Twenty20 International: Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, 9 Jan 2006

Ball-by-Ball Commentary


Match State: Match start scheduled for 18.35 local time (08.35 GMT)

       Hello and welcome for the live coverage of the Twenty20
        International bewteen Australia and South Africa being played at
        Brisbane
       Australia skipper Ponting has won the toss and elected to bat first
       Australia team: *RT Ponting, +BJ Haddin, SM Katich, DR Martyn, A
        Symonds, MJ Clarke, MEK Hussey, JR Hopes, NW Bracken, SR Clark, ML
        Lewis.
       South Africa team: *GC Smith, HH Dippenaar, HH Gibbs, JH Kallis, JA
        Rudolph, SM Pollock, +MV Boucher, AJ Hall, J Botha, GJP Kruger, M
        Zondeki.
       Johnson will play the role of supersub for Australia
       Langeveldt is the supersub for South Africa
       Players and Umpires are in the middle
       Play is about to start
       Martyn and Hopes are the openers for Australia
       Pollock will bowl to Hopes
   0.1 Pollock to Hopes, no run, good length ball, outside off, pushed off
        the back-foot to cover and their was no run
   0.2 Pollock to Hopes, no run, lovely delivery, pitches on off stump and
        moves away, tries to defend it, gets beaten
   0.3 Pollock to Hopes, no run, another beauty! again short of a good
        length and seaming away from the right hander, Hopes again beaten
        outside off
   0.4 Pollock to Hopes, no run, again good length ball and this time
        swings into the right hander, Hopes tries to give himself some
        room to play at it, defends it awkwardly at the end
   0.5 Pollock to Hopes, one run, on off stump, pushed to cover for a
        single
   0.6 Pollock to Martyn, FOUR, full ball, on target, tries to slog it
        over midwicket, get a thick inside edge and misses the stumps on
        the way to fine leg fence for four

End of over 1 (5 runs) Australia 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
SM Pollock 1-0-5-0 - Stanley Street End
JR Hopes 1* (5b) DR Martyn 4* (1b 1x4)

       Kruger to share the new ball
   1.1 Kruger to Hopes, no run, full toss, on off stump, driven to mid-off
   1.2 Kruger to Hopes, one run, again good yorker, digs it out to leg
        side and runs for a quick single, Kruger runs in his follow
        through, tries to hit the stumps with his foot, ball just misses
        it and Martyn is safe
   1.3 Kruger to Martyn, one run, on leg stump, driven to mid-on,
        misfielded and cost one run
   1.4 Kruger to Hopes, no run, on leg stump, turned to square leg
   1.5 Kruger to Hopes, FOUR, Shot! full ball, on off stump, inside out
        and drives it down the ground to mid-off for four
   1.6 Kruger to Hopes, no run, again full ball, on middle and leg stump,
        another drive this time on the on side but straight to square leg
        fielder

End of over 2 (6 runs) Australia 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
GJP Kruger 1-0-6-0 - Vulture Street End
DR Martyn 5* (2b 1x4) JR Hopes 6* (10b 1x4)

   2.1 Pollock to Martyn, SIX, Bang! short ball and paid the price, martyn
        pulled it away high and handsome, went all the way over midwicket
        fence for the maximum
   2.2 Pollock to Martyn, no run, good length ball,  outside off, goes for
        the drive and gets beaten
   2.3 Pollock to Martyn, FOUR, cracking shot! good length ball, outside
        off, martyn gives himself some room and drives it over point one
        bounce over the fence for four
   2.4 Pollock to Martyn, one run, on middle and leg stump, drives it down
        the ground to mid-on for a quick single
   2.5 Pollock to Hopes, one run, short of a good length, on leg stump,
        turned to leg side for a quick single
   2.6 Pollock to Martyn, no run, again full ball, bit wide outside off,
        tries to drive it on the off side, bottom edge on the bounce to
        keeper

End of over 3 (12 runs) Australia 23/0 (RR: 7.67)
SM Pollock 2-0-17-0 - Stanley Street End
JR Hopes 7* (11b 1x4) DR Martyn 16* (7b 2x4 1x6)

   3.1 Kruger to Hopes, no run, short in length, outside off, drives it on
        the up to point fielder
   3.2 Kruger to Hopes, one run, full ball, on off stump, driven down the
        ground to mid-off for a quick single
   3.3 Kruger to Martyn, one run, full ball, yorker length, digs it out to
        cover and runs a quick single
   3.4 Kruger to Hopes, one run, slower ball, on middle stump, tries to
        loft it over mid-on, mistimes it and falls over bowler had for a
        single
   3.5 Kruger to Martyn, bye: FOUR, full ball, gives himself some room
        tries to play it on the off side, ball misses the bat, stumps and
        keeper on the way to fine leg fence
   3.6 Kruger to Martyn, one run, full ball, on off stump, driven to mid-
        off

End of over 4 (8 runs) Australia 31/0 (RR: 7.75)
GJP Kruger 2-0-10-0 - Vulture Street End
DR Martyn 18* (10b 2x4 1x6) JR Hopes 9* (14b 1x4)

