ICC World Cup, 22nd Match, Group A: Australia v South Africa at Basseterre, Mar 24, 2007
ICC World Cup - 22nd match, Group A
Australia won by 83 runs
Played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts (neutral venue)
24 March 2007 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Gibbs b Langeveldt 42 65 42 6 1 100.00
14.5 Soft dismissal. South Africa heave a sigh of relief. A slower one on the off stump line and Gilchrist is done in by the change in pace. He shapes to cut but the ball stops on him and he sends a dolly to Gibbs at backward point. What a frenetic start it has been. It was all on a fast-forward motion. No pause or stop button in sight. Until this happenned. 106/1
View dismissal ML Hayden c Gibbs b Kallis 101 107 68 14 4 148.52
23.3 Over. Extra bounce from Kallis and Hayden goes for the cut. On the back foot and punching away but can't keep it down. Can't get it above Gibbs at point, who snaffles a straightforward chance and jumps up in glee. A tame end to a violent innings. But what a knock! Mat the Bat at his devastating best 167/2
View dismissal RT Ponting* c de Villiers b Ntini 91 136 91 8 2 100.00
45.1 Punter is gone. Caught at long on. Goes down on a bent knee and disposes a fullish delivery down the ground. de Villiers didn't have to move an inch and takes it. Ponting exits and enter another big-hitter Andrew Symonds. Roy is in. No breathing space for SA. 328/3
View dismissal MJ Clarke run out (Pollock/Langeveldt) 92 103 75 7 4 122.66
46.4 Langeveldt to Symonds, Clarke is tragically run out, short of his century. He got to a three-figure mark , last in 2004-05 against Pakistan. The wait is not over yet. Symonds drives a full-pitched delivery to midwicket and stays rooted to the crease. Clarke runs down to the middle of the pitch and turns back. Too late. But what a fabulous knock it has been. Entertaining. 347/4
View dismissal A Symonds b Hall 18 25 13 2 0 138.46
49.6 What a way to finish. Inswinging yorker that crashes into Symonds's off stump. It was a wonderful over to finish, conceding just four runs in the last over 377/6
View dismissal MEK Hussey c Kallis b Hall 5 5 3 1 0 166.66
47.2 Holed out. Half-volley on off stump and Hussey tries to loft it over extra cover. Kallis makes good ground and takes a good catch while moving back. Hussey can't manage to clear the short boundary and South Africa limiting the damage here. 353/5
SR Watson not out 14 12 9 2 0 155.55
Extras (lb 4, w 9, nb 1) 14
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 377 (7.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  SM Pollock 10 0 83 0 8.30 26 6 4 (2w)
View wicket M Ntini 9 0 68 1 7.55 25 10 1
45.1 to Ponting, Punter is gone. Caught at long on. Goes down on a bent knee and disposes a fullish delivery down the ground. de Villiers didn't have to move an inch and takes it. Ponting exits and enter another big-hitter Andrew Symonds. Roy is in. No breathing space for SA. 328/3
View wicket CK Langeveldt 10 0 82 1 8.20 24 12 1 (1nb, 2w)
14.5 to Gilchrist, Soft dismissal. South Africa heave a sigh of relief. A slower one on the off stump line and Gilchrist is done in by the change in pace. He shapes to cut but the ball stops on him and he sends a dolly to Gibbs at backward point. What a frenetic start it has been. It was all on a fast-forward motion. No pause or stop button in sight. Until this happenned. 106/1
View wickets AJ Hall 10 0 60 2 6.00 29 6 2
47.2 to Hussey, Holed out. Half-volley on off stump and Hussey tries to loft it over extra cover. Kallis makes good ground and takes a good catch while moving back. Hussey can't manage to clear the short boundary and South Africa limiting the damage here. 353/5
49.6 to Symonds, What a way to finish. Inswinging yorker that crashes into Symonds's off stump. It was a wonderful over to finish, conceding just four runs in the last over 377/6
  GC Smith 2 0 14 0 7.00 3 0 1
View wicket JH Kallis 9 0 66 1 7.33 16 6 2
23.3 to Hayden, Over. Extra bounce from Kallis and Hayden goes for the cut. On the back foot and punching away but can't keep it down. Can't get it above Gibbs at point, who snaffles a straightforward chance and jumps up in glee. A tame end to a violent innings. But what a knock! Mat the Bat at his devastating best 167/2
  South Africa innings (target: 378 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Gilchrist b Hogg 74 128 69 9 2 107.24
41.3 It's all over for Smith. He had to go for it. The run-rate was rocketing. Floated on the middle stump line and he went for a slog-sweep. Top-edges a dolly to Gilly. He had batted in a fiesty manner at the start of the innings but the cramps did him in. 267/6
