SA vs Australia 1st KFC T20-20 Cricket Highlights MCG

January 12th, 2009 Posted in 20-20, Australia, KFC T20, Match Highlights, South Africa, Twenty 20

Cricket Highlights: Australia vs South Africa, the 1st T20 game played at Melbourne (MCG) on January 11, 2009. The man of the day was David Warner 89 (43): 6×6, 7×4. Belting-the-ball at its harshest. And this from a club cricketer who hasn’t even played a single first class game. His 50 came off 19 balls – Afridi, it’s time to get your act together.

Scores: Aus: 182. South Africa 130 – JP Duminy 78 (48), David Hussey 3 wickets.

Well, prematch it was pretty exciting – the prospect of seeing Herschelle Gibbs and Nathan Bracken back in action. Bracken was good as usual, but the Gibbs was situation was left hanging in what-if air, because of a poor umpiring decision in just the 3rd ball he faced.

Earlier, David Warner took the South African bowlers apart in what eventually turned out to be a match-winning knock, considering most of the Aussie order fell away after his dismissal.

Shaun Tait was searing in his first over knocking de Villiers onto his stumps. The Tait show hoever was premature with Duminy eating into him while producing arguably the Moment of the Game – a six off Tait over wicket-keeper Ronchi.

With no one else doing anything particularly noteworthy it’s 1 up for the Aussies in this two match T20 series.

Prematch: Come on Gibbs, what can you produce tomorrow.

Aus Batting

SA Batting

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