ICC World Cup, 9th Super: Australia v South Africa at Leeds, Jun 13, 1999
ICC World Cup - 39th match, Super Sixes
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Played at Headingley, Leeds (neutral venue)
13 June 1999 (50-over match)

South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first one change to each team, Martyn for the injured Lehmann for Australia, and Boje for the injured Kallis for SA

0.1

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, swinging in a little to the left hander's off stump, nice ball to start with

0.2

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, bat raised high, ball left alone to the keeper outside the off stump

0.3

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, more good carry thru to the keeper, 2 slips in place as well

0.4

McGrath to Kirsten, 2 runs, dragging it around the corner, Moody runs in from long leg

0.5

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, bat raised high, ball left to the keeper again, Kirsten not committing unless necessary

probably only a matter of time unless McGrath comes around the wicket to Kirsten

0.6

McGrath to Kirsten, 1 no ball, prodded away on the off side

0.6

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, again, bat held high in the stratosphere, ball passes thru to the keeper

End of over 1 (3 runs) South Africa 3/0

    • G Kirsten 2 (7b)
    • HH Gibbs 0 (0b)
    • GD McGrath 1-0-3-0
1.1

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, swinging away from the right hander, lots of curve wide

1.2

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, a bit closer to the stumps this time, again left alone, and again curving away

1.3

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 run, dabbed away on the on side to get Gibbs off the mark

1.4

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, forcing the batsman to play, something McGrath didn't do, tapped on the on side

1.5

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, close to the off stump, but still left alone

1.6

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, pitched up, aimed at middle and off, jammed down the pitch, they think about the run but both the mid off and mid on are alert and ready to gather

End of over 2 (1 run) South Africa 4/0

    • G Kirsten 2 (10b)
    • HH Gibbs 1 (3b)
    • DW Fleming 1-0-1-0
    • GD McGrath 1-0-3-0
2.1

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, outside the off stump, swinging away a little, Gibbs with the bat raised high now

2.2

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, upright defence, pushed firmly in front of the covers

2.3

McGrath to Gibbs, 1 run, deft little nudge thru the gully, playing it late to the 3rd man

2.4

McGrath to Kirsten, 2 runs, EDGED! but wide of the 2nd slip, trying to get the bat out of the way but there was good bounce, Mark Waugh was diving at 2nd slip

2.5

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, pitching it up and the ball seams away nicely, just past the outside edge

2.6

McGrath to Kirsten, 1 wide, down the leg side this time, McGrath a little wayward, not wearing his blinkers

2.6

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, close to the off stump, zipping thru with lots of bounce to the keeper

End of over 3 (4 runs) South Africa 8/0

    • G Kirsten 4 (13b)
    • HH Gibbs 2 (6b)
    • GD McGrath 2-0-7-0
    • DW Fleming 1-0-1-0
3.1

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 run, turned around the corner and down to the long leg

3.2

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, chopped down the wicket and back to the bowler

3.3

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, turning it onto the on side, played to the mid wicket

3.4

Fleming to Kirsten, 2 runs, EDGED again! outside edge just wide of the 2nd slip once more, Waugh will be tempted for a 3rd slip if this keeps happening

3.5

Fleming to Kirsten, 1 run, dabbed straight on the off side, quick little single

3.6

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, allowed to pass outside the off stump without interrogation

End of over 4 (4 runs) South Africa 12/0

    • HH Gibbs 3 (8b)
    • G Kirsten 7 (17b)
    • DW Fleming 2-0-5-0
    • GD McGrath 2-0-7-0
4.1

McGrath to Kirsten, 1 run, flicking it of fthe pads down to the fine leg

4.2

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, slight movement outside the off stump, Gibbs doesn't sniff at it

4.3

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, defensive outside the off stump, into the covers

4.4

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, bat raised high, ball passes to the keeper yet again

4.5

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, tapping it away outside the off stump, into the covers

4.6

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, yawn, bat raised high again, Gilchrist collects, SA playing with all the intensity of a Test match

End of over 5 (1 run) South Africa 13/0

    • HH Gibbs 3 (13b)
    • G Kirsten 8 (18b)
    • GD McGrath 3-0-8-0
    • DW Fleming 2-0-5-0
5.1

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, outsid ethe off and to Gilly once more

5.2

Fleming to Kirsten, no run

5.3

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, trying to smack it thru the covers but well beaten by the outswinger

5.4

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, lovely outseamer, beating the defensive outside edge

5.5

Fleming to Kirsten, FOUR, onto the front foot, ball was overpitched a little, lovely off drive, first boundary for South Africa

5.6

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, jammed away close on the off stump, into the point region

End of over 6 (4 runs) South Africa 17/0

    • G Kirsten 12 (24b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 3 (13b)
    • DW Fleming 3-0-9-0
    • GD McGrath 3-0-8-0
6.1

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, just a little defensive tap away on the off side

6.2

McGrath to Gibbs, 1 run, gliding it thru backward point, Tricky Ricky with the excellent save, restricts it to a single

and here's something, Reiffel going off with a bleeding hand after backing up the throw from Ponting the gorgeous Brendon Julian comes on, and don't the ladies just love him?

6.3

McGrath to Kirsten, 1 no ball, would've been a wide down the leg side

6.3

McGrath to Kirsten, no run

6.4

McGrath to Kirsten, no run

6.5

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, coming around the wicket now, defensive outside the off stump, ball was pitched up

6.6

McGrath to Kirsten, no run, played late, pushing away on the off side, Steve Waugh fields from the gully

End of over 7 (2 runs) South Africa 19/0

    • G Kirsten 12 (29b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 4 (15b)
    • GD McGrath 4-0-10-0
    • DW Fleming 3-0-9-0
7.1

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 wide, way down the leg side, Umpire Kitkat calls it wide

7.1

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, good bounce, Gibbs underestimated it, takes him on the glove whilst trying to defend

Kirsten looking at Gibbs' hand, Gibbs perhaps wants Kirsten to kiss it better on comes the wunderbar magic spray, with all of its mysterious healing powers

7.2

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, turned around the corner close on the on side

7.3

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, defensive outside the off stump

7.4

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, driving down the ground, mistimed in fact, bowler fields

7.5

Fleming to Kirsten, no run, chopping it away on the off stump, Kirsten done it by the late movement

7.6

Fleming to Kirsten, FOUR, excellent loft way over the square leg, terrific flick

Reiffel comes back onto the field, and sadly for those not interested in cricket, Julian leaves

End of over 8 (6 runs) South Africa 25/0

    • G Kirsten 16 (33b 2x4)
    • HH Gibbs 4 (17b)
    • DW Fleming 4-0-14-0
    • GD McGrath 4-0-10-0
8.1

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, seaming away slightly, utterly no shot offered

8.2

Reiffel to Gibbs, 1 run, forward forward and dabbing it down thru the mid off

8.3

Reiffel to Kirsten, no run, bat raised, ball passes to the keeper once again

8.4

Reiffel to Kirsten, 1 wide, full down the leg side, Umpire Willy Wonka calls it wide

8.4

Reiffel to Kirsten, no run, chopped away into the off side, captain Pugwash is the fielder in the covers

8.5

Reiffel to Kirsten, no run, turned onto the on side, collected by the forward square leg

8.6

Reiffel to Kirsten, no run, dabbing it away into the covers, again Steve Waugh is the fielder

End of over 9 (2 runs) South Africa 27/0

    • G Kirsten 16 (37b 2x4)
    • HH Gibbs 5 (19b)
    • PR Reiffel 1-0-2-0
    • DW Fleming 4-0-14-0
9.1

Fleming to Gibbs, FOUR, poor ball drifting onto the legs, flicked off the pads and over the backward square area, so easy it's scary

9.2

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, angling in, beats the defensive bat and into the rear thigh, big appeal, but Venkat judges it was going over the stumps

9.3

Fleming to Gibbs, no run

9.4

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, tapped away onto the on side

9.5

Fleming to Gibbs, FOUR, a real stinker of a ball, short of a length, wide of the off stump, easy cut shot for Gibbs over the point

9.6

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, back foot defence, onto the off side

End of over 10 (8 runs) South Africa 35/0

    • HH Gibbs 13 (25b 2x4)
    • G Kirsten 16 (37b 2x4)
    • DW Fleming 5-0-22-0
    • PR Reiffel 1-0-2-0
10.1

Reiffel to Kirsten, 1 run, trying to play across the line, leading edge floats over the slips, Kitty Kirsten onto his 4th life

10.2

Reiffel to Gibbs, FOUR, excellent flick off the pads and over the square leg, nearly a 6

10.3

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, left alone very dangerously, ball travels just over the off stump

10.4

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, same ball, and Gibbs elects to defend it this time

10.5

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, pushing it away on the off side, to the backward point

10.6

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, bat raised, ball passes thru to the keeper, that takes me back to the opening overs, what nostalgia

Long Tom to bowl

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa 40/0

    • HH Gibbs 17 (30b 3x4)
    • G Kirsten 17 (38b 2x4)
    • PR Reiffel 2-0-7-0
    • DW Fleming 5-0-22-0
11.1

Moody to Kirsten, no run, outside the off stump, Kirsten leaves it alone so he can judge the fierce pace of Moody

11.2

Moody to Kirsten, no run, left alone closer to the off stump this time

11.3

Moody to Kirsten, no run, dead batted outside the off stump, ball hardly travels

11.4

Moody to Kirsten, 1 leg bye, missing the flick thru the long leg, hits the pad and dribbles away close, good running

11.5

Moody to Gibbs, no run, pitched up, inside edge into the toes perhaps, Moody says some words to himself

11.6

Moody to Gibbs, no run, defending outside the off stump, 1st maiden of the day goes to Moody, what a stud

End of over 12 (1 run, maiden) South Africa 41/0

    • HH Gibbs 17 (32b 3x4)
    • G Kirsten 17 (42b 2x4)
    • TM Moody 1-1-0-0
    • PR Reiffel 2-0-7-0
12.1

Reiffel to Kirsten, no run, miscued the soft drive onto the on side, mid on fields

12.2

Reiffel to Kirsten, FOUR, hacked down the wicket, on the on side, thru the mid on and down to the boundary, a thick inside edge that was

12.3

Reiffel to Kirsten, no run, widish of the off stump, cut away direct to Ponting at point

12.4

Reiffel to Kirsten, OUT, coming down the wicket, driving, edging, outing to Ponting at pointing

G Kirsten c Ponting b Reiffel 21 (54m 46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 45.65

the great Cronje at numero 3 experiment has ended, Cullers is the new bat

12.5

Reiffel to Cullinan, no run

12.6

Reiffel to Cullinan, no run, angling in, into the apds, bit appeal for the leg before, Willey says not out, ball going down the leg side

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 45/1

    • DJ Cullinan 0 (2b)
    • HH Gibbs 17 (32b 3x4)
    • PR Reiffel 3-0-11-1
    • TM Moody 1-1-0-0
13.1

Moody to Gibbs, FOUR, leaning forward, wanting to push into the covers, EDGED! wide of the slips, McGrath dives at 3rd man and the ball runs under him

13.2

Moody to Gibbs, no run, lots of boring hype being made of Warne wanting to bowl to Cullinan

13.3

Moody to Gibbs, 1 wide, down the leg side, brings up the 50

13.3

Moody to Gibbs, no run, knocked firmly into the covers

13.4

Moody to Gibbs, 1 run, leaning over the ball, defended, ball splices away thru the gully, fielded by Ponting

13.5

Moody to Cullinan, no run, defensive drive, Bevan fields at wide mid off

13.6

Moody to Cullinan, no run, sharp bounce outside the off stump, Cullinan pushing at some defence, and missing

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa 51/1

    • DJ Cullinan 0 (4b)
    • HH Gibbs 22 (36b 4x4)
    • TM Moody 2-1-6-0
    • PR Reiffel 3-0-11-1
14.1

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, defensive outside the off stump again

14.2

Reiffel to Gibbs, 1 run, played late, squeezed down upon it, Moody fields from wide 3rd man

14.3

Reiffel to Cullinan, no run, cross bat shot down the ground, rocking on the back foot, hit very hard, McGrath with an excellent save at mid on

14.4

Reiffel to Cullinan, no run, defended away onto the off side, to the mid off in fact

14.5

Reiffel to Cullinan, 3 runs, trying to drive on the off, poorly timed, inside edge runs thru the mid on, hit hard enough to beat McGrath

14.6

Reiffel to Gibbs, 1 run, turned forward of the square leg, Martyn runs in from the deep to field

Here endeth the fielding restrictions

End of over 15 (5 runs) South Africa 56/1

    • HH Gibbs 24 (39b 4x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 3 (7b)
    • PR Reiffel 4-0-16-1
    • TM Moody 2-1-6-0
15.1

Moody to Gibbs, no run, loose outside the off stump, looking for a gap in the covers, not found

15.2

Moody to Gibbs, no run, chopped away on the off side

15.3

Moody to Gibbs, FOUR, lifting it over the mid wicket, weird sort of horizontal bat flick from low on the pitch, whatever it was, it was effective

15.4

Moody to Gibbs, no run

15.5

Moody to Gibbs, no run

15.6

Moody to Gibbs, no run, dabbed back down the pitch

and la de da, he here is, Shane Warne

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 60/1

    • HH Gibbs 28 (45b 5x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 3 (7b)
    • TM Moody 3-1-10-0
    • PR Reiffel 4-0-16-1
16.1

Warne to Cullinan, no run, oooh, and almost popping a catch up first ball on the on side

16.2

Warne to Cullinan, 2 runs, drivign thru the mid wicket

16.3

Warne to Cullinan, no run, back to the bowler

16.4

Warne to Cullinan, 1 run, slicing it away behin dthe point

16.5

Warne to Gibbs, no run

16.6

Warne to Gibbs, no run

End of over 17 (3 runs) South Africa 63/1

    • HH Gibbs 28 (47b 5x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 6 (11b)
    • SK Warne 1-0-3-0
    • TM Moody 3-1-10-0
17.1

Moody to Cullinan, FOUR, coming down the pitch and smacking it thru the covers

17.2

Moody to Cullinan, no run

17.3

Moody to Cullinan, 1 run

17.4

Moody to Gibbs, 1 run

17.5

Moody to Cullinan, no run, tapping it away close on the off side

17.6

Moody to Cullinan, 1 run, popping it on the on side, Julian desperately diving for the catch at mid off, very close, great effort

in fact, the replays show it was dropped, had it in his right hand for a split second

End of over 18 (7 runs) South Africa 70/1

    • DJ Cullinan 12 (16b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 29 (48b 5x4)
    • TM Moody 4-1-17-0
    • SK Warne 1-0-3-0
18.1

Warne to Cullinan, no run, tapping it away on the off side

18.2

Warne to Cullinan, no run, again, on the off side, just defending

18.3

Warne to Cullinan, 1 run, pushing across the ball and thru the point

18.4

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, lazy little dab of a cut shot gets a single thru the point

18.5

Warne to Cullinan, no run, coming forward and defending it down the wicket to the bowler

18.6

Warne to Cullinan, 1 run, stepping onto the back foot, driving thru the covers, finding the gap and scoring a single

End of over 19 (3 runs) South Africa 73/1

    • DJ Cullinan 14 (21b 1x4)
    • HH Gibbs 30 (49b 5x4)
    • SK Warne 2-0-6-0
    • TM Moody 4-1-17-0
19.1

Moody to Cullinan, SIX, simple loft way over the long on, powerful shot into the concourse

19.2

Moody to Cullinan, no run

19.3

Moody to Cullinan, 1 run, dabbing a single just short of the covers

19.4

Moody to Gibbs, no run, defensive outside the off stump, prodding onto the off side

19.5

Moody to Gibbs, FOUR, planting the front foot forward and belting Moody thru the extra cover, Steve Waugh should take back this Moody bloke to the place of purchase

19.6

Moody to Gibbs, 1 run, pushing it away behind the point area

End of over 20 (12 runs) South Africa 85/1

    • HH Gibbs 35 (52b 6x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 21 (24b 1x4 1x6)
    • TM Moody 5-1-29-0
    • SK Warne 2-0-6-0
20.1

Warne to Gibbs, no run, dabbing outside the off stump, to the point fielder, nice leggie from Warne

20.2

Warne to Gibbs, 2 runs, rocking on the back foot, cutting thru the covers

20.3

Warne to Gibbs, no run, stretching forward and defending down the wicket

20.4

Warne to Gibbs, no run, turned away onto the on side, fielded at forward of the square leg

20.5

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, easy drive down to the long off for just the one

20.6

Warne to Cullinan, no run, just 3 runs off each of Warne's overs, the Australian hack journalists will be very frustrated with this economy

Bevan is bowl his slow left arm chinese chickens

End of over 21 (3 runs) South Africa 88/1

    • DJ Cullinan 21 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 38 (57b 6x4)
    • SK Warne 3-0-9-0
    • TM Moody 5-1-29-0
21.1

Bevan to Gibbs, 1 wide, down the leg side, Gilchrist whips the bails off, not good enough to stop the late call

21.1

Bevan to Gibbs, no run, down the off side this time

21.2

Bevan to Gibbs, 1 run, poking it away on the off side, to the mid off in fact

21.3

Bevan to Cullinan, FOUR, too short, turning a little, but an easy pull shot forward of the square leg to the deep square leg

21.4

Bevan to Cullinan, FOUR, more junk from Bevan, late cut beats the diving backward point, travels all the way to the rope

21.5

Bevan to Cullinan, no run, stretching forward and defending into the off side

21.6

Bevan to Cullinan, 1 run, just a little flick off the pads behind square for the single

End of over 22 (11 runs) South Africa 99/1

    • DJ Cullinan 30 (29b 3x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 39 (59b 6x4)
    • MG Bevan 1-0-11-0
    • SK Warne 3-0-9-0
22.1

Warne to Cullinan, no run, leg spinner off the middle stump, beats a silly late dab from Cullers

22.2

Warne to Cullinan, no run, drifting in, slight turn into the pads, big appeal, Cullers on the back foot trying to defend, ball heading just down the leg side

22.3

Warne to Cullinan, no run

22.4

Warne to Cullinan, no run, flicked onto the on side

22.5

Warne to Cullinan, no run, better defence, meeting the pitch of the ball

22.6

Warne to Cullinan, no run, spinning into the stumps, an excellent maiden over, a couple of troubles for Cullinan there, probably causing a few stains

End of over 23 (maiden) South Africa 99/1

    • DJ Cullinan 30 (35b 3x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 39 (59b 6x4)
    • SK Warne 4-1-9-0
    • MG Bevan 1-0-11-0
23.1

Bevan to Gibbs, 1 run, thru the cover point to bring up the 100

23.2

Bevan to Cullinan, 1 run, pushing it thru the cover point

23.3

Bevan to Gibbs, no run, cut away softly to the point fielder

23.4

Bevan to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, turning it away onto the on side, missing in fact as signalled by the umpire

23.5

Bevan to Cullinan, 1 run

23.6

Bevan to Gibbs, no run

End of over 24 (4 runs) South Africa 103/1

    • HH Gibbs 40 (63b 6x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 32 (37b 3x4 1x6)
    • MG Bevan 2-0-14-0
    • SK Warne 4-1-9-0
24.1

Warne to Cullinan, 1 run, driving down the on side

24.2

Warne to Gibbs, 1 wide, down the leg side, Gibbs shuffling after it

24.2

Warne to Gibbs, no run

24.3

Warne to Gibbs, no run, mishit, almost pops a catch, but it bounces away to the point

24.4

Warne to Gibbs, FOUR, sweeping fine, excellent shot, down to the fine leg boundary

24.5

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, working it thru the cover point area

24.6

Warne to Cullinan, no run, scratching it away on the on side

End of over 25 (7 runs) South Africa 110/1

    • DJ Cullinan 33 (39b 3x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 45 (67b 7x4)
    • SK Warne 5-1-16-0
    • MG Bevan 2-0-14-0
25.1

McGrath to Gibbs, 1 run, Steve Waugh getting sweaty and tuggling at his collar, desperately he turns to McGrath

25.2

McGrath to Cullinan, no run, and you can understand his desperation, with these two clowns scoring runs, what sort fo damage is a real batsman like Klusener going to do?

25.3

McGrath to Cullinan, no run, pushing it away on the off side, to the point

25.4

McGrath to Cullinan, 1 run, stepping back, defending very close on the on side, good running

25.5

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, good quick ball, outside the off stump, cramped cut shot, missed

25.6

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, outside the off stump, and thru to the keeper, McGrath halts the runs but can't unhalt the wickets

End of over 26 (2 runs) South Africa 112/1

    • HH Gibbs 46 (70b 7x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 34 (42b 3x4 1x6)
    • GD McGrath 5-0-12-0
    • SK Warne 5-1-16-0
26.1

Warne to Cullinan, 1 run, inside edge trickles away on the on side, was going for the cover drive, misplayed it

26.2

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, making room, slashing it thru the covers, Reiffel is the fielder in the deep

26.3

Warne to Cullinan, no run, dabbing it square off the middle stump, fielded around the backward point area

26.4

Warne to Cullinan, no run, turned around the corner, McGrath is standing a long way inside the fence at fine leg, well positioned

26.5

Warne to Cullinan, no run, dabbing it away on the off side, collected by the point

26.6

Warne to Cullinan, no run, mishit on the on side, another t-liddly-riffic over from Warne

the last over was an inside edge that rebounded between the legs like a pinball, Cullinan seems to have injured himself he has a shoe off, hurt his heel perhaps, nothing wrong with the little piggies

End of over 27 (2 runs) South Africa 114/1

    • DJ Cullinan 35 (47b 3x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 47 (71b 7x4)
    • SK Warne 6-1-18-0
    • GD McGrath 5-0-12-0
27.1

McGrath to Gibbs, FOUR, seaming in, inside edge gets about as close to the off stump as possible, that's 50, 72 balls, 8x4 0x6

McGrath gives a look so mean, it would make medicine sick (courtesy: M.Ali)

27.2

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, defending into the covers, no single available despite Gibbs' keenness

27.3

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, defending down the pitch

27.4

McGrath to Gibbs, no run

27.5

McGrath to Gibbs, 1 no ball, defensive down the pitch on the off side

27.5

McGrath to Gibbs, 1 run, gliding it down behind the point and into the deep

27.6

McGrath to Cullinan, 1 run, aimed at the off stump, turned onto the on side, thru the mid wicket

End of over 28 (7 runs) South Africa 121/1

    • DJ Cullinan 36 (48b 3x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 52 (77b 8x4)
    • GD McGrath 6-0-19-0
    • SK Warne 6-1-18-0
28.1

Warne to Cullinan, no run, slashed down the wicket, bounces back to the bowler, poor timing

28.2

Warne to Cullinan, no run, old habits die hard, Cullers trying to play it off the pitch, is well beaten

28.3

Warne to Cullinan, no run, pushing across the ball and to the backward point

28.4

Warne to Cullinan, 2 runs, the on drive gets a double whilst Long Tom runs in from the deep

28.5

Warne to Cullinan, 2 runs, overpitched, excellent square drive to the deep backward point

28.6

Warne to Cullinan, 1 run, dabbed late off the leg stump, the "ooooh" of Warne is aped by the South Africans in the crowd

End of over 29 (5 runs) South Africa 126/1

    • DJ Cullinan 41 (54b 3x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 52 (77b 8x4)
    • SK Warne 7-1-23-0
    • GD McGrath 6-0-19-0
29.1

Reiffel to Cullinan, no run, clamping down on it, tapping into the off side

29.2

Reiffel to Cullinan, 2 runs, swivels on the back foot, pulled down to the long leg

29.3

Reiffel to Cullinan, FOUR, making room and tttthhwwwack! cutting thru the cover point, Bevan makes a complete balls-up of it trying to field in the deep

29.4

Reiffel to Cullinan, 1 run, turned away on the on side, towards teh square leg

29.5

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, onto the back foot, defending into the off side, into the covers

29.6

Reiffel to Gibbs, 1 run, controlled thick edge nudge to the 3rd man

South Africa looking well set for about 270, or 370 if Klusener has his eye in

End of over 30 (8 runs) South Africa 134/1

    • HH Gibbs 53 (79b 8x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 48 (58b 4x4 1x6)
    • PR Reiffel 5-0-24-1
    • SK Warne 7-1-23-0
30.1

Warne to Gibbs, no run, playing and missing it late outside the off stump, trying to cut but missing

30.2

Warne to Gibbs, no run, squeezes it away into the covers, but Cullers sends him back

30.3

Warne to Gibbs, no run, using his feet well, driving into the covers, but direct to the fielder

30.4

Warne to Gibbs, no run, stiff sweep, but direct to the short fine leg

30.5

Warne to Gibbs, no run, coming down the wicket, but only lamely tapped back to the bowler

30.6

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, a single to the long on to deny the maiden

End of over 31 (1 run) South Africa 135/1

    • HH Gibbs 54 (85b 8x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 48 (58b 4x4 1x6)
    • SK Warne 8-1-24-0
    • PR Reiffel 5-0-24-1
31.1

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, flapping at it outside the off stump, too much bounce for the batsman

31.2

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, defends into the covers from outside the off stump

31.3

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, walking across his stumps, into the pads wide of the off stump, Gilchrist with the ridiculous reflex appeal

31.4

Reiffel to Gibbs, 1 run, controlled thick down to the 3rd man for a single

31.5

Reiffel to Cullinan, 1 run, tapping it down on the on side towards the mid on

31.6

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run

what an interesting stat. Each bowler has bowled exactly one wide. That is amazing.

End of over 32 (2 runs) South Africa 137/1

    • HH Gibbs 55 (90b 8x4)
    • DJ Cullinan 49 (59b 4x4 1x6)
    • PR Reiffel 6-0-26-1
    • SK Warne 8-1-24-0
32.1

Warne to Cullinan, 1 no ball

32.1

Warne to Cullinan, 1 run, poked away past the non striker to bring up a 50, 60 balls, 4x4 1x6

32.2

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, slashing and lifting over the covers

32.3

Warne to Cullinan, OUT, Cullinan's brain taking one of its famous leaves of absence, trying to slog it on one knee over the mid wicket, ball spins into the off stump

DJ Cullinan b Warne 50 (79m 62b 4x4 1x6) SR: 80.64

32.4

Warne to Cronje, 1 no ball, and another no ball, hmmm

32.4

Warne to Cronje, no run

32.5

Warne to Cronje, OUT, Hansie obviously thought that last stroke of Cullinan's was a mighty fine idea, because he tries it himself, ball hits the thigh of the leg on the ground, big appeal, ball was spinning down the line, small chance of it missing the off stump

WJ Cronje lbw b Warne 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

32.6

Warne to Rhodes, no run, defended

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 141/3

    • JN Rhodes 0 (1b)
    • HH Gibbs 56 (91b 8x4)
    • SK Warne 9-1-28-2
    • PR Reiffel 6-0-26-1
33.1

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run

33.2

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run

33.3

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, stepping back and pushing to the point fielder

33.4

Reiffel to Gibbs, 2 runs, chipping a bouncey one off the stumps and over the forward square leg, McGrath with some terrible fielding in the deep, allows the second

33.5

Reiffel to Gibbs, 1 run, dabbed into the covers, they can grab a single

33.6

Reiffel to Rhodes, no run, and time for a Pepsi sponsored drinks break

Match State: Drinks

End of over 34 (3 runs) South Africa 144/3

    • JN Rhodes 0 (2b)
    • HH Gibbs 59 (96b 8x4)
    • PR Reiffel 7-0-29-1
    • SK Warne 9-1-28-2
34.1

Warne to Gibbs, no run, dabbing away outside the off stump

34.2

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, this is the Warnester's last over

34.3

Warne to Rhodes, 1 run, turning it around the corner to the short fine leg

34.4

Warne to Gibbs, no run

34.5

Warne to Gibbs, 2 runs, sweeping an eventual full toss, an overthrow is conceded thru the bowler

34.6

Warne to Gibbs, 1 run, pushing towards the 3rd man, that's the end of a fine day of bowling for Warne

End of over 35 (5 runs) South Africa 149/3

    • HH Gibbs 63 (101b 8x4)
    • JN Rhodes 1 (3b)
    • SK Warne 10-1-33-2
    • PR Reiffel 7-0-29-1
35.1

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, down the leg side, Gibbs going for the big woofing swing and miss, just misses bowling the leg stump

35.2

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run, lunging and struggling to play it to the cover fielder

35.3

Reiffel to Gibbs, 1 run, late cut, easy run to the wide 3rd man to bring up the 150

35.4

Reiffel to Rhodes, 1 run, bit of a top edge in that cut shot, ball goes down to the 3rd man again

35.5

Reiffel to Gibbs, 2 runs, driven down to the long off, excellent running for teh second

35.6

Reiffel to Gibbs, no run

End of over 36 (4 runs) South Africa 153/3

    • HH Gibbs 66 (106b 8x4)
    • JN Rhodes 2 (4b)
    • PR Reiffel 8-0-33-1
    • SK Warne 10-1-33-2
36.1

Fleming to Rhodes, no run, just defending outside the off stump

36.2

Fleming to Rhodes, no run, excellent inseam into the leading pad, ball was drifting down the leg side

36.3

Fleming to Rhodes, 1 leg bye, well glance to the fine leg, it in fact came sharply off the hip

36.4

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 run, flicked away just behind the square leg

36.5

Fleming to Rhodes, 1 run, poorly timed drive thru the covers and into the deep

36.6

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, slow ball outside the off stump, batsmen with no effing idea, pushing at it 4 hours too early

End of over 37 (3 runs) South Africa 156/3

    • HH Gibbs 67 (108b 8x4)
    • JN Rhodes 3 (8b)
    • DW Fleming 6-0-24-0
    • PR Reiffel 8-0-33-1
37.1

Reiffel to Rhodes, 1 run, misplayed into the pitch, ball doesnt travel a metre from the pitch, quick single taken

37.2

Reiffel to Gibbs, SIX, terrific shot, two little bunny hops down the pitch, and a perfectly timed jab over the long off

37.3

Reiffel to Gibbs, 1 run, poking it just behind the point

37.4

Reiffel to Rhodes, no run, dabbing it onto the off side, gathered in the covers

37.5

Reiffel to Rhodes, no run, worked square, and direct to the point fielder Ponting

37.6

Reiffel to Rhodes, SIX, pull shot, lifted over the backward square leg and onto the root of the stand or buliding or house or whatever the hell that brick thing is

excellent shot anyway

End of over 38 (14 runs) South Africa 170/3

    • JN Rhodes 10 (12b 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 74 (110b 8x4 1x6)
    • PR Reiffel 9-0-47-1
    • DW Fleming 6-0-24-0
38.1

Fleming to Gibbs, no run, dabbing it short of the covers

38.2

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 run, played square, Ponting collects, but not quick enough

38.3

Fleming to Rhodes, 1 leg bye, flicked square, may have come off the pad, it did in fact

38.4

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 run, prodded to the cover point for another single

38.5

Fleming to Rhodes, no run

38.6

Fleming to Rhodes, FOUR

End of over 39 (7 runs) South Africa 177/3

    • JN Rhodes 14 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 76 (113b 8x4 1x6)
    • DW Fleming 7-0-30-0
    • PR Reiffel 9-0-47-1
39.1

Moody to Gibbs, 2 runs, misplayed, in the air down the wicket, the captain is trying to get back to it, but a metre short

39.2

Moody to Gibbs, 1 run, another wild shot, top edge flies down to the 3rd man

39.3

Moody to Rhodes, 1 run

39.4

Moody to Gibbs, no run, dabbing back to the bowler

39.5

Moody to Gibbs, 1 run, a single into the covers

39.6

Moody to Rhodes, 1 run

End of over 40 (6 runs) South Africa 183/3

    • JN Rhodes 16 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 80 (117b 8x4 1x6)
    • TM Moody 6-1-35-0
    • DW Fleming 7-0-30-0
40.1

Fleming to Rhodes, 1 leg bye, the leg bye trickles on the off side

40.2

Fleming to Gibbs, 2 runs, well driven thru the backward point, excellent timing, McGrath times his diving save perfectly

40.3

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 run, ball floating precariously on the on side, just wide of the mid wicket

40.4

Fleming to Rhodes, 2 runs, thru the covers, McGrath is in position but there's nothing that can be done to stop the double

40.5

Fleming to Rhodes, 1 run, misplayed short of the point, easy single is found

40.6

Fleming to Gibbs, 1 run, driving off the off stump, Mark Waugh in his Terry Lamb number 6 is the unusally placed long off

Jonty Rhodes changing his Gunn and Moore

End of over 41 (8 runs) South Africa 191/3

    • HH Gibbs 84 (120b 8x4 1x6)
    • JN Rhodes 19 (20b 1x4 1x6)
    • DW Fleming 8-0-37-0
    • TM Moody 6-1-35-0
41.1

Moody to Gibbs, FOUR, cracking cover drive, that's number 1

41.2

Moody to Gibbs, FOUR, thick edge from the drive runs very fine, that's number 2

someone utters an expletive, that's another penny in the jar

41.3

Moody to Gibbs, 2 runs, turning thru the on side to bring up the team 200

41.4

Moody to Gibbs, no run

41.5

Moody to Gibbs, 1 run

41.6

Moody to Rhodes, 1 run, another excellent over for the Seth Effrikans

McGrath brough back, I'm sure he's overjoyed at having to bowl 4 overs at the death

End of over 42 (12 runs) South Africa 203/3

    • JN Rhodes 20 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • HH Gibbs 95 (125b 10x4 1x6)
    • TM Moody 7-1-47-0
    • DW Fleming 8-0-37-0
42.1

McGrath to Rhodes, 1 no ball, yorker on middle stump defended back to the bowler

42.1

McGrath to Rhodes, 1 run, dabbing a full toss off the leg stump and to the mid on

42.2

McGrath to Gibbs, 1 run, inside edge into the mid-diff, quick single as the ball drops to the toes

42.3

McGrath to Rhodes, 1 run, controlled thick edge off the split finger slower ball, to the 3rd man

42.4

McGrath to Gibbs, 1 run, driving off the stumps and wide of the mid on

42.5

McGrath to Rhodes, 1 run, played down the wicket, Reiffel is again the fielder at mid on

42.6

McGrath to Gibbs, 1 run, tucked off the middle stump and thru the mid wicket, a run off every ball, SA finding it easy to find singles with the field so spread

End of over 43 (7 runs) South Africa 210/3

    • HH Gibbs 98 (128b 10x4 1x6)
    • JN Rhodes 23 (25b 1x4 1x6)
    • GD McGrath 7-0-26-0
    • TM Moody 7-1-47-0
43.1

Moody to Gibbs, no run, lots of bounce making it extremely awkward for Gilchrist standing up to the stumps, takes it baseball catcher style in front of his face

43.2

Moody to Gibbs, no run, zips thru witha bit of extra pace, to the keeper

43.3

Moody to Gibbs, 2 runs, pushed thru the mid wicket to bring up and very well played ton, off 131 balls, 10x4 1x6

43.4

Moody to Gibbs, 1 run, tapped behind point

43.5

Moody to Rhodes, SIX, perfectly straight drive, off the off stump, clears the rope and then it just clears the fence

43.6

Moody to Rhodes, no run, misplayed away onto the on side

End of over 44 (9 runs) South Africa 219/3

    • JN Rhodes 29 (27b 1x4 2x6)
    • HH Gibbs 101 (132b 10x4 1x6)
    • TM Moody 8-1-56-0
    • GD McGrath 7-0-26-0
44.1

McGrath to Gibbs, no run, slow and full outside the off stump, gibbs steps back a long way , misses, and then looks to the umpire for a wide, not a chance

44.2

McGrath to Gibbs, OUT, same ball as before, only different is that this one was on the stump, Gibbs stepping back and choosing the wrong shot, trying to cut the slow ball yorker, ball hits the middle and leg stumps

HH Gibbs b McGrath 101 (185m 134b 10x4 1x6) SR: 75.37

Klusener bumped up the order

44.3

McGrath to Klusener, 2 runs, driving off the leg stump and thru the wide mid on

in fact he's only really bumped ahead of Pollock, SA with one less batsman without Kallis

44.4

McGrath to Klusener, 1 run, taps the ball behind the point fielder

44.5

McGrath to Rhodes, 1 run, well guided outside the off stump and thru the cover point

44.6

McGrath to Klusener, 1 run, full toss is aimed at the off stump, knocked with minimal timing to the mid off

this is very interesting, Bevan brought back to counter Klusener could be termed "courageous" for those familiar with 'Yes Minister'

End of over 45 (5 runs) South Africa 224/4

    • L Klusener 4 (3b)
    • JN Rhodes 30 (28b 1x4 2x6)
    • GD McGrath 8-0-31-1
    • TM Moody 8-1-56-0
45.1

