Australia: 400 runs in 71.5 overs (440 balls), Extras 20
    • 5th Wicket: 200 runs in 225 balls (MJ Clarke 108, MEK Hussey 80, Ex 12)
    • MJ Clarke: 200 off 226 balls (35 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 450 runs in 81.3 overs (500 balls), Extras 22
    • MEK Hussey: 100 off 122 balls (9 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • New Ball Taken: Australia 455/4 after 82.1 overs (MJ Clarke 200, MEK Hussey 100)
    • 5th Wicket: 250 runs in 287 balls (MJ Clarke 136, MEK Hussey 100, Ex 14)
    • End Of Day: Australia - 482/5 in 86.5 overs (MJ Clarke 224)
    • Australia: 500 runs in 95.4 overs (585 balls), Extras 23
    • Drinks: Australia - 504/9 in 100.0 overs (JL Pattinson 3)
    • Australia: 550 runs in 107.1 overs (654 balls), Extras 23
    • Innings Break: Australia - 550/10 in 107.2 overs (NM Lyon 7)
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Lunch: South Africa - 3/0 in 4.0 overs (GC Smith 0, AN Petersen 3)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.6 overs (109 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (GC Smith 26, AN Petersen 19, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 60/0 in 20.0 overs (GC Smith 28, AN Petersen 27)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 30.3 overs (184 balls), Extras 9
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 184 balls (GC Smith 49, AN Petersen 42, Ex 9)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 98 balls (7 x 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 117/0 in 35.0 overs (GC Smith 57, AN Petersen 47)
    • AN Petersen: 50 off 107 balls (6 x 4)
    • Over 45.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - GC Smith (Upheld)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 46.5 overs (284 balls), Extras 14
    • Over 52.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - JA Rudolph (Struck down)
    • GC Smith: 100 off 198 balls (12 x 4)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 60.3 overs (367 balls), Extras 16
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 217/2 in 67.0 overs (GC Smith 111, JA Rudolph 25)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 104 balls (GC Smith 28, JA Rudolph 25, Ex 0)
    • Over 74.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - GC Smith (Struck down)
    • Over 76.6: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - AB de Villiers (Struck down)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 241/5 after 80.1 overs (F du Plessis 7, DW Steyn 0)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 245/5 in 81.0 overs (F du Plessis 11, DW Steyn 0)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 83.5 overs (508 balls), Extras 17
    • Lunch: South Africa - 273/7 in 95.0 overs (F du Plessis 26, JH Kallis 11)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 100.6 overs (612 balls), Extras 18
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 100 balls (F du Plessis 19, JH Kallis 30, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 331/7 in 112.0 overs (F du Plessis 48, JH Kallis 47)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 83 balls (10 x 4)
    • Over 114.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - JH Kallis (Upheld)
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 124 balls (10 x 4)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 117.1 overs (709 balls), Extras 18
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 388/10 in 124.3 overs (Imran Tahir 10)
    • Tea: South Africa - 388/10 in 124.3 overs (Imran Tahir 10)
    • Australia 2nd innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 7
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 67 balls (EJM Cowan 18, DA Warner 25, Ex 7)
    • Drinks: Australia - 73/0 in 15.0 overs (EJM Cowan 26, DA Warner 39)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 27.2 overs (167 balls), Extras 10
    • End Of Day: Australia - 111/5 in 32.0 overs (MJ Clarke 9, MEK Hussey 5)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 42.2 overs (259 balls), Extras 13
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (MJ Clarke 16, MEK Hussey 31, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Australia - 154/5 in 44.0 overs (MJ Clarke 22, MEK Hussey 32)
    • Over 47.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - MJ Clarke (Struck down)
    • Over 50.4: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - MS Wade (Struck down)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 54.1 overs (331 balls), Extras 14
    • MEK Hussey: 50 off 81 balls (7 x 4)
    • Lunch: Australia - 206/7 in 58.0 overs (MS Wade 13, JL Pattinson 0)
    • Over 62.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - JL Pattinson (Upheld)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 67.1 overs (412 balls), Extras 23
    • Innings Break: Australia - 267/8 in 70.0 overs (JL Pattinson 29, BW Hilfenhaus 18)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Over 11.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - JA Rudolph (Struck down)
    • Tea: South Africa - 40/2 in 13.0 overs (AN Petersen 20, JA Rudolph 2)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 23.5 overs (144 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 67/4 in 35.0 overs (AB de Villiers 8, F du Plessis 13)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 77/4 in 50.0 overs (AB de Villiers 12, F du Plessis 19)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 265 balls (AB de Villiers 17, F du Plessis 33, Ex 1)
    • Over 65.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - F du Plessis (Upheld)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 65.4 overs (395 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: South Africa - 101/4 in 67.0 overs (AB de Villiers 18, F du Plessis 37)
    • Over 67.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - F du Plessis (Upheld)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 122/4 after 80.1 overs (AB de Villiers 29, F du Plessis 47)
    • Over 83.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - F du Plessis (Struck down)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 126/4 in 85.0 overs (AB de Villiers 31, F du Plessis 49)
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 181 balls (6 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 94.5 overs (570 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: South Africa - 171/5 in 100.0 overs (F du Plessis 76, JH Kallis 16)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (F du Plessis 28, JH Kallis 22, Ex 0)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 114.1 overs (686 balls), Extras 3
    • Tea: South Africa - 212/5 in 117.0 overs (F du Plessis 94, JH Kallis 38)
    • F du Plessis: 100 off 310 balls (13 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 233/6 in 131.0 overs (F du Plessis 106, DW Steyn 0)
 
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