RESULT
3rd Test, Cape Town, March 01 - 05, 2014, Australia tour of South Africa
494/7d & 303/5d
(T:511) 287 & 265

Australia won by 245 runs

Player Of The Match
135 & 145
david-warner
Player Of The Series
543 runs
david-warner
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Chris Rogers c Smith b Steyn2541574060.97
David Warner c †de Villiers b Duminy13515226212188.81
Alex Doolan c Steyn b Philander2066833030.30
Michael Clarke (c)not out 16130143017053.48
Steven Smith  b Elgar841552149354.19
Shane Watson c Amla b Duminy40325023125.00
Brad Haddin c Amla b Duminy1321332061.90
Mitchell Johnson c †de Villiers b Duminy014000.00
Ryan Harris not out 43610133.33
Extras(nb 6, w 6)12
TOTAL127.4 Ov (RR: 3.86, 572 Mts)494/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Chris Rogers, 13.3 ov), 2-138 (Alex Doolan, 31.3 ov), 3-217 (David Warner, 57.4 ov), 4-401 (Steven Smith, 107.5 ov), 5-456 (Shane Watson, 118.4 ov), 6-489 (Brad Haddin, 126.5 ov), 7-489 (Mitchell Johnson, 126.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn10.104414.32414000
13.3 to CJL Rogers, and the mighty Dale is back. Rogers plays a loose shot, driving in front of his body, the ball pitching well short of a driving length. It might even have held its line a touch outside off. A healthy edge is taken, and Smith takes a sharp catch at first slip. 65/1
Vernon Philander26.4211614.3511619101
31.3 to AJ Doolan, lazy pull, and Doolan is gone. Doolan's weight transfer onto either foot hasn't been great, and when you go to pull with your weight only half-back you cannot afford to pick balls that are not short enough. This one isn't short enough, and takes the top edge to wide mid-on where Steyn takes the catch. 138/2
Morne Morkel23.529403.941129124
Jean-Paul Duminy1707344.29594200
57.4 to DA Warner, Duminy gets a wicket again. He has been breaking partnerships all through the last fortnight A nice little offbreak, which pitches just outside off, turns away, takes the edge from the Warner push, and AB nearly drops it. Luckily for him, it hits the thigh softly, and he gets a second grab at it. And he takes it. Warner is not sure he has edged it, thinks of a review, but Clarke tells him not to. What a lovely innings this has been, and is given a fitting ovation by the full house. There was a puff of dust as the ball turned away. 217/3
118.4 to SR Watson, Watson's whacking is over. No it is not. This is a no-ball, I think. Or maybe not. They are still checking it. He is given. Watson tries to go over long-off, mis-hits it, is caught at long-off. Replays show Duminy might have just that smidgeon behind the line. 456/5
126.5 to BJ Haddin, he is caught by Amla's arm pit. Haddin wants to clear mid-off, but has got too close to the ball, hitting it flat towards mid-off. Amla fumbles it, but the ball is stuck in his armpit. First stand of less than 50. 489/6
126.6 to MG Johnson, wide down leg, they ask for a stumping. He is actually asking for a catch down leg, and they have reviewed it. This is down leg, Johnson looks to flick it, seems he has missed it, but Duminy is adamant they review this. Smith is not on the field, but AB listens to Duminy and goes for it. There is a smidgeon on the inside edge as the ball passes the bat. There is a register on the snicko too. And he is gone. Duminy on a hat-trick. 489/7
Kyle Abbott28116802.4213710001
Dean Elgar2209914.50704300
107.5 to SPD Smith, oh played on. Smith misses out on a ton, and this is one of the filthiest balls that will get you a Test wicket. A long hop, a wide one at that, but it stays low, doesn't quite come on, and takes the bottom edge onto the stumps. 401/4
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)c †Haddin b Harris519241026.31
Alviro Petersen c †Haddin b Johnson53621068085.48
Dean Elgar c †Haddin b Pattinson1120351055.00
Hashim Amla  b Harris3852766073.07
AB de Villiers c Clarke b Johnson1437692037.83
Faf du Plessis c Warner b Johnson671351716049.62
Jean-Paul Duminy c †Haddin b Harris48160050.00
Vernon Philander not out 371071941034.57
Kyle Abbott  b Watson325290012.00
Dale Steyn c Watson b Johnson28273850103.70
Morne Morkel c Watson b Pattinson7981077.77
Extras(b 8, lb 3, nb 3, w 6)20
TOTAL82.5 Ov (RR: 3.46, 389 Mts)287
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Graeme Smith, 4.5 ov), 2-42 (Dean Elgar, 11.4 ov), 3-95 (Alviro Petersen, 21.2 ov), 4-121 (Hashim Amla, 28.1 ov), 5-133 (AB de Villiers, 35.4 ov), 6-146 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 38.6 ov), 7-241 (Faf du Plessis, 67.2 ov), 8-249 (Kyle Abbott, 73.6 ov), 9-279 (Dale Steyn, 81.3 ov), 10-287 (Morne Morkel, 82.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ryan Harris2296332.861078001
