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  • 2012 ICC World Twenty20

    Australia vs South Africa - Super Eight 7

    September 30, 2012, 8:00PM AET R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

    Match Status: Completed
    Australia won by 8 wickets

  • Australia 2/ 147 (17.4)
  • South Africa 5/ 146 (20.0)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 8.32
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
CL White*211331161.54
MEK Hussey453722121.62
This Partnership:38 Runs From 23 Balls (R/R: 9.91)

BowlersOMRWEcon
J Botha*3.403108.45
RJ Peterson4.0041110.25

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

18th Over
MATCH RESULT: Australia 2/147 (Watson 70, Hussey 45*, White 21*, Morkel 1/23, Peterson 1/41) df. South Africa 5/146 (Peterson 32*, Behardien 31*, Duminy 30, Doherty 3/20, Watson 2/29) by 8 wickets. Points: AUS 2, PAK 0. MOM: Shane Watson (AUS)
No surprises who the man of the match is, Shane Watson for the fourth time this tournament. Man of the match in all four matches - unheard of! Two more wickets and he blasted a half century to all but see the Aussies home. Thanks for your company. See ya!
For South Africa, they are all but eliminated from the tournament, an uncharacteristically poor performance in the field but they never had enough runs on the board, their fielding effort made it even more difficult for them to defend their total of 146.
Cameron White got some time in the middle as he and Hussey saw the Aussies home with 14 deliveries to spare. Australia continue their unbeaten run in this tournament.
After a slow start, he accelerated in the middle overs and along with Mike Hussey, had Australia cruising to victory, another half century for Shane Watson who is middling almost every delivery at the moment.
Australia have cruised home at the R.Premadasa Stadium, another convincing win, they are in fine form and man of the tournament so far, Shane Watson is in rare form with the bat and the ball!
Over 17.4: Botha to White, SIX, all over, heaves a ball tossed up outside off, over the deep mid wicket fence, the Aussies win by 8 wickets!
Over 17.3: Botha to Hussey, one run, around the wicket, waits for it to bounce, works it wide of mid on, comfortable single once again
Over 17.2: Botha to White, one run, turns to leg as he waits for it, glances it backward of square, single taken
Over 17.1: Botha to Hussey, one run, slides straight on, well played, back and turned in front of square leg
17th Over
South Africa having a shocker in the field! In fairness to de Villiers the ball from Peterson skidded through but should have been taken and the stumping affected. Only 9 needed now from 18 deliveries.
Over 16.6: Peterson to White, FOUR, tossed up and picks his spot, mid on is up so he lobs it over him, one bounce four. AUS 2/138 (Hussey 42, White 14)
Over 16.5: Peterson to Hussey, one run, short ball wide of off, clubs it out to deep cover
Over 16.4: Peterson to Hussey, SIX, and now Hussey takes full toll, maximum toll in fact, lofted high, just clears the long on rope
Over 16.3: Peterson to Hussey, no run, MISSED STUMPING, well down the track, the ball keeps low and passes underneath the bat, de Villiers spills it!
Over 16.2: Peterson to White, one run, gets well down the track and works it through mid wicket for a single
Over 16.1: Peterson to Hussey, one run, tossed up wide of off and he sweeps it behind square
16th Over
Wayne Parnell is having a poor match! Dale Steyn replaced by Robin Peterson at the Maligawatte End. 21 needed from 24. Should be a walk in the park from here.
Over 15.6: Botha to White, FOUR, thrashes the bat at this one, swings across his body, one bounce to Parnell running around from long on, knocks it over the rope, oh dear. AUS 2/125 (Hussey 34, White 9)
Over 15.5: Botha to White, no run, some extra bounce as he defends it back to the bowler
Over 15.4: Botha to Hussey, one run, around the wicket, angled in, reverse sweeps to short third man for a quick single
Over 15.3: Botha to White, one run, looping delivery outside off, sweeps it to deep square for a single
Over 15.2: Botha to White, no run, sliding in towards off, defends on the back foot to cover point
Over 15.1: Botha to Hussey, one run, well down the track, pushes it backward of point, easy single taken
15th Over
So no wicket for Steyn and went for 9 runs in that over. 29 needed from 30 as Johan Botha comes on at the Khettarama End.
Over 14.6: Steyn to White, no run, pitched up just outside off, he's taking no chances against Steyn, defends it to the off side. AUS 2/118 (Hussey 32, White 4)
Over 14.5: Steyn to White, no run, pitched up on off, looking for the yorker, he defends it to extra cover
Over 14.4: Steyn to White, no run, short ball outside off, a huge inside edge and de Villiers has to change direction, a great stop with a diving left glove