View dismissal AB de Villiers run out (Watson) 92 194 70 14 2 131.42
20.6 from Symonds, Watson gets the crucial breakthrough with a direct hit from long leg. It was the only way de Villiers was getting out. Huge wicket. Flicked to left of Watson and they think there is a two in it. de Villiers turns, rushes back but is beaten by the fast, flat and the direct hit. Australia's fielding comes to their rescue. All the players mob Watson. 160/1
View dismissal JH Kallis c Clarke b Hogg 48 114 63 5 0 76.19
43.1 Kallis falls. Hogg claims another wicket. Charges down the track, Hogg drags back the length and he sends it straight down the throat of long-on. Kallis will be accused of slow-batting. He came in, the run rate slowed down, the required rate shot up like a thermometer, the pressure increased and the noose tightened. 277/7
View dismissal HH Gibbs st †Gilchrist b Hogg 17 30 19 1 1 89.47
31.3 done in by the googly. Loopy delivery that pitched on the middle stump line, on a length, and Gibbs shapes to drive to the on side and is beaten by the wrong'un. Gilchrist whips the bails off in a flash and Gibbs's back foot was still in the air. Wonderful delivery from Hogg. 220/2
View dismissal AG Prince c Hayden b McGrath 1 6 3 0 0 33.33
32.2 Another one goes. Prince pulls straight to deep square-leg. Banged in short, climbes head-high and Prince pulls it to Hayden. Australia are tightening the screws here. 223/3
View dismissal MV Boucher b Tait 22 26 26 1 1 84.61
38.5 That's the sucker punch. He's been short of a length throughout this over and now he pulls out the lethal weapon. Close to 140 kph, full, fast swinging yorker. Boucher had already lined up for the swipe across the line and the inside edge rattles off stump. That was the crucial wicket. Tait has got it. 256/4
View dismissal JM Kemp lbw b Tait 1 9 6 0 0 16.66
40.5 full, furious, and it curves in late, around the middle and leg stump line. Kemp is caught at the crease, the bat comes down in an angle and the ball thuds into the pad. Would have taken out leg. Another big-hitter is gone. 264/5
View dismissal SM Pollock b Watson 7 15 7 1 0 100.00
44.1 Watto cleans up Pollock. Full, straight, on the leg stump line, Pollock has one almighty swing, bat meets air, ball meets leg stump. SA are fading away. 279/8
AJ Hall not out 8 23 12 0 0 66.66
View dismissal CK Langeveldt b Bracken 0 8 6 0 0 0.00
45.2 Bracken joins in the party. The slower one does the trick. Full in length, lands on the middle stump line, and breaks away towards the off stump. Langeveldt tries to run it down to third man, misses and the off stump is pegged back. Australia are just a wicket away from a big win. 280/9
View dismissal M Ntini b Bracken 7 11 8 1 0 87.50
47.6 Australia win by 83 runs. Yorker on the off stump line, Ntini tries to get his bat down but the ball beats the bat and the furniture is disturbed. HRG chimes in with a timely stat. Ponting becomes the most successful captain in ODI history. This is win no 108, besting Border's record. 294/10
Extras (w 11, nb 1, pen 5) 17
  Total (all out; 48 overs) 294 (6.12 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets NW Bracken 9 0 40 2 4.44 31 4 1
45.2 to Langeveldt, Bracken joins in the party. The slower one does the trick. Full in length, lands on the middle stump line, and breaks away towards the off stump. Langeveldt tries to run it down to third man, misses and the off stump is pegged back. Australia are just a wicket away from a big win. 280/9
47.6 to Ntini, Australia win by 83 runs. Yorker on the off stump line, Ntini tries to get his bat down but the ball beats the bat and the furniture is disturbed. HRG chimes in with a timely stat. Ponting becomes the most successful captain in ODI history. This is win no 108, besting Border's record. 294/10
View wickets SW Tait 10 0 61 2 6.10 32 9 0 (1nb, 4w)
38.5 to Boucher, That's the sucker punch. He's been short of a length throughout this over and now he pulls out the lethal weapon. Close to 140 kph, full, fast swinging yorker. Boucher had already lined up for the swipe across the line and the inside edge rattles off stump. That was the crucial wicket. Tait has got it. 256/4
40.5 to Kemp, full, furious, and it curves in late, around the middle and leg stump line. Kemp is caught at the crease, the bat comes down in an angle and the ball thuds into the pad. Would have taken out leg. Another big-hitter is gone. 264/5
