SA Win Vs Australia Highlights 2nd Melbourne Test Day 5

December 30th, 2008 Comments Off on SA Win Vs Australia Highlights 2nd Melbourne Test Day 5 Posted in Match Highlights, Mobile Series, Test Match

Winning moments, celebrations & Interviews

Part 1

Cricket Highlights: South Africa chase 183 on the 5th day of the MCG test to beat Australia and win the series 2-0, with Sydney to come.

Scoreline: South Africa 183/1. Graeme Smith 75. Neil McKenzie 59 Hashim Amla 30

The video here features the winning moments and celebrations and interviews with Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Ricky Ponting, Brett Lee and Kallis.

A second straight run chase for South Africa and they do it again. The ease of the win with just 1 wicket down can tend to deny the time in the test match when they looked certain to lose it, but for a brilliant 166 by JP Duminy and Dale Steyn’s 76. All those years of pain South African cricket fans have endured as they watched their team stumble over themselves finally found some meaning at the MCG today.

In the meanwhile Tony Greig used the opportunity to rub it into his fellow Aussie commentators – It’s so convenient for Greig to choose a nationality to support. When South Africa wins, he’ll draw references to his birth country. If England does well, well he played for England. When Australia were doing well, he lived and worked there so he could stand on that side. When Sri Lanka did well, he’d go on about how his wife loves the country. And now in India, he works for the ICL, so that’s covered too.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4, Cricket Live Links

December 30th, 2008 Comments Off on Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4, Cricket Live Links Posted in Live Matches, Test Match
Nothing much left in this match and result is evident. Sri Lanka already got 400+ lead and still got 6 wickets in hand. Ideally they can declare and ask Bangladesh to bat and expect Murali, Vaas and Co. to clean it up by end of day but I guess Jayawardene will bat out 1st session and improve lead as much as they can before they declare.

I doubt if Bangladesh will be able to survive till tomorrow.

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Final ScoreCard, Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December 26-30, 2008

December 30th, 2008 Comments Off on Final ScoreCard, Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December 26-30, 2008 Posted in Mobile Series, Scorecard, Test Match

South Africa in Australia, 2008-09

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December 26-30, 2008
Match Information
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) & Billy Doctrove (WI)
Third Umpire: Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Toss: Australia (Elected to bat)
Match Status: South Africa won by 9 wkts
Man of the Match: Dale Steyn
 
Batting: Australia 1st Innings
Batsmen Australia (394/10 in 113.4 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Matthew Hayden c J Duminy b M Ntini 8 17 1 0 47.06
Simon Katich b D Steyn 54 109 6 0 49.54
Ricky Ponting (c) c H Amla b P Harris 101 126 10 1 80.16
Mike Hussey c M Boucher b D Steyn 0 9 0 0 0.00
Michael Clarke not out 88 208 4 1 42.31
Andrew Symonds c J Kallis b M Morkel 27 55 3 0 49.09
Brad Haddin (wk) c G Smith b M Ntini 40 71 5 0 56.34
Brett Lee c J Kallis b D Steyn 21 21 5 0 100.00
Mitchell Johnson b D Steyn 0 3 0 0 0.00
Nathan Hauritz c G Smith b D Steyn 12 21 2 0 57.14
Peter Siddle c A Villiers b J Kallis 19 49 1 0 38.78
Extras: b – 5, w – 0, nb – 7, lb – 12 24  
Total: (394 for 10 in 113.4 overs) 394 Run Rate: 3.47
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/21 (Matthew Hayden, 7.2 ov.), 2/128 (Simon Katich, 33.6 ov.), 3/143 (Mike Hussey, 37.3 ov.), 4/184 (Ricky Ponting, 51.2 ov.), 5/223 (Andrew Symonds, 66.1 ov.), 6/277 (Brad Haddin, 88.3 ov.), 7/322 (Brett Lee, 95.2 ov.), 8/326 (Mitchell Johnson, 95.5 ov.), 9/352 (Nathan Hauritz, 101.5 ov.), 10/394 (Peter Siddle, 113.4 ov.)
 
