Jul 22Zimbabwe vs. Afghanistan

3rd ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Jul 17England vs. India

2nd Test at Lord's, London

India won by 95 runs

Jul 20Zimbabwe vs. Afghanistan

2nd ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Jul 16Sri Lanka vs. South Africa

1st TEST at Galle International Stadium, Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Jul 18Zimbabwe vs. Afghanistan

1st ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Jul 09England vs. India

1st Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Match drawn

Jul 23 01:30Barbados Tridents vs. St Lucia Zouks

10th Match at Bridgetown, Barbados

Jul 24 10:00Sri Lanka vs. South Africa

2nd Test at Colombo

Jul 24 05:29Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel vs. Guyana Amazon Warriors

11th Match at Port of Spain, Trinidad

Jul 24 12:30Zimbabwe vs. Afghanistan

4th ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Jul 25 01:30Barbados Tridents vs. Antigua Hawksbills

12th Match at Bridgetown, Barbados

Jul 26 21:30Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel vs. Jamaica Tallawahs

13th Match at Port of Spain, Trinidad

Highlights

Australia tour of South Africa 2014

South Africa vs. Australia, 2nd Test

St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, Feb 20, 2014

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
2.4FOURR Harris to Graeme Smith, FOUR, first runs of the match and that comes via an outside edge. Graeme Smith looks to work to leg, gets an outside edge that eludes third slip to his left and runs away through the vacant third man region4/0
5OUTR Harris to Graeme Smith, out Lbw!! That is plumb. Hit on the back pad and Graeme Smith doesn't even bother to review. Excellent bowling from Harris, bowled this full and on middle and leg, Smith was falling over in trying to flick, missed, the ball went on hit the back pad right in front of middle. Dharmasena had the finger up in a jiffy. Smith looked at Elgar and began the long walk back. Graeme Smith lbw b R Harris 9(19) [4s-1]10/1
5.3OUTJohnson to Amla, out Lbw!! Johnson has struck now. Magnificent bowling this is. Fast, full and quick, straight on the stumps, Amla is very late in bringing the bat down. The ball thuds into the pads, before he could bring the willow down. Trapped right in front and the ball would've crashed into middle and leg. Richard Illingworth took his time and ruled it out. Amla thought about a review, had a word with Elgar, but decided to walk off. One must say a wise move from Amla not to review, for that looked pretty adjacent. Amla lbw b Johnson 0(2)11/2
8.4FOURSiddle to du Plessis, FOUR, classy flick off the pads. It was a half-volley alright, but du Plessis picked it up well and put it away past the catching short midwicket. Even on the slow outfield, it races away20/2
11.4SIXLyon to Elgar, SIX, slog-swept! All the way. Elgar nailing that and getting a good connection on the hit, over wide long-on, where it is caught by a youngster in the crowd. Clarke though likes it and says 'well bowled Gaz'.26/2
12.4FOURSiddle to du Plessis, FOUR, leg stump half-volley and Siddle shakes his head as he walks back to his mark. du Plessis flicking it past the two short midwickets in place and getting a boundary30/2
20.4FOURSiddle to Elgar, FOUR, edged and doesn't carry to Haddin. Takes the outside edge but eludes a diving Haddin to his left. It runs away to the fence as well, making it a double whammy for the Aussies51/2
24.2FOURWarner to Elgar, byes, FOUR, this time Haddin has no chance. Swung down leg and beats the keeper standing up59/2
29.2FOURR Harris to Elgar, FOUR, oh this time he's gone a little harder at that one and he times it very well. Full delivery angling away from the left hander, Elgar leans forward and drives powerfully to the right of short-cover and there's no one in the deep to stop the ball68/2
30.2SIXLyon to du Plessis, SIX, that's gone all the way! He hardly hit that hard! Gee! Pure timing. du Plessis advances and gets closer to the pitch of this flighted delivery, plays a whippy-flick shot and it sails flat over cow corner76/2
31.1FOURR Harris to Elgar, FOUR, an extended forward punch, and that's all Elgar did to that full delivery, it raced away to the extra-cover fence. This partnership is nicely working for the Proteas. Full and right in the slot, Elgar was perfect in position to play off the front foot80/2
33.3FOURR Harris to du Plessis, FOUR, Harris wouldn't want to see that replay again. Full down the leg side, just what the batsman wanted to take some pressure off, du Plessis allows the ball to come and gently glances it to the fine leg fence85/2
34.3SIXLyon to Elgar, SIX, he's smoked that! Gee! That was a nice hit from Elgar. Flighted delivery on the off stump, Elgar waits for the ball and muscles it really well with a pretty straight bat, the ball sails way over long-on93/2
39.4FOURJohnson to du Plessis, FOUR, in the end, you would have to say, 'well played Faf'. Outswinging good length delivery outside off stump, du Plessis leans forward, opens the face of the bat and guides it past gully, the fielder gives chase but loses the battle103/2
40FOURJohnson to du Plessis, FOUR, how did that get to the fence? Anyway, fifty number three in Tests for Faf! What a time bring it up! Slower ball, shortish just outside off stump, du Plessis tries to pull out of the shot, but the ball goes to deep square leg and beats Siddle's chase107/2
40.4FOURSiddle to Elgar, FOUR, in the air but just wide of short cover. Smith flies to his right but the ball passed him in a flash. Elgar drives the fuller length delivery on the rise, doesn't bother to keep it down and it rockets to the deep extra-cover fence. Meanwhile, the Elgar-du Plessis stand is worth 100 now111/2