   4.1 Pollock to Martyn, one run, full toss, on leg stump, chips it in
        the air wide of mid-on
   4.2 Pollock to Hopes, one run, on middle and leg stump, turned to leg
        side for a single
   4.3 Pollock to Martyn, no run, good length ball, outside off and moves
        away, tries to steer it, misses it through to keeper
   4.4 Pollock to Martyn, SIX, Wow! what a hit, full ball, on middle and
        leg stump, was a slower ball, Martyn played a lovely shot oway
        over the long-on fence in the stands!
   4.5 Pollock to Martyn, no run
   4.6 Pollock to Martyn, no run, short in length, goes back and tries to
        slice it over slips and keeper, gets beaten

End of over 5 (8 runs) Australia 39/0 (RR: 7.80)
SM Pollock 3-0-25-0 - Stanley Street End
JR Hopes 10* (15b 1x4) DR Martyn 25* (15b 2x4 2x6)

   5.1 Kruger to Hopes, one run, full ball, yorker length, digs it out to
        mid-on for a single
   5.2 Kruger to Martyn, wide: no run, full ball, well down the leg side
        called a wide
   5.2 Kruger to Martyn, two runs, short in length, outside off, cuts it
        to backward point and great stop by Rudolph at the deep, save
        couple of runs
   5.3 Kruger to Martyn, no run, again good delivery, yorker length,
        defends it back to bowler
   5.4 Kruger to Martyn, FOUR, bang! full ball, gives himself some room
        and plays his favourate drive to beat the extra cover fielder for
        four, Martyn on fire!
   5.5 Kruger to Martyn, one run, on leg stump, tries to turn it to fine
        leg, inside edge onto pads and goes to short fine leg
   5.6 Kruger to Hopes, wide: no run, slower ball, way outside off,
        another wide
   5.6 Kruger to Hopes, one run, on target, pushed to mid-on

End of over 6 (11 runs) Australia 50/0 (RR: 8.33)
GJP Kruger 3-0-21-0 (2w) - Vulture Street End
JR Hopes 12* (17b 1x4) DR Martyn 32* (19b 3x4 2x6)

   6.1 Pollock to Hopes, wide: no run, short in length, down the leg side
        and called a wide
   6.1 Pollock to Hopes, one run, again on target, pushed to cover and ran
        a quick single, fielder mised the stumps
   6.2 Pollock to Martyn, one run, full ball, on middle and leg stump,
        driven down the ground to long-on for a single
   6.3 Pollock to Hopes, FOUR, good length ball, on leg stump, flicks it
        away to long leg for four, fine leg fielder has no chance to stop
        that one!
   6.4 Pollock to Hopes, OUT: full ball, outside off, moves away, gives
        himself some room and tries to drive it on the off side, thick
        outside edge in the hands of kallis in the slip!

       Australia 57/1, Partnership of 57
       JR Hopes  c Kallis b Pollock  17 (20b 2x4 0x6)
       DR Martyn 33* (20b 3x4 2x6) SM Pollock 3.4-0-32-1 (1w)

       Skipper walks in to bat
   6.5 Pollock to Ponting, no run, good length ball, outside off and moves
        away, left alone
   6.6 Pollock to Ponting, wide: no run, full and well dwn the leg side
   6.6 Pollock to Ponting, one run, inswinger, on middle and leg stump,
        defends it to mid-on and gets off the mark with a single

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 59/1 (RR: 8.43)
SM Pollock 4-0-34-1 (2w) - Stanley Street End
RT Ponting 1* (2b) DR Martyn 33* (20b 3x4 2x6)

       Zondeki on
   7.1 Zondeki to Ponting, no run, full ball, on middle and leg stump,
        driven down the ground to mid-on
   7.2 Zondeki to Ponting, no run
   7.3 Zondeki to Ponting, one run
   7.4 Zondeki to Martyn, no run
   7.5 Zondeki to Martyn, FOUR, driven to deep cover
   7.6 Zondeki to Martyn, no run

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia 64/1 (RR: 8.00)
M Zondeki 1-0-5-0 - Vulture Street End
RT Ponting 2* (5b) DR Martyn 37* (23b 4x4 2x6)

       Hall on
   8.1 Hall to Ponting, no run
   8.2 Hall to Ponting, FOUR, full ball, on off stump, drives it down the
        ground to mid-on for four
   8.3 Hall to Ponting, one run, on off stump, driven to deep cover
   8.4 Hall to Martyn, legbye: one run, inswinger, on leg stump, tries to
        play it on the on side, off the pads to point and runs a legbye
   8.5 Hall to Ponting, SIX, Bang! great hit, full ball, on middle and leg
        stump, Ponting picked up and lofted it over the top and went all
        the way over long-on for a six
   8.6 Hall to Ponting, one run, slower ball, another powerfull drive down
        the ground and Pollock cuts it off

