ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 2nd match, Group A

India v South Africa

South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

1.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, first ball to SRT in the world cup, pitching outside off stump and seaming away, lucky not to be called wide

1.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, forceful push into the covers

1.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, stepping back, not the cleanest of pushes into the covers

1.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, angles the face of the bat to deflect it to the point, Rhodes pounces to deny the single

1.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, hit hard to the wide mid off, but the fielder is deep enough to allow a single

1.6

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, bat raised, ball passes to the keeper

India 5/0   JH Kallis 1-0-1-0

3.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, defended to the extra cover

3.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, overpitched, on the off stump, justifiably punished by Tendu, cracked thru the covers

3.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, dabs it to the point, a mixup in the running, Tendu sent back, probably safe even if there was a direct hit

3.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, hammered on the leg side, Kallis bowling at his pads, plays across the line and forward fo the square legh

3.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, nice watchful defence back to the bowler

3.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run

India 16/0   JH Kallis 2-0-9-0

5.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, defended into the covers

5.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, misplays a pull to Klusener in the covers, playing outside the off stump, gets a thick bottom edge

5.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, lovely ball outside the off stump, outswing, pitched up, has the batsman completely missing the cover drive

5.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, just a push into the covers

5.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot, defends short of the covers, Pollock runs in

India 2/0   JH Kallis 3-1-9-0

7.1

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, vicious inseamer draws the amusement of most onwatchers as Ganguly gets hit in his namesakes

7.2

Kallis to Ganguly, FOUR, and the glass of water certainly did the trick, outside the pads, flicked perfectly behind squar eleg

7.3

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, tapped down to the mid off

7.4

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, pitching outside off stump and going further away, Ganguly pathetically flaps his bat at it, better advised to leave it alone, complete nothing shot

7.5

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

7.6

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, controlled thick edge wide of the off stump down to the third man

India 30/0   JH Kallis 4-1-14-0

9.1

Kallis to Ganguly, 4 byes, pitching around off stump, huge inseamer, just seemed to flick the pad but Shep calls byes

9.2

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

9.3

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, worked off the pads around to the square leg

9.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run

9.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, defends straight to Pollock standing at short cover, unusual to see a fast bowler as a close fielder like that

9.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, works it down to Klusener at a deepish mid on

India 43/0   JH Kallis 5-1-16-0

11.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, cracked thru to the deep mid wicket, great timing again, he's starting to look set

11.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, to mid on

11.3

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

11.4

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, defended pretty much straight to the mid off, Klusener was too deep, runs in was underarms it but the running was too good

11.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, pushing into the covers

11.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 wide, attempted leg cutter slower ball, pushes too wide and full of the off stump

11.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, ball trickles away on the on side

India 53/0   JH Kallis 6-1-23-0

35.1

Kallis to Dravid, FOUR, garbage delivery, overpitched outside the off stump, straight ball, Ganguly makes wih the low cut and the shot of the day

35.2

Kallis to Dravid, 1 run

35.3

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

35.4

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 wide, straight down the leg side, Gangs goes for the glance, misses

35.4

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, chops it down to the mid off,a nd they scamper a single

35.5

Kallis to Dravid, 1 run, deflects it down to the wide 3rd man

35.6

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, defensive into the covers

India 171/1   JH Kallis 7-1-31-0

37.1

Kallis to Dravid, no run, works it away into the covers

37.2

Kallis to Dravid, 1 run, smashing cover drive, but a great stop by the cover fielder

37.3

Kallis to Ganguly, FOUR, thwack! kapow! Ganguly with a marvellous cover drive

37.4

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

37.5

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, a poke straight on the off side, non-strikler caught not paying attention, extra cover sprints in

37.6

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, defensive, ball trickles on the on side

India 179/1   JH Kallis 8-1-36-0

43.1

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, defends into the covers

43.2

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, defends down to the extra cover fielder

43.3

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, quickish and short on the leg stump, grafted to point

43.4

Kallis to Ganguly, OUT, cut to the point fielder, very hard, but TM Rhodes (That Man Rhodes), with a magnificent 2 metre dive to his left picks up and sends to Kallis at the bowler's end

SC Ganguly run out 97 (187m 142b 11x4 1x6) SR: 68.30

43.5

Kallis to Azharuddin, 1 run

43.6

Kallis to Jadeja, FOUR, to the backward square leg boundary

India 209/3   JH Kallis 9-1-41-0

45.1

Kallis to Azharuddin, no run, grinds it direct to the cover fielder

45.2

Kallis to Azharuddin, 1 run, a flowing stroke to the deep cover

45.3

Kallis to Jadeja, no run, poorly played short arm pull to the mid wicket fielder

45.4

Kallis to Jadeja, 1 run

45.5

Kallis to Azharuddin, no run

45.6

Kallis to Azharuddin, no run, ground away on the on side

India 218/3   JH Kallis 10-1-43-0
Tournament Results
Australia v Pakistan at Lord's - Jun 20, 1999
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Birmingham - Jun 17, 1999
Match tied
New Zealand v Pakistan at Manchester - Jun 16, 1999
Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Leeds - Jun 13, 1999
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Nottingham - Jun 12, 1999
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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Photos

May 15, 1999

Sachin Tendulkar drives through the off side, India v South Africa, Group A, ICC World Cup, May 15, 1999

Sachin Tendulkar drives through the off side

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May 15, 1999

Lance Klusener castles Rahul Dravid, India v South Africa, Group A, ICC World Cup, May 15, 1999

Lance Klusener castles Rahul Dravid

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