41FOURSiddle to Elgar, FOUR, back of a length delivery on the leg stump, Elgar gets on top of the bounce and flicks well, good enough to get to the deep square leg fence115/2
43FOURSiddle to Elgar, FOUR, not where he wanted to put that away but nevertheless, a well deserved maiden Test fifty for Elgar. Looks to defend the inswinging delivery and gets a thick edge that goes past slip. The players will have a drink now123/2
43.1OUTLyon to du Plessis, out Caught by S Smith!! Oh my word! How lucky is this man Michael Clarke? Nothing but a gentle flighted delivery on the off stump, du Plessis only tried to flick, nothing wrong in doing that as the shot was on, but unfortunately, he gets an inside edge onto pad and offers an easy grab to short leg. Faf walks away in disbelief. du Plessis c S Smith b Lyon 55(126) [4s-5 6s-1]123/3
53.5FOURJohnson to de Villiers, FOUR, a sharp bouncer on the leg stump, de Villiers was late on the pull, the ball takes the top edge and flies to the fine leg fence on the bounce. The fielder in the deep was very square138/3
57.4FOURJohnson to Elgar, FOUR, ah! A fine response to the bowler after being beaten. Full and on the stumps, Elgar leans forward and drives it straight down the ground past the bowler149/3
58.5FOURR Harris to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers drives with one hand as the bottom hand comes off the handle, the outside edge goes to the left of gully and races away to third man153/3
62.2FOURSiddle to de Villiers, FOUR, a fine looking drive from de Villiers. Full and wide outside off stump, the batsman leans forward and sends it through the vacant cover-point region163/3
62.3FOURSiddle to de Villiers, FOUR, there was a man at silly mid-on but de Villiers has managed to drive that past him. Full delivery on the leg stump, de Villiers plays it very well off the front foot, Rogers runs around from mid-off and dives to his right but the ball wins the race167/3
64.4FOURSiddle to Elgar, FOUR, stands tall and punches the short of length delivery, the ball made a sweet sound as it hit the bat, there is no one at cover-point and it races away172/3
68.2FOURSiddle to Elgar, FOUR, he's just sliced that as there is no one at third man, the late cut goes very fine past gully into the fence180/3
69.3OUTLyon to Elgar, out Caught by R Harris!! That's a dreadful way to get out after fighting so hard! Caught slogging in a Test match! Flighted delivery outside off stump, Elgar wasn't to pitch of this ball, looked like it bounced a bit more as well, Elgar plays across the line looking for a maximum, only manages a thick outside edge which is safely held at cover. Anyway, he's done his job, well done Dean Elgar. Top knock on a difficult wicket and against a high quality bowling line-up. Elgar c R Harris b Lyon 83(193) [4s-9 6s-2]181/4
72FOURLyon to de Kock, FOUR, off the mark in grand style is de Kock with an excellent cut shot off the back foot, the ball runs away square of the wicket on the off side. The crowd loved it and that'll be drinks187/4
74.3FOURSiddle to de Villiers, FOUR, full delivery on the stumps, de Villiers whips it away wide of the mid-wicket fielder and those are 7000 runs in Tests for ABdV193/4
76.1FOURS Smith to de Villiers, FOUR, short ball, a really poor ball, not warmed up nicely, de Villiers smashes it off the back foot to deep mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep tried to stop with a dive but doesn't grab the ball cleanly197/4
76.5OUTS Smith to de Kock, out Caught by (sub)Henriques!! Awful shot! This is Test krikey youngman! Flighted delivery on the off stump, de Kock doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, yet goes through with the shot with one hand and spoons it high in the air, mid-off steadies himself up and takes a fine catch. Not a shot you would want to be playing on debut! de Kock c (sub)Henriques b S Smith 7(17) [4s-1]200/5
82.1FOURS Smith to de Villiers, FOUR, short delivery on the leg stump, a real gift that from Smith, de Villiers pulls it to deep square leg. That's his 36th Test fifty212/5
84FOURR Harris to Duminy, FOUR, nicely done by Duminy. It was a touch fullish and just outside off, Duminy comes on the front foot and creams the drive to the sweeper cover fence218/5
86.1FOURJohnson to Duminy, FOUR, excellent shot by Duminy. It was overpitched on leg, Duminy leans forward slightly, maintains his balance and flicks it off his pads to backward square leg, exquisite timing by Duminy here225/5
86.2FOURJohnson to Duminy, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Duminy. This one went very fine. Johnson bowls another one straying down leg, Duminy does well to work it nicely to the fine leg fence this time229/5
86.5FOURJohnson to Duminy, FOUR, Johnson changes his length and gets punished for it. It was short ball on the stumps, Duminy is quick to get deep in the crease and muscles the pull powerfully to the deep mid-wicket fence233/5
90.3FOURSiddle to de Villiers, FOUR, cracking shot by de Villiers. It was full and around off, de Villiers waits for the ball to get to him, leans slightly on the front foot and drives it to the long off fence240/5
96.4FOURSiddle to Duminy, FOUR, elegantly done by Duminy! It was full and outside off, Duminy gets forward and square drives it perfectly to the deep point fence to bring up the 50 partnership between the two251/5
99.2FOURLyon to de Villiers, FOUR, tossed up on leg, de Villiers gets down on his knees quickly and sweeps it to the backward square leg fence259/5
99.3FOURLyon to de Villiers, FOUR, slightly short and around off, de Villiers waits for it, makes room and cuts it to the deep extra cover fence263/5