End of over 9 (13 runs) Australia 77/1 (RR: 8.56)
AJ Hall 1-0-12-0 - Stanley Street End
RT Ponting 14* (10b 1x4 1x6) DR Martyn 37* (24b 4x4 2x6)

   9.1 Zondeki to Ponting, SIX, super shot! full ball, on middle and leg
        stump, he flick it away with great timing and ball goes over the
        top of midwicket fence for another six
   9.2 Zondeki to Ponting, legbye: one run, short ball, on leg stump,
        tries to pull it, off the pads to leg side for a single
   9.3 Zondeki to Martyn, two runs, short ball, on leg stump, gives
        himslef some room and pulls it away to deep midwicket for couple
        of runs
   9.4 Zondeki to Martyn, wide: no run, full ball, well down the leg side
        called a wide
   9.4 Zondeki to Martyn, wide: no run, again short in length, well down
        the leg side for another wide
   9.4 Zondeki to Martyn, two runs, inswinger, on leg stump, tries to work
        it on the leg side, off the back and goes to backward square leg,
        Martyn comes back for the 2nd run
   9.5 Zondeki to Martyn, one run, good length ball, tries to loft it down
        the ground, mistimes it and Smith drops a sitter
   9.6 Zondeki to Ponting, one run, full ball, yorker length, digs it out
        to mid-on for a single

End of over 10 (15 runs) Australia 92/1 (RR: 9.20)
M Zondeki 2-0-19-0 (2w) - Vulture Street End
RT Ponting 21* (13b 1x4 2x6) DR Martyn 42* (27b 4x4 2x6)

  10.1 Hall to Ponting, no run, good length ball, outside off, big swing
        by Ponting and mised it through to keeper
  10.2 Hall to Ponting, one run, full ball, outide off, inside out and
        drives it to extra cover, Smith dives full length and save a
        certain four
  10.3 Hall to Martyn, no run, just outside off and tries to cut it,
        beaten
  10.4 Hall to Martyn, FOUR, full ball, outside off, tries to play across
        the line, inner edge and beat the diving keeper to fine leg for
        four
  10.5 Hall to Martyn, one run, full ball, on leg stump, drives it to
        short midwicket, full length dive by Botha saves runs
  10.6 Hall to Ponting, one run, again fuller length delivery, driven down
        the ground to long-on for a single

End of over 11 (7 runs) Australia 99/1 (RR: 9.00)
AJ Hall 2-0-19-0 - Stanley Street End
RT Ponting 23* (16b 1x4 2x6) DR Martyn 47* (30b 5x4 2x6)

       Botha on
  11.1 Botha to Ponting, FOUR, short in length, ojn leg stump, pulls it
        away around the corner and beats the short fine leg fielder for
        four
  11.2 Botha to Ponting, OUT: tossed up, came down the wicket and went for
        the big shot, lofted it straight to Pollock at deep midwicket

       Australia 103/2, Partnership of 46
       RT Ponting  c Pollock b Botha  27 (18b 2x4 2x6)
       DR Martyn 47* (30b 5x4 2x6) J Botha 0.2-0-4-1

       Symonds is the new batsman
  11.3 Botha to Martyn, one run, just outside off, guides it to short
        third man region for a single
  11.4 Botha to Symonds, one run, on leg stump, paddles it around the
        corner to short fine leg
  11.5 Botha to Martyn, one run, faster ball, on leg stump, turned to long
        leg for a single
  11.6 Botha to Symonds, FOUR, tossed up, came down the wicket and lofted
        it to wide of long-off, Kruger dived over it and another chance
        went down

End of over 12 (11 runs) Australia 110/2 (RR: 9.17)
J Botha 1-0-11-1 - Vulture Street End
DR Martyn 49* (32b 5x4 2x6) A Symonds 5* (2b 1x4)

       kallis on to attack
  12.1 Kallis to Martyn, FOUR, full ball, on middle and leg stump, he goes
        back and smahes it to wide of mid-on for four,, gets his 50 in
        style!
  12.2 Kallis to Martyn, one run, driven to deep cover
  12.3 Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, full ball, comes on the front foot and
        plays a blistering shot over the bowlers head and long-on and
        long-off fielder has no chance to stop it!
  12.4 Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, slower ball, short in length, on leg
        stump, he gets across and pulls it away over short fine leg
        fielder for four more
  12.5 Kallis to Symonds, FOUR, short in length, outside off, goes back
        and drivse it with open face of the bat goes wide of Pollock at
        deep point for another four
  12.6 Kallis to Symonds, no run, good yorker, digs it out back to bowler

End of over 13 (17 runs) Australia 127/2 (RR: 9.77)
JH Kallis 1-0-17-0 - Stanley Street End
DR Martyn 54* (34b 6x4 2x6) A Symonds 17* (6b 4x4)

  13.1 Botha to Martyn, legbye: one run
  13.2 Botha to Symonds, no run, faster ball, pushed back to bowler
  13.3 Botha to Symonds, two runs, faster ball, on off stump, driven to
        long-off, good diving save by Kruger
  13.4 Botha to Symonds, FOUR, tossed up, on middle and leg stump, lofted
        it over midwicket for four
  13.5 Botha to Symonds, one run, on leg stump, turned to short fine leg
  13.6 Botha to Martyn, one run, tossed up, came down the wicket and
        driven to deep square leg

