ICC World Cup, 2nd SF: Australia v South Africa at Birmingham, Jun 17, 1999
ICC World Cup - 2nd semi final
Match tied
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham (neutral venue)
17 June 1999 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AC Gilchrist c Donald b Kallis 20 70 39 1 1 51.28
16.6 slashing a wild cut shot, gets the long top edge, easily swallowed by Donald at the 3rd man, doesn't have to move 68/4
View dismissal ME Waugh c †Boucher b Pollock 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
0.5 quicker ball, good bounce, Waugh wasn't expecting it, trying to lean out of the way, ball brushes the gloves, and gone, South Africa off to a fantastic start 3/1
View dismissal RT Ponting c Kirsten b Donald 37 49 48 3 1 77.08
13.1 driving thru the covers, Ponting as usual all defence or all attack, in the air and direct to the cover fielder 54/2
View dismissal DS Lehmann c †Boucher b Donald 1 4 4 0 0 25.00
13.6 short ball, leaving the batsman, Lehmann with some horrid disturbing stuff, for mature viewers only, high defence, just lets it clip the shoulder, attempted to withdraw the bat into his ample chest 58/3
View dismissal SR Waugh* c †Boucher b Pollock 56 108 76 6 1 73.68
39.3 dabbed at it outside the off stump, looked for the runs to 3rd man, simple outside edge, Boucher is very careful to collect the ball and *then* start celebrating 158/5
View dismissal MG Bevan c †Boucher b Pollock 65 151 101 6 0 64.35
49.2 having a swat at a wide one, bottom edge, to the keeper, and a 5fer for Pollock, finally finding his wicket taking abilities 213/10
View dismissal TM Moody lbw b Pollock 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
39.6 off cutter into the pads, the brain signals just had too far to travel down the body, quite plumb, Venkat gives the capital L shaped out signal 158/6
View dismissal SK Warne c Cronje b Pollock 18 36 24 1 0 75.00
47.6 Warne waves his sword outside the off stump, ends up draggin the ball from wide of the off stump and chipping over the mid wicket, well not quite over the mid wicket, Cronje falling back for an excellent catch 207/7
View dismissal PR Reiffel b Donald 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
48.1 slight inswing on the yorker, Reiffel misjudging it totally, trying to defend off his middle stump, and the ball cannons into the off stump 207/8
View dismissal DW Fleming b Donald 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
48.3 past the outside edge, into the stumps, the off stump in particular cops the bruising, 3 wickets in 4 balls 207/9
GD McGrath not out 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 3, nb 6) 16
  Total (all out; 49.2 overs) 213 (4.31 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets SM Pollock 9.2 1 36 5 3.85
0.5 to ME Waugh, quicker ball, good bounce, Waugh wasn't expecting it, trying to lean out of the way, ball brushes the gloves, and gone, South Africa off to a fantastic start 3/1
39.3 to SR Waugh, dabbed at it outside the off stump, looked for the runs to 3rd man, simple outside edge, Boucher is very careful to collect the ball and *then* start celebrating 158/5
39.6 to Moody, off cutter into the pads, the brain signals just had too far to travel down the body, quite plumb, Venkat gives the capital L shaped out signal 158/6
47.6 to Warne, Warne waves his sword outside the off stump, ends up draggin the ball from wide of the off stump and chipping over the mid wicket, well not quite over the mid wicket, Cronje falling back for an excellent catch 207/7
49.2 to Bevan, having a swat at a wide one, bottom edge, to the keeper, and a 5fer for Pollock, finally finding his wicket taking abilities 213/10
  S Elworthy 10 0 59 0 5.90 (2nb, 1w)
View wicket JH Kallis 10 2 27 1 2.70 (1nb, 1w)
16.6 to Gilchrist, slashing a wild cut shot, gets the long top edge, easily swallowed by Donald at the 3rd man, doesn't have to move 68/4
View wickets AA Donald 10 1 32 4 3.20 (1w)
13.1 to Ponting, driving thru the covers, Ponting as usual all defence or all attack, in the air and direct to the cover fielder 54/2
13.6 to Lehmann, short ball, leaving the batsman, Lehmann with some horrid disturbing stuff, for mature viewers only, high defence, just lets it clip the shoulder, attempted to withdraw the bat into his ample chest 58/3
48.1 to Reiffel, slight inswing on the yorker, Reiffel misjudging it totally, trying to defend off his middle stump, and the ball cannons into the off stump 207/8
48.3 to Fleming, past the outside edge, into the stumps, the off stump in particular cops the bruising, 3 wickets in 4 balls 207/9
  L Klusener 9 1 50 0 5.55 (3nb)
  WJ Cronje 1 0 2 0 2.00
  South Africa innings (target: 214 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Kirsten b Warne 18 59 42 1 0 42.85