4.5 to GC Smith, big wicket. Smith is gone Harris has been relentless today. Accuracy gets him. On a length, middle and off, Smith has to play at it. This one seams a touch, though, and takes the edge. If you make the batsmen play so much, chances are you will take the edge at some time. 7/1
28.1 to HM Amla, Harris produces a beauty. And you needed the best to get rid of Amla. There is some late tail back in. Could this be reverse? I think it is. The scuffed-up side is not too scuffed-up, but there is a clear rough side and a shiny side to this. This one pitches on a length outside off, Amla plays the drive, but it moves back in late, and beats the inside edge to castle him. Top bowling Ryano. 121/4
38.6 to JP Duminy, Ryano strikes again. Just when you thought he had lost a bit of his accuracy. Pitches one up outside off, asking him to drive, Duminy plays the loose drive, the ball swings away, and takes the edge for a regulation catch for Haddin. 146/6
Mitchell Johnson1954242.21934000
21.2 to AN Petersen, he is gone. Johnson has manufactured a wicket. He did rough Petersen up in the previous over. This is the one aimed at the rib, but it also a bit down leg. Petersen could have tried getting under or inside it, but he decides to play at it. He has moved inside the line, and the hands are pushing at it away from the body. He gloves it, and doesn't wait for the umpire to raise his finger. 95/3
35.4 to AB de Villiers, definitely too early then, Mel Bourne. AB makes a mistake. Happens when it is reversing at such high pace. AB plays away from the body as Johnson pitches this full and outside off. Just the hands go as the feet are stuck. The edge is taken. Clarke snares it at second slip. 133/5
67.2 to F du Plessis, Faf's vigil ends. Johnson has produced the magic. They check a no-ball, but Australia need not be nervous. He is fine with his front foot. On a length, outside off, goes away with the shine, du Plessis plays the rare loose shot, driving away from the body, gets a thick edge, which Warner grabs low at gully. Huge huge wicket with 54 still to avoid the follow-on, and Steyn not sure to bat. 241/7
81.3 to DW Steyn, it takes Johnson three deliveries with the new ball. Steyn's courageous effort comes to an end. Dug in short again, this time there is no width available, so Steyn fends at it while backing away. Gets a thick edge to first slip. Steyn walks off to a big ovation. 279/9
James Pattinson18.547724.08849022
11.4 to D Elgar, what a stunner from Haddin. This is c Haddin b Pattinson. Conjured by Haddin, bowled by Pattinson. Absolute peach of a delivery, and a beaut by Haddin. Short of a length, at high pace, seams back in from around off. Elgar gets an inside edge on the punch, and Haddin changes direction and flies to his right to take this screamer. I am interested in watching for replays of this catch. As Haddin came down with the dive, his glove faced downwards. Did he ground it? I need more replays. Says Daniel Brettig: "I saw it, his glove is closed around the ball, and it is the glove that touches ground.". 42/2
82.5 to M Morkel, and Watson takes another good first-slip catch. Australia have taken a 207-run lead. Warner and Rogers run off. So no follow-on. A touch too ambitious from Morkel as he tries to punch this shortish delivery, gets a healthy edge that Watson takes to his left at first slip. 287/10
Shane Watson913413.77405000
73.6 to KJ Abbott, Watson strikes even as Australia await the new ball. This is a perfect delivery. This is short of a length, lands just outside off, but doesn't go with the angle, which Abbott has covered perfectly. Top of off has been hit. Timbaaaah. 249/8
Nathan Lyon1215304.41425000
Steven Smith20703.5050000
Australia 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Chris Rogers run out (Steyn)3967926058.20
David Warner c †de Villiers b Abbott14515624313492.94
Alex Doolan c Abbott b Morkel3787915042.52
Shane Watson c Duminy b Abbott25173112147.05
Michael Clarke (c)c sub (Q de Kock) b Abbott017000.00
Steven Smith not out 36202950180.00
Brad Haddin not out 33600100.00
Extras(b 3, lb 12, nb 3)18
TOTAL58 Ov (RR: 5.22, 252 Mts)303/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-123 (Chris Rogers, 20.2 ov), 2-188 (Alex Doolan, 44.6 ov), 3-245 (Shane Watson, 50.6 ov), 4-257 (Michael Clarke, 52.2 ov), 5-290 (David Warner, 56.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Morne Morkel1316715.15489001
