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Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
88(44) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 35 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
0 5 3 4 23 14 21 18
DA Warner
DA Warner
38(29) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 5 3 8 3 10 8 1

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Peterson
O4
M0
R30
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Hussey
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

27 March 2009 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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

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