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RESULT
1st ODI (D/N), Melbourne, January 16, 2009, South Africa tour of Australia
(49.3/50 ov, T:272) 272/7

South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
40* (18) & 2/58
albie-morkel
Australia Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Shaun Marsh c †Boucher b M Morkel79971484181.44
Michael Hussey c †Boucher b Steyn61191054.54
Ricky Ponting (c)c †Boucher b Botha4654715085.18
Michael Clarke c Amla b JA Morkel1938391050.00
David Hussey  b JA Morkel52506350104.00
Cameron White  b Botha2124312087.50
Brad Haddin run out (JA Morkel)19121920158.33
James Hopes c van Jaarsveld b M Morkel2490050.00
Nathan Bracken not out 1281010150.00
Ben Hilfenhaus not out 1250050.00
Extras(b 2, lb 3, w 9)14
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.42)271/8
Did not bat: Shaun Tait 
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Michael Hussey, 2.5 ov), 2-102 (Ricky Ponting, 20.5 ov), 3-146 (Michael Clarke, 31.3 ov), 4-174 (Shaun Marsh, 37.1 ov), 5-223 (Cameron White, 44.6 ov), 6-231 (David Hussey, 45.6 ov), 7-254 (James Hopes, 47.6 ov), 8-259 (Brad Haddin, 48.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn1024914.90365020
2.5 to MEK Hussey, caught! The previous delivery came in but this one moved away from the left-hander off a good length around off stump, Hussey pushed forward to defend and the thick outside edge flew through to Boucher who took a comfortable catch to his left. 8/1
Albie Morkel905826.44216000
31.3 to MJ Clarke, caught in the deep! The pressure was building on Clarke and he went for it, lofting a length ball off the front foot towards long-on, Amla was on the boundary and he had to take several steps back to hold the catch, he took a quick look behind to see where the rope was, it was a few feet away from him. 146/3
45.6 to DJ Hussey, knocked him over! Albie bowls a good length ball on off and middle stump with a hint of swing into the right-hander, Hussey tries to hit across the line towards midwicket but misses, the ball crashes into off and middle stump. 231/6
Jacques Kallis1003503.50301000
Morne Morkel1006826.80287020
37.1 to SE Marsh, caught! Good length from Morkel, he pitches in line with the stumps and moves the ball off the seam away from the left-hander, Marsh tries to close the face and play the ball on the leg side, the ball hits the hilly side of the bat and goes through to Boucher. 174/4
47.6 to JR Hopes, van Jaarsveld finally catches one! He has relief written all over his face and he turns to the MCG crowd and gives them a stare. Hopes made room to hit over the off side but didn't get enough muscle behind the shot, he lofted the ball towards long off, van Jaarsveld ran in from the boundary and judged it well. 254/7
Johan Botha1005025.00262110
20.5 to RT Ponting, stumped! No, caught! Ponting pushed forward to a defend a straight delivery outside off stump but edged it, Boucher didn't realise at first for he whipped off the bails but eventually appealed for caught behind, Ian Gould raised the finger immediately. 102/2
44.6 to CL White, bowled him! That was a fast ball in the blockhole, 106 kmh! White tried to swat the ball towards midwicket but missed, Botha hit off stump. 223/5
Jean-Paul Duminy10606.0010000
South Africa  (T: 272 runs from 50 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Herschelle Gibbs  b Hilfenhaus2228323078.57
Hashim Amla  b Tait1340033.33
Jacques Kallis  b Clarke4149704083.67
Jean-Paul Duminy c White b Bracken71931310076.34
Neil McKenzie c Ponting b Hilfenhaus63801056078.75
Mark Boucher  b Tait014000.00
Vaughn van Jaarsveld run out (Ponting)4770057.14
Albie Morkel not out 40183841222.22
Johan Botha (c)not out 1218331066.66
Extras(lb 10, w 8)18
TOTAL49.3 Ov (RR: 5.49)272/7
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Hashim Amla, 1.2 ov), 2-36 (Herschelle Gibbs, 7.4 ov), 3-90 (Jacques Kallis, 18.3 ov), 4-213 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 40.6 ov), 5-215 (Mark Boucher, 41.3 ov), 6-219 (Vaughn van Jaarsveld, 42.5 ov), 7-221 (Neil McKenzie, 43.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Nathan Bracken1024914.90280100
40.6 to JP Duminy, caught! Bracken bowls an off cutter, Duminy flicks the ball off his pads but hits it in the air straight to White, who takes the easiest of catches at midwicket, massive wicket for Australia and they desperately needed it. 213/4
