shoulders arms outside off stump once again
4.55 pm The Test has come to an end. Clarke has agreed to call it off with 11 overs remaining. It's been drawn and you'd have to say Australia had the better of it ever since the second day was washed out completely. South Africa won't be too disappointed either, especially after they lost Duminy to injury on the first day before he could play any sort of role in this game. The pitch seemed to be on the flatter side, but had one day not been lost to rain, there could have been a result.
The Man of the Match is the double-centurion Michael Clarke, who said Australia will take plenty of momentum from this performance to the Adelaide Test, which is a whole week away.
There will be lots of analysis from Firdose Moonda and Brydon Coverdale up on the site over the new couple of hours. Thank you for all your emails over the last five days. I try and read as many as I can! Cheers.
a full toss outside off stump, driven from the crease towards cover
good length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman
defended with a straight bat towards the bowler
another full ball and it's driven to Pattinson, who fields and throws the ball towards Wade, making him dive to his left and collect
full and in the blockhole, Philander keeps it out
that's wide outside leg stump
AB steps out and drives very hard along the ground, Lyon sticks his right hand out and fields
defended on the front foot
Lyon throws the ball back at AB after fielding off his own bowling, AB came out of his crease and drove straight
Philander moves forward and pushes the ball towards point
defended on the front foot
Lyon from round the wicket at the new batsman Philander.
Peter: "I agree that Rudolph has overstayed his welcome. I would also replace him with Tsolekile as it would then free up AB from 'keeper duties as well and make him concentrate more on his batting."
played off the back foot towards point
defended back to the bowler
Macoure: "To the Lyon doubters. Have a look at this spell and see what he can do! 2-14 off 10! What a comeback after he was smashed early. Go on, son!" South Africa haven't been playing with any real intent though, just block block block
good length on off stump at 135 kph, defended from the crease back to the bowler
played from the crease towards mid off
AB strides forward and lets it go outside off
short of a length outside off, the batsman lets it go
James Pattinson to have a final crack at the South Africans.
Stiaan: "I'd happily replace Rudolph with Faf. He has had his chances over and over again! Away with his bat!!"
pushed off the front foot towards point
defended on the front foot towards the bowler
|Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane|
|Toss||South Africa, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||3-match series level 0-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2056|
|Hours of play (local time)||09:30am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00|
|Match days||9,10,11,12,13 November 2012 - day (5-day match)|