Over 14.3: Steyn to White, FOUR, swinging full toss, White is stuck on the crease, gets a thick outside edge, finds the rope at third man
Over 14.2: Steyn to Hussey, bye, slower ball now, wide of off, left alone, the bounce beats de Villiers and they run a bye
Over 14.1: Steyn to Hussey, FOUR, full and wide and crunches it square on the off side, rockets to the fence, great timing!
14th Over
Dale Steyn back now. South Africa need wickets aplenty and he's their main man. He replaces JP Duminy at the Maligawatte End.
Over 13.6: Peterson to White, no run, forward and defends it back to the bowler for no run. AUS 2/109 (Hussey 28, White 0)
Watson c Parnell b Peterson 70 (47b 8x4 2x6). FOW 2/109 with Cameron White in. 38 required from 37 deliveries.
Over 13.5: Peterson to Watson, no run, OUT, tossed up again, hits this cleanly but with not enough power, straight down Parnell's throat at long on, another fine innings from Watson ends
Over 13.4: Peterson to Watson, two runs, tossed up, heaves it wide of long on, fielded inside the rope, a couple more
Over 13.3: Peterson to Watson, FOUR, clubs this one now, wide of long off, Berhardien knocks it on and into the rope, poor effort there
Over 13.2: Peterson to Watson, FOUR, tossed up and he waits for it, just lofts it effortlessly over the bowler's head, one bounce four!
Over 13.1: Peterson to Hussey, one run, sweeps from well outside off, through backward square, protection out there
13th Over
Robin Peterson back. Wayne Parnell is replaced at the Khettarama End.
Over 12.6: Duminy to Hussey, one run, makes room and punches a short one out to deep cover. AUS 1/98 (Watson 60, Hussey 27)
Over 12.5: Duminy to Hussey, no run, sees him coming down the track so slides it in towards leg, strikes him low down on the pad
Over 12.4: Duminy to Hussey, no run, slides in towards off stump, strikes the pad first perhaps, defended to the leg side
Over 12.3: Duminy to Watson, one run, rocks back and slaps it up to long on for a single
Over 12.2: Duminy to Hussey, one run, tossed up wide of off, comes off the inside half of the bat, up to long on for another run
Over 12.1: Duminy to Watson, one run, full toss on leg, he clips it through square leg, easy single once again
12th Over
Shane Watson has been in sublime form with both bat and ball in this tournament as Mike Hussey gets in on the act. 53 needed from 8 overs as JP Duminy replaces Robin Peterson at the Maligawatte End.
Over 11.6: Parnell to Watson, one run, adjusts and digs out a full length ball square on the off side for a single. AUS 1/94 (Watson 58, Hussey 25)
Over 11.5: Parnell to Hussey, one run, smokes a short and wide ball through the covers, straight to the fielder for just the single
Over 11.4: Parnell to Hussey, SIX, now flicks this full length ball on the pads, up and over deep square, what timing!
Over 11.3: Parnell to Hussey, FOUR, latches onto a length ball, perhaps just fractionally short outside off, up and over mid wicket, one bounce four!
Over 11.2: Parnell to Hussey, no run, good yorker, decks back in towards off, digs it out back up the pitch
Over 11.1: Parnell to Watson, one run, pitched up and angled across outside off, on the front foot and drives it effortlessly to long off for a single
11th Over
Over 10.6: Peterson to Hussey, no run, slides across, keeps low as he defends it towards short extra cover. AUS 1/81 (Watson 56, Hussey 14)
Over 10.5: Peterson to Watson, one run, waits for this one, tossed up, on the front foot and drives up to long on, another run
Over 10.4: Peterson to Hussey, one run, whips this full ball off his toes to deep mid wicket, another single
Over 10.3: Peterson to Hussey, no run, reverse sweeps this one straight to Amla at short fine leg, I mean third man
Over 10.2: Peterson to Watson, one run, turns this one off his pads through mid wicket for a single
Over 10.1: Peterson to Watson, two runs, DROPPED, tossed up wide of off, sprays off the bat, high towards long off, Parnell running in spills a tough chance, they get two to rub it in
10th Over
Robin Peterson back. He replaces Johan Botha at the Maligawatte End.
71 needed from the final 10 overs. With wickets in hand, the Aussies should cruise home from here.
Over 9.6: Parnell to Hussey, two runs, short ball, he goes back and mis-times a pull shot wide of long on, they pick up a couple. AUS 1/76 (Watson 52, Hussey 13)
Over 9.5: Parnell to Hussey, no run, squared up as he looks to flick it to the leg side, off the front edge of the bat to short extra cover
Over 9.4: Parnell to Watson, one run, pitched up and angled across outside of, drives it up to long off, comfortably run
Over 9.3: Parnell to Watson, SIX, length ball on middle and leg and he's picked it up, smashes it way back over the deep square fence, way back!
Over 9.2: Parnell to Hussey, one run, short ball that follows him, mis-hits a pull shot, it lands safely just over mid wicket
Over 9.1: Parnell to Watson, one run, pitched up and angled across, on the front foot and drives through the line, up to long off
9th Over
Wayne Parnell replaces Robin Peterson at the Khettarama End.
Over 8.6: Botha to Watson, one run, around the wicket and he drops short, pulls in the air, almost finds the gap if not for Duminy diving brilliantly to save it on the rope. AUS 1/65 (Watson 44, Hussey 10)
Over 8.5: Botha to Watson, wide, darted in towards leg, misses the attempted sweep, wide given
Over 8.5: Botha to Watson, no run, sliding in towards off, he adjusts late to defend back to the bowler
Over 8.4: Botha to Hussey, one run, back to a short ball, drives off the back foot out to deep cover for a single run
Over 8.3: Botha to Hussey, no run, tossed up, comes forward and defends straight to short extra cover
Over 8.2: Botha to Hussey, no run, short ball, on the back foot to defend to the leg side, fielder across keeps Hussey on strike
Over 8.1: Botha to Hussey, two runs, down the track and to the pitch, hits it inside out over cover, into the gap for a cover
8th Over
Over 7.6: Peterson to Watson, no run, gets well forward, dabs it towards cover, no run. AUS 1/60 (Watson 43, Hussey 7)
Over 7.5: Peterson to Watson, SIX, tossed up, forward to take it on the full, gets underneath it and deposits it over the fence at deep mid wicket, that's his favourite spot!
Over 7.4: Peterson to Hussey, one run, tossed up outside off, forward and gently nudges it to long on
Over 7.3: Peterson to Watson, one run, rocks back to a short ball outside off, drives firmly to extra cover, good save from Duminy but can't prevent the single
Over 7.2: Peterson to Watson, FOUR, now drops short a fraction and that's all Watson needs, flays it over mid wicket, perfect placement!
Over 7.1: Peterson to Watson, no run, APPEAL, drifting to leg, strike the pad, huge appeal from Peterson, not out says Umpire Dharmasena, looked close!
7th Over
Three good overs for the Aussies who are back on track with their run chase. Robin Peterson replaces Morne Morkel at the Khettarama End.
Over 6.6: Botha to Watson, one run, goes back and turns it off his toes to short fine leg, Hussey calls him through, good running. AUS 1/48 (Watson 32, Hussey 6)
Over 6.5: Botha to Watson, wide, drifting down leg and a wide is called
Over 6.5: Botha to Watson, FOUR, rocks back to a short ball and cracks it over mid wicket, finds the gap, one bounce four!
Over 6.4: Botha to Watson, no run, comes forward and it hits the pad with the extra turn
Over 6.3: Botha to Hussey, three runs, tossed up and slapped past short extra cover, Parnell on the rope pulls it back with a knock on and that allows a third run
Over 6.2: Botha to Hussey, no run, drifts in towards off, forward and punches to short extra cover
Over 6.1: Botha to Watson, one run, drifting to leg, back and turns it through square leg, they think about the second, good decision not to run it
6th Over
That over just releases some pressure for the Aussies as Johan Botha replaces Jacques Kallis at the Maligawatte End.
Over 5.6: Morkel to Watson, one run, and again, similar ball but he's hit it too straight, just behind square and cut off inside the rope, just the single. AUS 1/38 (Watson 26, Hussey 3)
Over 5.5: Morkel to Watson, FOUR, poor delivery, full and on the pad, flicks it easily behind square, third boundary of the over
Over 5.4: Morkel to Hussey, one run, on the pads now, attempted glance, the ball strikes the pad and runs behind square, single taken
Over 5.3: Morkel to Watson, one run, good length but too wide, runs it with ease to third man for a single
Over 5.2: Morkel to Watson, FOUR, four more, over adjusts, full outside off and drives it well wide of mid off, mid off gives up the chase immediately
Over 5.1: Morkel to Watson, FOUR, short and wide of off and cracked through the covers, races to the fence
5th Over
Over 4.6: Kallis to Watson, one run, pitches on a good length, moves in towards middle and leg, whips it off his pads to deep square for another run. AUS 1/23 (Watson 12, Hussey 3)
Over 4.5: Kallis to Watson, no run, just back of a length as he gets back in his crease, defends back to the bowler
Over 4.4: Kallis to Watson, no run, another slower ball, pitched up and clipped just in front of short mid wicket
Over 4.3: Kallis to Hussey, one run, slower ball, pitched up and angled across, drives to extra cover, unkind bounce and they get a single
Over 4.2: Kallis to Watson, one run, length ball now outside off, on the front foot and punches up to mid on for an easy single
Over 4.1: Kallis to Watson, wide, another short ball, this one down leg side as he misses a pull shot, wide signalled
