RESULT
1st Test, Perth, December 17 - 21, 2008, South Africa tour of Australia
375 & 319
(T:414) 281 & 414/4

South Africa won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
63 & 106*
ab-de-villiers
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Details
Australia 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matthew Hayden c Smith b Ntini1213133092.30
Simon Katich lbw b Morkel831512267154.96
Ricky Ponting (c)c de Villiers b Ntini011000.00
Michael Hussey c de Villiers b Steyn0711000.00
Michael Clarke c Smith b Harris621412037043.97
Andrew Symonds c McKenzie b Harris5768796083.82
Brad Haddin c Duminy b Ntini46681174267.64
Brett Lee c Duminy b Steyn2946514063.04
Jason Krejza not out 3045803066.66
Mitchell Johnson lbw b Morkel1824321075.00
Peter Siddle c †Boucher b Ntini2334403067.64
Extras(lb 7, nb 5, w 3)15
TOTAL98.5 Ov (RR: 3.79, 435 Mts)375
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Matthew Hayden, 2.4 ov), 2-14 (Ricky Ponting, 2.5 ov), 3-15 (Michael Hussey, 5.2 ov), 4-164 (Simon Katich, 50.5 ov), 5-166 (Michael Clarke, 51.5 ov), 6-259 (Andrew Symonds, 69.5 ov), 7-298 (Brad Haddin, 80.4 ov), 8-303 (Brett Lee, 81.5 ov), 9-341 (Mitchell Johnson, 88.6 ov), 10-375 (Peter Siddle, 98.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Makhaya Ntini19.517243.63929101
2.4 to ML Hayden, he's got him! Fantastic comeback! Ntini hits the WACA pitch short of a length and gets the ball to rise and seam away from the left hander, Hayden pokes at it from his crease and gets an edge to Smith at first slip, easy catch for the South African captain, the change of line works immediately for Ntini, South Africa are stoked. 14/1
2.5 to RT Ponting, Ponting goes first ball! Would you believe it! Ntini bowls a fuller ball on a length, he pitches it just outside off stump, Ponting goes hard at the ball off the front foot, he is looking to push on the off side but gets a thick edge to AB de Villiers who takes a low catch at gully. 14/2
80.4 to BJ Haddin, caught in the deep! The new ball does it for South Africa! Ntini bowls a short and wide ball, Haddin goes after it and slashes, he slices it in the air towards deep backward point where Duminy holds the catch, yet another batsman gets caught in the deep after getting well set. 298/7
98.5 to PM Siddle, South Africa have finally taken the wicket! He bowls a full ball outside off stump, Siddle goes for the big drive and gets a faint edge through to Boucher who flings the ball in the air after taking an easy catch. 375/10
Dale Steyn2348123.52968030
5.2 to MEK Hussey, Hussey's gone for a duck! He pushes forward at one that slants across him and gets a thick outside edge which flies low towards third slip, de Villiers dives forward and grabs it inches from the ground, terrific catch, what a fielder he is, Steyn's celebration is intense!. 15/3
81.5 to B Lee, Lee is steyned. Kicks up from a length, 143 kmph delivery and the pace and the bounce off a length did the job. Lee stabbed it off the outside edge to gully. Gone. Eight down. 300 up. Runs and wickets. Lovely Test match day.. 303/8
Jacques Kallis1526504.33689100
Morne Morkel2018024.00857004
50.5 to SM Katich, Katich has missed a full toss and he's lbw! Morkel delivers a low full toss from round the wicket and angles it into the left-hander, Katich moves across his stumps to flick but misses, the ball thuds into the pad in front of middle, would it have missed leg? Close call, it might have clipped leg stump. 164/4
88.6 to MG Johnson, Morkel strikes with the last ball of the day! Finally he bowls a yorker which smashes into Johnson's pad right in front of the stumps, that's plumb, South Africa end on a high after a frustrating few overs. 341/9
Paul Harris2127023.33885100
51.5 to MJ Clarke, the double breakthrough! Clarke gives it away just before tea! He charges Harris and tries to go down the ground, he hits it with the inside part of the bat and lofts it straight to Smith who takes an easy catch at mid-on, he's thrilled, what a strike just before tea. 166/5
69.5 to A Symonds, he's holed out this time! Harris tossed the ball up outside leg stump, Symonds tried to loft against the turn but this time he wasn't to the pitch of the ball because he hardly moved his feet, he hit the ball high in the air towards wide long-on, McKenzie ran to his right and took a well-judged catch. 259/6
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Neil McKenzie c Krejza b Johnson23136006.45
