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2nd Test, Adelaide, November 22 - 26, 2012, South Africa tour of Australia
550 & 267/8d
(T:430) 388 & 248/8

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
78 & 110*
Australia 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c Smith b Morkel119112176164106.25
c & b Kallis1029441034.48
c Smith b Morkel089000.00
b Kallis43610133.33
b Morkel23025734540189.49
b Steyn1031372099475.18
c †de Villiers b Morkel628411021.42
c Smith b Kleinveldt621301028.57
c Smith b Steyn42355342120.00
c Kleinveldt b Morkel087000.00
not out 717341041.17
Extras(lb 11, nb 11, w 1)23
TOTAL107.2 Ov (RR: 5.12, 481 Mins)550
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Ed Cowan, 10.3 ov), 2-44 (Rob Quiney, 11.6 ov), 3-55 (Ricky Ponting, 12.6 ov), 4-210 (David Warner, 37.2 ov), 5-482 (Michael Hussey, 86.5 ov), 6-494 (Michael Clarke, 91.4 ov), 7-501 (Matthew Wade, 95.6 ov), 8-503 (Peter Siddle, 98.2 ov), 9-504 (Ben Hilfenhaus, 99.6 ov), 10-550 (James Pattinson, 107.2 ov)
86.5 to MEK Hussey, and against all odds, Steyn has bowled Hussey and that will be stumps on the first day. Steyn pitched on a good length around off and the ball came back into the left-hander. Hussey was late in bringing his bat down and the ball hit the top of off stump. That will be small consolation for South Africa, they have received a severe hiding. 482/5
107.2 to JL Pattinson, the innings is over, Smith takes his fourth catch of the innings, takes it on the second chance after missing it on the first, Pattinson gets a thick edge as he looks to thump a fuller one from Steyn, so Australia all out for 550. 550/10
11.6 to RJ Quiney, caught at first slip! Quiney's gone for a duck. Morkel pitched it on a good length just outside off and angled it into the left-hander, Quiney moved back and across to defend from his crease and got an outside edge. Smith took a low catch at first slip. And just like that, this start has turned around. 44/2
37.2 to DA Warner, this time the edge has gone to slip! Warner goes after a post-lunch blitz and he gets applauded off Adelaide Oval. He stayed on the back foot and poked away from his body at a good length ball that pitched around off-stump line and angled across him from over the wicket. Smith was waiting at first slip. 210/4
91.4 to MJ Clarke, it's over! stop the press, Michael Clarke has been dismissed, yes he has, that was pitched up by Morkel, Clarke stays in the crease as he looks to play that one, he misses and the ball cannons into middle stump, that ball angled in, more than Clarke expected, between bat and pad, end of a classic from Clarke, end of a nightmare for South Africa. 494/6
95.6 to MS Wade, Morkel strikes again, Wade hadn't scored in a while, he thought he could crash a length ball outside off through the cover, only gets a thin edge through to the keeper, Wade is distraught as he trudges off, knowing that there were some runs to be had on what remains a lovely batting track. 501/7
99.6 to BW Hilfenhaus, and Morkel completes his five-for, the short ball does the job, this was headed for the helmet, Hilfenhaus goes for the hook, top-edges it towards deep backward square leg, a duck for the Hilf, Australia 504 for 9, not quite going to plan for them today. 504/9
10.3 to EJM Cowan, Kallis has broken through! Lbw, or is that caught and bowled? Kallis fired in the yorker and Cowan, who was standing outside his crease had to hurry to dig it out. I thought it hit his bat and replays seem to indicate the ball lobbed off Cowan's bat and back to Kallis. It might have hit the toe as well, and if so that's plumb. Lbw and caught and bowled, but the lbw was first. Now there's a change in decision and it's a caught and bowled. But I think it hit the boot first. The rules say that a caught will over-ride an lbw. the ball shot up off the toe and lobbed back to the bowler, it hit high on the bat.. 43/1
12.6 to RT Ponting, bowled him! Kallis has produced a ripping ball. He bowled a full ball which Ponting chose to defend from his crease instead of coming forward. The ball swerved away from the right-hander very late and beat the outside edge to hit of stump, Ponting fell to the pitch after he was beaten. He was completely squared up and beaten. It shaped into him at first and then swung away. 55/3