101SIXSiddle to de Villiers, SIX, what a shot by de Villiers! It was bowled full by Siddle on leg, de Villiers gets forward and whips it off his pads over the square leg fence for a maximum270/5
101.3FOURLyon to Duminy, FOUR, drifting on leg, Duminy gets down on his knees and sweeps it elegantly to the backward square leg fence274/5
102.3FOURSiddle to de Villiers, FOUR, classy shot by de Villiers. It was a short of length delivery on off, de Villiers stays in the crease and punches it powerfully off the back foot to the sweeper cover fence278/5
104.1FOURR Harris to de Villiers, FOUR, width on offer by Harris and de Villiers uses it to his advantage. It was a short of length delivery outside off, de Villiers gets forward and cuts it nicely to the sweeper cover fence282/5
107.4FOURLyon to Duminy, FOUR, beautiful execution by Duminy! It was bowled short and wide by Lyon, Duminy gets back in the crease and smashes it to the deep extra cover fence296/5
108.2OTHERR Harris to Duminy, leg byes, 1 run, short of length delivery going down leg, Duminy looks to tuck it to the on-side, the ball goes off his pads to short fine leg, the partnership between Duminy and de Villiers is now 100300/5
110.1FOURR Harris to Duminy, FOUR, back of a length delivery going down leg, Duminy manages to get a bat on it as he flicks and the ball goes racing to the fine leg fence. It brings up Duminy's 6th Test fifty307/5
111.5FOURLyon to de Villiers, FOUR, what a way to bring up his 19th Test ton. It was drifting in on middle and leg, de Villiers leans forward and sweeps it to the deep mid-wicket fence. It is also his 5th ton against Australia. He hugs Duminy and looks very happy to get that. Lifts his bat and acknowledges the cheering crowd315/5
112.2FOURJohnson to Duminy, FOUR, another elegant shot by Duminy. He gets on the back foot and punches this shortish delivery to the sweeper cover fence319/5
122FOURLyon to de Villiers, FOUR, Lyon errs in length as he drags it short, swift footwork from de Villiers as he moves deep in the crease and punches it well, Doolan gives a valiant chance but the ball wins and reaches the deep cover fence341/5
123.2FOURLyon to Duminy, FOUR, loose long hop outside off, that is a real gift and Duminy accepts with glee as he rocks back and slaps it to the deep extra cover fence348/5
123.5OUTLyon to de Villiers, out Caught&Bowled!! Phew. Australia have finally managed to break this partnership and what a return catch from Lyon! Lyon gives this loads of air, de Villiers skates down the track, checks his shot and spoons it back to the bowler, who flings himself to his right to complete a good catch. AB walks back to a standing ovation. de Villiers c and b Lyon 116(232) [4s-14 6s-1]349/6
125.5FOURLyon to Duminy, FOUR, Lyon pushes this one quicker, Duminy moves deep in the crease and punches it past extra-cover, the rich timing carries it to the fence354/6
126.1OTHERSiddle to Duminy, 1 run, good length delivery on off, Duminy dabs it to backward point. With that single Duminy reaches 1000 Test runs356/6
127.2FOURLyon to Duminy, FOUR, shortish and on off, Duminy moves deep in the crease and dispatches it to the deep deep mid wicket fence with a strong pull360/6
136.3OUTClarke to Philander, out Caught&Bowled!! Clake deceives Philander by giving this more air. This was tossed up on off, Philander looks to drive but only manages to chip it back to the bowler, who dives to his left to grab it. Soft dismissal, one has to say. Philander c and b Clarke 6(37)378/7
138.2FOURClarke to Parnell, FOUR, slower through the air and outside off, Parnell drives it on the rise and times it well to the deep extra cover fence386/7
139.2FOURLyon to Duminy, FOUR, a fighting ton for Duminy, well played! This is also his first at home and third overall. This was flighted delivery on off, Duminy sweeps it powerfully, the ball travels to the deep square leg fence. He has a giant grin on his face. He eases the helmet off his head and salutes the crowd as well390/7
140.4OTHERWarner to Parnell, no run, good length delivery outside off, Parnell pushes at it and gets beaten. Haddin goes up for a caught behind appeal instantly. Snicko reveals that there was no proof of an edge and rules it in favor of the batsman. So, the on field call remains394/7
144.4FOURWarner to Duminy, FOUR, length delivery outside off, keeping low as well, Duminy looks to drive but he toe-ends it, the ball sneaks through the keeper, very fine. Bonus runs for the hosts403/7
148OUTLyon to Parnell, out Caught by Haddin!! Lyon ends the session with the wicket of Parnell. This was looped up outside off, Parnell seeks to go big but fails to make proper connection. Parnell is undone by the turn as he nicks it off to Haddin, who takes a sharp catch. Lyon is quite pleased. Parnell c Haddin b Lyon 10(37) [4s-1]413/8
149.4OUTLyon to Duminy, out Lbw!! Lyon picks up his 5th Test fifer with that wicket! Flighted delivery from round the wicket, Duminy goes for a reverse sweep trying to get some quick runs, he misses and is struck plumb in front of middle and leg, the umpire raised his finger immediately and Duminy reviews in vain. Anyway, a gutsy, gritty knock under pressure from the left-hander. Duminy lbw b Lyon 123(231) [4s-14]420/9
150.5OUTClarke to M Morkel, out M Morkel Run Out!! So South Africa have finally ended their first innings after five sessions. Flighted delivery on the stumps, Morkel flicks it to mid-wicket and looks for a quick single, Steyn simply turns his back and Smith's throw was right in front of the stumps for Haddin to whip the bails off in a flash. Morne was just short of his crease there. M Morkel run out (S Smith/Haddin) 1(4)423/10

