Australia vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights Cricket At MCG

January 17th, 2009 Posted in Australia

Cricket Highlights: Watch SA vs Australia – 1st One Day match at Melbourne (MCG) from the CB Series 2009, played on January 16, 2009.

Albie Morkel 40 (18) with hitting reminiscent of his IPL (Chennai) performances pulled South Africa out of a losing situation to make for an exciting finish to the game.

Scoreline: Aus: 271/8. Shaun Marsh 79 (97), David Hussey 52 (50) SA: Win, with 3 deliveries to go. Albie Morkel 40 (18), JP Duminy 71 (93), Neil McKenzie 63 (80).

Shaun Marsh finally struck some form and strung a decent partnership with a lucky Ponting before Australia finished quite well, getting 32 runs off the last 3 overs.

Herschelle Gibbs looked cool and then got out in the 20s. Duminy who has been strutting different facets in each game he’s turned out in, played a 70 run knock that didn’t have a single boundary in it and yet was perfect for this sort of a chase. McKenzie turned all nonsense about form on its head with important blows that got the run-rate moving. But there were twists to follow with SA almost adding to the mess they’d created while fielding, losing 4 quick wickets. In earlier times you’d be shaking your head with South Africa 7 down and another 50 to get. But those who watched Albie in the IPL were instead nodding vigorously – Captain Botha though, added drama playing out some dot balls, but by then it was less than run-a-ball. A fantastic knock by Morkel that won him the Man of the Match.

Aus Batting

SA – I

SA – II

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