ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group A

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 89 runs

0.1

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, 1 wide, down the leg side, a wide to start the day

0.1

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, 2 runs, clip off the pads and down to the fine leg

0.2

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, no run, a bit of a noise as that travels down leg, may have flicked the pad

0.3

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, 1 wide, down the leg side, Wickrama totally at sea with his line to the left hander

0.3

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, 1 wide, and again, every single ball down the leg side, hopless stuff

and so he comes around the wicket to solve the problem

0.3

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, no run, outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

0.4

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, no run, grinded on the on side to the mid wicket

0.5

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, no run, outside the off stump, quite widish, Kirsten doesn't even sniff at it

0.6

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, no run, slight bit of inseam, but overpitched, Kirsten wasn't interested

End of over 1 (5 runs) South Africa 5/0
G Kirsten    2* (6b)      GP Wickramasinghe    1-0-5-0
HH Gibbs    0* (0b)     

1.1

Vaas to Gibbs, no run, tapped towards the covers

1.2

Vaas to Gibbs, no run, wide of the off stump, across the right hander, thru to the keeper

1.3

Vaas to Gibbs, no run, pushing to the mid off area, good save

1.4

Vaas to Gibbs, FOUR, leaning on the back foot, crashed away thru the covers

1.5

Vaas to Gibbs, no run

1.6

Vaas to Gibbs, no run, defended on the on side

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa 9/0
HH Gibbs    4* (6b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-4-0
G Kirsten    2* (6b)      GP Wickramasinghe    1-0-5-0

2.1

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, FOUR, overpitched on the off stump, cracking on drive easily beats the mid on

2.2

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, FOUR, turns to a straight off drive this time, past the non-striker

2.3

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, FOUR, that ball was too straight outside the off stump, another cracking shot, what a slaughter

cut shot in front of point

2.4

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, no run

2.5

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, no run, bat raised outside the off stump, no shot offered

2.6

Wickramasinghe to Kirsten, no run, lovely inward movement, thru the gate, missed the off stump, an over of 2 halves

End of over 3 (12 runs) South Africa 21/0
G Kirsten    14* (12b 3x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    2-0-17-0
HH Gibbs    4* (6b 1x4)      WPUJC Vaas    1-0-4-0

3.1

Vaas to Gibbs, 1 run, worked on the on side, in front of square leg

3.2

Vaas to Kirsten, no run, pitched on the stumps, angled down the on side, Bucknor considers heavily, but gives him a second chance

3.3

Vaas to Kirsten, OUT, ball angling into just outside the off stump, Kirsten tries to chop it away on the off side, inside edge into the stumps

G Kirsten b Vaas 14 (17m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

3.4

Vaas to Boucher, no run

3.5

Vaas to Boucher, no run, across the right hander, Boucher attempting to push it into the covers, missed it

3.6

Vaas to Boucher, no run

End of over 4 (1 run) South Africa 22/1
MV Boucher    0* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-5-1
HH Gibbs    5* (7b 1x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    2-0-17-0

4.1

Wickramasinghe to Gibbs, no run, chopped clumsily into the covers

4.2

Wickramasinghe to Gibbs, 1 no ball, aimed at the stumps, defending off the stumps, just a small dab onto the on side

4.2

Wickramasinghe to Gibbs, no run

4.3

Wickramasinghe to Gibbs, no run

4.4

Wickramasinghe to Gibbs, no run, lovely movement away from the batsman, thru to the keeper

4.5

Wickramasinghe to Gibbs, no run, forward defence outside the off stump, pushing towards the covers

4.6

Wickramasinghe to Gibbs, no run, widish outside the off stump, no shot offered whatsoever

End of over 5 (1 run) South Africa 23/1
HH Gibbs    5* (14b 1x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    3-0-18-0
MV Boucher    0* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    2-0-5-1

5.1

Vaas to Boucher, no run, stepping backwards, upright defence trickles down to the mid off

5.2

Vaas to Boucher, no run, on the leg stump, flicks it away well, but direct to the square leg

5.3

Vaas to Boucher, no run, outside the off stump, keeper's ball

5.4

Vaas to Boucher, 1 run, attempted cover drive, but is an inside edge instead, trickles to the mid wicket where Murali is the fielder

5.5

Vaas to Gibbs, OUT, 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

HH Gibbs c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 5 (29m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

