it's all over! What a shambolic way to finish! Morkel turned the ball off his body behind square, it was an easy single but he turned and came back for a second. Wasn't even in the frame as the throw from Lyon reached Haddin who broke the stumps.
Australia win by 281 runs. What a performance from them. They came into the series confident, of course, after the Ashes whitewash but they have just trounced the No. 1 team in the world in four days. And it's not just the margin of victory, it's the mental scars that they have inflicted on the opposition. And, have no doubt, there will be some regardless of the quality in the South Africa team. This has been a humbling. As zcfoutkast puts it: "Battered, bruised, embarrassed!" I will stick around to bring you the presentation ceremony.
So many issues for South Africa to face, just as happened to England in Brisbane a few months ago. But they are at home. It really has been a phenomenal match for the way Australia have dominated. Only when they were 98 for 4 - not an unusual position for them - were they in any trouble. And it's not just about Johnson (even if it mostly is). Don't forget Marsh, or Smith, or Doolan, or Warner or the support from the other bowlers. Quirky stat, too, as it's consecutive wins by the same margin for Australia following the 281-run in Sydney.
Presentation time...Graeme Smith. "It's very disappointing. We've been out-played from word go. Probably one of the most disappointing four days as we've had as a team. We need to reflect, train hard and perform much better. It seemed to one of those games; bowlers picking up niggles, food poisoning. At 100 for 4 we were pretty happy. But credit Mitchell Johnson. AB showed tremendous skill on a difficult wicket, the rest of us have performed well for a period of time so need to look back to those moments. We allowed Australia to play front-runner cricket and that's unusual for us."
Michael Clarke. "Winning is always the best start. Credit to the bowlers and batters, Alex Doolan played an amazing innings on debut. We knew how tough a team South Africa were and you felt that especially as a batsman. It doesn't feel like an easy win when you are out there. You have to be on from ball one and we were. We knew it would tough on day one but we thought the cracks would come in. Mitchell is at the top of his game, he's fit and strong and his execution is perfect. Our fielding has been outstanding over the last six months, we have high expectations and it's nice to see some results. It's about enjoying tonight and celebrating - it's not every day you beat the No. 1 side - but we have to ready for PE."
Man of the Match is Mitchell Johnson "We set the game up with our batters. We bowled really well as a team. We felt there was a little in the wicket, we saw Morne get some bounce. When plans come off it's really nice. I was very nervous and pumped up for this match, so to come out and do this is very good. I'm here to be the intimidator which is what I have done here. Now we have an extra day to get back up for it."
That just about wraps things up for the commentary team for this match. Firdose and Dan will have all the post-match analysis during the rest of the day, but from Andrew McGlashan and Alan Gardner it's goodbye for now and thanks for joining us. The second Test starts from Port Elizabeth on Thursday. We'll see you then.
comes round the wicket, banged in short and it's pulled away between deep square and long leg...a superb diving on the boundary by Rogers cuts off the four
back on a full length and driven through the off side for the second time in the over
short ball outside off, he bails out of the pull and it's called wide
now he drives strongly through the off side, full outside off and it's put away with poise
banged in even shorter, he doesn't hold back and hooks this to long leg
Dale: "A lot of people will credit MJ for Aus's turnaround but there is one man who I think has more responsibility. Boof Lehman take a bow"
another pull shot, and this time he connects well enough to clear deep square-leg...a little bit of late defiance
full and angling into the stumps, defended to mid-on
fuller, defended off the back foot
140kph, tries again, but it's shorter and beats the top edge
strong pull shot, picked up the length early and crunched it through square leg
defended square into the off side
Brian: "The schedule for this test was ridiculous. There was hardly anyone at the ground for the first couple of days and now that the weekend's here the test will be over before Sunday." Yes, shame it started on a Wednesday.
stands on leg stump, defends back down the pitch
short, speared down the leg side...just a bit more tumbling for Haddin. It's not been a long innings, but Haddin has had plenty of work
No broken bones for Steyn, which has to class as a small victory for South Africa. One to go for the victory that matters.
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.
driven off the back foot into the gap at cover
Adrian will be happy about this change: "Do the right thing Clarkey. Give a Rhino a bowl and build him up for the next test with a couple of wickets! Mitch has had his share"
short and wide, a loosener, and it's cut over backward point
Change of bowling. Ryan Harris back into the attack.
full on middle, defended
nips in from outside off, he's across his crease and defends
ducks a short ball, 139kph
|SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Toss||South Africa, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2119|
|Hours of play (local time)||10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30|
|Match days||12,13,14,15 February 2014 - day (5-day match)|
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|F du Plessis||lbw||18||47|
|AB de Villiers||caught||48||90|
|VD Philander||not out||26||18|
|M Morkel||run out||1||4|
|Extras||(b 10, lb 5, nb 1, w 11)|
|Total||200(10 wkts; 59.4 ovs)|