Over 4.1: Kallis to Watson, FOUR, a loosener, short and wide of off, slaps it through point for a welcome boundary
4th Over
Jacques Kallis into the attack. He replaces Dale Steyn at the Maligawatte End.
Over 3.6: Morkel to Watson, one run, good length, angled in towards off, moves across and defends to the leg side for an easy single to end the over. AUS 1/15 (Watson 6, Hussey 2)
Over 3.5: Morkel to Hussey, one run, another good ball this, pitched on leg, angled across, he dabs it to mid wicket for a single
Over 3.4: Morkel to Watson, one run, short of a length ball outside off, just opens the face and works it to third man
Over 3.3: Morkel to Hussey, one run, pitched up on middle and off, punches it up towards mid off for a cheeky single
Over 3.2: Morkel to Hussey, wide, good length ball but down leg side, there's an appeal for a catch but in hope as the wide is rightly signalled
Over 3.2: Morkel to Hussey, no run, short of a length ball, on the back foot to defend square on the off side
Warner bwd Morkel 5 (9b 0x4 0x6). FOW 1/10 with Mike Hussey in. Just the start the South African's needed in defence of 147.
Over 3.1: Morkel to Warner, no run, OUT, gone! the pressure tells, pitched up a touch, right on line, tries to play through the line, misses and hears the death rattle!
3rd Over
Fantastic start by the South African quicks, Australia well behind the run rate. Morkel continues.
Over 2.6: Steyn to Watson, no run, pitched up now, outside off, it moves away and beats the outside edge of the bat. AUS 0/10 (Watson 4, Warner 5)
Over 2.5: Steyn to Watson, wide, short ball bouncer, he lets it go and waits for the call from square leg, it comes, wide signalled
Over 2.5: Steyn to Warner, one run, short of a length ball outside off, pulls this across his body through mid wicket, protection on the boundary so just the single
Over 2.4: Steyn to Watson, one run, forward to a straight ball and works it wide of mid on now, another single
Over 2.3: Steyn to Warner, one run, a hint of width given, all he needs as he works it wide of mid off for a single
Over 2.2: Steyn to Watson, one run, just back of a length as he square drive it hard, into the ground, up and over point and they get a single, Botha with some smart fielding
Over 2.1: Steyn to Watson, no run, pitched on off and straightens, inside edges to the off side of the pitch
2nd Over
Over 1.6: Morkel to Warner, two runs, slightly overpitched outside off, makes a bit of room for himself, cuts it behind point, knocks it on and they come back for the second. AUS 0/5 (Watson 2, Warner 3)
Over 1.5: Morkel to Warner, no run, short of a length on off stump, on his toes and defends to the off side
Over 1.4: Morkel to Warner, no run, angled across just outside off, Warner in two minds, attempts to drive from the crease, beaten!
Over 1.3: Morkel to Watson, one run, decent length, a slight bit of width given, just enough for him to run it to third man for a single
Over 1.2: Morkel to Watson, no run, another back of a length ball, angled in so no width, defends it behind point
Over 1.1: Morkel to Watson, no run, pitched back of a length, defends from the crease square on the off side
1st Over
It's Morne Morkel from the Khettarama End.
Over 0.6: Steyn to Watson, one run, straighter ball this time, adjusts to defend up to mid on for a quick single, good first over from Steyn. AUS 0/2 (Watson 1, Warner 1)
Over 0.5: Steyn to Watson, no run, slightly back of a length, on off stump, makes room and guides it to backward point, can't get a run
Over 0.4: Steyn to Watson, no run, pitches on a good length, moves away past the outside edge of his probing willow
Over 0.3: Steyn to Warner, one run, pitched up outside off, looks to drive through the off side, gets an inside edge to short fine leg, Warner off the mark
Over 0.2: Steyn to Warner, no run, keeps low now, pitched up, stands there and it hits the bottom of the bat, through to the keeper
Over 0.1: Steyn to Warner, no run, pitched up and swings in a touch, punches back to the bowler who bats it down
Other
21:45 Run chase time. David Warner to take strike. Shane Watson is his partner. Dale Steyn in from the Maligawatte End with a slip in place.

Australia: Shane Watson, David Warner, Michael Hussey, George Bailey (c), Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Brad Hogg, Patrick Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty

South Africa: Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Abraham de Villiers (c/wk), JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Botha Johan, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel


Umpires: Dharmasena, HDPK (SLA), Gould, IJ (ENG)
Third Umpire: Kettleborough, RA (ENG)
Match Refree: Crowe, JJ (NZL)

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