98.2 to PM Siddle, Kleindveldt gets his first Test wicket, or does he? the no-ball check, that is tight, many replays needed to check whether it is behind the line, looks to be safe by mere millimetres, he is, Kleinveldt can finally savour a Test wicket, Siddle gets a healthy nick through to slip, that was a back of a length ball, Siddle might have been better off playing off the front foot, he hangs back in the crease, so Australia 21/3 on the day. 503/8
South Africa 1st Innings 
c †Wade b Siddle12224429514050.00
run out (Hussey)541121597048.21
st †Wade b Warner1126482042.30
c Quiney b Lyon2964783045.31
lbw b Siddle11520006.66
c Clarke b Hilfenhaus7815920513149.05
c Ponting b Hilfenhaus11526006.66
b Hilfenhaus058000.00
c †Wade b Clarke589310910162.36
b Lyon69131066.66
not out 1011281090.90
Extras(b 7, lb 2, nb 6, w 3)18
TOTAL124.3 Ov (RR: 3.11, 502 Mins)388
Fall of wickets: 1-138 (Alviro Petersen, 41.2 ov), 2-169 (Hashim Amla, 50.5 ov), 3-233 (Jacques Rudolph, 73.1 ov), 4-233 (Graeme Smith, 74.2 ov), 5-240 (AB de Villiers, 76.6 ov), 6-246 (Dale Steyn, 82.4 ov), 7-250 (Rory Kleinveldt, 84.3 ov), 8-343 (Jacques Kallis, 114.5 ov), 9-352 (Morne Morkel, 117.5 ov), 10-388 (Faf du Plessis, 124.3 ov)
82.4 to DW Steyn, gone, Steyn did this earlier in the over, short of a good length this time and he pushed at that one, away from his body again and it moved away to produce the outside edge, Ricky Ponting took it comfortably at second slip. 246/6
84.3 to RK Kleinveldt, Kleinveldt has lost his off stump, similar delivery to the previous one but on a good length this time, fuller than the previous one, landed on middle and moved away, Kleinveldt swung hard at that one, trying to smack it over midwicket, missed and the off stump was sent cartwheeling towards the keeper. 250/7
124.3 to F du Plessis, Silly mid-on into the act, Clarke takes a good, sharp catch, pitched up and Du Plessis pushed loosely at that one but was snapped by the Australian captain. 388/10
73.1 to JA Rudolph, Rudolph had done this earlier today, in the previous over from Lyon in fact, went for a drive but it had then landed safe. Extra cover's still there, this was flighted and he went hard at that one, perhaps with the aim of clearing that fielder but ended up striking it straight to him. Rudolph was livid. He knew he was set, and Australia now have an opening. 233/3
117.5 to M Morkel, bowled'im, Morkel goes for the sweep and misses, that landed outside leg stump and turned back in to crash into leg and middle, Morkel just missed the sweep, was better off staying his ground and turning it to leg. 352/9
74.2 to GC Smith, Huge wicket, Smith's called for a review, pitched on a good length outside off and Smith tried to close the face on that one and drive it in the region of midwicket, there was a deviation, but the bat appeared to hit the ground just as the ball went past the bat. Bowden's given him out caught-behind. Did it move away just as the bat came down? Hot Spot shows a tiny heat signature on the outside edge, a very tiny one but it's there nevertheless. Bowden's waiting for the final call, and raises his finger. Smith isn't happy, he called for a review immediately after Bowden first gave him out. 233/4
76.6 to AB de Villiers, Siddle's on fire, he's rapped AB on the pads and Bowden's given him out. AB's called for a review. Landed on off and middle, didn't notice any movement there but AB went across and tried to turn the face slightly, missed and it held its line, would have hit middle and leg as the replays showed. Bowden right again, South Africa are five down. 240/5
114.5 to JH Kallis, Appeal for a caught-behind and it's been reviewed by Australia as the on-field umpire turns it down. Kallis went for a sweep, that was on leg stump and tried to sweep it fine. It definitely hit the pads but was there some impact with the bat as it lobbed up on its way to Wade? Gone. Struck the pads, then definitely struck the glove as it popped up to Wade. Hit the right thumb.. 343/8
50.5 to HM Amla, has he done it here? the massive wicket of Amla? yes, he has, huge roar from the Adelaide crowd as they see the replays of the stumping, Amla was down the track looking to drive, he misses the ball, playing down the wrong line, he's yorked himself almost, Wade almost fluffs it again as he doesn't collect cleanly, but Amla is out far enough to give Wade time to dislodge the bails and send back the dangerman, a priceless wicket in these flat conditions. 169/2
