Smith ruled out of ongoing Test
South Africa reached 125 for one by the close but also lost their captain, Graeme Smith, for the remainder of the match with a fractured hand, courtesy a Johnson bouncer.cricket Updated: Jan 05, 2009 00:34 IST
Michael Clarke's 10th Test century helped Australia add a total of 208 runs for the last four wickets to reach an imposing first-innings 445 all out on the second day of the final Test against South Africa in Sydney.
The Australian vice-captain made 138 and batted through the entire morning session with the fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to take Australia from a wobbly 267 for six overnight to a commanding 368 for six at lunch. Johnson was dropped just a run into the day by Jacques Kallis at slip but subsequently displayed faultless shot selection and execution to make 64 from 124 deliveries.
South Africa reached 125 for one by the close but also lost their captain, Graeme Smith, for the remainder of the match with a fractured hand, courtesy a Johnson bouncer.
Australia 1st inns: Hayden b Steyn 31, Katich c de Villiers b Kallis 47, Ponting c Boucher b Morkel 0, Hussey c Kallis b Harris 30, Clarke c & b Duminy 138, McDonald c Boucher b Ntini 15, Haddin b Steyn 38, Johnson c Smith b Steyn 64, Hauritz c Duminy b Harris 41, Siddle lbw b Harris 23, Bollinger not out 0
Extras (lb-7, w-3, nb-8) 18; Total 445
FoW: 1-62, 2-63, 3-109, 4-130, 5-162, 6-237, 7-379, 8-381, 9-440, 10-445
Bowling: Steyn 27-5-95-3, Ntini 29-5-102-1, Morkel 27-3-89-1, Kallis 20-6-54-1, Harris 29.2-6-84-3, Duminy 4-0-14-1
SA 1st inns: McKenzie lbw b Siddle 23, Smith retired hurt 30, Amla batting 30, Kallis batting 36
Extras (lb-2, w-2, nb-2) 6
Total (for 1 wkt) 125; Fall of wkts: 1-76
Bowling: Siddle 10-4-21-1, Bollinger 10-1-42-0, Johnson 8-1-28-0, McDonald 6-2-12-0, Hauritz 5-0-20-0.
First Published: Jan 05, 2009 00:00 IST