Batting: Australia

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2OTHERSteyn to Chris Rogers, no run, good length delivery swinging back in sharply, Rogers misses the flick and is hit in line with leg, but the ball did too much to seed a doubt in the umpire's mind and he's proven right by DRS. So South Africa lose a review in the very first over0/0
2FOURPhilander to Chris Rogers, FOUR, 'nice stroke' says Mark Nicholas on air as Rogers leans forward to this fuller length delivery and drives very well wide of mid-off. The fielder had no chance to stop the ball. First boundary for Australia5/0
3.3OUTPhilander to Chris Rogers, out Lbw!! Steyn almost got him with a similar delivery in the very first over, but that one swung too much. This time, Philander's inswinger was just perfect to convince the umpire. Pitching on a length and nipping back in, trying to play across the line was Rogers but he misses, with the line being so straight, if you're struck low on the pads, umpires would be tempted to put their finger up. Dharmasena had a long look at it before making up his mind. South Africa have got what they wanted, an early wicket to put Australia under pressure. Chris Rogers lbw b Philander 5(12) [4s-1]7/1
4.1FOURSteyn to Warner, FOUR, you might get wickets at the other end, but if you don't get your radar right to this man, he'll put you away anytime. Full and slanted across, Warner smashes it off the back foot to the deep extra-cover fence13/1
4.2FOURSteyn to Warner, FOUR, a firm drive off the front foot this time from Warner, the man at extra-cover takes some pace off with a dive, but that doesn't matter. Warner timed the fuller length delivery very well to get to the fence17/1
4.5FOURSteyn to Doolan, FOUR, edged but safe. Full and swinging away, Doolan drives away from the body, goes hard at it that the edge flies between gully and third slip. A man there would have had it easily24/1
5.4FOURPhilander to Warner, FOUR, this is good counter-attacking batting from Warner. Full on the off stump, Warner drives hard, the bat turns in his hands and goes in the air, but goes between mid-wicket and mid-on32/1
7.1FOURPhilander to Warner, FOUR, my word! He just defended off the front foot, yet it's raced away to the fence. That's some willow in his hands. Good length outside off stump, Warner leans forward and just meets the ball really well, sends it through the vacant cover region and picks up a boundary36/1
7.3FOURPhilander to Warner, FOUR, how do you stop this bloke from scoring quickly? Full delivery on the off stump, Warner drives uppishly, but puts it wide of Philander's reach, it rockets to the long-off fence. In fact the bowler got his fingertips, but tough to call that a chance40/1
9.1OUTParnell to Doolan, out Caught by de Villiers!! Oh what a start for Parnell. First ball of the game and gets a wicket. Good length delivery pitching around middle and off from over the wicket, just a bit of nip away from the right-hander off the deck, Doolan ends up poking at it and a regulation outside edge to the keeper. South Africa are on top. Doolan c de Villiers b Parnell 8(15) [4s-1]41/2
9.3OUTParnell to S Marsh, out Caught by de Villiers!! Oh my word! This is some start from Parnell. Fullish and just shaping away, the ball nips away as well, Marsh was in no position to defend that, feels for the ball and gets an outside edge, good low grab to the left by the keeper. Poor stroke from Marsh, he played away from body, not what his side wanted with the opposition posting a very good first innings total on the board. S Marsh c de Villiers b Parnell 0(2)41/3
10.4FOURM Morkel to Clarke, FOUR, full delivery on the off stump, Clarke drives with not much of front foot movement, the outside edge runs along the ground and goes wide of gully46/3
11FOURM Morkel to Clarke, FOUR, full on the leg stump, Clarke easily clips it off his pads, there was a man at square leg but the ball goes to his left and into the deep mid-wicket fence50/3
13.4FOURParnell to Clarke, FOUR, oh that's a fine looking hit from Clarke. Full and angled away, Clarke leans forward and drives with an angled bat, the ball races away through cover-point. That should make him feel comfortable after a false stroke the previous ball61/3
14.1FOURM Morkel to Warner, FOUR, if it's there in his zone, he'll go at it without a second thought. Get you length right Morne! Full delivery outside off stump, enough width for Warner to free his arms, drives very well past the diving cover fielder and picks up his 6th boundary65/3
14.3FOURM Morkel to Clarke, FOUR, ah! A delightful pull shot from Clarke. Short delivery on the stumps, not high enough to trouble the batsman, Clarke smashes it to the deep mid-wicket fence70/3
15.1FOURParnell to Warner, FOUR, no third man in place and you can't bowl short and wide, certainly not to this bloke. Warner cuts it very fine and it rockets to the fence74/3
16.3DROPPEDM Morkel to Warner, no run, dropped! Stunning ball, deserved a wicket. Morne really bent his back, hit the deck hard and this short ball took off, Warner tries to take his bat out of the way but couldn't prevent the outside edge, the ball goes around head height to the keeper who tries to take it to his left but spills the ball. Smith wasn't alert at first slip, he could have grabbed the ricochet77/3
16.4FOURM Morkel to Warner, FOUR, oh what a response from Warner. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Warner slaps it hard and it rockets to the deep extra-cover fence81/3
17.2OUTPhilander to Clarke, out Caught by Elgar!! That's just catching practice. Clarke cannot believe what he's done. Boy! What a scalp this by Philander. Good length delivery outside off stump, Clarke drives on the rise, doesn't try to keep it down, in the end a very simple chance to the man at short cover. The Australian dressing room looking very tensed now. Clarke c Elgar b Philander 19(28) [4s-4]81/4
19.5OTHERPhilander to Warner, 2 runs, meanwhile Warner quietly flicks the length ball away to deep mid-wicket and gets to his 11th Test fifty88/4
20.5FOURM Morkel to Lyon, FOUR, shortish on the leg stump, not high enough to trouble Lyon, he glances it very fine to the fine leg fence94/4
21.1FOURSteyn to Warner, FOUR, a poor ball from Steyn. Good length delivery just outside off stump, Warner cuts powerfully and smashes it to the deep backward point fence. Steyn lost his run-up on that occasion98/4
23.2FOURSteyn to Lyon, FOUR, drives the good length delivery on the rise and sends it wide of extra-cover, the ball runs away to the fence. Good looking shot from Lyon107/4
24.2FOURParnell to Warner, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Warner stands tall and cuts very well through cover-point, there is no one in the deep to stop the ball111/4
24.4DROPPEDParnell to Lyon, no run, dropped. A regulation catch by Duminy's standards! Good length delivery outside off stump, Lyon looks to defend off the back foot, gets a thick edge, goes straight to gully who doesn't take the offer. The ball hit the wrist before popping out as he dived to his right112/4
29.3OUTPhilander to Warner, out Caught by Graeme Smith!! Philander gets his mate, Warner. Loose from Warner, he has thrown it away and the Proteas get their early breakthrough that they were looking for. Well outside off, and full, Warner's eyes lit up as he went for the cover drive, playing away from the body is always a danger and he can only edge it to the safe hands of Smith at 1st slip. No real celebration from Philander, he just chews the gum and walks nonchalantly towards his mates. Warner c Graeme Smith b Philander 70(78) [4s-10]120/5
