SA vs Australia 4th Adelaide One Day from the CB Series 2009.

January 27th, 2009 Posted in Australia, CB Series, Match Highlights, South Africa

Cricket Highlights: SA vs Australia 4th Adelaide One Day from the CB Series 2009.

Fore-play: Australia 222 all out (48 overs). Ricky Ponting 63. SA: 223 (38.1 overs). AB de Villiers 82, Hashim Amla 80. Herschelle Gibbs – a blistering 38.

So SA have wrapped up the series with a game in hand. While Ponting (albeit at least one reprieve) was skimming along beautifully, Australia had the game in relative control but it was all South Africa after that.

When Australia toured India recently, I kept waiting for those famous Gilchrist type lower order counter-attacking innings from Shane Watson and Cameron White, which never happened. Now that all of us have slowly understood that what Gilchrist and Symonds (to a certain extent) did isn’t easy to do, maybe Brad Haddin needs to as well.

Herschelle Gibbs looked different on the field today after his fantastic knock in the 3rd Sydney ODI – more secure and happy that he’s back to contributing to the team and game. And that carried on when he came out to bat, while tearing into Mitchell Johnson – the two have been at each other over the last couple of games with Gibbs straddling Johnson on both occasions.

With the foundation of the run-chase set, De Villiers and Amla did the wrapping and parceling with ease.

Pre-Play: Injury news for both sides – Nathan Bracken replaced by Hilfenhaus, Cameron White comes in for Nathan Hauritz (no injury required for that change).

Boucher misses today after a Tait yorker squished his toe – De Villiers will handle that aspect, while Morne Morkel fills the vacant spot.

Aus Batting

SA Batting

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