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12.25 Thats the end of that. Australia have a very good score on the board. Clarke on 88. Cricinfo's feedback servers are in danger what with the number of emails coming in defending and criticizing Clarke's approach with the tail, especially when batting with the No. 11.

Anyhow, its lunch on day two at the MCG. South Africa will come out to bat after the interval. I'm off see what I can rummage at this hour. If you've got commitments to fulfill and can't follow our commentary on a computer, you could still get it on your mobile by keying in http://ci.plusmo.com.

113.4
W
Kallis to Siddle, OUT, nicked to second slip and thats the end of the innings! Kallis ends Siddle's impressive resistance with another shortish delivery which squares up Siddle, who edges into de Villiers' lap, so no century for a stranded Michael Clarke

PM Siddle c de Villiers b Kallis 19 (54m 49b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.77

106.4
4
Morkel to Siddle, FOUR runs, not a bad shot this time, Siddle getting across and clipping a poor delivery down leg stump in the air well wide of Boucher and gets a boundary, cheered by the MCG
106.3
4lb
Morkel to Siddle, 4 leg byes, a bouncer gets Siddle ducking low, the ball beats Boucher as well

A silly mid-on into place now

That was Smith's 100 catch in Tests. Steyn has five at the MCG. A good haul for him. Australia are nine down. This is Steyn's first full Test tour of Australia. He has bowled well today. A deserved haul. New man in is the last man in, Siddle.

101.5
W
Steyn to Hauritz, OUT, edged and it doesn't carry, or does it? Steyn draws a regulation thick outside edge off the bat as Hauritz plays off the back foot, which starts dipping on Smith at first slip as Boucher doesn't go for it ... the ball hits the fingers on the full, sort of jamming them, Smith is not sure and so the two umpires get together and after some communication with the television umpire it is decided that Smith took it cleanly ... still some confusion but Hauritz has to go, I saw replays a couple times and it looked a very tough call to make .. it looked like Smith jammed his fingers under the ball in time, though he was quick to say he wasn't sure

NM Hauritz c Smith b Steyn 12 (29m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

101.2
4
Steyn to Clarke, FOUR runs, up comes the 350 with a cracking shot off the back foot, do not bowl there to Clarke, he gets room and frees the arms with a punchy shot off the middle of the bat
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