ICC World Cup, 9th Match: South Africa v Sri Lanka at Northampton, May 19, 1999
ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group A
South Africa won by 89 runs
Played at County Ground, Northampton (neutral venue)
19 May 1999 (50-over match)
  South Africa innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Kirsten b Vaas 14 17 14 3 0 100.00
3.3 ball angling into just outside the off stump, Kirsten tries to chop it away on the off side, inside edge into the stumps 22/1
View dismissal HH Gibbs c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 5 29 15 1 0 33.33
5.5 wild swing at a wide one outside off stump, Gibbs really trying to reach for that one, outside edge low on the bat, very faint, Gibbs stands his ground but the umpire tells him to take a walk 24/2
View dismissal MV Boucher b Wickramasinghe 1 16 10 0 0 10.00
6.3 but that one's cleanup him up, Boucher trying to play down the angled line, instead misses it, plays outside it, the off stump is sent flying 24/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c Mahanama b Wickramasinghe 12 42 26 0 0 46.15
14.5 pushing at it, trying to push thru the covers, too far away from the batsman, another terrible shot for a dismissal, excellent low rolling catch by the 2nd slip 53/4
View dismissal DJ Cullinan c Vaas b Muralitharan 49 117 82 4 0 59.75
34.2 big lofted shot down the wicket, silly shot, vaas is running back at long off, catches it, backpeddling over the boundary, throws it away in time and falls over the rope, much confusion, TV umpire called again 122/8
View dismissal WJ Cronje* run out (Jayawardene/†Kaluwitharana) 8 27 21 0 0 38.09
20.4 from Muralitharan, flicked in behind of square leg, great pick up and throw from deep square leg, to the keeper, stumps down, TV called, clearly out, but the TV ump takes an eon to give the decision 69/5
View dismissal JN Rhodes c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 17 23 25 2 0 68.00
28.2 sweeping, top edge, flats in the air, child's play catch for Jayasuriya at backward square leg, SL celebrate 103/6
View dismissal SM Pollock c & b Muralitharan 2 15 9 0 0 22.22
32.2 driven into the ground, bounces into Ranatunga's leg at silly point, Murali catches the deflection and there's a big appeal, TV replay called because the onfield umpires don't have a clue 115/7
L Klusener not out 52 69 45 5 2 115.55
View dismissal S Elworthy c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 23 40 40 3 0 57.50
45.3 angled across, short of a length, good bounce from the leg stump line, Elworthy playing the cover defensive push too late, thin edge high on the bat outside the off stump 166/9
AA Donald not out 3 17 16 0 0 18.75
Extras (lb 2, w 7, nb 4) 13
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 199 (3.98 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets GP Wickramasinghe 10 1 45 2 4.50 (1nb, 4w)
6.3 to Boucher, but that one's cleanup him up, Boucher trying to play down the angled line, instead misses it, plays outside it, the off stump is sent flying 24/3
14.5 to Kallis, pushing at it, trying to push thru the covers, too far away from the batsman, another terrible shot for a dismissal, excellent low rolling catch by the 2nd slip 53/4
View wickets WPUJC Vaas 10 0 46 3 4.60 (3nb)
3.3 to Kirsten, ball angling into just outside the off stump, Kirsten tries to chop it away on the off side, inside edge into the stumps 22/1
5.5 to Gibbs, wild swing at a wide one outside off stump, Gibbs really trying to reach for that one, outside edge low on the bat, very faint, Gibbs stands his ground but the umpire tells him to take a walk 24/2
45.3 to Elworthy, angled across, short of a length, good bounce from the leg stump line, Elworthy playing the cover defensive push too late, thin edge high on the bat outside the off stump 166/9
  DPMD Jayawardene 10 0 46 0 4.60 (1w)
View wickets M Muralitharan 10 1 25 3 2.50 (1w)
28.2 to Rhodes, sweeping, top edge, flats in the air, child's play catch for Jayasuriya at backward square leg, SL celebrate 103/6
32.2 to Pollock, driven into the ground, bounces into Ranatunga's leg at silly point, Murali catches the deflection and there's a big appeal, TV replay called because the onfield umpires don't have a clue 115/7
34.2 to Cullinan, big lofted shot down the wicket, silly shot, vaas is running back at long off, catches it, backpeddling over the boundary, throws it away in time and falls over the rope, much confusion, TV umpire called again 122/8
  UDU Chandana 7 0 26 0 3.71 (1w)