5.6

Vaas to Kallis, no run, bat raised, ball passes underneath it

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 24/2
JH Kallis    0* (1b)      WPUJC Vaas    3-0-6-2
MV Boucher    1* (7b)      GP Wickramasinghe    3-0-18-0

6.1

Wickramasinghe to Boucher, no run, thrusting the defensive bat at it, ball bounces to the 2nd slip, Mahanama dives well

6.2

Wickramasinghe to Boucher, no run, inside edge into the pads, very close to beating him

6.3

Wickramasinghe to Boucher, OUT, 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

MV Boucher b Wickramasinghe 1 (16m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.00

6.4

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, foceful defensive push into the covers from outside the off stump

6.5

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, seaming into the middle stump, turned away on the on side

6.6

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, defending into the covers again

a wicket maiden, excellent over

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) South Africa 24/3
DJ Cullinan    0* (3b)      GP Wickramasinghe    4-1-18-1
JH Kallis    0* (1b)      WPUJC Vaas    3-0-6-2

7.1

Vaas to Kallis, no run, forced on the on side, just short of the short leg, Sri Lanka looking well aware and on top of things

7.2

Vaas to Kallis, 5 runs, tapped into the covers, Chandana throws the ball into Kallis at the bowler's end, Kallis doesn't want to run but the ball travels to the straight boundary anyway, umpires have no choice but to call the boundary

7.3

Vaas to Cullinan, no run

7.4

Vaas to Cullinan, no run

7.5

Vaas to Cullinan, 1 no ball, defending on the on side

7.5

Vaas to Cullinan, no run

7.6

Vaas to Cullinan, 1 run, defensive push away into the covers, they sneak a single, SA just concentrating on stopping the rot

End of over 8 (7 runs) South Africa 31/3
DJ Cullinan    1* (8b)      WPUJC Vaas    4-0-13-2
JH Kallis    5* (3b)      GP Wickramasinghe    4-1-18-1

8.1

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, very mistimed slash into the covers, extra cover dives for the scraps

8.2

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, into the pads, huge scream from Wickkers, but pretty easy to see that one missing the leg stump

8.3

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, poor angled bat shot onto the on side

8.4

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, 2 runs, inside edge off the drive, Kalu dives to his left, DROPPED! slightly difficult chance off a quick ball, but a better keeper would have snapped that one up

8.5

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, driving into the covers

8.6

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 9 (2 runs) South Africa 33/3
DJ Cullinan    3* (14b)      GP Wickramasinghe    5-1-20-1
JH Kallis    5* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    4-0-13-2

9.1

Vaas to Kallis, 2 runs, slides it away into the covers

9.2

Vaas to Kallis, no run, defensive push to the point fielder

9.3

Vaas to Kallis, no run, pushed into the off side again, into the covers

9.4

Vaas to Kallis, no run, behind it, defended to the mid off

9.5

Vaas to Kallis, no run, angled too far across the right hander, Kallis leaves it well alone

9.6

Vaas to Kallis, no run, Ranatunga dives in the covers, insert your own joke here

End of over 10 (2 runs) South Africa 35/3
JH Kallis    7* (9b)      WPUJC Vaas    5-0-15-2
DJ Cullinan    3* (14b)      GP Wickramasinghe    5-1-20-1

10.1

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, pushing forward to the covers again, no shortage of cover play

10.2

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, lovely nip inwards to the batsman off the pad, Cullers swishes at it, inside edge into the hip

10.3

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, angling in, lots of outward movement beats the batsman completely, Cullers really had no hope

10.4

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, 2 runs, plays on the on side, the infield is finally beaten

10.5

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, FOUR, and again, overpitched and outside the off stump, Cullinan gives a glimpse of that Carl Hooper-esque form, lovely shot

10.6

Wickramasinghe to Cullinan, no run, pushing on the off side

surprising 1st change, Jayawardene to bowl his right arm mediums

End of over 11 (6 runs) South Africa 41/3
DJ Cullinan    9* (20b 1x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    6-1-26-1
JH Kallis    7* (9b)      WPUJC Vaas    5-0-15-2

11.1

Jayawardene to Kallis, no run, tries to bowl too quickly, sprays it down the leg side

11.2

Jayawardene to Kallis, no run, watchful push into the covers

11.3

Jayawardene to Kallis, no run, rubbish ball, short and wide, cut shot is hammered to the point fielder, well saved

