ICC World Cup, 1999 / Wicket commentary

ICC World Cup - 9th match, Group A

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa won by 89 runs


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

South Africa 22/1   HH Gibbs 5* (7b 1x4)   WPUJC Vaas 1.3-0-5-1


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

South Africa 24/2   MV Boucher 1* (7b)   WPUJC Vaas 2.5-0-6-2


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

South Africa 24/3   JH Kallis 0* (1b)   GP Wickramasinghe 3.3-0-18-1


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

South Africa 53/4   DJ Cullinan 15* (25b 2x4)   GP Wickramasinghe 7.5-1-31-2


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

South Africa 69/5   DJ Cullinan 20* (41b 2x4)   M Muralitharan 0.4-0-2-0


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

South Africa 103/6   DJ Cullinan 37* (62b 3x4)   M Muralitharan 4.2-0-13-1


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

South Africa 115/7   DJ Cullinan 47* (77b 4x4)   M Muralitharan 6.2-1-16-2


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

South Africa 122/8   L Klusener 5* (7b 1x4)   M Muralitharan 7.2-1-20-3


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

South Africa 166/9   L Klusener 22* (34b 2x4)   WPUJC Vaas 7.3-0-20-3
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Australia won by 8 wickets (with 179 balls remaining)
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Match tied
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Pakistan won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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May 19, 1999

Hansie Cronje is run out, 9th match: South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup, Northampton, May 19, 1999

Hansie Cronje is run out

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May 19, 1999

Hansie Cronje is run out by Romesh Kaluwitharana, 9th match: South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup, Northampton, May 19, 1999

Hansie Cronje is run out by Romesh Kaluwitharana