End of over 14 (9 runs) Australia 136/2 (RR: 9.71)
J Botha 2-0-19-1 - Vulture Street End
DR Martyn 55* (36b 6x4 2x6) A Symonds 24* (10b 5x4)

       Kruger back on
  14.1 Kruger to Martyn, one run, full ball, yorker length and digs it out
        to off side for a single
  14.2 Kruger to Symonds, one run, full ball, goes for the big shot,
        mistimes it and goes in the ari to long-off, Dippenaar gets under
        neath it and drops it at the end
  14.3 Kruger to Martyn, legbye: one run, on off stump, tries to play it
        on the leg side, off the pads to third man
  14.4 Kruger to Symonds, one run, full ball, on middle and leg stump,
        turned to short midwicket for a single
  14.5 Kruger to Martyn, FOUR, short ball, on leg stump, goes for the big
        pull shot, top edge geos high in the air and once bounce over long
        leg fence for four
  14.6 Kruger to Martyn, one run, slower ball, well outside off, sloged it
        to short midwicket

End of over 15 (9 runs) Australia 145/2 (RR: 9.67)
GJP Kruger 4-0-29-0 (2w) - Stanley Street End
DR Martyn 61* (40b 7x4 2x6) A Symonds 26* (12b 5x4)

  15.1 Botha to Martyn, three runs, short in length, outside off, goes
        back and cuts it to deep point for three runs
  15.2 Botha to Symonds, one run, full and fast on leg stump, driven down
        the ground to long-on
  15.3 Botha to Martyn, SIX, bang! tossed up, used his feet and lofted it
        high and handsome over long-on fence in to the stands for a six
  15.4 Botha to Martyn, one run, short ball, outside off, cuts it to deep
        point
  15.5 Botha to Symonds, one run, full ball, on off stump, driven down the
        ground to long-off
  15.6 Botha to Martyn, two runs, faster ball, on leg stump, pushed to
        long-on and came back for the 2nd run

End of over 16 (14 runs) Australia 159/2 (RR: 9.94)
J Botha 3-0-34-1 - Vulture Street End
A Symonds 28* (14b 5x4) DR Martyn 74* (44b 7x4 3x6)

       hall back on
  16.1 Hall to Symonds, one run
  16.2 Hall to Martyn, two runs, full ball, on off stump, driven to wide
        of long-off
  16.3 Hall to Martyn, one run, driven to deep cover
  16.4 Hall to Symonds, no run
  16.5 Hall to Symonds, one run, full and bit wide otuside off, drives and
        edges it to third man
  16.6 Hall to Martyn, one run, on leg stump, turned to short midwicket

End of over 17 (6 runs) Australia 165/2 (RR: 9.71)
AJ Hall 3-0-25-0 - Stanley Street End
DR Martyn 78* (47b 7x4 3x6) A Symonds 30* (17b 5x4)

  17.1 Botha to Martyn, one run, on leg stump, turne dto short midwicket
  17.2 Botha to Symonds, one run
  17.3 Botha to Martyn, no run, full ball, digs it out back to bowler
  17.4 Botha to Martyn, SIX, tossed up, on leg stump, came down the wicket
        and heaved it away over deep midwicket fence for a big six
  17.5 Botha to Martyn, one run, tossed up, driven down the ground to
        long-on
  17.6 Botha to Symonds, no run, full ball, driven back to bolwer and hits
        the stumps at bowling end

End of over 18 (9 runs) Australia 174/2 (RR: 9.67)
J Botha 4-0-43-1 - Vulture Street End
DR Martyn 86* (51b 7x4 4x6) A Symonds 31* (19b 5x4)

  18.1 Hall to Martyn, one run, full ball, outside off, driven to deep
        point for a single
  18.2 Hall to Symonds, one run, again good fuller length delivery, driven
        to long-off
  18.3 Hall to Martyn, two runs, full ball, outside off, angles it to
        third man region for couple of runs
  18.4 Hall to Martyn, SIX, Bang! what a great hit by Martyn, fuller in
        length, he moves across and just a flick of the wrist and ball
        goes all the way to deep midwicket for a six
  18.5 Hall to Martyn, one run, on leg stump, turned to square leg
  18.6 Hall to Symonds, two runs, full ball, on target, driven down the
        ground to long-on, good diving stop by Smith, save couple of runs

End of over 19 (13 runs) Australia 187/2 (RR: 9.84)
AJ Hall 4-0-38-0 - Stanley Street End
DR Martyn 96* (55b 7x4 5x6) A Symonds 34* (21b 5x4)

       Zondeki to bowl the last over
  19.1 Zondeki to Martyn, OUT: short in length, outside of,f drivs it on
        the up and in the air to point, Gibbs takes a simple catch, Martyn
        mised his 100!

