RESULT
1st Test, Centurion, February 12 - 15, 2014, Australia tour of South Africa
397 & 290/4d
(T:482) 206 & 200

Australia won by 281 runs

Player Of The Match
33, 7/68 & 5/59
mitchell-johnson
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Chris Rogers c Duminy b Morkel419360021.05
David Warner  b Steyn1216172075.00
Alex Doolan c Peterson b McLaren2751855052.94
Shaun Marsh c Smith b Philander14828842815051.38
Michael Clarke (c)c Philander b Steyn2345472051.11
Steven Smith c Petersen b McLaren10021328813046.94
Brad Haddin lbw b Peterson037000.00
Mitchell Johnson  b Peterson3354706061.11
Ryan Harris  b Steyn1931462061.29
Peter Siddle  b Steyn211140018.18
Nathan Lyon not out 43800133.33
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 2, w 11)25
TOTAL122 Ov (RR: 3.25, 527 Mts)397
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (David Warner, 4.1 ov), 2-24 (Chris Rogers, 8.2 ov), 3-72 (Alex Doolan, 23.1 ov), 4-98 (Michael Clarke, 33.5 ov), 5-331 (Steven Smith, 103.3 ov), 6-332 (Brad Haddin, 104.1 ov), 7-348 (Shaun Marsh, 108.3 ov), 8-391 (Ryan Harris, 119.3 ov), 9-391 (Mitchell Johnson, 120.1 ov), 10-397 (Peter Siddle, 121.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn2967842.681389010
4.1 to DA Warner, whoops! Warner is a powder keg and this time he has exploded in Australia's face, attacking a slightly wide delivery and dragging the ball on to his own stumps! You don't need to give Steyn gifts like that, probably wasn't quite room to cut that delivery, maybe just came back off the pitch a touch and Warner freewheeled the arms, cannoning the ball into the base of leg stump. 15/1
33.5 to MJ Clarke, banged in, Clarke hooks... and he's gone, caught at deep fine leg! Steyn is pumping his fist repeatedly towards the ground, his face a rictus of pleasure-pain. Australia's captain has fallen, the short ball does for him, South Africa had set up a clear plan of attack and Clarke wasn't able to resist, couldn't keep on top of the stroke and a top edge flew a long way up, Philander had to wait for it but made no mistake. 98/4
119.3 to RJ Harris, bowled him, Harris drags on! Bit too rich for a No. 9, quick and full and Harris was a little late on it, trying to continue the hurry up with a mow through the covers, thick inside edge and off stump toppled over. Magnificent Wagging Tail momentarily stilled. 391/8
121.6 to PM Siddle, bowled, another batsman plays on! Steyn collects four-for, his persistence pays off, another zippy, full ball outside off, Siddle driving on the up and chops down his own timber. 397/10
Vernon Philander2456912.871139000
108.3 to SE Marsh, and another! South Africa fighting back. Entices Marsh, who has left so well in this innings, to fiddle at a length delivery outside off and a healthy edge travels at ideal catching height to Smith at first slip. They check the no-ball, but it's comfortable. 348/7
Morne Morkel2257313.311019010
8.2 to CJL Rogers, banged in short again, got him, gloved to short leg! Brilliant catch from Duminy, the plan pays out almost straight away. Rogers was hopping around in his crease, the ball got too big for a short man and popped off the glove this time, went in front of square but Duminy flung himself forward and his team-mates wheeled away in synchronised jubilation. 24/2
Ryan McLaren2047223.609310012
23.1 to AJ Doolan, pulled to midwicket! What a boost for South Africa shortly before lunch. Doolan, having worked so hard and so watchfully, saw a shorter delivery and his eyes lit up at the scoring chance. Went for the pull, couldn't keep it down and found Peterson at midwicket. Perhaps wasn't as short as Doolan initially thought. Reward for a probing spell form McLaren. 72/3
103.3 to SPD Smith, edged and gone! Smith's concentration is broken, he's been leaving them all morning, most of yesterday too, but this time he pokes at one in the channel, hard hands and a thick deflection flew to second slip. Decent line from McLaren, the ball maybe straightened a little more than Smith expected - uncertainty reclaims the corridor. 331/5
Robin Peterson1504923.26606000
104.1 to BJ Haddin, gone! The man who constantly rescued Australia in the Ashes has been given lbw. But he's reviewing. He went for the slog sweep and the question is whether he was struck in line. Or if there's an edge. Doesn't appear either on the first replay. This looks pretty good for Peterson. Haddin did get quite a way across his crease, but it's umpire's call on hitting in line with off stump so the decision will stay.. 332/6