Graeme Smith (c) b Johnson48941486051.06
Hashim Amla  b Krejza47671045070.14
Jacques Kallis c †Haddin b Johnson631111626156.75
AB de Villiers c †Haddin b Johnson631301447148.46
Jean-Paul Duminy c †Haddin b Johnson11118009.09
Mark Boucher c Katich b Siddle2665812040.00
Morne Morkel c Krejza b Johnson110100010.00
Paul Harris c Krejza b Johnson033000.00
Dale Steyn c †Haddin b Johnson89161088.88
Makhaya Ntini not out 515411033.33
Extras(lb 5, nb 7, w 5)17
TOTAL89.5 Ov (RR: 3.12, 387 Mts)281
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Neil McKenzie, 7.6 ov), 2-106 (Hashim Amla, 31.1 ov), 3-110 (Graeme Smith, 32.3 ov), 4-234 (AB de Villiers, 70.4 ov), 5-237 (Jacques Kallis, 72.4 ov), 6-238 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 74.1 ov), 7-241 (Morne Morkel, 76.3 ov), 8-241 (Paul Harris, 76.6 ov), 9-256 (Dale Steyn, 80.4 ov), 10-281 (Mark Boucher, 89.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee2135902.80955004
Mitchell Johnson2446182.541145040
7.6 to ND McKenzie, what has McKenzie done? An unbelievable shot! Johnson bowls the ball short and wide outside off stump, McKenzie has been leaving those deliveries but this time he decides to play at it, he should have been cutting that but instead he tries to pull the ball from well outside off stump, he ends up hitting it tamely towards mid-off where Krejza runs to his right to take the simplest of catches. 16/1
32.3 to GC Smith, massive wicket! The double blow! Johnson bowls a full ball outside off stump, Smith tries to drive away from his body without moving his feet and gets a thick inside edge back on to his stumps, Johnson sprints away in celebration, Australia are right back in this. 110/3
70.4 to AB de Villiers, got him! Johnson's been Australia's go to man today! He pitches on a good length in line with the stumps and slants it close to de Villiers' off stump, de Villiers pushes forward in defence but the ball moves across him and takes the outside edge, Haddin tumbles to his right and takes the catch. 234/4
72.4 to JH Kallis, Johnson has another one and has brought Australia right back into the match once again! Kallis gets on to the front foot and fends at a length delivery which angles across him, the ball clips the outside edge and Haddin pouches another one to his right. 237/5
74.1 to JP Duminy, He can! He sends down an awesome short ball to Duminy, it's supremely directed and has Duminy in its sights, Duminy tries to duck, he can't, he ends up fending at it awkwardly, the ball thuds into his glove and lobs up towards leg gully, Haddin runs across and takes an easy catch, Johnson has five! That might have hit him on the arm actually, it's a close call. 238/6
76.3 to M Morkel, Johnson has six! Another one falls! He follows up that superb bouncer with a slower ball, the length is full and the line is straight, Morkel closes the face of the bat too early and the ball hits the leading edge, it lobs up towards the off side and Krejza runs in from extra cover and slides to take the catch. 241/7
76.6 to PL Harris, gone! Amazing, simply stunning from Johnson! He fires in a length ball at Harris' pads, he turns the ball off the pads but it's in the air and there's a man at a shortish backward square leg, it goes straight to him and Krejza takes the catch. 241/8
80.4 to DW Steyn, Johnson's one step closer towards creating Australian history! He fires it the short ball right at Steyn's body, Steyn manages to get his head out of the way but leaves his glove sticking out, the ball hits it and lobs up towards Haddin who won't get too many catches that are easier than that. 256/9
Jason Krejza25210214.08959210
31.1 to HM Amla, bowled him! Lovely ball! Krejza loops the ball up outside off stump, drawing Amla forward with the flight, he beats the batsman in the air, pitches the ball outside off stump and spins it through the bat pad gap as Amla tries to whip it on the leg side, that turned a long way to hit the stumps. 106/2
Peter Siddle16.554412.61847003
89.5 to MV Boucher, caught! Boucher tried to cut the ball through point but couldn't keep it down, the ball goes straight to Katich who takes the catch and the sprints off the field to get padded up, Australia lead by 94 runs. 281/10
Andrew Symonds311003.33152000
Australia 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Matthew Hayden c & b Steyn422381018.18
Simon Katich c †Boucher b Kallis3755753067.27