Australia 2nd Innings 
b Kleinveldt2950966058.00
c du Plessis b Kleinveldt4160766068.33
c †de Villiers b Kleinveldt022000.00
b Steyn1634403047.05
lbw b Steyn38611203162.29
c †de Villiers b Morkel11618006.25
c Steyn b Morkel54951277056.84
c †de Villiers b Morkel1850731036.00
not out 2942586069.04
not out 1819294094.73
Extras(b 4, lb 10, nb 9)23
TOTAL70 Ov (RR: 3.81, 325 Mins)267/8d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-77 (David Warner, 16.1 ov), 2-77 (Rob Quiney, 16.3 ov), 3-91 (Ed Cowan, 20.6 ov), 4-98 (Ricky Ponting, 26.2 ov), 5-103 (Peter Siddle, 29.6 ov), 6-173 (Michael Clarke, 47.1 ov), 7-206 (Michael Hussey, 57.2 ov), 8-220 (Matthew Wade, 63.2 ov)
26.2 to RT Ponting, Ponting's gone! He's dragged it back on, Short of a good length from Steyn again, Ponting defended loosely at that one, hung his bat out as it moved away, got an inside edge to chop it onto the stumps. 98/4
47.1 to MJ Clarke, given out lbw and Clarke has called for a review, short of a good length and it kept low while aimed at middle and leg, Clarke got on the back foot and was struck on the knee roll, the only doubt there was whether it would go on to hit leg stump. It did move in a bit. It would have hit leg stump, as Eagle Eye confirms and the original decision is upheld.. 173/6
29.6 to PM Siddle, Gone, Morkel removes the nightwatchman, probing him outside off this time, angled in and he flirted with it, it may have moved away, took the nick, if only a slight one but that's all that matters, and AB took it comfortably. 103/5
57.2 to MEK Hussey, Hussey goes and Morkel strikes at the stroke of lunch! Banged in short just outside off and Hussey went for the pull, it came on to him quick and he ended up getting a top edge and spooning an easy catch to midwicket. 206/7
63.2 to MS Wade, Wade goes! Full outside off and Wade is sucked into the drive, tries to hit it through extra cover, gets a feather as it moves away a bit and AB takes a dolly. 220/8
16.1 to DA Warner, Kleinveldt strikes, definitely this time! Good extra bounce for the bowler from round the wicket, Warner's standing outside the crease, turned the face a touch too early and got a leading edge to be caught at extra cover. 77/1
16.3 to RJ Quiney, Quiney grabs a pair, double-strike from Kleinveldt, angling in from round the wicket, lands on the off stump and then moves away, Quiney tries to defend off the back foot, gets a thick outside edge and AB dives to his left to complete he catch. 77/2
20.6 to EJM Cowan, Three for Kleinveldt, this one swung back in, landed on a good length on the off after swinging in and moved in further after pitching, Cowan was beaten through the gate as he tried to play it straight back. 91/3
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 430 runs)
b Siddle2462823038.70
c Ponting b Hilfenhaus024000.00
c Clarke b Lyon1728384060.71
c Cowan b Lyon33430008.82
b Siddle332202460015.00
not out 11037646614029.25
c Cowan b Lyon461101496041.81
c Quiney b Siddle02837000.00
b Siddle317230017.64
not out 812142066.66
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 1)4
TOTAL148 Ov (RR: 1.67, 549 Mins)248/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Graeme Smith, 0.6 ov), 2-36 (Hashim Amla, 11.3 ov), 3-45 (Jacques Rudolph, 19.5 ov), 4-45 (Alviro Petersen, 20.6 ov), 5-134 (AB de Villiers, 88.6 ov), 6-233 (Jacques Kallis, 128.1 ov), 7-234 (Dale Steyn, 137.5 ov), 8-240 (Rory Kleinveldt, 143.6 ov)
0.6 to GC Smith, edged and gone, big wicket and Australia have struck immediately, round the wicket, angling in towards the off and gets it to move away just a little, Smith plays at it, gets a thick edge and is caught by Ponting at second slip, what a blow. 3/1
20.6 to AN Petersen, Four down! Alviro's gone, tight line outside off from Siddle again, Alviro got forward, not the first time he's got an inside edge, this time it goes back onto the stumps, a little outside the line to that one as he played forward and he's dragged it onto the stumps. 45/4