120.1 to MG Johnson, strikes with his first ball, bowled off a bottom edge! Johnson was aiming a slog-sweep out towards midwicket but the ball skipped on a little low, deflected straight into off stump. 391/9
Jean-Paul Duminy1214403.66442000
South Africa 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)c Marsh b Johnson108720125.00
Alviro Petersen c †Haddin b Johnson212240016.66
Hashim Amla lbw b Siddle1742542040.47
Faf du Plessis c Clarke b Johnson3580060.00
AB de Villiers c Warner b Johnson9114824110261.48
Jean-Paul Duminy c Johnson b Lyon2548771152.08
Ryan McLaren  b Johnson833371024.24
Robin Peterson c Clarke b Johnson1023282043.47
Vernon Philander lbw b Lyon1535540042.85
Dale Steyn not out 713200053.84
Morne Morkel c †Haddin b Johnson016000.00
Extras(b 14, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)18
TOTAL61.1 Ov (RR: 3.36, 281 Mts)206
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Graeme Smith, 1.4 ov), 2-15 (Alviro Petersen, 5.3 ov), 3-23 (Faf du Plessis, 7.1 ov), 4-43 (Hashim Amla, 12.6 ov), 5-110 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 30.5 ov), 6-126 (Ryan McLaren, 39.2 ov), 7-140 (Robin Peterson, 45.1 ov), 8-189 (Vernon Philander, 57.2 ov), 9-202 (AB de Villiers, 59.6 ov), 10-206 (Morne Morkel, 61.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ryan Harris1735103.00796000
Mitchell Johnson17.116873.96738110
1.4 to GC Smith, ripsnorting short ball, Smith in all sorts of trouble - gone! Johnson packed his jalapeños, as SK Warne would say, bringing the pace and bounce of his Ashes barrage across the Indian Ocean. It was slung down at about 143kph, got BIG on Biff very quickly and he was too late in trying to evade, clattered into the bat handle and flew over the cordon, Marsh did really well to take the catch running, tumbling back. 11/1
5.3 to AN Petersen, oh no, Alviro, what have you done?! Short and slightly wide and Petersen feathers a nick behind trying to cut! No obligation to play, probably wasn't quite enough room for the shot and Johnson's pace does for another, just a scrape and Haddin grabs it, punches the air in familiar fashion. That's what happens when you're stuck on the back foot, clenching like nobody's business. 15/2
7.1 to F du Plessis, and another! This is brutal from Johnson - 151kph! Du Plessis had no idea, the ball reared at him from short of a length, it wasn't a full-on bouncer, and all he could do was spar at it with his gloves in front of his face and the ball flew off the shoulder of bat to second slip. Fabulous, breathtaking fast bowling.. 23/3
39.2 to R McLaren, beauty! Four for Johnson. Comes back from outside off and snakes past McLaren's inside edge to knock back the off stump. Have to say it was a massive gap, but found with pinpoint accuracy. 126/6
45.1 to RJ Peterson, too quick, too accurate, too hostile, too good...Johnson bags his fifth! Another precisely delivered short ball, homing in on Peterson's rib cage and armpit. Those are fiendishly difficult to play for a left hander from round the wicket and all he can do is thrust his gloves up, then the ball balloons off them towards second slip. 140/7
59.6 to AB de Villiers, slower ball, drives again but can't clear mid-off - Johnson has another! Tried to mete out some more treatment, down on one knee to drive but the ball spooned off the toe of the bat. Was 131kph, so only slower by Johnsonian standards... De Villiers' thrilling resistance is ended nine short of a century. 202/9
61.1 to M Morkel, goes round the wicket, snorting bouncer and there's a thin edge through to Haddin! Johnson has seven-for and Australia have claimed an 191-run lead, not to mention a few dozen psychological Nectar points... Morkel couldn't get out of the way, fending in front of his chin and sawn off in a manner that befell his more-qualified colleagues. 206/10
Peter Siddle1313312.53643001
12.6 to HM Amla, massive appeal for lbw! GIven not out by Aleem Dar. Boy, it looked close. Clarke reviews. Surely only an edge can save him. It nipped back from a full length and caught him deep in the crease. First replay doesn't seem to show an edge. Hit two pads. This is a big problem for Amla. And it's out! Massive blow. Siddle rewarded for keeping a full length. 43/4
Nathan Lyon1403822.71631200