11.4

Jayawardene to Kallis, no run

11.5

Jayawardene to Kallis, no run

11.6

Jayawardene to Kallis, 1 run

End of over 12 (1 run) South Africa 42/3
JH Kallis    8* (15b)      DPMD Jayawardene    1-0-1-0
DJ Cullinan    9* (20b 1x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    6-1-26-1

12.1

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, no run, driven away into the covers

12.2

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, 2 runs, driven thru mid wicket and into the deep

12.3

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, no run

12.4

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, 2 runs, slashed away behind point, Vaas makes a terrific save at 3rd man to prevent the boundary

12.5

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, no run, beautiful outward movement, beating the outside edge

12.6

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, no run

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 46/3
JH Kallis    12* (21b)      GP Wickramasinghe    7-1-30-1
DJ Cullinan    9* (20b 1x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    1-0-1-0

13.1

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run, forward defence, forcing the ball into the covers

13.2

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run, left alone outside the off stump, bat raised, keeper colelcts

13.3

Jayawardene to Cullinan, FOUR, hammers a shot thru the covers, pulled forward of square, totally dismissive of the bowler

13.4

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run

13.5

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 2 runs

and a 5 ball over called by umpire Bucknor

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa 52/3
DJ Cullinan    15* (25b 2x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    2-0-7-0
JH Kallis    12* (21b)      GP Wickramasinghe    7-1-30-1

14.1

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, no run

14.2

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, no run

14.3

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, no run, pushed away on the off side into the covers

14.4

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, no run, driving and missing, big miss outside the off side

14.5

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, 1 wide

14.5

Wickramasinghe to Kallis, OUT, 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

JH Kallis c Mahanama b Wickramasinghe 12 (42m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Cronje is the new batsman, here to try to patch up this mess hopefully with no earpiece whereby Woolmer can tell him the bleedin obvious

14.6

Wickramasinghe to Cronje, 1 run, just a little straight drive on the on side

End of over 15 (2 runs) South Africa 54/4
WJ Cronje    1* (1b)      GP Wickramasinghe    8-1-32-2
DJ Cullinan    15* (25b 2x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    2-0-7-0

15.1

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run, pushing into the covers

15.2

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run

15.3

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run

15.4

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run

15.5

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run

15.6

Jayawardene to Cronje, 1 run, well driven thru the covers to deny what would have ben a pretty lame maiden

End of over 16 (1 run) South Africa 55/4
WJ Cronje    2* (7b)      DPMD Jayawardene    3-0-8-0
DJ Cullinan    15* (25b 2x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    8-1-32-2

16.1

Vaas to Cronje, 1 no ball, into the pad, left arm coming over the wicket

16.1

Vaas to Cronje, no run

16.2

Vaas to Cronje, 1 run

16.3

Vaas to Cullinan, no run

16.4

Vaas to Cullinan, no run

16.5

Vaas to Cullinan, 1 no ball, second no ball of the over, dug out into the covers

16.5

Vaas to Cullinan, no run, prodded away, ball trickles into the keepers

16.6

Vaas to Cullinan, no run, dabs at it across the line, awful shot, very lucky not to snick it

End of over 17 (3 runs) South Africa 58/4
DJ Cullinan    15* (30b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    6-0-18-2
WJ Cronje    3* (10b)      DPMD Jayawardene    3-0-8-0

17.1

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run, tapped towards the covers

17.2

Jayawardene to Cronje, 1 wide, very wide of the off stump, Bucknor has a stretch

17.2

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run

17.3

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run, outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

17.4

Jayawardene to Cronje, 1 run, pushing across the line, finds the gap in the covers

17.5

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 1 run

17.6

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run

End of over 18 (3 runs) South Africa 61/4
WJ Cronje    4* (15b)      DPMD Jayawardene    4-0-11-0
DJ Cullinan    16* (31b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    6-0-18-2

18.1

Vaas to Cullinan, no run, pushed away, fielded in the covers

18.2

Vaas to Cullinan, no run, pushing at some defence again, gathered at mid off

18.3

Vaas to Cullinan, no run, on the back foot, defended to the point area

18.4

Vaas to Cullinan, no run, left armer cutting in off the off stump, Cullinan doesn't play it very well at all, inside edge into the thigh

18.5

Vaas to Cullinan, no run, more capers into the covers

18.6

Vaas to Cullinan, 1 run, a single into the covers

End of over 19 (1 run) South Africa 62/4
DJ Cullinan    17* (37b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    7-0-19-2
WJ Cronje    4* (15b)      DPMD Jayawardene    4-0-11-0