44.6 to AJ Doolan, Doolan finally ends his painstaking stay. Morkel bowls a bouncer, Doolan pulls, gets a top edge, and it flies to long leg. The bigger news is, Shane Watson has been promoted. 188/2
Kyle Abbott1426134.35527100
50.6 to SR Watson, lovely catch by Duminy at point, and I see Clarke wear a helmet. No declaration yet. Wide ball, Watson goes after it, thinks he has hit it over point, but Duminy times his leap to perfection, and takes the catch. Good on Watto. Two selfless innings that will hit his average, but he has tried to do what the team has needed. 245/3
52.2 to MJ Clarke, golden duck for Clarke. Does he now wish he had declared earlier? Looks to drive a length ball over mid-off, gets only the outside half of the bat, is caught at mid-off. 257/4
56.3 to DA Warner, Abbott gets another. His grind has at least got him wickets. Warner looks to smash this over midwicket, gets a healthy edge, ABD takes it. Ends with 543 runs for the series. Third-highest for an Australian in three-Test series. 290/5
Vernon Philander604207.00155002
Jean-Paul Duminy1937604.00745300
Dale Steyn312408.00103100
Dean Elgar301806.00101100
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 511 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alviro Petersen lbw b Harris911100081.81
Graeme Smith (c)c Doolan b Johnson331600100.00
Dean Elgar  b Johnson01319000.00
Hashim Amla lbw b Pattinson411091484037.61
AB de Villiers c †Haddin b Harris432283266018.85
Kyle Abbott  b Pattinson789114107.86
Faf du Plessis lbw b Smith471091575043.11
Jean-Paul Duminy c Lyon b Johnson43991598043.43
Vernon Philander not out 511051556148.57
Dale Steyn  b Harris14475002.27
Morne Morkel  b Harris022000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 5, nb 5, w 2)20
TOTAL134.3 Ov (RR: 1.97, 591 Mts)265
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Alviro Petersen, 2.1 ov), 2-12 (Graeme Smith, 3.1 ov), 3-15 (Dean Elgar, 5.6 ov), 4-68 (Hashim Amla, 36.4 ov), 5-95 (Kyle Abbott, 66.1 ov), 6-136 (AB de Villiers, 84.2 ov), 7-173 (Faf du Plessis, 102.1 ov), 8-246 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 119.1 ov), 9-265 (Dale Steyn, 134.1 ov), 10-265 (Morne Morkel, 134.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Ryan Harris24.3153241.301312000
2.1 to AN Petersen, Has Harris struck right away? Yes, he has. Smith tells Petersen to not review this. Petersen scored a fifty mainly by moving across the line in the first innings, but this time it has done him in. This is plumb. Moves across, the ball seams back in, beats his inside edge by a long way, and traps him dead in front. A typical Harris wicket. His 100th. 12/1
84.2 to AB de Villiers, Too good from Harris. That channel is superb, no matter how good you are. If you keep bowling on a length just outside off, you will make the batsmen play the angle. And when you get it to seam, you will take the edge at some time. He has taken it now. Finally AB's fifty streak ends. The first time in 13 Tests that he has not scored a fifty. But he has faced 228 balls. More valuable than 50 runs easily. And it has ended to some top bowling from a top bowler. 136/6
134.1 to DW Steyn, Oh Ryan Harris you beauty. With knees that need surgery. He produces a yorker. The Aussie spirit lives on. Another injured man walks off. Steyn has played 44 balls. Harris gets an outswing yorker, this is just outside off, Steyn looks to dig it out, gets an inside edge. Off bail of off. That terrible sound for Steyn. How terrific for Harris. The bail almost didn't come off. Not for the first time has a bowling change produced a wicket first ball. 265/9
134.3 to M Morkel, Bad knees. No matter. Harris does it one last time. Australia celebrate. This is sensational bowling. Now he can get the surgery in peace. What an absolute beaut Harris is. Bowls this full and fast, beats the inside edge with the angle, and bursts through the gate. The off stumps is rattled. So is Morkel. So is Philander. What a great last ball. That reverse through the gate late. Hit the middle of off. 265/10
Mitchell Johnson34119232.7016813100
3.1 to GC Smith, He walks off the last time. Johnson has had his number all series. Dug in short, into the body, Smith is in position to either leave it or keep it down. Gets an inside edge into the body, short leg takes a simple catch. Everybody in the stadium stands up to say goodbye to the Iron Man. Australia also abort their celebrations and applaud him off the field. Smith turns back to raise his bat to all of them. Can the rest of the team now give their captain a special farewell gift? A hard-fought draw. 12/2
