Australia vs South Africa 5th Day Highlights SCG 3rd Test Cricket

January 8th, 2009 Comments Off on Australia vs South Africa 5th Day Highlights SCG 3rd Test Cricket Posted in Australia, Match Highlights, Mobile Series, South Africa, Test Match

Cricket Highlights: SA vs Australia 3rd Sydney Test Day 5. Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith and Paul Harris dramatically drag the test match into the 2nd last over of the day. When Mitchell Johnson bowled Smith, SA were short of a stunning draw by 5 minutes/ 10 balls.

Scoreline: South Africa 272/9. Makhaya Ntini 28 no (75 balls). Dale Steyn 28 (65). Paul Harris ate up 43 deliveries and 53 minutes. De Villiers 56. Amla 59

A win today was never really on, so though AB de Villiers got a half century, his wicket just before tea saw Harris and Steyn having to guts it out for a while with the lightning-weather looming around the SCG giving them hope. Ntini then came out and did a Courtney Walsh (with Brian Lara years ago). Only Ntini did it longer and better.

Watching Makhaya and Steyn was breathtaking – Steyn continued to play his shots while Ntini played like he knew his three stumps better than any top batsman: every ball on the stumps hit the middle of the bat and every ball outside offstump was played and missed perfectly.

Graeme Smith who was sitting in the balcony changed into his test match clothes when it came down to 20 odd overs left. When Steyn was finally out, the SCG gave Smith a standing ovation as he walked out despite his broken finger/part of the hand just above the little finger. That’s his left hand. The right elbow was also damaged and though he deserves all the credit he has been getting, he probably had no choice anyhow, considering the Steyn-Ntini stand.

Mitchell Johnson who broke Smith’s hand bowled his first 4 balls to Smith on a leavable line and got booed in the process. But he eventually got him with 10 deliveries left in the day with a super ball and what could have been a sensational draw ended in a loss for SA much like it did a year back for India at the same ground – though this was a deserved win for Australia unlike a year back where it was handed to them by Bucknor and Benson

Boucher got a poor decision that probably didn’t matter in the end. On the Aussie front, Matthew Hayden was probably the happiest with the win, not because it might give him another shot at test cricket but because he dropped Ntini a few overs before the game eventually ended.

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Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 5, Watch Live Cricket

January 7th, 2009 Comments Off on Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 5, Watch Live Cricket Posted in Australia, Live Matches, Mobile Series, South Africa, Test Match

For many it may seem both teams has got fair chance but I don’t think S.A can win this game and the best result S.A can achieve with this game will be a draw. Scoring at more than 3 runs per over and chasing 300+ on final day will be difficult. But looking at the Australia bowling, they might even let S.A win this one as well and have their 1st whitewash at home in last 100 years.

Overall an exciting and interesting test series ends today with South Africa winning the series and Both Australia and South Africa are scheduled to play 2 T20’s followed by a 5 match ODI series over next 20 days.

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Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test Cricket Highlights Day 3 At SCG

January 6th, 2009 Comments Off on Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test Cricket Highlights Day 3 At SCG Posted in Match Highlights, Mobile Series, Test Match

Cricket Highlights: Watch South Africa vs Australia 3rd Day at Sydney (SCG), 3rd Test of the 2008-2009 series.

Scoreline: SA 327 all out. Mark Boucher 89. Morne Morkel 40. Peter Siddle 5 wickets.
Aus: 33/0. Overall lead 151

The morning session featured engrossing cricket that slowly petered out and then picked up again. Boucher and Morkel pulled South Africa back into the game before a late burst of wickets by Siddle pushed them down again. The South African innings was also marked by bizarre luck – an escaped LBW and TWO occasions when the ball clipped the stumps without dislodging the bails.

There was an interesting moment just before the Aussies came out to bat. Shane Warne can be heard yelling to the South Africans – “give the new ball to Morkel” – the advice wasn’t taken by stand-in captain McKenzie and though Matthew Hayden survived a plumb LBW shout from Dale Steyn in the very first over, Ntini from the other end hardly troubled him during his brief stay.