Ricky Ponting (c)c †Boucher b Harris3255824058.18
Michael Hussey  b Ntini835530022.85
Michael Clarke c Kallis b Steyn2567952037.31
Andrew Symonds c Smith b Harris37971222138.14
Brad Haddin st †Boucher b Harris941362087469.11
Brett Lee c de Villiers b Kallis5681083.33
Jason Krejza c de Villiers b Kallis3263815050.79
Mitchell Johnson c Kallis b Morkel2135443060.00
Peter Siddle not out 418390022.22
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 7, w 2)20
TOTAL97 Ov (RR: 3.28, 427 Mts)319
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Matthew Hayden, 8.3 ov), 2-59 (Simon Katich, 16.1 ov), 3-88 (Ricky Ponting, 26.4 ov), 4-88 (Michael Hussey, 27.5 ov), 5-148 (Michael Clarke, 50.6 ov), 6-157 (Andrew Symonds, 58.1 ov), 7-162 (Brett Lee, 59.5 ov), 8-241 (Jason Krejza, 79.4 ov), 9-278 (Mitchell Johnson, 88.3 ov), 10-319 (Brad Haddin, 96.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dale Steyn1938124.26779000
8.3 to ML Hayden, caught and bowled! Steyn gets his man, he bowls a quick and straight delivery on middle and leg stump, Hayden tries to flick but misses, the ball thuds into his pad, only his pad, and pops back to the bowler, Steyn catches it and appeals, Aleem Dar raises the finger, loud resounding boos after the replays are shown on screen, that looked like it was just off the pad. 25/1
50.6 to MJ Clarke, caught at slip! The ball was there to be hit, it was short and wide outside off stump, Clarke freed his arms and tried to cut it over point, he got a thick outside edge straight to Kallis at first slip, it flew to him quickly at chest height and he took it well. 148/5
Makhaya Ntini2127613.61899001
27.5 to MEK Hussey, bowled him! Hussey's mis-timed a couple of pulls from Ntini and he tries to play the shot again, the length isn't short enough and he bottom edges it from outside off on to his stumps, he's knocked one out of the ground. 88/4
Paul Harris2738533.141234520
26.4 to RT Ponting, caught! Harris followed up the spinning delivery with the arm ball, Ponting moved towards the leg side to play the ball on the off, he thought the ball would turn, when it didn't he ended up prodding at it, the ball bounced a bit more as well and took the edge, Boucher threw it up in glee. 88/3
58.1 to A Symonds, gone!! flighted on leg stump, inviting the batsman to drive, Symonds steps out and looks to loft that over mid-on, fails to connect well and finds Graeme Smith who takes the simplest of catches running to his left. Australia are six down now and South Africa are well and truly back in this.. 157/6
96.6 to BJ Haddin, stumped! Haddin charges once again to hit the ball down the ground, he finally misses a delivery and Boucher completes an easy stumping, Haddin falls six short of a century, he's played a magnificent innings, extending the lead from 256, when Lee fell, to 413. 319/10
Jacques Kallis1442431.71723000
16.1 to SM Katich, caught! Kallis has forced the edge! He pitches the ball on a good length just outside off stump and seams it away from Katich who drives away from his body without moving his feet, Boucher dives to his left to take a low catch. 59/2
59.5 to B Lee, what a catch!!! an absolute stunner. short of a good length outside off, Lee gets on the back foot to guide that past point, gets the outside edge and de Villiers dives full length to his left at second slip to pluck it out of thin air with both hands. Australia seven down now.. 162/7
79.4 to JJ Krejza, stunning catch! By who else but AB de Villiers! Kallis angles a full ball into the right-hander, Krejza tries to drive off the front foot but the bat turns in his hand and he slices the ball off the face towards point, de Villiers leaps to his right at full stretch and takes the catch with both hands inches off the ground, what a sight! Terrific effort. 241/8
Morne Morkel1644212.62783006
88.3 to MG Johnson, Morkel's done it! He bowled a full ball outside off stump, Johnson lined it up and tried to play the big drive, he got a thick outside edge which flew quickly towards Kallis who took it well towards his left at second slip, South Africa's catching has been outstanding. 278/9
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 414 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Johnson10814722413073.46
Neil McKenzie c †Haddin b Johnson1052691019.23
Hashim Amla c †Haddin b Lee531121696047.32
Jacques Kallis c Hussey b Johnson571061554253.77