29.5FOURPhilander to S Smith, FOUR, well played. On middle and leg, Smith gets inside the line slightly and glances it away to the fine leg fence to get off the mark. That should settle his nerves124/5
30FOURPhilander to S Smith, FOUR, and a replay of the previous delivery. Graeme Smith looks a tad disappointed with that delivery from Philander. Drifting onto leg again, Smith closes the face of the bat and glances it fine, Morkel running around can't cut it off. Back to back boundaries for Smith128/5
30.1OUTM Morkel to Lyon, out Bowled!! Finally Lyon has been dismissed in Tests after a while. He wasn't dismissed since the start of the Ashes. That's some time ago. Really awkward dismissal though. Backed away to avoid the short delivery, exposed all his stumps, the ball was on the body of Lyon who in trying to defend deflected it onto his off stump. Wonder, what sort of a shot he was looking to play. The stump takes a beating. That round the wicket angle from Morkel doing the trick. South Africa have now dismissed both the overnight batsmen. Lyon b M Morkel 15(43) [4s-2]128/6
31FOURM Morkel to S Smith, FOUR, third boundary for Smith and all have been off deliveries on the pads. This was a half-volley on the pads, flicked away emphatically to the deep midwicket fence. That was really timed well133/6
31.5FOURPhilander to Haddin, FOUR, right through Amla at gully now. Airy fairy shot from Haddin. Went after a widish length delivery, punched it in the air, it was travelling quickly to Amla at gully, who is standing well ahead. The momentum of the ball makes it burst through his hands and go to the fence. A definite chance that. Amla seems to have hurt his hand in trying to catch that. He is off the field and is replaced by Robbie Peterson137/6
33.5FOURPhilander to S Smith, FOUR, that's a fab stroke. His first stroke that fetches him a boundary on the off-side. Leans forward and drives wide of mid-off, beats extra cover to his right as well. Top shot for it was played on the rise. The hand-eye co-ordination was brilliant that time from Smith142/6
37.1FOURParnell to S Smith, FOUR, wonderfully played. Full on off, wristily whipped away to the right of mid-on. Just the subtle uncorking of the wrists to get the gap and the ball purred away to the fence. Smith looks to be in good nick154/6
38.2FOURSteyn to S Smith, FOUR, edged and through the vacant gully region. Soft hands from Smith and it went to ground quickly. Graeme Smith though likes that delivery from Steyn and applauds from slip161/6
39FOURSteyn to S Smith, FOUR, Smith is putting even the good deliveries away to the fence. This is not a bad ball at all, full and with a hint of inward shape into off stump, Smith just whips that wide of mid-on off the front foot. Lovely stroke165/6
40.5OUTSteyn to Haddin, out Bowled!! Knocked him over! What a ball. Middle stump out of the ground. Look at Steyn's reaction. He is letting out all the pent-up frustration out. Someone from the side has to rein him in. Still he lets it all out. Coming back to the wicket, it was bowled full and on off stump, but it reversed sharply after landing on the deck, Haddin tried to play a big drive down the ground - missed and left a huge gap between bat and pad. The ball found it's way through that gap to flatten the stump. A beautiful sight that for any fast bowler. Haddin b Steyn 9(25) [4s-1]168/7
43.5FOURDuminy to Johnson, FOUR, too full from Duminy and Johnson has laced that through short cover. Beat the man diving to his right and beats Morkel's chase from mid-off too175/7
45FOURSteyn to Johnson, FOUR, sublime drive from Johnson. Leans into the cover drive and beats the fielder diving to his left. Hit on the rise and timed well to beat the fielder. Johnson can certainly take the game away from the opposition if one isn't careful184/7
45.4FOURDuminy to Johnson, FOUR, shouts of 'catch' but that was hit well wide of a sprawling Duminy. Johnson got forward and drilled that wide of the bowler, beating mid-on too189/7
45.5SIXDuminy to Johnson, SIX, now he goes over mid-on. All the way too. Just put his front foot forward and lofted it nice and clean. Looks like a glass has been broken by that hit from Johnson195/7
46.2FOURM Morkel to S Smith, FOUR, the second slip was just moved wider and the ball goes right between the two slips. Kept low outside off, Smith gets the bottom edge and the ball splits the two men diving across to cut it off. No third man and that's a boundary199/7
49.2OUTDuminy to Johnson, out Bowled!! Now Duminy bowls Johnson out. Credit for that wicket must go to Morkel. He set up the wicket by bowling short and unsettling Johnson. This is a much softer dismissal. Straight delivery on off stump, perhaps skidded on a bit quicker, Johnson played well outside the line in trying to defend and the ball missed the inside edge to clatter into off. The Proteas first congratulate Morkel for that wicket. Minimum that they can do for Morkel. Johnson b Duminy 27(23) [4s-3 6s-1]205/8
49.3FOURDuminy to R Harris, FOUR, poor first ball from Duminy after the break. Short and on the pads, Harris rocks back and helps it on its way through backward square leg. Good start for Australia209/8
50.2OUTM Morkel to S Smith, out Caught by de Villiers!! The fact that AB de Villiers went up straightaway made it easier for Graeme Smith. Morne wasn't all that sure, but the keeper appealed immediately. Full delivery just outside off stump, Smith looks to push at it and gets a very faint edge, de Villiers collects it low to his left. The on-field umpire wasn't convinced but the replays suggested the third umpire to overturn the original call. Steve Smith misses out on his fifty by a whisker. S Smith c de Villiers b M Morkel 49(72) [4s-8]209/9
51.5FOURPhilander to R Harris, FOUR, a short-arm jab pull shot from Harris. Not much of room on this short of length delivery, he was cramped for room a touch, but he manages to time it very well and it goes on the bounce to the deep mid-wicket fence216/9
52.5OTHERM Morkel to Siddle, no run, Robin Peterson, the man at leg gully was convinced that Siddle hit it and he asked his skipper to review, but in the end, the short ball down the leg side didn't touch anything. Turns out to be a bad call from the fielder there218/9
53.2SIXPhilander to R Harris, SIX, okay, no more pondering about the follow-on, Australia have avoided it and Harris does it in style. Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Harris pulls it in the air and clears the deep mid-wicket fence224/9
53.3FOURPhilander to R Harris, FOUR, South Africa will have to be careful not to leak some easy runs. Good length delivery outside off stump, Harris swings hard and gets a bottom-edge that goes through the vacant third slip region. Australia wouldn't mind them228/9
55FOURM Morkel to Siddle, FOUR, oh that's a good hit from Siddle. He picked the fullish delivery from the stumps and literally whipped it very fine, the man at fine leg isn't square to win the race. Handy runs these for Australia235/9
56.5FOURM Morkel to R Harris, FOUR, gets the line wrong and Harris makes him pay big time. Full on the leg stump with not much of protection in front of square on the on-side, Harris flicks well and sends it to the deep mid-wicket fence246/9
57OUTM Morkel to R Harris, out Caught by du Plessis!! South Africa finally manage to bowl Australia out. So they can enjoy a 177-run lead now. Full delivery outside off stump, Harris goes for the drive and gets a thick edge, second slip moves to his left and takes a good catch above head height. The ball was flying but he did well to cling on. R Harris c du Plessis b M Morkel 26(26) [4s-4 6s-1]246/10