88.6 to AB de Villiers, Siddle strikes! No reviewing that one, what a delivery, he was getting the ball to move about and beat AB through the gate there, nipped back, the previous deliveries had left him, landed on a good length, AB took a half-stride forward and defended a little outside the line as it jagged back in to peg back off stump. 134/5
137.5 to DW Steyn, caught, caught off a full toss, Steyn goes! It's a packed on-side field, there's a midwicket, silly mid-on, a leg gully, that was a full toss on middle and he pushed it uppishly into the leg side, Quiney's alert and he dives forward, dives low and picks it inches from the ground at midwicket. South Africa are seven down. 234/7
143.6 to RK Kleinveldt, Siddle has got him! Manages to somehow come up with a yorker off the final ball of that over, an inswinging yorker and Kleinveldt had no answer to that one, missed and the stumps took a beating. Australia still have a chance, they still do. 240/8
11.3 to HM Amla, Lyon strikes! Amla was playing for the turn there, but it went on straight, tossed up outside off and he drove at it, got a thick edge and Clarke took it at slip, a bit of a juggle but he held his nerve. 36/2
19.5 to JA Rudolph, Caught at short leg, Rudolph is staying his ground, his innings had stagnated after he picked up a couple off his first delivery. Tossed up by Lyon from round the wicket on leg stump, landed on leg and Rudolph closed the face on that one, straight to Cowan at short leg who was alert, he bent low and reacted quick to his left to snap that one. The umpires called for a replay to check if the ball hit the ground on its way to Cowan, since the bat was very close to the ground at the time the shot was played. But replays show it was clean, went straight off the bat and into Cowan's hands. 45/3
128.1 to JH Kallis, Lyon strikes! Six down now, spices things up, that turned in from outside off, good bounce, he was half-forward was Kallis when trying to defend, got a thin inside edge onto the pads and it popped up towards short leg. 233/6
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Thu, 22 Nov - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 482/5 (Michael Clarke 224*, 86.5 ov)
Fri, 23 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 217/2 (Graeme Smith 111*, Jacques Rudolph 25*, 67 ov)
Sat, 24 Nov - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 111/5 (Michael Clarke 9*, Michael Hussey 5*, 32 ov)
Sun, 25 Nov - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 77/4 (AB de Villiers 12*, Faf du Plessis 19*, 50 ov)
Mon, 26 Nov - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 248/8 (148 ov) - end of match
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Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 265 balls (AB de Villiers 17, F du Plessis 33, Ex 1)
  • Over 65.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - F du Plessis (Upheld)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 65.4 overs (395 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: South Africa - 101/4 in 67.0 overs (AB de Villiers 18, F du Plessis 37)
  • Over 67.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - F du Plessis (Upheld)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 122/4 after 80.1 overs (AB de Villiers 29, F du Plessis 47)
  • Over 83.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - BF Bowden, Batsman - F du Plessis (Struck down)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 126/4 in 85.0 overs (AB de Villiers 31, F du Plessis 49)
  • F du Plessis: 50 off 181 balls (6 x 4)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 94.5 overs (570 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: South Africa - 171/5 in 100.0 overs (F du Plessis 76, JH Kallis 16)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (F du Plessis 28, JH Kallis 22, Ex 0)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 114.1 overs (686 balls), Extras 3
  • Tea: South Africa - 212/5 in 117.0 overs (F du Plessis 94, JH Kallis 38)
  • F du Plessis: 100 off 310 balls (13 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 233/6 in 131.0 overs (F du Plessis 106, DW Steyn 0)
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TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2061
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days22,23,24,25,26 November 2012 - day (5-day match)
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