30.5 to JP Duminy, goes after Lyon again but he doesn't get hold of it... and Johnson takes a fantastic catch running back from mid-off! The breakthrough comes, after a 67-run stand, and it's Lyon, so often a diamond in the dust for Clarke, who nips one out. Maybe saw Duminy coming and dragged it down slightly, wasn't to the pitch as he tried to loft down the ground again, though he still almost cleared Johnson, who was set a little back, those long, loping legs ate up the ground and he threw himself, full stretch, a brilliant one-handed snag above his head. 110/5
57.2 to VD Philander, big appeal for lbw, but surely that pitched outside leg. Given not out on the field. It was quite short and Philander misses his whip off the back foot. Well, Clarke has decided to review. This might actually be closer than I thought. It's pitched in line! He's out! Terrific review from the Aussies. That's clattering into leg stump.. 189/8
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Chris Rogers  b Steyn1450025.00
David Warner c Smith b Peterson11515120813276.15
Alex Doolan c †de Villiers b Duminy8915424712157.79
Shaun Marsh c †de Villiers b Steyn44841065152.38
Michael Clarke (c)not out 1741613041.46
Extras(b 3, lb 14, w 7)24
TOTAL72.2 Ov (RR: 4.00, 315 Mts)290/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Chris Rogers, 1.1 ov), 2-206 (David Warner, 46.5 ov), 3-243 (Alex Doolan, 57.1 ov), 4-290 (Shaun Marsh, 72.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Vernon Philander1122802.54502000
Dale Steyn14.226124.25599010
1.1 to CJL Rogers, played on, Steyn takes a wicket with his first ball! Rogers can't believe it, looks up at the skies, the crowd erupts... He went back, the bat was slightly angled, maybe didn't get up quite as much as he tried to cut from very close to his body, the ball rebounded straight down off the bottom edge, pop went the bails, like bread from a toaster. 1/1
72.2 to SE Marsh, edged, and caught behind! Reward for consistent bowling early this morning, Marsh fiddles outside off without much footwork and the healthy edge is pouched by de Villiers diving to his left. 290/4
Ryan McLaren1104704.27476110
Morne Morkel1343802.92637000
Robin Peterson1908714.57778350
46.5 to DA Warner, a catch is held! The ball runs on outside off and Warner edges a simple chance to slip...end of a fantastic innings, even considering lives he had. The intent was so impressive again. 206/2
Jean-Paul Duminy401213.00151000
57.1 to AJ Doolan, slightly short and wide, Doolan cuts and feather behind! Weary celebrations from South Africa and Doolan has a look of disgust on his face as he drags himself away, 11 short of a century on debut. He probably should have put that away, just a loosener from Duminy but it gets him a wicket. 243/3
South Africa 2nd INNINGS (Target: 482 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alviro Petersen c †Haddin b Johnson1990011.11
Graeme Smith (c)c Doolan b Johnson410201040.00
Hashim Amla c Marsh b Harris35711256049.29
Faf du Plessis lbw b Siddle1847583038.29
AB de Villiers c Smith b Johnson48901525053.33
Jean-Paul Duminy c Doolan b Johnson1060630016.66
Ryan McLaren c †Haddin b Johnson619210031.57
Robin Peterson  b Siddle2123263091.30
Vernon Philander not out 26183941144.44
Dale Steyn c Clarke b Harris38130037.50
Morne Morkel run out (Lyon/†Haddin)14100025.00
Extras(b 10, lb 5, nb 1, w 11)27
TOTAL59.4 Ov (RR: 3.35, 271 Mts)200
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Alviro Petersen, 1.5 ov), 2-12 (Graeme Smith, 3.4 ov), 3-49 (Faf du Plessis, 16.5 ov), 4-97 (Hashim Amla, 29.4 ov), 5-128 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 45.4 ov), 6-140 (Ryan McLaren, 49.3 ov), 7-151 (AB de Villiers, 51.6 ov), 8-165 (Robin Peterson, 54.6 ov), 9-178 (Dale Steyn, 57.3 ov), 10-200 (Morne Morkel, 59.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ryan Harris12.453522.76626010
29.4 to HM Amla, what a moment! Harris' first wicket of the match. Amla, who has left so well, is drawn into pushing at this length delivery off the back foot. The edge carries at waist height to Marsh at first slip. A rare lapse from Amla who could have left that.. 97/4
57.3 to DW Steyn, safe as you like! Regulation stuff. Length ball outside off, didn't really need to play, feeling for it and a nice edge travels to second slip.. 178/9
Mitchell Johnson1635953.68726021