19.1

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 1 run, thru the covers again

19.2

Jayawardene to Cronje, 2 runs, stepping forward, flicked off the toes and thru the mid wicket

19.3

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run

19.4

Jayawardene to Cronje, 1 run

19.5

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 1 run

19.6

Jayawardene to Cronje, no run, flicking it away into the covers

just when South AFrica thought they were past the most difficult of the bowlers, here's Murali

End of over 20 (5 runs) South Africa 67/4
WJ Cronje    7* (19b)      DPMD Jayawardene    5-0-16-0
DJ Cullinan    19* (39b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    7-0-19-2

20.1

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run, played on the on side, thru to the keeper

20.2

Muralitharan to Cullinan, 1 run

20.3

Muralitharan to Cronje, no run

20.4

Muralitharan to Cronje, 1 run, OUT, 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

WJ Cronje run out 8 (27m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.09

20.5

Muralitharan to Rhodes, no run

20.6

Muralitharan to Rhodes, no run

End of over 21 (2 runs) South Africa 69/5
JN Rhodes    0* (2b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-2-0
DJ Cullinan    20* (41b 2x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    5-0-16-0

21.1

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run

21.2

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run

21.3

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run

21.4

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run

21.5

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 1 run

21.6

Jayawardene to Rhodes, no run, stretching forward to defend into the covers

End of over 22 (1 run) South Africa 70/5
JN Rhodes    0* (3b)      DPMD Jayawardene    6-0-17-0
DJ Cullinan    21* (46b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-2-0

22.1

Muralitharan to Cullinan, 1 run

22.2

Muralitharan to Rhodes, no run

22.3

Muralitharan to Rhodes, no run

22.4

Muralitharan to Rhodes, 1 run

22.5

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run

22.6

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run, on the back foot, defending down to the mid on

End of over 23 (2 runs) South Africa 72/5
DJ Cullinan    22* (49b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-4-0
JN Rhodes    1* (6b)      DPMD Jayawardene    6-0-17-0

23.1

Jayawardene to Rhodes, 1 run, forces thru the covers

23.2

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 3 runs, a pure slog, no timing only strength, realises there's no straight fielders, lofts it just out of reach of the mid off

23.3

Jayawardene to Rhodes, 1 run

23.4

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 3 runs, thru wide mid on this time, plenty of runs are coming this over

23.5

Jayawardene to Rhodes, 2 runs, forward of point, the misfield makes the problem worse, Vaas the culprit

23.6

Jayawardene to Rhodes, no run, on the front foot, solid tap to point

End of over 24 (10 runs) South Africa 82/5
JN Rhodes    5* (10b)      DPMD Jayawardene    7-0-27-0
DJ Cullinan    28* (51b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-4-0

24.1

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run

24.2

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run

24.3

Muralitharan to Cullinan, 1 run

24.4

Muralitharan to Rhodes, 1 run, just a little push thru the mid off

24.5

Muralitharan to Cullinan, 1 run

24.6

Muralitharan to Rhodes, no run, stretching outside the off stump, defended into the covers

End of over 25 (3 runs) South Africa 85/5
JN Rhodes    6* (12b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-7-0
DJ Cullinan    30* (55b 2x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    7-0-27-0

25.1

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run

25.2

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 1 run

25.3

Jayawardene to Rhodes, no run

25.4

Jayawardene to Rhodes, 1 run

25.5

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run

25.6

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 1 run, working it forward into the covers

End of over 26 (3 runs) South Africa 88/5
DJ Cullinan    32* (59b 2x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    8-0-30-0
JN Rhodes    7* (14b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-7-0

26.1

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run, squeezing it out on the on side, collected at mid wicket

26.2

Muralitharan to Cullinan, 1 run, pushing across the line to point

26.3

Muralitharan to Rhodes, no run, onto the front foot, hit hard to the mid on

26.4

Muralitharan to Rhodes, FOUR, very premeditated reverse sweep, gets away with it well, altho none ever deserves to be rewarded for that ugly garbage

26.5

Muralitharan to Rhodes, no run

26.6

Muralitharan to Rhodes, 1 run, conventional sweep this time, down to the backward square

End of over 27 (6 runs) South Africa 94/5
JN Rhodes    12* (18b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    4-0-13-0
DJ Cullinan    33* (61b 2x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    8-0-30-0

