Result
2nd ODI, Hobart, Jan 18 2009, South Africa tour of Australia
249/9
(50 ov, target 250)
244/6
Australia won by 5 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Australia249/9(50 overs)
Shaun Marsh78 (103)
South Africa244/6(50 overs)
end of over 5011 runs
SA: 244/6CRR: 4.88 
Mark Boucher37 (32)
Albie Morkel11 (5)
Ben Hilfenhaus10-2-60-2
Nathan Bracken10-0-38-0

What fun. Australia look relieved. South Africa look miffed. Hilfenhaus bowled a tidy last over, despite the six, but he can credit plenty to that man Bracken. The players all shake hands. This was a tense match. Hats off to Australia. South Africa, like the home side earlier in the day, simply lost steam. Australia, led by Bracken, curbed the runs and took wickets.

At one stage it appeared that Australia would have only themselves to blame. They were 1 for 131 half way through their innings, and 300 was on the cards. Even after half-centurions Marsh and Ponting departed in relative succession, surely Australia should have got 280 from there. But South Africa took five wickets for 53 runs in the last 10 overs, and 7 for 92 in the last 20. It was a tremendous comeback to restrict Australia to 249, but there was never a sense of urgency in their chase and they ended up losers. Kallis and de Villiers were batting decently but like Marsh and Ponting, they were separated and the chase lost steam. Credit to Bracken and Hilfenhaus and Harris.

Well folks, its been a terrific match. We will just get you the Man of the Match.

It is Shaun Marsh, who backed up his 79 in Melbourne with 78 as Australia secured an important victory.

So thats all we have today, hope you've had fun. Come back and see us for the third match from Sydney on January 23 at 14:15 local local. Until next time, goodbye!

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49.6
1
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, 1 run
well bowled, full and wide from Hilfenhaus in front of his home fans, Boucher just slaps it to extra cover for a single, so Australia have won a humdinger by five runs to level the series 1-1 after two games

Only the single given. They need six to win. Boucher on strike. Hilfenhaus looks to have sealed it. Ponting has another conference. Everyone on their feet at Bellerive Oval.

49.5
1
Hilfenhaus to Morkel, 1 run
well bowled, full and wide and Albie can only steer it to deep point

South Africa need two boundaries. Ponting and the bowler discuss. White and Bracken join in. The crowd is abuzz. Deep square leg comes in. No one from fine leg to deep midwicket. A big risk.

49.4
1
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, 1 run
very full on leg stump and now he clips it past midwicket for one
49.3
6
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, SIX runs
Boucher! Boucher! He just clears the leg and swings that over long-on, and the fielder back pedals to see the ball sail over his head, its a six
49.2
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, no run
good delivery, and that should do it, a slower ball, very full and just outside off stump to fox Boucher as he swings and misses
49.1
2
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, 2 runs
full on off stump, Boucher swings to deep midwicket, where Marsh fumbles
end of over 499 runs
SA: 233/6CRR: 4.75 • RRR: 17.00
Mark Boucher27 (27)
Albie Morkel10 (4)
Nathan Bracken10-0-38-0
Ben Hilfenhaus9-2-49-2

South Africa's Powerplay is done. They need 17 from six balls. Very, very hard.

48.6
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
ends with another yorker outside off stump, Boucher swings and squirts an inside edge back past short fine leg, so thats only nine from the over

Bracken goes back around the stumps ...

48.5
1
Bracken to Morkel, 1 run
slips in the yorker wide of the stumps and he squeezes it for one
48.4
4
Bracken to Morkel, FOUR runs
connects on the full toss, not off the middle however, rather high off the bat, but Albie has picked the gap at mid-on and even long-on cannot get there in time
48.3
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
walks across his stumps and digs out the ball wide of midwicket
48.2
1
Bracken to Morkel, 1 run
bowls it full and very wide, Albie chases and misses, its not called wide somehow and Albie sets off, Haddin under arms but doesn't hit this time

Crowd chants. Haddin stands up to the stumps. Bracken changes the angle.

48.1
1
Bracken to Boucher, 1 run
full outside off, tough to work away, Boucher paddles to square leg
end of over 4815 runs
SA: 224/6CRR: 4.66 • RRR: 13.00
Mark Boucher24 (24)
Albie Morkel4 (1)
Ben Hilfenhaus9-2-49-2
Nathan Bracken9-0-29-0

This is agonizing. South Africa need 26 runs from 12 balls remaining.

47.6
1
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, 1 run
slower ball on the stumps, swung away in a frenzy to deep midwicket
47.5
2
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, 2 runs
full again, Boucher makes room and inside-edges to deep square
47.4
4
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, FOUR runs
bad ball to bowl, a rank full toss and Boucher slices it over cover!
47.3
2
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, 2 runs
backs away and miscues the shot over extra cover, the ball stays up there for a while, Warner runs back after it but the ball drops safely in the deep
47.2
4
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, FOUR runs
swings at a low full toss and picks the gap behind square leg
47.1
2
Hilfenhaus to Boucher, 2 runs
pitched up in the slot, Boucher clears the leg and goes over mid-on

Hilfenhaus returns and his home crowd cheers.

Best performances - batsmen
SE Marsh
78 runs (103)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
23 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
052111681116
JH Kallis
72 runs (96)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
24 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
93102120153
Best performances - bowlers
M Ntini
O
9
M
0
R
39
W
3
Eco
4.33
DW Steyn
O
10
M
2
R
36
W
2
Eco
3.60
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossSouth Africa , elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Shaun Marsh
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 2796
Season2008/09
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 days18 January 2009 (50-over match)
ODI debut
David Warner
Ryan Harris
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Steven John
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle