ICC World Cup, 1999 / Commentary

ICC World Cup - 36th match, Super Sixes

New Zealand v South Africa

South Africa won by 74 runs

New Zealand XI has already been announced. It's unchanged from the Zimbabwe match. Cronje has run the toss and has chosen to bat, so Klusener will only be setting the target today and South Africa look pretty much unchanged as well Remember, whoever wins today will be the first team to qualify for the semi finals

0.1

Allott to Kirsten, no run, trying to play it on the on side, but missed the little tuck towards square

0.2

Allott to Kirsten, no run, Kirsten continuing his poor form, jabbing the cross bat outside the off stump, bottom edge just misses the stumps, that was close

0.3

Allott to Kirsten, 1 wide, down the leg side, Venkat signals the first runs of the day

0.3

Allott to Kirsten, 1 no ball, outside the off stump, defended onto the off side

0.3

Allott to Kirsten, no run, knocking it away square to point

0.4

Allott to Kirsten, no run, stepping back, pushed on the off side close, Gibbs runs a bit too far up the pitch, but there's no hassles there

0.5

Allott to Kirsten, no run, chopping it outside the off stump and back to the bowler

0.6

Allott to Kirsten, 1 run, jabbing outside the off stump, bottom edge runs away towards the fine leg

and already the duke ball has a problem. Seam is split. Have to admit the dukes seem a lot of more reliable in England

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/0
G Kirsten    1* (7b)      GI Allott    1-0-3-0
HH Gibbs    0* (0b)     

1.1

Nash to Kirsten, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

1.2

Nash to Kirsten, no run, defensive off the stumps and onto the on side towards the mid wicket

1.3

Nash to Kirsten, no run, mistimed defensive drive runs to the mid off

people are still pouring into the ground, seeking refuge from their lovely city

1.4

Nash to Kirsten, no run, outside the off stump, across the left hander

1.5

Nash to Kirsten, 1 run, glanced away off the thigh down to the fine leg, Gibbs gets to face all of 1 ball

1.6

Nash to Gibbs, no run, quick ball outside the off stump, defending down the wicket

End of over 2 (1 run) South Africa 4/0
HH Gibbs    0* (1b)      DJ Nash    1-0-1-0
G Kirsten    2* (12b)      GI Allott    1-0-3-0

2.1

Allott to Kirsten, 1 run, working it off the hip and just behind square

2.2

Allott to Gibbs, no run, firm defence just outside the off stump into the off side

2.3

Allott to Gibbs, no run, squeezing it down outside the off stump and towards teh covers

2.4

Allott to Gibbs, no run, stepping back and defending into the off side again

2.5

Allott to Gibbs, no run, defending outside the off stump, thick edge runs along the ground to the 2nd slip

2.6

Allott to Gibbs, 2 runs, working it across the line and forward of the square leg, seemed to be plenty of time for 2, but not according to the batsmen, in fact it was two after all

End of over 3 (3 runs) South Africa 7/0
HH Gibbs    2* (6b)      GI Allott    2-0-6-0
G Kirsten    3* (13b)      DJ Nash    1-0-1-0

3.1

Nash to Kirsten, 1 leg bye, flicked off the hip and down to the fine leg, most runs from behind square so far

3.2

Nash to Gibbs, no run, floating the bat at it outside the off stump, ball just zips past the outside edge

3.3

Nash to Gibbs, no run, defending to Cairns it looked like at point

3.4

Nash to Gibbs, no run, bat raised to the vertical and the ball passes to the keeper

3.5

Nash to Gibbs, no run, firmly struck into the covers, pushing on the back foot, but Horney dives well to stop it going thru the covers

3.6

Nash to Gibbs, 1 run, firmly struck into the covers, pushing on the back foot, but Horney dives well to stop it going thru the covers

End of over 4 (2 runs) South Africa 9/0
HH Gibbs    3* (11b)      DJ Nash    2-0-2-0
G Kirsten    3* (14b)      GI Allott    2-0-6-0

4.1

Allott to Gibbs, 2 runs, struck well thru the covers, fielded just short of the boundary

4.2

Allott to Gibbs, no run, left harmlessly to pass to the keeper

4.3

Allott to Gibbs, no run, committing to the defence, and is beaten outside the off stump

4.4

Allott to Gibbs, no run, defending down to the mid off

4.5

Allott to Gibbs, no run, firm forward defence, outside the off stump and into the covers

4.6

Allott to Gibbs, no run, carved away to the cover point, but he just can't buy a gap today

End of over 5 (2 runs) South Africa 11/0
HH Gibbs    5* (17b)      GI Allott    3-0-8-0
G Kirsten    3* (14b)      DJ Nash    2-0-2-0

5.1

Nash to Kirsten, no run, more defence, to the point fielder, SA hardly offering any shots so far

5.2

Nash to Kirsten, 1 wide, down the leg side

5.2

Nash to Kirsten, no run

5.3

Nash to Kirsten, FOUR, very well played forward fo the square leg

5.4

Nash to Kirsten, no run

5.5

Nash to Kirsten, FOUR, and now on the off side, thru the mid off area

5.6

Nash to Kirsten, no run

End of over 6 (9 runs) South Africa 20/0
G Kirsten    11* (20b 2x4)      DJ Nash    3-0-11-0
HH Gibbs    5* (17b)      GI Allott    3-0-8-0

6.1

Allott to Gibbs, no run

6.2

Allott to Gibbs, no run

6.3

Allott to Gibbs, no run

6.4

Allott to Gibbs, no run

6.5

Allott to Gibbs, no run

6.6

Allott to Gibbs, 1 run, pushing outside the off stump and down to the 3rd man to deny the maiden

End of over 7 (1 run) South Africa 21/0
HH Gibbs    6* (23b)      GI Allott    4-0-9-0
G Kirsten    11* (20b 2x4)      DJ Nash    3-0-11-0

7.1

Nash to Gibbs, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper, no shot offered

7.2

Nash to Gibbs, 1 run, quick single on the on side, the mid wicket McMillan throws down the stumps, but there's no point, batsman are easily home

7.3

Nash to Kirsten, 1 run, gliding it down to the 3rd man from outside the off stump

7.4

Nash to Gibbs, 2 runs, flicking it away behind square easily

7.5

Nash to Gibbs, no run

7.6

Nash to Gibbs, no run, firm defence outside the off stump again

End of over 8 (4 runs) South Africa 25/0
HH Gibbs    9* (28b)      DJ Nash    4-0-15-0
G Kirsten    12* (21b 2x4)      GI Allott    4-0-9-0

8.1

Allott to Kirsten, no run, outside the off stump, a bit of bounce, played away to the cover point fielder

8.2

Allott to Kirsten, 1 run, knocked off the leg stump, fine leg runs in to gather and return

8.3

Allott to Gibbs, 1 run, grabbing it down towards the 3rd man

8.4

Allott to Kirsten, no run, driving, the thick edge runs away thru the gully, harris dives very well from backward point

8.5

Allott to Kirsten, no run, Allott has half of his sock hanging out of the toe hole in his shoe

8.6

Allott to Kirsten, no run, gives the impression of a clown, which he used to have no trouble performing, but not any more with 18 world cup wickets

End of over 9 (2 runs) South Africa 27/0
G Kirsten    13* (26b 2x4)      GI Allott    5-0-11-0
HH Gibbs    10* (29b)      DJ Nash    4-0-15-0

9.1

Nash to Gibbs, no run

9.2

Nash to Gibbs, 2 runs, jabbing it away behind the square leg, quick double taken

9.3

Nash to Gibbs, no run, defending it away into the covers

9.4

Nash to Gibbs, 1 run, forcing it on the back foot into the cover point, another great by Harry to save yet more runs

9.5

Nash to Kirsten, 1 run, worked around off the pads and behind the square leg

9.6

Nash to Gibbs, no run, stepping back and dabbing down the wicket to the mid on fielder

End of over 10 (4 runs) South Africa 31/0
HH Gibbs    13* (34b)      DJ Nash    5-0-19-0
G Kirsten    14* (27b 2x4)      GI Allott    5-0-11-0

10.1

Allott to Kirsten, no run, defending into the off side, to the covers, Vettori is on making his regular special guest appearence, just like Heather Lockear

10.2

Allott to Kirsten, no run

10.3

Allott to Kirsten, 1 leg bye, worked away towards the square leg, just behind it in fact

10.4

Allott to Gibbs, 3 runs, flicked behind the square, just the single taken, until Cairns lets loose with some wild overthrows

10.5

Allott to Kirsten, FOUR, full outside the off stump, cracked thru the cover point to the boundary

10.6

Allott to Kirsten, 1 leg bye, attempted defence, Gibbs and Allott have a race, both end up on the ground

End of over 11 (9 runs) South Africa 40/0
G Kirsten    18* (32b 3x4)      GI Allott    6-0-18-0
HH Gibbs    16* (35b)      DJ Nash    5-0-19-0

11.1

Cairns to Kirsten, no run

11.2

Cairns to Kirsten, 1 run

11.3

Cairns to Gibbs, FOUR, crashed thru the covers

11.4

Cairns to Gibbs, 1 no ball

11.4

Cairns to Gibbs, no run

11.5

Cairns to Gibbs, no run

11.6

Cairns to Gibbs, no run

here comes Mr Excitement gavin Larsen

End of over 12 (6 runs) South Africa 46/0
HH Gibbs    20* (40b 1x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-6-0
G Kirsten    19* (34b 3x4)      GI Allott    6-0-18-0

12.1

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, terrifyingly lame shot, playing across the line onto the on side, ball pops off the leading edge, would've been a single catch for Gibbs, but that's against the laws

12.2

Larsen to Kirsten, no run

12.3

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, driving from outside the off stump and direct to the mid wicket

12.4

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run, well judged single, pushing outside the off stump and to the cover point

12.5

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, opening the face and deflecting it thru the backward point

12.6

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, tapped into the covers to Craig Sideburns McMillan

End of over 13 (2 runs) South Africa 48/0
G Kirsten    20* (39b 3x4)      GR Larsen    1-0-2-0
HH Gibbs    21* (41b 1x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-6-0

13.1

Cairns to Gibbs, 1 run, driving it square, Harris doesn't field it cleanly, they get a single

13.2

Cairns to Kirsten, no run

13.3

Cairns to Kirsten, 1 leg bye, the leg bye trickles away and that's 50

13.4

Cairns to Gibbs, no run, EDGED! but only one bounce to Fleming at 2nd slip

13.5

Cairns to Gibbs, no run, leaning forward a long way to kill the ball

13.6

Cairns to Gibbs, FOUR, well dabbed thru the covers, perfectly dabbed in fact, quite an effortless boundary

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa 54/0
HH Gibbs    26* (45b 2x4)      CL Cairns    2-0-11-0
G Kirsten    20* (41b 3x4)      GR Larsen    1-0-2-0

14.1

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, tapped onto the on side to the mid wicket

14.2

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, flogged away down the wicket to the mid on

14.3

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, squeezed into the off side, collected by the forward point

14.4

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, stepping back and jabbing it down the wicket

14.5

Larsen to Kirsten, no run

14.6

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run

End of over 15 (1 run) South Africa 55/0
G Kirsten    21* (47b 3x4)      GR Larsen    2-0-3-0
HH Gibbs    26* (45b 2x4)      CL Cairns    2-0-11-0

15.1

Cairns to Kirsten, no run, some more defence

15.2

Cairns to Kirsten, 2 leg byes, misses the glance, in fact the replay shows it coming off the glove

15.3

Cairns to Kirsten, no run

15.4

Cairns to Kirsten, no run

15.5

Cairns to Kirsten, 1 run

15.6

Cairns to Gibbs, no run

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 58/0
HH Gibbs    26* (46b 2x4)      CL Cairns    3-0-12-0
G Kirsten    22* (52b 3x4)      GR Larsen    2-0-3-0

16.1

Larsen to Kirsten, no run

16.2

Larsen to Kirsten, FOUR, going for a crock of a sweep, top edge floats over the keeper's head and down to the 3rd man boundary, about as jammy as you get

16.3

Larsen to Kirsten, no run

16.4

Larsen to Kirsten, FOUR, this time smashes an on drive, nothing jammy about that

16.5

Larsen to Kirsten, no run

16.6

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run, and time for a Castle or a Steinlager

Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (9 runs) South Africa 67/0
G Kirsten    31* (58b 5x4)      GR Larsen    3-0-12-0
HH Gibbs    26* (46b 2x4)      CL Cairns    3-0-12-0

17.1

Cairns to Kirsten, no run

17.2

Cairns to Kirsten, 1 run

17.3

Cairns to Gibbs, no run

17.4

Cairns to Gibbs, 2 runs, with a bonus overthrow

17.5

Cairns to Gibbs, (no ball) 1 run, with a bonus no ball, dabbing to the 3rd man

17.5

Cairns to Kirsten, 1 run

17.6

Cairns to Gibbs, 1 run, dug out onto the off side

End of over 18 (7 runs) South Africa 74/0
HH Gibbs    30* (50b 2x4)      CL Cairns    4-0-19-0
G Kirsten    33* (61b 5x4)      GR Larsen    3-0-12-0

18.1

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run

18.2

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run, aimed at the middle stump, flicked awya behin dthe square leg

18.3

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, and another single, all very tedious

18.4

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 leg bye, misplaying that, the leading edge runs away towards the backward point, and still a single, no, off the pad in fact

18.5

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, and another single, they threaten to take a double behind the square leg, but no

18.6

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, defending it away, pushed to the backward point Harris

these South Africans sure do have a capacity to entertain

End of over 19 (5 runs) South Africa 79/0
G Kirsten    34* (64b 5x4)      GR Larsen    4-0-16-0
HH Gibbs    33* (53b 2x4)      CL Cairns    4-0-19-0

19.1

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, flicked away behind the square leg

19.2

Harris to Kirsten, 1 run, another single, pushed thru the cover point

19.3

Harris to Gibbs, no run

19.4

Harris to Gibbs, no run

19.5

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run

19.6

Harris to Kirsten, no run, tapping it outside the off stump and down the wicket

End of over 20 (3 runs) South Africa 82/0
G Kirsten    35* (66b 5x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-3-0
HH Gibbs    35* (57b 2x4)      GR Larsen    4-0-16-0

20.1

Larsen to Gibbs, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, Gibbs missing the late guide to 3rd man

20.2

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, flicked away behin dthe square leg and down to the deep

20.3

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, on the back foot and chopped into the on side

20.4

Larsen to Kirsten, FOUR, dabbing a sweep shot, laying laying the bat in front of him, very effective, ball travels fine

20.5

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run

20.6

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run

End of over 21 (7 runs) South Africa 89/0
HH Gibbs    37* (60b 2x4)      GR Larsen    5-0-23-0
G Kirsten    40* (69b 6x4)      CZ Harris    1-0-3-0

21.1

Harris to Gibbs, no run

21.2

Harris to Gibbs, no run

21.3

Harris to Gibbs, 2 runs

21.4

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run

21.5

Harris to Kirsten, 1 run

21.6

Harris to Gibbs, no run, dabbing outside the off stump and down the wicket, back to the bowler

nothing really turns on good entertainment like South Africa batting and New Zealand bowling

End of over 22 (4 runs) South Africa 93/0
HH Gibbs    40* (65b 2x4)      CZ Harris    2-0-7-0
G Kirsten    41* (70b 6x4)      GR Larsen    5-0-23-0

22.1

Larsen to Kirsten, 2 runs, hopefully Klusener will be bumped up to 3, and we can cut to the chase

22.2

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run, flicked around the corner, played to just in front of the square leg

22.3

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, slashing at it, top edge flies over the gully area and down to the 3rd man

22.4

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run, gliding it down to the 3rd man

22.5

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, dabbing into the off side, gathered at the cover point area, they walk a single

22.6

Larsen to Kirsten, no run, grinds it out square to the point, no run there

End of over 23 (6 runs) South Africa 99/0
G Kirsten    45* (74b 6x4)      GR Larsen    6-0-29-0
HH Gibbs    42* (67b 2x4)      CZ Harris    2-0-7-0

23.1

Harris to Gibbs, no run, dabbed square to the point, good save

23.2

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, into the covers, Harris appeals but it didn't appear to have even hit the pad, that brings up the 100

23.3

Harris to Kirsten, no run

23.4

Harris to Kirsten, no run

23.5

Harris to Kirsten, 2 runs, well flicked behind the square leg, this is the second 100 openign partnership in the world cup for SA

23.6

Harris to Kirsten, 1 run, and the score gets nudged up to 103

Larsen taken off, yet again not proving economical in this world cup

End of over 24 (4 runs) South Africa 103/0
G Kirsten    48* (78b 6x4)      CZ Harris    3-0-11-0
HH Gibbs    43* (69b 2x4)      GR Larsen    6-0-29-0

24.1

Nash to Kirsten, 2 runs, pulled away behind square leg to bring up his 50, 79 balls, 6x4 0x6

24.2

Nash to Kirsten, no run, cross bat nudge on the on side, nash is alert and grabs the ball before they have a chance to run

24.3

Nash to Kirsten, 2 runs, rubbish short ball outsid ethe off stump, Kirsten with an equally poor shot, pulling it late from outside the off stump

24.4

Nash to Kirsten, no run, slashing and missing outside the off stump

24.5

Nash to Kirsten, 1 run

24.6

Nash to Gibbs, 1 run, flicked thru the square leg

End of over 25 (6 runs) South Africa 109/0
HH Gibbs    44* (70b 2x4)      DJ Nash    6-0-25-0
G Kirsten    53* (83b 6x4)      CZ Harris    3-0-11-0

25.1

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, paddles it around the square leg, snore

25.2

Harris to Kirsten, 1 run, dabbing it towards the covers, here's something interesting, it's Nelson

25.3

Harris to Gibbs, no run, poked into the off side, fielding in the covers

25.4

Harris to Gibbs, 2 runs, coming down the pitch, pushed thru the covers, yet again nothing happens on Nelson, a point most conventional commentators fail to realise

25.5

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, ball splices off the bat, through point and past the diving McMillan

25.6

Harris to Kirsten, no run

End of over 26 (5 runs) South Africa 114/0
G Kirsten    54* (85b 6x4)      CZ Harris    4-0-16-0
HH Gibbs    48* (74b 2x4)      DJ Nash    6-0-25-0

26.1

Nash to Gibbs, no run, flicking and missing the jab thru the mid wicket area

26.2

Nash to Gibbs, FOUR, lovely drive thru the extra cover, a Hershy 50, 76 balls, 3x4 0x6

26.3

Nash to Gibbs, FOUR, silly short ball, Nash just can't control himself, pulled forward of the square leg

26.4

Nash to Gibbs, FOUR, too wide this time, great drive thru the covers, 3 consecutive boundaries

NZ sucking more than the debut Britney Spears album

26.5

Nash to Gibbs, no run, and a dot, just dabbing it onto the off side

26.6

Nash to Gibbs, 1 run

End of over 27 (13 runs) South Africa 127/0
HH Gibbs    61* (80b 5x4)      DJ Nash    7-0-38-0
G Kirsten    54* (85b 6x4)      CZ Harris    4-0-16-0

27.1

Harris to Gibbs, no run, outside the off stump, defending into the covers

27.2

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, jumping down the wicket, driving thru the covers and into the deep

27.3

Harris to Kirsten, no run, turned onto the on side, fielded at mid wicket

27.4

Harris to Kirsten, 2 runs, coming around the wicket, pitched a little short, batsman angles it behind the point

27.5

Harris to Kirsten, 1 run, pushing it down the pitch, the long on runs in to field

27.6

Harris to Gibbs, no run, prodded into the covers, an over of prods and pokes after the over of pyrotechnics

oh look, David Lloyd's backside is a fire engine

End of over 28 (4 runs) South Africa 131/0
HH Gibbs    62* (83b 5x4)      CZ Harris    5-0-20-0
G Kirsten    57* (88b 6x4)      DJ Nash    7-0-38-0

28.1

Astle to Kirsten, 2 runs, guided thru the square leg

28.2

Astle to Kirsten, no run, leaning forward and defended down the wicket

28.3

Astle to Kirsten, 1 run, stepping back towards the stumps, flicked behind square leg

28.4

Astle to Gibbs, 1 run, defensively driven thru the vacant mid off area

28.5

Astle to Kirsten, 1 wide, too far down the leg side for Venkat's liking

28.5

Astle to Kirsten, no run, defending on the back foot towards the covers

28.6

Astle to Kirsten, 1 run, ball spits slowly off the defensive bat and into the cover poitn area

End of over 29 (6 runs) South Africa 137/0
G Kirsten    61* (93b 6x4)      NJ Astle    1-0-6-0
HH Gibbs    63* (84b 5x4)      CZ Harris    5-0-20-0

29.1

Harris to Kirsten, no run

29.2

Harris to Kirsten, 1 leg bye, tapping it away on the off side, not far from the keeper

29.3

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, driving into the off side again, to the wide mid off

29.4

Harris to Kirsten, 1 run, driving on the left hander's off side, to Twose at long off

29.5

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, squeezing it behind square leg, more run sbehind the wicket

29.6

Harris to Kirsten, no run, cutting without much real force, bottom edge into the pitch, the snooze a thon continues, seems like years since the 3 4s from Gibbs

End of over 30 (4 runs) South Africa 141/0
G Kirsten    62* (97b 6x4)      CZ Harris    6-0-23-0
HH Gibbs    65* (86b 5x4)      NJ Astle    1-0-6-0

30.1

Astle to Gibbs, 3 leg byes, Cairns running from a long way withf inishes to a spectacular dive at fine leg, all for the saving of 1 run

30.2

Astle to Kirsten, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, the outseam missing the prod into the covers

30.3

Astle to Kirsten, no run

30.4

Astle to Kirsten, 1 run, Allott fielding at deep point

30.5

Astle to Gibbs, no run

30.6

Astle to Gibbs, 1 run, quick single from a dab short of the cover point

End of over 31 (5 runs) South Africa 146/0
HH Gibbs    66* (89b 5x4)      NJ Astle    2-0-8-0
G Kirsten    63* (100b 6x4)      CZ Harris    6-0-23-0

31.1

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, cutting outside the off stump, try the covers into the deep

31.2

Harris to Kirsten, 2 runs, a quick double into the covers

31.3

Harris to Kirsten, no run

31.4

Harris to Kirsten, no run

31.5

Harris to Kirsten, no run

31.6

Harris to Kirsten, 2 runs, extremely eccentric reverse sweep, mistimed over the point

End of over 32 (5 runs) South Africa 151/0
G Kirsten    67* (105b 6x4)      CZ Harris    7-0-28-0
HH Gibbs    67* (90b 5x4)      NJ Astle    2-0-8-0

32.1

Astle to Gibbs, 1 run, dabbing down the wicket on the off side, another single

32.2

Astle to Kirsten, 1 run, mistimed cut still gets a single behind point

32.3

Astle to Gibbs, no run

32.4

Astle to Gibbs, 1 run

32.5

Astle to Kirsten, no run, more mistimed shenannagins, into the covers

32.6

Astle to Kirsten, no run

End of over 33 (3 runs) South Africa 154/0
G Kirsten    68* (108b 6x4)      NJ Astle    3-0-11-0
HH Gibbs    69* (93b 5x4)      CZ Harris    7-0-28-0

33.1

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run

33.2

Harris to Kirsten, no run

33.3

Harris to Kirsten, no run

33.4

Harris to Kirsten, 2 runs

33.5

Harris to Kirsten, 1 run

33.6

Harris to Gibbs, no run

End of over 34 (4 runs) South Africa 158/0
HH Gibbs    70* (95b 5x4)      CZ Harris    8-0-32-0
G Kirsten    71* (112b 6x4)      NJ Astle    3-0-11-0

34.1

Astle to Kirsten, no run

34.2

Astle to Kirsten, 1 run

34.3

Astle to Gibbs, no run, dabbed back down the wicket

34.4

Astle to Gibbs, 1 run, driving thru the off side, down to the long off

34.5

Astle to Kirsten, SIX, great shot, flicked effortlessly over the square leg and over the rope, but short of the fence

34.6

Astle to Kirsten, 2 runs, drivign down the wicket on the on side again

Harris off, Larsen on

End of over 35 (10 runs) South Africa 168/0
G Kirsten    80* (116b 6x4 1x6)      NJ Astle    4-0-21-0
HH Gibbs    71* (97b 5x4)      CZ Harris    8-0-32-0

35.1

Larsen to Gibbs, no run, comign down the pitch and defending

35.2

Larsen to Gibbs, FOUR, quite a slog of a pull shot, SA starting to break loose with the complete 10 wickets in hand, Horne tries to save but doesn't

35.3

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, chopping it into the covers, Astle couldn't handle the thought of a dot and so made the wild throw past Parore

35.4

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run, guides it behind point, 3rd man runs in

35.5

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, leaning back, giving the spine an arch, forced thru the covers

35.6

Larsen to Kirsten, 1 run, cut behind the point fielder, down to the 3rd man again, so many runs behind square today

End of over 36 (8 runs) South Africa 176/0
G Kirsten    82* (118b 6x4 1x6)      GR Larsen    7-0-37-0
HH Gibbs    77* (101b 6x4)      NJ Astle    4-0-21-0

36.1

Astle to Kirsten, no run, Fleming continuing with Astle, probably thinking it's better to keep these two in rather than invite Cullinan and Cronje to have a bat

36.2

Astle to Kirsten, no run

36.3

Astle to Kirsten, OUT, very soft dismissal, Kirsten sweeping, ball pops up in the air, easy catch for the square leg

G Kirsten c Nash b Astle 82 (139m 121b 6x4 1x6) SR: 67.76

big opening partnership, but you can big opening partnership, but you can't help thinking it was a little too slow Match State: Drinks New Zealand look even less effective than Zimbabwe did yesterday and here we go, Klusener bumped up the order

36.4

Astle to Klusener, no run, strap yourself in, it could be a wild wild ride

36.5

Astle to Klusener, FOUR, driving down the wicket, easy of easy fours to start with

36.6

Astle to Klusener, no run, poked away to the cover point

End of over 37 (4 runs) South Africa 180/1
L Klusener    4* (3b 1x4)      NJ Astle    5-0-25-1
HH Gibbs    77* (101b 6x4)      GR Larsen    7-0-37-0

37.1

Larsen to Gibbs, no run, tapping it to the extra cover, Astle fields well

37.2

Larsen to Gibbs, SIX, a little step down the wicket, big big loft over the backward square leg, perfect timing was all that resulted from

37.3

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, guided towards the 3rd man

37.4

Larsen to Klusener, no run

37.5

Larsen to Klusener, OUT, oh dear, obviously beaten by the pace, inside edge onto the stumps, I hope everyone enjoyed that innings

L Klusener b Larsen 4 (6m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

37.6

Larsen to Kallis, no run

End of over 38 (7 runs) South Africa 187/2
JH Kallis    0* (1b)      GR Larsen    8-0-44-1
HH Gibbs    84* (104b 6x4 1x6)      NJ Astle    5-0-25-1

38.1

Astle to Gibbs, 1 run

38.2

Astle to Kallis, no run

38.3

Astle to Kallis, 1 run

38.4

Astle to Gibbs, 1 run

38.5

Astle to Kallis, no run

38.6

Astle to Kallis, 1 run, down to the 3rd man

End of over 39 (4 runs) South Africa 191/2
JH Kallis    2* (5b)      NJ Astle    6-0-29-1
HH Gibbs    86* (106b 6x4 1x6)      GR Larsen    8-0-44-1

39.1

Larsen to Kallis, 1 run, driving down the wicket on the on side, to the mid on

39.2

Larsen to Gibbs, no run, dabs some defence outside the off stump, prodded into the off side

39.3

Larsen to Gibbs, 1 run, flicking it away off the middle stump and behind the square leg

39.4

Larsen to Kallis, no run, stretching forward, frighteningly tame defence outside the off stump

39.5

Larsen to Kallis, 1 run, poorly timed drive wanders down to the long off

39.6

Larsen to Gibbs, no run, guided directly to the mid wicket, a mere 3 off the over, not good enough

End of over 40 (3 runs) South Africa 194/2
HH Gibbs    87* (109b 6x4 1x6)      GR Larsen    9-0-47-1
JH Kallis    4* (8b)      NJ Astle    6-0-29-1

40.1

Harris to Kallis, 2 runs, chopped away with a misplayed cut shot, down to the fine 3rd man

40.2

Harris to Kallis, 1 run, to the mid off

40.3

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, fielded at the fine leg

40.4

Harris to Kallis, 3 runs, guided away behin dthe point fielder, into the deep

40.5

Harris to Gibbs, no run, defending down on the off side again

40.6

Harris to Gibbs, 1 run, dabbing away on the on side, played forward of the square leg

Allott replacing Larsen as Fleming can't make up his mind about the bowling

End of over 41 (8 runs) South Africa 202/2
HH Gibbs    89* (112b 6x4 1x6)      CZ Harris    9-0-40-0
JH Kallis    10* (11b)      GR Larsen    9-0-47-1

41.1

Allott to Gibbs, no run, on the back foot, defending into the off side

41.2

Allott to Gibbs, no run

41.3

Allott to Gibbs, no run, playing outside the crafty off cutter, trying to drive into the covers

41.4

Allott to Gibbs, 1 run, flicked away and down to the fine leg

41.5

Allott to Kallis, no run, a yorker, and squeezed to the point fielder

41.6

Allott to Kallis, 1 run, driving off the leg stump, fielded at the mid off area

End of over 42 (2 runs) South Africa 204/2
JH Kallis    11* (13b)      GI Allott    7-0-20-0
HH Gibbs    90* (116b 6x4 1x6)      CZ Harris    9-0-40-0

42.1

Harris to Kallis, FOUR, coming down the wicket, whipped away witha sweep shot forward of the deep forward square leg

42.2

Harris to Kallis, SIX, big loft over the long off this time, terrific batting against the pretend spinner

42.3

Harris to Kallis, no run

42.4

Harris to Kallis, 2 runs, poking on the off side, thru the mid on, a misfield allows a double

42.5

Harris to Kallis, SIX, massive shot, comes down the wicket and launches it into the stands beyond the covers

42.6

Harris to Kallis, 1 run, pushed on the on side

End of over 43 (19 runs) South Africa 223/2
JH Kallis    30* (19b 1x4 2x6)      CZ Harris    10-0-59-0
HH Gibbs    90* (116b 6x4 1x6)      GI Allott    7-0-20-0

43.1

Allott to Kallis, 2 runs

43.2

Allott to Kallis, no run

43.3

Allott to Kallis, 1 run, the ballr uns square thru the point area

43.4

Allott to Gibbs, 1 run, tapping it off the stumps and behind the square leg yet again

43.5

Allott to Kallis, 1 run

43.6

Allott to Gibbs, OUT, a yorker and thru him, great ball, Gibbs trying to defend, and failing

HH Gibbs b Allott 91 (171m 118b 6x4 1x6) SR: 77.11

End of over 44 (5 runs) South Africa 228/3
     GI Allott    8-0-25-1
JH Kallis    34* (23b 1x4 2x6)      CZ Harris    10-0-59-0

44.1

Cairns to Kallis, 1 run, driven thru the covers and into the deep

44.2

Cairns to Cullinan, no run, floating and missing the cut shot outside the off stump

44.3

Cairns to Cullinan, OUT, slow ball off cutter, utterly bamboozled Cullinan, he was left lunging outside the off stump waiting for the ball, it pops up nonchalently, Cairns takes a diving rolling catch at the silly mid off position

DJ Cullinan c & b Cairns 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

44.4

Cairns to Cronje, 1 run

44.5

Cairns to Kallis, 1 run

44.6

Cairns to Cronje, FOUR

nash back, you'd expect him and allott to finish off the innings

End of over 45 (7 runs) South Africa 235/4
WJ Cronje    5* (2b 1x4)      CL Cairns    5-0-26-1
JH Kallis    36* (25b 1x4 2x6)      GI Allott    8-0-25-1

45.1

Nash to Kallis, no run, very wide of the off stump, Kallis charitably knocks it to point and denies the wide

45.2

Nash to Kallis, 1 run, driving down the on side, fielded at the long on position

45.3

Nash to Cronje, FOUR, very well placed cover drive, too far away from the sweeping fielder

45.4

Nash to Cronje, no run, dabbing down the wicket, fielded by the bowler

45.5

Nash to Cronje, no run, chopping onto the off side, bowler dives and saves the runs

45.6

Nash to Cronje, 1 run, driving down the wicket, bowler dives on the pitch, but the long on is required to field

End of over 46 (6 runs) South Africa 241/4
WJ Cronje    10* (6b 2x4)      DJ Nash    8-0-44-0
JH Kallis    37* (27b 1x4 2x6)      CL Cairns    5-0-26-1

46.1

Cairns to Cronje, 1 run, driving into the covers, well fielded, diving and rolling

46.2

Cairns to Kallis, 1 run, poked down towards the mid on

46.3

Cairns to Cronje, 1 run, stepping back to make some room for himself, cutting thru the covers

46.4

Cairns to Kallis, 1 run, full toss, lofted over the covers and down to Nash at deep cover

46.5

Cairns to Cronje, no run

46.6

Cairns to Cronje, 1 run, off drive into the deep

SA somewhat losing their way, only looking at 270 now

End of over 47 (5 runs) South Africa 246/4
WJ Cronje    13* (10b 2x4)      CL Cairns    6-0-31-1
JH Kallis    39* (29b 1x4 2x6)      DJ Nash    8-0-44-0

47.1

Allott to Cronje, 1 run, grabs a single out thru behin dpoint

47.2

Allott to Kallis, 1 run, driving into the covers, another single, we want boundaries, none of this piddly stuff

47.3

Allott to Cronje, 2 runs, stepping back and driving thru the bowler, a double is received whilst the two long bowlers run around

47.4

Allott to Cronje, 1 run, driving on the on side again, more small time runs

47.5

Allott to Kallis, 1 run, full toss aimed at the leg stump, SA definitely having trouble hitting those, to the wide long on

47.6

Allott to Cronje, 1 run, deflected away with the low glide, ball runs away thru the gully

End of over 48 (7 runs) South Africa 253/4
WJ Cronje    18* (14b 2x4)      GI Allott    9-0-32-1
JH Kallis    41* (31b 1x4 2x6)      CL Cairns    6-0-31-1

48.1

Cairns to Cronje, 2 runs, driving thru the mid wicket, another double

48.2

Cairns to Cronje, 1 run, poked into the covers

48.3

Cairns to Kallis, 1 run, slow drive down to the long off

48.4

Cairns to Cronje, (no ball) SIX, cracking shot, lifted way over the mid wicket, Cronje stepped backwards to make room and then dispatched the overpitched ball

48.4

Cairns to Cronje, SIX, so Cairns tries a short one, same problem, Cronje dispatches it a long long way with the pull shot over mid wicket

48.5

Cairns to Cronje, 1 run

48.6

Cairns to Kallis, SIX, and again, lifting it way way over the long on, Kallis can do anything his captain can do

End of over 49 (24 runs) South Africa 277/4
JH Kallis    48* (33b 1x4 3x6)      CL Cairns    7-0-55-1
WJ Cronje    34* (19b 2x4 2x6)      GI Allott    9-0-32-1

49.1

Allott to Cronje, 2 runs

49.2

Allott to Cronje, 2 runs

49.3

Allott to Cronje, 1 run, pushed thru the covers

49.4

Allott to Kallis, 1 run, OUT, pushing down to the mid off, very quick second needed, but Nash gets the direct hit, Cronje well short at the non-striker's end

WJ Cronje run out 39 (20m 22b 2x4 2x6) SR: 177.27

49.5

Allott to Kallis, 2 runs, driving thru the off side, a double and Kallis gets his 50 at this late stage, raises his bat

49.6

Allott to Kallis, 2 runs, same spot as the previous ball, they run like lemmings, but land safely

big target, hard to see NZ chasing this one without problems, if it was 260-270 it might have been within reach, but SA show there's more to their big hitting than Lance match to resume at 1400 GMT. NZ supply us with a generous 55+ minute lunch break Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (10 runs) South Africa 287/5
JH Kallis    53* (36b 1x4 3x6)      GI Allott    10-0-42-1
JN Rhodes    0* (0b)      CL Cairns    7-0-55-1
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