AB de Villiers not out 1061862769056.98
Jean-Paul Duminy not out 501191354142.01
Extras(b 13, lb 9, nb 6, w 2)30
TOTAL119.2 Ov (RR: 3.46, 517 Mts)414/4
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Neil McKenzie, 14.3 ov), 2-172 (Graeme Smith, 50.2 ov), 3-179 (Hashim Amla, 53.2 ov), 4-303 (Jacques Kallis, 85.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brett Lee2747312.701289016
53.2 to HM Amla, got him! Lee gets his first wicket of the Test! He follows up the bouncer with a full ball, Amla should have played forward but he pushed at it from the crease, the pitched around off and seamed ever so slightly away from the right-hander, taking the edge through to Haddin. 179/3
Mitchell Johnson34.259832.851558010
14.3 to ND McKenzie, Johnson has his ninth of the match! He pitches the ball on a good length in line with the stumps and cuts the ball across the right-hander, the movement is just enough to find the edge of McKenzie's forward push, Haddin dives to his right and takes a low catch, he's having a super match as well, the ball was similar to the ones that got Kallis and de Villiers in the first innings. 19/1
50.2 to GC Smith, gone! Johnson takes his tenth wicket of the match. Slower ball bowled full on middle and leg, Smith tries to work it away on the on-side and is struck on the pads in line with the stumps. The umpire had no hesitation whatsoever. He departs for a superb 108 after giving his team a realistic chance of pulling this off. 172/2
85.3 to JH Kallis, Australia have the wicket! The game's open again! Johnson bowls a full and wide ball outside off stump, Kallis chases it and drives, he edges it in the air towards Hussey at gully, that ball was racing towards him but Hussey caught it easily, that's Johnson's 11th wicket of the match. 303/4
Peter Siddle2628403.2311510100
Jason Krejza24210204.25939100
Michael Clarke803504.37261100
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MATCH DETAILS
Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2008/09
Player Of The Match
South Africa
AB de Villiers
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1899
Hours of play (local time)11.30am start, Lunch 13.30-14.10, Tea 16.10-16.30, Close 18.30
Match days17,18,19,20,21 December 2008 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Jean-Paul Duminy
Jean-Paul Duminy
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Sri Lanka
Asoka de Silva
TV Umpire
Australia
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Mick Martell
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 17 Dec - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 341/9 (Jason Krejza 19*, 89 ov)
Thu, 18 Dec - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 243/8 (Mark Boucher 2*, Dale Steyn 1*, 78 ov)
Fri, 19 Dec - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 228/7 (Brad Haddin 39*, Jason Krejza 28*, 75 ov)
Sat, 20 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 227/3 (Jacques Kallis 33*, AB de Villiers 11*, 64 ov)
Sun, 21 Dec - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 414/4 (119.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 78 balls (JH Kallis 33, AB de Villiers 11, Ex 6)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 73.6 overs (448 balls), Extras 18
  • JH Kallis: 50 off 86 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 157 balls (JH Kallis 48, AB de Villiers 40, Ex 12)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 281/3 in 80.0 overs (JH Kallis 51, AB de Villiers 41)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 281/3 after 80.1 overs (JH Kallis 51, AB de Villiers 41)
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 92 balls (6 x 4)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 84.3 overs (513 balls), Extras 20
  • Lunch: South Africa - 322/4 in 93.0 overs (AB de Villiers 66, JP Duminy 6)
  • South Africa: 350 runs in 104.5 overs (636 balls), Extras 22
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls (AB de Villiers 28, JP Duminy 20, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 362/4 in 108.0 overs (AB de Villiers 88, JP Duminy 24)
  • South Africa: 400 runs in 117.1 overs (711 balls), Extras 25
  • AB de Villiers: 100 off 179 balls (9 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 194 balls (AB de Villiers 48, JP Duminy 46, Ex 6)
  • JP Duminy: 50 off 119 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Day 5 Attendance 5,301
  • Total Attendance: 55,313