Bowling: South Africa
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Dale Steyn 29 6 87 5 0 0 3.0
Makhaya Ntini 27 7 108 2 1 0 4.0
Jacques Kallis 18.4 4 55 1 0 0 2.9
Morne Morkel 22 3 89 1 6 0 4.0
Paul Harris 17 3 38 1 0 0 2.2
 
Batting: South Africa 1st Innings
Batsmen South Africa (459/10 in 153 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Graeme Smith (c) c B Haddin b P Siddle 62 113 6 0 54.87
Neil McKenzie b P Siddle 0 5 0 0 0.00
Hashim Amla c A Symonds b M Johnson 19 30 1 0 63.33
Jacques Kallis c B Haddin b N Hauritz 26 53 2 0 49.06
AB de Villiers b P Siddle 7 51 0 0 13.73
Jean-Paul Duminy c P Siddle b N Hauritz 166 340 18 0 48.82
Mark Boucher (wk) c M Hussey b N Hauritz 3 15 0 0 20.00
Morne Morkel b M Johnson 21 39 4 0 53.85
Paul Harris c M Johnson b M Hussey 39 67 4 0 58.21
Dale Steyn b P Siddle 76 191 9 1 39.79
Makhaya Ntini not out 2 29 0 0 6.90
Extras: b – 5, w – 0, nb – 15, lb – 13, p – 5  38  
Total: (459 for 10 in 153 overs) 459 Run Rate: 3.00
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/1 (Neil McKenzie, 1.4 ov.), 2/39 (Hashim Amla, 8.3 ov.), 3/102 (Jacques Kallis, 26.4 ov.), 4/126 (Graeme Smith, 37.6 ov.), 5/132 (AB de Villiers, 41.5 ov.), 6/141 (Mark Boucher, 46.4 ov.), 7/184 (Morne Morkel, 57.1 ov.), 8/251 (Paul Harris, 77.5 ov.), 9/431 (Dale Steyn, 141.3 ov.), 10/459 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 152.6 ov.)
 
Bowling: Australia
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Brett Lee 13 2 68 0 7 0 5.2
Peter Siddle 34 9 81 4 4 0 2.4
Mitchell Johnson 39 6 127 2 3 0 3.3
Nathan Hauritz 43 13 98 3 1 0 2.3
Michael Clarke 8 0 26 0 0 0 3.2
Mike Hussey 5 0 22 1 0 0 4.4
Andrew Symonds 11 3 14 0 0 0 1.3
 
Batting: Australia 2nd Innings
Batsmen Australia (247/10 in 84.2 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Matthew Hayden c J Duminy b D Steyn 23 28 3 0 82.14
Simon Katich c M Boucher b D Steyn 15 40 2 0 37.50
Ricky Ponting (c) c G Smith b M Morkel 99 169 7 0 58.58
Mike Hussey c H Amla b M Morkel 2 8 0 0 25.00
Michael Clarke c N McKenzie b D Steyn 29 79 4 0 36.71
Andrew Symonds c J Kallis b D Steyn 0 5 0 0 0.00
Brad Haddin (wk) c J Kallis b M Ntini 10 35 0 1 28.57
Brett Lee b J Kallis 8 21 1 0 38.10
Mitchell Johnson not out 43 85 5 0 50.59
Nathan Hauritz b J Kallis 3 23 0 0 13.04
Peter Siddle c M Boucher b D Steyn 6 18 0 0 33.33
Extras: b – 1, w – 0, nb – 5, lb – 3 9  
Total: (247 for 10 in 84.2 overs) 247 Run Rate: 2.93
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/37 (Matthew Hayden, 10.4 ov.), 2/40 (Simon Katich, 12.2 ov.), 3/49 (Mike Hussey, 15.3 ov.), 4/145 (Michael Clarke, 43.1 ov.), 5/145 (Andrew Symonds, 43.6 ov.), 6/165 (Brad Haddin, 53.1 ov.), 7/180 (Brett Lee, 58.3 ov.), 8/212 (Ricky Ponting, 71.3 ov.), 9/231 (Nathan Hauritz, 78.6 ov.), 10/247 (Peter Siddle, 84.2 ov.)
 