Batting: South Africa

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.1FOURJohnson to Graeme Smith, FOUR, full on the off stump, Smith flicks well through square leg and straightaway gets off the mark. Good shot, that should make him comfortable4/0
2.4FOURJohnson to Elgar, FOUR, overpitched and put away. Full delivery outside off stump, Elgar leans forward and drives it very well, the feet didn't move much but he timed it nicely, the ball races away to the deep extra-cover fence13/0
3.5FOURR Harris to Graeme Smith, FOUR, outside edge flies past gully. Full delivery from Harris again, Smith, even though the ball was swinging away, tries to go leg-side, luckily the ball didn't go to hand19/0
4.1OUTJohnson to Graeme Smith, out Bowled!! Knocked him over! The leg stump goes cartwheeling. Good length delivery just outside off stump, Smith looks to defend off the front foot but the late inswing does him in, the ball takes the edge and rattles the sticks. Australia get an early breakthrough! Graeme Smith b Johnson 14(12) [4s-2]20/1
7FOURJohnson to Amla, FOUR, defends the good length delivery with soft hands, hence the edge dies down immediately and runs between second slip and gully30/1
7.1FOURR Harris to Elgar, FOUR, oh a fine looking cut shot. Short and just enough width for Elgar to free his arms, cuts it away nicely past point and it rockets to the fence34/1
12OUTSiddle to Elgar, out Caught by Haddin!! Reward for Siddle! Good length delivery just outside off stump, Elgar pokes at it with not much of feet movement, gets an edge and Haddin completes a regulation take. Umpire checks for a no-ball, needless I would have to say. A good part of Siddle's foot was well behind the line. Elgar c Haddin b Siddle 16(46) [4s-2]42/2
13.2FOURSiddle to Amla, FOUR, now that is well timed. Full again from Siddle, this time outside off stump, Amla leans forward and drives it past mid-off, the fielder gives chase but the ball escapes from him49/2
13.5FOURSiddle to Amla, FOUR, even better from Amla. Overpitched and right in the slot, Amla gets his front foot forward nicely and drives exceedingly well, the ball beats the dive of the man at cover and rockets to the fence53/2
14.5FOURLyon to Amla, FOUR, this one spins back in a long away, but Amla handles it well, just meets the ball before the pad and sends it very fine, the man at fine leg is pretty square and he can't get there in time58/2
16.4FOURR Harris to du Plessis, FOUR, bit of extra bounce on this short of length delivery outside off stump, du Plessis looks to adjust and defend that, the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of gully, the fielder there could have stopped that but he makes a poor attempt65/2
18.5FOURR Harris to du Plessis, FOUR, the leads's now 252. Gets across the sticks a touch and works the good length delivery very fine, there is no one at fine leg to stop the ball75/2
19.1FOURJohnson to Amla, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off stump, Amla punches it off the back foot through cover and it races away79/2
20FOURJohnson to Amla, FOUR, fine way to end the over. Full and wide outside off stump, Amla leans forward and drives it wonderfully well through cover again. No one moved!83/2
20.5FOURSiddle to du Plessis, FOUR, that will make a perfect 'V' in front of the wicket. Previous one wide of mid-off and this one to the right of mid-on. Full delivery on the off stump, du Plessis flicks it very well and it races away to the fence91/2
21.1FOURR Harris to Amla, FOUR, another punch and this man will play that shot all day if you bowl short. Rocks back and plays it very well, meets it right underneath his eyes and it races away to the sweeper cover fence95/2
22.5FOURLyon to du Plessis, FOUR, he didn't get to the pitch of this flighted delivery, hence he had to lunge really forward, he does well to time the off-drive very well, mid-off is not that straight and it beats his dive105/2
23.2FOURR Harris to Amla, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Amla allows the ball to come and flicks it through mid-wicket. That's his 28th Test fifty and boy, a gutsy innings with a dislocated finger on his left-hand109/2
25.5OUTSiddle to du Plessis, out Caught by Haddin!! Good length delivery pitches on the off stump and just straightens a bit, du Plessis is foxed by the movement and tries to adjust and fend the ball, but it takes the outside edge and Haddin takes an easy catch. Big wicket this for Australia who desperately needed to break this partnership. du Plessis c Haddin b Siddle 24(35) [4s-4]112/3
29.3FOURSiddle to de Villiers, FOUR, full delivery outside off stump, de Villiers defends with soft hands and the outside edge goes past the diving slip fielder to the fence. 301 is the lead now124/3
29.4FOURSiddle to de Villiers, FOUR, this time an excellent drive off the front foot. Widish ball but de Villiers reaches out, puts it to the left of mid-off and it races away128/3
31.2FOURSiddle to Amla, FOUR, on the pads and he'll not miss out on those. Fullish and tailing back in a touch, Amla whips it past the two fielders at mid-wicket and it races away135/3
32.2FOURLyon to de Villiers, FOUR, half tracker on leg-stump, de Villiers goes deep into the crease and pulls it to deep mid wicket, he splits the two fielders in the deep to perfection141/3
33.3FOURR Harris to Amla, FOUR, there are two fielders at short cover but Amla splits them perfectly. Full delivery outside off stump, Amla times the drive and it races away to the deep extra-cover fence145/3
35.1FOURR Harris to Amla, FOUR, again, he splits the fielders at short cover. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Amla stands tall and drives it to the deep extra-cover fence153/3
35.3FOURR Harris to de Villiers, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, de Villiers slaps it to the sweeper cover fence. South Africa are going very well here158/3
35.5FOURR Harris to de Villiers, FOUR, oh AB! What a shot! Full delivery outside off stump, de Villiers leans forward and smashes the drive past cover, the ball rockets to the fence162/3
36.1FOURJohnson to Amla, leg byes, FOUR, fast bouncer at 142 kph, Amla looks to duck but the ball hits the helmet and flies over the keeper's head. No harm done though166/3
37OUTJohnson to de Villiers, out Caught by Haddin!! He's gifted it! Almost went off the face of the bat. Short ball outside off stump, de Villiers tries the cheeky guide over slip, but gets an edge and offers a simple catch to Haddin. End of a 55-run stand! de Villiers c Haddin b Johnson 29(39) [4s-5]167/4
45.1FOURSiddle to Amla, FOUR, just a front foot punch, didn't even fully complete the follow-through. Full delivery outside off stump, Amla has timed it perfectly, the ball rockets to the deep extra-cover fence187/4
45.4FOURSiddle to de Kock, FOUR, too straight and that allows de Kock to play on the leg-side, he waits for the ball and flicks it very well through mid-wicket192/4
47.2DROPPEDR Harris to de Kock, no run, catch dropped by Smith at short cover. In all fairness, it was a tough chance. de Kock gets forward to turn it towards leg-side, a thick leading edge carries the ball to short cover where Smith dives to left but the ball bursts through his hands194/4
49.1FOURR Harris to Amla, FOUR, a lucky boundary for Amla. It was a short of length delivery outside off, Amla slaps with force, the ball takes the outside edge of the bat and races to the third man fence199/4
50FOURR Harris to de Kock, FOUR, nicely tucked away by de Kock. It was a length ball on middle and leg, de Kock leans forward slightly and flicks it off the pads to the deep mid wicket fence204/4
51.1FOURR Harris to de Kock, FOUR, beautiful shot! It was a touch fuller on middle and off, de Kock drills it with a straight bat to the long on fence, what a perfect display of straight drive by de Kock210/4
51.5FOURR Harris to Amla, FOUR, what a way to bring up this 21st Test ton! It was a fuller ball outside off, Amla creams the drive to the square third man fence. It is also his 5th against Australia215/4
57OUTLyon to de Kock, out Caught by Clarke!! A soft dismissal for de Kock. It was bowled slightly short by Lyon, de Kock looks to cut and gets a thick outside edge and the ball travels safely into the hands of Clarke at first slip. de Kock c Clarke b Lyon 34(58) [4s-3]231/5
57.3FOURSiddle to Amla, FOUR, Siddle offers some width and pays the price for it. It was a slightly back of a length delivery outside off, Amla just leans forward a touch, opens the face of the bat and slaps it to deep backward point235/5
61.1FOURSiddle to Amla, FOUR, elegant shot by Amla. It was a good length delivery on middle and leg, Amla leans on the front foot and clips it to the deep mid-wicket fence251/5
61.4FOURSiddle to Duminy, FOUR, cracking shot! It was full on middle and off, Duminy comes on the front foot and lofts it to the long-on fence for his first boundary256/5
63.4FOURSiddle to Duminy, FOUR, beautifully driven by Duminy. It was bowled very full by Siddle, Duminy gets on the front foot and caresses the drive between extra-cover and mid-off268/5