With the pitch really playing weird on Day 3, Smith out of the test match, and a lead of 151, unless Steyn and Morkel can produce something sensational tomorrow, the Aussies could well make it 2-1.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 4, Live Cricket

January 6th, 2009 Comments Off on Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 4, Live Cricket Posted in Live Matches, Mobile Series, Test Match

Australia lead by 151 runs. Hayden and Katich punch gloves and walk off. They’ve added 33 without loss. Its been Australia’ day. South Africa lost three wickets this morning and then another in the middle session to slump to 5 for 162 before the rearguard from Boucher and Morkel. Then Peter Siddle struck four four times and South Africa finished up on 9 for 327, handing Australia a 118-run lead. Siddle was the man for Australia, taking his first five-for in Tests.

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Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 3, Live Cricket

January 5th, 2009 Comments Off on Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 3, Live Cricket Posted in Live Matches, Mobile Series, Test Match

Clarke, Johnson and Hauritz helped Aussies reach a total of 445 which seemed difficult at end of Day 1. Proteas played carefully and in a good position to reach big score. South Africa need atleast one big innings from Kallis/Amla to be in good position at end of Day 3.

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Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 2, Live Cricket

January 4th, 2009 Comments Off on Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 2, Live Cricket Posted in Live Matches, Mobile Series, Test Match

Aussies are 445 allout and South Africa where 20/0. Awesome batting by Clarke who made 138, Jhonson who made 64.

South Africa need to bat well and also should maintain the run rate to win the match and aim for a whitewash.

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Mobile Series, Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 1, Live Cricket

January 3rd, 2009 Comments Off on Mobile Series, Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 1, Live Cricket Posted in Live Matches, Mobile Series, Test Match

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It’s very rare we get to see Aussies down 0-2 in a test series and that has called for some changes. Australia will be playing today with a relatively inexperienced side. Graeme Smith will not be playing the ODI series due to elbow injury but we will see him during this match.

It was an interesting series so far and both matches South Africa fought back from a difficult position to win the series.

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SA Win Vs Australia Highlights 2nd Melbourne Test Day 5

December 30th, 2008 Comments Off on SA Win Vs Australia Highlights 2nd Melbourne Test Day 5 Posted in Match Highlights, Mobile Series, Test Match

Winning moments, celebrations & Interviews

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Cricket Highlights: South Africa chase 183 on the 5th day of the MCG test to beat Australia and win the series 2-0, with Sydney to come.

Scoreline: South Africa 183/1. Graeme Smith 75. Neil McKenzie 59 Hashim Amla 30

The video here features the winning moments and celebrations and interviews with Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Ricky Ponting, Brett Lee and Kallis.

A second straight run chase for South Africa and they do it again. The ease of the win with just 1 wicket down can tend to deny the time in the test match when they looked certain to lose it, but for a brilliant 166 by JP Duminy and Dale Steyn’s 76. All those years of pain South African cricket fans have endured as they watched their team stumble over themselves finally found some meaning at the MCG today.

In the meanwhile Tony Greig used the opportunity to rub it into his fellow Aussie commentators – It’s so convenient for Greig to choose a nationality to support. When South Africa wins, he’ll draw references to his birth country. If England does well, well he played for England. When Australia were doing well, he lived and worked there so he could stand on that side. When Sri Lanka did well, he’d go on about how his wife loves the country. And now in India, he works for the ICL, so that’s covered too.

