2nd T20I (N), Brisbane, Jan 13 2009, South Africa tour of Australia
(18.5/20 ov, target 158)161/4
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match

White sees the ball go over the ropes and breaks into a jig. He and Hussey embrace. Superb half-century from Hussey, back in some form. Australia have won by six wickets with seven deliveries remaining. They bowled well to keep South Africa to under 160, and chased it down comfortably in the end. The openers didn't click, and the run rate had reached a tizzy at one stage. Then Hussey and Ponting formed a partnership, only for two wickets to fall in relative succession. But Hussey kept his cool and found a confident ally in White, and the duo finished the match. A lot of stunning hits in their 69-run stand in just 5.5 overs, but each enjoyed reprieves from the South African fielders. Australia win the Twenty20 series 2-0.

The Man of the Match is Michael Hussey for his unbeaten half-century.

First up is Botha: "You need to take your chances if you want to be a really good side. We had to try different things but it didn't work out. We can compete with Australia, and hopefully we can nip a few in the one-day series."

Now Ponting steps forward: "We've had great crowds. The players are enjoying it too. We felt that total was chaseable. It was slow at the top but Hussey and White chased brilliantly. Our all-round skills have been pretty good."

The Australian team huddles together with the trophy while the shutterbugs go into overdrive.

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Morkel to White, SIX runs

all over, with a six! Take a bow, Cameron White! Morne sends up a high full toss and White doesn't disappoint, clubbing it over the field and it lands just over the ropes at wide long-off

Three from eight ....

Morkel to White, FOUR runs

slower ball, White clears the length and slaps the length delivery, very flat and hard, just wide of a diving mid-off and Duminy cannot cut if off in the deep

Morkel to White, 2 runs

short and wide, cut out to the deep, where a fumble allows the second

Morkel to White, no run

attempted yorker on the stumps, White walks away and drives it back hard, and Morne fields it well on the follow through

The field is spread ... fine leg comes squarer ...

Morkel to White, no run

backs away, Morne slips in a short one, 120ks, and White pulls out

Nine runs needed from two overs. Morne back into the attack. White on strike.

end of over 188 runs
AUS: 149/4CRR: 8.27 RRR: 4.5
Michael Hussey53 (33)
Cameron White28 (13)
Dale Steyn 3-0-19-1
Wayne Parnell 4-0-44-0
Steyn to Hussey, 2 runs

full and wide from Steyn, Hussey reaches out and dabs two past cover

Steyn to Hussey, 2 runs

dropped by Parnell at wide long-off! Hussey comes out and looks to go over the top, but he's not to the pitch and bobs the ball over mid-off, its up in the air for a long time, Parnell watches the ball as he sprints across and dives excellently forward, but cannot hold on, so Hussey gets a superb half-century

Steyn to White, 1 run

full on the pads, flicked casually out to deep square leg

Steyn to Hussey, 1 run

pitched full and wide again, this time Hussey steers a single to cover

Steyn to Hussey, no run

now he serves up full and wide, no shot offered and he looks to the umpire

Steyn to Hussey, 2 runs

attempted yorker on leg stump, well clipped through mid-on for a couple

end of over 1719 runs
AUS: 141/4CRR: 8.29 RRR: 5.66
Cameron White27 (12)
Michael Hussey46 (28)
Wayne Parnell 4-0-44-0
Johan Botha 4-0-19-0

Well, you have to say its all over for South Africa. Duminy let White off the hook, and he hammered Parnell for 19 in the over. Botha, in a last ditch effort, tosses the ball to Steyn.

Parnell to White, 2 runs

slower ball, Parnell holds back the length, White swings out to the deep

The Gabba is going berserk. White has changed this around in four balls.

Parnell to White, FOUR runs

sorry, four in row! Parnell serves up a full toss and White bunts over mid-on

That drop has hurt South Africa. White has just smashed three fours in a row.

Parnell to White, FOUR runs

another firm strike to a full one, absolutely smashed over cover

Parnell to White, FOUR runs

what a shot! Stand and deliver, drilling the ball so hard back past the stumps

Parnell to White, FOUR runs

ah, Duminy misjudges this one, should have been taken! White clears the front leg and slams the ball over the in field, not timed well, Duminy charges in from long-off but realizes he has over-run it then, leaps back but cannot hold on

Parnell to Hussey, 1 run

swinging low full toss, which Hussey swings out to Gibbs at cow corner

Hussey has brought Australia back into the game. Just 36 needed from 24. Botha turns to the debutant.