       Australia 187/3, Partnership of 84
       DR Martyn  c Gibbs b Zondeki  96 (56b 7x4 5x6)
       A Symonds 34* (21b 5x4) M Zondeki 2.1-0-19-1 (2w)

       Clarke in
  19.2 Zondeki to Clarke, wide: one run
  19.2 Zondeki to Symonds, two runs, on leg stump, driven to long-on for
        couple of runs
  19.3 Zondeki to Symonds, SIX, full ball, comes down the wicket and hits
        it high and handsome way over long-on for a big six
  19.4 Zondeki to Symonds, FOUR, hig full toss, comes down the wicket and
        drives it over the top of extra cover one bounce over the fence
  19.5 Zondeki to Symonds, SIX, low full toss, comes down the track and
        drives it down the ground over long-on for another six, great
        hitting by Symonds
  19.6 Zondeki to Symonds, two runs, full ball, on leg stump, driven to
        long-on and came back for the 2nd run

End of over 20 (22 runs) Australia 209/3 (RR: 10.45)
M Zondeki 3-0-41-1 (3w) - Vulture Street End
MJ Clarke 0* (0b) A Symonds 54* (26b 6x4 2x6)

       That's the end of Australia innings, set a massive total of 210
        runs for South Africa to win this game
       Please join us again after 10 mins for the South Africa run chase

Match State: Innings Break

       South africa are about to start their innings
       Smith and Dippenaar are the openers
       Braken will bowl to Smith
   0.1 Bracken to Smith, no run
   0.2 Bracken to Smith, FOUR, full ball, inside out and drives it over
        the top of extra cover for four
   0.3 Bracken to Smith, no run
   0.4 Bracken to Smith, no run
   0.5 Bracken to Smith, no run
   0.6 Bracken to Smith, no run, short in length, outside off, goes back
        and tries to cut it, getrs beaten

End of over 1 (4 runs) South Africa 4/0 (RR: 4.00 RRR: 206/19 = 10.84)
NW Bracken 1-0-4-0 - Stanley Street End
HH Dippenaar 0* (0b) GC Smith 4* (6b 1x4)

       Lewis comes to bowl
   1.1 Lewis to Dippenaar, no run, good length ball, on off stump, driven
        to cover
   1.2 Lewis to Dippenaar, no run, full ball, on off stump, driven down
        the ground to mid-on
   1.3 Lewis to Dippenaar, one run, on off stump, tries to drive it on the
        up and mistimes it to cover for a quick single
   1.4 Lewis to Smith, two runs, full ball, outside off, drives it to deep
        point for couple of runs
   1.5 Lewis to Smith, no run, full ball, on leg stump, driven down the
        ground to mid-on
   1.6 Lewis to Smith, no run, full ball, on off stump, tries to drive,
        inside edge onto pads

End of over 2 (3 runs) South Africa 7/0 (RR: 3.50 RRR: 203/18 = 11.28)
ML Lewis 1-0-3-0 - Vulture Street End
HH Dippenaar 1* (3b) GC Smith 6* (9b 1x4)

   2.1 Bracken to Dippenaar, no run, full ball, outside off, drives and
        misses
   2.2 Bracken to Dippenaar, OUT: good length ball, outside off and
        anglihng away, tries to drive it on the up, thick outside ege in
        the hands of keeper

       South Africa 7/1, Partnership of 7
       HH Dippenaar  c Haddin b Bracken  1 (5b 0x4 0x6)
       GC Smith 6* (9b 1x4) NW Bracken 1.2-0-4-1

   2.3 Bracken to Gibbs, no run, full length delivery outside leg, takes
        Gibbs on the pad as misses with the attempted glance
   2.4 Bracken to Gibbs, OUT: caught! short pitched delivery, gets to the
        batsman at midriff height, Gibbs flicks it away in the air out to
        deep square leg where Stuart Clark takes a clean catch

       South Africa 7/2, Partnership of 0
       HH Gibbs  c Clark b Bracken  0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
       GC Smith 6* (9b 1x4) NW Bracken 1.4-0-4-2

   2.5 Bracken to Smith, no run, plays and misses just poking at a ball
        outside off
   2.6 Bracken to Smith, one run, DROPPED! Smith pulls a short ball which
        bobs straight up in the air for a gimme chance at mid wicket, a
        triple wicket maiden seemingly awaits but Martyn spills a sitter

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa 8/2 (RR: 2.67 RRR: 202/17 = 11.88)
NW Bracken 2-0-5-2 - Stanley Street End
GC Smith 7* (11b 1x4) MV Boucher 0* (0b)

   3.1 Lewis to Smith, no run, plays and misses trying to drive a ball
        outside off
   3.2 Lewis to Smith, no run, charges a short of a length delivery,
        driven only as far as the fielder at cover
   3.3 Lewis to Smith, no run, strikes a shortish ball to point, throw
        from Ponting to the non-striker's end only narrowly misses running
        out Boucher backing up
   3.4 Lewis to Smith, one run, driven back past the bowler for a
        regulation single
   3.5 Lewis to Boucher, no run, shortish ball that swings away, Boucher
        hanging his bat out to dry
   3.6 Lewis to Boucher, no run, taken on the pad by a ball that moves in
        from outside off, appeal for lbw turned down

