Australia vs S Africa
End of Innings
It is the end of day 5 of the 2nd test and what a test match it has been. South Africa manage to draw the test with great performances from both sides after sustaining some injuries. Australia was in control of the match until day 4, when Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers started batting and then slowly the game shifted. South Africa manage to draw this test and it will feel like a win for them. Faf du Plessis was declared the player of the match for his batting performances in both innings, becoming the first South African to score a 50 and a 100 in his maiden test.
Over 148 Siddle 0-0-0-4-4-0
Siddle gives it everything, running in to bowl his last over and the last over of this test. Morne blocks the first ball. A spicy short ball from Siddle and Morne ducks and survives. Morne survives the third ball too, just blocking it, Faf encouraging Morne, three to go. Full toss and Morne takes a single, but the Aussies let it go for a four, so he is back on strike. Another boundary for Morkel through the covers as the Aussies let it go to keep him on strike. Last ball of the match and Morne survives and the test is drawn.
Over 147 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
Lyon is rushing through his over, Faf calmly blocks. It seems like the whole Aussie team is around Faf's bat, Ricky getting in a few words in. Faf survives.
Over 146 Siddle 0-0-0-0-0-0
Siddle gets a crack at the tail ender, Morkel must be feeling the butterflies. He gets a big stride in and faces it with a straight bat. It is getting slightly darker also, but the cricket wont be affected by the dark clouds, everything is happening in Adelaide. Siddle runs back to his mark as he wants to ball another one after this. Morne survives.
Over 145 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
Lyon pushing through a quick over so they can get another one in. Faf on strike and blocking every ball. We have had some great individual performances in this test and what a game overall. Another maiden from Lyon.
Over 144 Siddle 0-0-0-0-0-W
Siddle gets a break of one over and is back to charge in and get some reverse swing back into Kleinveldt. WICKET! Siddle strikes again, Kleinveldt is clean bowled through is defenses. What a game this is turning out to be.
Over 143 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
The crowd cheering Lyon on, with many fielders around the bat. A bit of turn from Lyon and Faf handles it well. And a maiden from Lyon.
Over 142 Clarke 0-0-0-1-2-0
Clarke brings himself on with 5 overs to go, Faf is on strike. Faf takes a single on the off side, struggling to run possibly because of cramps. Kleinveldt gets a couple of runs, driving on the up through the covers.
Over 141 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
Lyon the off spinner gets a shot at Kleinveldt. Another over goes by, 5 more remaining at least.
Over 140 Siddle 0-1-0-2-0-0
The fired up Siddle runs in, spending his last reserve of energy to give his team the upper hand. Kleinveldt looks to block it. Sneaks in a single to bring Faf on strike. They run two as Faf swats this one past short square leg. Another over gone.
Over 139 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
Faf who got another stretch from the physio after the wicket, faces Lyon now. He must be cramping after so much batting. Faf keeps it out, another over gone, another maiden.
Over 137 Siddle 0-0-0-0-W-0
Siddle to continue, he has bowled well today and yesterday. The Aussies had to share the workload of one bowler as Pattinson was not going to bowl in this innings and they have done well, Siddle and Hilfenhaus bowling extra overs and Lyon pitching in too. WICKET! Siddle gets a wicket from a full toss, Steyn goes after doing his part. Quiney taking a simple catch. Kleinveldt comes in.
Over 137 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
Lyon continues his search for another wicket. Another maiden from him, Faf gets a stretch between overs and Bowden asking to hurry up.
Over 136 Siddle 0-0-0-0-0-0
Siddle to Steyn now, one fast bowler to another, no professional courtesy, expect some short stuff. Steyn pushed at it and it landed near Cowan who could not hold on to it, a very difficult chance. Steyn pushes again and it falls short of Ponting. Steyn keeps it out, another over gone.
Over 135 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
Lyon bowls now, and finishes another maiden. Faf solid in defense.
Over 134 Hilfenhaus 0-0-0-0-0-0
Hilfenhaus and other bowlers are trying to get through their overs quickly, trying to bowl as many as they can. A maiden from Hilfo.
Over 133 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
Lyon bowls and Faf plays out another over.
Over 132 Warner 0-0-0-0-0-1
We enter the final hour of the match and Faf gets a rub down from the physio. Warner will bowl the first of 15 overs. A single from the last ball, Faf on strike.
Over 131 Lyon 0-0-0-0-0-0
Lyon bowls another maiden, Steyn blocks it well.
Over 130 Hilfenhaus 0-0-0-0-0-0
Hilfenhaus bowling well again, the Aussies seem to be fired up after that wicket. A maiden from him
- 22nd - 26th Nov 2012
- Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
- Adelaide Oval
- B F Bowden and R A Kettleborough
s africa BATTING CARD
|Smith||c Ponting b B.W. Hilfenhaus||0|
|Amla||c Clarke b Lyon||17|
|Rudolph||c Cowan b Lyon||3|
|de Villiers||b Siddle||33|
|du Plessis||not out||110|
|Kallis||c Cowan b Lyon||46|
|Steyn||c Quiney b Siddle||0|
|M Morkel||not out||8|
|Extras||1nb, 1w, 1b, 1lb||4|
|Total||148.0 Overs||248 - 8|