Bends down and slog sweeps the flighted delivery all the way over deep mid wicket for a six!
Australia win by 8 wickets with 14 balls to spare and are almost into the Semi Finals. South Africa, I am afraid might find it hard to make it to the Semis having lost two matches and with just one more to go!
The Man of the Match is Shane Watson who gets this award for the fourth consecutive time in this tournament! And today was another all-round show from him to help the Aussies win, anyway here is what he has to say "It's nice to be able to continue doing well. I know what my role with the bat and ball is. There is still a long way to go. I knew facing Steyn and Morkel would be a big challenge. I wanted to get through the initial overs and take on the other bowlers. It worked out well, unfortunately Warner got out. Hussey and me stabilized the innings. Top four batsmen will win you the games. Top order is the most important."
The winning Australia's Captain George Bailey says: "Tough call to bring Doherty in. Good start did the trick. We wanted to restrict them to a total which we could chase. Full credit to South Africa, they put on a good total. Great start for Doherty, he was brought in to do jus that i.e. take wickets."
AB de Villiers, the losing South African Captain says : "We have got a good side, it's frustrating when we don't click. Saddest thing is letting the people at home down. Australia are not the worst bowling attack in the world. We could not get off to a quick start. We got close to dismissing Watson, but couldn't. It's not all gloom and doom, we will try to win against India by a big margin."
Over 17.3 J Bothato MEK Hussey1 run
Goes back and flicks the flighted delivery through covers for one.
Over 17.2 J Bothato CL White1 run
Goes back and flicks the flighted delivery to long leg for one.
Over 17.1 J Bothato MEK Hussey1 run
Goes back and flicks the quicker one behind squareleg for one.
End of Over 17
Over 16.6 RJ Petersonto CL WhiteBoundary!
Lofts the flighted delivery towards wide long on for a one bounce boundary.
Over 16.5 RJ Petersonto MEK Hussey1 run
Goes back and cuts the flat delivery through covers for one.
Over 16.4 RJ Petersonto MEK HusseySix!!
Steps out and hoicks the flighted delivery towards long on and just manages to clear the leaping JP for a six!
Over 16.3 RJ Petersonto MEK Husseybeaten, no runs
Steps out for a wild slog over mid wicket and misses a widish arm ball which stays low outside off and AB fails to collect it! A stumping goes down begging with that!
Over 16.2 RJ Petersonto CL White1 run
Steps out and flicks the flighted full toss through wide mid wicket for one.
Over 16.1 RJ Petersonto MEK Hussey1 run
Bends down and sweeps the flighted full toss to deep backward squareleg for one.