Final ScoreCard, Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December 26-30, 2008

December 30th, 2008 Comments Off on Final ScoreCard, Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December 26-30, 2008 Posted in Mobile Series, Scorecard, Test Match

South Africa in Australia, 2008-09

Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, December 26-30, 2008
Match Information
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) & Billy Doctrove (WI)
Third Umpire: Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Toss: Australia (Elected to bat)
Match Status: South Africa won by 9 wkts
Man of the Match: Dale Steyn
 
Batting: Australia 1st Innings
Batsmen Australia (394/10 in 113.4 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Matthew Hayden c J Duminy b M Ntini 8 17 1 0 47.06
Simon Katich b D Steyn 54 109 6 0 49.54
Ricky Ponting (c) c H Amla b P Harris 101 126 10 1 80.16
Mike Hussey c M Boucher b D Steyn 0 9 0 0 0.00
Michael Clarke not out 88 208 4 1 42.31
Andrew Symonds c J Kallis b M Morkel 27 55 3 0 49.09
Brad Haddin (wk) c G Smith b M Ntini 40 71 5 0 56.34
Brett Lee c J Kallis b D Steyn 21 21 5 0 100.00
Mitchell Johnson b D Steyn 0 3 0 0 0.00
Nathan Hauritz c G Smith b D Steyn 12 21 2 0 57.14
Peter Siddle c A Villiers b J Kallis 19 49 1 0 38.78
Extras: b – 5, w – 0, nb – 7, lb – 12 24  
Total: (394 for 10 in 113.4 overs) 394 Run Rate: 3.47
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/21 (Matthew Hayden, 7.2 ov.), 2/128 (Simon Katich, 33.6 ov.), 3/143 (Mike Hussey, 37.3 ov.), 4/184 (Ricky Ponting, 51.2 ov.), 5/223 (Andrew Symonds, 66.1 ov.), 6/277 (Brad Haddin, 88.3 ov.), 7/322 (Brett Lee, 95.2 ov.), 8/326 (Mitchell Johnson, 95.5 ov.), 9/352 (Nathan Hauritz, 101.5 ov.), 10/394 (Peter Siddle, 113.4 ov.)
 
Bowling: South Africa
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Dale Steyn 29 6 87 5 0 0 3.0
Makhaya Ntini 27 7 108 2 1 0 4.0
Jacques Kallis 18.4 4 55 1 0 0 2.9
Morne Morkel 22 3 89 1 6 0 4.0
Paul Harris 17 3 38 1 0 0 2.2
 
Batting: South Africa 1st Innings
Batsmen South Africa (459/10 in 153 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Graeme Smith (c) c B Haddin b P Siddle 62 113 6 0 54.87
Neil McKenzie b P Siddle 0 5 0 0 0.00
Hashim Amla c A Symonds b M Johnson 19 30 1 0 63.33
Jacques Kallis c B Haddin b N Hauritz 26 53 2 0 49.06
AB de Villiers b P Siddle 7 51 0 0 13.73
Jean-Paul Duminy c P Siddle b N Hauritz 166 340 18 0 48.82
Mark Boucher (wk) c M Hussey b N Hauritz 3 15 0 0 20.00
Morne Morkel b M Johnson 21 39 4 0 53.85
Paul Harris c M Johnson b M Hussey 39 67 4 0 58.21
Dale Steyn b P Siddle 76 191 9 1 39.79
Makhaya Ntini not out 2 29 0 0 6.90
Extras: b – 5, w – 0, nb – 15, lb – 13, p – 5  38  
Total: (459 for 10 in 153 overs) 459 Run Rate: 3.00
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/1 (Neil McKenzie, 1.4 ov.), 2/39 (Hashim Amla, 8.3 ov.), 3/102 (Jacques Kallis, 26.4 ov.), 4/126 (Graeme Smith, 37.6 ov.), 5/132 (AB de Villiers, 41.5 ov.), 6/141 (Mark Boucher, 46.4 ov.), 7/184 (Morne Morkel, 57.1 ov.), 8/251 (Paul Harris, 77.5 ov.), 9/431 (Dale Steyn, 141.3 ov.), 10/459 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 152.6 ov.)
 