End of over 4 (1 run) South Africa 9/2 (RR: 2.25 RRR: 201/16 = 12.56)
ML Lewis 2-0-4-0 - Vulture Street End
GC Smith 8* (15b 1x4) MV Boucher 0* (2b)

   4.1 Bracken to Smith, no run, short ball, steps away to leg, forced to
        cover
   4.2 Bracken to Smith, one run, full length delivery, delicately tucked
        to the on side for a regulation single
   4.3 Bracken to Boucher, no run, shortish ball, Boucher gets on the
        front foot to drive to mid off
   4.4 Bracken to Boucher, one run, tries to drive a fullish delivery,
        pops up in the air off an outside edge wide of mid off, beating
        Hodge running under the flight of it
   4.5 Bracken to Smith, two runs, short outside off, Smith reaches out to
        tow it away through point
   4.6 Bracken to Smith, no run, played to the on side

End of over 5 (4 runs) South Africa 13/2 (RR: 2.60 RRR: 197/15 = 13.13)
NW Bracken 3-0-9-2 - Stanley Street End
MV Boucher 1* (4b) GC Smith 11* (19b 1x4)

   5.1 Lewis to Boucher, two runs, short ball, pulled away over mid-on for
        couple of runs
   5.2 Lewis to Boucher, one run, on leg stump, whips it away to deep
        square leg
   5.3 Lewis to Smith, FOUR, full ball, gives himself some room and drives
        it in the gap between cover and extra cover for four
   5.4 Lewis to Smith, one run, short in length, outside off, cuts it down
        to third man
   5.5 Lewis to Boucher, one run, inswinger, inside edge onto pads and
        goes to cover for a single
   5.6 Lewis to Smith, FOUR, short in length, on leg stump, pulls it away
        to long and good sliding save by Katich, but his foot touches the
        rope and umpire signal four runs

End of over 6 (13 runs) South Africa 26/2 (RR: 4.33 RRR: 184/14 = 13.14)
ML Lewis 3-0-17-0 - Vulture Street End
MV Boucher 5* (7b) GC Smith 20* (22b 3x4)

       Clarke on
   6.1 Clark to Boucher, one run, pushed to mid-off
   6.2 Clark to Smith, one run, short ball, outside off, cuts it in the
        air, just short of third man fielder
   6.3 Clark to Boucher, FOUR, smashing shot! full ball, on middle and leg
        stump, comes forward and drives it down the ground to mid-on for
        four
   6.4 Clark to Boucher, no run, short in length, tries to cut it over
        point, mised it
   6.5 Clark to Boucher, FOUR, full ball, on target, inside edge to fine
        elg for four
   6.6 Clark to Boucher, no run

End of over 7 (10 runs) South Africa 36/2 (RR: 5.14 RRR: 174/13 = 13.38)
SR Clark 1-0-10-0 - Stanley Street End
GC Smith 21* (23b 3x4) MV Boucher 14* (12b 2x4)

       hopes on
   7.1 Hopes to Smith, no run
   7.2 Hopes to Smith, one run
   7.3 Hopes to Boucher, no run, on off stump, driven to cover
   7.4 Hopes to Boucher, one run, full ball, on leg stump, tries to drive
        it on the off side, inner edge to leg side
   7.5 Hopes to Smith, OUT: full ball, gives himself some and tries to
        drive it, misses it and gets bowled!

       South Africa 38/3, Partnership of 31
       GC Smith  b Hopes  22 (26b 3x4 0x6)
       MV Boucher 15* (14b 2x4) JR Hopes 0.5-0-2-1

       Pollock in
   7.6 Hopes to Pollock, one run, short ball, on leg stump, pulled away in
        the air to deep midwicket, just short of a fielder

End of over 8 (3 runs) South Africa 39/3 (RR: 4.88 RRR: 171/12 = 14.25)
JR Hopes 1-0-3-1 - Vulture Street End
SM Pollock 1* (1b) MV Boucher 15* (14b 2x4)

   8.1 Clark to Pollock, no run, short and rising delivery, ducks
        underneath it
   8.2 Clark to Pollock, no run, short in length, goes for the big heave,
        gets beaten
   8.3 Clark to Pollock, two runs, full ball, on off stump, drives it down
        the ground to long-off and great save by Hopes
   8.4 Clark to Pollock, no run
   8.5 Clark to Pollock, no run, slower ball, short in length, tries to
        pull it, get beaten
   8.6 Clark to Pollock, no run, full ball, just outside off and moves
        away, another swing and a mis!