27.1

Jayawardene to Rhodes, no run, jumping forward, pushin got the mid off

27.2

Jayawardene to Rhodes, no run, driven hard and direct to the deepish mid off

27.3

Jayawardene to Rhodes, FOUR, slashing a cut shot at it, top edge over the slips, gets the reward as it travels down to the 3rd man

27.4

Jayawardene to Rhodes, no run

27.5

Jayawardene to Rhodes, 1 run

27.6

Jayawardene to Cullinan, FOUR, driving well thru the covers, south africa pass the ton, starting to make a dent in that needed recovery

End of over 28 (9 runs) South Africa 103/5
DJ Cullinan    37* (62b 3x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    9-0-39-0
JN Rhodes    17* (23b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    4-0-13-0

28.1

Muralitharan to Rhodes, no run, driving down the pitch, bowler fields

28.2

Muralitharan to Rhodes, OUT, sweeping, top edge, flats in the air, child's play catch for Jayasuriya at backward square leg, SL celebrate

JN Rhodes c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 17 (23m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.00

now we get to see if this SA team really does bat down to number 9 as they keep crowing about

28.3

Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, squeezed into the covers

28.4

Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, jammed down to the mid on area

28.5

Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, plays just a little behind point

28.6

Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, giving the ball lots of air, safely driven to the cover, a wicket maiden for the murali

End of over 29 (wicket maiden) South Africa 103/6
SM Pollock    0* (4b)      M Muralitharan    5-1-13-1
DJ Cullinan    37* (62b 3x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    9-0-39-0

29.1

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 1 run

29.2

Jayawardene to Pollock, 1 run

29.3

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run, big attempted swing over the mid wicket, Cullinan with his usual brain blockage, not the most well advised of shots at this stage

29.4

Jayawardene to Cullinan, no run

29.5

Jayawardene to Cullinan, FOUR, playing well thru the mid wicket, manages to connect that one, good safe shot

29.6

Jayawardene to Cullinan, 1 run, pushing at it down to the mid on

End of over 30 (7 runs) South Africa 110/6
DJ Cullinan    43* (67b 4x4)      DPMD Jayawardene    10-0-46-0
SM Pollock    1* (5b)      M Muralitharan    5-1-13-1

30.1

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run, turned on the on side, fielded at forward square leg

30.2

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run, stepping back, defending close on the off side

30.3

Muralitharan to Cullinan, 1 run, turning away off the stumps, collected behind the square leg

30.4

Muralitharan to Pollock, no run, careful defensive push into the covers

30.5

Muralitharan to Pollock, 1 run, driving into the off side, just wide of the mid off

30.6

Muralitharan to Cullinan, 1 run, worked around thru mid wicket, collected in the deep

Chandana is the new bowler, they've managed to fill jayawardene's quota for only minor damage

End of over 31 (3 runs) South Africa 113/6
DJ Cullinan    45* (71b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    6-1-16-1
SM Pollock    2* (7b)      DPMD Jayawardene    10-0-46-0

31.1

Chandana to Cullinan, no run

31.2

Chandana to Cullinan, no run, more defence

31.3

Chandana to Cullinan, no run, defending carefully down the wicket, Chandana is on one knee collecting

31.4

Chandana to Cullinan, no run, the defence jams the ball into the ground, keeper fields

31.5

Chandana to Cullinan, no run, that looked like a flipper from Chandana, rarely see that one from him, was patted away on the on side

31.6

Chandana to Cullinan, 2 runs, leaning back, forcing thru the cover point and into the deep

End of over 32 (2 runs) South Africa 115/6
DJ Cullinan    47* (77b 4x4)      UDU Chandana    1-0-2-0
SM Pollock    2* (7b)      M Muralitharan    6-1-16-1

32.1

Muralitharan to Pollock, no run

32.2

Muralitharan to Pollock, OUT, 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

SM Pollock c & b Muralitharan 2 (15m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

and neither does the TV umpire, that ball clearly hit the ground before hitting Ranatunga, perhaps he's watching Ind v Zim unbelievable decision, clearly not out everyone thought he was given not out and we were just waiting for the physio to finish attending to Ranatunga another great moment for the TV umpire

32.3

Muralitharan to Klusener, FOUR, strong drive thru the mid wicket, typical Klusener shot