Batting: Australia

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.3FOURSteyn to Chris Rogers, FOUR, nicely driven by Rogers! It was a fuller length ball just outside off, Rogers leans on his front foot and caresses the drive to the sweeper cover fence4/0
2.4FOURSteyn to Chris Rogers, FOUR, elegant shot! It was fuller this time on off, Rogers comes on the front foot and drills it straight down the ground to the long-off fence10/0
3FOURSteyn to Chris Rogers, FOUR, another glorious boundary to end the over. Rogers camps on his front foot again and drives this fullish delivery beautifully to long-off14/0
3.5FOURPhilander to Warner, FOUR, edged and safe. It was a good length ball shaping away a touch, Warner looks to defend it with a straight bat, the ball takes the outside edge of the bat, brushes the back pad and falls well short of a diving ABD as it races away to the third man fence20/0
9.5FOURPhilander to Chris Rogers, FOUR, excellent shot by Rogers. Beautiful foot-work by him. It was a very full delivery around off, Rogers comes on the front foot and creams the drive to deep extra cover37/0
10.1FOURM Morkel to Warner, FOUR, nicely done by Warner this time. It was a short of length delivery outside off, Warner cuts it powerfully square of the wicket41/0
10.2FOURM Morkel to Warner, FOUR, another classic cut by Warner. Morne offers more width this time and the result is the same. Warner gets on his back foot and cuts it to the sweeper cover fence45/0
10.3FOURM Morkel to Warner, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries for Warner. It was a slightly short of length ball around off, Warner drags it from outside off and slaps it to mid wicket49/0
10.4FOURM Morkel to Warner, FOUR, another one for Warner. It was a good length delivery around off again, Warner looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge and the ball races away to third man53/0
11.4FOURPhilander to Chris Rogers, FOUR, a lucky boundary this time for Rogers. He gets forward on this good length delivery around off to drive on the up but a thick outside edge takes the ball to the third man fence59/0
16FOURPhilander to Warner, FOUR, wrong line from Philander, he is furious with himself, drifts this one too straight, ends up offering a length ball on Warner's pads. All he needs to do is to get a touch on that, he does and the ball races away to the fence70/0
16.4DROPPEDDuminy to Warner, no run, Duminy has dropped Warner . Will this one prove too costly? This was tossed up and on off, Warner was early into his drive, ends up chipping it back towards the non-striker. Rogers was backing up, perhaps it put Duminy off. He dives across, gets both hands and shells a sitter71/0
20.1SIXDuminy to Warner, SIX, class shot by Warner! It was a nicely tossed up delivery on off, Warner charges down the track and lofts it way over the long off fence for a maximum83/0
23.2OTHERSteyn to Warner, 3 runs, good length ball around off, Warner drives it to sweeper cover. They run a comfortable couple before a an overthrow allows them to run another and Warner gets to his 12th Test fifty93/0
23.4FOURSteyn to Chris Rogers, FOUR, short and punished. It was short on middle and off, Rogers is quick to swivel back and hooks it to deep backward square leg99/0
24.1OTHERElgar to Warner, 1 run, a touch short and outside off, Warner dabs it to backward point to bring the 100 up for Australia100/0
25.1FOURM Morkel to Warner, FOUR, short on middle and leg, allows Warner to comfortably go on the back foot and pull it nicely to the mid wicket fence106/0
25.2FOURM Morkel to Warner, FOUR, another teriffic shot by Warner. This was a touch short too, Warner short-arm jabs it to the deep mid-wicket fence this time110/0
27.1FOURM Morkel to Chris Rogers, FOUR, and Rogers gets to his 6th Test fifty in style. It was a slightly back of a length delivery outside off, Rogers opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man117/0
28.4FOURElgar to Warner, FOUR, another boundary for Warner. It was a tossed up ball around off, Warner advances down the track and drives it elegantly between extra cover and long off125/0
29.2OUTDuminy to Warner, out Lbw!! A nice little innings by Warner comes to an end. The ball was spinning in as Warner looks to work it to the leg-side, he misses and is rapped on the pads. Duminy appeals and the umpire raises his finger right away. Warner consults with Rogers and takes the review. But, Hawk-Eye shows that the ball was clipping leg-stump and the umpire's call remains. Warner lbw b Duminy 66(73) [4s-9 6s-1]126/1
31FOURSteyn to Chris Rogers, FOUR, guides this one well past the third man fence. It was a touch fuller and outside off, Rogers does well to open the face of his bat and steers it to the boundary131/1
35.2FOURDuminy to Chris Rogers, FOUR, a touch short and outside off, Rogers uses the width to his advantage and guides it nicely to the third man fence140/1
43OUTM Morkel to Doolan, out Caught by Graeme Smith!! Not again for Doolan, this time the outside edge found and it just carries to first slip. Fullish and just moving away, Doolan looks to defend off the front foot, gets a thick edge which is safely held by the South African skipper. So South Africa have started the post-tea session on a good note. They should have had Doolan before, but anyway, better late than never. Doolan c Graeme Smith b M Morkel 5(43)152/2
44OUTPhilander to S Marsh, out Lbw!! A pair for Marsh in this Test match. That's absolutely plumb. You can't afford to fall over while trying to play across the line, Marsh's done just that and he goes without disturbing the scorers. Full and swinging in, Marsh misses and is struck right in front of middle, the ball would have gone on to crash into middle and leg. Poor stuff from Marsh. Sensational start for the hosts to this session. S Marsh lbw b Philander 0(1)153/3