View wicket GD McGrath 9 0 62 1 6.88 23 8 1
32.2 to Prince, Another one goes. Prince pulls straight to deep square-leg. Banged in short, climbes head-high and Prince pulls it to Hayden. Australia are tightening the screws here. 223/3
View wicket SR Watson 8 1 46 1 5.75 26 2 2 (2w)
44.1 to Pollock, Watto cleans up Pollock. Full, straight, on the leg stump line, Pollock has one almighty swing, bat meets air, ball meets leg stump. SA are fading away. 279/8
View wickets GB Hogg 10 0 61 3 6.10 31 6 2 (1w)
31.3 to Gibbs, done in by the googly. Loopy delivery that pitched on the middle stump line, on a length, and Gibbs shapes to drive to the on side and is beaten by the wrong'un. Gilchrist whips the bails off in a flash and Gibbs's back foot was still in the air. Wonderful delivery from Hogg. 220/2
41.3 to Smith, It's all over for Smith. He had to go for it. The run-rate was rocketing. Floated on the middle stump line and he went for a slog-sweep. Top-edges a dolly to Gilly. He had batted in a fiesty manner at the start of the innings but the cramps did him in. 267/6
43.1 to Kallis, Kallis falls. Hogg claims another wicket. Charges down the track, Hogg drags back the length and he sends it straight down the throat of long-on. Kallis will be accused of slow-batting. He came in, the run rate slowed down, the required rate shot up like a thermometer, the pressure increased and the noose tightened. 277/7
  A Symonds 2 0 19 0 9.50 2 3 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Points - Australia 2, South Africa 0
Player of the match - ML Hayden (Australia)
Umpires - MR Benson (England) and SA Bucknor
TV umpire - AL Hill (New Zealand)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - EAR de Silva (Sri Lanka)

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Australia: 50 runs in 4.5 overs (29 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 29 balls (AC Gilchrist 23, ML Hayden 27, Ex 0)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • ML Hayden: 50 off 37 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (81 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 81 balls (AC Gilchrist 38, ML Hayden 64, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: Australia - 106/1 in 14.5 overs (ML Hayden 64)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Australia: 150 runs in 19.5 overs (121 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (ML Hayden 29, RT Ponting 18, Ex 3)
    • ML Hayden: 100 off 66 balls (14 x 4, 4 x 6)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 29.4 overs (182 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: Australia - 214/2 in 32.0 overs (RT Ponting 38, MJ Clarke 24)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (RT Ponting 18, MJ Clarke 29, Ex 6)
    • RT Ponting: 50 off 61 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 35.5 overs (219 balls), Extras 9
    • MJ Clarke: 50 off 46 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 85 balls (RT Ponting 41, MJ Clarke 53, Ex 6)
    • Australia: 300 runs in 41.3 overs (254 balls), Extras 14
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 124 balls (RT Ponting 68, MJ Clarke 72, Ex 11)
    • Australia: 350 runs in 47.1 overs (288 balls), Extras 14
    • South Africa innings
    • Lunch: South Africa - 0/0
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (36 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (GC Smith 15, AB de Villiers 34, Ex 3)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 47 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 13.1 overs (82 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 82 balls (GC Smith 41, AB de Villiers 56, Ex 3)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 41 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 118/0 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 53, AB de Villiers 62)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 19.5 overs (122 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 122 balls (GC Smith 62, AB de Villiers 87, Ex 3)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 22.1 - 27.0
    • Penalty: 23.3 - Ball striking Fielding Team helmet
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 28.2 overs (176 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: South Africa - 203/1 in 29.0 overs (JH Kallis 16, HH Gibbs 8)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 37.6 overs (234 balls), Extras 15
    • GC Smith retired hurt on 72 from 184/1 to 264/5
    • Attendance - 7,168
 
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