Player of the Match
Player of the Match

South Africa were in deep trouble at one stage - they were 83 for 5 - but Boucher and Morkel sparked a revival with a stand of 58 for the sixth wicket. Morkel fell for a superb 19-ball 37 but Boucher stayed till the end, repeating his feat in that famous chase of 434, to guide his team to a thrilling four-wicket win.

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19.2
4
Geeves to Boucher, FOUR runs, and it's all over! Australia have thrown it away towards the end, full on the off stump and Boucher slogs it over midwicket for a boundary, the crowd goes wild, and the South Africans - on the field and in the dug out - are ecstatic.
19.1
4
Geeves to Boucher, FOUR runs, starts with a horrific full toss on the off stump, it's bread and butter for Boucher who smacks it between deep square leg and deep midwicket for a decisive four

Geeves to bowl the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 14 Runs | SA: 160/6 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.42, RRR: 7.00)

  • Mark Boucher28 (20b)
  • Johan Botha7 (5b)
  • Shane Harwood4-0-48-0
  • Mitchell Johnson4-0-20-1

Just 7 needed off the last over now. Harwood's gone for 48 in four.

18.6
1
Harwood to Boucher, 1 run, manages to finish a disappointing spell with a yorker on leg stump, dug out wide of midwicket for a single
18.5
4
Harwood to Boucher, FOUR runs, Harwood's had a torrid time, short on the off stump, there to hit, Boucher pulls it away between long-on and deep midwicket, smashed to the boundary

12 needed off 8

18.4
1
Harwood to Botha, 1 run, full outside off, gets outside the line to paddle it fine, misses, is struck on the pads and they get a run
18.3
3
Harwood to Boucher, 3 runs, dropped, on middle and leg, goes for a mighty heave over square leg, gets the top edge and takes ages to come down, Geeves going back from short fine drops it but it;s a difficult chance, almost deflects it to the boundary but some alert fielding by David Hussey saves a run
18.2
1
Harwood to Botha, 1 run, goodish length on middle and leg, driven through the line to long-on
18.1
4
Harwood to Botha, FOUR runs, shot! Full outside off, Botha gets forward and drives that crisply through the narrow gap between extra cover and mid-off, beautifully timed

21 needed off 12. What a match! Boucher is the key man now, like he was in that famous 438 game. Harwood in the hot seat

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 146/6 (21 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.11, RRR: 10.50)

  • Johan Botha1 (2b)
  • Mark Boucher20 (17b)
  • Mitchell Johnson4-0-20-1
  • James Hopes4-0-41-1
17.6
1lb
Johnson to Botha, 1 leg bye, full on leg stump, swung in to strike him on the pads, they get a leg bye towards third man, would have gone down
17.5
1
Johnson to Boucher, 1 run, good length on leg stump, turned away off the back foot towards fine leg, decide wisely against the second
17.4
1
Johnson to Botha, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut away towards deep cover, firmly struck but straight to the fielder
17.4
1w
Johnson to Botha, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, only just though, short of a length on the leg stump and moved down, Botha let it go

The captain to face now. 25 needed off 15

17.3
1
Johnson to Boucher, 1 run, an inswinging yorker, on middle and leg, dug out into the off side for a single
17.2
0
Johnson to Boucher, no run, short of a length outside off, chopped down to point

Timely wicket for Australia, but the end of a superb contribution from Morkel

17.1
W
Johnson to Morkel, OUT, Johnson has delivered the breakthrough! Slower ball bowled full on the off stump, Morkel is tempted to dismiss that into the stands once again, fails to connect well this time, lofts it really high and David Hussey takes a well-judged catch running in from long-off

JA Morkel c DJ Hussey b Johnson 37 (27m 19b 4x4 2x6) SR: 194.73

END OF OVER:
17 | 21 Runs | SA: 141/5 (26 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.29, RRR: 8.66)

  • Mark Boucher18 (14b)
  • Albie Morkel37 (18b)
  • James Hopes4-0-41-1
  • Brett Geeves3-0-27-2

21 off that over and the hosts are back in this. Ponting has to think hard now

16.6
2
Hopes to Boucher, 2 runs, low full toss on the off stump, steered behind point for a couple towards a diving third man
16.5
4
Hopes to Boucher, FOUR runs, horrendous bowling by Hopes here, full toss on the off stump, Boucher has no trouble pulling it away between long-on and deep midwicket, another crucial boundary
16.4
1
Hopes to Morkel, 1 run, length ball again but all he can manage this time is a single to long-off, Boucher on strike now, Hopes will be relieved
16.3
4
Hopes to Morkel, FOUR runs, he's getting pulverized here, full and wide, Morkel makes room and steers it delightfully past point, third man had given up
16.2
6
Hopes to Morkel, SIX runs, Morkerl's gone berserk! Meaty length ball on the off stump, he's gets stuck into it, dispatches it miles into the crowd between deep midwicket and long-on, poor Hopes
16.1
4
Hopes to Morkel, FOUR runs, sweetly struck, low full toss on leg stump, he picks it up superbly, drives it over the bowlers head for a boundary wide of long-on

47 needed off 24 now

END OF OVER:
16 | 15 Runs | SA: 120/5 (47 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 11.75)

  • Albie Morkel22 (14b)
  • Mark Boucher12 (12b)
  • Brett Geeves3-0-27-2
  • Shane Harwood3-0-34-0
15.6
1
Geeves to Morkel, 1 run, in the slot but fails to cash in, goes really hard at it, tries to slog it over midwicket but mistimes it to long-on instead
15.5
1
Geeves to Boucher, 1 run, sensible batting, fullish on middle and leg, pushed through the line to long-on for a single
15.4
1
Geeves to Morkel, 1 run, low full toss on middle and leg, driven down the ground to long-on
15.3
2
Geeves to Morkel, 2 runs, good length on the off stump, driven towards deep cover where a fumble allows them enough time to get back for the second

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26HH GibbsHM Amla
2nd20HM AmlaAB de Villiers
3rd18HM AmlaJP Duminy
4th17VB van JaarsveldJP Duminy
5th2MV BoucherVB van Jaarsveld
6th58MV BoucherJA Morkel
7th27MV BoucherJ Botha