Australia vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights Cricket At MCG

January 17th, 2009 Comments Off on Australia vs South Africa 1st ODI Highlights Cricket At MCG 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.

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SA vs Australia 1st KFC T20-20 Cricket Highlights MCG

January 12th, 2009 Comments Off on SA vs Australia 1st KFC T20-20 Cricket Highlights MCG Posted in 20-20, Australia, KFC T20, Match Highlights, South Africa, Twenty 20

Cricket Highlights: Australia vs South Africa, the 1st T20 game played at Melbourne (MCG) on January 11, 2009. The man of the day was David Warner 89 (43): 6×6, 7×4. Belting-the-ball at its harshest. And this from a club cricketer who hasn’t even played a single first class game. His 50 came off 19 balls – Afridi, it’s time to get your act together.

Scores: Aus: 182. South Africa 130 – JP Duminy 78 (48), David Hussey 3 wickets.

Well, prematch it was pretty exciting – the prospect of seeing Herschelle Gibbs and Nathan Bracken back in action. Bracken was good as usual, but the Gibbs was situation was left hanging in what-if air, because of a poor umpiring decision in just the 3rd ball he faced.

Earlier, David Warner took the South African bowlers apart in what eventually turned out to be a match-winning knock, considering most of the Aussie order fell away after his dismissal.

Shaun Tait was searing in his first over knocking de Villiers onto his stumps. The Tait show hoever was premature with Duminy eating into him while producing arguably the Moment of the Game – a six off Tait over wicket-keeper Ronchi.

With no one else doing anything particularly noteworthy it’s 1 up for the Aussies in this two match T20 series.

Prematch: Come on Gibbs, what can you produce tomorrow.

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