VB Series, 2nd Final: New Zealand v South Africa at Sydney, Feb 8, 2002
VB Series - 2nd final
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 47 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Played at Sydney Cricket Ground (neutral venue)
8 February 2002 - day/night match (50-over match)
  New Zealand innings (46 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal L Vincent c Ntini b Kallis 43 59 42 5 2 102.38
13.4 again charging at the delivery, looking to fire the delivery down the ground to long on, mishits and Ntini takes an easy one at mid on 68/3
View dismissal NJ Astle c Klusener b Pollock 7 24 19 1 0 36.84
6.1 back to a short ball, gives it a mighty pull away in the air over backward square leg, stupid shot really, regulation catch taken by Klusener in the deep 15/1
View dismissal AR Adams c †Boucher b Ntini 1 6 6 0 0 16.66
7.3 chases a short widish delivery trying to cut, foolishly, he gets a thick outside edge, and Mark Boucher takes an excellent keeper's catch diving to his right 17/2
View dismissal SP Fleming* c Dippenaar b Donald 17 32 17 1 0 100.00
14.2 wild swining pull to a shortish ball on leg, fine diving outstretched catch made by Boeta Dippenaar at short fine leg 68/4
View dismissal CD McMillan c Ntini b Kallis 0 10 4 0 0 0.00
15.3 short ball pulled in the air, top edges to mid on where Ntini takes an easy catch 72/5
View dismissal CL Cairns c Boje b Kallis 57 114 73 4 1 78.08
41.1 slogs a fullish ball high and hard down the ground, but succeeding only in picking out the fielder Boje on the long on fence 175/10
View dismissal CZ Harris lbw b Klusener 31 73 63 1 0 49.20
34.4 forward, taken on the front pad by a ball pitched on leg, big appeal for lbw from Klusener is upheld by umpire Davis 147/6
View dismissal AC Parore c Gibbs b Klusener 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
34.5 clipped off the pads straight to Gibbs at mid wicket who takes an excellent catch 147/7
View dismissal DL Vettori lbw b Donald 3 13 10 0 0 30.00
38.1 full pitched delivery on the stumps, strikes Vettori on the pads, big appeal, plumb out 157/8
View dismissal JEC Franklin lbw b Donald 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
38.2 full and flush on the pads, big appeal and umpire Davis is quick to raise the finger, another plumb one 157/9
SE Bond not out 5 14 11 0 0 45.45
Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 8) 11
  Total (all out; 41.1 overs; 177 mins) 175 (4.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket SM Pollock 6 2 24 1 4.00
6.1 to Astle, back to a short ball, gives it a mighty pull away in the air over backward square leg, stupid shot really, regulation catch taken by Klusener in the deep 15/1
View wicket M Ntini 7 2 45 1 6.42 (1w)
7.3 to Adams, chases a short widish delivery trying to cut, foolishly, he gets a thick outside edge, and Mark Boucher takes an excellent keeper's catch diving to his right 17/2
View wickets AA Donald 8 0 29 3 3.62 (3w)
14.2 to Fleming, wild swining pull to a shortish ball on leg, fine diving outstretched catch made by Boeta Dippenaar at short fine leg 68/4
38.1 to Vettori, full pitched delivery on the stumps, strikes Vettori on the pads, big appeal, plumb out 157/8
38.2 to Franklin, full and flush on the pads, big appeal and umpire Davis is quick to raise the finger, another plumb one 157/9
View wickets JH Kallis 5.1 0 23 3 4.45 (3w)
13.4 to Vincent, again charging at the delivery, looking to fire the delivery down the ground to long on, mishits and Ntini takes an easy one at mid on 68/3
15.3 to McMillan, short ball pulled in the air, top edges to mid on where Ntini takes an easy catch 72/5
41.1 to Cairns, slogs a fullish ball high and hard down the ground, but succeeding only in picking out the fielder Boje on the long on fence 175/10
  N Boje 8 0 21 0 2.62
View wickets L Klusener 7 0 30 2 4.28 (1w)
34.4 to Harris, forward, taken on the front pad by a ball pitched on leg, big appeal for lbw from Klusener is upheld by umpire Davis 147/6
34.5 to Parore, clipped off the pads straight to Gibbs at mid wicket who takes an excellent catch 147/7
  South Africa innings (target: 172 runs from 46 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Adams 46 66 51 6 0 90.19
15.3 great length delivery, Gibbs is neither forward nor back, plays an ungainly swipe across the line, gets an inside edge onto middle stump 68/3
View dismissal G Kirsten c †Parore b Bond 2 37 11 0 0 18.18
8.1 tries to play a delivery on off, not much footwork, gets a thick outside edge which is happily collected by keeper Parore 50/1
View dismissal JH Kallis c †Parore b Adams 10 19 24 1 0 41.66
13.2 forward trying to drive, launches with a big swing, trying to play away through cover, gets a thick outside edge, which is collected by keeper Parore 65/2
View dismissal HH Dippenaar c †Parore b Cairns 29 85 71 2 0 40.84
36.1 back to cut a short rising delivery, thick top edge, easy catch to Parore's right 141/4
JN Rhodes not out 61 83 68 7 0 89.70
MV Boucher not out 16 9 6 3 0 266.66
Extras (lb 1, w 6, nb 2) 9
  Total (4 wickets; 38.1 overs; 149 mins) 173 (4.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket SE Bond 8 2 31 1 3.87 (3w)
8.1 to Kirsten, tries to play a delivery on off, not much footwork, gets a thick outside edge which is happily collected by keeper Parore 50/1
  JEC Franklin 4 0 29 0 7.25 (1nb, 3w)
  DL Vettori 4.1 0 25 0 6.00
View wickets AR Adams 8 0 33 2 4.12
13.2 to Kallis, forward trying to drive, launches with a big swing, trying to play away through cover, gets a thick outside edge, which is collected by keeper Parore 65/2
15.3 to Gibbs, great length delivery, Gibbs is neither forward nor back, plays an ungainly swipe across the line, gets an inside edge onto middle stump 68/3
View wicket CL Cairns 7 1 32 1 4.57
36.1 to Dippenaar, back to cut a short rising delivery, thick top edge, easy catch to Parore's right 141/4
  NJ Astle 2 0 5 0 2.50
  CZ Harris 5 0 17 0 3.40 (1nb)

