Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2011–12

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Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2011–12
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  South Africa Australia
Dates 13 October 2011 – 21 November 2011
Captains Hashim Amla (ODI and T20I)
Graeme Smith (Test)
Michael Clarke (Test and ODI)
Cameron White (T20I)
Test series
Result 2-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Hashim Amla (239) Michael Clarke (166)
Most wickets Vernon Philander (14) Pat Cummins (7)
Player of the series Vernon Philander (SA)
One Day International series
Results Australia won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Jacques Kallis (145) Mike Hussey (112)
Most wickets Morné Morkel (5)
Dale Steyn (5)
Xavier Doherty (5)
Mitchell Johnson (5)
Pat Cummins (5)
Player of the series Mike Hussey (Aus)
Twenty20 International series
Results 2-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs JP Duminy (67) Cameron White (67)
Most wickets Lonwabo Tsotsobe (3)
Morné Morkel (3)
Pat Cummins (5)
Player of the series Rusty Theron (SA)

The Australia national cricket team toured South Africa from 13 October to 21 November 2011. The tour consisted of two Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Tests.[1]

Squads[edit]

Tests ODIs T20Is
South Africa Australia South Africa Australia South Africa Australia
  • * = withdrawn

Tour matches[edit]

South Africa A v Australians[edit]

1–4 November
Scorecard
v
183 (54 overs)
Dean Elgar 47 (93)
Mitchell Johnson 4/38 (11 overs)
236 (72.2 overs)
Michael Clarke 76 (123)
Marchant de Lange 5/56 (19 overs)
264 (62 overs)
Alviro Petersen 103 (145)
Mitchell Johnson 5/74 (18 overs)
214/3 (40.4 overs)
Shane Watson 77 (73)
Robin Peterson 1/15 (5 overs)
Australians won by 7 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Australians)
  • South Africa A won the toss and elected to bat.

T20I series[edit]

1st T20I[edit]

13 October (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
146/7 (20 overs)
v
 Australia
147/5 (19.3 overs)
JP Duminy 67 (53)
Pat Cummins 3/25 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 52 (39)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 1/21 (4 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

2nd T20I[edit]

17 October
Scorecard
Australia 
147/8 (20 overs)
v
 South Africa
148/7 (19.1 overs)
Cameron White 39 (26)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 2/11 (4 overs)
Johan Botha 34 (28)
James Pattinson 2/17 (4 overs)
South Africa won by 3 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Rusty Theron (SA)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

ODI series[edit]

1st ODI[edit]

19 October (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
183/4 (29 overs)
v
 South Africa
129 (22 overs)
Ricky Ponting 63 (77)
Dale Steyn 2/48 (6 overs)
Faf du Plessis 27 (20)
Mitchell Johnson 3/20 (5 overs)
Australia won by 93 runs (D/L)
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Ricky Ponting (Aus)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match reduced to 29 overs per side due to rain. South Africa target was 223 runs in 29 overs.

2nd ODI[edit]

23 October (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
303/6 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
223 (50 overs)
Jacques Kallis 76 (88)
Doug Bollinger 2/64 (10 overs)
David Warner 74 (97)
Morné Morkel 4/22 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 80 runs
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Player of the match: Morné Morkel (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first.

3rd ODI[edit]

28 October (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
222/6 (50 overs)
v
 Australia
227/7 (47.3 overs)
Jacques Kallis 54 (74)
Xavier Doherty 2/33 (9 overs)
Shane Watson 49 (46)
Jacques Kallis 2/17 (5 overs)
Australia won by 3 wickets
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Aus)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

9–13 November
Scorecard
v
284 (75 overs)
Michael Clarke 151 (176)
Dale Steyn 4/55 (20 overs)
96 (24.3 overs)
Graeme Smith 37 (48)
Shane Watson 5/17 (5 overs)
47 (18 overs)
Nathan Lyon 14 (24)
Vernon Philander 5/15 (7 overs)
236/2 (50.2 overs)
Hashim Amla 112 (134)
Peter Siddle 1/49 (12.2 overs)
South Africa won by 8 wickets
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WI) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Vernon Philander (SA)

South Africa won the toss and elected to field. At the end of the first day, Australia had made 214 for the loss of 8 wickets, with South African bowler Dale Steyn picking up 4 wickets for 31 runs.[2] On the second day, Australia were eventually dismissed for 284, with Michael Clarke equalling his third highest Test score with 151.[3] Batting second, South Africa were dismissed for just 96 runs, with Australian all-rounder Shane Watson taking five wickets for 17 runs in five overs.[3] In their second innings, Australia were reduced to 13–3 by tea on the second day. After tea they went from 21–6 to 21–9, before being bowled out for 47 runs. This was their fourth lowest Test score and their lowest total for 109 years.[3][4][5] Debutant Vernon Philander finished with figures of 5–15 from seven overs. On the third day, Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla both reached centuries to help South Africa to an 8-wicket victory.[6]

2nd Test[edit]

17–21 November
Scorecard
v
266 (71 overs)
AB de Villiers 64 (97)
Peter Siddle 3/69 (15 overs)
296 (76.4 overs)
Phillip Hughes 88 (111)
Dale Steyn 4/64 (18 overs)
339 (110 overs)
Hashim Amla 105 (243)
Pat Cummins 6/79 (29 overs)
310/8 (86.5 overs)
Usman Khawaja 65 (110)
Vernon Philander 5/70 (20 overs)
Australia won by 2 wickets
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Ian Gould (Eng)
Player of the match: Pat Cummins (Aus)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Test debut: Pat Cummins (Aus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Future series/tournaments". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Dale Steyn excels as South Africa keep Australia under cosh". BBC Sport. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Aussies routed for 47 by South Africa as 23 wickets fall". BBC Sport. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Badel, Peter (12 November 2011). "Shattered Clarke threatens to wield axe after South Africa's eight-wicket victory". Herald Sun. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Australia score their fourth lowest total". Hindustan Times. 10 November 2011. Archived from the original on 21 November 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "South Africa rout Australia by eight wickets in first Test". BBC Sport. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011.