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Bowlers do Wanderers for Oz

Australia built a 297-run lead in their second innings when bad light stopped play on day three of the first Test against South Africa at Wanderers Stadium.

cricket Updated: Feb 28, 2009 22:40 IST
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Australia built a 297-run lead in their second innings when bad light stopped play on day three of the first Test against South Africa at Wanderers Stadium.

The tourists reached 51 for one before the players left the field in the final session, staying off for 45 minutes until the umpires drew stumps 31 overs early. Debutant Phillip Hughes, the youngest Australian test debutant since Craig McDermott in 1984, avoided the ignominy of making two ducks as he was on 36 not out with captain Ricky Ponting on one.

Johnson smashes Gilchrist’s record

Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson smashed Adam Gilchrist’s national record when he blasted South African spinner Paul Harris for 26 runs in one over on the second day.

Two summers ago, Gilchrist blasted 24 runs from an over off Monty Panesar in Perth.

Johnson smashed four, four, six, dot, six and six from an over from Harris. Officials scrambled to find a replacement ball for the one which was lost over the mid-wicket.

Scoreboard

Aus 1st inn 466; SA 1st inn (overnight: 85-3) Smith c Haddin b Johnson 0, McKenzie lbw Siddle 36, Amla c Ponting b Hilfenhaus 1, Kallis c Hussey b Siddle 27, de Villiers not out 104, Duminy Haddin b Johnson 17, Boucher c Haddin b Johnson 0, Morkel c & b Siddle 2, Harris lbw b North 1, Steyn c North b McDonald 17, Ntini b Johnson; Extras: (b-4, lb-6, nb-4) 14; Total: 220; FoW: 1-1, 2-2, 3-49, 4-93, 5-138, 6-138, 7-154, 8-156, 9-208; Bowling: Johnson 18.1-7-25-4, Hilfenhaus 25-9-58-1, Siddle 21-1-76-3, McDonald 10-4-22-1, North 7-0-29-1; Aus 2nd inn: Hughes batting 36, Katich c Boucher b Morkel 10, Ponting batting 1; Extras: (lb 2, w 1, nb 1) 4; Total: (for 1 wkt) 51; FoW: 1-38; Bowling: Steyn 8.3-3-19-0, Ntini 2-0-9-0, Morkel 6-1-21-1.