End of over 9 (2 runs) South Africa 41/3 (RR: 4.56 RRR: 169/11 = 15.36)
SR Clark 2-0-12-0 - Stanley Street End
MV Boucher 15* (14b 2x4) SM Pollock 3* (7b)

   9.1 Hopes to Boucher, one run, full toss, on target, pushed to cover
        for a single
   9.2 Hopes to Pollock, one run, full ball, on target, drives it down the
        ground to long-on for a single
   9.3 Hopes to Boucher, FOUR, Beauty! full ball, on off stump, played a
        cracking drive down the ground, long-off and long-on fielder has
        no chance to stop that one!
   9.4 Hopes to Boucher, no run
   9.5 Hopes to Boucher, FOUR, full toss, anotehr drive, this time on the
        on side and beats the long-on diving fielder for four more
   9.6 Hopes to Boucher, one run, full ball, yorker length, digs it out to
        leg side

End of over 10 (11 runs) South Africa 52/3 (RR: 5.20 RRR: 158/10 = 15.80)
JR Hopes 2-0-14-1 - Vulture Street End
MV Boucher 25* (19b 4x4) SM Pollock 4* (8b)

  10.1 Clark to Boucher, FOUR, full ball, on middle stump, goes for the
        big heave on the on side, inner edge just misses the leg stump to
        fine leg fence for four more
  10.2 Clark to Boucher, OUT: Gone! good length ball, just outside off,
        tries to heave it on the on side, top edge high in the air, Haddin
        running back and takes it at third man position!

       South Africa 56/4, Partnership of 18
       MV Boucher  c Haddin b Clark  29 (21b 5x4 0x6)
       SM Pollock 4* (8b) SR Clark 2.2-0-16-1

       Kallis in
  10.3 Clark to Pollock, one run, full toss, on off stump, driven to long-
        off
  10.4 Clark to Kallis, no run, short in length, tries to cut it over
        gully, get beaten
  10.5 Clark to Kallis, no run, full ball, yorker length, digs it out back
        to bowler
  10.6 Clark to Kallis, two runs, full ball, outside off, drives it over
        the top of gully to third man for couple

End of over 11 (7 runs) South Africa 59/4 (RR: 5.36 RRR: 151/9 = 16.78)
SR Clark 3-0-19-1 - Stanley Street End
SM Pollock 5* (9b) JH Kallis 2* (3b)

       "Symonds onto attack
  11.1 Symonds to Pollock, FOUR, tossed up, came forward and driven over
        the top of mid-on for four
  11.2 Symonds to Pollock, one run, again full ball, driven down the
        ground to long-off
  11.3 Symonds to Kallis, SIX, Bang! well tossed up, came forward and
        lofted it high and handsome over midwicket for a six
  11.4 Symonds to Kallis, one run, tossed up, another lofted drive just
        short of long-on
  11.5 Symonds to Pollock, one run, faster ball, pushed to mid-on
  11.6 Symonds to Kallis, one run, full ball, driven to long-off

End of over 12 (14 runs) South Africa 73/4 (RR: 6.08 RRR: 137/8 = 17.12)
A Symonds 1-0-14-0 - Vulture Street End
JH Kallis 10* (6b 1x6) SM Pollock 11* (12b 1x4)

  12.1 Clark to Kallis, no run, good length ball, gives himself some room
        and tries to drive it over extra cover, misses it and ball just
        goes over the top of middle stump on the way to keeper
  12.2 Clark to Kallis, one run, full ball, yorker length, driven down the
        ground to long-off
  12.3 Clark to Pollock, FOUR, short in length, on middle and leg stump,
        pulled away to backward square leg for four
  12.4 Clark to Pollock, SIX, Great shot! full ball, outside off, drives
        it inside out and ball goes high and handsome over extra cover for
        a big six
  12.5 Clark to Pollock, one run, good length ball, driven down the ground
        to long-on
  12.6 Clark to Kallis, FOUR, Smashing shot! short in length, drives it
        off the back-foot and ball race away towards point fence in a
        flash

End of over 13 (16 runs) South Africa 89/4 (RR: 6.85 RRR: 121/7 = 17.29)
SR Clark 4-0-35-1 - Stanley Street End
SM Pollock 22* (15b 2x4 1x6) JH Kallis 15* (9b 1x4 1x6)

  13.1 Symonds to Pollock, wide: no run, short in length, well down the
        leg side
  13.1 Symonds to Pollock, two runs, short in length, on leg stump, pulls
        it away just over Ponting at short midwicket
  13.2 Symonds to Pollock, OUT: short in length, on leg stump, pulled away
        to deep midwicket and Lewis running in, dives full length and
        takes a great catch

       South Africa 92/5, Partnership of 36
       SM Pollock  c Lewis b Symonds  24 (17b 2x4 1x6)
       JH Kallis 15* (9b 1x4 1x6) A Symonds 1.2-0-17-1 (1w)

       Rudoplh in
  13.3 Symonds to Kallis, no run
  13.4 Symonds to Kallis, no run
  13.5 Symonds to Kallis, no run
  13.6 Symonds to Kallis, no run, full ball, on leg stump, turned to short
        midwicket and ran for a quick single, Ponting picked up with one
        hand and hit the stumps, shout for runout, tv called, replay
        showed Kallis was well out