5.6 to D Elgar, two stumps out of the ground. Timber all over. Slightly short of a length, quick quick. Elgar is caught on the back foot after that bouncer. That ball just holds its line after pitching off. He is not forward to cover it. Beaten on the outside edge. Johnson is on absolute fire here. 15/3
119.1 to JP Duminy, soft dismissal. How gutted will Duminy be. This is a length ball, on the pads, and he plays a shot that comes naturally to him, the clip behind square, and he has found leg slip. That man Johnson again. Australia pull back South Africa again. Just when their hopes begin to turn to expectations. Well played, Duminy, though. Lasted 99 balls. 246/8
James Pattinson27106222.291335023
36.4 to HM Amla, Pattinson has got a decision from Dharmasena, but Amla has reviewed it. This has moved back in from a length, moved back in more than what Amla has budgeted for, and beats the inside edge. The only question here is, whether it has hit him in line. And the replays show the impact on the pad is just on line. Pattinson has got Australia a huge wicket. This is excellent perseverance from Pattinson. 68/4
66.1 to KJ Abbott, and Pattinson strikes with his first ball back. A bit of predetermined leave does it for Abbott. He has defended well for 88 deliveries, but this time he thinks, "Okay let's leave the first ball alone." It pitches on a length and outside off, but tails back in - reverse swing it is - to hit the top of off. Is this the spark Australia needed? Meanwhile, Abbott can be proud of his resistance. 95/5
Nathan Lyon22171000.451261000
Shane Watson96600.66521001
Steven Smith1334313.30587001
102.1 to F du Plessis, Smith gets it first ball. The likeliest of spinners to get a wicket. Faf has reviewed it. Lovely legspin bowling. This is drifting and dipping. For a change Faf has pushed down the wrong line. This one pitches on leg, doesn't turn as much as Faf expects it to, and hits him dead in front. Huge huge wicket. Australia huge favourites. Faf has played a big hand too. Second time today that the first ball of a new spell has got a wicket. 173/7
Michael Clarke52701.40271000
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MATCH DETAILS
Newlands, Cape Town
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Australia
David Warner
Player Of The Series
Australia
David Warner
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberTest no. 2122
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 18.00
Match days1,2,3,4,5 March 2014 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
England
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 01 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 331/3 (Michael Clarke 92*, Steven Smith 50*, 88 ov)
Sun, 02 Mar - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 494/7 (Michael Clarke 161*, Ryan Harris 4*, 127.4 ov)
Mon, 03 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 27/0 (Chris Rogers 1*, David Warner 25*, 6 ov)
Tue, 04 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 71/4 (AB de Villiers 16*, Kyle Abbott 1*, 41 ov)
Wed, 05 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 265 (134.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Drinks: South Africa - 92/4 in 61.0 overs (AB de Villiers 27, KJ Abbott 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 69.6 overs (422 balls), Extras 7
  • Lunch: South Africa - 122/5 in 80.0 overs (AB de Villiers 39, F du Plessis 14)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 122/5 after 80.1 overs (AB de Villiers 39, F du Plessis 14)
  • Reviews used before 80th over: Australia 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful); South Africa 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 92.5 overs (560 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: South Africa - 151/6 in 93.0 overs (F du Plessis 38, JP Duminy 1)
  • Over 102.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - F du Plessis (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 105.4 overs (637 balls), Extras 13
  • Tea: South Africa - 201/7 in 106.0 overs (JP Duminy 22, VD Philander 16)
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (JP Duminy 23, VD Philander 24, Ex 5)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 119.5 overs (724 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: South Africa - 259/8 in 124.0 overs (VD Philander 45, DW Steyn 1)
  • Over 123.6: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - VD Philander (Upheld)
  • VD Philander: 50 off 95 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Over 133.4: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - VD Philander (Struck down)
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