Australia vs S Africa

Commentary

Last Updated: November 13, 2012 6:58am

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    Test Drawn

    Test 1 from the Gabba has been drawn with 11 overs to go in the day. Michael Clarke calling the day off after a spirited performance from Australia. South Africa batted well in the first innings and played out the draw in the second. South African bowlers will look to work on their no-ball problem before the next test.

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    Over 68 Pattinson 0-0-0-0-0-0

    11 overs left after this, with a change of innings that will be 9 overs left. Philander looks solid in defense, if the Aussies don't get a wicket in the next over or two, they should call it off. A tired maiden from Pattinson.

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    Over 67 Lyon 0-1-0-0-0-0

    Lyon to Philander, who takes a single from the second ball. Just one from the over.

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    Over 66 Pattinson 0-0-0-0-0-0

    Pattinson steams in for his last spell of this test. If SA can survive for the next 4 or 5 overs, the Aussies will think of calling it off. de Villiers looking to face as much of Pattinson as he can, keeping Philander away from the strike. A maiden means Philander will face the next over.

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    Over 65 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0

    Clarke has indicated that he wants to play on. Another maiden from Lyon, its a matter of survival now.

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    Over 64 Quiney 0-0-0-0-0-0

    Philander the new man in, with the Aussies getting a sneaky chance. Quiney to continue. He finishes another maiden.

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    Over 63 Lyon 0-0-1-0-0-W

    There may just be 2 overs to decide the fate of this test, as we will enter the last hour of the day. WICKET! Rudolph falls, lbw to Lyon. He reviewed it straightaway but the third umpire gives him out. Crucial for Australia.

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    Over 62 Quiney 0-0-0-0-0-0

    Quiney into his third over. Rudolph happy to block every ball. Out of nowhere, Quiney tries a bouncer and Rudolph is happy to leave it alone. Another maiden.

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    Over 61 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0

    Lyon into his tenth over, bowling a good length, and into the foot holes. A maiden, de Villiers blocking every ball.

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    Over 60 Quiney 0-0-0-0-0-0

    A maiden from Quiney, bowling wicket to wicket and keeping it tight.

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    Over 59 Lyon 0-2b-0-3-0-0

    Lyon turning the ball away from Rudolph, three men around the bat waiting for a nick. Five from the over, the lead now 49 runs.

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    Over 58 Quiney 3-0-0-0-0-0

    Quiney comes into the attack, a change in the bowling. The first signs of frustration from the Aussies, trying to buy a wicket here. Rudolph scores three, pushing the ball deep into the leg side. de Villers on the other hand is happy with watching the ball on to his bat and blocking.

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    Over 57 Lyon 0-0-0-0-4-0

    An appeal for lbw, but it was hitting de Villiers outside the line of stumps. de Villiers attacks the spinner by coming down the wicket and hitting it in the air over mid wicket for four. Just the boundary from the over, SA lead now 41.

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    Over 56 Pattinson 0-0-0-0-0-1

    Pattinson looking to improve on his last over, his second of this spell. de Villiers looking to defend first and then score runs if there is a chance. Pattinson bowling a much fuller length this over. A single off the final ball, but good pressure from Pattinson.

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    Over 55 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0

    Lyon pitching it up and getting some turn on this day 5 pitch. Rudolph playing with his bat in front of the pad. A maiden over, SA lead by 36.

  • Over 54 Pattinson 3-4-4-0-0-0

    Pattinson replacing the tired Siddle. The Aussies will be looking for a last effort from Pattinson, who has looked impressive and effective. de Villiers now looking to score against Pattinson, not letting the bowler settle. He gets four from a classy square cut. And another boundary through the left side.

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    Over 53 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0

    de Villiers solid in forward defense, Lyon gets through a maiden.

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    Over 52 Siddle 0-0-4-0-1-0

    SA lead by 20 runs, with 28 overs remaining in the day. A one handed drive from de Villiers and still gets four for it. The boundary and a single from the over.

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    Over 51 Lyon 0-1-0-0-2-0

    Lyon bowling much better than his first two over, aiming for the footholes and getting some variable bounce from the pitch. Rudolph gets a couple of runs through the third man region.

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    Over 50 Siddle 0-2-0-1-0-0

    Siddle continues. A huge shout for lbw, but the umpire is not interested. Another shout for lbw, this time against Rudolph, but it was pitching outside leg. Two good decisions from umpire Bowden.

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Match Details

Date
9th - 13th Nov 2012
Toss
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Brisbane Cricket Ground
Umpires
A Rauf and B F Bowden

s africa BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Petersen c Pattinson 5
Smith c Quiney b Pattinson 23
Amla c Hussey b Siddle 38
Kallis c Clarke b Lyon 49
de Villiers not out 29
Rudolph lbw b Lyon 11
Philander not out 1
Extras 4nb, 4w, 2b 10
Total 68.0 Overs 166 - 5
Full Batting Card

australia BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
B.W. Hilfenhaus 15 3 26 0
Pattinson 19 3 58 2
Siddle 17 4 36 1
Lyon 13 5 41 2
Quiney 4 3 3 0
Full Bowling Card