Match details


Toss - New Zealand, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa won the best-of-3-finals 2-0
Player of the match - JN Rhodes (South Africa)
Player of the series - SE Bond (New Zealand)
Umpires - SJ Davis and SJA Taufel
TV umpire - DJ Harper
Match referee - Hanumant Singh (India)

Match Notes


    • Hours of play: 2.30pm - 6.00pm, 6.45pm - 10.15pm
    • Scorers: ME Gorham and MA Slarke
    • 12th Men: BB McCullum (New Zealand) and JL Ontong (South Africa)
    • New Zealand 50 in 49 mins, off 11.3 overs
    • Vincent/Fleming 3rd wicket partnership 50 in 27 mins, off 36 balls
    • Rain interupted play from 3.46pm to 5.17pm with New Zealand 75/5 after 16.1 overs, the match was reduced to 46 overs-a-side, dinner postponed to 7.21pm and shortened to 30 minutes
    • New Zealand 100 in 95 mins, off 21.2 overs
    • Cairns/Harris 6th wicket partnership 50 in 54 mins, off 82 balls
    • New Zealand 150 in 152 mins, off 36.2 overs
    • Cairns 50 in 105 mins, off 68 balls, 3x4, 1x6
    • South Africa 50 in 36 mins, off 8 overs
    • Gibbs/Kirsten 1st wicket partnership 50 in 36 mins, off 49 balls
    • South Africa 100 in 97 mins, off 23.3 overs
    • Dippenaar/Rhodes 4th wicket partnership 50 in 54 mins, off 91 balls
    • South Africa 150 in 142 mins, 36.4 overs
    • Rhodes 50 in 79 mins, off 60 balls, 5x4
    • Attendance: 30,984
 
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