Bowling: South Africa
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Dale Steyn 20.2 3 67 5 1 0 3.3
Makhaya Ntini 14 1 26 1 0 0 1.9
Morne Morkel 15 2 46 2 4 0 3.1
Paul Harris 21 1 47 0 0 0 2.2
Jacques Kallis 14 1 57 2 0 0 4.1
 
Batting: South Africa 2nd Innings
Batsmen South Africa (183/1 in 48 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Graeme Smith (c) lbw b N Hauritz 75 94 10 0 79.79
Neil McKenzie not out 59 140 3 1 42.14
Hashim Amla not out 30 62 2 0 48.39
Jacques Kallis            
AB de Villiers            
Jean-Paul Duminy            
Mark Boucher (wk)            
Morne Morkel            
Paul Harris            
Dale Steyn            
Makhaya Ntini            
Extras: b – 0, w – 2, nb – 8, lb – 9 19  
Total: (183 for 1 in 48 overs) 183 Run Rate: 3.81
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/121 (Graeme Smith, 28.5 ov.)
 
Bowling: Australia
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Brett Lee 10 0 49 0 6 0 4.9
Peter Siddle 14 5 34 0 0 0 2.4
Mitchell Johnson 11 1 36 0 1 2 3.3
Nathan Hauritz 10 0 41 1 1 0 4.1
Michael Clarke 3 0 14 0 0 0 4.7
 
The Teams
Australia: Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (c), Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin(w), Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus(sub), Shane Watson(sub)

South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Neil McKenzie, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mark Boucher(w), Morne Morkel, Paul Harris, Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini, Ashwell Prince(sub), Robin Peterson(sub), Lonwabo Tsotsobe(sub), Monde Zondeki(sub)

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 5, Live Cricket

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Considering Australia poor performance with ball lately, it should be an easy task for South Africa to chase 153 runs with all 10 wickets still in hand. I don’t even remember when was the last time they lost the series at home and South Africa will be happy to finally beat Aussies in Australia after a long time.

The hero for South Africa was Steyn, who took ten wickets for the Test to be the favourite for the Man-of-the-Match award. Ponting fell agonisingly short of a century today, as Steyn bowled South Africa into a dominant position. Australia were bowled out not too long ago for 247, with a lead of just 182, and with a little over a day to play South Africa scored 30 for 0 by stumps. Ponting was out for 99 – caught at short cover – midway through the final session, reward for some smart captaincy from Smith and enthused pace bowling from Morkel. Johnson helped boost the total with a solid innings of 43 not out but there was little else from the order.

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South Africa vs Australia 2nd Test Highlights Day 4 Melbourne | Ponting 99

December 29th, 2008 Comments Off on South Africa vs Australia 2nd Test Highlights Day 4 Melbourne | Ponting 99 Posted in Match Highlights, Test Match

Cricket highlights from the 2nd MCG Test – Australia vs SA – 4th Day’s cricket.

Scoreline: Australia 247 (2nd Innings) – Ricky Ponting 99, Mitchell Johnson 43 no.
South Africa: 30/0. Need 153 runs more to win the test and series.

A brilliant 99 by Ricky Ponting as vaunted players deserted him on possibly the most defining day in Australian cricket. The difference between Ponting and the rest was stark, not just in his strokeplay but his general demeanor. The only time he looked unsure was when he got into the 90s – surprisingly he spent 40 minutes in the 90s and that probably denied him a deserved hundred. Mitchell Johnson was the only one who looked like he wanted to hang around, launching into his booming shots after the departure of Ponting.

