Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.6 timber! South Africa have struck early. Short and wide, gets on the back foot to punch it through the covers, gets a big inside edge bang onto the leg stump 2/1
    5.1 Parnell is on a roll! Swinging into the right hander, full on middle, gets his front foot across to flick it away through the midwicket region, misses and is struck dead in front of middle and leg 14/3
    3.3 excellent start from South Africa! Parnell got this to land on a good length outside off and it moved away after pitching, bowled at 138.1 kmph, Ponting attempted a drive on the up, got a thick edge and Boucher dived well to his right, stretching to pouch a sharp chance 11/2
    6.6 Australia are reeling here! Poor shot from David Hussey, good length outside off and the customary away movement, he stays rooted in his crease and without any foot-movement tries to force it through the off side, gets a faint nick and Boucher does the rest 19/4
    7.2 the late movement does him in! It's Parnell's day! Full on leg stump and moved away really late, Hussey was already into the attempted push back towards the bowler, missed it as the ball left him and was struck plumb in front of middle 19/5
    36.1 superb catch, a fierce delivery bowled on a good length on the off stump, jumped off the pitch to catch Ferguson on the gloves as he tried to back away, de Villiers, sensing the opportunity, charged forward from point, dived full length and snapped it inches from the ground 124/8
    13.1 what say now? Fraction short outside off, is on the back foot to force it through point, gets a thick edge and Johan Botha takes a dolly at first slip 40/6
    30.4 done in by the doosra, landed on a good length outside off, slow through the air, Johnson, expecting it to spin away leans forward to defend but the ball turns the other way to strike him on the pads in line with middle and off 103/7
    40.2 edged and gone! Four each for Parnell and Steyn! Full outside off and gets the late movement again, much closer to the off stump this time, Hauritz goes for the drive, gets a thin edge and Boucher takes a sitter 131/10
    37.5 Parnell gets four! Fraction short outside off, chases it, looks to cart it over the in-field on the off side, mistimes it completely and Gibbs has to run just a few steps backwards to take the easiest of catches at cover 129/9
    not out
    9 (lb 2, nb 1, w 6)
    131 all out (40.2 Overs, RR: 3.24)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Brad Haddin, 0.6 ov), 2-11 (Ricky Ponting, 3.3 ov), 3-14 (Michael Clarke, 5.1 ov), 4-19 (David Hussey, 6.6 ov), 5-19 (Michael Hussey, 7.2 ov), 6-40 (James Hopes, 13.1 ov), 7-103 (Mitchell Johnson, 30.4 ov), 8-124 (Callum Ferguson, 36.1 ov), 9-129 (Nathan Bracken, 37.5 ov), 10-131 (Nathan Hauritz, 40.2 ov)
    DW Steyn9.202742.89421121
    WD Parnell842543.12384000
    JH Kallis411112.75181020
    JA Morkel501503.00211010
    J Botha902913.22310110
    RE van der Merwe502204.40142000

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

5 April 2009 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Cool-headed Ferguson makes his mark

    There were precious few positives for Australia to take from their embarrassing defeat against South Africa in Centurion on Sunday. In fact, there was really only one

  • That was bad - Ponting

    Ricky Ponting called Australia's performance in the heavy loss to South Africa the worst in a long time

  • Parnell and Steyn crush Australia

    A brutal new-ball effort from Wayne Parnell and Dale Steyn set up a comprehensive seven-wicket win for South Africa that levelled the five-match series 1-1 in Centurion

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd69JH KallisGC Smith
3rd17JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th39JP DuminyAB de Villiers