48.4OUTSteyn to Clarke, out Caught by du Plessis!! Brilliant from Steyn, excellent from Faf and Australia are in deep trouble. This was pitched up further and shaped away slightly before straightening, Clarke was in no control as he looked to steer it past the slip cordon, the edge is found and it looked like it would fall just in front of 2nd slip. Faf dives forward and clings onto a stunner. Another failure for the Australian captain, SA are cock-a-hoop. Clarke c du Plessis b Steyn 1(16)156/4
48.5OUTSteyn to S Smith, out Lbw!! What a ball! Plumb in front! Stunning from Steyn. You just can't review that and Smith doesn't, sensibly so. Good length delivery reversing a long way back in, Smith was looking to push off the front foot, completely beaten by the sharp swing, struck right in front of middle and off. Umpire Dharmasena had no doubt in his mind. Steyn's pumped! He's jumping all over. He's on a hat-trick! What a bowling change from Graeme Smith. Two wickets in the over. S Smith lbw b Steyn 0(1)156/5
53OUTSteyn to Haddin, out Bowled!! Is that a replay of the first innings? No, it is live and happening now. Would you believe it? A carbon copy dismissal this. Looks like South Africa don't want to leave it to weather! Good length delivery swinging back in sharply, Haddin, who was rooted to the crease, looks to defend, but the ball sneaks through bat and pad and knocks over the middle pole. Steyn is excited. He runs towards the sticks and points out as to where exactly it is. An absolute treat this, if you are a fast bowler. Haddin b Steyn 1(12)166/6
54.4FOURSteyn to Johnson, FOUR, outside edge but it flies over slip. Full and swinging away, Johnson defends with acres of space on offer between bat and pad, the ball hits ths foot-hole and takes off, that saves Johnson as it goes off the shoulder of the bat and escapes the slip cordon172/6
55FOURSteyn to Johnson, leg byes, FOUR, down the leg side, Johnson tries to glance it away, misses but anway, the ball runs away to fine leg off the pad176/6
55.3FOURPhilander to Chris Rogers, leg byes, FOUR, another one down the leg side, Rogers fails to make contact, the ball runs off the thigh pad to fine leg180/6
55.4OTHERPhilander to Chris Rogers, no run, shout for LBW, not given. Height is the only issue. Smith goes for a review. Not a no-ball, no inside edge as well. Good length delivery swinging back in sharply, Rogers looks to defend and misses. The impact is on middle and off, with a long stride forward, it was always going to go over the sticks and the Hawk-Eye says, it misses the stumps comfortably. South Africa have lost one review180/6
56.2FOURElgar to Chris Rogers, FOUR, throws this wide outside off stump, Rogers leans forward and drives very well, the ball goes through cover-point and races away185/6
57FOURElgar to Chris Rogers, FOUR, fetches the flighted delivery from well outside off stump, sweeps it very well and sends it along the ground, closes the face of the bat while playing the shot and it races away to the deep square leg fence189/6
57.3OTHERPhilander to Chris Rogers, 2 runs, a sensational hundred from Rogers, his 4th in Tests. Flicks the good length delivery through square leg and scampers back for the second before the throw comes in. Punches the air in delight, takes the helmet off, raises his bat and celebrates. A very crucial knock but lack of support has put Australia under pressure194/6
59.1OUTPhilander to Johnson, out Lbw!! Good length delivery shaping back in, Johnson hangs back and tries to work it on the on-side, misses and is hit plumb in front of leg stump. Umpire Illingworth got this wrong, wise use of DRS meant, South Africa got the on-field call overturned! Looked very out to the naked eye I must say. Johnson lbw b Philander 6(11) [4s-1]197/7
63.4OTHERM Morkel to Chris Rogers, no run, banged in short by Morne, Rogers looks to flick it off his hips, the ball goes off the upper part of the thigh into the waiting hands of ABD. The ball just missed the bat and brushed him on the thigh, the third umpire is quick to give it not out201/7
65OTHERSteyn to R Harris, no run, full delivery on the stumps, pushed to mid-on201/7
67.4FOURM Morkel to Chris Rogers, FOUR, fullish delivery outside off stump, Rogers pushes with an angled bat through cover-point, he says 'no' to Harris who looks to run, the ball runs away to the fence205/7
68.3FOURSteyn to R Harris, FOUR, down the leg side, Harris just glances it on its way to the fine leg fence209/7
69OUTSteyn to R Harris, out Lbw!! An effort ball this from Steyn. Really swung this good length delivery back in sharply, Harris is on the back foot to defend, he misses and the ball thuds into the pads in line with middle and leg. Umpire Dharmasena took ages to give the decision. He put his finger up and then Harris reviewed it. Unfortunately for him and Australia, Hawk-Eye says the ball will just hit the top of leg. Boy! That extra half an hour is doing wonders for South Africa! R Harris lbw b Steyn 6(29) [4s-1]209/8
71FOURSteyn to Chris Rogers, leg byes, FOUR, looks to evade the bouncer but he's hit on the helmet. The ball goes over the keeper to the fence214/8
72.1OUTDuminy to Chris Rogers, out Chris Rogers Run Out!! Tragedy for Australia, will SA wrap it up tonight? This was tossed up and on off, Rogers gets forward and drives it towards mid-off, decides to take on Petersen's arm, the fielder had just one stump to aim at, he makes a direct hit and Rogers has to walk back. South Africa are chuffed to bits, the Aussie camp looks shocked. Smith went up to a disconsolate Rogers and shakes his hands. Chris Rogers run out (A Petersen) 107(237) [4s-12]214/9
73.4OUTElgar to Lyon, out Lbw!! Elgar has got the last wicket to fall. Lyon is the man to go, he looks stunned, so are the men in yellow in the dressing room. Celebrations begin in the SA camp. This was tossed up on middle and off, Lyon was on the back-foot as he looked to defend and missed, the ball struck him in front of middle and off. Was there an edge on that? Well, it does not really matter now. Replays are in, and Hot-Spot shows a flicker on the bat before hitting the pad. Lyon can't review either, he stares in disbelief. What an end to the Test match. Lyon lbw b Elgar 0(4)216/10