32.4

Muralitharan to Klusener, no run

32.5

Muralitharan to Klusener, no run

32.6

Muralitharan to Klusener, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 119/7
L Klusener    4* (4b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    7-1-20-2
DJ Cullinan    47* (77b 4x4)      UDU Chandana    1-0-2-0

33.1

Chandana to Cullinan, 1 run, on the back foot, dismissive little flick thru the wide mid off

33.2

Chandana to Klusener, no run, down the leg side, Kalu muffs the take, ball trickles to the square leg

33.3

Chandana to Klusener, 1 run, poked on the off side

33.4

Chandana to Cullinan, no run, outside the off stump, no run taken there

33.5

Chandana to Cullinan, 1 run, swiped outside the off stump, collected at the long off

33.6

Chandana to Klusener, no run, defends off the stumps to Ranatunga at mid wicket

End of over 34 (3 runs) South Africa 122/7
L Klusener    5* (7b 1x4)      UDU Chandana    2-0-5-0
DJ Cullinan    49* (80b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    7-1-20-2

34.1

Muralitharan to Cullinan, no run, ball driblles away close to the batsman on the off side

34.2

Muralitharan to Cullinan, OUT, 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

DJ Cullinan c Vaas b Muralitharan 49 (117m 82b 4x4 0x6) SR: 59.75

Ken Palmer again falls on the side of the Sri Lankans very hard to tell, the law is too vague, another great cricket law the law says "Complete control of the further disposal of the ball and remains within the field of play", whether that means he can fall over the boundary after he's offloaded the ball is anyone's guess

34.3

Muralitharan to Klusener, no run

34.4

Muralitharan to Klusener, 1 run

34.5

Muralitharan to Elworthy, no run

34.6

Muralitharan to Elworthy, 1 wide

34.6

Muralitharan to Elworthy, no run

End of over 35 (2 runs) South Africa 124/8
S Elworthy    0* (2b)      M Muralitharan    8-1-22-3
L Klusener    6* (9b 1x4)      UDU Chandana    2-0-5-0

35.1

Chandana to Klusener, no run

35.2

Chandana to Klusener, no run

35.3

Chandana to Klusener, no run

35.4

Chandana to Klusener, 1 run

35.5

Chandana to Elworthy, no run

35.6

Chandana to Elworthy, no run

End of over 36 (1 run) South Africa 125/8
S Elworthy    0* (4b)      UDU Chandana    3-0-6-0
L Klusener    7* (13b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    8-1-22-3

36.1

Muralitharan to Klusener, 1 run, swiped off the off stump to the long on

36.2

Muralitharan to Elworthy, no run, firm defence, keeper runs down the wicket to field

36.3

Muralitharan to Elworthy, no run, dabbed out short of the covers

36.4

Muralitharan to Elworthy, no run, defending close on the off side

36.5

Muralitharan to Elworthy, 1 run, swipes across the line thru the mid wicket, fielded 2/3s of the way to the rope

36.6

Muralitharan to Klusener, no run

End of over 37 (2 runs) South Africa 127/8
L Klusener    8* (15b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    9-1-24-3
S Elworthy    1* (8b)      UDU Chandana    3-0-6-0

37.1

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, defending with the bat and the pad, ball trickles into the off side off the pad, nice flipper

37.2

Chandana to Elworthy, 1 run, swings it down thru the mid on

37.3

Chandana to Klusener, no run, pushing into the covers

37.4

Chandana to Klusener, 1 run, guiding it thru the copver point

37.5

Chandana to Elworthy, no run

37.6

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, just a little bity of defence

Wickkers back on to try to get some of the lovely movement he got early in the innings only spoilt by Kirsten smacking him for 3 consecutive 4s

End of over 38 (2 runs) South Africa 129/8
S Elworthy    2* (12b)      UDU Chandana    4-0-8-0
L Klusener    9* (17b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    9-1-24-3

38.1

Wickramasinghe to Klusener, FOUR, on the back foot, cut shot, there's another boundary

38.2

Wickramasinghe to Klusener, 1 run

38.3

Wickramasinghe to Elworthy, 1 run, edged into the body perhaps, ball hardly moves from the crease, Wickers races Klusener up the pitch, but has to field with his feet

38.4

Wickramasinghe to Klusener, no run

38.5

Wickramasinghe to Klusener, no run, bump ball back to the bowler, the crowd cheer

38.6

Wickramasinghe to Klusener, 1 run, played thru the mid wicket area

End of over 39 (7 runs) South Africa 136/8
L Klusener    15* (22b 2x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    9-1-39-2
S Elworthy    3* (13b)      UDU Chandana    4-0-8-0