Bevan to Klusener, no run, misses the flick thru the forward square leg, into the thigh

45.2

Bevan to Klusener, FOUR, long hop, Bevan's usual rubbish, pulled very strongly thru the mid wicket, poor shot, should've been a 6

45.3

Bevan to Klusener, 1 run, again too short, pulled over the mid wicket, but mcGrath is well placed in the deep

45.4

Bevan to Rhodes, 1 run, better ball, and a good sweep shot, just direct to the deep square leg

45.5

Bevan to Klusener, 1 run, full toss heading down the leg side, swiped away down to the deep backward square

45.6

Bevan to Rhodes, 1 run, another strong effort, heaps of effort, but only singles, Fleming is at long leg

7 off the over, hardly a success, but hardly a diabolical failure either

End of over 46 (8 runs) South Africa 232/4

    • JN Rhodes 32 (30b 1x4 2x6)
    • L Klusener 10 (7b 1x4)
    • MG Bevan 3-0-22-0
    • GD McGrath 8-0-31-1
46.1

McGrath to Rhodes, 1 run, driving down the off side

46.2

McGrath to Klusener, FOUR, around teh wicket, good ball, but Klusener just slogs it along the ground and thru the covers

46.3

McGrath to Klusener, 1 run, spanked into the covers again, S Waugh fields again, at extra cover

46.4

McGrath to Rhodes, 1 run, tapping it down the wicket, Reiffel fields at mid on

46.5

McGrath to Klusener, FOUR, lofting over the mid on, full toss on the leg stump, typical Klusener smash down the wicket

46.6

McGrath to Klusener, no run, chopped down the wicket, McGrath fields, and my, doesn't he look pleased with life

Fleming and McGrath to finish the innings off

End of over 47 (11 runs) South Africa 243/4

    • L Klusener 19 (11b 3x4)
    • JN Rhodes 34 (32b 1x4 2x6)
    • GD McGrath 9-0-42-1
    • MG Bevan 3-0-22-0
47.1

Fleming to Rhodes, 1 run, quick single into the mid on, Rhodes doing exactly like Twose a couple of weeks ago, diving into the stumps, TV called, but not out

47.2

Fleming to Klusener, 1 wide, around the wicket and wide of the off stump, missed cut shot

Rhodes was diving in a puff of dust, with wood and bails and bodies going everywhere

47.2

Fleming to Klusener, 1 run, driving down to the long off

47.3

Fleming to Rhodes, no run, bottom edge from the cut nearly collects the off stump

47.4

Fleming to Rhodes, FOUR, trying to drive on the on side, the inside edge means it goes a bit squarer, possible more effective anyway, thru the forward square leg

47.5

Fleming to Rhodes, OUT, misjuding the pull over the square leg, ball floats in slow motion in the air for the easiest of catch for Mark waugh at mid wicket, excellent pocket innings from Jonty

JN Rhodes c ME Waugh b Fleming 39 (65m 36b 2x4 2x6) SR: 108.33

47.6

Fleming to Klusener, 1 run, bump ball into Fleming and then clipping the shoulder of Venkat, excellent save from the honorary Australian

End of over 48 (8 runs) South Africa 251/5

    • L Klusener 21 (13b 3x4)
    • SM Pollock 0 (0b)
    • DW Fleming 9-0-45-1
    • GD McGrath 9-0-42-1
48.1

McGrath to Klusener, 1 run, ball is inside edged thru square

48.2

McGrath to Pollock, 1 run

48.3

McGrath to Klusener, 2 runs, top edge from a very low cut, travels direct to Warne at backward point, DROPPED!

48.4

McGrath to Klusener, no run

48.5

McGrath to Klusener, 1 run, poorly timed bottom edge from the cross bat shot, into the covers

48.6

McGrath to Pollock, 2 runs, pulling it down the on side, top edge floats teasingly over the mid on Reiffel, can't quite get to it running towards the fence

End of over 49 (7 runs) South Africa 258/5

    • SM Pollock 3 (2b)
    • L Klusener 25 (17b 3x4)
    • GD McGrath 10-0-49-1
    • DW Fleming 9-0-45-1
49.1

Fleming to Klusener, 1 wide

49.1

Fleming to Klusener, SIX, steps back and flogs it way way over the long off, this is so predictable it's almost tedious

49.2

Fleming to Klusener, 1 run, cross bat shot again, bottom edge runs down to the mid on

49.3

Fleming to Pollock, 1 leg bye, into the toes, chasing the batsman who was stepping backwards

49.4

Fleming to Klusener, FOUR, that does it, they've just got to change the laws, make him bat right handed or something, spanked thru the covers

49.5

Fleming to Klusener, OUT, trying to pull it, top edge is lifted over the point, Warne running towards the fence and takes a marvellous diving catch

L Klusener c Warne b Fleming 36 (25m 21b 4x4 1x6) SR: 171.42

49.6

Fleming to Pollock, OUT, pretending he's Klusener, but convinces noone, trying to pull down the ground, misses, ball knocks the leg stump out of the ground

SM Pollock b Fleming 3 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

and so Australia with a very tough target to reach the semi finals, it's hard t imagine SA bowling with their usual intensity when they are already in the semis, but they probably won't even have to second inns to start at 1400 GMT Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (13 runs) South Africa 271/7

    • MV Boucher 0 (0b)
    • DW Fleming 10-0-57-3
    • GD McGrath 10-0-49-1
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