End of over 14 (3 runs) South Africa 92/5 (RR: 6.57 RRR: 118/6 = 19.67)
A Symonds 2-0-17-1 (1w) - Vulture Street End
JA Rudolph 0* (0b) JH Kallis 15* (13b 1x4 1x6)

       South Africa 92/6, Partnership of 0
       JH Kallis  run out (Ponting)  15 (13b 1x4 1x6)

       Hall in
       Hopes back on
  14.1 Hopes to Hall, one run, on off stump, driven to deep cvoer
  14.2 Hopes to Rudolph, one run, on leg stump, turned to deep midwicket
  14.3 Hopes to Hall, one run, again on leg stump, turned to short
        midwicket
  14.4 Hopes to Rudolph, no run, full ball, digs it out to leg side
  14.5 Hopes to Rudolph, one run, full ball, driven down the ground to
        long-off
  14.6 Hopes to Hall, one run, on off stump, driven to deep point for a
        single

End of over 15 (5 runs) South Africa 97/6 (RR: 6.47 RRR: 113/5 = 22.60)
JR Hopes 3-0-19-1 - Stanley Street End
AJ Hall 3* (3b) JA Rudolph 2* (3b)

  15.1 Symonds to Hall, no run, well tossed up, was a slower ball, tried
        to play it on the leg side, mised it
  15.2 Symonds to Hall, two runs, on middle and leg stump, turned to deep
        square leg and came back for the 2nd run
  15.3 Symonds to Hall, no run, short in length and fast one, pulls and
        mised
  15.4 Symonds to Hall, one run, on leg stump, turned to short midwicket
  15.5 Symonds to Rudolph, one run
  15.6 Symonds to Hall, one run, full toss, on off stump, driven to deep
        cover

End of over 16 (5 runs) South Africa 102/6 (RR: 6.38 RRR: 108/4 = 27.00)
A Symonds 3-0-22-1 (1w) - Vulture Street End
AJ Hall 7* (8b) JA Rudolph 3* (4b)

  16.1 Hopes to Hall, FOUR, Bang! full ball, drive it down the ground to
        long-on and ball raced away towards fence
  16.2 Hopes to Hall, OUT: full ball, on middle and leg stump, heaved away
        to deep midwicket, this time Hussey runnoing in, dives full length
        and takes a lovely low catch

       South Africa 106/7, Partnership of 14
       AJ Hall  c Hussey b Hopes  11 (10b 1x4 0x6)
       JA Rudolph 3* (4b) JR Hopes 3.2-0-23-2

       Botha in
  16.3 Hopes to Botha, no run, full ball, outside off, drives and mised
  16.4 Hopes to Botha, one run, full ball, driven down the ground to long-
        on
  16.5 Hopes to Rudolph, one run, on off stump, driven to mid-off
  16.6 Hopes to Botha, one run, on off stump, drives it and edges it to
        third man

End of over 17 (7 runs) South Africa 109/7 (RR: 6.41 RRR: 101/3 = 33.67)
JR Hopes 4-0-26-2 - Stanley Street End
J Botha 2* (3b) JA Rudolph 4* (5b)

  17.1 Symonds to Botha, OUT: short ball, on leg stump, pulled away to
        short fine leg, Katich dives full length and takes a great catch

       South Africa 109/8, Partnership of 3
       J Botha  c Katich b Symonds  2 (4b 0x4 0x6)
       JA Rudolph 4* (5b) A Symonds 3.1-0-22-2 (1w)

       Kruger in
  17.2 Symonds to Kruger, two runs, outside off, edges it to third man
  17.3 Symonds to Kruger, no run, plays and mised outside off
  17.4 Symonds to Kruger, no run, high full toss, driven to point
  17.5 Symonds to Kruger, one run, on leg stump, turned to short midwicket
  17.6 Symonds to Rudolph, one run, full toss, driven down the ground to
        long-off

End of over 18 (4 runs) South Africa 113/8 (RR: 6.28 RRR: 97/2 = 48.50)
A Symonds 4-0-26-2 (1w) - Vulture Street End
JA Rudolph 5* (6b) GJP Kruger 3* (4b)

       Lewis back on
  18.1 Lewis to Rudolph, one run, on off stump, driven to point and ran a
        riskly single
  18.2 Lewis to Kruger, OUT: full ball, outside off, drives it on the up
        in the air to Martyn at short cover

       South Africa 114/9, Partnership of 5
       GJP Kruger  c Martyn b Lewis  3 (5b 0x4 0x6)
       JA Rudolph 6* (7b) ML Lewis 3.2-0-18-1

       Zondeki last man in
  18.3 Lewis to Zondeki, OUT: full ball, on target, goes through the
        defence and gets bowled

       South Africa 114/10, Partnership of 0
       M Zondeki  b Lewis  0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
       JA Rudolph 6* (7b) ML Lewis 3.3-0-18-2

       That's it, Australia have won the game by 95 runs
       Man of the Match: Damien Martyn
       Man of the Match goes to DR Martyn

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