39.1

Chandana to Klusener, 1 run, overpitched leg break on the off stump, driven thru the mid on

39.2

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, spins into the pads, ball trickles down the pitch

39.3

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, misses the swipe across the line, into the pads again, down the leg side

39.4

Chandana to Elworthy, FOUR, late cut shot, perfect placement, beats the backward point and then beats the deep fielder running from deep cover

39.5

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, pushes down the wicket to the mid on

39.6

Chandana to Elworthy, 1 run, poked thru the covers

End of over 40 (6 runs) South Africa 142/8
S Elworthy    8* (18b 1x4)      UDU Chandana    5-0-14-0
L Klusener    16* (23b 2x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    9-1-39-2

40.1

Wickramasinghe to Elworthy, no run, driving into the covers

40.2

Wickramasinghe to Elworthy, FOUR, cut shot, too wide from the bowler, played behind the point

40.3

Wickramasinghe to Elworthy, 1 run, pushing it thru the point area

40.4

Wickramasinghe to Klusener, no run, driven hard, straight to Mahanama who dives very well at mid wicket, class fielder

40.5

Wickramasinghe to Klusener, 1 run, around the wicket, worked off the leg stump to the long leg

40.6

Wickramasinghe to Elworthy, no run, defends straight into the covers

End of over 41 (6 runs) South Africa 148/8
S Elworthy    13* (22b 2x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    10-1-45-2
L Klusener    17* (25b 2x4)      UDU Chandana    5-0-14-0

41.1

Chandana to Klusener, 1 run, slashed outside the off stump down to the long off

41.2

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, stepping back, tapped off the stumps on the on side

41.3

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, worked around direct to the mid wicket

41.4

Chandana to Elworthy, 1 wide, down the leg side, leg glance was missed

41.4

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, low and flat into the toes, flickly tamely to the mid wicket

41.5

Chandana to Elworthy, no run, worked around the corner, to a fielder again

41.6

Chandana to Elworthy, 1 run, manages to get it away from a fielder this time, glanced just behind the square leg

Jaya on, SA will see this as their chance to push for a reasonable score altho the possibility is they will loft it down a fieldsman's throat

End of over 42 (3 runs) South Africa 151/8
S Elworthy    14* (27b 2x4)      UDU Chandana    6-0-17-0
L Klusener    18* (26b 2x4)      GP Wickramasinghe    10-1-45-2

42.1

Jayasuriya to Elworthy, no run, tapped on the on side

42.2

Jayasuriya to Elworthy, 2 leg byes, sweeps, edges from the pad to pad, Jaya screams an appeal, ball runs fine

42.3

Jayasuriya to Elworthy, no run

42.4

Jayasuriya to Elworthy, no run, pushing away on the off side

42.5

Jayasuriya to Elworthy, no run, pitching outside the off stump, defended to the bowler

42.6

Jayasuriya to Elworthy, no run, pitched up, hit hard back to the bowler

End of over 43 (2 runs, maiden) South Africa 153/8
S Elworthy    14* (33b 2x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-1-0-0
L Klusener    18* (26b 2x4)      UDU Chandana    6-0-17-0

43.1

Chandana to Klusener, no run

43.2

Chandana to Klusener, 1 run

43.3

Chandana to Elworthy, 2 runs, swipes across the line in front of the square leg

43.4

Chandana to Elworthy, FOUR, just a little tickle on it and it goes down to a very fine leg area

43.5

Chandana to Elworthy, no run

43.6

Chandana to Elworthy, 2 runs, swipes across the line, played just behind the square leg

End of over 44 (9 runs) South Africa 162/8
S Elworthy    22* (37b 3x4)      UDU Chandana    7-0-26-0
L Klusener    19* (28b 2x4)      ST Jayasuriya    1-1-0-0

44.1

Jayasuriya to Klusener, no run, defending on the on side to the mid wicet

44.2

Jayasuriya to Klusener, no run, around the wicket, a bit too short, swung away, just short of the mid wicket catching it

44.3

Jayasuriya to Klusener, 1 run, lofted over the mid on, fielded by the long on runing wide

44.4

Jayasuriya to Elworthy, no run

44.5

Jayasuriya to Elworthy, 1 run, spearing it in on the legs, glances forward of square