Bowling: Australia
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Brett Lee 13 2 68 0 7 0 5.2
Peter Siddle 34 9 81 4 4 0 2.4
Mitchell Johnson 39 6 127 2 3 0 3.3
Nathan Hauritz 43 13 98 3 1 0 2.3
Michael Clarke 8 0 26 0 0 0 3.2
Mike Hussey 5 0 22 1 0 0 4.4
Andrew Symonds 11 3 14 0 0 0 1.3
 
Batting: Australia 2nd Innings
Batsmen Australia (247/10 in 84.2 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Matthew Hayden c J Duminy b D Steyn 23 28 3 0 82.14
Simon Katich c M Boucher b D Steyn 15 40 2 0 37.50
Ricky Ponting (c) c G Smith b M Morkel 99 169 7 0 58.58
Mike Hussey c H Amla b M Morkel 2 8 0 0 25.00
Michael Clarke c N McKenzie b D Steyn 29 79 4 0 36.71
Andrew Symonds c J Kallis b D Steyn 0 5 0 0 0.00
Brad Haddin (wk) c J Kallis b M Ntini 10 35 0 1 28.57
Brett Lee b J Kallis 8 21 1 0 38.10
Mitchell Johnson not out 43 85 5 0 50.59
Nathan Hauritz b J Kallis 3 23 0 0 13.04
Peter Siddle c M Boucher b D Steyn 6 18 0 0 33.33
Extras: b – 1, w – 0, nb – 5, lb – 3 9  
Total: (247 for 10 in 84.2 overs) 247 Run Rate: 2.93
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/37 (Matthew Hayden, 10.4 ov.), 2/40 (Simon Katich, 12.2 ov.), 3/49 (Mike Hussey, 15.3 ov.), 4/145 (Michael Clarke, 43.1 ov.), 5/145 (Andrew Symonds, 43.6 ov.), 6/165 (Brad Haddin, 53.1 ov.), 7/180 (Brett Lee, 58.3 ov.), 8/212 (Ricky Ponting, 71.3 ov.), 9/231 (Nathan Hauritz, 78.6 ov.), 10/247 (Peter Siddle, 84.2 ov.)
 
Bowling: South Africa
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Dale Steyn 20.2 3 67 5 1 0 3.3
Makhaya Ntini 14 1 26 1 0 0 1.9
Morne Morkel 15 2 46 2 4 0 3.1
Paul Harris 21 1 47 0 0 0 2.2
Jacques Kallis 14 1 57 2 0 0 4.1
 
Batting: South Africa 2nd Innings
Batsmen South Africa (183/1 in 48 ovs) Runs Balls 4’s 6’s SR
Graeme Smith (c) lbw b N Hauritz 75 94 10 0 79.79
Neil McKenzie not out 59 140 3 1 42.14
Hashim Amla not out 30 62 2 0 48.39
Jacques Kallis            
AB de Villiers            
Jean-Paul Duminy            
Mark Boucher (wk)            
Morne Morkel            
Paul Harris            
Dale Steyn            
Makhaya Ntini            
Extras: b – 0, w – 2, nb – 8, lb – 9 19  
Total: (183 for 1 in 48 overs) 183 Run Rate: 3.81
 
Fall Of Wickets
1/121 (Graeme Smith, 28.5 ov.)
 
Bowling: Australia
Bowler O M R W Nb Wd ER
Brett Lee 10 0 49 0 6 0 4.9
Peter Siddle 14 5 34 0 0 0 2.4
Mitchell Johnson 11 1 36 0 1 2 3.3
Nathan Hauritz 10 0 41 1 1 0 4.1
Michael Clarke 3 0 14 0 0 0 4.7
 
The Teams
Australia: Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (c), Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin(w), Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus(sub), Shane Watson(sub)

South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Neil McKenzie, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Mark Boucher(w), Morne Morkel, Paul Harris, Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini, Ashwell Prince(sub), Robin Peterson(sub), Lonwabo Tsotsobe(sub), Monde Zondeki(sub)