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1st T20I (N), Melbourne, January 11, 2009, South Africa tour of Australia
(18/20 ov, T:183) 130

Australia won by 52 runs

Player Of The Match
89 (43)
Australia Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (20 ovs maximum)
c Morkel b Tsotsobe991410100.00
c de Villiers b Ntini89436476206.97
c Steyn b Morkel21192610110.52
c de Villiers b Ntini19122011158.33
c Kallis b Morkel75801140.00
run out (Gibbs)7880087.50
c Ntini b Steyn115820220.00
c Botha b Steyn1314150092.85
b Steyn13100033.33
not out 013000.00
not out 11100100.00
Extras(b 2, w 2)4
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.10, 91 Mins)182/9
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Shaun Marsh, 3.2 ov), 2-97 (Ricky Ponting, 9.3 ov), 3-140 (David Hussey, 13.4 ov), 4-140 (David Warner, 13.5 ov), 5-154 (Cameron White, 15.4 ov), 6-154 (Michael Hussey, 15.6 ov), 7-168 (Luke Ronchi, 17.4 ov), 8-180 (James Hopes, 19.3 ov), 9-181 (Nathan Bracken, 19.5 ov)
13.4 to DJ Hussey, caught! Hussey makes room by moving towards leg and eventually has to reach out for the ball outside off stump, he hits it with the bottom of the bat and the ball lobs towards de Villiers at cover, that's a pretty easy catch to take. 140/3
13.5 to DA Warner, Warner's gone! He won't get his hundred on debut but he's done enough to get a standing ovation from the massive MCG crowd. Warner tried to lift Ntini off his pads but didn't quite get the power or the placement, he lofted the ball towards deep midwicket where de Villiers settled under the ball. 140/4
3.2 to SE Marsh, caught! It's Morkel again! Tsotsobe bowls a poor ball on Marsh's pads, he whips it hard but it's in the air and in the vicinity of Morkel lurking at short fine leg, he dives to his right and pulls off a low catch, that's Tsotsobe's first international wicket!. 38/1
17.4 to L Ronchi, caught! Terrific effort from Ntini! Ronchi makes room again and slashes the ball high in the air towards third man, I think Ntini mis-judged it a bit and the ball looked like it was going to fall short off him. But he came in, dived forward and held the catch centimeters off the grass. 168/7
19.3 to JR Hopes, caught! Steyn bowls another slower one at 119 kmh, Hopes makes room to hit inside out over cover but gets beaten by the change of pace, he lobs a simple catch towards Botha. 180/8
19.5 to NW Bracken, bowled him! Bracken moves outside leg stump to make room, Steyn bowls the ball fast, full and dead straight, he beats Bracken for pace and hits middle stump. 181/9
9.3 to RT Ponting, caught! Ponting tries to clear the long-on boundary but doesn't quite make it, he holes out to Dale Steyn in the deep, it was a length ball and he hit it well, just not well enough for the MCG. 97/2
15.4 to CL White, caught! Another full ball, on middle stump this time, and White goes after it. He lofts the ball high towards the deep midwicket boundary. "Get up, get up" says Warner from the dug out but White hasn't hit far enough. Kallis runs to his left and takes a superbly judged catch, he looks down to see how far away from the boundary he is, he's alright!. 154/5
South Africa  (T: 183 runs from 20 ovs)
lbw b Bracken032000.00
b Hilfenhaus46131066.66
hit wicket b Tait044000.00
lbw b DJ Hussey78485691162.50
c White b Hopes1215220080.00
c MEK Hussey b DJ Hussey5780071.42
c White b Bracken1281510150.00
not out 57130071.42
c Bracken b DJ Hussey1210050.00
b Hilfenhaus011000.00
b Tait1760014.28
Extras(lb 5, w 7)12
TOTAL18 Ov (RR: 7.22, 74 Mins)130
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Herschelle Gibbs, 0.3 ov), 2-2 (AB de Villiers, 1.3 ov), 3-12 (Jacques Kallis, 2.5 ov), 4-65 (Vaughn van Jaarsveld, 8.5 ov), 5-82 (Mark Boucher, 11.2 ov), 6-120 (Albie Morkel, 14.5 ov), 7-123 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 15.2 ov), 8-125 (Dale Steyn, 15.5 ov), 9-127 (Makhaya Ntini, 16.2 ov), 10-130 (Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 17.6 ov)
0.3 to HH Gibbs, lbw!! Bracken bowls a full ball, Gibbs tries to flick off the front foot but misses and gets hit on the pad. The impact was outside leg stump, Gibbs is unlucky. 1/1
14.5 to JA Morkel, caught! The lights are not in White's eyes this time! Morkel gets under a length ball and hits it hard, flat and straight to White at deep midwicket, he takes the catch comfortably. 120/6
1.3 to AB de Villiers, de Villiers is in pain! And he's out! Tait bowls a short of a length ball at 155.6 kmh, de Villiers tries to pull but is beaten by the pace of the ball, it crashes into his hip off the bottom edge and he winces in pain, he loses balance as he moves back and the bat hits the stumps, he's in a lot of pain and he hobbles back to the dug out, I hope he isn't badly injured. 2/2
17.6 to LL Tsotsobe, bowled him! Tait sends down another yorker, this time the ball smacks Tsotsobe on the pads outside the line of leg stump and then bounces on to the stumps. 130/10
2.5 to JH Kallis, bowled him! Kallis charges and makes room to hit down the ground, he misses and Hilfenhaus hits the top of off stump, that ball moved off the pitch a touch, Hilfenhaus does look a bit like Harmison, South Africa are in loads of trouble. 12/3
16.2 to M Ntini, bowled him! Hilfenhaus sends down another yorker and gets it to swing into Ntini's boot, Ntini loses balance as the ball thuds into his shoe and goes on to hit the stumps. 127/9
8.5 to VB van Jaarsveld, caught! Hopes bowls a length ball angled into the left-handers pads, van Jaarsveld hits the ball in the air towards midwicket but he's placed it straight to White who takes a comfortable catch at head height. 65/4
11.2 to MV Boucher, that is some catch! Boucher charges down the track and lofts David Hussey towards deep midwicket, his brother Michael is in the deep and he pedals backwards and never takes his eyes off the ball, the ball is virtually past him when he reaches up and holds it while moving backwards, superb catch. 82/5
15.2 to JP Duminy, lbw! Duminy' gone! He tried to reverse sweep a delivery angling into him from round the wicket, it was the quicker one from Hussey and Duminy missed it, the ball hit him on the pad right in front of the stumps, that's probably the end of South Africa's challenge tonight. 123/7
15.5 to DW Steyn, Steyn's gone too! He tries to hit on the on side but the leading edge falls into Bracken's hands at short third man. 125/8
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  • 12th Men: RJ Harris (Aus) and HM Amla (SA)
  • Attendance: 62,148
  • Australia innings
  • Australia: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (28 balls), Extras 1
  • DA Warner: 50 off 19 balls (5 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (DA Warner 37, RT Ponting 17, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 9.6 overs (62 balls), Extras 2
  • Australia: 150 runs in 15.3 overs (95 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: Australia - 182/9 in 20.0 overs (BW Hilfenhaus 0, SW Tait 1)
  • South Africa innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (45 balls), Extras 5
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (JP Duminy 34, VB van Jaarsveld 11, Ex 5)
  • JP Duminy: 50 off 31 balls (7 x 4)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 11
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 80
Hours of play (local time)19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55 Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35
Match days11 January 2009 - night (20-over match)
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