1.5 to AN Petersen, there's the first one! It didn't take long. It wasn't the short one. A length delivery on off stump, forcing Petersen to play this time and a healthy edge carries to Haddin's right. That's 250 Test wickets for Johnson. Static footwork from Petersen, he has not looked confident in this match, but quality bowling yet again. 6/1
3.4 to GC Smith, what a catch! Would you believe it! That sums the match up for Smith. A full delivery, on middle, and Smith clips it off the middle of the bat and it goes straight to short leg who is stationed quite deep and behind square. Doolan stays low and holds on to a blinder. A bit of luck, yes, when the ball comes so quickly but great skill to stay down in position and seeing the ball.. 12/2
45.4 to JP Duminy, changes the angle, round the wicket... and Doolan has done it again! Amazing reflexes at short leg, takes it on the second attempt, Duminy can't believe it - he'd connected sweetly with a full-pitched delivery on leg stump and probably hit it well enough to get four. Instead, he's heading for the hutch, a dogged resistance curtailed. Johnson is amongst them once more, ten for the match!. 128/5
49.3 to R McLaren, that's gone though! Oh, what wonderful, breathless, fearsome fast bowling. Short of a length outside off this time, not quite so short as the previous ball, it climbs and McLaren is sparing at it more out of instinct. Glances the thumb of the glove through the keeper.. 140/6
51.6 to AB de Villiers, drilled and caught! Nothing can stop Johnson. He holds this one back a touch, it's a cutter, full outside off and de Villiers drives it with considerable power but straight to short cover. Sharp catch.. 151/7
Peter Siddle1665523.43799100
16.5 to F du Plessis, shooter, torpedoed, Siddle has got him! There'll be no du Plessis defence today, certainly not tomorrow, though it's tough luck, absolutely nothing he could do about this delivery, it pitched on a length and then grubbed along about a foot off the surface, he nearly got outside the line - would have been umpire's call - but Illingworth's finger shot straight up. Du Plessis shakes his head and trudges off. 49/3
54.6 to RJ Peterson, that's cruel. A grubber. Basically runs along the ground from a full length. Petersen is on the back foot and the ball goes under his bat to take middle. Even if he'd known that was coming there was little he would have been able to do.. 165/8
David Warner20301.5090000
Nathan Lyon1313302.53511000
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MATCH DETAILS
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Series
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Australia
Mitchell Johnson
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2119
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days12,13,14,15 February 2014 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Alex Doolan
Alex Doolan
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
England
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 12 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 297/4 (Shaun Marsh 122*, Steven Smith 91*, 90 ov)
Thu, 13 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 140/6 (AB de Villiers 52*, Robin Peterson 10*, 43.3 ov)
Fri, 14 Feb - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 288/3 (Shaun Marsh 44*, Michael Clarke 17*, 69 ov)
Sat, 15 Feb - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 200 (59.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Innings Break: Australia - 290/4 in 72.2 overs (MJ Clarke 17)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • Drinks: South Africa - 40/2 in 9.0 overs (HM Amla 9, F du Plessis 16)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 10
  • Lunch: South Africa - 65/3 in 20.0 overs (HM Amla 22, AB de Villiers 4)
  • Over 29.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JP Duminy (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 31.6 overs (193 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: South Africa - 105/4 in 35.0 overs (AB de Villiers 28, JP Duminy 3)
  • Tea: South Africa - 132/5 in 48.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, R McLaren 4)
  • Over 49.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - R McLaren (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 51.4 overs (311 balls), Extras 21
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 59.4 overs (359 balls), Extras 27
South Africa Innings
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