  ST Jayasuriya 3 1 9 0 3.00
  Sri Lanka innings (target: 200 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ST Jayasuriya b Kallis 5 19 14 0 0 35.71
3.6 what an over, inseam into the left hander, cross bat shot from Jaya, trying to force behind point, plays over it, perhaps a bottom edge, whatever, the middle stump is not to be found standing 13/2
View dismissal RS Kaluwitharana c Cullinan b Kallis 5 16 10 1 0 50.00
3.3 ball flies off the outside edge, Kalu trying to push it thru the point, Cullinan parries it in the air, and then dives to take an excellent catch at 1st slip 12/1
View dismissal MS Atapattu c †Boucher b Kallis 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
5.5 driving into the covers, inside edge, gone, Boucher taking an excellent forward diving catch, moving to his left 14/3
View dismissal PA de Silva lbw b Pollock 1 13 8 0 0 12.50
6.6 seaming in, struck in line with middle, hitting the leg stump, SL are in the doo doo 14/4
View dismissal RS Mahanama lbw b Pollock 36 128 71 3 0 50.70
34.6 picthing on off, slight inseam, into the forward defensive pad, quite plumb, hitting middle or middle and leg, umpire thinks so as well 110/9
View dismissal A Ranatunga* c †Boucher b Donald 7 29 19 1 0 36.84
13.2 just pushing at it trying to defend, outside edge, keeper takes it, another one bites the dust 31/5
View dismissal DPMD Jayawardene c Kallis b Elworthy 22 37 32 4 0 68.75
22.1 woeful shot, backfoot drive, ball bounces to much, comes off the splice of the bat and pops into the covers for an easy catch by Kallis 66/6
View dismissal UDU Chandana c Cullinan b Klusener 9 23 22 1 0 40.90
27.6 leaning on the back foot, slapping it down the throat of the cover fielder 86/7
View dismissal WPUJC Vaas c Pollock b Klusener 1 13 10 0 0 10.00
31.1 slapping an off drive, ball floats thru the air in a nice arc, easy catch for the mid off moving wide 98/8
View dismissal GP Wickramasinghe b Klusener 6 18 17 0 0 35.29
35.2 aims at the leg stump, quick ball, too quick for the batsman, SL well on track to become the 3rd consecutive World Cup holders to miss out on the semi finals 110/10
M Muralitharan not out 0 1 0 0 0 -
Extras (lb 5, w 10, nb 2) 17
  Total (all out; 35.2 overs) 110 (3.11 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets SM Pollock 8 3 10 2 1.25 (2nb)
6.6 to de Silva, seaming in, struck in line with middle, hitting the leg stump, SL are in the doo doo 14/4
34.6 to Mahanama, picthing on off, slight inseam, into the forward defensive pad, quite plumb, hitting middle or middle and leg, umpire thinks so as well 110/9
View wickets JH Kallis 8 0 26 3 3.25 (6w)
3.3 to Kaluwitharana, ball flies off the outside edge, Kalu trying to push it thru the point, Cullinan parries it in the air, and then dives to take an excellent catch at 1st slip 12/1
3.6 to Jayasuriya, what an over, inseam into the left hander, cross bat shot from Jaya, trying to force behind point, plays over it, perhaps a bottom edge, whatever, the middle stump is not to be found standing 13/2
5.5 to Atapattu, driving into the covers, inside edge, gone, Boucher taking an excellent forward diving catch, moving to his left 14/3
View wicket S Elworthy 8 1 23 1 2.87
22.1 to Jayawardene, woeful shot, backfoot drive, ball bounces to much, comes off the splice of the bat and pops into the covers for an easy catch by Kallis 66/6
View wicket AA Donald 6 1 25 1 4.16 (3w)
13.2 to Ranatunga, just pushing at it trying to defend, outside edge, keeper takes it, another one bites the dust 31/5
View wickets L Klusener 5.2 1 21 3 3.93
27.6 to Chandana, leaning on the back foot, slapping it down the throat of the cover fielder 86/7
31.1 to Vaas, slapping an off drive, ball floats thru the air in a nice arc, easy catch for the mid off moving wide 98/8
35.2 to Wickramasinghe, aims at the leg stump, quick ball, too quick for the batsman, SL well on track to become the 3rd consecutive World Cup holders to miss out on the semi finals 110/10

Match details


Toss - Sri Lanka, who chose to field
Points - South Africa 2, Sri Lanka 0
Player of the match - L Klusener (South Africa)
Umpires - SA Bucknor (West Indies) and RS Dunne (New Zealand)
TV umpire - KE Palmer
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • 4th (reserve) umpire: JH Harris
    • JH Kallis 1x5
    • South Africa innings: 1x5 ball over (14th over of the innings, Jayawardene's 2nd)
    • Sri Lanka innings: 1x5 ball over (24th of the innings, Donald's 6th)
 
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