14.1 amazing, he does it again, reasonable similar ball to Gibbs, drifting away and then grabbing a foot mark, Kirsten sweeping, totally inappropriate, ball was too short, well missed, and into the left hander's off stump it goes 53/2
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Warne 30 51 36 6 0 83.33
12.2 what a ball, drifting away and pitching outside the leg stump, possibly grabs the foot marks, and then some wicket turn across Gibbs and it clips the off stump, Gibbs doesn't leave, refuses to believe he was bowled 48/1
View dismissal DJ Cullinan run out (Bevan) 6 39 30 0 0 20.00
21.2 Fleming to Kallis, pushed down to the mid off, dangerous single, Bevan collects and has the full face of the stumps to aim for, direct throw has Cullinan out by close to 2 metres 61/4
View dismissal WJ Cronje* c ME Waugh b Warne 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
14.3 oh dear, South Africans giving Warne a testimonial it seems, pitched up, near the toes, Cronje attempting to turn it onto the on side, edges to the 1st slip, 3 wickets in 8 balls 53/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c SR Waugh b Warne 53 119 92 3 0 57.60
44.5 deceived in the air, ball pops up, Waugh takes the easy catch above his head in the covers 175/6
View dismissal JN Rhodes c Bevan b Reiffel 43 70 55 2 1 78.18
40.3 rhodes going for the big pull, realising the last 10 overs were upon him, lofts too high, or perhaps not high enough, bevan runs in from the deep square leg, good safe running catch 145/5
View dismissal SM Pollock b Fleming 20 27 14 1 1 142.85
45.5 angling in, inside edge onto the stumps, Pollock's mini slog is over, but I dare say Australia would prefer the wicket of the other guy 183/7
L Klusener not out 31 32 16 4 1 193.75
View dismissal MV Boucher b McGrath 5 13 10 0 0 50.00
48.2 and gone, yorker knocks the middle stump out of the ground, Boucher making room for himself and plays the diagonal bat over the top of it 196/8
View dismissal S Elworthy run out (Reiffel/McGrath) 1 3 1 0 0 100.00
48.4 McGrath to Klusener, driving down to the long off, they go for wrist-slititng single, Reiffel is relied upon for the long direct throw, McGrath just deflects it onto the stumps 198/9
View dismissal AA Donald run out (ME Waugh/Fleming/†Gilchrist) 0 7 0 0 0 -
49.4 Fleming to Klusener, run out gone, Australia have done it 213/10
Extras (lb 1, w 5) 6
  Total (all out; 49.4 overs) 213 (4.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket GD McGrath 10 0 51 1 5.10 (1w)
48.2 to Boucher, and gone, yorker knocks the middle stump out of the ground, Boucher making room for himself and plays the diagonal bat over the top of it 196/8
View wicket DW Fleming 8.4 1 40 1 4.61 (3w)
45.5 to Pollock, angling in, inside edge onto the stumps, Pollock's mini slog is over, but I dare say Australia would prefer the wicket of the other guy 183/7
View wicket PR Reiffel 8 0 28 1 3.50
40.3 to Rhodes, rhodes going for the big pull, realising the last 10 overs were upon him, lofts too high, or perhaps not high enough, bevan runs in from the deep square leg, good safe running catch 145/5
View wickets SK Warne 10 4 29 4 2.90 (1w)
12.2 to Gibbs, what a ball, drifting away and pitching outside the leg stump, possibly grabs the foot marks, and then some wicket turn across Gibbs and it clips the off stump, Gibbs doesn't leave, refuses to believe he was bowled 48/1
14.1 to Kirsten, amazing, he does it again, reasonable similar ball to Gibbs, drifting away and then grabbing a foot mark, Kirsten sweeping, totally inappropriate, ball was too short, well missed, and into the left hander's off stump it goes 53/2
14.3 to Cronje, oh dear, South Africans giving Warne a testimonial it seems, pitched up, near the toes, Cronje attempting to turn it onto the on side, edges to the 1st slip, 3 wickets in 8 balls 53/3
44.5 to Kallis, deceived in the air, ball pops up, Waugh takes the easy catch above his head in the covers 175/6
  ME Waugh 8 0 37 0 4.62
  TM Moody 5 0 27 0 5.40

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Series - Australia advanced
Player of the match - SK Warne (Australia)
Umpires - DR Shepherd and S Venkataraghavan (India)
TV umpire - SA Bucknor (West Indies)
Match referee - R Subba Row

Match Notes


    • Reserve match referee: JR Reid (NZ)
    • 4th (reserve) umpire: R Palmer
    • Australia innings: 1x7 ball over (19th over of the innings, 4th by Kallis, called by Shepherd)
    • SR Waugh 50 off 71 balls, 6x4 1x6
    • MG Bevan 50 off 90 balls, 4x4 0x6
    • JH Kallis 50 off 90 balls, 3x4 0x6
    • Australia qualify for the final after finishing higher on the Super Six table
 
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