Dale Steyn once again ripped through the Aussies with another 5 wicket haul to make it 10 for the test. South Africa came out chasing 183 and rattled off 30 of them with Graeme Smith belting 5 boundaries.

Brett Lee whose foot injury will deny him a shot at the Sydney test was pretty cool in his short spell and unlucky to bowl McKenzie off a no-ball.

Australia could still turn it around on Day 5 – it all depends on whether they can prise out Graeme Smith. But with de Villiers and Duminy to come, it could be a hard task. Maybe Brett Lee will turn up tomorrow like he did the last few years. Matthew Hayden will be hoping.

Australia vs South Africa 2nd Melbourne Test Highlights 3rd Day

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Cricket Highlights: Australia vs SA Day 3, 2nd Melbourne (MCG) Test.

Scoreline: South Africa: 459. Jean Paul Duminy 166. Dale Steyn 76. Paul Harris 39. Lead by 65.

After Day 2, there were two possibilities one speculated going into Day 3 – would Australia pull out a long finger to all their detractors; would Duminy reinforce his stature. Well, Duminy did where Australia failed. One of the best hundreds ever played so early in a career.

Keeping Duminy going was Dale Steyn – he was streaky to start with and dropped a couple of times, but several stunning drives made up for all that, as South Africa went about doing unto the Australians what they’ve done for so many years.

One might argue that these kind of things happen in cricket – but when you see Australia not taking their chances and luck riding alongside the other team, it’s an indication of a team under pressure. If today’s cricket had all those proclaiming the end of Australian dominance smirking, one gets the feeling that Day 4 is possibly the last chance Australia have to tell the world that though there’s not much separating them from India and South Africa, they still are the team to beat.

During the recent India tour, there were several potentially exciting days of test cricket – but tomorrow could well be the Day to watch. Not many are interested anymore if Hayden is an old fisherman or not, the sound of his bat all that they’ll be paying attention to.

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 4, Live Cricket

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South Africa began the day trailing by 196 runs with three wickets in hand. The ended it 61 runs ahead of Australia who now have a real fight on their hands.

Duminy scored his maiden Test century – 166 off 340 balls – and was the last man out. He shared partnerships of 67 with Paul Harris and 180 with Dale Steyn, who scored his career best of 76.

Australia didn’t have Lee’s services today because he was suffering with a foot injury and their other bowlers were poor. The few chances they did create were put down – Ponting dropped a catch at slip and Hussey missed one at mid-on.

Australia were expected to take charge of the game today after a strong performance on day two. Instead the game has turned turtle, and South Africa will be gearing up for a strong performance in the field tomorrow.

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Australia vs South Africa 2nd MCG Test Highlights Day 2

December 28th, 2008 Comments Off on Australia vs South Africa 2nd MCG Test Highlights Day 2 Posted in Match Highlights, Test Match

Australia vs South Africa 2nd MCG Test Highlights Day 2

New Zealand vs West Indies, 2nd T20, Live Cricket

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welcome to the 2nd T20 International between New Zealand and West Indies. It’s a glorious day here and we are due to start shortly for what promises to be a great match after the tie and super overs two days ago. New Zealand won the toss and will bat/ Let’s hope both teams will play excellent cricket again and entertain us like they did in 1st T20.

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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3, Cricket Live Links

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First of all excellent partnership between Vaas and Samaraweera to push score beyond 250 doing what exactly SL needed in the morning. Later it’s all Murali show picking another fifer and so far he managed to pick 81 wickets against Bangladesh in just 10 matches.

So once again we have been witness to the Bangladesh batsmen, squandering the starts. There have been partnerships but nothing to trouble Sri Lanka in the longer run. Imrul, Ashraful were particularly guity of throwing their wickets away. Muralitharan got his 66th five wicket haul. Sri Lanka, would look to bowl out Bangladesh the first thing in the morning and would look to build a sizeable lead to put the match out of the reach for Bangladesh.

 

One can see where are we heading clearly now, Sri Lanka win for sure and probably on 4th day itself.

 

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