44.6

Jayasuriya to Klusener, 1 run

End of over 45 (3 runs) South Africa 165/8
L Klusener    21* (32b 2x4)      ST Jayasuriya    2-1-3-0
S Elworthy    23* (39b 3x4)      UDU Chandana    7-0-26-0

45.1

Vaas to Klusener, no run, driving off the stumps, straight, slightly on the on side

45.2

Vaas to Klusener, 1 run

45.3

Vaas to Elworthy, OUT, 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

S Elworthy c †Kaluwitharana b Vaas 23 (40m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.50

45.4

Vaas to Donald, no run

45.5

Vaas to Donald, no run, defensive push outside the off stump to the point area

45.6

Vaas to Donald, no run, too good a ball, slow ball pitched up has Donald flapping all over it outside the off stump

End of over 46 (1 run) South Africa 166/9
AA Donald    0* (3b)      WPUJC Vaas    8-0-20-3
L Klusener    22* (34b 2x4)      ST Jayasuriya    2-1-3-0

46.1

Muralitharan to Klusener, 1 run

46.2

Muralitharan to Donald, no run, careful defence back down the wicket

46.3

Muralitharan to Donald, no run, leaning forward outside the off stump, defending to point

46.4

Muralitharan to Donald, no run, bat/pad defence, to the silly point

i don't donald is thinking about anything other than a maiden for this over

46.5

Muralitharan to Donald, no run, off the pad with the defence again

46.6

Muralitharan to Donald, no run, pushes direct to the silly point again

erm, yeah, except the 1st ball was scored off

End of over 47 (1 run) South Africa 167/9
AA Donald    0* (8b)      M Muralitharan    10-1-25-3
L Klusener    23* (35b 2x4)      WPUJC Vaas    8-0-20-3

47.1

Vaas to Klusener, 1 run, lovely yorker, but played expertly to the mid off

47.2

Vaas to Donald, no run, defending off the stumps, into the covers

47.3

Vaas to Donald, 1 run, worked on the on side, Donald gets a run! thru mid wicket

47.4

Vaas to Klusener, 1 run, cut away thru point

47.5

Vaas to Donald, no run

47.6

Vaas to Donald, 1 run, grinds it out towards 3rd man

End of over 48 (4 runs) South Africa 171/9
AA Donald    2* (12b)      WPUJC Vaas    9-0-24-3
L Klusener    25* (37b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    10-1-25-3

48.1

Jayasuriya to Donald, no run, yorker length, really firing it in low nad flat, gug out into the off side

48.2

Jayasuriya to Donald, no run, sweeping and missing, taken on the thigh, big long appeal, Dunne denies, thinks it's going down the leg side

48.3

Jayasuriya to Donald, no run, jammed outside the off stump, Donald wasting balls

48.4

Jayasuriya to Donald, 1 run

48.5

Jayasuriya to Klusener, FOUR, terrificly stong on drive, slams it past the non striker

48.6

Jayasuriya to Klusener, 1 run, and he keeps the strike, get ready for fireworks

End of over 49 (6 runs) South Africa 177/9
L Klusener    30* (39b 3x4)      ST Jayasuriya    3-1-9-0
AA Donald    3* (16b)      WPUJC Vaas    9-0-24-3

49.1

Vaas to Klusener, no run, brilliant ball, inswinging yorker, Klusener can only lamely squeeze down on it

49.2

Vaas to Klusener, FOUR, a pure slog, tremendously strong shot down the wicket, I'm surprised the leather stayed on the ball

49.3

Vaas to Klusener, 2 runs, guiding thru the on side, fielded in the deep

49.4

Vaas to Klusener, FOUR, a pure indulgence watching this guy face the last over of an innings, twhacked over the wide mid on

49.5

Vaas to Klusener, SIX, full toss on the hip, great pull shot, lands miles back over the forward square leg

49.6

Vaas to Klusener, SIX, and again, such strength, lofted back over the bowler's head, just clears the long off rope

incredible, 22 runs to complete the innings, amazing demonstration of big hitting we'll take lunch now, catch our breath and be back for the second innings at 1400 GMT

End of over 50 (22 runs) South Africa 199/9
L Klusener    52* (45b 5x4 2x6)      WPUJC Vaas    10-0-46-3
AA Donald    3* (16b)      ST Jayasuriya    3-1-9-0
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Hansie Cronje is run out, 9th match: South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup, Northampton, May 19, 1999

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