Australia vs South Africa 5th ODI Highlights Perth

January 31st, 2009 Posted in Australia, CB Series, Match Highlights, South Africa

Watch cricket highlights from the Perth 5th and final ODI – SA vs Australia played on January 30, 2009.

Scoreline: SA: 288. Hashim Amla 97, JP Duminy 60 (42), AB de Villiers 60. Aus fall short: 249 all out. Brad Haddin 63, Mike Hussey 78.
South Africa win the series 4-1.

Watching South Africa set a target was quite interesting. For the initial part of their total, South Africa rebuilt through Amla and de Villiers, with both pulling out innovative strokes. Hashim Amla played a couple of Tendulkaresque shots (the over the slips shot he’d pulled out years back vs Alan Donald in South Africa) the patent to which has been handed down unsurprisingly to Virender Sehwag (the over the slip shot). Amla eventually fell short of a century – 97, while Duminy did what he did in the T20 games (Albie Morkel having been dismissed early).

You’d have to say that Australia appeared demoralized by the late Duminy assault – 98 runs came off the final 10 overs.

The Aussie chase never really kicked off, though when Ponting produced a couple of breathtaking drives, it appeared on. The Hussey brothers appeared to take the task of rebuilding the innings a bit to diligently and the result was a very late attempted chase through Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin.

Tsotsobe who had a few embarrassing moments with the bat on debut during the 1st T20 had a splendid game, having come in place of his idol Makhaya Ntini.

For the ranking-inclined, this win by South Africa has catapulted them to the No 1 position in ODI cricket. But they’d probably be happier at having pulled off another win despite the absence of Steyn, Kallis, Boucher and Ntini.

SA Batting

Aus Batting

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