Shaun Tait1004324.30342030
1.2 to HM Amla, it's Tarzan at the moment! Tait hit a good length outside off stump, Amla played it from his crease and was unsure whether to play it or leave it, he decided to pull his bat out of the way too late and the ball went on to his stumps off the inside edge. 4/1
41.3 to MV Boucher, bowled him! Tait delivers the fast inswinging ball, Boucher is late in bringing his bat down to defend an gets bowled through the bat-pad gap, Boucher goes for a first-ball duck and Australia are right back in this. 215/5
Ben Hilfenhaus9.315525.78296030
7.4 to HH Gibbs, he's played on! Gibbs once again tried to drive a good length ball outside off on the up through cover, he played a long way away from his body and got an inside edge on to the stumps, the ball didn't do much, just went straight through, Gibbs looks rather frustrated with that. 36/2
43.4 to ND McKenzie, South Africa are falling apart here! McKenzie flicks the length ball straight to Ponting at midwicket, he fumbles not once but twice but he manages to hold on, he kicks the ball in the air in celebration. 221/7
James Hopes1005105.10233000
David Hussey503507.0094000
Michael Clarke502915.80153020
18.3 to JH Kallis, Clarke makes the breakthrough, this one was a half-tracker again, Kallis saw another easy boundary, but this one was quicker and came in with the angle, defeating the pull and meeting the off stump.. 90/3
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MATCH DETAILS
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2008/09
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Albie Morkel
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2795
Hours of play (local time)14.15 start, First Session 14.15-17.45 Interval 17.45-18.30, Second Session 18.30-22.00
Match days16 January 2009 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Vaughn van Jaarsveld
Vaughn van Jaarsveld
Umpires
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
England
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Australia
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Tony Ward
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
MATCH NOTES
  • Crowd: 39,371
  • 12th Men: NM Hauritz and M Ntini
  • Australia innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Australia: 50 runs in 10.4 overs (65 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (SE Marsh 16, RT Ponting 32, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Australia - 87/1 in 18.0 overs (SE Marsh 34, RT Ponting 44)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 20.3 overs (124 balls), Extras 3
  • SE Marsh: 50 off 66 balls (4 x 4)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 32.4 overs (198 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: Australia - 170/3 in 36.0 overs (SE Marsh 79, DJ Hussey 14)
  • Power Play 3: Overs 41.1 - 46.0
  • Australia: 200 runs in 42.5 overs (260 balls), Extras 6
  • DJ Hussey: 50 off 47 balls (5 x 4)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 47.3 overs (289 balls), Extras 11
  • Innings Break: Australia - 271/8 in 50.0 overs (NW Bracken 12, BW Hilfenhaus 1)
  • South Africa innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (76 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: South Africa - 86/2 in 18.0 overs (JH Kallis 37, JP Duminy 19)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (JH Kallis 31, JP Duminy 19, Ex 0)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 21.4 overs (136 balls), Extras 11
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (JP Duminy 20, ND McKenzie 21, Ex 9)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 31.5 overs (198 balls), Extras 16
  • JP Duminy: 50 off 73 balls
  • Drinks: South Africa - 178/3 in 36.0 overs (JP Duminy 58, ND McKenzie 40)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 126 balls (JP Duminy 46, ND McKenzie 46, Ex 9)
  • ND McKenzie: 50 off 66 balls (5 x 4)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 39.4 overs (245 balls), Extras 16
  • Power Play 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 47.1 overs (291 balls), Extras 18
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (JA Morkel 38, J Botha 11, Ex 1)
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