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AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Friday 26th December 2008.
Photos by Michael Shillito
Australia won the toss and
elected to bat
The Pakistan anthem
before the game
The Australian team sing
the national anthem
The Aussie openers enter
the arena
Shane Watson plays no
shot at the first ball
Watson plays uppishly on
the on side
Textbook defence from
Shane Watson
The Mexican wave goes
around the MCG
The MCG on Boxing Day -
always a great sight
Simon Katich goes for the
drive
Katich is beaten by a
turning ball
Watson goes forward to
defend
Katich sets off for a single
A late cut from Simon
Katich
The crowd play with a
beach ball
Shane Watson drives
down the ball
Watson plays on the off
side
Half century for Shane
Watson
The players wait as a
decision is referred
Shane Watson on the front
foot
Simon Katich shoulders
arms
A ball is fielded in close on
the off side
Katich celebrates his 50
Abdur Rauf in action
Spinner Saeed Ajmal had
a long spell
Simon Katich cuts
Finally the first wicket falls,
a run out
Shane Watson awaits the
video verdict
Watson returns to the
pavilion
The MCG was bathed in
sunshine
Mohammad Yousuf
discusses a decision with
the umpire
Mohammad Aamer in
action
The crowd turn their cups
into beer snakes
The Pakistan fans process
with their flag
Ricky Ponting drives
Drinks is taken, with Katich
in the nervous 90s
Katich is caught for 98
Pakistan celebrate the
wicket
Ricky Ponting allows the
ball to pass
Some clever footwork from
Mike Hussey
Ricky Ponting does some
gardening
Ponting brings up his 50
Confirmation of the crowd
figure
Mohammad Asif from the
Northern End
Ponting is dismissed
Pakistan gather as
Ponting leaves the arena
Night watchman Nathan
Hauritz drives
An idiot jumped the fence
and was quickly caught
Mike Hussey defends
Hussey takes off for a
single
Hauritz plays a defensive
shot
Hauritz is forced on the
back foot