3rd ODI: Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 23 2009, Highlights

January 23rd, 2009 Posted in Australia, CB Series, Match Highlights, South Africa

Watch Cricket Highlights: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd One Day match played at the SCG – Sydney on January 23, 2009.

Scoreline: Australia 269. David Warner 69 (60). Botha 10-32-3. Albie Morkel eases the SA chase – 40 (22). Semi-Vintage Herschelle Gibbs 64 (52). Kallis 60. (got to 10000 runs in ODIs today). Nathan Bracken 9-29-1. 46.3 overs eventually was all it took SA.

With Dave Warner at it again, Australia raced to around 150 in 25 overs and then messed it up. Though Botha (in particular) and Duminy bowled well, it was more like Aus let them do so. In fact, many of the dismissals were pretty lame.

Even while fielding, Australia let slip several key moments that could well have won them the game – Gibbs and Amla dropped in the 1st Tait over, and Shaun Tait himself later dropping Albie Morkel with around 50 runs to get. Albie who was denied a chance to produce his magic in the 2nd ODI through poor rotation of strike, basically pulled this one off for SA after Gibbs had eaten into Tait and Mitchell Johnson.

Nathan Hauritz – there are some cricketers who come on the scene and you look at their face and just know they’re not going to do anything other than annoy you. David Hussey has looked a superior bowler whenever he has bowled and Hussey didn’t even bowl today. Just wish we could see Nathan bowling at Sehwag.

Prematch: It will be cool to see Mitchell Johnson back in action. Shaun Tait will also play tomorrow. The ones grumbling in a corner are Ryan Harris and Hilfenhaus.

Aus Batting

SA Batting – 1

SA – 2

One Response to “3rd ODI: Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 23 2009, Highlights”

  1. Gary Says:

    A huge congratulations to Kallis for reaching 10,000 odi runs during this match.