Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 good catch! Steyn angles it full and wide across Marsh, who flings the bat at the width but ends up slashing it off the toe end of the bat over backward point, Morne Morkel runs in from third man and dives forward to hold an excellent take, his second in consecutive overs 17/2
    1.5 chipped straight to mid-on! Ntini continues to mix up his deliveries well, slipping one in full and straighter and swinging it back into Warner, who goes for a flick but finds Morne Morkel stationed inside the circle, so that is an early breakthrough for Ntini in his first over 9/1
    20.5 Ntini strikes, pitching the slower offcutter on a length and Ponting chases it on the rise, hitting it straight to McKenzie stationed at short catching cover 114/4
    19.2 lbw! Botha tosses it up on the stumps, purchases some drift, Hussey gets across to paddle it around the corner, but there's no bat on that and after an imploring appeal the umpire raises the finger of fate 110/3
    30.3 slower ball does the trick! Albie pitches it up to draw a loose drive from Hussey straight into the lap of Gibbs at short cover, who makes no mistake when holding it 151/6
    23.5 and he throws it away with a stupid shot! Botha gets a second, lobbing it up to tempt the big shot, Haddin cannot resist and miscues the slog out to Kallis who settles under it at deep midwicket just in front of the boundary 128/5
    40.1 Steyn strikes, inviting the big shot and White chases the wide one from the crease and edges a simple catch to de Villiers, sashaying to his right 188/7
    46.1 backs away one time too many and slices the ball off the toe end of the bat to McKenzie, taking a step back at cover to pouch the offering just at the circle 216/9
    41.2 a nothing shot, just leaning in and hitting straight to Morne at mid-off 189/8
    47.6 and its all over, as Hilfenhaus pokes at one outside off stump and gets a faint edge back to de Villiers, moving to his left 222/10
    not out
    9 (lb 2, nb 2, w 5)
    222 all out (48 Overs, RR: 4.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (David Warner, 1.5 ov), 2-17 (Shaun Marsh, 2.5 ov), 3-110 (Michael Hussey, 19.2 ov), 4-114 (Ricky Ponting, 20.5 ov), 5-128 (Brad Haddin, 23.5 ov), 6-151 (David Hussey, 30.3 ov), 7-188 (Cameron White, 40.1 ov), 8-189 (Mitchell Johnson, 41.2 ov), 9-216 (James Hopes, 46.1 ov), 10-222 (Ben Hilfenhaus, 47.6 ov)
    DW Steyn1014934.90385110
    M Ntini1015235.20398040
    JA Morkel603515.83195000
    M Morkel904114.55281102
    J Botha1002822.80340000
    JP Duminy301505.00100100

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.15 start, First Session 13.15-16.45 Interval 16.45-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00

Match days

26 January 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st58HH GibbsHM Amla
2nd21JH KallisHM Amla
3rd144HM AmlaAB de Villiers